Upcoming Events


Friday, May 1, 2020

Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Friday, May 1, 2020 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
If you've ever wanted a picture of a beautiful Lake Seminole sunset, this is your chance. This Park Naturalist guided sunset kayak tour will get you to the perfect spot to hopefully help you get that picture of a lifetime. Don't forget to bring water and a camera. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Target Archery Shoot
Saturday, May 2, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Stationary target shoot adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction equipment. $12 per person. Mothers 1/2 price with another paid archer. Pay and pre-register at Park Office. Park near fishing Dock and walk down to grass ranger. May 9th is FREE for MON ! $12 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bluebirds and Butterflies
Saturday, May 2, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Help us monitor our bluebird nest boxes and check on our butterfly garden. There is a short walk to five bluebird boxes and our demonstration pollinator garden. We will talk briefly on what it takes to attract both bluebirds and butterflies to your yard. Handouts provided. Meet at the Park Office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Flower Hike on National Fitness Day
Saturday, May 2, 2020 10 AM to 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Get fit while hiking past waterfalls and thousands of mountain laurel blooms. This will be a moderate 4.2 mile out-and-back hike on the Pine Mountain Trail to Cascade Falls. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Lake Trail Wildflower Hike
Saturday, May 2, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join a ranger on this casual stroll around the lake. We will look for blooming wildflowers. Don't forget your camera! Hike is an easy 1-mile loop. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
3rd Spring Pioneer Festival -Postponed to Fall-
Saturday, May 2, 2020 11 AM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Step back in time and experience what life was like when the Civilian Conservation Corps boys were building the park. Join us for CCC wagon rides, outdoor cooking demos, authentic chuckwagon, live bluegrass music, blacksmith, art and craft demos, pioneer games, food and more. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Trail Cleanup
Saturday, May 2, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy a morning hike while helping us clean up the trails. Become a volunteer litter and trash have no place on the trails at Magnolia Springs bring a trash bag as you help us clean the trails on this hike. free with park pass $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Make and Take Terrarium
Saturday, May 2, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Are you ready to get your hands dirty? Do you enjoy crafting? We are creating indoor gardens also known as a terrarium. The park will supply the soil, jars and plants. You need to bring your imagination and creativity. Once completed everyone will have a terrarium of their own to take home. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Blooming Hike
Saturday, May 2, 2020 4 PM to 5 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come join us on the trail as we look for springs bounty. What flowers are blooming on the forest floor or in the trees? Red, yellow, purple and pink can be seen blooming along the trail. Park Naturalist will help you identify some of these spring beauties. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Prescribed Fires
Saturday, May 2, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Come learn all about prescribed fires and why they are a necessity for the land! We will be demonstrating how to use a drip torch and some of the tools commonly used on the fire line. We will be meeting at the beach area. The cost is $3 per person to attend this event. Ages 3 and under are free. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Guided Paddle
Saturday, May 2, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us for a guided paddle along the shores of Georgia's largest lake! We will provide all equipment. We have several canoes and kayaks to choose from. Must be 7 years or older to participate. The price to attend the paddles is $15 per person. To register you must call the park office at (706) 541-0321. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Saturday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – May 2, 2020 until Jan 2, 2021 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our Ranger and Historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are being taken now. $20. 706-655-5870.
All About Eagles
Saturday, May 2, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Observe an active eagle's nest and possibly see a majestic eagle soaring over the water on this beginner friendly kayak tour. We'll travel approximately 1.5 miles round trip, stopping along the way to observe the eagle's nest and discuss fun facts about our national emblem. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
History Under the Lake Paddle
Saturday, May 2, 2020 2:30 PM to 4 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Lake Seminole is unique because most of the historical sites are now under the waters of the lake. On this 1.5 mile kayak tour, we'll talk about an underwater Native American ceremonial mound, an old Spanish mission, and an event that touched off a war. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Tails on the Trails
Saturday, May 2, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Get outdoors with your four legged friend, on a guided 1 mile hike down the Victoria's Path. Bring water and don't forget the leash. Meet at the park office. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Ladies Afternoon Tea
Sunday, May 3, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for an afternoon tea social and discussion on the historical roles of women. Please purchase tickets in advance, space is limited. $20. 912-727-2339.
