Nature Hiking Events


Friday, April 19, 2019

Full Moon Night Hike
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy Fort Yargo after dark on a guided moonlit hike by the lake each full moon of this year. Early evening hours are great for spotting wildlife such as deer, rabbits, owls and others along the lake shore. Hike length and meeting location will vary month to month. Bring sturdy shoes, water and a flashlight. $5 parking. 706-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Moonlight Hike
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us as we take a moonlight walk through our Gopher loop trail and get to experience all the wonders of the nocturnal world. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Hiking 101
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet at the campground pavilion to learn the do’s and Don'ts. Afterwards we will go on a short 1/2 mile hike to test our new found skills. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Birding at the Rookery
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 9 AM to 11:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
See the hundreds of birds that nest here each spring including wood storks, herons, egrets, anhinga, ibis, roseate spoonbills and more. Professional scopes set up on site and binoculars provided to allow an up close view of the islands, nesting behaviors, fledglings and the hungry alligators lurking beneath. Space Limited. Preregistration required. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Snake Day
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Snake Day at Fort Mountain State Park is back! There will be tons of live snakes, other reptiles and amphibians. This event is always a blast! Learn all about snakes, and maybe get to hold one. The event takes place by the lake, under the Group Shelter. Stop by the Visitor Center for directions. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Marchin' in The Marsh
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us as we take a hike through our East River Swamp trail and discover all the critters that call it home! Dogs are welcome as long as they're on a six-foot leash. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire, where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Parks After Dark 
Billy's Island Tour
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Sit back and relax on a tour to historic Billy's Island. Search for wildlife while crossing Billy's Lake on our tour boat before stepping on the island to seek remnants of the past. Relics of the logging era, a swamper family cemetery and traces of Native American presence are scattered around the short trail we will walk while on the island. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Magnolia Hike
Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 to Monday, Apr 22, 2019 11 AM to 1 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Walk with our Naturalist Ranger down our Magnolia Trail, and observe salt marshes, red bird creek, and a fresh water pond. The entire hike will be about 3 miles long. Pets are welcome but must be kept on a 6ft leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Meet the Farm Animals
Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Give us a helping hand as we feed animals, collect eggs and goof off with our farm animals. We will start by feeding sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, donkeys, a horse and mule. Learn about their different diets and tips on maintaining them. Meet at the center of Heritage Farm. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Monthly Trail Clean Up
Monday, Apr 22, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
If you need volunteer experience, just enjoy helping keep the park clean, or both join us during our monthly Cleanups! We will provide rubber gloves, trash bags, and some tools. We will meet at the trail head and begin promptly at the start time. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Earth Day Celebrations: Photo Scavenger Hunt
Monday, Apr 22, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Wander in the surrounding woodlands along the Brantley and Beaver Pond trails while capturing photos on cameras or smartphones of plants or objects listed on a task list. Find all objects and collect a prize at the Trading Post. Pictures and documentation required to earn the prize. Meet at the trading post, wear closed-toe shoes and bring water. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Forts from Founds Objects
Monday, Apr 22, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Work by yourself or as a team to create your very own shelter using the forest around you. Use surrounding sticks, branches, hollowed logs, vines, etc. Meet at the Visitors Center. Preregistration required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Adult Ranger: Earth Day
Monday, Apr 22, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
If you are an adult and want to participate in Junior Ranger then you're in luck! We have made a special Adult Ranger Earth Day edition! We will be making planters, planting native seeds, learning about local flora and fauna, and more! Call to register. Inclement weather may cancel event. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Wild Flower Hike at Sosebee Cove
Monday, Apr 22, 2019 11 AM to 2 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
In honor of Earth Day, we will be hiking at Sosebee Cove to look at the beautiful wild flowers. Please join us on this Naturalist led hike! $5 parking. 706-745-2628.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Calling all homeschoolers. April is “Migratory Bird” month, and a time of year when many of our summer birds return. Join a park ranger on this walk, as we look for Black and White Warblers, Northern Parula Warbler, Summer Tanagers, and Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers. Meet at Park Office/Trading Post. This program is geared to children 10 and up. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Frog Walk
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
What better way to celebrate spring and Save the Frogs Day than by going on a frog "hunt"? Florence Marina invites the public to join us and learn about the diverse frog populations along the Chattahoochee River, and go on a guided night hike to listen for the different calls. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Parks After Dark 
Pondapalooza
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for a hike around our farm pond and a short study on life in the water. Get down and dirty with some cool critter's that lurk in the water. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Distracted with Rangers
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Bring your camera or smart phone to take photos for iNaturalist. We are using iNaturalist to do a bioblitz project. Meet us at the Iron Hill trail head; who knows what will happen! Inclement weather may cancelled this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake to watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Spring Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 8 AM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us for a 5.5 mile hike up the Riverside Trail along with a hour long paddle down. You MUST preregister for this event by calling. Kayaks are available for rent if needed for $30. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Tails on Trails Hike
