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, November 6, 2021

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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All About Tides
Saturday, Nov 6, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join us for a short talk on the tides where we inform you about the forces that cause this phenomenon and why it is ecologically beneficial to our coast. This program requires pre-registration. Location: Big Ferry Trail $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Yard Games
Saturday, Nov 6, 2021 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Come play yard games in front of the park office to celebrate National Play Outside Day! $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, November 7, 2021

Small in Nature
Sunday, Nov 7, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Get the chance to see some amazing small pieces of nature under a microscope! Learn about the world of nature that is not very easy to spot and see. From pollen to small insect wings, nature looks very different up close! Space is limited, please call the Visitor Center to preregister. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Mystery Leaves
Wednesday, Nov 10, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
A myriad of different forms exist in nature. Come see an array of the leaf shapes you may find in the park and try to guess what plant each came from. We will also learn about the different identifying characteristics of leaves. Location: Interpretive Center $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Thursday, November 11, 2021

Veteran’s Day Celebration
Thursday, Nov 11, 2021 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring worn, US flags needing retiring to the park. Brief program and flag retirement. Meet at the boathouse off Lake Deleanor. Free 1-hr boat rental for veterans and families. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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.
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Thank You Cards
Thursday, Nov 11, 2021 9 AM to 1 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come to the Interpretive Center and make Thank You cards for the Veterans. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Friday, November 12, 2021

Homeschool At The Farm: Food Webs
Friday, Nov 12, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geared towards families who homeschool. Learn all about food webs, predators, prey, and the flow of energy through ecosystems with fun activities and crafts at Painted Pony Farm. Ages 5 & up. Must pre-register. This program is off-site. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fall Bingo & Campfire
Friday, Nov 12, 2021 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original adult and family-friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn more about the harvest season. Bring your own roasting stick, marshmallows and enjoy toasting it over a fire. Meet at Boathouse by Lake Deleanor. Preregistration required to ensure enough bingo sheets. Cancelled in the event of heavy rain and/or storms. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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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Military Appreciation Stories and S’mores
Friday, Nov 12, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
We’re Teaming up with Okefenokee Swamp Park as we all celebrate Military Appreciation Weekend in the Swamp. Join us for meet and greet with our military families in the area around the campfire with stories and s’mores. Meet at Group Shelter 1. Please call 912-287-4900 and register by 10/21/21 so we can plan accordingly. $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.
Gobble Shoot
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
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. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery course next to group shelter. Park at boat dock. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Turkey Nature Craft
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Make your own leaf turkey (ranger-guided) or let your imagination soar as you create a one of a kind park souvenir from the natural materials of fall. Meet by boathouse. Cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Cascade Falls Hike
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us on a ranger-led 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.
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.
Ask a Ranger
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Stop by our naturalist table in the Visitor Center to get the chance to see some cool skulls and tracks! While looking at all the neat wildlife items, ask our naturalist any questions about the park or nature! Then see what programs are coming up. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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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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Fall Craft in the Campground: Pinecone Bird Feeders
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
We are excited to create a classic camping craft! Visit us down at Picnic Shelter #5 to create a delicious songbird snack! All crafting supplies will be provided. $3 per craft, While Supplies Last. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Leaf Looker’s Hike
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 4 PM to 5 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join our naturalist for a beautiful stroll through a fall forest. Take this opportunity to learn about the different trees that make their home at Mistletoe State Park. Meet at Dump Station. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
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.
Archery
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Learn the basics of archery and test your skills on our archery range. This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Advance registration required as space will be limited to 8 participants. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Archery
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Learn the basics of archery and test your skills on our archery range. This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Advance registration required as space will be limited to 8 participants. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Sunset Hike
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 5 PM to 6 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join us on a guided hike along the Big Ferry Trail to the observation tower to enjoy the colors of the sunset over the marsh. Meet at the Big Ferry trailhead. Preregister by calling the park office. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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.
Thankful Tree Take Home Craft
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Pick up a take home craft in the office to practice thankfulness with your Jr Rangers! $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Yard Games
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Come play yard games in front of the park office! $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, November 14, 2021

Gobble Shoot
Sunday, Nov 14, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
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. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery course next to group shelter. Park at boat dock. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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.
Nature Crafts
Sunday, Nov 14, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us in making some fun and cool crafts using science and nature. Enjoy crafts such as a suncatcher that you get to take home. Making crafts is fun for everyone! Space is limited, please call the Visitor Center to preregister. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Glasswort Hike
Sunday, Nov 14, 2021 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
On this short hike to our Salt Flats, we will learn about native Glassworts otherwise known as the “Sea Pickle”. Preregister for this program. Location: Sandpiper Trail $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Fall Tree Craft
Sunday, Nov 14, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Create your own tree with the fallen leaves you find. Preregister for this program. Location: Picnic Shelter 1 $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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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.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Leave No Trace
Monday, Nov 15, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Calling anyone who would like to get volunteer hours or just do a good deed for the park. We will be picking up trash along the our Picnic Shelters. Bags and gloves will be supplied. Be sure to bring water and bug spray. Preregister by calling the park office. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Evening Hike
Wednesday, Nov 17, 2021 4 PM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Go take a hike! Join us on national Take a Hike Day for an easy and short (1 mile) ranger-led hike in the early evening. Geared towards ages 6 and up; trail not easily accessible to strollers. Meet at the Trading Post parking lot. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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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Homeschool Days: Wild Turkeys
Thursday, Nov 18, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Homeschoolers are invited to learn all about the Wild Turkey to celebrate Thanksgiving! 15 spots available $6 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Meet our Reptiles
Thursday, Nov 18, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come out and greet our resident reptiles! Learn the differences between snakes and legless lizards, turtles and terrapins, and what makes a reptile a reptile. Location: Interpretive Center $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Friday, November 19, 2021

