Upcoming Events


Thursday, September 24, 2020

Homeschool: Stream Critters EVENT IS FULL
Thursday, Sep 24, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn all about streams and the creatures that live in them. Join us at Painted Pony Farm for a 1.5 hour hike and stream exploration. We bring the nets and magnifying glasses, you bring clothes you don't mind getting wet and dirty. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required because space is limited. $8 ages 5 and older. 706-663-4858.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Friday, Sep 25, 2020 9:30 AM to 10 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Whether it's a tour of our museum, mounds or riverside nature trail, join us most Fridays for an interesting tour with a ranger. Weather may affect tour length/location. Register by 3 p.m. the day before since group size is limited. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Fall Bingo and Campfire
Friday, Sep 25, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original adult and family friendly bingo to win great prizes. Bring your own roasting stick, marshmallows and enjoy toasting it over a fire. Space is limited to 12 people and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. $3 per person $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
From Rice to Rebellion Fort Tour
Friday, Sep 25, 2020 to Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The story of rice cultivation begins with the founding of the colony of Georgia in 1733, and was the regions largest economic export up until the American Civil War. The strategic placement of Fort McAllister was not only to protect the citizens of Savannah, but also the many rice plantations that lined the Ogeechee River. Registration Required. $9. 912-727-2339.
Afternoon Paddle
Friday, Sep 25, 2020 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Friday, Sep 25, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 8 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Eye-Spy Scavenger Hunt
Friday, Sep 25, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Providence Canyon State Park - Lumpkin, GA
Team up and complete in our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the Park Office. Pictures must be brought to the Park Office with checklist by 4:00 PM Saturday. Prizes given for completed scavenger hunts. $5 parking. $5 parking. 229-838-6202.
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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Primitive Shelter Building
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us across the street from our Visitors Center to learn how to build some types of primitive shelters from bamboo sourced right here at the park. Registration is required, call our park office to reserve your spot. Meet at Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Volunteer Day at Vann House
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
pre-registration required. Help with cleaning the nature trail, shrubbery pruning and garden clearing. Bring water, sun protection, bug-spray and closed toed shoes. Call to pre-register. We are offering free admission and and a t-shirt to volunteers. Click for more details. 706-695-2598.
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Park Beautification Projects- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
We will be hosting several volunteer opportunities to help spruce up areas of the park. Work parties will be limited to 4-6 volunteers, preregistration is mandatory, so sign up early to ensure you get the project you'd most like to help with. Select event title for a list of volunteer options and what to bring. Call park office to register. 912-882-5256.
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Etowah Indian Mounds Annual Clean-up 2020 - Your State Park Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 10 AM to 1 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Have fun celebrating National Public Lands Day and Your State Park Day while helping maintain and improve your favorite site. This year we are in need of 4 groups of 4 volunteers at Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site to help us with trail maintenance and cleanup.We have lots of mulch to spread. Preregistration is required. Call our Office. 770-387-3747.
Primitive Tools and Weapons Program
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
What is the difference between a tool and a weapon? This program requires pre-registration. Space is limited to 18 people and social distancing will be required. Program can be cancelled due to inclement weather. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Free Fishing Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 8 AM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Enjoy a day at the park and fish in Lake Deleanor. No state fishing license required. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Eye Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up for our camera hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the Park Office. Pictures must be brought to office by 4 PM Sat. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Target Archery Shoot
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 10:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Basic archery target shooting for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction and equipment or you may bring your own. Limited attendance of 9 per time slot. Not geared towards large groups. Groups can contact us for special time. Pre and pre-register for your time slot at the Park Office. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Love FDR State Park Volunteer Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 10 AM to 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Enjoy a day of volunteering with the Staff at FDR State Park. We will be cleaning and clearing branches, debris and more as we work hard to keep our park beautiful. All of the volunteers will be treated lunch and a guided tour of the park and upgraded campground. Pre-registration required. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
River Cleanup -- Canceled
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Canceled 229-838-4706.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Our biggest volunteer day of the year! Stop by and lend a helping hand as we spend the day improving the park. We will be cleaning and clearing branches, debris and more as we work hard to make our park beautiful and pristine! Unfortunately, lunch will not be provided this year. Max 45 participants. Please register in advance. 912-727-2339.
