Holiday Events


Friday, December 14, 2018

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 14, 2018 until Dec 23, 2018 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Chestnuts on an Open Fire & Tall Tales
Fridays 5 PM - 6 PM – Dec 14, 2018 until Dec 21, 2018 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
We'll be warming up by the fire while roasting chestnuts and marshmallows, telling tall tales, solving riddles & hearing the true story of the plight of the American Chestnut. Meet at the Assembly Shelter. Follow this program with back to back Stargazing & Hot Chocolate. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Parks After Dark 
Holiday Bingo And Winter Campfire
Friday, Dec 14, 2018 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Adults and families, come play our famous, original BINGO next to the campfire and within view of Lake Deleanor. Prizes given and marshmallows offered. Pay correct change at the door. Meet at the lakeside boathouse in the campground. Bring a chair, flashlight and roasting stick. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Parks After Dark 
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Friday, Dec 14, 2018 4 PM to 7 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm Come see the Mansion at West End in period holiday decor and learn about Victorian Christmas traditions from docents dressed in their finest 1870's garb. This open house on Friday and Saturday nights in December is highlighted by twinkling candle lights, visits with Santa, and a trip down the Unicoi Turnpike by horse drawn wagon. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Child (under 6): Free, Family Rate (2 adults+children): $35. 706-878-1077.
Parks After Dark 
Christmas Lakeside Light Show
Fridays 5 PM - 10 PM – Dec 14, 2018 until Dec 28, 2018 
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays enjoy a drive through a winter wonderland at the picnic area by the lake. Several lit scenes will grace the roadside as we welcome the coming of Christmas. If you would rather walk, park at the office and walk across the boardwalk into the festivity of lights. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Handicapped Accessible 
Holiday Scavenger Hunt
Friday, Dec 14, 2018 2 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Participants will be given a list of items and holiday clues and have to take pictures around the park. A prize will be given to the winners. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
The Honor Tree: A photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
9 AM - 5 PM from Dec 14, 2018 until Dec 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guest are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation’s armed forces. These honor trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 15, 2018 until Dec 23, 2018 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Wooden Ornament Craft
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist to create your very own wooden ornament to take home and put on the tree! All supplies will be provided. Meet at visitor center porch. $4 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Handicapped Accessible 
Crooked River Christmas
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 2 PM to 5 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come to the Nature Center to enjoy cookies and hot chocolate, tell Santa your wish list and take a hayride through the park. All ages are welcome to join in the holiday fun. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Escape the Gold Museum: Santa's Missing List
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 5:30 PM to 6 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
It's almost time for Christmas, but this year Santa has a problem. Blitzen has eaten the nice list! Santa has backup list, but he keeps it hidden the Dahlonega Gold Museum. He needs your help to find the backup list in 30 minutes and save Christmas! $5. 706-864-2257.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Escape the Gold Museum: Santa's Missing List
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 6:15 PM to 6:45 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
It's almost time for Christmas, but this year Santa has a problem. Blitzen has eaten the nice list! Santa has backup list, but he keeps it hidden the Dahlonega Gold Museum. He needs your help to find the backup list in 30 minutes and save Christmas! $5. 706-864-2257.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Escape the Gold Museum: Santa's Missing List
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 7 PM to 7:30 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
It's almost time for Christmas, but this year Santa has a problem. Blitzen has eaten the nice list! Santa has backup list, but he keeps it hidden the Dahlonega Gold Museum. He needs your help to find the backup list in 30 minutes and save Christmas! $5. 706-864-2257.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Escape the Gold Museum: Santa's Missing List
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 7:45 PM to 8:15 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
It's almost time for Christmas, but this year Santa has a problem. Blitzen has eaten the nice list! Santa has backup list, but he keeps it hidden the Dahlonega Gold Museum. He needs your help to find the backup list in 30 minutes and save Christmas! $5. 706-864-2257.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Christmas Crafts & Wreath Making
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 1 PM to 4 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Start the holiday season creating a Christmas Wreath. Join us as we provide the vine, ribbons, flowers and Christmas decorations to make a wreath that will brighten your home & holiday season. Wreath Making $15, Children's Crafts $5 $15 per wreath $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Colonial Christmas
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 5 PM to 8 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
The Stockings are hung and Saint Nick soon will be here handing out stockings for crafty boys & girls at Elijah Clark's festively decorated Colonial Homestead. Make Holiday Decorations and toys with Hannah & her helpers - Corn Husk Angels, Clothes-pin Reindeer, Face Painting, Snowball Pick Up, S’More Roasting, Pictures in the Snow and more. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Parks After Dark 
Natural Holiday Crafts
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 2 PM to 3:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Cleverly construct two tree cookie ornaments or nature- inspired pendants or small grapevine wreaths to take home or gift to someone special. Meet next to the boathouse on Lake Deleanor in the campground. Correct change or pre-pay at office and bring receipt. Canceled if rain. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Crafting with a Ranger
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Get in the winter spirit by creating your own crystal snowflake ornament. With the help of a few simple ingredients and a little bit of science, you'll walk away with a beautiful snowflake to enjoy the rest of the season. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Holiday Crafts at the Beach Pavilion
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Spread the holiday spirit with us by creating a holiday craft! We will meet at the Beach Pavilion, and begin promptly at 11:00 am. $5 per participant. Appropriate for ages 4 and up. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Christmas on the Pond
