Events starting 3/27/2021

Many events have been postponed or rescheduled. Only current active events will remain on the calendar. Please contact the park for more information.


Saturday, March 27, 2021

Eye Spy 20 Winter Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up for our on-site camera scavenger hunt. Pick up the check list and rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to the office by 4PM Saturday. Winners will be notified by phone to pick up their prize on Sat. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Spring Bird Walk
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn to ID some of our local feathered friends on a leisurely stroll outside the Park Office. Meet your guide on the Park Office front porch. Not stroller accessible. Loaner binoculars and check-lists available but limited. Preregistration required. All programs are outdoors unless otherwise specified, so dress for the weather. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Butterfly Nature Craft
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 10:30 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own caterpillar and butterfly out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new, let your imagination run wild! Preregistration required. Location disclosed upon registration. All programs are outdoors unless otherwise specified, so dress for the weather. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pre-Earth Hour Archery
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 11 AM to 3:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Put down your phones and other electronic devides and join us for archery target shooting in preparation for "lights off" Earth Hour by shooting at "the stars". Over the years, the lights-off movement saw entire streets, or even city skylines go dark- an unmissable sight that drew public attention to Earth conservation and the beauty of the stars. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Outdoor Cookin': Dutch Oven Cooking Class
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Get ready for Earth Hour with some outdoor cooking. Join instructor, Lesley Reisinger, and discover simple, tasty basics of Dutch Oven cooking over charcoal. Due to safety regulations, tasting prohibited. Preregistration required. Location disclosed upon registration. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Crafting Days: Iron and Herbs
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join our volunteers for a day outside demonstrating the crafts of colonial blacksmiths and herbalists. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
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Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
A Living Historian portraying a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation about fort history. There will be musket firings throughout the day. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
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Women's History Month - Homefront Women
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Women served in many capacities during the civil war both on and off the battlefield. The efforts and services they provided during the Civil War was a turning point in the fight for women's equality. The Homefront played an essential role in the war for both The Union and The Confederacy. Pre-registration Required space is limited. $9 - $5. 912-727-2339.
Relihan Reptiles Feeding
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for a fun and educational presentation on the diets of reptiles and amphibians. $2 per person $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horses, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy some playtime with our baby goats. $5 per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horses, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy some playtime with our baby goats. $5 per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Winter Wonder Hike at HLC
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 10 AM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a Ranger on this 5 mile hike on a moderate to strenuous dirt trail. Enjoy the scenery of rolling hills and gentle cascading streams. Bring a camera to record your journey, water, and a light lunch or snacks. Recommended for active people over 10 years old. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Afternoon Paddle
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 12 participants and social distancing will be required. $15 if you use your boat or $20 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. Watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tricksters of the Animal Kingdom
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 9 AM to 10 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Does the opossum really play dead? How do tasty caterpillars avoid becoming a snack? Come learn about some amazing animals and the unique traits and behaviors they use to survive! This program requires pre-registration. Please call the park office at 770-504-2277 to register. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Wildflower Hike
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Wildflower season is upon us! Join the naturalist to seek out some of our stunning native wildflowers! $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Indian Springs Museum
Saturdays 1 PM - 3 PM  
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Stop by our museum to check out Indian Springs through the years! Starting with the Muskogee-Creeks and stretching through the resort eras to modern day, take in the whole story from inside the historic CCC-constructed building. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Shoot the Moon Archery
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 2 PM to 5 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us during one of three sessions in celebration of Spring and the "Worm" Full Moon. Limited to three people per session: 2pm, 3pm, 4pm; social distancing required. All archery equipment will be supplied. Register at Visitor Center by noon, March 26. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come take a guided tour through the historical Camp Lawton civil war prison sites. Take a walk back in time and learn about the fascinating events that transpired here. Pre-registration required, space is limited and social distancing is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Spring Into Easter
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Celebrate Easter at the spring with these fun activities: Easter craft, Easter egg scavenger hunt, Easter bingo and help the Easter bunny find the animals that lay eggs. Each participant will receive Easter treats and trinkets. Pre-registration required, space is limited and social distancing is required. Please call the park office to register. $5 per child $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Guided Tours of Historic New Echota
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join us for a guided tour of the historic grounds and buildings of New Echota including operation of the historic printing press in the Cherokee Phoenix Print Shop. Program may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Social distancing will be required. $5.50-$7.00 706-624-1321.
