Upcoming Events


Sunday, August 25, 2019

Water Games - FREE
Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Escape the heat of the summer with some water fun! Water guns, sponges, kiddy pool, and hose provided. Feel free to bring your own water guns or balloons as well. Location: Elijah Clark House. Valid Park Pass Required. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Meet The Reptiles
Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Have you ever wondered how a Snake swallows its food? Join us to witness and learn about native reptiles firsthand. Meet @ Park Office. Free Event. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Ice Cream Sunday
Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Cool off and satisfy your sweet tooth with an Ice Cream Sundae on Sunday! Location: Elijah Clark House. Valid Park Pass Required. $1/ cup of ice cream $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Nature Sketching
Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Grab some paper, sketching material and a nice view and enjoy the beautiful scenery at Etowah. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Colonial Playtime
Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Spend some time outside learning about and playing with our Colonial toys and games. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
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Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come learn about various plants in the area that can be used for medicinal, food, natural purposes with our guided edible plant hike. The hike will be about 1 mile and dogs are welcome but must be on a 6ft leash. Meet at the Relihan. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Sundaes on Sunday
Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Cool off by making your own ice-cream sundae and explore the new Nature Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Indoor Basic Archery
4th Sunday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM from Aug 25, 2019 until Nov 24, 2019 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. 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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Indoor Basic Archery
4th Sunday of Month 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM from Aug 25, 2019 until Nov 24, 2019 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. 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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Sunday Guided Tour of Roosevelt's Little White House
Sundays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Aug 25, 2019 until Jan 5, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join the staff historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Call 706-655-5870 to make your reservations $20 per person. 706-655-5870.
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Trail Clean-Up
Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Calling all volunteers! Stop out and help our rangers out with park and trail clean-up. Ask any questions you may have about the park and it's history along the way! $5 park pass per vehicle $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Sunset Lake Paddle
Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake watching for wading birds like Great Blue Herons and raptors like Bald Eagles and Ospreys while enjoying the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reserve. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Jr. Ranger Day
Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge Jr. Rangers celebrate National Parks Day. Learn about the history of National Parks and conservation. We will cover the Happy Trails page in the Junior Ranger book, while taking a hike and learning fun facts along the way. Meet the naturalist and our reptiles, followed by a reptiles craft. $15 per Jr. Ranger $5 parking. 706-878-2201 ext. 549.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Programming
Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge Engage your Junior Ranger in all the North Georgia outdoors has to offer at Unicoi. Either a one day program or join us for Junior Ranger Day Camp. The little Ranger in your house will have a great time and learn about the North Georgia outdoors. $10-$100 per Junior Ranger $5 parking. 706-878-2201 ext. 549.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Guided Tour
Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Take a guided tour with our Naturalist $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Blow dart making
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come out and test your blow dart skills by making and shooting your own blow darts with one of our Naturalists. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Sharks Tooth Sandbar Paddle
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join our rangers on a refreshing paddle and enjoy a morning among the salt marshes. A great time to hunt for shark's teeth! Participants are allowed to bring their own kayaks and canoes, but Park Office must be notified before the event. Registration is REQUIRED. Limited space. Call Park Office for details & registration. Weather dependent. $20 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
On August 28th, Participants will learn the basics of fishing at the lake from the bank. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment (rods and reels), or the park can loan tackle. Bait, hooks, floats will be supplied. $5.00 per participant, program geared to children 7-15 years old. Meet at Park Office/Trading Post. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Stream Stroll
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the naturalist for a hike along the Overland Nature Trail to the stream where we will continue our hike IN the stream! Shoes must be worn in the creek. Meet at the trailhead. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Tails on Trails Hike
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Bring Fido! We’ll be walking a portion of the multipurpose trail for a total of 3.5-mile moderate hike. All dogs must be on leash. Meet at the trailhead. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 3 PM – Aug 28, 2019 until Dec 18, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Homeschoolers will be offered an educational opportunity to learn about President Roosevelt, Warm Springs, The Great Depression, WWII and more, through a presentation in the Theater. Programs run approx. 1 hour. Class times are 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Pre Registration is required and select from subjects below. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Roving Naturalist
Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Our Naturalist will be roving the park with interesting pieces of nature or history. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Butterfly Bonanza
Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 9 AM to 9:45 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Investigate eggs, caterpillars and adult butterflies in our garden. Short walk and brief talk on basics of attracting important pollinators to your yard. Handouts. Meet at park office. Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Insect Orchestra
Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 5 PM to 5:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Summer is filled with insect calls. Let's talk about what those insects are saying and try our hand at making an insect orchestra! Meet at the program hut behind the putt-putt course. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Evening Hike
Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Let’s take to the trail to see what creatures begin stirring in the evening! Meet at the Overland Nature Trail. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Children's Nature Hike
Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike for children (6 years and older) will focus on learning more about the beautiful Piedmont forest we live in, especially the animals and plants of this area. We will be hiking down to and inside the five story Civil War-era New Manchester mill alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Parents are welcome. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, August 30, 2019

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 6:45 PM to 8:15 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Bingo
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us for a fun afternoon of family bingo! Free Prize for a win, limit 1 prize per person. Location: Pavilion by Archery Range. Valid Park Pass required. $1/ bingo card or $3/ 5 bingo cards $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Movie on the Green
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Bring a blanket & lie back to watch a film under the stars! Movie: The Lego Movie. PG. Meet @ Green behind Putt Putt. Subject to inclement weather. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Museum Tour
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Take a tour of our Museum with the Naturalist and learn about the artifacts. $4-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Salamander Meander
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the ranger for an investigative stream lab to discover salamanders and other cold-stream inhabitants. We provide dip nets and catch pans. Wear tennis shoes you can get wet. All ages welcome. Pay correct change at the site. Park at the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. Meet right of playground. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bat Bingo and Campfire
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original, fast-paced bingo game. Win prizes and learn about our fabulous flying mammals at the same time. Great fun for families or adults. Bring a roasting stick and enjoy toasting a marshmallow over a the fire. View bats flying over Lake Deleanor. Meet next to the boathouse in the campground. Correct change payable at the program. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Art by the Lake
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Color, paint, or glue. The choice is up to you. Art supplies will be available to create what you may. Takes place in the Nature Nook, under the Group Shelter. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Pirate Days!
4 PM - 5 PM from Aug 30, 2019 until Sep 2, 2019 
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us at Georgia Veteran's State Park for some fun with Pirates! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Pirate Days!
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us at Georgia Veteran's State Park for some fun with Pirates! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Labor Day Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come and enjoy our miniature golf course in a different light — meaning at night. The park will be keeping the mini-golf course open late and provide glow-in-the-dark accessories; the course itself will have markers to assist players in navigating each hole. $3 cash only $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Morning Hike
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the Naturalist for a morning hike along a portion of the Multi-Use Trail. We’ll be on the lookout for animals while enjoying the plants. This is a 3.5-mile moderate hike. Meet at the trailhead. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Animal Olympics
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 11:30 AM to 12 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Are you faster than a deer? Stronger than an ant? Can you leap further than a frog? Come compare your skills to the animal kingdom! Meet at the program hut behind the putt-putt course. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Tricksters of the Animal Kingdom
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 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! Meet at the pollinator garden across from the putt-putt course. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Who was Laura Walker?
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Gather at the Interpretive Center for an introduction to the lady for whom Laura S. Walker State Park was named and some history about the park as well. You may be surprised by some of the unique facts regarding our beautiful park. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Astronomy at the Park
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Study the night sky through our telescope as we find constellations, planets, and other night sky features. Ages 8 and up; children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring insect repellent, bottled water, a lawn chair or blanket, and a flashlight. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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S'mores N' More - Nifty Nocturnals
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come join a park ranger at the lake amphitheater to learn all about animals that come alive at night, and then finish up with some yummy s'mores on the campfire. Nocturnal animals such as bats, beetles, owls and more will be shared by the Park Naturalist in this interactive program. Weather dependent event. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 7 PM to 9:30 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.
