Boating Events


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Local History Boat Cruise
Saturday, Jun 15, 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.
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.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake through the tunnel to watch for wading birds like Great Blue Herons and raptors like Bald Eagles while enjoying 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. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Twilight Kayaking
Monday, Jun 17, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Enjoy a ranger-led paddle of Lake Trahlyta under the full moon. All equipment provided, no prior kayaking experience necessary. Please book in advance as these events fill up quickly! $10/person. Visit the Visitor Center or call (706) 745-2628 to make your reservation today. Please arrive at the boat docks at 7:45! $10 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Parks After Dark 

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

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 7:15 PM to 8:45 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 
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 
Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake through the tunnel to watch for wading birds like Great Blue Herons and raptors like Bald Eagles while enjoying 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. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 8 AM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us for a 5.5 mile hike up the Riverside Trail along with a hour long paddle down. You MUST preregister for this event by calling. Kayaks are available for rent if needed for $30. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Beach Combing on Cumberland Island
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a boat ride to Cumberland Island where you'll stroll the beach with a Park Ranger identifying shells and sea life along the shore. Get a chance to photograph the famous wild horses and see coastal birds. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the Friday prior to cruise. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Sunset Boat Cruise
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 7:15 PM to 8:45 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 

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake through the tunnel to watch for wading birds like Great Blue Herons and raptors like Bald Eagles while enjoying 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. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 7:15 PM to 8:45 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 
Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake through the tunnel to watch for wading birds like Great Blue Herons and raptors like Bald Eagles while enjoying 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. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Twilight Kayaking
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 8 PM to 11 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Enjoy a ranger-led paddle of Lake Trahlyta under the full moon. All equipment provided, no prior kayaking experience necessary. Please book in advance as these events fill up quickly! $10/person. Visit the Visitor Center or call (706) 745-2628 to make your reservation today. Please arrive at the boat docks at 7:45! $10 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Stargazing by Boat
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 8:45 PM to 9:45 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 

Sunday, June 30, 2019

South River Kayak Paddle
Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger on a guided kayak paddle down the South River. We will travel roughly 4 miles down the South River as we discuss the area's rich history and look for local wildlife. The kayak trip will take roughly 2.5 hours. All kayaks, paddles, and life jackets are included with the program fee. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake through the tunnel to watch for wading birds like Great Blue Herons and raptors like Bald Eagles while enjoying 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. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

4th of July Celebration
Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 9 AM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us for our annual 4th of July Celebration. Take a boat ride, participate in crafts, make your own ice cream, compete in a relay race, play glow in the dark mini-golf, and more. Please see additional information for a detailed schedule of events. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Sunset Boat Tour of the Swamp
Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 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 frogs 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.

Friday, July 5, 2019

4th of July Celebration
Friday, Jul 5, 2019 9 AM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us for our annual 4th of July Celebration. Take a boat ride, participate in crafts, make your own ice cream, compete in a relay race, play glow in the dark mini-golf, and more. Please see additional information for a detailed schedule of events. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Twilight Kayaking
Friday, Jul 5, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join us for a ranger-led twilight paddle of Lake Trahlyta. Spots fill quickly so register in advance by calling (706) 745-2628 or stop by the Visitor Center. $10/person, kayaks and life jackets provided. Please arrive at the boat dock at 7:45pm. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

4th of July Celebration
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 9 AM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us for our annual 4th of July Celebration. Take a boat ride, participate in crafts, make your own ice cream, compete in a relay race, play glow in the dark mini-golf, and more. Please see additional information for a detailed schedule of events. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
South River Kayak Paddle
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger on a guided kayak paddle down the South River. We will travel roughly 4 miles down the South River as we discuss the area's rich history and look for local wildlife. The kayak trip will take roughly 2.5 hours. All kayaks, paddles, and life jackets are included with the program fee. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

4th of July Celebration
Sunday, Jul 7, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us for our annual 4th of July Celebration. Take a boat ride, participate in crafts, make your own ice cream, compete in a relay race, play glow in the dark mini-golf, and more. Please see additional information for a detailed schedule of events. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Twilight Kayaking
Friday, Jul 12, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join us for a ranger-led twilight paddle of Lake Trahlyta. Spots fill quickly so register in advance by calling (706) 745-2628 or stop by the Visitor Center. $10/person, kayaks and life jackets provided. Please arrive at the boat dock at 7:45pm. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Parks After Dark 

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 
Twilight Kayaking
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 8 PM to 11 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Enjoy a ranger-led paddle of Lake Trahlyta under the full moon. All equipment provided, no prior kayaking experience necessary. Please book in advance as these events fill up quickly! $10/person. Visit the Visitor Center or call (706) 745-2628 to make your reservation today. Please arrive at the boat docks at 7:45! $10 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Local History Boat Cruise
Saturday, Jul 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.
Twilight Kayaking
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Enjoy a ranger-led paddle of Lake Trahlyta under the full moon. All equipment provided, no prior kayaking experience necessary. Please book in advance as these events fill up quickly! $10/person. Visit the Visitor Center or call (706) 745-2628 to make your reservation today. Please arrive at the boat docks at 7:45! $10 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Parks After Dark 

Friday, July 26, 2019

Intro to Kayaking
Friday, Jul 26, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Learn the basics of kayaking on a safe and peaceful section of Lake Rutledge. Open to people 16 years and older who can swim and are new to kayaking. Equipment provided. Bring water, sunscreen, water shoes, and bug repellent. Meet at the kayak rack near the beach area. Call the office to register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Beach Combing on Cumberland Island
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a boat ride to Cumberland Island where you'll stroll the beach with a Park Ranger identifying shells and sea life along the shore. Get a chance to photograph the famous wild horses and see coastal birds. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the Friday prior to cruise. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
South River Kayak Paddle
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger on a guided kayak paddle down the South River. We will travel roughly 4 miles down the South River as we discuss the area's rich history and look for local wildlife. The kayak trip will take roughly 2.5 hours. All kayaks, paddles, and life jackets are included with the program fee. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

South River Kayak Paddle
Sunday, Aug 4, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger on a guided kayak paddle down the South River. We will travel roughly 4 miles down the South River as we discuss the area's rich history and look for local wildlife. The kayak trip will take roughly 2.5 hours. All kayaks, paddles, and life jackets are included with the program fee. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

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, August 24, 2019

Beach Combing on Cumberland Island
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a boat ride to Cumberland Island where you'll stroll the beach with a Park Ranger identifying shells and sea life along the shore. Get a chance to photograph the famous wild horses and see coastal birds. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the Friday prior to cruise. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

South River Kayak Paddle
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger on a guided kayak paddle down the South River. We will travel roughly 4 miles down the South River as we discuss the area's rich history and look for local wildlife. The kayak trip will take roughly 2.5 hours. All kayaks, paddles, and life jackets are included with the program fee. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Beach Combing on Cumberland Island
Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a boat ride to Cumberland Island where you'll stroll the beach with a Park Ranger identifying shells and sea life along the shore. Get a chance to photograph the famous wild horses and see coastal birds. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the Friday prior to cruise. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

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.