Events starting 3/24/2019


Monday, March 25, 2019

Eco-Explorers Club
Monday, Mar 25, 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 26, 2019

River Walk
Tuesdays 2 PM - 2:30 PM  
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Walk and talk with our naturalist as we examine the Etowah River and take discuss the habitat surrounding it. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Junior Ranger Mini Spring Camp (ages 5-7)
Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
This one-day, active adventure camp includes, a trail walk, craft, nature discoveries, campfire building and outstanding instructors. Meet at the enclosed Group Shelter below the dam in the campground. Must pre-register & prepay. Fills quickly. Limited space. Come by the park office and pay or email attached or fax and pay by CC. Limited space. $35 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Roving Naturalist
Wednesdays 2 PM - 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.
History and Mystery Hike and Tour
Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Moderate 1.2 mile hike to the Civilian Conservation Corps fire watchtower, and go inside this piece of history. See the ancient stone wall, and discuss the theories behind who built the wall. Stop by the West Overlook, look out over the town of Chatsworth, and even see Lookout Mountain in the distance before heading back down the trail. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
On May 29th, at 1:30 pm, Participants will learn the basics of fishing at Lake Brantley. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment (rods and reels), or the park can loan tackle. Bait, hooks, floats will be supplied. $5.00 per participant, all ages welcome. Ages under 16 don't need fishing licenses. Meet at the visitor center. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 3 PM until May 29, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Homeschoolers will be offered an educational opportunity to learn about President Roosevelt, Warm Springs, The Great Depression, WWII and more, through a presentation in the Theater. Programs run approx. 1 hour. Class times are 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Pre Registration is required and select from subjects below. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Homeschool Wednesdays
Wednesday, Mar 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, March 28, 2019

Ask the Naturalist
Thursdays 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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Spring Walk-A-Bout
Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 3 PM to 4:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet the ranger at Noname Parking lot just inside the campground from the Park Office for a 1-mile, natural surface trail, woodland adventure. Discover plants, animals and learn about the human history of the park. Not stroller accessible. Dogs welcome. Pay correct change at the hike start. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Home School Exploration Day
Thursday, Mar 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 29, 2019

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Mar 29, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 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  
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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Guided Tour
Friday, Mar 29, 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.
Spring Campfire and Bingo
Friday, Mar 29, 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 
Great Monarch Migration Hike
Friday, Mar 29, 2019 12 PM to 1 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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Friday at the Forge
Friday, Mar 29, 2019 4 PM to 4:30 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. We will also demonstrate how musket balls were cast. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
Sunset Bat Hike
Friday, Mar 29, 2019 7:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join our rangers for a short 1/2 mile walk along our beautiful marshes and winding creeks and witness nature at its finest! Watch our flying friends take flight over the setting sun and learn about the world of bats. Hundreds of bats leave their houses every evening to hunt for insects. Guests will meet our rangers at the Visitors Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Parks After Dark 
10th Annual Market Faire
Friday, Mar 29, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Visit with living historians demonstrating life in the 1790s Georgia when knee-high breeches and tri-corn hats were still in fashion. Located at the old fort, you'll find the craftsmen and women demonstrating their trade, frontier camps, children's activities, 18th century music, and other unique 18th century demonstrations. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Tall Tales Campfire
Friday, Mar 29, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Bundle up by the campfire to hear stories, look at the stars, and enjoy your evening in the great outdoors. Meet at the Program area. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Parks After Dark 
Stargazing by Boat
Friday, Mar 29, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 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 29, 2019 9 PM to 9:45 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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Introduction to Birdwatching Hike
Friday, Mar 29, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike is designed for anyone 12 years or older who is interested in learning more about birds, the important habitats critical to some species, and organizations like the Audubon Society which are dedicated to bird conservation. No pets please. Meet at the park's Visitor's Center. Bring you're own binoculars. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Mar 29, 2019 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake to watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM  
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.
