Paddling Events


Friday, April 19, 2019

Spring Equinox - Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Meetup at our Fishing Pier for a relaxing paddle on Clark Hill's Lake. We will return under the light of the Full Moon. You can rent a canoe or kayak, or bring your own. Call ahead to reserve a spot - 706-359-3458. Pay ahead at the office. Ranger lead paddle. Binoculars will be on hand for Moon Gazing. $15 kayak rental, gear & trip $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Parks After Dark 
Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come join a Park Ranger on a guided paddle trip under the full moon. Serene Magnolia Lake becomes beautiful and eery at night, a perfect addition to your weekend activities. $5 - $20 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
Home School: Paddle, Archery, and Hike
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Calling all home school students, we have a fun filled day planned with a session of archer, a paddle trip, and a hike for each student! $15 per student. Register in advance. Ages 7+. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Lyrids Meteor Shower Paddle
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 7 PM to 10 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Experience the the majesty of a meteor shower from a kayak. We will paddle 2.5 miles to a secluded, low-light spot to provide optimal viewing conditions. A night sky full of stars over the lake is a beautiful sight. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Introduction to Paddling
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 10:30 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of paddling? We are holding a class to teach you about the equipment and how to properly use it. Visit or call the park office to sign-up. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Fishing Float
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Paddle with the Park Naturalist and see if you can reel in a keeper. We'll travel approximately 3 miles round-trip, stopping at various fishing hot spots along the way. Bring a friend and try out one of our new fishing canoes, which are rigged with fully cushioned seats, plenty of cup and rod holders, and extra storage compartments. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Lyrids Meteor Shower Paddle
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 7 PM to 10 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Experience the the majesty of a meteor shower from a kayak. We will paddle 2.5 miles to a secluded, low-light spot to provide optimal viewing conditions. A night sky full of stars over the lake is a beautiful sight. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Parks After Dark 
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This is a beautiful paddle on a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak.There is a short hike to tour the inside of the New Manchester mill ruins and see the whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. +) who can swim and those 12 to 17 yrs. who can swim and come with a parent. Kayak and gear included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 3:30 PM to 6 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This is a beautiful paddle on a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak.There is a short hike to tour the inside of the New Manchester mill ruins and see the whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. +) who can swim and those 12 to 17 yrs. who can swim and come with a parent. Kayak and gear included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Earth Day Eve Sunset Paddle
Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Get ready for a day of Earth appreciation by joining us for a sunset paddle through Black Island Creek. This paddling trip is open to people 10 years and older who are able to swim. Equipment is provided, but please bring water. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting wet. Registration is required. $35-40. 912-437-4770.
Parks After Dark 
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Fishing Float
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Paddle with the Park Naturalist and see if you can reel in a keeper. We'll travel approximately 3 miles round-trip, stopping at various fishing hot spots along the way. Bring a friend and try out one of our new fishing canoes, which are rigged with fully cushioned seats, plenty of cup and rod holders, and extra storage compartments. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
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.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided Twilight Paddle. As we scan the sky and woods for wildlife, and watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Meet at the beach area. Bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, and water shoes. Register in advance. $10 if you use your craft, $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Earth Day Hike
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Meet at the office parking lot for a guided hike in the celebration of Earth Day. The hike is free to the public and everyone is welcome. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Marsh Madness
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 2 PM to 5 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Visit the beautiful marshes of Lake Seminole on this Park Naturalist guided kayak tour. We'll paddle 2.5 miles to the marshes, then paddle down a trail into the Northern reaches of the marsh. Don't miss out on this rare tour that offers exceptional birding and photographic opportunities, as we'll be travelling in an area unreachable by motor boats. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
If you've ever wanted a picture of a beautiful Lake Seminole sunset, this is your chance. This Park Naturalist guided sunset kayak tour will get you to the perfect spot to hopefully help you get that picture of a lifetime. Don't forget to bring water and a camera. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
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

Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

High Tide Paddle
Saturday, May 4, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us on this intermediate to advanced three hour guided kayak tour along crooked river waterways while viewing wildlife and open scenic views. Experienced Paddlers only. $25 BYOK; $35 single; $45 tandem $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Intro to Paddling
Saturday, May 4, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Intro to Paddling is a great opportunity for paddling beginners to get more comfortable in a kayak or canoe on tidal waters. Join our guides for a fun and safe time in Black Island Creek. Registration is required. $30-35. 912-437-4770.
Limited Access Spring Paddle Trip
Saturday, May 4, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
For the first time ever we will be guiding a kayak trip on Magnolia Springs. Get a chance to see the crystal clear waters from a unique vantage point as you float along, and even peek inside the mouth of the spring itself. Very limited space so pre-registration is required. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Twilight Paddle
Saturday, May 4, 2019 8:30 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Take this opportunity to kayak as the sunsets. A ranger will be your guide as you explore how the river and lake change as day light fades. Call or visit the park office to sign-up before 5:00 PM on the day of each tour. $20 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Parks After Dark 

Friday, May 10, 2019

Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Friday, May 10, 2019 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
If you've ever wanted a picture of a beautiful Lake Seminole sunset, this is your chance. This Park Naturalist guided sunset kayak tour will get you to the perfect spot to hopefully help you get that picture of a lifetime. Don't forget to bring water and a camera. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Paddle to Rifle Cut
Saturday, May 11, 2019 2 PM to 5 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join our guides on a trip through the beautiful Darien River to Rifle Cut. This paddling trip is open to people 10 years and older who are able to swim. Previous paddling experience is strongly recommended. Registration is required. $35-40. 912-437-4770.
Mother's Day Twilight Paddle
Saturday, May 11, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a sunset outing with your family looking for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Meet at the beach area, bring water, water-shoes, and a flashlight. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available. Register by paying in advance. $10 if you bring your kayak; $15 if you rent ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Birding By Boat Paddle
Saturday, May 11, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Bald Eagles, Blue Herons, Ospreys, and Egrets are some of the birds guests may see on this beginner-friendly kayak tour. We'll paddle approximately 2 miles, stopping along the way to see an active eagle's nest and observe wading birds in their natural habitat. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Fishing Float
Saturday, May 11, 2019 2 PM to 4:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Paddle with the Park Naturalist and see if you can reel in a keeper. We'll travel approximately 3 miles round-trip, stopping at various fishing hot spots along the way. Bring a friend and try out one of our new fishing canoes, which are rigged with fully cushioned seats, plenty of cup and rod holders, and extra storage compartments. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Saturday, May 11, 2019 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
If you've ever wanted a picture of a beautiful Lake Seminole sunset, this is your chance. This Park Naturalist guided sunset kayak tour will get you to the perfect spot to hopefully help you get that picture of a lifetime. Don't forget to bring water and a camera. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Sunset Paddle
Friday, May 17, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us for a sunset paddle along beautiful Clarks Hill Lake. The paddle will end with the setting of the sun across the lake. We have both canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards available. Participants must register in advance. Must be 7+ to participate. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Parks After Dark 
Fishing Float
Friday, May 17, 2019 6 PM to 8:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Paddle with the Park Naturalist and see if you can reel in a keeper. We'll travel approximately 3 miles round-trip, stopping at various fishing hot spots along the way. Bring a friend and try out one of our new fishing canoes, which are rigged with fully cushioned seats, plenty of cup and rod holders, and extra storage compartments. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

High Tide Paddle
Saturday, May 18, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us on this intermediate to advanced three hour guided kayak tour along crooked river waterways while viewing wildlife and open scenic views. Experienced Paddlers only. $25 BYOK; $35 single; $45 tandem $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Introduction to Paddling
Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:30 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of paddling? We are holding a class to teach you about the equipment and how to properly use it. Visit or call the park office to sign-up. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Paddling Sunset to Moonrise
Saturday, May 18, 2019 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Ranger led Kayaking on Lake Antioch. Experience the Beautiful Rocky Mountain Sunset and Moon Rise from the water. Bring your own kayak to enjoy a special evening watching the sunset and moon rise over Lake Antioch. Event will be subject to good weather and date may be adjusted. Please arrive 1 hour prior to sunset for registration. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Sunday, May 19, 2019

