Events starting 2/9/2020


Sunday, February 9, 2020

Super Museum Sunday - Traveler's Rest Historic Site
Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 12 PM to 4 PM
Traveler's Rest Historic Site - Toccoa, GA
Traveler's Rest will be open with Free Admission from 12pm until 4pm Come explore the historic 1815 stagecoach inn and all its artifacts. Guided tours will be offered at 11am, 1pm and 3pm 706-886-2256.
Colonial Faire & Muster
Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Experience life in Colonial Georgia during the 18th century with a military encampment, sutlers' row, craft demonstrations, military demonstrations, and period music and dance. Food concessions will be available. Free admission. 912-353-3023.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Roving Naturalist
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020 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.
Toddler Tuesdays
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020 3 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us for Toddler Tuesdays at our new time! Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Twice a month, explore STEAM focused nature programs through hands on play! Events to take place at the Interpretative Center (old office) unless specified otherwise. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Love Tunnel Hike
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Bring your sweetheart for a stroll under the love tunnel tree canopy in this easy 1.5 mile hike alongside the lake. Limited to 30 hikers. Call park office to register and pay. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Homeschool Tuesday: Pioneer Valentine's
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
This month will be about Valentine's Day traditions of the Pioneers. For ages 5 and up. Call to register. This event is outside, so please dress for the weather. Inclement weather may cancel event. Event will be cancelled if minimum attendance is not reached. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Nature Sketching
Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020 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.
Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Feb 12, 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.
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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Museum Tour
Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Take a tour of our Museum with the Naturalist and learn about the artifacts. $4-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Friday, February 14, 2020

Valentine's Campfire Trivia
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Bring your sweetie or come solo for some fire, friends and fun at this special Valentine's themed campfire trivia night. Meet in the campground at the interpretive campfire by the information kiosk. Winning individual/team takes home a prize. For an added treat, bring your marshmallows and roasting sticks. Call park office to register. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Nature Sketching
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 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.
Kids Archery
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 4 PM to 5 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
We will be shooting at large target blocks on a secure range. This is a great way to get outdoors,and enjoy archery in a safe environment. Good for ages 8-16 (depending on strength level). Reservations are required by calling the park office. $15 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Night Fort Tour
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Come experience the beauty and tranquility of Fort McAllister at night on this ranger guided tour of the fort and plantation house, as we recount history and tell stories of Georgia's last battle of the Civil War. 912-727-2339.
GBBC Evening Intro to Birding Hike
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 5 PM to 6 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Take your partner on a guided birding hike along the Bird Berry trail! In honor of the Great Backyard Birding Count, this easy intro to birding hike kicks off a weekend of bird activities. We’ll be discussing native habitats, animals, and plants in the Marbury watershed. Help us count our backyard birds! $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Couples Craft
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Grab your significant other and join us for a valentine’s day craft. $1 per craft $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Valentine's Day Twilight Wagon Tour
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come out and enjoy a twilight wagon ride with the ones you love on this special day. This family-friendly wagon ride will feature a guided tour of the night sky with a stop for s'mores at our boat ramp that overlooks scenic Lake Rutledge. Meet at the beach. Space is limited. Call the front office to reserve a spot. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Valentine's Evening Hayride
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Celebrate Valentine's evening with your special someone on a nighttime hay ride. Enjoy a guided tour by a park ranger on the ride. Cozy up to a fire and have s'mores while enjoying the beautiful night sky over Lake Rutledge. This hayride is geared towards couples. Space is limited. Call the front office to reserve your spot. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
S'mores and Bingo
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 6 PM to 7 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join us by the fire to play some wildlife bingo while you enjoy freshly roasted s'mores. Fee is per card. $1 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Guided Hike
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 5 PM to 6 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the naturalist for a guided hike on our Overland Nature Trail to learn fun facts about our natural resources! Meet at the trailhead (in the Spring Picnic Area). $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Sunset Paddle Trip
