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 5, 2020

Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Fridays 4 PM - 7 PM – Dec 5, 2020 until Dec 19, 2020 
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, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children 5 and under: Free. 706-878-1077.
40th Annual Hofwyl Plantation Christmas
Saturday, Dec 5, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
40th Annual Christmas Tour This magical experience will demonstrate how Christmas was celebrated on a Southern rice plantation during the 1850s. Walk down the old carriage road and enjoy a special Christmas tour of an antebellum plantation house. 912-264-7333.
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Georgia Becoming An Outdoors-Woman Event
Saturday, Dec 5, 2020 8 AM to 3:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Pre-registration is required for this program-space is limited. We will begin with a hike that focuses on the sights and sounds of birds. You will become a true survivor learning the skills of archery, knot tying and building campfires without a match. Lunch will be over a campfire and we will end the day with kayaking and fishing. $60 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Dec 5, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Fall Hike
Saturdays 10 AM - 11:30 AM – Dec 5, 2020 until Dec 12, 2020 
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join us and enjoy the weather on our Fall Hikes. We will answer questions about the park, animals, and the flora and fauna we have here. Pre-registration will be required on our signup sheet, and guests may pay at the front desk. The cut-off will be 25 participants (including park staff). Location: Hikes will start on the Little River Trail. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Paddle with a Ranger
Saturdays 3 PM - 4:15 PM – Dec 5, 2020 until 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 5, 2020 until 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.
The Honor Tree: A Photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
Saturday, Dec 5, 2020 9 AM to 5 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guests are invited to adorn 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 Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Christmas at the Gorge
Saturday, Dec 5, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Come and see Santa, make crafts, enjoy Christmas music and have a snack here at the park. If you have a camera you can take your own photos with Santa. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please call the office to sign up. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunday, December 6, 2020

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
6 PM - 10 PM from Dec 6, 2020 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Thanksgiving through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field and office area which have been beautifully decorated with Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Dec 6, 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.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Dec 9, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Homeschoolers! Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly home school program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month. 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. Space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
DIRT Event 

Friday, December 11, 2020

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
6 PM - 10 PM from Dec 11, 2020 until Dec 13, 2020 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Thanksgiving through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field and office area which have been beautifully decorated with Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Candlelight Tours - Postponed
Friday, Dec 11, 2020 5 PM to 9 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Candlelight Tours will return in December 2021! Happy Holidays. 706-695-2598.
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Fridays 4 PM - 7 PM – Dec 11, 2020 until Dec 19, 2020 
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, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children 5 and under: Free. 706-878-1077.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
6 PM - 10 PM from Dec 12, 2020 until Dec 13, 2020 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Thanksgiving through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field and office area which have been beautifully decorated with Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Candlelight Tours - Postponed
Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 5 PM to 9 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Candlelight Tours will return in December 2021! Happy Holidays. 706-695-2598.
Crooked River Christmas - CANCELLED
Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 2 PM to 5 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come to Group Shelter #2 for some Christmas fun and to tell Santa your wish list. All ages are welcome to join. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Annual Winter Muster: 156th Anniversary-*CANCELLED*
Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 10 AM to 5 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
*This event has been Cancelled*. This annual tactical demonstration commemorates the siege of the fort, the last battle of General Sherman’s March to the Sea. Cannon and musket firings, skirmishes, and drills will take place throughout the day. Visitors should arrive no later than 4 pm for the Final Assault. TICKET SALES END AT 4:30 PM. $12. 912-727-2339.
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Fridays 4 PM - 7 PM – Dec 12, 2020 until Dec 19, 2020 
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, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children 5 and under: Free. 706-878-1077.
What's Under the Tree?
Saturday, Dec 12, 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.
Fall Hike
Saturdays 10 AM - 11:30 AM – Dec 12, 2020 
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join us and enjoy the weather on our Fall Hikes. We will answer questions about the park, animals, and the flora and fauna we have here. Pre-registration will be required on our signup sheet, and guests may pay at the front desk. The cut-off will be 25 participants (including park staff). Location: Hikes will start on the Little River Trail. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Paddle with a Ranger
Saturdays 3 PM - 4:15 PM – Dec 12, 2020 until 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 12, 2020 until 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.
Sunset Candy Cane Hunt
Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 5 PM to 7 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us at sunset to hunt candy canes, afterwards enjoy a holiday movie, s'mores, and hot chocolate. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please call the office to sign up. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
17th Annual Vogel State Park Tree Lighting
Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 4 PM to 7 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join us for an evening of fellowship and celebration of the true meaning of Christmas. Hayrides, music, and activities lead up to the Christmas Program and Lighting of the Tree. There is NO fee for programs. Please bring an unwrapped gift for a child 12 or younger for the Sheriff's Dpt. See below for details, including schedule and musician lineup! $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Sunday, December 13, 2020

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
6 PM - 10 PM from Dec 13, 2020 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Thanksgiving through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field and office area which have been beautifully decorated with Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Accessible 
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Dec 13, 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.
Backcountry Geology Hike
Sunday, Dec 13, 2020 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist 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 seldom-visited quarry of the New Manchester Mill. Meet at the Visitor’s Center. Sturdy, closed toe shoes required. Limit 9 hikers. Reservations required. $7 Per individual $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
6 PM - 10 PM from Dec 18, 2020 until Dec 20, 2020 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Thanksgiving through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field and office area which have been beautifully decorated with Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Accessible 
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Fridays 4 PM - 7 PM – Dec 18, 2020 until Dec 19, 2020 
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, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children 5 and under: Free. 706-878-1077.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
6 PM - 10 PM from Dec 19, 2020 until Dec 20, 2020 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Thanksgiving through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field and office area which have been beautifully decorated with Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Fridays 4 PM - 7 PM – Dec 19, 2020 
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, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children 5 and under: Free. 706-878-1077.
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. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
DIRT Event 
Iron Pour
Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Red Top Mountain celebrates its iron mining history with iron pours! Watch as Ranger's melt down iron and pour it in to molds and scratch blocks. Scratch blocks go on sale at 10 am. Pour begins at 1 PM. Event takes place at the casting shed, which is accessible by the Lakeside Trail. Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
DIRT Event 
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 Thanksgiving through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field and office area which have been beautifully decorated with Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $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.
DIRT Event 

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 Thanksgiving through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field and office area which have been beautifully decorated with Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Saturday, December 26, 2020

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
6 PM - 10 PM from Dec 26, 2020 until Dec 27, 2020 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Thanksgiving through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field and office area which have been beautifully decorated with Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Sunday, December 27, 2020

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
6 PM - 10 PM from Dec 27, 2020 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Thanksgiving through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field and office area which have been beautifully decorated with Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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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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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.
DIRT Event 
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.
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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.