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Fort King George, McAllister among Parks that received awards
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ATLANTA -- Each year, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recognizes state parks and historic sites for customer service, programming, maintenance and other achievements.
Most of this year's awards were presented during the January Managers Conference and the February Rangers Conference, both at Unicoi State Park in Helen. Among the 22 state parks that received recognition and awards were two local venues, Fort King George in Darien and Fort McAllister in Richmond Hill
Fort King George received the Outstanding Historic Site Operation award. The site was chosen because manager Steve Smith and his staff have developed an outstanding volunteer program, offering exceptional programs and a well maintained site, DNR reported in a news release.
Fort McAllister was honored with the Best Year-round Historic Site Programming award. The DNR awards committee said that, during 2007, Fort McAllister showed young visitors what it was like to join the Army and live in a fort during the 1800s, held lantern tours at night, offered cannon firings and many other programs. The DNR views programming as the key to the success of a park's operation.
Each year, millions of visitors enjoy museums, picnic shelters, cottages and other facilities at state parks and historic sites.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources operates 63 state parks and historic sites, seven golf courses and a tourist train.  To learn more, visit or call 1-800-864-7275.

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