Campfire & S'mores
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 7:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Gather around the campfire to learn fire building skills, campfire stories, and enjoy s'mores with a park ranger. This is a great opportunity to meet locals and campers. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 9 PM to 9:45 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Sunset Lake Paddle
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake watching for wading birds like Great Blue Herons and raptors like Bald Eagles and Ospreys while enjoying the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reserve. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Explore The Nature Hut
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 3 PM to 5 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Come join us in the Nature Hut to check out some taxidermy animals you see in the area, as well as take the opportunity to meet one of our live snakes! $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Weekend Blast Off Campfire
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet fellow campers at the campground fire ring to, roast marshmallows, play games, and tell stories! $2 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Eye-Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM – Aug 31, 2019 
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Bring your camera and take a look around our park for the items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your completed list and pictures to the office to claim your prize. Remember, this is not a race. Stop by the visitor center to pick up your scavenger hunt checkoff list! $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Meet and greet the animals who make coastal Georgia their home in this exciting and informative live animal presentation. Learn about their behaviors, why they look and live the way they do and gain a better understanding of why they are so important to our world. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Longleaf Pine Needle Basket Craft
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Learn the basics of creating a coiled pine needle basket in this 3 hour workshop. All materials are provided. Basket is yours to keep. Those who wish to create larger baskets than time allows are invited to join us again next month for a reduced fee of $15. Ages 13 and older. Minimum of 4 participants for class to make. $20 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Leaf Art
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come learn about different types of leaves found in our area and how to dry and preserve leaves while you make a leaf etching to take home. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Sunset Boat Cruise
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 6:45 PM to 8:15 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Pretzel Cabins
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Bring your creativity and make your own Pretzel Cabin! Meet @ Elijah Clark Cabin. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Archery
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us for a fun afternoon of shooting compound bows! Beginners and experts alike welcome. Suitable for all ages, although children under 6 may need adult assistance. Meet @ Pavilion by Archery Range. Please arrive on time so you are able to participate. Valid Park Pass required. $7 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Bingo
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us for a fun afternoon of family bingo! Free Prize for a win, limit 1 prize per person. Location: Pavilion by Archery Range. Valid Park Pass required. $1/ bingo card or $3/ 5 bingo cards $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Make Your Own Gorget
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Enjoy designing and crafting your very own gorget! $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Cool, Pool Summer Splash
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the park rangers and enjoy lively music, 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.
Paddle Along the Darien Waterfront
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us on a trip through Black Island Creek and down the beautiful Darien River. This paddling trip is open to people 10 years and older who are able to swim. Previous paddling experience is recommended. Registration is required. $35 - $40. 912-437-4770.
Labor Day Celebration
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
You deserve a break today! Come out to Fort McAllister for an educational and entertaining day for the whole family. Our Civil War interpreters will be firing cannon and rifles throughout the day. $9. 912-727-2339.
From Rice to Rebellion Fort Tour
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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. $9 adult $5 youth. 912-727-2339.
Hike the Gahuti
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
The Gahuti Trail is the most challenging trail at Fort Mountain. Join a ranger and hike around 8.5 miles. Expect to see beautiful views, hike up and down the mountain, and pass a waterfall. We will stop to eat lunch and snacks. Please bring plenty of water and food, and wear appropriate hiking gear. Registration is required. Register 8am to 5pm $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Give us a helping hand as we feed animals, collect eggs and goof off with our farm animals. We will start by feeding sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, donkeys, a horse and mule. Learn about their different diets and tips on maintaining them. Meet at the center of Heritage Farm. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Edible Plant Hike
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come learn about various plants in the area that can be used for medicinal, food, natural purposes with our guided edible plant hike. The hike will be about 1 mile and dogs are welcome but must be on a 6ft leash. Meet at the Relihan. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Gettin Crafty in the Relihan
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come make a craft with us, and enjoy some company with our reptiles. Get creative with the rangers. Each week is filled with a different craft with an educational background. $1-$4 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Pirate Days!
