Paddling Events


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Full Moon Paddle
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a ranger led paddle at night along the beautiful Lake Rutledge under the light of a full moon. Experience the wonders of nature that are unique to nighttime. Kids must be 8 or older. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here. Meet at the beach area. Bring a flash light, bug repellent, water-shoes, and water. Call to register and pay in advance. $15 with a rental craft, $10 with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Junior Ranger Road Trip - McIntosh Lake Paddle
Saturday, Jun 15, 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 
Intro to Kayaking
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
In this introductory paddle participants will learn kayak safety as well as various techniques and strokes before practicing their skills on the water. Space is limited. Call park office to register and pay. $25 if using park kayak $15 if bringing your own kayak $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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.
Sunset Snapshot Paddle-Get Outdoors
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 7:30 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 your camera. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
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.
Sunrise Lake Paddle
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 7 AM to 8:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led lake outing on the lake in the cool and quiet of the early morning.The trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 10 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Includes canoe or kayak, PFD, and paddle. Reservations are required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake through the tunnel to watch for wading birds like Great Blue Herons and raptors like Bald Eagles while enjoying the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

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 
Junior Ranger Water Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 17, 2019 until Jun 20, 2019 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for our first Junior Ranger Water Camp. During this four day camp Junior Rangers will learn paddling techniques for a kayak and canoe as well as participating in many other fun water related activities. Junior Rangers must be 10-15 years of age to participate in this camp. $50 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Full Moon Paddle
Monday, Jun 17, 2019 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led paddle on the Sparks Reservoir under the full moon. This program is offered to all adults (18 years and older) who can swim. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reservations are required. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Parks After Dark 
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 Water Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 18, 2019 until Jun 20, 2019 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for our first Junior Ranger Water Camp. During this four day camp Junior Rangers will learn paddling techniques for a kayak and canoe as well as participating in many other fun water related activities. Junior Rangers must be 10-15 years of age to participate in this camp. $50 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
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 Water Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 19, 2019 until Jun 20, 2019 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for our first Junior Ranger Water Camp. During this four day camp Junior Rangers will learn paddling techniques for a kayak and canoe as well as participating in many other fun water related activities. Junior Rangers must be 10-15 years of age to participate in this camp. $50 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
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 Water Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 20, 2019 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for our first Junior Ranger Water Camp. During this four day camp Junior Rangers will learn paddling techniques for a kayak and canoe as well as participating in many other fun water related activities. Junior Rangers must be 10-15 years of age to participate in this camp. $50 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
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 

Friday, June 21, 2019

Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake through the tunnel to watch for wading birds like Great Blue Herons and raptors like Bald Eagles while enjoying the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

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.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 7 PM to 9 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 
Sunrise Lake Paddle
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 7 AM to 8:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led lake outing on the lake in the cool and quiet of the early morning.The trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 10 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Includes canoe or kayak, PFD, and paddle. Reservations are required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake through the tunnel to watch for wading birds like Great Blue Herons and raptors like Bald Eagles while enjoying the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Fishing Float
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 6 PM to 8 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, Jun 28, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake through the tunnel to watch for wading birds like Great Blue Herons and raptors like Bald Eagles while enjoying the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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.
Kayak/Canoe Tour
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Join us for a 2 hr tour down Gum Creek from 11am-1pm with our Kayak/Canoe guide, lunch will be included. Please bring water to take on the tour with you and load up on the sunscreen! The cost is $25 per person. Availability is limited so please call and make sure you register at the Visitor's Center! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Afternoon Paddle at Hard Labor
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore the calm waters of Lake Rutledge while bird-watching and looking for wildlife. Learn a little history of Hard Labor Creek cruising the lake with a ranger. 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.
Twilight Night Paddle: Get Outdoors Month
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Enjoy the setting sun as you glide across High Falls Lake. See the migrating cliff swallows and other wadding birds in this 3 mile relaxing canoe paddle with ranger guides. Space is limited, please register in advance. $35 a couple $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Parks After Dark 
Intro to Kayaking
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
In this introductory paddle participants will learn kayak safety as well as various techniques and strokes before practicing their skills on the water. Space is limited. Call park office to register and pay. $25 if using park kayak $15 if bringing your own kayak $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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 
Sunset Paddle
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Watch the beautiful sunset from the water on this guided paddle trip. We have canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards available. Must register to participate, the cost is $15 per person. Meet at the boat ramp in the campground across from site #44. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Saturday, Jun 29, 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, June 30, 2019

South River Kayak Paddle
Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger on a guided kayak paddle down the South River. We will travel roughly 4 miles down the South River as we discuss the area's rich history and look for local wildlife. The kayak trip will take roughly 2.5 hours. All kayaks, paddles, and life jackets are included with the program fee. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake through the tunnel to watch for wading birds like Great Blue Herons and raptors like Bald Eagles while enjoying the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Flower Float
Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Gorgeous water lilies and beautiful yellow lotuses are in full bloom on Lake Seminole. Join the park naturalist and paddle your way up the Northern reaches of the lake to vast expanses covered in flowers. This slow paced, short distance(2 miles round trip)kayak tour is perfect for beginners or guests looking to get close-up photos. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Flower Float
Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Gorgeous water lilies and beautiful yellow lotuses are in full bloom on Lake Seminole. Join the park naturalist and paddle your way up the Northern reaches of the lake to vast expanses covered in flowers. This slow paced, short distance(2 miles round trip)kayak tour is perfect for beginners or guests looking to get close-up photos. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Flower Float
Friday, Jul 5, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Gorgeous water lilies and beautiful yellow lotuses are in full bloom on Lake Seminole. Join the park naturalist and paddle your way up the Northern reaches of the lake to vast expanses covered in flowers. This slow paced, short distance(2 miles round trip)kayak tour is perfect for beginners or guests looking to get close-up photos. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
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

