Hiking Events


Friday, February 22, 2019

River Walk
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Walk and talk with our naturalist as we examine the Etowah River and take in the nature surrounding it. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Owl Prowl
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Take a ranger led night hike and discover the various species of owls found at the park, the different calls they make, and more! $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Parks After Dark 
McAllister's Secret Freshwater Slough
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
There are some things on the park only the rangers know about, but it's time to change that. There are some fantastic freshwater sloughs that dot the maritime forests of Fort McAllister State Historic Park that we consider our own hidden gems. Join us for a hike around the park to see these miniature ecosystems in action. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8 AM - 4:30 PM – Feb 23, 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, have fun! $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Nature Hike with Ranger Diane
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Ranger Diane will guide a tour on the Hannah Clark Nature trail. Bring Binoculars and get a close up look of the wildlife. Find out how the Native people used plants we will find along the way. This is an easy to moderate 1.5 Mile Hike. 706-359-3458.
Edible Plant Hike
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
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 medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and ones that could be poisonous. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Tower Tour and Hike
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Feb 23, 2019 
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Every Saturday from 2pm to 3pm during the month of February, a ranger will open the tower for tours followed by a hike around the pre-historic stone wall and West Overlook Trail at the close of the tower. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Parks After Dark 
Flatlanders Canyon Crash Trail Run
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 7 AM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join us for our annual "Canyon Crash" 5K/10K/13.1/50K. This is a great trail run for the novice runner or road runner; however, it will challenge the season trail runner at the 1/2 marathon and 50k distance. To register visit: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=60363&fbclid=IwAR1AWTUiaed-oCg-eeaN_gzCs1WmpyXVFsS-YMrM3m8cOSk-AR0AutDKbmc $5 parking. 229-838-4244.
Photographer's Hike
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 8:30 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
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 10:30 AM to 12 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.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 12:30 PM to 2 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.
Late Winter Wildflower Hike
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This moderately strenuous, 2.5-mile hike will take us through a variety of lovely habitats to view the very earliest of our spring wildflowers, the beloved Ephemerals. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 10 AM to 11 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 medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and ones that could be poisonous. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Junior Ranger Hikes
Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us for a kid friendly hike while completing an activity from your Junior Ranger Book. Each hike will be 1 mile long. The meeting location will change month to month. We will begin our hike promptly at the start time. $1 per participant. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Hikes
Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us for a kid friendly hike while completing an activity from your Junior Ranger Book. Each hike will be 1 mile long. The meeting location will change month to month. We will begin our hike promptly at the start time. $1 per participant. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Friends of Panola Mountain Extended Hike
Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike with a trained "Friends of Panola" volunteer, through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 5-mile, semi-off trail, strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views and unique perspectives on the park. Must call to register in advance. $10 cash only $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Seasons of Prescribed Fire
Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us for the first of a four-part series which will look at the benefits of prescribed fire as well as the effects it has on our park throughout the seasons. Meet at the Interpretive Center for a brief presentation, then head to the trail to see the effects of prescribed fire. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Senior Ranger Program
Monday, Feb 25, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Junior Ranger is not just for kids! Join us for our monthly Senior Ranger Programs from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.This program is for senior citizens. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Homeschool Wednesdays
Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Home-school students of all ages are welcomed to come join park rangers on a educational nature/ history hike to the historic five story New Manchester Manufacturing Mill and class IV rapids. This hike meets the GPS standards. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservation recommended. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

