Upcoming Events

Many events have been postponed or rescheduled. Only current active events will remain on the calendar. Please contact the park for more information.


Saturday, October 2, 2021

Intro to Archery
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 4 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Want to shoot an arrow in archery, but don’t know how? Here’s your chance to learn some archery skills. Soon you’ll be hitting the bullseye. Program geared to participants 10 years and above. Space limited to 10 participants. Social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. 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. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Emory Jones Book Signing
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Come meet local author, Emory Jones, and learn about his newest book, "Cunningham and Other Pigs I Have Known". Jones' previous titles include "The Valley Where They Danced" (which includes scenes from Hardman Farm) and "Distant Voices: The Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound". Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children (5 and under): Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
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Mountain Farm Celebration
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Hardman Farm comes to life with hands-on pioneer skills exhibits, traditional craft vendors, local authors and historians, and apple cider from a hand-cranked press and much more. $6. 706-878-1077.
Farm Animal Fun Day
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 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. Grounds Admission $6. Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Children ages 6-12 will participate in activities that focus on the outdoors and work towards earning a Magnolia Springs Junior Ranger badge. Activities will include nature hikes, viewing alligators and other fun critters, fishing, building shelters and more. Call or visit the park to register. Space is limited and registration is required. $20 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come take a guided tour through the historical Camp Lawton Civil War prison site and learn about the fascinating events that transpired here. Afterwards, participants are invited to explore the Camp Lawton Museum free of charge. Pre-registration is required, space is limited, and social distancing is mandatory. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Guided Tour of Historic New Echota
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join us for a guided tour of the historic grounds and buildings of New Echota including operation of the historic printing press in the Cherokee Phoenix Print Shop. Program may be cancelled due to inclement weather. $5.50-$7.00 706-624-1321.
Guided Tour of Historic New Echota
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join us for a guided tour of the historic grounds and buildings of New Echota including operation of the historic printing press in the Cherokee Phoenix Print Shop. Program may be cancelled due to inclement weather. $5.50-$7.00 706-624-1321.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 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.
Campfire Cooking
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
It's been a long time since our last gathering, but now the time has come. Our outdoor cooks will gather and present various dishes, perfect and easy to make for all your camping needs. The public will be allowed to sample! Admission: Seniors (62+): $3.50 Adults: $5.50 Youth (6-17): $3.00 Pre-k (under 6) $1.00 770-443-7850.
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Where's Noble Bones? A Bone Chiling Scavenger Hunt!
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Come help us find Noble Jones, he has lost all of his Noble Bones! Every Saturday in October Wormsloe State Historic Site will be holding a spooky scavenger hunt. It gives families a perfect way to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful natural and cultural resources here at Wormsloe while having some fun! $2.50 - $10 912-353-3023.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Pups in the Park
Sunday, Oct 3, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Hiking with your dog is a fun time for everyone. Join our ranger-led hike on the Lime Sink and Beaver trails as we enjoy time with our pups and learn about how to keep them safe on trails (6ft. max. leashes required). Call to register in advance, and be sure to ask about Georgia State Parks Tails on Trails Club. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Oct 3, 2021 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.
