Parks After Dark Events


Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tails on the Trails
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Bring your four legged friend on a guided hike at Fort Yargo State Park! While this is a hike exclusively for dog owners and lovers, we require that your furry friend be kept on a leash at all times. Each hike will average 2.5 miles. Meeting places will switch date to date. Park Pass is Required. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Moonlight Kayak Paddle
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for a guided kayak paddle around Mountain Lake located within our Conservation Area under the moonlight. End your kayak paddle with s'mores by a campfire. Program fee includes kayak, paddle, and life jacket. Cost is $25/person (ages 16+). Space is limited. Call 770-389-7801 to register. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Friday, September 21, 2018

Night Hike
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Enjoy a 2-mile hike on one of the best trails at the park. You will learn interesting facts about the geology and history of the canyon. By the end of the hike, we will be in the dark, enjoying the trail by moonlight and listening for night sounds. Ages 10 and older. Reservations Required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Evening Paddle with Star Gazing
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 8 PM to 10 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Come Join Us for an evening of canoe paddling followed by a Star Gazing and Stories. Meet at the Boat Ramp located in the day use area. Preregistration is available; program has limited space. All ages are welcome. Any child under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. $10 a person $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Sunset Bat Hike
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Spread your wings and take a trip with us, as our rangers will be ready to be your guide into the wild world of bats. Join our rangers as we watch our flying friends take off over the setting sun! Includes a short half-mile walk over our beautiful marshes and winding creeks. Guests will meet our rangers at the park office and museum. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Sunset Bat Hike
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Spread your wings and take a trip with us, as our rangers will be ready to be your guide into the wild world of bats. Join our rangers as we watch our flying friends take off over the setting sun! Includes a short half-mile walk over our beautiful marshes and winding creeks. Guests will meet our rangers at the park office and museum. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Campfire Circle with Friends
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Come out to Fort Yargo and enjoy a night by the campfire with your family. Enjoy hearing stories about the fort, participating in interactive stories and songs, and yummy s'mores. We will meet at the Amphitheater in Campground 2, and begin promptly at 7:00 pm. $1 per participant. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Sunset Yoga
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
End the day with some peaceful yoga! Add your own twist by including your favorite poses! No previous experience required. A yoga mat or towel is recommended. Meet at picnic shelter #2 near the Brantley Lake Recreational Area. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll hunt for scorpions by using UV lights, listen for owls, and watch the stars. We will meet at the Trading Post (Visitor Center) to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. Call to register in advance. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Summer Finale Movie Night
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 7:30 PM to 9:15 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
For the end of summer we’ll be having a movie night. The movie will be family friendly. All ages are welcome. Meet at the open field by the campground. The movie starts at 7:30 PM, so try to get there early for a good seat. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Moonlight Mountain Hike
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire, where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 9 PM to 9:45 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Sunset Hike
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 6:45 PM to 8:15 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
A popular activity here at the park is our Sunset Hike on Saturday night. Relax at the Tennessee Rock and watch a beautiful sunset. Meet with the naturalist at the Visitors' Center for a short walk to our destination. Bring good walking shoes, water and a camera. Meet at 6:30 pm for a short hike to our destination. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 7:15 PM to 8 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a short, easy walk to a special spot overlooking the valley to view the setting sun. Meet at the West Rim trail access parking. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Star Party Astronomy: After Dark in Your State Park
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 8 PM to 11 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Come see the wonders of the night sky through telescopes. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park and conducted by the Barnard Astronomical Society. Meet at the disc golf course parking lot. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Putt-Putt and a Movie
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 8 PM to 10 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Bring a lawn chair and your best golf game, we are playing putt-putt and watching a movie. The putt-putt course is going to be opened after hours for your entertainment. If you get tired of playing putt-putt you can sit back and enjoy the movie. The Movie is free. Popcorn for sale. $5, Family of 5+ $20 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Fall Equinox Moonlit Paddle
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Celebrate the first day of the new season by accompanying our rangers on a beautiful moonlit paddle. Open to people 10 years or 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.
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Junior Ranger Camp After Dark
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Sign your Junior Ranger up for an after hours camp. This one night session will include fishing, a night hike, and more park fun! The cost is $20 per camper, and will last from 5:30-9:30 pm. Ages 6-12 are welcome. Call the Park office to register at 770-867-3489. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Almost Full Moon Paddle
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 8 PM to 9:30 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. Space is limited, so register in advance. No pets; kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Meet at the kayak rack near the beach area. Bring a flash light, quick drying pants, and water. $10 with your own kayak, $15 with rental kayak $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Night Hike
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for a short night hike (1.3 miles). We’ll be on the lookout for some glow-in-the dark scorpions as we learn more about the park. Meet at the Visitor’s Center at 8:30 PM. Bring a flashlight (UV if possible) and sturdy shoes. All ages welcome, though under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Cabin by Candlelight
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come join our Rangers for this Harvest Moon hike back in time. Meet with your Ranger guide in the 50 Lodge Rd parking lot, where they will guide the group to the Vaughn Log Cabin by candlelight. Once there, you will tour the cabin and learn about pioneer life after dark. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Paddling Sunset to Moonrise
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 8 PM to 11 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.
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Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
If you've ever wanted a picture of a beautiful Lake Seminole sunset, this is your chance. This ranger 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.
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Starlight Symphony Hike
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Enjoy a symphony of sounds provided by Mother Nature. Guests will gaze upon a beautiful, star filled sky on our boardwalk, then take in the peaceful sounds of a night time forest while hiking 3 miles on our Gopher Tortoise Trail. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
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Moonlight Paddle
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 7:30 PM to 9:30 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.
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Traveling by Firelight
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Traveler's Rest Historic Site - Toccoa, GA
Enjoy a candlelight tour of the stagecoach inn and enjoy special teacakes from an old Jarrett family recipe and hot apple cider. Learn what it was like to live and travel by firelight in the early 1800s. $1-5. 706-356-4362.
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Night Hike of Lake Trahlyta
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Discover how the park changes after dark on this ranger-led hike around Lake Trahlyta. Meet outside of the Visitor Center at 8pm and bring a flashlight to help you find your way back. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 7:15 PM to 9:15 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy watching the moon rise above the gorge from the suspension bridge and learn some interesting tidbits about the moon. This hike will go down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge where we will hang out as the moon comes into view. No pets allowed. Space is limited please call to make a reservation. The hike may be cancelled due to weather. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Monday, September 24, 2018

