Upcoming Events


Saturday, September 14, 2019

Lost but Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This FREE class will be taking place at our Nature Center. There will be a short video and then a K-9 demonstration with Keegan and a question and answer session with one of our Search and Rescue members. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Movies in the Park
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 7:45 PM to 9:45 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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Bark in the Park
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join us in a day for the dogs. From small to large dogs, we invite them all to the park to participate in bark ranger training, a guided hike, and more. $2 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Field Journal Journeys: Orienteering
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. Come learn how to use a compass to orienteering! This program is recommended for 10 to adult. Inclement weather may cancel event. Event will be cancelled if minimum attendance is not reached. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Pioneer Skills: Medicinal Plants/Apothecary
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call 770-975-0055 to register. Come learn how to identify some local plants and how plants have been used medicinally. Rangers will be giving instructions on how to make infusions, poultices, salves, and more! 10 to adult. We will be walking a total of 1 mile on a paved trail. Inclement weather may cancel event. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Saturday, Sep 14, 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 
Paddling Sunset to Moonrise
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 7 PM to 10:30 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Ranger led Kayaking on Lake Antioch. Experience the Beautiful Rocky Mountain Sunset and Moon Rise from the water. Bring your own kayak to enjoy a special evening watching the sunset and moon rise over Lake Antioch. Event will be subject to good weather and date may be adjusted. Please arrive 1 hour prior to sunset for registration. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Remembering WWII - Operation Market Garden
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Remembering the largest airborne operation up to that point in World War II with special presentations and displays. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy watching the moon rise above the gorge from the suspension bridge and learn some interesting tidbits about the moon. This hike will go down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge where we will hang out as the moon comes into view. No pets allowed. Space is limited please call to make a reservation. The hike may be cancelled due to weather. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Parks After Dark 
Mountain Music Day Festival
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 9:30 AM to 8 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join us for an amazing day of Bluegrass & Gospel music here at the park. Along with a full lineup of incredible music, there will also be local crafters that will be selling their handmade items. Feeling hungry? The Vogel Volunteers will be selling mouthwatering food that you will surely cure your hunger. We look forward to seeing you here. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Sep 15, 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.
Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Meet at Alexander Lake pavilion. Participants must call Nature Center to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp
Sunday, Sep 15, 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 

Monday, September 16, 2019

Sensory Ranger
Monday, Sep 16, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. This program is designed for those with alternate sensory needs to explore nature with a Ranger. We use hands on experiences, games, nature walks, and other interactives to facilitate learning and exploration. Inclement weather may cancel event. Event will be cancelled if minimum attendance is not reached. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Distracted with Rangers
Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. Bring your camera or smart phone to take photos for iNaturalist. We are using iNaturalist to do a bioblitz project. Meet us at the Iron Hill trail head for this hike; who knows what will happen! Inclement weather may cancelled this event. Event is FREE. Call 770-975-0055 to sign up! $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 3 PM – Sep 18, 2019 until Dec 18, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Homeschoolers will be offered an educational opportunity to learn about President Roosevelt, Warm Springs, The Great Depression, WWII and more, through a presentation in the Theater. Programs run approx. 1 hour. Class times are 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Pre Registration is required and select from subjects below. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Pickin on Clark's Hill Lake
Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Enjoy homegrown Bluegrass at the edge of Beautiful Clark's Hill Lake. Camp, Glamp or enjoy one of our Cabins, the music will be flowing out over the campground. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
History Hike: Iron Hill Trail
Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. Meet at the Iron Hill Trail parking lot to go on a guided tour of Part of the Iron Hill Trail. Discover some of the history of Red Top before it was a park and search for our hidden gems in our iron mines. Consider bringing water for your journey. 1.7 mile loop, moderate terrain. Event is FREE. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Pickin on Clark's Hill Lake
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Enjoy homegrown Bluegrass at the edge of Beautiful Clark's Hill Lake. Camp, Glamp or enjoy one of our Cabins, the music will be flowing out over the campground. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Cosmic Archery
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Archery Instructor for this spectacular program! During our Cosmic Archery program you will get to fine tune your archery skills in the dark with the assistance of black lights, glow in the dark targets, and glow sticks. Cost is $25/person (ages 18+). Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Camping Curious
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. This event is open to campground guests only. The Camping Curious series will feature new excitement each week! Come join our Ranger for a new surprise experience! Inclement weather may cancel this event. Event maybe cancelled if minimum attendance isn't reached. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Pickin on Clark's Hill Lake
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Enjoy homegrown Bluegrass at the edge of Beautiful Clark's Hill Lake. Camp, Glamp or enjoy one of our Cabins, the music will be flowing out over the campground. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 8 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office any time. Pictures must be brought to park office with checklist by 4 PM Sat. Winners will be called to pick up prize. Hunt changes all the time so you can participate all throughout the year. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Salamander Meander
Saturday, Sep 21, 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.
