Events starting 6/26/2019


Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp at Seminole (Ages 8 - 12)
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Join us for a fun-filled three days of outdoor adventures. Camp is Monday-Wednesday, from 9 AM - 3 PM. Call 229-861-3137 or stop by the park office to register. Camp activities are appropriate for ages 8 - 12 and include hiking, outdoor skills, water games, and swimming. This year's camp features a new site specific work book and all new badges. $40 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join a Ranger to Explore, Learn, and Engage! Welcoming adventurous kids third through sixth grades. Each camp will be a fun filled, two day adventure, and at the end, participants will be awarded their Junior Ranger Badge. Payment due at time of registration. Snacks provided. Inform park of dietary restrictions at time of registration. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Promotion
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 12 PM to 4 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Visit the Black Rock Mountain Visitors' Center to learn more about Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites Junior Ranger Program. Work with the Black Rock Naturalist to earn your first badge and begin your Junior Ranger Road Trip throughout the state. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Jr. Ranger Camp
9 AM - 2 PM  
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us for Jr. Ranger Camp for ages 7-12. Jr. Rangers will learn several valuable skills including campfire building, survival skills, basic first aid, archery, tree ID, and many more! You must preregister for this event. Please call the office for details and registration. $80 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Day Camp
9 AM - 3 PM until Jun 28, 2019 
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: click on the event title for more details $84 - $86. 770-387-3747.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Ask the Naturalist
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Ask our Naturalist questions about the history or the site, surrounding features and wildlife. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Marvelous Mushroom Stroll
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join a ranger for a ½ mile trail walk to discover native fungi in our woodlands. Learn to ID common mushrooms and learn about their special adaptations. Pay correct change at the site. Meet at picnic shelter below dam in campground. Not stroller accessible. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Make A Mini Mushroom Garden
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your own edible mushroom garden to take home and enjoy.We will use a recycled 2-liter bottle, mushroom starter, and mushroom food. Pre-register and prepay at the Park Office. Geared towards towards ages 12 and up. Under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Meet at picnic shelter #2 below dam in campground. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Frog Chorus Campfire
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us along the edge of Lake Deleanor at sunset to listen to learn about our very vocal park amphibians. Bring a flashlight and a roasting stick and enjoy marshmallows around the campfire.Pay correct change at the site. Meet at the boathouse on Lake Deleanor in the campground. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Parks After Dark 
Junior Ranger Day Camp Ages 8-11
7 AM - 6 PM  
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us for a fun filled Junior Ranger Day Camp! Cost is $140 per child with a 10% discount for any addition child signed up from the same family. This span is for the Guppies, ages 6-8 years old. $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Toddler Thursdays at Hard Labor
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Come discover the wild world of Hard Labor Creek as we explore different animals and the surrounding woodlands. Each program will incorporate hands on play, math, art, and creativity. This Toddler Thursday is all about birds of a feather. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Camp
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children will participate in outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, birding, outdoor survival and more as they work toward earning Junior Ranger badges. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the Park Office to register. Ages 8-12 years old. Space limited to 10 kids. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Outdoor Adventure Camp
9 AM - 4 PM until Jun 28, 2019 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Tired of the same old summer camp? Looking for some adventure this summer? We have the solution! If you’re interested in archery, bouldering, tree climbing, outdoor living skills, and more, this is the camp for you. Ages 10-14. $200. 770-389-7801.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Camps: Everyday Adventures
9 AM - 3 PM until Jun 28, 2019 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Junior Rangers is a great way to get outdoors. Each camp is 4 days of hiking, adventure, crafts, outdoor skills, and more! Each day Junior Rangers need to bring: a lunch, snack, water bottle, clothing appropriate for the weather, sunscreen, and bug spray. Call to register. $120 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
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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Yoga at the Beach
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Start your morning with some gentle movements with yoga beside the swimming beach in the Day Use Area of the park. This event is for all levels and ages. Bring a yoga mat, beach towel, or blanket. A limited number of extra mats will also be available. Participants MUST sign up before 9PM the night before each class. Click for more details. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Lake Walk
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 1 PM to 2 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 
Twilight Hike
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Explore the Park by dark. This ranger-led hike guides you around Lake Trahlyta as the sun sets. This stroller-friendly trail covers mild terrain and lasts approximately one hour. Meet outside the Visitor Center at 8:00pm. $5 parking. 705-745-2628.
