Nature Hiking Events


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Birding at the Rookery
Saturday, Jun 15, 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.
Birding at the Mounds
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Join us for an introduction to birding tour at this historic site. Etowah offers both open fields and wooded areas along the river. Bring your own binoculars and field guides. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Cannon Ball Crater Hike
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Some of the largest weapons of the civil war were naval artillery pieces known as Dahlgren guns. This ranger led hike explores an area of the park where these weapons have left numerous craters. This is a bushwhackers hike off of our trail system. Please where appropriate shoes and clothing for traversing natural areas. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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 
Night in the Park Hike/ Star Gazing/ Pins Moon
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 9 PM to 10 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come enjoy a Night in the Park with us! This is a perfect opportunity to earn your Star Gazing Pins! We will also be doing a 1.5 mile hike along with it! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Junior Ranger Road Trip Parks After Dark 
Evening Intro to Birding Hike
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The end of the day is a perfect time to walk along the Brantley trail and observe the native and migratory birds of Georgia. As an introductory course, this ranger led hike aims to get participants into backyard and local birdwatching without stress or previous birding skills. All experience levels welcome. Meet at the trading Post. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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.
Saturday Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Stop by the Visitor's Center anytime between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm to get the scavenger hunt of the week. Prizes for participating children when they bring the completed paper back to the the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Bark in the Park Dog Hike
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Bring your four-legged hiking companion and join a ranger on our 1 and a half mile Red Trail and White Trail Combo. Dogs must be leashed at all times. We’ll explore areas of whitewater rapids (up to class IV) and see the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill, as seen in Hunger Games. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Explore The Nature Hut
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Visit our Nature Hut to learn about animals that are common to this area. Many taxidermy animals are on display. You can also meet our two live snakes !! $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Lost Prevention and Wilderness Basics
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Do you know what to do if you find yourself lost in the wilderness? How can you prevent losing your way? This 1:00pm ranger talk at the Lake Pavilion reveals all. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Accessible 

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Hidden Gem Hike
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join the naturalist at the Black Rock Lake parking lot for a visit to Greasy Creek Falls, the Hidden Gem of Black Rock Mountain State Park. The trail is rated easy at this point, but will still require good walking shoes. Pets welcome. Bring water! $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake through the tunnel to watch for wading birds like Great Blue Herons and raptors like Bald Eagles while enjoying 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. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Explore The Nature Hut
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Visit our Nature Hut to learn about animals that are common to this area. Many taxidermy animals are on display. You can also meet our two live snakes !! $5 parking. 706-356-4362.

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 
Junior Ranger Water Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 17, 2019 until Jun 20, 2019 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for our first Junior Ranger Water Camp. During this four day camp Junior Rangers will learn paddling techniques for a kayak and canoe as well as participating in many other fun water related activities. Junior Rangers must be 10-15 years of age to participate in this camp. $50 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

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- Registration is Full
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 
Junior Ranger Water Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 18, 2019 until Jun 20, 2019 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for our first Junior Ranger Water Camp. During this four day camp Junior Rangers will learn paddling techniques for a kayak and canoe as well as participating in many other fun water related activities. Junior Rangers must be 10-15 years of age to participate in this camp. $50 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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 
Junior Ranger Water Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 19, 2019 until Jun 20, 2019 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for our first Junior Ranger Water Camp. During this four day camp Junior Rangers will learn paddling techniques for a kayak and canoe as well as participating in many other fun water related activities. Junior Rangers must be 10-15 years of age to participate in this camp. $50 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Marvelous Mushroom Stroll
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join a ranger for a ½ mile trail walk to discover native fungi in our woodlands. Learn to ID common mushrooms and learn about their special adaptations. Pay correct change at the site. Meet at picnic shelter below dam in campground. Not stroller accessible. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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 
Junior Ranger Water Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 20, 2019 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for our first Junior Ranger Water Camp. During this four day camp Junior Rangers will learn paddling techniques for a kayak and canoe as well as participating in many other fun water related activities. Junior Rangers must be 10-15 years of age to participate in this camp. $50 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, June 21, 2019

