Georgia

National Parks in Georgia

Georgia is part of the Southeast region of the United States and is the 24th-largest by land area and the 8th-most populous. The Savannah River and Atlantic Ocean makes up its entire eastern boundary.

National Parks in Georgia

There are no sites specifically designated as a “National Park” in Georgia.

The closest National Park to northern Georgia is The Great Smoky Mountains, located along the border of Tennessee and North Carolina. The Smokies are about 75 miles north of the Georgian border.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Best Months: April, May, June & September
Hours: It is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Entrance Fee: Free

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The closest National Park to anywhere else in Georgia is Congaree National Park, located near Columbia South Carolina, about 92 miles northeast of Atlanta.

Congaree National Park

Congaree National Park

Best Months: November, April, May & October
Hours: Open 24 hours a day year-round
Entrance Fee: Free

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Even though Florida has three National Parks, they are all located at the southern tip of the state, making them much further away from Georgia than you’d think.

National Park Sites in Georgia

Even though there are no National Parks in GA, there are 11 official National Park Service sites located in the state.

NameDesignationLocation
Ocmulgee National MonumentNational Historical ParkMacon, 31217
Cumberland Island National SeashoreNational SeashoreSaint Marys, 31558
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military ParkNational Military ParkFort Oglethorpe, 30742
Fort Pulaski National MonumentNational MonumentSavannah, 31410
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield ParkNational Battlefield ParkKennesaw, 30152
Chattahoochee River National Recreation AreaNational Recreation AreaAtlanta, 30350
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic SiteNational Historical ParkAtlanta, 30312
Fort Frederica National MonumentNational MonumentSaint Simons Island, 31522
Andersonville National Historic SiteNational Historic SiteAndersonville, 31711
Jimmy Carter National Historic SiteNational Historical ParkPlains, 31780
Appalachian National Scenic TrailNational Scenic TrailHarpers Ferry, 25425

State Parks of Georgia

As of 2022, there are 51 official state parks and 1 state forest located within Georgia.

The most popular state parks in the state are probably Cloudland Canyon in northwestern part of the state, and Tallulah Gorge in the northeastern side.

Mountain State Park
Blitch State Park
Bobby Brown State Park
Cloudland Canyon State Park
Crooked River State Park
Elijah Clark State Park
Fairchild State Park
Florence Marina State Park
Fort Mountain State Park
Fort Yargo State Park
Franklin D Roosevelt State Park
General Coffee State Park
George L Smith II State Park
George T Bagby State Park
George Washington Carver State Park
Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park
Gordonia Alatamaha State Park
Hamburg State Park
Hard Labor Creek State Park
Hart State Park
High Falls State Park
Indian Springs State Park
James H ‘Sloppy’ Floyd State Park
James H Floyd State Park
Jefferson Davis Memorial State Park
Jekyll Island State Park Authority
John Tanner State Park
Keg Creek State Park
Kolomoki Mounds State Park
Laura S Walker State Park
Little Ocmulgee State Park
Magnolia Springs State Park
Mistletoe State Park
Moccasin Creek State Park
Nancy Hart State Park
Panola Mountain State Park
Providence Canyon State Park
Red Top Mountain State Park
Reed Bingham State Park
Richard B Russell State Park
Seminole State Park
Senoia State Park
Skidaway Island State Park
Sweetwater Creek State Park
Tallulah Gorge State Park
Tugaloo State Park
Unicoi State Park
Victoria Bryant State Park
Vogel State Park
Watson Mill State Park
Whitewater State Park