Guided Tours of Historic New Echota
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join us for a guided tour of the historic grounds and buildings of New Echota including operation of the historic printing press in the Cherokee Phoenix Print Shop. Program may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Social distancing will be required. $5.50-$7.00 706-624-1321.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 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.
Citizen Science
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Naturalist to learn about birds native to Georgia and how to create a digital catalog for scientist to utilize via Citizen Science. Visitors will be guided along a natural area within Panola Mountain State Park to observe, learn, and catalog scientific data that better helps us and scientists understand our natural world. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Basic Archery
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Class meets at the Alexander Lake Pavilion. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Sunset Mountain Hike
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 6 PM to 8:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire, where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Hemlock Treatment: Insecticide Application
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 9 AM to 1 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Looking for a fun way to help the park, protect nature, and get a free t-shirt? Join park staff and volunteers in protecting our precious hemlock trees from the invasive wooly adelgid through an insecticide application. Registered volunteers will receive a free t-shirt for participating. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Sweep The Hooch
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 9 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Limited capacity. Join Sweetwater Creek and Chattahoochee Riverkeepers for a river clean-up of Sweetwater Creek. Let's all work to keep Sweetwater Creek beautiful and free of trash. Hikers and paddlers requested. Please register with Chattahoochee Riverkeepers https://chattahoochee.org/event/sweep-the-hooch-2/ $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Bird Feeder
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Learn how to attract birds to your backyard and make a craft . Come to the nature center behind the park office. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, March 28, 2021

Primitive Tools and Weapons Program
Sunday, Mar 28, 2021 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
What is the difference between a tool and a weapon? Come and join us at our amphitheater to find out. Space is limited to 18 people and social distancing will be required. Program can be cancelled due to inclement weather. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
"Mohr" to the Story: Darien's Highland Settlers- Tricentennial Speakers Series Part 3
Sunday, Mar 28, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Fort King George is turning 300! To celebrate, please join us each month in 2021 for our free speaker series. Each presentation will focus on a different aspect of our local history. 912-437-4770.
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Civil War Artillery
Sunday, Mar 28, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us as we discuss why artillery is called the "king of Battle". Learn how cannons functioned, their purpose, and tactics used during the American Civil War. Space is limited, Pre-Registration is Required, Included with Fort Admission. 912-727-2339.
Women's History Month - Women in Civil War Medicine
Sunday, Mar 28, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Women served in many capacities during the American Civil War. They played vital roles both on and off the battlefields. One field that women were particularly successful in was medicine and nursing. The only woman to every receive The Congressional Medal of Honor was a doctor for The Union, captured and imprisoned at Andersonville. $9 - $5. 912-727-2339.
Kayaking 101
Sunday, Mar 28, 2021 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Learn the basic movements of kayaking on a safe and peaceful section of Lake Rutledge. Open to people 16 years and older who can swim and are new to kayaking. Equipment provided and sanitized. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 12 participants and social distancing will be required. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, Mar 28, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 12 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Mar 28, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Basic Archery
Sunday, Mar 28, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Class meets at the Alexander Lake Pavilion. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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March Into Spring Egg Hunt
Sunday, Mar 28, 2021 1 PM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Enjoy the afternoon and walk the Lakeside Trail. Everyone can enjoy the hike, but the egg hunt is for 12 and under. Eggs are hidden along the trail. Bring your camera and take a picture of the eggs with someone from your group in the photo. The hunt starts at 1 pm at the visitor center. Return to the conference room between 3 and 5 pm. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
History and Nature Hike to the Ruins
Sunday, Mar 28, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-Registration required. Limited capacity. Learn about the natural history of the park and the history of the New Manchester Mill on a .5 mile hike, culminating in a tour of the mill ruins. This interpretive ranger led program is open to all ages. Call 770-732-5871 to register. $5 per person. Wear decent hiking shoes and bring water. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Women's History Month - Women with Muskets
Monday, Mar 29, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Women served in many capacities during the American Civil War. Many joined the military ranks disguising themselves as men, they served as nurses, spies, artillerymen, and infantry. They fought and died alongside their brethren. Come hear their heroine tales of adventure and sacrifice. Pre-registration required space is limited. $9 - $5. 912-727-2339.