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.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Fishing Float
Friday, May 24, 2019 6 PM to 8:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Paddle with the Park Naturalist and see if you can reel in a keeper. We'll travel approximately 3 miles round-trip, stopping at various fishing hot spots along the way. Bring a friend and try out one of our new fishing canoes, which are rigged with fully cushioned seats, plenty of cup and rod holders, and extra storage compartments. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Paddle to Rifle Cut
Saturday, May 25, 2019 2 PM to 5 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join our guides on a trip through the beautiful Darien River to Rifle Cut. This paddling trip is open to people 10 years and older who are able to swim. Previous paddling experience is strongly recommended. Registration is required. $35-40. 912-437-4770.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, May 25, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided Twilight Paddle. As we scan the sky and woods for wildlife, and watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Meet at the beach area. Bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, and water shoes. Register in advance. $10 if you use your craft, $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Memorial Day Night Paddle
Saturday, May 25, 2019 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy this after hours guided paddle on Lake Rutledge once the sun goes down. Enjoy some night sounds, astronomy, and a bit of History on this relaxing kayak tour. Bring water, water shoes, flashlight, and bug repellent. Register in advance. Tours leave from beach area. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Stargazing by Boat
Saturday, May 25, 2019 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come view the night sky while floating in a kayak or canoe on the beautiful Magnolia Lake. Learn about astrology and the stories behind the constellations on this relaxing sky tour. Limited equipment available. Sign up at the Visitor Center before 5pm. $5 - $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
Memorial Weekend Sunset Paddle
Saturday, May 25, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Finish out a fun filled Memorial Day Weekend for a paddle on the beautiful Clarks Hill Lake. We have both canoes and kayaks available. Register in advance, must be at least 7 years or older. $15 per person. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Parks After Dark 
Birding By Boat Paddle
Saturday, May 25, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Bald Eagles, Blue Herons, Ospreys, and Egrets are some of the birds guests may see on this beginner-friendly kayak tour. We'll paddle approximately 2 miles, stopping along the way to see an active eagle's nest and observe wading birds in their natural habitat. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Saturday, May 25, 2019 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
If you've ever wanted a picture of a beautiful Lake Seminole sunset, this is your chance. This Park Naturalist guided sunset kayak tour will get you to the perfect spot to hopefully help you get that picture of a lifetime. Don't forget to bring water and a camera. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Sunday, May 26, 2019 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
If you've ever wanted a picture of a beautiful Lake Seminole sunset, this is your chance. This Park Naturalist guided sunset kayak tour will get you to the perfect spot to hopefully help you get that picture of a lifetime. Don't forget to bring water and a camera. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

National Trails Day Paddling Trip to Rifle Cut
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Get out on the water with us in celebration of National Trails Day! This trip is open to people 10 years and older who are able to swim. Previous paddling experience strongly recommended. Equipment is provided, but please bring water and sunscreen. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting wet. Registration is required. $35 - 40. 912-437-4770.
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.
Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 8:45 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Take this opportunity to kayak as the sunsets. A ranger will be your guide as you explore how the river and lake change as day light fades. Call or visit the park office to sign-up before 5:00 PM on the day of each tour. $20 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Parks After Dark 

Monday, June 3, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp for Ages 6-8
Monday, Jun 3, 2019 8 AM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Children will have fun learning in the outdoors as they work toward earning a Junior Ranger Badge. The week will be filled with rich history, outdoor studies and activities, craft projects, and team building! Registration is required. $75 for early registration and $80 for late registration. $75 - 80. 912-437-4770.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp for Ages 6-8
Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019 8 AM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Children will have fun learning in the outdoors as they work toward earning a Junior Ranger Badge. The week will be filled with rich history, outdoor studies and activities, craft projects, and team building! Registration is required. $75 for early registration and $80 for late registration. $75 - 80. 912-437-4770.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp for Ages 6-8
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 8 AM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Children will have fun learning in the outdoors as they work toward earning a Junior Ranger Badge. The week will be filled with rich history, outdoor studies and activities, craft projects, and team building! Registration is required. $75 for early registration and $80 for late registration. $75 - 80. 912-437-4770.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp for Ages 6-8
Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 8 AM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Children will have fun learning in the outdoors as they work toward earning a Junior Ranger Badge. The week will be filled with rich history, outdoor studies and activities, craft projects, and team building! Registration is required. $75 for early registration and $80 for late registration. $75 - 80. 912-437-4770.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, June 7, 2019