K9 Ranger Hikes
Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Tails on the Trails is getting a make over! Join us for our new monthly guided hike: Canine Ranger! Each hike will be 2.5 miles or less. Meeting places will switch each time. While this is a hike exclusively for dog owners and lovers, we require that your furry friend be kept on a leash at all times. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Home School Exploration Day
Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 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.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Lorax Hike - Fun Geo Exploration
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
First Saturday Lorax - Geology Hike Celebrate the Birthday of Dr. Seuss & take a walk back in time. Learn how the landscape of Elijah Clark State Park was formed on this one mile hike along our lakeshore. Along the way we'll identify Rocks & Minerals and look at geological evidence for an ancient volcanic past. Wear sturdy shoes. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Cadette Girl Scout Night Owl Hike
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a fun learning experience for all Cadette Girl Scouts! Earn your Night Owl badge by taking a hike with our rangers while learning more about the wild and interesting animals that wander the park at night. You'll have the chance to see bats, raccoons, armadillos, deer, and much more! Embrace your wild side and get outdoors! $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Parks After Dark 
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Parks After Dark 
Camp Lawton Lantern Tour
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come experience the historic Camp Lawton at night via lantern-light in this guided historical tour. Be transported back in time as you hike the trail and learn about the world's largest prison stockade and its inhabitants. Participants get to carry their own lanterns: adults a traditional oil lamp, and kids a mini LED lantern. $10 - $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
1st Saturday Hike
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us for a free guided hike on of our most popular trails! Meet at the park office. A parking pass is required. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
"Aldo Leopold Inspired" Spring Observation Hike
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Celebrate Leopold Week with us by learning how to listen, feel, smell, see, and think like an environmentalist. Taking a step back to a time before technology, we will focus on using only our senses to observe what is happening as life begins to spring up after a cold winter. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Billy's Island Tour
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 5 PM to 7 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Sit back and relax on a tour to historic Billy's Island. Search for wildlife while crossing Billy's Lake on our tour boat before stepping on the island to seek remnants of the past. Relics of the logging era, a swamper family cemetery and traces of Native American presence are scattered around the short trail we will walk while on the island. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Late Winter Wildflower Hike
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This moderately strenuous, 2.5-mile hike will take us through a variety of lovely habitats to view the very earliest of our spring wildflowers, the beloved Ephemerals. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Sunday Morning Hike
Sunday, Mar 3, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join our park naturalist on a short, scenic hike to learn about different topics ranging from flora and fauna to natural remedies. Guests should meet at the Visitors Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Mar 3, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Late Winter Wildflower Hike
Sunday, Mar 3, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This moderately strenuous, 2.5-mile hike will take us through a variety of lovely habitats to view the very earliest of our spring wildflowers, the beloved Ephemerals. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Senior Ranger Program
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Junior Ranger is not just for kids! Join us for our monthly Senior Ranger Programs from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.This program is for senior citizens. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Stargazing
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us to observe the beautiful stars above and have a short hike around the pond. We will learn about well-known constellations and celestial events. Heavy cloud cover and/or rain cancels this event. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Parks After Dark 
Hard Labor Creek History Hike
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This ranger-led hike will take visitors along gentle ridges and cascading creeks. Explore our past as we walk by the remains of some unknown CCC constructions. Bring a camera to record the scenery. Hike geared toward active adults and children over 8 years old. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
5K Run Through the Woods
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Mistletoe is hosting its first ever 5K this spring. Racers will run on our hilly trails and compete to finish the 5K first! This run will be great for serious runners and people just getting into racing. Racers may check-in to the race at 8 AM. $20 per participant. To register call the park office at (706) 541-0321. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Mar 9, 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.
Field Journal Journeys: History Hike
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
We will be going on a hike back into the 1800's to learn about Red Top's Iron mining history! This program is recommended for 10 to adult. Call to register. Inclement weather may cancel event. $4 - $7 $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Volunteer Trail Cleanup Day