Homeschool An Early Easter Celebration
Monday, Mar 29, 2021 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
A Pre-Easter celebration at the spring. Children will make a craft, go on a egg scavenger hunt and then take an adventure in the woods looking for animals that lay eggs. Each participant will receive Easter treats and trinkets. Pre-registration required, space is limited and social distancing is required. Please call the park office to register. $5 per child $5 parking. 478-982-1660.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Spring Walk-A-Bout
Tuesday, Mar 30, 2021 5 PM to 6 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
It's Take a Walk in the Park Day! 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. Preregistration required (706.663.4858). $2 per person. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Home School at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The last Wednesday of every month, join our naturalist for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Programs designed for children ages 6-12. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 12 students $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

2021 Crooked River Amateur Photo Contest
1st Monday of Month 7 AM - 10 PM until Nov 1, 2021 
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Our photo contest is sponsored by Friends of Crooked River State Park to promote awareness of the intrinsic values of our coastal treasures. All photos must be taken inside Crooked River State Park. Entries must be submitted as an attached digital file to FriendsofCrookedRiver@gmail.com by November 30. Top prize is $100. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Self-Guided Easter Trail Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM until Apr 4, 2021 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Exercise your brain and body on this ecology hike. Stop by the park office, pick up a trek card and set off on a self-guided hike on our new nature trail. When you have completed the trek return to the park office to pick up your EGG-citing award! Please bring water, bug repellent and wear closed-toe shoes. Social distancing required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Invasive Species: Homeschool
Thursday, Apr 1, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
This months homeschool program will feature an in-depth look at the invasive species found at Mistletoe State Park! We will have an amphitheater talk and go on a nature hike! The cost is $5 per student and parents. Ages 3 and under are free. Call the park office at (706) 541-0321 to register. Space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Homeschool Days
Thursday, Apr 1, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly homeschool program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month at 9am and 2pm. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register as advanced registration is required. Limited to 12 students. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Friday, April 2, 2021

River Walk
Friday, Apr 2, 2021 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Walk the Etowah River with the Naturalist and learn about the history, and wildlife surrounding it. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
‘Who’s the Predator?’ Game Night
Friday, Apr 2, 2021 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a game of Mafia with a nature twist! Try to determine who the predator is before you get eaten. Who knows, maybe the predator is you! No prior knowledge of game play needed. Preregistration required. Location disclosed upon registration. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Sunset Boat Tour
Friday, Apr 2, 2021 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us for a sunset pontoon boat tour of the lake. Learn about critters found in the area and history of Lake Walter F George! There is a maximum of 15 people allowed on the tour, PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. Please call 229-838-4244 to register. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4244.
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Meet the Farm Animals
Friday, Apr 2, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horses, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy some playtime with our baby goats. $5 per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Meet the Farm Animals
Friday, Apr 2, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horses, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy some playtime with our baby goats. $5 per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Self-Guided Easter Trail Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM until Apr 4, 2021 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Exercise your brain and body on this ecology hike. Stop by the park office, pick up a trek card and set off on a self-guided hike on our new nature trail. When you have completed the trek return to the park office to pick up your EGG-citing award! Please bring water, bug repellent and wear closed-toe shoes. Social distancing required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
The Boys Who Built the Park - CCC Program
Friday, Apr 2, 2021 1 PM to 3 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. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Afternoon Kayak
Friday, Apr 2, 2021 5 PM to 7 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join our Naturalist for an afternoon tour of the lake. Limit: 8 people, minimum: 4; ages 12 and up; must be able to swim; ages 12-17 must be accompanied by adult. Social distancing required. Register at Visitor Center by noon on day preceding event date. $15 ($10, your equipment) $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Astronomy at the Park
Friday, Apr 2, 2021 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us as we make a planisphere/star wheel to observe planets, constellations, and stars. Ages 8 and up; children must be accompanied by an adult. Limit: 10 people, minimum 4. Register at Visitor Center by noon on day preceding event date. (912)287-4900 $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Guided Creek Paddle
Friday, Apr 2, 2021 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us for a guided paddle along Cliatt Creek and Boulder Creek on the beautiful shoreline of Clarks Hill Lake. All equipment is provided. The cost to register is $20 per person, space is limited and registration must be done in advance by calling the park office at (706) 541-0321. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Tallulah Easter Egg Hunt
Friday, Apr 2, 2021 4 PM to 7 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Come out and enjoy an Easter Egg hunt. starting at 4:00 pm every half hour we will allow participants to search the field for Easter eggs. space is limited to 25 per a time slot. sign up in advance to participate. The event will be held in the Helicopter pad which is the field by the campground. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Whether it's a tour of our museum, mounds or riverside nature trail, join us for an interesting tour with a ranger. Weather may affect tour length/location. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Sunrise Hike & Coffee with a Ranger
Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 7 AM to 8:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Chat with a ranger and enjoy a cup of coffee as you hike to Buzzard’s Roost. Watch the sun rise and learn more about the State Park in Georgia. Preregistration required. Meeting location disclosed upon registration. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Easter Egg Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site Easter egg scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM. Completed scavenger hunts will be redeemed at the office for a baggie of Easter candy! $1 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Archery
Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 9 AM to 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and prizes. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Candy prizes. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery course next to group shelter. Park at boat dock. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pinecone Friends Nature Craft
Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 10:30 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone bunny rabbit or other woodland critter out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new; let your imagination run wild! Preregistration required. Location disclosed upon registration. Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Easter Bunny “Egg” Hunt & Paddle
Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Come see the Easter Bunny at this special boating “egg” hunt on Lake Deleanor. Using nets and paddle-power, collect as many floating “eggs” as possible, then redeem them for Easter candy! We provide nets, life jackets, paddles, 2-person canoes, kayaks, paddleboats or row boats. $15 Canoe, Kayak, Row Boat $28 Paddleboat $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Hoppin’ Hike
Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
The Easter Bunny hid “eggs” all around Delano trail! Try to see if you can spot them all during this ~1 mile ranger-led jaunt through the woods. At the end of the hike, the Easter Bunny may have left candy for all the kiddos! Preregistration required. Meeting place disclosed upon registration. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
The Lower Bluff: A Snapshot of Georgia History
Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join our Rangers as we tour back through time and explore the deep history of the Lower Bluff. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 912-437-4770 or click https://bit.ly/3seDLZi to register. This program will cost standard admission. Standard admission: Adults $7.50, Seniors $7.00, Youth 6-17 $4.50, Youth 5 & Under FREE $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
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The Lower Bluff: A Snapshot of Georgia History
Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join our Rangers as we tour back through time and explore the deep history of the Lower Bluff. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 912-437-4770 or click https://bit.ly/3seDLZi to register. This program will cost standard admission. Standard admission: Adults $7.50, Seniors $7.00, Youth 6-17 $4.50, Youth 5 & Under FREE $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
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Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
A Living Historian portraying a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation about fort history. There will be musket firings throughout the day. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
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Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horses, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy some playtime with our baby goats. $5 per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Self-Guided Easter Trail Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM until Apr 4, 2021 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Exercise your brain and body on this ecology hike. Stop by the park office, pick up a trek card and set off on a self-guided hike on our new nature trail. When you have completed the trek return to the park office to pick up your EGG-citing award! Please bring water, bug repellent and wear closed-toe shoes. Social distancing required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Easter Bunny at Hard Labor Creek
Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 2 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Due to social distancing requirements there will be no traditional egg hunt this year but our Easter Bunny will be at the kiosk handing out bags of pre-filled plastic eggs to children 12 and under, while supplies last. Other things to do with kids in the park: Easter trail hunt; mini golf, playground. Bring your lunch and enjoy the day. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. Watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tricksters of the Animal Kingdom
Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Does the opossum really play dead? How do tasty caterpillars avoid becoming a snack? Come learn about some amazing animals and the unique traits and behaviors they use to survive! This program requires pre-registration. Please call the park office at 770-504-2277 to register. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Indian Springs Museum
Saturdays 1 PM - 3 PM until Apr 24, 2021 
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Stop by our museum to check out Indian Springs through the years! Starting with the Muskogee-Creeks and stretching through the resort eras to modern day, take in the whole story from inside the historic CCC-constructed building. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Make Your Easter Basket
Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how to recycle and make an Easter Basket. Limited to 10 people, minimum 4. Register at Visitor Center by noon, April 2. Social distancing required. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Let's Build a Kite
Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how to make and fly your own kite. Limited to 10 participants, minimum of 4 Register at Visitor Center by noon, April 2. Social distancing required. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Easter Bunny Visits the Park
Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 2 PM to 6 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Due to social distancing requirements there will be no traditional egg hunt this year but our Easter Bunny will be at the kiosk handing out bags of pre-filled plastic eggs to children 12 and under, while supplies last. Color the bag and return it for entry in a coloring contest. List of rules will be in the bag. 912-287-4900.