Twilight Kayaking
Friday, Jun 7, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join us for a ranger-led twilight paddle of Lake Trahlyta. Spots fill quickly so register in advance by calling (706) 745-2628 or stop by the Visitor Center. $10/person, kayaks and life jackets provided. Please arrive at the boat dock at 7:45pm. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Junior Ranger Road Trip - McIntosh Lake Paddle
Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join a park ranger for a trip around McIntosh Lake at Indian Springs! $10 plus $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Monday, June 10, 2019

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 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
9 AM - 1 PM from Jun 11, 2019 until Jun 13, 2019 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 6-9, runs from June 11 - June 13 (9 am -1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Registration opens on Monday April 15th. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
9 AM - 1 PM from Jun 12, 2019 until Jun 13, 2019 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 6-9, runs from June 11 - June 13 (9 am -1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Registration opens on Monday April 15th. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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 

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
9 AM - 1 PM from Jun 13, 2019 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 6-9, runs from June 11 - June 13 (9 am -1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Registration opens on Monday April 15th. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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 

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Introduction to Paddling
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 10:30 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of paddling? We are holding a class to teach you about the equipment and how to properly use it. Visit or call the park office to sign-up. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Sunrise Paddle
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 5:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Ranger led Sunrise Paddle on Beautiful Heath Lake on June 15th and Antioch Lake on June 10th. Life jackets required to be worn at all times, suggested you bring a partner or we can pair you up for safety. Call 706-802-5087 to register in advance for this event! Paddle will start at 1/2 hour before sunrise sharp, be there early to get signed in! $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Summer Swamp Paddle - Get Outdoors
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Beat the heat on this guided morning paddle out to Billy's Lake in the Okefenokee Swamp. Look for wildlife like alligators and wading birds and enjoy the morning scenery. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp for Ages 9-12
Monday, Jun 17, 2019 8 AM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Children will have fun learning in the outdoors as they work toward earning a Junior Ranger Badge. The week will be filled with rich history, outdoor studies and activities, craft projects, and team building! Registration is required. $75 for early registration and $80 for late registration. $75 - $80. 912-437-4770.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Twilight Kayaking
Monday, Jun 17, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Enjoy a ranger-led paddle of Lake Trahlyta under the full moon. All equipment provided, no prior kayaking experience necessary. Please book in advance as these events fill up quickly! $10/person. Visit the Visitor Center or call (706) 745-2628 to make your reservation today. Please arrive at the boat docks at 7:45! $10 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Parks After Dark 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp for Ages 9-12
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 8 AM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Children will have fun learning in the outdoors as they work toward earning a Junior Ranger Badge. The week will be filled with rich history, outdoor studies and activities, craft projects, and team building! Registration is required. $75 for early registration and $80 for late registration. $75 - $80. 912-437-4770.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
9 AM - 1 PM from Jun 18, 2019 until Jun 20, 2019 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 6 - 9, runs from June 18 - June 20 (9 am-1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Registration opens on Monday April 15th. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp for Ages 9-12
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 8 AM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Children will have fun learning in the outdoors as they work toward earning a Junior Ranger Badge. The week will be filled with rich history, outdoor studies and activities, craft projects, and team building! Registration is required. $75 for early registration and $80 for late registration. $75 - $80. 912-437-4770.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
9 AM - 1 PM from Jun 19, 2019 until Jun 20, 2019 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 6 - 9, runs from June 18 - June 20 (9 am-1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Registration opens on Monday April 15th. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp for Ages 9-12
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 8 AM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Children will have fun learning in the outdoors as they work toward earning a Junior Ranger Badge. The week will be filled with rich history, outdoor studies and activities, craft projects, and team building! Registration is required. $75 for early registration and $80 for late registration. $75 - $80. 912-437-4770.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
9 AM - 1 PM from Jun 20, 2019 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 6 - 9, runs from June 18 - June 20 (9 am-1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Registration opens on Monday April 15th. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Intro to Paddling
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Intro to Paddling is a great opportunity for paddling beginners to get more comfortable in a kayak or canoe on tidal waters. Join our guides for a fun and safe time in Black Island Creek. Registration is required. $30-35. 912-437-4770.
"Dam" Celebration
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Let your kids come for a fun filled morning and help us celebrate our lake by helping refill it. Bring your water gun and bucket for some fun water games.Sidewalk chalk drawing, Pine cone art project, prizes and more! $5 parking. 478-763-2759.

