Monday, September 20, 2010

Free admission for all Georgia State Parks

As part of National Public Lands Day this Saturday, September 25, all Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites will be offering free admission. The statewide celebration is a way to thank park visitors and volunteers for their support of outdoor recreation and historic preservation.

Sponsored by the Coca-Cola Company, the celebration includes dozens of family-friendly events, such as outdoor adventure day at Unicoi, a children’s fishing rodeo at Indian Springs, and a pioneer harvest festival at General Coffee.

During Free Day in the Parks, the regular $5 parking fee will be waived, historic sites will open their doors for free, and even anglers will not need a fishing license.

“For less than a tank of gas, families can enjoy a full day of ranger programs, hiking, biking, picnicking, birding and more,” said Parks Director Becky Kelley. “All visitors will pay for are rental facilities, some events or programs, activities such as canoe rental and mini golf, and accommodations like cottages, lodge rooms or campsites.”

To learn more and see a full calendar of events, please visit www.GeorgiaStateParks.org.

For information on volunteering for two trail projects in the Smokies as part of National Public Lands Day, please click here. For information on any project around the country, please click here.


Jeff
HikingintheSmokys.com

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