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, December 19, 2020

Paddle with a Ranger
Saturdays 3 PM - 4:15 PM – Dec 19, 2020 
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join two rangers on a paddle excursion. Social Distancing will be monitored. Location: Colquitt Boat Ramp $15 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Paddle with a Ranger
Saturdays 3 PM - 4:15 PM – Dec 19, 2020 
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join two rangers on a paddle excursion. Social Distancing will be monitored. Location: Colquitt Boat Ramp $15 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
6 PM - 10 PM from Dec 20, 2020 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting November 27, 2020 and ending December 25, 2020; come out and tour our 10 acre event field. Displays have been setup up by a host of site partners, volunteers and area businesses. There will refreshments and a movie playing as well as Christmas lights. Please call 706-456-2602 for any questions. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Dec 20, 2020 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Dec 20, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Friday, December 25, 2020

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
6 PM - 10 PM from Dec 25, 2020 until Dec 27, 2020 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting November 27, 2020 and ending December 25, 2020; come out and tour our 10 acre event field. Displays have been setup up by a host of site partners, volunteers and area businesses. There will refreshments and a movie playing as well as Christmas lights. Please call 706-456-2602 for any questions. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Saturday, December 26, 2020

Primitive Tools and Weapons Day
Saturday, Dec 26, 2020 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Watch the re-creation of ancient Native American tools and weapons. Demonstrators will explain how to make, use, and care for things that were very important for survival thousands of years ago. $2.00-$6.00 770-387-3747.
Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Dec 26, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the Park Office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4:00 PM Sat. Event is held each week. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Beginner Archery and Guided Hike
Saturday, Dec 26, 2020 12 PM to 2:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Want to shoot an arrow in archery, but don’t know how? Here’s your chance to learn some archery skills. After the archery class, we will go on a hike along an easy to moderate trail with a ranger. Program geared to participants 10 years and above. Call to register by paying in advance. Limited to 8 participants. Social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Indian Springs Museum
Saturdays 1 PM - 3 PM – Dec 26, 2020 
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Stop by our museum to check out Indian Springs through the years! Starting with the Muskogee-Creeks and stretching through the resort eras to modern day, take in the whole story from inside the historic CCC-constructed building. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Sunday, December 27, 2020

Basic Archery
Sunday, Dec 27, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Dec 27, 2020 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Basic Archery
Sunday, Dec 27, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Thursday, Dec 31, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Whether it's a tour of our museum, mounds or riverside nature trail, join us for an interesting tour with a ranger. Weather may affect tour length/location. Register by 3 p.m. the day before since group size is limited. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Friday, January 1, 2021

First Day Hike 2020
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come get started with your New Year’s resolutions; by joining us on a pet-friendly ranger-led hike. On the hike we will explore the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps and Alexander H. Stephens. We will meet at Lake Liberty, which is located in front of our park office. Bring water and wear sturdy shoes. $5.00 program fee $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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First Day Hike - Lookoff Mountain
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 9 AM to 12 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Begin the new year with a 3-mile hike to Lookoff Mountain. Enjoy the crisp cold air while enjoying a beautiful view of the Wolffork Valley. This hike is considered slightly strenuous. Pre-registration is required. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
First Day Fitness Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 9 AM to 10:30 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come join us New Year's Day for a hike down our 3-mile nature trail behind the Mill House. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring your own water and snacks. Dog owners welcome, dogs must be kept on leash. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
History Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Come learn about the fascinating history of Indian Springs! From the early use by the Creeks thru the resort eras and the CCC construction, learn about 200 years of park history. This program requires pre-registration. Please call the park office at 770-504-2277 to register. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
First Day Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 7 AM to 8 AM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Start the New Year off right with an early morning 1.5 mile hike around the beautiful White Oak Trail with a Ranger. Plan to meet at the group shelter #2 parking lot around 6:45AM. Hike starts at 7:00AM sharp! * Pre-registration is required for this event * $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
First Day Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Pre-registration is required for this program and space is limited. Ring in a New Year and join us for a 1-mile hike on our Nature Trail. Meet at the Beaver Trail and wear good shoes and bring water. Pets allowed on 6 ft. or shorter leash. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
1st Day Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Start the New Year off right with a hike on one of Augusta's most beloved trails, the Cliatt-Creek Trail! $2 per person. This 2.5 mile trail features a flowing creek with amazing scenery. The trail is moderate and features several hills. Our experienced naturalist will lead the way and answer any questions you may have while on the hike. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Suwannee River Swamplands: First Day Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 8 AM to 9 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
This hike requires pre-registration. We will start the beginning of the year at the beginning of the Suwannee River. As we hike we will discuss the origins of the river in the swamp and where all that water is headed. We will also talk about the history of the area from the purpose of the Suwannee River Sill to turpentiners in the woods. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Saturday, January 2, 2021

