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 30, 2021

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.
Private Escape Rooms Saturday Slots
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Our Halloween season escape rooms are back! Bring your friends and family to Fort King George for an after-hours, spooky good fun experience! Choose between three unique stories: 1. Blockhouse Breakout 2. Mutiny Madness 3. Phantoms of the Museum $25. 912-437-4770.
Bark in the Park: Costume Contest
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 3 PM to 5 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Everyone can join in on the Halloween fun! Dress up your spooky pups and get the chance to win some prizes. Come to the Visitor Center to register with your dog anytime between 3pm-5pm. After you register, enjoy our trails and the gorgeous views! The winners will be announced on social media at 5pm that day. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Fright on the Farm
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 6 PM to 10 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Explore the Heritage Farm at night during this spooky Halloween event. $2.00 per person $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Mamaw's Cabin Escape Room
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 6 PM to 10:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Test your skills in this unique escape room located in a 200-year-old cabin. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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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.
Fall Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 8 AM to 4:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Can you find everything and win a prize? Pick up your scavenger hunt card at the park office. $1 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Creepy Crawly Glow Mini-Golf
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 6:45 PM to 8 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join us on the mini-golf course for some glow in the dark Halloween fun! Meet at the mini-golf course. Kids 3 and under play free. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us at the beach as we play games, enjoy concessions and walk on the "haunted" trail to the campground. Trick-or-Treat around the campground and costumes are encouraged. $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 at the amphitheater in the campground with a campfire, s'mores and stories of the Okefenokee Swamp written by one of our local authors. Please pre-register at visitor center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Spooky Window Art Craft
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Bats, pumpkins and ghosts, oh my! Come make Halloween themed window art at the park. These spooky creations are sure to make your windows the coolest on the block. Space is limited, and social distancing is mandatory. $3 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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.
Pumpkin Carving
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Enjoy a fun morning carving pumpkins with the staff at Richard B. Russell. Pumpkins and carving supplies will be provided, or feel free to bring your own. Meet five minutes prior to the program at the beach access parking lot. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
Trunk or Treat
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 1 PM to 8 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Lots of outdoor activities are sure to make this a fun night. We will have carnival-style games (1:00 - 4:30), a dog costume parade with an award for best costume, a pumpkin carving contest, kids' pumpkin coloring, Trunk-or-Treat (4:30-6:30), and an outdoor Halloween-themed film the entire family can enjoy. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Bay's Bridge Hayride Tour
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Enjoy a guided Hay Ride Tour to the Covered Bridge (Bay's Bridge). Hay rides will run continuously from 10 am to 3 pm. Bring you camera for some great photo opportunities as we enter the many colors of fall and witness the changing of the leaves in the park. This is a perfect time for pictures and a great outing for the whole family! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Annual Hayride Event
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 6 PM to 10 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us for an evening of good, old fashioned fun! Trunk or Treat, hayrides, popcorn, fall movies, s'mores, haunted hayride after dark, we've got it all! Volunteer to be a Trunk or Treat host for a chance to win a Friends Membership! Volunteer to be a scarer for an exciting evening! $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.
Cascade Falls Hike
Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 2 PM to 6 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us on a ranger-led Halloween hike to Cascade Falls (4 miles total). Meet at Roadside Park/TV tower parking lot off Alt. 27. Dress for the weather and bring plenty of water. Cancelled in the event of storms. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Private Escape Rooms Halloween Night
Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 6 PM to 10 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Our Halloween season escape rooms are back! Bring your friends and family to Fort King George for an after-hours, spooky good fun experience! Choose between three unique stories: 1. Blockhouse Breakout 2. Mutiny Madness 3. Phantoms of the Museum $25. 912-437-4770.
Mamaw's Cabin Escape Room
Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 10 AM to 10:30 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Test your skills in this unique escape room located in a 200-year-old cabin. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Meet the Farm Animals
Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 11:30 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horse, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy playtime in the pastures with the sheep and goats. $5 per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Mamaw's Cabin Escape Room
Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 1 PM to 1:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Test your skills in this unique escape room located in a 200-year-old cabin. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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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.
Halloween Crafts
Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 1 PM to 2:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Come bring a little touch of nature into your Halloween celebrations! Meet at the park office. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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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.
Wormsloe Black Heritage Tour
Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Join Ranger KeyShawn as he takes you on a journey, highlighting Wormsloe's history as a slave plantation and invoking the memories of those enslaved Africans who lived and worked here. The tour will last approximately one hour on a 1.5 mile hike. Please note to bring water, and wear comfortable shoes for the guided hike. Register in advance. $6.50 - $12 912-353-3023.
Wormsloe Black Heritage Tour
Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Join Ranger KeyShawn as he takes you on a journey, highlighting Wormsloe's history as a slave plantation and invoking the memories of those enslaved Africans who lived and worked here. The tour will last approximately one hour on a 1.5 mile hike. Please note to bring water, and wear comfortable shoes for the guided hike. Register in advance. $6.50 - $12 912-353-3023.

