Upcoming Events


Friday, December 14, 2018

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 14, 2018 until Dec 23, 2018 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Campfire Building 101
Friday, Dec 14, 2018 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist in learning everything you need to know about campfire building right in time for winter! We will have s’mores afterwards for $1 each. Meet at picnic shelter #1 $1 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Radical Reptiles & Snake Feeding
Friday, Dec 14, 2018 2 PM to 4 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Learn some cool facts about what makes reptiles unique and how they are an important part of an ecosystem. Afterwards see Sally the snake sneak up and snack on a mouse. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Handicapped Accessible 
Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Dec 14, 2018 4:30 PM to 6 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 
Escape the Gold Museum: Hung Jury
Friday, Dec 14, 2018 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
The year is 1855 and Lumpkin County court is in session. After a single case resulted in three hung juries, Judge Irwin has decided to lock you and your fellow jurors in the jury room until a unanimous verdict is decided. You'll look for clues, solve puzzles, and examine real historical documents as you work your way through the escape room. $15. 706-864-2257.
Parks After Dark 
Chestnuts on an Open Fire & Tall Tales
Fridays 5 PM - 6 PM – Dec 14, 2018 until Dec 21, 2018 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
We'll be warming up by the fire while roasting chestnuts and marshmallows, telling tall tales, solving riddles & hearing the true story of the plight of the American Chestnut. Meet at the Assembly Shelter. Follow this program with back to back Stargazing & Hot Chocolate. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Starry Night & Hot Cocoa
Friday, Dec 14, 2018 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Enjoy a starry night & hot chocolate. Meet at the Assembly Shelter next to Archery where 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. A telescope will be on hand feel free to bring your telescope or binoculars. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Holiday Bingo And Winter Campfire
Friday, Dec 14, 2018 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Adults and families, come play our famous, original BINGO next to the campfire and within view of Lake Deleanor. Prizes given and marshmallows offered. Pay correct change at the door. Meet at the lakeside boathouse in the campground. Bring a chair, flashlight and roasting stick. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Wildlife Tracks, Skulls, and Talk
Friday, Dec 14, 2018 12 PM to 12:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Would you like to learn how to identify the paw prints you find in the mud? Learn about different animal tracks, scat, and signs. See bear, deer, raccoon, and snake bones! Learn all about local wildlife. The event takes place in the Nature Nook, under the Group Shelter by the lake. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Art by the Lake
Friday, Dec 14, 2018 1 PM to 2 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.
Movie Night at Fort Yargo
Friday, Dec 14, 2018 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a family friendly night out? Join us for a relaxing movie night. Bring a chair, a blanket, or grab a seat on a picnic bench. We welcome visitors to start arriving at 6:30 pm, and the movie will start promptly at 7:00 pm. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Movie At The Mill
Friday, Dec 14, 2018 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Join the Friends Of Hamburg State Park as they show a movie at the mill that will be suitable for all ages! Complimentary event, with concessions available for purchase during the movie. $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
Parks After Dark 
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Friday, Dec 14, 2018 4 PM to 7 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm Come see the Mansion at West End in period holiday decor and learn about Victorian Christmas traditions from docents dressed in their finest 1870's garb. This open house on Friday and Saturday nights in December is highlighted by twinkling candle lights, visits with Santa, and a trip down the Unicoi Turnpike by horse drawn wagon. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Child (under 6): Free, Family Rate (2 adults+children): $35. 706-878-1077.