Star Light Star Bright
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the Columbus Coca-Cola Space Science Center staff for a night sky talk and night sky viewing. Telescopes will be set up. Bring a chair or blanket for sitting on the grassy field. Baseball field across from Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Parks After Dark 
Campground Craft
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us at the Activities Shelter located in the Campground for a Campground Craft and snack! Donations are welcome! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Stargazing
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join the Flint River Astronomy Club to get close and personal with the night sky. This event will take place in our day use area. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Accessible Parks After Dark 
Intro to Tree Climbing
3rd Saturday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM from Sep 21, 2019 until Dec 21, 2019 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Intro to Tree Climbing
3rd Saturday of Month 3 PM - 4 PM from Sep 21, 2019 until Dec 21, 2019 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Introduction to Paddling
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 10:30 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of paddling? We are holding a class to teach you about the equipment and how to properly use it. Visit or call the park office to sign-up. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Saturday, Sep 21, 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.
Becoming an Outdoors Woman
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Women, join us for a "Becoming an Outdoors Woman" (BOW) program. You'll enjoy an intro SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) program. You will also learn about butterflies and their host plants on a Ranger-led hike. The price for all activities is $30. There will also be a Jr. Ranger camp for ages 6 yrs. to 12 yrs. simultaneously. Please see separate listing. $30 plus $5 parking. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 10 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 nature-oriented arts and craft projects. Registration is necessary. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Lunch is not provided. $25 includes Junior Ranger book and patch. 770-732-5871.
A Tour and Tea at Tallulah
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy an early evening stroll on our North Rim Trail while hearing stories about Tallulah Falls from the Victoria Era. Then, enjoy instrumental music on the back patio of Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center while enjoying a cup of tea. Space is limited so call to reserve your spot! $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Archery Lessons
3rd Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11 AM from Sep 21, 2019 
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Learn the basics of archery or practice honing your skills. Approximately 1 hour class age 8 and up. All classes will be held at the archery range at 10:00 am. Up to 8 people per class, so call the park office to reserve your spot. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Finding your Way- Natural Navigation and Orienteering
2 PM - 5 PM from Sep 24, 2019 until Sep 25, 2019 
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Jr Rangers join the Park Ranger for 2 afternoons to learn about Natural Navigation and how to use Map and Compass for Orienteering. For education purposes, the sessions will be limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration is required by September 14, 2019. Click on the event title for more details $40 - $46. 770-387-3747.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Finding your Way- Natural Navigation and Orienteering
2 PM - 5 PM from Sep 25, 2019 
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Jr Rangers join the Park Ranger for 2 afternoons to learn about Natural Navigation and how to use Map and Compass for Orienteering. For education purposes, the sessions will be limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration is required by September 14, 2019. Click on the event title for more details $40 - $46. 770-387-3747.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
On July 31st, participants will learn how to paint from life using natural objects. Participants will learn how to achieve different effects and textures using different techniques. $5.00 per participant, program geared to children 10 and up. Meet at Park Office/Trading Post. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 3 PM – Sep 25, 2019 until Dec 18, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Homeschoolers will be offered an educational opportunity to learn about President Roosevelt, Warm Springs, The Great Depression, WWII and more, through a presentation in the Theater. Programs run approx. 1 hour. Class times are 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Pre Registration is required and select from subjects below. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Aldo Leopold Workshop for Middle and High School Students
Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