Parks After Dark 

Friday, June 28, 2019

Junior Ranger Class
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Learn about ecosystems, trail maintenance, and all the wonders of our plants and animals. All Junior Rangers will receive a set of patches and a lapel pin. Please bring water and be prepared to hike with your newly appointed Junior Ranger. This classroom-style program will take place in the Discovery Room behind the Visitor Center. $5 parking. 706-265-1969.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Camp
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join a Ranger to Explore, Learn, and Engage! Welcoming adventurous kids third through sixth grades. Each camp will be a fun filled, two day adventure, and at the end, participants will be awarded their Junior Ranger Badge. Payment due at time of registration. Snacks provided. Inform park of dietary restrictions at time of registration. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Promotion
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 12 PM to 4 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Visit the Black Rock Mountain Visitors' Center to learn more about Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites Junior Ranger Program. Work with the Black Rock Naturalist to earn your first badge and begin your Junior Ranger Road Trip throughout the state. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Jun 28, 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 
Bingo
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 3 PM to 5 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us for a fun afternoon of family bingo! Free Prize for a win, limit 1 prize per person. Location: Pavilion by Archery Range. Valid Park Pass required. $1/ bingo card or $3/ 5 bingo cards $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Movie on the Green
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Bring a blanket & lie back to watch a film under the stars. Free to attend. Movie: Spirited Away. PG. Popcorn available for purchase at $1. Location: Green behind putt-putt. Subject to inclement weather. Valid Park Pass required. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Parks After Dark 
Junior Ranger Day Camp
9 AM - 3 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: click on the event title for more details $84 - $86. 770-387-3747.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Critters and Creek Walk
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 9:30 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join a ranger to investigate the summer woodlands and Mountain Creek. Wear tennis shoes that can get wet. Discover wildflowers, lichens, and water inhabitants on this ½ mile trek. Pay correct change at the site. Meet at picnic shelter below dam in campground. Not stroller accessible. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Summer Poker Walk
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a 1-mile, natural surface trail walk and visit five natural history learning stations. Draw cards at each learning site. Best hand at the end of the walk wins a prize package. Pay correct change at the site. Not stroller accessible. Meet at the covered shelter next to the Trading Post in the campground. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Guale Indians: Home Defense and Hunting for Food
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 3 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Come learn about the indigenous people from our local area, the Guale Indians, and the types of weapons they used to defend themselves and hunt for food. 912-727-2339.
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Junior Ranger Camp
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children will participate in outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, birding, outdoor survival and more as they work toward earning Junior Ranger badges. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the Park Office to register. Ages 8-12 years old. Space limited to 10 kids. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Camper's SplashPad and Craft
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Campground and Cottage guests after-hours splashpad access. Come enjoy the splashpad with your family and fellow overnight guests. While the kids are playing have a chance to make a craft for adults. $0 - $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
S'mores N' More - Stargazing
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 8:45 PM to 9:45 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 enough, we'll do an astronomy tour. Look through our telescope as you learn all about constellations, and maybe see the moon craters or deep space objects like far away galaxies and nebulas. Weather dependent event. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
Friday Summer Fun
Fridays 1 PM - 3 PM until Jul 26, 2019 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us each Friday from 1-3 PM during the months of June and July for an outdoor themed activity! Below is the list of each activity that we have planned for each date. On June 28th we will not have a program. The cost is only $3! Ages 3 and under are free. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Outdoor Adventure Camp
9 AM - 4 PM  
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Tired of the same old summer camp? Looking for some adventure this summer? We have the solution! If you’re interested in archery, bouldering, tree climbing, outdoor living skills, and more, this is the camp for you. Ages 10-14. $200. 770-389-7801.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Camps: Everyday Adventures
9 AM - 3 PM  
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Junior Rangers is a great way to get outdoors. Each camp is 4 days of hiking, adventure, crafts, outdoor skills, and more! Each day Junior Rangers need to bring: a lunch, snack, water bottle, clothing appropriate for the weather, sunscreen, and bug spray. Call to register. $120 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
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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Fishing Float
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Paddle with the Park Naturalist and see if you can reel in a keeper. We'll travel approximately 3 miles round-trip, stopping at various fishing hot spots along the way. Bring a friend and try out one of our new fishing canoes, which are rigged with fully cushioned seats, plenty of cup and rod holders, and extra storage compartments. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 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.
