Events starting 12/19/2020

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

Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
An interpretive ranger portraying a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to Civil War Medicine. There will be musket firings thought the day. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
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Wilderness Survival Shelters
Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Survival sometime depends on knowledge and skills. Learn the skills you might need one day during our wilderness survival series. This introductory programs will focus on emergency shelter building. Space is limited so reserve your spot today. General Admission required. $4.50 912-884-5999.
Edible Plant Hike
Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 12 PM to 1 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Join our Naturalist to search for local plants that have edible and medicinal properties. Learn how these plants were used by colonists, and people of the First Nations. Advanced registration required, limited space available. Reserve your spot today! Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. Please register in advance. $4:50 plus $5 parking. 912-884-5999.
Ask a Ranger
Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 12 PM to 2 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Want to learn about Fort Yargo’s history? Hiking suggestions? Searching for scavenger hunts and other self-guided activities? Just want a trail map? Stop by the Visitors Center and ask our Naturalist. Prizes for completed scavenger hunts given out for the duration of the program. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Cocoa and Caravans: Winter Lights
Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 6 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Grab the family, pack the car, and grab some hot chocolate for your winter lights drive-thru in the Fort Yargo Campgrounds. $1 hot chocolate will be available at the Interpretive Center to kick off your trip. Caroling and festive attire encouraged. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
History Hike at HLC
Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 10 AM to 12 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 10 participants. Social distancing will be required. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Paddle with Santa at HLC - cancelled -
Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Santa is coming to Lake Rutledge! Join him and a park ranger on a paddle. Unwind while hearing about the history of Hard Labor Creek and paddling to the sounds of nature. Social distancing required. Space limited to 10 participants, pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Paddle with Santa at HLC - cancelled -
Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Santa is coming to Lake Rutledge! Join him and a park ranger on a paddle. Unwind while hearing about the history of Hard Labor Creek and paddling to the sounds of nature. Social distancing required. Space limited to 10 participants, pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Fridays 4 PM - 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. 706-878-1077.
Indian Springs Museum
Saturdays 1 PM - 3 PM until 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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Christmas Crafts
Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 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: 8 people, minimum 4. Register at Visitor Center by noon on Friday prior to day of event. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Dec 19, 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, space is limited to 9 climbers. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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What's Under the Tree?
Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Pre- registration required. Holidays on an 1853 home front were just as special as they are today. Come out and see the decorations and maybe make some for yourself. 770-443-7850.
Meet an Animal Ambassador
Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Meet an Animal Ambassador at the Visitor Center at 1pm. Listen to a Ranger talk about native animals, and their importance to the ecosystem. Space is limited. Social distancing will be monitored. Park pass required. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Paddle with a Ranger
Saturdays 3 PM - 4:15 PM  
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  
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.
Kids Christmas Ornaments
Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us at the campground pavilion as we create beautiful Christmas ornaments just in time for the holidays! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, December 20, 2020

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
6 PM - 10 PM  
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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Primitive Tools and Weapons Program
Sunday, Dec 20, 2020 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
What is the difference between a tool and a weapon? Come and join us at our amphitheater to find out. This program requires pre-registration. Space is limited to 18 people and social distancing will be required. Program can be cancelled due to inclement weather. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Wilderness Survival Shelter
Sunday, Dec 20, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Survival sometimes depends on knowledge and skills. Learn the skills you might need one day during our Wilderness Survival Series. This program will focus on emergency shelter building and the basics of the surviving the first 72 hours. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Craft Corner: Handwarmers
Sunday, Dec 20, 2020 12 PM to 12:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Cold hands? Need a last minute white-elephant gift? Looking for a fun project to get out of the house? Come make a hand warmer with us! These cozy, pocket sized packs are perfect for the winter months ahead. Pre-registration is required - 15 spots available. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $4 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Cocoa and Caravans: Winter Lights
Sunday, Dec 20, 2020 6 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Grab the family, pack the car, and grab some hot chocolate for your winter lights drive-thru in the Fort Yargo Campgrounds. $1 hot chocolate will be available at the Interpretive Center to kick off your trip. Caroling and festive attire encouraged. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Paddle with Santa at HLC - cancelled -
Sunday, Dec 20, 2020 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Santa is coming to Lake Rutledge! Join him and a park ranger on a paddle. Unwind while hearing about the history of Hard Labor Creek and paddling to the sounds of nature. Social distancing required. Space limited to 10 participants, pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, Dec 20, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 12 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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, space is limited to 9 climbers. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Monday, December 21, 2020

Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Monday, Dec 21, 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.