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 5 PM to 10 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us as we usher in the holiday season. Visit with Santa, enjoy storytelling, hayrides, a marshmallow roast, and homemade refreshments. Santa will arrive at 6 p.m. and be available until 8:30 p.m. Hayrides will start at 5:30 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. Donations appreciated. Hayrides 50 cents per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Winter Festival (POSTPONED TO DEC 22th)
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 2 PM to 6 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Get into the holiday spirit by joining us for a variety of festive activities - including a visit from Santa. He and the Mrs. Santa will be at the park for photos. Got gingerbread skills? Enter your decorated gingerbread house in our contest. Tour the park on a hay ride or play a round of mini golf. Enjoy games, crafts, food, hot cocoa, and more! $2 hay rides; $3 mini golf $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 4 PM to 7 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm Come see the Mansion at West End in period holiday decor and learn about Victorian Christmas traditions from docents dressed in their finest 1870's garb. This open house on Friday and Saturday nights in December is highlighted by twinkling candle lights, visits with Santa, and a trip down the Unicoi Turnpike by horse drawn wagon. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Child (under 6): Free, Family Rate (2 adults+children): $35. 706-878-1077.
Parks After Dark 
Candlelight Christmas
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Enjoy a candle lit stroll and house tours, to see our natural decor, in this old-fashioned Christmas celebration.The evening continues with carols around the campfire, Christmas cookies, warm cider, and Santa reading “The Night Before Christmas.” This is an outdoor event. Check for cancellation due to rain by calling the park office. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Parks After Dark 
Corn Husk Angels
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 12 PM to 1 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come create your own holiday angel in the natural corn husk doll style. These little beauties will light up any table or decoration, or even a fun holiday gift, adding the perfect traditional holiday touch for the season. $3 - $15 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Christmas at the Springs
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 2 PM to 6:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Bring the family to join in the festivities of the season. We will be celebrating Christmas with an elf hike, Christmas crafts, hayrides, Christmas scavenger hunt, roasting marshmallows, and face painting. Friends of Magnolia Springs State Park will have hot chocolate and hot dogs for sale. Also, enjoy the Christmas lights throughout the park. $5 per child or $15 per family $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Christmas Fest
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 3:30 PM to 6 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Come to the campground this holiday season! We will have $2 hayrides, ornament making, games, letters to Santa, a hot chocolate bar and more! $2 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Handicapped Accessible 
Holiday Elf Hike
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Elf tired of siting on a shelf? Fresh air is good for our magical friends too. Bring your elf, doll, or favorite stuffed friend to Panola Mountain for a hike. Activities will include, sipping on hot coco, having your picture taken with Santa, decorating sugar cookies, a craft, hiking the Rock Outcrop trail, and games. Must register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Wood Slice Christmas Ornament
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 3:30 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Make an ornament for your Christmas tree this year! Paint a holiday theme on a wood slice from a tree. All ages are welcome! $5 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Christmas Crafts
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 10 AM to 8 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
It is time to get crafty for Christmas. From 10am-12pm, enjoy a wreath-making workshop using greenery from the park. That evening from 6pm-8pm, decorate your very own Christmas ornament for all to see. Ornaments will be on display on the park's Christmas tree and will be available for pickup. Enjoy hot chocolate at both programs. $2 - $10 $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
The Honor Tree: A photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
9 AM - 5 PM from Dec 15, 2018 until Dec 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guest are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation’s armed forces. These honor trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Luminary Night
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Bring your children and pets to the Interpretive Center for Luminary Night. Enjoy a nighttime walk along our enchanted luminary trail. Sip on hot chocolate while decorating cookies and making holiday crafts. Cookies, cookies and more cookies will be served. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Christmas in the Cabin
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 2 PM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Feeling festive? Join Smithgall Woods for a holiday get together in our primitive cabin. We will warm ourselves by the fire while enjoying hot chocolate and hot cider. Make a Christmas ornament for your loved one or enjoy time with family. We ho-ho-hope to see you there! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 9 AM to 12 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge Santa and Mrs. Claus are joining us once again for Breakfast with Santa at Unicoi Lodge! Enjoy a buffet-style breakfast with pancakes, french toast, eggs and bacon, as well as assorted drinks and coffee. Kids can enjoy photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, holiday crafts, a hayride around the park, music and more! All ages welcome! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-4727.
Caroling Through The Park
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 3 PM to 5 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
What's better than Christmas Parties? How about Caroling Hayrides, Homemade Ornaments, Hot Chocolate, S'mores and Pictures with Santa? Caroling Through the Park will have that and much more. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Colonial Christmas at Wormsloe
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Participate in activities such as caroling, burning of the yule log, dancing to live period music, and other holiday observances of the colonial period, including games and refreshments. Holiday crafts at the museum throughout the day. Holiday festivities start at 1 pm. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 16, 2018 until Dec 23, 2018 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Dahlonega Gold Museum Christmas Open House
Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 to Monday, Dec 17, 2018 10 AM to 4 AM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Celebrate Dahlonega's Old Fashioned Christmas with free Gold Museum admission. Tour our newly renovated exhibits to learn about America's first gold rush while enjoying refreshments and Christmas songs. Afterward, check out our gift shop and enjoy the sites and sounds of Christmas on Dahlonega's historic town square. 706-864-2257.
Handicapped Accessible 
The Honor Tree: A photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
9 AM - 5 PM from Dec 16, 2018 until Dec 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guest are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation’s armed forces. These honor trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Monday, December 17, 2018

