Upcoming Events


Friday, February 22, 2019

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 5:15 PM to 6:45 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Parks After Dark 
Bingo, A Fire & Hot Cocoa
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 7 PM to 7:45 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Camping, picnicking or just visiting a friend staying at the park; you are welcome to join us in bingo at a Shelter. A warm fire, Hot Cocoa and Bingo will turn this winter evening into family fun. Stay and enjoy star gazing & star stories. $2–$5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Stars of Elijah Clark & Hot Cocoa
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
A celestial event, enjoy a starry night & hot cocoa. Meet at the Beach in the Day Use Area, located below Group Shelter No.1; we will observe stars, planets & nebulae while listening to stories about the constellations above us. Learn how to use & make your own star wheel to take home. Telescopes will be on hand. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Parks After Dark 
River Walk
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Walk and talk with our naturalist as we examine the Etowah River and take in the nature surrounding it. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Owl Prowl
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Take a ranger led night hike and discover the various species of owls found at the park, the different calls they make, and more! $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Parks After Dark 
McAllister's Secret Freshwater Slough
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
There are some things on the park only the rangers know about, but it's time to change that. There are some fantastic freshwater sloughs that dot the maritime forests of Fort McAllister State Historic Park that we consider our own hidden gems. Join us for a hike around the park to see these miniature ecosystems in action. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
All About Archery
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 3 PM to 4:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Want to learn archery? Join us on the range to learn how to use a compound bow. Get the chance to show off your skills, and maybe find your next hobby. Call the Visitor Center to reserve your spot, space is limited. $15 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
CANCELLED -- Family Springtime Star Gazing
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
Enjoy another night under the stars. Dr. Joseph Jones and his crew from the University of North Georgia Planetarium will share information on springtime stars, star charts, satellites, and constellations. We will observe from the driving range by the front nine of the golf course. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
Parks After Dark 
Campfire S’mores and Stories
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Roast marshmallows and swap stories with friends and family, ask the ranger about the ghosts at the park, or simply enjoy the warmth of the fire. We will meet at picnic shelter 5. Please register at the park office. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Tall Tales Campfire
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Bundle up by the campfire to hear stories, look at the stars, and enjoy your evening in the great outdoors. Meet at the Program area. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Parks After Dark 
Family Movie Night
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Enjoy a family friendly movie at the Group Shelter building. Please bring you own chairs or blankets. Popcorn will be available for purchase. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Parks After Dark 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 8 PM to 9 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.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8 AM - 4:30 PM – Feb 23, 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, have fun! $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Kids Survival Skills
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 11 AM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist to helpyour kids prepare for hiking and camping outdoors! This class will have three sessions: Campfire building, survival skills and dangerous plant ID. • Designed for children ages 7+. • Preregistration is required for this event. • Please pack a lunch and dress for the weather! $10 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Handicapped Accessible 
Local History Boat Cruise
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise while learning local history and seeing unique historical sites along Camden County's waterways. Space limited. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM on the day prior to cruise. $35 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Knot Tying
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Learn how to tie useful knots for camping, packing, and hauling in this hands on instructional class. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible 
Nature Hike with Ranger Diane
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Ranger Diane will guide a tour on the Hannah Clark Nature trail. Bring Binoculars and get a close up look of the wildlife. Find out how the Native people used plants we will find along the way. This is an easy to moderate 1.5 Mile Hike. 706-359-3458.
Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Haven't shot an arrow yet? Would you like to learn and sharpen your archery skills? Either way, you'll be guided and taught by our experienced ranger. Finnish the session with some balloon popping fun. Pre-registration is encouraged. $7 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Feb 23, 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.
Armadillos and Squirrels and Deer, Oh My!
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join wildlife specialists with GA Department of Natural Resources for a lively discussion on nuisance wildlife and how to discourage unwanted critters from your homes and yards. Resources provided. Pay correct cash at the door. Meet at the Lake Franklin Event Center in the Large Group Camp near the horse stables. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Amazing Mammals Discovery
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by and chat with the Park Ranger inside the warm Trading Post. Investigate local mammal pelts, skulls, and tracks. Test your mammal IQ and see what you know about our furred neighbors. Meet at the Trading Post inside the Campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 12 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 regular fort admission. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 
Edible Plant Hike
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a beautiful and scenic hike with our park Naturalist and learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia. We'll be searching for local plants that have medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and ones that could be poisonous. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Tower Tour and Hike
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Feb 23, 2019 
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Every Saturday from 2pm to 3pm during the month of February, a ranger will open the tower for tours followed by a hike around the pre-historic stone wall and West Overlook Trail at the close of the tower. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
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.
