Upcoming Events


Saturday, May 25, 2019

Butter My Biscuit
Saturday, May 25, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Get moving and make delicious homemade butter and biscuits over the fire. Meet at the fire pit behind the park office, all supplies provided for $5. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Moonlight Movie Night
Saturday, May 25, 2019 9 PM to 11 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
We will be showing a movie in the field behind the office, so bring your blankets or chairs and get ready for some fun. We will have popcorn and refreshments for sale. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Parks After Dark 
War of Jenkin's Ear
Saturday, May 25, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
It is 1742 and the Spanish are coming! Learn about the War of Jenkins Ear and Georgia’s role in the 1739 – 1748 war between Britain and Spain. Join us for a presentation about the conflict at the Visitors Center at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm followed by military drills and black powder weapons demonstration. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.
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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Hike and Paddle
Sunday, May 26, 2019 8 AM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us for a 5.5 mile hike up the Riverside Trail along with a hour long paddle down. You MUST preregister for this event by calling. Kayaks are available for rent if needed for $30. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Try Tai Chi
Sunday, May 26, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Learn movements to improve balance, flexibility, and strength while reducing stress and having fun during this gentle, slow moving exercise class. Both seated and standing participants will be accommodated. Please bring water, bug spray, and wear flat soled shoes. No flip-flops. Meet at Picnic Shelter 3. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Memorial Day Celebration
Sunday, May 26, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us for a Memorial Day weekend packed full of fun. We will have games, crafts, homemade ice cream, and boat rides all weekend long. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Memorial Day Celebration
Sunday, May 26, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join the Friends of Fort King George for a day of craft demonstrations and soldiers' life activities in commemoration of Memorial Day. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Meet the Farm Animals
Sunday, May 26, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Give us a helping hand as we feed animals, collect eggs and goof off with our farm animals. We will start by feeding sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, donkeys, a horse and mule. Learn about their different diets and tips on maintaining them. Meet at the center of Heritage Farm. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Pioneer Games
Sunday, May 26, 2019 2:30 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Play some historical games with a ranger and learn what life was like without screens. Play a variety of games, such as graces, cat & mouse, hide the slipper, and more. Meeting at Relihan building down by the Heritage Farm. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Civil War Encampment
Sunday, May 26, 2019 10 AM to 7 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Reenactors will interpret Camp McDonald in 1861 as soldiers from Georgia train to render valiant service to the southern cause. Detailed activity schedule will be available at the Visitor's Center and at The Lake Blackshear Resort for Memorial Weekend. Crafts, Cooking, and other activities included! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Memorial Day Fun Crafts and Games
Sunday, May 26, 2019 2 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy our “recreation station” on the beach for family fun. 1-2 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Memorial Day Beach Bash
Sunday, May 26, 2019 4 PM to 8 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Meet at Picnic Shelter 1 for an evening full of family fun. Slip-n-slide will be available with corn hole tournament, sand castle contest and boat races. Concessions will be sold. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, May 26, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Foraging for edible plants has been around as long as people have walked the earth. Come learn about wild edible plants from our Park Naturalist on this easy 1-mile hike along the beautiful Beaver Trail. Wear good walking shoes and bring plenty of water. Weather dependent event. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Sundaes on Sunday
Sunday, May 26, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Cool off by making your own ice-cream sundae and explore the new Nature Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Sunday, May 26, 2019 5 PM to 6 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 as you learn about the fascinating events that transpired here, and maybe get a chance to see a confederate guard fire his rifle-musket. Museum entry fees are included. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Camp Lawton Lantern Tour
Sunday, May 26, 2019 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come experience the historic Camp Lawton at night via lantern-light in this guided historical tour. Be transported back in time as you hike the trail and learn about the world's largest prison stockade and its inhabitants. Participants get to carry their own lanterns. You may even see a Confederate soldier and hear a musket fired. $10 - $15 Pre-registration required plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, May 26, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, May 26, 2019 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Hiking & Orienteering 101
Sunday, May 26, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Make your day hike safe and more enjoyable by learning how to prepare for your hike. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Flower Float
Sunday, May 26, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Gorgeous water lilies and beautiful yellow lotuses are in full bloom on Lake Seminole. Join the park naturalist and paddle your way up the Northern reaches of the lake to vast expanses covered in flowers. This slow paced, short distance(2 miles round trip)kayak tour is perfect for beginners or guests looking to get close-up photos. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Sunday, May 26, 2019 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
If you've ever wanted a picture of a beautiful Lake Seminole sunset, this is your chance. This Park Naturalist guided sunset kayak tour will get you to the perfect spot to hopefully help you get that picture of a lifetime. Don't forget to bring water and a camera. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, May 26, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, seen in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film and others, is situated alongside alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, May 26, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake to watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Memorial Day Craft
Sunday, May 26, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Prepare to get messy as we create an amazing tie-dye creation at the campground pavilion. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Wilderness Survival
Sunday, May 26, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Learn fire safety and how to start a fire. You will need to sign a waiver before we can have fun and learn. All supplies included for $2 $2 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Campfire!