Your State Parks Day: George L. Smith Clean-up Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Restrictions may apply -Please look for upcoming updates. Join the park staff and Friends of George L Smith State volunteers at the park. This day is designated to work on a project at the park. Please wear your work clothes, bring your water bottle, and gloves. Groups need to call the park office to reserve a project. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Hard Labor Creek Annual Clean-up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Welcome the “End of Season” with a park cleanup. This year we are in need of 10 small groups of volunteers to help us with trail maintenance and cleanup. Pre-registration and social distancing are required. Please call the park office to register in advance. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Afternoon Paddle
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Farm Animal Fun Days 2020
Saturday, Sep 26, 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.
Indian Springs Museum
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Stop by our museum to check out Indian Springs through the years! Starting with the Muskogee-Creeks and stretching through the resort eras to modern day, take in the whole story from inside the historic CCC-constructed building. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Site Beautification: Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Help keep Jarrell Plantation beautiful by helping rangers clean up the gardens and grounds and finish the day with a guided tour. Reservations required. Program & tour limited to 9 guests. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. 478-986-5172.
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Your State Parks Day: Fall Cleaning
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Help us prepare the park for a busy fall season. Work in the flower bed, add new mulch to the playground or help us deep clean the group shelters. There is something for all ages plus you will receive a free ParkPass for the day. Please bring gloves, bottle water and wear closed toe shoes. Pre-registration is required, please call the park office. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Your State Parks Day is a wonderful opportunity to give back to your local park or your favorite park. We need your help to spruce up the group camp area. 912-287-4900.
Your State Parks Day - Trail Maintenance
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Moccasin Creek State Park - Clarkesville, GA
Meet at the Hemlock Falls Trailhead by 9 a.m. to get started. Volunteers will help clean the trail and primitive campsites. Bring water and be prepared to get dirty. 706-947-3194.
SAVE our State Parks Volunteer Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
We'll be sprucing up the old Cherokee Capital of New Echota with projects including trail work, cemetery clean up, landscaping work and more. Volunteers will need to preregister for this event. Please call the park at 706-624-1321 to preregister. 706-624-1321.
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Kids Fishing Festival
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Kids 17 and younger are invited to hook a catfish or bluegill while learning about aquatic habitats, fish identification and fishing skills. Bring your own bait and rods. Register in advance. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Basic Archery
Saturday, Sep 26, 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, Sep 26, 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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Your State Parks Day - National Public Lands Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Show how much you care about your local Georgia State Park with your volunteer support for this event with the Friends of Pickett's Mill Battlefield State Historic Site. Individuals, families, or civic groups are welcome. We will complete various park improvement projects. 770-443-7850.
Canyon Cleanup-Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Providence Canyon State Park - Lumpkin, GA
Join us in helping to clean up our park. This year, we will be picking up trash throughout the park, including in the bottom of the canyon, around the campsites, and in the day use areas. Please wear clothing that can get dirty. Bring water, sunscreen, hats, and bug spray. Admission is free to all volunteers. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Beach Beautification - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
In exchange for assisting in the clean-up of the concession stand and beach area, volunteers will receive free parking for the day. 706-213-2045.
Your State Parks Day: Florida Torreya Work Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Come celebrate our state parks by giving back. We are very proud to be a safeguarding site for Florida Torreyas, and we want to make sure we protect these precious plants! We will spend the day weeding and picking invasives that are encroaching on these rare conifers. Pre-registration is required, and social distancing will be in place. 706-878-3087.
Landscaping Volunteer Project
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Traveler's Rest Historic Site - Toccoa, GA
Help us spruce up flowerbeds around the historic inn for the upcoming festive season. Part of Your State Parks Day. Pre-Registration is Required. 706-356-4363.
