National Trails Day, Father’s Day, and Summer Safety in Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites

National Trails Day, Father’s Day, and Summer Safety in Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites

Come play outside this summer! Enjoy hiking, fishing, swimming, mini-golf, picnics and more.

For more programs, visit and the parks’ web pages.  More information on accommodations and recreation can be found at or 1-800-864-7275.

Father’s Day is June 18

Does your Dad love the great outdoors? Spend Father’s Day together, making memories while fishing, boating, camping or just kicking back by the grill. Georgia’s State Parks offer stand-up paddleboard rentals, picnic shelters, bike rental, disc golf and even 18-hole golf courses. Many parks have planned Father’s Day events like kayaking at Seminole or a fishing rodeo at Fort Yargo. Not sure what Dad wants? Our gift cards can be used for cabins, yurts, campsites, bike rental and more.

Park Activities
National Trails Day is June 3
Lace up your boots and join park rangers for this national celebration of hiking. Choose from dozens of treks for all ages and abilities. Learn tree identification at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, bring Fido along to High Falls’ dog hike, or look for glow-in-the-dark critters at Don Carter. Find an event near you.
Become a Junior Ranger
This summer, children ages 6 to12 can learn about Georgia’s wildlife, environment and history as they work toward earning a Junior Ranger badge. Our free Junior Ranger Activity Book lets them experience nature first-hand, explore Georgia’s fascinating past and try new outdoor activities. Several Georgia State Parks host Junior Ranger day camps as well.

Play Safe This Summer
This summer, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources has launched a SPLASH program to help keep everyone safe while enjoying beaches, pools, lakes, rivers and waterfalls. It even includes “loaner boards” with personal flotation devices (life jackets) at many public boat ramps. Check out these tips for having a great time while staying safe, and learn where to stay cool this summer.

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