South River Kayak Paddle
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger on a guided kayak paddle down the South River. We will travel roughly 4 miles down the South River as we discuss the area's rich history and look for local wildlife. The kayak trip will take roughly 2.5 hours. All kayaks, paddles, and life jackets are included with the program fee. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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 
Fishing Float
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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, Jul 6, 2019 7:30 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.

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 

Friday, July 12, 2019

Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Friday, Jul 12, 2019 7:30 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.
Twilight Kayaking
Friday, Jul 12, 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 13, 2019

Full Moon Paddle
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a ranger led paddle at night along the beautiful Lake Rutledge under the light of a full moon. Experience the wonders of nature that are unique to nighttime. Kids must be 8 or older. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here. Meet at the beach area. Bring a flash light, bug repellent, water-shoes, and water. Call to register and pay in advance. $15 with a rental craft, $10 with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
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 
Flower Float
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Gorgeous water lilies and beautiful yellow lotuses are in full bloom on Lake Seminole. Join the park naturalist and paddle your way up the Northern reaches of the lake to vast expanses covered in flowers. This slow paced, short distance(2 miles round trip)kayak tour is perfect for beginners or guests looking to get close-up photos. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Birding By Boat Paddle
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
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.
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 

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Sunset Paddle Along the Darien Waterfront
Sunday, Jul 14, 2019 6 PM to 9 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us on a trip through Black Island Creek and down the beautiful Darien River. This paddling trip is open to people 10 years and older who are able to swim. Previous paddling experience is recommended. Registration is required. $40 - 45. 912-437-4770.
Parks After Dark 

Friday, July 19, 2019

Fishing Float
Friday, Jul 19, 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.

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.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 7 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 
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.
Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 7:30 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.
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 

Friday, July 26, 2019

Intro to Kayaking
Friday, Jul 26, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Learn the basics of kayaking on a safe and peaceful section of Lake Rutledge. Open to people 16 years and older who can swim and are new to kayaking. Equipment provided. Bring water, sunscreen, water shoes, and bug repellent. Meet at the kayak rack near the beach area. Call the office to register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Paddle Along the Darien Waterfront
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us on a trip through Black Island Creek and down the beautiful Darien River. This paddling trip is open to people 10 years and older who are able to swim. Previous paddling experience is recommended. Registration is required. $35 - $40. 912-437-4770.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 7 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 
Star Gazing by Kayak
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Lake Rutledge after dark is the perfect getaway for looking at the night sky. Join a Park Ranger on this guided paddle around Lake Rutledge after dark. If skies are cloudy, we will discuss history and/or night sounds. Bring water, flashlight, water shoes, ad bug repellent. Meet at the beach area. Register in advance, space is limited. $10 if you bring your own $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
South River Kayak Paddle
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger on a guided kayak paddle down the South River. We will travel roughly 4 miles down the South River as we discuss the area's rich history and look for local wildlife. The kayak trip will take roughly 2.5 hours. All kayaks, paddles, and life jackets are included with the program fee. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Fishing Float
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 7 PM to 9 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, 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 
Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 7:30 PM to 10 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, August 4, 2019

South River Kayak Paddle
Sunday, Aug 4, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger on a guided kayak paddle down the South River. We will travel roughly 4 miles down the South River as we discuss the area's rich history and look for local wildlife. The kayak trip will take roughly 2.5 hours. All kayaks, paddles, and life jackets are included with the program fee. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

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.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Friday, Aug 16, 2019 7:30 PM to 10 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, 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.
Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 7:30 PM to 10 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, August 23, 2019

Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 7:30 PM to 10 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, August 31, 2019

Paddle Along the Darien Waterfront
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us on a trip through Black Island Creek and down the beautiful Darien River. This paddling trip is open to people 10 years and older who are able to swim. Previous paddling experience is recommended. Registration is required. $35 - $40. 912-437-4770.
South River Kayak Paddle
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger on a guided kayak paddle down the South River. We will travel roughly 4 miles down the South River as we discuss the area's rich history and look for local wildlife. The kayak trip will take roughly 2.5 hours. All kayaks, paddles, and life jackets are included with the program fee. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

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 

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Paddle through General's Cut to Butler Island
Sunday, Sep 8, 2019 12 PM to 4 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.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Full Moon Paddle
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led paddle on Redbird Creek under the full moon. This program is offered to all adults who can swim. Reservations required. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Upper Chatt SUPCAK Race
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 8 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Don Carter is hosting the first annual Upper Catt SUPCAK Race!! This event will include a 10, 3, and 1 mile race so there is something here for everyone. All proceeds will benefit the White County 4-H club. Get signed up quickly as spaces will fill up fast; click event for additional details. We look forward to seeing you in October!! Adult (solo) is $39.99, Youth (under 18) is $25. Adult(Tandem) will be $34. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.