Boating Events


Friday, February 22, 2019

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 5:15 PM to 6:45 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Local History Boat Cruise
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise while learning local history and seeing unique historical sites along Camden County's waterways. Space limited. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM on the day prior to cruise. $35 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Constellation Cruise
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger for a guided motor boat tour as the last light of the sun fades into the night. Whether you choose a moonlit night or a night with no moon at all you can view the silhouettes of cypress trees against the night sky, watch for gator eyes glowing at the edge of the water and spy stars, satellites and maybe even a few meteors overhead! $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 

Friday, March 1, 2019

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 5:15 PM to 6:45 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Parks After Dark 
Stargazing by Boat
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come view the night sky while floating in a kayak or canoe on the beautiful Magnolia Lake. Learn about astrology and the stories behind the constellations on this relaxing sky tour. Limited equipment available. Sign up at the Visitor Center before 5pm. $5 - $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 

Friday, March 8, 2019

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Mar 8, 2019 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Sunset Boat Cruise
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Parks After Dark 
Wildlife on the Water
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come learn about wildlife on Magnolia Lake with this fun interactive paddling program. Each program will have a different topic such as frogs, alligators, birds, fish or even mammals. The Naturalist will take you on a tour looking for wildlife and then play animal-themed water games. Call the Visitor Center to find out this week's theme. $8 - $15 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Constellation Cruise
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger for a guided motor boat tour as the last light of the sun fades into the night. Whether you choose a moonlit night or a night with no moon at all you can view the silhouettes of cypress trees against the night sky, watch for gator eyes glowing at the edge of the water and spy stars, satellites and maybe even a few meteors overhead! $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 

Friday, March 15, 2019

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Mar 15, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Local History Boat Cruise
Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise while learning local history and seeing unique historical sites along Camden County's waterways. Space limited. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM on the day prior to cruise. $35 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Sunset Boat Tour of the Swamp
Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Sit back and relax while one of our rangers takes you on Billy's Lake for a beautiful Okefenokee sunset. Enjoy the wildlife and changing colors of the sky as the sun drops beneath the horizon. Listen for the sounds of sandhill cranes and barred owls echoing across the swamp and keep an eye out for alligators along the waters edge. $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Full Moon Paddle
Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come join a Park Ranger on a guided paddle trip under the full moon. Serene Magnolia Lake becomes beautiful and eery at night, a perfect addition to your weekend activities. $5 - $20 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 

Friday, March 22, 2019

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Mar 22, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Parks After Dark 
Stargazing by Boat
Friday, Mar 22, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come view the night sky while floating in a kayak or canoe on the beautiful Magnolia Lake. Learn about astrology and the stories behind the constellations on this relaxing sky tour. Limited equipment available. Sign up at the Visitor Center before 5pm. $5 - $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Mar 22, 2019 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake to watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Wildlife on the Water
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 3 PM to 5 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come learn about wildlife on Magnolia Lake with this fun interactive paddling program. Each program will have a different topic such as frogs, alligators, birds, fish or even mammals. The Naturalist will take you on a tour looking for wildlife and then play animal-themed water games. Call the Visitor Center to find out this week's theme. $8 - $15 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Constellation Cruise
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger for a guided motor boat tour as the last light of the sun fades into the night. Whether you choose a moonlit night or a night with no moon at all you can view the silhouettes of cypress trees against the night sky, watch for gator eyes glowing at the edge of the water and spy stars, satellites and maybe even a few meteors overhead! $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Mar 24, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Mar 29, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Parks After Dark 
Stargazing by Boat
Friday, Mar 29, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come view the night sky while floating in a kayak or canoe on the beautiful Magnolia Lake. Learn about astrology and the stories behind the constellations on this relaxing sky tour. Limited equipment available. Sign up at the Visitor Center before 5pm. $5 - $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Mar 29, 2019 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake to watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Sunset Boat Cruise
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Parks After Dark 
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Bird is the Word
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 8 AM to 1 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us as for an event all about birds. Learn about the different birds found in our area through interactive activities at the Kirbo Interpretive Center, a birding hike down the nature trail, and a boat ride to search for the various water fowl we have here on the Chattahoochee River. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Wildlife on the Water
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come learn about wildlife on Magnolia Lake with this fun interactive paddling program. Each program will have a different topic such as frogs, alligators, birds, fish or even mammals. The Naturalist will take you on a tour looking for wildlife and then play animal-themed water games. Call the Visitor Center to find out this week's theme. $8 - $15 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Constellation Cruise
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger for a guided motor boat tour as the last light of the sun fades into the night. Whether you choose a moonlit night or a night with no moon at all you can view the silhouettes of cypress trees against the night sky, watch for gator eyes glowing at the edge of the water and spy stars, satellites and maybe even a few meteors overhead! $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Sunset Boat Tour of the Swamp
Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Sit back and relax while one of our rangers takes you on Billy's Lake for a beautiful Okefenokee sunset. Enjoy the wildlife and changing colors of the sky as the sun drops beneath the horizon. Listen for the sounds of sandhill cranes and barred owls echoing across the swamp and keep an eye out for alligators along the waters edge. $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Sunday Pontoon Boat Tour
Sunday, Apr 14, 2019 2 PM to 5 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us for a lazy Sunday boat tour around Lake Kolomoki. Boat rides last 20 minutes around our 80 acre lake. This is a great opportunity to soak up the warm spring time sun with families and friends. Concessions will be sold. Meet at the boat dock in the day use area. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come join a Park Ranger on a guided paddle trip under the full moon. Serene Magnolia Lake becomes beautiful and eery at night, a perfect addition to your weekend activities. $5 - $20 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Local History Boat Cruise
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise while learning local history and seeing unique historical sites along Camden County's waterways. Space limited. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM on the day prior to cruise. $35 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Constellation Cruise
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger for a guided motor boat tour as the last light of the sun fades into the night. Whether you choose a moonlit night or a night with no moon at all you can view the silhouettes of cypress trees against the night sky, watch for gator eyes glowing at the edge of the water and spy stars, satellites and maybe even a few meteors overhead! $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 

