Events starting 1/26/2019


Saturday, January 26, 2019

Tall Tales and Tasty S'mores
Saturday, Jan 26, 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. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
A is for Archery
Saturday, Jan 26, 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, Jan 26, 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 
Orienteering: Medium Course
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Come try your orienteering skills out on our nationally recognized orienteering course. We will be attempting to find all of the points in our medium level course. $5 per person plus parking pass required for each vehicle. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Jan 26, 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, Jan 26, 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 
Seed Swap
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
There is no better way to increase biodiversity than by sharing seeds. Join us this National Seed Swap Day as we share some of the seeds from our pollinator garden. In exchange, we ask that you please bring native seeds that can be added to the garden to increase the diversity and beauty of our park. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Astronomy Night
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 6:30 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 
Night Hike
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 6 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join a ranger on our Coastal Plains Trails under the to see the forest come alive at night. Be sure to bring comfortable shoes, bug spray, and a flashlight/headlamp. $3 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Parks After Dark 
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. We will go inside the mill, as see in the "Hunger Games" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of the creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Winter Tree Identification Walk
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Ever wonder what all those incredible trees on the park trails are? This 1.5-mile ranger-led hike will cover identification by bark and habitats(what trees tend to grow near water, or on ridges, for example), and sorting out the leaves that are still left on the ground. We will also be identifying our evergreens. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Art in the Park
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Bring any means of arts and crafts (paints and canvas or pencils and notepads) on a ranger-led tour inside the astonishing ruins and rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Create your own artwork while you enjoy beautiful views. Reservations required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Bark in the Park Dog Hike
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Bring your four-legged hiking companion and join a ranger on our 1 and a half mile Red Trail and White Trail Combo. Dogs must be leashed at all times. We’ll explore areas of whitewater rapids (up to class IV) and see the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill, as seen in Hunger Games. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Nature Hike with Ranger Diane
Sundays 1 PM - 2 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.
Colonial Playtime
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Spend some time outside learning about and playing with our Colonial toys and games. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
Handicapped Accessible 
Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, Jan 27, 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 edible and medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and identifying some that are toxic. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Magnolia Trail Hike
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for a 3+ mile hike which includes a one mile paved, easy paced walk on our causeway to Savage Island, a 1.3 mile Magnolia Trail loop and 1 mile back to our Visitors Center. Along the way, you will see beautiful scenery along our magical marshes and wooded trail. Don't forget to wear good walking shoes and bring water. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Meet the Farm Animals
Sunday, Jan 27, 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, Jan 27, 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.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Jan 27, 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 
Snag the Swag Competition
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Complete a picture scavenger hunt throughout the park. If you complete the challenge you will have your choice of park giveaways as a prize $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. We will go inside the mill, as see in the "Hunger Games" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of the creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Bark in the Park Dog Hike
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Bring your four-legged hiking companion and join a ranger on our 1 and a half mile Red Trail and White Trail Combo. Dogs must be leashed at all times. We’ll explore areas of whitewater rapids (up to class IV) and see the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill, as seen in Hunger Games. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Eco-Explorers Club
Monday, Jan 28, 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 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Mornings with the Naturalist
Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Spend your morning at Fort Yargo State Park! Ages 13 and older are invited to join the Naturalist from 9:00 am to 10:00 am to explore the wonder of the park. Activities include but are not limited to: bird watching, nature hikes, nature journals, wildlife sciences, stream ecology, and more! $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Toddler Ranger
Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
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 

Thursday, January 31, 2019

K9 Ranger Hikes
Thursday, Jan 31, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
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 
Introduction to Birdwatching Hike
Thursday, Jan 31, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike is designed for anyone 12 years or older who is interested in learning more about birds, the important habitats critical to some species, and organizations like the Audubon Society which are dedicated to bird conservation. No pets please. Meet at the park's Visitor's Center. Bring you're own binoculars. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Home School Exploration Day
Thursday, Jan 31, 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, February 1, 2019

Roving Ranger
Friday, Feb 1, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Meet a Park Ranger in the campground to ask questions you might have about the park wildlife, events or the surrounding areas. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Feb 1, 2019 5 PM to 6:30 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 1, 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 1, 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 
Stargazing and Constellation Stories
Friday, Feb 1, 2019 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Listen to myths and origins of the constellations in the sky. Blankets are recommended. Meet at the amphitheater near Picnic Shelter 5 $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Super Bowl Weekend Fandom Challenge
5 PM - 8 PM until Feb 3, 2019 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Campers are encouraged to decorate their campsites with team spirit in honor of this year’s Super Bowl taking place right here in Georgia. A grand prize will be awarded, the announcement will come just hours before kick-off of the big game. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Feb 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 
February Homeschool Day
Friday, Feb 1, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge February's Homeschool Day topic will be dissecting owl pellets. After a brief presentation about owls and birds of prey, students will get to dissect their own owl pellets to learn first hand about the feeding habits of barn owls. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-878-4727.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8 AM - 4:30 PM until 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.