Reptile Rendezvous
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join our Naturalist in feeding our snakes, frogs, turtles, and Allie the alligator and learn about these incredible reptiles along the way. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Gettin Crafty in the Relihan
Saturday, Feb 23, 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.
Winter Birds Campground Craft
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us at the Activity Center in our Campground to make Wood Chip Chick a Dee’s and learn about birds! Suggested donation to make a craft is $1 per person. $5 parking $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
CANCELLED -- Family Springtime Star Gazing
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
Enjoy another night under the stars. Dr. Joseph Jones and his crew from the University of North Georgia Planetarium will share information on springtime stars, star charts, satellites, and constellations. We will observe from the driving range by the front nine of the golf course. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
Parks After Dark 
Search and Sketch
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Wander along the trail behind the Trading Post on this drawing scavenger hunt. Pencils and paper will be provided, clipboards or writing surfaces recommended. We will meet at the Trading post (visitor center) $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Forts from Founds Objects
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Work by yourself or as a team to create your very own shelter using the forest around you. Use sticks, branches, hollowed logs, vines, etc. Meet at the Visitors Center. Preregistration required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Paws on the Falls Trail
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Hey, canines! Bring your humans down to the park for a hike down the Falls View trail and meet new doggy friends. Bring your leash, water and some comfortable shoes for your biped buddy. Meet at the Falls View Trail head. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Parks After Dark 
Stargazing in the Park
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us for a special astronomy program with the Coca Cola Space Science Center, sponsored by the Early County Science Club. Kolomoki Mounds State Park is a wonderful place to escape city lights and experience the grandeur of the night sky. We will meet at Group Shelter 2 and walk over to the Plaza for the event. Admission is free with ParkPass. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
A is for Archery
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Just learning to shoot a bow and arrow? Want to brush up? Here’s your chance to get a Ranger led course on basic archery. From solid stances, terminology, safety, and target practice our Ranger will help you improve your archery skills. $7 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Bass Bingo
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 4 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Bring the whole family for this fun spring-themed Bingo game at Magnolia Springs. Fun prizes will be handed out for the lucky bingo winners. Sign up in the Visitor Center or bring exact change and meet at the park spring. $2 - $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Handicapped Accessible 
Volunteer Project: Building Kayak Racks
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 8 AM to 5 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Great news everyone! Mistletoe State Park has been awarded funds to construct an all new rack for our canoes and kayaks. Most of the construction will be volunteer based so come on out and help make a huge difference at our park! We will begin at 8:00 AM but volunteers can come anytime they want. 706-541-0321.
Archery at Mistletoe
Saturdays 1 PM - 3 PM from Feb 23, 2019 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
We have a brand new archery range here at Mistletoe and we plan to offer plenty of programs with it: $10 per person. Must be 7 or older to register. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert come practice your shot on our all new archery range! Call (706) 541-0321 to register. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
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.
Handicapped Accessible 
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
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.
Handicapped Accessible 
Flatlanders Canyon Crash Trail Run
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 7 AM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join us for our annual "Canyon Crash" 5K/10K/13.1/50K. This is a great trail run for the novice runner or road runner; however, it will challenge the season trail runner at the 1/2 marathon and 50k distance. To register visit: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=60363&fbclid=IwAR1AWTUiaed-oCg-eeaN_gzCs1WmpyXVFsS-YMrM3m8cOSk-AR0AutDKbmc $5 parking. 229-838-4244.
