Events starting 7/27/2019


Saturday, July 27, 2019

Ranger Activity
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy a tasty cold treat as you cool off and work towards earning your Magnolia Springs Junior Ranger Badge in this fun and educational half hour workshop inside the Nature Center. $1 donation suggested. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Ice-cream S'mores
Saturday, Jul 27, 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 graham crackers and topped with marshmallows and chocolate syrup, or other toppings of your choice. And then get a chance to cool off and explore the new Nature Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Wonders of Wildlife at Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 4 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Learn all about native wildlife and their adaptations from our Park Naturalist. Meet live animals, touch real furs, skulls, talons and more in this interactive educational presentation that gets you up close and personal to the wonderful world of wildlife. Meet at the Nature Center by the spring. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Camper's SplashPad and Craft
Saturday, Jul 27, 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.
Make Your Own Glowing Slime
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 7:30 PM to 8 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Is it a liquid? A solid? It glows in the dark, and oozes in your hand - it's Glow in the Dark Slime! And you can make your very own to take home or play with during our Screen on the Green movie night. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Game Night in the Campground
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Have fun playing games and learning about the park with Game Night in the Campground. Lawn games, Glo Sticks, and trivia make up this good-for-all-ages activity in the park. Held in the Picnic Shelter in the campground, a $1 donation is encouraged toward future game supplies. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Night Critters Hike
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
From 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM We’ll be hiking the Cliatt Creek Trail to find what’s lurking in the night! $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
South River Kayak Paddle
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 9 AM to 12 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
4th Saturday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM until Nov 23, 2019 
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
4th Saturday of Month 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM until Nov 23, 2019 
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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Wizard Walk
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 5 PM to 7 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. Calling all Harry Potter fans! The new Wizards Unite game app is out! Meet our Rangers at the Trading Post, for a trail walk along Sweetgum Trail to explore the Inns, Greenhouses, and Towers found at Red Top in the game! We love this game because it encourages people to get out, get moving, and get interacting in person! $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Family Movie Nights at Red Top Mountain
Saturday, Jul 27, 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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Trail Hike
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for a Ranger led Hike along one of our lake side trails. As you Stroll along the banks of Lake Antioch, we will share the area's unique history, flora and fauna. Depending on the group we will hike between 2 -5 miles. Meet at the Visitors Information Center at 8:30 AM. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
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
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 7 PM to 9 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.
Suwannee River Swamplands Hike
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Explore the beginnings of the Suwannee River on this ranger guided hike at the Suwannee River Sill. Learn about the abundant wildlife found within the Okefenokee (the headwaters of the Suwannee) and the history of how people have used this land while taking in the unique scenery of this environment. Sign up in advance by calling park. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Sunrise Lake Paddle
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 6 AM to 7:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led lake outing through the tunnel and out to the west side of the lake in the cool of the morning.The trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 10 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Includes canoe or kayak, PFD, and paddle. Reservations are required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill Hike
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
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.