The Honor Tree: A photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
9 AM - 5 PM from Dec 17, 2018 until Dec 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guest are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation’s armed forces. These honor trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Honor Tree: A photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
9 AM - 5 PM from Dec 18, 2018 until Dec 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guest are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation’s armed forces. These honor trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The Honor Tree: A photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
9 AM - 5 PM from Dec 19, 2018 until Dec 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guest are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation’s armed forces. These honor trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Natural Holiday Crafts
Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Cleverly construct two tree cookie ornaments or nature- inspired pendants or small grapevine wreaths to take home or gift to someone special. Meet next to the boathouse on Lake Deleanor in the campground. Correct change or pre-pay at office and bring receipt. Canceled if rain. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
The Honor Tree: A photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
9 AM - 5 PM from Dec 20, 2018 until Dec 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guest are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation’s armed forces. These honor trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Friday, December 21, 2018

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 21, 2018 until Dec 23, 2018 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Chestnuts on an Open Fire & Tall Tales
Fridays 5 PM - 6 PM – Dec 21, 2018 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
We'll be warming up by the fire while roasting chestnuts and marshmallows, telling tall tales, solving riddles & hearing the true story of the plight of the American Chestnut. Meet at the Assembly Shelter. Follow this program with back to back Stargazing & Hot Chocolate. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Parks After Dark 
Natural Holiday Crafts
Friday, Dec 21, 2018 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Cleverly construct two tree cookie ornaments or nature- inspired pendants or small grapevine wreaths to take home or gift to someone special. Meet next to the boathouse on Lake Deleanor in the campground. Correct change or pre-pay at office and bring receipt. Canceled if rain. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Holiday Bingo And Winter Campfire
Friday, Dec 21, 2018 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Adults and families, come play our famous, original BINGO next to the campfire and within view of Lake Deleanor. Prizes given and marshmallows offered. Pay correct change at the door. Meet at the lakeside boathouse in the campground. Bring a chair, flashlight and roasting stick. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Parks After Dark 
Christmas Lakeside Light Show
Fridays 5 PM - 10 PM – Dec 21, 2018 until Dec 28, 2018 
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays enjoy a drive through a winter wonderland at the picnic area by the lake. Several lit scenes will grace the roadside as we welcome the coming of Christmas. If you would rather walk, park at the office and walk across the boardwalk into the festivity of lights. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Handicapped Accessible 
Winter Solstice Campfire
Friday, Dec 21, 2018 5 PM to 6 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Ring in the first official day of winter with this warm and relaxing campfire program. Share holiday stories and sing carols while roasting marshmallows, sipping hot cocoa, and getting to know your fellow park visitors. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
The Honor Tree: A photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
9 AM - 5 PM from Dec 21, 2018 until Dec 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guest are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation’s armed forces. These honor trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 22, 2018 until Dec 23, 2018 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Holiday Craft - Christmas
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us at the Nature Center for a special craft where we'll paint and decorate pine cone Christmas Trees. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Escape the Gold Museum: Santa's Missing List
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 5:30 PM to 6 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
It's almost time for Christmas, but this year Santa has a problem. Blitzen has eaten the nice list! Santa has backup list, but he keeps it hidden the Dahlonega Gold Museum. He needs your help to find the backup list in 30 minutes and save Christmas! $5. 706-864-2257.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Escape the Gold Museum: Santa's Missing List
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 6:15 PM to 6:45 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
It's almost time for Christmas, but this year Santa has a problem. Blitzen has eaten the nice list! Santa has backup list, but he keeps it hidden the Dahlonega Gold Museum. He needs your help to find the backup list in 30 minutes and save Christmas! $5. 706-864-2257.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Escape the Gold Museum: Santa's Missing List
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 7 PM to 7:30 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
It's almost time for Christmas, but this year Santa has a problem. Blitzen has eaten the nice list! Santa has backup list, but he keeps it hidden the Dahlonega Gold Museum. He needs your help to find the backup list in 30 minutes and save Christmas! $5. 706-864-2257.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Escape the Gold Museum: Santa's Missing List
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 7:45 PM to 8:15 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
It's almost time for Christmas, but this year Santa has a problem. Blitzen has eaten the nice list! Santa has backup list, but he keeps it hidden the Dahlonega Gold Museum. He needs your help to find the backup list in 30 minutes and save Christmas! $5. 706-864-2257.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Bon Fire, S'Mores and Carols on the Beach
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 5 PM to 7 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Bellow out a Christmas Carol with us. Meet us on the Beach in our Day Use Area ... we'll be the ones roasting S'Mores by the Bon Fire! $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Parks After Dark 
Lake Paddle With Santa
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 2 PM to 3:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join Santa’s flotilla on Lake Deleanor. We provide life jackets, paddles, canoes, kayaks, paddleboats or row boats. Limited space. . After the paddle, roast a marshmallow, drink hot chocolate and participate in ranger-led activities around the campfire. Pre-register & prepay at the park office. Limited space for boaters. $3-$10 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Christmas Hike & Hayride
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
We will meet at the Yucca Trace Trail Head and hike 2 miles through the park trails to the Visitor Center for Coffee, Hot Chocolate, and Cookies. Then we will ride a hay wagon and sing Christmas carols back to the Yucca Trace Trail Head. Please bring a flashlight or head lamp and dress warmly. $5 parking. 229-276-2372.
Winter Festival (POSTPONED TO DEC 22th)
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 2 PM to 6 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Get into the holiday spirit by joining us for a variety of festive activities - including a visit from Santa. He and the Mrs. Santa will be at the park for photos. Got gingerbread skills? Enter your decorated gingerbread house in our contest. Tour the park on a hay ride or play a round of mini golf. Enjoy games, crafts, food, hot cocoa, and more! $2 hay rides; $3 mini golf $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Art in the Park - Holiday Edition
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 11 AM to 12 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy making Christmas and New Years themed holiday crafts at the park. Ornaments, cards, and holiday decorations is on this month's Art in the Park agenda. Come prepared to flex your creative juices and bring home some fun masterpieces. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Holiday Archery
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 2 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
It seems that our park is being overrun by abominable snowmen, yetis, and other scary holiday characters and we need your help to clean up. Join us for a holiday themed archery program where you can put your skills to the test against these nefarious villains. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Reindeer Bingo
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 5 PM to 6 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Bring the whole family for this fun Holiday-themed Bingo night at the park. Fun prizes will be handed out for the lucky bingo winners. $3 - $15 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Handicapped Accessible 
The Honor Tree: A photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
9 AM - 5 PM from Dec 22, 2018 until Dec 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guest are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation’s armed forces. These honor trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 23, 2018 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
The Honor Tree: A photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
9 AM - 5 PM from Dec 23, 2018 until Dec 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guest are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation’s armed forces. These honor trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Monday, December 24, 2018

The Honor Tree: A photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
9 AM - 5 PM from Dec 24, 2018 until Dec 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guest are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation’s armed forces. These honor trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

The Honor Tree: A photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
9 AM - 5 PM from Dec 25, 2018 until Dec 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guest are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation’s armed forces. These honor trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

The Honor Tree: A photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
9 AM - 5 PM from Dec 26, 2018 until Dec 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guest are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation’s armed forces. These honor trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Thursday, December 27, 2018

The Honor Tree: A photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
9 AM - 5 PM from Dec 27, 2018 until Dec 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guest are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation’s armed forces. These honor trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Friday, December 28, 2018

