Holiday Events


Saturday, December 14, 2019

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Saturdays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 14, 2019 until Dec 21, 2019 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Thanksgiving through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field and office area which have been beautifully decorated with 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.
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Wooden Ornament Craft
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 11 AM to 12 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.
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Hot Chocolate and Letters to Santa
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist for hot chocolate as we write our letters to Santa and decorate them just in time for the holidays. $2 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Candlelight Tours
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Tour the mansion by candlelight for a beautiful glimpse of a historic Moravian Christmas as celebrated by the first Spring Place missionaries in the early 1800s. Enjoy live music, natural scenery, and finish up with cookies and cider in a cabin exhibit. No reservation necessary, arrive by 8 p.m. for the full experience. $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.
Crooked River Christmas
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 2 PM to 5 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come to Group Shelter #2 to enjoy a craft, 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.
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Escape the Gold Museum: Santa's Missing List
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 5:30 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 20 minutes and save Christmas! $5. 706-864-2257.
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Snowman Pallet
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Paint and decorate your own pallet to celebrate the holidays and decorate your home! All paint, pallets, and decorations provided. Meet @ Picnic Shelter by Putt-Putt Course. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Caroling Hayride through the Park
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 4 PM to 6 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us for an afternoon filled with holiday cheer! Enjoy a hayride around the Park and sing classic songs, spreading cheer to everyone on the Park. Meet @ Elijah Clark Cabin. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Reindeer Ride
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Saddle up with the wrangler elves at Roosevelt Stables, Celebrate the holiday season with a 1-hour, guided horseback ride through the winter woodlands. Must pre-register and pre-pay by calling Roosevelt Stables. Geared towards ages 6 and up. $50 plus $5 parking. 706-628-7463.
Holiday Bingo And Winter Campfire
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Adults and families play our famous winter bingo under the trees and stars. Prizes and campfire with marshmallow roast. Wear your ugliest Holiday Sweater. Sweater awards each program. Meet at covered shelter next to Trading Post. Bring a flashlight or lantern and dress for the weather. Correct change at the door. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us as we eat breakfast with Santa, play games, and make ornaments. You’ll even get a chance to talk to Santa, and tell him what you want for Christmas. It is sure to be a jolly good time for the entire family! $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Christmas on the Pond
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 6 PM to 9 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 $1 per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Winter Festival
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 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 Mrs. Claus 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, hot cocoa, and more! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 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.
Christmas at High Falls
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 6 PM to 9 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Have a jolly holiday with High Falls and Santa Claus. Walk through our enchanted trail and warm up with cocoa, crafts and more. $3 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Christmas Ornament Craft
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Participants will have the option to choose from several different styles of ornaments with varying levels of difficulty to try their hand at making themselves to take home and put on their tree. Examples include: paper snowflakes, pipe cleaner candy canes and snowflakes, wood round ornaments and more. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Pinecone Christmas Tree Craft
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us at the Interpretive Center for this special craft where we'll decorate pinecones to transform them into tiny Christmas Trees. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Christmas at the Springs
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 1 PM to 4:30 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 more. $5 per child or $15 per family $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Holiday Elf Hike
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 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. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Holidays at the HEARTh
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Step back into an earlier time and experience holiday decorating and festivities of civilian life during the Civil War. See period decorating, participate in heritage games, and observe civilian life way demonstrations. Santa will be here. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Holiday Pine Cone Ornaments
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Saturday, December 14 2:00PM-3:30PM Join us in the fun of making Christmas ornaments out of pine cones and other materials. This craft project is for all ages. Meet in the Visitor’s Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sunset Candy Cane Hunt
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 5 PM to 7 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us at sunset to hunt candy canes afterwards enjoy a holiday movie, smores, and hot chocolate. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Christmas at the Inn
Saturdays 10 AM - 2 PM – Dec 14, 2019 
Traveler's Rest Historic Site - Toccoa, GA
The Friends of Traveler’s Rest decorate the beautiful 200 year old Inn with homemade ornaments and greenery, just as it would be in the 1800’s . Visitors are served hot apple cider and Jarrett family teacakes, and enjoy lovely Holiday music while they tour. $1 - $5. 706-886-2256.