Sunday, May 26, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us at the campground pavilion to roast s’mores, play games, and tell stories. A $1 for donation for future campfires is appreciated. $1 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Accessible Parks After Dark 

Monday, May 27, 2019

Memorial Day Cruise
Monday, May 27, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Celebrate Memorial Day with a leisurely boat ride along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Parks After Dark 
Memorial Day Celebration
Monday, May 27, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us for a Memorial Day weekend packed full of fun. We will have games, crafts, homemade ice cream, and boat rides all weekend long. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Memorial Day Celebration
Monday, May 27, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join the Friends of Fort King George for a day of craft demonstrations and soldiers' life activities in commemoration of Memorial Day. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Memorial Day Celebration
Monday, May 27, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join the Friends of Fort King George for a day of craft demonstrations and soldiers' life activities in commemoration of Memorial Day. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Archaeology: Dig through History
Monday, May 27, 2019 11 AM to 12 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. Keep what you find! $5 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Edible Plant Hike
Monday, May 27, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a beautiful and scenic hike with our park Naturalist and learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia. We'll be searching for local plants that have edible and medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and identifying some that are toxic. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Monthly Trail Clean Up
Monday, May 27, 2019 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
If you need volunteer experience, just enjoy helping keep the park clean, or both join us during our monthly Cleanups! We will provide rubber gloves, trash bags, and some tools. We will meet at the trail head and begin promptly at the start time. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Memorial Day's March Through Time
Monday, May 27, 2019 9 AM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join us as we remember those who served our country by visiting the Camp Lawton Museum where we will have a variety of military uniforms and accessories from throughout US history on display all day. $2 museum entry fee plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Snake ID and Safety in the Southeast
Monday, May 27, 2019 11 AM to 3 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
As summer approaches, snakes become more active. Ranger and former biologist Cindy Newman will show you how to identify snakes, both venomous and non-venomous, and how to be safe around them. Suitable for ages 10 and up. Programs at 11 am, 1 pm, & 2 pm. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Bark in the Park Dog Hike
Monday, May 27, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Walk the beautiful trails of the park with your four-legged companion and anyone else. We will enjoy a guided hike by a park ranger alongside the rapids of Sweetwater Creek and view inside the New Manchester Mill from the movie "Hunger Games: Mockingjay." Meet outside the Visitor's Center. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Monday, May 27, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, seen in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film and others, is situated alongside alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Junior Ranger Summer Camp Ages 5-7
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
This four-day, hands-on camp includes lunch and snack, swimming, archery, art projects, t-shirt, nature discoveries, and outdoor skills. Meets at the Small Group Camp. Must pre-register & prepay by May 22. Come by park office or call park office with payment and fill out attached form, FAX or email back. Limited space. $105 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Home School Days at Fort Yargo Ages 5-8
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Home School students ages 5-8 are invited to Fort Yargo for an hour of scientific fun! We will cover different topics each session that include but are not limited to: plant biology, wildlife sciences, stream ecology, fishing, and campfire cooking. $3 per student. Meeting locations will vary. Registration required. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Home School Days at Fort Yargo Ages 9-12
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Home School students ages 9-12 are invited to Fort Yargo for an hour of scientific fun! We will cover different topics each session that include but are not limited to: plant biology, wildlife sciences, stream ecology, fishing, and campfire cooking. $3 per student. Meeting locations will vary. Registration required $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Adventure Camp
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 9 AM to 4 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Kids age 10-14 come out and enjoy 3 days of outdoor adventure on May 29 - 31 and/or June 12 - 14. Camp includes coastal kayaking, fishing, hiking, archery, beach coming on Cumberland Island, environmental education and more. Space is limited to 10, reservations required. $115 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Summer Camp Ages 5-7
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
This four-day, hands-on camp includes lunch and snack, swimming, archery, art projects, t-shirt, nature discoveries, and outdoor skills. Meets at the Small Group Camp. Must pre-register & prepay by May 22. Come by park office or call park office with payment and fill out attached form, FAX or email back. Limited space. $105 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Hike the Entire Gahuti
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
The Gahuit Trail is the most challenging trail at Fort Mountain. Join a ranger and hike around 8.5 miles. Expect to see beautiful views, hike up and down the mountain, and pass a waterfall. We will stop to eat lunch, and snacks. Please bring plenty of water and food, and wear appropriate hiking gear. Registration is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