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us at Georgia Veteran's State Park for some fun with Pirates! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Birding Crafts
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Interested in birding but don’t know where to start? Create your own peanut butter bird feeder and bring the birds to you. Crafts include one pinecone bird feeder and one pair of recycled birding ‘binoculars’. Take home crafts same day. Meet at the picnic tables near the playground. 3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Historic Wagon Rides
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Learn all about the park during the great days of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Along the tour, discover how the park came about and the men who made it possible. Wagon rides depart every 30 minutes and last for 20 minutes. Space is limited, meet at the Trading Post. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Fishing with a Ranger
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy this exciting event as you learn fishing basics such as fish identification, types of tackle used, and different kinds of bait. Then go fishing with a park ranger on the lake banks. Fishing gear is provided or you can bring your own. This program is limited to 10 participants ages 7 - 15. Register in advance. Meet at the visitor center. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided Twilight Paddle. As we scan the sky and woods for wildlife, and watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Meet at the beach area. Bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, and water shoes. Register in advance. $10 if you use your craft, $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Birding Bingo
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join us in a birding challenge! We’ll give you a bingo card and explore the park to see who can find the birds to make Bingo first! Meet at the visitor center. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Stream Stroll
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the naturalist for a hike along the Overland Nature Trail to the stream where we will continue our hike IN the stream! Shoes must be worn in the creek. Meet at the trailhead. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Labor Day Folklife Celebration
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Step back in time this Labor Day weekend, and celebrate the hard work and ingenuity of the Georgia farmers that labored to keep their farms alive through General Sherman’s “March to the Sea,” industrialization, and the cotton boll weevil, with farm skill demonstrations, house tours, and activities for the whole family. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
End of the Summer Blues
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 9 AM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
A Labor Day Weekend to remember: picnicking, swimming, other water sports, games, watermelon, snow cones, animal exhibits, and more, ending the night and summer with a wiener roast and s'mores galore. We have a surprise event for the last act of the evening. Register at Visitor Center by noon Friday, August 30. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Who was Laura Walker?
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Gather at the Interpretive Center for an introduction to the lady for whom Laura S. Walker State Park was named and some history about the park as well. You may be surprised by some of the unique facts regarding our beautiful park. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Ranger Activity
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy a tasty cold treat as you cool off and work towards earning your Magnolia Springs Junior Ranger Badge in this fun and educational half hour workshop inside the Nature Center. $1 donation suggested. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Ice-cream S'mores
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come make your own sweet ice-cream s’mores – cold ice-cream sandwiched between graham crackers and topped with marshmallows and chocolate syrup, or other toppings of your choice. And then get a chance to cool off and explore the new Nature Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Wonders of Wildlife at Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 4 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Learn all about native wildlife and their adaptations from our Park Naturalist. Meet live animals, touch real furs, skulls, talons and more in this interactive educational presentation that gets you up close and personal to the wonderful world of wildlife. Meet at the Nature Center by the spring. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Camper's SplashPad and Craft
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Campground and Cottage guests after-hours splashpad access. Come enjoy the splashpad with your family and fellow overnight guests. While the kids are playing have a chance to make a craft for adults. $0 - $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Ultraviolet Night Hike
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Ever wonder what it's like to see in ultraviolet light? Come experience our wooded trails via blacklight and learn all about night florescence from our Park Naturalist. Meet at the entrance to Beaver Trail, next to the canoes at the lake. Sign up at the Visitor Center before 5pm. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Labor Day Weekend Paddle
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us for a guided paddle trip this labor day weekend! It's from 10 AM-12 PM. We will be meeting in the campground across from campsite #44 at the boat ramp. The cost is $15 per person, plus each vehicle must have a parking pass. To register you must call (706) 541-0321 or stop by our office. Space is limited. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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South River Kayak Paddle
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger on a guided kayak paddle down the South River. We will travel roughly 4 miles down the South River as we discuss the area's rich history and look for local wildlife. The kayak trip will take roughly 2.5 hours. All kayaks, paddles, and life jackets are included with the program fee. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 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.
Movies in the Park
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 8 PM to 10 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.
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Movie by the Water
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 8:15 PM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for Movie Night at the Beach! Free Popcorn while it lasts. Bring your lawn chair, non alcoholic drinks and some bug spray and enjoy the evening under the stars! All Movies are PG13. Movie is free, Parking is $5. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Guided Tour of Roosevelt's Little White House
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Aug 31, 2019 until Jan 4, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join the staff historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Call 706-655-5870 to make your reservations $20. 706-655-5870.
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Flower Float
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 9 AM to 11 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.