Archery at the Park
Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 3 PM to 6 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us during one of three sessions for a time of recreational archery. Limited to three people for each session. Pre-register at Visitors Center by noon on day preceding event date. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Stories and S'mores
Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 8 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us around the campfire for s'mores along with stories of the Okefenokee Swamp written by one of our local authors. Limited to 10 people, minimum of 4. Register by noon on day preceding event date. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Spring Into Easter
Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Celebrate Easter at the spring with these fun activities: Easter craft, Easter egg scavenger hunt, Easter bingo and help the Easter bunny find the animals that lay eggs. Each participant will receive Easter treats and trinkets. Pre-registration required, space is limited and social distancing is required. Please call the park office to register. $5 per child $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
All About Bunnies
Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Learn all about bunnies on this Easter Weekend! We will be offering an amphitheater talk on bunnies, followed by a short nature hike and ending the program with a trip into out nature center. This program is fun for all ages! We are limiting the capacity for the program, to ensure your spot today call the office and register at (706) 541-0321. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Guided Tours of Historic New Echota
Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join us for a guided tour of the historic grounds and buildings of New Echota including operation of the historic printing press in the Cherokee Phoenix Print Shop. Program may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Social distancing will be required. $5.50-$7.00 706-624-1321.
Guided Tours of Historic New Echota
Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join us for a guided tour of the historic grounds and buildings of New Echota including operation of the historic printing press in the Cherokee Phoenix Print Shop. Program may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Social distancing will be required. $5.50-$7.00 706-624-1321.
Egg-citing Hike Hunt
Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Peter Cottontail is leaving lots of eggs hidden on our nature trails. Can you help us find them all? Bring your basket and be ready for the hunt! Must Register in advance. Call 770-389-7801 to register. $3/child. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 10 AM to 2 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Each egg will have a QR Code. Scan it with your phone and get the clue to where the next egg is hidden. Find the golden egg at the end and receive a prize bag! First hint: the first egg is where you check in for camping. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 10 AM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Grab your camera and meet at the park office to get your scavenger hunt list. First one back wins the grand prize! Social distancing is required for all programs. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Present and Fire!
Sunday, Apr 4, 2021 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Come visit the fort! Two soldiers will be available to answer questions and give musket firing demonstrations. This program will cost standard admission. Standard admission: Adults $7.50, Seniors $7.00, Youth 6-17 $4.50, Youth 5 & Under FREE $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
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Present and Fire!
