Events starting 2/24/2019


Sunday, February 24, 2019

Seasons of Prescribed Fire
Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us for the first of a four-part series which will look at the benefits of prescribed fire as well as the effects it has on our park throughout the seasons. Meet at the Interpretive Center for a brief presentation, then head to the trail to see the effects of prescribed fire. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Eco-Explorers Club
Monday, Feb 25, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn and explore local ecology and become part of the community of nature. "Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher standard of living is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free." - Aldo Leopold $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Mornings with the Naturalist
Monday, Feb 25, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Spend your morning at Fort Yargo State Park! Ages 13 and older are invited to join the Naturalist from 9:00 am to 10:00 am to explore the wonder of the park. Activities include but are not limited to: bird watching, nature hikes, nature journals, wildlife sciences, stream ecology, and more! $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Guided Tour
Tuesdays 2 PM - 2:30 PM until Mar 5, 2019 
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Enjoy a guided tour from our staff! Weather may affect tours length/location. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Toddler Ranger
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a morning activity for you and your toddler? Join us for our monthly Toddler Ranger Programs! Activities will vary month to month. Some programs may require an activity fee and will be posted with the activity information for that month. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Ask the Naturalist
Wednesdays 2 PM - 2:30 PM until Mar 6, 2019 
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Ask the Naturalist about the location, history, or wildlife at Etowah $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
On May 11th, at 9:15 pm, we will meet at HLC Observatory to take advantage of the dark skies, away from the light pollution of the big cities. We will observe the Moon, planets, and constellations. No fee required. The HLC observatory is not located near the park's visitor center. For more info and directions: http://www.astro.gsu.edu/HLCO/ $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Homeschool Wednesdays
Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Home-school students of all ages are welcomed to come join park rangers on a educational nature/ history hike to the historic five story New Manchester Manufacturing Mill and class IV rapids. This hike meets the GPS standards. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservation recommended. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Roving Naturalist
Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Our Naturalist will be roving the park with interesting pieces of history and nature to share with the guests $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
K9 Ranger Hikes
Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Tails on the Trails is getting a make over! Join us for our new monthly guided hike: Canine Ranger! Each hike will be 2.5 miles or less. Meeting places will switch each time. While this is a hike exclusively for dog owners and lovers, we require that your furry friend be kept on a leash at all times. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Home School Exploration Day
Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Home school students are invited to join us for a ranger-led, educational program. We will meet the last Thursday of every month to cover a different topic. This is a 9 part series, you can attend all or pick and choose which ones interest you. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, March 1, 2019

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 5:15 PM to 6:45 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Parks After Dark 
Bingo, A Fire & Hot Cocoa
Fridays 7 PM - 7:45 PM until Mar 29, 2019 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Camping, picnicking or just visiting a friend staying at the park; you are welcome to join us in bingo at a Shelter. A warm fire, Hot Cocoa and Bingo will turn this winter evening into family fun. Stay and enjoy star gazing & star stories. $2–$5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Nature Sketching
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come draw or color some of the beautiful scenery in the park $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Guided Tour
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Enjoy a guided tour from our staff! Weather may affect tours length/location. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Homeschool In The Park: Flowers
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geared towards families who home school. Investigate flowers and pollination in an indoor and outdoor lab. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the park on your own afterwards. Meet at the Group Shelter below the dam in the campground Dress for the out of doors. $7 ages 4 and up $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
GA Geocamping Weekend & Coinapaloosa
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 4 PM to 9 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geocachers, meet up for a fun, unique geotracking event. Weekend camping, get-together and a unique coin swap event highlight this adventure. Specific time and location information online at www.geocaching.com. General public is welcome to participate in Saturday events for free. Is a fee for coin vendors. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
After School Book Exchange - and Reading Day
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 5 PM to 7 PM
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
For adults and children, and in partnership with the Tattnall County Library in Reidsville. To help celebrate Dr. Suess' birthday, bring a book that you have read or outgrown and exchange it for another. Come back on Saturday (weather permitting) with a blanket to sit (or lay) in the park and read. Free cookies for all participants. $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
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Opening Day at Hardman Farm
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Hardman Farm reopens for the season. Join us for a guided tour on the hour, with the first one at 10:00 a.m., and the last going out at 3:00 p.m. Adults: $12, Seniors: $10 , Youth: $7, Children under 6: free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
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Backyard Birding
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join the Park Naturalist at the Falls View Trailhead to learn how to attract birds to your backyard and make a fun craft to bring home for your birdie friends. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Through the Ages Textile Exhibit - March 1-31
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 9 AM to 5 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
See a new side of the plantation with vintage Jarrell family textiles. This exhibit is displayed once a year in our visitor center for guests to view our collection of authentic clothing items worn through the ages at Jarrell Plantation. Exhibit runs every Thursday through Saturday in March 9am-5pm. 478-986-5172.