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 
Roving Ranger
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Tori the tortoise is playing with Naturalist Sarah somewhere in the campground can you help us find them? If you do you can win a prize! $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Welcome Campfire
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us at the campground fire ring to, roast marshmallows, play games and tell stories! All supplies included for $2. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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River of Words
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Calling all young writers. Does nature inspire you? Join our naturalist to learn to write a haiku poem about your favorite parts of nature. Submit it for a chance to win a prize! Meet at Wolf Creek Covered Bridge at 1pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Sorting Science
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Did you know science doesn’t always involve math and chemicals? Some scientists specialize in sorting creatures into categories. Become a sorting scientist and create your own way of grouping animals in this hands-on program! Ideal for young learners. Meet at Possum Hollow at 3pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Twilight Kayaking
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 8 PM to 11 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Enjoy a ranger-led paddle of Lake Trahlyta under the full moon. All equipment provided, no prior kayaking experience necessary. Please book in advance as these events fill up quickly! $10/person. Visit the Visitor Center or call (706) 745-2628 to make your reservation today. Please arrive at the boat docks at 7:45! $10 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Hidden Gem Hike
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join the naturalist at the Black Rock Lake parking lot for a visit to Greasy Creek Falls, the Hidden Gem of Black Rock Mountain State Park. The trail is rated easy at this point, but will still require good walking shoes. Pets welcome. Bring water! $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Sunset Hike
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 7:45 PM to 9:15 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Relax at the Tennessee Rock and watch a beautiful sunset. Meet with the naturalist at the Visitors' Center for a short walk to our destination. Bring good walking shoes, water, a flashlight, and a camera. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Parks After Dark 
Eye-Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM  
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.
Backyard Birding 101
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Participants will learn how to make their backyards more inviting to resident and migratory birds including best feeder location and what to feed, plants to add to the yard to optimize birding habitats and more. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Jun 29, 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 29, 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.
Crime and Punishment Historical Hike
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Bank Robberies! Gun Fights! Moonshine! Jail Breaks! Hog Thieves! Murders! A historical hike offered at the Dahlonega Gold Museum introduces visitors to these cases Learn about the people responsible for keeping law and order, those who committed crimes, and the punishments delivered to the guilty. See history where it happened! $4. 706-864-2257.
Crime and Punishment Historical Hike
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Bank Robberies! Gun Fights! Moonshine! Jail Breaks! Hog Thieves! Murders! A historical hike offered at the Dahlonega Gold Museum introduces visitors to these cases Learn about the people responsible for keeping law and order, those who committed crimes, and the punishments delivered to the guilty. See history where it happened! $4. 706-864-2257.
Campfire S'mores and Stories
Saturdays 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM until Jul 20, 2019 
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Come join us for a yummy S'mores campfire and funny campfire stories. It’s a great way to meet fellow campers and enjoy summer. We will meet at the the Visitors Center and dive to the campfire ring. Don't forget to bring your blanket and camp chair. Call to reserve a spot: 678-450-7726 Weather dependent event. $3 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Corn Husk Dolls
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Make your own genuine Corn Husk Doll. Location: Elijah Clark Cabin. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Ask the Naturalist
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Ask our Naturalist questions about the history or the site, surrounding features and wildlife. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jun 29, 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.
Target Archery Shoot
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
This stationary target shooting adventure is for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment and unique shooting opportunities. Pay and pre-register at Park Office or bring correct change to the site. Park at the Fishing Dock next to Lake Deleanor and walk down to the range. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Mammal Discovery Station
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by our learning stations with displays of pelts, skulls and local mammal information. Test your mammal IQ. Make a mammal track cast to take home. Pay only if you make a track cast. Pay correct change onsite. Meet at boathouse next to Lake Deleanor in the campground. $4 if you make a track cast $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Water Wonders
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Use our dip nets and scopes to investigate and identify life in our lake. Interesting discoveries of frogs, fish, macroinvertebrates and more. Meet at the boathouse on Lake Deleanor in the campground. Pay correct change at the site or pay in advance at office and bring receipt. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Campfire Bingo
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Adults and families welcome. Come play our exciting, fun bingo game and learn about park animals, plants and history. Win prizes each round. Finish the night roasting marshmallows by the fire. Bring a stick and folding chair. Meet next to the boathouse on Lake Deleanor. Cancelled if rain. Pay correct change at the site. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Parks After Dark 
Paddle through General's Cut to Butler Island
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us on a trip on the beautiful Darien River to Butler Island, home of a former rice plantation. This paddling trip is open to people 10 years and older who are able to swim. Previous paddling experience is strongly recommended. Registration is required. $35 - 40. 912-437-4770.
