Events starting 10/19/2019


Saturday, October 19, 2019

Nature Sketching
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Grab some paper, sketching material and a nice view and enjoy the beautiful scenery at Etowah. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 to Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 - 8 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up (2-6 people) and compete in our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4:00 PM Saturday. Winner announced at 4:00 PM. Prizes awarded. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Zombie Archery Shoot
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Zombie target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. Fun for the whole family. We provide basic instruction equipment. Pay and pre-register at the Park Office or pay correct cash at the site. Meet next to Group Shelter field below the dam in the campground.Park at the Fishing Dock. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Trick or Treat Trail Ride
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Wear a comfortable costume and try something new for Halooween. Trick or treat on horseback along a woodland trail. Geared towards ages 6-adult. Bring a flexible fabric or soft plastic trick or treat bag to hang on your saddle. Must pre-register and pre-pay with Roosevelt Stables. $50 plus $5 parking. 706-628-7463.
Nightmare on 190
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 8 PM to 10:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Gates open at 8:00 PM for this new park-fright adventure geared towards ages 12 and up. This enclosed, spirited, walk-through encounter promises to scare. A friendlier, 15-minute, haunted trail walk and marshmallow roast will please younger adventurers. 615 GA Hwy 190; 1/2 mile past Dowdell’s Knob. Sponsored by Friends of FDR State Park. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Zombie Archery
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Learn basic archery skills, or practice the skills you already have. Shoot at our zombie targets. Ages 8+ $10 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Movie on the Mountain
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 7 PM to 8:45 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Saturday, September 28th @8pm, October 5th and 19th at 7pm we will be showing a family friendly movie on the lawn by the lake. There is no fee to watch the movie. There is the $5 parking fee to get into the park. Bring a blanket or chair. We will have the concession stand open. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Movie on the Mountain
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Saturday, September 28th @8pm, October 5th and 19th at 7pm we will be showing a family friendly movie on the lawn by the lake. There is no fee to watch the movie. There is the $5 parking fee to get into the park. Bring a blanket or chair. We will have the concession stand open. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Great Pumpkin Adventure
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 4 PM to 6 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us at Georgia Veteran's State Park for a great Pumpkin Adventure! We will have many activities and fun games to play! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
The Dark Forrest Presents: Cabin in the Woods
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 6 PM to 10:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us for a fear fest! Let us scare the daylights out of you during the night! $10 per person! This is located inside the Georgia Veteran's State Park, a $5 parking fee is required. $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Halloween at Hamburg CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 5 PM to 9 PM
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Join the Friends of Hamburg State Park for a fun evening of ghoulish events for all ages! $3-$10 plus $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
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Coffee With A Ranger
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a cup of coffee and a scoop of peach Dutch oven dump cake with a Hard Labor Creek ranger. Swap a few stories, answer some questions about the park history, and learn a few tricks for cooking outdoors. Samples while supplies last. Call the Visitor Center to register in advance, space is limited. Meet at the visitor center. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Intro to Orienteering
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Using the skills we teach you, a map and compass that we provide, find CCC historic buildings at the park. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and insect repellent. Meet at the visitor center. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Fishing with a Ranger
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy this exciting event as you learn fishing basics such as fish identification, types of tackle used, and different kinds of bait. Then go fishing with a park ranger on the lake banks. Fishing gear is provided or you can bring your own. This program is limited to 10 participants ages 7 - 15. Register in advance. Meet at the visitor center. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided Twilight Paddle. As we scan the sky and woods for wildlife, and watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Meet at the beach area. Bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, and water shoes. Register in advance. $10 if you use your craft, $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Ophelia's Classic Car Challenge
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Classic cars from all over southeast Georgia will be on display vying for the championship in Hofwyl-Broadfield’s annual car show. Come and view the cars, vote for your favorite and then tour a historic rice plantation. Presented by Friends of Hofwyl and Classic Coastal Cruisers automobile club. Adult $8 Senior $7 Youth $5. 912-264-7333.
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Turtle Talk
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Learn about our local turtles and get an up-close look at the amazing design of the turtle shell in this program! Meet at the pollinator garden across from the putt-putt course. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
The Boys Who Built the Park - CCC Program
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 12 PM to 12:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Come learn about the men who built the beautiful structures we enjoy at the park today. We'll take a short walk around the front of the park to look at the historic structures. Meet in front of the museum. $5 parking. 770-507-2277.