Parks After Dark 
Christmas Lakeside Light Show
Fridays 5 PM - 10 PM – Dec 14, 2018 until Dec 28, 2018 
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays enjoy a drive through a winter wonderland at the picnic area by the lake. Several lit scenes will grace the roadside as we welcome the coming of Christmas. If you would rather walk, park at the office and walk across the boardwalk into the festivity of lights. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Handicapped Accessible 
Fireside Hike
Friday, Dec 14, 2018 4 PM to 6 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come join our Ranger for a one-mile winter hike on the beautiful Beaver Trail learning about the season's flora and fauna. Then enjoy marshmallows and a cup of cocoa in front of the fire to warm up. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Cosmic Archery
Friday, Dec 14, 2018 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Archery Instructor for this spectacular program! During our Cosmic Archery program you will get to fine tune your archery skills in the dark with the assistance of black lights, glow in the dark targets, and glow sticks. Cost is $25/person (ages 18+). Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Holiday Scavenger Hunt
Friday, Dec 14, 2018 2 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Participants will be given a list of items and holiday clues and have to take pictures around the park. A prize will be given to the winners. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
The Honor Tree: A photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
9 AM - 5 PM from Dec 14, 2018 until Dec 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guest are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation’s armed forces. These honor trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Geminids Meteor Shower Paddle
Friday, Dec 14, 2018
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join us for a late night paddle under the Geminids meteor shower. One of our rangers will lead you out to Billy's Lake for a wide view of the stars and meteors far from man made light. Take advantage of our dark skies and see the meteor shower from one of the best vantage points in the southeast. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Dec 14, 2018 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, December 15, 2018

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 15, 2018 until Dec 23, 2018 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8 AM - 4:30 PM – Dec 15, 2018 until Dec 29, 2018 
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.
Wooden Ornament Craft
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist to create your very own wooden ornament to take home and put on the tree! All supplies will be provided. Meet at visitor center porch. $4 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Handicapped Accessible 
Try Tai Chi
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Learn movements to improve balance, flexibility, and strength while reducing stress and having fun during this gentle, slow moving exercise class. Both seated and standing participants will be accommodated. Please bring water, bug spray, and wear flat soled shoes. No flip-flops. Meet at Picnic Shelter 3. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible 
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 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.
Handicapped Accessible 
Crooked River Christmas
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 2 PM to 5 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come to the Nature Center to enjoy cookies and hot chocolate, tell Santa your wish list and take a hayride through the park. All ages are welcome to join in the holiday fun. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Escape the Gold Museum: Hung Jury
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
The year is 1855 and Lumpkin County court is in session. After a single case resulted in three hung juries, Judge Irwin has decided to lock you and your fellow jurors in the jury room until a unanimous verdict is decided. You'll look for clues, solve puzzles, and examine real historical documents as you work your way through the escape room. $15. 706-864-2257.
Parks After Dark 
Escape the Gold Museum: Hung Jury
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 7 PM to 8:15 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
The year is 1855 and Lumpkin County court is in session. After a single case resulted in three hung juries, Judge Irwin has decided to lock you and your fellow jurors in the jury room until a unanimous verdict is decided. You'll look for clues, solve puzzles, and examine real historical documents as you work your way through the escape room. $15. 706-864-2257.
Parks After Dark 
Christmas Crafts & Wreath Making
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 1 PM to 4 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Start the holiday season creating a Christmas Wreath. Join us as we provide the vine, ribbons, flowers and Christmas decorations to make a wreath that will brighten your home & holiday season. Wreath Making $15, Children's Crafts $5 $15 per wreath $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Colonial Christmas
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 5 PM to 8 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
The Stockings are hung and Saint Nick soon will be here handing out stockings for crafty boys & girls at Elijah Clark's festively decorated Colonial Homestead. Make Holiday Decorations and toys with Hannah & her helpers - Corn Husk Angels, Clothes-pin Reindeer, Face Painting, Snowball Pick Up, S’More Roasting, Pictures in the Snow and more. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 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 4PM Sat. Winners will be called to pick up prize. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Natural Holiday Crafts
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 2 PM to 3:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Cleverly construct two tree cookie ornaments or nature- inspired pendants or small grapevine wreaths to take home or gift to someone special. Meet next to the boathouse on Lake Deleanor in the campground. Correct change or pre-pay at office and bring receipt. Canceled if rain. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Crafting with a Ranger
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Get in the winter spirit by creating your own crystal snowflake ornament. With the help of a few simple ingredients and a little bit of science, you'll walk away with a beautiful snowflake to enjoy the rest of the season. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
154th Annual Winter Muster
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 9 AM to 5 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
This annual reenactment commemorates the siege of the fort, the last battle of General Sherman’s March to the Sea. Cannon and musket firings, skirmishes, and drills will take place throughout the day. Visitors should arrive no later than 4 pm to view the Final Assault at 5 pm. NOTE: TICKET SALES WILL END AT 4:30 PM. $9. 912-727-2339.