Holiday Bingo And Winter Campfire
Friday, Dec 28, 2018 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Adults and families, come play our famous, original BINGO next to the campfire and within view of Lake Deleanor. Prizes given and marshmallows offered. Pay correct change at the door. Meet at the lakeside boathouse in the campground. Bring a chair, flashlight and roasting stick. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Parks After Dark 
Winter Festival
Friday, Dec 28, 2018 6 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy the cool weather and join us at our Winter Festival at the Beach Area. We will have mini golf, holiday games and crafts, and so much more. $20 per vehicle will allow entrance to the park and all activities within the festival. You wont want to miss this celebration! $15-$20 $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Christmas Lakeside Light Show
Fridays 5 PM - 10 PM – Dec 28, 2018 
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays enjoy a drive through a winter wonderland at the picnic area by the lake. Several lit scenes will grace the roadside as we welcome the coming of Christmas. If you would rather walk, park at the office and walk across the boardwalk into the festivity of lights. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Handicapped Accessible 
The Honor Tree: A photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
9 AM - 5 PM from Dec 28, 2018 until Dec 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guest are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation’s armed forces. These honor trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Thank You Card Workshop
Saturday, Dec 29, 2018 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Got some great gifts from Santa and your family? Create your own crafty thank you cards in this fun filled Thank You Card Workshop. We provide the supplies and some template ideas, you bring your creativity and make your own unforgettable, wall-hangable card art to show your appreciation. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
The Honor Tree: A photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
9 AM - 5 PM from Dec 29, 2018 until Dec 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guest are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation’s armed forces. These honor trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Be a Tortoise
Sunday, Dec 30, 2018 2 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Instead of being a Polar Bear and taking an early morning dip, why not be a Tortoise and play lawn games on land? Meet at Group shelter #1. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
The Honor Tree: A photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
9 AM - 5 PM from Dec 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guest are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation’s armed forces. These honor trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Monday, December 31, 2018

Holiday Cruise
Monday, Dec 31, 2018 4:30 PM to 6 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come celebrate New Year's Eve with a relaxing sunset cruise along the Crooked River waterways. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM day prior cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