Stargazing by Boat
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come view the night sky while floating in a kayak or canoe on the beautiful Magnolia Lake. Learn about astrology and the stories behind the constellations on this relaxing sky tour. Limited equipment available. Sign up at the Visitor Center before 5pm. $5 - $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM until Mar 30, 2019 
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Bring your camera and take a look around our park for the items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your completed list and pictures to the office to claim your prize. Remember, this is not a race, have fun! $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Keep your Resolution Hike
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us for a two mile hike on the River Trail and keep that New Years Resolution! Meet at the boat ramp! $2 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Owl Pellet Program
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist to dissect owl pellets and discover more about different prey owls eat! Meet at visitor center porch. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Birding at the Rookery
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
See the hundreds of birds that nest here each spring including wood storks, herons, egrets, anhinga, ibis, roseate spoonbills and more. Professional scopes set up on site and binoculars provided to allow an up close view of the islands, nesting behaviors, fledglings and the hungry alligators lurking beneath. Space Limited. Preregistration required. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Lorax Hike & Craft - Fun Geo Exploration
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Lorax Craft - Geology Hike Take a walk back in time. Learn how the landscape of Elijah Clark State Park was formed on this one mile hike along our lakeshore. After the hike make a Cheerful Lorax Flower Pot to take home. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Celebrate Dr. Seuss Day with Crafts
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Help us celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss by making these crafts: Decorate a Lorax Pot and plant a Truffula (Sunflower) to take home. Create Truffula Pencils or Crayons. Paint an "Unless" Rock to leave on one of our trails for future guests to discover. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Pots $3 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Etowah Heritage Day
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come learn how cultures of the past still permeate our modern lives. Start with a beginners Genealogy Lecture and Workshop in the morning, starting at 10 AM. Then, there will be a lecture on Creek and Cherokee culture by Dr. Max White at 1:00 PM. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 8 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 any time. Pictures must be brought to park office with checklist by 4 PM Sat. Winners will be called to pick up prize. Hunt changes all the time so you can participate all throughout the year. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
GA Geocamping Weekend & Coinapaloosa
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 10 AM to 9 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geocachers, meet up for a fun, unique geotracking event. Weekend camping, get-together and a unique coin swap event highlight this adventure. Specific time and location information online at www.geocaching.com. General public is welcome to participate in Saturday events for free. Is a fee for coin vendors. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Target Archery Shoot
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Stationary target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction equipment and prizes. Not geared towards large groups. Groups can contact us for special time. Pay and pre-register at Park Office. Meet near Fishing Dock. Park at Fishing Dock and walk down to range. You may want to bring a folding chair. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Spring Campfire and Bingo
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our fun, original state park bingo game perfect for adults or families. Win prizes and roast marshmallows over the campfire. Bring a stick and a chair. Meet next to Fishing Dock on Lake Deleanor in the campground area. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Parks After Dark 
From Rice to Riches to Rebellion
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The story of rice cultivation begins with the founding of the colony of Georgia in 1733, and was the regions largest economic export up until the American Civil War. The strategic placement of Fort McAllister was not only to protect the citizens of Savannah, but also the many rice plantations that lined the Ogeechee River. $9 adult $5 youth. 912-727-2339.