Shamrock Archery
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist for archery in the park. Ages 10+, MUST preregister for this event. Meet at field near day use bathrooms $12 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Nature Trail Work Day - Volunteers Needed
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Help us clear the path for the Vann House's first ever nature trail! You'll help clear brush, pick up litter from the trail, and hang trail blazes. The trail will take guests through the woods to God's Acre Cemetery, and is an extension of the Pinhoti Trail. Dress in weather appropriate clothing, and stay as long as you like. Call to RSVP. 706-695-2598.
Birding at the Rookery
Saturday, Mar 30, 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.
Sunset Boat Cruise
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 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 
Cabin Crafts - A new craft each Saturday
Saturdays 12 PM - 3 PM until Apr 27, 2019 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
You are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun at Elijah Clark's homestead. We are welcoming spring with crafting fun. Participants will create on separate Saturdays: Candles, Petite Spring Wreaths, String Art Eggs with Rafia Nests and Spring Wreaths. $2 to $15 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Fools' Hike 2019
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 6:45 AM to 5:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join guides from Ironbraid Adventures to tackle the entire 23-mile Pine Mountain Trail in one glorious day. Logistical planning, extra water snacks, and shuttles back will be provided. Must pre-register and pre-pay. Absolutely no walk-ins.Must have previous long-hike experience. To learn more visit www.ironbraidadventures.com/events $5 parking. 706-573-2968.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Mar 30, 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.
Star Gazing and Earth Hour Celebration
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 8:15 PM to 9:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join Columbus State University staff from the Coca Cola Space Science Center and park rangers for a star and planet viewing adventure. Arrive early and bring your picnic and chair or blanket with you to the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. free plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Parks After Dark 
Intro to Paddling
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Intro to Paddling is a great opportunity for paddling beginners to get more comfortable in a kayak or canoe on tidal waters. Join our guides for a fun and safe time in Black Island Creek. Registration is required. $30-35. 912-437-4770.
Great Monarch Migration Hike
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
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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Hike the Entire Gahuti
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
The Gahuit Trail is the most challenging trail at Fort Mountain. Join a ranger and hike around 8.5 miles. Expect to see beautiful views, hike up and down the mountain, and pass a waterfall. We will stop to eat lunch, and snacks. Please bring plenty of water and food, and wear appropriate hiking gear. Registration is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
10th Annual Market Faire
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 10 AM to 5 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Visit with living historians demonstrating life in the 1790s Georgia when knee-high breeches and tri-corn hats were still in fashion. Located at the old fort, you'll find the craftsmen and women demonstrating their trade, frontier camps, children's activities, 18th century music, and other unique 18th century demonstrations. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
All About Archery
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 12 PM to 2 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.
Gettin Crafty in the Relihan
Saturday, Mar 30, 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.
Drone Race Exhibition
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 12 PM to 3 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
We are excited to announce our first ever Drone Racing Exhibition here at Georgia Veteran's State Park! Come join us at noon for the excitement! Sponsored by chapter SOWGAFPV and MultiGP from Cordele, Ga. $5 parking. 702-840-1378.
Family Movie Night
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us at the Activities Shelter in our Campground for an outdoors family friendly movie night with soda and snacks for sale! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Morning Yoga
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Begin your day with the subtle sounds of Lake Brantley as we move through this hour long yoga class. Water and yoga mats encouraged. Wear comfortable clothing that allows for easy movement. No experience required! We will meet at Picnic Shelter 2. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt - National Trails Day
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll hunt for scorpions by using provided UV lights, listen for owls, and watch the stars. We will meet at the Trading Post (Visitor Center) to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. Call to register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Movies under the Stars
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 8 PM to 9:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Bring a blanket to watch family films at the park on an outdoor inflatable screen. Movies will start at dark. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Parks After Dark 
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 6:30 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 
Through the Ages Textile Exhibit - Extended
Saturday, Mar 30, 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 Sunday in April 9am-5pm. 478-986-5172.