Tallulah Lake Paddle
Sunday, Oct 3, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Meet at the day-use beach to head out on a leisurely lake paddle enjoying morning wildlife and mountain scenery. $15 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Home School Wednesday Class
Wednesdays 10 AM - 11 AM – Oct 6, 2021 until Nov 3, 2021 
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 begins at 10:00 a.m. Please select a class below and then call our office @706-655-5870 to register. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Homeschool in the Park: Mad Science
Thursday, Oct 7, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Become a Mad Scientist! Learn how to use some laboratory equipment and conduct some “mad” silly experiments! Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. Limited space. Meet at pavilion below Lake Deleanor. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Stargazing and Meteor Shower by Paddle
Thursday, Oct 7, 2021 7 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a Park Ranger on this guided paddle around the lake after dark. We'll look for the Draconid meteors and explore the sky for constellations. If skies are cloudy, we will discuss history and/or night sounds. Bring water, flashlight, a towel, and bug repellent. Social distancing and pre-registration required. Limited to 10 participants. $15 if you bring your own $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Homeschool Days
Thursday, Oct 7, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly homeschool program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month at 9am and 2pm. 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 as advanced registration is required. Limited to 12 students. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, Oct 8, 2021 7 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll look for scorpions, millipedes and centipedes by using provided UV lights. Meet at the park office to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Program suitable for kids ages 6 and older. Bring a flashlight, bug repellent, and wear sturdy shoes. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 8, 2021 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s last surviving rice plantation. On Friday nights this October, Hofwyl-Broadfield will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. We will walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house. $20. 912-264-7333.
Tallulah Movie night
Friday, Oct 8, 2021 7:15 PM to 9:15 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
watch a movie outside by the pavilion in the campground. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Checklists must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Zombie Survival: Navigation
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn how to avoid the zombie horde and navigate to your safe zone using a map and compass. Geared towards ages 8 to adult. Preregistration recommended. Meet outside park office. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pumpkin Archery
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 4 PM to 5:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and prizes. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Candy prizes. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery field below dam. Park at boat dock. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Waterwheel Golf Tournament
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 8 AM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
$55 public fee, $45 Guests of HLC Annual M, $25 HLC Annual Members & HLC Staff Members. Fees include: green fees, cart, range balls, lunch and prizes! Proceeds will fund waterwheel preservation and park Infrastructure costs. Registration: 8 am, warm up: 8:30 am, shotgun start: 9 am, award and prizes: 1:30 pm. Registration: bit.ly/3sDegSm $25 - $55 $5 parking. 706-557-3006.
Paddle and Hike to Indian Rock
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This ranger-led paddle + hike around Lake Rutledge will take participants back in time to the 1930s. By 1 hour paddle and then a short hike we will reach Indian Rock, one of the park's hidden jewels. Bring closed-toe shoes, water, and bug repellent. Call to register by paying in advance. Space limited to 10 participants. Social distancing required. $20 with a rental craft, $15with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. 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. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
51st Annual Kolomoki Festival
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 10 AM to 4 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
The park's biggest event of the year includes performances by the Bo Henry Band, an antique tractor parade, a fly-boarding performance, crafts and food vendors. Learn about primitive skills such as flint knapping, hide tanning, ax throwing, archery, pottery and more while visiting one of the most significant Woodland Indian sites in the Southeast. Some fees. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Bustling Bats
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 12 PM to 1 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come discover the wonders of this incredible animal with a fun craft and interpretive talk. We'll learn about the ecological importance of this curious flying mammal, as well as things you can do to keep them safe. $3 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come take a guided tour through the historical Camp Lawton Civil War prison site and learn about the fascinating events that transpired here. Afterwards, participants are invited to explore the Camp Lawton Museum free of charge. Pre-registration is required, space is limited, and social distancing is mandatory. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Fantastic Reptiles and Where to Find Them
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Walk with a ranger along Spring Mill Branch and learn about reptiles in Georgia and where to find them. We will look at alligators, tortoises, and you'll even get the chance to touch a live snake. Hike is weather permitting; please bring water and wear bug spray. Some binoculars provided. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
New Echota's going Batty!
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join us for all sorts of batty fun and activities! Guest speaker Rachel Pack will join us to discuss bats, their habitats, and what we can do to protect them. She is also bringing a live bat for guests to see. $5-$7. 706-624-1321.
