Parks After Dark Events


Monday, July 23, 2018

Parent & Youth Survival Course
Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 to Monday, Jul 23, 2018 - 10 AM to 1 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join Byron Kerns, former U.S. Air Force Survival Instructor-ranked one of the top ten survival schools in the United States - for a two-day, overnight camping trip. Bond in the wilderness with your child, and learn together the seven priorities of survival: Positive Mental Attitude, Wilderness First Aid, Shelter, Fire, Signaling, Water, and Food. $300 per team of 2 $5 parking. 352-350-4450.
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Paddle After Dark
Monday, Jul 23, 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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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Movie Night at Fort Yargo
Tuesday, Jul 24, 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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Thursday, July 26, 2018

S'Mores Campfire & Tall Tales
Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Experience the park at dark. Come join us around the campfire for some Tall Tales and Tasty Ooey Gooey S’Mores. Meetup at the Archery Range. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Sunset Bat Hike
Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 8 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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Moonlight Kayak Paddle
Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 8 PM to 10 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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"Almost-Full Moon" Night Paddle
Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for an evening of enchantment as we paddle the lake at night under the light of the moon. Limited to 12 people who can swim and are 18 yrs. or older. A flashlight is required. Call for reservations. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 9 PM to 11 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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Get to Know S'more About Nature
Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 7 PM to 8 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Bring your own s’mores to this campfire and marshmallow roast! Our naturalist will answer all your nature questions, like why bears hibernate or why fawns have spots. Just here for the company? That’s fine too! Possum Hollow at 7:00pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Creepy Crawly Critters!
Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 9 PM to 10 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Meet at the Lake Pavilion at 9:00pm to conduct an experiment to see which insects we can attract with sugar water. We will also go on a brief hike through the beach area to see which creepy crawlies we can spot by night $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Friday, July 27, 2018