"Off the Beaten Path" Hike
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, two hour moderate hike to an interesting, seldom-visited area of the park. Eight years old minimum. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes (boots preferred) are required. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Jr. Ranger Day
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join a ranger for a one-day adventure full of learning and exploring. Open to children ages 6-12 years old. Registration required in advance as spaces are limited. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Nature Hike
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join our Naturalist for a hike on the Muscadine Trail. You'll be learning about the history of the park, some basic tree identification, and you might see a deer or three. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Jr Ranger Day
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge Insects & Spiders see what creeps below. Join us for Jr. Ranger Day where we learn about what is on the floor of the forest. Preregistration required for crafts. $7 per Jr. Ranger $5 parking. 706-878-2201 ext. 549.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Programming
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge Engage your Junior Ranger in all the North Georgia outdoors has to offer at Unicoi. Either a one day program or join us for Junior Ranger Day Camp. The little Ranger in your house will have a great time and learn about the North Georgia outdoors. $10-$100 per Junior Ranger $5 parking. 706-878-2201 ext. 549.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Beginner's Birding Hike
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Bring your binoculars to the park office as we practicing bird skills 1 ½ miles on the perimeter trail. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Bird Magnet
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet at the campground pavilion to create a one of a kind bird magnet. All supplies included for $5. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Cuckoo Volleyball
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Bring your game face to the campground volleyball court for a crazy twist on this classic game. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Owl Prowl
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 9 PM to 10 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Come to the campground pavilion to learn more about the native owls of Georgia. Afterwards, you may join us on a short hike as we listen for owls. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
2-Day Junior Ranger Camp
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 9 AM to 4 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join a ranger for a two-day adventure full of learning, crafting, and exploring. Open to children ages 6-12 years old. Registration required in advance as spaces are limited. Children will be working on Level I or II Junior Ranger badges. $25 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Greasy Creek Falls Hike
Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join the park naturalist at the Black Rock Lake parking lot for a short hike to Greasy Creek Falls.These falls are our "Hidden Gem," and you will enjoy the forest scenery on this short hike. Good walking shoes and water are necessary. Dog friendly. A six foot leash is required. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Vann House Days - 19th Century Cherokee History
Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Dive into the daily life of an 18th-19th century family. Volunteers will demonstrate a variety of skills such as blacksmithing, herbology, churning butter, quilting, weaving, blow guns, pottery and more. The historic Cherokee house and grounds will be open for tours. $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Water Games - FREE
Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Escape the heat of the summer with some water fun! Water guns, sponges, kiddy pool, and hose provided. Feel free to bring your own water guns or balloons as well. Location: Elijah Clark House. Valid Park Pass Required. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Ice Cream Sunday
Sunday, Jul 28, 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.
Birding at the Mounds
Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Join us for an introduction to birding tour at this historic site. Etowah offers both open fields and wooded areas along the river. Bring your own binoculars and field guides. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Discover our Past: Explore Archaeology
Sundays 2 PM - 3 PM  
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Dig deep and find out about the people who came before us with this fun archaeology activity. 912-437-4770.
Bees and Butterflies Hike
Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
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.
Organic Gardening: Native American Gardening
Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
This program series will focus on a different topic for each month, to help improve your gardening knowledge. This month we will focus on Native American technique known as the "three sisters", and hill gardening. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Hike the Gahuti
Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
The Gahuti 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. Register 8am to 5pm $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Summer Send-Off
Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Before the kids head back to school, bring them out to Jarrell Plantation for one more weekend of summer fun. During this combination outdoor/indoor program, kids can complete our Junior Ranger book and earn their ranger badge, go on a photo scavenger hunt to earn prizes, and cool off inside with fun games and activities in our Visitor Center. $4 - $6.50 478-986-5172.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Sundaes on Sunday
Sunday, Jul 28, 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.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Jul 28, 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.
Indoor Basic Archery
4th Sunday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM until Nov 24, 2019 
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
4th Sunday of Month 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM until Nov 24, 2019 
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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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 Hike
Sunday, Jul 28, 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.
Sunset Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jul 28, 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. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Explore The Nature Hut
Sunday, Jul 28, 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 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.
2-Day Junior Ranger Camp
Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 9 AM to 4 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join a ranger for a two-day adventure full of learning, crafting, and exploring. Open to children ages 6-12 years old. Registration required in advance as spaces are limited. Children will be working on Level I or II Junior Ranger badges. $25 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Monday, July 29, 2019

Noche de cine en Fort Yargo
Monday, Jul 29, 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.
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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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Guided Tour
Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Take a guided tour with our Naturalist $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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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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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Ask the Naturalist
Wednesday, Jul 31, 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.
Bluebirds and Butterflies
Wednesday, Jul 31, 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 31, 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.
