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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Couples Hike
Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Miss out on Valentines Day plans? No worries, there is still time! Join our ranger for a leisurely walk on the River trail and spend some time with your sweetheart.Meet at the River trail entrance or stop by the Visitor's Center for details. Be sure to bring a flashlight and wear closed toe shoes. Dress appropriately for the weather. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Escape the Gold Museum: Mystery at the Mint
Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 5 PM to 7:30 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Museum staff have recently found a diary that belonged to Lewis W. Quillian. Upon research we've discovered that Mr. Quillian was instructed to send $40,000 of gold bullion to Augusta, but it never arrived. He has hidden the bullion in a mine somewhere in Dahlonega. You and your peers have been tasked to help us find the location. $15. 706-864-2257.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Star Light, Star Bright
Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the Columbus Coca-Cola Space Science Center staff for an evening of star talks, star maps, and night sky viewing. Bring a chair or blanket for sitting on grassy field. Meet at the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Night Hike
Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 7 PM to 8 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join an AmeriCorps ranger on a guided night hike down White Oak Trail. Use black lights to see if any creature glow in the dark. Meet at Group Shelter #2. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 
Astronomy Hike
Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a night hike on the Rock Outcrop Trail and experience the park after dark. Listen to myths and origins of the constellations and observe the magnificent winter sky using provided stargazing equipment and star charts. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 
Reed Bingham Astronomy Sky Tour
Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 8:30 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join a ranger to check out some constellations and stars above Reed Bingham. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Stargazing on the Boardwalk
Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 7 PM to 8 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Join an AmeriCorps ranger and learn about the constellations and planets in the Winter sky. Meet at Campground Chapel. $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 
Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger-guided paddle in a canoe or kayak while the sun sets over the Okefenokee. Watch the last light of day fade into the night, leaving only the stars and the moon to guide the way. Look for gator eyes glowing from your flashlight, enjoy a full moon or the milky way and enjoy a leisurely paddle in the swamp. Register in advance. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 6 PM to 8 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.
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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Evening Nature Hike
Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 7 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Take a relaxing hike through nature as it settles down for the night. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 
Campfire & S'more
Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Warm yourself by a cozy fire with great company and enjoy a free S’more. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 
Stargazing
Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Listen to myths and origins of the constellations in the sky. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 