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Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, May 3, 2020 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Friends of Smithgall Woods Meeting
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This informative monthly meeting will give you the ins and outs of Smithgall Woods. Learn more about this special conservation area and what volunteer opportunities are available. Make some new friends and find a way to give back! 706-878-3087.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Full Moon Paddle
Thursday, May 7, 2020 8:30 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 nightly activities. $5 - $20 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark: Full Moon Hike
Thursday, May 7, 2020 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Are you looking for a unique Savannah experience? Put on your hiking shoes, bring a flashlight, and join us for a full moon hike in the Wormsloe maritime forest. Get a rare view of a sunset over the Moon River and moon rise over our inter-coastal wetlands. The hike will start at the Visitors Center and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail. $5 - $13. 912-353-3023.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Historic Hike
Friday, May 8, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join us for a mid-morning hike to discuss park history and promote interpretive awareness! $5 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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VE Day: A Celebration With Music
Friday, May 8, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
We will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe, VE Day, with the 116th Army Band playing patriotic and victory tunes. Vintage newsreels of the day will be playing in the museum. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Women's Backpacking Trip
Saturday, May 9, 2020 10 AM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join Park Volunteer & AT Thru Hiker Hope Cochran and Park Ranger Jessica James-Weems for an overnight backpacking trip. This will be a strenuous 7.5 mile hike. A packing list will be given once registered for the event. Please register by May 5, 2020. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Camping 101 with the Georgia Geocachers Association
Saturday, May 9, 2020 12 PM to 3 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Find out how to camp with the Georgia Geocachers Association. You will learn the basics such as how to pitch a tent, the essential items, and how to find a campsite. The regular scheduled monthly GGA meeting will continue at 1 p.m., all are welcome to attend. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Target Archery Shoot
Saturday, May 9, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Stationary target shoot adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction equipment. $12 per person. Mothers 1/2 price with another paid archer. Pay and pre-register at Park Office. Park near fishing Dock and walk down to grass ranger. May 9th is FREE for MON ! $12 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bluebirds and Butterflies
Saturday, May 9, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Help us monitor our bluebird nest boxes and check on our butterfly garden. There is a short walk to five bluebird boxes and our demonstration pollinator garden. We will talk briefly on what it takes to attract both bluebirds and butterflies to your yard. Handouts provided. Meet at the Park Office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
A is for Archery
Saturday, May 9, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Just learning to shoot a bow and arrow? Want to brush up? Here’s your chance to get a Ranger led course on basic archery. From solid stances, terminology, safety, and target practice our Ranger will help you improve your archery skills. $7 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Bark in the Park
Saturday, May 9, 2020 1 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Dogs are an important part of the family and we have set aside a day for your four legged family members. We have pet crafts, hikes with your dog and even tricks and treats. It's sure to be a barking fun day. 1:00 PM- Craft a bandanna for your pet 2:00 PM- Dog hike along the Woodpecker Trail 3:30 PM- Tricks and Treats $3 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Camp Lawton Lantern Tour
Saturday, May 9, 2020 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come experience the historic Camp Lawton at night via lantern-light in this guided historical tour. Be transported back in time as you hike the trail and learn about the world's largest prison stockade and its inhabitants. Participants get to carry their own lanterns. You may even see a Confederate soldier and hear a musket fired. $10 adults $5 kids under 10 Pre-registration required plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Mother's Day Hike
Saturday, May 9, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Enjoy a nice stroll with your mamma this Mother's Day Weekend! We are offering a free hike to all mom's and children 3 and under. For everyone else, the hike is $2 per person. We will be hiking 2.5 miles on the Cliatt-Creek Trail. Meet at the park office. A parking pass is required for every vehicle that enters the park. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Basic Archery
Saturday, May 9, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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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.