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.
Mamaw's Cabin Escape Room
Monday, Nov 1, 2021 3:30 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Test your skills in this unique escape room located in a 200-year-old cabin. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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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

Campfire and Stargazing
Friday, Nov 5, 2021 7 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The skies at night over Lake Brantley are filled with amazing constellations. We will meet for a campfire and a opportunity to learn about constellations. Please dress for the weather; bring your own chairs and flashlights. Register in advance. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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.
Wilderness Survival (shelter building, fire building, knot tying)
Saturday, Nov 6, 2021 1 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Work by yourself or as a family team to create your very own shelter using the forest around you (surrounding sticks, branches, vines). Then, learn helpful skills about fire building and tying knots. All supplies provided. Geared toward ages 6 years and older. Space limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Paddle and Hike to Indian Rock
Saturday, Nov 6, 2021 4 PM to 6 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.
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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Christmas Crafts
Saturday, Nov 6, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
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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Stories and S'mores
Saturday, Nov 6, 2021 8 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us at the amphitheater in the campground with a campfire, s'mores and stories of the Okefenokee Swamp written by one of our local authors. Please pre-register at visitor center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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1864 Camp Cooking - Rotisserie
Saturday, Nov 6, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
This demonstration will portray one method of how chicken would have been roasted over an open fire in a Civil War military camp. Sampling will be allowed. 770-443-7850.
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Astronomy Night
Saturday, Nov 6, 2021 7 PM to 9 PM
Providence Canyon State Park - Lumpkin, GA
Providence Canyon once again welcomes the Coca-Cola Space Science Center from Columbus, GA as they host the last astronomy night of the year. Please join us as we learn about the night sky and view the stars, planets, and constellations. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Sunday, November 7, 2021

Kayaking 101
Sunday, Nov 7, 2021 3 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Learn the basic movements of kayaking on a safe and peaceful section of Lake Rutledge. Open to people 16 years and older who can swim and are new to kayaking. Equipment provided and sanitized. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 8 participants and social distancing will be required. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Monday, November 8, 2021

Anna Ruby Falls to Farm Van Tour
Monday, Nov 8, 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.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Veteran's Appreciation Day
Thursday, Nov 11, 2021 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
In honor of Veteran's Day, Hardman Farm will be inviting all Veterans, military service members and their families to enjoy free admission to Hardman Farm on Thursday, November 11th, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Our last hourly guided tour of the Mansion will begin at 3:00 p.m. Hardman Farm Staff would like to thank you for your service! 706-878-1077.
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Christmas Crafts
Thursday, Nov 11, 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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Veterans Day Observance
Thursday, Nov 11, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Receive and wear a red poppy made by disabled veterans in honor of those who are serving in our nations armed forces. Special display by Jonnie Classen Melillo on the tradition of the poppy. $7-$10. 706-655-5870.