Caroling in the Park!
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 3 PM to 5 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
What's better than Christmas Parties? How about Caroling Hayrides, Homemade Ornaments, and pictures with Santa? Caroling Through the Park will have that and much more. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
15th Annual Vogel State Park Tree Lighting
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 4 PM to 9 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join us for an evening of fellowship and celebration of the true meaning of Christmas. Hayrides, music, and activities lead up to the Christmas Program and Lighting of the Tree. There is NO fee for programs. Please bring an unwrapped gift for a child 12 or younger for the Sheriff's Dpt. See below for details, including schedule and musician lineup! $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Colonial Christmas at Wormsloe
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 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 15, 2019

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 15, 2019 until Dec 22, 2019 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Thanksgiving through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field and office area which have been beautifully decorated with 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.
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Colonial Christmas
Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 2 PM to 5 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 - Design Your Own Angel, Clothes-pin Reindeer, Marshmallow Roasting, Pictures with Santa and more. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Reindeer Ride
Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Saddle up with the wrangler elves at Roosevelt Stables, Celebrate the holiday season with a 1-hour, guided horseback ride through the winter woodlands. Must pre-register and pre-pay by calling Roosevelt Stables. Geared towards ages 6 and up. $50 plus $5 parking. 706-628-7463.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Fridays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 20, 2019 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Thanksgiving through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field and office area which have been beautifully decorated with 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.
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Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
Friday, Dec 20, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Warm up by the fire while roasting chestnuts, marshmallows, and exchanging stories. First come first served. Meet @ Elijah Clark Cabin. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Winter Festival
Friday, Dec 20, 2019 5 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy the lights throughout the campground and cabins on a festive wagon ride. Listen to holiday stories about the Winter Solstice, vote for your favorite gingerbread house, watch a winter movie, roast marshmallows, and more! $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Friday, Dec 20, 2019 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.
Christmas Movie Night
Friday, Dec 20, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for a Christmas movie under the stars. Bring a lawn chair, water and bug repellent. Bring blankets or wear warn clothing. Meet at picnic shelter across from campground. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Holiday Movie Under the Stars!
Friday, Dec 20, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come out for a movie under the stars! We'll give clues throughout the week of what we're showing. Bring a blanket, chairs, bug spray, and your favorite movie snacks! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Saturday, December 21, 2019

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Saturdays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 21, 2019 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Thanksgiving through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field and office area which have been beautifully decorated with 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.
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Winter Solstice Sunset and Shopping at Black Rock Mountain State Park
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 4:30 PM to 6 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Enjoy the sunset on the Winter Solstice while enjoying Smores and hot chocolate. The gift shop will also be open with extended hours so that you can shop for those last minute unique gift items. Annual Park Passes and gift cards will also be available for purchase. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Holiday Craft - Pinecone Christmas Tree
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us at the Nature Center for this special craft where we'll decorate pinecones to transform them into tiny Christmas Trees. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Escape the Gold Museum: Santa's Missing List
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 5:30 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 20 minutes and save Christmas! $5. 706-864-2257.
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Pine Cone Reindeer Ornaments
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Make your very own natural Reindeer ornament! Festive, perfect for the Christmas Tree, and super cute! Meet @ Elijah Clark Cabin. $1 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Holiday Music
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 5 PM to 7 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us and relax by listening to wonderful music. Free with Park Pass. Meet @ Elijah Clark Cabin. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Holiday Movie and Campfire
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Enjoy a holiday movie at the Park held at the shelter by the Archery Range. Feel free to bring blankets, and if you get a little chilly, warm up by the fire! Free Event, snacks available for $1. Free, Snacks for $1 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Holiday Sock Shoot
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 12:30 PM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Help us collect new youth or adult socks for local shelters and enjoy a stationary, archery-target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction and equipment. Pre-register and pay at park office or register and bring 3 pairs of new socks for a donation. Walk-ins must pay correct change on-site. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Reindeer Ride
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Saddle up with the wrangler elves at Roosevelt Stables, Celebrate the holiday season with a 1-hour, guided horseback ride through the winter woodlands. Must pre-register and pre-pay by calling Roosevelt Stables. Geared towards ages 6 and up. $50 plus $5 parking. 706-628-7463.