Valentines Day Pinecone Craft
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us to make Valentine’s day decorations with pinecones. All supplies will be provided, meet at visitor center porch. $2 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Handicapped Accessible 
Birding with a Ranger
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 8 AM to 9 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join a ranger at the Nature Center for a hike to the bird blind to learn about native and migratory birds as they feed, bathe and enjoy a swim around the pond. Binoculars provided. Rain or shine we are inside our cozy bird blind. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Slitherin' Snakes
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Meet and learn about the snakes that call our Nature Center their home while you make a cool dangling snake craft to take home. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible 
Lorax Hike & Craft - Fun Geo Exploration
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Lorax Craft - Geology Hike 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. After the hike make a Cheerful Lorax Flower Pot to take home. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Nature Hike with Ranger Diane
Saturday, Feb 2, 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 2, 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 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.
Amazing Mammals Discovery
Saturday, Feb 2, 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.
Cars & Coffee at Fort McAllister
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a day filled with cool rides, local history, cannon and musket firings. Classic car owners are invited to show off their amazing autos and meet fellow automobile enthusiasts. Register in advance by calling the park office. Breakfast/brunch items available for purchase. Free lunch and admission for registered car owners. Open to the public. 912-727-2339.
Wildlife Tracks, Skulls, and Talk
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 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.
Tower Tour and Hike
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM until 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.
Campfire Circle with Friends
Saturday, Feb 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, Feb 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.
Pondapalooza
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for a hike around our farm pond and a short study on life in the water. Get down and dirty with some cool critter's that lurk in the water. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Painting with Wood
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come and enjoy an afternoon painting in the Relihan. We will be painting on woodcut sections that are primed and ready for your paint. This is a guided painting, but you still have the option to be as creative as you wish. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Reptile Rendezvous
Saturday, Feb 2, 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.
Guided Geocaching
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
With the help of a ranger, enjoy exploring nature with family while finding Hard Labor's treasures. Bring a smart phone, a toy for trading, and water. Wear closed-toed shoes for this off-trail program. Meet at the visitor center. Please download the free Geocache mobile app at: www.geocaching.com/play/mobile before coming to the park. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Hard Labor Creek History Hike
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 3 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This ranger-led hike will take visitors along gentle ridges and cascading creeks. Explore our past as we walk by the remains of some unknown CCC constructions. Bring a camera to record the scenery. Hike geared toward active adults and children over 8 years old. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Groundhog Day Hike
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join the park Naturalist on a two mile hike on our Tranquility Trail to learn more about Groundhogs and to look for early signs of Spring. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Wonders of Wildlife at Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 1 PM to 1:30 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. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Handicapped Accessible 
Beaver Trail Bonanza
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 2:30 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join our Park Ranger for an easy 1-mile hike on the beautiful Beaver Trail and learn all about the native flora and fauna of the park. Although the trail is flat, be sure to bring good walking shoes and plenty of water. Meet us at the Beaver Trail entrance (next to our rental canoes) and be prepared to have fun. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
February- First Saturday Hike
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Keep your New Years resolutions going in the month of February by coming out on a free group hike with us! We will be meeting at the park office at 10:00 AM. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come. A $5 parking pass is required to enter the park. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Wellness Hike
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Celebrate wellness week by joining us on a 3-mile naturalist hike into and around the canyon. Not only will you get great exercise, but you'll also learn about the history of the canyon, the geology, and the ecology of the area. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
"Aldo Leopold Inspired" Tree Hike
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
If trees could talk, what would they tell us? Join us on the Aldo Leopold inspired hike to learn more about the the environmental and conservation history of Providence Canyon, and learn how to identify a few tree species without the use of technology or field guides. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
First-Visit Tour
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11:30 AM 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 
Constellation Cruise
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 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 2, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 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 2, 2019 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.
