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COVID-19 and Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites

Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites is actively monitoring COVID-19 and its impact on our state. Below are the most updated steps we are taking to protect visitors, staff, and all Georgians.

Governor Kemp’s Executive Order identifies outdoor activity as an essential activity, so long as visitors maintain proper social distance and follow established CDC Guidelines.

Trails, Boat Ramps, and Other Day-Use Activities

Visitors can still enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, disc golf, fishing, camping, and most other outdoor recreation. Parks may temporarily limit access for several hours on busy days if capacity is reached. Some parks may limit access to trails in order to maintain social distancing. Some boat ramps may also limit access if parking reaches capacity. Beaches are open but social distancing is strictly enforced. Some restrooms and campground bathhouses may be closed. Help us keep parks open by following CDC guidelines for social distancing, as well as park rules and regulations.

Playgrounds, Splash Pads, and Rentals

Playgrounds, splash pads, and exercise stations are closed. Recreational equipment rental is suspended, including bikes, kayaks, fishing boats, mini-golf, and disc golf equipment.

Swimming Pools

All swimming pools at Georgia State Parks will be closed for the entire Summer 2020 operating season.

Social Distancing Required


Safety is our utmost priority, so we want to assure you that facilities are being properly sanitized and restrooms are well stocked with soap. Our staff and volunteers have significantly increased the number of times that public areas are cleaned. We are sanitizing bathrooms, door handles, railings, and other high traffic areas in accordance with public health guidelines.



Group shelters and picnic shelters may not have more than 10 people gathered as we cannot guarantee that there is adequate space for persons to remain 6 feet apart at all times.


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