Ranger Talk: Edible & Medicinal Plants
Friday, Nov 19, 2021 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us at the stone amphitheater for a 30 min ranger-led talk on berries, nuts and other edible or medicinal plants. Display table following talk. Limited seating; preregistration required. Cancelled in the event of rain. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fall Bingo & Campfire
Friday, Nov 19, 2021 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original adult and family-friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn more about the harvest season. Bring your own roasting stick, marshmallows and enjoy toasting it over a fire. Meet at Boathouse by Lake Deleanor. Preregistration required to ensure enough bingo sheets. Cancelled in the event of heavy rain and/or storms. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Full Moon Hike
Friday, Nov 19, 2021 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
This month’s full moon is one you will not want to miss! During this hike, participants will get a chance to see the full moon while talking about the night sky and nocturnal species! You are welcome to bring head lamps or flashlights to help walk in the dark. Space is limited, please call the Visitor Center to preregister. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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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Campfire and S’mores
Friday, Nov 19, 2021 6 PM to 7 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Come join our friendly rangers around a cozy campfire! We have all the best spooky stories and S’mores supplies to share. $1 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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.
American Frontier days
Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 10 AM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Walk thru time from the middle 1700’s to the late 1800’s and see living skills’ displays from local historians. See trappers, blacksmiths and more. Tomahawk throw contest. Baseball field across from Liberty Bell Pool. Donations accepted for admission. ParkPass required. Masks recommended. Social-distancing will be maintained. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Turkey Nature Craft
Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Make your own leaf turkey (ranger-guided) or let your imagination soar as you create a one of a kind park souvenir from the natural materials of fall. Meet by boathouse. Cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Full Moon Paddle
Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 5:45 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join a ranger on a relaxing evening paddle enjoying nature, the night sky, and possibly seeing some wildlife. We provide life jackets, paddles, 2-person canoes, kayaks, paddleboats or john boats. Boater check-in 5:45 PM at boathouse. Pre-register & prepay at the park office. Office closes at 5 PM. Limited space for boaters. $15-$28 $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.
Creature Feature: Wild Turkeys
Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 4 PM to 5 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
To celebrate Thanksgiving, we are going to learn all about the North American Wild Turkey. Did you know that many U.S. presidents have “pardoned” their Thanksgiving Turkeys? Join us to learn more! $2 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Twilight Hike
Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 5 PM to 6 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Walk alongside our naturalist as you journey into a twilight forest! Crepuscular animals are very active at this time, you may be lucky enough to spot one! $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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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Fall Landscape Photography Seminar
Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Fall is a great time to learn photograph. Learn the skills needed to become an hobbies photographer. Including: understanding the exposure triangle shooting in raw format, aperture control, ISO control and much more. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Fall Landscape Photography Seminar
Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 9 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Learn about landscape photography with Victoria Bryant’s manager! We’ll be exploring the park to find the perfect shot. Please call the office to sign up Limited to 15 people $10 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Thanksgiving Wind Catcher
Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 1 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet at the campground pavilion for a fun craft to celebrate all the things your Jr Ranger is thankful for! Please call the office to sign up. Limited to 15 people. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Turkey Painting
Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us at the campground pavilion for a turkey painting craft! Please call the office to sign up. Limited to 15 people. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, November 21, 2021

American Frontier days
Sunday, Nov 21, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Walk thru time from the middle 1700’s to the late 1800’s and see living skills’ displays from local historians. See trappers, blacksmiths and more. Tomahawk throw contest. Baseball field across from Liberty Bell Pool. Donations accepted for admission. ParkPass required. Masks recommended. Social-distancing will be maintained. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Snake Feeding
Sunday, Nov 21, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Have you ever seen a snake feed before? Get the chance to watch our Eastern Kingsnake hunt down her meal in her tank! Please note that our snake eats live mice, so this program is not recommended to younger children. After watching her eat, learn a little more about her and other snakes in Georgia! $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Turkey Talk Time
Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Let’s talk about turkey! In the spirit of Thanksgiving, come learn about wild turkeys in Georgia. After talking about these cool birds, get to make some fun turkey themed crafts to take home! Space is limited, please call the Visitor Center to preregister. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Turkey Hunt
Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Help our Ranger find our turkey that has gone missing. He was last seen on the Big Ferry Trail. Hopefully, the turkey left some clues behind. *This is not an actual hunt for live turkey.* $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