Winter Tree Identification Walk
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Ever wonder what all those incredible trees on the park trails are? This 1.5-mile ranger-led hike will cover identification by bark and habitats(what trees tend to grow near water, or on ridges, for example), and sorting out the leaves that are still left on the ground. We will also be identifying our evergreens. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 2:30 PM to 4 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.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Meet & Feed Snakes & Turtles of Georgia
Sunday, Feb 3, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
You will be able to touch and learn about the habits & habitats of our resident Corn & Hognose Snakes. We'll also introduce you to our Native Turtles, the Red Eared Slider and the Map Turtle. Followed by turtle & snake feeding. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Handicapped Accessible 
Bleeding Hearts Archery Games- Ended early due to weather conditions
Sunday, Feb 3, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us for Valentines archery games! The archery course will be located in the Pioneer Campsite in Area B. Guest may park in the area B parking lot. $3 for five arrows. Ages 6 and older. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Meet the Farm Animals
Sunday, Feb 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.
Super Bowl Weekend Fandom Challenge
5 PM - 8 PM  
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Campers are encouraged to decorate their campsites with team spirit in honor of this year’s Super Bowl taking place right here in Georgia. A grand prize will be awarded, the announcement will come just hours before kick-off of the big game. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Altered Environment Nature Hike
Sunday, Feb 3, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Meander the marshes and maritime forests of our Sandpiper and Avian loop trails while seeing firsthand how our land has been changed by humans. Our park ranger will talk about our island's land history, and why the changes were made to or land. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Winter Splendor East Ridge Hike
Sunday, Feb 3, 2019 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This ranger-led hike to the remote and beautiful East Ridge will focus on the splendor of nature in winter. Hike three miles with an emphasis on winter tree identification, topography, and the vistas high above the whitewater rapids (up to class IV). This hike is rated moderate/strenuous. Reservations recommended. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Backcountry Geology Hike
Sunday, Feb 3, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist and "Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park" president John Johnston will lead a moderately strenuous three mile hike identifying rock types and explaining how they formed. Explore the beautiful Jack's Branch area and the seldom-visited quarry of the New Manchester mill. Meet in the Visitor's Center. Sturdy, closed toe shoes required. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Winter Tree Identification Walk
Sunday, Feb 3, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Ever wonder what all those incredible trees on the park trails are? This 1.5-mile ranger-led hike will cover identification by bark and habitats(what trees tend to grow near water, or on ridges, for example), and sorting out the leaves that are still left on the ground. We will also be identifying our evergreens. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Silent Signing Stroll
Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn and practice American Sign Language with a Ranger! We will meet at the Iron Hill Trail for a leisurely walk as we use ASL signs for the things we discover. This is a leisurely 1.5 mile walk. Event is free. Parking pass is required for every vehicle. Program may be cancelled for inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Homeschool Wednesdays
Wednesday, Feb 6, 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 7, 2019

Homeschool Days
Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 6 PM to 8 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 
Edible and Medicinal Mosey
Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come learn about local plants, and how they have traditionally been used for food or medicine! This Ranger-led walk will be along the gently-hilled Iron Hill Trail. Program may be cancelled for inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Feb 8, 2019 5 PM to 6:30 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 
Elijah Clark & Heroes of the Hornets' Nest Remembrance Day
Friday, Feb 8, 2019 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Revolutionary War Hero Elijah Clark led Georgian Patriots in many battles leading to the Colonies freedom from English rule. Beginning at 10:30 AM - Elijah Clark Homestead will host tours of the cabins including colonial life demonstrations. At 12 PM - Free Chili Luncheon. At 1:30 PM - Heroes of the Hornets' Nest Wreath Ceremony will commence. Fees have been paid by the sponsoring organizations. 706-359-3458.