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy Valentine's Day with a sunset paddle. Come enjoy this peaceful paddle as we watch the sunset and listen to nature come alive. Sign up at the Visitors Center before 3 pm or call the office to register $5-15 $5 and $15 per boat $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Homeschool Archery
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Bring your homeschoolers (ages 6+) to our monthly homeschool archery class. Cost is $8/child. Meet at the Nature Center. All levels welcome. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Valentine's Day Couples Hike
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 5:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Looking for something new to do with your valentine? Bring them to Panola Mountain a guided hike through our conservation area, watch the sunset over downtown Atlanta, have your photos taken on top of the mountain, and roast chocolate covered strawberry inspired s'mores over the campfire. Space is limited. Call to reserve spots. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Valentine's Day Singles Archery
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Single this Valentine's Day? Why not spend it doing something new? While we can't promise you'll find a new love you may just find something new that you love doing. Join us for this indoors intro to archery. Who knows you could end up becoming your own cupid. Ages 18 and up. All equipment provided. Must register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
If you've ever wanted a picture of a beautiful Lake Seminole sunset, this is your chance. This Park Naturalist guided sunset kayak tour will get you to the perfect spot to hopefully help you get that picture of a lifetime. Don't forget to bring water and a camera. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Valentine's Day Campfire
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Bring your valentine out for our big campfire on Valentine's Day and enjoy roasting marshmallows together. Don't have a valentine? Maybe you'll meet one around the campfire. All ages are welcome. Meet at the amphitheater. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Saturday, February 15, 2020

February Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8 AM - 4 PM until Feb 29, 2020 
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
New month means a new scavenger hunt! 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.
Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 8 AM to 10 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Meet at the Nature Center at 8:00 AM for a stroll around the park to record bird populations via sight and sound in this important survey sponsored by the Cornell Lab, Audubon Society, and Birds of Canada. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 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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Tie the Knot
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come tie the knot at our Nature Center. Try your hand at tying useful knots for camping, packing, and hauling in this hands-on instructional class. Space limited. Call to register. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Archery
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us for a fun afternoon of shooting compound bows! Beginners and experts alike welcome. No licence required. Suitable for all ages, although children under 6 may need adult assistance. Meet @ Pavilion by Archery Range. Please arrive on time so you are able to participate. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Blow dart making
Saturdays 2 PM - 2:30 PM until Feb 29, 2020 
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come out and test your blow dart skills by making and shooting your own blow darts with one of our Naturalists. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Sweetheart Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 8 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up to find sweetheart answers. Hunt with your phone. Not a timed event. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office any time. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM Sat. Winners notified by phone at 4:00 PM to pick up prize. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Arbor Day Adventure Walk
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Celebrate Georgia's Arbor Day along the trail with our Master Naturalist, Hal Massie. Bring a picnic for after the walk then head up to the park office and test your tree IQ and pick up your free tree seedling, one per family. Meet at the Group Shelter below the dam in the campground. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Sweetheart Ride At Roosevelt Stables
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring your sweetheart and enjoy a unique,2-hour winter woodland, horseback adventure. Includes wine and cheese tasting by the fire after the ride. Must pre-register. Call Roosevelt Stables to register. $120 plus $5 parking. 706-628-7463.
Broken Heart Archery
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 1:30 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Didn’t get your candy or flowers? Take it out on the broken heart targets and powder balloons. Stationary target shooting adventure to celebrate Valentine’s Day for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction and equipment. Pay and pre-register at Park Office. Walk-ins ok. Pay cash at the site. Park at Fishing Dock. Walk down to range. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Winter Sky Viewing
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the Columbus Coca-Cola Space Science Center staff for a night sky talk. Intro program then telescopes will be set up for viewing.Staff will be on hand to answer questions Bring a chair or blanket for sitting on grass. No restrooms at the site. Baseball Field across from Liberty Bell Pool Hwy 354. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Eye-Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8 AM - 4 PM until Feb 29, 2020 
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Bring your camera and take a look around Florence Marina for 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 Kirbo Interpretive Center by 4:00 to claim your prize. Stop by the Kirbo Interpretive Center to pick up your scavenger hunt checkoff list! $5 parking. 229-848-4244.
