Hiking Events


Friday, April 19, 2019

Full Moon Night Hike
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 8 PM to 9:30 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 
Moonlight Hike
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us as we take a moonlight walk through our Gopher loop trail and get to experience all the wonders of the nocturnal world. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Full Moon Guided Hike
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Experience the surrounding wilderness in a new light. This ranger led short hike (roughly 1 mile of easy hiking) starts off with simple stretching and exploring night with the light of the moon. Comfortable shoes and attire recommended. Meet at the Trading Post 10 minutes prior to the hike. Call to register in advance. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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 
Hiking 101
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet at the campground pavilion to learn the do’s and Don'ts. Afterwards we will go on a short 1/2 mile hike to test our new found skills. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Marchin' in The Marsh
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us as we take a hike through our East River Swamp trail and discover all the critters that call it home! Dogs are welcome as long as they're on a six-foot leash. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Eggciting Hike Hunt
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This event is sold out. 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.
Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 7:30 PM to 9:30 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 
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.
Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long guided night hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Candle lanterns are provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. No reservations. Cash only. Meet and pay at the Visitor Center parking lot. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Parks After Dark 

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Magnolia Hike
Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 to Monday, Apr 22, 2019 11 AM to 1 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Walk with our Naturalist Ranger down our Magnolia Trail, and observe salt marshes, red bird creek, and a fresh water pond. The entire hike will be about 3 miles long. Pets are welcome but must be kept on a 6ft leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Sunrise Mountain Hike
Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 6 AM to 8 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take time out of your hectic schedule to join us for a relaxing sunrise mountain hike. There's nothing quite like watching the sun come up from the top of Panola. Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Earth Day Celebrations: Photo Scavenger Hunt
Monday, Apr 22, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Wander in the surrounding woodlands along the Brantley and Beaver Pond trails while capturing photos on cameras or smartphones of plants or objects listed on a task list. Find all objects and collect a prize at the Trading Post. Pictures and documentation required to earn the prize. Meet at the trading post, wear closed-toe shoes and bring water. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

River Walk
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Walk the Etowah River with the Naturalist and learn about the history, and wildlife surrounding it. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Lake, Creek, and Waterfall 4-mile Hike
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 12 PM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join a ranger on this 4 mile, moderate hike filled with beautiful water views. We will pass by the lake, walk through Goldmine Creek, and past the waterfall. Be sure to wear shoes that can get wet, and bring plenty of water and snacks. This is not an easy hike. Please be prepared for creek crossings, hills, rocky and uneven ground. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Calling all homeschoolers. April is “Migratory Bird” month, and a time of year when many of our summer birds return. Join a park ranger on this walk, as we look for Black and White Warblers, Northern Parula Warbler, Summer Tanagers, and Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers. Meet at Park Office/Trading Post. This program is geared to children 10 and up. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

History Hike: Iron Hill Trail
Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Meet at the Iron Hill Trail parking lot to go on a guided tour of Part of the Iron Hill Trail. Discover some of the history of Red Top before it was a park and search for our hidden gems in our iron mines. Consider bringing water for your journey. 1.7 mile loop, moderate terrain. Hike canceled in the event of inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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 

Friday, April 26, 2019

Pondapalooza
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 3 PM to 4 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.
Distracted with Rangers
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
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; who knows what will happen! Inclement weather may cancelled this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Mid Day Hike on Beaver Pond
Saturday, Apr 27, 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. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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 
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.
Sunset Hike
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join us for a ranger led hike into and around the canyon, learn about the natural history of the canyon, and enjoy the sunset from the canyon rim. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Parks After Dark 
Teen Ranger: Animal Encounter
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
If you are a teen, come join us for some cool fun! This month we have an Animal Encounter. You will get to meet some of our Animal Ambassadors, explore pelts, bones, scat, and tracks. We will look for animal homes and discuss our Native and Invasive animals. Call to register. Inclement weather may cancel event. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
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.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
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.
Geology Hike
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how and when they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids of Sweetwater creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, seen in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film and others, is situated alongside alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Silent Signing Stroll
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn and practice American Sign Language with a Ranger! We will meet at the Iron Hill Trail for a leisurely walk as we use ASL signs for the things we discover. This is a leisurely 1.5 mile walk. Event is free. Parking pass is required for every vehicle. Program may be cancelled for inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Pine Mountain Trail Wildflower Hike
Saturday, May 4, 2019 10 AM to 2:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
May the fourth be with you! Wear your favorite Star Wars attire while we hike through mountain laurel blossoms and more. Bring your camera and wildflower guide for the ramble to Cascade Falls. This is a moderate 4.2 mile in and out hike. Begin at the WJSP tower near Warm Springs. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Glow Hike
Saturday, May 4, 2019 8:45 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Purchase glow in the dark necklaces in the Visitor's Center! Join us for a journey through the dark forest in an array of colorful light! Our hay wagon will pick you up at the Campground Activities Shelter at 8:45pm and then at the Visitor's Center at 9:00pm then off on our hike! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
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.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, May 4, 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.
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.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Lake, Creek, and Waterfall 4-mile Hike
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join a ranger on this 4 mile, moderate hike filled with beautiful water views. We will pass by the lake, walk through Goldmine Creek, and past the waterfall. Be sure to wear shoes that can get wet, and bring plenty of water and snacks. This is not an easy hike. Please be prepared for creek crossings, hills, rocky and uneven ground. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Home School At Hard Labor
Saturday, May 11, 2019 9:15 PM to 10:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Calling all homeschoolers. April is “Migratory Bird” month, and a time of year when many of our summer birds return. Join a park ranger on this walk, as we look for Black and White Warblers, Northern Parula Warbler, Summer Tanagers, and Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers. Meet at Park Office/Trading Post. This program is geared to children 10 and up. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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 
Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 11 AM - 12 PM from May 11, 2019 until Nov 9, 2019 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Second Saturday Guided Hikes Take a guided hike through the captivating scenery of Smithgall Woods with the Park Naturalist. Please register prior to arriving. Each month we will hike a different trail at Smithgall Woods State Park. Please bring appropriate clothing, shoes, and water. All ages welcome. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, May 12, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