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist and her four legged friend Scout on a hike on the Riverside Trail! $3 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Beach Combing on Cumberland Island
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a boat ride to Cumberland Island where you'll stroll the beach with a Park Ranger identifying shells and sea life along the shore. Get a chance to photograph the famous wild horses and see coastal birds. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the Friday prior to cruise. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Birding at the Rookery
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 9 AM to 11:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
See the hundreds of birds that nest here each spring including wood storks, herons, egrets, anhinga, ibis, roseate spoonbills and more. Professional scopes set up on site and binoculars provided to allow an up close view of the islands, nesting behaviors, fledglings and the hungry alligators lurking beneath. Space Limited. Preregistration required. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Junior Ranger Activity at the Campground Amphitheater
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for an afternoon activity? Join us at the Campground Amphitheater for a Junior Ranger Activity! Activities will vary date to date. $1 per participant will cover all materials. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Activity at the Campground Amphitheater
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for an afternoon activity? Join us at the Campground Amphitheater for a Junior Ranger Activity! Activities will vary date to date. $1 per participant will cover all materials. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Spring Fling
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with fun family activities. Kids will be able to make their own nature craft project to take home. Enjoy nature hikes, live animal programs, hayrides, and the annual Spring Arts. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Mid Day Hike on Beaver Pond
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore the flora and fauna surrounding Beaver Pond trail on this ranger led hike. This is an easy to moderate hike along a 1 mile dirt trail. Wear appropriate attire for hiking and bring water/snacks if desired. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll hunt for scorpions by using provided UV lights, listen for owls, and watch the stars. We will meet at the Trading Post (Visitor Center) to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. Call to register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Sunset Hike
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join us for a ranger led hike into and around the canyon, learn about the natural history of the canyon, and enjoy the sunset from the canyon rim. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Parks After Dark 
Teen Ranger: Animal Encounter
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
If you are a teen, come join us for some cool fun! This month we have an Animal Encounter. You will get to meet some of our Animal Ambassadors, explore pelts, bones, scat, and tracks. We will look for animal homes and discuss our Native and Invasive animals. Call to register. Inclement weather may cancel event. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake to watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Meet the Farm Animals
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Give us a helping hand as we feed animals, collect eggs and goof off with our farm animals. We will start by feeding sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, donkeys, a horse and mule. Learn about their different diets and tips on maintaining them. Meet at the center of Heritage Farm. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Birding at the Rookery
Saturday, May 4, 2019 9 AM to 11:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
See the hundreds of birds that nest here each spring including wood storks, herons, egrets, anhinga, ibis, roseate spoonbills and more. Professional scopes set up on site and binoculars provided to allow an up close view of the islands, nesting behaviors, fledglings and the hungry alligators lurking beneath. Space Limited. Preregistration required. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Bird Appreciation Day
Saturday, May 4, 2019 11 AM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join us in celebration of our feathered friends and learn all about Georgia's native and migratory birds. Create pine cone bird feeders, paper plate masks, and try your hand at creating a nest of your very own! Programs run from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm followed by an Intro to Birding Hike at 2:30 pm. Meet at Picnic Shelter 4. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
First Saturday Hike
Saturday, May 4, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
We will be hiking one of Mistletoe’s popular trails! This guided hike is free but a $5 park pass is required. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, May 4, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Toddler Ranger
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a morning activity for you and your toddler? Join us for our monthly Toddler Ranger Programs! Activities will vary month to month. Some programs may require an activity fee and will be posted with the activity information for that month. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Home School Days at Fort Yargo Ages 5-8
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Home School students ages 5-8 are invited to Fort Yargo for an hour of scientific fun! We will cover different topics each session that include but are not limited to: plant biology, wildlife sciences, stream ecology, fishing, and campfire cooking. $3 per student. Meeting locations will vary. Registration required. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Home School Days at Fort Yargo Ages 9-12
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Home School students ages 9-12 are invited to Fort Yargo for an hour of scientific fun! We will cover different topics each session that include but are not limited to: plant biology, wildlife sciences, stream ecology, fishing, and campfire cooking. $3 per student. Meeting locations will vary. Registration required $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Edible and Medicinal Mosey