First Saturday Hike of 2021
Saturday, Jan 2, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Join us on the Vann Spring Interpretative Trail for your first hike of the new year. The trail is moderate level natural terrain, with strollers and wheelchairs not recommended. Dress for the weather, wear closed toed shoes and bring water. Total length, one mile. Leashed dogs are welcome. $2. 706-695-2598.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Snakes of Georgia
Saturday, Jan 9, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Learn about the 46 snake species that live in Georgia during this hour long program! We will focus on the importance of snake populations, venomous vs non-venomous snakes, and ways to remain safe when one is encountered. There will be live snakes for portions of this demonstration. The cost is $3 per person, ages 3 and under are free. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Salt Painting
Saturday, Jan 9, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
If you or your child is a lover of arts and crafts this program is perfect! We will be supplying everything needed to make beautiful salt paintings. Preregistration is required, call the office at (706) 541-0321 to register. $5 per person. Recommended for ages 5 and up. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, Jan 16, 2021 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Pre-registration required, space is limited and social distancing is required. Come take a guided tour through the historical Camp Lawton civil war prison sites. Take a walk back in time and learn about the fascinating events that transpired here. Hear the the musket fire as a confederate guard fires his musket. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Junior Rangers: MLK Day
Monday, Jan 18, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Have your child spend MLK Day becoming a Junior Ranger this year! We will go on hikes, see live animals with our rangers, scavenger hunts, play nature themed games and crafts. Then we will finish the day with a tent building exercise! $20 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Good Fires Prevent Bad Fires
Saturday, Feb 6, 2021 10:30 AM to 11 AM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us during "Fire Prevention Week 2021" as we welcome Smokey Bear and his friends from the Georgia Forestry Commission as a GFC Ranger talks about and demonstrates some of the tools used to manage our forests through awareness and fire safety. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Super Museum Sunday at Etowah
Sunday, Feb 7, 2021 9 AM to 5 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Don't miss your chance to visit Etowah Indian Mounds for free. Guided tours of the site start at 10:00 a.m, 12:30 p.m. 770-387-3747.
Super Museum Sunday at Kolomoki Mounds
Sunday, Feb 7, 2021 8 AM to 4:30 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Celebrate Georgia's vast resources for history as Historic Sites offer free admission. The admission fee to our museum, which takes you back to an early Native American heritage, will be free of charge all day. 229-724-2150.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Open House & Bridal Expo
Saturday, Feb 27, 2021 12 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park is hosting an Open House & Bridal Expo at Lake Franklin Event Center! Various local vendors will have tables set up to talk about their services that they have to offer, and the Event Center will be open for viewing! For more information, contact Maddie by phone at (706) 489-8948 or email at fdrweddings@gmail.com. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Saturday, April 3, 2021

36th Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Touch-a-Truck
Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 11 AM to 2 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Come meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy hunting over 2000 hidden Easter eggs. Explore and touch an assortment of emergency vehicles including a firetruck, police car, and ambulance. This event is in our Day Use area and is suitable for all ages. The egg hunt begins at 1:00PM sharp! $5 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Junior Ranger Spring Break Camp
Tuesday, Apr 6, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
April 6th-9th 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Children ages 6-15 Get outdoors learn, and have fun during the 3 day spring break camp. Space is limited please call the park office at (706-245-6270) to sign up. $50 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Black Rock Mountain State Park Family Camp
8 AM - 9 PM from Apr 9, 2021 until Apr 11, 2021 
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Enjoy a weekend away with your family participating in activities such as Wilderness Survival, Fire building, Kayaking, and Hiking. Families can attend field trips to other state parks and to the well known Foxfire Museum. Finish the weekend out, with a scavenger hunt competing against other families. All ages welcome. Registration is Required. $45 per adult; $25 per child ages 3-17; under 3 free $5 parking. 706-746-2441.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Primitive Tools and Weapons Day
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 10 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Watch the re-creation of ancient Native American tools and weapons. Demonstrators will explain how to make, use, and care for things that were very important for survival thousands of years ago. $2.00-$6.00 770-387-3747.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Artifact Identification Day
Saturday, May 1, 2021 10 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
A professional archaeologist will be available to date and identify artifacts brought in by visitors. Many interesting and spectacular items will be shown. Bring your artifacts, heirlooms and imagination for a day of fun and learning for all ages. $3.50-$5 plus tax. 770-387-3747.
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Friday, May 28, 2021