Friday, February 23, 2018

Night Hike
Friday, Feb 23, 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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Chestnuts on an Open Fire & Tall Tales
Fridays 5:30 PM - 6 PM – Feb 23, 2018 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
We'll be warming up by the fire while roasting chestnuts, telling tall tales, solving riddles & hearing the true story of the plight of the American Chestnut. Meet at the Elijah Clark Cabin. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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McAllister's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Feb 23, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a fun take on astronomy as we look through our high-power telescope at celestial objects. This program is for everyone, learn about the stars in an enjoyable and easy to understand atmosphere. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Family Star Gazing
Friday, Feb 23, 2018 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
Join with Tattnall County Library and Gordonia State Park on the Golf course back nine to enjoy a night under the stars. Dr. Joseph Jones and Mr. Jim Wyrosdick from the University of North Georgia Planetarium will share information on stars, star charts, satellites, and constellations. Call the park to register. Save $$ by prepaying $2 plus $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
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Evening Nature Hike
Friday, Feb 23, 2018 7 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Take a relaxing hike through nature as it settles down for the night. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 
Campfire & S'more
Friday, Feb 23, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Warm yourself by a cozy fire with great company and enjoy a free S’more. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 
Stargazing
Friday, Feb 23, 2018 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Listen to myths and origins of the constellations in the sky. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 
Evening Paddle
Friday, Feb 23, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us on Lake Kolomoki for a relaxing guided evening paddle. We will visit the cypress cove as we paddle the 80 acre lake. Life jackets and paddles will be provided. $10 per person to use a park vessel. $5 per person for personal vessel. Pre-registration is required. Please dress properly for the weather. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Feb 23, 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.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Escape the Gold Museum: Mystery at the Mint
Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 5 PM to 7:30 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Museum staff have recently found a diary that belonged to Lewis W. Quillian. Upon research we've discovered that Mr. Quillian was instructed to send $40,000 of gold bullion to Augusta, but it never arrived. He has hidden the bullion in a mine somewhere in Dahlonega. You and your peers have been tasked to help us find the location. $15. 706-864-2257.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Family Star Gazing
Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
Join with Tattnall County Library and Gordonia State Park on the Golf course back nine to enjoy a night under the stars. Dr. Joseph Jones and Mr. Jim Wyrosdick from the University of North Georgia Planetarium will share information on stars, star charts, satellites, and constellations. Call the park to register. Save $$ by prepaying $2 plus $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
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Evening Nature Hike
Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 7 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Take a relaxing hike through nature as it settles down for the night. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 
Campfire & S'more
Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Warm yourself by a cozy fire with great company and enjoy a free S’more. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 
Stargazing
Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Listen to myths and origins of the constellations in the sky. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 
Constellation Cruise
Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 6:30 PM to 8 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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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Night Hike
Thursday, Mar 1, 2018 7 PM to 8 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come explore the park after dark with us as we celebrate nature at night. Black lights will be provided (limited supply). The hike will be 1.8 miles on moderate terrain. Bring water, a flashlight, and dress for the weather! $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 
Campfire & S'mores
Thursday, Mar 1, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Enjoy yourself by a cozy, warm fire with great company and indulge in a free S'more! $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 
Stargazing
Thursday, Mar 1, 2018 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Listen to myths and origins of the constellations and observe the magnificent winter sky using provided stargazing equipment and star charts. Feel free to also bring your own stargazing equipment and star knowledge! $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 
Full Moon Hike
Thursday, Mar 1, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come join an AmeriCorps Ranger for a full moon hike on the Lakeside Trail on this Moonlit night. We will be learning about the moon and walking the trail with black lights. We will meet up at the old Park Office. The weather will be cool so dress appropriately. You may bring your own flashlights. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 

Friday, March 2, 2018

Night Hike
Friday, Mar 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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Night Hike
Friday, Mar 2, 2018 7 PM to 8 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come explore the park after dark with us as we celebrate nature at night. Black lights will be provided (limited supply). The hike will be 1.8 miles on moderate terrain. Bring water, a flashlight, and dress for the weather! $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 
Campfire & S'mores
Friday, Mar 2, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Enjoy yourself by a cozy, warm fire with great company and indulge in a free S'more! $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 
Stargazing
Friday, Mar 2, 2018 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Listen to myths and origins of the constellations and observe the magnificent winter sky using provided stargazing equipment and star charts. Feel free to also bring your own stargazing equipment and star knowledge! $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 
Candle Light Tour
Friday, Mar 2, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Take a guided candlelit walk through this Civil War battlefield, then watch cannon and musket firings. Walk the ravine where Confederate General Patrick Cleburne planned a daring night assault to capture the Federal positions. Experience civillians and soldiers being forced from the woods. $10. 770-443-7850.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Mar 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.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Friday, Mar 2, 2018 7:30 PM to 9 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. 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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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Night Hike
Saturday, Mar 3, 2018 7 PM to 8 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come explore the park after dark with us as we celebrate nature at night. Black lights will be provided (limited supply). The hike will be 1.8 miles on moderate terrain. Bring water, a flashlight, and dress for the weather! $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 
Campfire & S'mores
Saturday, Mar 3, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Enjoy yourself by a cozy, warm fire with great company and indulge in a free S'more! $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 
Stargazing
Saturday, Mar 3, 2018 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Listen to myths and origins of the constellations and observe the magnificent winter sky using provided stargazing equipment and star charts. Feel free to also bring your own stargazing equipment and star knowledge! $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 
Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Mar 3, 2018 6 PM to 8 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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Candle Light Tour
Saturday, Mar 3, 2018 6 PM to 9 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Take a guided candlelit walk through this Civil War battlefield, then watch cannon and musket firings. Walk the ravine where Confederate General Patrick Cleburne planned a daring night assault to capture the Federal positions. Experience civillians and soldiers being forced from the woods. $10. 770-443-7850.
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Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Mar 3, 2018 6 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Take this opportunity to kayak as the sunsets. A ranger will be your guide while you explore how the river and lake change as day light fades. (preregistration is required) Call or visit the park office to sign-up. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Mar 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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Thursday, March 8, 2018