Birding at the Mounds
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Join us for an introduction to birding tour at this historic site. Etowah offers both open fields and wooded areas along the river. Bring your own binoculars and field guides. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Critters and Creek Walk
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 9:30 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join a ranger to investigate the summer woodlands and Mountain Creek. Wear tennis shoes that can get wet. Discover wildflowers, lichens, and water inhabitants on this ½ mile trek. Pay correct change at the site. Meet at picnic shelter below dam in campground. Not stroller accessible. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Summer Poker Walk
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a 1-mile, natural surface trail walk and visit five natural history learning stations. Draw cards at each learning site. Best hand at the end of the walk wins a prize package. Pay correct change at the site. Not stroller accessible. Meet at the covered shelter next to the Trading Post in the campground. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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 
Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt - National Trails Day
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 9 PM to 10 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 
Beach Party and Movie Night
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 9 AM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Plan on celebrating the first day of summer with a beach party at Laura Walker State Park. Enjoy a family picnic and all the other amenities of the park, and then join together at 5:30pm at the picnic shelter by the campground for two hours of games until time for the movie at 7:30pm. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Accessible Parks After Dark 
Summer Solstice Hike
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us on a Ranger Led hike on the longest day of the entire year! We will be hiking the campground loop trail, it’s 1.5 miles. Meet at the Campground Shelter. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Sunset Mountain Hike
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 8 PM to 10 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.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake through the tunnel to watch for wading birds like Great Blue Herons and raptors like Bald Eagles while enjoying 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. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Summer Solstice Hike
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet at the campground pavilion to learn more about the summer solstice as we go on a 2 mile hike on the perimeter trail. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Parks After Dark 

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.
Guided Hike on Beaver Pond Trail
Saturday, Jun 22, 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. Meet at the Trading Post. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Saturday Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Stop by the Visitor's Center anytime between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm to get the scavenger hunt of the week. Prizes for participating children when they bring the completed paper back to the the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Summer Night Hike
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Meet the Park Naturalist at the Visitor Center at 7:30 pm as we make a visit to our sneaky fish-snatching Barred Owl. From there we will search for other night creatures and vegetation. Please register at the Visitor Center by noon Saturday, June 22. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Parks After Dark 
Hike through the Piedmont Forest
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join a park ranger for a leisurely hike through our beautiful Piedmont forest as we identify the trees, shrubs, and flowers and discuss the medicinal and edible plants along the way. Meet at the Visitor’s Center $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Explore The Nature Hut
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Visit our Nature Hut to learn about animals that are common to this area. Many taxidermy animals are on display. You can also meet our two live snakes !! $5 parking. 706-356-4362.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Nature and History Hike
Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Adventure into the woods: Learn about native animals and the rich history of the park. 1 mile hike, mild difficulty. Bring water and hiking-friendly shoes. Meet at Park Office. Valid Park Pass Required. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake through the tunnel to watch for wading birds like Great Blue Herons and raptors like Bald Eagles while enjoying 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. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Explore The Nature Hut
Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Visit our Nature Hut to learn about animals that are common to this area. Many taxidermy animals are on display. You can also meet our two live snakes !! $5 parking. 706-356-4362.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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