Basic Archery
Saturday, May 9, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Lost but Found Safe and Sound
2nd Saturday of Month 3 PM - 4 PM from May 9, 2020 until Nov 14, 2020 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This FREE class will be taking place at our Nature Center. There will be a short video and then a K-9 demonstration with Keegan and a question and answer session with one of our Search and Rescue members. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, May 9, 2020 7:15 PM to 9:15 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire, where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Saturday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – May 9, 2020 until Jan 2, 2021 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our Ranger and Historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are being taken now. $20. 706-655-5870.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Basic Archery
Sunday, May 10, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intermediate Archery
2nd Sunday of Month 1 PM - 3 PM from May 10, 2020 until Dec 13, 2020 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Meet at Alexander Lake pavilion. Participants must call Nature Center to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Living History at Panola
Sunday, May 10, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn about Panola's rich history through hands-on living history demonstrations that depict everyday family life during the 1820s and 1830s at the Parker House. Visitors will get to participate in activities such as: candle making, butter churning, cooking, making rag dolls, and other period games all from guides in historic period clothing. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Track Trek
Sunday, May 10, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Join us for a leisurely stroll through the woods while learning the basics of animal track identification. This event is designed for children but adults are definitely welcome. We'll travel approximately 3/4 of a mile. Please wear closed toe shoes and bring drinking water. $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
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Friday, May 15, 2020

Boomer Mini Day Camp
Friday, May 15, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a half day adult mini camp adventure geared towards adults ages over 55 who missed out on summer camp as a kid or want to relive it. Fun, hands-on, active, outdoor discoveries including making walking-sticks, woodland walk, map & compass and Bingo. Bring picnic lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided. Must pre-register. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Glow in the Dark Night Hike
Friday, May 15, 2020 8 PM to 9 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Ever hiked a nature trail in the dark? Do you like things that glow in the dark? Enjoy this Ranger led hike in the dark and search for creatures that glow in the dark. Each person participating will receive a glow in the dark item to take with them. During the hike, you may even hear the hoot of an owl or the snort of a deer. $5 per person $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Homeschool Archery
3rd Friday of Month 2 PM - 4 PM from May 15, 2020 until Dec 18, 2020 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Bring your homeschoolers (ages 6+) to our monthly homeschool archery class. Cost is $8/child. Meet at the Nature Center. All levels welcome. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Stars Over Seminole Hike
Friday, May 15, 2020 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Experience the beauty and serenity of a hike under the stars and listen to a symphony of sound provided by Mother Nature. This night hike will travel 1.5 miles round trip, stopping at our boardwalk to stargaze. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Target Archery Shoot
Saturday, May 16, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Stationary target shoot adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction equipment. $12 per person. Mothers 1/2 price with another paid archer. Pay and pre-register at Park Office. Park near fishing Dock and walk down to grass ranger. May 9th is FREE for MON ! $12 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bluebirds and Butterflies
Saturday, May 16, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Help us monitor our bluebird nest boxes and check on our butterfly garden. There is a short walk to five bluebird boxes and our demonstration pollinator garden. We will talk briefly on what it takes to attract both bluebirds and butterflies to your yard. Handouts provided. Meet at the Park Office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Riverbank Cleanup
Saturday, May 16, 2020 12 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Make a difference in the environment! Join us as we remove trash and debris along the Ogeechee River. You can choose to work along the tree line, which is dry and requires sturdy shoes, or the water line which requires shoes that can get wet and muddy. We always recover several bags of debris which threatens the health of our coastline! 912-727-2339.
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Lake Trail Wildflower Hike
Saturday, May 16, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join a ranger on this casual stroll around the lake. We will look for blooming wildflowers. Don't forget your camera! Hike is an easy 1-mile loop. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Astronomy in the Park
Saturday, May 16, 2020 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join the Flint River Astronomy Club to get close and personal with the night sky. FRAC members will come and set up their telescopes. This event will take place in our pool parking lot. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Reptile- Snake Craft
Saturday, May 16, 2020 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Snakes are one of the most misunderstood creatures on the park. We are inviting you to join us to learn more about these creatures while you are making a craft. You will be creating a unique snake craft you can take home. This craft will be created using recycled bottle caps; when completed it will slither like a living snake. $1 per snake $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Meet the Reptiles
Saturday, May 16, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Are you afraid of snakes? Have you ever seen a live gopher tortuous? Come meet the reptiles of Magnolia Springs. Meet Colonel Mustard the corn snake and Mercedes our gopher tortuous. You will learn that reptiles are an important part of our natural world and snakes are not scary creatures but are wild animals with unique adaptions. $1 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Reptile Hike
Saturday, May 16, 2020 5 PM to 6 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come on an adventure along the woodpecker trail as we look for snakes, alligators, turtles and more. Learn about these creatures as you are led on a guided hike by the naturalist. free plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Guided Paddle
Saturday, May 16, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us for a guided paddle along the shores of Georgia's largest lake! We will provide all equipment. We have several canoes and kayaks to choose from. Must be 7 years or older to participate. The price to attend the paddles is $15 per person. To register you must call the park office at (706) 541-0321. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, May 16, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Saturday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – May 16, 2020 until Jan 2, 2021 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our Ranger and Historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are being taken now. $20. 706-655-5870.