Wonders of Wildlife at Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 11 AM to 11:30 AM
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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A is for Archery
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Just learning to shoot a bow and arrow? Want to brush up? Here’s your chance to get a Ranger led course on basic archery. From solid stances, terminology, safety, and target practice our Ranger will help you improve your archery skills. $7 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Camp Lawton Lantern Tour
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 7:45 PM to 8:45 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 Pre-registration required plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
Registration Closed- History Hike: Pine Log WMA
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come join us for our 1st ever furnace field trip! We will be meeting up at the Parking Lot beside the Pine Log WMA check Station near 400-402 Stamp Creek Rd NE, White, GA 30184. We will then travel up to a pioneer era furnace and see the remnants of the furnace and the buildings around it. We will explore the area for other evidence of history! $5. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Hemlock Treatment for Wooly Adelgids
Saturdays 9 AM - 4 PM  
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
We are gearing up to treat our Hemlock trees to protect them against the invasive insect the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid. This will be a two day treatment of the trees with an insecticide application. We aim to treat 1,800 trees in the park. There will be a period of instruction prior to treatment. Use this knowledge to treat your own hemlock trees. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Billy's Island Tour
Saturday, Mar 30, 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.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
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.
Introduction to Wilderness Survival
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This class covers basic and advanced survival techniques. For ages 12 and up. Learn general skill such as fire making, emergency shelters, and navigation. Registration is required. Space limited. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Crazy Volleyball
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Bring your game face to the campground volleyball court for a new twist on this classic game. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Radical Reptiles
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet the park snakes,Tau and Porcia at the campground pavilion to learn more about the snakes and reptiles of Georgia. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Be Bear Aware
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Black bears are a natural part of the Appalachian Mountains. This ranger talk teaches you how to be safe in bear country: how to reduce your risk of attracting a bear, and what to do if you see one. Possum Hollow, 11am. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Son Osos Peligrosos
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Los osos negros son un parte natural de los montes Apalaches. Es clase, presentado por el guardabosques, te enseña cómo mantener la seguridad en el país del oso: cómo reducir el riesgo de atraer a un oso, y que debes hacer si lo encuentras. Possum Hollow, 1pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Lake Walk
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join a ranger on a stroll around the lake. The ranger will point out interesting features along the way. Terrain is mild. Meet in front of the Visitor Center, 3pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Wildlife Walk
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
This ranger-led hike of the Byron Herbert Reece Loop gets you into the woods, where your chance of encountering wildlife is higher. Ends in time for dinner. Terrain is mild to moderate. Trailhead, 5pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Meet & Feed Snakes & Turtles of Georgia
Sundays 10:30 AM - 12 PM  
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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10th Annual Market Faire
Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Visit with living historians demonstrating life in the 1790s Georgia when knee-high breeches and tri-corn hats were still in fashion. Located at the old fort, you'll find the craftsmen and women demonstrating their trade, frontier camps, children's activities, 18th century music, and other unique 18th century demonstrations. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Cellphone Photography Workshop
Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 4 PM to 6 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Whether you're looking for that Instagram worthy photo or pursuing a hobby in Nature Photography this workshop will help enhance your photo taking skills. Join Cathy Marszalik, owner of Marszalik Photography LLC for an introductory course that will expand your knowledge on the only camera you'll ever need: the phone in your hand! $25 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Pioneer Games
Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Play some historical games with a ranger and learn what life was like without screens. Play a variety of games, such as graces, cat & mouse, hide the slipper, and more. Meeting at Relihan building down by the Heritage Farm. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Friends of Panola Mountain Extended Hike
Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike with a trained "Friends of Panola" volunteer, through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 5-mile, semi-off trail, strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views and unique perspectives on the park. Must call to register in advance. $10 cash only $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Spring Art Festival
Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 11 AM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join us as we celebrate the new season at Skidaway! Browse through a variety of vendors, grab a bite from a food truck, create a masterpiece, play a game, or even hike a trail. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Solar System Road Trip
Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 8:30 PM to 9:15 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Scale down the Solar System and take a stroll from planet to planet with a ranger. Learn about our neighbor planets and gain a sense of just how large the Solar System actually is! $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Featured Creature
Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 11:30 AM to 12 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
This weekly wildlife talk focuses on one of Georgia’s native species and ends in time for lunch. Possum Hollow, 11:30am. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Lake Walk
Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join a ranger on a leisurely stroll around Lake Trahlyta. Learn about the flora and fauna of the region and maybe catch a glimpse of wildlife. Meet at the Visitor Center Porch at 11am. This trail covers mild terrain and lasts approximately an hour. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Monday, April 1, 2019

Coastal Kids Camp
Monday, Apr 1, 2019 8 AM to 4 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Spend Spring Break with us outdoors in this activity packed park-hopping 3-day extravaganza of pure fun. April 1st - 3rd kids will be transported to a different park each day and our activities will include: fishing, hiking, boating, beach combing, birding, kayaking, fun with forts, archery and more. Space Limited. Preregistration required. $125 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Eco-Explorers Club
Monday, Apr 1, 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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Junior Ranger Hikes
Monday, Apr 1, 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 
Spring Break Camp
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 to Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 - 9 AM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Children ages 6-15 will have fun exploring the outdoors and learning about the parks unique natural resources. This will be a three day camp. Monday-Wednesday, April 1-3, 9a.m. - 4p.m. We must have at least 6 campers signed up a week in advance for camp to commence. Please call the office at 706-245-6270 to register. $45 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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True or False Animal Facts
Monday, Apr 1, 2019 11:30 AM to 12 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
This ranger-led game presents you with wild, crazy facts and fictions about animals, and it’s your job to guess whether the fact is true or false! Ends just in time for lunch. Possum Hollow, 11:30am. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
April Fool's in the Wild
Monday, Apr 1, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Some animals play tricks on one another to survive. Learn about those mischievous creatures in this ranger-led talk. Lake Pavilion, 2pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Something's Fishy
Monday, Apr 1, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
In France, April Fool’s Day is a little different: people stick fish stickers on each other! Learn about the fish in our lake and enjoy a fishy sticker. Lake Pavilion, 4pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Junior Ranger Spring Break Day Camp
Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers tour the site and do activities to learn about history and nature. Pre- registration required: see details $84-$86. 770-387-3747.
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Stroller Walk and Push
Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
BYOB, bring your own baby, and enjoy a 1.5- mile walk along the lake and woods’ edge. Be part of our monthly stroller club and enjoy a walk-a-bout among friends. Dress for the weather. Call office to pre-register and pre-pay or pay correct cash at the door. Meet at Lake Franklin Event Center in the Large Group Camp near the horse stables. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Junior Ranger Camp
Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019 9 AM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
This one day Junior Ranger Camp is for ages 7-12 years old. Each day Junior Rangers need to bring: a lunch, snack, water bottle, clothing appropriate for the weather, sunscreen, and bug spray. $40 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Animals of the Southeast
Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
This hands-on mystery game is a guest favorite. What local creatures will you discover? Possum Hollow, 1pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Citizen Scientists Water Testing
Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Water is essential to all life. Join us as we test Wolf Creek for dissolved oxygen, pH, and turbidity and see how clean our water really is. Wolf Creek Covered Bridge, 2pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Junior Ranger Spring Break Day Camp
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers tour the site and do activities to learn about history and nature. Pre- registration required: see details $84-$86. 770-387-3747.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Spring Break 2019
12 PM - 4 PM until Apr 8, 2019 
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
From April 3rd to April 7th Fort Mountain will have activities for the family. The Imagination Playground, fishing, games, and crafts will be available by the Lake, Friday night there will be a Sunset Hike to the West Overlook. Saturday we will have archery, scavenger hunt, and movie. Look for more details as the event approaches. $0-$10 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Junior Ranger Hikes
Wednesday, Apr 3, 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.
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Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 3 PM until May 29, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Homeschoolers will be offered an educational opportunity to learn about President Roosevelt, Warm Springs, The Great Depression, WWII and more, through a presentation in the Theater. Programs run approx. 1 hour. Class times are 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Pre Registration is required and select from subjects below. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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CCC Museum Tour
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
To combat the Great Depression, President Roosevelt created the New Deal, a series of programs that put young men to work. One of these programs, the Civilian Conservation Corps, is responsible for turning Vogel into the place we know and love. Join a ranger for a tour of our historic CCC Museum. CCC Museum, 2pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Movie in the Mountains
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Bring a blanket and popcorn for an outdoor, family-friendly movie. Ballfield, 9pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Junior Ranger Spring Break Day Camp
Thursday, Apr 4, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers tour the site and do activities to learn about history and nature. Pre- registration required: see details $84-$86. 770-387-3747.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Colonial Kids Camp
Thursday, Apr 4, 2019 8:30 AM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Calling all Junior Rangers to spend a day of their Spring Break playing and learning with us at Ft. King George. Kids will have a chance to experience our Redcoat Bootcamp and take part in other fun activities, such as historical crafts and team-building. Registration is required. $20 for early registration and $25 for late registration. $20 - $25. 912-437-4770.
