Upcoming Events

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


Sunday, March 28, 2021

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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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 from Apr 1, 2021 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.
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.

Saturday, April 3, 2021

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 activities that include an Easter craft, Easter games, an egg hunt and a bunny hop hike. 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. $10 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 Creek Paddle
Saturday, Apr 3, 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.
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.

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.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Black Rock Mountain State Park Family Camp
8 AM - 9 PM from Apr 9, 2021 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.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 1:30 PM to 2:30 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.
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.
PMB2021 Trail Workday #2
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 9 AM to 12 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Please come out and volunteer to assist us in keeping our hiking trails in great condition. We can't do this without you! Please bring gloves. Water and snacks provided. Pre-registration required. $5 parking. 770-443-7850.
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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Moonlight Movies
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 8 PM to 10 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Bring your chair to the park office to watch a movie under the stars! Call the park office to learn what we will be watching 706-245-6270. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, April 11, 2021

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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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Gourd Rattles
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 1 PM to 3 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join Ben Kirkland in Group Shelter 2 as you make a gourd rattle to take home using primitive tools. Space limited to 15 participants, so register in advance by calling the park office. Social distancing required. $20 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Tails on Trails Hike
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Bring your pup on a tail wagging good time for this guided hike! We will be hiking the Cliatt-Creek trail, which is a moderate 2.5 miles. Everyone is invited to come but those that are members of the Tails on Trails Club with Georgia State Parks hike for free. (https://gastateparks.org/TailsOnTrailsClub) The cost is $2 for everyone else. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Apr 17, 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.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register, space is limited to 9 climbers. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Spring Wildflower Walk With Atlanta Botanical Garden
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
*Pre-registration required* Limited capacity. Per Atlanta Botanical Garden policy, masks are required for this program. Join Atlanta Botanical Garden and Sweetwater Creek for a guided hike to view the Spring wildflowers. Our guide from ABG will show us the Spring ephemerals and tell us a little bit about each of the plants. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
DIRT Event 
Spring Archery
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Come try your hand at this beginners archery lesson, and put your new found skills to the test. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, Apr 18, 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.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register, space is limited to 9 climbers. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, April 24, 2021

Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 1:30 PM to 2:30 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.
Basic Archery
Saturday, Apr 24, 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.
Accessible 
Spring Wildflower Walk With Atlanta Botanical Garden
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
*Pre-registration required* Limited capacity. Per Atlanta Botanical Garden policy, masks are required for this program. Join Atlanta Botanical Garden and Sweetwater Creek for a guided hike to view the Spring wildflowers. Our guide from ABG will show us the Spring ephemerals and tell us a little bit about each of the plants. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
DIRT Event 
Geology Hike
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the shoals of Sweetwater. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Moonlight Movies
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 8 PM to 10 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Bring your chair to the park office to watch a movie under the stars! Call the park office to learn what we will be watching 706-245-6270. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Accessible 

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, Apr 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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.
Accessible 

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Home School at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Apr 28, 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.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

2021 Crooked River Amateur Photo Contest
1st Monday of Month 7 AM - 10 PM from May 1, 2021 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.
Artifact Identification Day
Saturday, May 1, 2021 10 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Celebrating Georgia Archaeology Month, museum staff and volunteers from Peach State Archaeology will be available to help identify artifacts brought in by visitors. Pre-registration and social distancing required. Registration will be limited to 10 guests per hourly session. Limit 5 artifacts per guest. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
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Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, May 1, 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.
Spring Wildflower Walk With Atlanta Botanical Garden
Saturday, May 1, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
*Pre-registration required* Limited capacity. Per Atlanta Botanical Garden policy, masks are required for this program. Join Atlanta Botanical Garden and Sweetwater Creek for a guided hike to view the Spring wildflowers. Our guide from ABG will show us the Spring ephemerals and tell us a little bit about each of the plants. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
DIRT Event 

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, May 2, 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.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Homeschool Days
Thursday, May 6, 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.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, May 8, 2021 1:30 PM to 2:30 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.
Basic Archery
Saturday, May 8, 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.
Accessible 
Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, May 8, 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.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, May 9, 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, May 9, 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, May 9, 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.
Accessible 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Homeschool Days
Wednesday, May 12, 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.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Archaeology Day at the Vann House
Saturday, May 15, 2021 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Need a fun way to teach your kids about archaeology? Take part in Archaeology themed activities at the Vann House. Kids can discover "artifacts" in our dig-boxes, learn more about ancient pottery by creating pottery of their own, see actual Vann House historic artifacts, talk to archaeologists, see stone blades being knapped, and more. $5.50-$6.50 706-695-2598.
DIRT Event 
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, May 15, 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.
Spring Wildflower Walk With Atlanta Botanical Garden
Saturday, May 15, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
*Pre-registration required* Limited capacity. Per Atlanta Botanical Garden policy, masks are required for this program. Join Atlanta Botanical Garden and Sweetwater Creek for a guided hike to view the Spring wildflowers. Our guide from ABG will show us the Spring ephemerals and tell us a little bit about each of the plants. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
DIRT Event 

