Paddling Events


Friday, December 14, 2018

Geminids Meteor Shower Paddle
Friday, Dec 14, 2018
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join us for a late night paddle under the Geminids meteor shower. One of our rangers will lead you out to Billy's Lake for a wide view of the stars and meteors far from man made light. Take advantage of our dark skies and see the meteor shower from one of the best vantage points in the southeast. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Moonlight Paddle
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
See the swamp by the light of the moon on this ranger guided paddle to Billy's Lake deep in the Okefenokee. Watch for alligators crossing the black water of the swamp and listen for owls hooting in the distance as your boat quietly slips through the water. $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Lake Paddle With Santa
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 2 PM to 3:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join Santa’s flotilla on Lake Deleanor. We provide life jackets, paddles, canoes, kayaks, paddleboats or row boats. Limited space. . After the paddle, roast a marshmallow, drink hot chocolate and participate in ranger-led activities around the campfire. Pre-register & prepay at the park office. Limited space for boaters. $3-$10 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Moonlight Paddle
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
See the swamp by the light of the moon on this ranger guided paddle to Billy's Lake deep in the Okefenokee. Watch for alligators crossing the black water of the swamp and listen for owls hooting in the distance as your boat quietly slips through the water. $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 

Friday, December 28, 2018

Paddle Under the Stars
Friday, Dec 28, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger-guided paddle in a canoe or kayak while the sun sets over the Okefenokee. Watch the last light of day fade into the night, leaving only the stars and the moon to guide the way. Look for gator eyes glowing from your flashlight, enjoy a full moon or the milky way and enjoy a leisurely paddle in the swamp. Register in advance. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Total Lunar Eclipse Paddle
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 to Monday, Jan 21, 2019 11 PM to 1 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Enjoy a late night, ranger guided, paddle on Billy's Lake during a total lunar eclipse. As the Earth's shadow creeps across the face of the moon you can watch for gator eyes glowing, stars shining above and listen for the hoots of owls in the swamp. $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Paddle into Spring
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
The weather is just now getting warm enough to enjoy the water again! Come along with us as we begin this Spring season with a paddle. Kayaks and canoes are both available, must call the office to register. Space is limited! Must be at least 7 years of age. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

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 

Saturday, June 1, 2019

National Trails Day Paddling Trip
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Get out on the water with us in celebration of National Trails Day! This paddling trip is open to people 10 years and older who are able to swim. 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. $30 - 35. 912-437-4770.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp for Ages 6-8
Monday, Jun 3, 2019 8:30 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 8:30 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 8:30 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 8:30 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 

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

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

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

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

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 8:30 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 18, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp for Ages 9-12
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 8:30 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 19, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp for Ages 9-12
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 8:30 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 20, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp for Ages 9-12
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 8:30 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 

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

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

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

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 

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, 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 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.