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Park getting refresher course for 2014
It's been busy at Altamaha Regional Park the past few months for Danette Eaton, the new park manager and store operator.

Taking over the position in August, Eaton now has the last few weeks of 2013 to reflect on changes that have occurred on the grounds at 1605 Altamaha Park Road, Glynn County.

For starters, the store at the park in north Glynn County has a new look. A sprucing up was needed, Eaton said, with the facility now more accommodating to visitors.

"It took a while to get it ready, but we never closed. We continued to let people come in. We painted, did stocking, my husband built and painted new shelves. We even moved the kitchen over so we could cook, and now we can do breakfast and lunch right here," Eaton said.

Between that and simple maintenance, it's been a lot of work, but Eaton says she thinks it will pay off in 2014.

Having worked for the past two owners who operate with a lease from Glynn County, Eaton says she knows her way around the park, how to operate it and knows many of the park patrons. She hopes to put those skills to further use.

"We just hope to get more people involved with the park, get more people out here camping that don't know about us. We've had bands out here, we had a big Halloween festival. We want it to be family-oriented, and do something for the young ones," she said.

Details about Altamaha Regional Park and its 56 campsites, rental cabins, fishing and facilities are online at or by calling 264-2342

* Reporter Sarah Lundgren writes about education and other local topics. Contact her at, on Facebook or at 265-8320, ext. 322.

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