Nature/Wildlife Events


Thursday, August 6, 2020

Bluebirds and Butterflies
Thursday, Aug 6, 2020 9 AM to 9:45 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Help us monitor our bluebird nest boxes and our butterfly garden. Short walk and talk on basics of attracting both flying jewels to your yard. Limited attendance of 12. Meet at park office. Event is Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Friday, Aug 7, 2020 9:30 AM to 10 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Whether it's a tour of our museum, mounds or riverside nature trail, join us most Tuesdays for an interesting tour with a ranger. Weather may affect tour length/location. Register by 3 p.m. Sunday since group size is limited. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for this exciting and informative live animal presentation. Photography welcome throughout. Participants must register in advance. Space limited to 6. Call park office to register and get meeting location. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Gopher Tortoise Stroll
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come learn about our state reptile as we stroll the park in search of burrows for a chance to meet and photograph some of our resident tortoises. Weather permitting. Participants must register in advance. Space limited to 6. Call park office to register and get meeting location. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Lake Ecology
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come beat the heat and get your feet wet! We will be having a stream ecology class observing the organisms that reside in Lake Brantley. We will seine and dip net for macro invertebrates, crayfish, and fish, then identify them using our key. Please wear clothes that can get wet or dirty, and water shoes. Register in advance; event limited to 10. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Birthday Party for Smokey
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Smokey the Bear is coming to Laura Walker to celebrate his 76th Birthday. Join us for games and crafts. Limit: 15 people, minimum 4. Pre-register at the Visitor Center prior to day of event. (912)287-4900 $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Sunset Kayak Paddle - Ticket Purchase Required
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
2 hour sunset kayak paddle on Clark's Hill Lake. Departing from the boat ramp in the campground. ***Advanced ticket purchases are required***. Limited to 10 participants 7 years of age or older. Tandem kayaks and single kayaks will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis. Equipment is provided. Social distancing guidelines apply. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Second Saturday Guided Hike: Laurel Ridge Trail
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Enjoy a guided hike of the Laurel Ridge Trail with the naturalist. The Laurel Ridge Trail is an approximately 1.6-mile moderate hike featuring ridgeline views, mountain coves, and high elevation species like chestnut oaks and blackjack oaks. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to 9 participants. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, Aug 9, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 8 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020 9:30 AM to 10 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Whether it's a tour of our museum, mounds or riverside nature trail, join us most Tuesdays for an interesting tour with a ranger. Weather may affect tour length/location. Register by 3 p.m. Sunday since group size is limited. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Homeschool- All about Erosion
Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
Providence Canyon State Park - Lumpkin, GA
Join our interpretive ranger to learn about erosion and do an erosion experiment. Pre-registration for this event is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Bluebirds and Butterflies
Thursday, Aug 13, 2020 9 AM to 9:45 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Help us monitor our bluebird nest boxes and our butterfly garden. Short walk and talk on basics of attracting both flying jewels to your yard. Limited attendance of 12. Meet at park office. Event is Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Friday, Aug 14, 2020 9:30 AM to 10 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Whether it's a tour of our museum, mounds or riverside nature trail, join us most Tuesdays for an interesting tour with a ranger. Weather may affect tour length/location. Register by 3 p.m. Sunday since group size is limited. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Friday, Aug 14, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 8 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Sunflowers & Selfies
Friday, Aug 14, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
***TENTATIVE DATES: Event will be held as Mother Nature permits, so make sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.*** Spend the day enjoying the sun and the flowers at Smithgall Woods State Park! Join us for a fun afternoon of hayrides, photo ops, and great local BBQ! This is a family friendly event. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for this exciting and informative live animal presentation. Photography welcome throughout. Participants must register in advance. Space limited to 6. Call park office to register and get meeting location. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Bring your camera and take a look around Florence Marina for for the items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your completed list and pictures to the Kirbo Interpretive Center by 4:00 to claim your prize. Remember, this is not a race, so have fun! $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Recycling to Bird feeders
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join our Naturalist as we re-purpose drink bottles into bird feeders. Bring insect repellent, sunblock, bottled water, and empty plastic drink bottle. We will be working outside on separate tables unless it rains. Limit: 15 people, minimum 4. Pre-register prior to day of event; call or stop by Visitor Center. (912)287-4900 $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Sunflowers & Selfies
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
***TENTATIVE DATES: Event will be held as Mother Nature permits, so make sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.*** Spend the day enjoying the sun and the flowers at Smithgall Woods State Park! Join us for a fun afternoon of hayrides, photo ops, and great local BBQ! This is a family friendly event. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Stream Ecology for Adults
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Have you ever wondered what the trout in Duke's Creek are eating? Join Smithgall's Naturalist to learn how to catch and identify macroinvertebrates found in the stream. This program requires pre-registration by August 12th. A minimum of 10 participants is required, and space is limited to a maximum of 15 participants. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Aug 16, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Sunflowers & Selfies
Sunday, Aug 16, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
***TENTATIVE DATES: Event will be held as Mother Nature permits, so make sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.*** Spend the day enjoying the sun and the flowers at Smithgall Woods State Park! Join us for a fun afternoon of hayrides, photo ops, and great local BBQ! This is a family friendly event. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Tuesday, Aug 18, 2020 9:30 AM to 10 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Whether it's a tour of our museum, mounds or riverside nature trail, join us most Tuesdays for an interesting tour with a ranger. Weather may affect tour length/location. Register by 3 p.m. Sunday since group size is limited. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Bluebirds and Butterflies
Thursday, Aug 20, 2020 9 AM to 9:45 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Help us monitor our bluebird nest boxes and our butterfly garden. Short walk and talk on basics of attracting both flying jewels to your yard. Limited attendance of 12. Meet at park office. Event is Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Friday, Aug 21, 2020 9:30 AM to 10 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Whether it's a tour of our museum, mounds or riverside nature trail, join us most Tuesdays for an interesting tour with a ranger. Weather may affect tour length/location. Register by 3 p.m. Sunday since group size is limited. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Eye-Spy Scavenger Hunt
Friday, Aug 21, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Providence Canyon State Park - Lumpkin, GA
Team up and complete in our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the Park Office. Pictures must be brought to the Park Office with checklist by 4:00 PM Saturday. Prizes given for completed scavenger hunts. $5 parking. $5 parking. 229-838-6202.
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Sunflowers & Selfies
Friday, Aug 21, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
***TENTATIVE DATES: Event will be held as Mother Nature permits, so make sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.*** Spend the day enjoying the sun and the flowers at Smithgall Woods State Park! Join us for a fun afternoon of hayrides, photo ops, and great local BBQ! This is a family friendly event. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Meet the Bees
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Meet the park honeybees and learn all about these hard-working pollinators from our local beekeepers, owners of Boyd's Bees N Honey. Weather permitting. Participants must register in advance. Space limited to 6. Call park office to register and get meeting location. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Mid Day Hike on Beaver Pond
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 12 PM to 2 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 2 mile dirt trail. Wear appropriate attire for hiking and bring water/snacks if desired. Pre-registration required, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Astronomy in the Park
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join the Flint River Astronomy Club to get close and personal with the night sky. FRAC members will come and set up their telescopes. This event will take place in our pool parking lot. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Build a Birdhouse
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Bring your own tools, bottled water, insect repellent, and sunblock; all other materials are supplied. Working outside on separate tables unless it rains. Limit: 8 people, minimum 4. Register at Visitor Center prior to day of event. (912)287-4900 $5 - $10 $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Astronomy at the Park
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join our Naturalist as we use our telescope to observe constellations, planets, and stars. Ages 8 and up; children must be accompanied by an adult. Limit: 15 people, minimum 4. Register at Visitor Center prior to day of event. (912)287-4900 $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Sunflowers & Selfies
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
***TENTATIVE DATES: Event will be held as Mother Nature permits, so make sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.*** Spend the day enjoying the sun and the flowers at Smithgall Woods State Park! Join us for a fun afternoon of hayrides, photo ops, and great local BBQ! This is a family friendly event. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Butterfly Garden Maintenance
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Volunteers will help with the maintenance of our pollination garden by weeding, trimming back bushes, and spreading mulch. Bring work gloves and gardening tools. $5 parking. 706-356-4363.
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Sunday, August 23, 2020

Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, Aug 23, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 8 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Sunflowers & Selfies
Sunday, Aug 23, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
***TENTATIVE DATES: Event will be held as Mother Nature permits, so make sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.*** Spend the day enjoying the sun and the flowers at Smithgall Woods State Park! Join us for a fun afternoon of hayrides, photo ops, and great local BBQ! This is a family friendly event. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Tuesday, Aug 25, 2020 9:30 AM to 10 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Whether it's a tour of our museum, mounds or riverside nature trail, join us most Tuesdays for an interesting tour with a ranger. Weather may affect tour length/location. Register by 3 p.m. Sunday since group size is limited. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Bluebirds and Butterflies
Thursday, Aug 27, 2020 9 AM to 9:45 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Help us monitor our bluebird nest boxes and our butterfly garden. Short walk and talk on basics of attracting both flying jewels to your yard. Limited attendance of 12. Meet at park office. Event is Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Friday, Aug 28, 2020 9:30 AM to 10 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Whether it's a tour of our museum, mounds or riverside nature trail, join us most Tuesdays for an interesting tour with a ranger. Weather may affect tour length/location. Register by 3 p.m. Sunday since group size is limited. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Guided Mountain Hike
Friday, Aug 28, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for this exciting and informative live animal presentation. Photography welcome throughout. Participants must register in advance. Space limited to 6. Call park office to register and get meeting location. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Bring your camera and take a look around Florence Marina for for the items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your completed list and pictures to the Kirbo Interpretive Center by 4:00 to claim your prize. Remember, this is not a race, so have fun! $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, Aug 30, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 8 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Eye Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up for our camera hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the Park Office. Pictures must be brought to office by 4 PM Sat. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Homeschool In The Park Day: Fishing
Thursday, Sep 10, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn fishing basics and parts of a fish and have a hour of fishing on the lake. Bring your own rod & reel or used one of ours. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. Limited space. $8 per child ages 5 and up. Under the age of 5 and Parents $1. Must pre-register and pre-pay. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Eye Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up for our camera hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the Park Office. Pictures must be brought to office by 4 PM Sat. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Astronomy in the Park
Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 8 PM to 9:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join the Flint River Astronomy Club to get close and personal with the night sky. FRAC members will come and set up their telescopes. This event will take place in our pool parking lot. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Girl Scouts Love State Parks- Canyon Hike
Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 9 AM to 10 AM
Providence Canyon State Park - Lumpkin, GA
Register your troop to join an interpretive ranger for a short hike into the canyon to learn about the history of the park and why the canyon formed. Pre-registration is required for this event, we have a max capacity of 10 for this hike. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-6202.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Girl Scouts Love State Parks: Billys Island Paddle
Sunday, Sep 13, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Register your troop for a ranger-led paddle on Billys Lake to look for wildlife and then visit Billys Island to learn about its history. This program is offered in partnership with the Girl Scouts in honor of the National Girl Scouts Love State Parks initiative. Pre-registration is required. Space is very limited. $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Eye Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up for our camera hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the Park Office. Pictures must be brought to office by 4 PM Sat. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bees- It is all in the Preparation
Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Ever wondered what preparation is needed to start your own bee hive. Come and ask questions to learn about bees, beekeeping and equipment. Look at an observation hive to learn how busy bees are. Their roles in the hive as you watch brood emerge, honey made and larva growing. Limited space- 6 Call the office and register. Bring water $3 plus $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Kayak Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 6 PM to 7 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Get Outdoors in June 2020. Kayak Twilight Paddle – Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in the peaceful, ranger-led kayak trip along the Tugaloo peninsula on Lake Hartwell $15 per person, advance registration required $5 parking. 706-356-4363.
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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Eye Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up for our camera hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the Park Office. Pictures must be brought to office by 4 PM Sat. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Your State Parks Day - Trail Maintenance
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Moccasin Creek State Park - Clarkesville, GA
Meet at the Hemlock Falls Trailhead by 9 a.m. to get started. Volunteers will help clean the trail and primitive campsites. Bring water and be prepared to get dirty. 706-947-3194.
Your State Parks Day - National Public Lands Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Show how much you care about your local Georgia State Park with your volunteer support for this event with the Friends of Pickett's Mill Battlefield State Historic Site. Individuals, families, or civic groups are welcome. We will complete various park improvement projects. 770-443-7850.
Trail Clean up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Come enjoy your state park while lending a helping hand. Volunteers can come lend a hand in one of our native garden areas or pick up litter and help clean up our trails. Parking fee is waived for volunteers on this day. 706-754-7981.
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Saturday, October 10, 2020