Night Hike
Friday, Jul 27, 2018 8:30 PM to 10:30 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.
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Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Jul 27, 2018 7:30 PM to 9 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 6:00 PM on Thursday. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Campfire Stories
Friday, Jul 27, 2018 8:15 PM to 9:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Gather around the campfire with our staff as we tell stories and eat s'mores. We encourage guests to use their imagination by bringing their original campfire stories. All ages welcome. $3.00 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Circle, Square & Line Dancing
Friday, Jul 27, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Kick up your heels with free Circle, Square & Line Dancing Lessons. Wear comfortable shoes. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Full Moon Paddle on Clark's Hill Lake
Friday, Jul 27, 2018 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Meetup at our Fishing Pier for a relaxing paddle on Clark Hill's Lake. We will return under the light of the Full Moon. This is a bring your own boat - canoe/kayak event. Call ahead to reserve a spot - 706-359-3458. Ranger lead paddle. Binoculars will be on hand for Moon Gazing. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Full Moon Paddle Along Black Island Creek
Friday, Jul 27, 2018 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Let our rangers guide you on a beautiful moonlit paddle. We will meet at Fort King George and paddle along Black Island Creek to where it meets the Darien River and back. Registration is required. $35 - $40. 912-437-4770.
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Full Moon Night Hike
Friday, Jul 27, 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. Hikes will be no longer than 2.5 miles and will begin at a different location each hike. Bring sturdy shoes, water and a flashlight. $5 parking. 706-867-3489.
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Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Jul 27, 2018 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.
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Full Moon Night Hike
Friday, Jul 27, 2018 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Explore the full moonlit night by using all of your senses while going on a Park Ranger led hike through the wooded trails of Magnolia Springs State Park. Listen and look for Whippoorwills, owls, bats, and other creatures of the night. Bring a flashlight, water, and good hiking shoes. This is an easy 1 mile hike, meet at the Beaver Trail. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Moonlight Mountain Hike
Friday, Jul 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.
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Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Jul 27, 2018 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led paddle on the Sparks Reservoir under the full moon. This program is offered to all adults (18 years and older) who can swim. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reservations are required. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Nighttime Nature Hike
Friday, Jul 27, 2018 9 PM to 10 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join the park naturalist on a nature walk around the lake to discover how the park changes once the sun goes down. Bring flashlights! Meet at the Visitor Center at 9:00pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Parks After Dark: Full Moon Hike
Friday, Jul 27, 2018 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Put on your hiking shoes, bring a flashlight, and join us for a full moon hike in the Wormsloe maritime forest. Get a rare glimpse of the night time wildlife of Wormsloe. The hike will start at the Visitors center and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail. Registration is limited, please register in advance by calling our park office. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.
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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Sunset Hike
Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 8:15 PM to 9:15 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 8:15 for a short hike to our destination. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Star Party Astronomy: After Dark in Your State Park
Saturday, Jul 28, 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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Circle, Square & Line Dancing
Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Kick up your heels with free Circle, Square & Line Dancing Lessons. Wear comfortable shoes. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Movie on the Green
Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Bring a blanket & lie back to watch a film.Popcorn & snacks will be on sale.As a separate event - Night time Putt Putt will be available for $5.00 per a putter, until 10:00 PM. Putt Putt is adjacent to the green. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Night Venture
Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 7 PM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet at the Large Group Camp Picnic Shelter 10 minutes from the campground for a woodland and lakeside walk near Lake Franklin. Listen to a nocturnal concert of insects, frogs and toads. Look for bats, owls and fireflies. Bring a flashlight. Correct change at the door or pay in advance at park office and bring receipt. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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A Dinner In Time
Saturday, Jul 28, 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.
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Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 7 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 boat, $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Star Gazing by Kayak
Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Lake Rutledge after dark is the perfect getaway for looking at the night sky. Join a Park Ranger on this guided paddle around Lake Rutledge after dark. If skies are cloudy, we will discuss history and/or night sounds. Bring water, flashlight, water shoes, ad bug repellent. Meet at the beach area. Register in advance, space is limited. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Twilight Night Paddles
Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 7:45 PM to 9:15 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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Full Moon Paddle
Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 8 PM to 10 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come ready for a gorgeous view as you set off from shore to watch the sunset, and then join our Park Ranger for a full moon tour of the Magnolia Springs Lake. Ages 14 and up. Limited number of kayaks and canoes are available. Early registration required, contact the Visitor's Center to sign up. Limited Time Only $5 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Movies in the Park
Saturday, Jul 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.
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Summer Movie Nights at Red Top
Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Enjoy a movie surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Red Top Mountain State Park and Lake Allatoona. Fun for the whole family! All movies rated G or PG. Bring a towel, lawn chairs, and snacks. Movie will take place at Picnic Shelters 1, 2, and 3. Events will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Night Hike
Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 8 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join a ranger on our Coastal Plains Trails to see the forest come alive at night. be sure to bring comfortable shoes, bug spray, and a flashlight/headlamp. $3 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Jul 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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Music in the Park: Curtis Jones and Primal Roots
Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Enjoy an evening of music at the Lake Pavilion. Music starts at 8:00pm! Donations welcome. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Music in the Park: Curtis Jones & Primal Roots
Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Music in the Park with Curtis Jones and Primal Roots: Round off your evening with live music provided by Curtis Jones and Primal Roots, who play at the Lake Pavilion from 8:00—9:00pm. Donations welcome! $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Paddle After Dark
Sunday, Jul 29, 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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Friday, August 3, 2018

Night Hike
Friday, Aug 3, 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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Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Aug 3, 2018 7:30 PM to 9 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 6:00 PM on Thursday. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Twilight Kayak Paddle
Friday, Aug 3, 2018 7 PM to 8 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Get a look at the sunset from a different perspective. See the sunset from our pond, and watch as bats swarm overhead. This is a perfect paddle for younger paddlers, and those looking for a fun nightly activity. Reservations and waivers required. Call the park office for inquiries. Dress to get wet. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Back to School Movie Night
Friday, Aug 3, 2018 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Celebrate the new school year with a movie night. We’ll be showing a family friendly (PG) movie. All ages are welcome. Please bring your own blankets and chairs. And don’t forget your bug spray. Meet at the open field by the campground, the movie will start at 7:30 PM, so try and get there early to grab a good seat. $5 for parking. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Night Hike with a Ranger
1st Friday of Month 9 PM - 10:30 PM from Aug 3, 2018 
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Learn all about our native nocturnal animals as you enjoy an easy 1-mile hike on one of the best trails in the park! Let our Ranger lead you through the sights, sounds, and smells of the wild night! Don't forget your good hiking shoes, drinking water and a flashlight. Ages 10 and older recommended. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Nox Walk at Red Top
Friday, Aug 3, 2018 8:45 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join our Rangers in the Iron Hill parking lot for a night time exploration! We will walk part of the Iron Hill Trail to discover more about our park after dark. We will use black lights to spot what fluoresces at night (no white lights please). Event is free. Parking pass required on all vehicles. Event may be cancelled for inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Twilight Kayaking on Lake Trahlyta
Friday, Aug 3, 2018 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join in on a ranger lead lake paddle at twilight. Enjoy the serenity of the lake as we bring you the history, the night life and the stars. All skill levels are welcome Must be 8 years and older Please Register in advance as seats are limited $8 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Sunset Hike
Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 8:15 PM to 9:15 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 8:15 for a short hike to our destination. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Twilight Night Paddles
Saturday, Aug 4, 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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ZZZ's in the Trees: Canopy Camping
Saturday, Aug 4, 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.
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Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 8 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Take this opportunity to kayak as the sunsets. A ranger will be your guide as you explore how the river and lake change as day light fades. Call or visit the park office to sign-up before 5:00 PM on the day of each tour. $20 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 7:45 PM to 10 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
If you've ever wanted a picture of a beautiful Lake Seminole sunset, this is your chance. This 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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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Aug 4, 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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Music in the Park: Pressley Girls
Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Enjoy an evening of music at the Lake Pavilion. Our local talent is the Pressley Girls! Music starts at 8:00pm! Donations welcome. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Friday, August 10, 2018

