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First-Time Campers Can Borrow Gear in Georgia’s State Parks

First-time campers can borrow gear at state parks in Georgia!

If you’ve never gone camping before, you might think that sleeping outside means being eaten by bears, but (most of the time) that’s not true.  First-time campers hardly ever get hit by lightning or have trees fall on them.  What really happens is they giggle in the dark, dine on s’mores baked over a real […]

Georgia State Parks Offer Warm Deals for Camping Snowbirds

Snowbirds flying the coop up north get great discounts for extended camping in the paradise known as "Georgia." ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

First the geese fly south from the northern parts of the United States.  Then snowbirds — folks fleeing winter to enjoy a few months of almost-perfect weather in Georgia — are right behind them, in their RVs or towing their campers. When the weather cools off, the deals warm up for campers who want to […]

Judge Upholds Weapons Ban at Lake Allatoona

Woods around Lake Allatoona ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

On August 18, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge Harold Murphy denied a request filed in federal court on June 12, 2014, by and one of its members, Paulding County resident David James, to overturn a weapons ban at Lake Allatoona. Mr. James sought permission to carry a concealed weapon on Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) property […]

Wanted: Camp Hosts at Red Top Mountain State Park

Lake Allatoona Parks

When you visit state parks in Georgia, chances are the first people you see are the camp hosts. The campground host program is one of the most popular volunteer opportunities at Georgia state parks. In exchange for a free campsite and utilities for your RV or motorhome, camp hosts serve the park and the public.  Camp hosts […]

GA Gun Law Doesn’t Apply to USACE Parks

Sample Georgia Weapons Carry License from

Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 60 on April 23, 2014. That new law, according to the governor’s office, “protects law-abiding, licensed Georgia citizens’ Second Amendment rights.” Governor Deal says, “This legislation will protect the constitutional rights of Georgians who have gone through a background check to legally obtain a Georgia Weapons Carry License. Roughly […]