This workshop is geared for middle and high school students and will explore the work of Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac. Students will learn more about conservation through analyzing the meaning of Leopold's work and participating in activities that correspond with each weeks readings. $30 per participant, includes their book and 5 sessions. $4-$30 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Campfire Circle with Friends
Friday, Sep 27, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Come out to Campground Amphitheater and enjoy a night by the campfire with your family. We will share stories, participate in games and songs, and eat yummy s'mores. $1 per participant. Appropriate for all ages. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Sep 27, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 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 
Camping Curious
Friday, Sep 27, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. This event is open to campground guests only. The Camping Curious series will feature new excitement each week! Come join our Ranger for a new surprise experience! Inclement weather may cancel this event. Event maybe cancelled if minimum attendance isn't reached. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Parks After Dark 
Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Friday, Sep 27, 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.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Your State Parks Day-Free Admission to Volunteers
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Help us keep your local site beautiful. We are offering free admission and and a t-shirt to those who volunteer on our outdoor projects. Projects include: restoring carriage drive, pruning, painting. Bring water, sunscreen, hat, closed toed shoes. Free admission includes the Vann House, log-cabin exhibits, and museum. $5.50-$6.50 706-695-2598.
Etowah Mounds Annual Cleanup - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Celebrate Your State Parks Day and National Public Lands Day by visiting Etowah Indian Mounds. Volunteers are encouraged to join our staff and Friends Chapter for our Annual Clean-up. registered Volunteers get Free Admission. $0 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 8 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office any time. Pictures must be brought to park office with checklist by 4 PM Sat. Winners will be called to pick up prize. Hunt changes all the time so you can participate all throughout the year. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Your State Parks Day: Outdoor Discovery
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Volunteers and staff onboard to share great information on native plants, wildlife and outdoor skills with learning stations and discovery tables. Live reptiles, butterfly discoveries, and more hands-on adventures. Park Office lawn. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
River Cleanup -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us as we once again team up with Rivers Alive to clean up the Chattahoochee River. We will be picking up trash around the fishing pier, boat ramp, and throughout other areas of the park. Please wear clothing that can get dirty. Bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray. Volunteers will receive free admission to the park for the day of the event. 229-838-4706.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Keeping a fortress in tip top shape is essential! Lend a hand as we make various repairs and improvements to the fort. Volunteers receive FREE admission! 912-437-4770.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 9 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Our biggest volunteer day of the year! Stop by and lend a helping hand as we spend the day improving the park. We will be cleaning and clearing branches, debris and more as we work hard to make our park beautiful and pristine! All of our hard working volunteers will be treated to lunch, as a personal thank you from Georgia State Parks! 912-727-2339.
Spruce Up the Fort - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Assist with sprucing up the fort by doing minor maintenance and clean up projects. Lunch and goodies provided as well as a good feeling for giving back to nature and the park. 912-884-5999.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Our state parks need you. Volunteers make the difference. Join us this year for Your State Parks Day, and bring your friends and family! We will work on improving the park. The project will be determined as we approach the volunteer day. Volunteers receive free admission to the park. 706-422-1932.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 9 AM to 5 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Every year Your State Parks Day enlist volunteers from all over to get active at the park! This year the Friends of Fort Yargo will be hosting various volunteer projects throughout the day. Volunteers will receive free t-shirts and free admission to the park during Your State Parks day. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us by lend a helping hand as we spend the day improving the park. We will be working on our flower garden, trails, and cleaning around the pond to make General Coffee State Park beautiful and pristine! 912-384-7082.