First Day Hike
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us in welcoming the new year with a ranger led 2 mile hike on the River Trail to the observation tower. Participants will receive a hiking medallion. Meet at Boat Ramp in day use. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
First Day Hike
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Informative hike with a Ranger along our Sempervierens Trail where we’ll identify various plant species and interpret their medicinal and historical uses. After the hike, all hikers are invited to stop inside one of our cabins for a cup of hot cocoa or cider and a snack provided by Friends of Crooked River State Park. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
First Day Cruise
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 4:30 PM to 6 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come celebrate the New Year with a relaxing sunset cruise along the Crooked River waterways. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM day prior cruise $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
First Day Hike on Lake Lanier
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join us at Don Carter State Park for a nature trail hike displaying some of the best views of Lake Lanier. The Dog Creek Outer loop trail that is approximately 1.5 miles. After the hike, we will meet around the campfire at Shelter 4 for smores and hot chocolate. Register in advance by calling 678-450-7726 $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
First Day Hike Dowdell's Knob Loop
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 10 AM to 1:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join Pine Mountain Trail Association members and new hiking buddies for a celebratory walk in the winter woodlands. This easy to moderate 4.3 mile loop offers vista and woodland views from the highest point along Pine Mountain Ridge. Bring water and a snack. Dress for the weather. Geared towards ages 10 and up. Meet at Dowdell's Knob Parking Area. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fort McAllister's First Day Hike
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Start off the year right with a walk through the woods with us! We will walk a 3-mile loop where we will discuss wildlife, winter birds, maritime forests, and the marshlands of the Georgia coast. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
The Beginnings of America- First Day Hike
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Enjoy a leisurely walk, guided by a uniformed American Continental Soldier, into and around the earthwork fort. $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
Black Bear Plunge 2019
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Start 2019 off with a thrilling plunge into our lake. This annual tradition at Fort Mountian is a fun way to start the year! Are you brave enough to take the plunge? We will serve free refreshments and have a nice hot fire! The first 100 people to register will receive a souvenir mug. Registration is only the day of the event starting at 9am. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
First Day Hike
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Start the year off right with a First Day Hike to the Stone Wall, Historic CCC Fire Tower and West Overlook to take in some breathtaking views. This is a moderate, rocky one-mile hike with plenty of nature, history and sightseeing to satisfy the whole family. Please register in advance. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
First Day Hike
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us for a First Day Hike! Get out and active this year on our 7 mile inner loop trail. This trail will take visitors past many of the park's amenities including the Old Fort and campgrounds. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Kids First Day Hike
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Explore and search for changes that the new year has brought at our Kids First Day Hike! We will meet at the Birdberry Trail head and begin promptly at 3:00 pm. This is a .5 mile paved trail. Suitable for all ages. Strollers welcome. Dogs allowed on a leash. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
First Day Hike on the Red Trail
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This Ranger –Led hike on the Mountain Bike Red Trail will take visitors along gentle ridges and cascading creeks. Start the New Year off right with this 2 mile scenic hike. Explore our past as we walk by the remains of some 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.
Helen First Day Hike
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Take a two mile hike along the Chattahoochee River from Hardman Farm to downtown Helen, GA, and back. You will see famous Nora Mill Grainery dam, interactive interpretive panels along the trail and follow the old Gainesville Railroad. This is an out and back, 2 miles round trip hike, starting and ending at Hardman Farm Visitor Center. 706-878-1077.
First Day Hike at Hart
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Hart Outdoor Recreation Area - Hartwell, GA
Start your year off on the right foot with a Ranger-led hike on the 1/2 mile Nature Trail. Learn about the trees and wildlife you may see at the park and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate following the hike. $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
First Day Hike
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Ring in a New Year and join us for a 1-mile hike on our Nature Trail. Meet at the Beaver Trail and wear good shoes and bring water. Pets allowed on 6 ft. or shorter leash. After the hike, you are welcome to join us at the campfire to write down any 2018 regrets and cleans them in the fire, replacing them with goals and hopes for the new year. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
1st Day Hike
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Start the New Year off right with a hike on our two most popular trails. This 3.5 mile loop is a great way to begin those New Years resolutions. Meet at the park office. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
First Day Hike
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Start the New Year off with a brisk hike up our beautiful mountain. Join us on a journey that begins by writing, then burning, last year's burdens. Climb to the top to symbolize all the great things you will accomplish in 2019. Finish with s'mores and hot chocolate around a campfire. Call to register. Click for times and details. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
First Day Hike
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Start the New Year off with a brisk hike up our beautiful mountain. Join us on a journey that begins by writing, then burning, last year's burdens. Climb to the top to symbolize all the great things you will accomplish in 2019. Finish with s'mores and hot chocolate around a campfire. Call to register. Click for times and details. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
First Day Hike
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 11 AM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Start the New Year off with a brisk hike up our beautiful mountain. Join us on a journey that begins by writing, then burning, last year's burdens. Climb to the top to symbolize all the great things you will accomplish in 2019. Finish with s'mores and hot chocolate around a campfire. Call to register. Click for times and details. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