Guided Hike
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Explore the Overland Nature Trail with the naturalist and discover some of the natural resources of Indian Springs. Meet at the trailhead (in the Spring Picnic Area). $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Sugar Cane Syrup Festival
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
See how the Jarrell family made their very own cane syrup in one of the original kettles. Sip on sugar cane juice, be entertained by bluegrass music, experience demonstrations around the farm, and enjoy activities and games throughout the day. Freshly made, hot syrup will be available to take home and enjoy at the end of the day. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 3 PM to 7 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children of all ages can play brand new games as well as old favorites to win candy. Bring the whole family because we will also have bingo, hayrides, face painting and much more. Overnight campers may participate in our campsite decoration contest. This will be our 24th year for this event. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Cori's Photography Workshop
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Interested in photography but don't know where to start? Want to improve your camera skills? Whether you use a smartphone, point-and-shoot, or DSLR camera, Ranger Cori wants to share some pro tips from her years in Hollywood with you. Join this workshop to learn and practice getting better photos and video of friends, family, and nature. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Pumpkin Painting
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Bring the little ones for this fun pumpkin painting program at the Nature Center. Take home your masterpiece and display it for the whole neighborhood to enjoy during the holiday. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Zombie Archery
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
It seems that 3D zombie targets are hanging out on the archery range. Join a park ranger and help rid the park of these zombies. All equipment is provided, ages 8 and up. Pre-registration required at least one hour before start. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Walk Among the Ghost of Camp Lawton
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come take a walk through time and meet the ghosts of the world's largest prison stockade: the historic Camp Lawton. See reenactments of common scenes throughout the prison and feel what it was like for confederate guards and union prisoners of war from the characters themselves. Commemorative t-shirt included. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Intro to Tree Climbing
3rd Saturday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM until Dec 21, 2019 
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.
Intro to Tree Climbing
3rd Saturday of Month 3 PM - 4 PM until Dec 21, 2019 
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.
Sunset Mountain Hike
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 6 PM to 8 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.
Astronomy Night
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 7:30 PM
Providence Canyon State Park - 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.
Harvest Festival Iron Pour
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come learn about our history at our kick off iron pour event! We will have a harvest theme with tours of the Vaughan Log Cabin and Pioneer Games. Scratch blocks go on sale at 10 am. Event takes place at the casting shed, which is accessible by the Lakeside Trail. Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. All vehicles require a park pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Overlook Hike
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for a Ranger led hike to the lower Overlook. As you stroll along the banks of Antioch Lake, we will share this area's unique history, flora and fauna. Once we arrive at the Overlook, the Ranger will discuss the unique Rocky Mountain Hydroelectric Plant. The trail is considered easy. Please meet in the Visitor information parking lot. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Traveling Exhibit: The Tragedy of War Japanese Internment
9 AM - 5 PM until Nov 22, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University revisiting Japanese American Internment that took place during World War II. Panels show how 120,000 ethnic Japanese on the West Coast, two-thirds of them American citizens, were forced without due process into camps to live under armed guard. $7-1$12. 706-655-5870.
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Traveling Exhibit: The Tragedy of War Japanese Internment
9 AM - 5 PM until Nov 22, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University revisiting Japanese American Internment that took place during World War II. Panels show how 120,000 ethnic Japanese on the West Coast, two-thirds of them American citizens, were forced without due process into camps to live under armed guard. $7-1$12. 706-655-5870.
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Guided Tour of Roosevelt's Little White House
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM until Jan 4, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join the staff historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Call 706-655-5870 to make your reservations $20. 706-655-5870.