Cadette Girl Scout Night Owl Hike
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a fun learning experience for all Cadette Girl Scouts! Earn your Night Owl badge by taking a hike with our rangers while learning more about the wild and interesting animals that wander the park at night. You'll have the chance to see bats, raccoons, armadillos, deer, and much more! Embrace your wild side and get outdoors! $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Parks After Dark 
British Troops at Sunbury 1779
Sunday, Mar 3, 2019 to Sunday, Mar 3, 2019 - 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Fort Morris, and the colonial seaport town of Sunbury, were captured by British troops under the command of Brigadier General Augustin Prevost, on January 9th, 1779. Visitors on this weekend will enjoy interacting with members of His Majesty's 7th Regiment afoot British Regulars, Tory Militia, as well as members of the British Royal Navy. $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
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Monthly Trail Clean Up
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
If you need volunteer experience, just enjoy helping keep the park clean, or both join us during our monthly Cleanups! We will provide rubber gloves, trash bags, and some tools. We will meet at the trail head and begin promptly at the start time. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Campfire Circle with Friends
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Come out to Fort Yargo and enjoy a night by the campfire with your family. Enjoy hearing stories about the fort, participating in interactive stories and songs, and yummy s'mores. We will meet at the Campground Amphitheater. $1 per participant. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Give us a helping hand as we feed animals, collect eggs and goof off with our farm animals. We will start by feeding sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, donkeys, a horse and mule. Learn about their different diets and tips on maintaining them. Meet at the center of Heritage Farm. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Gettin Crafty in the Relihan
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 2:30 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come make a craft with us, and enjoy some company with our reptiles. Get creative with the rangers. Each week is filled with a different craft with an educational background. $1-$4 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
After School Book Exchange - and Reading Day
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
For adults and children, and in partnership with the Tattnall County Library in Reidsville. To help celebrate Dr. Suess' birthday, bring a book that you have read or outgrown and exchange it for another. Come back on Saturday (weather permitting) with a blanket to sit (or lay) in the park and read. Free cookies for all participants. $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
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Forts from Founds Objects
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Work by yourself or as a team to create your very own shelter using the forest around you. Use surrounding sticks, branches, hollowed logs, vines, etc. Meet at the Visitors Center. Preregistration required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Talking Skulls
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Become a wildlife detective for a day! With a ranger, children will examine animal skulls and furs to learn the clues that reveal if each animal was a predator or prey animal, and that show if it was an herbivore, a carnivore, or an omnivore. Meet at picnic shelter #5. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tall tales and Tasty S’mores
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Meet at picnic shelter #5 for a fun evening where you can roast marshmallows and swap stories among friends. $5 parking $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Farm Animal Fun Day
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Over the years, Hardman Farm has been the home to several species of livestock. Come visit some furry friends here on the Farm as we continue our journey to "bring the farm to life" and keep the American agricultural experience alive. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Jackpot Putt-Putt Tournament
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 3 PM to 4:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Come all yee lads and lassies and join us for wee bit of fun. After 18 holes of mini golf, there will be a prize awarded to the player with the lowest round total. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Parks After Dark 
Cori's Photography Workshop
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Interested in photography but don't know where to start? Want to improve your camera skills? Whether you just use a smartphone, point-and-shoot, or DSLR camera, Ranger Cori wants to share some pro tips from her years in Hollywood with you. Join this workshop to learn and practice getting better photos and video of friends, family, and nature. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Wonders of Wildlife at Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 4 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Learn all about native wildlife and their adaptations from our Park Naturalist. Meet Mercedes the Gopher Tortoise, touch real furs, skulls, talons and more in this interactive educational presentation that gets you up close and personal to the wonderful world of wildlife. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Wonders of Wildlife at Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 4 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Learn all about native wildlife and their adaptations from our Park Naturalist. Meet Mercedes the Gopher Tortoise, touch real furs, skulls, talons and more in this interactive educational presentation that gets you up close and personal to the wonderful world of wildlife. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Camp Lawton Lantern Tour
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come experience the historic Camp Lawton at night via lantern-light in this guided historical tour. Be transported back in time as you hike the trail and learn about the world's largest prison stockade and its inhabitants. Participants get to carry their own lanterns. You may even see a Confederate soldier and hear a musket fired. $10 - $15 plus Pre-registration required $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
1st Saturday Hike
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us for a free guided hike on of our most popular trails! Meet at the park office. A parking pass is required. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
"Aldo Leopold Inspired" Spring Observation Hike
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Celebrate Leopold Week with us by learning how to listen, feel, smell, see, and think like an environmentalist. Taking a step back to a time before technology, we will focus on using only our senses to observe what is happening as life begins to spring up after a cold winter. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Astronomy Night
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 7 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join us and the Coca Cola Space Science Center for a night under the stars. Learn about the night sky and view stars and planets through telescopes. Seating will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own lawn chairs for more comfort. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Volunteer Training Day
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Want to be a part of the inner workings of Smithgall Woods? The park can use a variety of skills and talents. The training provides information about the park, its history, volunteer activities, and a chance to meet other volunteers. Register by February 27th. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
First-Visit Tour
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11:30 AM until Dec 7, 2019 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn more about the park on a tour of the Visitor Center area and a van tour. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. Take in the history of the park from the comfort of our heated van. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Billy's Island Tour
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 5 PM to 7 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Sit back and relax on a tour to historic Billy's Island. Search for wildlife while crossing Billy's Lake on our tour boat before stepping on the island to seek remnants of the past. Relics of the logging era, a swamper family cemetery and traces of Native American presence are scattered around the short trail we will walk while on the island. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Bark in the Park Dog Hike
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Bring your four-legged hiking companion and join a ranger on our 1 and a half mile Red Trail and White Trail Combo. Dogs must be leashed at all times. We’ll explore areas of whitewater rapids (up to class IV) and see the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill, as seen in Hunger Games. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, seen in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film and others, is situated alongside alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, seen in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film and others, is situated alongside alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Late Winter Wildflower Hike
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This moderately strenuous, 2.5-mile hike will take us through a variety of lovely habitats to view the very earliest of our spring wildflowers, the beloved Ephemerals. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
March Homeschool Day
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge March's Homeschool Day topic will be pollinators! We will discuss what pollinators are, why they are important, and what we can do to help them. An activity will follow the lesson. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-4727.