Track Trek
Saturday, May 16, 2020 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Join us for a leisurely stroll through the woods while learning the basics of animal track identification. This event is designed for children but adults are definitely welcome. We'll travel approximately 3/4 of a mile. Please wear closed toe shoes and bring drinking water. $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
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History Under the Lake Paddle
Saturday, May 16, 2020 3:30 PM to 5 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Lake Seminole is unique because most of the historical sites are now under the waters of the lake. On this 1.5 mile kayak tour, we'll talk about an underwater Native American ceremonial mound, an old Spanish mission, and an event that touched off a war. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Stars Over Seminole Hike
Saturday, May 16, 2020 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Experience the beauty and serenity of a hike under the stars and listen to a symphony of sound provided by Mother Nature. This night hike will travel 1.5 miles round trip, stopping at our boardwalk to stargaze. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

ASL Signing Stroll
Sunday, May 17, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come learn some basic signs for nature as we stroll along the Rock Outcrop Trail. This is a free program for all ages. Trail is .75 miles and is easy, but not stroller accessible. You do not need to register for this event, just show up. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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.
Butterfly Hike
Sunday, May 17, 2020 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Start your day off right with spring in the air and the wildflowers blooming, and butterflies flying. Our forest is home to many butterfly-attracting varieties of plants. This short hike will get you close to the butterflies for some great photo opportunities. Bring your camera! $2 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Home School Exploration Day
Thursday, May 21, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Home school students are invited to join us for a ranger-led program. Topics will be geared towards kids ages 8-12, with growing up WILD activities for kids younger than this. This is an eight part series, you can attend all or pick and choose which ones interest you. Space is limited, call to reserve your spot. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Karaoke in the Campground
Friday, May 22, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Music, fun, and laughs. Come enjoy a night of karaoke in the campground with our park ranger. $3 per person $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Stars Over Seminole Hike
Friday, May 22, 2020 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Experience the beauty and serenity of a hike under the stars and listen to a symphony of sound provided by Mother Nature. This night hike will travel 1.5 miles round trip, stopping at our boardwalk to stargaze. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Bluebirds and Butterflies
Saturday, May 23, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Help us monitor our bluebird nest boxes and check on our butterfly garden. There is a short walk to five bluebird boxes and our demonstration pollinator garden. We will talk briefly on what it takes to attract both bluebirds and butterflies to your yard. Handouts provided. Meet at the Park Office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Cool Pool Summer Splash
Saturday, May 23, 2020 11 AM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the park rangers for lively music, fabulous pool games, and pool-side activities for the whole family. Local DJ playing summer favorites from 1-3 PM. Liberty Bell Pool Hwy 354. Refreshments require an additional cost. No fee for the activities just regular pool admission. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Cool Pool Summer Splash
Saturday, May 23, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the park rangers for lively music, fabulous pool games, and pool-side activities for the whole family. Local DJ playing summer favorites from 1-3 PM. Liberty Bell Pool Hwy 354. Refreshments require an additional cost. No fee for the activities just regular pool admission. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Memorial Day Commemoration
Saturday, May 23, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for an old fashioned Memorial Day, and help us pay tribute to our fellow patriots who died while serving in the US military. Living history interpretations will take place throughout the day including cannon & musket firings every hour. Tour the fort, museum and grounds of Fort McAllister along the banks of the Ogeechee River. $9. 912-727-2339.
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Memorial Day Commemoration
Saturday, May 23, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
This coastal fort will present hourly Revolutionary War soldier talks and musket and cannon demonstrations. Visitors may explore the site's beautiful vista from the earthen fort, over the Medway River and out through St. Catherine's Sound. $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
Junior Fishing Derby
Saturday, May 23, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Contestants can participate in one of two age groups: 15 and younger for juniors; senior category will be 55 years and up. The senior category will require possession of a valid GA fishing license. Prizes will be awarded in each age group in several categories. Lunch will be provided for participants. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Farm Animal Fun Days 2020
Saturday, May 23, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Over the years, Hardman Farm has been home to several species of livestock. Come visit and learn about livestock that was kept here on the Farm as we continue our journey of "bringing the farm back to life" and keep the American agricultural experience alive. Grounds Admission $6. Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Campers only:Water Drop
Saturday, May 23, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
The Rangers are coming! The Rangers are coming! Fill up your water balloons and load your squirt guns! Try to hit the Rangers before they hit you in this super-soakin’, balloon-explodin’, all-out campground water battle! Campers Only Program. Free $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, May 23, 2020 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Pioneer Cooking
Saturday, May 23, 2020 12 PM to 1 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
What did the pioneers eat? What did they cook? Come join us as we step into the shoes of a pioneer and learn what they eat and how they cooked it. Our naturalist will cook up a pot of pioneer stew and some muffins for all to enjoy. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Tales from Camp Lawton
Saturday, May 23, 2020 3 PM to 5 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come listen to harrowing tales of thievery, attempted prison escapes, mad hatters, assassinations, and more in this half hour historically accurate program. Tour the museum and then sit down and enjoy the enthralling stories from a civil war period soldier or soldier's wife. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Fallen Heros Luminary Lighting
Saturday, May 23, 2020 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Memorial Day is a time for remembering and honoring those in our armed forces who have died defending and serving our country. In honor of the fallen, join us at the history museum and purchase a luminary to honor a fallen hero. Each luminary will be placed on the lawn of where Camp Lawton stood with the name of a service member who gave all. $5 per luminary $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, May 23, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Basic Archery
Saturday, May 23, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Basic Archery
Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Movies in the Park
Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:45 PM to 10:45 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a family-fun evening in the park. We will be playing a family feature on our jumbo screen while your family relaxes in the park. Just bring your blanket or chairs. Concessions will be available for purchase from the Friends of Panola chapter. $5 Parking fee is required per vehicle. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Movie by the Water
Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:45 PM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for movie night at Rocky Mountain by Lake Antioch. Meet at the Beach area. Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks. Free Popcorn while it lasts and the Movie starts 15 Minutes after Sunset. All Movies are PG13. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Saturday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – May 23, 2020 until Jan 2, 2021 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our Ranger and Historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are being taken now. $20. 706-655-5870.