Sunday, Apr 4, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Come visit the fort! Two soldiers will be available to answer questions and give musket firing demonstrations. This program will cost standard admission. Standard admission: Adults $7.50, Seniors $7.00, Youth 6-17 $4.50, Youth 5 & Under FREE $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
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Self-Guided Easter Trail Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM  
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Exercise your brain and body on this ecology hike. Stop by the park office, pick up a trek card and set off on a self-guided hike on our new nature trail. When you have completed the trek return to the park office to pick up your EGG-citing award! Please bring water, bug repellent and wear closed-toe shoes. Social distancing required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Casting Animal Footprints Hike
Sunday, Apr 4, 2021 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join our naturalist on a short hike looking for animal footprints on the trail and/or along the creek. After we cast some footprints, we will continue the hike looking for signs that animals leave behind. Please wear closed-toe shoes, bring water and bug repellent. Hike geared to ages 8 and above. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Kayaking 101
Sunday, Apr 4, 2021 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Learn the basic movements of kayaking on a safe and peaceful section of Lake Rutledge. Open to people 16 years and older who can swim and are new to kayaking. Equipment provided and sanitized. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 12 participants and social distancing will be required. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Toddler Tuesdays at Hard Labor
Tuesday, Apr 6, 2021 10 AM to 10:45 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Come discover the wild world of Hard Labor Creek. The last Wednesday of every month, join our naturalist for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 10 toddlers. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Apr 7, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly homeschool program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month at 9am and 2pm. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register as advanced registration is required. Limited to 12 students. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Primitive Tools and Weapons Program
Thursday, Apr 8, 2021 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
What is the difference between a tool and a weapon? Come and join us at our amphitheater to find out. Space is limited to 18 people and social distancing will be required. Program can be cancelled due to inclement weather. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Homeschool In The Park: Survival Skills
Thursday, Apr 8, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geared towards families who homeschool. Learn the basics of surviving in the wild, including fire-making, shelter-building, and knot-tying. Must pre-register. Location disclosed upon registration. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Black Rock Mountain State Park Family Camp
8 AM - 9 PM until Apr 11, 2021 
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Enjoy a weekend away with your family participating in activities such as Wilderness Survival, Fire building, Kayaking, and Hiking. Families can attend field trips to other state parks and to the well known Foxfire Museum. Finish the weekend out, with a scavenger hunt competing against other families. All ages welcome. Registration is Required. $45 per adult; $25 per child ages 3-17; under 3 free $5 parking. 706-746-2441.
River Walk
Friday, Apr 9, 2021 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Walk the Etowah River with the Naturalist and learn about the history, and wildlife surrounding it. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
‘Who’s the Predator?’ Game Night
Friday, Apr 9, 2021 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a game of Mafia with a nature twist! Try to determine who the predator is before you get eaten. Who knows, maybe the predator is you! No prior knowledge of game play needed. Preregistration required. Location disclosed upon registration. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bees and Butterflies Hike
Friday, Apr 9, 2021 6 PM to 6:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for a short hike to discover Georgia's many types of bees and butterflies. Maybe we will see some of the more elusive species such as the Question Mark, or Monarch butterfly. Learn what you can do to protect these species and others whose populations are in serious decline. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Meet the Farm Animals
Friday, Apr 9, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horses, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy some playtime with our baby goats. $5 per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Meet the Farm Animals
Friday, Apr 9, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horses, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy some playtime with our baby goats. $5 per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Guided Hike
Friday, Apr 9, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the naturalist for a guided hike to learn fun facts about our natural resources! We’ll explore native plants and search for signs of wildlife. This program requires preregistration. Please call the park office to register. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Easter Egg Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site Easter egg scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM. Completed scavenger hunts will be redeemed at the office for a baggie of Easter candy! $1 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Archery
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 9 AM to 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and prizes. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Candy prizes. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery course next to group shelter. Park at boat dock. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pinecone Friends Nature Craft
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 10:30 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone bunny rabbit or other woodland critter out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new; let your imagination run wild! Preregistration required. Location disclosed upon registration. Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Art in the Park: Pastels
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 12:30 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Enjoy the outdoors as you create a wonderful pastel art piece using the fresh colors of spring guided by the resident artistic ranger. Individuals and small groups ages 21+ are welcome. No previous art/painting experience required. All materials provided. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Evening Hike