Homeschool In The Park: Bird Bonanza
Friday, Feb 8, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us at the park to discover all about birds. Programs geared towards families who homeschool. Indoor and outdoor investigative bird labs and learning stations on bird basics and adaptations. Cost per child ages 4 & up Must pre-register. & Pre-pay. Meet at the enclosed Lake Franklin Event Center near the stables next to Lake Franklin. $7 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Movie Night at Fort Yargo
Friday, Feb 8, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 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. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
All About Archery
Friday, Feb 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.
Camping Curious
Friday, Feb 8, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
This event is open to campground guests only. The Camping Curious series will feature new excitement each week! Come join our Ranger for a new surprise experience! Inclement weather may cancel this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Parks After Dark 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Feb 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 
Colonial Faire and Muster School Day
Friday, Feb 8, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Come and learn about early Georgia and Colonial Savannah at our annual Colonial Faire and Muster School Day. Experience the 18th century military encampment, military demonstrations, shopping in Sutler’s row, craft demonstrations, music, dancing, and more. Food concession will be available. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8 AM - 4:30 PM until 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.
"Bee Mine" Valentine's Day Craft
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us to paint tree cookies and make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Meet at visitor center porch. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Handicapped Accessible 
Guided Plant ID and History Hike
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join a Ranger at the Sempervirens trailhead for a hike through our ever living forest where you'll learn about native plants found along the trail as well as their historical uses. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Terrific Turtles
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come out to the Nature Center to meet and learn about some of our terrific turtles while you make a “stained glass” turtle to put on your window at home. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible 
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Feb 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.
Winter Bird Workshops: Bluebirds 101 and Bird Feeding Basics
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join our resident bluebird expert, Lamar Hamrick, as he gives insight to attracting and housing one of our favorite feathered friends at 10:00 AM. At 12:00 PM join the ranger to discover the best bird foods, plantings for birds, feeders and bird baths. What should you buy? Who are you attracting? Resources provided. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Amazing Mammals Discovery
Saturday, Feb 9, 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.
Valentine's Dinner and Dance
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Bring your sweetheart to our one-of-a-kind Valentine's date not to be forgotten! Enjoy a candlelit meal in a beautiful, historic setting with period music and dancing. Take part in a fireside chat with our historical interpreters. Space is limited. Reserve your table today by calling our park office. Price is per person. $50 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Lake, Creek, and Waterfall 4-mile Hike
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join a ranger on this 4 mile, moderate hike filled with beautiful water views. We will pass by the lake, walk through Goldmine Creek, and past the waterfall. Be sure to wear shoes that can get wet, and bring plenty of water and snacks. This is not an easy hike. Please be prepared for creek crossings, hills, rocky and uneven ground. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Tower Tour and Hike
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM until 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.
Yargo Trail Crew - Trail Work Day
Saturday, Feb 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.
Pollinator Workshop
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join the Naturalist at the Birdberry Trail to learn more about pollinators found in your backyard and to build a bee home to take to your own garden. During this program guests will learn how to ID different pollinators, learn about their nesting habits, and how to build and maintain a habitat for them. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Handicapped Accessible 
Pollinator Workshop
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join the Naturalist at the Birdberry Trail to learn more about pollinators found in your backyard and to build a bee home to take to your own garden. During this program guests will learn how to ID different pollinators, learn about their nesting habits, and how to build and maintain a habitat for them. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Handicapped Accessible 
Monthly Trail Clean Up
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
If you need volunteer experience, just enjoy helping keep the park clean, or both join us during our monthly Cleanups! We will provide rubber gloves, trash bags, and some tools. We will meet at the trail head and begin promptly at the start time. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Fun at the Fort
Saturday, Feb 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.
Fort Yargo Living History Society's Dinner In Time- Registration is Full
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join the Fort Yargo Living History Society for a Dinner in Time. Guests will have a special opportunity to dine inside the old fort and enjoy a three course meal prepared and served in methods consistent with the late 1700's when the fort was occupied. Price per participant is $40 or $70 per couple. RSVP now by calling the park office 770-867-3489. $40 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Feb 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.
Scavenger Hunt for Two
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 12 PM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Have a blast with your best friend or significant other while hunting for hidden items around the park. Be ready for some challenging stuff to find. Have a chance to earn a prize provided by your park family. Call to register to participate and pay fees prior to event date. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Reptile Rendezvous
Saturday, Feb 9, 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 9, 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.