Flower Float
Saturday, May 23, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Gorgeous water lilies and beautiful yellow lotuses are in full bloom on Lake Seminole. Join the park naturalist and paddle your way up the Northern reaches of the lake to vast expanses covered in flowers. This slow paced, short distance(2 miles round trip)kayak tour is perfect for beginners or guests looking to get close-up photos. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
History Under the Lake Paddle
Saturday, May 23, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Lake Seminole is unique because most of the historical sites are now under the waters of the lake. On this 1.5 mile kayak tour, we'll talk about an underwater Native American ceremonial mound, an old Spanish mission, and an event that touched off a war. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
If you've ever wanted a picture of a beautiful Lake Seminole sunset, this is your chance. This Park Naturalist guided sunset kayak tour will get you to the perfect spot to hopefully help you get that picture of a lifetime. Don't forget to bring water and a camera. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Piedmont Forest Hike
Saturday, May 23, 2020 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join a park ranger for a hike through our beautiful Piedmont forest as we identify the trees and flowers and discuss the animals, reptiles, and birds along the way to a tour of the inside of the New Manchester mill alongside the magnificent rapids of Sweetwater Creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Saturday, May 23, 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.
New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, May 23, 2020 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This one mile (total) easy to moderate hike will lead us to the five story ruins of the Civil War era New Manchester textile mill (seen in "Hunger Games:Mockingjay"). This hike will include going inside the ruins and seeing the lovely rapids providing great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Moonlight Movie Night
Saturday, May 23, 2020 9 PM to 11 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
We will be showing a movie in the field behind the office, so bring your blankets or chairs and get ready for some fun. We will have popcorn and refreshments for sale. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunset Hike
Saturday, May 23, 2020 10 PM to 11 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Come hike to the power house ruins after dark, see the woods come alive as the sun goes down! Meet the park office, wear closed toe shoes and don't forget you water bottle. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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War of Jenkin's Ear
Saturday, May 23, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
It is 1742 and the Spanish are coming! Learn about the War of Jenkins Ear and Georgia’s role in the 1739 – 1748 war between Britain and Spain. Join us for a presentation about the conflict at the Visitors Center at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm followed by military drills and black powder weapons demonstration. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.
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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Sunrise Ranger Walk
Sunday, May 24, 2020 6:15 AM to 7:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Chat with a ranger and walk the ½ mile in (1 mile total) to Buzzard’s Roost. Watch the sun rise and learn more about park. Pre-register & pre-pay or pay correct cash at check-in. Coffee provided at the end. Stone amphitheater next to Park Office. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Soldier Sunday- Museum Tour with a Soldier
Sunday, May 24, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join confederate soldiers as they guide you through Camp Lawton History Museum. Learn about living in the largest prison camp in the world and what struggles prisoners went through daily to survive. Hear the sounds of the muskets fire and see remnants of the past as you tour the museum. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Basic Archery
Sunday, May 24, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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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.
