Parks After Dark Events


Friday, November 16, 2018

Night Hike
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 5 PM to 7 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Enjoy a 2-mile hike on one of the best trails at the park. You will learn interesting facts about the geology and history of the canyon. By the end of the hike, we will be in the dark, enjoying the trail by moonlight and listening for night sounds. Ages 10 and older. Reservations Required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 4:30 PM to 6 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Putt-Putt and a Movie
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Bring a lawn chair and your best golf game, we are playing putt-putt and watching a movie. The putt-putt course is going to be opened after hours for your entertainment. If you get tired of playing putt-putt you can sit back and enjoy the movie. The Movie is free. Popcorn for sale. $5, Family of 5+ $20 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Owl Prowl
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Take a ranger led night hike and discover the various species of owls found at the park, the different calls they make, and more! $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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McAllister's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 5:30 PM to 7 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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Sunset Hike to the West Overlook
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 5:45 PM to 7 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 moderate. Registration is required. Register 8am to 5pm in the Visitor Center. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Campfire Circle with Friends
Friday, Nov 16, 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. $1 per participant. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Cosmic Archery
Friday, Nov 16, 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.
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Friday Night Campfire
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join a ranger at the campground fire pit for interactive campfire stories. Guest are welcome to bring smores ingridents to make during the campfire. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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The Candlelight Tour Fun Run
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 9:30 PM to 11:45 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
The course is a fun, rolling, race through the Holiday-season lighted downtown of Warm Springs and through the Little White House Rd to end at the Meriwether County Chamber of Commerce, The mile fun run/walk begins at 9:30 p.m. with the 5K race starting at 10:00p.m. 706-655-5870.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Nov 16, 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, November 17, 2018

Sunset Hike
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 4:45 PM to 6:15 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 4:30 pm at the Visitors Center. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Saturday Night at the Movies
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come up to the main overlook at the Visitors Center for a great view and for a movie! It will be a unique way to close your day at the park. Friends of the Park will be present to offer concessions. Movie title to be announced. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Escape the Gold Museum: Hung Jury
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
The year is 1855 and Lumpkin County court is in session. After a single case resulted in three hung juries, Judge Irwin has decided to lock you and your fellow jurors in the jury room until a unanimous verdict is decided. You'll look for clues, solve puzzles, and examine real historical documents as you work your way through the escape room. $15. 706-864-2257.
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Escape the Gold Museum: Hung Jury
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 7 PM to 8:15 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
The year is 1855 and Lumpkin County court is in session. After a single case resulted in three hung juries, Judge Irwin has decided to lock you and your fellow jurors in the jury room until a unanimous verdict is decided. You'll look for clues, solve puzzles, and examine real historical documents as you work your way through the escape room. $15. 706-864-2257.
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Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 6 PM to 7 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll hunt for scorpions by using UV lights, listen for owls, and watch the stars. We will meet at the Trading Post (Visitor Center) to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. Call to register in advance. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Moonlight Paddle
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
See the swamp by the light of the moon on this ranger guided paddle to Billy's Lake deep in the Okefenokee. Watch for alligators crossing the black water of the swamp and listen for owls hooting in the distance as your boat quietly slips through the water. $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Nov 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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Colonial Wormsloe Lantern Tours
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Ever wanted to see Wormsloe at night? This is your chance to see Wormsloe in a whole new light. Guided tours will depart at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm by lantern and celebrate Savannah's colonial heritage, from the city's founding in 1733 up through the American Revolution. Please register in advance by calling our park office. $8.50-$12.00 912-353-3023.
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Monday, November 19, 2018

Sunset Boat Tour of the Swamp
Monday, Nov 19, 2018 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Sit back and relax while one of our rangers takes you on Billy's Lake for a beautiful Okefenokee sunset. Enjoy the wildlife and changing colors of the sky as the sun drops beneath the horizon. Listen for the sounds of sandhill cranes and barred owls echoing across the swamp and keep an eye out for alligators along the waters edge. $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Swamp Senses Hike
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger for a guided hike focused on getting in touch with your senses in nature. So many things, big and small are living their lives all around you. It's important to take a second and observe them and try to understand our place and theirs on this planet. Come make a deeper connection with the plants and animals of the swamp on this hike. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Wednesday, Nov 21, 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 

