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Now through February 2015, Georgia State Park Logo at participating state parks. Many of the RV sites have water, sewer and electric amenities.

Those with four-legged children are welcome to bring their leashed canine family members along.

To take advantage of this offer, use promotional code SnowBird50% when calling 1-800-864-7275 or on www.GaStateParks.org/reservations. For additional details, please visit www.gastateparks.org/snowbird.

This special discount is valid for campsites at six participating state parks scattered across middle and South Georgia, including Florence Marina, Kolomoki Mounds, Magnolia Springs, Reed Bingham, Seminole, and Stephen C. Foster. Chattahoochee Bend State Park, an hour south of Atlanta near Newnan, is offering the 50 per cent discount from December 12, 2014 to February 28, 2015. The parks offer unparalleled natural surroundings, quietness and serenity, historical perspectives, and something uniquely different about each one for discerning cold-weather escapees. Most are within easy driving distance of other state parks that offer discounts on winter golfing.

Fast Facts on the Snowbird Special:
– One-time ParkPass entrance fee of $5.00 not included.
– Reservations are necessary, but there are no extra fees for making reservations
– When reserving online, the full rate is charged, but is adjusted to the discount price on arrival. Best to call the park directly for reservations.
– Discount applies to all tent and RV camping, with or without hookups (Most have electric and water, some have sewer)

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Campsite Elite Resorts at Citrus Valley

Campsite Elite Resorts at Citrus Valley

Butlers, chefs and amenities await those who want to camp without getting their hands dirty.

A chef is there to prepare gourmet meals, fresh trout sauteed with herbs and French toast topped with huckleberries picked from the mountains.

Or, if you like, a hot dog roasted over the fire with pork and beans.

A butler makes your posh king-sized bed each day, schedules spa facials and draws your bath.

Or, if you like, will start a campfire and cook you up some s’mores.

This is glamorous camping — also known as glamping — a trend that’s popping up nationwide as people want to enjoy the beauty of nature, even the basics of camping, without getting down and dirty.

Andrew Dodds, an Indianapolis cop, isn’t ashamed to admit that is the exact kind of camping he enjoys. No sleeping on a hard ground, no going to the bathroom in the woods, no doing without his ESPN.

“I will keep camping in my travel trailer, or home on wheels as my friends call it,” Dodds said. “So what if it has two bedrooms, a full kitchen, two flat-screen TVs, a Wii game system and a full bathroom?”

Dodds’ form of glamping, however, doesn’t compare to what guests experience at The Resort at Paws Up in Greenough, Mont. It is considered one of the glitziest glamping spots in the United States.

This is the resort where each camper has a personal chef and butler. It is a resort where one campsite sits on the elbow of a river atop a cliff.

“The location is insane,” said John Romfo, director of sales and marketing. “The views are breathtaking.”

The resort started putting up glamping sites in 2005. Each of its five glamp-sites has six tents, each site with its own restaurant, butler and chef.

“They really are at your beck and call with whatever you need,” Romfo said. “You’re staying in a 5-star type of environment.”

But you can still go hiking, fly-fishing, river rafting and dozens more camping activities. Prices range from $1,100 to $2,000 a night.

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Kansas State Parks LogoKansas state parks will be free on Sat., March 9 as part of a statewide openhouse.

Park users can take advantage of low off-season camping permit prices. March 31 is the last day annual camping permits are priced at off-season discounts. On April 1, the prices increase to their regular prime-season levels.

Visitors can purchase annual camping permits and make cabin or campsite reservations during the open houses, as well.

For pricing information and to purchase permits online, go to the KDWPT website,ksoutdoors.com. For online permit purchases, click the License/Permits icon. For campsite and cabin reservations, click the Reservations icon.

Kansas motor vehicle owners can now buy an annual park vehicle permit as part of their vehicle registration process.