Holiday Bingo And Winter Campfire
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Adults and families play our famous winter bingo under the trees and stars. Prizes and campfire with marshmallow roast. Wear your ugliest Holiday Sweater. Sweater awards each program. Meet at covered shelter next to Trading Post. Bring a flashlight or lantern and dress for the weather. Correct change at the door. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Holiday Decorated Campsite Contest
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 6 PM to 7:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Show us your PG-13 rated, creative side at your site. Make us believe you love the winter holidays and camping. No nails or staples on plants. No unattended candles or fires. Leave no trace decorating ideas. You do not have to be present to win. Ribbons/Prizes placed at winning campsites for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Make A Homemade Ornament
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join one of our rangers in a fun craft and make your loved one a homemade Christmas ornament! 912-437-4770.
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Make A Homemade Ornament
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join one of our rangers in a fun craft and make your loved one a homemade Christmas ornament! 912-437-4770.
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Winter Festival
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 5 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy the lights throughout the campground and cabins on a festive wagon ride. Listen to holiday stories about the Winter Solstice, vote for your favorite gingerbread house, watch a winter movie, roast marshmallows, and more! $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 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.
Christmas Ornament Craft
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Participants will have the option to choose from several different styles of ornaments with varying levels of difficulty to try their hand at making themselves to take home and put on their tree. Examples include: paper snowflakes, pipe cleaner candy canes and snowflakes, wood round ornaments and more. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Christmas Crafts
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us at the Interpretive Center for some Christmas crafts that are sure to help make your home more festive for the holidays. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Christmas of the Past
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Step back in time where Christmas gifts were made by hand and Christmas tree decorations were made from mother nature's bounty. Be greeted by staff wearing authentic period outfits on the museum porch. Guests will help decorate the tree with natural ornaments, enjoy hot cocoa, a museum tour, hayrides and caroling. $5 per person or $15 per family $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Christmas in the Cabin
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Feeling festive? Join us at 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.
1850's New Manchester Christmas Hike
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a moderate, mile long festive hike as we learn about mid-1800s Christmas traditions in the area. We will be hiking down to the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek and will end our hike inside the impressive textile mill of New Manchester. No children under 6 or dogs please. Meet at the Visitor’s Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 22, 2019 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Thanksgiving through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field and office area which have been beautifully decorated with 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.
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Reindeer Ride
Sunday, Dec 22, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Saddle up with the wrangler elves at Roosevelt Stables, Celebrate the holiday season with a 1-hour, guided horseback ride through the winter woodlands. Must pre-register and pre-pay by calling Roosevelt Stables. Geared towards ages 6 and up. $50 plus $5 parking. 706-628-7463.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Christmas Movie Night in the Park
Monday, Dec 23, 2019 6 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Catch a family friendly Christmas movie under the stars! Meet a ranger at the stage and don't forget to bring a blanket or chairs to sit on. Concessions will be available. Parking will be located in the ball field. In the case of inclement weather the event will be moved to the beach pavilion. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Tuesday, Dec 24, 2019 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Thanksgiving through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field and office area which have been beautifully decorated with 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.
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Firetruck Santa Visits Campground
Tuesday, Dec 24, 2019 6:45 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Pine Mountain Fire Department will be bringing Santa to the campground. Meet at the parking area in front of the Trading Post in the campground. Time may vary a little, but he will arrive with sirens blaring for a ride-through visit. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Wednesday, Dec 25, 2019 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Thanksgiving through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field and office area which have been beautifully decorated with 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.