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Arbor Day Learning Stations
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 1 PM to 4 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join our interpretive ranger to learn about the trees and plants at Florence Marina! We will have learning stations set up in the Kirbo Interpretive Center from 1pm-4pm. This event is free to all guests with a $5 Parking Pass. Meet at the Kirbo Interpretive Center at Florence Marina State Park. $5 parking. 229-838-4244.
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Edible Plant Hike
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 11 AM to 12:30 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. $4 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Edible Plant Hike
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 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. $4 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Valentine's Hike to the Heart
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
During the 1930s, a Civilian Conservation Corps mason carved a heart-shaped stone for his sweetheart, setting it into the park's fire tower. The lad’s romantic gesture must have won her love, because they were married 59 years. Join a guided hike to this spot when the tower will be open for exploring. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
GBBC Morning Birding Hike
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Explore the forest surrounding the Bird Berry trail and help us count our birds. During this guided hike, we will discuss local wildlife and various plants native to this region while listening for bird calls, looking for signs of wildlife, and practicing our winter tree ID. This is an easy 0.5-mile paved trail lined with educational signs. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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GBBC Birding Crafts and Games
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Celebrate the Great Backyard Bird Count with fun bird themed activities: coloring pages, recycled binoculars, make and take peanut butter pinecone feeders, and see if you can survive the great bird migration game. All activities will take place throughout the 2-hour window. The migratory bird game will be played at 1:30pm and at 2:30pm. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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GBBC Evening Intro to Birding Hike
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 5 PM to 6 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Take your partner on a guided birding hike along the Bird Berry trail! In honor of the Great Backyard Birding Count, this easy intro to birding hike kicks off a weekend of bird activities. We’ll be discussing native habitats, animals, and plants in the Marbury watershed. Help us count our backyard birds! $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 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, Feb 15, 2020 1 PM to 2 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 will feature a different style of craft. $1-$4 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Children's Nature Walk
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Enjoy the fall colors with us and make a necklace of the different colors that you see! Walk the Squirrel trail and pick up nature's colors as we head to a shelter to put our necklace together. All ages are welcome! Sign up at the Park Office prior to the event. $2 per person $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Valentine's Day Twilight Wagon Tour
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come out and enjoy a twilight wagon ride with the ones you love on this special day. This family-friendly wagon ride will feature a guided tour of the night sky with a stop for s'mores at our boat ramp that overlooks scenic Lake Rutledge. Meet at the beach. Space is limited. Call the front office to reserve a spot. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Valentine's Evening Hayride
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Celebrate Valentine's evening with your special someone on a nighttime hay ride. Enjoy a guided tour by a park ranger on the ride. Cozy up to a fire and have s'mores while enjoying the beautiful night sky over Lake Rutledge. This hayride is geared towards couples. Space is limited. Call the front office to reserve your spot. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Singles Hike
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Single this Valentine's Day? Join use for a 1.5 mile hike to discover why solitude is pretty great! Meet at the Falls View Trailhead. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Disconnect Hike
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 1 PM to 2:30 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 Tranquility Trailhead. $1 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 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.
Exploring the Nature Trail
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join us for a guided hike on the Multi-Use Trail. We'll be walking 3.5 miles and looking for nature's little surprises! Meet at the trailhead (in the grassy field to the right of the park). $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Fact or Faked Animals
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Challenge your animal knowledge with this naturalist-guided activity to explore common animal myths. Meet at the program hut (behind mini golf). $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 9 AM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Stop by the park office between 9 am and 4 pm to pick up your self-guided scavenger hunt. Participants can choose from 3 different hunts or complete them all. When finished, turn in the completed scavenger hunt sheet at the park office and win a prize. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Paint with Faye
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Come out to the park and paint like a pro with Faye Fletcher, a certified Bob Ross instructor. All materials provided and painting is your to keep. Minimum of 10 for class to make. Call Faye for details and to register and pay. $48 plus $5 parking. 229-560-1575.
