Georgia April 05, 2017
11 Under-Appreciated State Parks In Georgia You’re Sure To Love
Parks and natural wonders are true marvels in the state of Georgia. People from all over the country come to our state to go hiking, camp near the waterfalls, climb the unique geological rock formations and appreciate the natural beauty that our great state has to offer. Maybe you’ve been to the most renowned state parks, or the more touristy places that Georgia showcases–which are beautiful enough in their own right. But we wanted to shed some light on the more under-appreciated state parks in Georgia, that we know will be just as worthy of your time and attention. Take a look:
1. Black Rock Mountain State Park, Mountain City, Georgia
Almost 1,800 acres of pure, unfiltered Georgia. That's what you get when you visit Black Rock Mountain State Park. From the bottom of the mountains amidst the rugged terrain to the top of the vistas for crisp, fresh air, you'll be in for a real treat.
2. Watson Mill State Park, Comer, Georgia
With a plethora of walking trails and beautiful landscapes, Watson Mill State Park is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon in Georgia. The best part about this park is the historical and stunning covered bridge.
3. High Falls State Park, Jackson, Georgia
Not only is this state park sprawling at more than 1,000 acres, but it also features at the tallest cascading waterfall south of Atlanta. Make sure to bring your walking shoes and camera!
4. Sprewell Bluff State Park, Thomaston, Georgia
Majestic and scenic...those are the first two words that come to mind when I think about Sprewell Bluff State Park. Whether you climb to the overlook and look out over the state, or canoe down the river for a leisurely afternoon, you'll find contentment in your visit.
5. Red Top Mountain State Park, Cartersville, Georgia
Connect with the magic of Georgia nature, while also enjoying the mesmerizing Lake Allatoona. Best known for the 12,000-acre lake inside the state park, this land also features almost 20 miles of trails to tackle, too!
6. Chehaw State Park, Albany, Georgia
There are more than 700 acres of land at this unique state park in Georgia, dedicated to the wildlife and conservation of wild animals in the state. Chehaw has three goals in mind for their park system: conservation, preservation, and education.
7. Crooked River State Park, St. Marys
With scenic marsh views and wonderful pieces of unfettered nature at your fingertips, this is the state park to visit along the coast of Georgia. You'll never want to see another sunset elsewhere in the state.
8. Fort Yargo State Park, Winder, Georgia
If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind getaway from the city life of Georgia, then this is the park for you. With tons of recreational trails, plus one heck of a beautiful lake, you won't want to miss out on this Georgia park.
9. Unicoi State Park, Helen, Georgia
Unicoi deserves a ton of recognition in the state of Georgia for being one of the most magical around. There are campgrounds to set up shop for a weekend away, plus trails to the spectacular Anna Ruby Falls. It is pure relaxation in the middle of nature.
10. Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill, Georgia
It is the special location just south of Savannah that makes Fort McAllister State Park so wonderful. With marshlands in abundance and views like you wouldn't believe (climb the observation tower), you won't want to miss out on this coastal gem.
11. Laura S Walker State Park, Waycross, Georgia
What makes the Laura S Walker State Park such a great place in the state of Georgia is the fact it is in such close proximity to the Okeefenokee Swamp. Bring your bike for a trail ride along the edge of the water. But be warned! Alligators roam near.
How many of these gems have you been to? Share with us your experiences! Otherwise if you’re looking for more Georgia natural wonders, then check out
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