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Stay overnight at a Georgia State Park for a chance to win an RV

Stay overnight in a Georgia State Park and you'll be automatically entered for a chance tow in a Coachman Spirit of America RVI or camping gear from national outdoor store REI.

Spend a night in a lodge room, cottage, campground or yurt from now through May 25.

The “Get Outdoors Getaway” promotion is part of the state park system’s Get Outdoors Georgia program. The program, which started in 2008, it encourages people to get outside.

Various family-friendly events are scheduled throughout the state:

April 25: Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah, is Earth Fest, a river cleanup, recycling games and prizes for kids, hayrides, a scavenger hunt, crafts, music, green vendors and more.

May 2: George T. Bagby State Park & Lodge in Fort Gaines, for boating and fishing without the crowds on Lake Walter F. George.

May 9: Little Ocmulgee State Parks & Lodge in Helena, to go birding along a lake or tee off at the park’s golf course.

May 16: F.D. Roosevelt State Park in Pine Mountain, to explore creeks, boulders and scenic overlooks along the Pine Mountain Trail, then visit the former president’s favorite picnic spot, Dowdell’s Knob.

May 22: Red Top Mountain State Park & Lodge in Cartersville, where visitors can win memberships to Friends of Georgia State Parks, overnight stays and annual passes.

Georgia’s 48 state parks are operated by the Department of Natural Resources and offer 2,476 campsites, 414 lodge rooms, 30 cottages and 12 yurts.

Reservations can be made at www.GeorgiaStateParks.org or by calling 1-800-864-7275.

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