Annual Georgia ParkPass Saves Visitors Money

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ATLANTA, GA., February 1, 2011 – Outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy Georgia’s many state parks can save money with a 2011 Annual ParkPass. The $50 pass exempts visitors from paying the $5 parking fee at state parks such as Amicalola Falls, Red Top Mountain, Kolomoki Mounds and Skidaway Island. The tag hangs from a rearview mirror and is good for one year from its purchase date.

When exploring Georgia’s state parks, visitors can enjoy hiking trails, fishing ponds, swimming beaches and many other amenities for free. Pass owners get the added benefit of knowing that they help maintain hiking and biking trails, build fishing docks and picnic shelters, renovate campgrounds and cottages, and fund dozens of other projects from the mountains to the coast. The ParkPass program generates around $3.8 million annually for such outdoor recreation improvements.

To purchase an Annual ParkPass, stop by any Georgia state park office or call 770-389-7401. Senior and military discounts are available. Park enthusiasts may also choose to join Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites, which includes a free Annual ParkPass and additional benefits. ParkPasses are not valid at Stone Mountain, Lake Lanier Islands, Jekyll Island or the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Areas because these properties are not state parks operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. For a list of included parks, visit