Friday, November 23, 2018

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Nov 23, 2018 until Dec 23, 2018 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 4:30 PM to 6 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Full Moon Hike
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Explore Parks after dark with our full moon guided hike along our Magnolia trail as we turn out the lights and venture into the unknown. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Full Moon Night Hike
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy Fort Yargo after dark on a guided moonlit hike by the lake each full moon of this year. Early evening hours are great for spotting wildlife such as deer, rabbits, owls and others along the lake shore. Hike length and meeting location will vary month to month. Bring sturdy shoes, water and a flashlight. $5 parking. 706-867-3489.
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Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 6 PM to 7:30 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 Paddle
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come join a Park Ranger on a guided paddle trip under the full moon. Serene Magnolia Lake becomes beautiful and eery at night, a perfect addition to your Halloween-themed weekend activities. $5 - $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Opt Outside: Full Moon Hike (Beaver Moon)
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Don’t let Black Friday commercialize the Thanksgiving Holiday anymore! Come witness a large Supermoon on this special night hike! It’s a great time to hear owls and see many nocturnal animals prowling around! Meet at Campground Shetler. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Full Moon Hike
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This 1.5-mile hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War-era textile mill ruins of New Manchester and follows the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. A flashlight and sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. No children under 6 or dogs. Meet inside the Visitor's Center. Reservations required. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Nov 24, 2018 until Dec 23, 2018 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Sunset Hike
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 4:30 PM to 6 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 4:30 pm at the Visitors Center. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Saturday Night at the Movies
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come up to the main overlook at the Visitors Center for a great view and for a movie! It will be a unique way to close your day at the park. Friends of the Park will be present to offer concessions. Movie title to be announced. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Escape the Gold Museum: Hung Jury
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
The year is 1855 and Lumpkin County court is in session. After a single case resulted in three hung juries, Judge Irwin has decided to lock you and your fellow jurors in the jury room until a unanimous verdict is decided. You'll look for clues, solve puzzles, and examine real historical documents as you work your way through the escape room. $15. 706-864-2257.
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Escape the Gold Museum: Hung Jury
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 7 PM to 8:15 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
The year is 1855 and Lumpkin County court is in session. After a single case resulted in three hung juries, Judge Irwin has decided to lock you and your fellow jurors in the jury room until a unanimous verdict is decided. You'll look for clues, solve puzzles, and examine real historical documents as you work your way through the escape room. $15. 706-864-2257.
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Sunset Hike to the West Overlook
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 4:30 PM to 6 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 moderate. Registration is required. Register 8am to 5pm in the Visitor Center. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 6 PM to 7 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll hunt for scorpions by using UV lights, listen for owls, and watch the stars. We will meet at the Trading Post (Visitor Center) to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. Call to register in advance. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 4:30 PM to 6:30 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.
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Full Moon Twilight Paddle & Island Campfire
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 5:15 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join us for a guided paddle beneath a full moon. After our night-time paddle we will stop at Eagle Island for a campfire. Guests are welcome to bring smores ingredients to be used during the campfire. Remeber to bring shoes that can get wet and a headlamp/flashlight. SIgn-up by calling or visiting the park office. $20 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Nov 24, 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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Owl Prowl
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join park rangers on this nighttime excursion on the white trail, and listen and watch for these nocturnal birds of prey. Meet at the Interpretive Center for a moderate 2 mile hike. This program is for ages 12 years and up. Wear comfortable clothes, dress for the weather, and bring a flash light. Register in advance. 5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Nov 25, 2018 until Dec 23, 2018 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 

Monday, November 26, 2018

Night Hike
Monday, Nov 26, 2018 5:15 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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Friday, November 30, 2018