ABCC Wine Seminar"Anything But Chardonnay or Cabernet"
Thursday, Mar 8, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Educational Seminars & tasting to enhance the knowledge of attendees through the enjoyment of new varietal wines & matching cheeses.Seminars conducted by Vic D Hubbard a wine Educator & Wine Festival Judge for five decades. Each seminar will feature new wines .Proceeds to benefit Friends of Crooked River Sate Park & the Heart Gallery of Georgia. $30 per person or $75 for series $50 per couple or $125 for series $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 

Friday, March 9, 2018

McAllister's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Mar 9, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a fun take on astronomy as we look through our high-power telescope at celestial objects. This program is for everyone, learn about the stars in an enjoyable and easy to understand atmosphere. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Night Hike
Friday, Mar 9, 2018 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join an AmeriCorps member on a night hike on the Big Creek Nature Trail for about 1 mile with easy to moderate terrain. See what animals or plants will glow under a black light! Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 
Campfire and S'mores
Friday, Mar 9, 2018 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join an AmeriCorps member for FREE S'mores and campfire stories. Meet at the fire pit outside of the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Mar 9, 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.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Cadet Girl Scout Night Owl Hike
Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 6 PM to 7 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
A fun and wonderful learning experience for all Cadet Girl Scouts! Earn your Night Owl badge by taking a hike with our rangers while learning more about the wild and interesting animals that wander the park at night. You'll have the chance to see bats, raccoons, armadillos, deer, and much more! Embrace your wild side and get outdoors! $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Night Hike
Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join an AmeriCorps member on a night hike on the Big Creek Nature Trail for about 1 mile with easy to moderate terrain. See what animals or plants will glow under a black light! Meet at the Visitor's Center $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 
Campfire and S'mores
Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join an AmeriCorps member for Free S'mores and campfire stories. Meet at the fire pit outside of the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 
Screen on the Green
2nd Saturday of Month 7 PM - 9 PM from Mar 10, 2018 until Apr 14, 2018 
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join us for a movie under the stars in front of the Museum. Bring blankets and chairs to relax for a family night of fun! Popcorn, Hot Chocolate, Cokes and Glow sticks for sale. Movie begins at 7:00 pm and remember to bring the children. No Alcoholic beverages allowed! $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Starlight Symphony Hike
Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 7:30 PM to 10 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, Mar 10, 2018 7 PM to 8:30 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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Lantern Night Hike
Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge See Unicoi by the light of a lantern! Ever wondered what it was like for early settlers who had to travel by foot without electricity? Come find out on our guided, 2-mile lantern night hike. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-878-2201 ext. 549.
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Friday, March 16, 2018

Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Mar 16, 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, March 17, 2018

Sunset Hike to the West Overlook
Saturday, Mar 17, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
The sunset from the West Overlook has been called one of the best views in Georgia. Join a ranger on this approximately 1.1 mile hike, and see the sunset for yourself. The hike is easy to moderate. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Sunset Hike
Saturday, Mar 17, 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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St. Pat's Sunset Paddle
Saturday, Mar 17, 2018 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Wear green and catch a beautiful sunset! This ranger guided tour will get guests to the perfect place to take in a stunning Lake Seminole sunset. Bring your camera! $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Parks After Dark Soak It In 
Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Mar 17, 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.
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Friday, March 23, 2018