Basic Archery
Sunday, May 24, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Movie by the Water
Sunday, May 24, 2020 8:45 PM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for movie night at Rocky Mountain by Lake Antioch. Meet at the Beach area. Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks. Free Popcorn while it lasts and the Movie starts 15 Minutes after Sunset. All Movies are PG13. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Flower Float
Sunday, May 24, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Gorgeous water lilies and beautiful yellow lotuses are in full bloom on Lake Seminole. Join the park naturalist and paddle your way up the Northern reaches of the lake to vast expanses covered in flowers. This slow paced, short distance(2 miles round trip)kayak tour is perfect for beginners or guests looking to get close-up photos. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
History Under the Lake Paddle
Sunday, May 24, 2020 2:30 PM to 4 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Lake Seminole is unique because most of the historical sites are now under the waters of the lake. On this 1.5 mile kayak tour, we'll talk about an underwater Native American ceremonial mound, an old Spanish mission, and an event that touched off a war. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
New Manchester History Hike
Sunday, May 24, 2020 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This one mile (total) easy to moderate hike will lead us to the five story ruins of the Civil War era New Manchester textile mill (seen in "Hunger Games:Mockingjay"). This hike will include going inside the ruins and seeing the lovely rapids providing great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, May 24, 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.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Memorial Day Commemoration
Monday, May 25, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join the rangers of Fort King George for a day of craft demonstrations and soldiers' life activities in commemoration of Memorial Day. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Memorial Day Commemoration
Monday, May 25, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for an old fashioned Memorial Day, and help us pay tribute to our fellow patriots who died while serving in the US military. Living history interpretations will take place throughout the day including cannon & musket firings every hour. Tour the fort, museum and grounds of Fort McAllister along the banks of the Ogeechee River. $9. 912-727-2339.
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Memorial Day Beach Bash
Monday, May 25, 2020 4 PM to 8 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Kick off the summer with us at the park. Slide down the slip-n-slide, test your luck in the corn hole challenge or enjoy a burger by the lake. Fun for the whole family at the day use area. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Junior Ranger Camp
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
During this three day camp children ages 6-10 will participate in activities that focus on the outdoors and work toward earning a Junior Ranger badge. Activities include outdoor survival skills, hiking, birding, fishing, and more. Space is limited and registration is required. $65 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Junior Ranger Camp
Thursday, May 28, 2020 8 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
During this three day camp children ages 6-10 will participate in activities that focus on the outdoors and work toward earning a Junior Ranger badge. Activities include outdoor survival skills, hiking, birding, fishing, and more. Space is limited and registration is required. $65 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Capturing the Beauty of Sweetwater
Thursday, May 28, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile long, moderate hike will take us down to the scenic highlights of the park where we will leisurely sketch and/or photograph the ruins of the New Manchester mill, the beauty of Sweetwater Creek, and the rapids. On part of this program we will be going inside the New Manchester ruins. Please bring your sketchpad and camera. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Junior Ranger Camp
Friday, May 29, 2020 8 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
During this three day camp children ages 6-10 will participate in activities that focus on the outdoors and work toward earning a Junior Ranger badge. Activities include outdoor survival skills, hiking, birding, fishing, and more. Space is limited and registration is required. $65 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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S'mores N' More - Campfire Stories
Friday, May 29, 2020 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come join a park ranger at the lake amphitheater for a yummy s'mores campfire and then, once it's dark we’ll take turns telling spooky or funny campfire stories. It’s a great way to meet fellow campers and enjoy the serene Magnolia Lake. Weather dependent event. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Historic Hike
Friday, May 29, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join us for a mid-morning hike to discuss park history and promote interpretive awareness! $5 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Forest Writing and Sketching
Friday, May 29, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a short interpretive hike through our beautiful Piedmont forest where we will then sit to listen to a short lecture about writing and sketching. The remainder of the time will be spent quietly writing and sketching in a lovely, secluded spot in the forest. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $3 plus $5 parking. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Last Friday of the Month Camp
5th Friday of Month 9 AM - 4 PM from May 29, 2020 until Jul 31, 2020 
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Junior Ranger day camp for ages 6-15. Work towards your NEW JR Ranger badge through hikes, crafts and more. This is a one day camp repeating on the last Friday of May, June and July, from 9 AM to 4 PM. We must have at least 6 campers signed up a week in advance for camp to commence. Please call the office at 706-245-6270 to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Bluebirds and Butterflies
Saturday, May 30, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Help us monitor our bluebird nest boxes and check on our butterfly garden. There is a short walk to five bluebird boxes and our demonstration pollinator garden. We will talk briefly on what it takes to attract both bluebirds and butterflies to your yard. Handouts provided. Meet at the Park Office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Water Wonders
Saturday, May 30, 2020 5 PM to 6 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Take a net to dip in and see what inhabitants live in our lakes. Look for fish, frogs and lots of insects. We provide the nets, viewing scopes, and lots of interesting discoveries. Children must be accompanied by adults. Meet next to the Boathouse on Lake Delanor in the campground. Correct change only, or pay at the park office and bring receipt. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Family Fun Day
Saturday, May 30, 2020 1 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come bring your kids for a wonderful family day at the park. Join us in frisbee, badminton, volleyball, outdoor bowling and more. There will be giveaways for participants. $2 per child $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Guided Paddle
Saturday, May 30, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us for a guided paddle along the shores of Georgia's largest lake! We will provide all equipment. We have several canoes and kayaks to choose from. Must be 7 years or older to participate. The price to attend the paddles is $15 per person. To register you must call the park office at (706) 541-0321. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Summer Author Series
Saturday, May 30, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
The Summer Author Series will allow local authors to promote their books at our park. The program will last one hour and will be held in the theater. The author will begin the program with a presentation about their book. After the presentation portion of the program the author will have a book signing and the park will offer light refreshments. $5.50 - $7 706-624-1321.