Nature Hike
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Enjoy a leisurely hike with our Naturalist, learn about the history of the Etowah site and wildlife inhabiting the surrounding area. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Mornings with the Naturalist
Wednesday, Jun 26, 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 and Guest Speakers 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! $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
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.
Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
On May 29th, at 1:30 pm, Participants will learn the basics of fishing at Lake Brantley. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment (rods and reels), or the park can loan tackle. Bait, hooks, floats will be supplied. $5.00 per participant, all ages welcome. Ages under 16 don't need fishing licenses. Meet at the visitor center. $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 
Junior Rangers Camp: Ages 10-12
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 9:30 AM to 4 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Children ages 10-12 come earn your Jr. Ranger Badge at day camp! Participate in 3 days of nature hikes, bird watching, crafts, games, animal programs, and other fun outdoor activities! Register by 6/19/19 by calling or visiting the park office. Early Registration before 6/15/19 is $45 per child. Registration on 6/15/19 and after is $55 per child. $45-$55 $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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 
Marvelous Mushroom Stroll
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join a ranger for a ½ mile trail walk to discover native fungi in our woodlands. Learn to ID common mushrooms and learn about their special adaptations. Pay correct change at the site. Meet at picnic shelter below dam in campground. Not stroller accessible. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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 
Critters and Creek Walk
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 9:30 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join a ranger to investigate the summer woodlands and Mountain Creek. Wear tennis shoes that can get wet. Discover wildflowers, lichens, and water inhabitants on this ½ mile trek. Pay correct change at the site. Meet at picnic shelter below dam in campground. Not stroller accessible. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Summer Poker Walk
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a 1-mile, natural surface trail walk and visit five natural history learning stations. Draw cards at each learning site. Best hand at the end of the walk wins a prize package. Pay correct change at the site. Not stroller accessible. Meet at the covered shelter next to the Trading Post in the campground. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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 
Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake through the tunnel to watch for wading birds like Great Blue Herons and raptors like Bald Eagles while enjoying 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. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Gopher Tortoise Stroll
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come learn about our state reptile as we stroll the park in search of burrows. Get to meet and photograph some of our resident tortoises. Weather permitting. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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.
Saturday Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Stop by the Visitor's Center anytime between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm to get the scavenger hunt of the week. Prizes for participating children when they bring the completed paper back to the the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Orienteering
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Anytime from 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Take on our orienteering course here at Mistletoe. We will provide the orienteering maps and compass. It’s $5 per person. Meet at the nature center. This a great program for any scout groups or people wanting to learn a new skill! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Muddy Messes
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Come and get your hands dirty as we celebrate International Mud Day. Learn about the importance of mud, discover what animals rely on muddy environments, and even compete in an muddy obstacle course! $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Explore The Nature Hut
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Visit our Nature Hut to learn about animals that are common to this area. Many taxidermy animals are on display. You can also meet our two live snakes !! $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Creepy Crawl Creek Hike
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Wear your water shoes to the Office Pavilion as we hike to and up Rice Mill Creek and pond #1. We will have a splashing good time on this 1 mile hike. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake through the tunnel to watch for wading birds like Great Blue Herons and raptors like Bald Eagles while enjoying 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. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Explore The Nature Hut
Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Visit our Nature Hut to learn about animals that are common to this area. Many taxidermy animals are on display. You can also meet our two live snakes !! $5 parking. 706-356-4362.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Fantastic Forest: Magical Menagerie
Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn about magical beings and local wildlife! Interact with one of our live animals and learn the lore surrounding them. We will also discuss mythological creatures from culture and fiction. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

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

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Marvelous Mushroom Stroll
Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join a ranger for a ½ mile trail walk to discover native fungi in our woodlands. Learn to ID common mushrooms and learn about their special adaptations. Pay correct change at the site. Meet at picnic shelter below dam in campground. Not stroller accessible. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Naturalist Walk
Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join a ranger on a guided naturalist hike into the canyon and learn about the history of the canyon, the plants and animals seen on the canyon floor, and the various geologic formations that make Providence Canyon such a special place. Reservations are not required to attend this program. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Fantastic Forest: Making Magic Wands
Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn how to identify trees, their magical uses of the past, and make your own wand! We will supply the wands. If you want to whittle your wand you must bring your own pocket knife. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Critters and Creek Walk
Friday, Jul 5, 2019 9:30 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join a ranger to investigate the summer woodlands and Mountain Creek. Wear tennis shoes that can get wet. Discover wildflowers, lichens, and water inhabitants on this ½ mile trek. Pay correct change at the site. Meet at picnic shelter below dam in campground. Not stroller accessible. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Summer Poker Walk
Friday, Jul 5, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a 1-mile, natural surface trail walk and visit five natural history learning stations. Draw cards at each learning site. Best hand at the end of the walk wins a prize package. Pay correct change at the site. Not stroller accessible. Meet at the covered shelter next to the Trading Post in the campground. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Scorpion Night Hike
Friday, Jul 5, 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 we can't normally see. We'll hunt for scorpions by using 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 the park office to register. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Naturalist Walk
Friday, Jul 5, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join a ranger on a guided naturalist hike into the canyon and learn about the history of the canyon, the plants and animals seen on the canyon floor, and the various geologic formations that make Providence Canyon such a special place. Reservations are not required to attend this program. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Evening Intro to Birding Hike
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The end of the day is a perfect time to walk along the Brantley trail and observe the native and migratory birds of Georgia. As an introductory course, this ranger led hike aims to get participants into backyard and local birdwatching without stress or previous birding skills. All experience levels welcome. Meet at the trading Post. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Trail Walk
Saturday, Jul 6, 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 
Saturday Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Stop by the Visitor's Center anytime between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm to get the scavenger hunt of the week. Prizes for participating children when they bring the completed paper back to the the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Ultraviolet Night Hike
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Ever wonder what it's like to see in ultraviolet light? Come experience our wooded trails via blacklight and learn all about night florescence from our Park Naturalist. Meet at the entrance to Beaver Trail, next to the canoes at the lake. Sign up at the Visitor Center before 5pm. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
Naturalist Walk
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join a ranger on a guided naturalist hike into the canyon and learn about the history of the canyon, the plants and animals seen on the canyon floor, and the various geologic formations that make Providence Canyon such a special place. Reservations are not required to attend this program. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Camping Curious
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 6 PM to 7:30 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 

