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Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia

Georgia State Parks, Natural Wonders, Okefenokee Swamp

Georgia is a great place to visit. You can explore mountains, waterfalls, rivers and other natural sites. This state offers many activities such as camping, boating, fishing and hiking. It has so many state parks, which also have beautiful waterfalls, creeks and trails.

Just as there were seven wonders in the ancient world, Georgia has its own list of seven natural wonders.

Amicalola Falls – This is the highest waterfall east of Mississippi River. Amicalola is a Cherokee word that means ” tumbling water”. This fall is a part of Amicalola state park. This park also has an eight mile trail that links the falls to the southern -most point of Appalachian Trail. Amicalola is only about a hour and a half drive north of Atlanta.

Providence Canyon State Park – This park is an almost 1,000 acres park, which is located at Stewart County in west central Georgia. This park main feature is a Providence Canyon which also known as Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon.” Over the past 150 years, human -caused erosion has created the smaller canyons that form the main Providence Canyon. Some of its gorges are up to 150 feet deep. Canyon views can be seen from the rim & trail. This park also has the three miles hiking trails. The park offers two picnic shelters, six Backcountry Campsite.

Radium spring – This spring is located at outside of Albany. Radium spring is the largest spring in the state. This spring flows 70,000 gallons per minute from the earth, maintain a constant temperature of 68 degrees. This spring water contains trace sources of radium, which have many health’s benefits.

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Stone Mountain – It is the world’s largest piece of exposed granite at 825 feet high. Stone mountain is a very famous attraction for visitors. You can discover this mountain with a sky ride to the top of the mountain. This park offers many activities for kids & adults such as trolley, boating, cruise, 4d movie show & others. The park serves world’s largest Laser and fireworks Extravaganza. It is a best show at night.

Tallulah Gorge – The Tallulah Gorge situated next to the town of Tallulah Falls, Georgia. Tallulah created by a series of waterfalls that dammed by Georgia power in 1912. Many years ago people thought to house evil spirits. And Native American named it Tallulah, which means” terrible” This Gorge is two mile longs & 1,000 feet deep. This gorge has many overlooks; with these overlooks, you can see the beautiful & scenic views of the gorge.

Warm Springs – This spring is located at west Georgia. The water temperature of the spring always is 88 degree year-round. Warm spring was favorite spot of former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Spring water’s helped President Roosevelt as deal with polio, a common illness during his lifetime. Georgia State Parks recently refurbished the pools. Visitors can feels the warm water & they can listen the history of Warm spring.

The Okefenokee Swamp – America’s most wonderful natural area is Okefenokee Swamp. It covers about 700 square miles of southeastern Georgia. Okefenokee means “lands of trembling earth” in Seminole, which attributes to the swamps spongy bogs. It has many paddles & motorboat trails. It is a best place for nature lovers & boaters. Overnight peddler will take approval from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the administrative and management Government agency). They also offer two types of guide tours, Paddle Tour Packages & Okefenokee Motorboat Package Tours.