Last Friday of the Month Camp
Friday, May 28, 2021 to Saturday, May 29, 2021 9 AM to 4 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
9:00 am - 4:00 pm ages 6-15 This one day camp is a perfect way for your child to get a chance to explore the outdoors and have fun! $15 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

9th Annual Memorial Day Beach Bash
Sunday, May 30, 2021 4 PM to 8 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Kick off your Summer with us on Lake Kolomoki and enjoy a wide variety of activities which include a water slide, sandcastle building contest, and a cornhole tournament! Friends of Kolomoki Mounds will be selling concessions for your convenience during the event. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Youth Catfish Tournament
Saturday, Jun 5, 2021 8 AM to 12 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Does your child enjoy the outdoors, fishing, spending time with their peers, and a chance to win great prizes? Then this Fishing Tournament is for you. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories Youngest angler. largest fish. Smallest fish and most fish caught. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Junior Ranger Camp
Monday, Jun 7, 2021 10 AM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
June 7th-11th July 5th- 9th 10:00am 4:00pm Ages 6-10 Let your kids learn and explore in great outdoors this summer at Victoria Bryant State Park. Please sign up and pay in advance by calling the park office 706-245-6270. $100 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Friday, June 25, 2021

Last Friday of the Month Camp
Friday, Jun 25, 2021 to Saturday, Jun 26, 2021 9 AM to 4 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
9:00 am - 4:00 pm ages 6-15 This one day camp is a perfect way for your child to get a chance to explore the outdoors and have fun! $15 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Monday, July 5, 2021

Junior Ranger Camp
Monday, Jul 5, 2021 10 AM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
June 7th-11th July 5th- 9th 10:00am 4:00pm Ages 6-10 Let your kids learn and explore in great outdoors this summer at Victoria Bryant State Park. Please sign up and pay in advance by calling the park office 706-245-6270. $100 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Monday, Jul 19, 2021 9:30 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers join together with the Park Ranger to learn about history and nature, Play games and do crafts. Pre- registration required $75. 770-387-3747.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021 9:30 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers join together with the Park Ranger to learn about history and nature, Play games and do crafts. Pre- registration required $75. 770-387-3747.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Wednesday, Jul 21, 2021 9:30 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers join together with the Park Ranger to learn about history and nature, Play games and do crafts. Pre- registration required $75. 770-387-3747.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Thursday, Jul 22, 2021 9:30 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers join together with the Park Ranger to learn about history and nature, Play games and do crafts. Pre- registration required $75. 770-387-3747.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Friday, Jul 23, 2021 9:30 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers join together with the Park Ranger to learn about history and nature, Play games and do crafts. Pre- registration required $75. 770-387-3747.

Friday, July 30, 2021

Last Friday of the Month Camp
Friday, Jul 30, 2021 to Saturday, Jul 31, 2021 9 AM to 4 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
9:00 am - 4:00 pm ages 6-15 This one day camp is a perfect way for your child to get a chance to explore the outdoors and have fun! $15 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Etowah Annual Cleanup - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 11, 2021 11 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Have fun Celebrating National Public Lands Day with others at Etowah. Learn about invasive plants that you could see in your backyard; some of them may surprise you. Then put your knowledge to the test while participating in a park clean-up project. Volunteers get in free for the day. 770-387-3747.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Skills of the Past 2021
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 10 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Demonstrators show Primitive Skills needed by people of the past to survive everyday life in the Past. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.

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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