Basic Archery
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 1 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. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Class meets at the Alexander Lake Pavilion. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn simple techniques for staying safe and keeping track of your family when venturing into the great outdoors. Georgia DNR Search and Rescue Dog Team volunteer, Diane Stone, and her trusty K9 companion Keegan will be leading this interactive class (Unless a SAR emergency is occurring). Meet at the Nature Center. Must register in advance. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Geology Hike
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the shoals of Sweetwater. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tugaloo lake paddle
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 9 AM to 1 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
paddle the beautiful remote Tugaloo lake and enjoy nature. A four wheel or all wheel drive vehicle is needed to access this area. space is limited please call and reserve your spot. $15 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Where's Noble Bones? A Bone Chiling Scavenger Hunt!
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Come help us find Noble Jones, he has lost all of his Noble Bones! Every Saturday in October Wormsloe State Historic Site will be holding a spooky scavenger hunt. It gives families a perfect way to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful natural and cultural resources here at Wormsloe while having some fun! $2.50 - $10 912-353-3023.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Sunrise Walk with a Ranger
Sunday, Oct 10, 2021 7:20 AM to 8:20 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Chat with a ranger and walk ½ mile in (1 mile total) to Buzzard’s Roost. Watch the sun rise (7:41am) and learn more about park. Coffee and treat provided at the end. Stone amphitheater next to Park Office. Must pre-register. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Sunday Morning Hike
Sunday, Oct 10, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join our park naturalist on a short, scenic hike to learn about different topics Including flora and fauna. Guests should meet at the Visitors Center. $4 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Pups in the Park
Sunday, Oct 10, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Hiking with your dog is a fun time for everyone. Join our ranger-led hike on the Lime Sink and Beaver trails as we enjoy time with our pups and learn about how to keep them safe on trails (6ft. max. leashes required). Call to register in advance, and be sure to ask about Georgia State Parks Tails on Trails Club. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Basic Archery
Sunday, Oct 10, 2021 1 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. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Class meets at the Alexander Lake Pavilion. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Monday, October 11, 2021

Fall Jr. Ranger Camp
Monday, Oct 11, 2021 9 AM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This 2-day program is geared toward ages 7 - 12 and runs from Oct 11 - Oct 12 (9 am-3 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Get your badge at the and of the camp! Call the park office to register. $50 for one child $40 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Anna Ruby Falls to Farm Van Tour
Monday, Oct 11, 2021 9 AM to 2 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Enjoy an all inclusive guided tour through history on a route that was once the estate of Hardman Farm’s proprietary owner, Capt. Nichols. The area is now home to Anna Ruby Falls, Unicoi State Park, the City of Helen and Hardman Farm State Historic Site. Hike Anna Ruby Falls, enjoy lunch at Unicoi's Smith Tavern and end with a Hardman Farm tour. $85. 706-878-1077.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Fall Jr. Ranger Camp
Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021 9 AM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This 2-day program is geared toward ages 7 - 12 and runs from Oct 11 - Oct 12 (9 am-3 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Get your badge at the and of the camp! Call the park office to register. $50 for one child $40 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly homeschool program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month at 9am and 2pm. 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 as advanced registration is required. Limited to 12 students. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Home School Wednesday Class
Wednesdays 10 AM - 11 AM – Oct 13, 2021 until Nov 3, 2021 
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 begins at 10:00 a.m. Please select a class below and then call our office @706-655-5870 to register. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Homeschool at the Farm: Land Mammals
Friday, Oct 15, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geared towards families who homeschool. Investigate the land mammals that call Georgia home in an outdoor lab. Possibly see some live mammals. Must pre-register. Held at offsite location, Painted Pony Farm. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Annual Candle Lantern Tour
Friday, Oct 15, 2021 6 PM to 10 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Our premier event is returning! Experience an entertaining and historical trip through time led by candlelight, with friendly tour guides, horse mounted soldiers and all the fun you can pack into a 30 minute tour. Witness the only Fort McAllister night-time cannon firing available to the public Space is limited and spots sell out quickly. $25. 912-727-2339.
Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, Oct 15, 2021 7 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll look for scorpions, millipedes and centipedes by using provided UV lights. Meet at the park office to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Program suitable for kids ages 6 and older. Bring a flashlight, bug repellent, and wear sturdy shoes. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 15, 2021 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s last surviving rice plantation. On Friday nights this October, Hofwyl-Broadfield will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. We will walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house. $20. 912-264-7333.
Movie Night
Friday, Oct 15, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for movies under the stars. Bring bottled water, insect repellent, and a blanket or chair. Please pre-register at Visitor Center. Meet at picnic shelter by the campground. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Tallulah Movie night
Friday, Oct 15, 2021 7:15 PM to 9:15 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
watch a movie outside by the pavilion in the campground. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

DIY Cord Crafting
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 9 AM to 12 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
In tribal times, good rope could mean the difference between starvation or survival. In this class you will craft your own cordage, and leave with materials to continue your crafting at home. This class is open to ages 13+ with an adult guardian present for youth 17 and under. Limited spots available, call to pre-register. $40. 706-695-2598.
DIY Natural Glue Crafting
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Before super-glue and duct tape, people still required adhesives to aid in daily survival skills. Participants in this class will learn to make their own glue from natural elements. This class is open to ages 13+ with an adult guardian present for youth 17 and under. Limited spots available, call to pre-register. $40. 706-695-2598.
Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Checklists must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pinecone Nature Craft
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone owl or other woodland critter out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new; let your imagination run wild! Held at boathouse by fishing dock. Cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bones Station
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by our tables with skulls, bones and skeletal info. Test your skull IQ. Walkups welcome anytime. Meet at boathouse next to Lake Deleanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Zombie Survival: Navigation
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn how to avoid the zombie horde and navigate to your safe zone using a map and compass. Geared towards ages 8 to adult. Preregistration recommended. Meet outside park office. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pumpkin Archery
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 4 PM to 5:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and prizes. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Candy prizes. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery field below dam. Park at boat dock. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Annual Candle Lantern Tour
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 6 PM to 10 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Our premier event is returning! Experience an entertaining and historical trip through time led by candlelight, with friendly tour guides, horse mounted soldiers and all the fun you can pack into a 30 minute tour. Witness the only Fort McAllister night-time cannon firing available to the public Space is limited and spots sell out quickly. $25. 912-727-2339.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. 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. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Ophelia's Classic Car Challenge
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 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. $5-$8. 912-264-7333.
History, Mystery, & More - Lantern Light Tour
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Take a guided tour of the historic site by lantern light with tales, folklore, and mysteries rarely told…of death by poison, frightful monsters, and long-lost gold. Reservations begin Sept. 23, 2021. Call 478-986-5172 $10 per person. Groups of 4 or more receive $5 off total for group. Children 5 and under are free. All fees must be paid in advance with reservation. 478-986-5172.
Tree Identification Hike
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join our Forestry Management Ranger on one of two hikes along Big Creek Nature Trail (9am and 2pm) and learn how to identify native plants and trees. Each hike limited to 10 people, minimum 4. Register at Visitor Center by noon one day prior to event date. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Stories and S'mores
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 8 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us around the campfire for s'mores along with stories of the Okefenokee Swamp written by one of our local authors. Meet at the amphitheater by the campground. Please pre-register at the Visitor Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come take a guided tour through the historical Camp Lawton Civil War prison site and learn about the fascinating events that transpired here. Afterwards, participants are invited to explore the Camp Lawton Museum free of charge. Pre-registration is required, space is limited, and social distancing is mandatory. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register, space is limited to 9 climbers. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Shuck and Pull
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 10 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Our expert volunteers will be demonstrating two different past times: pulling taffy and making corn husk dolls. Come on out and bring the kids! TAFFY PULLING IS ONLY BEING OFFERED AT NOON! $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Soaring at Sweetwater Birds of Prey Program
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Join Blue Ridge Raptors for an afternoon of birds of prey. You will be introduced to 7 native Georgia raptors and learn about the adaptations they use to survive and thrive. Live animals and fun for all ages. $10 per person. Meet at picnic shelter number 5. If there is bad weather, meet in the visitor's center. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Where's Noble Bones? A Bone Chiling Scavenger Hunt!