First Day Geology Hike
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join a ranger on a 3 mile hike around one of Georgia's beautiful wonders. Learn about the different geologic formations of the canyon, the various minerals that are found, and the history and ecosystem of the area. We will explore the canyon from the rim and the floor, so be sure to bring shoes you don't mind getting muddy, and plenty of water. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
First Day Hike
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 5:45 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join a Ranger on our Little River Trail after dark as we usher in the new year with our first hike of 2019. Experience the history, flora, and fauna the park has to offer. Meet at the trail head. Don't forget to bring water, a flashlight/headlamp and comfortable shoes. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Parks After Dark 
First Day Hike at Richard B. Russell
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Take a leisurely 1/4-mile stroll with a park ranger to the group shelter. Following a brief stop for hot chocolate and s'mores, participants will hike back to the meeting point. $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
First Day Hike: Dukes Creek Falls Hike
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Start your New Year’s resolution off right with a guided hike to Dukes Creek Falls. The 2.3-mile moderate hike will make a pit stop at our primitive cabin. Warm yourself against the chill with a cup of hot cocoa. Still feeling adventurous? Then continue 2 miles to Dukes Creek Falls. This cascading series of waterfalls is a sight to behold. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
First Day Hike
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Bring your friends and family, furry ones included and start the year off with a moderate, 3-mile hike along our back country trail. Bring water and snacks and dress for the weather. Please call to register. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
First Day Hike
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 4:30 PM to 6 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us for a sunset stroll up and down the rolling hills of our Perimeter Trail. Meet at the fire ring behind the park office to roast s'mores and have a "burden burn" before we leave on the hike. $5 per person please dress for the weather and don't forget your flashlight. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
First Day Hike
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join us for a morning hike as we take on the Bear Hair Gap trail. We will be making a stop at the overlook, which looks down over the park. It's a beautiful view that you will not want miss. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Chili Challenge and Tasting VI
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Enter the sixth year of this amateur cooking contest or register to be a chili taster (able to judge all chilis) or a heat challenger (eat hot peppers ). Win prizes at our new Chili Bingo. Local restaurant serving chili, hotdogs, and drinks. Meet at the Lake Franklin Event Center at the Large Group Camp $8 Chili Tasters & Hot Pepper Heat Challengers; $12 Chili Cooks $10 Chili cookers $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Winnie The Pooh Walk
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Celebrate author A. A. Milne’s birthday among friends as we walk a 1 mile , easy trail near the campground. Wear or bring something along on your pack that reminds you of the characters found in the Hundred Acre Wood. Meet at the Trading Post. Correct Change at the trail head. Geared towards ages 4 & up. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fort Yargo Family Camp
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 1 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Sleep away camps aren't just for kids. During our Family Camps parents are invited too! Register your family for an overnight camp at Fort Yargo State Park. During the two days of camp families will participate in outdoor recreation activities, learn basic outdoor skills, and more! $200-$250 $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Martin Luther King Day Hike
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Enjoy a celebratory venture in the winter woodlands along the Pine Mountain Trail. Pine Mountain Trail Association guides will lead you on this 5.0 mile moderately difficult trail. It takes you from the meeting point at Rocky Point Parking Lot along Hwy 190. to the WJSP Tower Parking Lot. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Full Moon, Super Moon, and Total Lunar Eclipse Hike
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Meet at the campground shelter as we hike the campground loop trail. This one-mile hike will provide us with open views along the trail which will allow us to see the moon and take in the eclipse. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Parks After Dark 
MLK Day of Service
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us as we give the park some extra TLC. Help us keep Panola beautiful on this national day of volunteer service dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Come prepared to work and make new friends while you’re at it. Bring water, sturdy shoes, and work gloves. Must register in advance by calling the Nature Center. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Seed Swap
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
There is no better way to increase biodiversity than by sharing seeds. Join us this National Seed Swap Day as we share some of the seeds from our pollinator garden. In exchange, we ask that you please bring native seeds that can be added to the garden to increase the diversity and beauty of our park. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Super Bowl Weekend Fandom Challenge
5 PM - 8 PM from Feb 1, 2019 until Feb 3, 2019 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Campers are encouraged to decorate their campsites with team spirit in honor of this year’s Super Bowl taking place right here in Georgia. A grand prize will be awarded, the announcement will come just hours before kick-off of the big game. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Bleeding Hearts Archery Games
Sunday, Feb 3, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us for Valentines archery games! The archery course will be located in the Pioneer Campsite in Area B. Guest may park in the area B parking lot. $3 for five arrows. Ages 6 and older. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Super Bowl Weekend Fandom Challenge
5 PM - 8 PM from Feb 3, 2019 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Campers are encouraged to decorate their campsites with team spirit in honor of this year’s Super Bowl taking place right here in Georgia. A grand prize will be awarded, the announcement will come just hours before kick-off of the big game. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Valentine's Day Couples Hike
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Looking for something new to do with your valentine? Bring them to Panola Mountain a guided hike through our conservation area, watch the sunset over downtown Atlanta, have your photos taken on top of the mountain, and roast chocolate covered strawberry inspired s'mores over the campfire. Space is limited. Call to reserve spots. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Parks After Dark 

