Upcoming Events


Saturday, August 17, 2019

Eye-Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM – Aug 17, 2019 until Aug 31, 2019 
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Bring your camera and take a look around our park for the items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your completed list and pictures to the office to claim your prize. Remember, this is not a race. Stop by the visitor center to pick up your scavenger hunt checkoff list! $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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National Honey Bee Day
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist to learn all about honey bees and plants that attract them! Meet at visitor center porch. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Birding with a Ranger
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join a ranger at the Nature Center for a hike to the bird blind to learn about native and migratory birds as they feed, bathe and enjoy a swim around the pond. Binoculars provided. Rain or shine we are inside our cozy bird blind. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Local History Boat Cruise
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 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, Aug 17, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Meet and greet the animals who make coastal Georgia their home in this exciting and informative live animal presentation. Learn about their behaviors, why they look and live the way they do and gain a better understanding of why they are so important to our world. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Seashell Craft
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
We're feeling beachy at the Nature Center and will be celebrating summer with some stellar seashell art that doubles as a fan. Seashells will be provided, participants are also welcome to bring their own. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Sunset Boat Cruise
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 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.
Flower Pot Dirt Cake
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Delight your children by bringing them to the Park to eat dirt - that is, ground up Oreo that looks just like dirt. A snack, craft, and prank all in one, decorate your flower pot to take home, and fill it with dirt cake! Meet @ Elijah Clark Cabin. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Archery
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us for a fun afternoon of shooting compound bows! Beginners and experts alike welcome. Suitable for all ages, although children under 6 may need adult assistance. Meet @ Pavilion by Archery Range. Please arrive on time so you are able to participate. Valid Park Pass required. $7 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Birding at the Mounds
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Join us for an introduction to birding tour at this historic site. Etowah offers both open fields and wooded areas along the river. Bring your own binoculars and field guides. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
National Honeybee Day Celebration
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 9:30 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Enter a jar of your bee's honey in our tasting contest. Visit our indoor, honeybee demonstration hive. Chat with the local Chattahoochee Valley Beekeepers. Learn about these fascinating and valuable insects. Meet at the Large Group Camp area. ½ mile from Horse Stables, but on the same road. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Mushroom Blitz
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Discover native fungi in our woodlands. Learn to ID and all about their special adaptations. while collecting samples for a Purdue University Citizen Science Project $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
The Lower Bluff: A Snapshot of Georgia History
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join one of our Rangers as we tour back through time and explore the deep history of the Lower Bluff. 912-437-4770.
The Lower Bluff: A Snapshot of Georgia History
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join one of our Rangers as we tour back through time and explore the deep history of the Lower Bluff. 912-437-4770.
Wilderness Survival Series - Rope Making
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Survival sometimes depends on knowledge and skills. Learn the skills you might need one day during our Wilderness Survival Series. This week we will learn about how to make rope from natural materials. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Sew a Drawstring Medicine Bag
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 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.
