Georgia State Park Historic Site Family ParkPass and Backpacks

Georgians with public library cards can check out a ParkPass and Historic Site Pass—much like checking out a book. The ParkPass exempts you from paying the daily $5 parking fee at state parks, and the Historic Sites Family Pass exempts up to 4 visitors from admission fees to state historic sites.

And now, Georgia residents can check out backpacks stuffed with gear for outings in Georgia state parks and historic sites as well.

Each kit comes with a sturdy, five-pocket backpack containing a pair of 5×30 binoculars, a guide to Georgia’s state parks and historic sites and foldout pocket naturalist guides to Georgia wildlife, birds, trees and wildflowers.

The loan period for the backpack kits is one week, matching that of the ParkPass, which must be checked out separately.

The project is made possible in part with funds from a grant to the Georgia Public Library System from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the federal Library Services and Technology Act.