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Brunswick, GA
Friday, July 20, 2018

Georgia Department of Natural Resources(GADNR)/Coastal Resources Division (CRD) has announced that after suffering catastrophic damage during Hurricane Irma, the public dock at the boat ramp in S...

Griffin, GA
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 12:30

Land management techniques, managing for wildlife and various backyard wildlife subjects top the list of topics at the Agroforestry and Wildlife Field Day slated for Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 12:30

Little to no experience operating a handgun? A rifle? A shotgun? We have a great opportunity for you with the "Give It a Shot" shooting courses, according to the Georgia Department of Natural...

Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 02:15

On the authority of the 2011 law, the Board of Natural Resources recently approved a measure allowing hunters on private lands across the state to hunt as close as they would like to...

Brunswick, GA
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 8:00 am on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.  Effective that date, commercia...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 08:15

The first extensive search for peregrine falcon nests in Georgia this century has confirmed three key things.

GA
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 09:00

Renovated Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site reopens June 18

GA
Friday, June 8, 2018 - 09:00

Library patrons can get free admission, discovery backpacks and more through their local library.

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 14:00

A few fish floating in a lake as large as Jackson may not raise interest. However, when that turns into a few hundred dead fish, offices at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife...

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 09:00

The Canada goose is an adaptable bird that can live in a variety of habitats. Unfortunately, many of those locations are sometimes in close proximity to people, such as open farmland, rural...

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 12:00

Waterfowl hunters can begin making season plans now that the 2018–2019 migratory bird season hunting dates and regulations were recently approved by the Board of Natural Resources.

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 10:00
Perry, GA
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 15:00

If your child enjoys being outside, we have a great fun summer camp alert!

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 10:00

Recent surveys of bald eagle nests across the eastern half of Georgia underscored the national bird’s continued resurgence in the state—and in more ways than one.

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 02:00

Beginning June 1, hunters can apply electronically for quota hunts including adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others, according to the Georgia Department of Natural...

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 02:00

Hunters and other interested citizens are encouraged to review the proposed hunting regulations relative to the legalities of hunting deer over bait, and make plans to attend one of two...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 09:00

Need a reason to go fishing? It is a great way to connect with family and spend quality time together in the outdoors.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6:00 a.m., Friday, June 1, 2018 through midnight on S...

Social Circle, GA
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 09:00

Little to no experience operating a handgun? We have a great opportunity for you with three free upcoming scheduled "Give It a Shot: Handgun 101" classes, according to the Georgia Department of...

Social Circle, GA
Monday, May 14, 2018 - 11:00

The Palmetto Shooting Complex in Edgefield, South Carolina recently hosted the Second Annual Southeastern Youth Clay Target Combine.

ATLANTA, GA
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 09:00

Splash into Summer Water Activities at Georgia State Parks.

Forsyth, GA
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 12:00

As spring fades into summer, the number of snake-related calls and emails to John Jensen go up. But most center on two questions: What species is this and what do I do with it?

Brunswick, GA
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 09:00

Sea turtle nesting season is on in Georgia.

Social Circle, GA
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 09:00

“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.” Doug Larson

Brunswick, GA
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 10:00

Georgia’s beaches are not only vacation hotspots, in spring and summer they’re top spots for nesting shorebirds and seabirds, and for migrating species fueling up for long flights to the Arctic...

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 10:15

Helping keep Georgia wild just got easier.

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 10:00

Artwork on display at state botanical gardens in Athens.

REIDSVILLE, GA
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 09:00

Grand Opening is May 10 in Reidsville.

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 12:00

The Georgia Youth Birding Competition again showed its value last weekend, drawing a diverse crowd of young birders who enjoyed the outdoors as they ranged from barrier islands to metro Atlanta...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 08:00

Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) offices receive and respond to more than 1,200 calls about black bears each year.

Mansfield, GA
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 08:00

Come get “wild” at the Keeping Georgia Wild Festival at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center near Mansfield, Georgia, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat., May 19, 2018. Be one of the first...

