Upcoming Events


Friday, September 21, 2018

Greasy Creek Falls Hike
Ongoing until Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 - 10:30 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.
Wild Cave Tours
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 10 AM to 8 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). Multiple tours are offered daily. $30-$80 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Night Hike
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Enjoy a 2-mile hike on one of the best trails at the park. You will learn interesting facts about the geology and history of the canyon. By the end of the hike, we will be in the dark, enjoying the trail by moonlight and listening for night sounds. Ages 10 and older. Reservations Required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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First Time Camping Weekend
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Is this your first time camping? Would you like assistance, and a lesson on the how-tos of camping? If you answered "yes" to these two questions, then this program is perfect for you! Equipment provided. Limited space available. 2 night min. Call the Visitor's Center for more information. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Evening Paddle with Star Gazing
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 8 PM to 10 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Come Join Us for an evening of canoe paddling followed by a Star Gazing and Stories. Meet at the Boat Ramp located in the day use area. Preregistration is available; program has limited space. All ages are welcome. Any child under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. $10 a person $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Ask A Ranger
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 4 PM to 5 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Do you have questions about something on the park? If so, then come over to the museum to ask a ranger about it. get all the information you need for your weekend on the park. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Sunset Bat Hike
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Spread your wings and take a trip with us, as our rangers will be ready to be your guide into the wild world of bats. Join our rangers as we watch our flying friends take off over the setting sun! Includes a short half-mile walk over our beautiful marshes and winding creeks. Guests will meet our rangers at the park office and museum. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Gahuti to 301 Loop Hike
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 10 AM to 1 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join a ranger on this beautiful hike. The hike is moderate to difficult but worth it! We will cover the most difficult part of the Gahuti towards the Visitor Center and then cross onto the 301 Bike Trail and make our way back to the Cool Springs Overlook parking. Plan on the hike taking up to 3 hours. Registration is required. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Sew a Drawstring Medicine Bag
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Create your own medicine bag. We will use small pieces of fabric to create a small cinch sack. Needles will be used, so this is recommended for ages 12 and up. Younger children are welcome, but will require assistance from a guardian. Registration is required. Please register at the Visitor Center. 8am-5pm. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Campfire Circle with Friends
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Come out to Fort Yargo and enjoy a night by the campfire with your family. Enjoy hearing stories about the fort, participating in interactive stories and songs, and yummy s'mores. We will meet at the Amphitheater in Campground 2, and begin promptly at 7:00 pm. $1 per participant. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll hunt for scorpions by using UV lights, listen for owls, and watch the stars. We will meet at the Trading Post (Visitor Center) to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. Call to register in advance. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Summer Finale Movie Night
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 7:30 PM to 9:15 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
For the end of summer we’ll be having a movie night. The movie will be family friendly. All ages are welcome. Meet at the open field by the campground. The movie starts at 7:30 PM, so try to get there early for a good seat. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Moonlight Mountain Hike
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire, where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Floatin' Friday
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 9 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join a ranger to float our river from Red Roberts Landing down to our lake! Participants will learn about park history and wildlife along the way. Shuttle service back to Red Roberts not provided. Kayak, paddle, and life jacket included in price. $18 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Ask the Naturalist
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 2 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
A naturalist will be in front of the park office with live animals as well as displays for hands on learning. Come down to learn about wildlife, plants, and our park! $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Handicapped Accessible 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 9 PM to 9:45 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake to watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Osos Peligrosos
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 12 PM to 1 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Aprende sobre los osos negros majestosos, incluyendo cómo estar seguro en el hábitat del oso. La naturalista camina por el parque cerca del lago para responder a todas de sus preguntas a las 12:00pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Handicapped Accessible 
Citizen Scientists Water Testing
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 3 PM to 4 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Utilize real scientific instruments to determine the health of Wolf Creek. We will test for turbidity, pH, and dissolved oxygen. Meet at the covered bridge by the Visitor Center at 3pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Handicapped Accessible 
Byron Herbert Reece Trail Hike
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 5 PM to 6 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join a ranger-led hike of the easy Byron Herbert Reece Loop. The ranger will point out fascinating flora, fauna, and history along the way. Please bring water and meet at the trailhead at 5pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Rain on the Rock