Thursday, May 9, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come learn about local plants, and how they have traditionally been used for food or medicine! This Ranger-led walk will be along the gently-hilled Iron Hill Trail. Program may be cancelled for inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, May 10, 2019 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll hunt for scorpions by using provided UV lights, listen for owls, and watch the stars. We will meet at the Trading Post (Visitor Center) to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. Call to register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Camping Curious
Friday, May 10, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
This event is open to campground guests only. The Camping Curious series will feature new excitement each week! Come join our Ranger for a new surprise experience! Inclement weather may cancel this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Home School At Hard Labor
Saturday, May 11, 2019 9:15 PM to 10:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Calling all homeschoolers. April is “Migratory Bird” month, and a time of year when many of our summer birds return. Join a park ranger on this walk, as we look for Black and White Warblers, Northern Parula Warbler, Summer Tanagers, and Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers. Meet at Park Office/Trading Post. This program is geared to children 10 and up. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Overlook Hike
Saturday, May 11, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for a Ranger led hike to the lower Overlook. As you stroll along the banks of Antioch Lake, we will share this area's unique history, flora and fauna. Once we arrive at the Overlook, the Ranger will discuss the unique Rocky Mountain Hydroelectric Plant. The trail is considered easy. Please meet in the Visitor information parking lot. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Marsh Hike Road Trip
Saturday, May 11, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Walk along a guided hike with a park ranger as they describe the different habitats and wildlife found around the Sandpiper Trail and Avian Loop. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 11 AM - 12 PM from May 11, 2019 until Nov 9, 2019 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Second Saturday Guided Hikes Take a guided hike through the captivating scenery of Smithgall Woods with the Park Naturalist. Please register prior to arriving. Each month we will hike a different trail at Smithgall Woods State Park. Please bring appropriate clothing, shoes, and water. All ages welcome. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Wild Readers
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join Harris County Library & park rangers for a woodland walk-a-bout, book discussion and brown-bag, picnic lunch. For details on books to read and meeting locations call the library or visit their website http://www.thrl.org/events/. Registered participants meet at picnic shelter #2 below the dam in the campground. $5 parking. 706-628-4685.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Camping Curious
Friday, May 17, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
This event is open to campground guests only. The Camping Curious series will feature new excitement each week! Come join our Ranger for a new surprise experience! Inclement weather may cancel this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Birding at the Rookery
Saturday, May 18, 2019 9 AM to 11:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
See the hundreds of birds that nest here each spring including wood storks, herons, egrets, anhinga, ibis, roseate spoonbills and more. Professional scopes set up on site and binoculars provided to allow an up close view of the islands, nesting behaviors, fledglings and the hungry alligators lurking beneath. Space Limited. Preregistration required. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wildflower Hike
Saturday, May 18, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join a master gardener on this stroll around the lake as she identifies the wildflowers and answers your questions. The hike will start by the beach, and registration is required. Please call the park to register. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Full Moon Night Hike
Saturday, May 18, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy Fort Yargo after dark on a guided moonlit hike by the lake each full moon of this year. Early evening hours are great for spotting wildlife such as deer, rabbits, owls and others along the lake shore. Hike length and meeting location will vary month to month. Bring sturdy shoes, water and a flashlight. $5 parking. 706-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, May 18, 2019 7:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire, where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Parks After Dark 
Parks After Dark: Full Moon Hike
Saturday, May 18, 2019 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Put on your hiking shoes, bring a flashlight, and join us for a full moon hike in the Wormsloe maritime forest. Get a rare glimpse of the night time wildlife of Wormsloe. The hike will start at the Visitors center and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail. Registration is limited, please register in advance by calling our park office. $4 - $12. 912-353-3023.
Parks After Dark 

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Junior Ranger Hikes
Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us for a kid friendly hike while completing an activity from your Junior Ranger Book. Each hike will be 1 mile long. The meeting location will change month to month. We will begin our hike promptly at the start time. $1 per participant. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Hikes
Sunday, May 19, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us for a kid friendly hike while completing an activity from your Junior Ranger Book. Each hike will be 1 mile long. The meeting location will change month to month. We will begin our hike promptly at the start time. $1 per participant. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Wildlife on the Water
Sunday, May 19, 2019 4 PM to 6 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come learn about wildlife on Magnolia Lake with this fun interactive paddling program. Each program will have a different topic such as frogs, alligators, birds, fish or even mammals. The Naturalist will take you on a tour looking for wildlife and then play animal-themed water games. Call the Visitor Center to find out this week's theme. $8 - $15 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Mornings with the Naturalist
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Spend your morning at Fort Yargo State Park! Ages 13 and older are invited to join the Naturalist from 9:00 am to 10:00 am to explore the wonder of the park. Activities include but are not limited to: bird watching, nature hikes, nature journals, wildlife sciences, stream ecology, and more! $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp
Thursday, May 23, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Moccasin Creek State Park - Clarkesville, GA
Welcoming adventurous kids third through sixth grades.