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Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Enjoy a day of volunteering with the staff and the "Friend's of Victoria Bryant State Park" we will be working towards beautifying and managing our forest. Parking is free for all volunteers that day, and a free hot dog lunch, as a "Thank You" for giving back! Meet at Archery Range. 706-245-6270.
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DIY Fall Paper
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 4 PM to 5 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet at the campground pavilion to create colorful fall paper. Reservations must be made in advance please call the park office at (706)-245-6270 for availability. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Primitive Tools and Weapons Program
Sunday, Sep 27, 2020 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
What is the difference between a tool and a weapon? This program requires pre-registration. Space is limited to 18 people and social distancing will be required. Program can be cancelled due to inclement weather. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Archery for Beginners
Sunday, Sep 27, 2020 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all equipment. Space limited to 4 students per session. Call to register by 3 pm Saturday. Cost is $5 for a 30-minute class. Must be 9 or older to participate and have the ability to draw the bow. Bad weather can cancel or reschedule the program. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Archery for Beginners
Sunday, Sep 27, 2020 2:30 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all equipment. Space limited to 4 students per session. Call to register by 3 pm Saturday. Cost is $5 for a 30-minute class. Must be 9 or older to participate and have the ability to draw the bow. Bad weather can cancel or reschedule the program. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Archery for Beginners
Sunday, Sep 27, 2020 3 PM to 3:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all equipment. Space limited to 4 students per session. Call to register by 3 pm Saturday. Cost is $5 for a 30-minute class. Must be 9 or older to participate and have the ability to draw the bow. Bad weather can cancel or reschedule the program. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Archery for Beginners
Sunday, Sep 27, 2020 3:30 PM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all equipment. Space limited to 4 students per session. Call to register by 3 pm Saturday. Cost is $5 for a 30-minute class. Must be 9 or older to participate and have the ability to draw the bow. Bad weather can cancel or reschedule the program. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Invasive Species Hike
Sunday, Sep 27, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join our Naturalist for a 3 mile hike and learn how to identify non-native plants that are harmful to our ecosystem. You may have some of these plants growing in your yard and don't know that they are unwelcome pests. Space is limited to 10 people. Please register in advance. $2.00 per person $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Kayaking 101
Sunday, Sep 27, 2020 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Learn the basic movements 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 and sanitized. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Basic Archery
Sunday, Sep 27, 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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Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Sep 27, 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.
Alexander Lake Paddle
Sunday, Sep 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. Registration is required, call 770-389-7801. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Basic Archery
Sunday, Sep 27, 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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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Tuesday, Sep 29, 2020 9:30 AM to 10 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Whether it's a tour of our museum, mounds or riverside nature trail, join us most Fridays for an interesting tour with a ranger. Weather may affect tour length/location. Register by 3 p.m. the day before since group size is limited. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Meet Watson- Gopher Tortoise
5th Wednesday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM from Sep 30, 2020 until Nov 25, 2020 
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come and meet George L Smith's mascot, Watson and his new sidekick, Holmes. Learn about Gopher Tortoises and hear about Watson's travels to Georgia and how he is considered a "keystone Species". Feeding time for tortoises. $2 Limited space -8. Please call the office prior to day of event 478-763-2759 to reserve your spot. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Homeschool In The Park: Bats
Thursday, Oct 1, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geared towards families who homeschool. Discover the unique qualities of bats up close in an investigative lab. Make a bat craft. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the park on your own afterwards. Must pre-register and pre-pay. Limited attendance of 15 people. Location is disclosed upon registration. $8 per child 5 and up. $1 per adult and children under 5. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Harvest Moon Night Hike
Thursday, Oct 1, 2020 7:15 PM to 10:15 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join a ranger for a easy to moderate, 3.4 mile full moon hike along Overlook Loop. Bring a flashlight and water, Geared towards ages 10 & up. Meet at Callaway Gardens Country Store Overlook. Pre-registration is required by calling the Park Office. Limited attendance of 15 people. 706-663-4858.
