Encouraging area residents to “keep a copy in your glovebox for road trips,” Kim Hatcher is promoting the release of the “2021 Guide to Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.”
“Parks all across the country saw attendance soar in 2020 when people were looking to get outdoors,” said the public affairs coordinator for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division. “One silver lining from this has been sharing our parks with people who had never visited before.
“That’s why I’m excited to have the 2021 available now. People can flip through and find new places to explore.”
Along with maps of the state’s venues, the booklet highlights fishing spots, golf courses, cabins, campsites and hiking trails.
“A map shows the location of all 64 state parks and historic sites, and a detailed chart makes it easy to find which sites have specific activities,” Hatcher said. “We also included many photos from visitors who gave us permission to share their Instagram photos. Both Red Top Mountain and Etowah Indian Mounds have photos taken by visitors.”
The complimentary travel guide can be obtained at park offices or viewed online at GaStateParks.org.
According to a Georgia State Parks’ news release, “Frequent visitors may also want to purchase new 2021 passes. A $50 Annual ParkPass provides free parking at more than 40 destinations, including Fort Yargo, Tallulah Gorge and Providence Canyon.
“The separate Historic Site Pass covers admission fees at 15 sites, including Etowah Indian Mounds, Dahlonega Gold Museum and Fort King George. The Historic Site Pass is $25 for students and $50 for families.”