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, May 16, 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.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, May 16, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register, space is limited to 9 climbers. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Fungus Frolic with Georgia Mushroom Club
Sunday, May 16, 2021 1 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-Registration Required. Limited Capacity. Join Georgia Mushroom Club for an afternoon learning about native fungi. We will see what fungi are found in the park and talk about their individual properties. Learn what fungi are edible, what is a deadly look-a-like, and what fungi glows in the dark. This will be about a mile hike. $7 per person. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
DIRT Event 

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, May 22, 2021 1:30 PM to 2:30 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.
Basic Archery
Saturday, May 22, 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.
Accessible 
Geology Hike
Saturday, May 22, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the shoals of Sweetwater. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, May 23, 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, May 23, 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, May 23, 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.
Accessible 

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Home School at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, May 26, 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.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, May 29, 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.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

9th Annual Memorial Day Beach Bash
Sunday, May 30, 2021 4 PM to 8 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Kick off your Summer with us on Lake Kolomoki and enjoy a wide variety of activities which include a water slide, sandcastle building contest, and a cornhole tournament! Friends of Kolomoki Mounds will be selling concessions for your convenience during the event. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, May 30, 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.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

2021 Crooked River Amateur Photo Contest
1st Monday of Month 7 AM - 10 PM from Jun 1, 2021 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.

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jun 5, 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.
Youth Catfish Tournament
Saturday, Jun 5, 2021 8 AM to 12 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Does your child enjoy the outdoors, fishing, spending time with their peers, and a chance to win great prizes? Then this Fishing Tournament is for you. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories Youngest angler. largest fish. Smallest fish and most fish caught. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Jun 9, 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.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Jun 12, 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.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Jun 13, 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.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jun 19, 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.
Senior Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Jun 19, 2021 8 AM to 12 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Show off your skills, enjoy a day fishing and win amazing prizes! Participants must be 62+ Prizes will be awarded in the following categories oldest angler. largest fish. Smallest fish and most fish caught. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Saturday, June 26, 2021

Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jun 26, 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.
Geology Hike
Saturday, Jun 26, 2021 10 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the shoals of Sweetwater. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Home School at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Jun 30, 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, July 1, 2021

2021 Crooked River Amateur Photo Contest
1st Monday of Month 7 AM - 10 PM from Jul 1, 2021 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.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Independence Pool Party
Sunday, Jul 4, 2021 6 PM to 7 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Cool off and celebrate the 4th of July. Join us at the pool for games, music, and fun! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Saturday, July 10, 2021

Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Jul 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.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Jul 14, 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.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Monday, Jul 19, 2021 9:30 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers join together with the Park Ranger to learn about history and nature, Play games and do crafts. Pre- registration required $75. 770-387-3747.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021 9:30 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers join together with the Park Ranger to learn about history and nature, Play games and do crafts. Pre- registration required $75. 770-387-3747.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Wednesday, Jul 21, 2021 9:30 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers join together with the Park Ranger to learn about history and nature, Play games and do crafts. Pre- registration required $75. 770-387-3747.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Thursday, Jul 22, 2021 9:30 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers join together with the Park Ranger to learn about history and nature, Play games and do crafts. Pre- registration required $75. 770-387-3747.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Friday, Jul 23, 2021 9:30 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers join together with the Park Ranger to learn about history and nature, Play games and do crafts. Pre- registration required $75. 770-387-3747.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Geology Hike
Saturday, Jul 24, 2021 10 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the shoals of Sweetwater. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Home School at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Jul 28, 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.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

2021 Crooked River Amateur Photo Contest
1st Monday of Month 7 AM - 10 PM from Aug 1, 2021 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.

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Homeschool Days
Thursday, Aug 5, 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.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Aug 11, 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.

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Aug 14, 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.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Home School at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Aug 25, 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.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Geology Hike
Saturday, Aug 28, 2021 10 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the shoals of Sweetwater. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

2021 Crooked River Amateur Photo Contest
1st Monday of Month 7 AM - 10 PM from Sep 1, 2021 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.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Homeschool Days
Thursday, Sep 2, 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.

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Summers Last Hurrah Pool Party !
Saturday, Sep 4, 2021 6 PM to 7 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Come celebrate the end of the of the Summer with an epic pool party! We will play games, have contest, and awesome prizes. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Sep 8, 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.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Etowah Annual Cleanup - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 11, 2021 11 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Have fun Celebrating National Public Lands Day with others at Etowah. Learn about invasive plants that you could see in your backyard; some of them may surprise you. Then put your knowledge to the test while participating in a park clean-up project. Volunteers get in free for the day. 770-387-3747.
Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Sep 11, 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.
Geology Hike
Saturday, Sep 11, 2021 10 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the shoals of Sweetwater. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Trail Blazing for Your State Parks Day at Kolomoki
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 9 AM to 12 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Celebrate YSPD with Kolomoki Mounds as we focus on trail and ground maintenance throughout the park. Volunteers are asked to meet at the park visitors center for sign-in at 9:00am to go over details of the areas we will be focusing on. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Home School at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Sep 29, 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.