Full Moon Night Hike
Monday, Sep 24, 2018 7:45 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy Fort Yargo after dark on a guided moonlit hike by the lake each full moon of this year. Early evening hours are great for spotting wildlife such as deer, rabbits, owls and others along the lake shore. Hike length and meeting location will vary month to month. Bring sturdy shoes, water and a flashlight. $5 parking. 706-867-3489.
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Full Moon Paddle
Monday, Sep 24, 2018 7:30 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. Register in advance. $15 with a rental craft, $10 with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Full Moon Paddle
Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 8 PM to 9:30 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.
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Friday, September 28, 2018

Night Hike
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Enjoy a 2-mile hike on one of the best trails at the park. You will learn interesting facts about the geology and history of the canyon. By the end of the hike, we will be in the dark, enjoying the trail by moonlight and listening for night sounds. Ages 10 and older. Reservations Required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Bingo & Ice Cream
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Camping, picnicking or just visiting a friend staying at the park; you are welcome to join us in bingo at the Assembly Shelter next to Archery. Ice cream sundaes and bingo will turn this summer evening into family fun. Stay and enjoy star gazing & star stories. $2–$5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Starry Night & Ice Cold Lemonade
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 8 PM to 10 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Enjoy a starry night & ice cold lemonade. Meet at the assembly shelter where we will observe stars, planets & nebulae and hear stories about the constellations above us. Star charts & a telescope will be on hand. The Park Naturalist will show you how to use & make your own star wheel to take home. Feel free to bring your telescope or binoculars. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Noche de cine en Fort Yargo
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
¿Buscas una noche familiar? Únase a nosotros en Picnic Shelter 1 para una noche de película relajante presentada en español. Traiga una silla, una manta o tome asiento en un banco de picnic. Damos la bienvenida a los visitantes que comienzan a llegar a las 6:30 p.m., y la película comenzará puntualmente a las 7:00 p.m. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Sunset Yoga
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
End the day with some peaceful yoga! Add your own twist by including your favorite poses! No previous experience required. A yoga mat or towel is recommended. Meet at picnic shelter #2 near the Brantley Lake Recreational Area. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll hunt for scorpions by using UV lights, listen for owls, and watch the stars. We will meet at the Trading Post (Visitor Center) to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. Call to register in advance. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Night Hike
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for a short night hike (1.3 miles). We’ll be on the lookout for some glow-in-the dark scorpions as we learn more about the park. Meet at the Visitor’s Center at 8:30 PM. Bring a flashlight (UV if possible) and sturdy shoes. All ages welcome, though under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 9 PM to 9:45 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Night Paddle
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Explore the lake after dark by joining the naturalist on a guided paddle tour. Meet behind the Visitor's Center and bring water and a flashlight. Closed-toe shoes are recommended. There are limited spaces available so make sure to call the Visitor's Center and register. This event is dependent on weather conditions. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Sunset Hike
Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 6:45 PM to 8:15 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
A popular activity here at the park is our Sunset Hike on Saturday night. Relax at the Tennessee Rock and watch a beautiful sunset. Meet with the naturalist at the Visitors' Center for a short walk to our destination. Bring good walking shoes, water and a camera. Meet at 6:30 pm for a short hike to our destination. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 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.
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Campfire Stories and S'mores
Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Meet at picnic shelter #2 for a fun evening where you can roast marshmallows and swap stories among friends. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Movies in the Park
Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a family-fun evening in the park. We will be playing a family feature on our jumbo screen while your family relaxes in the park. Just bring your blanket or chairs. Concessions will be available for purchase from the Friends of Panola chapter. $5 Parking fee is required per vehicle. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Lake Antioch Sunset Hike
Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 5 PM to 8 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for a Ranger Led Sunset Hike along the shores for Lake Antioch. Trail is 2.5 Miles long and will end with a view of the beautiful sunset on Lake Antioch. Trail hike is consider easy. Bring your own snacks and water to enjoy along the way. 706-802-5087.
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Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
If you've ever wanted a picture of a beautiful Lake Seminole sunset, this is your chance. This ranger 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.
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Starlight Symphony Hike
Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Enjoy a symphony of sounds provided by Mother Nature. Guests will gaze upon a beautiful, star filled sky on our boardwalk, then take in the peaceful sounds of a night time forest while hiking 3 miles on our Gopher Tortoise Trail. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
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Constellation Cruise
Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger for a guided motor boat tour as the last light of the sun fades into the night. Whether you choose a moonlit night or a night with no moon at all you can view the silhouettes of cypress trees against the night sky, watch for gator eyes glowing at the edge of the water and spy stars, satellites and maybe even a few meteors overhead! $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Monday, October 1, 2018

Paddle After Dark
Monday, Oct 1, 2018 7 PM to 9 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 at 7:00 pm. Registration is required. Please call the Park Office to register (770-867-3489). $25 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Family Star Gazing
Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
Enjoy a night under the stars. Dr. Joseph Jones and his crew from the University of North Georgia Planetarium will share information on stars, star charts, satellites, and constellations. Last time we saw the stars from the back nine of the golf course; this time we will observe from the driving range by the front nine. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
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Friday, October 5, 2018

Guided Cemetery Hike
Friday, Oct 5, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Are you curious about the residents that lived here before Fort Yargo became a state park? Join us for a free guided cemetery hike between 8:00-9:00 pm. We will meet at the end of Picnic Area Road, and begin our hike promptly at 8:00 pm. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Family Star Gazing
Friday, Oct 5, 2018 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
Enjoy a night under the stars. Dr. Joseph Jones and his crew from the University of North Georgia Planetarium will share information on stars, star charts, satellites, and constellations. Last time we saw the stars from the back nine of the golf course; this time we will observe from the driving range by the front nine. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
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Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 5, 2018 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
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Ultraviolet Night Hike
Friday, Oct 5, 2018 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Ever wonder what it's like to see in ultraviolet light? Come experience our wooded trails via blacklight and learn all about night florescence with our Park Ranger! Bring good hiking shoes, drinking water, and a small flashlight. Meet at the entrance to Beaver Trail, next to the canoes at the lake. Sign up at the Visitor Center before 5pm. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Oct 5, 2018 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Saturday, October 6, 2018