Make a Book
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Create your own book and celebrate read across America day. Meet at the Nature Center, all supplies provided for $2. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Bark Rubbing
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet at park office and join us on a short ½ mile hike as we create bark rubbings and ID trees. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Meet & Feed Snakes & Turtles of Georgia
Sundays 10:30 AM - 12 PM until Mar 31, 2019 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
You will be able to touch and learn about the habits & habitats of our resident Corn & Hognose Snakes. We'll also introduce you to our Native Turtles, the Red Eared Slider and the Map Turtle. Followed by turtle & snake feeding. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Magnolia Hike
Sunday, Mar 3, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Walk with our Naturalist Ranger down our Magnolia Trail, and observe salt marshes, red bird creek, and a fresh water pond. The entire hike will be about 3 miles long. Pets are welcome but must be kept on a 6ft leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Great Monarch Migration Hike
Sunday, Mar 3, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Every Spring and Fall monarch butterflies migrate to Mexico for the winter. In recent years the monarch population has suffered devastating losses Join us for a hike as we search and survey the migrating monarch butterfly population, and learn what you can do to protect this species from extinction. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Meet the Farm Animals
Sunday, Mar 3, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Give us a helping hand as we feed animals, collect eggs and goof off with our farm animals. We will start by feeding sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, donkeys, a horse and mule. Learn about their different diets and tips on maintaining them. Meet at the center of Heritage Farm. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Mar 3, 2019 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.
Late Winter Wildflower Hike
Sunday, Mar 3, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This moderately strenuous, 2.5-mile hike will take us through a variety of lovely habitats to view the very earliest of our spring wildflowers, the beloved Ephemerals. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Eco-Explorers Club
Monday, Mar 4, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn and explore local ecology and become part of the community of nature. "Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher standard of living is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free." - Aldo Leopold $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Guided Tour
Tuesdays 2 PM - 2:30 PM  
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Enjoy a guided tour from our staff! Weather may affect tours length/location. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Mornings with the Naturalist
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Spend your morning at Fort Yargo State Park! Ages 13 and older are invited to join the Naturalist from 9:00 am to 10:00 am to explore the wonder of the park. Activities include but are not limited to: bird watching, nature hikes, nature journals, wildlife sciences, stream ecology, and more! $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Toddler Ranger
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a morning activity for you and your toddler? Join us for our monthly Toddler Ranger Programs! Activities will vary month to month. Some programs may require an activity fee and will be posted with the activity information for that month. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Ask the Naturalist
Wednesdays 2 PM - 2:30 PM  
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Ask the Naturalist about the location, history, or wildlife at Etowah $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Homeschool Wednesdays
Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Home-school students of all ages are welcomed to come join park rangers on a educational nature/ history hike to the historic five story New Manchester Manufacturing Mill and class IV rapids. This hike meets the GPS standards. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservation recommended. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Copper Etching
Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Join our Naturalist as we create our own copper etchings using stencils and copper sheeting. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Homeschool Days
Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 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.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, March 8, 2019

Campfire Building 101
Friday, Mar 8, 2019 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Come learn the basics of campfire building and enjoy s’mores with a ranger! $1 per s’more, meet at Campground #1 host site. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Parks After Dark 
Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Mar 8, 2019 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Parks After Dark 
Bingo, A Fire & Hot Cocoa
Fridays 7 PM - 7:45 PM until Mar 29, 2019 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Camping, picnicking or just visiting a friend staying at the park; you are welcome to join us in bingo at a Shelter. A warm fire, Hot Cocoa and Bingo will turn this winter evening into family fun. Stay and enjoy star gazing & star stories. $2–$5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Accessible Parks After Dark 
Junior Ranger road Trip Adventures at Etowah: Twisted Cordage and Beginning Basketry
Friday, Mar 8, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers will learn about several different plants and how they can be used to make simple twisted cordage and baskets. Pre- registration required: click on the event title for more details $24 -$26. 770-387-3747.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Scottish Heritage Days
Friday, Mar 8, 2019 9 AM to 1 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
A variety of living history demonstrations will be taking place on Friday the 8th and Saturday the 9th. Friday is Student Day from 9am – 1pm, and a battle reenactment will take place on Saturday at 3pm. A traditional Scottish "Kirkin o' the Tartans" will be held on Sunday at 11am at the First Presbyterian Church. 912-437-4770.