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Constellation Kayak Cruise
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
See a beautiful night sky full of stars above Lake Seminole right from your kayak. This slow paced, peaceful night time paddle is perfect for people new to kayaking or stargazing. We'll travel 1.5 miles round-trip, stopping along the way to stargaze and discuss the mythology behind the constellation names and how seafarers navigated by using stars. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Sunset Boat Tour of the Swamp
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Sit back and relax while one of our rangers takes you on Billy's Lake for a beautiful Okefenokee sunset. Enjoy the wildlife and changing colors of the sky as the sun drops beneath the horizon. Listen for the sounds of frogs and barred owls echoing across the swamp and keep an eye out for alligators along the waters edge. $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Introduction to Flyfishing
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join an expert angler and learn about the art of fly casting on the banks of Sweetwater Creek. Poles will be provided, or anglers can bring their own tackle. Class is geared toward 7 years and older. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
"Be a Biologist" Hike
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for an hour long, ranger led hike on the trails as we take cell phone pictures of interesting wildlife. This activity is a citizen science project, and will contribute to the ecological data on the app iNaturalist. For the final 30 minutes of our program, we will return to the Visitor Center to upload our photos and data from our hike. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Georgia Grown Tasting Event
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a free tasting event in the Visitor's Center. Samples will be offered from "Georgia Grown" companies, including jerky, candies, salsa, jams, cheese straws, and cider. Products will be available for sale in the gift shop. (While supplies last.) $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Saturday, Oct 19, 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. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total). $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 7 PM to 9 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.
Haunted Hills Hayride
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
It's back! Join our annual spooktacular haunted hayrides, which are fun for all ages. Come early because ticket sales close at 10 pm. Tickets go on sale at 7:30 each night. We'll be showing a movie, have a bonfire and we will have refreshments for sale. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Meet The Reptiles
Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Have you ever wondered how a Snake swallows its food? Join us to witness and learn about native reptiles firsthand. Pet a live Snake. Meet @ Park Office. Free Event. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Make and shoot your own Blow Darts
Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Make and shoot your own blow darts! Join us at 2:00 pm to learn about blow darts and how they were used in the Southeast, then make and shoot your own. Pre-Registration is required for this program, call 770-387-3747 to reserve your spot. Please make sure you arrive on time so you are able to participate. Suitable for ages 6 and older. $4-$6 plus $2 program fee. 770-387-3747.
Trick or Treat Trail Ride
Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Wear a comfortable costume and try something new for Halooween. Trick or treat on horseback along a woodland trail. Geared towards ages 6-adult. Bring a flexible fabric or soft plastic trick or treat bag to hang on your saddle. Must pre-register and pre-pay with Roosevelt Stables. $50 plus $5 parking. 706-628-7463.
Archaeology: Dig through History
Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Come dig through history at our mock archaeology dig site and explore what its like to be an archaeologist. Keep what you find! $5 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Thomas the Train at Georgia Vets!
Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us at Georgia Veteran's State Park for Thomas the Train! One of our biggest events yearly! $5 per vehicle for parking per state regulation $5 parking. 866-468-7630.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Intro to Tree Climbing
3rd Sunday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM from Oct 20, 2019 until Dec 15, 2019 
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.
Ask the Naturalist
Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 2 PM to 7 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Did you know that Vaughters' Farm is the last standing dairy farm in DeKalb county with it big barn and beautiful landscape. It is here for you to step back in time. Site staff will be onsite to answer any questions you may have. $0 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Intro to Tree Climbing
3rd Sunday of Month 3 PM - 4 PM from Oct 20, 2019 until Dec 15, 2019 
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.
Traveling Exhibit: The Tragedy of War Japanese Internment
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 20, 2019 until Nov 22, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University revisiting Japanese American Internment that took place during World War II. Panels show how 120,000 ethnic Japanese on the West Coast, two-thirds of them American citizens, were forced without due process into camps to live under armed guard. $7-1$12. 706-655-5870.
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Traveling Exhibit: The Tragedy of War Japanese Internment
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 20, 2019 until Nov 22, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University revisiting Japanese American Internment that took place during World War II. Panels show how 120,000 ethnic Japanese on the West Coast, two-thirds of them American citizens, were forced without due process into camps to live under armed guard. $7-1$12. 706-655-5870.
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Sunday Guided Tour of Roosevelt's Little White House
Sundays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Oct 20, 2019 until Jan 5, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join the staff historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Call 706-655-5870 to make your reservations $20 per person. 706-655-5870.