Night Hike
Friday, Mar 23, 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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Volunteer To Help With The Night Eggstravaganza
Friday, Mar 23, 2018 4 PM to 9 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Hundreds of kids and their families join us for this annual night event. Help us guard eggs, organize prizes, manage the ribbon run, judge hats, orchestrate the egg tossing, lead hunt groups, and take photographs. Must sign up in advance and be assigned to an area. Call the park office or contact Amy at fdrpark_naturalist@yahoo.com. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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McAllister's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Mar 23, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a fun take on astronomy as we look through our high-power telescope at celestial objects. This program is for everyone, learn about the stars in an enjoyable and easy to understand atmosphere. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Parks After Dark 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Mar 23, 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, March 24, 2018

AmeriCorps First Time Camper Program
Saturday, Mar 24, 2018 1 PM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Never gone camping in a state park before? Or, has it been awhile since your last camping trip? This is your opportunity to go camping at Red Top Mountain State Park for a night and see what it is all about. A schedule of fun activities Saturday & Sunday, use of camping equipment, 1-night camping accommodation, and ranger guidance is provided. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 
Constellation Cruise
Saturday, Mar 24, 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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Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Mar 24, 2018 8 PM to 10 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.
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Friday, March 30, 2018

Night Hike
Friday, Mar 30, 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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Astronomy Nature Camp
Friday, Mar 30, 2018 8 AM to 4 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
School's out and parents are invited to send their K - 8th graders to nature camp. Children will learn all about the night sky! We will explore the solar system and beyond. On Saturday, Crooked River will host an evening Astronomy program so students can return with parents to view the night sky with telescopes. $25 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Sunset Boat Tour
Friday, Mar 30, 2018 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us on the lake during the most beautiful part of the day as we take a sunset boat ride. One ride will be offered each night and space is limited to 15 passengers per ride. Preregistration is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Parks After Dark 
Sunset Hike to the West Overlook
Friday, Mar 30, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
The sunset from the West Overlook has been called one of the best views in Georgia. Join a ranger on this approximately 1.1 mile hike, and see the sunset for yourself. The hike is easy to moderate. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Parks After Dark 
Blue Moon Paddle
Friday, Mar 30, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join the naturalist on an evening kayak paddle on Clarks Hill Lake. We will paddle the shores looking for different wildlife and watch the sun fade over the lake. Kayaks will hold two people. Bug spray, water and a towel are suggested. Spaces very limited. Call the office to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Parks After Dark Soak It In 
Moonlight Mountain Hike
Friday, Mar 30, 2018 7:15 PM to 9:15 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 
Moonlight Egg Hunt
Friday, Mar 30, 2018 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Enjoy an egg hunt by moonlight. Some eggs will have treats and others will have prizes. There will be a special prize for the participant who finds the Golden Egg. You must call to pre-register and reserve your child’s spot no later than March 29. Registration begins on Thursday, February 1 at 9 am. Click for more details. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 
Good Friday Sunset Paddle
Friday, Mar 30, 2018 5:30 PM to 8 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Kick off your Easter weekend with a short, beginner-friendly paddle to Lewis Pond. The area has fewer houses on the shore and a wide channel, which makes it the perfect spot for taking in a beautiful Lake Seminole sunset. Don't forget to bring a camera! $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Parks After Dark Soak It In 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Mar 30, 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, March 31, 2018