Sunset Hike
Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
A popular activity here at the park is our Sunset Hike on Saturday night. Relax at the Tennessee Rock and watch a beautiful sunset. Meet with the naturalist at the Visitors' Center for a short walk to our destination. Bring good walking shoes, water and a camera. Meet at 6:30 pm for a short hike to our destination. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Spectacular Spiders and Spider Campfire
Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet the real spider man, Dr. George Stanton, and discover fun and fascinating facts about our misunderstood arachnids. Roast marshmallows over our fire after the presentation. Outdoor, covered shelter next to campground Trading Post. Geared towards adults and families with children ages 8 & up. Bring a flashlight. $2 correct change per person. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll hunt for scorpions by using UV lights, listen for owls, and watch the stars. We will meet at the Trading Post (Visitor Center) to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. Call to register in advance. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join us for a lovely relaxing Ranger led paddling trip on the calm Magnolia Springs lake at sunset. Learn about the park's history, geology, and native flora and fauna. Limited space available. Contact the Visitor Center before 5pm to register. $5 - $15 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Sunset Hike
Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join us for a ranger led hike into and around the canyon, learn about the natural history of the canyon, and enjoy the sunset from the canyon rim. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Astronomy Night
Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 8 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Providence Canyon once again welcomes the Coca-Cola Space Science Center from Columbus, GA as they host the last astronomy night of the year. Please join us as we learn about the night sky and view the stars, planets, and constellations. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Starlight Symphony Hike
Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Enjoy a symphony of sounds provided by Mother Nature. Guests will gaze upon a beautiful, star filled sky on our boardwalk, then take in the peaceful sounds of a night time forest while hiking 3 miles on our Gopher Tortoise Trail. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
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Sunset Boat Tour of the Swamp
Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Sit back and relax while one of our rangers takes you on Billy's Lake for a beautiful Okefenokee sunset. Enjoy the wildlife and changing colors of the sky as the sun drops beneath the horizon. Listen for the sounds of sandhill cranes and barred owls echoing across the swamp and keep an eye out for alligators along the waters edge. $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long guided night hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Candle lanterns are provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. No reservations. Cash only. Meet and pay at the Visitor Center parking lot. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Parks After Dark 

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Paddle Under the Stars
Sunday, Oct 7, 2018 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.
Parks After Dark 

Monday, October 8, 2018

Swamp Senses Hike
Monday, Oct 8, 2018 6 PM to 7 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger for a guided hike focused on getting in touch with your senses in nature. So many things, big and small are living their lives all around you. It's important to take a second and observe them and try to understand our place and theirs on this planet. Come make a deeper connection with the plants and animals of the swamp on this hike. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Movie Night at Fort Yargo
Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a family friendly night out? Join us at the Beach Pavilion for a relaxing movie night. Bring a chair, a blanket, or grab a seat on a picnic bench. Concessions will be available for purchase. We welcome visitors to start arriving at 6:30 pm, and the movie will start promptly at 7:00 pm. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 