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Spring Break 2019
12 PM - 4 PM until Apr 8, 2019 
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
From April 3rd to April 7th Fort Mountain will have activities for the family. The Imagination Playground, fishing, games, and crafts will be available by the Lake, Friday night there will be a Sunset Hike to the West Overlook. Saturday we will have archery, scavenger hunt, and movie. Look for more details as the event approaches. $0-$10 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Spring Break 2019
12 PM - 4 PM until Apr 8, 2019 
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
From April 3rd to April 7th Fort Mountain will have activities for the family. The Imagination Playground, fishing, games, and crafts will be available by the Lake, Friday night there will be a Sunset Hike to the West Overlook. Saturday we will have archery, scavenger hunt, and movie. Look for more details as the event approaches. $0-$10 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Junior Ranger Overnight Camping Adventure
Thursday, Apr 4, 2019 2 PM to 9 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Geared towards those Junior Rangers and family who have never been camping before, this overnight program will teach you valuable skills on things such as pitching a tent, starting a campfire, cooking outdoors, archery, fishing, survival skills, roasting marshmallows and more as you work towards earning your Junior Ranger badges. $75 - $100 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Homeschool Days
Thursday, Apr 4, 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.
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Edible and Medicinal Mosey
Thursday, Apr 4, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come learn about local plants, and how they have traditionally been used for food or medicine! This Ranger-led walk will be along the gently-hilled Iron Hill Trail. Program may be cancelled for inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Traveling Exhibit: Georgia Journeys
Thursday, Apr 4, 2019 11 AM to 5 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Georgia Journeys traces the stories of veterans, home front workers, and Holocaust survivors who have a strong connection to Georgia. Click for more details. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Mushroom ID Hike
Thursday, Apr 4, 2019 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Discover the fungus among us... This ranger-led hike of the Byron Herbert Reece Loop has an eagle-eye for mushrooms. Learn to ID them with the ranger and take home a pamphlet for future mushroom hikes. Terrain is mild to moderate. Trailhead, 11:30am. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Around the World in 12 Biomes
Thursday, Apr 4, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Nature takes different shapes around the world. Learn about the arctic, rainforest, mountains, and forests at this ranger talk. Possum Hollow, 3pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Night Owl Prowl
Thursday, Apr 4, 2019 9 PM to 10 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join a ranger on a night hike around Lake Trahlyta. The ranger will play barred owl calls to see if we can attract a wild owl to us. Meet at the Visitor Center Porch at 8:15pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Friday, April 5, 2019

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Apr 5, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 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.
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Meet & Feed Snakes & Turtles of Georgia
Fridays 4 PM - 5 PM until Apr 26, 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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Bingo In The Campground
Fridays 6 PM - 7 PM until Apr 26, 2019 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Bingo anyone? Young, old, any age; we are going to play bingo in the campground and you are invited to join us. There will be prizes and a lot of fun. The cost is $1 for one card or $2 for three cards. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Junior Ranger Spring Break Day Camp
Friday, Apr 5, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers tour the site and do activities to learn about history and nature. Pre- registration required: see details $84-$86. 770-387-3747.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Homeschool In The Park: Reptile Bingo
Friday, Apr 5, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Homeschool In The Park Day: Reptile Bingo Geared towards families who homeschool, this adventurous morning includes live animals and learning labs as you play an original park picture bingo. Parents Free. Must pre-register and pre-pay. Seating limited. Arrive on time. Meet next to boathouse in the campground. $7 ages 4 and up $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Spring Campfire and Bingo
Friday, Apr 5, 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.