Friday, October 1, 2021

2021 Crooked River Amateur Photo Contest
1st Monday of Month 7 AM - 10 PM from Oct 1, 2021 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.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Skills of the Past 2021
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 10 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Demonstrators show Primitive Skills needed by people of the past to survive everyday life in the Past. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Homeschool Days
Thursday, Oct 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.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

51st Annual Kolomoki Festival
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 10 AM to 4 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Come join our 51st Annual Kolomoki Festival. A community event the entire family will enjoy. The festival hosts a wide variety of entertainment and activities including live music from the Bo Henry Band, a Fly-Board performance, food and craft vendors, primitive skills demonstrators, and much more. Additional fees may apply for various attractions. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Oct 9, 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.
Geology Hike
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the shoals of Sweetwater. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Oct 13, 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, October 22, 2021

Haunted Hills Hayride
Friday, Oct 22, 2021 7 PM to 10 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Can you survive the Haunted Hills Hay Ride? Come see the hills come a live with all manner of spooky and scary things. Tickets go on sale at 7:00 p.m. and the last ticket will be sold at 10:00 p.m. $5 per person $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Haunted Hills Hayride
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 7 PM to 10 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Can you survive the Haunted Hills Hay Ride? Come see the hills come a live with all manner of spooky and scary things. Tickets go on sale at 7:00 p.m. and the last ticket will be sold at 10:00 p.m. $5 per person $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Home School at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Oct 27, 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.

Friday, October 29, 2021

Haunted Hills Hayride
Friday, Oct 29, 2021 7 PM to 10 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Can you survive the Haunted Hills Hay Ride? Come see the hills come a live with all manner of spooky and scary things. Tickets go on sale at 7:00 p.m. and the last ticket will be sold at 10:00 p.m. $5 per person $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

4th Annual Campground Decorating Contest
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 12 PM to 5 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us and your fellow campers as we decorate the campground with your best Fall or Halloween theme. Judging begins at 5:00PM. Feel free to bring candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters between 5:30 - 8:30. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
4th Annual Campground Trick-or-Treat
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us at the visitors center to enjoy a hayride through the campground going from site to site, while you see the Halloween decorations and collect candy. Games and concessions will be offered during the wait between rides. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Owl-O-Ween
Saturday, Oct 30, 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. $20 per person. Meet at the visitor's center. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Haunted Hills Hayride
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 7 PM to 10 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Can you survive the Haunted Hills Hay Ride? Come see the hills come a live with all manner of spooky and scary things. Tickets go on sale at 7:00 p.m. and the last ticket will be sold at 10:00 p.m. $5 per person $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Monday, November 1, 2021

2021 Crooked River Amateur Photo Contest
1st Monday of Month 7 AM - 10 PM from 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.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Homeschool Days
Thursday, Nov 4, 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.

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Native American Heritage Day at Etowah
Saturday, Nov 6, 2021 10 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come learn about how our modern society still carries the past on its shoulders. There will also be a genealogy lecture and workshop to help guests understand how their families have been influenced by Native Americans. $2 -$6. 770-387-3747.
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Saturday, November 13, 2021

2nd Annual Kolomoki Native American History
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us as we celebrate Native American History at Kolomoki with live primitive skills and early weapons demonstrations. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Nov 13, 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.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Backcountry Geology Hike
Sunday, Nov 14, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Geologist and "Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park" president John Johnston will lead a moderately strenuous three mile hike identifying rock types and explaining how they formed. Explore the beautiful Jack's Branch area and the seldom-visited quarry of the New Manchester mill. Meet in the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
DIRT Event 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Nov 17, 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.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Home School at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Nov 24, 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.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

3rd Annual Santa and Friends
Sunday, Nov 28, 2021 5 PM to 8 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Enjoy a drive through our beautifully lit winter wonderland campground. Drop off letters to Santa and wave to him and his friends during this holiday season treat the whole family will enjoy. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Homeschool Days
Thursday, Dec 2, 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.

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Caroling in the Park
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us at shelter #1 as we make Christmas crafts take pictures with Santa, and go on a caroling hayride. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Dec 8, 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.

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Backcountry Geology Hike
Sunday, Dec 12, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Geologist and "Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park" president John Johnston will lead a moderately strenuous three mile hike identifying rock types and explaining how they formed. Explore the beautiful Jack's Branch area and the seldom-visited quarry of the New Manchester mill. Meet in the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
DIRT Event 

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Home School at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Dec 29, 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.