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Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 12 PM to 1:30 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. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total). $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Fall Color Lake Paddle
Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 2:30 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This peaceful, ranger-led paddle will allow you to explore the Sparks Reservoir and Beaver Creek in the magnificence of fall color. All who are over 18 and can swim are welcome, as are those 6 years and older who can swim and are accompanied by a parent. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reservations required. Includes tandem kayak, PFD and paddle. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Piedmont Forest Hike
Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join a park ranger for a hike through our beautiful Piedmont forest as we identify the trees and flowers and discuss the animals, reptiles, and birds along the way to a tour of the inside of the New Manchester mill alongside the magnificent rapids of Sweetwater Creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Traveling Exhibit: The Tragedy of War Japanese Internment
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 21, 2019 until Nov 22, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University revisiting Japanese American Internment that took place during World War II. Panels show how 120,000 ethnic Japanese on the West Coast, two-thirds of them American citizens, were forced without due process into camps to live under armed guard. $7-1$12. 706-655-5870.
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Traveling Exhibit: The Tragedy of War Japanese Internment
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 21, 2019 until Nov 22, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University revisiting Japanese American Internment that took place during World War II. Panels show how 120,000 ethnic Japanese on the West Coast, two-thirds of them American citizens, were forced without due process into camps to live under armed guard. $7-1$12. 706-655-5870.
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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Guided Tour
Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Enjoy a guided tour from our staff! Weather may affect tours length/location. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Toddler Tuesdays at Hard Labor
Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Come discover the wild world of Hard Labor Creek as we explore different animals and the surrounding woodlands. Each program will incorporate hands on play, math, art, and creativity. on 10/22, come join as on a short Fall Foliage Hike. Meet the the playground. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Traveling Exhibit: The Tragedy of War Japanese Internment
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 22, 2019 until Nov 22, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University revisiting Japanese American Internment that took place during World War II. Panels show how 120,000 ethnic Japanese on the West Coast, two-thirds of them American citizens, were forced without due process into camps to live under armed guard. $7-1$12. 706-655-5870.
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Traveling Exhibit: The Tragedy of War Japanese Internment
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 22, 2019 until Nov 22, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University revisiting Japanese American Internment that took place during World War II. Panels show how 120,000 ethnic Japanese on the West Coast, two-thirds of them American citizens, were forced without due process into camps to live under armed guard. $7-1$12. 706-655-5870.
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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

River Walk
Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Walk the Etowah River with the Naturalist and learn about the history, and wildlife surrounding it. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Tree Identification Hike
Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join Georgia Forestry Water Quality Forester Specialist as he leads a trail hike to teach others about tree identification. Make sure you bring water to drink during the hike. We will meet at our park office. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Traveling Exhibit: The Tragedy of War Japanese Internment
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 23, 2019 until Nov 22, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University revisiting Japanese American Internment that took place during World War II. Panels show how 120,000 ethnic Japanese on the West Coast, two-thirds of them American citizens, were forced without due process into camps to live under armed guard. $7-1$12. 706-655-5870.
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Traveling Exhibit: The Tragedy of War Japanese Internment
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 23, 2019 until Nov 22, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University revisiting Japanese American Internment that took place during World War II. Panels show how 120,000 ethnic Japanese on the West Coast, two-thirds of them American citizens, were forced without due process into camps to live under armed guard. $7-1$12. 706-655-5870.
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Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 3 PM – Oct 23, 2019 until Dec 18, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Homeschoolers will be offered an educational opportunity to learn about President Roosevelt, Warm Springs, The Great Depression, WWII and more, through a presentation in the Theater. Programs run approx. 1 hour. Class times are 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Pre Registration is required and select from subjects below. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Ask the Naturalist
Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Ask our Naturalist questions about the history or the site, surrounding features and wildlife. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Traveling Exhibit: The Tragedy of War Japanese Internment
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 24, 2019 until Nov 22, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University revisiting Japanese American Internment that took place during World War II. Panels show how 120,000 ethnic Japanese on the West Coast, two-thirds of them American citizens, were forced without due process into camps to live under armed guard. $7-1$12. 706-655-5870.
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Traveling Exhibit: The Tragedy of War Japanese Internment
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 24, 2019 until Nov 22, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University revisiting Japanese American Internment that took place during World War II. Panels show how 120,000 ethnic Japanese on the West Coast, two-thirds of them American citizens, were forced without due process into camps to live under armed guard. $7-1$12. 706-655-5870.