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Bleeding Hearts Archery Games
Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us for Valentines archery games! The archery course will be located in the Pioneer Campsite in Area B. Guest may park in the area B parking lot. $3 for five arrows. Ages 6 and older. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Super Museum Sunday
Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 9 AM to 5 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
To celebrate Georgia’s diverse and fascinating history, the State Parks and Historic Sites Division of the Department of Natural Resources is offering free admission to the Little White House and many other locations on Sunday, February 10. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Ole’ Fashion Date Night on the Park
Friday, Feb 15, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
In honor of valentine’s day weekend Mistletoe is offering a date night at our assembly shelter in the campground. We will prepare food on a cast-iron skillet, teach fire making skills, and end the program with homemade hot coca over the fire. Stories will be told by our staff over the campfire throughout the night. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Military Order of the Purple Heart
Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Find out if you or someone you know is entitled to The Purple Heart during this meet-and-greet. The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) is composed of men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat. Meet US Army Rangers who are perpetuating this legacy. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Fort Yargo Family Camp
Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 1 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Sleep away camps aren't just for kids. During our Family Camps parents are invited too! Register your family for an overnight camp at Fort Yargo State Park. During the two days of camp families will participate in outdoor recreation activities, learn basic outdoor skills, and more! $200-$250 $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Military Order of the Purple Heart
Monday, Feb 18, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Find out if you or someone you know is entitled to The Purple Heart during this meet-and-greet. The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) is composed of men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat. Meet US Army Rangers who are perpetuating this legacy. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
FDR and Missy discuss FDR and Missy
Monday, Feb 18, 2019 11 AM to 2 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
James Fowler as FDR and author Kathryn Smith (Missy Lehand) will discuss their relationship that began in the 1920s. Original films shot by Missy will provide the backdrop for this setting in the theater. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.

Friday, March 15, 2019

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

Leprechaun Quest
Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 9:45 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
With proper attire and gear you can seek the leprechauns that frequent the park during the week of St. Patrick's Day. Get your seeking license, rules, and a list of clues to photograph. Teams of 2-6 will hunt for these clues and present them to the staff within the time frame. Meet at the Park Office. $4 ages 4 and up $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Shamrock Crafts and Games at the Amphitheater
Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with us at the Campground Amphitheater. We will have games, crafts, and more! Festivities will start at 11:00 am and end at 1:00 pm. Appropriate for all ages. $2 per participant. $2 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

