Fishing Events


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Senior Fishing Rodeo: a Get Outdoors Event
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 8 AM to 12 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
This tournament will be held at Lake Liberty. Anglers 55 years and older can try to win prizes in several categories, as well as win a door prize. Register between 7:30 - 7:45 a.m. at the main office and enjoy some great fishing. Refreshments will be available. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Fishing Rodeo - Fun, Food and T-Shirt
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 8 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Kids ages 2-12 are invited to join the park and our friend's group for a fantastic event. There will be prizes for many categories. We will be meeting by the gazebo in the park. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Fishing
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Don't have a fishing rod or tackle box? That's okay. Come fish with us at fishing hole #1 and we will provide all the supplies needed. This is also a great opportunity to complete a page in the new Junior Ranger book. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Father's Day Fishing Tournament
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 7 AM to 10 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Are you the best of the best angler out there? Or do you just enjoy a peaceful fishing day on the water? Come check out Magnolia Lake this Father's Day and post a Facebook photo of your big catch and tag @MagnoliaSpringsStatePark to be entered into a drawing to win awesome Father's Day prizes. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Ogeechee Monsters
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 to Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 10 PM to 2 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Here is your chance to catch some of the Monsters of the Ogeechee. Spend the evening with the Rangers as we catch the best and biggest the river has to offer. Our expert will show you the tricks of the trade as we pull in Sturgeon, Stingray and Shark to name a few. Space is extremely limited Call the park office to make your reservation today. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Cane Pole Fishing
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Enjoy the opportunity to celebrate "Your State Park" by participating in any number of service events. You can perform trail work, trash pickup or any number of other service projects. Please stop by the registration tent if you would like to help out. Free Day sponsored by Friends of Georgia State Parks. 706-422-1932.
"Dam" Celebration
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Let your kids come for a fun filled morning and help us celebrate our lake by helping refill it. Bring your water gun and bucket for some fun water games.Sidewalk chalk drawing, Pine cone art project, prizes and more! $5 parking. 478-763-2759.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Home School Days at Fort Yargo Ages 5-8
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Home School students ages 5-8 are invited to Fort Yargo for an hour of scientific fun! We will cover different topics each session that include but are not limited to: plant biology, wildlife sciences, stream ecology, fishing, and campfire cooking. $3 per student. Meeting locations will vary. Registration required. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Home School Days at Fort Yargo Ages 9-12
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Home School students ages 9-12 are invited to Fort Yargo for an hour of scientific fun! We will cover different topics each session that include but are not limited to: plant biology, wildlife sciences, stream ecology, fishing, and campfire cooking. $3 per student. Meeting locations will vary. Registration required $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Camp
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children will participate in outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, birding, outdoor survival and more as they work toward earning Junior Ranger badges. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the Park Office to register. Ages 8-12 years old. Space limited to 10 kids. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children will participate in outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, birding, outdoor survival and more as they work toward earning Junior Ranger badges. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the Park Office to register. Ages 8-12 years old. Space limited to 10 kids. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Friday, June 28, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children will participate in outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, birding, outdoor survival and more as they work toward earning Junior Ranger badges. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the Park Office to register. Ages 8-12 years old. Space limited to 10 kids. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Fishing Float
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Paddle with the Park Naturalist and see if you can reel in a keeper. We'll travel approximately 3 miles round-trip, stopping at various fishing hot spots along the way. Bring a friend and try out one of our new fishing canoes, which are rigged with fully cushioned seats, plenty of cup and rod holders, and extra storage compartments. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Fort Yargo Family Camp
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a fun and exciting way to spend your Saturday night? Then look no further! Sign up for one of our Family Day Camps. Each session will offer a unique way for family members to spend time together in the great outdoors. $10 per family member. Registration required. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Join a park ranger for two fun-filled days of learning, crafting, and exploring. This camp is for children ages 6-12. Spaces are limited, so pre-registration is required. $30. 706-213-2045.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Fishing
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Don't have a fishing rod or tackle box? That's okay. Come fish with us at fishing hole #1 and we will provide all the supplies needed. This is also a great opportunity to complete a page in the new Junior Ranger book. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Feeling Crabby
Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
New to the area, or want to learn how to catch local blue crabs. We will learn to use different kinds of traps, what to use for bait, and how to find decent spots. Maybe we will even try the old school method with a rope and chicken neck. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Join a park ranger for two fun-filled days of learning, crafting, and exploring. This camp is for children ages 6-12. Spaces are limited, so pre-registration is required. $30. 706-213-2045.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Fort Yargo Family Camp
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a fun and exciting way to spend your Saturday night? Then look no further! Sign up for one of our Family Day Camps. Each session will offer a unique way for family members to spend time together in the great outdoors. $10 per family member. Registration required. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Fishing Float
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Paddle with the Park Naturalist and see if you can reel in a keeper. We'll travel approximately 3 miles round-trip, stopping at various fishing hot spots along the way. Bring a friend and try out one of our new fishing canoes, which are rigged with fully cushioned seats, plenty of cup and rod holders, and extra storage compartments. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 2
9 AM - 3 PM from Jul 8, 2019 until Jul 11, 2019 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join the park naturalist for a week full of fun and entertainment. Learn about the different wildlife that call Kolomoki home. Explore the 80 acre lake on a kayak or canoe. Hike the trails and venture into the museum with a guided tour. Please pack a lunch and a change of clothes. Swimming will occur daily. Meet at Group Shelter 2. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 2
9 AM - 3 PM from Jul 9, 2019 until Jul 11, 2019 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join the park naturalist for a week full of fun and entertainment. Learn about the different wildlife that call Kolomoki home. Explore the 80 acre lake on a kayak or canoe. Hike the trails and venture into the museum with a guided tour. Please pack a lunch and a change of clothes. Swimming will occur daily. Meet at Group Shelter 2. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 2
9 AM - 3 PM from Jul 10, 2019 until Jul 11, 2019 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join the park naturalist for a week full of fun and entertainment. Learn about the different wildlife that call Kolomoki home. Explore the 80 acre lake on a kayak or canoe. Hike the trails and venture into the museum with a guided tour. Please pack a lunch and a change of clothes. Swimming will occur daily. Meet at Group Shelter 2. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 2
9 AM - 3 PM from Jul 11, 2019 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join the park naturalist for a week full of fun and entertainment. Learn about the different wildlife that call Kolomoki home. Explore the 80 acre lake on a kayak or canoe. Hike the trails and venture into the museum with a guided tour. Please pack a lunch and a change of clothes. Swimming will occur daily. Meet at Group Shelter 2. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Saturday, Jul 13, 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 