Hemlocks Help Clinic
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn about the hemlock-hungry Woolly Adelgid and how they're damaging our forests. Join Donna Shearer of Save Georgia's Hemlocks to explore what you can do to save your hemlock trees. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Handicapped Accessible 
Constellation Cruise
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger for a guided motor boat tour as the last light of the sun fades into the night. Whether you choose a moonlit night or a night with no moon at all you can view the silhouettes of cypress trees against the night sky, watch for gator eyes glowing at the edge of the water and spy stars, satellites and maybe even a few meteors overhead! $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 
Photographer's Hike
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join a Park Ranger who will take you to their favorite photogenic areas along the trails on the magnificent rapids and rocks of Sweetwater Creek as well as the spectacular New Manchester Mill (as seen in the film "Hunger Games: Mockingjay"). $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, seen in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film and others, is situated alongside alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 12:30 PM to 2 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, seen in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film and others, is situated alongside alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Late Winter Wildflower Hike
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This moderately strenuous, 2.5-mile hike will take us through a variety of lovely habitats to view the very earliest of our spring wildflowers, the beloved Ephemerals. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a beautiful and scenic hike with our park Naturalist and learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia. We'll be searching for local plants that have medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and ones that could be poisonous. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Junior Ranger Hikes
Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us for a kid friendly hike while completing an activity from your Junior Ranger Book. Each hike will be 1 mile long. The meeting location will change month to month. We will begin our hike promptly at the start time. $1 per participant. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Hikes
Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us for a kid friendly hike while completing an activity from your Junior Ranger Book. Each hike will be 1 mile long. The meeting location will change month to month. We will begin our hike promptly at the start time. $1 per participant. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Meet the Farm Animals
Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
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.
Friends of Panola Mountain Extended Hike
Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike with a trained "Friends of Panola" volunteer, through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 5-mile, semi-off trail, strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views and unique perspectives on the park. Must call to register in advance. $10 cash only $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 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.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
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.
Handicapped Accessible 
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
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.
Handicapped Accessible 
Seasons of Prescribed Fire
Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us for the first of a four-part series which will look at the benefits of prescribed fire as well as the effects it has on our park throughout the seasons. Meet at the Interpretive Center for a brief presentation, then head to the trail to see the effects of prescribed fire. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Eco-Explorers Club
Monday, Feb 25, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn and explore local ecology and become part of the community of nature. "Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher standard of living is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free." - Aldo Leopold $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 
Senior Ranger Program
Monday, Feb 25, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Junior Ranger is not just for kids! Join us for our monthly Senior Ranger Programs from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.This program is for senior citizens. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Guided Tour
Tuesdays 2 PM - 2:30 PM – Feb 26, 2019 until Mar 5, 2019 
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Enjoy a Museum guided tour from our staff! $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Toddler Ranger
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a morning activity for you and your toddler? Join us for our monthly Toddler Ranger Programs! Activities will vary month to month. Some programs may require an activity fee and will be posted with the activity information for that month. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Ask the Naturalist
Wednesdays 2 PM - 2:30 PM – Feb 27, 2019 until Mar 6, 2019 
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Ask the Naturalist about the location, history, or wildlife at Etowah $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Handicapped Accessible 
Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Calling all homeschoolers. Join our rangers for our monthly homeschool program on the last Wednesday of each month. This hands- on program is designed for children 6-12 and will introduce them to a variety nature-themed educational topics. Call the park office to register. Space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Homeschool Wednesdays
Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Home-school students of all ages are welcomed to come join park rangers on a educational nature/ history hike to the historic five story New Manchester Manufacturing Mill and class IV rapids. This hike meets the GPS standards. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservation recommended. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Roving Naturalist