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Jul 7, 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, July 8, 2019

Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 2
9 AM - 3 PM from Jul 8, 2019 until Jul 11, 2019 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join the park naturalist for a week full of fun and entertainment. Learn about the different wildlife that call Kolomoki home. Explore the 80 acre lake on a kayak or canoe. Hike the trails and venture into the museum with a guided tour. Please pack a lunch and a change of clothes. Swimming will occur daily. Meet at Group Shelter 2. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Mornings with the Naturalist
Tuesday, Jul 9, 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 and Guest Speakers 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! $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 2
9 AM - 3 PM from Jul 9, 2019 until Jul 11, 2019 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join the park naturalist for a week full of fun and entertainment. Learn about the different wildlife that call Kolomoki home. Explore the 80 acre lake on a kayak or canoe. Hike the trails and venture into the museum with a guided tour. Please pack a lunch and a change of clothes. Swimming will occur daily. Meet at Group Shelter 2. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Fantastic Forest: Magical Menagerie
Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn about magical beings and local wildlife! Interact with one of our live animals and learn the lore surrounding them. We will also discuss mythological creatures from culture and fiction. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 2
9 AM - 3 PM from Jul 10, 2019 until Jul 11, 2019 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join the park naturalist for a week full of fun and entertainment. Learn about the different wildlife that call Kolomoki home. Explore the 80 acre lake on a kayak or canoe. Hike the trails and venture into the museum with a guided tour. Please pack a lunch and a change of clothes. Swimming will occur daily. Meet at Group Shelter 2. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Fantastic Forest: Enchanting Herbs
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
We will be hiking on the Iron Hill Trail to find the extraordinary plants that grow there! We will learn their amazing historical uses. Bring your Grimoire or notebook to record our amazing findings and make up your own potions. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Silent Signing Stroll
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn and practice American Sign Language with a Ranger! We will meet at the Iron Hill Trail for a leisurely walk as we use ASL signs for the things we discover. This is a leisurely 1.5 mile walk. Event is free. Parking pass is required for every vehicle. Program may be cancelled for inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Marvelous Mushroom Stroll
Thursday, Jul 11, 2019 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join a ranger for a ½ mile trail walk to discover native fungi in our woodlands. Learn to ID common mushrooms and learn about their special adaptations. Pay correct change at the site. Meet at picnic shelter below dam in campground. Not stroller accessible. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 2
9 AM - 3 PM from Jul 11, 2019 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join the park naturalist for a week full of fun and entertainment. Learn about the different wildlife that call Kolomoki home. Explore the 80 acre lake on a kayak or canoe. Hike the trails and venture into the museum with a guided tour. Please pack a lunch and a change of clothes. Swimming will occur daily. Meet at Group Shelter 2. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Fantastic Forest: Making Magic Wands
Thursday, Jul 11, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn how to identify trees, their magical uses of the past, and make your own wand! We will supply the wands. If you want to whittle your wand you must bring your own pocket knife. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Critters and Creek Walk
Friday, Jul 12, 2019 9:30 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join a ranger to investigate the summer woodlands and Mountain Creek. Wear tennis shoes that can get wet. Discover wildflowers, lichens, and water inhabitants on this ½ mile trek. Pay correct change at the site. Meet at picnic shelter below dam in campground. Not stroller accessible. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Summer Poker Walk
Friday, Jul 12, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a 1-mile, natural surface trail walk and visit five natural history learning stations. Draw cards at each learning site. Best hand at the end of the walk wins a prize package. Pay correct change at the site. Not stroller accessible. Meet at the covered shelter next to the Trading Post in the campground. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Scorpion Night Hike
Friday, Jul 12, 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 we can't normally see. We'll hunt for scorpions by using 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 the park office to register. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Sunset Mountain Hike
Friday, Jul 12, 2019 8 PM to 10 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.
iNaturalist BioBlitz
9 AM - 2 PM from Jul 12, 2019 until Jul 13, 2019 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
iNaturalist BioBlitz A Bioblitz is a communal citizen-science effort to record as many species within a designated location and time period as possible. Participants will learn the basics of identification, how to use the iNaturalist app, and will receive a summary of the Bioblitz's data. On the second day, we will explore the park and log all the species we can. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Saturday Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Stop by the Visitor's Center anytime between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm to get the scavenger hunt of the week. Prizes for participating children when they bring the completed paper back to the the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Summer Fitness Follies
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Looking for a different way to "get your paces in"? Join the Park Naturalist at the Fitness Yard in the Day Use Area for an invigorating workout then we will head out on a guided nature hunt down Lake Trail. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, apply insect repellent and sunscreen, and bring a sweat towel and bottle of water (or two!). $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Accessible 
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Field Journal Journeys: Bugging Out!
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come out and learn about some interesting invertebrates! We will be searching for snails, bugs, insects, and other cool critters. We will also do a Plant Smash with the plants they interact with. This program is recommended for 10 to adult. Call to register. Inclement weather may cancel event. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Pioneer Skills: Medicinal Plants/Apothecary