Christmas Star
Monday, Dec 21, 2020 6 PM to 8 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join our Naturalist as we observe the close alignment of Jupiter and Saturn, an event that has not happened since March 4, 1226. Bring binoculars, flashlight, and a blanket. Limited to 25 people. Register by noon, December 20. Call or stop by the Visitor Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Pinecone Ornament
Monday, Dec 21, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join us in this fun, simple morning craft making seasonal pinecone ornaments for your festivities at home. Pinecones and decoration materials will be provided, but make sure to bring your holiday spirit! Pre-registration is required as the program is limited to 10 participants. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
The Great Conjunction- Astronomy Program
Monday, Dec 21, 2020 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Tis the season to travel great distances to be with the ones we love! Apparently the planets got the memo, as Dec. 21st Jupiter and Saturn will align to appear to form one giant star. This is the closest meeting of the planets in the night sky in over 800 years! Meet at the reservoir of Sweetwater to view the event. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Tuesday, Dec 22, 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.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Craft Corner: Peanut Butter Pine Cone Feeder
Wednesday, Dec 23, 2020 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Attract all sorts of local and migratory birds to your backyard or campsite with a delicious treat. All materials provided. Peanut-free Sunbutter available upon request. Pre-registration is required - 15 spots available. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Friday, December 25, 2020

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
6 PM - 10 PM 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 Program
Saturday, Dec 26, 2020 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
What is the difference between a tool and a weapon? Come and join us at our amphitheater to find out. This program requires pre-registration. Space is limited to 18 people and social distancing will be required. Program can be cancelled due to inclement weather. $2-$6. 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.
Chat with a Chandler
Saturday, Dec 26, 2020 11 AM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Our ranger will be making hand-dipped candles in the style of an 18th century chandler. Come take a look at this interesting process and have a chat about history. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
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.
Paddle with Santa at HLC - cancelled -
Saturday, Dec 26, 2020 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Santa is coming to Lake Rutledge! Join him and a park ranger on a paddle. Unwind while hearing about the history of Hard Labor Creek and paddling to the sounds of nature. Social distancing required. Space limited to 10 participants, pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Winter in the Woods Hike
Saturday, Dec 26, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Come on a guided hike to enjoy our park as it braces for the cold! We’ll take a special look at some of the changes that take place in the woods during the winter season. This program requires pre-registration. Please call the park office at 770-504-2277 to register. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Indian Springs Museum
Saturdays 1 PM - 3 PM  
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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Meet an Animal Ambassador
Saturday, Dec 26, 2020 11 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Meet an Animal Ambassador at the Visitor Center at 1pm. Listen to a Ranger talk about native animals, and their importance to the ecosystem. Space is limited. Social distancing will be monitored. Park pass required. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Basic Archery
Sunday, Dec 27, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Class meets at the Alexander Lake Pavilion. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, 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
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Class meets at the Alexander Lake Pavilion. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Monday, December 28, 2020

Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Monday, Dec 28, 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.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Tuesday, Dec 29, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
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.

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 - 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.