Wildlife Presentation
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 5 PM to 5:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Come learn about Fort Mountain wildlife! We'll cover common misconceptions as well as true facts about our beloved local critters. Registration is not required for this program. The program takes place in the Nature Nook by the beach. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Wildlife Presentation
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 5 PM to 5:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Come learn about Fort Mountain wildlife! We'll cover common misconceptions as well as true facts about our beloved local critters. Registration is not required for this program. The program takes place in the Nature Nook by the beach. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Evening Tower Tour and Sunset at the West Overlook
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Tour the tower just before sunset and then head to the West Overlook to see one of the best views in Georgia. The hike will leave by 8:05pm and hike around the Outerloop, up to the tower, and then down to the West overlook for sunset. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Monthly Trail Clean Up
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
If you need volunteer experience, just enjoy helping keep the park clean, or both join us during our monthly cleanups! We will provide rubber gloves, trash bags, and some tools. We will meet at the trail head and begin promptly at the start time. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Give us a helping hand as we feed animals, collect eggs and goof off with our farm animals. We will start by feeding sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, donkeys, a horse and mule. Learn about their different diets and tips on maintaining them. Meet at the center of Heritage Farm. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Gettin Crafty in the Relihan
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come make a craft with us, and enjoy some company with our reptiles. Get creative with the rangers. Each week is filled with a different craft with an educational background. $1-$4 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
2 Hour Kayak/Canoe Tour
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us for a 2 hour Kayak/Canoe tour on Lake Blackshear! Lunch will be included! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Guided Hike on Beaver Pond Trail
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore the flora and fauna surrounding Beaver Pond trail on this ranger led hike. This is an easy to moderate hike along a 1 mile dirt trail. Wear appropriate attire for hiking and bring water/snacks if desired. Meet at the Trading Post. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Summer Crafts
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Create your very own summery watermelon sun-catcher and pineapple pine cone to celebrate the season. Take home crafts same day. Meet at the picnic tables by the playground. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Talking Skulls
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Become a wildlife detective for a day! With a ranger, children will examine animal skulls and furs to learn the clues that reveal if each animal was a predator or prey animal, and that show if it was an herbivore, a carnivore, or an omnivore. Meet at the playground near the mini golf. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided Twilight Paddle. As we scan the sky and woods for wildlife, and watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Meet at the beach area. Bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, and water shoes. Register in advance. $10 if you use your craft, $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Early Bird Hike
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the naturalist on this guided hike on the Overland Nature Trail. Meet at the trailhead. This is a 3/4 mile moderate hike. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Photographers Hike
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Break out your camera and come explore the picture-worthy park! Meet at the picnic area by the Overland Nature Trail. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Lifecycles
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Let's take a look at lifecycles in the natural world. We'll learn all about frogs and butterflies as well as other plants and animals. Meet at the program hut. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Summer Fitness Follies
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Looking for a different way to "get your paces in"? Join the Park Naturalist at the Fitness Yard in the Day Use Area for an invigorating workout then we will head out on a guided nature hunt down Lake Trail. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, apply insect repellent and sunscreen, and bring a sweat towel and bottle of water (or two!). $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Water Wonders
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
This program is for children ages 6-17, parent participation required. Investigate and identify life in our lake. Meet at the Interpretive Center to build a water scope using a #10 food can then we will head to the swimming area. Remember sunscreen, insect repellent, and a towel. Register at Visitor Center by noon Saturday, August 17. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Full Moon Hike
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join the Park Naturalist at the Visitor Center as we visit the Spillway Pond, Pioneer Campground, and Big Creek Trail to search for our Barred Owl, gopher tortoises, and other wildlife. Register at the Visitor Center by noon Saturday, August 17. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Ranger Activity
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy a tasty cold treat as you cool off and work towards earning your Magnolia Springs Junior Ranger Badge in this fun and educational half hour workshop inside the Nature Center. Held every Saturday during summer. $1 donation suggested. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Ice-cream S'mores
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come make your own sweet ice-cream s’mores – cold ice-cream sandwiched between graham crackers and topped with marshmallows and chocolate syrup, or other toppings of your choice. And then get a chance to cool off and explore the new Nature Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Wonders of Wildlife at Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 4 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Learn all about native wildlife and their adaptations from our Park Naturalist. Meet live animals, touch real furs, skulls, talons and more in this interactive educational presentation that gets you up close and personal to the wonderful world of wildlife. Meet at the Nature Center by the spring. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Art In The Park
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come cool off and have fun with paints, crafts and nature themed art in this monthly program at the park. Painter and park naturalist Ranger Cori will guide you through making your very own masterpiece to take home and display. Find us at the Nature Center, next to the spring. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Camper's SplashPad and Craft
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Campground and Cottage guests after-hours splashpad access. Come enjoy the splashpad with your family and fellow overnight guests. While the kids are playing have a chance to make a craft for adults. $0 - $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Intro to Tree Climbing
3rd Saturday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM from Aug 17, 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 Aug 17, 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.
Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 7:15 PM to 9:15 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.
Toddler Ranger
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
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 
Junior Ranger: Back to Wilderness Basics
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. Come join us for some cool fun! We are learning and practicing some basic wilderness survival skills, such as Fire Starting, Shelter Building, and Orienteering. Rangers will provide supplies and guidance. Ages 10 to adult. Call to register. Inclement weather may cancel event. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Introduction to Paddling
Saturday, Aug 17, 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.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Saturday, Aug 17, 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 
Flower Float
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Gorgeous water lilies and beautiful yellow lotuses are in full bloom on Lake Seminole. Join the park naturalist and paddle your way up the Northern reaches of the lake to vast expanses covered in flowers. This slow paced, short distance(2 miles round trip)kayak tour is perfect for beginners or guests looking to get close-up photos. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Saturday, Aug 17, 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. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Night Hike On The Big Ferry Trail
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 8 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come out for a night hike and learn sensory secrets along the way. Learn about night vision, nocturnal animals, and more while walking 2 miles through the woods. Starts at the Big Ferry Trail at 8:00pm. $5 Parkpass required. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Suwannee River Swamplands Hike
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Explore the beginnings of the Suwannee River on this ranger guided hike at the Suwannee River Sill. Learn about the abundant wildlife found within the Okefenokee (the headwaters of the Suwannee) and the history of how people have used this land while taking in the unique scenery of this environment. Sign up in advance by calling park. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This is a beautiful paddle on a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak.There is a short hike to tour the inside of the New Manchester mill ruins and see the whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. +) who can swim and those 12 to 17 yrs. who can swim and come with a parent. Kayak and gear included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 3 PM to 5:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This is a beautiful paddle on a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak.There is a short hike to tour the inside of the New Manchester mill ruins and see the whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. +) who can swim and those 12 to 17 yrs. who can swim and come with a parent. Kayak and gear included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Four-legged Junior Ranger Day
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
This day will be geared towards visitors with pets. Bring your fur-baby and make a mold of your pet's paw, then enjoy a ranger-led, moderate 1.5-mile hike along the rim of the gorge and onto the back-county trail. All pets must be kept on a leash and must be attended by their human at all times. Space is limited so call ahead to reserve your spot! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Archery Lessons
3rd Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11 AM from Aug 17, 2019 until 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.
Ice Cream In A Bag
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet at the campground pavilion to cool off and make delicious ice cream. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Creek Crawl
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Wear your water shoes to the creek ford to cool down and explore Rice Creek. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Water Games - FREE
Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Escape the heat of the summer with some water fun! Water guns, sponges, kiddy pool, and hose provided. Feel free to bring your own water guns or balloons as well. Location: Elijah Clark House. Valid Park Pass Required. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Ice Cream Sunday
Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Cool off and satisfy your sweet tooth with an Ice Cream Sundae on Sunday! Location: Elijah Clark House. Valid Park Pass Required. $1/ cup of ice cream $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Meet The Reptiles
Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Have you ever wondered how a Snake swallows its food? Join us to witness and learn about native reptiles firsthand. Meet @ Park Office. Free Event. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Learn how to play Stickball
Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Learn about Stickball and how it influenced modern sports and then try your hand at playing. Located at the borrow pit. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Discover our Past: Explore Archaeology
Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Dig deep and find out about the people who came before us with this fun archaeology activity. 912-437-4770.
Discover our Past: Explore Archaeology
Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Dig deep and find out about the people who came before us with this fun archaeology activity. 912-437-4770.