Winter Nature Hike
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Get your blood pumping as you hop like a toad, run like a deer, do the tortoise slo-mo walk and more in this fun ½ mile interactive hike along the beautiful Woodpecker Trail. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Volunteer Spruce Up the Park Day
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come out and help spruce up Magnolia Springs State Park on this volunteer day. 478-982-1660.
Civil War Cooking
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come taste an authentic recipe from all the way back in the 1860's. Park staff will be cooking a dish that the soldiers would have eaten at their campfires. $3.00-$4.00 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Museum and Musket fire
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come visit the Museum and see live firing demonstrations of a musket by a civil war soldier. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Date Night on the Park
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 5 PM to 7 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us for this fun date night on Valentine's Weekend! Couples will get the opportunity to compete against one another in several primitive camping skills. It's $20 per couple. Space is limited, call the park office to register. We will be meeting at the Beach House. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Feb 15, 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.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 to Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 - 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Predident's Day at Providence
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 8 AM to 10:30 AM
Providence Canyon State Park - Lumpkin, GA
Join our interpretive ranger to learn about the history of the park and how Jimmy Carter made Providence Canyon what it is today. Free to all guests with a $5 parking pass, these drop-in learning stations will be in the classroom inside Providence Canyon’s visitor center from 8am-10am. $5 parking. 229-838-6202.
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Molten Moonlight Iron Pour: Valentine's Special
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 3 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scratch blocks go on sale at 3 PM. Pour begins at 6:30 PM. It's the day after Valentine's, so come out with your special someone to this Molten Moonlight Iron Pour. Event takes place at the casting shed, which is accessible by the Lakeside Trail. Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. All vehicles require a park pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM until Jan 2, 2021 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our Ranger and Historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are being taken now. $20. 706-655-5870.
Military Order of the Purple Heart and Triple Nickels
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
The "Triple Nickels" were America's first all African American parachute infantry platoon and America's first "smoke jumpers" The "Military Order of the Purple Heart" is composed of Military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
All About Eagles
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Observe an active eagle's nest and possibly see a majestic eagle soaring over the water on this beginner friendly kayak tour. We'll travel approximately 1.5 miles round trip, stopping along the way to observe the eagle's nest and discuss fun facts about our national emblem. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
History Under the Lake Paddle
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 2:30 PM to 4 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Lake Seminole is unique because most of the historical sites are now under the waters of the lake. On this 1.5 mile kayak tour, we'll talk about an underwater Native American ceremonial mound, an old Spanish mission, and an event that touched off a war. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
If you've ever wanted a picture of a beautiful Lake Seminole sunset, this is your chance. This Park Naturalist guided sunset kayak tour will get you to the perfect spot to hopefully help you get that picture of a lifetime. Don't forget to bring water and a camera. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Stars Over Seminole Hike
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Experience the beauty and serenity of a hike under the stars and listen to a symphony of sound provided by Mother Nature. This night hike will travel 1.5 miles round trip, stopping at our boardwalk to stargaze. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 7:30 PM to 8:30 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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New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This one mile (total) easy to moderate hike will lead us to the five story ruins of the Civil War era New Manchester textile mill (seen in "Hunger Games:Mockingjay"). This hike will include going inside the ruins and seeing the lovely rapids providing great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 6 PM to 8 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 lovely rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Candle lanterns are provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. No reservations. Cash only, exact change please. Meet and pay at the Visitor Center parking lot. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Cupid's Archery
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet at the archery range for a beginners lesson in archery. Reservations must be made in advance please call the park office at (706)-245-6270 for availability $15 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Meet The Reptiles
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Have you ever wondered how a Snake swallows its food? Join us to witness and learn about native reptiles firsthand. Pet a live Snake. Meet @ Park Office. Free Event. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Guided Tour
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Take a guided tour with our Naturalist, tours location/length may vary with inclement weather. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Make and shoot your own Blow Darts
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Make and shoot your own blow darts! Join us at 2:00 pm to learn about blow darts and how they were used in the Southeast, then make and shoot your own. Pre-Registration is required for this program, call 770-387-3747 to reserve your spot. Please make sure you arrive on time so you are able to participate. Suitable for ages 6 and older. $4-$6 plus $2 program fee. 770-387-3747.
