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Give the Gift of the Great Outdoors for Father's Day

Jun 17, 2016 05:58PM ● By Melanie Heisinger

Father's Day Fishing. Photo courtesy of Georgia State Parks.

This year, Father's Day is June 19th, right around the corner. On Father's Day, Dad deserves a gift as big as the Great Outdoors...and while you may not be able to give him everything...below are some good suggestions on activities and locations that would give him the gift of spending time with family: 

  • Public Fishing Areas: There are 9 available PFAs in Georgia just waiting for your visit.  These areas are managed for fishing and offer picnic areas, restrooms, fishing piers, hiking trails and boat docks. Most PFAs are open Wednesdays - Sundays.
  • Archery or Firearms Range: A variety of ranges, from 3-D walking archery trails, pistol and rifle ranges and a shotgun range are available on public lands in Georgia. Range hours will vary, check link for local ranges and hours.
  • Go Fish Education Center: What is there to see and do at Go Fish? Visit aquariums that hold more than 180,000 gallons of water and are loaded with Georgia freshwater fish and wildlife, including alligators.  Try out the fishing and shooting simulators.  See a working fish hatchery from our huge gallery window.  Try out the casting pond, bait and tackle provided.  Open to the public Wednesday-Sunday(June 1-Sept. 1).  

Georgia State Parks Gift Cards

Gift cards are perfect for golfers, hikers, anglers, campers, history buffs or anyone who enjoys being outdoors. Choose from two scenic designs featuring a panoramic view of the north Georgia mountains or the oak-lined drive of Wormsloe State Historic Site in Savannah. The credit-card sized card may be bought in any denomination starting at $5 and can be re-loaded for continued use. 

Buy gift cards in park offices or by calling 770-389-7401.

For more information on Gift Card, visit their website

Quality time with family is the best time. Treat your Dad to a fun day in the Great Outdoors!

All content courtesy of Georgia State Parks

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