Free Fishing Days
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come out to George L Smith on these free fishing days and experience a fun filled morning at the lake. A Ranger will be available to assist you or your kids in your fishing excitement! $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Your State Parks Day: George L. Smith Clean-up Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 10 AM to 1:30 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Join the park staff and Friends of George L Smith State volunteers at the park. Every year the park service designates a day where volunteers can give back to their local state park. Please wear your work clothes, bring your water bottle, and gloves. Scouts and other groups need to call the park office to reserve a project. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Your Parks Day - Friends of the Park
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 to Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come support Georgia VETS by giving your time. We will have a number of volunteer projects from 10am-12pm and 1-3pm. Those who volunteer get a free park pass for the day. 229-276-2371.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Volunteers around the country will be helping to improve their favorite state park or historic site on this special day. We hope you will join us in improving Hardman Farm. 706-878-1077.
Site Beautification: Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Help keep Jarrell Plantation beautiful by helping rangers clean up the gardens and grounds and finish the day with a guided tour. 478-986-5172.
Your State Parks Day- Campground Cleaning Crew
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Help us spruce up the campground for our fall visitors with this volunteer day. Meet at the Visitor Center to register and receive a free volunteer shirt. 229-724-2150.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Your State Parks Day is a wonderful opportunity to give back to your local park or your favorite park. We need yor help to spruce up the group camp area. 912-287-4900.
Your State Parks Day and Volunteer Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join the park staff and Friends of New Echota volunteers at the park. Every year the park service designates a day where volunteers can give back to their local state park. Please wear your work clothes, bring your water bottle, gloves and pack a picnic lunch. Scouts and other groups need to call the park office to reserve a project. 706-624-1321.
Archeology Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
The Archeobus is a traveling emissary of the Society for Georgia Archeology will be making a stop at the park. During your visit you can participate in informal programs which include touring the bus, working on puzzles and other exploration programs. The day will include a presentation by a state archeologists. This program is good for all ages. $5.50 - $7 706-624-1321.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
4th Saturday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM from Sep 28, 2019 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 from Sep 28, 2019 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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Your State Parks Day - National Public Lands Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Come out and help support the Friends of Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site. Volunteers will assist with specific projects as directed by staff. Volunteers will make a difference in our park while adding to the quality of life in the surrounding communities. 770-443-7850.
Canyon Cleanup-Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join us in helping to clean up our park. This year, we will be picking up trash throughout the park, including in the bottom of the canyon, around the campsites, and in the day use areas. Please wear clothing that can get dirty. Bring water, sunscreen, hats, and bug spray. Admission is free to all volunteers. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Your State Parks Day: Distracted with Rangers
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. For this Your State Parks Day we will be combining clean up with another program! We will be cleaning part of the Homestead and Sweet Gum Trails and doing a bioblitz project while we clean up!. So bring your camera or smart phone to take photos for our iNaturalist bioblitz. Meet us at 50 Lodge Rd SE, Acworth, Ga 30102. 770-975-0055.
Free Fishing days
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 8 AM to 12 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
If you don't have a pole, don't worry! Rocky has fishing poles to loan out to you or your kids for the morning. Come out to RMPFA on these free fishing days and experience a fun filled morning at the lake. A Ranger will be available to assist you or your kids in your fishing excitement! Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Your State Park Day - Trail Cleanup
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Volunteers are being sought to clean up/clear an existing trail. Equipment will be provided. Come prepared to be in the woods with long pants & boots to hike the trail. Come for an hour or make a day of it. 706-802-5087. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Your State Park Day - Sunset Hike on Lake Antioch
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 6 PM to 8:30 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Ranger led Hike around Lake Antioch finishing with the beautiful sunset at Rocky Mountain. This is a 3.1 mile hike, trail is easy to moderate. Meet at the Visitors Center at 5:30 PM. Hike starts at 6:00 PM Sharp. 706-802-5087 $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Your State Parks Day: Bridge and Sidewalk Refurbishing
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Volunteers are being sought to help pressure wash the bridge and sidewalks on the entrance. We want to enlist your support to help with this project. Equipment will be provided. You may get wet, bring an extra set of clothes or shoes. 706-655-5870.