ATLANTA, GA
Friday, April 27, 2018 - 09:00

Six Ways to Make Memories with Mom in Georgia's State Parks.

ATLANTA, GA
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 09:00

With designs that leverage the scenic and diverse terrains from lakes to forests across the state, Georgia State Park Golf Courses compare favorably to some of the state’s best private courses...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 08:00

Animals such as deer, coyotes, bears, raccoons, foxes and skunks often get labeled as a nuisance due to their sometimes intrusive and destructive habits in suburban settings.

Social Circle, GA
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 08:00

Beginning May 1 and through Sept. 30, nine Georgia Public Fishing Areas (PFA) will offer night fishing opportunities.

ATLANTA, GA
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 09:00

Brasstown Valley Resort and Riverwood Golf Club Named Top Courses in the Country.

Brunswick, GA
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 03:00

With sea turtle and manatee sightings on the rise on Georgia’s coast, boaters should be on the lookout for these big and rare animals.

Albany, GA
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 03:00

A new boat ramp giving boaters, paddlers and anglers improved access to the Kinchafoonee Creek and to the upper reaches of Lake Worth opened today in Lee County.

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 09:00

Four budding bird artists recently were selected as T-shirt Art Contest winners in Georgia’s 13th annual Youth Birding Competition, the state Department of Natural Resources announced...

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 09:00

Do you enjoy Georgia’s wildlife and wild places?

Monticello, GA
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 09:00

Give It a Shot: Handgun 101, is a perfect opportunity to gain knowledge and confidence in handgun use, but be sure to register soon as space is limited! 

Monday, April 9, 2018

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently coordinated a materials enhancement at Glynn County’s Jekyll Island Pier Inshore Artificial Reef. The enhancement was conducted behind the wes...

Friday, April 6, 2018

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) has recently completed an enhancement of the Henry Vassa Cate inshore artificial reef located in St. Si...

ATLANTA, GA
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 09:00

Six picture-perfect Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites settings.

Social Circle, GA
Friday, March 30, 2018 - 01:00

The best thing people can do when they see a young animal, or in fact any wildlife, is to leave it exactly as they found it.

Brunswick, GA
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

GCMP LogoThe Georgia Coastal Management Program (GCMP) is celebrating its 20th...

Swainsboro, GA
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 09:00

Turkey Hunters in Emanuel County have some new acreage to target this year thanks to more than 6,000 new acres available at Ohoopee Dunes WMA, according to the Georgia Department of Natural...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 12:00

Today U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced more than $1.1 billion in annual national funding for state wildlife agencies from revenues generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife...

ATLANTA, GA
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 09:00

Fun, affordable and educational youth programs can be a challenge to come by, but not with the Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites’ Junior Ranger program.

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 12:00

State and federal agencies are planning a controlled burn at Tallulah Gorge State Park this spring to benefit unique wildlife at one of Georgia’s most unique places.

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 11:30

Let your “wild” child explore the coastal areas of Georgia this summer at the Adventures in Conservation Education camp.

Social Circle, GA
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 10:30

For the month of April, the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division is giving a free ammo can, while supplies last, to everyone that visits any staffed shooting range on a week day.

Social Circle, GA
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 10:30

Learn more about steps you can take today, to prevent nuisance goose issues this summer.

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:30

Gobble. Cluck. Purr. Music to the ears of all the eager turkey hunters ready for the season to open on Saturday, Mar. 24.

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:30

All hunters are encouraged to review important turkey hunting safety tips.

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:30

Do you need hunter education before you head to the woods for turkey season?

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

With the passage of HB208 during the 2017 Legislative Session, Coastal Resources Division of the GA DNR is reminding commercial fishermen of several changes and additions that were made to Georgi...

Social Circle, GA
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 11:30

Catch five different bass species and you have a Georgia Bass Slam!

Social Circle, GA
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 11:30

Historically, reports of black bear sightings increase each year after the start of spring when hungry bears emerge from their winter den sites.

Social Circle, GA
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 14:00

Wildlife-viewing projects from Athens to Colquitt and Atlanta to Brunswick will receive grants to improve public opportunities to see and learn about animals, plants and natural habitats...

