Paddling Events

Many events have been postponed or rescheduled. Only current active events will remain on the calendar. Please contact the park for more information.


Friday, October 1, 2021

Afternoon Kayak
Friday, Oct 1, 2021 5 PM to 7 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join our Naturalist for an afternoon tour of the lake. Limit: 8 people, minimum: 4; ages 12 and up; must be able to swim; ages 12-17 must be accompanied by adult. Pre-register at Visitor Center. Tour will be cancelled in event of inclement weather. $15 ($10, your equipment) $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. 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. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Tallulah Lake Paddle
Sunday, Oct 3, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Meet at the day-use beach to head out on a leisurely lake paddle enjoying morning wildlife and mountain scenery. $15 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Stargazing and Meteor Shower by Paddle
Thursday, Oct 7, 2021 7 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a Park Ranger on this guided paddle around the lake after dark. We'll look for the Draconid meteors and explore the sky for constellations. If skies are cloudy, we will discuss history and/or night sounds. Bring water, flashlight, a towel, and bug repellent. Social distancing and pre-registration required. Limited to 10 participants. $15 if you bring your own $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Paddle and Hike to Indian Rock
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This ranger-led paddle + hike around Lake Rutledge will take participants back in time to the 1930s. By 1 hour paddle and then a short hike we will reach Indian Rock, one of the park's hidden jewels. Bring closed-toe shoes, water, and bug repellent. Call to register by paying in advance. Space limited to 10 participants. Social distancing required. $20 with a rental craft, $15with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. 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. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Sunset Paddle
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 6 PM to 7 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join us on a guided paddle around the beautiful lake at Magnolia Springs State Park! We have canoes, single kayaks, and tandem kayaks all avaliable for this tour! We will provide all equipment needed. Participants are required to be 7 years or older. Pre-registration is required, space is limited. $15 per person. . $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Tugaloo lake paddle
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 9 AM to 1 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
paddle the beautiful remote Tugaloo lake and enjoy nature. A four wheel or all wheel drive vehicle is needed to access this area. space is limited please call and reserve your spot. $15 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. 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. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Sunset Paddle
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 6 PM to 7 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join us on a guided paddle around the beautiful lake at Magnolia Springs State Park! We have canoes, single kayaks, and tandem kayaks all avaliable for this tour! We will provide all equipment needed. Participants are required to be 7 years or older. Pre-registration is required, space is limited. $15 per person. . $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Almost Full Moon Paddle
Sunday, Oct 17, 2021 7 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a naturalist-led paddle on Lake Rutledge as the waxing gibbous moon reflects off the water. No pets; kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Bring a flash light, water, and a change of clothes (optional). Social distancing required. Space limited to 12 participants, so register in advance. $15 with your own kayak, $20 with ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Twilight Kayak Tour
Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. 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. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Afternoon Kayak
Saturday, Nov 27, 2021 4 PM to 6 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join our Naturalist for an afternoon tour of the lake. Limit: 8 people, minimum: 4; ages 12 and up; must be able to swim; ages 12-17 must be accompanied by adult. Pre-register at Visitor Center. Tour will be cancelled in event of inclement weather. $15 ($10, your equipment) $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Becoming and Outdoor Woman (BOW)
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join us for a day of fun and adventure in the great outdoors. Participants will get to try their hand at some basics of wilderness survival including fire building, knot tying, campfire cooking and more. Other activities will include hiking, kayaking and archery. Sign-up deadline is December 7th at 4:00 PM and space is limited. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.