Guided First Day Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Start your year off right with a Ranger-led hike on our "Everliving" trail where you'll learn about native plants along the way. Program is weather permitting and social distancing is mandatory. Space is limited to 10 and preregistration is required by 8 PM the night before program. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Guided First Day Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Start your year off right with a Ranger-led hike on our "Everliving" trail where you'll learn about native plants along the way. Program is weather permitting and social distancing is mandatory. Space is limited to 10 and preregistration is required by 8 PM the night before program. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Roosevelt First Day Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Celebrate the fist day of 2021 with a ranger-led 3.4 mile hike along our Overlook Loop (easy-moderate difficulty). Geared towards ages 8 and up. Bring water, sturdy shoes and layered clothing. Location disclosed upon registration. Preregistration required through Park Office (706-663-4858). Space limited. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
First Day Hikes
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us at 10:00am for a 3 mile nature hike with Ranger Autumn on the Magnolia Trail. This hike is medium difficulty and requires sturdy shoes and water. At 2:00pm there will be a History Hike in and around the fort. Ranger Mike will walk you through the past and tell you about the history of Fort McAllister during during the American Civil War. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
First Day Hike -CANCELLED-
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This Ranger –Led hike will take visitors along gentle ridges and cascading creeks. Start the New Year off right with this 2 mile, moderate to rigorous, scenic hike. Bring a camera to record the scenery. Hike geared toward active adults and children over 8 years old. Space limited to 10 and preregistration required by 5 PM the day before. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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First Day Hike -CANCELLED-
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 12 PM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This Ranger –Led hike will take visitors along gentle ridges and cascading creeks. Start the New Year off right with this 2 mile, moderate to rigorous, scenic hike. Bring a camera to record the scenery. Hike geared toward active adults and children over 8 years old. Space limited to 10 and preregistration required by 5 PM the day before. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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First Day Hike -CANCELLED-
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 3 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This Ranger –Led hike will take visitors along gentle ridges and cascading creeks. Start the New Year off right with this 2 mile, moderate to rigorous, scenic hike. Bring a camera to record the scenery. Hike geared toward active adults and children over 8 years old. Space limited to 10 and preregistration required by 5 PM the day before. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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First Day Hike-Tranquility Trail
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 10 AM to 12 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join us in a ranger-led hike on our two-mile Tranquility Trail. This is a slightly strenuous hike; remember to wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Dogs are welcome on 6ft leash. *Preregistration is required* $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Hike in the New Year - First Day Hike at Indian Springs
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 9 AM to 10 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Welcome the New Year with a one-mile hike with the naturalist! We'll be slowing down on the trail to get a full sensory experience. Early risers can come to the 9:00 AM hike. But if that's a little too early, we'll be celebrating again at 2:00 PM. Hope to see you there! $5 parking. 770-507-2277.
Hike in the New Year - First Day Hike at Indian Springs
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Welcome the New Year with a one-mile hike with the naturalist! We'll be slowing down on the trail to get a full sensory experience. Early risers can come to the 9:00 AM hike. But if that's a little too early, we'll be celebrating again at 2:00 PM. Hope to see you there! $5 parking. 770-507-2277.
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 9 AM to 5 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Three opportunities, three different trails. Join our Naturalist as we hike South Big Creek Trail at 9am, North Big Creek Trail at 11am, and Lake Trail at 3pm. Each hike limited to 10 people, pre-registration required by noon December 31. Call or stop by Visitors Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Movie Night
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for movies under the stars. Limited to15 people, minimum of 4. Bring bottled water, insect repellent, and a blanket or chair. Pre-registration required by noon two days prior to event; call or stop by Visitor Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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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.
First Day Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Start the New Year off with a brisk hike up our beautiful mountain. Join us on a journey that begins by writing, then burning, last year's burdens. Climb to the top to symbolize all the great things you will accomplish in 2021. Call to register. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
First Day Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 11 AM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Start the New Year off with a brisk hike up our beautiful mountain. Join us on a journey that begins by writing, then burning, last year's burdens. Climb to the top to symbolize all the great things you will accomplish in 2021. Call to register. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
First Day Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Start the New Year off with a brisk hike up our beautiful mountain. Join us on a journey that begins by writing, then burning, last year's burdens. Climb to the top to symbolize all the great things you will accomplish in 2021. Call to register. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
First Day Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 3 PM to 6 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Start the New Year off with a brisk hike up our beautiful mountain. Join us on a journey that begins by writing, then burning, last year's burdens. Climb to the top to symbolize all the great things you will accomplish in 2021. Call to register. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
History Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Pre-registration required. Join Rangers on a hike back into the 1800's to learn about Red Top Mountain's iron mining history! This hike is a 2-mile loop on moderate terrain. Please allow approximately 1.5 hours for this hike. Please dress for the weather and bring water. Space is limited to 10 guests. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
History Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Pre-registration required. Join Rangers on a hike back into the 1800's to learn about Red Top Mountain's iron mining history! This hike is a 2-mile loop on moderate terrain. Please allow approximately 1.5 hours for this hike. Please dress for the weather and bring water. Space is limited to 10 guests. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
History Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 2:30 PM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Pre-registration required. Join Rangers on a hike back into the 1800's to learn about Red Top Mountain's iron mining history! This hike is a 2-mile loop on moderate terrain. Please allow approximately 1.5 hours for this hike. Please dress for the weather and bring water. Space is limited to 10 guests. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
First Day Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 1 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Let's kick off 2021 with a 3-mile hike on the Big Ferry Trail. Please make sure to bring appropriate footwear, water bottles, and bug spray. The terrain for this trail is flat with occasional roots. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
First Day Hike: Duke's Creek Falls Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 2 PM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This hike will begin at the Visitor’s Center, and we will make a pit stop approximately 1.3 miles away at our primitive cabin. If you are still feeling adventurous, then you can continue 1.2 miles (one way) to Duke’s Creek Falls. Space is limited and pre-registration is required, please call to reserve your spot. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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.
