Meetings, Celebrations and More
Our five hotel-style lodges (see page12) are well equipped for meetings
and receptions for 150 to 600 people. Guests can enjoy the retreat-like
atmosphere, golf, tennis, swimming, hiking and boating during leisure
time. Professional conference coordinators can assist in planning meetings
and banquets. More unique group accommodations are available at
the Reynolds Mansion, a plantation home set among the moss-draped
oaks and salt marshes of Sapelo Island. Group reservations are made by
calling the individual lodges or 770-975-4291. Details are available at
The SAM Shortline Excursion Train running through Georgia Veterans
State Park in Cordele (see page 53) welcomes birthday parties, family
reunions and other groups on its tour through southwest Georgia. The
train can also be reserved for private events. Learn more at
Cloudland Canyon, John Tanner and General Coffee state parks
offer dormitory sleeping quarters for 32 to 40, restrooms with hot
showers, and a kitchen and dining area inside one large facility. Linens
are not provided. Similar, smaller facilities are at Magnolia Springs
State Park. Minimum occupancy is two nights, and a deposit is
required. Cancellations must be made at least one month in advance
and will be assessed a fee.
Group camps are perfect for large gatherings such as church retreats.
While each is unique, they all provide dormitory sleeping quarters,
commercial kitchens, dining/assembly rooms, restrooms with hot
showers, activity areas and swimming facilities. Linens are not provided.
Minimum occupancy is two nights, and a deposit is required.
Cancellations must be made at least six months in advance.
Groups can pitch tents in primitive camping areas, most with water
spigots and pit toilets. Some have picnic shelters and grills. Pioneer
campsites will not accommodate RVs or trailers, and few provide
Family reunions and birthday parties are frequently held in enclosed
group shelters which seat 50 to 250. These typically offer kitchens,
restrooms, barbecue pits, heat and air conditioning, and adjacent parking.
All vehicles must display a ParkPass. Events must end before 10 p.m.
Most parks have covered picnic areas that may be reserved up to
11 months in advance. These open-air shelters include several tables
assembled under a single roof and sometimes a barbecue pit or grills.
All vehicles must have a ParkPass. Events must end before 10 p.m.