Friday, October 12, 2018

Night Hike
Friday, Oct 12, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Enjoy a 2-mile hike on one of the best trails at the park. You will learn interesting facts about the geology and history of the canyon. By the end of the hike, we will be in the dark, enjoying the trail by moonlight and listening for night sounds. Ages 10 and older. Reservations Required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Parks After Dark 
Bingo & Ice Cream
Friday, Oct 12, 2018 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Camping, picnicking or just visiting a friend staying at the park; you are welcome to join us in bingo at the Assembly Shelter next to Archery. Ice cream sundaes and bingo will turn this summer evening into family fun. Stay and enjoy star gazing & star stories. $2–$5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Owl Prowl
Friday, Oct 12, 2018 7:30 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Take a ranger led night hike and discover the various species of owls found at the park, the different calls they make, and more! $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Parks After Dark 
Sunset Bat Hike
Friday, Oct 12, 2018 6:45 PM to 8 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Spread your wings and take a trip with us, as our rangers will be ready to be your guide into the wild world of bats. Join our rangers as we watch our flying friends take off over the setting sun! Includes a short half-mile walk over our beautiful marshes and winding creeks. Guests will meet our rangers at the park office and museum. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Parks After Dark 
Guided Cemetery Hike
Friday, Oct 12, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Are you curious about the residents that lived here before Fort Yargo became a state park? Join us for a free guided cemetery hike between 8:00-9:00 pm. We will meet at the end of Picnic Area Road, and begin our hike promptly at 8:00 pm. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Twilight Kayak Tour
Friday, Oct 12, 2018 6:30 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 
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 12, 2018 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Parks After Dark 
Stargazing by Boat
Friday, Oct 12, 2018 8:30 PM to 10:30 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 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
Cosmic Archery
Friday, Oct 12, 2018 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Archery Instructor for this spectacular program! During our Cosmic Archery program you will get to fine tune your archery skills in the dark with the assistance of black lights, glow in the dark targets, and glow sticks. Cost is $25/person (ages 18+). Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Oct 12, 2018 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Starry Night & Ice Cold Lemonade
Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 8 PM to 10 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Enjoy a starry night & ice cold lemonade. Meet at the assembly shelter where we will observe stars, planets & nebulae and hear stories about the constellations above us. Star charts & a telescope will be on hand. The Park Naturalist will show you how to use & make your own star wheel to take home. Feel free to bring your telescope or binoculars. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Parks After Dark 
Sunset Bat Hike
Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Spread your wings and take a trip with us, as our rangers will be ready to be your guide into the wild world of bats. Join our rangers as we watch our flying friends take off over the setting sun! Includes a short half-mile walk over our beautiful marshes and winding creeks. Guests will meet our rangers at the park office and museum. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Parks After Dark 
Candle Lantern Tour
Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for our annual candlelight guided tours! Come see soldiers go about their evening duties and experience what life was like for those living on the Georgia coast during the Civil War. You'll get to stop by our lovely barracks house for some sweet treats before being treated to an exclusive night-time firing of our cannon! $5-$9. 912-727-2339.
Parks After Dark 
A Dinner In Time
Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us and the Fort Yargo Living History Society for a Dinner in Time. Guests will have a special opportunity to dine inside the old fort. Price per participant is $50, and will feature a three course meal prepared and served in methods consistent with the late 1700's when the fort was occupied. RSVP now by calling the park office 770-867-3489. $50 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 6:30 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 
Observatory Open House
Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Georgia State University's Hard Labor Creek Observatory (HLCO) will have an open house monthly, March through October. In case of inclement weather, facilities will be open for a tour and slideshow. Night sky observations start one half hour after sunset. $5 parking. 404-275-3974.
Parks After Dark 
Screen on the Green
Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 8 PM to 10 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Watch a family friendly movie outside and enjoy the beautiful grounds beside the museum. Bring your favorite blanket or lounge chair, kick back and enjoy. Cokes, popcorn and other items will be on sell. Don't forget to bring the kids too. Please remember that alcoholic beverages are prohibited. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
Going Batty Sunset Paddle
Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 6 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! $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Parks After Dark 
Moonlight Paddle
Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 7:30 PM to 9:30 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 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Swamp Senses Hike
Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 6 PM to 7 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger for a guided hike focused on getting in touch with your senses in nature. So many things, big and small are living their lives all around you. It's important to take a second and observe them and try to understand our place and theirs on this planet. Come make a deeper connection with the plants and animals of the swamp on this hike. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Tails on the Trails
Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Bring your four legged friend on a guided hike at Fort Yargo State Park! While this is a hike exclusively for dog owners and lovers, we require that your furry friend be kept on a leash at all times. Each hike will average 2.5 miles. Meeting places will switch date to date. Park Pass is Required. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 