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Friday, December 27, 2019

Holiday Sock Shoot
Friday, Dec 27, 2019 12:30 PM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Help us collect new youth or adult socks for local shelters and enjoy a stationary, archery-target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction and equipment. Pre-register and pay at park office or register and bring 3 pairs of new socks for a donation. Walk-ins must pay correct change on-site. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Christmas Movie Night
Friday, Dec 27, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for a Christmas movie under the stars. Bring a lawn chair, water and bug repellent. Bring blankets or wear warn clothing. Meet at picnic shelter across from campground. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Jingle Bell Ride
Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 2 AM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Saddle up with wrangler guides from Roosevelt Stables for a winter woodland adventure. Geared towards ages 6 and up. Call the stables to sign up and pay ahead of time. $50 plus $5 parking. 706-628-7463.
Holiday Sock Shoot
Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 12:30 PM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Help us collect new youth or adult socks for local shelters and enjoy a stationary, archery-target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction and equipment. Pre-register and pay at park office or register and bring 3 pairs of new socks for a donation. Walk-ins must pay correct change on-site. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Holiday Bingo And Winter Campfire
Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Adults and families play our famous winter bingo under the trees and stars. Prizes and campfire with marshmallow roast. Wear your ugliest Holiday Sweater. Sweater awards each program. Meet at covered shelter next to Trading Post. Bring a flashlight or lantern and dress for the weather. Correct change at the door. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Winter Crafts
Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Create your own winter animal, practice making paper snowflakes, and create your own wintry scene from natural materials. This activity will involve paint and glue, so be sure to dress to get messy! Meet at the Interpretative Center (old Visitors Center). $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Jingle Bell Ride
Sunday, Dec 29, 2019 2 AM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Saddle up with wrangler guides from Roosevelt Stables for a winter woodland adventure. Geared towards ages 6 and up. Call the stables to sign up and pay ahead of time. $50 plus $5 parking. 706-628-7463.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

1st Day Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 9 AM to 10 AM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Bring in the New Year with a 2 mile hike on the Riverside Trail. We will talk about our New Years resolutions while we enjoy a snack at the tower. Register in advance by calling our office at 770-254-7271. Hikers will receive a special first day hike sticker. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Guided First Day Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Start your year off right with a Ranger-led hike on our "Everliving" trail where you'll learn about native plants along the way including their historical and medicinal uses. Afterwards, hikers are asked to join us at the screened in shelter behind Cottage #4 to pick up their first day souvenirs and enjoy some traditional New Year's Day treats. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Guided First Day Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 to Thursday, Jan 2, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Start your year off right with a Ranger-led hike on our "Everliving" trail where you'll learn about native plants along the way including their historical and medicinal uses. Afterwards, hikers are asked to join us at the screened in shelter behind Cottage #4 to pick up their first day souvenirs and enjoy some traditional New Year's Day treats. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Etowah's First Day Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Start the New Year with a Short 1 1/2 mile hike around the mounds. Learn about the site's history and be prepared to experience the nature at our site on New Year's Day. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
First Day Hike East End Loop
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 9:45 AM to 2 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 moderate 3.4 mile loop offers vista and woodland views along Pine Mountain Ridge. Bring water and a snack. Dress for the weather. Geared towards ages 10 and up. Meet at WJSP Tower Parking Lot. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
The Beginnings of America- First Day Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 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.
