Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

GO: Elijah Clark State Park + State Parks Day on Sep 24th!

camping

Located on the western shores of Clarks Hill Lake, Elijah Clark State Park is one of the largest lakes in the Southeast. Named for frontiersman and Georgia’s Revolutionary War hero, Elijah Clark, the 447-acre park features a log cabin replica of the Clark home complete with 1780s furniture, utensils, and…
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GO: Don Carter State Park + Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle!

Lake Lanier

Georgia’s newest state park, Don Carter State Park is located on Lake Lanier. The park is named for real-estate executive Don Carter who served on the Georgia Department of Natural Resources board for 29 years. Lake Lanier is named for American poet, Sidney Lanier. The states of Georgia, Alabama, and…
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GO: Stone Mountain + Georgia PTA Gets in SHAPE!

Stone Mountain + Train

Stone Mountain, Georgia is home to a quartz monzonite dome monadnock – a small mountain that rises abruptly from the surrounding plain. The Mountain’s north face boasts of the largest rock relief in the world! The relief is a Confederate Memorial Carving immortalizing Conferederate leaders Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson…
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GO: F.D. Roosevelt State Park + Summer Splash Celebration!

Dowdell's Knob

This Labor Day weekend, head over to Georgia’s largest state park – F.D. Roosevelt State Park! The park is named for former U.S. President Roosevelt, who often visited nearby Warm Springs. The president also picnicked at Dowdell’s Knob, and a life-size sculpture of Roosevelt now welcomes hikers to the overlook….
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Go: Elijah Clark State Park + Archery!

Beginner's Archery

Clarks Hill Lake is one of the largest lakes in the Southeast. Also known as Lake Strom Thurmond, it is a reservoir in the Savannah River Basin. On its western shore lies Elijah Clark State Park. So named for frontiersman and Georgia’s Revolutionary War hero, Elijah Clark. The 447-acre park…
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GO: Tugaloo State Park + Hidden Gems Hike!

Sunset on Lake Hartnell

On the shores of Lake Hartwell lies Tugaloo State Park. Known for its spectacular views of the lake, the park is a popular camping site. The 393-acre park offers a well quipped playground, miniature gold, a swim beach with a bath house, and many scenic picnic areas. The hiking trails…
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GO: Panola Mountain State Park + Dog Days of Summer!

Dog on Obstacle Course

Nestled within the metro Atlanta area is a recreational haven with an interesting history. Panola Mountain State Park was created to protect a 100-acre granite outcrop – Panola Mountain. The area is witness to early settlers, immigrant rock cutters, freed slaves, and Trappist monks. Designated a National Natural Landmark, it…
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