Stephen Foster State Park: Land of Trembling Earth

Stephen C. Foster State Park, named after the popular Southern songwriter, is one of the primary entrances to the famed Okefenokee Swamp, a peat-filled wetland in the southeast corner of Georgia. Spanish moss-laced trees reflect off the black swamp waters, while cypress knees rise upward from the glass-like surface.  Here, paddlers and photographers enjoy breathtaking […]

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Georgia: Don Carter State Park Construction Update

Work on Don Carter State Parkoff northeastern Lake Lanier is on track. “We’re pleased that we’re moving forward and everything is on schedule,” said Kim Hatcher, public affairs coordinator for the Parks, Recreation, and Historic Sites division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “We’re still on track to complete the park in early […]

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Changes Ahead for Georgia State Parks

Stung by deep budget cuts and its fifth round of layoffs, the state division in charge of Georgia’s parks, recreation, and historic sites has begun a top-to-bottom review so it can make the parks system rely as little as possible on state funding within three years, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The “Direction 2015” initiative is […]

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