August 29, 2015: Sweetwater Creek State Park Yurt Village Grand Opening

Sweetwater Creek State Park near Atlanta, Georgia

Sweetwater Creek State Park is one of our favorite state parks. Atlanta’s closest state park, Sweetwater Creek State Park, celebrates a landmark occasion this fall with the opening of its first overnight accommodations: a 10-unit yurt village and a tent campground. Starting September 1, the state park will take reservations for the yurts and tent camping.

Go Glamping! 6 Yurt Camping Spots in Georgia

Georgia Yurt Camping

Kids love to be outdoors day and night.  They’ll even sleep outdoors and often beg to go camping but many parents want the convenience of electricity and the safety of locking doors.   Some call camping with these extra  “glamping” and there are several places in Georgia that offer yurt camping on a reservation basis.

5 Beautiful Georgia State Parks Just About An Hour Drive From Atlanta

Georgia State Parks map

Georgia is home to over 60 State Parks and Historic Sites.  Many are within an hours drive of Atlanta depending on traffic.  Most have activities every weekend that are fun for the entire family.  Several of Georgia’s State Parks have cabins to rent or if you like sleeping in a tent they also have reservable

Valentine’s Day Events & Specials in Georgia’s State Parks

Valentine’s Day Events & Specials in Georgia’s State Parks

Sweethearts wishing for a memorable Valentine’s Day will find plenty of romance in Georgia’s State Parks. All across the state, couples can celebrate being together on winter wonderland hikes, picnics under the stars and full-moon wagon rides. State parks also have a variety of romantic accommodations and specials for couples planning a weekend escape. At Panola

50+ November Events at Georgia State Parks – Photography Classes, Hayrides, and More!

Below is a sample of November events held in Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites. More information on events, accommodations and recreation can be found at or 1-800-864-7275. For a more complete calendar, visit Nighttime Hayrides and Storytelling Nov 1, 2013 until Nov 3, 2013 7 PM – 10 PM Etowah Indian Mounds

Wild Cave Tour – Family Friendly Adventure (October 26, 27, 29, 30)

Wild Cave Tour at Cloudland Canyon State Park

You will get muddy and wet on this family friendly underground adventure. Tours are offered by Georgia Girl Guides on weekends and some weekdays. Reservations required $30-$60 plus $5 parking 706-913-7170 Event Link: Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Rd. Rising Fawn, GA 30738

Your State Park Day (Free Admission to GA State Parks) – September 28

Georgia State Parks Free Admission Day 2013

Visitors to Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites will not pay for parking or admission on Saturday, September 28 as part of “Your State Parks Day.” Sponsored by the Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites, the celebration brings attention to ways that parks enrich communities and the importance of local volunteerism and participation in outdoor recreation.

Chick-Fil-A Fan Days at Georgia Aquarium – August 27 – September 3, 2013

Georgia Aquarium Chick-Fil-A Fan Day 2013

Tickets for Chick-Fil-A Fan Days at Georgia Aquarium must be purchased on the Georgia Aquarium website here. The Georgia Aquarium is excited to welcome all Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game fans. Georgia Aquarium’s special Total Ticket includes admission to the Aquarium, AT&T Dolphin Tales, Deepos 3D Undersea Wondershow, and FROGS – A Chorus of Colors. Gather with all your friends, family in

April 2013 Georgia State Parks Calendar of Events

Divided By Region Below are just some of the many programs happening in April. Check for a full calendar. NORTH GEORGIA  Fort Yargo Colonial Market Faire Friday, April 5 through Sunday, April 7, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fort Yargo State Park – Winder During this 18th century living-history event, tradesmen and artisans will demonstrate crafts and knowledge of the time. Enjoy

January 2013 Georgia State Park Events | @GAStateParks

Start the New Year with a Healthier You! New Year’s Resolutions often involve a commitment to losing weight, but those goals sometimes fade when the process isn’t enjoyable.  If you aren’t the type to go to the gym each week, find other ways to get exercise that’s both fun and good for you.  Our Tons of

First-Day Hikes in Georgia’s State Parks > Jan. 1st | @GAStateParks

Georgia State Parks New Year's Day Hikes 2012

“First Day Hikes” Welcome the New Year with Healthy Treks Georgia’s State Parks Host New Year’s Day Hikes All across the country, state parks are inviting families to start the New Year with a “First Day Hike” and a commitment to healthy living.  In Georgia, several state parks have planned guided hikes where families can

December 2012 Calendar for Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites

Below is the December 2012 calendar from Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites. More information on events, accommodations and recreation can be found at GeorgiaStateParks.orgor 1-800-864-7275. For a complete calendar, visit  You can also become a fan on Facebook , follow us on Twitter and sign up for our monthly newsletter.   December 2012 Events – Divided By Region NORTHERN GEORGIA Festival of Trees Unicoi

A Mother and Son Day Of Most Unexpected Amazement

Sweetwater Creek State Park

I am having surgery Tuesday.  Therefor I am a little on edge.  Anxious.  Stressed.  Worried.  You get the point.   There’s not much that anyone can do or say that will make me feel better.  Two weeks after surgery, then I’ll feel better. Today, two days from surgery, my daughter woke up at 5am with

List of Events on Free Day at Georgia State Parks September 29th, 2012

This is Part 2 of “Free Day at Georgia State Parks September 29th, 2012” Read Part 1 here.   List of “Your State Parks Day” Events: All on September 29, 2012 For more details on each event, click here.  Colonial Cricket Games Wormsloe Historic Site Savannah, GA Red Top Mountain Wildlife Garden Planting Red Top Mountain

Enjoy a Free Day at Georgia State Parks September 29th, 2012!

Free day at Georgia State Parks 2012

Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites Celebrate “Your State Parks Day” Put away your wallet and pull out your fishing pole.  Visitors to Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites will not pay for parking or admission on Saturday, September 29 as part of “Your State Parks Day.”  Sponsored by the Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites,

Spring Break Fun at Georgia’s State Parks

Georgia State Park Kayaking

Spring Break can be easy on the waistline and wallet with budget-friendly adventures from Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.  With more than 60 state parks and historic sites to choose from, families will find endless outdoor fun nearby, without paying hefty airplane fares or gas prices.  From free days to overnight staycations under the

Labor Day Weekend Events

Atlanta Labor Day events

Xfinity Science Saturdays: Modern Marvels: Super Ships at Tellus Science Museum WHEN: Saturday September 3rd WHERE: 100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120 Kick off your weekends with science this summer! Through a partnership with Comcast, every Saturday will be an XFINITY Science Saturday at Tellus.  The Theater will be screening one program looping all day,

July 9th – Summer Fun Day at Sweetwater Creek State Park

Sweetwater Creek State Park - Summer Fun Day

WHEN: Saturday, July 9 Noon – 5 p.m. WHAT: On Saturday, July 9, families are invited to “Summer Fun Day” at Sweetwater Creek State Park.  From noon until – 5 p.m., kids of all ages can enjoy a climbing wall, bird and reptile programs, fly fishing demonstrations, an archery station, black powder demonstrations, guided hikes, leave-no-trace workshops,