Thursday, Feb 28, 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 history and nature to share with the guests $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
K9 Ranger Hikes
Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Tails on the Trails is getting a make over! Join us for our new monthly guided hike: Canine Ranger! Each hike will be 2.5 miles or less. Meeting places will switch each time. While this is a hike exclusively for dog owners and lovers, we require that your furry friend be kept on a leash at all times. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Home School Exploration Day
Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Home school students are invited to join us for a ranger-led, educational program. We will meet the last Thursday of every month to cover a different topic. This is a 9 part series, you can attend all or pick and choose which ones interest you. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, March 1, 2019

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 5:15 PM to 6:45 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Parks After Dark 
Bingo, A Fire & Hot Cocoa
Fridays 7 PM - 7:45 PM – Mar 1, 2019 until Mar 29, 2019 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Camping, picnicking or just visiting a friend staying at the park; you are welcome to join us in bingo at a Shelter. A warm fire, Hot Cocoa and Bingo will turn this winter evening into family fun. Stay and enjoy star gazing & star stories. $2–$5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Nature Sketching
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come draw or color some of the beautiful scenery in the park $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Homeschool In The Park: Wildlife Poker Walk
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us on a 1.5-mile, natural surface trail and visit five wildlife learning stations. Geared towards families who homeschool. Draw cards at each learning site. Best hand at the end of the walk wins a prize. Pre-register. & Pre-pay. Cancelled if rain. Meet at the enclosed Lake Franklin Event Center near the stables next to Lake Franklin. $7 ages 4 and up $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
GA Geocamping Weekend & Coinapaloosa
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 4 PM to 9 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geocachers, meet up for a fun, unique geotracking event. Weekend camping, get-together and a unique coin swap event highlight this adventure. Specific time and location information online at www.geocaching.com. General public is welcome to participate in Saturday events for free. Is a fee for coin vendors. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
After School Book Exchange - and Reading Day
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 5 PM to 7 PM
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
For adults and children, and in partnership with the Tattnall County Library in Reidsville. To help celebrate Dr. Suess' birthday, bring a book that you have read or outgrown and exchange it for another. Come back on Saturday (weather permitting) with a blanket to sit (or lay) in the park and read. Free cookies for all participants. $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
Handicapped Accessible 
Opening Day at Hardman Farm
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Hardman Farm reopens for the season. Join us for a guided tour on the hour, with the first one at 10:00 a.m., and the last going out at 3:00 p.m. Adults: $12, Seniors: $10 , Youth: $7, Children under 6: free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Handicapped Accessible 
Through the Ages Textile Exhibit - March 1-31
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 9 AM to 5 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
See a new side of the plantation with vintage Jarrell family textiles. This exhibit is displayed once a year in our visitor center for guests to view our collection of authentic clothing items worn through the ages at Jarrell Plantation. Exhibit runs every Thursday through Saturday in March 9am-5pm. 478-986-5172.
Stargazing by Boat
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come view the night sky while floating in a kayak or canoe on the beautiful Magnolia Lake. Learn about astrology and the stories behind the constellations on this relaxing sky tour. Limited equipment available. Sign up at the Visitor Center before 5pm. $5 - $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 8 PM to 9 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.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM – Mar 2, 2019 until Mar 30, 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, have fun! $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Keep your Resolution Hike
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us for a two mile hike on the River Trail and keep that New Years Resolution! Meet at the boat ramp! $2 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Owl Pellet Program
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist to dissect owl pellets and discover more about different prey owls eat! Meet at visitor center porch. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Lorax Hike - Fun Geo Exploration
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
First Saturday Lorax - Geology Hike Celebrate the Birthday of Dr. Seuss & take a walk back in time. Learn how the landscape of Elijah Clark State Park was formed on this one mile hike along our lakeshore. Along the way we'll identify Rocks & Minerals and look at geological evidence for an ancient volcanic past. Wear sturdy shoes. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Archery for Beginners
Saturdays 2 PM - 4 PM – Mar 2, 2019 until Apr 27, 2019 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Haven't shot an arrow yet? Would you like to learn and sharpen your archery skills? Either way, you'll be guided and taught by our experienced ranger. Finnish the session with some balloon popping fun. Pre-registration is encouraged. $7 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Etowah Heritage Day
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come learn how cultures of the past still permeate our modern lives. Start with a beginners Genealogy Lecture and Workshop in the morning, starting at 10 AM. Then, there will be a lecture on Creek and Cherokee culture by Dr. Max White at 1:00 PM. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Mar 2, 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.