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 4 PM to 7:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us on a lovely evening hike along 3.4 mile Mountain Creek trail. Bring a snack and water. Easy-moderate difficulty; geared towards ages 8 and up. Preregistration required. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Guided Tour of Georgia's First Fort
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow a Redcoat Soldier around the site and find out all about the history of Georgia's first fort. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 912-437-4770 or click https://bit.ly/3f5nh1E to register. This program will cost standard admission: Adults $7.50, Seniors $7.00, Youth 6-17 $4.50, Youth 5 & Under FREE $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Guided Tour of Georgia's First Fort
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow a Redcoat Soldier around the site and find out all about the history of Georgia's first fort. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 912-437-4770 or click https://bit.ly/3f5nh1E to register. This program will cost standard admission: Adults $7.50, Seniors $7.00, Youth 6-17 $4.50, Youth 5 & Under FREE $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
A Living Historian portraying a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation about fort history. There will be musket firings throughout the day. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
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Relihan Reptiles Feeding
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for a fun and educational presentation on the diets of reptiles and amphibians. $2 per person $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horses, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy some playtime with our baby goats. $5 per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horses, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy some playtime with our baby goats. $5 per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Intro to Archery and Orienteering
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 1 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Here is your chance to try a little archery and learn how to use a compass. All equipment provided and sanitized. Program geared towards visitors 10 years and older. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and insect repellent. Pre-registration required. Attendance limited to 10 participants. Social distancing required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Paddle and Hike to Indian Rock - 4/10 session cancelled -
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 4 PM to 6 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This ranger-led paddle + hike around Lake Rutledge will take participants back in time to the 1930s. By paddle and then hike we will reach Indian Rock, one of the park's hidden jewels. Bring closed-toe shoes, water, and bug repellent. Call to register by paying in advance. Space limited to 8 participants. Social distancing required. $25 with a rental craft, $20 with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. Watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Indian Springs Museum
Saturdays 1 PM - 3 PM until Apr 24, 2021 
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Stop by our museum to check out Indian Springs through the years! Starting with the Muskogee-Creeks and stretching through the resort eras to modern day, take in the whole story from inside the historic CCC-constructed building. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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History of Indian Springs
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Come learn about the fascinating history of Indian Springs! From early use by the Creeks thru the resort eras and the CCC construction, learn about more than 200 years of Park history. We’ll also be taking a short hike around the park to view some of our historical structures. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Frog Hunt
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Have you been wondering about those crazy calls coming from the lake at night? Come learn about some local frogs and listen to their calls. Then we'll head to the lake to see what we find. Bring a flashlight and join in the hunt! This program requires pre-registration. Please call the park office at 770-504-2277 to register. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Cane Pole Fishing
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Have you ever went on a fishing adventure like Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn? Join us at the park as you create your own cane fishing pole just like Huck Finn. Then you will go on a fishing adventure with your cane pole just like Tom Sawyer. The park will provide the bait for you to fish. Pre-registration required and space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Guided Tours of Historic New Echota
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join us for a guided tour of the historic grounds and buildings of New Echota including operation of the historic printing press in the Cherokee Phoenix Print Shop. Program may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Social distancing will be required. $5.50-$7.00 706-624-1321.
Guided Tours of Historic New Echota
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join us for a guided tour of the historic grounds and buildings of New Echota including operation of the historic printing press in the Cherokee Phoenix Print Shop. Program may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Social distancing will be required. $5.50-$7.00 706-624-1321.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 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.
Basic Archery
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Class meets at the Alexander Lake Pavilion. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn simple techniques for staying safe and keeping track of your family when venturing into the great outdoors. Georgia DNR Search and Rescue Dog Team volunteer, Diane Stone, and her trusty K9 companion Keegan will be leading this interactive class (Unless a SAR emergency is occurring). Meet at the Nature Center. Must register in advance. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
American Battlefields Park Day
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 9:30 AM to 1 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
On this volunteer day we encourage active/retired/former Military, ROTC, civic groups and individuals to come out and assist The Friends of Pickett's Mill with various projects along the trails that meander through the battlefield. Pre-registration required. $5 parking. 770-443-7850.