Bees and Butterflies Hike
Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for a short hike to discover Georgia's many types of bees and butterflies. Maybe we will see some of the more elusive species such as the Question Mark, or Monarch butterfly. Learn what you can do to protect these species and others whose populations are in serious decline. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Turtle Talk
Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us early in the morning for a hike around our pond, and learn about the turtles that call General Coffee State Park home. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Pioneer Games
Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Play some historical games with a ranger and learn what life was like without screens. Play a variety of games, such as graces, cat & mouse, hide the slipper, and more. Meeting at Relihan building down by the Heritage Farm. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Sundaes on Sunday
Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Cool off by making your own ice-cream sundae and explore the new Nature Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Intro to Tree Climbing
3rd Sunday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM from Aug 18, 2019 until Dec 15, 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 Sunday of Month 3 PM - 4 PM from Aug 18, 2019 until Dec 15, 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.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Sunday, Aug 18, 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 
Snag the Swag Competition
Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 9 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Complete a picture scavenger hunt throughout the park. If you complete the challenge you will have your choice of park giveaways as a prize $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Nature Sketching
Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Grab some paper, sketching material and a nice view and enjoy the beautiful scenery at Etowah. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Guided Tour
Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Take a guided tour with our Naturalist $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Guided Hike
Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the naturalist for a guided hike on the Multi-use trail. This is a 3.5-mile moderate hike. Meet at the trailhead. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Feet, Feathers, Beak
Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 12:30 PM to 1 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Which early bird gets the worm? Come learn about bird adaptations that affect how and what they eat. Meet at the stone pavilion. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 3 PM – Aug 21, 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, August 22, 2019

Museum Tour
Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Take a tour of our Museum with the Naturalist and learn about the artifacts. $4-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Butterfly Bonanza
Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 9 AM to 9:45 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Investigate eggs, caterpillars and adult butterflies in our garden. Short walk and brief talk on basics of attracting important pollinators to your yard. Handouts. Meet at park office. Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Become a Citizen Scientist - iNaturalist Hike
Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Don’t know what the cool plant is? There’s an app for that! Learn how to use the iNaturalist app in order to document and learn about the wildlife around you. Meet at the Overland Nature trailhead. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Pushy Plant Hike
Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the naturalist on the Overland Nature Trail to identify and learn about invasive species and how they affect native wildlife. Meet at the trailhead $5 parking. 770-504-2277.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 6:45 PM to 8:15 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.
Nature and History Hike
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Adventure into the woods: Learn about native animals and the rich history of the park. 1 mile hike, mild difficulty. Bring water and hiking-friendly shoes. Meet at Park Office. Valid Park Pass Required. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Bingo
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us for a fun afternoon of family bingo! Free Prize for a win, limit 1 prize per person. Location: Pavilion by Archery Range. Valid Park Pass required. $1/ bingo card or $3/ 5 bingo cards $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Movie on the Green
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Bring a blanket & lie back to watch a film under the stars! Movie: 13 Going On 30. PG-13. Meet @ Green behind Putt Putt. Subject to inclement weather. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Roving Naturalist
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Our Naturalist will be roving the park with interesting pieces of history and nature to share with the guests. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Bat Bingo and Campfire
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original, fast-paced bingo game. Win prizes and learn about our fabulous flying mammals at the same time. Great fun for families or adults. Bring a roasting stick and enjoy toasting a marshmallow over a the fire. View bats flying over Lake Deleanor. Meet next to the boathouse in the campground. Correct change payable at the program. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
The Great Georgia Pollinator Cenus
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
"The Great Georgia Pollinator Census is a historical initiative where Georgians from all over the state will record the numbers and types of pollinators that populate our state during late summer." Please visit www.ggapc.org for more information. Join us here on the park, or collect data from your own neighborhood. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Beginner Archery
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn the basics of shooting a compound bow. We will be shooting at large target blocks on a secure range. This is a great way to get outdoors, learn something new! Good for ages 8 and up (depending on strength level). Reservations are required by calling the park office. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Sunset Bat Hike
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join our rangers for a short 1/2 mile walk along our beautiful marshes and witness nature at its finest! Watch our flying friends take flight over the setting sun and learn about the world of bats. Hundreds of bats leave their houses every evening to hunt for insects. Guests will meet our rangers at the Visitors Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Art by the Lake
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Color, paint, or glue. The choice is up to you. Art supplies will be available to create what you may. Takes place in the Nature Nook, under the Group Shelter. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Campfire & S'mores
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 8 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Meet fellow campers and roast marshmallows at the Nature Nook. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
UGA Extension Pollinator Census Hikes