GA Geocamping Weekend & Coinapaloosa
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 10 AM to 9 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geocachers, meet up for a fun, unique geotracking event. Weekend camping, get-together and a unique coin swap event highlight this adventure. Specific time and location information online at www.geocaching.com. General public is welcome to participate in Saturday events for free. Is a fee for coin vendors. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Target Archery Shoot
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Stationary target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction equipment and prizes. Not geared towards large groups. Groups can contact us for special time. Pay and pre-register at Park Office. Meet near Fishing Dock. Park at Fishing Dock and walk down to range. You may want to bring a folding chair. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Spring Campfire and Bingo
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our fun, original state park bingo game perfect for adults or families. Win prizes and roast marshmallows over the campfire. Bring a stick and a chair. Meet next to Fishing Dock on Lake Franklin in the campground area. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Parks After Dark 
Cadette Girl Scout Night Owl Hike
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a fun learning experience for all Cadette Girl Scouts! Earn your Night Owl badge by taking a hike with our rangers while learning more about the wild and interesting animals that wander the park at night. You'll have the chance to see bats, raccoons, armadillos, deer, and much more! Embrace your wild side and get outdoors! $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Parks After Dark 
British Troops at Sunbury 1779
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 to Sunday, Mar 3, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Fort Morris, and the colonial seaport town of Sunbury, were captured by British troops under the command of Brigadier General Augustin Prevost, on January 9th, 1779. Visitors on this day will enjoy interacting with members of His Majesty's 7th Regiment afoot British Regulars, Tory Militia, as well as members of the British Royal Navy. $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
Handicapped Accessible 
Clean Up Along the Birdberry Trail
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
If you need volunteer experience, just enjoy keeping the park clean, or both join us during our monthly Birdberry Trail Cleanup! We will provide rubber gloves, trash bags, and some tools. We will meet at the trail head. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Handicapped Accessible 
Campfire Circle with Friends
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Come out to Fort Yargo and enjoy a night by the campfire with your family. Enjoy hearing stories about the fort, participating in interactive stories and songs, and yummy s'mores. We will meet at the Campground Amphitheater. $1 per participant. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
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.
Reptile Rendezvous
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join our Naturalist in feeding our snakes, frogs, turtles, and Allie the alligator and learn about these incredible reptiles along the way. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Gettin Crafty in the Relihan
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 2:30 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.
After School Book Exchange - and Reading Day
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
For adults and children, and in partnership with the Tattnall County Library in Reidsville. To help celebrate Dr. Suess' birthday, bring a book that you have read or outgrown and exchange it for another. Come back on Saturday (weather permitting) with a blanket to sit (or lay) in the park and read. Free cookies for all participants. $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
Handicapped Accessible 
Forts from Founds Objects
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Work by yourself or as a team to create your very own shelter using the forest around you. Use sticks, branches, hollowed logs, vines, etc. Meet at the Visitors Center. Preregistration required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Talking Skulls
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Become a wildlife detective for a day! With a ranger, children will examine animal skulls and furs to learn the clues that reveal if each animal was a predator or prey animal, and that show if it was an herbivore, a carnivore, or an omnivore. Meet at picnic shelter #5. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tall tales and Tasty S’mores
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Meet at picnic shelter #5 for a fun evening where you can roast marshmallows and swap stories among friends. $5 parking $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Farm Animal Fun Day
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Over the years, Hardman Farm has been the home to several species of livestock. Come visit some furry friends here on the Farm as we continue our journey to "bring the farm to life" and keep the American agricultural experience alive. Adults: $12, Seniors (63+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Parks After Dark 
Cori's Photography Workshop
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Interested in photography but don't know where to start? Want to improve your camera skills? Whether you just use a smartphone, point-and-shoot, or DSLR camera, Ranger Cori wants to share some pro tips from her years in Hollywood with you. Join this workshop to learn and practice getting better photos and video of friends, family, and nature. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Handicapped Accessible 
Wonders of Wildlife at Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Mar 2, 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 Mercedes the Gopher Tortoise, 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. $3 - $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Handicapped Accessible 
Wonders of Wildlife at Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Mar 2, 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 Mercedes the Gopher Tortoise, 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. $3 - $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Handicapped Accessible 
Camp Lawton Lantern Tour
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come experience the historic Camp Lawton at night via lantern-light in this guided historical tour. Be transported back in time as you hike the trail and learn about the world's largest prison stockade and its inhabitants. Participants get to carry their own lanterns: adults a traditional oil lamp, and kids a mini LED lantern. $10 - $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
1st Saturday Hike
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us for a free guided hike on of our most popular trails! Meet at the park office. A parking pass is required. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
"Aldo Leopold Inspired" Spring Observation Hike