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come learn how to identify some local plants and how plants have been used medicinally. Rangers will be giving instructions on how to make infusions, poultices, salves, and more! Call to register. Inclement weather may cancel event. Event will be cancelled if minimum attendance is not reached. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Camping Curious
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 6 PM to 7:30 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 
iNaturalist BioBlitz
9 AM - 2 PM from Jul 13, 2019 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
iNaturalist BioBlitz A Bioblitz is a communal citizen-science effort to record as many species within a designated location and time period as possible. Participants will learn the basics of identification, how to use the iNaturalist app, and will receive a summary of the Bioblitz's data. On the second day, we will explore the park and log all the species we can. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 11 AM - 12 PM from Jul 13, 2019 until Nov 9, 2019 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Second Saturday Guided Hikes Take a guided hike through the captivating scenery of Smithgall Woods with the Park Naturalist. Please register prior to arriving. Each month we will hike a different trail at Smithgall Woods State Park. Please bring appropriate clothing, shoes, and water. All ages welcome. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp #2
Monday, Jul 15, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Our second week of Junior Ranger Camp is July 15th-19th, and is meant for our older junior rangers, ages 10-12. Junior Rangers will discover more about Georgia's great history, march through the woods and marshes, learn about the environment, archery, and become stewards of Georgia's natural and environmental wonders! $100. 912-727-2339.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Monday, Jul 15, 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 Day Camp
9 AM - 4 PM from Jul 15, 2019 until Jul 19, 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, Jul 15, 2019 9 AM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
July 15th-19th. Children ages 6-10 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, July 16, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Tuesday, Jul 16, 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.
Mañanas con el naturalista en español
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
¡Únase a David Guzmán, del Parque Estatal Hard Labor Creek, para una caminata guiada de una milla en español! A partir de las 9:00 am, los huéspedes se reunirán en Birdberry Trail Head y explorarán las maravillas del parque estatal Fort Yargo. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Full Moon Night Hike
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy Fort Yargo after dark on a guided moonlit hike by the lake each full moon of this year. Early evening hours are great for spotting wildlife such as deer, rabbits, owls and others along the lake shore. Hike length and meeting location will vary month to month. Bring sturdy shoes, water and a flashlight. $5 parking. 706-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Junior Ranger Day Camp
9 AM - 4 PM from Jul 16, 2019 until Jul 19, 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 
Fantastic Forest: Magical Menagerie
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn about magical beings and local wildlife! Interact with one of our live animals and learn the lore surrounding them. We will also discuss mythological creatures from culture and fiction. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Wednesday, Jul 17, 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.
Home School Days at Fort Yargo Ages 5-8
Wednesday, Jul 17, 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
Wednesday, Jul 17, 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.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
9 AM - 4 PM from Jul 17, 2019 until Jul 19, 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 
Fantastic Forest: Enchanting Herbs
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
We will be hiking on the Iron Hill Trail to find the extraordinary plants that grow there! We will learn their amazing historical uses. Bring your Grimoire or notebook to record our amazing findings and make up your own potions. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp
Thursday, Jul 18, 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 
Marvelous Mushroom Stroll
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join a ranger for a ½ mile trail walk to discover native fungi in our woodlands. Learn to ID common mushrooms and learn about their special adaptations. Pay correct change at the site. Meet at picnic shelter below dam in campground. Not stroller accessible. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Thursday, Jul 18, 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 Day Camp
9 AM - 4 PM from Jul 18, 2019 until Jul 19, 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 
Fantastic Forest: Making Magic Wands
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn how to identify trees, their magical uses of the past, and make your own wand! We will supply the wands. If you want to whittle your wand you must bring your own pocket knife. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp
Friday, Jul 19, 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 
Critters and Creek Walk
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 9:30 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join a ranger to investigate the summer woodlands and Mountain Creek. Wear tennis shoes that can get wet. Discover wildflowers, lichens, and water inhabitants on this ½ mile trek. Pay correct change at the site. Meet at picnic shelter below dam in campground. Not stroller accessible. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Summer Poker Walk
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a 1-mile, natural surface trail walk and visit five natural history learning stations. Draw cards at each learning site. Best hand at the end of the walk wins a prize package. Pay correct change at the site. Not stroller accessible. Meet at the covered shelter next to the Trading Post in the campground. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Friday, Jul 19, 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.
Evening Intro to Birding Hike
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The end of the day is a perfect time to walk along the Brantley trail and observe the native and migratory birds of Georgia. As an introductory course, this ranger led hike aims to get participants into backyard and local birdwatching without stress or previous birding skills. All experience levels welcome. Meet at the trading Post. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
9 AM - 4 PM from Jul 19, 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, July 20, 2019