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Come help us find Noble Jones, he has lost all of his Noble Bones! Every Saturday in October Wormsloe State Historic Site will be holding a spooky scavenger hunt. It gives families a perfect way to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful natural and cultural resources here at Wormsloe while having some fun! $2.50 - $10 912-353-3023.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Almost Full Moon Paddle
Sunday, Oct 17, 2021 7 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a naturalist-led paddle on Lake Rutledge as the waxing gibbous moon reflects off the water. No pets; kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Bring a flash light, water, and a change of clothes (optional). Social distancing required. Space limited to 12 participants, so register in advance. $15 with your own kayak, $20 with ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Oct 17, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register, space is limited to 9 climbers. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Toddler Tuesdays at Hard Labor
Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 10 AM to 10:45 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. The first Tuesday of every month, join our naturalist for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 10 toddlers, 5 years old maximum. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Home School Wednesday Class
Wednesdays 10 AM - 11 AM – Oct 20, 2021 until Nov 3, 2021 
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 begins at 10:00 a.m. Please select a class below and then call our office @706-655-5870 to register. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Full Moon Hike
Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021 7:20 PM to 9 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike to the suspension bridge and watch the moon rise above the gorge. $5 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Friday, October 22, 2021

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 22, 2021 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s last surviving rice plantation. On Friday nights this October, Hofwyl-Broadfield will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. We will walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house. $20. 912-264-7333.
Pumpkin Carving
Friday, Oct 22, 2021 4 PM to 5 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for a fun time of carving your own Jack-o-Lantern. Pumpkins and carving tools provided, or bring your own. Limit 10 people, minimum of 4. Pre-register at the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Stories and S'mores
Friday, Oct 22, 2021 8 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us around the campfire for s'mores along with stories of the Okefenokee Swamp written by one of our local authors. Meet at the amphitheater by the campground. Please pre-register at the Visitor Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Tallulah Movie night
Friday, Oct 22, 2021 7 PM to 9 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
watch a movie outside by the pavilion in the campground. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Checklists must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pinecone Nature Craft
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone owl or other woodland critter out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new; let your imagination run wild! Held at boathouse by fishing dock. Cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bones Station
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by our tables with skulls, bones and skeletal info. Test your skull IQ. Walkups welcome anytime. Meet at boathouse next to Lake Deleanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Zombie Survival: Navigation
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn how to avoid the zombie horde and navigate to your safe zone using a map and compass. Geared towards ages 8 to adult. Preregistration recommended. Meet outside park office. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pumpkin Archery
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 4 PM to 5:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and prizes. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Candy prizes. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery field below dam. Park at boat dock. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Haunted House and Spooky Trail by the Lake
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 1:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come visit our Haunted House by Lake Rutledge for a family-friendly, slight-fright event. Walk through the haunted trail filled with scenes of your Halloween scary favorites, including an appearance by that hockey mask wearing man from the movies. Pre-registration (pre-sale tickets) and social distancing will be required. $10. **$8 If you buy tickets before 10/22** $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
History, Mystery, & More - Lantern Light Tour
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Take a guided tour of the historic site by lantern light with tales, folklore, and mysteries rarely told…of death by poison, frightful monsters, and long-lost gold. Reservations begin Sept. 23, 2021. Call 478-986-5172 $10 per person. Groups of 4 or more receive $5 off total for group. Children 5 and under are free. All fees must be paid in advance with reservation. 478-986-5172.