Each camp will be a fun filled, two day adventure, and participants will be awarded their Junior Ranger Badges.
Payment is due at time of registration. Snacks will be provided.
Please inform the park of any dietary restrictions or allergies at time of registration. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-947-3194.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, May 24, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp
Friday, May 24, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Moccasin Creek State Park - Clarkesville, GA
Welcoming adventurous kids third through sixth grades.
Each camp will be a fun filled, two day adventure, and participants will be awarded their Junior Ranger Badges.
Payment is due at time of registration. Snacks will be provided.
Please inform the park of any dietary restrictions or allergies at time of registration. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-947-3194.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Distracted with Rangers
Friday, May 24, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Bring your camera or smart phone to take photos for iNaturalist. We are using iNaturalist to do a bioblitz project. Meet us at the Iron Hill trail head; who knows what will happen! Inclement weather may cancelled this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Camping Curious
Friday, May 24, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
This event is open to campground guests only. The Camping Curious series will feature new excitement each week! Come join our Ranger for a new surprise experience! Inclement weather may cancel this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Beach Combing on Cumberland Island
Saturday, May 25, 2019 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a boat ride to Cumberland Island where you'll stroll the beach with a Park Ranger identifying shells and sea life along the shore. Get a chance to photograph the famous wild horses and see coastal birds. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the Friday prior to cruise. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Birding at the Rookery
Saturday, May 25, 2019 9 AM to 11:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
See the hundreds of birds that nest here each spring including wood storks, herons, egrets, anhinga, ibis, roseate spoonbills and more. Professional scopes set up on site and binoculars provided to allow an up close view of the islands, nesting behaviors, fledglings and the hungry alligators lurking beneath. Space Limited. Preregistration required. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Memorial Day Hike
Saturday, May 25, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Meet at the office for a free hike to commemorate Memorial Day $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, May 25, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Gorge Floor Hike
Saturday, May 25, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led, very strenuous hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch, and snacks. Space is limited, call to register. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Monthly Trail Clean Up
Monday, May 27, 2019 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
If you need volunteer experience, just enjoy helping keep the park clean, or both join us during our monthly Cleanups! We will provide rubber gloves, trash bags, and some tools. We will meet at the trail head and begin promptly at the start time. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Home School Days at Fort Yargo Ages 5-8
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Home School students ages 5-8 are invited to Fort Yargo for an hour of scientific fun! We will cover different topics each session that include but are not limited to: plant biology, wildlife sciences, stream ecology, fishing, and campfire cooking. $3 per student. Meeting locations will vary. Registration required. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Home School Days at Fort Yargo Ages 9-12
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Home School students ages 9-12 are invited to Fort Yargo for an hour of scientific fun! We will cover different topics each session that include but are not limited to: plant biology, wildlife sciences, stream ecology, fishing, and campfire cooking. $3 per student. Meeting locations will vary. Registration required $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Calling all homeschoolers. April is “Migratory Bird” month, and a time of year when many of our summer birds return. Join a park ranger on this walk, as we look for Black and White Warblers, Northern Parula Warbler, Summer Tanagers, and Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers. Meet at Park Office/Trading Post. This program is geared to children 10 and up. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Camping Curious
Friday, May 31, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
This event is open to campground guests only. The Camping Curious series will feature new excitement each week! Come join our Ranger for a new surprise experience! Inclement weather may cancel this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Day of Discovery and Scavenger Hunt Challenge
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come Get Outdoors with us at Etowah Mounds. We will have some outdoor fun while learning about Native American life, archaeology, and nature through fun activities like "The Scavenger Hunt Challenge" where guests explore the grounds and get involved in activities to complete the hunt. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Help us make one of our biggest goals become a reality! In the morning, our rangers will guide visitors on a special hike to learn more about our special ecosystems and their importance! After our morning hike, we'll need volunteers to help us work on the trails! Do your part in helping to preserve our beloved hiking trails! $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come to stay at the park and participate in nature hikes as we celebrate National Trails Day. Hike our East River Swamp trail, our most photographed trail, and our most diverse trail. Hike will be about 2 miles. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Junior Ranger Trail Walk
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Walk the Hofwyl-Broadfield activity trail with a ranger. Learn about some little known aspects of the plantation while completing sections of the Junior Ranger book. $5 to $8. 912-264-7333.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Hofwyl-Broadfield History Walk - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Explore over 200 years of history with a two mile walk through Hofwyl-Broadfield's past. Walk will feature ruins of original plantation house, rice fields, area of old slave settlement, plantation road, old spring and gardens. Attendees will also be able to take part in regularly scheduled guided tours of the plantation house. $8 for adults. $7 for Seniors (62 and over). $5.00 for youth (6 - 17) 912-264-7333.