Constellation Kayak Cruise
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
See a beautiful night sky full of stars above Lake Seminole right from your kayak. This slow paced, peaceful night time paddle is perfect for people new to kayaking or stargazing. We'll travel 1.5 miles round-trip, stopping along the way to stargaze and discuss the mythology behind the constellation names and how seafarers navigated by using stars. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
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Plant Hike
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Enjoy a marsh hike on the Sandpiper Trail to the river on the Avian loop and learn about the native and non-native flora of Georgia and our coast! Meet at Sandpiper Trail head. $5 Parking Pass per vehicle $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Archery
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 2 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all the equipment you need to be hitting the bulls-eye in no time. Meet at Picnic Shelter #5! $10 per person $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This is a beautiful paddle on a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak.There is a short hike to tour the inside of the New Manchester mill ruins and see the whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. +) who can swim and those 12 to 17 yrs. who can swim and come with a parent. Kayak and gear included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 3 PM to 5:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This is a beautiful paddle on a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak.There is a short hike to tour the inside of the New Manchester mill ruins and see the whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. +) who can swim and those 12 to 17 yrs. who can swim and come with a parent. Kayak and gear included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Snake Feeding Demonstration
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 6 PM to 6:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Have you ever seen a snake feed? Would you like to? Come on down to the Nature Hut to see one of our snakes have its dinner and learn a bit more about these fascinating creatures. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Butter My Biscuit
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 10 AM to 11 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Get moving and make delicious homemade butter and biscuits over the fire. Meet at the campground pavilion, all supplies provided for $5. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Patriotic Wreath
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Come to the campground pavilion to create a unique American flag wreath. All supplies provided for $15. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Ice Cream In A Bag
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet at the campground pavilion to cool off and make delicious ice cream. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Moonlight Movie Night
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 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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Tools and Skills that Built a Colony
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
What did those first colonists do to survive when they arrived in 1733? Find out if you have what it took to build a colony. See craft demonstrations such as blacksmithing, spinning, cooking, roof thatching, and more. $2.00 - $10. 912-353-3023.
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Sunday, September 1, 2019

Hike and Paddle
Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 8 AM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us for a 5.5 mile hike up the Riverside Trail along with an hour long paddle down. You MUST preregister for this event by calling. Kayaks are available for rent if needed for $30. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Water Games - FREE
Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Escape the heat of the summer with some water fun! Water guns, sponges, kiddy pool, and hose provided. Feel free to bring your own water guns or balloons as well. Location: Elijah Clark House. Valid Park Pass Required. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Ice Cream Sunday
Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Cool off and satisfy your sweet tooth with an Ice Cream Sundae on Sunday! Location: Elijah Clark House. Valid Park Pass Required. $1/ cup of ice cream $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Meet The Reptiles
Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Have you ever wondered how a Snake swallows its food? Join us to witness and learn about native reptiles firsthand. Meet @ Park Office. Free Event. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Last Pool Days For The Summer
Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 11 AM to 6 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Comes swim at the Liberty Bell Pool before it closes for the summer. This is the largest spring-fed pool in Georgia. Concessions available and pool shop open. Regular pool admission applies. $5 or less $5 parking. 706-663-4824.
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Art by the Lake
Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Color, paint, or glue. The choice is up to you. Art supplies will be available to create what you may. Takes place in the Nature Nook, under the Group Shelter. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Pirate Days!
Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us at Georgia Veteran's State Park for some fun with Pirates! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Hard Labor Creek History Hike
Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 3 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This ranger-led hike will take visitors along gentle ridges and cascading creeks. Explore our past as we walk by the remains of some unknown CCC constructions. Bring a camera to record the scenery. Hike geared toward active adults and children over 8 years old. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided Twilight Paddle. As we scan the sky and woods for wildlife, and watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Meet at the beach area. Bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, and water shoes. Register in advance. $10 if you use your craft, $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Trail Walk
Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Walk the Hofwyl-Broadfield activity trail with a ranger. Learn about some little known aspects of the plantation while completing sections of the Junior Ranger book. $5 to $8. 912-264-7333.
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Sundaes on Sunday
Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Cool off by making your own ice-cream sundae and explore the new Nature Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Grapevine Wreaths
Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come make your own masterpiece in this fun grapevine wreath craft program at the Nature Center. Hang it on your door for the start of fall, or make one for the holiday and keep it for years to come. $8 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Camp Lawton Lantern Tour
Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 8 PM to 9 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 - $15 Pre-registration required plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Sunday Guided Tour of Roosevelt's Little White House
Sundays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Sep 1, 2019 until Jan 5, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join the staff historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Call 706-655-5870 to make your reservations $20 per person. 706-655-5870.