History Hike: Meeting of the Mines
Thursday, May 16, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
We will be having a special Ranger-led hike in to the two mines off of the Iron Hill Trail. It will be a moderate hike and we will be going off trail into the mines, as well as on top of where they meet! Please wear good footwear and bring water. Call to register. Inclement weather may cancel event. $30 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Wildflower Hike
Saturday, May 18, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join a master gardener on this stroll around the lake as she identifies the wildflowers and answers your questions. The hike will start by the beach, and registration is required. Please call the park to register. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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.
Fort Yargo Volunteer Orientation Meetings
Saturday, May 18, 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.
Full Moon Night Hike
Saturday, May 18, 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 
Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, May 18, 2019 7:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire, where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Parks After Dark 
Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, May 18, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long guided night hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Candle lanterns are provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. No reservations. Cash only. Meet and pay at the Visitor Center parking lot. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Parks After Dark 
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

Junior Ranger Hikes
Sunday, May 19, 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, May 19, 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 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Home School Exploration Day
Thursday, May 23, 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 24, 2019

Distracted with Rangers
Friday, May 24, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
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; who knows what will happen! Inclement weather may cancelled this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

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.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, May 25, 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.
Toddler Ranger
Saturday, May 25, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
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. Call to register. 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 
Gorge Floor Hike
Saturday, May 25, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led, very strenuous hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch, and snacks. Space is limited, call to register. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Camp Lawton Lantern Tour
Sunday, May 26, 2019 8:30 PM to 9:30 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. You may even see a Confederate soldier and hear a musket fired. $10 - $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
Hiking & Orienteering 101
Sunday, May 26, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Make your day hike safe and more enjoyable by learning how to prepare for your hike. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Adventure Camp
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 9 AM to 4 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Kids age 10-14 come out and enjoy 3 days of outdoor adventure on May 29 - 31 and/or June 12 - 14. Camp includes coastal kayaking, fishing, hiking, archery, beach coming on Cumberland Island, environmental education and more. Space is limited to 10, reservations required. $115 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Calling all homeschoolers. April is “Migratory Bird” month, and a time of year when many of our summer birds return. Join a park ranger on this walk, as we look for Black and White Warblers, Northern Parula Warbler, Summer Tanagers, and Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers. Meet at Park Office/Trading Post. This program is geared to children 10 and up. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

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 Hike
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Celebrate National Trails Day with a 2 mile guided hike! We will meet at the Fishing Area and hike along the Orange Trail. We will begin promptly at 7:00 pm. Dogs welcome on a leash. Not suitable for strollers. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
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.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jun 1, 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.
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 12 PM
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. We will be collecting trash along the way! 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.
Jr. Ranger Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge Calling all Jr. Rangers. Come celebrate National Trails Day at Unicoi Come learn about trail blazes, what to bring on a hike and hike our bottoms loop trail with park guides. $5 per hiker $5 parking. 706-878-2201 ext. 549.
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

Junior Ranger Camp: History Edition
Monday, Jun 3, 2019 8 AM to 5 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Kids ages 8 to 12 can join staff in crafting, games, and hikes that highlight Georgia’s history in the 1700s. June 3 - 7. Space is limited; please register by calling the site office. $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.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jun 8, 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.
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. Call to register. T-shirts are available when register for $5. Inclement weather may cancel event. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 11 AM - 12 PM from Jun 8, 2019 until Nov 9, 2019 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Second Saturday Guided Hikes Take a guided hike through the captivating scenery of Smithgall Woods with the Park Naturalist. Please register prior to arriving. Each month we will hike a different trail at Smithgall Woods State Park. Please bring appropriate clothing, shoes, and water. All ages welcome. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