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 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

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 

Friday, June 28, 2019

Twilight Kayaking
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 8 PM to 11 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Enjoy a ranger-led paddle of Lake Trahlyta under the full moon. All equipment provided, no prior kayaking experience necessary. Please book in advance as these events fill up quickly! $10/person. Visit the Visitor Center or call (706) 745-2628 to make your reservation today. Please arrive at the boat docks at 7:45! $10 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Paddle through General's Cut to Butler Island
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us on a trip on the beautiful Darien River to Butler Island, home of a former rice plantation. This paddling trip is open to people 10 years and older who are able to swim. Previous paddling experience is strongly recommended. Registration is required. $35 - 40. 912-437-4770.
Stargazing by Boat
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 8:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come view the night sky while floating in a kayak or canoe on the beautiful Magnolia Lake. Learn about astrology and the stories behind the constellations on this relaxing sky tour. Limited equipment available. Sign up at the Visitor Center before 5pm. $5 - $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 

Friday, July 5, 2019

Twilight Kayaking
Friday, Jul 5, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join us for a ranger-led twilight paddle of Lake Trahlyta. Spots fill quickly so register in advance by calling (706) 745-2628 or stop by the Visitor Center. $10/person, kayaks and life jackets provided. Please arrive at the boat dock at 7:45pm. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 8:45 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Take this opportunity to kayak as the sunsets. A ranger will be your guide as you explore how the river and lake change as day light fades. Call or visit the park office to sign-up before 5:00 PM on the day of each tour. $20 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Parks After Dark 

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

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 10 - 12)
9 AM - 1 PM from Jul 9, 2019 until Jul 11, 2019 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 10-12, runs from July 9 - July 11 (9 am-1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Register in advance, space is limited. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Paddle After Dark
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 7 PM to 8:45 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Grab a paddle, and join us for a naturalist led paddling excursion! We will paddle Marbury Creek Watershed while learning to identify plants and animals along the bank side. We will depart promptly to 7:15 pm. Registration is required. Please call the Park Office to register (770-867-3489). $12-$25 $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 10 - 12)
9 AM - 1 PM from Jul 10, 2019 until Jul 11, 2019 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 10-12, runs from July 9 - July 11 (9 am-1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Register in advance, space is limited. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
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 

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 10 - 12)
9 AM - 1 PM from Jul 11, 2019 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 10-12, runs from July 9 - July 11 (9 am-1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Register in advance, space is limited. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
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 

