Reservation Policies

 

Reservations can be made up to 13 months in advance.


ParkPass Fees

A ParkPass is required for all vehicles. To buy an Annual ParkPass, visit any Georgia State Park office or buy a ParkPass online (please allow 7–10 business days for shipping). Overnight guests pay only one fee for the duration of their stay.

  • 1–12 passenger vehicles: $5 per day or $50 annual ParkPass
  • 13–30 passenger vehicles: $30 per day or $75 annual ParkPass
  • 31 or more passenger vehicles: $70 per day or $250 annual ParkPass
  • Georgia active duty military/veterans: $3.75 per day or $37.50 annual ParkPass

Smoke-Free Facilities

Please be advised that smoking is prohibited in all enclosed facilities, including buildings owned, leased, or operated by the State or local governing authorities. This includes but is not limited to all lodge rooms & facilities, park cottages, group shelters, group lodges and group camps.


Campsites

Reservations

Reservations can be made up to 13 months in advance, online or by calling 1-800-864-7275. Campsite reservations are for a “type of site,” not for a specific campsite number except at Richard B. Russell, Reed Bingham, Amicalola Falls, Victoria Bryant and James H. Floyd state parks, as well as Hart State Outdoor Recreation Area. You may select the available site of your choice (of the type you reserved) after check-in. You must be at least 18 years of age to reserve a campsite.

Self-Registration

Watson Mill Bridge State Park

The office is open and reservations are accepted normally March–November. However, the office is closed and camping is on a first-come, first-served December–February.

To reserve a campsite on a first-come, first-serve basis, once you arrive at the park's camping area there will be a lock box with envelopes, similar to the ones in the parking areas for ParkPass fees. Simply enclose the appropriate fee in the envelope, place it in the lock box and proceed to your campsite. Electrical hook-ups, dump station and comfort station will be operational at the site during the camping season.

Minimum Stay

A two-night minimum is required for weekend reservations, and a three-night minimum is required for Memorial Day, Labor Day and Independence Day weekends. Walk-ins may occupy a site for just one night.

Deposits and Cancellations

A deposit equal to the minimum stay is required. Cancellations made at least three days prior to the arrival date will receive a deposit refund, minus $10 cancellation fee. Campers must pay the full balance upon check-in. No refunds are given when the stay is shortened to less than the required minimum. This also applies to equestrian-area campers and horse stalls. Reservations may be transferred once to another date, facility or park without penalty as long as it is made at least three days prior to the arrival date. To change a reservation, call 1-800-864-7275. Cancellations can be made on-line, however, reservation changes cannot be made online.

Occupancy

To protect park resources, campsite occupancy is limited to one of the following combinations:

  • One motor home, two additional automobiles, and one tent
  • One automobile with pop-up trailer/travel trailer, one additional automobile, and one tent
  • One pickup truck with mounted camping rig, two additional automobiles, and one tent
  • Two tents and two automobiles
  • One boat trailer is also allowed at each site provided that the site is large enough

Campsites have a six-person occupancy limit, and tents must fit on designated tent pads. Tents erected off designated tent pads are subject to removal. Camping between designated sites is prohibited. When camping areas are filled to stated capacity, no other campers will be allowed. Camping is limited to 14 consecutive days at any one park. Visitors using a campsite for 14 nights must vacate the park for at least three nights before returning.

Check-In

Check-in is between 1 p.m. and 10 p.m. and check-out is before 1 p.m. Campers must register and present a reservation confirmation before setting up. Both the reservation and deposit fee are forfeited if the camper does not check in by 10 p.m. on the scheduled arrival date. Most park gates are locked at 10 p.m. Tents and other personal property left overnight in an unoccupied campsite are subject to removal and fees will be forfeited. “Saving” sites for late-arriving guests is allowed only for reservations made in advance, but cannot be monitored by park staff.

Rules

Pets are welcome in campgrounds if kept on a six-foot leash and attended at all times. Campers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Since organized groups are not eligible to occupy regular tent/trailer/RV sites, group camps and pioneer camping areas are available and offer more privacy.


Cottages

Minimum Stay

Most parks require a two-night minimum with advance reservations; however, some may accept walk-ins for one night. Many parks require a five- or seven-night minimum June 1 through Labor Day. Shorter stays are allowed for reservations made less than 30 days in advance. A three-night minimum is required for Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving weekends. You must be at least 18 years of age to reserve a cottage.