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Volunteers are being sought to clean up/clear an existing trail. Equipment will be provided. Come prepared to be in the woods with long pants & boots to hike the trail. Come for an hour or make a day of it. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Sunday Morning Hike
Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join our park naturalist on a short, scenic hike to learn about different topics ranging from flora and fauna to natural remedies. Guests should meet at the Visitors Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Junior Ranger Hikes
Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us for a kid friendly hike while completing an activity from your Junior Ranger Book. Each hike will be 1 mile long. The meeting location will change month to month. We will begin our hike promptly at the start time. $1 per participant. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Hikes
Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us for a kid friendly hike while completing an activity from your Junior Ranger Book. Each hike will be 1 mile long. The meeting location will change month to month. We will begin our hike promptly at the start time. $1 per participant. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Pondapalooza
Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for a hike around our farm pond and a short study on life in the water. Get down and dirty with some cool critter's that lurk in the water. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Mar 15, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Parks After Dark 
St. Patrick’s Weekend Geocache Challenge
10 AM - 7 PM from Mar 15, 2019 until Mar 17, 2019 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
We will be hiding five geocaches throughout our park. For any participants that finds all five and bring the clues back to the office we will reward them with a special prize. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Pine Mountain Trail Lucky Green Hike
Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 10 AM to 1:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join PMT trail guides for a 2.7 moderate-mile hike along Sawtooth Trail to Mollyhugger Hill. Bring water and dress for the weather. Meet at Fox Den Cove Parking Lot. Return transportation provided. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fort Yargo Volunteer Orientation Meetings
Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 2 PM to 2:45 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Are you or someone you know looking to get out and active at Fort Yargo? Attend one of our Volunteer Orientation Meetings to learn more about volunteer opportunities at the park. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Fort Yargo Volunteer Orientation Meetings
Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Are you or someone you know looking to get out and active at Fort Yargo? Attend one of our Volunteer Orientation Meetings to learn more about volunteer opportunities at the park. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Steam Saturday: Antique Steam Engine Demo and Plantation House Tours
Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Walk our half mile trail and stop in at the Jarrell family's original 1847 plantation house for a tour. Then, continue down the path to see our stationary Talbot steam engine in action, sound the whistle atop the Mill Complex, and learn how the Jarrell's used steam power to industrialize their farming operation. $4–$6.50 478-986-5172.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Camp Lawton Lantern Tour
Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 7:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come experience the historic Camp Lawton at night via lantern-light in this guided historical tour. Be transported back in time as you hike the trail and learn about the world's largest prison stockade and its inhabitants. Participants get to carry their own lanterns: adults a traditional oil lamp, and kids a mini LED lantern. $10 - $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
Overlook Hike
Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for a Ranger led hike to the lower Overlook. As you stroll along the banks of Antioch Lake, we will share this area's unique history, flora and fauna. Once we arrive at the Overlook, the Ranger will discuss the unique Rocky Mountain Hydroelectric Plant. The trail is considered easy. Please meet in the Visitor information parking lot. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Hemlock Treatment for Wooly Adelgids
Saturdays 9 AM - 4 PM – Mar 16, 2019 until Mar 30, 2019 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
We are gearing up to treat our Hemlock trees to protect them against the invasive insect the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid. This will be a two day treatment of the trees with an insecticide application. We aim to treat 1,800 trees in the park. There will be a period of instruction prior to treatment. Use this knowledge to treat your own hemlock trees. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Sunday Morning Hike
Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join our park naturalist on a short, scenic hike to learn about different topics ranging from flora and fauna to natural remedies. Guests should meet at the Visitors Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Junior Ranger Hikes
Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us for a kid friendly hike while completing an activity from your Junior Ranger Book. Each hike will be 1 mile long. The meeting location will change month to month. We will begin our hike promptly at the start time. $1 per participant. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
St. Patrick’s Weekend Geocache Challenge
10 AM - 7 PM from Mar 17, 2019 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
We will be hiding five geocaches throughout our park. For any participants that finds all five and bring the clues back to the office we will reward them with a special prize. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