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us for a Naturalist led hike and participate in the UGA Extension Pollinator 2019 Census! We will meet at the Birdberry trail and embark on a .5 mile hike. While on the hike we will stop and observe various pollinators for at least 15 minutes. $5 parking pass is required. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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UGA Extension Pollinator Census Hikes
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us for a Naturalist led hike and participate in the UGA Extension Pollinator 2019 Census! We will meet at the Birdberry trail and embark on a .5 mile hike. While on the hike we will stop and observe various pollinators for at least 15 minutes. $5 parking pass is required. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Stars of General Coffee
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 9 PM to 10 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn how to use a star-chart as we track well-known constellations and celestial events. Meet at the farm parking lot. Heavy cloud cover and/or rain will cancel this event. If desired, bring your own binoculars or a flashlight with a red lens or cover. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided Twilight Paddle. As we scan the sky and woods for wildlife, and watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Meet at the beach area. Bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, and water shoes. Register in advance. $10 if you use your craft, $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Let's Talk Turtles!
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 3:30 PM to 4 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Learn about our local turtles and get an up-close look at the amazing design of the turtle shell! Meet at the program hut. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Pollinator Garden Cleanup
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 5 PM to 5:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the naturalist in the garden. We'll see what's growing and do some weeding and maintenance while we talk about the importance of pollinators. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Sunset Stroll
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Meet at the program hut. We’ll be walking up the dam and along the lake to take in the beauty of the evening. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Friday Night at the Movies
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Friday night used to be Movie Night; it will be again this Friday night. We will meet at the Interpretive Center. Open to all ages for some good family entertainment. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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S'mores N' More - Civil War Tales
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come join a park ranger at the lake amphitheater for a yummy s'mores campfire and then hear some stories from the historic Camp Lawton era. Weather dependent event. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Distracted with Rangers
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Get tickets from eventbrite or 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. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Movie Night!
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 8 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come out and enjoy a family friendly movie at 8pm! Bring your favorite snacks, a blanket, and a comfy chair. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 9 PM to 9:45 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Photographer's Morning Out
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 8 AM to 10 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join a Park Ranger who will take you to their favorite photogenic areas along the trails on the magnificent rapids and rocks of Sweetwater Creek as well as the spectacular New Manchester Mill (as seen in the film "Hunger Games: Mockingjay"). $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, seen in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film and others, is situated alongside alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total). $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 4:30 PM to 6 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, seen in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film and others, is situated alongside alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total). $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Sunset Lake Paddle
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake watching for wading birds like Great Blue Herons and raptors like Bald Eagles and Ospreys while enjoying the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reserve. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Explore The Nature Hut
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Come join us in the Nature Hut to check out some taxidermy animals you see in the area, as well as take the opportunity to meet one of our live snakes! $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Eye-Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM – Aug 24, 2019 until Aug 31, 2019 
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Bring your camera and take a look around our park for the items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your completed list and pictures to the office to claim your prize. Remember, this is not a race. Stop by the visitor center to pick up your scavenger hunt checkoff list! $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Owl Pellet Dissection
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist to learn more about what owls eat and how they digest food. Meet at visitor center porch. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Roving Rangers
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 12 PM to 12:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist to learn more about how kids can earn their Junior Ranger Badges and how to “continue earning” badges by doing outdoor activities! Meet at visitor center porch. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Beach Combing on Cumberland Island
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a boat ride to Cumberland Island where you'll stroll the beach with a Park Ranger identifying shells and sea life along the shore. Get a chance to photograph the famous wild horses and see coastal birds. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the Friday prior to cruise. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Low-Tide Paddle
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us on a three-hour kayak adventure through the salt marshes around Crooked River. Paddlers will watch for birds, dolphin and other wildlife while learning about the wonders of the marsh. We'll spend an hour exploring a sand bar before paddling the tide back in to our dock. Space is limited. Preregistration required. $35 single; $45 tandem; $25 if you bring your own kayak. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Great Georgia Pollinator Census
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 9 AM to 4 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Become a citizen scientist and join the first ever state-wide pollinator census. Participants will pick up their observation sheet and insect guide from our Visitor Center, spend 15 minutes counting pollinators and then upload their findings to the GGaPC.org website. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Meet and greet the animals who make coastal Georgia their home in this exciting and informative live animal presentation. Learn about their behaviors, why they look and live the way they do and gain a better understanding of why they are so important to our world. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Sunset Boat Cruise
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 6:45 PM to 8:15 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.