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
What does rain do that benefits the mountains? Come learn about rain, the mountains and the way water flows on the continental divide. Build your own rain gauge and track rainfall. Meet at the Mellenger Center near the campground. $5.00 for materials. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Corn Hole at the Rock
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 2 PM to 4 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come by the Mellenger Center and play a round or two of corn hole. 2 person teams or compete individually. Challenge your friends, or your camp neighbors. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Sunset Hike
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 6:45 PM to 8:15 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
A popular activity here at the park is our Sunset Hike on Saturday night. Relax at the Tennessee Rock and watch a beautiful sunset. Meet with the naturalist at the Visitors' Center for a short walk to our destination. Bring good walking shoes, water and a camera. Meet at 6:30 pm for a short hike to our destination. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 8 AM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us for a 5.5 mile hike on the river trail along with a moderate paddle down the Chattahoochee River. Kayaks are available to rent if needed,you MUST preregister for this event,meet at visitor center. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 9 AM - 4 PM – Sep 22, 2018 until Sep 29, 2018 
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Saturdays in September, 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. Stop by the visitor center to pick up your scavenger hunt checkoff list! $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Handicapped Accessible 
Home school in the Park- Wildlife and Tracks
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist to learn about Native willdlife identification and learn how to recognize their tracks. We will also discuss some native wildlife we have here at the park and what can be found near your home. $3 per child, meet at Picnic Shelter 2. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 10 AM to 8 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). Multiple tours are offered daily. $30-$80 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 7:15 PM to 8 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a short, easy walk to a special spot overlooking the valley to view the setting sun. Meet at the West Rim trail access parking. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Star Party Astronomy: After Dark in Your State Park
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 8 PM to 11 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Come see the wonders of the night sky through telescopes. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park and conducted by the Barnard Astronomical Society. Meet at the disc golf course parking lot. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Local History Boat Cruise
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 9 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise while learning local history and seeing unique historical sites along Camden County's waterways. Space limited. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM on the day prior to cruise. $35 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Meet and greet the animals who make coastal Georgia their home in this exciting and informative live animal presentation. Learn about their behaviors, why they look and live the way they do and gain a better understanding of why they are so important to our world. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible 
Slitherin' Snakes
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Meet and learn about the snakes that call our Nature Center their home while you make a cool snake craft to take home. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible 
Fish Rodeo for Kids
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 9 AM to 11:30 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
We are bringing back our Kid Fishing Event. Children below the age of 16 can fish in a stocked netted area of Clark's Hill Lake. We will have a few fishing poles for those that do not have a fishing pole, however, please bring your own fishing pole if you own one. Also please bring bait. Drawings for prizes will take place throughout the event. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Beginner's Archery
Saturdays 4 PM - 6 PM – Sep 22, 2018 until Oct 20, 2018 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Learn the basics of archery. We will provide all the equipment you need to be hitting the bulls-eye in no time. Must be 7 and up to participate. Call the Visitor's Center to preregister. $7 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Handicapped Accessible 
Putt-Putt and a Movie
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 8 PM to 10 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Bring a lawn chair and your best golf game, we are playing putt-putt and watching a movie. The putt-putt course is going to be opened after hours for your entertainment. If you get tired of playing putt-putt you can sit back and enjoy the movie. The Movie is free. Popcorn for sale. $5, Family of 5+ $20 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 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 4PM Sat. Winners will be called to pick up prize. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Free Fishing Day Adventure
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 8 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
No fishing license is required all day long to cast your line in any Georgia Public Fishing area including our Lake Deleanor. We have fishing helpers and a limited number of free loaner rods and reels available. Use artificial lures or bring cut hotdogs or buy worms at the park office. Meet at Lake Deleanor Boat House in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bird Walk with Dr. Birkhead
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join Dr. Birkhead for a stroll along the woodland and lake edges to listen and look for feathered friends. Bring binoculars or share park loaners. We provide a check list. Meet at the Boat House on Lake Deleanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fall Equinox Moonlit Paddle
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Celebrate the first day of the new season by accompanying our rangers on a beautiful moonlit paddle. Open to people 10 years or older who are able to swim. Equipment is provided, but please bring water. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting wet. Registration is required. $35 - 40. 912-437-4770.