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From Rice to Riches to Rebellion
Friday, Apr 5, 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.
Beginner Archery
Friday, Apr 5, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn the basics of shooting a compound bow. We will be shooting at large target blocks on a secure range. This is a great way to get outdoors, learn something new! Good for ages 8 and up (depending on strength level). Reservations are required by calling the park office. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Intermediate Archery
Friday, Apr 5, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
All participants for intermediate archery must have taken beginners archery to participate. In this class you will be honing your accuracy at greater distances than our beginners course. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Spring Break 2019
12 PM - 4 PM until Apr 8, 2019 
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
From April 3rd to April 7th Fort Mountain will have activities for the family. The Imagination Playground, fishing, games, and crafts will be available by the Lake, Friday night there will be a Sunset Hike to the West Overlook. Saturday we will have archery, scavenger hunt, and movie. Look for more details as the event approaches. $0-$10 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Spring Break 2019
12 PM - 4 PM until Apr 8, 2019 
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
From April 3rd to April 7th Fort Mountain will have activities for the family. The Imagination Playground, fishing, games, and crafts will be available by the Lake, Friday night there will be a Sunset Hike to the West Overlook. Saturday we will have archery, scavenger hunt, and movie. Look for more details as the event approaches. $0-$10 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Spring Break 2019
12 PM - 8 PM until Apr 8, 2019 
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
From April 3rd to April 7th Fort Mountain will have activities for the family. The Imagination Playground, fishing, games, and crafts will be available by the Lake, Friday night there will be a Sunset Hike to the West Overlook. Saturday we will have archery, scavenger hunt, and movie. Look for more details as the event approaches. $0-$10 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Movie Night at Fort Yargo
Friday, Apr 5, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a family friendly night out? Join us for a relaxing movie night. Bring a chair, a blanket, or grab a seat on a picnic bench. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Master's Mini Golf After Dark
Friday, Apr 5, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come and enjoy our miniature golf course in a different light — meaning at night. The park will be keeping the mini-golf course open late and provide glow-in-the-dark accessories; the course itself will have markers to assist players in navigating each hole. $5 CASH ONLY $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Apr 5, 2019 6:30 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.
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Junior Ranger Overnight Camping Adventure
Friday, Apr 5, 2019 8 AM to 12 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Geared towards those Junior Rangers and family who have never been camping before, this overnight program will teach you valuable skills on things such as pitching a tent, starting a campfire, cooking outdoors, archery, fishing, survival skills, roasting marshmallows and more as you work towards earning your Junior Ranger badges. $75 - $100 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
To the Stars and Beyond
Friday, Apr 5, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Explore the night sky, learn about constellations, and look through our telescope at deep space objects too far to be seen by the naked eye. Join us at the museum field for this fun astronomy program. Bring binoculars, a lounge chair, or blanket and pillow to make the experience even better. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Friday, Apr 5, 2019 6:30 PM to 9 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. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Apr 5, 2019 9 PM to 9:45 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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Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Apr 5, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake to watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Be Bear Aware
Friday, Apr 5, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Black bears are a natural part of the Appalachian Mountains. This ranger talk teaches you how to be safe in bear country: how to reduce your risk of attracting a bear, and what to do if you see one. Lake Pavilion, 1pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Son Osos Peligrosos
Friday, Apr 5, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Los osos negros son un parte natural de los montes Apalaches. Es clase, presentado por el guardabosques, te enseña cómo mantener la seguridad en el país del oso: cómo reducir el riesgo de atraer un oso, y que debes hacer si lo encuentras. Pabellón del Lago, 2pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Water Cycle Scramble
Friday, Apr 5, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
You’ve probably heard of the water cycle, but you might not know that it isn't really a circle. Make a one-of-a-kind journey bracelet in this hands-on game—bring tennis shoes! Ball Field, 4pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Historic Site Workday
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Join staff and volunteers as we spruce up the historic site grounds and do a little spring cleaning . Projects consist of : painting, gardening, raking, cleaning and clearing nature trails . Snacks and drinks will be provided . Bring gloves and eye protection . 706-456-2602.