Meet the Turtles
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Come learn about the turtles that call our Interpretive Center their home then choose a craft to make. Limited to 15 people, minimum 4. Pre-register at Visitor Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Pumpkin Carving
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 4 PM to 5 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for a fun time of carving your own Jack-o-Lantern. Pumpkins and carving tools provided, or bring your own. Limit 10 people, minimum of 4. Pre-register at the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Stories and S'mores
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 8 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us around the campfire for s'mores along with stories of the Okefenokee Swamp written by one of our local authors. Meet at the amphitheater by the campground. Please pre-register at the Visitor Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come take a guided tour through the historical Camp Lawton Civil War prison site and learn about the fascinating events that transpired here. Afterwards, participants are invited to explore the Camp Lawton Museum free of charge. Pre-registration is required, space is limited, and social distancing is mandatory. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Trail Volunteer Work Day #5
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Please come out to assist the staff in maintaining our historic trails. Water and snacks provided. Please bring gloves. Pre-registration required. No admission charge for volunteers. 770-443-7850.
Birding with Georgia Audubon
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 8 AM to 10 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Limited capacity. *Per Georgia Audubon Policy, masks required for this program.* Join Georgia Audubon for a general birding program at Sweetwater Creek State Park! We will be viewing migratory birds and year-round residents. Meet at the visitor's center. $5 per person. Call the visitor's center to register. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Beginner archery
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Come learn to shoot a bow for the first time or hone your skills. people of all ages are welcome just have to be strong enough to pull a 30LB bow. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Where's Noble Bones? A Bone Chiling Scavenger Hunt!
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Come help us find Noble Jones, he has lost all of his Noble Bones! Every Saturday in October Wormsloe State Historic Site will be holding a spooky scavenger hunt. It gives families a perfect way to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful natural and cultural resources here at Wormsloe while having some fun! $2.50 - $10 912-353-3023.

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Sunday Morning Hike
Sunday, Oct 24, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join our park naturalist on a short, scenic hike to learn about different topics Including flora and fauna. Guests should meet at the Visitors Center. $4 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Basic Archery
Sunday, Oct 24, 2021 1 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. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Class meets at the Alexander Lake Pavilion. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Oct 24, 2021 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.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Toddler Tuesdays at Hard Labor
Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021 10 AM to 10:45 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. The first Tuesday of every month, join our naturalist for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 10 toddlers, 5 years old maximum. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Home School at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The last Wednesday of every month, join our naturalist for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Programs designed for children ages 6-12. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 12 students $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Home School Wednesday Class
Wednesdays 10 AM - 11 AM – Oct 27, 2021 until Nov 3, 2021 
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 begins at 10:00 a.m. Please select a class below and then call our office @706-655-5870 to register. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.

Friday, October 29, 2021

The Haunting of Savage Island
Friday, Oct 29, 2021 6 PM to 8 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. Pick up a Pumpkin Paper from the office to let everyone know you are giving out candy. 912-727-2339.
Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf
Friday, Oct 29, 2021 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come and enjoy our miniature golf course in a different light — at night! The park will be keeping the mini-golf course open late and provide glow-in-the-dark accessories. We will provide glow in the dark golf balls and the course itself will have markers to assist players in navigating each hole. Please bring a flashlight. $3 cash only $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 29, 2021 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s last surviving rice plantation. On Friday nights this October, Hofwyl-Broadfield will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. We will walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house. $20. 912-264-7333.