Suwannee River Sill Cleanup - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger at the Suwannee River Sill for a litter clean up. We will work to clean up along the sill and help make it an even better place for the many birds and other wildlife commonly seen in the area. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Jr. Ranger Lantern Hike
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge Join our park guides as we hike the Unicoi Lake trial by Lantern. Learn about the constellations and what creeps at night in the North Georgia Mountains. $7 plus $5 parking. 706-878-2201 ext. 549.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Programming
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 8 PM to 10 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 
Kudzu Krush - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Enjoy a day of volunteering with the staff and the "Friend's of Victoria Bryant State Park" by working to remove invasive species and beautify the trails and golf course. Parking is free for all volunteers that day, as a "Thank You" for giving back! Meet at Highland Walk Golf Course. 706-245-6270.
Your State Parks Day - Watson Mill State Park
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Help park staff and Friends of Watson Mill with various maintenance tasks around the park while getting to know others who care about the park. Food, prizes and fun! Sponsored by the Friends of Georgia State Parks. 706-783-5349.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Calling all Wormsloe enthusiasts. It’s “Your State Parks (and Historic Sites) Day and Wormsloe needs your help with some of our special projects. All volunteers will get free admission to the park for the rest of the day. Sponsored by the Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites. 912-353-3023.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Archery
Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us for a fun afternoon of shooting compound bows! Beginners and experts alike welcome. Suitable for all ages, although children under 6 may need adult assistance. The last round will include shooting balloons. Please arrive on time so you are able to participate. Valid Park Pass required. $7 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Monday, September 30, 2019

Water Games - FREE
Monday, Sep 30, 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.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Homeschool Wednesdays
Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 9:30 AM to 1 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
The Vann House is hosting a full season of homeschool days for the 2019-2020 school year. Starting in September, Homeschool Wednesdays will take place once a month and will cover many diverse topics about the people who have lived on the Vann Plantation and the daily activities they took part in. Pre-registration required. $5.50 706-695-2598.
Silent Signing Stroll
Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. Learn and practice American Sign Language with a Ranger! We will meet at the Iron Hill Trail for a leisurely walk as we use ASL signs for the things we discover. This is a leisurely 1.5 mile walk. Event is free. Parking pass is required for every vehicle. Program may be cancelled for inclement weather. Event is FREE. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 3 PM – Oct 2, 2019 until Dec 18, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Homeschoolers will be offered an educational opportunity to learn about President Roosevelt, Warm Springs, The Great Depression, WWII and more, through a presentation in the Theater. Programs run approx. 1 hour. Class times are 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Pre Registration is required and select from subjects below. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Homeschool Days
Thursday, Oct 3, 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 
Edible and Medicinal Mosey
Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Get tickets from eventbrite or call to register. Come learn about local plants, and how they have traditionally been used for food or medicine! This Ranger-led walk will be along the gently-hilled Iron Hill Trail. 1.7 mile loop, moderate terrain. Program may be cancelled for inclement weather. Event is FREE. Call 770-975-0055 to sign up! $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Roving Ranger Guided Hikes
Friday, Oct 4, 2019 10:30 AM to 11:30 PM
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 
Movie Night at Fort Yargo
Friday, Oct 4, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a family friendly night out? Stop by Fort Yargo for a relaxing movie night! Bring a chair, a blanket, or grab a seat on a picnic bench. Appropriate for all ages. $5 parking pass required. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 4, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 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.
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Saturday, October 5, 2019

Skills of the Past - 2019
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Demonstrators show Primitive Skills needed by people of the past to survive everyday life in the Past. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Coastfest
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us at Coastfest, held this year at the Mary Ross Waterfront Park in downtown Brunswick. This is a free all ages event. Fort King George will be doing musket firing demos. Other local DNR agencies will be presenting programs and various wildlife displays, live animals, and entertainment. 912-437-4770.
Roving Ranger
Saturday, Oct 5, 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. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Observatory Open House
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 7:30 PM to 9:30 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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Junior Ranger Day Camp
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 8:30 AM to 5 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Hikes, crafts, games and environmental programs are included in this day camp for children ages 5-15. Participants will work toward earning their new site specific Jr. Ranger badge. Please bring a lunch and water bottle. Space is limited, please register in advance. Activities change monthly. $30 per child. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Ghost Walk
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come take a walk through time and meet the ghosts of the world's largest prison stockade: the historic Camp Lawton. See reenactments of common scenes throughout the prison and feel what it was like for confederate guards and union prisoners of war from the characters themselves. Commemorative t-shirt included. $20 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Fun With Fungi
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Fun with Fungi is an introduction to mushrooms found here in the Southeastern mountains, with special speaker Fred Bradley - Cherokee $5.50 - $7 706-624-1321.