Friday, November 12, 2021

Campfire and Stargazing
Friday, Nov 12, 2021 6 PM to 7 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The skies at night over Lake Brantley are filled with amazing constellations. We will meet for a campfire and a opportunity to learn about constellations. Please dress for the weather; bring your own chairs and flashlights. Register in advance. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Movie Night
Friday, Nov 12, 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 13, 2021

Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Nov 13, 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.
2021 Autumn Encampment – A Meeting of Nations
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 9 AM to 5 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
For our special Tricentennial anniversary, our annual Autumn Encampment will include reenactors from the three nations: England, France, and Spain. Join us for activities, demonstrations, and historical crafts. Festival includes a ceremonial parade procession and musket firing salute to honor the soldiers whose graves are marked at our historic cemetery. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Intro to Archery
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
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.
Wilderness Survival (shelter building, fire building, knot tying)
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 12 PM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Work by yourself or as a family team to create your very own shelter using the forest around you (surrounding sticks, branches, vines). Then, learn helpful skills about fire building and tying knots. All supplies provided. Geared toward ages 6 years and older. Space limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Fall Color Paddle
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a ranger guided afternoon tour of Lake Rutledge on a kayak/canoe. Unwind while hearing about the history of Hard Labor Creek and paddling to the sounds of nature. Bring water, bug spray, flashlight, and a change of clothes (optional). Space is limited to 10 participants. preregister in advance. $15 if you use your boat or $20 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
2nd Annual Kolomoki Native American History
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us as we celebrate Native American History at Kolomoki with live primitive skills and early weapons demonstrations. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Archery at the Park
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 9 AM to 12 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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Thanksgiving with Laura
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us at the Interpretive Center as we welcome "Mrs. Laura S. Walker" as she stops by to visit us this Thanksgiving season. Limited to 25 people. Pre-register at the Visitor Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Stories and S'mores
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 8 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us at the amphitheater in the campground with a campfire, s'mores and stories of the Okefenokee Swamp written by one of our local authors. Please pre-register at visitor center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Nov 13, 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.
Archery in the Park
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Come join us for an archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction and equipment. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 10 per time slot. Preregistration required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
Whitewater Watch Hike
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike down Tallulah's Sliding Rock Trail to watch expert kayakers paddle over Bridal Veil Falls. $5 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

2021 Autumn Encampment – A Meeting of Nations
Sunday, Nov 14, 2021 9 AM to 5 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
For our special Tricentennial anniversary, our annual Autumn Encampment will include reenactors from the three nations: England, France, and Spain. Join us for activities, demonstrations, and historical crafts. Festival includes a ceremonial parade procession and musket firing salute to honor the soldiers whose graves are marked at our historic cemetery. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Backcountry Geology Hike
Sunday, Nov 14, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Geologist and "Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park" president John Johnston will lead a moderately strenuous three mile hike identifying rock types and explaining how they formed. Explore the beautiful Jack's Branch area and the seldom-visited quarry of the New Manchester mill. Meet in the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Whitewater Watch Hike
Sunday, Nov 14, 2021 11 AM to 4 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike down Tallulah's Sliding Rock Trail to watch expert kayakers paddle over Bridal Veil Falls. $5 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Home School at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Nov 17, 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.
Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Nov 17, 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.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Christmas Crafts
Thursday, Nov 18, 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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Friday, November 19, 2021

Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Nov 19, 2021 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a ranger led paddle at night along the beautiful Lake Rutledge under the light of a full Moon. Experience the wonders of nature that are unique to nighttime. Kids must be 8 or older. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here. Bring a flash light, bug repellent, a towel/change of clothes and water. Call to register and pay in advance. $20 with a rental craft, $15 with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Movie Night
Friday, Nov 19, 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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FDR Memorial Candlelight Run
Friday, Nov 19, 2021 9:30 PM to 11 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
FDR Memorial Candlelight Run This fun nighttime race begins and ends at the famous Georgia Hall, built by Roosevelt, The course will run through the holiday-season lighted town and through the Little White House park and back to Georgia Hall. There will be a 1K "Fun Run" at 9:30 p.m. and a 5K sanctioned race starting at 10:00 p.m. Please follow the link to register. $25-$40. 706-655-5870.
Full Moon Hike
Friday, Nov 19, 2021 6 PM to 7:30 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.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Nov 20, 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.
"Come and Take It!" Encampment and Wreath Ceremony
Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
The event commemorates Colonel John McIntosh's defiant reply to a British demand for surrender: "Come & Take It!" Watch colonial demonstrations, musket and cannon drills, 18th century music and wreath laying ceremony by the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution. $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
Intro to Orienteering
Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Using the skills we teach you and a compass that we provide, find and learn about the CCC historic buildings at the park. Program geared towards visitors 8 years and older. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and insect repellent. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Wilderness Survival (shelter building, fire building, knot tying)
Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 12 PM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Work by yourself or as a family team to create your very own shelter using the forest around you (surrounding sticks, branches, vines). Then, learn helpful skills about fire building and tying knots. All supplies provided. Geared toward ages 6 years and older. Space limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Paddle and Hike to Indian Rock
Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 3 PM to 5 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.
Soap Don't Lye
Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 10 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
This popular program is back! This time we added the option of candle-making to compliment the day. Pre-registration is required for participation. SOAP MAKING IS BEING DEMONSTRATED AT NOON $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Soaring at Sweetwater Birds of Prey Program
Saturday, Nov 20, 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 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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Sunday, November 21, 2021

Pups & Trucks Festival
Sunday, Nov 21, 2021 11 AM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Pups and Trucks is a day celebrating love for your furry friend and food! On this day, there will be Pet Rescue Organizations with adoptable dogs to meet, local vendors and a few of Savannah's best food trucks. The vendors include local artists, pet supplies, dog treats, and more. Pets must be leashed. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Friday, November 26, 2021

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Friday, Nov 26, 2021 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come out to see Christmas light displays every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting November 26, 2021 and ending December 25, 2020. Tour our 10 acre event field and see displays have been setup up by a host of site partners, volunteers and area businesses. There will also be refreshments, a movie, and weather permitting a campfire. $0 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Fall Color Wagon Rides
Friday, Nov 26, 2021 12 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Fall is a great time to tour the park in our rustic "HLC Wagon." Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps and the role they played in creating this park. Enjoy fall color and any wildlife we see along the way. Wagon rides last approximately 20 minutes. First come, first serve basis. Enjoy crafts and yard games while waiting for your ride! $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Thanksgiving Paddle
Friday, Nov 26, 2021 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come out and enjoy a guided afternoon paddle tour at Lake Rutledge. Unwind while hearing about the history of Hard Labor Creek and paddling to the sounds of nature. Bring water, bug spray, flashlight, and a change of clothes (optional). Space limited to 12 participants, pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your boat or $20 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Turkey Trot Opt-out