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Sunset on the Swamp Paddle
Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Kayak or canoe the beautiful Okefenokee Swamp with one of our rangers at sunset. Learn about the swamp while you watch it change from day to night in a colorful display. Dress for the weather, bring water and a flashlight (preferably a headlamp). Participants must be over 4 years of age. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Tal-luau
Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 5 PM to 8 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us for our annual Tal-luau (Tallulah Luau)! This will be a final beach bash before our swimming beach closes for the season. There will be a DJ, door prizes, and games. No registration necessary, we hope to see you there! $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Water Wars
Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us at the campground pavilion to cool off, and compete against your friends ! $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Summer's Last Hurrah Pool Party
Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Come join us for the Summer's Last Hurrah Pool Party. This is a chance for you to swim in our pool later than our normal hours. The cost is $3/person, unless you have already paid admission for the day. We will have family friendly music playing, games and prizes during this event. We hope everyone comes out to join us for a great swim. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Last Pool Days For The Summer
Monday, Sep 2, 2019 11 AM to 6 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Comes swim at the Liberty Bell Pool before it closes for the summer. This is the largest spring-fed pool in Georgia. Concessions available and pool shop open. Regular pool admission applies. $5 or less $5 parking. 706-663-4824.
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Labor Day Commemoration
Monday, Sep 2, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join the Friends of Fort King George for a day of craft demonstrations and soldiers' life activities. Learn about the various types of laborers of the past. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Labor Day Celebration
Monday, Sep 2, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
You deserve a break today! Come out to Fort McAllister for an educational and entertaining day for the whole family. Our Civil War interpreters will be firing cannon and rifles throughout the day. $9. 912-727-2339.
Labor Day Celebration
Monday, Sep 2, 2019 11 AM to 3 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
To celebrate Labor Day, Fort Morris, located on the Medway River in historic Sunbury, Georgia, will present hourly Revolutionary War soldier talks and musket and cannon firing demonstrations. Explore the site's beautiful vista from the earthen fort, over the Medway River and out through St. Catherines Sound. $4.50 912-884-5999.
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Pirate Days!
Monday, Sep 2, 2019 9 AM to 10 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us at Georgia Veteran's State Park for some fun with Pirates! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Pirate Days!
4 PM - 5 PM from Sep 2, 2019 
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us at Georgia Veteran's State Park for some fun with Pirates! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Hard Labor Creek History Hike
Monday, Sep 2, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This ranger-led hike will take visitors along gentle ridges and cascading creeks. Explore our past as we walk by the remains of some unknown CCC constructions. Bring a camera to record the scenery. Hike geared toward active adults and children over 8 years old. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Bark in the Park
Monday, Sep 2, 2019 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore the flora and fauna surrounding Brantley trail on this ranger led hike. This is an easy to moderate hike along a 1.5 mile dirt trail. Wear appropriate attire for hiking, bring doggy bags, and water/snacks if desired. Meet at the visitors center. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Monday, Sep 2, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided Twilight Paddle. As we scan the sky and woods for wildlife, and watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Meet at the beach area. Bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, and water shoes. Register in advance. $10 if you use your craft, $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Reptile Encounters
Monday, Sep 2, 2019 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for an up-close and hands-on encounter with some of Georgia's native snakes and turtles. You will learn all about these fascinating critters and things to know when they are encountered in the wild. All ages are welcome. Meet at the Amphitheater behind the Nature Center. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Toddler Tuesdays at Hard Labor
Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Come discover the wild world of Hard Labor Creek as we explore different animals and the surrounding woodlands. Each program will incorporate hands on play, math, art, and creativity. Come join as on 9/3 for a short 0.25 mile hike. On 9/17: Leave no trace principles with our Camp Oh No! $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Homeschool Wednesdays
Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019 9:30 AM to 1 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
The Vann House is hosting a full season of homeschool days for the 2019-2020 school year. Starting in September, Homeschool Wednesdays will take place once a month and will cover many diverse topics about the people who have lived on the Vann Plantation and the daily activities they took part in. Pre-registration required. $5.50 706-695-2598.