Once in a Blue Moon Walk (Full Moon)
Saturday, Mar 31, 2018 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Stroll or roll down to our Fishing Pier on Clark's Hill Lake. Watch the last Blue Moon of 2018 rise over the Savannah River. A telescope and Binoculars will be on hand for gazing. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Parks After Dark 
Celebration Campout WIth Iron Braid Adventures
Saturday, Mar 31, 2018 6:15 AM to 9 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geared towards folks who are going on the Fool's Hike with FDR State Park guides, this after-hike campout and dinner is sure to please. Sign up for the 23 mile Fool's Hike with FDR State Park. Register on-line for the tent camping and dinner with Iron Braid Adventures. $5 parking. 706-573-2968.
Parks After Dark 
Full Moon Concert For Nature
Saturday, Mar 31, 2018 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join talented musicians Viva and Neil Araki, Nearly Normal String Band. for a lively, outdoor performance. Listen and sing-a-long to classic bluegrass and Appalachian, Celtic and folk music. Bring a chair or blanket, wooden log seating. Flashlight suggested. Campground Wooden Amphitheater below Lake Delanor Dam. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Parks After Dark 
Sunset Boat Tour
Saturday, Mar 31, 2018 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us on the lake during the most beautiful part of the day as we take a sunset boat ride. One ride will be offered each night and space is limited to 15 passengers per ride. Preregistration is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Parks After Dark 
Full Moon Paddle to Rifle Cut
Saturday, Mar 31, 2018 7 PM to 10 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
We will meet at the public dock by Skipper's Fish Camp in Darien (85 Screven St). From there, we will enjoy a moonlit paddle to Rifle Cut and back. Open to people 10 years and 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. $40. 912-437-4770.
Parks After Dark 
5th Annual Glow-N-Dark Egg Hunt
Saturday, Mar 31, 2018 6 PM to 9 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Egg hunts are no longer for the day! We will be hiding over 5,000 glowing eggs for children to find in this nontraditional egg hunt. The hunt is open to children ages 3 - 10. Come early to enjoy food trucks, yard games, s'mores, and inflatables. Tickets are limited. Call park office to purchase tickets. $6 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Parks After Dark 
Starlight Symphony Hike
Saturday, Mar 31, 2018 7:30 PM to 10 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.
Parks After Dark 
Full Moon Frog Calling
Saturday, Mar 31, 2018 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
See a different side of the park and join us for a guided night hike of our Wetland loop trail. This easy .5-mile loop passes a beaver-made wetland and will be active with calling frogs. The full moon is known to increase amphibian spawning and will produce a symphony of new sounds. Call the Visitor's Center to register at (706) 878-3087 $3 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Parks After Dark 
Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Mar 31, 2018 7:30 PM to 9:30 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.
Parks After Dark 
Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Saturday, Mar 31, 2018 8:20 PM to 9:50 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. Space is limited please call to make a reservation. The hike may be cancelled due to weather. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Parks After Dark 

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Celebration Campout WIth Iron Braid Adventures
Sunday, Apr 1, 2018 6:15 AM to 9 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geared towards folks who are going on the Fool's Hike with FDR State Park guides, this after-hike campout and dinner is sure to please. Sign up for the 23 mile Fool's Hike with FDR State Park. Register on-line for the tent camping and dinner with Iron Braid Adventures. $5 parking. 706-573-2968.
Parks After Dark 
Sunset Boat Tour of the Swamp
Sunday, Apr 1, 2018 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Sit back and relax while one of our rangers takes you out on Billy's Lake for a beautiful, Okefenokee sunset. Enjoy all the wildlife and the 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 gators hiding along the waters edge. $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Family Friendly, First Time Backpacking
Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018 10 AM to 10 PM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
Looking for something fun for the whole family this Spring Break? Look no further and join two AmeriCorps members for a overnight beginner backpacking program. Learn about topics such as: Fire starting, leave no trace, hiking and packing tips, plant and animal awareness, trail etiquette and safety. Preregistration only, maximum 12 people. $25 plus $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Spring Break Night Paddle
Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
If you want to watch a picturesque sunset and then enjoy all the wonder of the night time sky all while paddling Clarks Hill then this program is for you. We will launch from the boat ramp in the campground. Kayaks and canoes are both available, however space is limited and you will need to register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Parks After Dark 