History and Mystery Hike and Tour
Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Moderate 1.2 mile hike to the Civilian Conservation Corps fire watchtower, and go inside this piece of history. See the ancient stone wall, and discuss the theories behind who built the wall. Stop by the West Overlook, look out over the town of Chatsworth, and even see Lookout Mountain in the distance before heading back down the trail. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Home School Days at Fort Yargo Ages 5-12
Wednesday, Jul 31, 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 At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Learn helpful skills like building a minimalistic shelter and ways to build your campfire. Celebratory marshmallows will be roasted after the demonstrations. Meet at Picnic Shelter 5. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Camera Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019 8 AM to 4 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Explore the park and complete our scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Bring your camera/list to the park office to show us what you found! Pick up a list at the office. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Fantastic Forest Festival
Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. Free event. To celebrate the end of our Fantastic Forest Series, we will have a festival great for the whole family! Make sure to dress up and bring your wands (no gore)! There will be trivia, Broom Skills tournament, wand design competition, cauldron slime making, and more! Inclement weather may cancelled this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Traveling Exhibit: Beyond Rosie - Women in World War II
9 AM - 5 PM  
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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Remembering Ravensbruck: Women and the Holocaust
9 AM - 5 PM until Sep 30, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
"Remembering Ravensbrück" tells the story of the Nazi concentration camp where more than 150,000 women were interred. 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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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Sunset Hike
Thursday, Aug 1, 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. Wear good walking shoes, and bring water, a flashlight, and a camera. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Roving Naturalist
Thursday, Aug 1, 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.
Butterfly Bonanza
Thursday, Aug 1, 2019 9 AM to 9:45 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Investigate eggs, caterpillars and adult butterflies in our garden. Short walk and brief talk on basics of attracting important pollinators to your yard. Handouts. Meet at park office. Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Photographers Hike
Thursday, Aug 1, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Break out your camera and come explore the picture-worthy park! Meet at the picnic area by the Overland Nature Trail. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Homeschool Days
Thursday, Aug 1, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Homeschoolers! Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly home school program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Remembering Ravensbruck: Women and the Holocaust
9 AM - 5 PM until Sep 30, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
"Remembering Ravensbrück" tells the story of the Nazi concentration camp where more than 150,000 women were interred. 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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Junior Ranger Day Camp
Thursday, Aug 1, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This camp is for children ages 6-12. There will be a nature/history hike to the New Manchester Mill alongside the whitewater rapids of Sweetwater Creek, pedal boats on the lake, and other activities. Registration is necessary. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Lunch is not provided. $25 includes Junior Ranger book and patch. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, August 2, 2019

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Aug 2, 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 to 8, minimum of 4 to make. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Nature and History Hike
Friday, Aug 2, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Adventure into the woods: Learn about native animals and the rich history of the park. 1 mile hike, mild difficulty. Bring water and hiking-friendly shoes. Meet at Park Office. Valid Park Pass Required. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Bingo
Friday, Aug 2, 2019 3 PM to 4 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, Aug 2, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Bring a blanket & lie back to watch a film under the stars! Movie: Yogi. PG. Meet @ Green behind Putt Putt. Subject to inclement weather. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Ask the Naturalist
Friday, Aug 2, 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.
Salamander Meander
Friday, Aug 2, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
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.