Friday, October 19, 2018

Night Hike
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Enjoy a 2-mile hike on one of the best trails at the park. You will learn interesting facts about the geology and history of the canyon. By the end of the hike, we will be in the dark, enjoying the trail by moonlight and listening for night sounds. Ages 10 and older. Reservations Required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Parks After Dark 
Campfire Circle with Friends
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Come out to Fort Yargo and enjoy a night by the campfire with your family. Enjoy hearing stories about the fort, participating in interactive stories and songs, and yummy s'mores. We will meet at the Amphitheater in Campground 2, and begin promptly at 7:00 pm. $1 per participant. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Parks After Dark 
Welcome Campfire
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Welcome to the beautiful Magnolia Springs State Park! Come meet fellow campers and park visitors at the campfire ring to roast marshmallows, play games, and tell stories! A $1 donation is encouraged towards future sweet treats. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
Cosmic Archery
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Archery Instructor for this spectacular program! During our Cosmic Archery program you will get to fine tune your archery skills in the dark with the assistance of black lights, glow in the dark targets, and glow sticks. Cost is $25/person (ages 18+). Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Haunted Hills Hayride
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
It's back! Join our annual spooktacular haunted hayrides, which are fun for all ages. Come early because ticket sales close at 10 pm. Tickets go on sale at 7:30 each night. We'll be showing a movie, have a bonfire and we will have refreshments for sale. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Starry Night & Ice Cold Lemonade
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 8 PM to 10 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Enjoy a starry night & ice cold lemonade. Meet at the assembly shelter where we will observe stars, planets & nebulae and hear stories about the constellations above us. Star charts & a telescope will be on hand. The Park Naturalist will show you how to use & make your own star wheel to take home. Feel free to bring your telescope or binoculars. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Parks After Dark 
Decorated and Carved Pumpkin Contest
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 6 PM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring your already carved or decorated pumpkin with a candle or light to the Trading Post. Pre-register at Park Office or pay correct change at the door. Youth and Adult division. Awards for each category. Fee per pumpkin entered.Set-Up at 6 PM. Judging at 7 PM. Must stay on display until 8:30 PM. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Parks After Dark 
Music and Dancing On The Mountain: Celebrate Fall
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Come join our talented local musicians, Randy and Darlene Dameron, and dance under the stars.Bring a picnic, a friend and a chair or blanket or enjoy cement seating. Dance and sing-a-long to 60's and 70's music. Meet at the Stone Amphitheater next to the Park Office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Parks After Dark 
Octoberfest
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 6 PM to 9 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Florence Marina invites the public to join in its biggest event of the year, Octoberfest. Join us for games, haunted hay rides and boat rides, a cake walk, and more. You don’t want to miss this event! Food will also be offered at the park that evening by an outside vendor. $1 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Parks After Dark 
Junior Ranger Camp After Dark
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Sign your Junior Ranger up for an after hours camp. This one night session will include fishing, a night hike, and more park fun! The cost is $20 per camper, and will last from 5:30-9:30 pm. Ages 6-12 are welcome. Call the Park office to register at 770-867-3489. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Halloween at Hamburg
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 5 PM to 9 PM
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Join the Friends of Hamburg State Park for a fun evening of ghoulish events. Activities include a fall hayride, treats, spooky movies shown in our grist mill, and family friendly games. $1 - $5 $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire, where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Parks After Dark 
Movie by the Water
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 7 PM to 10:30 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for movie night at Rocky Mountain by Lake Antioch. Meet at the Beach area Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks. Movie starts at Sunset. All Movies are PG13. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Parks After Dark 
Orionids Meteor Shower Paddle
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 7 PM to 10:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Experience the majesty of a meteor shower from a kayak. We will paddle 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 
Sunset Boat Tour of the Swamp