Felt Bird Ornaments
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Create a felt bird ornament. Use a template to create a one of a kind felt bird ornament. There are several different species to choose from. Takes place in the Nature Nook, under the Group Shelter. Registration is Required. Register in the Visitor Center 8am to 5pm, or by calling the Park Office. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Holiday Crafts at the Beach Pavilion
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Spread the holiday spirit with us by creating a holiday craft! We will meet at the Beach Pavilion, and begin promptly at 11:00 am. $5 per participant. Appropriate for ages 4 and up. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Christmas on the Pond
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 5 PM to 10 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us as we usher in the holiday season. Visit with Santa, enjoy storytelling, hayrides, a marshmallow roast, and homemade refreshments. Santa will arrive at 6 p.m. and be available until 8:30 p.m. Hayrides will start at 5:30 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. Donations appreciated. Hayrides 50 cents per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Guided Museum Tour
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 3 PM to 4 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Join us for a guided tour through our museum, and learn stories behind the exhibits. Questions are welcomed. $5 parking. 229-276-2372.
Handicapped Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Winter Festival (POSTPONED TO DEC 22th)
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 2 PM to 6 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Get into the holiday spirit by joining us for a variety of festive activities - including a visit from Santa. He and the Mrs. Santa will be at the park for photos. Got gingerbread skills? Enter your decorated gingerbread house in our contest. Tour the park on a hay ride or play a round of mini golf. Enjoy games, crafts, food, hot cocoa, and more! $2 hay rides; $3 mini golf $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 4 PM to 7 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm Come see the Mansion at West End in period holiday decor and learn about Victorian Christmas traditions from docents dressed in their finest 1870's garb. This open house on Friday and Saturday nights in December is highlighted by twinkling candle lights, visits with Santa, and a trip down the Unicoi Turnpike by horse drawn wagon. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Child (under 6): Free, Family Rate (2 adults+children): $35. 706-878-1077.
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Candlelight Christmas
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Enjoy a candle lit stroll and house tours, to see our natural decor, in this old-fashioned Christmas celebration.The evening continues with carols around the campfire, Christmas cookies, warm cider, and Santa reading “The Night Before Christmas.” This is an outdoor event. Check for cancellation due to rain by calling the park office. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
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Christmas at the Springs
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 2 PM to 6:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Bring the family to join in the festivities of the season. We will be celebrating Christmas with an elf hike, Christmas crafts, hayrides, Christmas scavenger hunt, roasting marshmallows, and face painting. Friends of Magnolia Springs State Park will have hot chocolate and hot dogs for sale. Also, enjoy the Christmas lights throughout the park. $5 per child or $15 per family $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Christmas Fest
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 3:30 PM to 6 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Come to the campground this holiday season! We will have $2 hayrides, ornament making, games, letters to Santa, a hot chocolate bar and more! $2 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Handicapped Accessible 
Holiday Elf Hike
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Elf tired of siting on a shelf? Fresh air is good for our magical friends too. Bring your elf, doll, or favorite stuffed friend to Panola Mountain for a hike. Activities will include, sipping on hot coco, having your picture taken with Santa, decorating sugar cookies, a craft, hiking the Rock Outcrop trail, and games. Must register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
"Aldo Leopold Inspired" Habitat Hike
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join us on this ranger led hike, and learn to look at habitats the same way that Aldo Leopold, the father of wildlife conservation, once did. As we step back to a time void of technology, we will focus on using only our five senses to notice the micro-habitats that surround us. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Cancelled: Iron Pour at Red Top
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 12 PM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Unfortunately we are having to cancel our December Iron Pour. The furnace is still in the process of being fixed and is taking longer than we thought. If you bought a scratch block at RTM's November 2018 Iron Pour, we are working hard to find another way to get those scratch blocks poured at another furnace. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Geocaching 101
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 1 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
You will team up with an experienced geocacher and learn tips and how to find caches. We will be hunted some of the many caches found within the park. Experienced cachers are encourage to participate too. $3 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Wood Slice Christmas Ornament
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 3:30 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Make an ornament for your Christmas tree this year! Paint a holiday theme on a wood slice from a tree. All ages are welcome! $5 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Christmas Crafts