On May 11th, at 9:15 pm, we will meet at HLC Observatory to take advantage of the dark skies, away from the light pollution of the big cities. We will observe the Moon, planets, and constellations. No fee required. The HLC observatory is not located near the park's visitor center. For more info and directions: http://www.astro.gsu.edu/HLCO/ $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 3 PM – May 29, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Homeschoolers will be offered an educational opportunity to learn about President Roosevelt, Warm Springs, The Great Depression, WWII and more, through a presentation in the Theater. Programs run approx. 1 hour. Class times are 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Pre Registration is required and select from subjects below. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Junior Ranger Summer Camp Ages 5-7
Thursday, May 30, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
This four-day, hands-on camp includes lunch and snack, swimming, archery, art projects, t-shirt, nature discoveries, and outdoor skills. Meets at the Small Group Camp. Must pre-register & prepay by May 22. Come by park office or call park office with payment and fill out attached form, FAX or email back. Limited space. $105 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Prelude to the May 27, 1864 Battle of Pickett’s Mill Reenactment
Thursday, May 30, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Come and bring the family out to see tactical exercises and black powder demonstrations building up to the 155th Anniversary of the Battle of Pickett’s Mill reenactment. Learn what it was like to be a soldier or civilian refugee by interacting with our reenactors, participating in guided historical tours, and observing period demonstrations. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, May 31, 2019 7:15 PM to 8:45 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Parks After Dark 
Junior Ranger Summer Camp Ages 5-7
Friday, May 31, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
This four-day, hands-on camp includes lunch and snack, swimming, archery, art projects, t-shirt, nature discoveries, and outdoor skills. Meets at the Small Group Camp. Must pre-register & prepay by May 22. Come by park office or call park office with payment and fill out attached form, FAX or email back. Limited space. $105 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
S'mores N' More - Campfire Tales
Friday, May 31, 2019 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come join a park ranger at the lake amphitheater for a yummy s'mores campfire and then, once it's dark we’ll take turns telling spooky or funny campfire stories. It’s a great way to meet fellow campers and enjoy the serene Magnolia Lake. Weather dependent event. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
Prelude to the May 27, 1864 Battle of Pickett’s Mill Reenactment
Friday, May 31, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Come and bring the family out to see tactical exercises and black powder demonstrations building up to the 155th Anniversary of the Battle of Pickett’s Mill reenactment. Learn what it was like to be a soldier or civilian refugee by interacting with our reenactors, participating in guided historical tours, and observing period demonstrations. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Camping Curious
Friday, May 31, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
This event is open to campground guests only. The Camping Curious series will feature new excitement each week! Come join our Ranger for a new surprise experience! Inclement weather may cancel this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Parks After Dark 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, May 31, 2019 9 PM to 9:45 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Accessible Parks After Dark 
Last Friday of the Month Camp
5th Friday of Month 9 AM - 4 PM from May 31, 2019 until Jul 26, 2019 
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Junior Ranger day camp for ages 6-13. Work towards your NEW JR Ranger badge through hikes, crafts and more. This is a one day camp repeating on the last Friday of May, June and July, from 9 AM to 4 PM. We must have at least 6 campers signed up a week in advance for camp to commence. Please call the office at 706-245-6270 to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Junior Fishing Rodeo on National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 8 AM to 12 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Kids 15 and younger can try to win prizes for largest fish or youngest angler, as well as a door prize. Register between 7:30 - 7:45 a.m. at the main office and enjoy some great fishing in Lake Liberty. Refreshments will be available. This program is in conjunction with National Trails Day. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Star Party at Cloudland Canyon State Park
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Star Parties are conducted by the Barnard Astronomical Society and sponsored by the Friends of Cloudland Canyon. Come see the wonders of the night sky through our telescopes. If there is a possibility of rain, please call 941-544-3420 after 6 pm the day of the event. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Parks After Dark 
National Trials Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join a Ranger at the Sempervirens trailhead for a hike through our ever living forest where you'll learn about native plants found along the trail as well as their historical uses. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Meet and greet the animals who make coastal Georgia their home in this exciting and informative live animal presentation. Learn about their behaviors, why they look and live the way they do and gain a better understanding of why they are so important to our world. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Gopher Tortoise Stroll
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come learn about our state reptile as we stroll the park in search of burrows. Get to meet and photograph some of our resident tortoises. Weather permitting. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Dog Creek Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join us on a ranger-led hike to celebrate National Trails Day. We will be hiking the Dog Creek Outer Loop which is approximately 1.5 miles and offers gorgeous views of both Lake Lanier and Dog Creek. Register in advance by calling park visitor center. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