Spider Lily Hike
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Take an exclusive hike to see these beautiful and illusive wildflowers hidden in the surrounding forests of Hard Labor Creek. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes to hike this moderate path. Water, bug spray, and sunscreen are encouraged. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Saturday Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Stop by the Visitor's Center anytime between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm to get the scavenger hunt of the week. Prizes for participating children when they bring the completed paper back to the the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Camping Curious
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 6 PM to 7:30 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 

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Jul 21, 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, July 22, 2019

Toddler Ranger
Monday, Jul 22, 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 

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Fantastic Forest: Magical Menagerie
Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn about magical beings and local wildlife! Interact with one of our live animals and learn the lore surrounding them. We will also discuss mythological creatures from culture and fiction. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Fantastic Forest: Enchanting Herbs
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
We will be hiking on the Iron Hill Trail to find the extraordinary plants that grow there! We will learn their amazing historical uses. Bring your Grimoire or notebook to record our amazing findings and make up your own potions. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Marvelous Mushroom Stroll
Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join a ranger for a ½ mile trail walk to discover native fungi in our woodlands. Learn to ID common mushrooms and learn about their special adaptations. Pay correct change at the site. Meet at picnic shelter below dam in campground. Not stroller accessible. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fantastic Forest: Making Magic Wands
Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn how to identify trees, their magical uses of the past, and make your own wand! We will supply the wands. If you want to whittle your wand you must bring your own pocket knife. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Critters and Creek Walk
Friday, Jul 26, 2019 9:30 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join a ranger to investigate the summer woodlands and Mountain Creek. Wear tennis shoes that can get wet. Discover wildflowers, lichens, and water inhabitants on this ½ mile trek. Pay correct change at the site. Meet at picnic shelter below dam in campground. Not stroller accessible. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Summer Poker Walk
Friday, Jul 26, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a 1-mile, natural surface trail walk and visit five natural history learning stations. Draw cards at each learning site. Best hand at the end of the walk wins a prize package. Pay correct change at the site. Not stroller accessible. Meet at the covered shelter next to the Trading Post in the campground. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Distracted with Rangers
Friday, Jul 26, 2019 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Bring your camera or smart phone to take photos for iNaturalist. We are using iNaturalist to do a bioblitz project. Meet us at the Iron Hill trail head; who knows what will happen! Inclement weather may cancelled this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Beach Combing on Cumberland Island
Saturday, Jul 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.
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