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Home School Exploration Day
Thursday, Oct 24, 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 program. Topics will be geared towards kids ages 8-12, with growing up WILD activities for kids younger than this. This is an eight part series, you can attend all or pick and choose which ones interest you. Space is limited, call to reserve your spot. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, October 25, 2019

Halloween Festival
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 6 PM to 9:30 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Come out and enjoy a spooky good time. We will have lots of fun for the whole family to enjoy -- The Haunted Hayride, Games, Candy, Face Painting, S'mores, a Cake Walk, and more! Trunk or Treat 5:30-7pm Saturday only. Pumpkin Decorating Contest 7pm on Sat. No fee to enter. Bring your decorated pumpkin and you may win a prize! $5/Person $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Roving Naturalist
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Our Naturalist will be roving the park with interesting pieces of history and nature to share with the guests $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Spider Bingo and Campfire
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original adult and family friendly bingo lakeside to win great prizes and learn more about spiders. Enjoy toasting marshmallows over a fire. Meet next to the boathouse on Lake Deleanor in the campground. Pay correct change per person. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Blockhouse Breakout: A Fort King George Escape Experience
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
The year is 1724 and you and your friends have been arrested for attempting to flee South to Saint Augustine with information about Fort King George. You are scheduled to hang at day break, unless you can manage to escape in an hour.... $25. 912-437-4770.
Blockhouse Breakout: A Fort King George Escape Experience
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
The year is 1724 and you and your friends have been arrested for attempting to flee South to Saint Augustine with information about Fort King George. You are scheduled to hang at day break, unless you can manage to escape in an hour.... $25. 912-437-4770.
Nighttime Fort Tour
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Come experience the beauty and tranquility of Fort McAllister at night on this ranger guided tour of the fort and plantation house, as we recount history and tell stories of Georgia's last battle of the Civil War. $9. 912-727-2339.
Art by the Lake
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Color, paint, or glue. The choice is up to you. Art supplies will be available to create what you may. Takes place in the Nature Nook, under the Group Shelter. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Sew a Drawstring Medicine Bag
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Create your own medicine bag. We will use small pieces of fabric to create a small cinch sack. Needles will be used, so this is recommended for ages 12 and up. Younger children are welcome, but will require assistance from a guardian. Registration is required. Please register at the Visitor Center. 8am-5pm. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Autumn Nights at Yargo
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 5:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a chilling adventure? Then join the Fort Yargo Living History Society for their annual story trail! Guests will enjoy hayrides, campfire, live music, and of course spooky stories on the trail! Price TBD. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
The Dark Forrest Presents: Cabin in the Woods
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 6 PM to 10:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us for a fear fest! Let us scare the daylights out of you during the night! $10 per person! This is located inside the Georgia Veteran's State Park, a $5 parking fee is required. $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Tricksters of the Animal Kingdom
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 6 PM to 6:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Does the opossum really play dead? How do tasty caterpillars avoid becoming a snack? Come learn about some amazing animals and the unique traits and behaviors they use to survive! Meet at the pollinator garden, beside the putt-putt course. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Night Hike with Black Lights
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join a ranger on a night hike along the Big Creek Nature Trail. Explore using black lights to see what plants or animals glow in the dark. Easy one mile hike. Wear bug spray and bring a water. Call park office for more details. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Hay Rides and Marshmallows
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Get your sweet treats in this fun tractor-pulled hay ride down through the park, and then roast marshmallows at the amphitheater and enjoy the beauty of the serene Magnolia Lake. $3 - $10 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Traveling Exhibit: The Tragedy of War Japanese Internment
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 25, 2019 until Nov 22, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University revisiting Japanese American Internment that took place during World War II. Panels show how 120,000 ethnic Japanese on the West Coast, two-thirds of them American citizens, were forced without due process into camps to live under armed guard. $7-1$12. 706-655-5870.
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Traveling Exhibit: The Tragedy of War Japanese Internment
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 25, 2019 until Nov 22, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University revisiting Japanese American Internment that took place during World War II. Panels show how 120,000 ethnic Japanese on the West Coast, two-thirds of them American citizens, were forced without due process into camps to live under armed guard. $7-1$12. 706-655-5870.