Wildlife on the Water
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come learn about wildlife on Magnolia Lake with this fun interactive paddling program. Each program will have a different topic such as frogs, alligators, birds, fish or even mammals. The Naturalist will take you on a tour looking for wildlife and then play animal-themed water games. Call the Visitor Center to find out this week's theme. $8 - $15 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
National Trail Day Hike The Wildlife Trail
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Moccasin Creek State Park - Clarkesville, GA
Come and take a walk with us on the one mile loop trail trail through fields and forests. Easy walk and pet friendly. 706-947-3194.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
New Town Creek Trail Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Check out New Town Creek, Tarvin's Pond and historic New Echota-Cherokee Capital. Wear walking shoes, dress for the weather, bring your binoculars and come along as we join millions of people around America celebrating National Trails Day. Fee includes tour of historic New Echota and the museum. $5.50-$7.00 706-624-1321.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Have you ever been told to “take a hike?” Well, come out to the park and do just that. Help us celebrate Nationals Trails Day by joining a guided hike through historical grounds and nature’s hideaways. This flexible hike will cover 1 to 4 miles and participation is specific to each individual participant. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
White Blaze Trail Hike-National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Come celebrate the national trail system here at Providence Canyon! Join us on a 3-mile ranger led hike into and around the canyons, while learning about the history, ecosystem, and geology of the canyons. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
National Trails Day: Edible & Medicinal Plant Mosey
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come learn about local plants, and how they have traditionally been used for food or medicine! This Ranger-led walk will be along the gently-hilled Iron Hill Trail. We will be collecting trash along the way! Program may be cancelled for inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Jones Island Trio Trek - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Hike all three trails on the park in one trek with a ranger. The Trembling Earth Nature Trail, Fitness Trail and Upland Pine Trail create a circuit around Jones Island, the location of the park. We will look for wildlife like deer, owls and turkey and talk about the unique characteristics of the different environments within the Okefenokee. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Bring your hiking shoes and join us for a hike on our extended trails out to Battery Wimberley. A guide will tell the story of Wormsloe along the way to one of Georgia’s best preserved Civil War earthworks. The hike will start at the Visitors center and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp Session 1
Monday, Jun 3, 2019 until Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
It's time for Camp! Register your Junior Ranger for one of our Summer sessions: June 3rd-5th and June 18th-20th. Activities will include but are not limited to stream ecology, nature hikes/ walk, bird watching, fishing, archery, games, history tours, and other outdoor activities. $80 per camper. Registration is required. Ages 6-12. $75-$85 $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Day Camp
9 AM - 4 PM from Jun 3, 2019 until Jun 7, 2019 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This 5-day program will introduce kids ages 6-10 to the wonders of the outdoors. Activities include hiking, frog hunting, bug catching, bird watching, craft making, geocaching, orienteering and more. Bring lunch and snacks. Apply sunscreen and bug spray each day. $175 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Camp
Monday, Jun 3, 2019 8 AM to 4:30 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge Join Unicoi for an exciting summer of Jr. Ranger camp. Preregistration is required and space is limited. Each week is themed to educate your little Ranger on the North Georgia ecosystems and wildlife. $100 for the first child per week $75 for the second child per week. 706-878-2201 ext. 549.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp
9 AM - 4 PM from Jun 4, 2019 until Jun 7, 2019 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This 5-day program will introduce kids ages 6-10 to the wonders of the outdoors. Activities include hiking, frog hunting, bug catching, bird watching, craft making, geocaching, orienteering and more. Bring lunch and snacks. Apply sunscreen and bug spray each day. $175 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp
9 AM - 4 PM from Jun 5, 2019 until Jun 7, 2019 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This 5-day program will introduce kids ages 6-10 to the wonders of the outdoors. Activities include hiking, frog hunting, bug catching, bird watching, craft making, geocaching, orienteering and more. Bring lunch and snacks. Apply sunscreen and bug spray each day. $175 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp
Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join a Ranger to Explore, Learn, and Engage.
Welcoming adventurous kids 3rd through 6th grades.
Each camp will be a fun filled, two-day adventure. Participants will be awarded their Junior Ranger Badges.
Payment due at time of registration. Snacks provided.
Inform park of dietary restrictions or allergies at time of registration. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Day Camp
9 AM - 4 PM from Jun 6, 2019 until Jun 7, 2019 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This 5-day program will introduce kids ages 6-10 to the wonders of the outdoors. Activities include hiking, frog hunting, bug catching, bird watching, craft making, geocaching, orienteering and more. Bring lunch and snacks. Apply sunscreen and bug spray each day. $175 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, June 7, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp
Friday, Jun 7, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join a Ranger to Explore, Learn, and Engage.