K9 Ranger Hikes
Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Tails on the Trails is getting a make over! Join us for our new monthly guided hike: Canine Ranger! Each hike will be 2.5 miles or less. Meeting places will switch each time. While this is a hike exclusively for dog owners and lovers, we require that your furry friend be kept on a leash at all times. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 7:45 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.
Parks After Dark 

Friday, March 22, 2019

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Mar 22, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, March 23, 2019

6-Mile Hike Along Inner Loop Trail
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Get up and active at our guided 6 mile hike. This is a Naturalist led hike along the Inner Loop Trail (Yellow Trail) and is roughly 6.3 miles. We will meet at the Area B Boat Ramp and begin promptly at the start time. Ages 12 and older welcome. Park pass required. Dogs welcome on a leash. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 7 PM to 9 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.
Parks After Dark 
Cast Iron Chefs
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Come out and sample grub from iron pot cooking demonstrations of new and old style. Meals will be representative of the 1800’s. Visitors can also walk the paths of history and nature here at the park. $4 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Backpacking 101
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Do you like hiking? Do you wonder what to bring on overnight trips? Join the Naturalist to learn the basics of backpacking. Learn how to be prepared for unforeseen circumstances on the trail, the proper way to encounter wild animals, and what to do if you get lost. This will be a presentation followed by a short hike on Laurel Ridge Trail. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Hemlock Treatment for Wooly Adelgids
Saturdays 9 AM - 4 PM – Mar 23, 2019 until Mar 30, 2019 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
We are gearing up to treat our Hemlock trees to protect them against the invasive insect the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid. This will be a two day treatment of the trees with an insecticide application. We aim to treat 1,800 trees in the park. There will be a period of instruction prior to treatment. Use this knowledge to treat your own hemlock trees. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Sunday Morning Hike
Sunday, Mar 24, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join our park naturalist on a short, scenic hike to learn about different topics ranging from flora and fauna to natural remedies. Guests should meet at the Visitors Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Walk, Talk, and Wool
Sunday, Mar 24, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Take a hike around the sheep pin with a Ranger, and get to meet the hard-working sheep that make the wool we use at the park. Afterward, join us in spinning wool, and get to learn a new skill. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Mar 24, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Home School Exploration Day
Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 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.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Fools' Hike 2019
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 6:45 AM to 5:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join guides from Ironbraid Adventures to tackle the entire 23-mile Pine Mountain Trail in one glorious day. Logistical planning, extra water snacks, and shuttles back will be provided. Must pre-register and pre-pay. Absolutely no walk-ins.Must have previous long-hike experience. To learn more visit www.ironbraidadventures.com/events $5 parking. 706-573-2968.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Parks After Dark 
Camp Lawton Lantern Tour
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 7:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come experience the historic Camp Lawton at night via lantern-light in this guided historical tour. Be transported back in time as you hike the trail and learn about the world's largest prison stockade and its inhabitants. Participants get to carry their own lanterns: adults a traditional oil lamp, and kids a mini LED lantern. $10 - $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
History Hike: Pine Log WMA
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come join us for our 1st ever furnace field trip! We will be meeting up at the Parking Lot beside the Pine Log WMA check Station near 400-402 Stamp Creek Rd NE, White, GA 30184. We will then travel up to a pioneer era furnace and see the remnants of the furnace and the buildings around it. We will explore the area for other evidence of history! $5. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Hemlock Treatment for Wooly Adelgids
Saturdays 9 AM - 4 PM – Mar 30, 2019 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
We are gearing up to treat our Hemlock trees to protect them against the invasive insect the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid. This will be a two day treatment of the trees with an insecticide application. We aim to treat 1,800 trees in the park. There will be a period of instruction prior to treatment. Use this knowledge to treat your own hemlock trees. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Billy's Island Tour
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 5 PM to 7 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Sit back and relax on a tour to historic Billy's Island. Search for wildlife while crossing Billy's Lake on our tour boat before stepping on the island to seek remnants of the past. Relics of the logging era, a swamper family cemetery and traces of Native American presence are scattered around the short trail we will walk while on the island. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Sunday Morning Hike
Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join our park naturalist on a short, scenic hike to learn about different topics ranging from flora and fauna to natural remedies. Guests should meet at the Visitors Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Junior Ranger Hikes
Monday, Apr 1, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us for a kid friendly hike while completing an activity from your Junior Ranger Book. Each hike will be 1 mile long. The meeting location will change month to month. We will begin our hike promptly at the start time. $1 per participant. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Spring Break Camp
Monday, Apr 1, 2019 to Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 9 AM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Children ages 6-15 will have fun exploring the outdoors and learning about the parks unique natural resources. This will be a three day camp. Monday-Wednesday, April 1-3, 9a.m. - 4p.m. We must have at least 6 campers signed up a week in advance for camp to commence. Please call the office at 706-245-6270 to register. $45 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp
Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019 9 AM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
This one day Junior Ranger Camp is for ages 7-12 years old. Each day Junior Rangers need to bring: a lunch, snack, water bottle, clothing appropriate for the weather, sunscreen, and bug spray. $40 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Junior Ranger Hikes
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us for a kid friendly hike while completing an activity from your Junior Ranger Book. Each hike will be 1 mile long. The meeting location will change month to month. We will begin our hike promptly at the start time. $1 per participant. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Junior Ranger Road Trip - Civil War Heritage Trail
Thursday, Apr 4, 2019 8 AM to 12 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Parents, this is an opportunity to enroll your kids, ages 6 to 12, in our half-day Junior Ranger Program. Youth will learn about the Battle of Pickett’s Mill through very fun, and sometimes challenging activities where they can earn patches and badges. $60. 770-443-7850.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, April 5, 2019