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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River Walk
Friday, Nov 26, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Walk the Etowah River with the Naturalist and learn about the history, and wildlife surrounding it. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Fall Bingo & Campfire
Friday, Nov 26, 2021 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original adult and family-friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn more about the harvest season. Bring your own roasting stick, marshmallows and enjoy toasting it over a fire. Meet at Boathouse by Lake Deleanor. Preregistration required to ensure enough bingo sheets. Cancelled in the event of heavy rain and/or storms. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Black Friday Hike
Friday, Nov 26, 2021 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Instead of standing in line all morning, join us for a relaxing hike! In this guided hike, get the chance to learn how to ID some plants, look for tracks, and see some amazing views. Trade the chaos of Black Friday for a nice time in the outdoors! Space is limited, please call the Visitor Center to preregister. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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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Black Friday Opt-Out Hike
Friday, Nov 26, 2021 4 PM to 5 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Spend your Black Friday outside at Mistletoe State Park! Our naturalists will lead a hike along our Cliatt Creek Trail where you can learn about our native flora and fauna. Meet in Visitor’s Center Parking Lot $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
OptOutside Hike
Friday, Nov 26, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Avoid the crowds and breath some fresh air as we OptOutside. We will be hiking 3 miles on the Big Ferry Trail. Please bring water and bug spray. Preregister for this program. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
OptOutside Hike
Friday, Nov 26, 2021 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Avoid the crowds and breath some fresh air as we OptOutside. We will be hiking the 1-mile Sandpiper Trail. Please bring water and bug spray. Preregister for this program. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
"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.
Fall Hike
Friday, Nov 26, 2021 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet at the front pond for a breath of fresh air! Please call the office to sign up. Limited to 15 people. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Campfire and S'mores
Friday, Nov 26, 2021 6 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Come enjoy a campfire with s’mores with a ranger at the campground fire ring. Please call the office to sign up. Limited to 15 people. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Wormsloe Turkey Trot Scavenger Hunt
Friday, Nov 26, 2021 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Come out on Black Friday for our Turkey Trot Scavenger Hunt! At your own pace, come tackle the 3-mile Battery Trail. Check in at the Visitor Center for a trail map and clues to what you’ll be looking for along the way. Return to the museum after completing the hike for a prize (while supplies last). $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.

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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River Walk
Saturday, Nov 27, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Walk the Etowah River with the Naturalist and learn about the history, and wildlife surrounding it. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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.
Gobble Shoot
Saturday, Nov 27, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
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. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery course next to group shelter. Park at boat dock. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Turkey Nature Craft
Saturday, Nov 27, 2021 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Make your own leaf turkey (ranger-guided) or let your imagination soar as you create a one of a kind park souvenir from the natural materials of fall. Meet by boathouse. Cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Post-Turkey Hike
Saturday, Nov 27, 2021 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Work off that extra turkey and stuffing with a hike along Dowdell’s Knob loop trail (4.2 miles total). Meet at Dowdell’s Knob parking lot off Hwy 190. Dress for the weather and bring plenty of water. Cancelled in the event of storms. $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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Ravenous Reptiles
Saturday, Nov 27, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Enjoy a meeting Mistletoe State Park’s special Animal Ambassadors, Checkers the Juvenile Corn Snake and Midnight the Black Rat Snake. You will learn all about their natural environment, diet, and lifestyles. We will end the program with a feeding session that can be observed by participants. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Archery at the Park
Saturday, Nov 27, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Learn to shoot a bow and arrow at Mistletoe State Park! This is a beginner friendly, one-hour course that will be guided by our naturalists. Adults and Children are welcome! Children must be over 7 years old to participate. Limit: 10 people per session, two sessions offered. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Geocache Hike
Saturday, Nov 27, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
If you love scavenger hunts, you will enjoy Geocaching. The ranger leading this hike will teach you how Geocaching works. Download the Geocaching app on your phone. You will need this app to receive coordinates and a hint on where the cache box is hidden. Location: Big Ferry Trail. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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.
Caramel Apple Take Home Kit
Saturday, Nov 27, 2021 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Pick up a caramel apple kit in the front office to enjoy with your friends and family! $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Outdoor Bird Feeder Garland
Saturday, Nov 27, 2021 2 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet at the campground pavilion to create a sweet treat for our winged friends! Please call the office to sign up. Limited to 15 people. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Campfire Craft
Saturday, Nov 27, 2021 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us at the campground pavilion to make a fun, campfire craft! Please call the office to sign up. Limited to 15 people. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Fall Movie
Saturday, Nov 27, 2021 6 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Bring your chairs, snacks, and blankets to the office parking lot for a movie under the stairs! $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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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.
Dog Hike
Sunday, Nov 28, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Nothing's better than enjoying a hike with your best hiking buddy. Join our ranger-led hike through the Sandpiper and Avian loop. We’ll talk about our furry friends and how to keep them safe on the trail (leashes required). Call to register in advance and ask about the Georgia State Parks Tails on Trails Club. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Mason Jar Terrarium
Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
You’ll construct your own living terrarium. A terrarium is like a mini ecosystem that can be contained in a jar. Preregister for this program. Maximum of 10 participants. Location: Interpretive Center $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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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.
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