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Sit back and relax while one of our rangers takes you on Billy's Lake for a beautiful Okefenokee sunset. Enjoy the wildlife and changing colors of the sky as the sun drops beneath the horizon. Listen for the sounds of sandhill cranes and barred owls echoing across the swamp and keep an eye out for alligators along the waters edge. $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 
Haunted Hills Hayride
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
It's back! Join our annual spooktacular haunted hayrides, which are fun for all ages. Come early because ticket sales close at 10 pm. Tickets go on sale at 7:30 each night. We'll be showing a movie, have a bonfire and we will have refreshments for sale. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Parks After Dark 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Swamp Senses Hike
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 6 PM to 7 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger for a guided hike focused on getting in touch with your senses in nature. So many things, big and small are living their lives all around you. It's important to take a second and observe them and try to understand our place and theirs on this planet. Come make a deeper connection with the plants and animals of the swamp on this hike. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Full Moon Night Hike
Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 7:45 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy Fort Yargo after dark on a guided moonlit hike by the lake each full moon of this year. Early evening hours are great for spotting wildlife such as deer, rabbits, owls and others along the lake shore. Hike length and meeting location will vary month to month. Bring sturdy shoes, water and a flashlight. $5 parking. 706-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Full Moon Paddle
Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 7 PM to 8:30 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. Register in advance. $15 with a rental craft, $10 with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 

Friday, October 26, 2018

Night Hike
Friday, Oct 26, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Enjoy a 2-mile hike on one of the best trails at the park. You will learn interesting facts about the geology and history of the canyon. By the end of the hike, we will be in the dark, enjoying the trail by moonlight and listening for night sounds. Ages 10 and older. Reservations Required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Parks After Dark 
Going Batty
Friday, Oct 26, 2018 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Dispel myths and discover fascinating facts about these amazing flying mammals with Dr. Mark Yates from LaGrange College. Meet at the covered shelter next to the Trading Post in the campground. Geared towards adults and families with children ages 8 & up.Correct change at the door. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Parks After Dark 
Autumn Nights at Yargo
Friday, Oct 26, 2018 5 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join the Fort Yargo Living History Society for hayrides, storytelling by the campfire, children's games, and viewing the restored Old Fort by candlelight. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Twilight Kayak Tour
Friday, Oct 26, 2018 6:30 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 
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 26, 2018 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Parks After Dark 
Halloween Celebration
Friday, Oct 26, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Decorate your campsite in the spirit of Halloween! Winner of the competition will win a special prize from Mistletoe! We will have games, crafts, hayrides, music and more. Children will learn to make a special holiday treat! $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Parks After Dark 
Cosmic Archery
Friday, Oct 26, 2018 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Archery Instructor for this spectacular program! During our Cosmic Archery program you will get to fine tune your archery skills in the dark with the assistance of black lights, glow in the dark targets, and glow sticks. Cost is $25/person (ages 18+). Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Spooky S'mores
Friday, Oct 26, 2018 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Gather with us around a warm camp fire and enjoy delicious s'mores. A park ranger will share spooky ghost stories and you'll have time to add your favorites. $4 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Parks After Dark 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Oct 26, 2018 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Haunted Hills Hayride
Friday, Oct 26, 2018 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
It's back! Join our annual spooktacular haunted hayrides, which are fun for all ages. Come early because ticket sales close at 10 pm. Tickets go on sale at 7:30 each night. We'll be showing a movie, have a bonfire and we will have refreshments for sale. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Parks After Dark 
Wormsloe’s Colonial Haunted Trail Tour
7:15 PM - 10 PM from Oct 26, 2018 until Oct 27, 2018 
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
A ranger will guide you into the past to site of colonist Nobel Jones. Keep close together as you explore the trail and hopefully you will be safe from the zombies, ghosts and ghouls drifting under the looming oak tree and Spanish moss. Who knows what ghouls have been disturbed! $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, October 27, 2018