The permit – called a Kansas State Parks Passport – will cost $15.00 (county treasurers can elect to add a $0.50 service fee). This lower-price, non-transferable permit will be available only during the vehicle registration process at a motor vehicle registration office, through the online vehicle registration site (www.kswebtags.org), or when registering by mail.

The Kansas State Parks Passport will expire when the vehicle registration expires a year later.

Below is a list of Kansas state parks along with special events happening this Saturday:

Cedar Bluff

  • Open house: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Park and cabin tours all day
  • Free hot dog feed: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Refreshments served all day

Cheney

  • Office open: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for permit sales and to answer questions
  • Cabin tours

Clinton

  • Park office open: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. with animal viewing and show-and-tell.
  • Cabin open house: 11:00a .m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Entrance gate open: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

Crawford

  • Park office open: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for permit sales
  • Cabin tours
  • Courtesy boat inspections upon request

Cross Timbers & Fall River

  • Park office, Toronto Point gate, and Fredonia Bay gate: open 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Cabin open houses at both parks: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Trail hikes at each cabin beginning at 1:00 p.m.

 

Eisenhower

  • Open house: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Cabin open for viewing
  • Hot dogs and refreshments
  • 5K Run/Walk sponsored by Osage City Warmth Fund
  • Games

El Dorado

  • Park office open: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Courtesy boat inspections upon request
  • Two skins and skull programs: 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Cabin tours available upon request and availability

 

Elk City

  • Events run from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • One-mile nature hike
  • Fishing derby at kids fishing pond
  • Geocaching
  • Free hot dog feed: noon – 1:00 p.m.
  • Drawings for prizes

Glen Elder

  • Park office and cabin open: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Hillsdale

  • Park office open: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for permit sales and to answer questions
  • Shooting range open for questions: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Kanopolis

  • Park office open: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Cabin open house: 11:00 a .m. – 3:00 p.m.

Lovewell

  • Park office open: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Cabin tours: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Lovewell and Glen Elder fishing presentation: 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Willow Group Shelter
  • Lovewell Marina open all day to serve refreshments

Meade

  • Open house: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Cabin and campsite reservation system information
  • Refreshments served all day

Milford

  • Park office open: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Courtesy boat inspections at the office
  • Cabin open for tours upon request and availability
  • Coffee and cookies

Perry

  • Coffee and cookies at park office: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Cabin open
  • Car show: 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at office parking lot

Pomona

  • Park office open: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. for permit sales
  • Cabin tours: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • RV Show hosted by Olathe Ford RV
  • Disc golf
  • Scavenger hunt,
  • Personal watercraft simulator
  • Easter egg hunt: 1:00 p.m.
  • Food vendors on site
  • Lighthouse Bay Marina open

Prairie Dog

  • Open house: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Cabin and Adobe House tours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Prairie Spirit Trail

  • City of Iola, Riverside Park: 8:00 a.m. – noon
  • Allen County Thrive PowerPoint on trail extension
  • Franklin County CVB, Garnett Chamber, Iola Chamber presentations
  • Allen County Hospital blood pressure and BMI evaluation
  • Snacks by Friends of Prairie Spirit Trail

Lake Scott

  • Open house and all events: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Cookies and punch
  • Cabin tours
  • Slide show of park pictures
  • State Parks Passport information
  • Requirements for senior fishing licenses

Tuttle Creek

  • Park office open: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Courtesy boat inspections, park office: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Sioux Cabin open: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Instructional archery shooting, Nihart Range: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Skins/skulls/trapping, Nihart Range: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Coffee and cookies
  • Trout fishing at Willow Lake (to be stocked March 7) Applicable licenses and permits required.

Webster

  • Open house: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Boat show in Old Marina Cove: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • BBQ grill demonstrations: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Traeger Grills @ Lakeview Shelter #5
  • Green Mountain Grills @ Townsite Shelter
  • Ozark Mountain Grills @ Hill Top Shelter

Wilson

  • Park office open: 10:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m for permit sales
  • Cabin open for tours
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