Boating Events


Saturday, December 14, 2019

Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 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.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 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.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 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.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Sunset Boat Tour of the Swamp
Sunday, Dec 29, 2019 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 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.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Billys Island Stories in the Dirt
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 5 PM to 7 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger on a trip to historic Billys Island. We will look at the many signs of human activity imprinted on the landscape from Native Americans, loggers, swampers and even refuge activities. These include Indian mounds, a cemetery, old rail beds and logging equipment. $20-$25 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing through the tunnel and out on the lake. Highlights of this trip are visiting a beaver pond and dam and observing the eagles, ospreys, and herons. 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 22, 2020

Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Mar 22, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing through the tunnel and out on the lake. Highlights of this trip are visiting a beaver pond and dam and observing the eagles, ospreys, and herons. 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, March 28, 2020

Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing through the tunnel and out on the lake. Highlights of this trip are visiting a beaver pond and dam and observing the eagles, ospreys, and herons. 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 29, 2020

Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Mar 29, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing through the tunnel and out on the lake. Highlights of this trip are visiting a beaver pond and dam and observing the eagles, ospreys, and herons. 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, May 9, 2020

Alexander Lake Paddle
Saturday, May 9, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for a guided paddle on Alexander Lake. This paddle is designed as a basic level paddle to teach beginners how to kayak, read the water, and general boating safety. All equipment is provided. This class is a prerequisite for the South River paddles. Call 770-389-7801 to register. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Alexander Lake Paddle
Sunday, May 17, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for a guided paddle on Alexander Lake. This paddle is designed as a basic level paddle to teach beginners how to kayak, read the water, and general boating safety. All equipment is provided. This class is a prerequisite for the South River paddles. Call 770-389-7801 to register. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

South River Kayak Paddle
Sunday, May 24, 2020 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. $35 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

South River Kayak Paddle
Saturday, Jun 13, 2020 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. $35 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Alexander Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jun 14, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for a guided paddle on Alexander Lake. This paddle is designed as a basic level paddle to teach beginners how to kayak, read the water, and general boating safety. All equipment is provided. This class is a prerequisite for the South River paddles. Call 770-389-7801 to register. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Alexander Lake Paddle
Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for a guided paddle on Alexander Lake. This paddle is designed as a basic level paddle to teach beginners how to kayak, read the water, and general boating safety. All equipment is provided. This class is a prerequisite for the South River paddles. Call 770-389-7801 to register. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Alexander Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jul 5, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for a guided paddle on Alexander Lake. This paddle is designed as a basic level paddle to teach beginners how to kayak, read the water, and general boating safety. All equipment is provided. This class is a prerequisite for the South River paddles. Call 770-389-7801 to register. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

South River Kayak Paddle
Sunday, Jul 26, 2020 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. $35 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Alexander Lake Paddle
Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for a guided paddle on Alexander Lake. This paddle is designed as a basic level paddle to teach beginners how to kayak, read the water, and general boating safety. All equipment is provided. This class is a prerequisite for the South River paddles. Call 770-389-7801 to register. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

South River Kayak Paddle
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 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. $35 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Alexander Lake Paddle
Sunday, Sep 6, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for a guided paddle on Alexander Lake. This paddle is designed as a basic level paddle to teach beginners how to kayak, read the water, and general boating safety. All equipment is provided. This class is a prerequisite for the South River paddles. Call 770-389-7801 to register. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

50th Annual Kolomoki Festival
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us for our largest event of the year. Watch Native American demonstrators, visit the craft booths, try the local food vendor trucks, take a ride on the pontoon boat or watch local performances. Help us celebrate 50 years! $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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