First Day Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 1 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike requires pre-registration. Bid a fond farewell to 2020 and kick off those resolutions with a .5 mile hike on the Red Trail. We will discuss the history of Sweetwater Creek and the New Manchester Manufacturing Mill. This will offer a rare opportunity to go inside of the gated mill ruins. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
First Day Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 3:30 PM to 5 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike requires pre-registration. Bid a fond farewell to 2020 and kick off those resolutions with a .5 mile hike on the Red Trail. We will discuss the history of Sweetwater Creek and the New Manchester Manufacturing Mill. This will offer a rare opportunity to go inside of the gated mill ruins. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
First Day Hike at Victoria Bryant
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Our Ranger led hike will start at the park office and lead us down to our scenic Victoria's Path trail. Along the hike, we will learn about local flora, fauna, enjoy scenic views and learn about why the park is named Victoria Bryant. This moderate trail is pet friendly and closed toe shoes are recommended. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Watson Mill's First Day Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Starting at the day use parking lot, we will travel through the historic bridge to the raceway trail. Along the trail hikers will get a beautiful view of the covered bridge, learn about its construction and hike along the original raceway that leads to the Watson Mill ruins. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
First Day Fitness Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 9:30 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Start the year off with Wormsloe and join us for a healthy 2.5 mile hike though the coastal maritime forest. A Wormsloe Ranger will lead the way and answer any questions that might arise. Pets welcome on 6 ft leash. Pre-registration is required, space is limited. Hikes start at 9:30 am, 11:00 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:00 pm. $5 - $11. 912-353-3023.
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Saturday, January 2, 2021

First Day Hike 2021
Saturday, Jan 2, 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 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.
First Saturday Hike 2021
Saturday, Jan 2, 2021 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Celebrate the first weekend of the year with a short guided hike. The tour will include both, history and nature features of the site. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Audubon's Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, Jan 2, 2021 8:30 AM to 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us and Callaway Gardens Education Department for a day in the gardens, fields, and woods counting our feathered friends in selected groups. Birding experience suggested. Bring picnic lunch and snacks. Call 706-663-5155 Details to follow after registration.Check-in at Callaway Information Center on Highway 27. $5 parking. 706-663-5155.
Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jan 2, 2021 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.