156th Commemoration - Battle of Pickett's Mill
Saturday, May 30, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
On the grounds, watch real-time troop movements, artillery firings, and calvary maneuvers. See what life was like at the cabin, especially how civilians survived as the Civil War came to Pickett's Mill. Visit our museum for artifact I.D. and special guest author presentations. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
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Saturday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – May 30, 2020 until Jan 2, 2021 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our Ranger and Historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are being taken now. $20. 706-655-5870.
Piedmont Forest Hike
Saturday, May 30, 2020 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join a park ranger for a hike through our beautiful Piedmont forest as we identify the trees and flowers and discuss the animals, reptiles, and birds along the way to a tour of the inside of the New Manchester mill alongside the magnificent rapids of Sweetwater Creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Saturday, May 30, 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.
New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, May 30, 2020 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This one mile (total) easy to moderate hike will lead us to the five story ruins of the Civil War era New Manchester textile mill (seen in "Hunger Games:Mockingjay"). This hike will include going inside the ruins and seeing the lovely rapids providing great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, May 31, 2020 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
New Manchester History Hike
Sunday, May 31, 2020 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This one mile (total) easy to moderate hike will lead us to the five story ruins of the Civil War era New Manchester textile mill (seen in "Hunger Games:Mockingjay"). This hike will include going inside the ruins and seeing the lovely rapids providing great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, May 31, 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.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Junior Ranger Summer Camp
Monday, Jun 1, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kids ages 7-12 are invited to our four-day camp (Monday- Thursday) to earn new Junior Ranger badges. Camp activities include nature hikes, fishing, arts and crafts, canoeing and more. Pre-registration is required. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp
Monday, Jun 1, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This 5-day program will introduce kids ages 6-10 to the wonders of the outdoors. Activities include hiking, frog hunting, bug catching, bird watching, craft making, geocaching, orienteering and more. Bring lunch and snacks. Apply sunscreen and bug spray each day. $125 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Georgia Master Naturalist
Monday, Jun 1, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Georgia Master Naturalist In cooperation with the UGA Warnell School of Forestry, this is an eight-week long course that will cover a variety of subjects such as dendrology, herpetology, ichthyology, and ornithology. The program is a combination of classroom lectures and outside hands-on learning. This course will conclude with a certification as a GA Master Naturalist. $250 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Junior Ranger Camp
Monday, Jun 1, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Children ages 6-10 will have fun exploring the outdoors and learning about the park's unique natural resources. Jr Rangers who participate in the camp will earn a Junior Ranger badge. We will only be able to take 20 children. Please call the office at 706-245-6270 to register. $100 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Junior Ranger Summer Camp Ages 8-12
Tuesday, Jun 2, 2020 9 AM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Campers will discover the natural wonders of the park from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Tuesday June 2 through Friday.June 5 $155 fee includes park pass, swimming (Wednesday through Friday only), archery, art projects, t-shirt, special science activities, nature and trail discoveries and outstanding instructors. $150 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Junior Ranger Summer Camp
Tuesday, Jun 2, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kids ages 7-12 are invited to our four-day camp (Monday- Thursday) to earn new Junior Ranger badges. Camp activities include nature hikes, fishing, arts and crafts, canoeing and more. Pre-registration is required. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp
Tuesday, Jun 2, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This 5-day program will introduce kids ages 6-10 to the wonders of the outdoors. Activities include hiking, frog hunting, bug catching, bird watching, craft making, geocaching, orienteering and more. Bring lunch and snacks. Apply sunscreen and bug spray each day. $125 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Friends of Smithgall Woods Meeting
Tuesday, Jun 2, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This informative monthly meeting will give you the ins and outs of Smithgall Woods. Learn more about this special conservation area and what volunteer opportunities are available. Make some new friends and find a way to give back! 706-878-3087.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Junior Ranger Summer Camp
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kids ages 7-12 are invited to our four-day camp (Monday- Thursday) to earn new Junior Ranger badges. Camp activities include nature hikes, fishing, arts and crafts, canoeing and more. Pre-registration is required. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Junior Ranger Camp