A Haunted Evening at A.H. Stephens
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 7 PM to 11 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Join park staff and Friends of A.H. Stephens for a fun evening of ghoulish events. Activities include a haunted hayride, treats, movie on the lawn, games, campfire, and a campsite decorating contest for both RV and equestrian campers. Hayride registration will be in the concession building, located behind the park office. $4 - $8 $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Parks After Dark 
Fall Costume Parade- Judging 6:30 PM
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 6:30 AM to 6:45 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet in front of the Trading Post and show us your most creative costumes. Judges will award prizes for best adult, youth, and dog costume.Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Parks After Dark 
Halloween In The Park
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 8 AM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Themed activities throughout the day and night. Special times, registration costs and rules for different activities: Zombie Archery, Scarecrow Competition, Decorated and Carved Pumpkin Contest, Fall Costume Parade, and Campsite Decorating Contest. And of course there is trick or treating at the campsites beginning just before dark... Free-$5 $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Parks After Dark 
Scarecrow Competition
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 11 AM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Enter your already-built, kid-sized scarecrow in our competition. Theme is Parks After Dark. Pre-register and pre-pay. or cash at the door. Adult, family or youth entries accepted. Set up at 11:00 AM at the Trading Post in the campground. Open to all ages. Rules listed. Pay cash at the door. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Parks After Dark 
Volunteer to Help Us with Halloween Events
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 12 PM to 9 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Sign up to be hosts, judges and decorators for pumpkin, costume, and campsite contests and activities throughout the day and night. Contact the park office for more information. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Parks After Dark 
Campsite Decorating Contest
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 7 PM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Show us your PG-13 rated creative side at your site. Judges will cruise the campground looking for décor that tells us that you love fall and Halloween. No nails or staples on plants. Observe Leave No Trace decorating ideas. 1st, 2nd, 3rd prize awarded at the campsite. Judging begins at 7 PM. Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Parks After Dark 
Campground Trick or Treating
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 7 PM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Wear your light or carry a flashlight and walk through the campsites. It's a family affair and we encourage all ages to participate.Trick or Treat at campsites marked with a candy bag and light. No cottages have treats. Campers who bring candy to give out can show it when they register and get 10% off their camping stay. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Fright at the Fort
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 6 PM to 10 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us for a night of thrills and chills. From 6-7 pm, children ages 3-10 can trick-or-treat at numerous spooky spots within the fort. Then, from 8-10 pm, beware of ghosts, ghouls, and goblins as the fort and nature trail transform into a spectacularly spooky, shudder-inducing experience. Bring along your friends and family if you dare! $7 - $12. 912-437-4770.
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Autumn Nights at Yargo
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 5 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join the Fort Yargo Living History Society for hayrides, storytelling by the campfire, children's games, and viewing the restored Old Fort by candlelight. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Moonlight Madness
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 12 PM to 10 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kick off your Halloween activities with a kids carnival from 12-4 pm. The parks haunted house will be open at 6 pm until 10 pm. The maze will be open 12-4 during the carnival and in the evening from 6 to 10pm. Hayrides will be offered 6 pm - 10 pm for a ride to the campgrounds and back to view the decorations in our campsite decoration contest. $1-$7 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Fall Festival and Nighttime Spooky Wagon Rides
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Welcome the cooler weather and changing leaves with our Fall Festival. Come for face painting, apple cider, marshmallow roasts, games and more! Join us at the beach area for a "Spooky Wagon" ride through a dark and creepy forest. Rides depart every 30 min. Fee includes 1 wagon ride + all activities. $5, kids 3 yrs and under free (cash only) $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Halloween Programs
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 11 AM to 8 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Fall Craft: Join a park ranger to make a fall craft including leaves, fall colors and pumpkins Campsite Decorating Contest: The best Fall theme site and Halloween themed site will win a prize Campground Trick-or-Treat: Meet at the visitor center for games, concessions, train rides and a hayride to the campground. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Trunk-O-Treat for Halloween
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 2 PM to 9 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Looking for a safer way to celebrate Halloween? Join us for the annual Panola State Park's Trunk-O-Treat. Boys and ghouls can collect candy going car to car instead of door to door and play on the playground. There will be games, face painting, tree climbing and contests. Will you have the creepiest trunk? Call to register your car. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Halloween Hike
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Ever wanted to hike down into Providence Canyon after dark? Here is your chance! We invite the public to join us on a spooky ranger led hike down into Providence Canyon. Be sure to bring a flash light. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Halloween Haunted Trail
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Come out and see what is haunting our woods. The park will again host the Haunted Trail. Little ones meet in the beach parking lot at 7:00 pm for a toned-down version of our haunted trail. We will have treats waiting at the Group Shelter at the end of the trail and hay rides back to the beach parking lot. $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
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Constellation Cruise
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger for a guided motor boat tour as the last light of the sun fades into the night. Whether you choose a moonlit night or a night with no moon at all you can view the silhouettes of cypress trees against the night sky, watch for gator eyes glowing at the edge of the water and spy stars, satellites and maybe even a few meteors overhead! $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Haunted Hills Hayride
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
It's back! Join our annual spooktacular haunted hayrides, which are fun for all ages. Come early because ticket sales close at 10 pm. Tickets go on sale at 7:30 each night. We'll be showing a movie, have a bonfire and we will have refreshments for sale. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Wormsloe’s Colonial Haunted Trail Tour
7:15 PM - 10 PM from Oct 27, 2018 
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
A ranger will guide you into the past to site of colonist Nobel Jones. Keep close together as you explore the trail and hopefully you will be safe from the zombies, ghosts and ghouls drifting under the looming oak tree and Spanish moss. Who knows what ghouls have been disturbed! $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.
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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Guided Cemetery Hike
Sunday, Oct 28, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Are you curious about the residents that lived here before Fort Yargo became a state park? Join us for a free guided cemetery hike between 8:00-9:00 pm. We will meet at the end of Picnic Area Road, and begin our hike promptly at 8:00 pm. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Friday, November 2, 2018