Pinecone Animals
Saturday, Jan 2, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Want a playmate for these cold winter days cooped up inside? Come create your very own pinecone companion with the assistance of the resident ranger! Preregistration required through Park Office (706-663-4858). Location disclosed upon registration. Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Amazing Mammals
Saturday, Jan 2, 2021 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by and chat with the ranger. Investigate local mammal pelts and skulls. Test your mammal IQ and see what you know about our furred neighbors. Outside Park Office $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Jan 2, 2021 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
An interpretive ranger portraying a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to Civil War Medicine. There will be musket firings thought the day. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
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Tails on Trails Hike
Saturday, Jan 2, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Bring your 4-legged best friends for a hike! We find plenty of awesome things for Fido to smell and explore. All dogs must be on leash and friendly. This program requires preregistration. Please call the park office at 770-504-2277 to register . $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Indian Springs Museum
Saturdays 1 PM - 3 PM until Jan 30, 2021 
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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Meet the Turtles
Saturday, Jan 2, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
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 of 4; pre-register by noon, January 1. Call or stop by the Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Winter Wonderland
Saturday, Jan 2, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Come discover how to make a cool penguin craft, learn how to make play snow, and then play in the snow with your new penguin friend. Limited to 8 people, minimum of 4; register at the Visitors Center by noon, February 26. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Quadrantids Meteor Shower
Saturday, Jan 2, 2021 7 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for the peak of the Quadrantids Meteor Shower. Limited to 25 people; register at the Visitor Center by noon, January 1. Bring binoculars, a flashlight, and a blanket. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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First Saturday Hikes with a Ranger
Sunday, Jan 3, 2021 to Sunday, Jan 3, 2021 - 10 AM to 2 AM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Happy trails meet happy hikers on this annual, guided trail hike. Join us where history and nature abound. Ranger-led hikes will take place at: 10 am, 12 pm and 2 pm. Please call to reserve a spot as tours will be limited in the number of participants, and preregistration is required. $5 parking. 770-443-7850.
History Hike
Saturday, Jan 2, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Pre-registration required. Join Rangers on a hike back into the 1800's to learn about Red Top Mountain's iron mining history! This hike is a 2-mile loop on moderate terrain. Please allow approximately 1.5 hours for this hike. Please dress for the weather and bring water. Space is limited to 10 guests. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
History Hike
Saturday, Jan 2, 2021 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Pre-registration required. Join Rangers on a hike back into the 1800's to learn about Red Top Mountain's iron mining history! This hike is a 2-mile loop on moderate terrain. Please allow approximately 1.5 hours for this hike. Please dress for the weather and bring water. Space is limited to 10 guests. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
History Hike
Saturday, Jan 2, 2021 2:30 PM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Pre-registration required. Join Rangers on a hike back into the 1800's to learn about Red Top Mountain's iron mining history! This hike is a 2-mile loop on moderate terrain. Please allow approximately 1.5 hours for this hike. Please dress for the weather and bring water. Space is limited to 10 guests. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Archery 101
Saturday, Jan 2, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Come try your hand at this beginners archery lesson, and put your new found skills to the test. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Turning & Spinning: Crafting with Wood & Wool
Sunday, Jan 3, 2021 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join our rangers for a whirling good time as we demonstrate both fiber and wood arts in the 1700s manner. Spinning wool and turning wood are two crafts that are linked, not only in how they work but, in what they create. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
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Turning & Spinning: Crafting with Wood & Wool
Sunday, Jan 3, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join our rangers for a whirling good time as we demonstrate both fiber and wood arts in the 1700s manner. Spinning wool and turning wood are two crafts that are linked, not only in how they work but, in what they create. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
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Cannon Ball Crater Hike
Sunday, Jan 3, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Some of the largest weapons of the civil war were naval artillery pieces known as Dahlgren guns. This ranger led hike explores an area of the park where these weapons have left numerous craters. This is a bushwhackers hike off of our trail system. Please where appropriate shoes and clothing for traversing natural areas. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Organic Gardening: Preparing for Spring
Sunday, Jan 3, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Now is the time to prepare your garden for spring planting. Come learn the easiest way to prepare your beds for planting. Space is limited to 15. Please call to reserve your spot. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, Jan 3, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 12 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Jan 3, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
History Hike
Sunday, Jan 3, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Pre-registration required. Join Rangers on a hike back into the 1800's to learn about Red Top Mountain's iron mining history! This hike is a 2-mile loop on moderate terrain. Please allow approximately 1.5 hours for this hike. Please dress for the weather and bring water. Space is limited to 10 guests. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
History Hike
Sunday, Jan 3, 2021 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Pre-registration required. Join Rangers on a hike back into the 1800's to learn about Red Top Mountain's iron mining history! This hike is a 2-mile loop on moderate terrain. Please allow approximately 1.5 hours for this hike. Please dress for the weather and bring water. Space is limited to 10 guests. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
History Hike
Sunday, Jan 3, 2021 2:30 PM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Pre-registration required. Join Rangers on a hike back into the 1800's to learn about Red Top Mountain's iron mining history! This hike is a 2-mile loop on moderate terrain. Please allow approximately 1.5 hours for this hike. Please dress for the weather and bring water. Space is limited to 10 guests. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Monday, January 4, 2021

Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Monday, Jan 4, 2021 2 PM to 2:30 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.