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Going Batty Sunset Paddle
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
This unique sunset kayak tour, complete with bats fluttering overhead, is sure to help get you into the Halloween spirit. We'll paddle up to Fish Pond Drain to the perfect spot to take in a gorgeous Lake Seminole sunset. After the sun sets, creatures of the night will begin to appear, and as we paddle back to the park, bats will be flying above us! $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Sunset Lake Paddle
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake watching for wading birds like Great Blue Herons and raptors like Bald Eagles and Ospreys while enjoying the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Fall Festival
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge Join at the Uncioi Campground for our Fall Festival. Trick or Treat in the campground, crafts, games, face painting and food. $9 per person $5 parking. 706-878-2201 ext. 549.
Haunted Hills Hayride
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
It's back! Join our annual spooktacular haunted hayrides, which are fun for all ages. Come early because ticket sales close at 10 pm. Tickets go on sale at 7:30 each night. We'll be showing a movie, have a bonfire and we will have refreshments for sale. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Haunted Hayride
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 5:30 PM to 10 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Haunted Hayride starting at the covered bridge and going through the campground. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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Saturday, October 26, 2019

A Haunted Evening at A.H. Stephens
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Join park staff and Friends of A.H. Stephens for a fun evening of ghoulish events. Activities include a haunted hayride, treats, movie on the lawn, games, campfire, and a campsite decorating contest for both RV and equestrian campers. Hayride registration will be in the concession building, located behind the park office. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Eye-Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8 AM - 4:30 PM – Oct 26, 2019 
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Bring your camera and take a look around our park for the items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your completed list and pictures to the office to claim your prize. Remember, this is not a race. Stop by the visitor center to pick up your scavenger hunt checkoff list! $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Halloween at the Park
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
• Trick or Treat in Campground 1 starts at 6:00pm–Free! • Cotton Candy and Popcorn will be for sale for $1. • Costume Contest in campground 1 at 7:00pm-Free. • Pumpkin carving contest at 6:45pm- $2 per entry. • Campsite decorating contest judged at 7:15pm. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Fall Fun - Hayrides & More
Saturdays 12 PM - 6 PM – Oct 26, 2019 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Hayrides on a tractor-pulled wagon and various activities for kids- temporary tattoos, coloring, bean bag toss, bubble station. All trips begin near Picnic Shelter 6. Concession items for sale. $6/adult $3/child (2-12) Children under 2 are Free. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Halloween Window Art
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
With Halloween quickly approaching we'll be making spooktacular window art you can use to decorate you home. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Meet and greet the animals who make coastal Georgia their home in this exciting and informative live animal presentation. Learn about their behaviors, why they look and live the way they do and gain a better understanding of why they are so important to our world. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Leaf Bowl Adult Craft
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come out to the Nature Center to make a decorative leaf bowl to celebrate fall and help make your home more festive. Minimum of 4 to make. Space limited to 10. Ages 13 and up. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Sunset Boat Cruise
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited to 8, minimum of 4 to make. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Hayride & Campfire Fun
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a hayride through the park followed by some campfire fun in our campground. For an added treat bring your own marshmallows and roasting sticks. Space limited to 18. Remember to wear bug spray and bring a flashlight if walking back to a campsite after the fire. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Halloween Festival
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 6 PM to 9:30 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Come out and enjoy a spooky good time. We will have lots of fun for the whole family to enjoy -- The Haunted Hayride, Games, Candy, Face Painting, S'mores, a Cake Walk, and more! Trunk or Treat 5:30-7pm Saturday only. Pumpkin Decorating Contest 7pm on Sat. No fee to enter. Bring your decorated pumpkin and you may win a prize! $5/Person $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Birding at the Mounds
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Join us for an introduction to birding tour at this historic site. Etowah offers both open fields and wooded areas along the river. Bring your own binoculars and field guides. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 to Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 8 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up (2-6 people) and compete in our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4:00 PM Saturday. Winner announced at 4:00 PM. Prizes awarded. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Halloween In The Park
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 10 AM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Themed activities throughout the day and night. Special times, registration costs and rules for different activities: Zombie Archery, Scarecrow Competition, Decorated and Carved Pumpkin Contest, Fall Costume Parade, and Campsite Decorating Contest. And of course there is trick or treating at the campsites beginning just before dark. Free-$5 $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Halloween Cookie Contest
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring one dozen of your best tasting and best decorated cookies. Adult (13 & up) and Youth (12 & under) categories. Cookies and awards displayed from 6 PM-8:30 PM. Bring to shelter next to Trading Post. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Halloween Scarecrow Contest
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Must follow entry guidelines. Click on additional file. Enter kid-sized, original, already-built scarecrow. Awards. Bring to Trading Post in the Campground. Must stay on display until 8:30 PM. All ages welcome to enter. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Trick or Treat Trail Ride
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Wear a comfortable costume and try something new for Halooween. Trick or treat on horseback along a woodland trail. Geared towards ages 6-adult. Bring a flexible fabric or soft plastic trick or treat bag to hang on your saddle. Must pre-register and pre-pay with Roosevelt Stables. $50 plus $5 parking. 706-628-7463.