National Trails Day - 3 Mile Hike
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Elijah Clark State Park offers a national trails day hike. The hike will take place on our 3 mile trail. The hike will be a moderate difficulty. Please bring anything may be needed including water. Please also wear hiking appropriate clothing. No dogs allowed on this hike. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Day of Discovery and Scavenger Hunt Challenge
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come Get Outdoors with us at Etowah Mounds. We will have some outdoor fun while learning about Native American life, archaeology, and nature through fun activities like "The Scavenger Hunt Challenge" where guests explore the grounds and get involved in activities to complete the hunt. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Down by the River
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Jr. Rangers join the ranger on a Hike to and Exploration around the River, to discover things about riverside habitat. $4 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 8 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up (2-6 people) and compete in our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4:00 PM Saturday. Winner announced at 4:00 PM. Prizes and ribbon awarded. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Boomer Day Camp
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
This adult adventure promises to be fun and active. It offers outdoor discoveries: archery, fire-building, map and compass, plant & wildlife investigations. Forms available at park office or click on title to reveal PDF form. Send in form and call park office with credit card payment. Meet at the Small Group Camp near the horse stables. $40 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Mountain Creek Trail Hike- National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10 AM to 1:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Celebrate with Pine Mountain Trail Association guides and enjoy a woodland discovery over 3.2 easy to moderate miles. Bring water. Geared towards ages 8 and up. Not stroller accessible. Meet at Picnic Shelter #2 below Lake Deleanor dam in campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Paddling Trip to Rifle Cut: National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Get out on the water with us in celebration of National Trails Day! This trip is open to people 10 years and older who are able to swim. Previous paddling experience strongly recommended. Equipment is provided, but please bring water and sunscreen. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting wet. Registration is required. $35 - 40. 912-437-4770.
Magnolia Trail - National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
In the morning, our rangers will guide visitors on a special hike to learn more about our special ecosystems and their importance! After our morning hike, we'll need volunteers to help us work on the trails! Do your part in helping to preserve our beloved hiking trails! $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
A Heritage Hike- National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Join the ranger for a fun and informative walk around the fort and nature trail. Participants will view the historic earthworks, St.Catherine's Sound, as well as some of the positions of the British Siege Artillery, that captured the fort in 1779. $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 12 PM to 4 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Participate in this nationwide effort to take care of our trails. Join a Ranger and hike around the Lake, Goldmine Creek, and Gahuti Trails. The hike will take around 2 hours. We will collect trash as we hike. Bags, gloves, and pickers will be provided. Meet by the beach There is no charge for this hike. Please bring a snack and water. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Celebrate National Trails Day with a 2 mile guided hike! We will meet at the Fishing Area and hike along the Orange Trail. We will begin promptly at 7:00 pm. Dogs welcome on a leash. Not suitable for strollers. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Swamp Stomp
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Hike our East River Swamp trail, our most photographed trail, and our most diverse trail. Dog's are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. The hike will be about 2 miles. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Free Fishing Days
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come out to George L Smith on these free fishing days and experience a fun filled morning at the lake. A Ranger will be available to assist you or your kids in your fishing excitement! $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Shoot out at Georgia Veteran's
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 to Sunday, Jun 2, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Join us at our Airsoft Range with Red Ryder BB Guns! Our trained Range Safety Officer will make sure everyone has a great time! Pick up an arm band at the Visitor's Center, each arm band is $10. We will be doing the event from 10am-12pm and again at 2pm-4pm $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Red Trail Hike at Hamburg- National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Visitors will meet at the Park Office and take a short walk around the lake to the beginning of the Red Trail. From there, we will enter the woods and learn about the history of Hamburg State Park, while also enjoying some incredible lakeside views. Please bring a water bottle, wear closed toe shoes, sunscreen and insect repellent. Mill tour after. $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
National Trails Day Hikes
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 9 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