Deposits and Cancellations

A deposit of one night’s lodging is required. Deposits may be refunded if a minimum of 72 hours cancellation notice is given, minus a $10 per unit cancellation fee. Any unused portion of a reservation may be refunded only if minimum occupancy has been met. Because deposit restrictions may apply to reservations of 7 to 14 days, guests should confirm cancellation policies before making a reservation. Reservations may be transferred once to another date, facility or park without penalty, if made at least 72 hours in advance. Cancellations can be processed on-line, however, reservation changes cannot be made online. Please call 1-800-864-7275.

Occupancy

Visitors occupying a cottage for 14 nights must vacate the park for at least three nights before returning. Cottages may not be used to accommodate more than their stated capacities.

Check-In

Check-in is between 4 and 10 p.m., and check-out is 11 a.m. A reservation confirmation must be presented at check-in. Guests must pay the full balance of their reservation upon check-in. Both the reservation and deposit are forfeited if the guest does not check in by 10 p.m. on the scheduled arrival date. Most park gates are locked at 10 p.m. A late fee will be charged after 11 a.m. unless a check-out extension is permitted by the Park Office.

Rules

Dishes should be washed and put away and the cottage left in good condition. Visitors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Furnishings and linens may not be carried outside cottages. Occupants will be charged for damaged or missing items. Small groups such as Scouts may occupy a single cottage during a park’s off-season provided the group is properly chaperoned and capacity is not exceeded.

Pets

Dogs are allowed ONLY in cottages designated as "dog friendly." Reservations are required, and additional fees apply. Dogs will not be allowed in or around any other cottages. Service animals are always welcome at Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.

Service Animal Policy

Georgia State Parks welcomes visitors with service animals. Service animals are “dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities,” according to the Revised Americans with Disabilities Act Service Animal Requirements. Our Pet Policy applies to service animals with the following exemptions:

  • Service animals in a working capacity are allowed in all public areas of the park when accompanied by a visitor with a disability; and,
  • Service animals should be harnessed, leashed or tethered unless such devices interfere with the service animal’s work, or if the visitor’s disability prevents the use of these devices. In that case, the visitor must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal or other effective controls.

Group Shelters & Picnic Shelters

Check-in time is 10:00 a.m. and check–out time is 9:45 p.m. Guests may pick up group shelter keys at the park office. You must be at least 18 years of age to reserve a shelter.

Security Deposit

Parks may require a security deposit at check-in. The deposit will be refunded if facilities are returned as they were received.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy

Cancellations/Transfers must be made at least 30 days prior to scheduled arrival date. A $10 handling fee per reservation is charged for cancellations. Reservations made within 30 days of arrival are non-refundable and non-transferable. Reservations can be changed one time, at no charge, provided a 30-day notice is given.


Pioneer (Group) Campsites

Check-in time is 1:00 p.m. and check-out time is 1:00 p.m. You must be at least 18 years of age to reserve a pioneer campsite.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy

Cancellations/transfers must be made at least 3 days prior to scheduled arrival date. A $10 cancellation handling fee per reservation is charged for cancellation. Reservations made within 3 days are non-refundable and non-transferable. Reservations can be changed one time, at no charge, provided a 3-day notice is given.


Yurts

Minimum Stay

A two-night minimum is required for weekend reservations, and a three-night minimum is required for Memorial Day, Labor Day and Independence Day weekends. Walk-ins may occupy a site for just one night. You must be at least 18 years of age to reserve a yurt.

Deposits and Cancellations

A deposit of one night’s lodging is required. Deposits may be refunded if a minimum of 72 hours cancellation notice is given, minus a $10 per unit cancellation fee. Any unused portion of a reservation may be refunded only if minimum occupancy has been met. Because deposit restrictions may apply to reservations of 7 to 14 days, guests should confirm cancellation policies before making a reservation. Reservations may be transferred once to another date, facility or park without penalty, if made at least 72 hours in advance. Cancellations can be processed on-line, however, reservation changes cannot be made online. Please call 1-800-864-7275.

Occupancy

Yurts are a six-person occupancy limit (yurts at High Falls have a five-person limit). Visitors occupying a yurt for 14 nights must vacate the park for at least three nights before returning. Yurts may not be used to accommodate more than their stated capacities.

Check-In

Check-in is between 4 and 10 p.m., and check-out is 11 a.m. A reservation confirmation must be presented at check-in. Guests must pay the full balance of their reservation upon check-in. Both the reservation and deposit are forfeited if the guest does not check in by 10 p.m. on the scheduled arrival date. Most park gates are locked at 10 p.m. A late fee will be charged after 11 a.m. unless a check-out extension is permitted by the Park Office.

Pets

Pets are not allowed in or around yurts.


Park Rules & Regulations


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