Sunrise Hike
Monday, Jan 4, 2021 7:15 AM to 8:30 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join our Naturalist for a 3 mile early morning hike through our beautiful park and marshland. They walk will begin at our main office/museum building and continue down the causeway through exquisite panoramic views of the marsh, circle around the magnolia trail before returning to the office. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Tuesday, Jan 5, 2021 2 PM to 2:30 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.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Homeschool Wednesdays: Georgia's First Fort
Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Homeschoolers are invited to come to Fort King George and learn the history leading up to Georgia's first fort! Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 912-437-4770 or click http://bit.ly/3rbzzcs to register. $6.50 - $9.50 912-437-4770.
Homeschool Wednesdays: Georgia's First Fort
Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Homeschoolers are invited to come to Fort King George and learn the history leading up to Georgia's first fort! Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 912-437-4770 or click http://bit.ly/3rbzzcs to register. $6.50 - $9.50 912-437-4770.
Interpretive Talk: Fort Yargo
Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021 12 PM to 12:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Curious about our park’s namesake? Want to learn about early Georgia history? Visit the old fort for an ‘open house’ interpretive talk where you will discover the ins and outs of life in 1700s Georgia. Pre-registration is required - 20 spots available. Meet in the fort parking lot. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Homeschool In The Park: Rocks
Thursday, Jan 7, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geared towards families who homeschool. Discover the unique qualities of rocks in the investigative lab. Must pre-register. Location disclosed upon registration. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Homeschool Days
Thursday, Jan 7, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly homeschool program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month at 9am and 2pm. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register as advanced registration is required. Limited to 12 students. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Friday, January 8, 2021

Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Friday, Jan 8, 2021 1 PM to 1:30 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.
Bears, Bobcats, and other FurBearers Bingo
Friday, Jan 8, 2021 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a family-friendly game of furbearer bingo. Win prizes and learn fun facts about our furry friends in Georgia. Campfire lit, weather permitting. Preregistration required. Location disclosed upon registration. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Friday at the Forge: Blacksmithing Program
Friday, Jan 8, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Visit our blacksmith's shop to learn about their tools and techniques. Our park rangers will be demonstrating how iron is heated and formed. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
Creature Feature: Eastern Kingsnake
Friday, Jan 8, 2021 12 PM to 12:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Learn all about Fort Yargo residents in this Animal Ambassador talk. Participants will discover the day to day life of Knots, our Eastern Kingsnake in an up close encounter. Pre-registration is required. 15 spots available. Meeting location at the Interpretive Center $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Ask a Ranger
Friday, Jan 8, 2021 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Want to learn about Fort Yargo’s history? Hiking suggestions? Searching for scavenger hunts and other self-guided activities? Just want a trail map? Stop by the Visitors Center and ask our Naturalist. Prizes for completed scavenger hunts given out for the duration of the program. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Recycling to Bird feeders
Friday, Jan 8, 2021 5 PM to 6 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how to re-purpose drink bottles into bird feeders and self-watering vases. Bring insect repellent, sunblock, bottled water, and two empty plastic drink bottles. Limit: 8 people, minimum 4. Pre-register by noon, two days prior to the event; call or stop by Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Movie Night
Friday, Jan 8, 2021 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for movies under the stars. Limited to15 people, minimum of 4. Bring bottled water, insect repellent, and a blanket or chair. Pre-registration required by noon two days prior to event; call or stop by Visitor Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Meet an Animal Ambassador
Friday, Jan 8, 2021 11 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Meet an Animal Ambassador at the Visitor Center at 1pm. Listen to a Ranger talk about native animals, and their importance to the ecosystem. Space is limited. Social distancing will be monitored. Park pass required. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Primitive Tools and Weapons Program
Saturday, Jan 9, 2021 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
What is the difference between a tool and a weapon? Come and join us at our amphitheater to find out. This program requires pre-registration. Space is limited to 18 people and social distancing will be required. Program can be cancelled due to inclement weather. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jan 9, 2021 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.