Friday, April 6, 2018

Night Hike
Friday, Apr 6, 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.
Parks After Dark 
Reptile Bingo
Friday, Apr 6, 2018 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our exciting turtle, lizard & snake bingo game. It's a great adventure for adults and families. Live animals will be present. Fun and educational. Prizes for Bingo winners.. Meet at the covered shelter near Trading Post.. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Parks After Dark 
Twilight Night Paddles
Friday, Apr 6, 2018 7 PM to 8:30 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 
Sunset Mountain Hike
Friday, Apr 6, 2018 7:30 PM to 9:30 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 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Apr 6, 2018 8:45 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.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Sunset Hike to the West Overlook
Saturday, Apr 7, 2018 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
The sunset from the West Overlook has been called one of the best views in Georgia. Join a ranger on this approximately 1.1 mile hike, and see the sunset for yourself. The hike is easy to moderate. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Parks After Dark 
ZZZ's in the Trees: Canopy Camping
Saturday, Apr 7, 2018 6 PM to 11:59 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a tranquil night in the canopy as you lay in your "tree-boat," viewing stars through shimmering branches. A treetop camp will be established in our secluded climbing tree for an overnight experience. Participants should bring dinner, breakfast and a sleeping bag. Non-climbers allowed to camp. Register in advance, space is very limited! $90 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Parks After Dark 
Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Apr 7, 2018 7:30 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Take this opportunity to kayak as the sunsets. A ranger will be your guide while you explore how the river and lake change as day light fades. (preregistration is required) Call or visit the park office to sign-up. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Parks After Dark 
Constellation Cruise
Saturday, Apr 7, 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.
Parks After Dark 

Thursday, April 12, 2018

ABCC Wine Seminar"Anything But Chardonnay or Cabernet"
Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Educational Seminars & tasting to enhance the knowledge of attendees through the enjoyment of new varietal wines & matching cheeses.Seminars conducted by Vic D Hubbard a wine Educator & Wine Festival Judge for five decades. Each seminar will feature new wines .Proceeds to benefit Friends of Crooked River Sate Park & the Heart Gallery of Georgia. $30 per person or $75 for series $50 per couple or $125 for series $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 

Friday, April 13, 2018

Night Hike
Friday, Apr 13, 2018 7:30 PM to 9:30 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 
Reptile Bingo
Friday, Apr 13, 2018 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our exciting turtle, lizard & snake bingo game. It's a great adventure for adults and families. Live animals will be present. Fun and educational. Prizes for Bingo winners.. Meet at the covered shelter near Trading Post.. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Parks After Dark 
Starlight Symphony Hike
Friday, Apr 13, 2018 7:30 PM to 10 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.
Parks After Dark 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Apr 13, 2018 8:45 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.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Friends Nighttime Tours
Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 6 PM to 9 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Step back in time at the Etowah Indian Mounds. Come follow staff and volunteers through the torch-lit site for a nighttime tour of the mounds. Stop for a while and listen to some stories by a campfire near the river before heading back to the museum. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-387-2747.
Parks After Dark 
Screen on the Green
2nd Saturday of Month 7 PM - 9 PM from Apr 14, 2018 
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join us for a movie under the stars in front of the Museum. Bring blankets and chairs to relax for a family night of fun! Popcorn, Hot Chocolate, Cokes and Glow sticks for sale. Movie begins at 7:00 pm and remember to bring the children. No Alcoholic beverages allowed! $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
Astronomy Night
Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 8:30 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join us and the Coca Cola Space Science Center for a night under the stars. Learn about the night sky and view stars and planets through telescopes. Seating will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own lawn chairs for more comfort. $5 parking. 229-838-4244.
Parks After Dark 
Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 7:30 PM to 9:30 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.
Parks After Dark 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Night Hike
Friday, Apr 20, 2018 7:30 PM to 9:30 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 
Reptile Bingo
Friday, Apr 20, 2018 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our exciting turtle, lizard & snake bingo game. It's a great adventure for adults and families. Live animals will be present. Fun and educational. Prizes for Bingo winners.. Meet at the covered shelter near Trading Post.. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Parks After Dark 
Sunset Hike to the West Overlook
Friday, Apr 20, 2018 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
The sunset from the West Overlook has been called one of the best views in Georgia. Join a ranger on this approximately 1.1 mile hike, and see the sunset for yourself. The hike is easy to moderate. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Parks After Dark 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Apr 20, 2018 8:45 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.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Party For The Planet
Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Celebrate Earth Day with us. Picnic early atop the mountain then meet us at the party. Join the DJ and rangers on the dance floor for 60’s-current dance music. Bring roasting stick for marshmallows. We will provide the roaring campfire.Earth Day trivia games with prizes. Meet at the Stone Amphitheater next to Park Office. Free, under age 4. $5 ages 4 & up. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Parks After Dark 
AmeriCorps First Time Camper Program
Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 1 PM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Never gone camping in a state park before? Or, has it been awhile since your last camping trip? This is your opportunity to go camping at Red Top Mountain State Park for a night and see what it is all about. A schedule of fun activities Saturday & Sunday, use of camping equipment, 1-night camping accommodation, and ranger guidance is provided. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 
Lyrids Meteor Shower Paddle
Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Experience the the majesty of a meteor shower from a kayak. We will paddle 2.5 miles 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 Soak It In 
Constellation Cruise
Saturday, Apr 21, 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.
Parks After Dark 
Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 8 PM to 10 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 
Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 8 PM to 10 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge Paddle board at night on Unicoi Lake! Price includes rental of paddle board and 2 hour guided tour of Unicoi Lake. Participants must be at least 12 years of age and all children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-878-2201 ext. 549.
Parks After Dark 