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All About Archery
Friday, Mar 8, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Want to learn archery? Join us on the range to learn how to use a compound bow. Get the chance to show off your skills, and maybe find your next hobby. Call the Visitor Center to reserve your spot, space is limited. $15 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Cozy by the Campfire
Friday, Mar 8, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Have a blast with us as we ignite our campground fire pit, play games, converse, eat a marshmallow, or just stay warm. Meets at Campground #2 Firepit. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Parks After Dark 
Crisp-Cordele Community League Spring Gala with the Swinging Medallions
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 to Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 - 6 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Enjoy great food, drinks and dance to the music of the Swinging Medallions! General Admission is $45.00 229-276-2371.
Disconnect Hike
Friday, Mar 8, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Take a break from it all and join us on a 1.5 mile hike down the Falls View Trail. No screens, hashtags, emojis, or distractions, just a heaping dose of ecotherapy. Meet at the Falls View Trailhead. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Mar 8, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Accessible Parks After Dark 
Jr. Ranger Road Trips: Colonial Spy Games
Friday, Mar 8, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Feeling sneaky? Come out to Wormsloe and lean the ways of the American Revolutionary spy. Secret codes and special missions abound during this session of our Jr. Ranger Road Trip series. Activities run from 10 am to 12 pm and repeat 2 pm to 4 pm. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Equestrian and Group Camp Workday
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 9:30 AM to 12 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come out and help give back to the park; by volunteering to help maintain and improve the equestrian facilities and the group camping areas on the park. Lunch will be provided. Volunteers should bring various tools. To register contact Kathy White at kjwhite1@bellsouth.net or call 706-614-8348. Please pre-register so that we can plan for lunch. 706-614-8348.
Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM until Mar 30, 2019 
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Bring your camera and take a look around our park for the items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your completed list and pictures to the office to claim your prize. Remember, this is not a race, have fun! $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Bald Eagle Program
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist to learn more about Bald Eagles and take a short hike with us to our resident eagles nest! Meet at Picnic Shelter #2 $3 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Guided Plant ID and History Hike
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join a Ranger at the Sempervirens trailhead for a hike through our ever living forest where you'll learn about native plants found along the trail as well as their historical uses. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Meet and greet the animals who make coastal Georgia their home in this exciting and informative live animal presentation. Learn about their behaviors, why they look and live the way they do and gain a better understanding of why they are so important to our world. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Sunset Boat Cruise
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Parks After Dark 
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 8 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 any time. Pictures must be brought to park office with checklist by 4 PM Sat. Winners will be called to pick up prize. Hunt changes all the time so you can participate all throughout the year. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
American Frontier Days
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 10 AM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet a trapper. Talk to a soldier. Throw a tomahawk. See living skills displays like cooking and blacksmithing from local historians Walk through time from the mid 1700s to the late 1800's. Held on the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Target Archery Shoot
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Stationary target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction equipment and prizes. Not geared towards large groups. Groups can contact us for special time. Pay and pre-register at Park Office. Meet near Fishing Dock. Park at Fishing Dock and walk down to range. You may want to bring a folding chair. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Scottish Heritage Days
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
A variety of living history demonstrations will be taking place on Friday the 8th and Saturday the 9th. Friday is Student Day from 9am – 1pm, and a battle reenactment will take place on Saturday at 3pm. A traditional Scottish "Kirkin o' the Tartans" will be held on Sunday at 11am at the First Presbyterian Church. 912-437-4770.