Game Time
Friday, Oct 29, 2021 5 PM to 7 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for a time of fun yard games and table games. We have as many as 15 games for you to choose from. Bring insect repellent and bottled water. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Movie Night
Friday, Oct 29, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for movies under the stars. Bring bottled water, insect repellent, and a blanket or chair. Please pre-register at Visitor Center. Meet at picnic shelter by the campground. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Tallulah Movie night
Friday, Oct 29, 2021 7 PM to 9 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
watch a movie outside by the pavilion in the campground. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Haunted Hills Hayride
Friday, Oct 29, 2021 6 PM to 10 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Can you survive the Haunted Hills Hay Ride? Come see the hills come a live with all manner of spooky and scary things. Tickets go on sale at 7:00 p.m. and the last ticket will be sold at 10:00 p.m. $5 per person $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Checklists must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Zombie Survival: Navigation
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn how to avoid the zombie horde and navigate to your safe zone using a map and compass. Geared towards ages 8 to adult. Preregistration recommended. Meet outside park office. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pumpkin Archery
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 4 PM to 5:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and prizes. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Candy prizes. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery field below dam. Park at boat dock. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Campground Trick or Treat
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us for trick or treating in the campground! Campers are encouraged to bring candy to hand out, and kids of all ages are welcome to dress up and come trick or treat the campground! $5 parking. 229-838-4244.
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Campsite Decorating Contest
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 6 PM to 6:30 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Campers, join our campsite decorating contest! Bring your best halloween decorations, prizes given to 1st and 2nd place. $5 parking. 229-838-4244.
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Pumpkin Carving Contest
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 6:15 PM to 6:30 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Bring your best pumpkin to our pumpkin carving contest! Judging will be at the comfort station in the campground, trick or treaters will judge pumpkin as they pass through. 1st and 2nd place winners will be awarded prizes. $5 parking. 229-838-4244.
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Tricks, Treats, and Tricorns - Pirates Ahoy!
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 5 PM to 8 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us for our annual Halloween tradition of trick-or-treating inside the Fort's walls. This family-friendly event offers you a chance to flex your crafty side as well as participate in fun Halloween activities! Don't forget to visit the museum for the costume competition. Enter for a chance to win prizes! $3-$5. 912-437-4770.
Hard Labor Trick or Treats, and RV Contest
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 7 PM to 8:30 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.
History, Mystery, & More - Lantern Light Tour
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Take a guided tour of the historic site by lantern light with tales, folklore, and mysteries rarely told…of death by poison, frightful monsters, and long-lost gold. Reservations begin Sept. 23, 2021. Call 478-986-5172 $10 per person. Groups of 4 or more receive $5 off total for group. Children 5 and under are free. All fees must be paid in advance with reservation. 478-986-5172.
4th Annual Campground Decorating Contest
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 12 PM to 5 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us and your fellow campers as we decorate the campground with your best Fall or Halloween theme. Judging begins at 5:00PM. Feel free to bring candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters between 5:30 - 8:30. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
4th Annual Campground Trick-or-Treat
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us at the visitors center to enjoy a hayride through the campground going from site to site, while you see the Halloween decorations and collect candy. Games and concessions will be offered during the wait between rides. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Going Batty
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Come learn some curious facts about bats, Georgia's one and only flying mammal, then build a bat house to take home. Limited to 10 people, minimum of 4. Register at the Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Archery at the Park
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 2 PM to 5 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us during one of three sessions for a time of recreational archery. Limited to three people for each session. Pre-register at Visitors Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Campsite Decoration Competition
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 7 PM to 8 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
All camping guests are invited to decorate their sites and join the competition. Theme is Autumn, Harvest Time, or Halloween. Prizes awarded for the three best-decorated sites. Judging to take place after sunset. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Stories and S'mores
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 8 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us around the campfire for s'mores along with stories of the Okefenokee Swamp written by one of our local authors. Meet at the amphitheater by the campground. Please pre-register at the Visitor Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Guided Tour of Historic New Echota
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join us for a guided tour of the historic grounds and buildings of New Echota including operation of the historic printing press in the Cherokee Phoenix Print Shop. Program may be cancelled due to inclement weather. $5.50-$7.00 706-624-1321.
Guided Tour of Historic New Echota
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join us for a guided tour of the historic grounds and buildings of New Echota including operation of the historic printing press in the Cherokee Phoenix Print Shop. Program may be cancelled due to inclement weather. $5.50-$7.00 706-624-1321.