Silent Signing Stroll
Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Get tickets from Eventbrite or call to register. Learn and practice American Sign Language with a Ranger! We will meet at the Iron Hill Trail for a leisurely walk as we use ASL signs for the things we discover. This is a leisurely 1.5 mile walk. Program may be cancelled for inclement weather. Event is FREE. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 3 PM – Sep 4, 2019 until Dec 18, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Homeschoolers will be offered an educational opportunity to learn about President Roosevelt, Warm Springs, The Great Depression, WWII and more, through a presentation in the Theater. Programs run approx. 1 hour. Class times are 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Pre Registration is required and select from subjects below. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Homeschool In The Park: Fun with Fungi
Thursday, Sep 5, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn fungus basics and make mushroom paper stationary to take home. Investigative learning labs. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the park on your own afterwards. Meet at the Group Shelter below the dam in the campground. Dress for the out of doors. Pre-registration and pre-payment highly suggested in case program fills. Arrive on time. $7 ages 4 and up $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Homeschool Days
Thursday, Sep 5, 2019 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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Edible and Medicinal Mosey
Thursday, Sep 5, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Get tickets from eventbrite or call to register. Come learn about local plants, and how they have traditionally been used for food or medicine! This Ranger-led walk will be along the gently-hilled Iron Hill Trail. 1.7 mile loop, moderate terrain. Program may be cancelled for inclement weather. Event is FREE. Call 770-975-0055 to sign up! $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Bat Bingo and Campfire
Friday, Sep 6, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original, fast-paced bingo game. Win prizes and learn about our fabulous flying mammals at the same time. Great fun for families or adults. Bring a roasting stick and enjoy toasting a marshmallow over a the fire. View bats flying over Lake Deleanor. Meet next to the boathouse in the campground. Correct change payable at the program. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Campfire Circle with Friends
Friday, Sep 6, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Come out to Campground Amphitheater and enjoy a night by the campfire with your family. We will share stories, participate in games and songs, and eat yummy s'mores. $1 per participant. Appropriate for all ages. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
S'mores N' More - Sing Along Campfire Songs
Friday, Sep 6, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy making s'mores on the campfire and sing along to some good ole' campfire songs. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Friday, Sep 6, 2019 7 PM to 9:30 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, September 7, 2019

Star Party at Cloudland Canyon State Park
Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Star Parties are conducted by the Barnard Astronomical Society and sponsored by the Friends of Cloudland Canyon. Come see the wonders of the night sky through our telescopes. If there is a possibility of rain, please call 941-544-3420 after 6 pm the day of the event. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Low-Tide Paddle
Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us on a three-hour kayak adventure through the salt marshes around Crooked River. Paddlers will watch for birds, dolphin and other wildlife while learning about the wonders of the marsh. We'll spend an hour exploring a sand bar before paddling the tide back in to our dock. Space is limited to 8. Minimum of 4 for trip to make. $35 single; $45 tandem; $25 if you bring your own kayak. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Sunset Boat Cruise
Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 8 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.
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Dog Splash & Luau at the Liberty Bell Pool
Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Unleash the fun as your dog gets to swim in our pool. On-going music and activities. Supported by Columbus Area Petsmart, local vets, and vendors. Pre-register and pre-pay at office. Walk-ins welcome, but cash only payments accepted at the door. Must bring proof of current rabies vaccination. $10 per dog. Humans free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The fort's plantation house will be open and ready to be explored. An interpretive ranger portraying a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to Civil War medicine. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
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Archery
Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Learn archery basics from a ranger and then test out your new skills while you shoot at the targets. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Register at the Visitor Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Yargo Trail Crew - Trail Work Day
Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 8:30 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join the Yargo Trail Crew (YTC) for a day of improving the mountain bike trails. Bring water, work gloves, long pants and sturdy footwear. No open-toed shoes. Meet at the Visitors Center. Volunteers must register through the YTC site link. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Secrets of the Museum
Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
2:00-4:00 pm; tours every half hour including exhibits not regularly seen. Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park, Cordele, GA. Come out for a special inside the museum tour with the Park Manager. $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Intro to Orienteering
Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Using the skills we teach you, a map and compass that we provide, find CCC historic buildings at the park. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and insect repellent. Meet at the visitor center. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Beginner Archery Class
Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Want to shoot an arrow in archery, but don’t know how? Here’s your chance to learn some archery skills. Soon you’ll be hitting the bullseye. Call the Park Office to register as spots are limited. Meet at the park's office. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided Twilight Paddle. As we scan the sky and woods for wildlife, and watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Meet at the beach area. Bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, and water shoes. Register in advance. $10 if you use your craft, $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Scorpion Night Hike
Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things we can't normally see. We'll hunt for scorpions by using UV lights, listen for owls, and watch the stars. We will meet at the Trading Post (Visitor Center) to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. Call the park office to register. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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