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Apr 5, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Parks After Dark 
Junior Ranger Road Trip - Civil War Heritage Trail
Friday, Apr 5, 2019 8 AM to 12 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Parents, this is an opportunity to enroll your kids, ages 6 to 12, in our half-day Junior Ranger Program. Youth will learn about the Battle of Pickett’s Mill through very fun, and sometimes challenging activities where they can earn patches and badges. $60. 770-443-7850.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Bird is the Word
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 8 AM to 1 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us as for an event all about birds. Learn about the different birds found in our area through interactive activities at the Kirbo Interpretive Center, a birding hike down the nature trail, and a boat ride to search for the various water fowl we have here on the Chattahoochee River. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Camp Lawton Lantern Tour
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come experience the historic Camp Lawton at night via lantern-light in this guided historical tour. Be transported back in time as you hike the trail and learn about the world's largest prison stockade and its inhabitants. Participants get to carry their own lanterns: adults a traditional oil lamp, and kids a mini LED lantern. $10 - $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
First Saturday Hike
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
We will be hiking one of Mistletoe’s popular trails! This guided hike is free but a $5 park pass is required. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Junior Ranger Road Trip - Civil War Heritage Trail
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 8 AM to 12 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Parents, this is an opportunity to enroll your kids, ages 6 to 12, in our half-day Junior Ranger Program. Youth will learn about the Battle of Pickett’s Mill through very fun, and sometimes challenging activities where they can earn patches and badges. $60. 770-443-7850.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
"Aldo Leopold Inspired" Look, See, Discover Hike
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join us on this ranger led hike as we look, see, and discover plants and animals re-emerging at Providence Canyon. As we step back to a time void of technology, we will focus on using only our five senses, pencil, and paper, to identify and note (through words and drawings) the renewed plant and animal life we uncover. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Volunteer Trail Cleanup Day
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Volunteers are being sought to clean up/clear an existing trail. Equipment will be provided. Come prepared to be in the woods with long pants & boots to hike the trail. Come for an hour or make a day of it. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
GPS Basics
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn to use a handheld GPS unit with the Naturalist. Classroom and field work will both be used to cover the basic functions of the GPS unit including marking a waypoint and creating a route. $25 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Whitewater-Watching Hike
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 11 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A Ranger led hike down to Bridal Veil Falls to watch brave souls whitewater paddle the Tallulah River. The water flowing through the gorge will be much stronger than usual, making the falls even more beautiful. Bring a snack and lots of water. The hike is strenuous! No pets allowed, kids must be 10 or older. Weather dependent, call to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

K9 Ranger Hikes
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Tails on the Trails is getting a make over! Join us for our new monthly guided hike: Canine Ranger! Each hike will be 2.5 miles or less. Meeting places will switch each time. While this is a hike exclusively for dog owners and lovers, we require that your furry friend be kept on a leash at all times. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Night Hike
Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Have your flashlights and headlamps ready for this after dark hike. It’s free and everyone is encouraged to come. Meet at the Campground assembly shelter. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Parks After Dark 