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Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The fort's plantation house will be open and ready to be explored. A Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to civil war medicine. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 
Organic McAllister Gardening
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Organic gardening can offer many healthy improvements to your lifestyle. Join our naturalist for a introduction to see how you can implement these improvements into your own life. We will discuss soil, plant companions, and how to make gardening easy and fun. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 
Paper Making
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Create paper from recycled scrap paper. Learn how to do this at home as well. Easy for people of all ages. Meet in the Nature Nook under the Group Shelter by the lake. No registration required. This is a messy event. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Yargo Trail Crew - Trail Work Day
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join the Yargo Trail Crew (YTC) for a day of improving the mountain bike trails. Bring water, work gloves, long pants and sturdy footwear. No open-toed shoes. Bring a change of clothes for after the project along with your mountain bike to enjoy the trails. Meet at the Trail Head parking lot. Volunteers must register through the YTC site link. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Camp After Dark
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Sign your Junior Ranger up for an after hours camp. This one night session will include fishing, a night hike, and more park fun! The cost is $20 per camper, and will last from 5:30-9:30 pm. Ages 6-12 are welcome. Call the Park office to register at 770-867-3489. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Office and Mill Clean Up
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 9 AM to 3 PM
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Join the friends and staff of Hamburg State Park as we paint the exterior of the park office, and spruce up the area surrounding the mill. This is a perfect project for Scout groups and community organizations to give back to their local park! Pleas dress to paint. Lunch and parking will be complimentary for all volunteers. 478-552-2393.
Fishing with a Ranger
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 4:30 PM to 6 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy this exciting event as you learn fishing basics such as fish identification, types of tackle used, and different kinds of bait. Then go fishing with a park ranger on the lake banks. Fishing gear is provided or you can bring your own. Limited to 10 participants ages 7 - 15. Register in advance. Meet at the visitor center. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Almost Full Moon Paddle
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a naturalist-led paddle on Lake Rutledge as the waxing gibbous moon reflects off the water. Space is limited, so register in advance. No pets; kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Meet at the kayak rack near the beach area. Bring a flash light, quick drying pants, and water. $10 with your own kayak, $15 with rental kayak $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Triathlon
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 8 AM to 12 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
3 Mile Run - 14 Mile Road Bike - 1 Mile Paddle Get ready to run, bike and kayak through High Falls in the Friends of High Falls State Park's Triathlon! $50 per participant or $65 if you need to rent a kayak $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Outdoor Adventure Day
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 9 AM to 2 PM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
Enjoy a day on the water with the kids' fishing event and canoe instruction. On land, a live reptile show will be offered. Children can learn more about hunter’s safety at the archery range, and BB gun range. Hot dogs and drinks will be available. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Nature Crafts
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
To celebrate the start of fall we’ll be having some fun nature crafts at our Interpretive Center starting at 11 AM. All ages are welcome. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Night Hike
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for a short night hike (1.3 miles). We’ll be on the lookout for some glow-in-the dark scorpions as we learn more about the park. Meet at the Visitor’s Center at 8:30 PM. Bring a flashlight (UV if possible) and sturdy shoes. All ages welcome, though under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Wildlife Loop Trail Hike
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 9 AM to 10 AM
Moccasin Creek State Park - Clarkesville, GA
Hike our one mile Wildlife Loop Trail and see what kind of critters you can find. This trail is easy to moderate and takes about one hour to complete. 706-947-3194.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 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
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 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.
Handicapped Accessible 
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 2 PM to 3 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.
Handicapped Accessible 
American Sign Language Signing Stroll
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 5 PM to 6 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come learn nature signs with a Ranger! We will meet at the Iron Hill Trail for a leisurely walk as we learn ASL signs for the things we discover. Our Rangers are still learning ASL, and they love to practice their signs! Program may be cancelled for inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Cabin by Candlelight
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come join our Rangers for this Harvest Moon hike back in time. Meet with your Ranger guide in the 50 Lodge Rd parking lot, where they will guide the group to the Vaughn Log Cabin by candlelight. Once there, you will tour the cabin and learn about pioneer life after dark. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Shells and Scales
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 2:30 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Meet a naturalist at the stage to learn about some of the region's native wildlife. Enjoy a chance to get up close and personal with our reptiles. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Mini-Golf Tournament
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 4 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Come test your skills on our mini-golf course. All ages welcome. The winner (the player with the lowest score) will receive a prize. Register and pick up your equipment in the park office. $3-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Free Fishing days
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 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.