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Celebrate Leopold Week with us by learning how to listen, feel, smell, see, and think like an environmentalist. Taking a step back to a time before technology, we will focus on using only our senses to observe what is happening as life begins to spring up after a cold winter. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Astronomy Night
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 7 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join us and the Coca Cola Space Science Center for a night under the stars. Learn about the night sky and view stars and planets through telescopes. Seating will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own lawn chairs for more comfort. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Parks After Dark 
Volunteer Training Day
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Want to be a part of the inner workings of Smithgall Woods? The park can use a variety of skills and talents. The training provides information about the park, its history, volunteer activities, and a chance to meet other volunteers. Register by February 27th. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
First-Visit Tour
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11:30 AM from Mar 2, 2019 until Dec 7, 2019 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn more about the park on a tour of the Visitor Center area and a van tour. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. Take in the history of the park from the comfort of our heated van. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Handicapped Accessible 
Billy's Island Tour
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 5 PM to 7 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Sit back and relax on a tour to historic Billy's Island. Search for wildlife while crossing Billy's Lake on our tour boat before stepping on the island to seek remnants of the past. Relics of the logging era, a swamper family cemetery and traces of Native American presence are scattered around the short trail we will walk while on the island. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Late Winter Wildflower Hike
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This moderately strenuous, 2.5-mile hike will take us through a variety of lovely habitats to view the very earliest of our spring wildflowers, the beloved Ephemerals. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
March Homeschool Day
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge March's Homeschool Day topic will be pollinators! We will discuss what pollinators are, why they are important, and what we can do to help them. An activity will follow the lesson. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-4727.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Sunday Morning Hike
Sunday, Mar 3, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join our park naturalist on a short, scenic hike to learn about different topics ranging from flora and fauna to natural remedies. Guests should meet at the Visitors Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Meet the Farm Animals
Sunday, Mar 3, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
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.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Mar 3, 2019 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.
Late Winter Wildflower Hike
Sunday, Mar 3, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This moderately strenuous, 2.5-mile hike will take us through a variety of lovely habitats to view the very earliest of our spring wildflowers, the beloved Ephemerals. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Eco-Explorers Club
Monday, Mar 4, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn and explore local ecology and become part of the community of nature. "Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher standard of living is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free." - Aldo Leopold $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Guided Tour
Tuesdays 2 PM - 2:30 PM – Mar 5, 2019 
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Enjoy a Museum guided tour from our staff! $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Senior Ranger Program
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Junior Ranger is not just for kids! Join us for our monthly Senior Ranger Programs from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.This program is for senior citizens. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Toddler Ranger
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a morning activity for you and your toddler? Join us for our monthly Toddler Ranger Programs! Activities will vary month to month. Some programs may require an activity fee and will be posted with the activity information for that month. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Ask the Naturalist
Wednesdays 2 PM - 2:30 PM – Mar 6, 2019 
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Ask the Naturalist about the location, history, or wildlife at Etowah $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Handicapped Accessible 

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Copper Etching
Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Join our Naturalist as we create our own copper etchings using stencils and copper sheeting. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Homeschool Days
Thursday, Mar 7, 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.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, March 8, 2019

Campfire Building 101
Friday, Mar 8, 2019 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Come learn the basics of campfire building and enjoy s’mores with a ranger! $1 per s’more, meet at Campground #1 host site. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Parks After Dark 
Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Mar 8, 2019 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Parks After Dark 
Bingo, A Fire & Hot Cocoa
Fridays 7 PM - 7:45 PM – Mar 8, 2019 until Mar 29, 2019 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Camping, picnicking or just visiting a friend staying at the park; you are welcome to join us in bingo at a Shelter. A warm fire, Hot Cocoa and Bingo will turn this winter evening into family fun. Stay and enjoy star gazing & star stories. $2–$5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Junior Ranger road Trip Adventures at Etowah: Twisted Cordage and Beginning Basketry
Friday, Mar 8, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers will learn about several different plants and how they can be used to make simple twisted cordage and baskets. Pre- registration required: click on the event title for more details $24 -$26. 770-387-3747.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Scottish Heritage Days
Friday, Mar 8, 2019 9 AM to 1 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
A variety of living history demonstrations will be taking place on Friday the 8th and Saturday the 9th. Friday is Student Day from 9am – 1pm, and a battle reenactment will take place on Saturday at 3pm. A traditional Scottish "Kirkin o' the Tartans" will be held on Sunday at 11am at the First Presbyterian Church. 912-437-4770.