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020 8 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children will participate in outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, birding, outdoor survival and more as they work toward earning Junior Ranger badges in this three day camp. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the Park Office to register. Ages 8-12 years old. Space limited to 10 kids. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This 5-day program will introduce kids ages 6-10 to the wonders of the outdoors. Activities include hiking, frog hunting, bug catching, bird watching, craft making, geocaching, orienteering and more. Bring lunch and snacks. Apply sunscreen and bug spray each day. $125 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Junior Ranger Summer Camp
Thursday, Jun 4, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kids ages 7-12 are invited to our four-day camp (Monday- Thursday) to earn new Junior Ranger badges. Camp activities include nature hikes, fishing, arts and crafts, canoeing and more. Pre-registration is required. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Junior Ranger Camp
Thursday, Jun 4, 2020 8 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children will participate in outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, birding, outdoor survival and more as they work toward earning Junior Ranger badges in this three day camp. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the Park Office to register. Ages 8-12 years old. Space limited to 10 kids. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Thursday, Jun 4, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This 5-day program will introduce kids ages 6-10 to the wonders of the outdoors. Activities include hiking, frog hunting, bug catching, bird watching, craft making, geocaching, orienteering and more. Bring lunch and snacks. Apply sunscreen and bug spray each day. $125 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Friday, June 5, 2020

Looming Over the Lunar Eclipse
Friday, Jun 5, 2020 9 PM to 10 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for an evening hike and a solar system walk during a lunar eclipse night. Meet at Gopher Loop Trail head, and have fun with a ranger as we walk through our wiregrass conservation area. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Jun 5, 2020 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Junior Ranger Camp
Friday, Jun 5, 2020 8 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children will participate in outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, birding, outdoor survival and more as they work toward earning Junior Ranger badges in this three day camp. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the Park Office to register. Ages 8-12 years old. Space limited to 10 kids. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Friday, Jun 5, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This 5-day program will introduce kids ages 6-10 to the wonders of the outdoors. Activities include hiking, frog hunting, bug catching, bird watching, craft making, geocaching, orienteering and more. Bring lunch and snacks. Apply sunscreen and bug spray each day. $125 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Full Moon Hike
Friday, Jun 5, 2020 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
You will get a chance to hike to the suspension bridge and watch the moon rise over the gorge. This walk will take us down and up 620 stairs, you will want to bring water and snacks with you. No registration is necessary, but you should call the day of to make sure it has not been cancelled as it is weather dependent. No pets allowed. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Parks After Dark: Full Moon Hike
Friday, Jun 5, 2020 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Are you looking for a unique Savannah experience? Put on your hiking shoes, bring a flashlight, and join us for a full moon hike in the Wormsloe maritime forest. Get a rare view of a sunset over the Moon River and moon rise over our inter-coastal wetlands. The hike will start at the Visitors Center and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail. $5 - $13. 912-353-3023.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Junior Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 7:30 AM to 12 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Kids 15 and younger can try to win prizes for largest fish or youngest angler, as well as a door prize. Register between 7:30 - 7:45 a.m. at the main office and enjoy some great fishing in Lake Liberty. Refreshments will be available. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Guided Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Join us at the Museum for a guided hike celebrating National Trails Day. You will be guided through the woods to the God's Acre Cemetery, about one mile total. Along the way you'll see evidence of wildlife, identify native trees, identify birds, see an old roadbed, freshwater springs and learn other tidbits of Vann family history. $3. 706-695-2598.
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National Trials Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join a Ranger at the Sempervirens trailhead for a hike through our ever living forest where you'll learn about native plants found along the trail as well as their historical uses. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Dog Creek Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
We will be hiking the Dog Creek Outer Loop which is approximately 2 miles and offers gorgeous views of both Lake Lanier and Dog Creek. Register in advance by calling the park visitor center. $2 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
National Trails Day and Mud Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come take a short guided hike down the nature trail along the Etowah River with the Interpretive Ranger/Naturalist. After the hike come get closer to nature and play in the mud. Join us for clay sculpting and make gorgets, animals, or pottery as you learn about the different uses that Native Americans had for clay. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
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