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Georgia DNR Coastal Resources Division has released the results of the 2017 Saltwater Angler and Guide Survey. The recently completed telephone and online survey was conducted among licensed Geor...

Gainesville, GA
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 11:00

Did you know that more than one million trout will be stocked in Georgia this year?

ATLANTA, GA
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 08:00

With Spring Break just around the corner, Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites offer many ways for families to enjoy the outdoors on a budget.

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 01:00

Youth and mobility-impaired hunters utilizing private land have a chance to harvest a bird during a special early opportunity turkey season on March 17–18, 2018.

Perry, GA
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 01:00

Be sure to encourage your young artist(s) to enter the 20th annual Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art contest.

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 11:00

Need fishing tips for Georgia reservoirs and rivers? Look no further than the updated 2018 fishing prospects on the WRD website. 

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 09:00

Time to aim for the bullseye! More than 800 students from the state’s top school archery teams will compete March 2 in the annual National Archery in the Schools Georgia state tournament.

ATLANTA, GA
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 08:00

If the little ones in your family get excited about Easter, start the celebration early with egg hunts in late March.

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 02:00

Coming back for the 2nd year, the Georgia Coyote Challenge highlights how citizens can effectively handle nuisance coyote issues.

Gainesville, GA
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 09:00

No matter your trout fishing skill—expert to beginner—you can find a great place to “wet a line,” according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. 

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 09:00

If the cold weather doesn’t keep you from the water, get ready to be rewarded with some great striped bass fishing.

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 09:00

Get out on the water now because the time is right for cool weather crappie fishing, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 09:00

More than 50 anglers reeled in a 2017 Angler Award for outstanding catches, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).

ATLANTA, GA
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 08:00

Call it a soaring love story -- or perhaps “romance on the rim.” A pair of Peregrine Falcons has returned to Tallulah Gorge State Park for breeding season, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Atlanta, GA
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 13:00

Gov. Nathan Deal recognized three corporate forest landowners today for their stewardship and land management practices benefiting wildlife across Georgia.

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 09:00

It’s time for young birders to begin honing their bird-identifying skills as they prepare for the annual Georgia Youth Birding Competition, set for April 27–28.

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 09:00

Hey, kids! Do you like birds and love to draw or paint? Georgia’s 13th annual Youth Birding Competition is offering a T-shirt Art Contest for resident children and teens.

ATLANTA, GA
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 08:00

Rooted in history and steeped in rich tradition, Georgia’s 18 state historic sites provide picturesque scenery and an in-depth look into the Peach State’s momentous past.

Hawkinsville, GA
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 08:00

Ocmulgee WMA Shooting Range, located in Hawkinsville, will be the host location for an upcoming class designed to help introduce people to handguns, according to the Georgia Department of...

TWIN CITY, GA
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 09:00

Georgia Department of Natural Resources will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the new 75-person capacity group shelter and visitor center.

ATLANTA, GA
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 09:00

Take the perfect photo at these top seven Instagrammable Georgia State Parks & Historic Site locations.

ATLANTA, GA
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 09:00

Eight additional state parks now offer "site-specific" camping reservations.

ATLANTA, GA
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 09:00

Victoria Bryant is a quiet getaway that will make you feel like you are miles away.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

WHAT/WHEN:

•             No person may trawl for brown, pink, or white shrimp in federal waters off Georgia.

•             The closure is effective 8:45 p.m., local time, Janu...

Monday, January 22, 2018

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's whelk trawl harvest season will open at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, January 26, 2018 and close at 7:00 p.m...

ATLANTA, GA
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 07:15

From January until December 2018, a multitude of events will be offered to park visitors that tie into this year's 'Parks after Dark' theme.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Georgia DNR Commissioner Mark Williams recently announced that the U.S. Secretary of Commerce has requested Georgia Governor Nathan Deal provide nominations for the state’s obligatory and at-larg...

ATLANTA, GA
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 07:00

Super Museum Sunday, February 11, Free Admission to State Historic Sites.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Operation ROE

Since late December water...