The Beginnings of America- First Day Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
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 2020
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Start 2020 off with a thrilling plunge into our lake. This annual tradition at Fort Mountain 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 200 people to register will receive a souvenir t-shirt. Registration is only the day of the event starting at 9am $15 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
First Day Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 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 on Bird Berry
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Slept in but still want to start the year off with a hike? Join us for a leisurely 0.5-mile guided hike along the Bird Berry trail. This hike will start promptly at 1:05pm after a quick safety talk. We will be meeting at the Visitors Center and walk to the trail head as a group. Please bring water and wear comfortable hiking attire. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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First Day Hike on the Red Trail
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 11 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This Ranger –Led hike 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 unknown CCC constructions. Bring a camera to record the scenery. Hike geared toward active adults and children over 8 years old. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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First Day Hike on the Red Trail
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 3 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This Ranger –Led hike 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 unknown CCC constructions. Bring a camera to record the scenery. Hike geared toward active adults and children over 8 years old. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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First Day Stroll at Hart
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Hart State Park - 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 Dirty Boots Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Start the year off right with a Ranger-led hike along Big Creek Nature Trail. After the hike, all are welcome to join us around the campfire to write out your regrets for the year of 2019 and burn them in the fire. Hikers can then write down their hopes for the New Year and take that home for a reminder. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Bark in the Park First Day Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 11 AM to 1 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Bring your furry friend for a Fist Day Hike along the Lake Trail. Adults, kids and canines welcome to join us on this easy 2.4 mile hike. Hikers should wear sturdy closed toe shoes and keep dogs on a 6' leash. After the hike, all are welcome to join us around the campfire to write out your regrets for the year of 2019 and burn them in the fire. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
First Day Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 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 2019 regrets and cleanse them in the fire, replacing them with goals and hopes for the new year. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
1st Day Hike: 2020
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Start the new year off right with a hike at Mistletoe State Park. We will be hiking the Cliatt-Creek and Beach trails. Meet at the park office. It's a 3-mile easy hike. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
First Day Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 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 2020. 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
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 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 2020. 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
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 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 2020. 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 into "Georgia's Little Grand Canyon"
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Providence Canyon State Park - 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 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
New Year's Polar Plunge
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 8 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Help us ring in the New Year with a quick dip in cool water of the Reed Bingham lake! Participants will receive a Reed Bingham Polar Plunge t-shirt. Contact the front office for sign-up and details. You must register with the Friends of Reed Bingham by December 24, 2019. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
First Day Hike at Dusk
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 6 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join a Ranger at dusk on our first hike of 2020. We’ll look for cool critters like raccoons, armadillos, opossums, deer and frogs. We may even see glowing alligator eyes in the water. Bring a headlamp/flashlight, water, comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing, then meet us at the Birdwalk Trail trailhead. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
First Day Hike: Stars Over Seminole
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Celebrate the New Year with a night sky full of stars on this 1.5 mile hike. We'll walk along the "Out and Back" trail to our boardwalk for an evening of stargazing before trekking back to the trail head parking lot. Don't forget bug spray and flashlights are required. Dress for the weather. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
First Day Hike: Duke's Creek Falls Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This hike will begin at the Visitor’s Center, and we will make a pit stop approximately 1.3 miles away at our primitive cabin. You can warm yourself against the cold chill with a cup of hot cocoa by the fire. If you are still feeling adventurous, then you can continue 1.2 miles (one way) to Duke’s Creek Falls. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
First Day Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Bring your friends and family to start the year off with a moderate, 3-mile hike along our back country trail. Kids must be 8 or older. No pets allowed on this hike. Bring water and snacks and dress for the weather. Please call to register. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Saturday, January 4, 2020

Audubon's 120th Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, Jan 4, 2020 8 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us and Callaway Gardens Education Department for a day in the gardens, fields, and woods counting our feathered friends in selected groups. Birding experience suggested. Bring picnic lunch and snacks. Call 706-663-5155 Details to follow after registration.Check-in at Callaway Information Center on Highway 27. $5 parking. 706-663-5155.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Chili Challenge and Tasting VII
Saturday, Jan 18, 2020 12 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Enter the seventh year of this amateur and professional category 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. Meet at the Group Shelter below the dam in the campground. $8 Chili Tasters & Hot Pepper Heat Challengers; $10 Chili Cooks $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
British Troops at Sunbury 1779
10 AM - 4 PM from Jan 18, 2020 until Jan 20, 2020 
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Fort Morris, and the colonial seaport town of Sunbury, were captured by British troops under the command of Brigadier General Augustin Prevost, on January 9th, 1779. Visitors on this weekend will enjoy interacting with members of His Majesty's 7th Regiment afoot British Regulars, Tory Militia, as well as members of the British Royal Navy. $4.50 912-884-5999.
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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Winnie The Pooh Walk
Sunday, Jan 19, 2020 1 AM 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.