Bees and Butterflies Hike
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for a short hike to discover Georgia's many types of bees and butterflies. Maybe we will see some of the more elusive species such as the Question Mark, or Monarch butterfly. Learn what you can do to protect these species and others whose populations are in serious decline. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 12 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The fort's plantation house will be open and ready to be explored. An interpretive ranger portraying a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to Civil War medicine. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
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The Better Butter Churning Demo
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
As you are touring the fort stop by the Barracks to participate in making butter. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Monthly Trail Clean Up
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
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.
Kayak/Canoe Tour
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Join us for a 2 hr tour down Gum Creek from 11am-1pm with our Kayak/Canoe guide, lunch will be included. Please bring water to take on the tour with you and load up on the sunscreen! The cost is $25 per person. Availability is limited so please call and make sure you register at the Visitor's Center! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Liberty Lady Cruise
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us for a night cruise on Liberty Lady! Tickets are $60 per person - drinks not included! A cash bar will be available! Please call 229-276-1004 to make reservations! $5 parking. 229-276-1004.
Star Spangled Wagon Ride
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger before you fire up the grill on Independence Day for a wagon ride around the park. Learn fun facts about Hard Labor Creek and the history of the area while celebrating the birth of our great country! Wagon rides last approximately 20 minutes. First come, first serve basis. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Fourth of July Crafts
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join Hard Labor Creek for some festive summer crafts, or try your hand at a few outdoor games. Make your own eagle for the 4th of July or a pair of birding binoculars, challenge a friend to a round of corn hole, or test your giant Jenga skills. Take home crafts same day. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Putt Putt Tournament
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come test your skills on our mini-golf course. All ages welcome. The winner (the player with the lowest score) will receive a prize. Register and pick up your equipment in the Trading Post. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Afternoon Paddle at Hard Labor
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore the calm waters of Lake Rutledge while bird-watching and looking for wildlife. Learn a little history of Hard Labor Creek cruising the lake with a ranger. 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.
Emory Jones Book Signing
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Emory Jones, author of "Distant Voices: The Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound," will read excerpts from his new book "The Valley Where They Danced." This post-WWI historical novel features scenes from Hardman Farm. Hear excerpts prior to the tour and then bring back questions for Mr. Jones afterward. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
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U-Pick Corn Harvest Day
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Governor Hardman grew several acres of corn to feed his livestock. The UGA White County Extension and Hardman Farm have grown an acre of pesticide free corn. Come pick some corn, listen to bluegrass music, play corn hole and enjoy a beautiful day in the Valley. Regular Tour Rates: Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Farm Animal Fun Day
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Over the years, Hardman Farm has been the home to several species of livestock. Come visit some furry friends here on the Farm as we continue our journey to "bring the farm to life" and keep the American agricultural experience alive. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Twilight Night Paddle: Get Outdoors Month
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Enjoy the setting sun as you glide across High Falls Lake. See the migrating cliff swallows and other wadding birds in this 3 mile relaxing canoe paddle with ranger guides. Space is limited, please register in advance. $35 a couple $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Parks After Dark 
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Parks After Dark 
Saturday Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Stop by the Visitor's Center anytime between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm to get the scavenger hunt of the week. Prizes for participating children when they bring the completed paper back to the the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Intro to Kayaking
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
In this introductory paddle participants will learn kayak safety as well as various techniques and strokes before practicing their skills on the water. Space is limited. Call park office to register and pay. $25 if using park kayak $15 if bringing your own kayak $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Going Batty
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Come learn all about bats and make a hand puppet of Georgia's one and only flying mammal to take home. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Ice-cream S'mores
Saturday, Jun 29, 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 29, 2019 3:30 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come meet Mercedes and Koopa Troopa our adorable animal ambassadors 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 them eat it while you learn all about what makes Gopher Tortoises so special. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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A is for Archery
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Just learning to shoot a bow and arrow? Want to brush up? Here’s your chance to get a Ranger led course on basic archery. From solid stances, terminology, safety, and target practice our Ranger will help you improve your archery skills. $7 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Camper's SplashPad and Craft
