Georgia state parks are open to visitors - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Georgia state parks are open to visitors

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Smack down on Cancer at the State Theater

    Smack down on Cancer at the State Theater

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:54:50 GMT
    Wrestlers from all over Georgia and Florida were in town for the Smack Down on Cancer Event at the state theater. More >>
    Wrestlers from all over Georgia and Florida were in town for the Smack Down on Cancer Event at the state theater. More >>
  • Americus student honored in statewide design contest

    Americus student honored in statewide design contest

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:59:05 GMT
    Indira Zelaya, a fourth grader from Sarah Cobb Elementary School in Americus, was honored in Atlanta recently for her artwork supporting Georgia's manufacturing industry.  She was nominated by South GeorgiaMore >>
    Indira Zelaya, a fourth grader from Sarah Cobb Elementary School in Americus, was honored in Atlanta recently for her artwork supporting Georgia's manufacturing industry.  She was nominated by South Georgia Technical College.More >>
  • Swimming pool destroyed after storm

    Swimming pool destroyed after storm

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:32:11 GMT
    An Albany man arrived home to find his pool completely destroyed. He's not sure what happened, but the wall caved in and the concrete cracked. He says he's had the siding redone several times.More >>
    An Albany man arrived home to find his pool completely destroyed. He's not sure what happened, but the wall caved in and the concrete cracked. More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The government shutdown won't affect state parks in Georgia. Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park in Crisp County is fully operational.

Managers at the park say they've received lots of calls from people wondering if they're open for business. They say they've actually seen more visitors than normal this week.

"I do know that there have been some people who have been vacationing in this part of Georgia and have said they can't go to the federal parks. They have come here. So we've had some additional campers come because of that," said Jeb Bell, Resource Manager at Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park.

The Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park is open 8 to 5, seven days a week.

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.  

Powered by WorldNow