Handicapped Accessible 
Beginner Archery
Friday, Mar 8, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn the basics of shooting a compound bow. We will be shooting at large target blocks on a secure range. This is a great way to get outdoors, learn something new! Good for ages 8 and up (depending on strength level). Reservations are required by calling the park office. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
All About Archery
Friday, Mar 8, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Want to learn archery? Join us on the range to learn how to use a compound bow. Get the chance to show off your skills, and maybe find your next hobby. Call the Visitor Center to reserve your spot, space is limited. $15 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Cozy by the Campfire
Friday, Mar 8, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Have a blast with us as we ignite our campground fire pit, play games, converse, eat a marshmallow, or just stay warm. Meets at Campground #2 Firepit. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Parks After Dark 
Crisp-Cordele Community League Spring Gala with the Swinging Medallions
Friday, Mar 8, 2019 to Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 6 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Enjoy great food, drinks and dance to the music of the Swinging Medallions! General Admission is $45.00 229-276-2371.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Mar 8, 2019 8 PM to 9 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.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Jr. Ranger Road Trips: Colonial Spy Games
Friday, Mar 8, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Feeling sneaky? Come out to Wormsloe and lean the ways of the American Revolutionary spy. Secret codes and special missions abound during this session of our Jr. Ranger Road Trip series. Activities run from 10 am to 12 pm and repeat 2 pm to 4 pm. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.
Handicapped Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Equestrian and Group Camp Workday
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 9:30 AM to 12 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come out and help give back to the park; by volunteering to help maintain and improve the equestrian facilities and the group camping areas on the park. Lunch will be provided. Volunteers should bring various tools. To register contact Kathy White at kjwhite1@bellsouth.net or call 706-614-8348. Please pre-register so that we can plan for lunch. 706-614-8348.
Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM – Mar 9, 2019 until Mar 30, 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, have fun! $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Bald Eagle Program
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist to learn more about Bald Eagles and take a short hike with us to our resident eagles nest! Meet at Picnic Shelter #2 $3 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
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.
Handicapped Accessible 
Sunset Boat Cruise
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Parks After Dark 
Archery for Beginners
Saturdays 2 PM - 4 PM – Mar 9, 2019 until Apr 27, 2019 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Haven't shot an arrow yet? Would you like to learn and sharpen your archery skills? Either way, you'll be guided and taught by our experienced ranger. Finnish the session with some balloon popping fun. Pre-registration is encouraged. $7 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Mar 9, 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.
American Frontier Days
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 10 AM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet a trapper. Talk to a soldier. Throw a tomahawk. See living skills displays like cooking and blacksmithing from local historians Walk through time from the mid 1700s to the late 1800's. Held on the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Target Archery Shoot
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Stationary target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction equipment and prizes. Not geared towards large groups. Groups can contact us for special time. Pay and pre-register at Park Office. Meet near Fishing Dock. Park at Fishing Dock and walk down to range. You may want to bring a folding chair. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Scottish Heritage Days
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
A variety of living history demonstrations will be taking place on Friday the 8th and Saturday the 9th. Friday is Student Day from 9am – 1pm, and a battle reenactment will take place on Saturday at 3pm. A traditional Scottish "Kirkin o' the Tartans" will be held on Sunday at 11am at the First Presbyterian Church. 912-437-4770.
Handicapped Accessible 
Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Mar 9, 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 regular fort admission. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 
Yargo Trail Crew - Trail Work Day
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 8:30 AM to 12:30 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. Bring a change of clothes for after the project along with your mountain bike to enjoy the trails. Meet at the Trail Head parking lot. Volunteers must register through the YTC site link. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Fun at the Fort
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 12 PM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Experience a picturesque and fascinating historic site within the state park, while learning about life in the late 1700's. Fun for the whole family; tours includes various interactive activities and educational opportunities. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
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.
Reptile Rendezvous
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join our Naturalist in feeding our snakes, frogs, turtles, and Allie the alligator and learn about these incredible reptiles along the way. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Gettin Crafty in the Relihan
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 2:30 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.
Stargazing
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us to observe the beautiful stars above and have a short hike around the pond. We will learn about well-known constellations and celestial events. Heavy cloud cover and/or rain cancels this event. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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