Bat Bingo and Campfire
Friday, Aug 2, 2019 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original, fast-paced bingo game. Win prizes and learn about our fabulous flying mammals at the same time. Great fun for families or adults. Bring a roasting stick and enjoy toasting a marshmallow over a the fire. View bats flying over Lake Deleanor. Meet next to the boathouse in the campground. Correct change payable at the program. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Play and Learn Creek Study
Friday, Aug 2, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Creeks are full of life! Join a ranger and learn all about the creatures that live in the creek. We will see what we can catch. Wear shoes that can get wet. We will play in the creek, and learn about how the creatures that we find indicate the health of the creek. No registration required. Bring a net and a bucket if you have them. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Art by the Lake
Friday, Aug 2, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Color, paint, or glue. The choice is up to you. Art supplies will be available to create what you may. Takes place in the Nature Nook, under the Group Shelter. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Campfire & S'mores
Friday, Aug 2, 2019 8:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Meet fellow campers and roast marshmallows at the Nature Nook. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
7 Mile Guided Hike
Friday, Aug 2, 2019 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join the Naturalist for a 7 mile guided hike along the Yellow Trail. We will meet at the Area B boat ramp and begin promptly at 6:30 pm. Bring water, a snack, and a headlamp or flashlight. Dogs welcome on a leash, but please keep in mind the temperature. $5 park pass required. Not recommended for children under 12 years old. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Twilight Kayak Paddle
Friday, Aug 2, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Get a look at the sunset from a different perspective. See the sunset from our pond, and watch as bats swarm overhead. This is a perfect paddle for younger paddlers, and those looking for a fun nightly activity. Reservations and waivers required. Call the park office for inquiries. Dress to get wet. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Stream Stroll
Friday, Aug 2, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the naturalist for a hike along the Overland Nature Trail to the stream where we will continue our hike IN the stream! Shoes must be worn in the creek. Meet at the trailhead. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Evening Hike
Friday, Aug 2, 2019 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Let’s take to the trail to see what creatures begin stirring in the evening! Meet at the Overland Nature Trail (in the Spring Picnic Area). $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Water Wonders
Friday, Aug 2, 2019 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
This program is for children ages 6-17, parent participation required. Investigate and identify life in our lake. Meet at the Interpretive Center to build a water scope using a #10 food can then we will head to the swimming area. Remember sunscreen, insect repellent, and a towel. Register at Visitor Center by noon Saturday, August 17. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Friday Night at the Movies
Friday, Aug 2, 2019 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Friday night used to be Movie Night; it will be again this Friday night. We will meet at the Interpretive Center. Open to all ages for some good family entertainment. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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S'mores N' More - Civil War Tales
Friday, Aug 2, 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 hear some stories from the historic Camp Lawton era. Weather dependent event. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Remembering Ravensbruck: Women and the Holocaust
9 AM - 5 PM until Sep 30, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
"Remembering Ravensbrück" tells the story of the Nazi concentration camp where more than 150,000 women were interred. 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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Perseids Meteor Shower Paddle
Friday, Aug 2, 2019 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Experience the majesty of a meteor shower right from your kayak. We will paddle to a low-light spot that will offer optimal viewing conditions.Last year's event was spectacular, featuring a clear sky full of stars over the lake with colorful meteors blazing trails across the horizon. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Children's Nature Hike
Friday, Aug 2, 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.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Sunset Lake Paddle
Friday, Aug 2, 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. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Tennessee Rock Trail Guided Hike
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Fall Arts & Crafts
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join the Park Naturalist at Shelter #2 for some fall fun: Come make pumpkin or a fall ornament. Participate in some family-friendly games. All ages are welcome. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Eye-Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM until Aug 31, 2019 
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
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. Stop by the visitor center to pick up your scavenger hunt checkoff list! $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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National Watermelon Day- Watermelon Eating Contest
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our first annual watermelon eating contest! Participants will have to eat a section of watermelon without using their hands, we will have different age classes for contestants. $2 per entry, meet at the visitor center porch. $2 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Star Party at Cloudland Canyon State Park
Saturday, Aug 3, 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.
Backyard Birding 101
Saturday, Aug 3, 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.