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 10 AM to 8 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
It is time to get crafty for Christmas. From 10am-12pm, enjoy a wreath-making workshop using greenery from the park. That evening from 6pm-8pm, decorate your very own Christmas ornament for all to see. Ornaments will be on display on the park's Christmas tree and will be available for pickup. Enjoy hot chocolate at both programs. $2 - $10 $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
The Honor Tree: A photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
9 AM - 5 PM from Dec 15, 2018 until Dec 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guest are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation’s armed forces. These honor trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Luminary Night
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Bring your children and pets to the Interpretive Center for Luminary Night. Enjoy a nighttime walk along our enchanted luminary trail. Sip on hot chocolate while decorating cookies and making holiday crafts. Cookies, cookies and more cookies will be served. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Christmas in the Cabin
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 2 PM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Feeling festive? Join Smithgall Woods for a holiday get together in our primitive cabin. We will warm ourselves by the fire while enjoying hot chocolate and hot cider. Make a Christmas ornament for your loved one or enjoy time with family. We ho-ho-hope to see you there! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Moonlight Paddle
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
See the swamp by the light of the moon on this ranger guided paddle to Billy's Lake deep in the Okefenokee. Watch for alligators crossing the black water of the swamp and listen for owls hooting in the distance as your boat quietly slips through the water. $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 
Photographer's Morning Out Hike
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 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, Dec 15, 2018 11 AM to 12:30 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.
Hike through the Piedmont Forest
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join a park ranger for a leisurely hike through our beautiful Piedmont forest as we identify the trees, shrubs, and flowers and discuss the medicinal and edible plants along the way. Meet at the Visitor’s Center $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 9 AM to 12 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge Santa and Mrs. Claus are joining us once again for Breakfast with Santa at Unicoi Lodge! Enjoy a buffet-style breakfast with pancakes, french toast, eggs and bacon, as well as assorted drinks and coffee. Kids can enjoy photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, holiday crafts, a hayride around the park, music and more! All ages welcome! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-4727.
Caroling Through The Park
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 3 PM to 5 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
What's better than Christmas Parties? How about Caroling Hayrides, Homemade Ornaments, Hot Chocolate, S'mores and Pictures with Santa? Caroling Through the Park will have that and much more. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Colonial Christmas at Wormsloe
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Participate in activities such as caroling, burning of the yule log, dancing to live period music, and other holiday observances of the colonial period, including games and refreshments. Holiday crafts at the museum throughout the day. Holiday festivities start at 1 pm. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 16, 2018 until Dec 23, 2018 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Dahlonega Gold Museum Christmas Open House
Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 to Monday, Dec 17, 2018 10 AM to 4 AM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Celebrate Dahlonega's Old Fashioned Christmas with free Gold Museum admission. Tour our newly renovated exhibits to learn about America's first gold rush while enjoying refreshments and Christmas songs. Afterward, check out our gift shop and enjoy the sites and sounds of Christmas on Dahlonega's historic town square. 706-864-2257.
Handicapped Accessible 
Sunday Morning Hike
Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 10 AM to 11 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.
Kids Winter Scavenger Hike
Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us for a kid friendly scavenger hike. Sip on hot chocolate while exploring the effects of winter on the park's forests. Each hike will be 1 mile long. We will meet at the Campground Amphitheater, and begin our hike promptly at 10:30 am. $2 per participant. $2 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Kids Winter Scavenger Hike
Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us for a kid friendly scavenger hike. Sip on hot chocolate while exploring the effects of winter on the park's forests. Each hike will be 1 mile long. We will meet at the Campground Amphitheater, and begin our hike promptly at 10:30 am. $2 per participant. $2 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Living History at Panola
Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn about Panola's rich history through hands-on living history demonstrations that depict everyday family life during the 1820s and 1830s at the Parker House. Visitors will get to participate in activities such as: candle making, butter churning, cooking, making rag dolls, and other period games all from guides in historic period clothing. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
The Honor Tree: A photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
9 AM - 5 PM from Dec 16, 2018 until Dec 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guest are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation’s armed forces. These honor trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 1 PM to 2:30 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.
