June 19 is just around the corner, don’t forget to plan a day of fun this Father’s Day! There doesn’t need to be a lavish party or expensive gifts though. Take him on an adventure outdoors through one of Georgia’s State Parks to truly have a Father’s Day worth remembering.

Camping is a great way to spend time with Dad, but “glamping” is how to do it in style! Treat Dad by reserving a cabin or a yurt at one of several State Parks, so he’ll have a relaxing and cozy place to sleep after enjoying the fun of camping in the great outdoors!

Another great Father’s Day activity is spending a day on the green. Take Dad golfing at one of Georgia’s State Park Golf Courses with affordable fees, pro shops and overnight packages. The beautiful scenery and relaxed atmosphere of the camp grounds will make Dad’s golfing session something special. Victoria Bryant State park in Royston lets dads play for $14.98 on June 19, and Richard B. Russell State Park in Rutledge lets them play for $18 throughout the weekend.

Keep it simple and take Dad on a picnic with beautiful surroundings. Pack a basket with his favorite foods and find the ideal spot to chow down at a picnic table in any of Georgia’s State Parks! With breathtaking views of forests, lakes or mountains, there isn’t a better place to eat. For the larger groups, families can reserve either open-air shelters or enclosed group shelters and turn the picnic into an all-day potluck!

The Hidden Gems series from Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites offers Dad a chance to discover something new. In honor of the park system’s 85th anniversary, rangers throughout the state’s parks are revealing the little-known secrets. These awesome sights include the abandoned moonshine truck at Amicalola Falls, a long-forgotten chimney in the woods at Red Top Mountain, the old marble mine at James H. Floyd and much more!

If you feel the urge to give Dad a present, make it something he can get the most out of! Give him a gift card, annual ParkPass, or a membership to Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites. Gift cards allow Dad access to a number of fun outdoor activities like cabins, camping, kayak and bike rentals, golf and so much more! Annual passes will ensure he never has to pay extra to park, and a membership to Friends offers additional discounts.

The outdoorsy Dad would love to get out to a park and enjoy his surroundings, especially with his family by his side. With more than 60 State Parks in Georgia, there’s some place for everyone to take advantage of the thrilling recreation, beautiful views and relaxing outdoors of Georgia’s State Parks.

For more information, visit www.GeorgiaStateParks.org or call 1-800-864-7275.

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