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Paddling Sunset to Moonrise
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 8 PM to 10:30 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Ranger led Kayaking on Lake Antioch. Experience the Beautiful Rocky Mountain Sunset and Moon Rise from the water. Bring your own kayak to enjoy a special evening watching the sunset and moon rise over Lake Antioch. Event will be subject to good weather and date may be adjusted. Please arrive 1 hour prior to sunset for registration. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Twilight Kayaking
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 8 PM to 11 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Enjoy a ranger-led paddle of Lake Trahlyta under the full moon. All equipment provided, no prior kayaking experience necessary. Please book in advance as these events fill up quickly! $10/person. Visit the Visitor Center or call (706) 745-2628 to make your reservation today. Please arrive at the boat docks at 7:45! $10 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Intro to Paddling
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Intro to Paddling is a great opportunity for paddling beginners to get more comfortable in a kayak or canoe on tidal waters. Join our guides for a fun and safe time in Black Island Creek. Registration is required. $30-35. 912-437-4770.
Introduction to Paddling
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 10:30 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of paddling? We are holding a class to teach you about the equipment and how to properly use it. Visit or call the park office to sign-up. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Twilight Kayaking
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Enjoy a ranger-led paddle of Lake Trahlyta under the full moon. All equipment provided, no prior kayaking experience necessary. Please book in advance as these events fill up quickly! $10/person. Visit the Visitor Center or call (706) 745-2628 to make your reservation today. Please arrive at the boat docks at 7:45! $10 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Parks After Dark 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Paddle After Dark
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 7 PM to 8:45 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Grab a paddle, and join us for a naturalist led paddling excursion! We will paddle Marbury Creek Watershed while learning to identify plants and animals along the bank side. We will depart promptly to 7:15 pm. Registration is required. Please call the Park Office to register (770-867-3489). $12-$25 $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 8:30 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Take this opportunity to kayak as the sunsets. A ranger will be your guide as you explore how the river and lake change as day light fades. Call or visit the park office to sign-up before 5:00 PM on the day of each tour. $20 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman: Kayaking and Tree Identification
Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 9 AM to 1:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join park staff for Becoming an Outdoors-Woman: Kayaking and Tree Identification. Receive basic instruction in kayaking and safe boating practices and enjoy a trip around the lake. Then take a hike to learn how to identify tree species based on bark texture, leaf shape, and other characteristics. Open to women age 12+. Childcare provided. $35 plus $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Sunrise Paddle
Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 6 AM to 9 AM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Ranger led Sunrise Paddle on Beautiful Heath Lake on June 15th and Antioch Lake on June 10th. Life jackets required to be worn at all times, suggested you bring a partner or we can pair you up for safety. Call 706-802-5087 to register in advance for this event! Paddle will start at 1/2 hour before sunrise sharp, be there early to get signed in! $5 parking. 706-802-5087.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

High Tide Paddle
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us on this intermediate to advanced three hour guided kayak tour along crooked river waterways while viewing wildlife and open scenic views. Experienced Paddlers only. $25 BYOK; $35 single; $45 tandem $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Introduction to Paddling
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 10:30 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of paddling? We are holding a class to teach you about the equipment and how to properly use it. Visit or call the park office to sign-up. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 8 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Take this opportunity to kayak as the sunsets. A ranger will be your guide as you explore how the river and lake change as day light fades. Call or visit the park office to sign-up before 5:00 PM on the day of each tour. $20 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Paddling Sunset to Moonrise
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 7 PM to 10:30 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Ranger led Kayaking on Lake Antioch. Experience the Beautiful Rocky Mountain Sunset and Moon Rise from the water. Bring your own kayak to enjoy a special evening watching the sunset and moon rise over Lake Antioch. Event will be subject to good weather and date may be adjusted. Please arrive 1 hour prior to sunset for registration. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Introduction to Paddling
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 10:30 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of paddling? We are holding a class to teach you about the equipment and how to properly use it. Visit or call the park office to sign-up. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Becoming an Outdoors Woman
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Women, join us for a "Becoming an Outdoors Woman" (BOW) program. You'll enjoy an intro SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) program. You will also learn about butterflies and their host plants on a Ranger-led hike. The price for all activities is $30. There will also be a Jr. Ranger camp for ages 6 yrs. to 12 yrs. simultaneously. Please see separate listing. $30 plus $5 parking. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

River Cleanup -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us as we once again team up with Rivers Alive to clean up the Chattahoochee River. We will be picking up trash around the fishing pier, boat ramp, and throughout other areas of the park. Please wear clothing that can get dirty. Bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray. Volunteers will receive free admission to the park for the day of the event. 229-838-4706.