Homeschool Days
Thursday, Oct 1, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Homeschoolers! Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly home school program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Friday, October 2, 2020

Boomer Mini Day Camp
Friday, Oct 2, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
This one-day, adult camp adventure promises to be fun and hands-on. It offers lots of outdoor camping skills including tent-pitching, fire-building, dutch oven demonstration, map & compass and plant and wildlife investigations. Snack and beverages provide. Bring your own water. Must pre-register and pre-pay.Limited attendance of 15 people. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Who's the Predator?
Friday, Oct 2, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a game of Mafia with a nature twist! Try to determine who the predator is before you get eaten. Who knows, maybe the predator is you! No prior knowledge of game play needed. Preregistration required. Limited attendance of 15. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Private Escape Rooms
Friday, Oct 2, 2020 6 PM to 7 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
Private Escape Rooms
Friday, Oct 2, 2020 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
Afternoon Paddle
Friday, Oct 2, 2020 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
History Hike
Friday, Oct 2, 2020 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Come learn about the fascinating history of Indian Springs! From the early use by the Creeks thru the resort eras and the CCC construction, learn about 200 years of park history. This program requires pre-registration. Please call the park office at 770-504-2277 to register. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Friday, Oct 2, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 8 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Guided Marsh Hike
Friday, Oct 2, 2020 9 AM to 9:45 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join our naturalist on a two-mile hike and learn about the unique ecosystem in the tidal marshes on the Sandpiper and Avian Loop Trail. Space will be limited to 10 participants as we are practicing social distancing, so pre-registration is required. Please call the park office to register your group! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Saturday, October 3, 2020

Pumpkin Archery
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Pumpkin target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and prizes. .Halloween Saturday has a special Monster Hunt shoot. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Groups can contact us for a special time. Must pre-register. Meet at archery course next to group shelter in the campground. Park at boat dock $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office any time. Pictures must be brought to park office with checklist by 4 PM Sat. Winners will be called to pick up prize. Hunt changes all the time so you can participate all throughout the year. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fall Nature Craft
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Want to make a pinecone owl, fairy furniture or a leaf crown? Let your imagination soar as you create your own park souvenir from the natural materials of fall. Must pre-register. Limited attendance of 15 people. Location disclosed upon registration. Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Zombie Survival: Navigation
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn how to avoid the zombie horde and navigate to your safe zone using a map and compass. Geared towards ages 8 to adult. Preregistration and pre-pay is required by phone or coming to the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fall Jeopardy
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a family-friendly game of fall-themed Jeopardy. test your knowledge of outdoor activities and fall-related subjects. Must pre-register and pre-pay or call the Park Office. Limited attendance of 15 people. Location disclosed upon registration. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Private Escape Rooms
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 6 PM to 7 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
Private Escape Rooms
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
Butterfly Migration Hike
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
This time of year many different species of lepidoptera are migrating south to over-winter. Join our naturalist ranger and learn about these fascinating species, and how to identify them. Space is limited to 10 people per hike. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-884-5999.
Edible Plant Hike
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 12 PM to 1 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Join our Naturalist to search for local plants that have edible and medicinal properties. Learn how these plants were used by colonists, and people of the First Nations. Advanced registration required, limited space available. Reserve your spot today! Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. Please register in advance. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-884-5999.
Afternoon Paddle
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Guided Hike
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the naturalist for a guided hike to learn fun facts about our natural resources! We’ll explore native plants and search for signs of wildlife. This program requires preregistration as spacing will be limited and social distancing will be enforced. Please call the park office to register. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Indian Springs Museum
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Stop by our museum to check out Indian Springs through the years! Starting with the Muskogee-Creeks and stretching through the resort eras to modern day, take in the whole story from inside the historic CCC-constructed building. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Scarecrow Shuffle
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Preregistration is required for this event, participants are limited. What fun would fall be without scarecrows? Participants will take aim at scarecrows in cork archery, create a scarecrow craft (kits will be provided), play scarecrow games and go on a scarecrow hunt looking for clues to win prizes when completed. $5- $10 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Archery
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Visitors can sign up for a one hour session of archery. $10 per person! Must be 7 years or older to participate. Must wear closed toe shoes. The time ranges will be from 1-2 PM and then again from 2-3 PM. Space is limited, call the office to register! $10 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Movies in the Park
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 7:30 PM to 9:30 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. $5 Parking fee is required per vehicle. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Battle of Allatoona Pass Remembered
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 9 AM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Talented reenactors will commemorate the 156th anniversary of the battle during this Saturday event. There will be tactical reenactments, living history, and weapon demonstrations. Event takes place at Allatoona Pass Historic Site; Exit 283 on Hwy 75. Parking will be located at Allatoona Landing Marina (no fee). Event may be cancelled in the case of inclement weather. 770-975-0055.