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

Adventure Camp
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 9 AM to 4 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Kids age 10-14 come out and enjoy 3 days of outdoor adventure on May 29 - 31 and/or June 12 - 14. Camp includes coastal kayaking, fishing, hiking, archery, beach coming on Cumberland Island, environmental education and more. Space is limited to 10, reservations required. $115 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
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 Night Hike
Monday, Jun 17, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy Fort Yargo after dark on a guided moonlit hike by the lake each full moon of this year. Early evening hours are great for spotting wildlife such as deer, rabbits, owls and others along the lake shore. Hike length and meeting location will vary month to month. Bring sturdy shoes, water and a flashlight. $5 parking. 706-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Full Moon 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 
Parks After Dark: Full Moon Hike
Monday, Jun 17, 2019 7:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Put on your hiking shoes, bring a flashlight, and join us for a full moon hike in the Wormsloe maritime forest. Get a rare glimpse of the twilight and night time wildlife that make Wormsloe their home. The hike will start at the Visitors Center and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail. $4 - $12. 912-353-3023.
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.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
9 AM - 1 PM from 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 

Friday, June 21, 2019

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Jun 21, 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 22, 2019

Camp Lawton Lantern Tour
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 8:30 PM to 9:30 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. You may even see a Confederate soldier and hear a musket fired. $10 - $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Jun 23, 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.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Outdoor Adventure Camp
9 AM - 4 PM from Jun 24, 2019 until Jun 28, 2019 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Tired of the same old summer camp? Looking for some adventure this summer? We have the solution! If you’re interested in archery, bouldering, tree climbing, outdoor living skills, and more, this is the camp for you. Ages 10-14. $200. 770-389-7801.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Outdoor Adventure Camp
9 AM - 4 PM from Jun 25, 2019 until Jun 28, 2019 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Tired of the same old summer camp? Looking for some adventure this summer? We have the solution! If you’re interested in archery, bouldering, tree climbing, outdoor living skills, and more, this is the camp for you. Ages 10-14. $200. 770-389-7801.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Calling all homeschoolers. April is “Migratory Bird” month, and a time of year when many of our summer birds return. Join a park ranger on this walk, as we look for Black and White Warblers, Northern Parula Warbler, Summer Tanagers, and Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers. Meet at Park Office/Trading Post. This program is geared to children 10 and up. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Wednesday, Jun 26, 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 
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 activities that focus on the outdoors, some activities include fishing, kayaking, trail walks, birding, and more. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the Park Office to register. Ages 8-12 years old. Class limited to 10 kids. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Outdoor Adventure Camp
9 AM - 4 PM from Jun 26, 2019 until Jun 28, 2019 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Tired of the same old summer camp? Looking for some adventure this summer? We have the solution! If you’re interested in archery, bouldering, tree climbing, outdoor living skills, and more, this is the camp for you. Ages 10-14. $200. 770-389-7801.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

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 activities that focus on the outdoors, some activities include fishing, kayaking, trail walks, birding, and more. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the Park Office to register. Ages 8-12 years old. Class limited to 10 kids. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Outdoor Adventure Camp
9 AM - 4 PM from Jun 27, 2019 until Jun 28, 2019 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Tired of the same old summer camp? Looking for some adventure this summer? We have the solution! If you’re interested in archery, bouldering, tree climbing, outdoor living skills, and more, this is the camp for you. Ages 10-14. $200. 770-389-7801.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

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 activities that focus on the outdoors, some activities include fishing, kayaking, trail walks, birding, and more. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the Park Office to register. Ages 8-12 years old. Class limited to 10 kids. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Outdoor Adventure Camp
9 AM - 4 PM from Jun 28, 2019 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Tired of the same old summer camp? Looking for some adventure this summer? We have the solution! If you’re interested in archery, bouldering, tree climbing, outdoor living skills, and more, this is the camp for you. Ages 10-14. $200. 770-389-7801.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Last Friday of the Month Camp
5th Friday of Month 9 AM - 4 PM from Jun 28, 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 29, 2019

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Jun 29, 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 
Junior Ranger Day
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Come to the park and join a park ranger as they led activities designed to help you earn your Junior Ranger badge. The activities will vary depending on the day. $5.50 - $7.00 706-624-1321.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jun 29, 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.
Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long guided night hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Candle lanterns are provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. No reservations. Cash only. Meet and pay at the Visitor Center parking lot. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Parks After Dark 