Friday, April 12, 2019

History By Candlelight
Friday, Apr 12, 2019 6 PM to 10 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Take a guided candlelight walk through a Civil War Battlefield and watch cannon and musket firings. Walk the ravine where Confederate General Patrick Cleburne planned a daring night counter strike to capture Federal positions. $10. 770-443-7850.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Parks After Dark 
Steam Saturday: Antique Steam Engine Demo and Plantation House Tours
Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Walk our half mile trail and stop in at the Jarrell family's original 1847 plantation house for a tour. Then, continue down the path to see our stationary Talbot steam engine in action, sound the whistle atop the Mill Complex, and learn how the Jarrell's used steam power to industrialize their farming operation. $4–$6.50 478-986-5172.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
History By Candlelight
Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 6 PM to 10 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Take a guided candlelight walk through a Civil War Battlefield and watch cannon and musket firings. Walk the ravine where Confederate General Patrick Cleburne planned a daring night counter strike to capture Federal positions. $10. 770-443-7850.
Parks After Dark 
Field Journal Journeys: Mushrooms
Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
We will be learning about the basics of mushrooms. We will work on identifying features, spore print, and looking for mushrooms on the trail. This program is recommended for 10 to adult. Call to register. For ages 10 and up. Inclement weather may cancel event. $4 - $7 $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Whitewater-Watching Hike
Sunday, Apr 14, 2019 11 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A Ranger led hike down to Bridal Veil Falls to watch brave souls whitewater paddle the Tallulah River. The water flowing through the gorge will be much stronger than usual, making the falls even more beautiful. Bring a snack and lots of water. The hike is strenuous! No pets allowed, kids must be 10 or older. Weather dependent, call to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Senior Ranger Program
Monday, Apr 15, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Junior Ranger is not just for kids! Join us for our monthly Senior Ranger Programs from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.This program is for senior citizens. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, April 19, 2019

Full Moon Night Hike
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 8 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 
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Eggciting Hike Hunt
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Peter Cottontail is leaving lots of eggs hidden on our nature trails. Can you help us find them all? Bring your basket and be ready for the hunt! Ages 2 and less, 3-6, and 7-12 will have their own trails to search for eggs and prizes. Must Register in advance. Call 770-389-7801 to register. $5/child. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Billy's Island Tour
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Sit back and relax on a tour to historic Billy's Island. Search for wildlife while crossing Billy's Lake on our tour boat before stepping on the island to seek remnants of the past. Relics of the logging era, a swamper family cemetery and traces of Native American presence are scattered around the short trail we will walk while on the island. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Home School Exploration Day
Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 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.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Parks After Dark 
Camp Lawton Lantern Tour
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come experience the historic Camp Lawton at night via lantern-light in this guided historical tour. Be transported back in time as you hike the trail and learn about the world's largest prison stockade and its inhabitants. Participants get to carry their own lanterns: adults a traditional oil lamp, and kids a mini LED lantern. $10 - $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
Earth Day Hike
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Meet at the office parking lot for a guided hike in the celebration of Earth Day. The hike is free to the public and everyone is welcome. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Trail Hike
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for a Ranger led Hike along one of our lake side trails. As you Stroll along the banks of Lake Antioch, we will share the area's unique history, flora and fauna. Depending on the group we will hike between 2 -5 miles. Meet at the Visitors Information Center at 8:30 AM. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Bird Appreciation Day
Saturday, May 4, 2019 11 AM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join us in celebration of our feathered friends and learn all about Georgia's native and migratory birds. Create pine cone bird feeders, paper plate masks, and try your hand at creating a nest of your very own! Programs run from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm followed by an Intro to Birding Hike at 2:30 pm. Meet at Picnic Shelter 4. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
First Saturday Hike
Saturday, May 4, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
We will be hiking one of Mistletoe’s popular trails! This guided hike is free but a $5 park pass is required. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Volunteer Trail Cleanup Day
Saturday, May 4, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Volunteers are being sought to clean up/clear an existing trail. Equipment will be provided. Come prepared to be in the woods with long pants & boots to hike the trail. Come for an hour or make a day of it. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Overlook Hike
Saturday, May 11, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for a Ranger led hike to the lower Overlook. As you stroll along the banks of Antioch Lake, we will share this area's unique history, flora and fauna. Once we arrive at the Overlook, the Ranger will discuss the unique Rocky Mountain Hydroelectric Plant. The trail is considered easy. Please meet in the Visitor information parking lot. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Marsh Hike Road Trip
Saturday, May 11, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Walk along a guided hike with a park ranger as they describe the different habitats and wildlife found around the Sandpiper Trail and Avian Loop. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Fort Yargo Volunteer Orientation Meetings
Saturday, May 18, 2019 2 PM to 2:45 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Are you or someone you know looking to get out and active at Fort Yargo? Attend one of our Volunteer Orientation Meetings to learn more about volunteer opportunities at the park. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Saturday, May 18, 2019 8:45 PM to 10:15 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.
Parks After Dark 