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Edible Plant Hike
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a beautiful and scenic hike with our park Naturalist and learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia. We'll be searching for local plants that have edible and medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and identifying some that are toxic. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The fort's plantation house will be open and ready to be explored. An interpretive ranger portraying a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to Civil War medicine. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
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Yargo Trail Crew - Trail Work Day
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join the Yargo Trail Crew (YTC) for a day of improving the mountain bike trails. Bring water, work gloves, long pants and sturdy footwear. No open-toed shoes. Bring a change of clothes for after the project along with your mountain bike to enjoy the trails. Meet at the Trail Head parking lot. Volunteers must register through the YTC site link. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Fun at the Fort
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 12 PM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Experience a picturesque and fascinating historic site within the state park, while learning about life in the late 1700's. Fun for the whole family; tours includes various interactive activities and educational opportunities. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Give us a helping hand as we feed animals, collect eggs and goof off with our farm animals. We will start by feeding sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, donkeys, a horse and mule. Learn about their different diets and tips on maintaining them. Meet at the center of Heritage Farm. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Gettin Crafty in the Relihan
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 2:30 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come make a craft with us, and enjoy some company with our reptiles. Get creative with the rangers. Each week is filled with a different craft with an educational background. $1-$4 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Stargazing
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us to observe the beautiful stars above and have a short hike around the pond. We will learn about well-known constellations and celestial events. Heavy cloud cover and/or rain cancels this event. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Parks After Dark 
Bassmaster High School
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 6 AM to 3 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Dues for BASS sanctioned events including BASS State and club dues MUST be paid before any angler is eligible to compete in any event. No Exceptions. Teams are strongly encouraged to print registration forms and waivers from the website www.gabassnationhs.com $5 parking. 229-416-5661.
Gospel Sing & Bonfire
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Join us for good old fashion gospel music featuring Dayspring Trio at 5:30pm, next to the campground Activities Shelter. Bring a lawn chair! Hotdogs, S'mores and more! A $5 parking fee is required. $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Equestrian Workday
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join other horse riders as we help maintain and improve the equestrian trails at Hard Labor Creek State Park. Volunteers should bring hand tools such as pole saws, shovels, gloves, and pruners. Please sign up in advance by calling the park office. Snacks, drinks, and other materials will be provided to those who register. 706-557-3001.
Hard Labor Creek History Hike
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 2 PM to 4 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 adults and children over 8 years old. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Observatory Open House
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Georgia State University's Hard Labor Creek Observatory (HLCO) will have an open house monthly, March through October. In case of inclement weather, facilities will be open for a tour and slideshow. Night sky observations start one half hour after sunset. $5 parking. 404-275-3974.
Parks After Dark 
Emory Jones Book Signing
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Emory Jones, author of "Distant Voices: The Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound," will read excerpts from his new book "The Valley Where They Danced." This post-WWI historical novel features scenes from Hardman Farm. Hear excerpts prior to the tour and then bring back questions for Mr. Jones afterward. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
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Trail Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 8 AM to 5 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Test your observation skills on our trail scavenger hunt. Get a clue sheet from the office and return it before 5PM for a prize. Scavenger hunt located on the Falls View Trail. $1 per card $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Volunteer Day: Spring Clean
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us at the park as we prepare for a busy spring. Help us clean out the cob webs from a chilly winter and brighten the park with some spring flowers. We will clean the campground, plant flowers and spruce up the day use area. Call the park office for more details. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Wild About Woodpeckers - Birdwatching Hike
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
With a potential for over 400 species of birds in Georgia, Magnolia Springs offers a fantastic bird paradise with multiple different inland habitats and protected wetland areas. Come join our park ranger on this birdwatching hike and see how many you can find. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Wildlife on the Water
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come learn about wildlife on Magnolia Lake with this fun interactive paddling program. Each program will have a different topic such as frogs, alligators, birds, fish or even mammals. The Naturalist will take you on a tour looking for wildlife and then play animal-themed water games. Call the Visitor Center to find out this week's theme. $8 - $15 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Screen on the Green
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Watch a family friendly movie outside and enjoy the beautiful grounds beside the museum. Bring your favorite blanket or lounge chair, kick back and enjoy. Cokes, popcorn and other items will be on sale by Friends of Magnolia Springs State Park. Movie will begin at sunset so arrive early to get your favorite spot. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Accessible Parks After Dark 
5K Run Through the Woods
