Paddling Events


Friday, October 25, 2019

Going Batty Sunset Paddle
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
This unique sunset kayak tour, complete with bats fluttering overhead, is sure to help get you into the Halloween spirit. We'll paddle up to Fish Pond Drain to the perfect spot to take in a gorgeous Lake Seminole sunset. After the sun sets, creatures of the night will begin to appear, and as we paddle back to the park, bats will be flying above us! $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Sunset Lake Paddle
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake watching for wading birds like Great Blue Herons and raptors like Bald Eagles and Ospreys 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, October 26, 2019

Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 7 PM to 9 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.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Fall Color Lake Paddle
Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 2:30 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This peaceful, ranger-led paddle will allow you to explore the Sparks Reservoir and Beaver Creek in the magnificence of fall color. All who are over 18 and can swim are welcome, as are those 6 years and older who can swim and are accompanied by a parent. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reservations required. Includes tandem kayak, PFD and paddle. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Halloween Lantern Paddle
Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join park managers for this unique lantern-led paddle around Magnolia Lake as an alternative to trick-or-treat festivities. Pre-register by 5pm at the Visitor Center. $20 - $30 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Friday, Nov 1, 2019 6 PM to 8 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. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Constellation Kayak Cruise
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
See a beautiful night sky full of stars above Lake Seminole right from your kayak. This slow paced, peaceful night time paddle is perfect for people new to kayaking or stargazing. We'll travel 1.5 miles round-trip, stopping along the way to stargaze and discuss the mythology behind the constellation names and how seafarers navigated by using stars. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Billy's Island by Night Paddle
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger guided paddle to historic Billy's Island where we will beach our kayaks and canoes and go on a short hike.Watch as night takes over the swamp. We will talk about the different people who lived on the island throughout history. Prepare to see and hear the swamp at night just as those who lived here in the past did. $20 - $25 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Constellation Kayak Cruise
Friday, Nov 8, 2019 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
See a beautiful night sky full of stars above Lake Seminole right from your kayak. This slow paced, peaceful night time paddle is perfect for people new to kayaking or stargazing. We'll travel 1.5 miles round-trip, stopping along the way to stargaze and discuss the mythology behind the constellation names and how seafarers navigated by using stars. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Almost Full Moon Paddle
Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Paddle under the light of the almost full Beaver Moon while learning the history of Fort Yargo State Park. During this guided tour around the Marbury Creek Watershed, we’ll observe bat activity, listen for owls, and look for other nocturnal animals. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited. $12-$25 $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 5 PM to 7 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. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Friday, Nov 15, 2019 5 PM to 7 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. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Constellation Kayak Cruise
Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
See a beautiful night sky full of stars above Lake Seminole right from your kayak. This slow paced, peaceful night time paddle is perfect for people new to kayaking or stargazing. We'll travel 1.5 miles round-trip, stopping along the way to stargaze and discuss the mythology behind the constellation names and how seafarers navigated by using stars. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 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.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Constellation Kayak Cruise
Friday, Nov 22, 2019 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
See a beautiful night sky full of stars above Lake Seminole right from your kayak. This slow paced, peaceful night time paddle is perfect for people new to kayaking or stargazing. We'll travel 1.5 miles round-trip, stopping along the way to stargaze and discuss the mythology behind the constellation names and how seafarers navigated by using stars. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 5 PM to 7 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. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 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.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 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.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 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.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 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.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 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.