Great Lake Allatoona Cleanup at Red Top
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
We are joining the effort for the Great Lake Allatoona Cleanup! Come help clean up the shoreline to enhance our Parks and waterways. Bring sunscreen, bug spray, and water. Wear sturdy closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Parking is FREE for volunteers. Please check in at the Visitor Center parking lot between 8-9 AM. 770-975-0055.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Fall Jr. Ranger Day Camp
Tuesday, Oct 6, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure and learning on this Fall break? This 3-day camp is geared toward ages 7 - 12 and runs from Oct 6 - Oct 8 (9 am-1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Call the park office to register. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, Oct 6, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Make new discoveries in this picture scavenger hunt throughout the park. Come to the office starting at 9 AM to get the list of things to find. Those who complete their hunt by 4 PM will get to choose a prize from our Skidaway Island State Park prizes! All you need is a way to take pictures and to be ready to explore our park. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Friends of Smithgall Woods Meeting
Tuesday, Oct 6, 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, October 7, 2020

Fall Jr. Ranger Day Camp
Wednesday, Oct 7, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure and learning on this Fall break? This 3-day camp is geared toward ages 7 - 12 and runs from Oct 6 - Oct 8 (9 am-1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Call the park office to register. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Oct 7, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Homeschoolers! Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly home school program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Fall Jr. Ranger Day Camp
Thursday, Oct 8, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure and learning on this Fall break? This 3-day camp is geared toward ages 7 - 12 and runs from Oct 6 - Oct 8 (9 am-1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Call the park office to register. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
What Leaf is That? Home School
Thursday, Oct 8, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 20 participants. Elementary students will take a closer look at leaves and trees, learn how to identify a tree leaf and create a leaf scrapbook. Social distancing will be required. Please call the park office to pre-register 478-982-1660 $5-$10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Home school Leaf Scavenger Hunt
Thursday, Oct 8, 2020 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Preregistration is required for this program and space is limited. This event is for Pre-k and kindergarten children. Children love to collect leaves. The program will focus on leaf shapes and colors. Children will collect leaves of different shapes and colors.They will then turn their leaf collection into a sun catcher to carry home. . $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.

Friday, October 9, 2020

Homeschool At the Farm: Animal Communication
Friday, Oct 9, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geared towards families who homeschool. Discover how animals communicate up close in an investigative lab at Painted Pony Farm. Must pre-register and pre-pay. Space is limited to 15 people. Event is held off site at the Painted Pony Farm located in Warm Springs, GA. $8 per child 5 and up. $1 per adult and children under 5 706-663-4858.
Who's the Predator?