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 01:00

Anglers can find all necessary 2018 fishing information in the new Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

ATLANTA, GA
Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 10:00

Georgia State Parks Launches New Rewards Card Program Effective January 1

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) has announced that the commercial harvest of jellyfish with trawls in Georgia’s territorial waters will open at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, January 1,...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 09:00

Commercial fishermen can take to the water beginning at 12 a.m. on Monday, January 1, 2018 to take advantage of the opening day of shad season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural...

ATLANTA, GA
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:00

Georgia’s State Parks Celebrate New Year's Day with "First Day Hikes"

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 09:00

Teachers and students across the state are invited to honor Georgia’s wildlife and students’ artistic interests by participating in the 28th annual Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a written publ...

Leesburg, GA
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 09:00

Landowners and government agencies are teaming up in southwest Georgia to conserve rare wetlands and their rarest plant species—endangered Canby’s dropwort.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Anglers will receive an additional weekend of red snapper harvest during the 2017 mini-season in the federal waters of the South Atlantic. Anglers will be allowed to harvest red snapper during th...

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 10:15
Social Circle, GA
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 09:00

Got an outdoors enthusiast on your holiday gift list? Before heading to the stores, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division wants you to know about a gift that...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 09:00

Wanted: Projects that can use a hand helping Georgians enjoy and better understand animals, plants and habitats emphasized in Georgia’s State Wildlife Action Plan.

Social Circle, GA
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 09:00
Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 03:00
Monday, November 6, 2017

Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Mark Williams has announced the appointment of Doug Haymans to serve as the director of the Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of DNR succ...

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 03:00

A Cherokee County teacher’s proposal to create a pollinator garden at her school has earned a $1,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Thomasville, GA
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 03:00

Red-cockaded woodpeckers have returned to River Creek.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce has approved a request by NOAA Fisheries to allow limited harvest of red snapper in the federal waters of the South Atlantic. Anglers can harvest red snapper during...

Hawkinsville, GA
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 02:00

 

 

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 02:00

 

 

ATLANTA, GA
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 02:00

 

 

Waycross, GA
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 04:00

 

 

Hortense, GA
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 02:00

 

 

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 09:00

 

 

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 09:00

 

 

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 11:00

 

 

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 11:00

 

 

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 11:00

 

 

Friday, September 29, 2017

Georgia’s territorial waters will re-open to commercial and recreational shellfish harvest effective 6:00 A.M., Saturday, September 30, 2017. GA DNR Commissioner Mark Williams closed shellfish ha...

Fargo, GA
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 11:00

 

 

ATLANTA, GA
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 09:00

Healthy Snacks Now Available at all State Parks.

Tifton, GA
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 11:00

 

 

Glynn County, GA
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Beach water testing has continued following a brief hiatus during Hurricane Irma.

Social Circle, GA
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 01:00

 

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced the availability of  Cycle 21 Coastal Incentive Grant funds through the Coastal Resources Division/Georgia Coastal Managemen...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 08:00

 

 

Friday, September 15, 2017

**** Update as of 10/16/2017: Call center for Hurricane Irma emergency authorizations and moratorium will tentatively close on November 15th, 2017.****

Mansfield, GA
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 11:00

 

 

Eatonton, GA
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 02:00

 

 

ATLANTA, GA
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 09:00

September 30 event sponsored by Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.

ATLANTA, GA
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 09:00

Travel tips for leaf peepers.

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 02:00

 

 

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 02:00

 

 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

August 31, 2017 –The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public hearing on proposed amendments to the Rules of  Georgia Department of  Natu...

Social Circle, GA
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 10:30

 

 

Social Circle, GA
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 10:30

 

 

Social Circle, GA
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 10:30

 

 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced today that a new men's record for the heaviest pinfish, Lagodon rhomboides, has been set by angler Ty Cobb of Pooler, GA.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources has created a new offshore reef site in partnership with the Savannah Sport Fishing Club. Artificial Reef BSF i...