Astronomy in the Park
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 7:15 PM to 9:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join the Flint River Astronomy Club to get close and personal with the night sky. FRAC members will come and set up their telescopes. This event will take place in our pool parking lot. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Becoming an Outdoors Woman
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 10 AM to 1 PM
Providence Canyon State Park - Lumpkin, GA
Join Providence Canyon State Park in Becoming and Outdoors Woman! Women of all ages will have the chance to learn campfire building, hiking pack essentials, and join our interpretive ranger for a hike into the canyons to learn about erosion. Class will begin at 10am, please pack a lunch and plenty of water. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Nocturnal Night Hike
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 7:30 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Enjoy an evening using your night-time sense and learning about nocturnal animals during the spookiest time of the year. Meet at the Black Rock Lake Trail. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Sunset Mountain Hike
Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 4:45 PM to 6:45 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.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Astronomy in the Park
Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 5:45 PM to 9:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join the Flint River Astronomy Club to get close and personal with the night sky. FRAC members will come and set up their telescopes. This event will take place in our pool parking lot. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Friday, November 27, 2020

#OptOutside Stuffed Shuffle
Friday, Nov 27, 2020 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Do you want to work off some of that turkey weight while avoiding the malls on Black Friday? Join us as we opt outdoors on this guided mountain hike. This hike is moderately strenuous, but there is no better way to take in the last of the fall colors. Must call to register in advance, wear sturdy shoes, and bring water. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.