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Archery
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 10 AM to 10:45 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Learn the basics of archery and test your skills on our archery range. This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Advance registration required as space will be limited to 4 participants, and social distancing will be required. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Archery
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 11 AM to 11:45 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Learn the basics of archery and test your skills on our archery range. This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Advance registration required as space will be limited to 4 participants, and social distancing will be required. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Birding with Georgia Audubon
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 8 AM to 10 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Limited capacity. *Per Georgia Audubon Policy, masks required for this program.* Join Georgia Audubon for a general birding program at Sweetwater Creek State Park! We will be viewing migratory birds and year-round residents. Meet at the visitor's center. $5 per person. Call the visitor's center to register. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Soaring at Sweetwater Birds of Prey Program
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Join Blue Ridge Raptors for an afternoon of birds of prey. You will be introduced to 7 native Georgia raptors and learn about the adaptations they use to survive and thrive (Live animals). This event is fun for all ages. $10 per person. Meet at the visitor's center. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Wildflower Hike
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore the wildflowers at Tallulah on a nice easy hike around the Old Jail House. $5 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Paws on the Path: Dog Hike
Sunday, Apr 11, 2021 1 PM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Celebrate National Pet Day at FDR State Park! Bring your dog on a hike around the 3.4 mile East End Loop, with a quick stop at Odie Overlook, named after Carl’s dog Odie whom he found on the trail. Bring water and anything else your furry friend may need. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Guided Tour of Georgia's First Fort
Sunday, Apr 11, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow a Redcoat Soldier around the site and find out all about the history of Georgia's first fort. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 912-437-4770 or click https://bit.ly/3f5nh1E to register. This program will cost standard admission: Adults $7.50, Seniors $7.00, Youth 6-17 $4.50, Youth 5 & Under FREE $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Guided Tour of Georgia's First Fort
Sunday, Apr 11, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow a Redcoat Soldier around the site and find out all about the history of Georgia's first fort. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 912-437-4770 or click https://bit.ly/3f5nh1E to register. This program will cost standard admission: Adults $7.50, Seniors $7.00, Youth 6-17 $4.50, Youth 5 & Under FREE $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Simply Scavenging
Sunday, Apr 11, 2021 10 AM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Explore the Heritage Farm and surrounding lands to learn about the plants, animals, and history of the area while engaging in a scavenger hunt. Explore historic farming equipment, see our goats, sheep, chickens, and more during your walk through the farm and around the pond. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, Apr 11, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 12 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Apr 11, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Basic Archery
Sunday, Apr 11, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Class meets at the Alexander Lake Pavilion. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Meet an Animal Ambassador
Sunday, Apr 11, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Meet an Animal Ambassador at the Visitor Center at 1 pm. $5 per guest. Listen to a Ranger talk about native animals, and their importance to the ecosystem. Space is limited to 10. Social distancing will be monitored. Park pass required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

All About Tides
Wednesday, Apr 14, 2021 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join us for a short talk on the tides where we inform you about the forces that cause this phenomenon and why it is ecologically beneficial to our coast. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to 10 participants, and social distancing will be required. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Primitive Tools and Weapons Program
Thursday, Apr 15, 2021 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
What is the difference between a tool and a weapon? Come and join us at our amphitheater to find out. Space is limited to 18 people and social distancing will be required. Program can be cancelled due to inclement weather. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Roving Ranger
Fridays 9 AM - 12 PM – Apr 16, 2021 until Sep 3, 2021 
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
From 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, meet a ranger on the trails and the campground. A 'Roving Ranger' will walk the trails and be available to answer any questions or concerns. Feel free to join the ranger for a short guided hike and learn more about Crooked River State Park. $5 To Enter Park (Parking Fee) $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
‘Who’s the Predator?’ Game Night
Friday, Apr 16, 2021 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a game of Mafia with a nature twist! Try to determine who the predator is before you get eaten. Who knows, maybe the predator is you! No prior knowledge of game play needed. Preregistration required. Location disclosed upon registration. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Archaeology: Dig through History
Friday, Apr 16, 2021 11 AM to 1 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Come dig through history at our mock archaeology dig site and explore what its like to be an archaeologist. Limited availability and duration due to social distancing requirements. Registration Required and is space limited. Please reserve your spot today. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Gardening: All about Tomatoes
Friday, Apr 16, 2021 4 PM to 5 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Ever wanted to grow your own tomatoes? Tomatoes can be tricky, but in this program you will learn what you need to know to grow healthy prolific plants. There is nothing quite like homegrown, so say goodbye to those store-bought cardboard varieties. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-323-1748.
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Edible Plant Hike
Friday, Apr 16, 2021 6 PM to 7 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join our Naturalist to search for local plants that have edible and medicinal properties. Some species are used for making tea or seasonings. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. Limited to 10 hikers. Please pre-register by calling the park office at 912-727-2339. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Meet the Farm Animals
Friday, Apr 16, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horses, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy some playtime with our baby goats. $5 per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Meet the Farm Animals
Friday, Apr 16, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horses, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy some playtime with our baby goats. $5 per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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