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Nov 30, 2018 until Dec 23, 2018 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Nov 30, 2018 4:30 PM to 6 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Starry Night & Hot Cocoa
Friday, Nov 30, 2018 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Enjoy a starry night & hot chocolate. Meet at the beach where we will observe stars, planets & nebulae and hear stories about the constellations above us. Star charts & a telescope will be on hand. The Park Naturalist will show you how to use & make your own star wheel to take home. Feel free to bring your telescope or binoculars. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Sunset Bat Hike
Friday, Nov 30, 2018 5 PM to 6 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Spread your wings and take a trip with us, as our rangers will be ready to be your guide into the wild world of bats. Join our rangers as we watch our flying friends take off over the setting sun! Includes a short half-mile walk over our beautiful marshes and winding creeks. Guests will meet our rangers at the park office and museum. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Sunset Hike to the West Overlook
Friday, Nov 30, 2018 4:30 PM to 6 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 moderate. Registration is required. Register 8am to 5pm in the Visitor Center. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Friday, Nov 30, 2018 4 PM to 7 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Experience a Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm. Come see the Big House in period holiday decor and learn about Victorian Christmas traditions from docents dressed in their finest 1870's garb. This open house on Friday and Saturday nights in December is highlighted by twinkling candle lights, visits with Santa and a walk down the Unicoi Turnpike. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Child (under 6): Free, Family Rate (2 adults+children): $35. 706-878-1077.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Nov 30, 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, December 1, 2018

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 1, 2018 until Dec 23, 2018 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 4 PM to 7 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Experience a Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm. Come see the Big House in period holiday decor and learn about Victorian Christmas traditions from docents dressed in their finest 1870's garb. This open house on Friday and Saturday nights in December is highlighted by twinkling candle lights, visits with Santa and a walk down the Unicoi Turnpike. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Child (under 6): Free, Family Rate (2 adults+children): $35. 706-878-1077.
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Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Dec 1, 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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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 2, 2018 until Dec 23, 2018 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Swamp Senses Hike
Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger for a guided hike focused on getting in touch with your senses in nature. So many things, big and small are living their lives all around you. It's important to take a second and observe them and try to understand our place and theirs on this planet. Come make a deeper connection with the plants and animals of the swamp on this hike. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 

Friday, December 7, 2018

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 7, 2018 until Dec 23, 2018 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Fall Sunset Hike
Friday, Dec 7, 2018 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist for a moderate 2 mile hike on the river trail to enjoy the fallen leaves and sunset. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Candlelight Tours
5 PM - 9 PM from Dec 7, 2018 until Dec 8, 2018 
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Enjoy a rustic 1800s Christmas at the Chief Vann House. Tour the mansion by candlelight for a beautiful glimpse at a historic Moravian Christmas as celebrated by the first Spring Place missionaries. You'll hear live music, enjoy the peaceful scenery, and finish up with cookies and cider in the Cherokee Farmstead. No reservation necessary. $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.
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Holiday Bingo And Winter Campfire
Friday, Dec 7, 2018 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Adults and families, come play our famous, original BINGO next to the campfire and within view of Lake Deleanor. Prizes given and marshmallows offered. Pay correct change at the door. Meet at the lakeside boathouse in the campground. Bring a chair, flashlight and roasting stick. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Full Moon Hike
Friday, Dec 7, 2018 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Explore Parks after dark with our full moon guided hike along our Magnolia trail as we turn out the lights and venture into the unknown. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Campfire Circle with Friends
Friday, Dec 7, 2018 6:30 PM to 7:30 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. $1 per participant. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Friday, Dec 7, 2018 4 PM to 7 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Experience a Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm. Come see the Big House in period holiday decor and learn about Victorian Christmas traditions from docents dressed in their finest 1870's garb. This open house on Friday and Saturday nights in December is highlighted by twinkling candle lights, visits with Santa and a walk down the Unicoi Turnpike. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Child (under 6): Free, Family Rate (2 adults+children): $35. 706-878-1077.
Parks After Dark 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Dec 7, 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, December 8, 2018