Sweep the Hooch
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Help us clean up the river and trail. Volunteers can go by foot or in a kayak. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Please register online at: Chattahoochee.org/sweep-the-hooch Meet at Day Use Area. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Star Party at Cloudland Canyon State Park
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Star Parties are conducted by the Barnard Astronomical Society and sponsored by the Friends of Cloudland Canyon. Come see the wonders of the night sky through our telescopes. If there is a possibility of rain, please call 941-544-3420 after 6 pm the day of the event. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Birding at the Rookery
Saturday, Apr 6, 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.
Mushrooms of Georgia and the Crooked River State Park
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
This special guest presentation is specifically tailored to teaching attendees about the many types of mushrooms found right here in our park. Local Mycologist and Professor of Biology, Alan Bessette, will be presenting in this cannot miss program. Extra time will be allowed at the end for questions. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Sunset Boat Cruise
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 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.
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Sweep the Hooch
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
This annual cleanup extends all the way from the upper Chattahoochee to our park. We will have volunteers walking the shoreline and paddling. Bring your own kayaks if you sign up for that group. Be sure to register on the Sweep the Hooch website: https://chattahoochee.org/sweep-the-hooch// 678-450-7726.
Cabin Crafts - A new craft each Saturday
Saturdays 12 PM - 3 PM until Apr 27, 2019 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
You are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun at Elijah Clark's homestead. We are welcoming spring with crafting fun. Participants will create on separate Saturdays: Candles, Petite Spring Wreaths, String Art Eggs with Rafia Nests and Spring Wreaths. $2 to $15 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 8 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up (2-6 people) and compete in our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4:00 PM Saturday. Winner announced at 4:00 PM. Prizes and ribbon awarded. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Tartan Day Hike
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 10 AM to 1:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Wear your kilt and join guides from the Pine Mountain Trail Association as they make their away along 5.7 moderate to strenuous miles atop Pine Mountain Ridge. Meet at Mollyhugger Hill Parking Lot and walk to Rocky Point Parking Lot. Bring water and dress for the weather. Shuttles will return you to your vehicle. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Earth Day Target Archery
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Celebrate Earth Day all month. Stationary target shooting for ages 10 to adult. We provide instruction and all equipment. Pre-register & pay at office or pay correct change at the site. Park at Fishing Dock and walk down to field below dam. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
A Musical Campfire
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join talented musicians of the Nearly Normal String Band, Viva and Neil Araki, for a lively performance around the campfire and under the open sky. Listen and sing-a-long to classic bluegrass and Appalachian, Celtic and folk music. Bring a chair, flashlight and marshmallow stick. Meet at the boathouse in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Bird is the Word
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 8 AM to 1 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us as for an event all about birds. Learn about the different birds found in our area through interactive activities at the Kirbo Interpretive Center, a birding hike down the nature trail, and a boat ride to search for the various water fowl we have here on the Chattahoochee River. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
March Forward Into the Past
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Explore the site with a redcoat soldier. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
American Battlefield Trust Park Day
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 9 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Today is devoted to improving and rejuvenating our fortifications. We will be trimming plants, painting, cleaning, and doing other maintenance all around the fort grounds. We will provide lunch for all of our hard working volunteers. Come show your dedication to keeping history alive by lending a helping hand. 912-727-2339.
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Spring Break 2019
12 PM - 4 PM until Apr 8, 2019 
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
From April 3rd to April 7th Fort Mountain will have activities for the family. The Imagination Playground, fishing, games, and crafts will be available by the Lake, Friday night there will be a Sunset Hike to the West Overlook. Saturday we will have archery, scavenger hunt, and movie. Look for more details as the event approaches. $0-$10 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Spring Break 2019
12 PM - 4 PM until Apr 8, 2019 
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
From April 3rd to April 7th Fort Mountain will have activities for the family. The Imagination Playground, fishing, games, and crafts will be available by the Lake, Friday night there will be a Sunset Hike to the West Overlook. Saturday we will have archery, scavenger hunt, and movie. Look for more details as the event approaches. $0-$10 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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