Paddling Sunset to Moonrise
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 8 PM to 11 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.
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Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Sep 22, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Sep 22, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Marsh Madness Hike and Paddle.
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 2 PM to 5 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
This rare, ranger guided tour will take you to some of the beautiful, unspoiled marshes of Lake Seminole. After a 2.5 mile paddle to the marshes, guests will then go on a 1.5 mile hike at Cummings Landing before paddling back to the park. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 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 ranger 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.
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Starlight Symphony Hike
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Enjoy a symphony of sounds provided by Mother Nature. Guests will gaze upon a beautiful, star filled sky on our boardwalk, then take in the peaceful sounds of a night time forest while hiking 3 miles on our Gopher Tortoise Trail. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
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Moonlight Paddle
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
See the swamp by the light of the moon on this ranger guided paddle to Billy's Lake deep in the Okefenokee. Watch for alligators crossing the black water of the swamp and listen for owls hooting in the distance as your boat quietly slips through the water. $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 10 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful paddle and hike through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are with adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 3 PM to 6 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful paddle and hike through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are with adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Traveling by Firelight
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Traveler's Rest Historic Site - Toccoa, GA
Enjoy a candlelight tour of the stagecoach inn and enjoy special teacakes from an old Jarrett family recipe and hot apple cider. Learn what it was like to live and travel by firelight in the early 1800s. $1-5. 706-356-4362.
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Raptors in the Park
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join us for our first-ever wildlife exhibition at the park. Beth Thompson brings her amazing menagerie of raptors, including owls and hawks, to Vogel State Park. Guests will be able to admire these magnificent birds and get an up-close view of some of nature's most incredible birds of prey. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Handicapped Accessible 
Night Hike of Lake Trahlyta
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Discover how the park changes after dark on this ranger-led hike around Lake Trahlyta. Meet outside of the Visitor Center at 8pm and bring a flashlight to help you find your way back. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Parks After Dark 

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Hidden Gem Hike
Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join us at the Black Rock Lake parking lot for a visit to Greasy Creek Falls, the Hidden Gem of Black Rock Mountain State Park. The trail is rated easy at this point, but will still require good walking shoes. Pets welcome.The naturalist will meet you at the Black Rock Lake parking lot. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 10 AM to 8 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). Multiple tours are offered daily. $30-$80 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Beginner's Mountain Bike Ride
Sundays 10 AM - 12 PM – Sep 23, 2018 until Dec 2, 2018 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
This ride is an easy, guided, 3.5 mile ride on the Cloudland Connector Trail. A great ride for those looking to try out mountain biking or anyone interested in becoming more familiar with the park's extensive bike trail system. Meet at the Interpretive Center. Some bikes available for rent. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Magnolia Trail Hike
Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
This is a very easy and slow-paced hike. Good for beginner hikers or families. Along a 3 mile trail. We will talk about the wildlife along the trail and about the marsh ecosystem. Wear sturdy shoes and bring some water. No reservation required. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Reptile Rendezvous
Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 2 PM to 3 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join our Naturalist in feeding our snakes, frogs, turtles, and Allie the alligator and learn about these incredible reptiles along the way. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 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
Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 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.
Handicapped Accessible 
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 2 PM to 3 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.
Handicapped Accessible 
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Sep 23, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Sep 23, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Bark in the Park Dog Hike
Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Walk the beautiful trails of the park with your four-legged companion and anyone else. We will enjoy a guided hike by a park ranger alongside the rapids of Sweetwater Creek and view the New Manchester Mill from the recent movie "Hunger Games: Mockingjay." Meet outside the Visitor's Center. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, seen in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film and others, is situated alongside alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake to watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 7:15 PM to 9:15 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.
