D - Family Traveler

They can drive you crazy, but your family is the most important thing in your life, and spending time with them is a priority for your vacations. While all Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites are great for families and people new to the outdoors, these below are among the best. From the splash pad at Magnolia Springs State Park, to the yurt village at Fort Yargo State Park, you can find a perfect place for your fam’s next road trip. Check out the full list of best parks for families below!

Hard Labor Creek State Park

  • Ranger-led hikes and paddles
  • Lakeside beach
  • Playground
  • Golf and mini-golf
  • Geocaching

General Coffee State Park

  • Stay in historic Burnham House
  • Heritage farm with barnyard animals
  • Playground
  • Ranger programs
  • Wetland boardwalk

Indian Springs State Park

  • Collect mineral-rich spring water
  • Minigolf and playground
  • Cabins and campsites
  • Fishing
  • Geocaching

Red Top Mountain State Park

  • Swimming beach on Lake Allatoona
  • Glamping yurts, cottages and camping
  • Muddy Spokes Club
  • Pickleball and geocaching
  • Hiking trails

Fort Yargo State Park

  • Large swimming beach
  • Great spaces for family reunions
  • Variety of outdoor recreation
  • Lakeside “glamping” yurts
  • 1792 log fort 

Jack Hill State Park

  • Splash pad
  • Playground
  • Geocaching
  • Foot golf and golf
  • Fishing

Magnolia Springs State Park

  • Natural spring and boardwalk
  • Alligators, turtles and herons
  • Splash pad
  • Camp Lawton Civil War Museum

Watson Mill Bridge State Park

  • Longest covered bridge in Georgia
  • River wading and picnicking
  • Hiking and biking trails
  • Equestrian campsites and bunkhouses
  • Near Athens and University of Georgia

Victoria Bryant State Park

  • Platform campsites for tents
  • Archery
  • River wading, hiking and biking
  • Pond fishing
  • Swimming pool

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