Presidents' Day Picnic at Dowdell's Knob
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 12 PM to 1:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring your picnic fare and enjoy a revisit to Dowdell’s Knob one of FDR’s favorite sites. Sweeping valley views and great company will complement our park staff as we chat about the parks human and natural history. Meet at Dowdell’s Knob Overlook. No restrooms at the site. Dress for the weather. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Sweetheart Ride At Roosevelt Stables
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring your sweetheart and enjoy a unique,2-hour winter woodland, horseback adventure. Includes wine and cheese tasting by the fire after the ride. Must pre-register. Call Roosevelt Stables to register. $120 plus $5 parking. 706-628-7463.
Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 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. $4 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 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. $4 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
GBBC Morning Birding Hike
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Explore the forest surrounding the Bird Berry trail and help us count our birds. During this guided hike, we will discuss local wildlife and various plants native to this region while listening for bird calls, looking for signs of wildlife, and practicing our winter tree ID. This is an easy 0.5-mile paved trail lined with educational signs. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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GBBC Birding Crafts and Games
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Celebrate the Great Backyard Bird Count with fun bird themed activities: coloring pages, recycled binoculars, make and take peanut butter pinecone feeders, and see if you can survive the great bird migration game. All activities will take place throughout the 2-hour window. The migratory bird game will be played at 1:30pm and at 2:30pm. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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GBBC Evening Intro to Birding Hike
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 5 PM to 6 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Take your partner on a guided birding hike along the Bird Berry trail! In honor of the Great Backyard Birding Count, this easy intro to birding hike kicks off a weekend of bird activities. We’ll be discussing native habitats, animals, and plants in the Marbury watershed. Help us count our backyard birds! $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Meet the Farm Animals
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 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
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 2 PM to 3 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 will feature a different style of craft. $1-$4 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Historic Hike
Sundays 1 PM - 2 PM until Feb 23, 2020 
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Did you know High Falls was a bustling town way back when? Take a tour of the olden days of High Falls when industry and hydroelectricity kept this town moving. Meet at the Park Office. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Easy See Invasives Hike
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Winter is a great time to take stock of the invasive species in the woods. Join the naturalist on the Overland Nature Trail to learn about some of the invasive plants that have taken up residence. Meet at the trailhead (in the Springs Picnic Area). $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Monday, Feb 17, 2020 to Monday, Feb 17, 2020 - 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Sunday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Sundays 9:30 AM - 11 AM until Dec 27, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our Ranger and Historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are being taken now. $20. 706-655-5870.
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Track Trek
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Join us for a leisurely stroll through the woods while learning the basics of animal track identification. This event is designed for children but adults are definitely welcome. We'll travel approximately 3/4 of a mile. Please wear closed toe shoes and bring drinking water. $2 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
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Billys Island Stories in the Dirt
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 5 PM to 7 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger on a trip to historic Billys Island. We will look at the many signs of human activity imprinted on the landscape from Native Americans, loggers, swampers and even refuge activities. These include Indian mounds, a cemetery, old rail beds and logging equipment. $20-$25 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Piedmont Forest Hike
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join a park ranger for a hike through our beautiful Piedmont forest as we identify the trees and flowers and discuss the animals, reptiles, and birds along the way to a tour of the inside of the New Manchester mill alongside the magnificent rapids of Sweetwater Creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Mini Junior Ranger Camp
Monday, Feb 17, 2020 8 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children will participate in outdoor activities including hiking, birding, outdoor survival, pond study and more as they work toward earning Junior Ranger badges. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the Park Office to register and pay. Ages 6-10. Space limited to 10 kids. $15 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Great Backyard Bird Count
Monday, Feb 17, 2020 8:15 AM to 12:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join the Okefenokee Bird Club as Sheila Willis and other members count birds at our park. They will provide bird count checklists that will be turned in after the program. Meet at the Park Interpretive Center at 8:15 am. We will then caravan to our boardwalk over near our cabins. Bring a picnic lunch and join us after the count. $5 parking. 912-614-8575.