Create your own Talking Stick!
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Learn the fascinating history of the Talking Stick while creating your very own to take home! $10 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Archery
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us for a fun afternoon of shooting compound bows! Beginners and experts alike welcome. Suitable for all ages, although children under 6 may need adult assistance. Meet @ Pavilion by Archery Range. Please arrive on time so you are able to participate. Valid Park Pass required. $7 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Bingo
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us for a fun afternoon of family bingo! Free Prize for a win, limit 1 prize per person. Location: Pavilion by Archery Range. Valid Park Pass required. $1/ bingo card or $3/ 5 bingo cards $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Nature and History Hike
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Adventure into the woods: Learn about native animals and the rich history of the park. 1 mile hike, mild difficulty. Bring water and hiking-friendly shoes. Meet at Park Office. Valid Park Pass Required. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Glow in the Dark Putt-Putt
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Our putt-putt course will be glowing with excitement! Golfers will glow in the dark during this evening of putt-putt fun. Valid Park Pass Required. Meet @ Putt Putt Course. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Ask the Naturalist
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Ask our Naturalist questions about the history or the site, surrounding features and wildlife. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Summer Poker Walk
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a 1-mile, natural surface trail walk and visit five natural history learning stations. Draw cards at each learning site. Best hand at the end of the walk wins a prize package. Pay correct change at the site. Not stroller accessible. Meet at the covered shelter next to the Trading Post in the campground. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Make A Pinch Pot
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Learn one of the oldest and simplest forms of pottery, practiced by the indigenous people of America and around the world! Make your very own pinch pot to bring home and cherish. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Make A Pinch Pot
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Learn one of the oldest and simplest forms of pottery, practiced by the indigenous people of America and around the world! Make your very own pinch pot to bring home and cherish. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Edible Plant Hike
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a beautiful and scenic hike with our park Naturalist and learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia. We'll be searching for local plants that have edible and medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and identifying some that are toxic. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
The Great Georgia Pollinator Cenus
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
"The Great Georgia Pollinator Census is a historical initiative where Georgians from all over the state will record the numbers and types of pollinators that populate our state during late summer." Please visit www.ggapc.org for more information. Join us here on the park, or collect data from your own neighborhood. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The fort's plantation house will be open and ready to be explored. An interpretive ranger portraying a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to Civil War medicine. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
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Archery
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Learn archery basics from a ranger and then test out your new skills while you shoot at the targets. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Register at the Visitor Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Wildlife Presentation
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 5 PM to 5:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Come learn about Fort Mountain wildlife! We'll cover common misconceptions as well as true facts about our beloved local critters. Registration is not required for this program. The program takes place in the Nature Nook by the beach. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Wildlife Presentation
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 5 PM to 5:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Come learn about Fort Mountain wildlife! We'll cover common misconceptions as well as true facts about our beloved local critters. Registration is not required for this program. The program takes place in the Nature Nook by the beach. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Give us a helping hand as we feed animals, collect eggs and goof off with our farm animals. We will start by feeding sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, donkeys, a horse and mule. Learn about their different diets and tips on maintaining them. Meet at the center of Heritage Farm. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Gettin Crafty in the Relihan
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come make a craft with us, and enjoy some company with our reptiles. Get creative with the rangers. Each week is filled with a different craft with an educational background. $1-$4 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Archery/Air soft Day
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Join us at the Archery Range for some Archery and Air soft fun! $25 per person - An Instructor will be present at all times $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Sunrise Paddle at Lake Rutledge