Hiawassee, GA
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 10:30

 

 

Atlanta, Ga.
Friday, July 28, 2017 - 14:15
Atlanta, Ga.
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 14:15
Atlanta, Ga.
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 14:15
Atlanta, Ga.
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 14:15
DAWSONVILLE, GA
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 09:00

Brighter days are ahead for the Len Foote Hike Inn, an environmentally sustainable wilderness lodge in the North Georgia mountains, thanks to a newly installed 53.72 kW solar photovoltaic array....

ATLANTA, GA
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 09:00

Georgia’s State Parks are gearing up for the biggest stellar show that most of us will ever see.

EDISON, GA
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 09:00

Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials have named Matt Bruner as the new Region 3 manager for its Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division.

ATLANTA, GA
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 09:00

There is no shortage of natural beauty in Georgia’s great outdoors.

Social Circle, GA
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 10:30

 

 

Social Circle, GA
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 13:00

 

 

Social Circle, GA
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 13:00

 

 

BLAKELY, GA
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 09:00

Lauren Lambert is the new site manager of Kolomoki Mounds State Park in Blakely.

TRENTON, GA
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 09:00

One of the Southeast’s most beautiful outdoor destinations, Cloudland Canyon State Park, is under new leadership.

LITHIA SPRINGS, GA
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 09:00

One of Douglas County’s most beloved historic structures is getting a facelift this summer.

LITHIA SPRINGS, GA
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 17:00
Friday, June 23, 2017

Coastal Resources Division Director, Spud Woodward, has announced that the recently completed 2016 Coastal Georgia Ecosystem Report Card is now available on line at: CoastalGaDNR.org/ReportCard....

ATLANTA, GA
Friday, June 9, 2017 - 09:00

Does Dad love the great outdoors?

Brunswick, GA
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

2017 Coastal Georgia Beach Users Survey - With support from a CRD Coastal Incentive Grant, Georgia Southern University is conducting a survey of beach users about their knowledge and perception o...

Brunswick, GA
Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a new women’s state record for Tripletail, Lobotes surinamensis, landed in Georgia by Jordan Davis of Brunswick.

Brunswick, GA
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced today that a new men's record for the heaviest little tunny, Euthynnus alletteratus, has been set by angler Dusty Blackburn of Fleming, GA. ...

Brunswick, GA
Monday, June 13, 2016

The votes are in and Georgians will soon have the opportunity to purchase a new motor vehicle license plate to support marine habitat conservation. Online voting ended last month and the winner i...

Brunswick, Ga
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a new women’s record for African pompano, Alectis ciliaris, landed in Georgia by Jennifer Roberts of Springfield, Georgia.

Brunswick, GA
Friday, May 26, 2017

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced today that a new men’s record for the heaviest shortfin mako shark, Isurus oxyrinchus, has been awarded to Tyler Gary of Richmond Hill. 

Brunswick, GA
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 8:00 am on Thursday, June 1, 2017.  Effective that date, commercia...

ATLANTA, GA
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 09:00

With bright, sunny summer days, staying inside seems shameful.

FARGO, GA
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 09:00

Recent rain and high humidity in the Okefenokee Swamp will allow officials to re-open Stephen C. Foster State Park near Fargo tomorrow.

ATLANTA, GA
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 09:00

Fun, affordable and educational youth programs can be a challenge to come by, but not with the Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites’ Junior Ranger program.

ATLANTA, GA
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 09:00

Newly released economic impact figures from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources show that Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites contributed more than $1 billion to the state’s economy...

ATLANTA, GA
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 09:00

With summer upon us, local agencies are reminding Georgians of the importance of water safety.

ATLANTA, GA
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 09:00

Warm weather in the South means outdoor lovers want to seek out ways to stay cool in the water, but Georgia’s drought has impacted water use, lake levels and environmental health.

Atlanta, Ga.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 14:15
STOCKBRIDGE, GA
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 09:00

Repairs to Panola Mountain State Park’s dams will begin June 1, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

FRANKLIN, GA
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 09:00

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has scheduled a public meeting to discuss creating all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trails at Bush Head Shoals in Franklin.