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Featured Creature
Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
North America hosts a variety of remarkable creatures, some of which live nowhere else on Earth. Meet a ranger at Possum Hollow at 1pm to learn about one of the many enthralling animals living here. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Lake Walk
Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 3 PM to 4 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Take a stroll with our naturalist around Lake Trahlyta. This easy hike does not include the waterfall spur. Meet at the Visitor Center at 3pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Wild Cave Tours
Monday, Sep 24, 2018 10 AM to 8 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). Multiple tours are offered daily. $30-$80 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Ladies Outdoors Skills - Land Navigation
Monday, Sep 24, 2018 2 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Calling all ladies to learn the basics of using a map and a compass for finding your way around. We will also learn what to do if you do get lost to be found safely. Meet at the Interpretive Center. A compass will be provided if you don't own one. If you do we can teach you how to use it! $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Story Time With A Ranger
Monday, Sep 24, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join a ranger as she reads stories with a nature theme. Enjoy the books and then stay for some fun at our playgrounds and picnic areas. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Full Moon Night Hike
Monday, Sep 24, 2018 7:45 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy Fort Yargo after dark on a guided moonlit hike by the lake each full moon of this year. Early evening hours are great for spotting wildlife such as deer, rabbits, owls and others along the lake shore. Hike length and meeting location will vary month to month. Bring sturdy shoes, water and a flashlight. $5 parking. 706-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Full Moon Paddle
Monday, Sep 24, 2018 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a ranger led paddle at night along the beautiful Lake Rutledge under the light of a full moon. Experience the wonders of nature that are unique to nighttime. Kids must be 8 or older. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here. Meet at the beach area. Bring a flash light, bug repellent, water-shoes, and water. Register in advance. $15 with a rental craft, $10 with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Scavenger Hike
Monday, Sep 24, 2018 10:30 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join a ranger to go on a scavenger hunt on our trails to find and learn certain plants and trees! $2 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Sep 24, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Sep 24, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Sep 25, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Sep 25, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Full Moon Paddle
Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led paddle on the Sparks Reservoir under the full moon. This program is offered to all adults (18 years and older) who can swim. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reservations are required. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Parks After Dark 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 10 AM to 8 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). Multiple tours are offered daily. $30-$80 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Summertime Walking Wednesdays
Wednesdays 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM – Sep 26, 2018 
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
Get back in shape all summer by walking with us in the park. There are two walks each Wednesday starting the first Wednesday in May and continuing until the last Wednesday in September. Sign in at the park office and win prizes for your efforts. Some walks may be guided with the ranger; others may be self-paced for your own fun. $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
Summertime Walking Wednesdays
Wednesdays 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM – Sep 26, 2018 
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
Get back in shape all summer by walking with us in the park. There are two walks each Wednesday starting the first Wednesday in May and continuing until the last Wednesday in September. Sign in at the park office and win prizes for your efforts. Some walks may be guided with the ranger; others may be self-paced for your own fun. $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Sep 26, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Sep 26, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 3 PM – Sep 26, 2018 until Nov 14, 2018 
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.
Handicapped Accessible 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Sep 27, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Sep 27, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Home School Exploration Day
Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Home school students are invited to join us for a ranger-led, educational program. We will meet the last Thursday of every month to cover a different topic. This is a 9 part series, you can attend all or pick and choose which ones interest you. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Greasy Creek Falls Hike
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 10:30 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.