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Meteor Paddle: Lyrids
Sunday, Apr 22, 2018 4 AM to 5:30 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Witness the Lyrid meteor shower from the depths of the Okefenokee Swamp. We will paddle out to Billy's Lake during the pre-dawn hours of the 22nd to take advantage of the moonless morning and dark sky that will be ideal for meteor viewing. This shower may produce as many as 10-20 meteors per hour. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 

Friday, April 27, 2018

Night Hike
Friday, Apr 27, 2018 7:30 PM to 9:30 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 
Frog Walk
Friday, Apr 27, 2018 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
What better way to celebrate spring and Save the Frogs Day than by going on a frog "hunt"? Florence Marina invites the public to join us and learn about the diverse frog populations along the Chattahoochee River, and go on a guided night hike to listen for the different calls. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Parks After Dark 
Moonlight Mountain Hike
Friday, Apr 27, 2018 8 PM to 10 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 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Apr 27, 2018 8:45 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.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Full Moon 5k Run and Fun Run
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 7 PM to 10 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Meet at the Visitor Center as we race through the park guided only by solar lights and the moon. Medals will be given to each age division winner and cheer on the children 12 and under in the Fun Run. Registration begins at 7:00 PM, Kids Fun Run starts at 8 PM and the 5k begins at 8:30 PM. Please call the park office for more information $20 pre-registration with shirt $25 late registration $10 Kids Fun Run $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Parks After Dark 
Movies in the Park
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 8:30 PM to 10:30 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.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 7:30 PM to 9:30 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.
Parks After Dark 
Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 8 PM to 10 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge Canoe on Unicoi Lake under the stars! Price includes rental of canoe and a 2 hour tour of Unicoi Lake. Participants must be at least 12 years old and all children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-878-2201 ext. 549.
Parks After Dark 

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Full Moon Paddle to Rifle Cut
Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
We will meet at the public dock by Skipper's Fish Camp in Darien (85 Screven St). From there, we will enjoy a moonlit paddle to Rifle Cut and back. Open to people 10 years and 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. $40. 912-437-4770.
Parks After Dark 

Friday, May 4, 2018

Sunset Mountain Hike
Friday, May 4, 2018 7:45 PM to 9:45 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.
Parks After Dark 
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Paddle
Friday, May 4, 2018 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
See the majesty of a meteor shower, right from your own kayak. We will paddle 2.5 miles to a secluded, low-light spot that will provide optimal viewing conditions. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Parks After Dark Soak It In 