Night Hike
Friday, Aug 10, 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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Movie on the Green
Friday, Aug 10, 2018 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Bring a blanket & lie back to watch a film.Popcorn & snacks will be on sale.As a separate event - Night time Putt Putt will be available for $5.00 per a putter, until 10:00 PM. Putt Putt is adjacent to the green. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Twilight Kayak Tour
Friday, Aug 10, 2018 7 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 boat, $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Paddle Under the Perseids - Meteor Kayak Tour
Friday, Aug 10, 2018 10 PM to 11 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger as we watch what is considered to be the year's best meteor shower because the meteors are often bright and leave long trails. This year a new moon promises dark skies for viewing. Bring flashlight, bug repellent, water, and water shoes. All tours meet at beach area. 50% off for overnight guests. Preregistration required. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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S'Mores Social
Friday, Aug 10, 2018 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Be s'more social at our s'mores social. For national s'mores day we'll be roasting s'mores by campfire. Bring your own drinks and meet at 7:30 PM at the Interpreter's Center. Be sure to sign up by August 10th at 1 PM. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Stargazing by Boat
Friday, Aug 10, 2018 9 PM to 11 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come enjoy the spectacular annual Perseid Meteor Shower on one of our kayaks or canoes on this Park Ranger led stargazing paddle around the lake. Known for dazzling displays, the Perseid Meteors will be streaking across the sky as you lazily float along the calm waters of Magnolia Springs lake and learn about astronomy. Ages 14 and up. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Sunset Mountain Hike
Friday, Aug 10, 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.
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Nox Walk at Red Top
Friday, Aug 10, 2018 8:45 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join our Rangers in the Iron Hill parking lot for a night time exploration! We will walk part of the Iron Hill Trail to discover more about our park after dark. We will use black lights to spot what fluoresces at night (no white lights please). Event is free. Parking pass required on all vehicles. Event may be cancelled for inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Starlight Symphony Hike
Friday, Aug 10, 2018 8:30 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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Saturday, August 11, 2018