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Campground and Cottage guests after-hours splashpad access. Come enjoy the splashpad with your family and fellow overnight guests. While the kids are playing have a chance to make a craft for adults. $0 - $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Stargazing by Boat
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 8:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come view the night sky while floating in a kayak or canoe on the beautiful Magnolia Lake. Learn about astrology and the stories behind the constellations on this relaxing sky tour. Limited equipment available. Sign up at the Visitor Center before 5pm. $5 - $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
Orienteering
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Anytime from 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Take on our orienteering course here at Mistletoe. We will provide the orienteering maps and compass. It’s $5 per person. Meet at the nature center. This a great program for any scout groups or people wanting to learn a new skill! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Sunset Paddle
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Watch the beautiful sunset from the water on this guided paddle trip. We have canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards available. Must register to participate, the cost is $15 per person. Meet at the boat ramp in the campground across from site #44. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Junior Ranger Day
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Come to the park and join a park ranger as they led activities designed to help you earn your Junior Ranger badge. The activities include a mock trial, a syllabary activity, a food cycle activity and a archeology activity. $5.00 706-624-1321.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 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.
Movies in the Park
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 8:45 PM to 10:45 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a family-fun evening in the park. We will be playing a family feature on our jumbo screen while your family relaxes in the park. Just bring your blanket or chairs. Concessions will be available for purchase from the Friends of Panola chapter. $5 Parking fee is required per vehicle. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Muddy Messes
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Come and get your hands dirty as we celebrate International Mud Day. Learn about the importance of mud, discover what animals rely on muddy environments, and even compete in an muddy obstacle course! $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Family Movie Nights at Red Top Mountain
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 8:45 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Bring a blanket, chairs, and a snack, and meet on the green at Picnic Shelters 1, 2, and 3. Bring your blankets or chairs. Enjoy a movie surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Red Top Mountain State Park and Lake Allatoona. All movies rated G or PG. Movies start at dark (about 8:45 PM). $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Join a park ranger for two fun-filled days of learning, crafting, and exploring. This camp is for children ages 6-12. Spaces are limited, so pre-registration is required. $30. 706-213-2045.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
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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Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Saturday, Jun 29, 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.
Explore The Nature Hut
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Visit our Nature Hut to learn about animals that are common to this area. Many taxidermy animals are on display. You can also meet our two live snakes !! $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Guided Hike along the Muscadine Trail
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join the Naturalist for a Nature Hike along our 1 mile Muscadine Trail. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Fishing
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Don't have a fishing rod or tackle box? That's okay. Come fish with us at fishing hole #1 and we will provide all the supplies needed. This is also a great opportunity to complete a page in the new Junior Ranger book. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Radical Reptiles
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet the park reptiles, Tori and Porcia, at the campground pavilion to learn more about the reptiles of Georgia. Afterwards, stay and create the perfect scaly friend! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Creepy Crawl Creek Hike
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Wear your water shoes to the Office Pavilion as we hike to and up Rice Mill Creek and pond #1. We will have a splashing good time on this 1 mile hike. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Raptors in the Park
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join us for an incredible wildlife exhibition at the park. Beth Thompson brings her amazing menagerie of raptors, including owls and hawks, to Vogel State Park. Guests will be able to admire these magnificent birds and get an up-close view of some of nature's most incredible birds of prey. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Storytime in the Forest
Saturday, Jun 29, 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.
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Music in the Park: Nearly Normal String Band
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Round off your evening with live music at the Lake Pavilion from 8—9pm. Our talent this week is Nearly Normal String Band! Please bring your own chairs. All donations go directly to the performers. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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British Occupation of Savannah
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Savannah is under British occupation after the Battle of Savannah. Georgia's patriots have fled to the back country, leaving the city in the hands of the redcoats. Do not despair; join our Continental spy ring to keep an eye on those sneaky redcoats. Your spy mission, should you choose to accept, will start at the Visitor Center. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.