Native American Heritage Hike
Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a 2 hour strenuous 1.5 mile hike focusing on the first inhabitants of our area, the Native Americans or American Indians, as we explore the east side which will include a visit to the "Indian Cave". Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservations recommended. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. 6 years and older. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Monday, December 17, 2018

The Honor Tree: A photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
9 AM - 5 PM from Dec 17, 2018 until Dec 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guest are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation’s armed forces. These honor trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Parents & Tots
Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Does your little one love nature? Foster your child's sense of curiosity and wonder through this Pre-K readiness program. Each month children will be introduced to a different topic about nature through interactive play, story time, song/movement, crafts, and science. Recommended for ages 2-4. Cost is $5/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
The Honor Tree: A photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
9 AM - 5 PM from Dec 18, 2018 until Dec 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guest are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation’s armed forces. These honor trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The Honor Tree: A photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
9 AM - 5 PM from Dec 19, 2018 until Dec 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guest are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation’s armed forces. These honor trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Natural Holiday Crafts
Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Cleverly construct two tree cookie ornaments or nature- inspired pendants or small grapevine wreaths to take home or gift to someone special. Meet next to the boathouse on Lake Deleanor in the campground. Correct change or pre-pay at office and bring receipt. Canceled if rain. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Tails on the Trails
Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Bring your four legged friend on a guided hike at Fort Yargo State Park! 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. Each hike will average 2.5 miles. Meeting places will switch date to date. Park Pass is Required. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
The Honor Tree: A photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
9 AM - 5 PM from Dec 20, 2018 until Dec 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guest are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation’s armed forces. These honor trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Children's Nature Hike
Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 11 AM to 1 PM
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 the five story Civil War-era mill. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 21, 2018 until Dec 23, 2018 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Try Tai Chi
Friday, Dec 21, 2018 9 AM to 10 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Learn movements to improve balance, flexibility, and strength while reducing stress and having fun during this gentle, slow moving exercise class. Both seated and standing participants will be accommodated. Please bring water, bug spray, and wear flat soled shoes. No flip-flops. Meet at Picnic Shelter 3. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible 
Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Dec 21, 2018 4:30 PM to 6 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 
Chestnuts on an Open Fire & Tall Tales
Fridays 5 PM - 6 PM – Dec 21, 2018 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
We'll be warming up by the fire while roasting chestnuts and marshmallows, telling tall tales, solving riddles & hearing the true story of the plight of the American Chestnut. Meet at the Assembly Shelter. Follow this program with back to back Stargazing & Hot Chocolate. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Parks After Dark 
Starry Night & Hot Cocoa
Friday, Dec 21, 2018 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Enjoy a starry night & hot chocolate. Meet at the Assembly Shelter next to Archery where 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. A telescope will be on hand feel free to bring your telescope or binoculars. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Parks After Dark 
Natural Holiday Crafts
Friday, Dec 21, 2018 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Cleverly construct two tree cookie ornaments or nature- inspired pendants or small grapevine wreaths to take home or gift to someone special. Meet next to the boathouse on Lake Deleanor in the campground. Correct change or pre-pay at office and bring receipt. Canceled if rain. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Holiday Bingo And Winter Campfire
Friday, Dec 21, 2018 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Adults and families, come play our famous, original BINGO next to the campfire and within view of Lake Deleanor. Prizes given and marshmallows offered. Pay correct change at the door. Meet at the lakeside boathouse in the campground. Bring a chair, flashlight and roasting stick. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Parks After Dark 
Beginner Archery
Friday, Dec 21, 2018 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 and see how you compete! 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.