A Walk to the Stars
Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 8:30 PM to 11 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
The evening will start with a sensory hike and end at Lake Buncombe; where you will see and learn about star constellations and get a great view of the Perseid meteor shower. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring your favorite camping chair, blanket, flashlight and join us for a great evening. We will meet at the BBQ Pit shelter. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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A Dinner In Time
Saturday, Aug 11, 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.
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Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 7 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 boat, $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Paddle Under the Perseids - Meteor Kayak Tour
Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 10 PM to 11 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger as we watch what is considered to be the year's best meteor shower because the meteors are often bright and leave long trails. This year a new moon promises dark skies for viewing. Bring flashlight, bug repellent, water, and water shoes. All tours meet at beach area. 50% off for overnight guests. Preregistration required. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Movie Night
Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
What lurks beneath the water? A shark that is out to kill! This classic movie is an American tradition during the summer months. Rated PG it is a movie the whole family is guaranteed to enjoy. Meet at Picnic shelter 4 where concessions will be sold. Please bring blankets and lawn chairs. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Screen on the Green
2nd Saturday of Month 8 PM - 10 PM from Aug 11, 2018 until Sep 8, 2018 
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.
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Night Hike
Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 8 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join a ranger on our Coastal Plains Trails to see the forest come alive at night. be sure to bring comfortable shoes, bug spray, and a flashlight/headlamp. $3 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Perseids Meteor Shower Paddle
Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 8 PM to 11 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Experience the majesty of a meteor shower right from your kayak. We will paddle 3 miles to a low-light spot that will offer optimal viewing conditions.Last year's event was spectacular, featuring a clear sky full of stars over the lake with meteors blazing a trail across the horizon. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Aug 11, 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.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Women's Wilderness Weekend
Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 1:30 PM to 11:59 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Ladies ages 16 and up are invited to join us for a weekend enjoying the outdoors. Hiking, swimming, paddling, yoga, camping, and meteor shower viewing, this will be an overnight event. Minors must be accompanied by adult, no pets allowed. This event is weather dependent. Space in limited so call to reserve your spot! $75 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Music in the Park: Shaky Willow
Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Enjoy an evening of music at the Lake Pavilion. Our local talent tonight is Shaky Willow! Music starts at 8:00pm! Donations welcome. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Perseid Shooting Star Party
Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 to Monday, Aug 13, 2018 9 PM to 1 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join us for the peak night of the Perseid Meteor Shower! From 9PM-1AM come to the beach to enjoy concessions, music, and meteor viewing. Astronomers will be there to answer questions. A short presentation will take place at 9:30PM to kick-off the event. Limited number of telescopes will be available to view the night sky or bring your own. $5 per person (cash only). Kids 5 and under free. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Stargazing at the Park
Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 10 PM to 11 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come view the wonders of the night sky through our telescope, and learn about astronomy and the constellations. We'll be setting up the telescope in the field next to the museum for the best possible view. Feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets to make the experience more enjoyable. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Women's Wilderness Weekend
Sunday, Aug 12, 2018
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Ladies ages 16 and up are invited to join us for a weekend enjoying the outdoors. Hiking, swimming, paddling, yoga, camping, and meteor shower viewing, this will be an overnight event. Minors must be accompanied by adult, no pets allowed. This event is weather dependent. Space in limited so call to reserve your spot! $75 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Parks After Dark 

Monday, August 13, 2018

Perseid Meteor Shower Paddle
Monday, Aug 13, 2018
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join us for a late night paddle under the magnificent Perseid meteor shower. One of our rangers will lead you out to Billy's Lake for a wide view of the stars and meteors far from man made light. Take advantage of our dark skies and see the meteor shower from one of the best vantage points in the southeast. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Tails on the Trails
Thursday, Aug 16, 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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Friday, August 17, 2018

Night Hike
Friday, Aug 17, 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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Noche de cine en Fort Yargo
Friday, Aug 17, 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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Twilight Kayak Paddle
Friday, Aug 17, 2018 7 PM to 8 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Get a look at the sunset from a different perspective. See the sunset from our pond, and watch as bats swarm overhead. This is a perfect paddle for younger paddlers, and those looking for a fun nightly activity. Reservations and waivers required. Call the park office for inquiries. Dress to get wet. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Twilight Kayak Tour
Friday, Aug 17, 2018 7 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 boat, $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Paddle Under the Perseids - Meteor Kayak Tour
Friday, Aug 17, 2018 10 PM to 11 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger as we watch what is considered to be the year's best meteor shower because the meteors are often bright and leave long trails. This year a new moon promises dark skies for viewing. Bring flashlight, bug repellent, water, and water shoes. All tours meet at beach area. 50% off for overnight guests. Preregistration required. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Night Hike
Friday, Aug 17, 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). Meet at the visitor's center at 8:30 PM. Bring a flashlight and sturdy shoes. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Parks After Dark 
Welcome Campfire
Friday, Aug 17, 2018 7:30 PM to 9:30 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.
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Cosmic Archery
Friday, Aug 17, 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 
Nox Walk at Red Top
Friday, Aug 17, 2018 8:45 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join our Rangers in the Iron Hill parking lot for a night time exploration! We will walk part of the Iron Hill Trail to discover more about our park after dark. We will use black lights to spot what fluoresces at night (no white lights please). Event is free. Parking pass required on all vehicles. Event may be cancelled for inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Star Party Astronomy: After Dark in Your State Park
Saturday, Aug 18, 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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Observatory Open House
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 9 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.
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Paddle Under the Perseids - Meteor Kayak Tour
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 10 PM to 11 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger as we watch what is considered to be the year's best meteor shower because the meteors are often bright and leave long trails. This year a new moon promises dark skies for viewing. Bring flashlight, bug repellent, water, and water shoes. All tours meet at beach area. 50% off for overnight guests. Preregistration required. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Paddle Under the Perseids - Meteor Kayak Tour
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 to Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 11:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger as we watch what is considered to be the year's best meteor shower because the meteors are often bright and leave long trails. This year a new moon promises dark skies for viewing. Bring flashlight, bug repellent, water, and water shoes. All tours meet at beach area. 50% off for overnight guests. Preregistration required. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Movie by the Water
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 8:30 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.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Aug 18, 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.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Music in the Park: Curtis Jones and Primal Roots
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Enjoy an evening of music at the Lake Pavilion. Our talent tonight is Curtis Jones and Primal Roots! Music starts at 8:00pm! Donations welcome. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 