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Fort Yargo Volunteer Orientation Meetings
Sunday, May 19, 2019 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Are you or someone you know looking to get out and active at Fort Yargo? Attend one of our Volunteer Orientation Meetings to learn more about volunteer opportunities at the park. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Memorial Day Hike
Saturday, May 25, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Meet at the office for a free hike to commemorate Memorial Day $5 parking. 706-541-0321.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Home School Exploration Day
Thursday, May 30, 2019 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.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, May 31, 2019

Last Friday of the Month Camp
5th Friday of Month 9 AM - 4 PM from May 31, 2019 until Jul 26, 2019 
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Junior Ranger day camp for ages 6-13. Work towards your NEW JR Ranger badge through hikes, crafts and more. This is a one day camp repeating on the last Friday of May, June and July, from 9 AM to 4 PM. We must have at least 6 campers signed up a week in advance for camp to commence. Please call the office at 706-245-6270 to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, June 1, 2019

National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 12 PM to 4 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Participate in this nationwide effort to take care of our trails. Join a Ranger and hike around the Lake, Goldmine Creek, and Gahuti Trails. The hike will take around 2 hours. We will collect trash as we hike. Bags, gloves, and pickers will be provided. Meet by the beach There is no charge for this hike. Please bring a snack and water. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come to stay at the park and participate in nature hikes as we celebrate National Trails Day. Hike our East River Swamp trail, our most photographed trail, and our most diverse trail. Hike will be about 2 miles. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
National Trails Day on the Helen to Hardman Heritage Trail
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Enjoy a 2 mile out and back guided hike along the Helen to Hardman Heritage Trail. This hike will lead you through several layers of history in White County, as well as the natural history of the Chattahoochee River. Meet in the Visitor Center. $5-$12. 706-878-1077.
National Trails Day: Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 8 AM to 5 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Grab the first clue at the Visitor Center to crack the code for the scavenger hunt adventure on the White Oak Trail. This 1.25 mile trail will led you around the Temple Mound and have you searching high and low for the answers. Please wear closed toe shoes and bring bottle of water. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us to celebrate National Trails Day hike at our park, bring water and insect repellant. The hike is a 1.3 mile hike. Pre-Registration is not required for this event. $5 parking. 912-297-4900.
National Trail Day Hike The Wildlife Trail
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Moccasin Creek State Park - Clarkesville, GA
Come and take a walk with us on the one mile loop trail trail through fields and forests. Easy walk and pet friendly. 706-947-3194.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
New Town Creek Trail Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Check out New Town Creek, Tarvin's Pond and historic New Echota-Cherokee Capital. Wear walking shoes, dress for the weather, bring your binoculars and come along as we join millions of people around America celebrating National Trails Day. Fee includes tour of historic New Echota and the museum. $5.50-$7.00 706-624-1321.
Get Outdoors - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Have you ever been told to “take a hike?” Well, come out to the park and do just that. Help us celebrate Nationals Trails Day by joining a guided hike through historical grounds and nature’s hideaways. This flexible hike will cover 1 to 4 miles and participation is specific to each individual participant. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
White Blaze Trail Hike-National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Come celebrate the national trail system here at Providence Canyon! Join us on a 3-mile ranger led hike into and around the canyons, while learning about the history, ecosystem, and geology of the canyons. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
National Trails Day: Edible & Medicinal Plant Mosey
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come learn about local plants, and how they have traditionally been used for food or medicine! This Ranger-led walk will be along the gently-hilled Iron Hill Trail. Program may be cancelled for inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Jones Island Trio Trek - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Hike all three trails on the park in one trek with a ranger. The Trembling Earth Nature Trail, Fitness Trail and Upland Pine Trail create a circuit around Jones Island, the location of the park. We will look for wildlife like deer, owls and turkey and talk about the unique characteristics of the different environments within the Okefenokee. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Volunteer on National Trails Day and help maintain the hiking trails at your favorite park. Bring your gloves and water bottles to the park office to get started. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 8 AM to 4 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join in the fun at Vogel State Park for the annual celebration on National Trails Day. Activities will include trail work, family friendly hikes, a sawyer contest & search and rescue demonstration, a covered dish picnic luncheon, and a brief program. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Get Outdoors 2019 National Trails Day