Lunar Night at the Fort
Friday, Dec 21, 2018 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Let's learn about the the moon! Join us as we study the moon through our telescope. We will also be studying impact craters in depth with our Co-Co Crater activity. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Parks After Dark 
Hike the Entire Gahuti
Friday, Dec 21, 2018 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
The Gahuit Trail is the most challenging trail at Fort Mountain. Join a ranger and hike around 9 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. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Friday, Dec 21, 2018 8:30 AM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
While the kids are out of school send them to our Junior Ranger Day Camp! Kids will participate in a range of activities from fishing, hiking, crafts, and more. In addition we offer educational experiences that focus on the ecology and history of the park. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Noche de cine en Fort Yargo
Friday, Dec 21, 2018 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
¿Estás buscando una noche familiar? Únase a nosotros para una noche de cine relajante presentada en español. Lleve una silla, una manta o tome asiento en un banco de picnic. Damos la bienvenida a los visitantes que comienzan a llegar a las 6:30 p.m., y la película comenzará a las 7:00 p.m. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Campfire Stories and S'mores
Friday, Dec 21, 2018 6 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. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Christmas Lakeside Light Show
Fridays 5 PM - 10 PM – Dec 21, 2018 until Dec 28, 2018 
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays enjoy a drive through a winter wonderland at the picnic area by the lake. Several lit scenes will grace the roadside as we welcome the coming of Christmas. If you would rather walk, park at the office and walk across the boardwalk into the festivity of lights. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Handicapped Accessible 
Winter Solstice Campfire
Friday, Dec 21, 2018 5 PM to 6 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Ring in the first official day of winter with this warm and relaxing campfire program. Share holiday stories and sing carols while roasting marshmallows, sipping hot cocoa, and getting to know your fellow park visitors. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
Cabin by Candlelight
Friday, Dec 21, 2018 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come join our Rangers for this Full Moon hike back in time. Meet with your Ranger guide in the 50 Lodge Rd parking lot, where they will guide the group to the Vaughn Log Cabin by candlelight. Once there, you will tour the cabin and learn about pioneer life after dark. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Parks After Dark 
The Honor Tree: A photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
9 AM - 5 PM from Dec 21, 2018 until Dec 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guest are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation’s armed forces. These honor trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Swamp Senses Hike
Friday, Dec 21, 2018 5 PM to 6 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger for a guided hike focused on getting in touch with your senses in nature. So many things, big and small are living their lives all around you. It's important to take a second and observe them and try to understand our place and theirs on this planet. Come make a deeper connection with the plants and animals of the swamp on this hike. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 
First Day Of Winter Hike
Friday, Dec 21, 2018 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Celebrate the first day of Winter with a hike guided by a park ranger to the most scenic areas of Sweetwater Creek. Along the way we will discuss the winter traditions of the settlers of the town of New Manchester, along with winter tree identification. (meet at the Visitor Center) $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 22, 2018 until Dec 23, 2018 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8 AM - 4:30 PM – Dec 22, 2018 until Dec 29, 2018 
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.
Holiday Craft - Christmas
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us at the Nature Center for a special craft where we'll paint and decorate pine cone Christmas Trees. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Snowy Owl Craft
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come learn a little bit about owls and participate in a snowy owl pine cone craft. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Bon Fire, S'Mores and Carols on the Beach
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 5 PM to 7 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Bellow out a Christmas Carol with us. Meet us on the Beach in our Day Use Area ... we'll be the ones roasting S'Mores by the Bon Fire! $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Parks After Dark 
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 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 4PM Sat. Winners will be called to pick up prize. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Candy Shoot Target Archery
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 12 PM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Stationary target archery shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and candy prizes. Not geared towards large groups. Groups can contact us for a special time. Pay and pre-register at Park Office or pay correct change at the range. Park at the boathouse on Lake Deleanor and walk down to the range. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Lake Paddle With Santa
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 2 PM to 3:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join Santa’s flotilla on Lake Deleanor. We provide life jackets, paddles, canoes, kayaks, paddleboats or row boats. Limited space. . After the paddle, roast a marshmallow, drink hot chocolate and participate in ranger-led activities around the campfire. Pre-register & prepay at the park office. Limited space for boaters. $3-$10 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 11 AM 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, Dec 22, 2018 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.
