Boating Events


Friday, December 14, 2018

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Dec 14, 2018 4:30 PM to 6 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 

Friday, December 21, 2018

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Dec 21, 2018 4:30 PM to 6 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 

Friday, December 28, 2018

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Dec 28, 2018 4:30 PM to 6 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 
Paddle Under the Stars
Friday, Dec 28, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger-guided paddle in a canoe or kayak while the sun sets over the Okefenokee. Watch the last light of day fade into the night, leaving only the stars and the moon to guide the way. Look for gator eyes glowing from your flashlight, enjoy a full moon or the milky way and enjoy a leisurely paddle in the swamp. Register in advance. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Friday, Dec 28, 2018 10 AM to 2 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for 4 hours of fun and education. We will be learning about nature and history. Highlights include walking down you and inside the Civil War era New Manchester mill alongside the rapids of Sweetwater Creek. There will be other hikes and fun activities. Lunch is not included. AGES 6 TO 12. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Local History Boat Cruise
Saturday, Dec 29, 2018 to Sunday, Dec 30, 2018 9 AM
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.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Sunset Boat Tour of the Swamp
Sunday, Dec 30, 2018 5 PM to 6:30 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 

Monday, December 31, 2018

Holiday Cruise
Monday, Dec 31, 2018 4:30 PM to 6 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come celebrate New Year's Eve with a relaxing sunset cruise along the Crooked River waterways. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM day prior cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

First Day Cruise
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 4:30 PM to 6 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come celebrate the New Year with a relaxing sunset cruise along the Crooked River waterways. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM day prior cruise $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Jan 4, 2019 4:30 PM to 6 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, January 20, 2019

Total Lunar Eclipse Paddle
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 to Monday, Jan 21, 2019 11 PM to 1 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Enjoy a late night, ranger guided, paddle on Billy's Lake during a total lunar eclipse. As the Earth's shadow creeps across the face of the moon you can watch for gator eyes glowing, stars shining above and listen for the hoots of owls in the swamp. $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

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.

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, 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, 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 August 6th! $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 August 6th! $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.

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.