Welcoming adventurous kids 3rd through 6th grades.
Each camp will be a fun filled, two-day adventure. Participants will be awarded their Junior Ranger Badges.
Payment due at time of registration. Snacks provided.
Inform park of dietary restrictions or allergies at time of registration. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Day Camp
9 AM - 4 PM from Jun 7, 2019 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This 5-day program will introduce kids ages 6-10 to the wonders of the outdoors. Activities include hiking, frog hunting, bug catching, bird watching, craft making, geocaching, orienteering and more. Bring lunch and snacks. Apply sunscreen and bug spray each day. $175 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Day: Scat Stroll
Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
This Get Outdoors Day we will be learning about animal scat! We will be using scat replicas to seed the paved Lakeside Trail. With our handy field guides, we will identify the animal that they came from and discus their diet. Call to register. T-shirts are available when register for $5. Inclement weather may cancel event. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 11 AM - 12 PM from Jun 8, 2019 until Nov 9, 2019 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Second Saturday Guided Hikes Take a guided hike through the captivating scenery of Smithgall Woods with the Park Naturalist. Please register prior to arriving. Each month we will hike a different trail at Smithgall Woods State Park. Please bring appropriate clothing, shoes, and water. All ages welcome. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Monday, Jun 10, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. We also have brand new, park specific Junior Ranger books and new patches. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Adventure Ranger Day Camp
Monday, Jun 10, 2019 to Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
It's time for Camp! Register your Junior Ranger for one of our 10-13 year old Day Camp June 10th -12th. Activities will include but are not limited to stream ecology, nature hikes/ walk, bird watching, fishing, archery, games, history tours, and other outdoor activities. $80 per camper. Registration is required. $75-$80 $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Summer Camp
Monday, Jun 10, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kids ages 7-12 are invited to our annual Junior Ranger Camp. Complete activities to earn your new Junior Ranger badges. Camp activities include nature hikes, fishing, arts and crafts, canoeing and more. Pre-registration is required. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 1
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 10, 2019 until Jun 13, 2019 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join the park naturalist for a week full of fun and entertainment. Learn about the different wildlife that call Kolomoki home. Explore the 80 acre lake on a kayak or canoe. Hike the trails and venture into the museum with a guided tour. Please pack a lunch and a change of clothes. Swimming will occur daily. Meet at Group Shelter 2. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Camp
Monday, Jun 10, 2019 9 AM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Children ages 6-11 will have fun exploring the outdoors and learning about the park's unique natural resources. Jr Rangers who participate in the camp will earn a Junior Ranger badge. We will only be able to take 20 children. Please call the office at 706-245-6270 to register. $100 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. We also have brand new, park specific Junior Ranger books and new patches. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Junior Ranger Summer Camp
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kids ages 7-12 are invited to our annual Junior Ranger Camp. Complete activities to earn your new Junior Ranger badges. Camp activities include nature hikes, fishing, arts and crafts, canoeing and more. Pre-registration is required. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 1
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 11, 2019 until Jun 13, 2019 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join the park naturalist for a week full of fun and entertainment. Learn about the different wildlife that call Kolomoki home. Explore the 80 acre lake on a kayak or canoe. Hike the trails and venture into the museum with a guided tour. Please pack a lunch and a change of clothes. Swimming will occur daily. Meet at Group Shelter 2. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Camps: Everyday Adventures
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 11, 2019 until Jun 14, 2019 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Junior Rangers is a great way to get outdoors. Each camp is 4 days of hiking, adventure, crafts, outdoor skills, and more! Each day Junior Rangers need to bring: a lunch, snack, water bottle, clothing appropriate for the weather, sunscreen, and bug spray. Call to register. $120 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. We also have brand new, park specific Junior Ranger books and new patches. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Junior Ranger Summer Camp
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kids ages 7-12 are invited to our annual Junior Ranger Camp. Complete activities to earn your new Junior Ranger badges. Camp activities include nature hikes, fishing, arts and crafts, canoeing and more. Pre-registration is required. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 1
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 12, 2019 until Jun 13, 2019 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join the park naturalist for a week full of fun and entertainment. Learn about the different wildlife that call Kolomoki home. Explore the 80 acre lake on a kayak or canoe. Hike the trails and venture into the museum with a guided tour. Please pack a lunch and a change of clothes. Swimming will occur daily. Meet at Group Shelter 2. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Camps: Everyday Adventures
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 12, 2019 until Jun 14, 2019 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Junior Rangers is a great way to get outdoors. Each camp is 4 days of hiking, adventure, crafts, outdoor skills, and more! Each day Junior Rangers need to bring: a lunch, snack, water bottle, clothing appropriate for the weather, sunscreen, and bug spray. Call to register. $120 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. We also have brand new, park specific Junior Ranger books and new patches. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Junior Ranger Summer Camp