Friday, Oct 9, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a game of Mafia with a nature twist! Try to determine who the predator is before you get eaten. Who knows, maybe the predator is you! No prior knowledge of game play needed. Preregistration required. Limited attendance of 15. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Private Escape Rooms
Friday, Oct 9, 2020 6 PM to 7 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
Private Escape Rooms
Friday, Oct 9, 2020 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
Planting Flowers for your Bees
Friday, Oct 9, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Even if you are not a beekeeper learn about planting flowers that provide bees with nectar and pollen. Bees gather nectar and pollen enabling plants to reproduce. In turn, pollen feeds baby bees and nectar is turned into honey to be enjoyed by the bees and you. Also, visit our observation hive. Pre-registration required prior to event. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Afternoon Paddle
Friday, Oct 9, 2020 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Guided Hike
Friday, Oct 9, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the naturalist for a guided hike to learn fun facts about our natural resources! We’ll explore native plants and search for signs of wildlife. This program requires preregistration as spacing will be limited and social distancing will be enforced. Please call the park office to register. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Archery
Friday, Oct 9, 2020 9 AM to 9:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come learn the basics of archery and test your skills on our archery range. This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Advance registration by phone is required as space will be limited to 4 participants, and social distancing will be required. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Archery
Friday, Oct 9, 2020 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come learn the basics of archery and test your skills on our archery range. This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Advance registration by phone is required as space will be limited to 4 participants, and social distancing will be required. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Archery
Friday, Oct 9, 2020 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come learn the basics of archery and test your skills on our archery range. This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Advance registration by phone is required as space will be limited to 4 participants, and social distancing will be required. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Archery
Friday, Oct 9, 2020 3 PM to 3:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come learn the basics of archery and test your skills on our archery range. This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Advance registration by phone is required as space will be limited to 4 participants, and social distancing will be required. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Primitive Arts DIY Class: Flint Knapping/Arrowhead Crafting
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
One of the earliest technologies known to humankind, learn how to "knap" stone arrowheads. Participants will create multiple stone tools by the end of class and leave with everything needed to create more, including your own pressure flaker. Call to pre-register, $50 per participant.” Ages 13+. Limited spots available. Call to pre-register. $50. 706-695-2598.
Pumpkin Archery
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Pumpkin target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and prizes. .Halloween Saturday has a special Monster Hunt shoot. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Groups can contact us for a special time. Must pre-register. Meet at archery course next to group shelter in the campground. Park at boat dock $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office any time. Pictures must be brought to park office with checklist by 4 PM Sat. Winners will be called to pick up prize. Hunt changes all the time so you can participate all throughout the year. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fall Nature Craft
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Want to make a pinecone owl, fairy furniture or a leaf crown? Let your imagination soar as you create your own park souvenir from the natural materials of fall. Must pre-register. Limited attendance of 15 people. Location disclosed upon registration. Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Zombie Survival: Navigation
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn how to avoid the zombie horde and navigate to your safe zone using a map and compass. Geared towards ages 8 to adult. Preregistration and pre-pay is required by phone or coming to the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fall Jeopardy
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a family-friendly game of fall-themed Jeopardy. test your knowledge of outdoor activities and fall-related subjects. Must pre-register and pre-pay or call the Park Office. Limited attendance of 15 people. Location disclosed upon registration. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Private Escape Rooms
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 6 PM to 7 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
Private Escape Rooms
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
Paddle and Hike to Indian Rock
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This ranger-led paddle + hike around Lake Rutledge will take participants back in time to the 1930s. By paddle and then hike we will reach Indian Rock, one of the park's hidden jewels. Bring closed-toe shoes, water, and bug repellent. Call to register by paying in advance. Space limited to 8 participants. Social distancing required. $15 with a rental craft, $10 with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Afternoon Paddle
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Astronomy in the Park
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 7:15 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. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Tricksters of the Animal Kingdom
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Does the opossum really play dead? How do tasty caterpillars avoid becoming a snack? Come learn about some amazing animals and the unique traits and behaviors they use to survive! This program requires pre-registration. Please call the park office at 770-504-2277 to register. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Indian Springs Museum
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Stop by our museum to check out Indian Springs through the years! Starting with the Muskogee-Creeks and stretching through the resort eras to modern day, take in the whole story from inside the historic CCC-constructed building. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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50th Annual Kolomoki Festival- Canceled
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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Lakeside Cleanup - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Pre-Register by 10/9/2020 by calling 912-287-4900 limited to 50 volunteers Join us for a volunteer workday to remove the overgrowth of brush and vegetation around Laura Walker lake. This will create more access to the lake for fishing opportunities as well as beautify the park. 912-287-4900.