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 8, 2018 until Dec 23, 2018 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration
Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist and volunteers to learn more about dutch oven cooking over a campfire. There will be a meal provided. Meet at Campground 1. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Candlelight Tours
5 PM - 9 PM from Dec 8, 2018 
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Enjoy a rustic 1800s Christmas at the Chief Vann House. Tour the mansion by candlelight for a beautiful glimpse at a historic Moravian Christmas as celebrated by the first Spring Place missionaries. You'll hear live music, enjoy the peaceful scenery, and finish up with cookies and cider in the Cherokee Farmstead. No reservation necessary. $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.
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Escape the Gold Museum: Hung Jury
Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
The year is 1855 and Lumpkin County court is in session. After a single case resulted in three hung juries, Judge Irwin has decided to lock you and your fellow jurors in the jury room until a unanimous verdict is decided. You'll look for clues, solve puzzles, and examine real historical documents as you work your way through the escape room. $15. 706-864-2257.
Parks After Dark 
Escape the Gold Museum: Hung Jury
Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 7 PM to 8:15 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
The year is 1855 and Lumpkin County court is in session. After a single case resulted in three hung juries, Judge Irwin has decided to lock you and your fellow jurors in the jury room until a unanimous verdict is decided. You'll look for clues, solve puzzles, and examine real historical documents as you work your way through the escape room. $15. 706-864-2257.
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A Colonial Christmas
Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 5 PM to 8 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Get away from the over-commercialization of the holidays and visit Fort Morris for a more peaceful celebration. Join park staff for colonial refreshments, a yule log, bonfire, 18th century music, caroling, dance and firing of the Christmas guns. $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
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A Dinner In Time
Saturday, Dec 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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Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 4 PM to 7 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Experience a Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm. Come see the Big House in period holiday decor and learn about Victorian Christmas traditions from docents dressed in their finest 1870's garb. This open house on Friday and Saturday nights in December is highlighted by twinkling candle lights, visits with Santa and a walk down the Unicoi Turnpike. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Child (under 6): Free, Family Rate (2 adults+children): $35. 706-878-1077.
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Parents' Night Out
Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 4 PM to 8 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Parents do you need a night out of the house? Still need to finish your Christmas shopping? Then look no further than Panola Mountain State Park! We will be hosting a Parents' Night Out, so that you can get all of your shopping done without having to stress about your children. $30 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Constellation Cruise
Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 6 PM to 7:30 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, Dec 8, 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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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 9, 2018 until Dec 23, 2018 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Shoot for the Stars
Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a Ranger to learn some of the basics of night photography. Learn what it takes to capture the stars, what hazards to look out for and what kind of equipment you might need to get started with photography after dark. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 

Friday, December 14, 2018

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 14, 2018 until Dec 23, 2018 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Campfire Building 101
Friday, Dec 14, 2018 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist in learning everything you need to know about campfire building right in time for winter! We will have s’mores afterwards for $1 each. Meet at picnic shelter #1 $1 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Escape the Gold Museum: Hung Jury
Friday, Dec 14, 2018 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
The year is 1855 and Lumpkin County court is in session. After a single case resulted in three hung juries, Judge Irwin has decided to lock you and your fellow jurors in the jury room until a unanimous verdict is decided. You'll look for clues, solve puzzles, and examine real historical documents as you work your way through the escape room. $15. 706-864-2257.
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Holiday Bingo And Winter Campfire
Friday, Dec 14, 2018 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Adults and families, come play our famous, original BINGO next to the campfire and within view of Lake Deleanor. Prizes given and marshmallows offered. Pay correct change at the door. Meet at the lakeside boathouse in the campground. Bring a chair, flashlight and roasting stick. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Movie Night at Fort Yargo
Friday, Dec 14, 2018 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a family friendly night out? Join us for a relaxing movie night. Bring a chair, a blanket, or grab a seat on a picnic bench. 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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Movie At The Mill
Friday, Dec 14, 2018 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Join the Friends Of Hamburg State Park as they show a movie at the mill that will be suitable for all ages! Complimentary event, with concessions available for purchase during the movie. $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
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Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Friday, Dec 14, 2018 4 PM to 7 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Experience a Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm. Come see the Big House in period holiday decor and learn about Victorian Christmas traditions from docents dressed in their finest 1870's garb. This open house on Friday and Saturday nights in December is highlighted by twinkling candle lights, visits with Santa and a walk down the Unicoi Turnpike. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Child (under 6): Free, Family Rate (2 adults+children): $35. 706-878-1077.
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Cosmic Archery
Friday, Dec 14, 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 
Geminids Meteor Shower Paddle
Friday, Dec 14, 2018
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join us for a late night paddle under the Geminids 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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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Dec 14, 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, December 15, 2018