Monday, August 20, 2018

Paddle After Dark
Monday, Aug 20, 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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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Movie Night at Fort Yargo
Tuesday, Aug 21, 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, August 24, 2018

Night Hike
Friday, Aug 24, 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 
Campfire Circle with Friends
Friday, Aug 24, 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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Friends of Hard Labor Creek Fundraiser
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join Friends of Hard Labor Creek for the annual Paint Class Fundraiser. This year, the theme is sunflowers with artist Laura Rice. All money goes towards projects at the park. Supplies provided. There will be beer and wine to purchase. Meet at the Golf Course-Banquet Room. Call to register in advance. $35 plus $5 parking. 678-789-8641.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Night Hike
Friday, Aug 24, 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). Meet at the visitor's center at 8:30 PM. Bring a flashlight and sturdy shoes. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Parks After Dark 
Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 8 PM to 10 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come ready for a gorgeous view as you set off from shore to watch the sunset, and then join our Park Ranger for a full moon tour of the Magnolia Springs Lake. Ages 14 and up. Limited number of kayaks and canoes are available. Early registration required, contact the Visitor's Center to sign up. Limited Time Only $5 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Moonlight Mountain Hike
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 7 PM to 9 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 
Nox Walk at Red Top
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 8:45 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join our Rangers in the Iron Hill parking lot for a night time exploration! We will walk part of the Iron Hill Trail to discover more about our park after dark. We will use black lights to spot what fluoresces at night (no white lights please). Event is free. Parking pass required on all vehicles. Event may be cancelled for inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Friday Night Campfire
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 8 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join a ranger at the campground fire pit for interactive campfire stories and s'mores! $2 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Full Moon Paddle on Clark's Hill Lake
Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Meetup at our Fishing Pier for a relaxing paddle on Clark Hill's Lake. We will return under the light of the Full Moon. This is a bring your own boat - canoe/kayak event. Call ahead to reserve a spot - 706-359-3458. Ranger lead paddle. Binoculars will be on hand for Moon Gazing. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Junior Ranger Camp After Dark
Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 5 PM to 9 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 5:00 – 9:00 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 
Full Moon Paddle
Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 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.
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Sunset Paddle - Parks After Dark
Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Beat the heat and join a park ranger for a sunset paddle on Lake McIntosh. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Any participant under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Beginners are welcome. Space is limited. Call the park office to reserve. Meet at the boat ramp. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Movies in the Park
Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 8 PM to 10 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 
Paddling Sunset to Moonrise
Saturday, Aug 25, 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.
Parks After Dark 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Aug 25, 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.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Music in the Park: Martin Adams Band
Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Enjoy an evening of music at the Lake Pavilion. Our local talent is Martin Adams Band! Music starts at 8:00pm! Donations welcome. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Full Moon Night Hike
Sunday, Aug 26, 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. Hikes will be no longer than 2.5 miles and will begin at a different location each hike. Bring sturdy shoes, water and a flashlight. $5 parking. 706-867-3489.
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Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 8:45 PM to 10:45 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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Parks After Dark: Full Moon Hike
Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Put on your hiking shoes, bring a flashlight, and join us for a full moon hike in the Wormsloe maritime forest. Get a rare glimpse of the night time wildlife of Wormsloe. The hike will start at the Visitors Center and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail. Registration is limited, please register in advance by calling our park office $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.
Parks After Dark 