Bark in The Park & Pet Costume Contest
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Enjoy a hike with your furry companion on the Big Creek Nature Trail. Before the hike, your furry friends can enjoy our new dog park located near the office and show off their pet costumes. We will meet across the office from picnic shelter 3 and 4. Dog's must be on a 6' leash and have current vaccination tags. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Monster Mash
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Preregistration is required for this event, participants are limited. Monsters, mummy's and ghosts are part of this kid friendly program. Participants will take aim at monsters in cork archery, they will create monster masks or animal masks (kits will be provided) and they will go on a monster hunt looking for clues to win prizes when completed. $5- $10 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Basic Archery
Saturday, Oct 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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Basic Archery
Saturday, Oct 10, 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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Soldier's Life: Officers' Camp
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
What detailed actions transpired in the officer's camp on May 27, 1864 we may never know. Our staff, however, can demonstrate and portray standard, US Military set-up and operation of such an essential origin of battlefield planning. $5 parking. 770-443-7850.
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Becoming an Outdoors Woman
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 10 AM to 1 PM
Providence Canyon State Park - Lumpkin, GA
Join Providence Canyon State Park in Becoming and Outdoors Woman! Women of all ages will have the chance to learn campfire building, hiking pack essentials, and join our interpretive ranger for a hike into the canyons to learn about erosion. Class will begin at 10am, please pack a lunch and plenty of water. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Second Saturday Guided Hike: Wetland Loop Trail
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Take a guided hike through the captivating scenery of Smithgall Woods and enjoy the changing fall colors along the way! We will start at the Visitor’s Center and walk approximately 1.2 miles down Tsalaki Trail to the Wetland Loop Trailhead. Once at the wetland, we will walk around the beaver pond, which is a great place to see wildlife. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Sunrise Walk With A Ranger
Sunday, Oct 11, 2020 7:20 AM to 8:20 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Chat with a ranger and walk 1/2 mile in (1 mile total) to Buzzard's roost. Watch the sun rise (7:41 am) and learn more about the park. Coffee and treats provided at the end. Meet at Stone Amphitheater next to the Park Office. Limited to 15 guest. Must pre-register and pre-pay. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Kayaking 101
Sunday, Oct 11, 2020 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Learn the basic movements 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 and sanitized. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, Oct 11, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Make new discoveries in this picture scavenger hunt throughout the park. Come to the office starting at 9 AM to get the list of things to find. Those who complete their hunt by 4 PM will get to choose a prize from our Skidaway Island State Park prizes! All you need is a way to take pictures and to be ready to explore our park. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Beginner Birding
Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join our naturalist on an easy, one-mile hike along the marsh as we watch for birds along the trail. This birding hike is beginner friendly, but seasoned birders are welcome to come share their knowledge with the group. Feel free to bring your own binoculars. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Ranger Talks: Skeletons
Friday, Oct 16, 2020 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us at the wood amphitheater for a 30 min ranger-led talk on skeletons and exoskeletons. Display table following talk. Limited seating; pre-registration required. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Who's the Predator?
Friday, Oct 16, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a game of Mafia with a nature twist! Try to determine who the predator is before you get eaten. Who knows, maybe the predator is you! No prior knowledge of game play needed. Preregistration required. Limited attendance of 15. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Private Escape Rooms
Friday, Oct 16, 2020 6 PM to 7 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
Private Escape Rooms
Friday, Oct 16, 2020 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
Afternoon Paddle
Friday, Oct 16, 2020 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
The Boys Who Built the Park - CCC Program
Friday, Oct 16, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Come learn about the men who built the beautiful structures we enjoy at the park today. We'll take a short walk around the front of the park to look at the CCC's handiwork. This program requires pre-registration. Please call the park office at 770-504-2277 to register. $5 parking. 770-507-2277.