Decorated and Carved Pumpkin Contest
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 6 PM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Register at 6 PM next to the Trading Post in the campground. Pumpkin displayed until 8:30 PM.Bring a candle or battery operated light. Pre-register and pre-pay at park office or pay correct cash at the site. Prizes for adults and youth. Guidelines for entry and judging rubric attached to this listing. Click on it for more details. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fall Costume Parade and Contest
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 6:30 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Show us your most creative fall costume. Adult, youth, and dog awards. Circle up next to Trading Post. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Halloween Decorated Campsite Contest
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Show us your G rated creative side at your site. Make us believe you love Halloween and camping. No nails or staples on plants. No unattended candles or fires. Leave no trace decorating ideas. Judges will award prize for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place at the site. Judging guidelines attached to this event listing. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Campground Trick or Treating
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Wear your light or carry a flashlight.Walk through the campsites in your favorite costume. We encourage all ages to participate.Trick or Treat at campsites marked with a candy bag and light. No cottages have treats. Campers who bring candy to give out can show it when they register and get 10% stay. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Octoberfest
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 6 PM to 9 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
You're invited to join us in our biggest event of the year, Octoberfest. Play spooky carnival games, go on a haunted hay ride, take a boat ride in the dark, participate in the cake walk, and more. You don’t want to miss this event! Food will also be offered at the park that evening by an outside vendor. $1 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Tricks, Treats, and Tricorns
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 5 PM to 8 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us for your new Halloween tradition of Trick-or-treating inside the fort's walls. This year we will also be offering the chance to flex your crafty side with a full evening of fun fall activities! $3-$5. 912-437-4770.
Cast a Wide Net: Shrimping Class
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Limited space available, please RSVP. Have you ever wanted to learn how to shrimp? We will learn the basics of cast netting from a sand bar on Red Bird Creek, so we have plenty of room to practice. We will shuttle over a short distance by canoe. Must bring own cast net. $4 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
The Haunting of Savage Island
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Halloween comes to the campground. We invite our campground guests to decorate their campsite and wear costumes. The Rangers will drive through the campground and judge the campsites for creativity. We will also have costume contest. Then gather for a bonfire and ghost stories. Campers are welcome to trick or teat around the campground. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Yargo Trail Crew - Trail Work Day
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 8:30 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join the Yargo Trail Crew (YTC) for a day of improving the mountain bike trails. Bring water, work gloves, long pants and sturdy footwear. No open-toed shoes. Meet at the Visitors Center. Volunteers must register through the YTC site link. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Autumn Nights at Yargo
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 5:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a chilling adventure? Then join the Fort Yargo Living History Society for their annual story trail! Guests will enjoy hayrides, campfire, live music, and of course spooky stories on the trail! Price TBD. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Moonlight Madness
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 12 PM to 10 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kick off your Halloween activities with a kids carnival from 12-4 pm. The parks haunted house will be open at 6 pm until 10 pm. Hayrides will be offered 6 pm - 10 pm for a ride to the campgrounds and back to view the decorations in our campsite decoration contest. $1-$7 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Children's Nature Walk
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Enjoy the fall colors with us and make a necklace of the different colors that you see! Walk the Squirrel trail and pick up nature's colors as we head to a shelter to put our necklace together. All ages are welcome! Sign up at the Park Office prior to the event. $2 per person $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Thomas the Train at Georgia Vets!
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us at Georgia Veteran's State Park for Thomas the Train! One of our biggest events yearly! $5 per vehicle for parking per state regulation $5 parking. 866-468-7630.