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Sunday, Jul 14, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Join a park ranger for two fun-filled days of learning, crafting, and exploring. This camp is for children ages 6-12. Spaces are limited, so pre-registration is required. $30. 706-213-2045.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Monday, July 15, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Monday, Jul 15, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. We also have brand new, park specific Junior Ranger books and new patches. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. We also have brand new, park specific Junior Ranger books and new patches. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. We also have brand new, park specific Junior Ranger books and new patches. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Home School Days at Fort Yargo Ages 5-8
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Home School students ages 5-8 are invited to Fort Yargo for an hour of scientific fun! We will cover different topics each session that include but are not limited to: plant biology, wildlife sciences, stream ecology, fishing, and campfire cooking. $3 per student. Meeting locations will vary. Registration required. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Home School Days at Fort Yargo Ages 9-12
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Home School students ages 9-12 are invited to Fort Yargo for an hour of scientific fun! We will cover different topics each session that include but are not limited to: plant biology, wildlife sciences, stream ecology, fishing, and campfire cooking. $3 per student. Meeting locations will vary. Registration required $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. We also have brand new, park specific Junior Ranger books and new patches. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Ogeechee Monsters
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 to Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 10 PM to 2 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Here is your chance to catch some of the Monsters of the Ogeechee. Spend the evening with the Rangers as we catch the best and biggest the river has to offer. Our expert will show you the tricks of the trade as we pull in Sturgeon, Stingray and Shark to name a few. Space is extremely limited Call the park office to make your reservation today. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. We also have brand new, park specific Junior Ranger books and new patches. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Fishing Float
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Paddle with the Park Naturalist and see if you can reel in a keeper. We'll travel approximately 3 miles round-trip, stopping at various fishing hot spots along the way. Bring a friend and try out one of our new fishing canoes, which are rigged with fully cushioned seats, plenty of cup and rod holders, and extra storage compartments. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Fishing with a Ranger
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 4:30 PM to 5:30 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. This program is limited to 10 participants ages 7 - 15. Register in advance. Meet at the visitor center. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Junior Ranger After Dark
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 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 $25 per camper, $5 off each additional camper registered. Ages 6-12 are welcome. Registration required. Call the Park office to register at 770-867-3489. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Fishing with a Ranger
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 4:30 PM to 5:30 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. This program is limited to 10 participants ages 7 - 15. Register in advance. Meet at the visitor center. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Fishing Float
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Paddle with the Park Naturalist and see if you can reel in a keeper. We'll travel approximately 3 miles round-trip, stopping at various fishing hot spots along the way. Bring a friend and try out one of our new fishing canoes, which are rigged with fully cushioned seats, plenty of cup and rod holders, and extra storage compartments. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Home School Days at Fort Yargo Ages 5-8
Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Home School students ages 5-8 are invited to Fort Yargo for an hour of scientific fun! We will cover different topics each session that include but are not limited to: plant biology, wildlife sciences, stream ecology, fishing, and campfire cooking. $3 per student. Meeting locations will vary. Registration required. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Home School Days at Fort Yargo Ages 9-12
Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Home School students ages 9-12 are invited to Fort Yargo for an hour of scientific fun! We will cover different topics each session that include but are not limited to: plant biology, wildlife sciences, stream ecology, fishing, and campfire cooking. $3 per student. Meeting locations will vary. Registration required $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

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 

Sunday, August 18, 2019

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 

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Join a park ranger for two fun-filled days of learning, crafting, and exploring. This camp is for children ages 6-12. Spaces are limited, so pre-registration is required. $30. 706-213-2045.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Join a park ranger for two fun-filled days of learning, crafting, and exploring. This camp is for children ages 6-12. Spaces are limited, so pre-registration is required. $30. 706-213-2045.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Free Fishing Days
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come out to George L Smith on these free fishing days and experience a fun filled morning at the lake. A Ranger will be available to assist you or your kids in your fishing excitement! $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Free Fishing days
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 8 AM to 12 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
If you don't have a pole, don't worry! Rocky has fishing poles to loan out to you or your kids for the morning. Come out to RMPFA on these free fishing days and experience a fun filled morning at the lake. A Ranger will be available to assist you or your kids in your fishing excitement! Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
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