Friday, August 31, 2018

Night Hike
Friday, Aug 31, 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 
Movie on the Green
Friday, Aug 31, 2018 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Bring a blanket & lie back to watch a film.Popcorn & snacks will be on sale.As a separate event - Night time Putt Putt will be available for $5.00 per a putter, until 10:00 PM. Putt Putt is adjacent to the green. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Campfire and Hayride Program
Friday, Aug 31, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Hayrides will start at the Campground Shelter, we will have games, music and a campfire set up! $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Parks After Dark 
Nox Walk at Red Top
Friday, Aug 31, 2018 8:45 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join our Rangers in the Iron Hill parking lot for a night time exploration! We will walk part of the Iron Hill Trail to discover more about our park after dark. We will use black lights to spot what fluoresces at night (no white lights please). Event is free. Parking pass required on all vehicles. Event may be cancelled for inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Parks After Dark 
Starlight Symphony Hike
Friday, Aug 31, 2018 8 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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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Movie Night on Lake Liberty
Saturday, Sep 1, 2018 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Take some time and relax with the family by enjoying a movie together. The Friends of A.H. Stephens State Park will be showing the Warner Bros. movie "Yogi Bear". Bring some spare change for popcorn, Sno-cones, and drinks. We meet at Lake Liberty located in front of the park office. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Kids Drive In Movie Night
Saturday, Sep 1, 2018 8 PM to 10 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Need for speed? Join this snail as he races to the finish line at the Indianapolis 500. You will be provided your own vehicle to sit in during the movie and take home with you. First come, first served. Meet at picnic shelter 4 and concessions will be sold. Parents please bring lawn chairs and blankets. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Parks After Dark 
Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Sep 1, 2018 7:30 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Take this opportunity to kayak as the sunsets. A ranger will be your guide as you explore how the river and lake change as day light fades. Call or visit the park office to sign-up before 5:00 PM on the day of each tour. $20 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Parks After Dark 
Movie by the Water
Saturday, Sep 1, 2018 8 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 
Moonlight Movie Night
Saturday, Sep 1, 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.
Parks After Dark 
Music in the Park: Pressley Girls
Saturday, Sep 1, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Enjoy an evening of music at the Lake Pavilion. Our local talent is the Pressley Girls! Music starts at 8:00pm! Donations welcome. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 

Monday, September 3, 2018

Sunset Paddle
Monday, Sep 3, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us for a sunset paddle along beautiful Clarks Hill Lake. This paddle will last approximately two hours and participants can choose between canoe or kayak. There is a great chance to see birds soaring over head and fish jumping all around us. The paddle will end with the setting of the sun across the lake. Must be 7+ to participate. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Parks After Dark 

Friday, September 7, 2018

Night Hike
Friday, Sep 7, 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 
Sunset Mountain Hike
Friday, Sep 7, 2018 7 PM to 9 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, Sep 7, 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.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 

Saturday, September 8, 2018

A Dinner In Time
Saturday, Sep 8, 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.
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Twilight Night Paddles
Saturday, Sep 8, 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.
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Screen on the Green
2nd Saturday of Month 8 PM - 10 PM from Sep 8, 2018 
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.
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Starlight Symphony Hike
Saturday, Sep 8, 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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Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Sep 8, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 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.
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Monday, September 10, 2018

Paddle After Dark
Monday, Sep 10, 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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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Movie Night at Fort Yargo
Tuesday, Sep 11, 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, September 14, 2018

Night Hike
Friday, Sep 14, 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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Movie Night
Friday, Sep 14, 2018 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
A friendly ghost who haunts a mansion in Maine suddenly falls in love. While he is happy his uncles are up to their mischievous ways of running the friendly ghost good times. Meet at picnic shelter 4 and concessions will be sold. Please bring lawn chairs and blankets. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Sep 14, 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 15, 2018

Observatory Open House
Saturday, Sep 15, 2018 8:15 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.
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Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Sep 15, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 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.
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Monday, September 17, 2018

Paddle After Dark
Monday, Sep 17, 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, 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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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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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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Moonlight Mountain Hike
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 7 PM to 9 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.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 

Saturday, September 22, 2018

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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