Sunday, Jun 2, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for a Ranger-led hike to the Lower Overlook. As you stroll along the banks of Antioch Lake, we will share this area's unique history, flora and fauna. Once we arrive at the Overlook, the Ranger will discuss the unique Rocky Mountain Hydroelectric Plant. The trail is considered easy. Please meet in the Visitor Information parking lot. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Jr Ranger Camp: History Edition, ages 6 to 12
Monday, Jun 3, 2019 8 AM to 5 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Come out and enjoy a week of Wormsloe’s past. Join staff in crafting, games, and hikes that highlights Georgia’s history in the 1700's. Space is limited; please register by calling the site office. Camp will take place from Monday, June 3rd through Friday, June 7th. $125. 912-353-3023.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Jun 7, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Get Outdoors Family Fun Weekend
Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 12 PM to 5 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join us at Fort Mountain for National Get Outdoors Month. This weekend we will have various fun activities for the family. Details will be posted as the event approaches. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Get Outdoors Day: Scat Stroll
Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
This Get Outdoors Day we will be learning about animal scat! We will be using scat replicas to seed the paved Lakeside Trail. With our handy field guides, we will identify the animal that they came from and discus their diet. Inclement weather may cancel event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 1
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 10, 2019 until Jun 13, 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 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 1
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 11, 2019 until Jun 13, 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, June 12, 2019

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Parks After Dark 
Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 1
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 12, 2019 until Jun 13, 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, June 13, 2019

Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 1
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 13, 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, June 15, 2019

Tree Identification Walk - Get Outdoors
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Hofwyl is known mainly for its live oak trees, but dozens of different species of trees and shrubs can be found on the property. Can you tell the difference between a live oak and laurel oak? How about the difference between a magnolia and a holly? Join us for a guided hike focused on tree identification and learn more about these native species. $5 - $8. 912-264-7333.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Parks After Dark 
Volunteer Trail Cleanup Day
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Volunteers are being sought to clean up/clear an existing trail. Equipment will be provided. Come prepared to be in the woods with long pants & boots to hike the trail. Come for an hour or make a day of it. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Monday, Jun 17, 2019 9:30 PM to 11 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy watching the moon rise above the gorge from the suspension bridge and learn some interesting tidbits about the moon. This hike will go down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge where we will hang out as the moon comes into view. No pets allowed. Space is limited please call to make a reservation. The hike may be cancelled due to weather. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Parks After Dark 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
9 AM - 1 PM from Jun 18, 2019 until Jun 20, 2019 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 6 - 9, runs from June 18 - June 20 (9 am-1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Registration opens on Monday April 15th. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
9 AM - 1 PM from Jun 19, 2019 until Jun 20, 2019 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 6 - 9, runs from June 18 - June 20 (9 am-1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Registration opens on Monday April 15th. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Jr. Ranger Camp Roosevelt
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 9 AM to 5 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Historical, environmental and recreational education and activities are on the program in this one-day camp at Roosevelt's Little White House. For children ages 8 to 12. Please call to sign up. $20 Student - $12 Parent No special passes honored on program dates. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
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