Wild Cave Tours
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 10 AM to 8 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). Multiple tours are offered daily. $30-$80 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Family Fishing
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 11 AM to 2 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Spend some relaxing time at the pond. It's the perfect location for first timers. No fishing license required. Fishing rods are available to borrow from the interpretative center. Last checkout time is 2:00 pm. All fishing equipment must be checked back in by 4:00 pm. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Night Hike
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Enjoy a 2-mile hike on one of the best trails at the park. You will learn interesting facts about the geology and history of the canyon. By the end of the hike, we will be in the dark, enjoying the trail by moonlight and listening for night sounds. Ages 10 and older. Reservations Required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Parks After Dark 
Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Parks After Dark 
Bingo & Ice Cream
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Camping, picnicking or just visiting a friend staying at the park; you are welcome to join us in bingo at the Assembly Shelter next to Archery. Ice cream sundaes and bingo will turn this summer evening into family fun. Stay and enjoy star gazing & star stories. $2–$5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Starry Night & Ice Cold Lemonade
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 8 PM to 10 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Enjoy a starry night & ice cold lemonade. Meet at the assembly shelter where we will observe stars, planets & nebulae and hear stories about the constellations above us. Star charts & a telescope will be on hand. The Park Naturalist will show you how to use & make your own star wheel to take home. Feel free to bring your telescope or binoculars. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Parks After Dark 
Beginner Archery
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn the basics of shooting a compound bow with our rangers. We will be shooting in a safe environment. Fun for kids and adults, come see how you fair. We will be shooting at large target blocks on a secure range. Reservation's required. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Ask A Ranger
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 4 PM to 5 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Do you have questions about something on the park? If so, then come over to the museum to ask a ranger about it. get all the information you need for your weekend on the park. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Hike the Entire Gahuti
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 9 AM to 4 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
The Gahuit Trail is the most challenging trail at Fort Mountain. Join a ranger and hike around 9 miles. Expect to see beautiful views, hike up and down the mountain, pass a waterfall, see rare plants, and wildlife. We will stop to eat lunch, and snacks. Please bring plenty of water and snacks, wear appropriate hiking gear, and insect repellent. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Noche de cine en Fort Yargo
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
¿Buscas una noche familiar? Únase a nosotros en Picnic Shelter 1 para una noche de película relajante presentada en español. Traiga 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 puntualmente a las 7:00 p.m. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Fitness Hike
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 to Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Just need to get some exercise in between busy work weeks? Then come out to George L. Smith State Park and hike with one of our rangers down our 3 mile Deer Run Trail. We will see some nature on the way of course, but the main purpose will be burning those work week calories off. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll hunt for scorpions by using UV lights, listen for owls, and watch the stars. We will meet at the Trading Post (Visitor Center) to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. Call to register in advance. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Night Hike
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for a short night hike (1.3 miles). We’ll be on the lookout for some glow-in-the dark scorpions as we learn more about the park. Meet at the Visitor’s Center at 8:30 PM. Bring a flashlight (UV if possible) and sturdy shoes. All ages welcome, though under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Parks After Dark 
Tortoise Tails
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come meet Mercedes and Koopa Troopa, our new animal ambassadors for Magnolia Springs State Park! Gopher Tortoises play an important role in our native ecosystem and are Georgia's official state reptile. Spend some quality time with these personalities while you learn all about what makes Gopher Tortoises so special. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Handicapped Accessible 
Beaver Trail Bonanza
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join our Park Ranger for an easy 1-mile hike on the beautiful Beaver Trail and learn all about the native flora and fauna of the park. Although the trail is flat, be sure to bring good walking shoes and plenty of water. Meet us at the Beaver Trail entrance (next to our rental canoes) and be prepared to have fun. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Zombie Archery
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 4 PM to 6 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
It seems that 3D zombie targets are hanging out on the archery range. Join a park ranger and help rid the park of these zombies. All equipment is provided, ages 7 and up. Sign up at the Visitor Center before 12pm or give us a call to save your spot. Limited space available, early registration is encouraged. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Handicapped Accessible 
Ask the Naturalist
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 2 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
A naturalist will be in front of the park office with live animals as well as displays for hands on learning. Come down to learn about wildlife, plants, and our park! $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Handicapped Accessible 
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Sep 28, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Sep 28, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 9 PM to 9:45 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake to watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Night Paddle
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Explore the lake after dark by joining the naturalist on a guided paddle tour. Meet behind the Visitor's Center and bring water and a flashlight. Closed-toe shoes are recommended. There are limited spaces available so make sure to call the Visitor's Center and register. This event is dependent on weather conditions. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Your State Park Day - A.H. Stephens Volunteer Workday
Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 9 AM to 1 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Help maintain YOUR state park, by cleaning up our nature trails, horse trails and equestrian staging area. We will trim any over growth on, clean out high line areas, and beautify our wonderful state park. We will even give you a free volunteer t-shirt (while supplies last) just for helping out & bottled water will be provided by our Friends group. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Park Clean Up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 9 AM to 12 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join us for a fun morning of tidying up Amicalola Falls. Volunteers will help spread mulch, pull weeds, and pick up litter throughout the park. We will be grilling hotdogs and have water for all who participate. Parking is also free for volunteers. Please wear close-toed shoes and bug spray. 706-265-4703.