Friday, May 3, 2019

Sunset Boat Tour
Friday, May 3, 2019 6 PM to 8:30 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
End your week on the beautiful 80 acre Lake Kolomoki. Let us grill you a burger and prop your feet us as we set sail into the sunset. Pre-registration is required and spaces are limited. Time slots run every 30 minutes starting at 6 pm. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Paddling Sunset to Moonrise
Saturday, May 18, 2019 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Ranger led Kayaking on Lake Antioch. Experience the Beautiful Rocky Mountain Sunset and Moon Rise from the water. Bring your own kayak to enjoy a special evening watching the sunset and moon rise over Lake Antioch. Event will be subject to good weather and date may be adjusted. Please arrive 1 hour prior to sunset for registration. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Memorial Day Celebration
Saturday, May 25, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us for a Memorial Day weekend packed full of fun. We will have games, crafts, homemade ice cream, and boat rides all weekend long. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Memorial Day Celebration
Sunday, May 26, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us for a Memorial Day weekend packed full of fun. We will have games, crafts, homemade ice cream, and boat rides all weekend long. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Memorial Day Celebration
Monday, May 27, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us for a Memorial Day weekend packed full of fun. We will have games, crafts, homemade ice cream, and boat rides all weekend long. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Women's Wilderness Weekend
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 1:30 PM to 11:59 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Ladies ages 16 and up are invited to join us for a weekend enjoying the outdoors. Hiking, swimming, paddling, yoga, camping, and astronomy, this will be an overnight event. Minors must be accompanied by adult, no pets allowed. This event is weather dependent. Space in limited so call to register before May 16th! $75 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Parks After Dark 

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Women's Wilderness Weekend
Sunday, Jun 2, 2019
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Ladies ages 16 and up are invited to join us for a weekend enjoying the outdoors. Hiking, swimming, paddling, yoga, camping, and astronomy, this will be an overnight event. Minors must be accompanied by adult, no pets allowed. This event is weather dependent. Space in limited so call to register before May 16th! $75 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Alligator Day
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
You're invited to join in our annual event all about alligators. Learn about these mysterious reptiles through presentations, crafts, and a boat ride to search for them as they lurk under the waters of the Chattahoochee River. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Sunrise Paddle
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 5:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Ranger led Sunrise Paddle on Beautiful Heath Lake on June 15th and Antioch Lake on June 10th. Life jackets required to be worn at all times, suggested you bring a partner or we can pair you up for safety. Call 706-802-5087 to register in advance for this event! Paddle will start at 1/2 hour before sunrise sharp, be there early to get signed in! $5 parking. 706-802-5087.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Come discover what it means to be a Junior Ranger. Learn how to identify different plant and animal species, go on hikes and boat rides, learn wilderness skills, and more. Snacks will be provided daily, but be sure to pack a lunch. $30 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Come discover what it means to be a Junior Ranger. Learn how to identify different plant and animal species, go on hikes and boat rides, learn wilderness skills, and more. Snacks will be provided daily, but be sure to pack a lunch. $30 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Come discover what it means to be a Junior Ranger. Learn how to identify different plant and animal species, go on hikes and boat rides, learn wilderness skills, and more. Snacks will be provided daily, but be sure to pack a lunch. $30 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, June 21, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Come discover what it means to be a Junior Ranger. Learn how to identify different plant and animal species, go on hikes and boat rides, learn wilderness skills, and more. Snacks will be provided daily, but be sure to pack a lunch. $30 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Paddling Sunset to Moonrise
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 8 PM to 10:30 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Ranger led Kayaking on Lake Antioch. Experience the Beautiful Rocky Mountain Sunset and Moon Rise from the water. Bring your own kayak to enjoy a special evening watching the sunset and moon rise over Lake Antioch. Event will be subject to good weather and date may be adjusted. Please arrive 1 hour prior to sunset for registration. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Sunrise Paddle
Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 6 AM to 9 AM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Ranger led Sunrise Paddle on Beautiful Heath Lake on June 15th and Antioch Lake on June 10th. Life jackets required to be worn at all times, suggested you bring a partner or we can pair you up for safety. Call 706-802-5087 to register in advance for this event! Paddle will start at 1/2 hour before sunrise sharp, be there early to get signed in! $5 parking. 706-802-5087.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Paddling Sunset to Moonrise
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 7 PM to 10:30 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Ranger led Kayaking on Lake Antioch. Experience the Beautiful Rocky Mountain Sunset and Moon Rise from the water. Bring your own kayak to enjoy a special evening watching the sunset and moon rise over Lake Antioch. Event will be subject to good weather and date may be adjusted. Please arrive 1 hour prior to sunset for registration. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

River Cleanup -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us as we once again team up with Rivers Alive to clean up the Chattahoochee River. We will be picking up trash around the fishing pier, boat ramp, and throughout other areas of the park. Please wear clothing that can get dirty. Bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray. Volunteers will receive free admission to the park for the day of the event. 229-838-4706.