If you don’t have GPS, are tired of unfolding paper maps or getting too old to read the print on either, The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) just put out a new interactive map that lets you plug in campsites, fishing spots, boat ramps and hiking areas free of charge.
The outdoor map allows you to search for primitive camp sites or more luxurious accommodations like lodges and huts.
Governor Nathan Deal stated, "We are blessed here in Georgia with a state that is rich in both natural and cultural resources. I want to encourage Georgians to use this interactive tool to find new places to explore."
Most outdoor enthusiasts already know about these locations, but for newcomers looking for someplace fun to visit, it is a great resource to add to the line up.
You can search the map by computer or smart phone/tablet and there is even a section for Americans with Disabilities so you can make sure it accommodates wheelchairs and walkers.
The recreation section has lists of parks and historic sites as well as museums, visitor centers, picnic areas, even tennis courts and golf courses.
If you want to try out a new hiking trail or want to find out if a trail is horse or bike friendly, there are maps for this as well as for geocaching! There is a little bit for everyone no matter how often you get outdoors or how little.
Savannah’s own Skidaway Island State Park even made it on the map for trailheads. If you click on the site icon it tells you what is available at the site and gives you a phone number to the place with a link to click to take you to their homepage where you can get more information or set up a visit or campsite reservation.
It’s a nice way to plan a one or two day vacation or even a stay-cation in your own home town and lets you see how many outdoor areas there are in the state of Georgia.