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Sunset Hike to the West Overlook
Saturday, May 5, 2018 7:15 PM to 8:45 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
The sunset from the West Overlook has been called one of the best views in Georgia. Join a ranger on this approximately 1.1 mile hike, and see the sunset for yourself. The hike is easy to moderate. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Parks After Dark 
Twighlight Paddle of Lake Allatoona
Saturday, May 5, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for a ranger-led twilight paddle of Lake Allatoona. Great for beginners or experienced paddlers. Registration required and begins April 2nd. Call to register anytime Mon-Fri from 9:00 – 5:00. Program canceled in the event of inclement weather. Click event title for more information. $30 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Parks After Dark 
Twilight Paddle
Saturday, May 5, 2018 7:45 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Take this opportunity to kayak as the sunsets. A ranger will be your guide while you explore how the river and lake change as day light fades. (preregistration is required) Call or visit the park office to sign-up. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Parks After Dark 

Friday, May 11, 2018

Twilight Night Paddles
Friday, May 11, 2018 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.
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Saturday, May 12, 2018

AmeriCorps First Time Camper Program
Saturday, May 12, 2018 1 PM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Never gone camping in a state park before? Or, has it been awhile since your last camping trip? This is your opportunity to go camping at Red Top Mountain State Park for a night and see what it is all about. A schedule of fun activities Saturday & Sunday, use of camping equipment, 1-night camping accommodation, and ranger guidance is provided. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Twighlight Paddle of Lake Allatoona
Saturday, May 12, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for a ranger-led twilight paddle of Lake Allatoona. Great for beginners or experienced paddlers. Registration required and begins April 2nd. Call to register anytime Mon-Fri from 9:00 – 5:00. Program canceled in the event of inclement weather. Click event title for more information. $30 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Friday, May 18, 2018

Sunset Hike to the West Overlook
Friday, May 18, 2018 7:15 PM to 8:45 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
The sunset from the West Overlook has been called one of the best views in Georgia. Join a ranger on this approximately 1.1 mile hike, and see the sunset for yourself. The hike is easy to moderate. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Twighlight Paddle of Lake Allatoona
Saturday, May 19, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for a ranger-led twilight paddle of Lake Allatoona. Great for beginners or experienced paddlers. Registration required and begins April 2nd. Call to register anytime Mon-Fri from 9:00 – 5:00. Program canceled in the event of inclement weather. Click event title for more information. $30 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, May 19, 2018 8:30 PM to 10 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.
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Friday, May 25, 2018

Night Hike
Friday, May 25, 2018 8 PM to 10 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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Moonlight Mountain Hike
Friday, May 25, 2018 8 PM to 10 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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Starlight Symphony Hike
Friday, May 25, 2018 8 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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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Movies in the Park
Saturday, May 26, 2018 8:30 PM to 10:30 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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Twighlight Paddle of Lake Allatoona
Saturday, May 26, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for a ranger-led twilight paddle of Lake Allatoona. Great for beginners or experienced paddlers. Registration required and begins April 2nd. Call to register anytime Mon-Fri from 9:00 – 5:00. Program canceled in the event of inclement weather. Click event title for more information. $30 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Paddling Sunset to Moonrise
Saturday, May 26, 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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Twilight Hike
Saturday, May 26, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge Hike the 2.5 mile Lake Loop Trail at night and learn about the crepuscular and nocturnal animals that inhabit the park! Bring your own headlamp/flashlight if desired. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-878-2201 ext. 549.
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Moonlight Movie Night
Saturday, May 26, 2018 9 PM to 11 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
We will be showing a movie in the field behind the office, so bring your blankets or chairs and get ready for some fun. We will have popcorn and refreshments for sale. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Paddle me to the Moon
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 8:30 PM to 11 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Join us for a Full Moon paddle on Lake Buncombe. We will watch the sun set and watch the moon rise. Then we will search the sky for planets, stars and constellations. You MUST pre-register, space is limited. For information and registration call 706-456-2602. We will meet at the park office. The cost is $10 per person plus $5 parking. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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