Night Hike
Friday, Nov 2, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Enjoy a 2-mile hike on one of the best trails at the park. You will learn interesting facts about the geology and history of the canyon. By the end of the hike, we will be in the dark, enjoying the trail by moonlight and listening for night sounds. Ages 10 and older. Reservations Required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Noche de cine en Fort Yargo
Friday, Nov 2, 2018 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
¿Buscas una noche familiar? Únase a nosotros en Picnic Shelter 1 para una noche de película relajante presentada en español. Traiga una silla, una manta o tome asiento en un banco de picnic. Damos la bienvenida a los visitantes que comienzan a llegar a las 6:30 p.m., y la película comenzará puntualmente a las 7:00 p.m. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Nov 2, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Sunset Mountain Hike
Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 5:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire, where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 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.
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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Movie Night at Fort Yargo
Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a family friendly night out? Join us at the Beach Pavilion for a relaxing movie night. Bring a chair, a blanket, or grab a seat on a picnic bench. Concessions will be available for purchase. We welcome visitors to start arriving at 6:30 pm, and the movie will start promptly at 7:00 pm. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Friday, November 9, 2018

Night Hike
Friday, Nov 9, 2018 5 PM to 7 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Enjoy a 2-mile hike on one of the best trails at the park. You will learn interesting facts about the geology and history of the canyon. By the end of the hike, we will be in the dark, enjoying the trail by moonlight and listening for night sounds. Ages 10 and older. Reservations Required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Campfire Night
Friday, Nov 9, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us for a night around the campfire. Make s'mores, and listen to campfire tales. $1 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Starlight Symphony Hike
Friday, Nov 9, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Enjoy a symphony of sounds provided by Mother Nature. Guests will gaze upon a beautiful, star filled sky on our boardwalk, then take in the peaceful sounds of a night time forest while hiking 3 miles on our Gopher Tortoise Trail. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
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