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.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Catch of the Day
Monday, Apr 1, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us for a Naturalist led fishing program. We will meet at the Lake Pavilion and hold the program at the docks behind the Pavilion. All materials provided. Ages 6-12. $3 for five worms. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Catch of the Day
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us for a Naturalist led fishing program. We will meet at the Lake Pavilion and hold the program at the docks behind the Pavilion. All materials provided. Ages 6-12. $3 for five worms. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Spring Festival
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 12 PM to 5 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Kick off Spring at our Spring Festival! Festivities will be held from 12:00-5:00 pm at the Lake Pavilion and will include live music, crafts, and more. $5 per person. Free for children under 6. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Festival by the Lake and Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Enjoy an afternoon browsing the craft tables, or set up your own table of items to sell at this annual Easter event. Egg hunts will begin at 1:00 PM and will be separated by age groups. A vendor fee will be applied if you wish to set up a booth. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Sunset Easter Egg Hunt
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us at the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center as we celebrate Easter with crafts, popcorn, and an egg hunt at sunset. For children ages 0-12. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Bunny Tails & Trails
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 10:30 AM to 2 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
This year celebrate Easter at the Park! Join us at the Lake Pavilion for a day full of fun. Festivities will begin at 10:30 am and include crafts, egg hunts, and more. $5 per person. Free for 3 and under. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Hard Labor Creek Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 12 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Park staff will place candy filled eggs at the Lake Brantley recreation area for your little ones to hunt. Children will be placed in age groups (ages 0-2, 3-5, 6-9, and 10-12). The Easter bunny will be on site for photos. Please bring your own basket. Stick around after the hunt for crafts, games, and wagon rides! $2 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Natural Egg Dying Program
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Learn how to dye your Easter eggs the old fashioned way with natural materials such as onions, beets, and turmeric. Eggs will be provided for participants. Old fashioned games will also be available for kids to play. We will also have baby chicks to hold, courtesy of Ash Brothers Feed & Farm Supply! $5. 706-878-1077.
Handicapped Accessible 
Campers' Easter Egg Hunt (Overnight Guests Only)
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Cottage and campground guests under the age of 12 are welcome to participate in this year’s Easter Egg Hunt! Participants will be split into two age groups (5 and under, 6-12) to hunt. Meet at the campground picnic shelter at 10:00am. There will be a short walk from there to the hunting area. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Easter Egg Hunt/ Touch-a-Truck
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 11 AM to 4 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us at the day use area as emergency vehicles are available for children to climb in and honk the horns of these everyday vehicles. Then stick around for our egg hunt starting at 1 pm. We will have over 3,000 eggs with prizes in each egg. Don't miss out on seeing a guest appearance from the Easter bunny. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Twilight Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Bring your flashlights and Easter Baskets. There will be three Easter Egg Hunts ages 1-4 be able to walk unaided unless disabled starting at 7:15 PM meet at the park interpretive center and ages 5-9 starting at 8:00 PM and 8:30 for ages 10-12 will meet at park visitor center. The program is sponsored by Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Baskets, Bunnies and Eggs
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Meet at the office for a day full of Easter fun! The local 4-H club will be present with live bunnies for children to pet. We will have crafts and games lined up for all the children in attendance. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Handicapped Accessible 

Monday, April 22, 2019

Earth Day Celebration
Monday, Apr 22, 2019 10 AM to 5 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Celebrate Earth Day at Fort Yargo State Park! We will have family friendly activities throughout the day at various locations in the park including a clean up, Earth Day crafts, and more. Suitable for all ages. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Arbor Day
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 10 AM to 5 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
This Arbor Day join in on various work projects and festivities throughout the park. A detailed activity schedule will be posted closer to the date. Appropriate for all ages. Park Pass required. 770-867-3489.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

May the 4th be with you Archery
Saturday, May 4, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Participants will get the chance to shoot at Star-Wars themed targets and learn the skills of archery! We will be meeting at the office for this event. Must be 7 years or older to participate. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Mothers Day Craft
Saturday, May 11, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Participants will get the chance to make a once in a lifetime present for their mother that they will be sure to cherish for the rest of their lives! Meet at the Nature Center for this program. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Cool, Pool End of Summer Splash
Saturday, May 25, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the park rangers and enjoy lively music, pool games, and pool-side activities for the whole family. Local DJ playing summer favorites from 1-3 PM. Liberty Bell Pool Hwy 354. Refreshments require an additional cost. No fee for the activities just regular pool admission. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Moonlight Movie Night
Saturday, May 25, 2019 9 PM to 11 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
We will be showing a movie in the field behind the office, so bring your blankets or chairs and get ready for some fun. We will have popcorn and refreshments for sale. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Parks After Dark 

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Memorial Day Beach Bash
Sunday, May 26, 2019 4 PM to 8 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Meet at Picnic Shelter 1 for an evening full of family fun. Slip-n-slide will be available with corn hole tournament, sand castle contest and boat races. Concessions will be sold. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Memorial Day Celebration
Monday, May 27, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join the Friends of Fort King George for a day of craft demonstrations and soldiers' life activities in commemoration of Memorial Day. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

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.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Muddy Messes
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Come and get your hands dirty as we celebrate International Mud Day. Learn about the importance of mud, discover what animals rely on muddy environments, and even compete in an muddy obstacle course! $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Cool, Pool End of Summer Splash
Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the park rangers and enjoy lively music, pool games, and pool-side activities for the whole family. Local DJ playing summer favorites from 1-3 PM. Liberty Bell Pool Hwy 354. Refreshments require an additional cost. No fee for the activities just regular pool admission. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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