Cosmic Blacklight Archery Shoot
Sunday, Jan 19, 2020 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Blacklight target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction and equipment. Pay and pre-register at the Park Office before 5 PM. May have room for walk-ins with correct cash. Meet at Large Group Camp/ Lake Franklin Event Center past stables. Dress for weather. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
British Troops at Sunbury 1779
10 AM - 4 PM from Jan 19, 2020 until Jan 20, 2020 
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Fort Morris, and the colonial seaport town of Sunbury, were captured by British troops under the command of Brigadier General Augustin Prevost, on January 9th, 1779. Visitors on this weekend will enjoy interacting with members of His Majesty's 7th Regiment afoot British Regulars, Tory Militia, as well as members of the British Royal Navy. $4.50 912-884-5999.
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Monday, January 20, 2020

British Troops at Sunbury 1779
10 AM - 4 PM from Jan 20, 2020 
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Fort Morris, and the colonial seaport town of Sunbury, were captured by British troops under the command of Brigadier General Augustin Prevost, on January 9th, 1779. Visitors on this weekend will enjoy interacting with members of His Majesty's 7th Regiment afoot British Regulars, Tory Militia, as well as members of the British Royal Navy. $4.50 912-884-5999.
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MLK Day of Service
Monday, Jan 20, 2020 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, February 8, 2020

Valentine's Dinner and Dance
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 6 PM to 9 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Bring your sweetheart to our one-of-a-kind Valentine's date not to be forgotten! Enjoy a candlelit meal in a beautiful, historic setting with period music and dancing. Take part in a fireside chat with our historical interpreters. Space is limited. Reserve your table today by calling our park office. Price is per person. $50. 912-727-2339.
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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Super Museum Sunday at Sunbury
Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 9 AM to 5 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Visit Fort Morris State Historic Site, located at Sunbury, and receive FREE admission. Enjoy interacting with an American Continental Soldier, and be treated to musket firing demonstrations on the hour. 912-884-5999.
Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday
Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 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 on Sunday, February 9. 706-655-5870.
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Friday, February 14, 2020

Valentine's Day Couples Hike
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 5:15 PM to 7:15 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.
Valentine's Day Singles Archery
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Single this Valentine's Day? Why not spend it doing something new? While we can't promise you'll find a new love you may just find something new that you love doing. Join us for this indoors intro to archery. Who knows you could end up becoming your own cupid. Ages 18 and up. All equipment provided. Must register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Arbor Day Celebration
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 11 AM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Celebrate Georgia's Arbor Day. Join us for a tree talk, break for a brown bag picnic lunch then walk the trail and learn all about our native trees. After the walk pick up your free tree seedling at the park office. One free seedling per family. Both programs meet at the Group Shelter below the dam in the campground. Fee is for both programs. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Date Night on the Park
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 5 PM to 7 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us for this fun date night on Valentine's Weekend! Couples will get the opportunity to compete against one another in several primitive camping skills. It's $20 per couple. Space is limited, call the park office to register. We will be meeting at the Beach House. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Military Order of the Purple Heart and Triple Nickels
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 10 AM to 2 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.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Eleanor Roosevelt and the Rosenwald Schools
Monday, Feb 17, 2020 10 AM to 10:45 AM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Special presentation and discussion about the history of the Rosenwald Schools that were created to enhance educational opportunities for African Americans. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Sunset Easter Egg Hunt
Friday, Apr 10, 2020 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 11, 2020

Easter Egg Hunt Hike
Saturday, Apr 11, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Start off spring with an Easter egg hunt at the park. This event is open to all kids ages 10 and under. Hunt will start at our West River Trail head and is about a .5 mile hike so dress appropriately. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Hard Labor Creek Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 11, 2020 12 PM to 2:30 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! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Campers' Easter Egg Hunt (Overnight Guests Only)
Saturday, Apr 11, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 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 and Touch-a-Truck
Saturday, Apr 11, 2020 11 AM to 3 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us in the day use area for an afternoon filled with fun. Sit in the seat of some emergency vehicles, ride a pontoon boat and have your face painted. There are over 4,000 eggs hidden and every age is welcome to participate. The Easter bunny will make a special appearance and the egg hunt starts at 1 pm. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Eggciting Hike Hunt
Saturday, Apr 11, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Peter Cottontail is leaving lots of eggs hidden on our nature trails. Can you help us find them all? Bring your basket and be ready for the hunt! Ages 2 and less, 3-6, and 7-12 will have their own trails to search for eggs and prizes. Must Register in advance. Call 770-389-7801 to register. $5/child. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Sunrise Mountain Hike
Sunday, Apr 12, 2020 6:30 AM to 8:30 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.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Earth Day
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Celebrate Earth Day at Etowah by Making Seed Bombs and Mini Greenhouses. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Earth Day
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
10am -11am Lake Trail Clean Up 11am-11:30am Recycled Tin Can Lanterns $3 11:30am-12:00pm Earth Day Mural with reused and recycled items $0-$3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Cool, Pool- Red, White and Blue Splash Party
Saturday, May 23, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the park rangers for lively music, fabulous 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.