Great Pumpkin Adventure
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 4 PM to 6 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us at Georgia Veteran's State Park for a great Pumpkin Adventure! We will have many activities and fun games to play! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
The Dark Forrest Presents: Cabin in the Woods
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 6 PM to 10:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us for a fear fest! Let us scare the daylights out of you during the night! $10 per person! This is located inside the Georgia Veteran's State Park, a $5 parking fee is required. $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Fall Festival and Spooky Wagon Rides
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Welcome the cooler weather with our Fall Festival. Come for pumpkin decorating ($5), marshmallow roasts, and games. Food will be available for purchase. Join us at the beach area for Spooky Wagon rides ($5) through a dark and creepy forest. Rides suitable for ages 5 and older and depart every 15 min. Call the park office to reserve ride tickets. $5 wagon rides, $5 pumpkin decorating (CASH ONLY) $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Hard Labor Trick or Treats, and RV Contest
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come camp with us on the spookiest of nights! Participate in our events for all overnight guests. Kids will collect candy from RV to RV or from cabin to cabin. Campers are encouraged to decorate their sites and compete for the prize of most festive set up. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Mountain Farm Celebration
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Enjoy the feel of an old-fashioned country fair set in the beautiful Nacoochee Valley, surrounded by the colors of the season. $6. 706-878-1077.
Farm Animal Fun Day
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Over the years, Hardman Farm has been home to several species of livestock. Come visit and learn about livestock that was kept here on the Farm as we continue our journey of "bringing the farm back to life" and keep the American agricultural experience alive. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
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High Falls Halloween Spook Fest
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 6 PM to 9 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join us for some family fun at High Falls Spook Fest. Enjoy food trucks, s'mores, Trick-or-Treat trail, costume contest and so much more. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Fact or Faked Animals
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 3 PM to 3:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Challenge your animal knowledge with this naturalist guided activity to explore common animal myths. Meet in the Spring Picnic Area. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Edible/Medicinal Plant Hike
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Hike through the 3/4-mile Overland Nature Trail and take a special look at local plants and how they have traditionally been used for food or medicine. Meet at the trailhead (in the Spring Picnic Area). $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Campground Trick-or-Treat (Overnight Guests Only)
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Campground and cottage guests age 12 and under are invited to participate in this year's Campground Trick-or-Treat! Bring your costume and visit with your fellow campers. Campground guests will be handing out candy at their campsites. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Going Batty
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the naturalist to learn about bats, why they are protected, and how you can help them. Then, we will walk along the edge of the lake to look for bats. Meet at the boat ramp. $5 parking. 770-507-2277.
Campground Trick-or-Treat Hayride
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 5 PM to 8:30 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Meet at the Visitor Center as we load up for a hay ride to trick-or-treat around the campground. As you wait enjoy fall crafts and games. Concessions will be sold. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
A Spirited Affair
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 5:30 PM to 10 PM
Lapham-Patterson House Historic Site - Thomasville, GA
Get in the “spirit” of Halloween at the Lapham-Patterson House. Constructed in 1885 at the height of the Victorian spiritualism craze, the House provides the perfect setting to embrace the tricks, treats, and fun of Halloween. Participants will complete a series of Victorian seance themed escape rooms throughout the house. $25 per person. 229-226-7664.
Masks and More
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come make your very best animal mask or halloween decoration during this family friendly fun arts and crafts program. You can even wear your masks or display your art during our Spooky Camper Contest later this evening. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Pumpkin Archery
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Get into the spirit of fall with this smashingly fun pumpkin archery program at the park. Shoot at decorated pumpkins for candy prizes. Pre-registration required before 3pm. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Walk Among the Ghost of Camp Lawton
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come take a walk through time and meet the ghosts of the world's largest prison stockade: the historic Camp Lawton. See reenactments of common scenes throughout the prison and feel what it was like for confederate guards and union prisoners of war from the characters themselves. Commemorative t-shirt included. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Spooky Camper Contest
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Decorate your campsite or cottage for Halloween and compete to win cool prizes for the top three. Don't have a campsite? Catch the spooky hay ride that will take you around to look at all the decorations, and get a score card to vote for your favorites. Kids will get a chance to go trick-or-treating at participating campsites and cabins. $3 - $10 for hayride, plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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