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Wednesday, Jul 3, 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 
Fantastic Forest: Enchanting Herbs
Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
We will be hiking on the Iron Hill Trail to find the extraordinary plants that grow there! We will learn their amazing historical uses. Bring your Grimoire or notebook to record our amazing findings and make up your own potions. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Fantastic Forest: Making Magic Wands
Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn how to identify trees, their magical uses of the past, and make your own wand! We will supply the wands. If you want to whittle your wand you must bring your own pocket knife. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Jul 5, 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, July 6, 2019

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Jul 6, 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 
Gorge Floor Hike
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led, very strenuous hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch, and snacks. Space is limited, call to register. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

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.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Toddler Ranger
Monday, Jul 8, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
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. Call to register. 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 
Outdoor Adventure Camp (July 8th-12th)
Monday, Jul 8, 2019 9 AM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Learn the ropes of outdoors exploration. This camp for 10 -15 year-olds will teach basic navigation, backpacking, archery, wilderness survival skills, and more! Space is limited, so please send in registration forms by June 25th. Please call the office at 706-245-6270 to register. $130 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 10 - 12)
9 AM - 1 PM from Jul 9, 2019 until Jul 11, 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 10-12, runs from July 9 - July 11 (9 am-1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Register in advance, space is limited. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
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

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 10 - 12)
9 AM - 1 PM from Jul 10, 2019 until Jul 11, 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 10-12, runs from July 9 - July 11 (9 am-1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Register in advance, space is limited. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
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 
Fantastic Forest: Enchanting Herbs
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
We will be hiking on the Iron Hill Trail to find the extraordinary plants that grow there! We will learn their amazing historical uses. Bring your Grimoire or notebook to record our amazing findings and make up your own potions. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Silent Signing Stroll
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn and practice American Sign Language with a Ranger! We will meet at the Iron Hill Trail for a leisurely walk as we use ASL signs for the things we discover. This is a leisurely 1.5 mile walk. Event is free. Parking pass is required for every vehicle. Program may be cancelled for inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 10 - 12)
9 AM - 1 PM from Jul 11, 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 10-12, runs from July 9 - July 11 (9 am-1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Register in advance, space is limited. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
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 
Fantastic Forest: Making Magic Wands
Thursday, Jul 11, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn how to identify trees, their magical uses of the past, and make your own wand! We will supply the wands. If you want to whittle your wand you must bring your own pocket knife. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Jul 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 
iNaturalist BioBlitz
9 AM - 2 PM from Jul 12, 2019 until Jul 13, 2019 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
iNaturalist BioBlitz A Bioblitz is a communal citizen-science effort to record as many species within a designated location and time period as possible. Participants will learn the basics of identification, how to use the iNaturalist app, and will receive a summary of the Bioblitz's data. On the second day, we will explore the park and log all the species we can. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

iNaturalist BioBlitz
9 AM - 2 PM from Jul 13, 2019 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
iNaturalist BioBlitz A Bioblitz is a communal citizen-science effort to record as many species within a designated location and time period as possible. Participants will learn the basics of identification, how to use the iNaturalist app, and will receive a summary of the Bioblitz's data. On the second day, we will explore the park and log all the species we can. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 11 AM - 12 PM from Jul 13, 2019 until Nov 9, 2019 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Second Saturday Guided Hikes Take a guided hike through the captivating scenery of Smithgall Woods with the Park Naturalist. Please register prior to arriving. Each month we will hike a different trail at Smithgall Woods State Park. Please bring appropriate clothing, shoes, and water. All ages welcome. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Mañanas con el naturalista en español
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
¡Únase a David Guzmán, del Parque Estatal Hard Labor Creek, para una caminata guiada de una milla en español! A partir de las 9:00 am, los huéspedes se reunirán en Birdberry Trail Head y explorarán las maravillas del parque estatal Fort Yargo. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Full Moon Night Hike
Tuesday, Jul 16, 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 
Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 9 PM to 10:30 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 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Fantastic Forest: Enchanting Herbs
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
We will be hiking on the Iron Hill Trail to find the extraordinary plants that grow there! We will learn their amazing historical uses. Bring your Grimoire or notebook to record our amazing findings and make up your own potions. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Fantastic Forest: Making Magic Wands
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn how to identify trees, their magical uses of the past, and make your own wand! We will supply the wands. If you want to whittle your wand you must bring your own pocket knife. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
History Hike: Iron Hill Trail
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Meet at the Iron Hill Trail parking lot to go on a guided tour of Part of the Iron Hill Trail. Discover some of the history of Red Top before it was a park and search for our hidden gems in our iron mines. Consider bringing water for your journey. 1.7 mile loop, moderate terrain. Hike canceled in the event of inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Jul 20, 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 
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