Movie by the Water
Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:45 PM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for movie night at Rocky Mountain by Lake Antioch. Meet at the Beach area. Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks. Free Popcorn while it lasts and the Movie starts 15 Minutes after Sunset. All Movies are PG13. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Moonlight Movie Night
Saturday, May 23, 2020 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.
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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Movie by the Water
Sunday, May 24, 2020 8:45 PM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for movie night at Rocky Mountain by Lake Antioch. Meet at the Beach area. Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks. Free Popcorn while it lasts and the Movie starts 15 Minutes after Sunset. All Movies are PG13. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Memorial Day Beach Bash
Monday, May 25, 2020 4 PM to 8 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Kick off the summer with us at the park. Slide down the slip-n-slide, test your luck in the corn hole challenge or enjoy a burger by the lake. Fun for the whole family at the day use area. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

National Trails Day - Panola Mountain Guided Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 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.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Movie by the Water
Friday, Jul 3, 2020 8:30 PM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for movie night at Rocky Mountain by Lake Antioch. Meet at the Beach area. Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks. Free Popcorn while it lasts and the Movie starts 15 Minutes after Sunset. All Movies are PG13. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Moonlight Movie Night
Friday, Jul 3, 2020 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.
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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Etowah Games Day 2020
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come enjoy learning about sports and simple games that were played in the past. try your skills at simple games. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Cool, Pool- Red, White and Blue Splash Party
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the park rangers for lively music, fabulous 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.
Fourth of July
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 6 PM to 9 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
The Fourth of July is a great time to visit Fort Mountain. With our beach, boat rentals, mini-golf, hiking, biking and horse trails there is something for everyone. Paid activities require registration* 6pm Cornhole Tournament 7pm Craft $3 8pm Tower Tour and Sunset at the West Overlook $3 $0-$3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Ol' Time Fourth
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Celebrate Independence Day at Jarrell Plantation with farm skill demonstrations like blacksmithing, spinning, and wood stove cooking, patriotic and bluegrass music, an old time carnival, and a reading of the Declaration of Independence at noon followed by a watermelon cutting and old fashioned games, relays, and races. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
4th of July Fireworks Hike
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 8 PM to 10 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Slow down this July 4th and join a ranger for a leisurely stroll to the top of Panola Mountain. As the sun sets we will enjoy a panoramic view of Stone Mountain and Atlanta's Independence Day Celebrations from a distance. Bring water, bug spray, and a flashlight for the walk back down the mountain to a waiting campfire and s'mores. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Movie by the Water
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 8:30 PM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for movie night at Rocky Mountain by Lake Antioch. Meet at the Beach area. Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks. Free Popcorn while it lasts and the Movie starts 15 Minutes after Sunset. All Movies are PG13. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Independence Pool Party
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 5 PM to 7 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Come out to our swimming pool and soak in some rays. We will have music and games with prizes. It'll be a splash for all ages. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Cool Pool End Of Summer Splash
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Celebrate the end of summer in the largest spring-fed pool in Georgia. Enjoy music, food, and games for the whole family from 1-3 PM. Regular pool admission required. Liberty Bell Pool Hwy 354. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Movie by the Water
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 8:15 PM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for movie night at Rocky Mountain by Lake Antioch. Meet at the Beach area. Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks. Free Popcorn while it lasts and the Movie starts 15 Minutes after Sunset. All Movies are PG13. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Moonlight Movie Night
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 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.