Friday, Nov 26, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Forget about "Black Friday", let's celebrate "Green Friday". Stop by the Visitor Center to pick up a guide to our obstacle course and work off those "Turkey Day calories" while enjoying the great outdoors. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Movie Night
Friday, Nov 26, 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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"Walk Off That Turkey" Hike
Friday, Nov 26, 2021 9 AM to 12 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join Rangers on a moderate hike to help shed the extra pounds you ate the day before. This hike will go off the beaten trail and consist of rope assisted climbing. please call and reserve your spot space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Saturday, Nov 27, 2021 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come out to see Christmas light displays every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting November 26, 2021 and ending December 25, 2020. Tour our 10 acre event field and see displays have been setup up by a host of site partners, volunteers and area businesses. There will also be refreshments, a movie, and weather permitting a campfire. $0 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Nov 27, 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.
Fall Color Wagon Rides
Saturday, Nov 27, 2021 12 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Fall is a great time to tour the park in our rustic "HLC Wagon." Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps and the role they played in creating this park. Enjoy fall color and any wildlife we see along the way. Wagon rides last approximately 20 minutes. First come, first serve basis. Enjoy crafts and yard games while waiting for your ride! $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Fall Color Paddle
Saturday, Nov 27, 2021 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a ranger guided afternoon tour of Lake Rutledge on a kayak/canoe. Unwind while hearing about the history of Hard Labor Creek and paddling to the sounds of nature. Bring water, bug spray, flashlight, and a change of clothes (optional). Space is limited to 10 participants. preregister in advance. $15 if you use your boat or $20 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Meet the Turtles
Saturday, Nov 27, 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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Afternoon Kayak
Saturday, Nov 27, 2021 4 PM to 6 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join our Naturalist for an afternoon tour of the lake. Limit: 8 people, minimum: 4; ages 12 and up; must be able to swim; ages 12-17 must be accompanied by adult. Pre-register at Visitor Center. Tour will be cancelled in event of inclement weather. $15 ($10, your equipment) $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Stories and S'mores
Saturday, Nov 27, 2021 8 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us at the amphitheater in the campground with a campfire, s'mores and stories of the Okefenokee Swamp written by one of our local authors. Please pre-register at visitor center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Beginner archery
Saturday, Nov 27, 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.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Sunday, Nov 28, 2021 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come out to see Christmas light displays every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting November 26, 2021 and ending December 25, 2020. Tour our 10 acre event field and see displays have been setup up by a host of site partners, volunteers and area businesses. There will also be refreshments, a movie, and weather permitting a campfire. $0 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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History Hike at HLC
Sunday, Nov 28, 2021 1 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This ranger-led hike will take visitors along gentle ridges and cascading creeks. Explore our past as we walk by the remains of some unknown CCC constructions. Bring a camera to record the scenery. Hike geared toward active participants 8 years old and above. Space limited to 12 participants. Social distancing will be required. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Fall Color Paddle
Sunday, Nov 28, 2021 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a ranger guided afternoon tour of Lake Rutledge on a kayak/canoe. Unwind while hearing about the history of Hard Labor Creek and paddling to the sounds of nature. Bring water, bug spray, flashlight, and a change of clothes (optional). Space is limited to 10 participants. preregister in advance. $15 if you use your boat or $20 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Candle Making
Thursday, Dec 2, 2021 5 PM to 6 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how pioneers lit their homes and make your own hand-dipped candle. Limited to 10 people, minimum of 4. Pre-register at Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Homeschool Days
Thursday, Dec 2, 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, December 3, 2021