Holiday Lanterns
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Use a recycled tin can, hammer, nails, and paint to create a lantern. A battery powered votive will be given to light up your creation. Takes place in the Nature Nook, under the Group Shelter. Registration is required. Register in the Visitor Center 8am-5pm, or by calling the park. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Clean Up Along the Birdberry Trail
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 to Sunday, Dec 23, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
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 at 10:00 am. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Handicapped Accessible 
Full Moon Night Hike
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy Fort Yargo after dark on a guided moonlit hike by the lake each full moon of this year. Early evening hours are great for spotting wildlife such as deer, rabbits, owls and others along the lake shore. Hike length and meeting location will vary month to month. Bring sturdy shoes, water and a flashlight. $5 parking. 706-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Christmas Hike & Hayride
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
We will meet at the Yucca Trace Trail Head and hike 2 miles through the park trails to the Visitor Center for Coffee, Hot Chocolate, and Cookies. Then we will ride a hay wagon and sing Christmas carols back to the Yucca Trace Trail Head. Please bring a flashlight or head lamp and dress warmly. $5 parking. 229-276-2372.
Winter Festival (POSTPONED TO DEC 22th)
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 2 PM to 6 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Get into the holiday spirit by joining us for a variety of festive activities - including a visit from Santa. He and the Mrs. Santa will be at the park for photos. Got gingerbread skills? Enter your decorated gingerbread house in our contest. Tour the park on a hay ride or play a round of mini golf. Enjoy games, crafts, food, hot cocoa, and more! $2 hay rides; $3 mini golf $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Art in the Park - Holiday Edition
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 11 AM to 12 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy making Christmas and New Years themed holiday crafts at the park. Ornaments, cards, and holiday decorations is on this month's Art in the Park agenda. Come prepared to flex your creative juices and bring home some fun masterpieces. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Holiday Archery
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 2 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
It seems that our park is being overrun by abominable snowmen, yetis, and other scary holiday characters and we need your help to clean up. Join us for a holiday themed archery program where you can put your skills to the test against these nefarious villains. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Reindeer Bingo
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 5 PM to 6 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Bring the whole family for this fun Holiday-themed Bingo night at the park. Fun prizes will be handed out for the lucky bingo winners. $3 - $15 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Handicapped Accessible 
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 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, Dec 22, 2018 2 PM to 3 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 
Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 4:45 PM to 6:45 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire, where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Parks After Dark 
The Honor Tree: A photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
9 AM - 5 PM from Dec 22, 2018 until Dec 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guest are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation’s armed forces. These honor trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Moonlight Paddle
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
See the swamp by the light of the moon on this ranger guided paddle to Billy's Lake deep in the Okefenokee. Watch for alligators crossing the black water of the swamp and listen for owls hooting in the distance as your boat quietly slips through the water. $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 
Trails Work Day
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a volunteer work day performing general trail maintenance on the beautiful trails of the park. Bring gloves, water, comfortable work clothes, and closed-toe, sturdy shoes. Recommended age 12 and up. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Bark in the Park Dog Hike
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 2:30 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Walk the beautiful trails of the park with your four-legged companion and anyone else. We will enjoy a guided hike by a park ranger alongside the rapids of Sweetwater Creek and view the New Manchester Mill from the recent movie "Hunger Games: Mockingjay." Meet outside the Visitor's Center. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Full Moon Hike
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This 1.5-mile hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War-era textile mill ruins of New Manchester and follows the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. A flashlight and sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. No children under 6 or dogs. Meet inside the Visitor's Center. Reservations required. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Parks After Dark 

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 23, 2018 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Sunday Morning Hike
Sunday, Dec 23, 2018 10 AM to 11 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.
Sunday Spiel
Sunday, Dec 23, 2018 4 PM to 5 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us in the Fort McAllister Museum where a ranger will provide a short "spiel" on a topic ranging from history to natural resources. Each one is different! Enjoy this program at no additional charge with regular fort admission. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 
The Honor Tree: A photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
9 AM - 5 PM from Dec 23, 2018 until Dec 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guest are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation’s armed forces. These honor trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Sunday, Dec 23, 2018 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 
Eastside Hike
Sunday, Dec 23, 2018 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This ranger-led hike will take us to the beautiful east side of the park and will focus on both nature and history. Sturdy, closed toe shoes are required on this moderate to strenuous 2 mile hike. Meet at the Visitor's Center. For ages 12 and up. Reservations recommended. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, Dec 23, 2018 1:30 PM to 3 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.