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Mistletoe is hosting its first ever 5K this spring. Racers will run on our hilly trails and compete to finish the 5K first! This run will be great for serious runners and people just getting into racing. Racers may check-in to the race at 8 AM. $20 per participant. To register call the park office at (706) 541-0321. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 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.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 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, no matter the weather. 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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Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 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, no matter the weather. 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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Lost but Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This FREE class will be taking place at our Nature Center. There will be a short video and then a K-9 demonstration with Keegan and a question and answer session with one of our Search and Rescue members. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Field Journal Journeys: History Hike
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
We will be going on a hike back into the 1800's to learn about Red Top's Iron mining history! This program is recommended for 10 to adult. Call to register. Inclement weather may cancel event. $4 - $7 $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Volunteer Trail Cleanup Day
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Volunteers are being sought to clean up/clear an existing trail. Equipment will be provided. Come prepared to be in the woods with long pants & boots to hike the trail. Come for an hour or make a day of it. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 11 AM - 12 PM until Nov 9, 2019 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Second Saturday Guided Hikes Take a guided hike through the captivating scenery of Smithgall Woods with the Park Naturalist. Please register prior to arriving. Each month we will hike a different trail at Smithgall Woods State Park. Please bring appropriate clothing, shoes, and water. All ages welcome. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Constellation Cruise
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger for a guided motor boat tour as the last light of the sun fades into the night. Whether you choose a moonlit night or a night with no moon at all you can view the silhouettes of cypress trees against the night sky, watch for gator eyes glowing at the edge of the water and spy stars, satellites and maybe even a few meteors overhead! $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, seen in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film and others, is situated alongside alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, seen in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film and others, is situated alongside alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long guided night hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Candle lanterns are provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. No reservations. Cash only. Meet and pay at the Visitor Center parking lot. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Parks After Dark 
Solar System Hike
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us on a 1/2 mile hike as we explore the solar system. Meet at the park office $5 parking. 706-765-7428.
Moon Mobile
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us at the nature center to create a moon phase mobile. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Meet & Feed Snakes & Turtles of Georgia
Sundays 10:30 AM - 12 PM until Mar 31, 2019 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
You will be able to touch and learn about the habits & habitats of our resident Corn & Hognose Snakes. We'll also introduce you to our Native Turtles, the Red Eared Slider and the Map Turtle. Followed by turtle & snake feeding. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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American Frontier Days
Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet a trapper. Talk to a soldier. Throw a tomahawk. See living skills displays like cooking and blacksmithing from local historians Walk through time from the mid 1700s to the late 1800's. Held on the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Scottish Heritage Days
Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
A variety of living history demonstrations will be taking place on Friday the 8th and Saturday the 9th. Friday is Student Day from 9am – 1pm, and a battle reenactment will take place on Saturday at 3pm. A traditional Scottish "Kirkin o' the Tartans" will be held on Sunday at 11am at the First Presbyterian Church. 912-437-4770.
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From Rice to Riches to Rebellion
Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The story of rice cultivation begins with the founding of the colony of Georgia in 1733, and was the regions largest economic export up until the American Civil War. The strategic placement of Fort McAllister was not only to protect the citizens of Savannah, but also the many rice plantations that lined the Ogeechee River. $9 adult $5 youth. 912-727-2339.
Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a beautiful and scenic hike with our park Naturalist and learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia. We'll be searching for local plants that have edible and medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and identifying some that are toxic. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a beautiful and scenic hike with our park Naturalist and learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia. We'll be searching for local plants that have edible and medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and identifying some that are toxic. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Junior Ranger Hikes
Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us for a kid friendly hike while completing an activity from your Junior Ranger Book. Each hike will be 1 mile long. The meeting location will change month to month. We will begin our hike promptly at the start time. $1 per participant. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Hikes
Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us for a kid friendly hike while completing an activity from your Junior Ranger Book. Each hike will be 1 mile long. The meeting location will change month to month. We will begin our hike promptly at the start time. $1 per participant. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Meet the Farm Animals
Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Give us a helping hand as we feed animals, collect eggs and goof off with our farm animals. We will start by feeding sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, donkeys, a horse and mule. Learn about their different diets and tips on maintaining them. Meet at the center of Heritage Farm. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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