Great Lake Allatoona Cleanup at Red Top
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
We are joining the effort for the Great Lake Allatoona Cleanup! Come help clean up the shoreline to enhance our Parks and waterways. Bring sunscreen, bug spray, and water. Wear sturdy closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Parking is FREE for volunteers. Please check in at Picnic Shelter 4 at 9 AM. 770-975-0055.
Battle of Allatoona Pass Remembered
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 9 AM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Reenactors will commemorate the 155th anniversary of this battle with tactical reenactments, Confederate and Federal living history, and weapon demonstrations. Event takes place at Allatoona Pass Historic Site; Exit 283 on Highway 75. No admission fee or registration. Event may be canceled for bad weather. 770-975-0055.
Volunteer Trail Cleanup Day
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Volunteers are being sought to clean up/clear an existing trail. Equipment will be provided. Come prepared to be in the woods with long pants & boots to hike the trail. Come for an hour or make a day of it. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 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.
Cabin Fever: Bluegrass and BBQ Festival
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
We invite you to join Smithgall Woods Friends Group for a fun afternoon of bluegrass and BBQ on Dukes Creek! There will be live music from multiple bluegrass acts, food vendors, arts and crafts, non profits, and much more! This is a family friendly event! Vendors wanted, please contact the park. $10. 706-878-3087.
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First-Visit Tour
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11:30 AM from Oct 5, 2019 until Dec 7, 2019 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn more about the park on a tour of the Visitor Center area and a van tour. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. Take in the history of the park from the comfort of our heated van. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Georgia Rocks - Geology of Indian Springs
Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Dr. Bill Witherspoon, co-author of the popular guide "Roadside Geology of Georgia", will present a slide talk and lead a walk on the geology of Indian Springs State Park. The event will begin at 2:00 PM at the Group Shelter. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Battle of Allatoona Pass Remembered
Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Reenactors will commemorate the 155th anniversary of this battle with tactical reenactments, Confederate and Federal living history, and weapon demonstrations. Event takes place at Allatoona Pass Historic Site; Exit 283 on Highway 75. No admission fee or registration. Event may be canceled for bad weather. 770-975-0055.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Toddler Ranger
Monday, Oct 7, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. This program is designed for toddlers to explore nature with a Ranger. We use hands on experiences, play, nature walks, and other interactives to facilitate learning and exploration. Bring a snack for snack time. Inclement weather may cancel event. Event will be cancelled if minimum attendance is not reached. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Oct 9, 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 
Homeschool Wednesday: Leaves Matter
Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. This month we will be learning about leaves. We will learn how to use leaves to identify trees, why leaves change colors, and why leaves are important. We will have crafts, games, and hikes. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Make sure to dress for the weather. Inclement weather may cancel this event. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 3 PM – Oct 9, 2019 until Dec 18, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Homeschoolers will be offered an educational opportunity to learn about President Roosevelt, Warm Springs, The Great Depression, WWII and more, through a presentation in the Theater. Programs run approx. 1 hour. Class times are 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Pre Registration is required and select from subjects below. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Toddler Ranger
Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a morning activity for you and your toddler? Join us for our monthly Toddler Ranger Programs! Activities will vary month to month. Some programs may require an activity fee and will be posted with the activity information for that month. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Home School Days at Fort Yargo Ages 5-12
Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
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 
Aldo Leopold Workshop for Middle and High School Students
Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
This workshop is geared for middle and high school students and will explore the work of Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac. Students will learn more about conservation through analyzing the meaning of Leopold's work and participating in activities that correspond with each weeks readings. $30 per participant, includes their book and 5 sessions. $4-$30 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Guided Cemetery Hike
Friday, Oct 11, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Are you curious about the residents that lived here before Fort Yargo became a state park? Join us for a free guided cemetery hike between 8:00-9:00 pm. We will meet at the end of Picnic Area Road, and begin our hike promptly at 8:00 pm. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 11, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 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 
Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Friday, Oct 11, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 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.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Upper Chatt SUPCAK Race
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 8 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Don Carter is hosting the first annual Upper Catt SUPCAK Race!! This event will include a 10, 3, and 1 mile race so there is something here for everyone. All proceeds will benefit the White County 4-H club. Get signed up quickly as spaces will fill up fast; click event for additional details. We look forward to seeing you in October!! Adult (solo) is $39.99, Youth (under 18) is $25. Adult(Tandem) will be $34. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Candle Lantern Tour
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 7 PM to 10 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for our annual candlelight guided tours! Come see soldiers go about their evening duties and experience what life was like for those living on the Georgia coast during the Civil War. You'll get to stop by our lovely barracks house for some sweet treats after being treated to an exclusive night-time firing of our cannon! 912-727-2339.