Monday, December 24, 2018

The Honor Tree: A photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
9 AM - 5 PM from Dec 24, 2018 until Dec 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guest are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation’s armed forces. These honor trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

The Honor Tree: A photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
9 AM - 5 PM from Dec 25, 2018 until Dec 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guest are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation’s armed forces. These honor trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

The Honor Tree: A photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
9 AM - 5 PM from Dec 26, 2018 until Dec 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guest are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation’s armed forces. These honor trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018 1:30 PM to 3 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.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Junior Ranger Archery and Blowgun Day Camp
Thursday, Dec 27, 2018 9 AM to 2 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Calling all Junior Rangers who want to learn and practice their archery skills. We will be spending the day at our archery range, creating your own targets, and making your own marshmallow blowgun. Campfire cooked lunch will be included. $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
The Honor Tree: A photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
9 AM - 5 PM from Dec 27, 2018 until Dec 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guest are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation’s armed forces. These honor trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Shoot for the Stars
Thursday, Dec 27, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a Ranger to learn some of the basics of night photography. Learn what it takes to capture the stars, what hazards to look out for and what kind of equipment you might need to get started with photography after dark. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 
Children's Nature Hike
Thursday, Dec 27, 2018 11 AM to 1 PM
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 the five story Civil War-era mill. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Dec 28, 2018 4:30 PM to 6 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 
Wildlife Poker Walk
Friday, Dec 28, 2018 1:30 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a 1.5-mile, card playing and wildlife learning adventure around Lake Franklin. Discover natural history fun facts at five different stops along your guided walk from trees to mammals. Draw cards at each stop. Bring water & and a snack. Pre-register and pre-payment suggested. Meet at the Lake Franklin Event Center at Large Group Camp. $6 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Holiday Bingo And Winter Campfire
Friday, Dec 28, 2018 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Adults and families, come play our famous, original BINGO next to the campfire and within view of Lake Deleanor. Prizes given and marshmallows offered. Pay correct change at the door. Meet at the lakeside boathouse in the campground. Bring a chair, flashlight and roasting stick. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Parks After Dark 
Friday at the Forge
Friday, Dec 28, 2018 3 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Visit our blacksmith's shop to learn about their tools, techniques, and importance during the Civil War. Our living historians will be demonstrating how iron is heated and formed. We will also demonstrate how musket balls were cast. This program is included with regular fort admission. 912-727-2339.
Family Movie Night
Friday, Dec 28, 2018 6 PM to 9 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us in the museum as we keep the doors open late for family movie night! Great for campers, local residents and visitors. Contact the park office for more details. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Parks After Dark 
Wildlife Tracks, Skulls, and Talk
Friday, Dec 28, 2018 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Would you like to learn how to identify the paw prints you find in the mud? Learn about different animal tracks, scat, and signs. See bear, deer, raccoon, and snake bones! Learn all about local wildlife. The event takes place in the Nature Nook, under the Group Shelter by the lake. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Art by the Lake
Friday, Dec 28, 2018 3 PM to 4 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.
Winter Festival
Friday, Dec 28, 2018 6 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy the cool weather and join us at our Winter Festival at the Beach Area. We will have mini golf, holiday games and crafts, and so much more. $20 per vehicle will allow entrance to the park and all activities within the festival. You wont want to miss this celebration! $15-$20 $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Campfire Stories and S'mores
Friday, Dec 28, 2018 6 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. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Christmas Lakeside Light Show
Fridays 5 PM - 10 PM – Dec 28, 2018 
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays enjoy a drive through a winter wonderland at the picnic area by the lake. Several lit scenes will grace the roadside as we welcome the coming of Christmas. If you would rather walk, park at the office and walk across the boardwalk into the festivity of lights. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Handicapped Accessible 
Fireside Hike
Friday, Dec 28, 2018 4 PM to 6 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come join our Ranger for a one-mile winter hike on the beautiful Beaver Trail learning about the season's flora and fauna. Then enjoy marshmallows and a cup of cocoa in front of the fire to warm up. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
The Honor Tree: A photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
9 AM - 5 PM from Dec 28, 2018 until Dec 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guest are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation’s armed forces. These honor trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
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