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Sunday, September 6, 2020

Movie by the Water
Sunday, Sep 6, 2020 8:15 PM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for movie night at Rocky Mountain by Lake Antioch. Meet at the Beach area. Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks. Free Popcorn while it lasts and the Movie starts 15 Minutes after Sunset. All Movies are PG13. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Summer's Last Hurrah Pool Party
Sunday, Sep 6, 2020 5 PM to 7 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Come join us for the Summer's Last Hurrah Pool Party. This is a chance for you to swim in our pool later than our normal hours. The cost is $3/person, unless you have already paid admission for the day. We will have family friendly music playing, games and prizes during this event. We hope everyone comes out to join us for a great swim. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Trick-or-Treat Trail
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 5 PM to 7:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Children 12 and under are invited to this year's Trick-or-Treat Trail! Decorate a pumpkin to take home, play games, and take a hike on our not-so-haunted trail to collect candy. Costumes are strongly encouraged. You may even find your picture on the Indian Springs State Park Facebook page! Tickets must be purchased online prior to the event. $7. 770-504-2277.
Movie by the Water
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 8:15 PM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for movie night at Rocky Mountain by Lake Antioch. Meet at the Beach area. Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks. Free Popcorn while it lasts and the Movie starts 15 Minutes after Sunset. All Movies are PG13. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Haunted Hills Hayride
Fridays 7 PM - 10 PM – Oct 23, 2020 until Oct 30, 2020 
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
It's back! Join our annual spooktacular haunted hayrides, which are fun for all ages. Come early because ticket sales close at 10 pm. Tickets go on sale at 7:30 each night. We'll be showing a movie, have a bonfire and we will have refreshments for sale. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Haunted Hayride
Friday, Oct 23, 2020 6:30 PM to 10 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Join The Friends of Watson Mill Bridge for the 7th Annual Haunted Hayride. The ride will start in the parking lot by the covered bridge and travel through the campground. During the Hayride no vehicles will be allowed in or out of the ride area for the safety of all guest and workers. $5 per person $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Haunted Hills Hayride
Saturdays 7 PM - 10 PM – Oct 24, 2020 until Oct 31, 2020 
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
It's back! Join our annual spooktacular haunted hayrides, which are fun for all ages. Come early because ticket sales close at 10 pm. Tickets go on sale at 7:30 each night. We'll be showing a movie, have a bonfire and we will have refreshments for sale. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Haunted Hayride
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 6:30 PM to 10 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Join The Friends of Watson Mill Bridge for the 7th Annual Haunted Hayride. The ride will start in the parking lot by the covered bridge and travel through the campground. During the Hayride no vehicles will be allowed in or out of the ride area for the safety of all guest and workers. $5 per person $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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Friday, October 30, 2020

Haunted Hills Hayride
Fridays 7 PM - 10 PM – Oct 30, 2020 
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
It's back! Join our annual spooktacular haunted hayrides, which are fun for all ages. Come early because ticket sales close at 10 pm. Tickets go on sale at 7:30 each night. We'll be showing a movie, have a bonfire and we will have refreshments for sale. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Halloween In The Park
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 10 AM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Themed activities throughout the day and night. Special times, registration costs and rules for different activities: Cookie and Scarecrow Competition, Decorated and Carved Pumpkin Contest, Fall Costume Parade, and Campsite Decorating Contest. And of course there is trick or treating at the campsites beginning just before dark. Free-$5 $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Moonlight Madness
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 12 PM to 10 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kick off your Halloween activities with a kids carnival from 12-4 pm. The parks haunted house will be open at 6 pm until 10 pm. Hayrides will be offered 6 pm - 10 pm for a ride to the campgrounds and back to view the decorations in our campsite decoration contest. $1-$7 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Campground Trick-or-Treat (Overnight Guests Only)
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 6 PM to 7 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Campground and cottage guests age 12 and under are invited to participate in this year's Campground Trick-or-Treat! Bring your costume and visit with your fellow campers. Campground guests will be handing out candy at their campsites. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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