Georgia’s State Parks Celebrate the Holidays & Beyond
With Budget-Friendly Winter Getaway Packages
Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge, Dawsonville. Home to the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi River, this secluded 56-room hideaway is kicking off the season of giving with a special “Holiday Shopping” package. Available November 27 through December 20, and starting at $110 per night, the package includes a standard double lodge room, dinner and breakfast for two in the mountain-view restaurant, and a shoppers VIP pack with offers from the area’s best stores, including the North Georgia Premium Outlets. Call 1-800-573-9656 for reservations.
Mistletoe State Park, Appling. Located on 71,000-acre Clarks Hill Lake near Augusta, this park is known as one of the finest bass fishing spots in the nation. Mistletoe is welcoming the holidays with a special “Cottage Christmas” package. Available November 28 through December 23, and starting at $135 per night, the package includes a cozy cabin on the lake, two free tickets to Lights of the South (a top-rated Southeast Christmas attraction), a bundle of firewood, two holiday mugs and hot chocolate, and a Mistletoe State Park keepsake. For reservations call 706-541-0321.
Unicoi State Park & Lodge, Helen. Located in the midst of the Chattahoochee National Forest, just two miles from the quaint Alpine Village of Helen, Unicoi State Park & Lodge is offering a “Stay & Play” special valid through December 31. Starting at $149 per night, golf enthusiasts can enjoy a comfortable lodge room, full breakfast buffet, and greens fees and cart for unlimited play at the Innsbruck Golf course, located next door to the park. Call 1-800-573-9659 for reservations.
Winter Getaway Discount. For those who could use a mini-vacation after the holidays, a secluded staycation to a Georgia State Park can be the perfect opportunity to rejuvenate. Winter is a great time to enjoy fewer crowds and more wildlife sightings. Available January 2 through March 31, 2012, save 25% to 30% on nearly all accommodations. Guest can choose from lodges with restaurants and great views, cozy cabins with fireplaces, modern campsites and even yurts. For reservations, call 1-800-864-7275 and ask for the Winter Getaway Discount.
For help in planning a holiday staycation for your family or to learn about special packages, visit www.GeorgiaStateParks.org or call 1-800-864-PARK (7275). Georgia’s state parks and historic sites are operated by the Department of Natural Resources.