Your State Parks Day- Black Rock Mountain State Park
Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 10 AM to 2 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join us on Your State Parks Day, and help us clean up the Tennessee Rock Trail. We will meet at the Tennessee Rock Trailhead. Please bring water, snacks, and wear appropriate clothing and footwear. All tools provided. Please call 706-746-2141 for more information. 706-746-2141.
Build Your Own Canjo
Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join the Black Rock Naturalist at the Mellenger Center near the Trading Post for a morning of music and family fun, building your own Canjo. We provide the raw materials for the job. Make a family heirloom that you can enjoy for years. $5 for materials $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Camp Games
Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 2 PM to 4 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come out to the Mellenger Center for a fun time of games. We will have Corn Hole, ring toss and other games set up for your pleasure. Challenge your camp mates to a fun game. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Sunset Hike
Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 6:45 PM to 8:15 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
A popular activity here at the park is our Sunset Hike on Saturday night. Relax at the Tennessee Rock and watch a beautiful sunset. Meet with the naturalist at the Visitors' Center for a short walk to our destination. Bring good walking shoes, water and a camera. Meet at 6:30 pm for a short hike to our destination. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 9 AM - 4 PM – Sep 29, 2018 
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Saturdays in September, 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. Stop by the visitor center to pick up your scavenger hunt checkoff list! $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Handicapped Accessible 
Rivers Alive Cleanup- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 9 AM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join the Friends of state parks to help sweep the Chattahoochee River of trash and debris. We will have a meet and greet with the Naturalist and the Friends of Chattahoochee Bend to learn more about the park and what all we have to offer from 11:30-1:00. All volunteers will have free admission to the park that day. River cleanup begins at 9:00. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Your State Parks Day-Free Admission to Volunteers
Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 10 AM to 3 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.
Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 10 AM to 8 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). Multiple tours are offered daily. $30-$80 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Day Use Area Enhancement Projects - Your State Park Day
Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Help spruce up the most visited areas of the park! Projects will include mulching, raking, weeding, and general maintenance cleaning for each area. Volunteers will be divided between the interpretive gardens, picnic areas, and playgrounds. Contact Connie to sign up. Admission to the park is free for registered volunteers. $5 parking. 423-802-7037.
Fall Decorating Project - Your State Park Day
Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Volunteers are needed to help assemble and set up fall decorations that will greet visitor's at the park entrance and at the gift shop. Decorations will also be set up to direct visitor's to the Fall Hayride area. Contact Connie to sign up. Admission to the park is free for registered volunteers. $5 parking. 423-802-7037.
Outdoor Furniture Restorations - Your State Park Day
Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Volunteers will be cleaning and weather sealing the wooden outdoor furniture in the picnic areas. All materials, including gloves, will be provided by the Friend's of Cloudland Canyon. Be prepared to potentially get a little messy. Contact Connie to sign up. Admission to the park is free for registered volunteers. $5 parking. 423-802-7037.
Friend's of Cloudland Canyon Service Project - Your State Park Day
Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Assist members of the Friend's of Cloudland Canyon with an decoration assembly project for an upcoming fundraiser that they will be participating in. All funds raised will be used in other projects to benefit the park.Contact Connie to sign up. Admission to the park is free for registered volunteers. $5 parking. 423-802-7037.
Fall Fun: Hayrides and More
Saturdays 12 PM - 5 PM – Sep 29, 2018 until Nov 3, 2018 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The whole family will enjoy a tractor-drawn hayride through the beautiful fall foliage. Hayride admission includes family fun activities such as games, temporary tattoos, bubbles, and coloring. Snacks and drinks available for purchase. Meet at the disc golf course parking lot. Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park event. $3 - $6 $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
5th Annual Crooked River Cleanup - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Help us cleanup along the river during low tide at two commonly used fishing areas. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting wet or dirty. Meet at Nature Center day of event. All volunteers receive a free t-shirt in addition to free parking for the day. Sponsored by the UGA Cooperative Extension Office and Friends of Crooked River State Park. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Archery 101
Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come learn the basics of archery while having fun on our archery range. All equipment is provided. Program is outdoors and weather permitting. Space limited to 10, ages 9 and older. Call park office to preregister. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible 
Landscaping the Grounds - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Park Staff and Volunteers will be working together on a landscaping project to beautify the grounds. Please join us for this service project and meet some of the volunteers and staff that make this historical facility outstanding. 706-864-2257.
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