Georgia’s 159 counties, covering 59,425 square miles from the mountains to the coast, contain as diverse a set of habitats as you'll find anywhere. Our urban areas and agricultural tracts, maritime hardwood forests and upland pine stands, swamps and streams, all have distinct complements of birds and wildlife.
These beautiful falls are located in the Chattahoochee National Forest and are readily accessible. Visit twin waterfalls plunging more than 150 feet (tallest) on the paved trail from the visitor information center. To get to the visitors center you will need to drive through Unicoi State Park
The Altamaha Waterfowl Management Area at Altamaha WMA consists of 3,154 acres of managed waterfowl impoundments and some 27,000 acres of bottomland hardwoods and cypress-tupelo swamps. The property offers hunting opportunities for deer, turkey, small game, waterfowl, and dove.
o Check out the collection of trees assembled and maintained in arboretums at Brooke Street Park, Cogburn Road Park, Webb Bridge Park and Wills Park. While at Cogburn Park, check out the refurbished piano art. Walk through the arboretums at your own pace – enjoy the beauty and natural settings.
o Check out the collection of trees assembled and maintained in arboretums at Brooke Street Park, Cogburn Road Park, Webb Bridge Park and Wills Park. While at Brooke St Park, check out the art sculptures and the formal gardens next to City Hall. Walk through the arboretums at your own pace – enjoy the beauty and natural settings.
Check out the collection of trees assembled and maintained in arboretums at Brooke Street Park, Cogburn Road Park, Webb Bridge Park and Wills Park. While at Wills Park, visit the Alpharetta Community Garden, an organic educational garden. Walk through the arboretums at your own pace – enjoy the beauty and natural settings.
Explore Gainesville’s Upper Lanier Water Trail by Kayak! Five lake parks within Gainesville serve as the perfect launch, landing or stopover site for avid or beginning paddlers. This 14 mile section of Lake Lanier is a continuation of the Upper Chattahoochee River Water Trail.
Download the Gainesville Water Trail Map here.
The Big Creek Greenway is a 12-foot wide paved path that follows the natural topography of Big Creek in Alpharetta for walking, biking and in-line skating. Alpharetta’s Big Creek Greenway is currently 8.2 miles in length. The Greenway also has multiple off-road bike paths as well.
Recreational area with 32 RV sites: 30-amp electric hook-ups, water, fire ring, picnic table, deck and dump station; 25 primitive camping sites with restrooms and showers; lake, swimming and beach area, playgrounds, picnic pavilion, boat launch, john boat rentals, and a 1.5 mile nature trail. Pet friendly.
Spectacular scenery, hiking trails, and a variety of adventure activities such as zip lines, 3-D archery, climbing wall and more make this one of Georgia's most popular state parks. The icing on the cake is the 729-foot Amicalola Falls, the tallest cascade in the Southeast
Big Hart Campground is located at the confluence of Big Creek and Hart Creek on the western end of beautiful J. Strom Thurmond Lake, the largest Corps of Engineers lake project east of the Mississippi River. This campground has 31 water/electric hookups (50-amp) all spacious and shaded.
New Echota is one of the most significant Cherokee Indian sites in the nation and was where the tragic 'Trail of Tears' officially began. Visitors can see 12 original and reconstructed buildings. Nature trails leads visitors to New Town Creek and a small beaver pond.
A cordial welcome. A welcome change. It’s just the beginning of what you’ll find in the charming Town of Braselton. Our dynamic community is home to the world-class amenity, Chateau Elan Winery and Resort, and Golf Club. For the racing enthusiast, Braselton offers Road Atlanta, one of the world’s best road courses.
83 acres. Indoor aquatic center with competition and leisure play pools, double gym, indoor badminton courts, outdoor basketball courts, dance studio, classroom, seven-field baseball/softball complex, football field overlay, sand volleyball courts, pavilions, playgrounds, restrooms, two miles of trails, grills.
76 acres, activity building (classes/rentals), large community room and classroom, tennis courts, outdoor pool, football/multi-purpose field, seven youth baseball/softball fields, playgrounds, pavilion, outdoor classrooms, sand volleyball court, restroom, grill, 1.75-mile paved, multi-purpose trail, pond.
