Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites make holiday shopping easy on the wallet and waistline by providing gift ideas that encourage outdoor recreation and fitness, and also give back by helping protect Georgia’s natural and historic resources.
Whether your loved ones enjoy fishing, paddling, camping, hiking or playing a few rounds of golf, a gift from Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites is one that keeps giving all year long. Additionally, the park system’s new Tons of Fun Fitness Challenge offers fitness and health-related events to keep your loved ones having fun and enjoying the outdoors all year long.
- Annual ParkPass
Perfect for families that enjoy the great outdoors, the Annual ParkPass provides access to all Georgia State Parks without having to worry about paying parking fees for each visit. Normally parking is $5. Give your special loved one the gift of year-round fitness (and no gym fees) with unlimited access to miles of hiking and mountain bike trails, kayaking and canoeing waterways, and lakeside beaches. The Annual ParkPass costs $50 or $25 for seniors 62 and older. To purchase, call 1-800-864-7275 or visit www.GeorgiaStateParks.org
- Annual Golf GreensPass & Golf Club Membership
Golf lovers on your holiday list will enjoy the diversity of Georgia State Park golf courses. For an $800 splurge, consider a GreensPass which provides unlimited rounds at seven state park golf courses for an entire year. Prices begin at $800 for an adult. Or, if you’re looking for a gift for a friend or colleague, a Golf Club Membership Card provides them savings and benefits at nine championship golf courses across the state. Offers vary by course, but include discounts on greens fees, cart rentals, merchandise and food. A membership card is available for $25. Natural scenery and quality courses make Georgia’s State Park GreensPasses and Golf Club Membership Cards sought-after gifts. Both can be purchased directly at the golf courses or for more information, visit www.GeorgiaGolf.com or call 1-800-434-0982
- Historic Site Annual Pass
Have aunts and uncles that are history buffs? A Georgia Historic Site Pass provides unlimited admission to all of Georgia’s state historic sites. Give them the gift of visiting Georgia’s Civil War battlefields, picturesque plantations, ancient Indian mounds, Revolutionary War forts, and Native American and presidential homes. The pass is $35 per family, $20 per adult and $15 per child (17 and younger). Passes can be purchased at the historic sites, which can be found on www.GeorgiaStateParks.org
- Membership to Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites
For those “green” friends who enjoy doing their part to protect Georgia’s natural resources, a “Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites” membership is the perfect gift. In addition to enjoying the benefits of a free Annual ParkPass, Historic Site passes, a free night of camping or round of golf, and many additional perks, a Friends’ membership helps to protect Georgia’s natural and historic resources. Membership levels begin at $50 for an individual and are $75 per family. Friends members support state parks and historic sites in a variety of avenues, including volunteering, contributing financially or seeking legislative support. To join, visit www.friendsofgastateparks.org or call 1-888-948-2092.
For help in planning a holiday staycation for your family or to learn about special lodging packages, visit GeorgiaStateParks.orgor call 1-800-864-PARK (7275). Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites are operated by the Department of Natural Resources.