Pinecone Animals
Saturday, Jan 9, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Want a playmate for these cold winter days cooped up inside? Come create your very own pinecone companion with the assistance of the resident ranger! Preregistration required through Park Office (706-663-4858). Location disclosed upon registration. Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Amazing Mammals
Saturday, Jan 9, 2021 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by and chat with the ranger. Investigate local mammal pelts and skulls. Test your mammal IQ and see what you know about our furred neighbors. Outside Park Office $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Chat with a Chandler
Saturday, Jan 9, 2021 11 AM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Our ranger will be making hand-dipped candles in the style of an 18th century chandler. Come take a look at this interesting process and have a chat about history. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Jan 9, 2021 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
An interpretive ranger portraying a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to Civil War Medicine. There will be musket firings thought the day. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
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Craft Corner: Handwarmers
Saturday, Jan 9, 2021 12 PM to 12:45 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Cold hands? Need a last minute white-elephant gift? Looking for a fun project to get out of the house? Come make a hand warmer with us! These cozy, pocket sized packs are perfect for the winter months ahead. Pre-registration is required - 15 spots available. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $4 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Interpretive Talk: Fort Yargo
Saturday, Jan 9, 2021 1:30 PM to 2 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Curious about our park’s namesake? Want to learn about early Georgia history? Visit the old fort for an ‘open house’ interpretive talk where you will discover the ins and outs of life in 1700s Georgia. Pre-registration is required - 20 spots available. Meet in the fort parking lot. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Intro to Archery and Orienteering
Saturday, Jan 9, 2021 2 PM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Here is your chance to try a little archery and learn how to use a compass. All equipment provided and sanitized. Program geared towards visitors 10 years and older. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and insect repellent. Pre-registration required. Attendance limited to 10 participants. Social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Indian Springs Museum
Saturdays 1 PM - 3 PM until Jan 30, 2021 
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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Animal Bookmarks
Saturday, Jan 9, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Tired of losing your place in your book while reading? Discover how to prevent that using a bookmark shaped like one of your favorite animals. These make great personal gifts, too. Limited to 10 people, minimum of 4;register at the Visitors Center by noon, January 8 $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Owls in Georgia
Saturday, Jan 9, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Who-o-o-o is that in that tree? Come learn about the owls that live in Georgia then choose an owl craft to make. Limited to 10 people, minimum of 4; register at Visitor Center by noon, January 8. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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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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Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jan 9, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Basic Archery
Saturday, Jan 9, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Class meets at the Alexander Lake Pavilion. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Jan 9, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn simple techniques for staying safe and keeping track of your family when venturing into the great outdoors. Georgia DNR Search and Rescue Dog Team volunteer, Diane Stone, and her trusty K9 companion Keegan will be leading this interactive class (Unless a SAR emergency is occurring). Meet at the Nature Center. Must register in advance. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Winter Hike With A Ranger
Saturday, Jan 9, 2021 10 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Join a ranger-guided geography hike. We will hike through our forests in Winter and discuss the terrain here at Pickett's Mill Battlefield State Historic Site. Please dress weather appropriate. Pre-registration required. Hikes begin at 10 am, and 2 pm. $5 parking. 770-443-7850.
Snowman Buddy
Saturday, Jan 9, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Break the cabin fever by coming to the Nature Center behind the Park Office to create the perfect snowman! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, January 10, 2021

Primitive Tools and Weapons Program
Sunday, Jan 10, 2021 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
What is the difference between a tool and a weapon? Come and join us at our amphitheater to find out. This program requires pre-registration. Space is limited to 18 people and social distancing will be required. Program can be cancelled due to inclement weather. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, Jan 10, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join our Naturalist to search for local plants that have edible and medicinal properties. Some species are used for making tea or seasonings. Learn to identifying species that are toxic. Registration required, limited space available. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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