Cabin Craft: Rain Sticks
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Bring your family for a fun craft at the Park! Let loose by creating and decorating your very own Rain Sticks! Meet @ Elijah Clark Cabin. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Archery
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us for a fun afternoon of shooting compound bows! Beginners and experts alike welcome. No licence required. Suitable for all ages, although children under 6 may need adult assistance. Meet @ Pavilion by Archery Range. Please arrive on time so you are able to participate. Valid Park Pass required. $7 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Meet the Reptiles
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Have you ever wondered how a Snake swallows its food? Join us to witness and learn about native reptiles firsthand. Meet @ Park Office. Free Event. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Sunrise Yoga on the Mountain
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Enjoy the mountaintop view during this beginner friendly yoga class with registered yoga teacher, Monique French. Bring a mat, or a thick towel, and wear comfortable clothing. Bring correct change. Stone amphitheater, right of park office. Restrooms do not open until 8:00 AM. For more info go check out https://www.facebook.com/Moniquefrenchyoga/ $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
National Watermelon Day Hike
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 9:45 AM to 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Celebrate National Watermelon Day with Pine Mountain Trail Association guides. This 3.4 mile, moderate trail ventures along the East end of the park. End the hike with a slice of ice cold watermelon. Meet at WJSP Tower parking lot. Bring water and a snack. Geared towards ages 10 and up. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Target Archery Watermelon Shoot
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Celebrate National Watermelon Day by shooting a watermelon then eating some. Stationary target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction & equipment. Pay and pre-register at Park Office or pay correct change at the site. Park at boathouse on Lake Deleanor and walk down to range. You may want to bring a folding chair. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Guale Indians: Home Defense and Hunting for Food
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
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. *General Fort Admission. 912-727-2339.
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Civil War Games
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Play games like a soldier and pass the time like they did in 1864. Enjoy time with the family as we play cat and mouse as well as other period games. $5 - $9. 912-727-2339.
Lake, Creek, and Waterfall Hike
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join a ranger on this 3.5 mile, moderate hike filled with beautiful water views. We will pass by the lake, walk through Goldmine Creek, and waterfall. Be sure to wear shoes that can get wet, and bring plenty of water and snacks. Registration is required for this hike. Please register 8am to 5pm. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Wildlife Presentation
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Come learn about Fort Mountain wildlife! We'll cover common misconceptions as well as true facts about our beloved local critters. Registration is not required for this program. The program takes place in the Nature Nook by the beach. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Wildlife Presentation
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Come learn about Fort Mountain wildlife! We'll cover common misconceptions as well as true facts about our beloved local critters. Registration is not required for this program. The program takes place in the Nature Nook by the beach. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Leaf Pounding Art
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
With not much more than a hammer and some leaves, you can make beautiful botanical cards or prints and enjoy summer greenery year-round. Leaves and plant material are taped to an all-natural fabric, or paper then pounded, transferring the chlorophyll from the plant to the cloth. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Roving Ranger Guided Hikes
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join in on a guided hike! During each hike guests will embark on a .5-1.5 mile hike and learn more about the plants, animals, and natural features at Fort Yargo State Park. Appropriate for all ages. Dogs are welcome, on a leash. $5 parking pass required. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Roving Ranger
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 12 PM to 2 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Find the Roving Ranger table on your next visit to Fort Yargo! Each date and location will have different activities and teach guests about topics such as wildlife, fishing, the Old Fort, plant identification and more. Suitable for all ages. $5 parking pass required. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 9 AM to 10 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.
Gettin Crafty in the Relihan
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come make a craft with us, and enjoy some company with our reptiles. Get creative with the rangers. Each week is filled with a different craft with an educational background. $1-$4 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Triathlon
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 8 AM to 10 AM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Georgia Veteran's Triathlon and Duathlon is held at Georgia Memorial State Park in Cordele, GA. Athletes will swim, bike, and run. The run begins at 8 am. $5 park pass required for spectators. For Spectators $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Observatory Open House
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 9 PM to 11 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Georgia State University's Hard Labor Creek Observatory (HLCO) will have an open house monthly, March through October. In case of inclement weather, facilities will be open for a tour and slideshow. Night sky observations start one half hour after sunset. $5 parking. 404-275-3974.
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