Eleanor Roosevelt and the Rosenwald Schools
Monday, Feb 17, 2020 10 AM to 10:45 AM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Special presentation and discussion about the history of the Rosenwald Schools that were created to enhance educational opportunities for African Americans. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
FDR and Missy discuss FDR and Missy
Monday, Feb 17, 2020 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
James Fowler as FDR and Kathryn Smith, author of "The Gate Keeper, will portray Missy Lehand. They will discuss, in character, their relationship that began in the 1920s. Original films shot by Missy will provide the backdrop for this setting in the theater. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Ask the Naturalist
Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Ask our Naturalist questions about the history or the site, surrounding features and wildlife. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Marsh Hike Along the Sandpiper
Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join us for a guided hike along the Sandpiper Trail and learn about the marsh and the creatures that call it home. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail head. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Homeschool in the Park- All About Trees
Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us for an awesome lesson on trees. Learn about their leaves, where and how they grow, and lots of other cool facts. Meet at Visitor Center. Ages 5-12 $3 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Roving Naturalist
Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020 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.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Ask the Naturalist
Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Ask our Naturalist questions about the history or the site, surrounding features and wildlife. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Nature Hike
Friday, Feb 21, 2020 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Enjoy this easy .5 mile hike on our nature trail with our Naturalist. We will discuss the and identify plants and animals along the way. 2$-6$. 770-387-3747.
Friday at the Forge: Blacksmithing Program
Friday, Feb 21, 2020 3 PM to 4 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.
All About Archery
Friday, Feb 21, 2020 3 PM to 4:30 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.
Campfire, S'mores, oh my!
Friday, Feb 21, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come enjoy a campfire, S'mores, and good company. Meet at picnic shelter 5. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Campground Bingo
Friday, Feb 21, 2020 6 PM to 7 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
It's your lucky night. Meet in the River Pavilion for Bingo fun for the whole family. $1 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
The Boys Who Built the Park - CCC Program
Friday, Feb 21, 2020 5 PM to 6 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Come learn about the men who built the beautiful structures we enjoy at the park today. We'll take a short walk around the front of the park to look at the CCC's handiwork. Meet in front of the museum. $5 parking. 770-507-2277.
Read With A Ranger
Friday, Feb 21, 2020 6:30 PM to 6:50 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Come enjoy an evening reading with our Naturalist under the stars, located at "The Stage" on park! $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Stars Over Seminole Hike
Friday, Feb 21, 2020 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Experience the beauty and serenity of a hike under the stars and listen to a symphony of sound provided by Mother Nature. This night hike will travel 1.5 miles round trip, stopping at our boardwalk to stargaze. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Sunset Hike
Friday, Feb 21, 2020 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join us on a guided hike along the Big Ferry Trail to the observation tower to enjoy the colors of the sunset over the marsh. Meet at the Big Ferry trailhead. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

February Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8 AM - 4 PM – Feb 22, 2020 until Feb 29, 2020 
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
New month means a new scavenger hunt! 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.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 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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Terrific Turtles
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come out to the Nature Center to meet and learn about some of our terrific turtles while you make a “stained glass” turtle to put on your window at home. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Campfire Bingo
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 5 PM to 6 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us in the campground at the Interpretive Campfire by the information kiosk for some bingo and prizes next to a warn and toasty fire. For an added treat, bring your own marshmallows and roasting sticks. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Dog Creek Hike
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
We will be hiking the Dog Creek Outer Loop which is approximately 2 miles and offers gorgeous views of both Lake Lanier and Dog Creek. Register in advance by calling park visitor center. $2 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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