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kids ages 7-12 are invited to our annual Junior Ranger Camp. Complete activities to earn your new Junior Ranger badges. Camp activities include nature hikes, fishing, arts and crafts, canoeing and more. Pre-registration is required. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 1
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 13, 2019 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join the park naturalist for a week full of fun and entertainment. Learn about the different wildlife that call Kolomoki home. Explore the 80 acre lake on a kayak or canoe. Hike the trails and venture into the museum with a guided tour. Please pack a lunch and a change of clothes. Swimming will occur daily. Meet at Group Shelter 2. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Camps: Everyday Adventures
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 13, 2019 until Jun 14, 2019 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Junior Rangers is a great way to get outdoors. Each camp is 4 days of hiking, adventure, crafts, outdoor skills, and more! Each day Junior Rangers need to bring: a lunch, snack, water bottle, clothing appropriate for the weather, sunscreen, and bug spray. Call to register. $120 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, June 14, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. We also have brand new, park specific Junior Ranger books and new patches. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Junior Ranger Camps: Everyday Adventures
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 14, 2019 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Junior Rangers is a great way to get outdoors. Each camp is 4 days of hiking, adventure, crafts, outdoor skills, and more! Each day Junior Rangers need to bring: a lunch, snack, water bottle, clothing appropriate for the weather, sunscreen, and bug spray. Call to register. $120 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Walking the Gopher Tortoise Road
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 9:30 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come and walk our .7 mile trail and meet our Gopher Tortoise's at George L Smith State Park. Learn the tale of ecological inter-dependency and how the fate of one species can affect the fate of many. Bring water and good hiking shoes. No pets on this walk $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Tree Identification Walk - Get Outdoors
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Hofwyl is known mainly for its live oak trees, but dozens of different species of trees and shrubs can be found on the property. Can you tell the difference between a live oak and laurel oak? How about the difference between a magnolia and a holly? Join us for a guided hike focused on tree identification and learn more about these native species. $5 - $8. 912-264-7333.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Full Moon Night Hike
Monday, Jun 17, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy Fort Yargo after dark on a guided moonlit hike by the lake each full moon of this year. Early evening hours are great for spotting wildlife such as deer, rabbits, owls and others along the lake shore. Hike length and meeting location will vary month to month. Bring sturdy shoes, water and a flashlight. $5 parking. 706-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Come discover what it means to be a Junior Ranger. Learn how to identify different plant and animal species, go on hikes and boat rides, learn wilderness skills, and more. Snacks will be provided daily, but be sure to pack a lunch. $30 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Day Camp Session 2
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 until Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
It's time for Camp! Register your Junior Ranger for one of our Summer sessions: June 3rd-5th and June 18th-20th. Activities will include but are not limited to stream ecology, nature hikes/ walk, bird watching, fishing, archery, games, history tours, and other outdoor activities. $80 per camper. Registration is required. Ages 6-12. $75-$80 $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Come discover what it means to be a Junior Ranger. Learn how to identify different plant and animal species, go on hikes and boat rides, learn wilderness skills, and more. Snacks will be provided daily, but be sure to pack a lunch. $30 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Come discover what it means to be a Junior Ranger. Learn how to identify different plant and animal species, go on hikes and boat rides, learn wilderness skills, and more. Snacks will be provided daily, but be sure to pack a lunch. $30 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, June 21, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Come discover what it means to be a Junior Ranger. Learn how to identify different plant and animal species, go on hikes and boat rides, learn wilderness skills, and more. Snacks will be provided daily, but be sure to pack a lunch. $30 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Beach Combing on Cumberland Island
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a boat ride to Cumberland Island where you'll stroll the beach with a Park Ranger identifying shells and sea life along the shore. Get a chance to photograph the famous wild horses and see coastal birds. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the Friday prior to cruise. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Monday, June 24, 2019

JR. Ranger Water Camp
Monday, Jun 24, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for our first Jr Ranger Water Camp. Jr. Rangers will learn paddling techniques for a kayak and canoe. Get hands-on with learning basic first aid and CPR. $50 plus $5 parking. 912-374-7082.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

JR. Ranger Water Camp
Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for our first Jr Ranger Water Camp. Jr. Rangers will learn paddling techniques for a kayak and canoe. Get hands-on with learning basic first aid and CPR. $50 plus $5 parking. 912-374-7082.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Camps: Everyday Adventures