Guided Marsh Hike
Friday, Oct 16, 2020 9 AM to 9:45 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a naturalist for a 2 mile guided hike through maritime forest and along our coastal salt marshes. The trails are close to the water and can be muddy in some spots, so bring sturdy shoes and insect repellent. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Nocturnal Night Hike
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 7:30 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Enjoy an evening using your night-time sense and learning about nocturnal animals during the spookiest time of the year. Meet at the Black Rock Lake Trail. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Pumpkin Archery
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Pumpkin target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and prizes. .Halloween Saturday has a special Monster Hunt shoot. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Groups can contact us for a special time. Must pre-register. Meet at archery course next to group shelter in the campground. Park at boat dock $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office any time. Pictures must be brought to park office with checklist by 4 PM Sat. Winners will be called to pick up prize. Hunt changes all the time so you can participate all throughout the year. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fall Nature Craft
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Want to make a pinecone owl, fairy furniture or a leaf crown? Let your imagination soar as you create your own park souvenir from the natural materials of fall. Must pre-register. Limited attendance of 15 people. Location disclosed upon registration. Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Zombie Survival: Navigation
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn how to avoid the zombie horde and navigate to your safe zone using a map and compass. Geared towards ages 8 to adult. Preregistration and pre-pay is required by phone or coming to the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fall Jeopardy
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a family-friendly game of fall-themed Jeopardy. test your knowledge of outdoor activities and fall-related subjects. Must pre-register and pre-pay or call the Park Office. Limited attendance of 15 people. Location disclosed upon registration. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Private Escape Rooms
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 6 PM to 7 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
Private Escape Rooms
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
Butterfly Migration Hike
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
This time of year many different species of lepidoptera are migrating south to over-winter. Join our naturalist ranger and learn about these fascinating species, and how to identify them. Space is limited to 10 people per hike. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-884-5999.
Edible Plant Hike
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 12 PM to 1 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Join our Naturalist to search for local plants that have edible and medicinal properties. Learn how these plants were used by colonists, and people of the First Nations. Advanced registration required, limited space available. Reserve your spot today! Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. Please register in advance. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-884-5999.
Bees- It is all in the Preparation
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Ever wondered what preparation is needed to start your own bee hive. Come and ask questions to learn about bees, beekeeping and equipment. Look at an observation hive to learn how busy bees are. Their roles in the hive as you watch brood emerge, honey made and larva growing. Limited space- 8 Call the office and register. Bring water $3 plus $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Paddle and Hike to Indian Rock
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 1 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This ranger-led paddle + hike around Lake Rutledge will take participants back in time to the 1930s. By paddle and then hike we will reach Indian Rock, one of the park's hidden jewels. Bring closed-toe shoes, water, and bug repellent. Call to register by paying in advance. Space limited to 8 participants. Social distancing required. $15 with a rental craft, $10 with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Afternoon Paddle
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Hollywood at Hardman
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Enjoy an evening at the farm with your family. We will be showing the 1950’s movie I’d Climb the Highest Mountain that was filmed right here in the Sautee-Nacoochee Valley! 706-878-1077.
Ophelia's Classic Car Challenge
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Classic cars from all over southeast Georgia will be on display vying for the championship in Hofwyl-Broadfield’s annual car show. Come and view the cars, vote for your favorite and then tour a historic rice plantation. Presented by Friends of Hofwyl and Classic Coastal Cruisers automobile club. Adult $8 Senior $7 Youth $5. 912-264-7333.
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History Hike
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Come learn about the fascinating history of Indian Springs! From the early use by the Creeks thru the resort eras and the CCC construction, learn about 200 years of park history. This program requires pre-registration. Please call the park office at 770-504-2277 to register. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Indian Springs Museum
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Stop by our museum to check out Indian Springs through the years! Starting with the Muskogee-Creeks and stretching through the resort eras to modern day, take in the whole story from inside the historic CCC-constructed building. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Zombie Archery
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Preregistration is required for this event, participants are limited. It seems that zombie targets are hanging out on the archery range. Join a park ranger and help rid the park of these zombies. All equipment is provided, ages 8 and up. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Scarecrow Shuffle
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Preregistration is required for this event, participants are limited. What fun would fall be without scarecrows? Participants will take aim at scarecrows in cork archery, create a scarecrow craft (kits will be provided), play scarecrow games and go on a scarecrow hunt looking for clues to win prizes when completed. $5- $10 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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