Parks After Dark 
Roving Ranger
Saturday, Oct 12, 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. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Fun at the Fort
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 12 PM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Experience a picturesque and fascinating historic site within the state park, while learning about life in the late 1700's. Fun for the whole family; tours includes various interactive activities and educational opportunities. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Stargazing
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join the Flint River Astronomy Club to get close and personal with the night sky. This event will take place in our day use area. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Trick-or-Treat Trail
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 5 PM to 8 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Children 12 and under are invited to this year's Trick-or-Treat Trail! Paint a pumpkin to take home, play games, and take a hike on our not-so-haunted trail to collect candy. Costumes are strongly encouraged. You may even find your picture on the Indian Springs State Park Facebook page! Tickets must be purchased online prior to the event. $7. 770-504-2277.
49th Annual Kolomoki Festival
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Enjoy Native American demonstrators, live performances on the Georgia- Pacific amphitheater, free crafts for kids and over 50 food and craft vendors. This day long event is sure to keep the family entertained. Call the park office for more details. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Partnership Cleanup Day - Lake and Trails
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
This is a new event for our park, we will host volunteers to help clean and pick up any trash that may be on our roads, trails or on bank of our lake. If you are a volunteer for this program, there will not be a parking fee charge. 912-285-6154.
Bark in The Park & Pet Costume Contest
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Enjoy a hike with your furry companion on the Big Creek Nature Trail. Before the hike, your furry friends can enjoy our new dog park located near the office and show off their pet costumes. We will meet across the office from picnic shelter 3 and 4. Dog's must be on a 6' leash and have current vaccination tags. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Fall Festival at Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 1 PM to 5 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy fall-themed crafts and games, hayrides, scarecrow hike and so much more in this fun-filled afternoon at the park. Bring the whole family and get a discount on the admission price. $5 per person or $15 for a family $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
2nd Saturday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM from Oct 12, 2019 until Nov 9, 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
2nd Saturday of Month 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM from Oct 12, 2019 until Nov 9, 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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Lost but Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This FREE class will be taking place at our Nature Center. There will be a short video and then a K-9 demonstration with Keegan and a question and answer session with one of our Search and Rescue members. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Cabin Life - Pioneers of History
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Don't stay at home with cabin fever. Get outdoors and join civilian reenactors at our 1850’s log cabin. Hear stories of old and see period life-way demonstrations. There will also be guided tours of the cabin and nearby battlefield. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Pioneer Skills: Calligraphy
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. Learn how to make your own quill and use it to write calligraphy! Rangers will also teach you how pioneers would have made their own ink! We will be walking a total of 1 mile on a paved trail. Inclement weather may cancel event. Event will be cancelled if minimum attendance is not reached. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Field Journal Journeys: Shoot for the Moon
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. Come view this full moon night while we learn about the night sky! If we listen we may even hear an owl! This program is recommended for 10 to adult. Inclement weather may cancel event. Event will be cancelled if minimum attendance is not reached. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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