On this special day, join us for two ranger led hikes! At 9 AM, we will be hiking the Brantley Trail. This will be a 1.1 mile moderate hike. At 1 PM, we will be having a History Hike on parts of the bike red trail. This is a moderate to strenuous hike recommended for kids over 8 years old. Meet at the Trading Post for both hikes. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Historic CCC Paddle and Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 3 PM to 5 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. Learn how the Civilian Conservation Corps built our lakes, bridges, roads, and group camps. We will show pictures of before and after the lake was built. Bring closed-toe shoes, water and bug repellent. Meet at the beach area. Call to pay in advance $15 with a rental craft, $10 with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided Twilight Paddle. As we scan the sky and woods for wildlife, and 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. Meet at the beach area. Bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, and water shoes. Register in advance. $10 if you use your craft, $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 9 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll hunt for scorpions by using provided UV lights, listen for owls, and watch the stars. We will meet at the Trading Post (Visitor Center) to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. Call to register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
National Trails Day on the Helen to Hardman Heritage Trail
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Enjoy a 2 mile out and back guided hike along the Helen to Hardman Heritage Trail. This hike will lead you through several layers of history in White County, as well as the natural history of the Chattahoochee River. Meet in the Visitor Center. $5-$12. 706-878-1077.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
1st Saturday of Month 8:30 AM - 5 PM from Jun 1, 2019 until Dec 1, 2019 
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Hikes, crafts, games and environmental programs are included in this day camp for children ages 5-15. Participants will work toward earning their new site specific Jr. Ranger badge. Please bring a lunch and water bottle. Space is limited, please register in advance. Activities change monthly. $30 per child. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Tranquility Trail Hike and Clean-up: National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join the park Naturalist to take an informative nature hike on the 2.5 mile Tranquility Trail. We will pick up trash on the trail and around the park. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Junior Ranger Trail Walk
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Walk the Hofwyl-Broadfield activity trail with a ranger. Learn about some little known aspects of the plantation while completing sections of the Junior Ranger book. $5 to $8. 912-264-7333.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Hofwyl-Broadfield History Walk - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Explore over 200 years of history with a two mile walk through Hofwyl-Broadfield's past. Walk will feature ruins of original plantation house, rice fields, area of old slave settlement, plantation road, old spring and gardens. Attendees will also be able to take part in regularly scheduled guided tours of the plantation house. $8 for adults. $7 for Seniors (62 and over). $5.00 for youth (6 - 17) 912-264-7333.
Extended Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 8:30 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Beat the heat and take on the multipurpose trail. Bring bug spray and plenty of water for this 6 1/2-mile hike. Meet at the Multi-Use Trail off Highway 42. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Overland Nature Trail Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 1 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the naturalist for a ¾ mile hike to view the flora and fauna of Indian Springs. Meet at the Overland Nature Trail. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Overland Nature Trail Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 3 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the naturalist for a ¾ mile hike to view the flora and fauna of Indian Springs. Meet at the Overland Nature Trail. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Plantation History Trail: National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Walk back in time and learn about the different eras of Jarrell Plantation and the generations of people that kept the farm alive. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
National Trails Day: Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 8 AM to 5 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Grab the first clue at the Visitor Center to crack the code for the scavenger hunt adventure on the White Oak Trail. This 1.25 mile trail will led you around the Temple Mound and have you searching high and low for the answers. Please wear closed toe shoes and bring bottle of water. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us to celebrate National Trails Day hike at our park, bring water and insect repellant. The hike is a 1.3 mile hike. Pre-Registration is not required for this event. $5 parking. 912-297-4900.
Ice-cream S'mores
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come make your own sweet ice-cream s’mores – cold ice-cream sandwiched between two cookies of your choice, and then get a chance to explore the new Nature Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Tortoise Tails
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 3:30 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come meet Mercedes our adorable animal ambassador for Magnolia Springs State Park. Gopher Tortoises play an important role in our native ecosystem and are Georgia's official state reptile. You're welcome to bring leafy greens or fruit to donate and watch her eat it while you learn all about what makes Gopher Tortoises so special. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Accessible 
Edible Plant Hike
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Foraging for edible plants has been around as long as people have walked the earth. Come learn about wild edible plants from our Park Naturalist on this easy 1-mile hike along the beautiful Beaver Trail. Wear good walking shoes and bring plenty of water. Weather dependent event. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Wildlife on the Water
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come learn about wildlife on Magnolia Lake with this fun interactive paddling program. Each program will have a different topic such as frogs, alligators, birds, fish or even mammals. The Naturalist will take you on a tour looking for wildlife and then play animal-themed water games. Call the Visitor Center to find out this week's theme. $8 - $15 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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