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 6 AM to 8 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore the lake on this Ranger-Guided Sunrise Paddle. As we scan the sky and woods for wildlife, and watch the changing colors on the water as a new day begins. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Meet at the beach area. Bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, and water shoes. Register in advance. $10 if you use your craft, $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Search and Sketch Hike
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Become a wildlife explorer and test your artistic skills while you explore the 1 mile Brantley Trail. Each hiker will be given a ‘sketch’ pad and pencils to document any interesting discoveries. Drawings will be observed by others and discussed. Do your best and have your sketch featured on our Instagram feed! Meet at Trading Post. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided Twilight Paddle. As we scan the sky and woods for wildlife, and watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Meet at the beach area. Bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, and water shoes. Register in advance. $10 if you use your craft, $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tree I.D. Guide
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 8 AM to 5 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Pick up a guide in the park office to take with you through the park. Learn about some of our local trees and their uses in early American days. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Water Wonders
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
This program is for children ages 6-17, parent participation required. Investigate and identify life in our lake. Meet at the Interpretive Center to build a water scope using a #10 food can then we will head to the swimming area. Remember sunscreen, insect repellent, and a towel. Register at Visitor Center by noon Saturday, August 17. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Who was Laura Walker?
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Gather at the Interpretive Center for an introduction to the lady for whom Laura S. Walker State Park was named and some history about the park as well. You may be surprised by some of the unique facts regarding our beautiful park. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Astronomy at the Park
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Study the night sky through our telescope as we find constellations, planets, and other night sky features. Ages 8 and up; children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring insect repellent, bottled water, a lawn chair or blanket, and a flashlight. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Ranger Activity
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy a tasty cold treat as you cool off and work towards earning your Magnolia Springs Junior Ranger Badge in this fun and educational half hour workshop inside the Nature Center. Held every Saturday during summer. $1 donation suggested. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Ice-cream S'mores
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come make your own sweet ice-cream s’mores – cold ice-cream sandwiched between graham crackers and topped with marshmallows and chocolate syrup, or other toppings of your choice. And then get a chance to cool off and explore the new Nature Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Wonders of Wildlife at Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 4 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Learn all about native wildlife and their adaptations from our Park Naturalist. Meet live animals, touch real furs, skulls, talons and more in this interactive educational presentation that gets you up close and personal to the wonderful world of wildlife. Meet at the Nature Center by the spring. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Camper's SplashPad and Craft
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Campground and Cottage guests after-hours splashpad access. Come enjoy the splashpad with your family and fellow overnight guests. While the kids are playing have a chance to make a craft for adults. $0 - $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Make Your Own Glowing Slime
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 7 PM to 7:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Is it a liquid? A solid? It glows in the dark, and oozes in your hand - it's Glow in the Dark Slime! And you can make your very own to take home or play with during our Screen on the Green movie night. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Game Night in the Campground
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Have fun playing games and learning about the park with Game Night in the Campground. Lawn games, Glo Sticks, and trivia make up this good-for-all-ages activity in the park. Held in the Picnic Shelter in the campground, a $1 donation is encouraged toward future game supplies. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Skulls and Furs Program
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
From 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Come check out our Nature Center for this skull and fur program! It will be in the A/C. Only $3. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
4th Saturday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM from Aug 24, 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 Aug 24, 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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Archery
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 2 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all the equipment you need to be hitting the bulls-eye in no time. Meet at Picnic Shelter #5! $10 per person $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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