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Friday, Dec 3, 2021 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come out to see Christmas light displays every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting November 26, 2021 and ending December 25, 2020. Tour our 10 acre event field and see displays have been setup up by a host of site partners, volunteers and area businesses. There will also be refreshments, a movie, and weather permitting a campfire. $0 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Friday, Dec 3, 2021 4 PM to 7 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm Come see the Mansion at West End in period holiday decor and learn about Victorian Christmas traditions from docents dressed in their finest 1870's garb. This open house on Friday and Saturday nights in December is highlighted by twinkling candle lights, and live music. Adults: $12, Youth (6-17): $7, Children 5 and under: Free Family Rate (2 adults + their children) $40. 706-878-1077.
40th Annual Plantation Christmas
Friday, Dec 3, 2021 6 PM to 9 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
This magical experience will demonstrate how Christmas was celebrated on a Southern rice plantation during the 1850s. Take a candlelit stroll down the old carriage road and enjoy candlelit tours of an antebellum plantation house, hot wassail and cookies, Civil War reenactors, Christmas carols and a special appearance by Santa Claus. $5 - $10. 912-264-7333.
Movie Night
Friday, Dec 3, 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, December 4, 2021

Christmas comes to Liberty Hall
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 11 AM to 2 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens' home, Liberty Hall, will be decorated with styles of the Victorian Christmas past. Enjoy a tour of the house, create a craft, and listen to the sounds of the Victorian Era. Refreshments will be served by the Friends of A.H. Stephens State Park. $4 - $8.00 706-456-2602.
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Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come out to see Christmas light displays every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting November 26, 2021 and ending December 25, 2020. Tour our 10 acre event field and see displays have been setup up by a host of site partners, volunteers and area businesses. There will also be refreshments, a movie, and weather permitting a campfire. $0 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Dec 4, 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.
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 4 PM to 7 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm Come see the Mansion at West End in period holiday decor and learn about Victorian Christmas traditions from docents dressed in their finest 1870's garb. This open house on Friday and Saturday nights in December is highlighted by twinkling candle lights, and live music. Adults: $12, Youth (6-17): $7, Children 5 and under: Free Family Rate (2 adults + their children) $40. 706-878-1077.
40th Annual Plantation Christmas
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 6 PM to 9 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
This magical experience will demonstrate how Christmas was celebrated on a Southern rice plantation during the 1850s. Take a candlelit stroll down the old carriage road and enjoy candlelit tours of an antebellum plantation house, hot wassail and cookies, Civil War reenactors, Christmas carols and a special appearance by Santa Claus. $5 - $10. 912-264-7333.
Christmas Crafts
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
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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Hay Rides and S'Mores
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 7 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Meet at the campground picnic shelter for a fun hay ride through the park then join us around the campfire at the amphitheater for Christmas songs, stories, and s'mores. Hayrides limited to 12 riders. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Trail Work Volunteer Day #6
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 9:30 AM to 1 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Our focus on this trail workday will be the White Trail along the Union Army line. Water and snacks provided. Please bring gloves. No admission charge for volunteers. 770-443-7850.
The Honor Tree: A Photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 9 AM to 5 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guests are invited to decorate our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation's armed forces. These Honor Trees will be placed in the museum through the holiday season. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Pearl Harbor 80 Years of Remembrance
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
FDR portrayer James Fowler will recite the "Day of Infamy" speech declaring that a state of war exists sending the United States into WWII. Performances at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Birding with Georgia Audubon
Saturday, Dec 4, 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.
Christmas at the Gorge
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Come and see Santa, make crafts, enjoy Christmas music and have a snack here at the park. If you have a camera you can take your own photos with Santa. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Caroling in the Park
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us at shelter #1 as we make Christmas crafts take pictures with Santa, and go on a caroling hayride. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Sunday, Dec 5, 2021 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come out to see Christmas light displays every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting November 26, 2021 and ending December 25, 2020. Tour our 10 acre event field and see displays have been setup up by a host of site partners, volunteers and area businesses. There will also be refreshments, a movie, and weather permitting a campfire. $0 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Toddler Tuesdays at Hard Labor
Tuesday, Dec 7, 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, December 8, 2021

Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Dec 8, 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.

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Christmas Crafts
Thursday, Dec 9, 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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Friday, December 10, 2021

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Friday, Dec 10, 2021 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come out to see Christmas light displays every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting November 26, 2021 and ending December 25, 2020. Tour our 10 acre event field and see displays have been setup up by a host of site partners, volunteers and area businesses. There will also be refreshments, a movie, and weather permitting a campfire. $0 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Friday, Dec 10, 2021 4 PM to 7 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm Come see the Mansion at West End in period holiday decor and learn about Victorian Christmas traditions from docents dressed in their finest 1870's garb. This open house on Friday and Saturday nights in December is highlighted by twinkling candle lights, and live music. Adults: $12, Youth (6-17): $7, Children 5 and under: Free Family Rate (2 adults + their children) $40. 706-878-1077.
Movie Night
Friday, Dec 10, 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, December 11, 2021

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come out to see Christmas light displays every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting November 26, 2021 and ending December 25, 2020. Tour our 10 acre event field and see displays have been setup up by a host of site partners, volunteers and area businesses. There will also be refreshments, a movie, and weather permitting a campfire. $0 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Holiday Jamboree on the Mountain
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 4 PM to 6 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Enjoy the holidays on top of Black Rock Mountain State Park with live music, holiday nature crafts, a visit from Santa, hayrides and live music. Also, vote for your favorite Gingerbread House. Activities will take place in the campground and Mellinger Center. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Dec 11, 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.
Annual Winter Muster: 157th Anniversary
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
This annual tactical demonstration commemorates the last battle of General Sherman’s March to the Sea. Cannon and musket firings, skirmishes, and drills will take place throughout the day. Visitors should arrive no later than 4 pm for the Final Assault. TICKET SALES END AT 4:30 PM. $15. 912-727-2339.
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