890 acres. 5 miles of paved multi-purpose and soft-surface trails for equestrian and hiking. Fence Rd. entrance: pavilions, playground, lake, overlook area at one of the highest elevations in Gwinnett, restrooms, grill. Hog Mountain Rd. entrance: fishing lake, Karina Miller Nature Preserve, restrooms. Mineral Springs Rd. entrance: equestrian trails
68 acres. Community recreation center (community room & meeting room rentals), three indoor basketball courts, outdoor basketball courts, four multi-purpose youth fields, one multi-purpose adult field, two lighted tennis courts, pavilions, playground, 1-mile paved multi-purpose trail, indoor walking track, grill, restrooms.
The mountain is similar to both Stone Mountain and Heritage Area sister, Arabia Mountain but unlike either, it has never been quarried. Today, the park has expanded to more than 1,600 acres and includes lakes, a former golf course now returned to nature and early settler homesteads.
Experience Georgia's #1 campground - as rated by Woodall's,locatedintheheartofstate's most popular attraction. We have 431 campsites - 202 with full hook-ups (water/electric/sewer) for R Vs; 191 partial hook-ups (water/electric) for tents, pop-ups and R Vs; plus 56 primitive tent sites.
Bull River Cruises specializes in group tours exploring the natural beauty and history of Coastal Georgia. From the Barrier Islands to the black water inland rivers, the Island Explorer - a 42-passenger excursion vessel - and the Island Express - 2-20-passenger vessel - provides a unique experience, not soon forgotten.
This beautiful plantation represents the history and culture of Georgia's rice coast. A brief film on the plantation's history is shown before visitors walk a short trail to the antebellum home. A stop on the Colonial Coast Birding Trail, this is an excellent spot to look for herons, egrets, ibis and painted buntings.
A breathtaking avenue sheltered by live oaks and Spanish moss leads to the tabby ruins of Wormsloe, the colonial estate of Noble Jones (1702-1775). The interpretive nature trail leads past the ruins along the marsh to the Colonial Life Area where, during programs and special events, demonstrators in period dress exhibit the tools and skills of colo
Home to a Native American mound probably built 2,000 years ago, the Effigy measures 132 feet wing tip to wing tip and 100 feet head to forked tail. Rock Hawk Park offers an outdoor classroom with over 25 miles of hiking and biking trails. Two observation tours give you a bird's eye view of the Effigy and local wildlife.
A remnant of the antebellum industrial center started by Mark Anthony Cooper at Etowah, Georgia (now under the waters of Lake Allatoona), Cooper sold the iron manufacturing facilities to the Confederate States of America in 1863, and it was destroyed by Union forces in 1864 during Sherman's Atlanta Campaign.
Operated by Carroll County, John Tanner Park is best known for its large sand swimming beach. It is a recreational haven for water lovers looking for boating and fishing, and for land-lovers who want to camp, picnic, play mini-golf, volleyball or horseshoes, or hike the nature trail.
Boggs Creek Recreation Area provides excellent hiking, picnicking, fishing, wildlife and bird-watching, sunrise to sunset, seven days per week. A day-use parking area allows visitors walk-in access past mile 1.1 of Boggs Creek Road, beyond which motorized access is restricted.
Swimming, boating, water skiing and fishing on Lake Hartwell are prime reasons to visit Hart Outdoor Recreation Area in northeast Georgia. The park's boat ramps and docks offer easy access to all water sports. Visitors can also enjoy hiking/biking trails and a children's playground.
Located in the Chattooga Ranger District, this waterfall is perhaps one of the most unusual in north Georgia because the water flows through a split in the face of a solid rock outcropping to the ground 100 feet below. Behind the split, the water drops approximately 60 feet and then rushes through the rock face and drops 20 feet into a deep pool. The water then cascades 20 more feet to Dodd Creek. Three other waterfalls may be found on Dodd Creek.
Habersham, home to both the Chattahoochee and Soque Rivers, boasts the best fishing east of the Mississippi. The 30-mile Soque starts and ends in Habersham County, feeding into the Chattahoochee. The Soque is a favorite among fly fishermen. It is not uncommon for anglers to catch a 30+ inch trout.
This 330-acre research forest is the official state arboretum. The forest includes about 90 percent of Georgia native trees. The Eva Thompson Thornton Garden contains more than 100 ornamental trees. The arboretum also contains an interesting granite outcrop and several miles of walking trails.