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 25, 2019 until Jun 28, 2019 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Junior Rangers is a great way to get outdoors. Each camp is 4 days of hiking, adventure, crafts, outdoor skills, and more! Each day Junior Rangers need to bring: a lunch, snack, water bottle, clothing appropriate for the weather, sunscreen, and bug spray. Call to register. $120 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Toddler Ranger
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a morning activity for you and your toddler? Join us for our monthly Toddler Ranger Programs! Activities will vary month to month. Some programs may require an activity fee and will be posted with the activity information for that month. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Home School Days at Fort Yargo Ages 5-8
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Home School students ages 5-8 are invited to Fort Yargo for an hour of scientific fun! We will cover different topics each session that include but are not limited to: plant biology, wildlife sciences, stream ecology, fishing, and campfire cooking. $3 per student. Meeting locations will vary. Registration required. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Home School Days at Fort Yargo Ages 9-12
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Home School students ages 9-12 are invited to Fort Yargo for an hour of scientific fun! We will cover different topics each session that include but are not limited to: plant biology, wildlife sciences, stream ecology, fishing, and campfire cooking. $3 per student. Meeting locations will vary. Registration required $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
JR. Ranger Water Camp
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for our first Jr Ranger Water Camp. Jr. Rangers will learn paddling techniques for a kayak and canoe. Get hands-on with learning basic first aid and CPR. $50 plus $5 parking. 912-374-7082.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Calling all homeschoolers. April is “Migratory Bird” month, and a time of year when many of our summer birds return. Join a park ranger on this walk, as we look for Black and White Warblers, Northern Parula Warbler, Summer Tanagers, and Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers. Meet at Park Office/Trading Post. This program is geared to children 10 and up. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Camps: Everyday Adventures
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 26, 2019 until Jun 28, 2019 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Junior Rangers is a great way to get outdoors. Each camp is 4 days of hiking, adventure, crafts, outdoor skills, and more! Each day Junior Rangers need to bring: a lunch, snack, water bottle, clothing appropriate for the weather, sunscreen, and bug spray. Call to register. $120 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join a Ranger to Explore, Learn, and Engage! Welcoming adventurous kids third through sixth grades. Each camp will be a fun filled, two day adventure, and at the end, participants will be awarded their Junior Ranger Badge. Payment due at time of registration. Snacks provided. Inform park of dietary restrictions at time of registration. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Camp
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join a Ranger to Explore, Learn, and Engage.
Welcoming adventurous kids 3rd through 6th grades.
Each camp will be a fun filled, two-day adventure. Participants will be awarded their Junior Ranger Badges.
Payment due at time of registration. Snacks provided.
Inform park of dietary restrictions or allergies at time of registration. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Mornings with the Naturalist
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Spend your morning at Fort Yargo State Park! Ages 13 and older are invited to join the Naturalist from 9:00 am to 10:00 am to explore the wonder of the park. Activities include but are not limited to: bird watching, nature hikes, nature journals, wildlife sciences, stream ecology, and more! $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
JR. Ranger Water Camp
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for our first Jr Ranger Water Camp. Jr. Rangers will learn paddling techniques for a kayak and canoe. Get hands-on with learning basic first aid and CPR. $50 plus $5 parking. 912-374-7082.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Camps: Everyday Adventures
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 27, 2019 until Jun 28, 2019 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Junior Rangers is a great way to get outdoors. Each camp is 4 days of hiking, adventure, crafts, outdoor skills, and more! Each day Junior Rangers need to bring: a lunch, snack, water bottle, clothing appropriate for the weather, sunscreen, and bug spray. Call to register. $120 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, June 28, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join a Ranger to Explore, Learn, and Engage! Welcoming adventurous kids third through sixth grades. Each camp will be a fun filled, two day adventure, and at the end, participants will be awarded their Junior Ranger Badge. Payment due at time of registration. Snacks provided. Inform park of dietary restrictions at time of registration. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Camp
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join a Ranger to Explore, Learn, and Engage.
Welcoming adventurous kids 3rd through 6th grades.
Each camp will be a fun filled, two-day adventure. Participants will be awarded their Junior Ranger Badges.
Payment due at time of registration. Snacks provided.
Inform park of dietary restrictions or allergies at time of registration. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Camps: Everyday Adventures
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 28, 2019 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Junior Rangers is a great way to get outdoors. Each camp is 4 days of hiking, adventure, crafts, outdoor skills, and more! Each day Junior Rangers need to bring: a lunch, snack, water bottle, clothing appropriate for the weather, sunscreen, and bug spray. Call to register. $120 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Monthly Trail Clean Up
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
If you need volunteer experience, just enjoy helping keep the park clean, or both join us during our monthly Cleanups! We will provide rubber gloves, trash bags, and some tools. We will meet at the trail head and begin promptly at the start time. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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