Events starting 5/25/2019


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.
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Lake Walk
Saturday, May 25, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join a ranger-led stroll around Lake Trahlyta. This trail covers mild terrain and lasts approximately an hour. Meet at the Visitor Center at 1pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bear?
Saturday, May 25, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Black bears are a natural part of the Appalachian ecosystem. This ranger talk teaches you all about our wild neighbors, including what to do if you encounter one. Meet at Possum Hollow at 2pm. Bilingual program also given in Spanish. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
¿Son los Osos Muy Peligrosos?
Saturday, May 25, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Osos negros son un parte natural del ecosistema Apalaches. Esa charla trata el sobre nuestros vecinos salvajes, incluyendo que se hace si lo encuentras. Reúnase en Possum Hollow a las 2pm. Charla bilingüe también dado en inglés. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
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

Tennessee Rock Trail Guided Hike
Sunday, May 26, 2019 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Take a hike with the Black Rock Naturalist and learn about the parks unique plants and geology along the way. Moderate in difficulty. Please wear appropriate foot wear, dress for the weather and bring water and a snack. (Weather Permitting) $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Junior Ranger Road Trip
Sunday, May 26, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Are you interested in becoming a Black Rock Mountain Junior Ranger? Meet at the Black Rock Mountain Mellinger Center (next door to the campground Trading Post) to learn more about the Georgia State Parks' Junior Ranger Program and begin your journey on the state's Junior Ranger Road Trip. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Family Fun Time
Sunday, May 26, 2019 3 PM to 5 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join us at the Mellinger Center for an afternoon of fun and games, including corn hole, bocce, and ladder toss. Fun and Prizes for the whole family. $1 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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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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Nature Sketching
Sunday, May 26, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come and draw or color some of the beautiful scenery in the park. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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 cool off in the museum and 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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South River Kayak Paddle
Sunday, May 26, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger on a guided kayak paddle down the South River. We will travel roughly 4 miles down the South River as we discuss the area's rich history and look for local wildlife. The kayak trip will take roughly 2.5 hours. All kayaks, paddles, and life jackets are included with the program fee. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total). $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 watching for wading birds like Great Blue Herons and raptors like Bald Eagles and Ospreys while enjoying 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. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reserve. $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 
Amazing Animal Dads
Sunday, May 26, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Celebrate Father’s Day by learning how animal dads protect their babies. From lions to wolves to dolphins, animal dads work hard to keep their babies safe. Meet at Possum Hollow at 11am. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Creek Walk and Salamander Scramble
Sunday, May 26, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Beat the heat with this water activity! Join a ranger at Wolf Creek Covered Bridge (left of Visitor Center) and make a splash searching for salamanders and other creek-dwelling creatures. Meet at the Wolf Creek Covered Bridge at 2pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Storytime in the Forest
Sunday, May 26, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join a ranger for storytime. This week, we will read the children’s book Wolf Pups Join the Pack by the American Museum of Natural History. Meet at the Lake Pavilion at 1pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Birding Basics Hike
Sunday, May 26, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Calling all beginning birders! Embark on a ranger-led hike to spot and hear the North Georgia Mountains’ most vocal birds. This trail covers mild terrain and lasts approximately an hour. Meet at the Visitor Center at 1pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Monday, May 27, 2019

Memorial Day: Let's Get Wild
Monday, May 27, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
A fun-filled day at Black Rock! Visit the Mellinger Center between 10 AM and 2:00 PM to learn more about Black Rock Mountain wildlife through various Project Wild learning activities. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Corn Hole at the Rock
Monday, May 27, 2019 3 PM to 5 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come by the Mellenger Center and play a round or two of corn hole. 2 person teams or compete individually. Challenge your friends, or your camp neighbors. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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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.
Memorial Wreaths
Monday, May 27, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Honor the men and women who have died serving our country by making a memorial wreath, and hang it for all to see. Come by the Nature Center to make your own. $10 per wreath, military no charge plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Reptile Encounters
Monday, May 27, 2019 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for an up-close and hands-on encounter with some of Georgia's native snakes and turtles. You will learn all about these fascinating critters and things to know when they are encountered in the wild. All ages are welcome. Meet at the Amphitheater behind the Nature Center. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Snake ID and Safety in the Southeast
Monday, May 27, 2019 11 AM to 2 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 11:00 and, 1:00 pm, 2:00 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. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total). $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Cloud ID
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Enjoy identifying and learning about clouds with the naturalist $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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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 5-12
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Home School students ages 5-12 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 more. $3 per student. Meeting locations will vary. Registration is required. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
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 
Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
On July 31st, participants will learn how to paint from life using natural objects. Participants will learn how to achieve different effects and textures using different techniques. $5.00 per participant, program geared to children 10 and up. Meet at Park Office/Trading Post. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 3 PM  
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 
True or False Animal Facts
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Put your nature knowledge to the test in this fun game of true or false! Are the Appalachian Mountains older than the Rockies? Do wolves prowl Vogel State Park? Separate animal fact from crazy fiction! Lake Pavilion, 3pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Birding Basics Hike
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Calling all beginning birders! Embark on a ranger-led hike to spot and hear the North Georgia Mountains’ most vocal birds. This trail covers mild terrain and lasts approximately an hour. Meet at the Visitor Center at 1pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Roving Naturalist
Thursday, May 30, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Our Naturalist will be roving the park with interesting pieces of history and nature to share with the guests $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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

Family Fun Time
Friday, May 31, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join us at the Mellinger Center for an afternoon of fun and games, including corn hole, bocce, and ladder toss. Fun and Prizes for the whole family. $1 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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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 
Ask the Naturalist
Friday, May 31, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Ask the Naturalist about the location, history, or wildlife at Etowah. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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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
Must call to register. 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. Event maybe cancelled if minimum attendance isn't reached. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Parks After Dark 
Traveling Exhibit: Beyond Rosie - Women in World War II
9 AM - 5 PM until Jul 31, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
"Beyond Rosie - Women in World War II" tells the story of how women contributed to the war effort. From the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University's traveling exhibit series. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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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 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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National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join us at Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge to kick off National Outdoors Month with a guided hike through our 1 mile Mt. Laurel Loop with a Naturalist to get a glimpse of the beauty our park has to offer. As one of our less traveled paths, you'll be immersed in tall pines and laurel trees, and maybe even catch a glimpse of our native wildlife. $5 parking. 706-265-1969.
National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
In celebration of National Trails Day, come join us for sprucing up Black Rock's Tennessee Rock and and James Edmonds Trails. Get ready to get sweaty and have fun in the process. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Eye-Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM until Jun 29, 2019 
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt New month means a new scavenger hunt! Bring your camera and take a look around our park for the items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your completed list and pictures to the office to claim your prize. Remember, this is not a race, have fun! $5 parking. 770-328-0841.
Meet and Greet- National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Come meet our staff and learn more about the trails here at the park. We will also be giving away Nature Valley Granola Bars to all guest that day. We will be set up at the visitor center $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Meet the Ranger- National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 12 PM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Meet our rangers to learn more about the trails we have here at the park and enjoy free Nature Valley Granola Bars. Free to all guest, meet at the visitor center. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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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Low-Tide Paddle
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us on a three-hour kayak adventure through the salt marshes around Crooked River. Paddlers will watch for birds, dolphin and other wildlife while learning about the wonders of the marsh. We'll spend an hour exploring a sand bar before paddling the tide back in to our dock. Space is limited. Preregistration required. $35 single; $45 tandem; $25 if you bring your own kayak. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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.
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