ATLANTA, GA
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 09:00

Outdoorsy families will find plenty of ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in Georgia’s State Parks.

ATLANTA, GA
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 09:00

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the bicycle.

JACKSON, GA
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 09:00

Officials from Indian Springs State Park are looking forward to improvements coming within the next year, and they are thanking visitors for their patience while work progresses.

ATLANTA, GA
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 09:00

On your mark, get set, go! — to Georgia State Parks for challenging and scenic race courses.

ATLANTA, GA
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 09:00

This Spring Break, break away from the “wild life” of crowded attractions and destinations and migrate toward the wildlife at a Georgia State Parks.

ATLANTA, GA
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 09:00

Longer days, warmer weather and colorful blooms are sure signs of Spring’s arrival.

COLUMBUS, GA
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 09:00

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is seeking comments on the master plan for Standing Boy Creek State Park in Muscogee County.

ATLANTA, GA
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 09:00

Paddle through 24 miles of waterways, walk seven dog-friendly trails, mountain bike on more than 68 miles of terrain, hike and climb thousands of feet in elevation and search for treasure in more...

ATLANTA, GA
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 09:00

As President’s Day approaches on February 20, those looking to honor those who’ve led our great nation are encouraged to look towards Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.

ATLANTA, GA
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 09:00

To celebrate Georgia’s diverse and fascinating history, the State Parks and Historic Sites Division of the Department of Natural Resources is offering free admission at many locations on Sunday,...

ATLANTA, GA
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 09:00

This February, Georgia’s State Parks have planned a full calendar of ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

ATLANTA, GA
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 09:00

With spring just around the corner, many Georgians are beginning to think ahead to warmer weather and weekend escapes.

ATLANTA, GA
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 09:00

A new year means new changes, updates and additions to elevate visitors’ experiences at Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.

ATLANTA, GA
Monday, January 9, 2017 - 09:00

Across the nation, thousands of Americans started 2017 off on the “right foot” by attending a First Day Hike in America’s State Parks.

JACKSON, GA
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 09:00

Indian Springs State Park near Jackson broke ground today on a new conference facility within the park.

ATLANTA, GA
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 09:00

Thousand-foot deep canyons, sandstone cliffs, wild caves, waterfalls, cascading creeks, dense woodland and abundant wildlife, Georgia’s State Parks are scenic havens for outdoor recreation.

ATLANTA, GA
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 09:00

All across the country, park rangers are inviting Americans to start the New Year with an energizing First Day Hike.

ATLANTA, GA
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 09:00

If shopping-mall Santas and crowded parking lots have your family saying “bah-humbug,” plan an outing to one of Georgia’s State Parks or Historic Sites.

FARGO, GA
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 09:00

One of Georgia’s most remote state parks has been designated among the best spots in the world for star gazing.

ATLANTA, GA
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 09:00

Fans of Georgia’s State Parks can save on getaways and gift cards this winter season.

ATLANTA, GA
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 09:00

Nothing beats a scenic overlook, and Georgia State Park’s many mountainous locations give plenty of opportunities to scout one out.

CRAWFORDVILLE, GA
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 09:00

Equestrians have a new reason to gallop over to A.H. Stephens State Park in Crawfordville.

ATLANTA, GA
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 09:00

Danny Tatum from Tallulah Gorge State Park was named Manager of the Year during the recent State Park Managers Conference.

ATLANTA, GA
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 09:00

Every October, Georgia’s mountains turn to a vibrant blanket of red and gold as the leaves begin to change.

Atlanta, Ga
Friday, December 30, 2016 - 12:15
Atlanta, Ga.
Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 14:15
Atlanta, Ga.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 12:15
ATLANTA, GA
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 09:00

In celebration of National Public Lands Day, Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites are inviting citizens to volunteer for a variety of projects on Saturday, September 24.

Brunswick, Ga.
Friday, May 26, 2017

GA DNR Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6:00 a.m., Thursday, June 1, 2017 through midnig...

Brunswick, Ga
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Georgia’s territorial waters will re-open to commercial and recreational shellfish harvest effective 6...