Vogel State Park Campground Renovation

The first phase of Vogel State Park’s three-phase campground renovation project is complete! Breedlove Land Planning, in close coordination with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, designed a remodel of this beloved campground in the north Georgia mountains. Nestled into a beautiful blue ridge valley filled with streams, hemlocks and hardwoods, this campground renovation emphasized tree preservation and protection of natural resources while providing all the modern amenities the modern camper desires, such as full RV hookups, spacious living areas and wifi. Phases two and three should be complete by the end of 2022.


Amicalola Falls State Park Visitors Center

Gary Caraway recently attended the groundbreaking for the new Visitors Center at Amicalola Falls State Park. We’re happy to be a part of this long-awaited project at one of Georgia’s most popular state parks. Click here to learn more about the event.

Red Top Mountain State Park

The beach renovation at Red Top Mountain Start Park is nearing completion. For years, this popular destination on Lake Allatoona was loved too much as heavy crowds led to erosion and degradation of this natural area. Breedlove Land Planning worked with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to rehabilitate this site through the use of boardwalks, stairs and ramps to restore the environmental integrity of this wooded area while providing universal accessibility from the top of the site to the beach at the bottom. A new picnic area, restroom with outdoor changing areas, outdoor plaza and enhanced site amenities such as foot washes, showers, benches and overlooks await users. We hope to see you there in the Summer of 2022!

Red Top Mountain State Park Beach Improvements

Visitors to Red Top Mountain State Park will be able to enjoy a new and improved beach area when the weather warms up! Breedlove Land Planning developed plans for the Department of Natural Resources to update the area’s amenities and improve access from the parking area down to the sandy beach. The design nestles improvements under existing tree canopy, including a new restroom building, ADA compliant board walks, new picnic areas, and a new multi-use plaza area that can accommodate events and food trucks. The project is currently under construction with an anticipated completion date in the spring. Breedlove Land Planning looks forward to seeing the project completed and in use!

Evans County Public Fishing Area

Recently the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division proudly unveiled a new event center and campground at the Evans County Public Fishing Area. Breedlove Land Planning provided landscape architecture and civil engineering services for both facilities to take full advantage of the adjacent Bidd Sands Lake. The ribbon cutting ceremony for these new amenities included a formal dedication of Bidd Sands Lake, named after local hero Captain William Daniel ‘Bidd’ Sands, who was killed in action during the Vietnam War.

The event center, designed by Lyman Davidson Dooley Architects, is situated on a small peninsula and offers wonderful views of the lake. The building contains a full kitchen and restrooms, and is accompanied by a new parking lot, walkways and landscaping. It will certainly be an enjoyable venue to host any event from weddings to family reunions to small conferences. 

The campground contains 14 campsites accommodating RVs, 8 tent-only sites, and a restroom and shower facility. It will be an attractive amenity for both fishing and camping enthusiasts, as it also offers views and access to Bidd Sands Lake. Anglers can easily stay overnight or campers can easily fish!

Breedlove Land Planning is delighted to have a part in both of these projects that will undoubtedly be wonderful assets for Evans County and the surrounding community.

Red Top Mountain State Park Visitor Center


The Visitor Center at Red Top Mountain State Park is nearing completion. The new ‘heart’ of this popular Georgia State Park will provide a wide variety of services for users including natural and historic interpretation of the ecological and human history of this fascinating park along the shores of Lake Allatoona. The new site design includes improved vehicular and pedestrian circulation, an entry plaza, and outdoor education pavilion, amphitheater and a host of native and drought tolerant trees, shrubs and groundcovers. The building, designed by Croft and Associates and constructed by Lovvorn Construction, should be open to the public by late September 2019.


Condition Assessments Created for Over a Dozen Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites

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Over the last six months, Breedlove Land Planning has been performing Condition Assessment reports for over a dozen Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites.  Working with the Department of Natural Resources, our firm was tasked with inventorying existing assets at these various sites throughout the State, and providing an analysis as to their current conditions.  The result is a series of documents which will help the Department of Natural Resources make development and improvement choices throughout the Park and Historic Site system and determine future funding needs.

New Yurt Campsite Under Construction at Cloudland Canyon State Park

What do traditional Turkic nomads have in common with northwest Georgia?  Yurts.  The Georgia Department of Natural Resources hired Breedlove Land Planning to design and observe the construction of eight new yurt campsites at Cloudland Canyon State Park.  This new campsite will have a full comfort station, picnic pavilion, playground and trail access to the canyon loop trail system.  These modern day yurt structures will each sit upon individualize platforms (above) and have front and back decks that take advantage of views of this Cumberland Plateau ecosystem.  Construction should be finished in November, 2012.

Charlie Elliot Wildlife Center Trap and Skeet Range is Open to the Public

The Charlie Elliot Wildlife Center “recently opened new shooting ranges where the public can participate in skeet, trap and 5-stand shooting activities” the Rockdale Citizen reports.  Breedlove Land Planning is pleased to have designed this new Georgia Department of Natural Resources facility.  Creating a recreational shooting range was a unique challenge, one which emphasized design precision, quality material detailing and, most importantly, safety considerations.  The range is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and is located at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, 543 Elliott Trail in Mansfield, Ga.  (photo © Copyright 2012 Rockdale Citizen)

Breedlove Land Planning Produces Guidance Document for High Falls State Park Lake

Breedlove Land Planning recently produced the ‘High Falls State Park Dock, Boatslip and Boathouse Standards’ for the Department of Natural Resources.  Working in concert with Georgia State Parks, this document will help guide future improvements to the boathouses and boatslips along the shores of High Falls Lake in order to ensure the health, safety and welfare of lake users and to protect view sheds and water access for all Owners.  Interested Owners can receive a copy of this document at the park office.  More information about High Falls State Park can be viewed here.