Giveaway: 2-night getaway & year-of-fun @ Georgia State Parks & Lodges

georga-state-park-lodgesSun. Sept. 13 is Grandparents Day.

Share your favorite memory of Grandma and Grandpa in the comments section below this post and have a chance to win a family vacation at one of five Georgia State Parks Lodges plus a year of fun recreational activities outdoors with a Friends of Georgia State Parks Family Membership.
One winner will be chosen to win a two-night stay at choice of five state park lodges including: Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge, Dawsonville, Ga., Red Top Mountain State Park & Lodge in Cartersville, Ga., Unicoi State Park & Lodge in Helen, Ga., George T. Bagby State Park & Lodge in Fort Gaines, Ga. And Little Ocmulgee State Park & Lodge in McRae, Ga., as well as a Friends of Georgia State Parks Family Membership.

Amicalola Falls State Park Lodge

Amicalola Falls State Park Lodge

Friends of Georgia State Parks Annual Family Membership includes 2 Annual Park Passes, Historic Site Passes, 2 Free Rounds of Golf or 2 Camping Nights, (1) Adult/(1) Child SAM Shortline Tickets and special park discounts. Click here for more info on the membership.

Check out the rules below to enter to win:

  • To enter to win, comment below about your favorite grandma or grandpa memory (either your grandparents or your children’s). Just click on comments below to share your tip and enter the contest. Entry period closes 9 pm Thurs. Sept. 10. Please tell us your name. We’ll pick a name at random and announce the winner Fri. Sept. 11
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  • Fall is here and Georgia State Parks & Lodges are challenging families to Get Out. Get Fit. Get Dirty as part of a state-wide campaign called Get Outdoors Georgia. Being active outdoors is a great way to stay or become healthy and fit. And, Georgia State Parks & Lodges offer a variety of comfortable hotel-style lodge rooms at affordable prices with their new “Lodge-ical” rates.

    Unicoi State Park Lodge

    Unicoi State Park Lodge

    Plus, there are tons of recreational offerings for the entire family, from hiking and biking trails, to canoeing, kayaking and golf, there is an activity to fit every lifestyle. And, best of all you can enjoy the tranquility of the great outdoors in style with a comfortable bed and hotel-style ammenities. There is even dining available at some lodges, if you so choose.

    For more information on Georgia State Parks & Lodges, click here.

    About Georgia State Park Lodges
    The Georgia Department of Natural Resources operates seven state lodge parks across Georgia with meeting and banquet facilities, which are perfect for family reunions, retreats, Birthday parties, weddings and weekend getaways. The Georgia State Park Lodges feature hotel-style, comfortable accommodations with affordable rates year-round. And, the Georgia State Parks offer such diverse recreational activities as watersports, golf, fishing, hiking and nature trails.

    Participating Georgia State Park Lodges include:

    • Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge, Dawsonville, Ga.: Only one and a half hours north of Atlanta, The Lodge at Amicalola Falls is a stunning 57-room hideaway, complete with a window-lined restaurant. Whether you want to visit the famous 729-foot cascading falls, go trout fishing or hike the park’s 12 miles of trails through towering forests, there is plenty to discover at Amicalola Falls. Amicalola Falls is one of Georgia’s most popular state parks.
    • Red Top Mountain State Park & Lodge in Cartersville, Ga.: Just north of Atlanta are the sandy beaches of Lake Allatoona and the pine-scented nature trails of Red Top Mountain. At the Lodge at Red Top Mountain, you can choose one of the campsites, a secluded cottage with lakeshore views or a peaceful lodge room. Guests can enjoy 12 miles of hiking trails and water sport galore on Lake Alatoona Including boating, fishing, skiing and swimming. There’s also a miniature golf course.
    • Unicoi State Park & Lodge in Helen, Ga.: In the midst of the Chattahoochee National Forest, located just two miles from the Alpine Village of Helen, the Lodge at Unicoi State Park is a beautiful setting for all of your family’s needs. Guests can enjoy the park’s 12 miles of nature and hiking trails, lake and trout stream fishing, four lighted tennis courts, softball and volleyball area, picnic facilities, world class mountain bike trail and year-round schedule of activities.
    • George T. Bagby State Park & Lodge, Fort Gaines, Ga.: Head to Southwest Georgia for the pristine forests, championship golf and scenic dining. The Lodge at George T. Bagby is the perfect retreat, whether you choose a room at the lodge or a cottage in the woods. Guests can enjoy plenty of activities on beautiful Lake Walter George, from boat rentals and full-service marina to swimming, fishing, beach volleyball and tennis.
    • Little Ocmulgee State Park & Lodge in McRae, Ga.: You can spend your days enjoying golf, tennis, hiking, swimming, boating or fishing at Ocmulgee’s state park and 265-acre lake. At the Lodge at Little Ocmulgee in south central Georgia, you camp out among the trees, choose a cottage or stay at the 60-room lodge. The lodge overlooks the park’s Wallace Adams Golf Course. Located near McRae, the 1,265 acres of high sandhills and pine forests at this middle Georgia park provide a beautiful setting for family getaways.

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