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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Ice Cream Sunday
Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Cool off and satisfy your sweet tooth with an Ice Cream Sundae on Sunday! Location: Elijah Clark House. Valid Park Pass Required. $1/ cup of ice cream $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Feeling Crabby!
Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Want to learn how to catch local blue crabs? We will learn the best type of traps to use, what to use for bait, and the best times for crabbing. Please bring a bucket to bring crabs home in. Also, you will need a chair if you wish to sit. Crab traps will be provided, but you may also bring your own. *Georgia Fishing license required. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Sundaes on Sunday
Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 3:30 PM to 4:30 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.
South River Kayak Paddle
Sunday, Jun 30, 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.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Join a park ranger for two fun-filled days of learning, crafting, and exploring. This camp is for children ages 6-12. Spaces are limited, so pre-registration is required. $30. 706-213-2045.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
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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Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. We will go inside the mill, as see in the "Hunger Games" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of the creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 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.
Explore The Nature Hut
Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Visit our Nature Hut to learn about animals that are common to this area. Many taxidermy animals are on display. You can also meet our two live snakes !! $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
True or False Animal Facts
Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 1 PM to 2 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.
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Monday, July 1, 2019

Noche de cine en Fort Yargo
Monday, Jul 1, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
¿Estás buscando una noche familiar? Únase a nosotros para una noche de cine relajante presentada en español. Lleve una silla, una manta o tome asiento en un banco de picnic. Damos la bienvenida a los visitantes que comienzan a llegar a las 6:30 p.m., y la película comenzará a las 7:00 p.m. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Fantastic Forest: Glorious Grimoires
Monday, Jul 1, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. Start your magical journey by making your own Grimoire! We will discuss what a Grimoire is, practice drawing and observation skills, design our own magical look. This program is recommended for ages 5 to adult. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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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Georgia Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM until Jul 22, 2019 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Georgia Master Naturalist In cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, this eight-week training is in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion. Meets Mondays through July 22. $250 for the series and certification $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Monday, Jul 1, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 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.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Roving Naturalist
Tuesday, Jul 2, 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 nature or history. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Fantastic Forest: Magical Menagerie
Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. Learn about magical beings and local wildlife! Interact with one of our live animals and learn the lore surrounding them. We will also discuss mythological creatures from culture and fiction. This program is recommended for ages 5 to adult. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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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Flower Float
Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
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.
Flower Float
Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019 11 AM to 1 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.
Fireworks at the 'Nole
Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019 5 PM to 10 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Celebrate an early Independence Day with fireworks over Lake Seminole. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Bluebirds and Butterflies
Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Help us monitor our bluebird nest boxes and check on our butterfly garden. There is a short walk to five bluebird boxes and our demonstration pollinator garden. We will talk briefly on what it takes to attract both bluebirds and butterflies to your yard. Handouts provided. Meet at the Park Office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Salamander Meander
Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the ranger for an investigative stream lab to discover salamanders and other cold-stream inhabitants. We provide dip nets and catch pans. Wear tennis shoes you can get wet. All ages welcome. Pay correct change at the site. Park at the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. Meet right of playground. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Parks After Dark 
Fantastic Forest: Enchanting Herbs
Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. We will be hiking on the Iron Hill Trail to find the extraordinary plants that grow there! We will learn their amazing historical uses. Bring your Grimoire or notebook to record our amazing findings and make up your own potions. This program is recommended for ages 5 to adult. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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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Children's Nature Hike
Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike for children (6 years and older) will focus on learning more about the beautiful Piedmont forest we live in, especially the animals and plants of this area. We will be hiking down to and inside the five story Civil War-era New Manchester mill alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Parents are welcome. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Water Safety
Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
It's officially summer time again and everyone is out on the lake! So come by and join us to learn more about how we can be safe and make smart decisions while enjoying the summertime fun on the water. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Explore The Nature Hut
Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Visit our Nature Hut to learn about animals that are common to this area and some that you might not have seen before. Many taxidermy animals are on display and you can also meet our three live snakes!! $5 parking. 706-356-4362.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Find the Flags
Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 8 AM to 3 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Decorate your campsite in your best 4th of July Decorations you can find! 1st and 2nd place winners will be announced at 2. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Campsite Decorating Contest
Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Decorate your campsite in your best 4th of July Decorations you can find! 1st and 2nd place winners will be announced at 2. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Wildlife of Our World
Thursday, Jul 4, 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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