Pretty soon we’ll all be saying, “Wow! Summer sure went fast! We should have gone camping more.”
This weekend several campgrounds along Lake Allatoona will open for the 2012 season, including Clark Creek North, Old Highway 41 #3 and Upper Stamp Creek.
Click on the links below for all you’d ever want to know about fees, rules, amenities and where to find the best fireflies. We’ve updated information on fishing licenses, local attractions and GPS coordinates.
Get off your rocker.
Go camping at Lake Allatoona.
The new Pocket Ranger® Mobile Tour Guide brings places like Cloudland Canyon and Skidaway Island closer than ever.
This amazing mobile app from Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is available for both iPhones and Androids.
The Georgia DNR Pocket Ranger® Mobile Tour Guide uses some of the most advanced GPS smartphone technology to provide outdoor enthusiasts with features to enhance their visits. Developed by ParksByNature Network, the free app is available by visiting Apple iTunes, Android Market or StateParkApps.com.
From activity searches and park descriptions, to current weather reports and trail maps, Pocket Ranger® has a wide range of benefits. App users can find stateparks near them, browse events, apply for boat registration, see campground maps, purchase fishing licenses and more.
DNR officials emphasize that the app’s extensive features, social sharing options and safety functions make it a valuable resource for not only park users but also park rangers. The app’s advanced GPS section allows hikers to track and share their explorations with other Pocket Ranger® users, family and friends. GPS plays a pivotal role in the app’s safety functions, including an alert feature that informs designated phone contacts of coordinates in case of an emergency.
Agency leaders also hope that Pocket Ranger® will help incite a love of nature in children who typically spend a great deal of time inside with electronics. By using the app, parents can involve the whole family in deciding which state parks to explore during free time.
Now, even in nature, “there’s an app for that.”
SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (Jan. 4, 2012) – The new Georgia Outdoor Recreation Pass (GORP) has been in effect a few days, and will help with much-needed maintenance on state wildlife areas.
The new access pass provides for users including hikers, birders, cyclists and horse-riders to help cover maintenance at designated wildlife management areas, public fishing areas and natural areas. That work has been funded mostly by hunters and anglers.
The GORP is available now online here, by calling 1-800-366-2661, or at retail license agents.
Click here for a list of the 32 User Fee Areas where a GORP is required.
Quick Facts about GORP:
- A GORP is $3.50 for three days or $19.00 for an annual pass. Group passes are also available. Transaction fees apply.
- GORP requirements apply only to people who are between 16 and 64 years of age.
- People who have a valid WMA License, Honorary License, Sportsmen’s License, Lifetime License or Three-Day Hunting and Fishing License. These licenses already provide for access to the properties. Other hunting and fishing licenses do not qualify for a GORP exemption.