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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 […]

Get the 2015 Georgia Travel Guide with Fried Green Tomatoes

2015 Georgia Travel Guide

On January 27, 2015, Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal met with Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Commissioner Chris Carr and Georgia’s tourism industry leaders for the annual Tourism, Hospitality & Arts Day at the state Capitol where Gov. Deal revealed the cover of Georgia’s official 2015 state travel guide. Our pal Governor Deal presented the latest travel guide to […]

Busy Weekend for Activities in Parks Around Lake Allatoona

Parks around Lake Allatoona have a big weekend planned!

Looks like we’ll have a bit of rain on Friday, October 3, 2014, but the weekend promises great weather with a bit of a chill in the air in parks around Lake Allatoona. Here’s some of what’s happening! Skills of the Past Saturday, Oct 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site […]

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 GeorgiaCarry.org 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 […]

Bicyclist Attacked on Iron Hill Trail in Red Top Mtn State Park

April Events at Red Top

The world has gone nuts and Mayberry is a distant memory.  There has even been a brazen, daylight attack on a woman riding the Iron Hill Trail at Lake Allatoona’s Red Top Mountain State Park. There is a fine line between reporting the news and trying to make people afraid of life.  When a lunatic tries to […]

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 […]

National Trails Day Celebration at Red Top Mountain

National Trails Day is Saturday, June 7, 2014

The American Hiking Society (AHS) would like you to take a hike on Saturday, June 6, 2014, and they’d like you to take everybody you know along with you. That’s because the first Saturday in June is designated as National Trails Day, when the AHS hopes you’ll discover new ways to enjoy the outdoors. Taking part […]