Tales by Lantern Light
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 7 PM to 10 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Join us for guided hikes on the eve of Halloween. Guides will lead you down paths of history to a secret destination where a Master Storyteller will spin tales of history and lore. $5. 770-443-7850.
Owl-O-Ween
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Join Blue Ridge Raptors for an afternoon of birds of prey. You will be introduced to 7 native Georgia raptors and learn about the adaptations they use to survive and thrive (Live animals). This event is fun for all ages. $20 per person. Meet at the visitor's center. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Haunted Hills Hayride
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 6 PM to 10 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Can you survive the Haunted Hills Hay Ride? Come see the hills come a live with all manner of spooky and scary things. Tickets go on sale at 7:00 p.m. and the last ticket will be sold at 10:00 p.m. $5 per person $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Where's Noble Bones? A Bone Chiling Scavenger Hunt!
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Come help us find Noble Jones, he has lost all of his Noble Bones! Every Saturday in October Wormsloe State Historic Site will be holding a spooky scavenger hunt. It gives families a perfect way to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful natural and cultural resources here at Wormsloe while having some fun! $2.50 - $10 912-353-3023.

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Pinecone Nature Craft
Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone owl or other woodland critter out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new; let your imagination run wild! Held at boathouse by fishing dock. Cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bones Station
Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by our tables with skulls, bones and skeletal info. Test your skull IQ. Walkups welcome anytime. Meet at boathouse next to Lake Deleanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. 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. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Trunk or Treat
Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 5 PM to 7 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Come out and decorate your vehicle for Halloween and hand out candy to Boys and Gohuls as they walk from car to car. There will be hayrides and other activities going on. prizes will be awarded to best customs and best vehicle decoration. free plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Monday, November 1, 2021

2021 Crooked River Amateur Photo Contest
1st Monday of Month 7 AM - 10 PM from Nov 1, 2021 
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Our photo contest is sponsored by Friends of Crooked River State Park to promote awareness of the intrinsic values of our coastal treasures. All photos must be taken inside Crooked River State Park. Entries must be submitted as an attached digital file to FriendsofCrookedRiver@gmail.com by November 30. Top prize is $100. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Toddler Tuesdays at Hard Labor
Tuesday, Nov 2, 2021 10 AM to 10:45 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. The first Tuesday of every month, join our naturalist for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 10 toddlers, 5 years old maximum. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Home School Wednesday Class
Wednesdays 10 AM - 11 AM – Nov 3, 2021 
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 begins at 10:00 a.m. Please select a class below and then call our office @706-655-5870 to register. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Christmas Crafts
Thursday, Nov 4, 2021 7 PM to 8 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how to make Christmas crafts that are sure to help make your home more festive for the holidays. Some can be used as gifts. Limit: 10 people, minimum 4. Pre-register at Visitor Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Homeschool Days
Thursday, Nov 4, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly homeschool program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month at 9am and 2pm. 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 as advanced registration is required. Limited to 12 students. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Friday, November 5, 2021

Movie Night
Friday, Nov 5, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for movies under the stars. Bring bottled water, insect repellent, and a blanket or chair. Please pre-register at Visitor Center. Meet at picnic shelter by the campground. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Saturday, November 6, 2021

Native American Heritage Day at Etowah
Saturday, Nov 6, 2021 10 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come learn about how our modern society still carries the past on its shoulders. There will also be a genealogy lecture and workshop to help guests understand how their families have been influenced by Native Americans. $2 -$6. 770-387-3747.
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Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Nov 6, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Checklists must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Farm Animal Fun Day
Saturday, Nov 6, 2021 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. Grounds Admission $6. Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Emory Jones Book Signing
Saturday, Nov 6, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Come meet local author, Emory Jones, and learn about his newest book, "Cunningham and Other Pigs I Have Known". Jones' previous titles include "The Valley Where They Danced" (which includes scenes from Hardman Farm) and "Distant Voices: The Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound". Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children (5 and under): Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
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