Come and Tie the Knot
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
What better way to celebrate in February than to "tie the knot". Learn sheetbends, square or reef, granny, hitches, and bowlines. After the program, you will be ready to use these knots while camping in our park or boating on our lake in the summer. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Make Your Own Bat House - EVENT FULL
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join Habitat For Bats to learn about these nocturnal creatures and their habitats! During the workshop, discover how bats live, what they eat, and why they are essential to the environment by constructing a bat house of your very own! After the event, take your box home and see what kind of bats live in your backyard. $20 per bat house $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Forts from Founds Objects
Saturday, Feb 9, 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.
Campfire S’mores and Stories
Saturday, Feb 9, 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 
Woodland Valentine's
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join the park Naturalist in the Day Use Area to create your own Valentine's card for your human and woodland friends! $2 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Be My Valentine Canoe Trip
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join us for a Valentine's Day themed canoe trip around the beautiful Magnolia Lake. Let the park naturalist guide you and tell stories of true love in the wild, from the life-long partnership of wood storks, playful antics of the river otter, courtship songs of alligators in spring, and more. $5 - $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come take a guided tour through the historical Camp Lawton civil war prison sites. Learn about the fascinating events that transpired here and take a walk back in time. Museum entry fees are included. $4 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Feb 9, 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 9, 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 
Valentine's Day Couples Hike
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Looking for something new to do with your valentine? Bring them to Panola Mountain a guided hike through our conservation area, watch the sunset over downtown Atlanta, have your photos taken on top of the mountain, and roast chocolate covered strawberry inspired s'mores over the campfire. Space is limited. Call to reserve spots. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Parks After Dark 
Valentine's Day Singles Archery
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Single this Valentine's Day? Why not spend it doing something new? While we can't promise you'll find a new love you may just find something new that you love doing. Join us for this indoors intro to archery. Who knows you could end up becoming your own cupid. Ages 18 and up. All equipment provided. Must register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Field Journal Journeys: Trekking for Tracks
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come join us for Trekking for Tracks at Red Top Mountain. We will be walking the lake shore looking for animal tracks and documenting the cool things we find! This program is recommended for 10 to adult. Call to register. Inclement weather may cancel event. Event will be cancelled if minimum attendance is not reached. $4-7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Pioneer Skills: Quilting
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come visit our Vaughan Log Cabin and learn the basics of quilt making with a Ranger! You can even bring a quilt that you are working on! There will be limited supplies available. This program is recommended for 10 to adult. Call to register. Inclement weather may cancel event. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Volunteer Trail Cleanup Day
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Volunteers are being sought to clean up/clear an existing trail. Equipment will be provided. Come prepared to be in the woods with long pants & boots to hike the trail. Come for an hour or make a day of it. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
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 History Hike
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a two hour strenuous 1.5 mile hike focusing on first inhabitants of our area, the Native Americans or American Indians, as we explore the east side including a visit to the "Indian cave". Meet at the Visitor's Center. Sturdy closed-toe shoes are required. 6 years and older. 6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 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, Feb 9, 2019 3 PM to 4:30 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.
Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long guided night hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Candle lanterns are provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. No reservations. Cash only. Meet and pay at the Visitor Center parking lot. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Parks After Dark 
Sweet Heart String Art
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
We will be using hammers, nails and string to create an awesome Valentine themed craft. Meet at the Nature Center behind the park office. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Wormsloe Colonial Faire and Muster
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Come and join us at Wormsloe for some early Georgia and Colonial Savannah fun at our annual Colonial Faire and Muster. Experience the 18th century military encampment, military demonstrations, shopping in Sutler’s row, craft demonstrations, music, dancing, and more. Food concession will be available. FREE ADDMISSION Saturday and Sunday. 912-353-3023.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Super Museum Sunday
Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 9 AM to 3:30 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come out to the A.H. Stephens State Historic Site and enjoy a free tour of the site. On the tour you will learn about some of the weapons used during the American Civil War, the life and times of Alexander H. Stephens and his role in the creation of our state park. $0. 706-456-2602.
Handicapped Accessible 
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