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 15, 2018 until Dec 23, 2018 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Escape the Gold Museum: Hung Jury
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
The year is 1855 and Lumpkin County court is in session. After a single case resulted in three hung juries, Judge Irwin has decided to lock you and your fellow jurors in the jury room until a unanimous verdict is decided. You'll look for clues, solve puzzles, and examine real historical documents as you work your way through the escape room. $15. 706-864-2257.
Parks After Dark 
Escape the Gold Museum: Hung Jury
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 7 PM to 8:15 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
The year is 1855 and Lumpkin County court is in session. After a single case resulted in three hung juries, Judge Irwin has decided to lock you and your fellow jurors in the jury room until a unanimous verdict is decided. You'll look for clues, solve puzzles, and examine real historical documents as you work your way through the escape room. $15. 706-864-2257.
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Christmas on the Pond
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 5 PM to 10 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us as we usher in the holiday season. Visit with Santa, enjoy storytelling, hayrides, a marshmallow roast, and homemade refreshments. Santa will arrive at 6 p.m. and be available until 8:30 p.m. Hayrides will start at 5:30 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. Donations appreciated. Hayrides 50 cents per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Winter Festival (2nd Evening with Santa)
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 2 PM to 6 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Get into the holiday spirit by joining us for a variety of festive activities - including a visit from Santa. He and the Mrs. Santa will be at the park for photos. Got gingerbread skills? Enter your decorated gingerbread house in our contest. Tour the park on a hay ride or play a round of mini golf. Enjoy games, crafts, food, hot cocoa, and more! $2 hay rides; $3 mini golf $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 4 PM to 7 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Experience a Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm. Come see the Big House in period holiday decor and learn about Victorian Christmas traditions from docents dressed in their finest 1870's garb. This open house on Friday and Saturday nights in December is highlighted by twinkling candle lights, visits with Santa and a walk down the Unicoi Turnpike. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Child (under 6): Free, Family Rate (2 adults+children): $35. 706-878-1077.
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Candlelight Christmas
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Join us for Jarrell Plantation’s old-fashioned Christmas celebration and enjoy a candle lit stroll and house tours to see our natural decor. The evening continues with carols around the campfire, Christmas cookies, warm cider, and Santa reading “The Night Before Christmas.” $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
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Moonlight Paddle
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
See the swamp by the light of the moon on this ranger guided paddle to Billy's Lake deep in the Okefenokee. Watch for alligators crossing the black water of the swamp and listen for owls hooting in the distance as your boat quietly slips through the water. $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 16, 2018 until Dec 23, 2018 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Tails on the Trails
Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 5:30 PM to 7:30 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, December 21, 2018

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 21, 2018 until Dec 23, 2018 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Holiday Bingo And Winter Campfire
Friday, Dec 21, 2018 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Adults and families, come play our famous, original BINGO next to the campfire and within view of Lake Deleanor. Prizes given and marshmallows offered. Pay correct change at the door. Meet at the lakeside boathouse in the campground. Bring a chair, flashlight and roasting stick. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Noche de cine en Fort Yargo
Friday, Dec 21, 2018 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
¿Estás buscando una noche familiar? Únase a nosotros para una noche de cine relajante presentada en español. Lleve 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 a las 7:00 p.m. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Cabin by Candlelight
Friday, Dec 21, 2018 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come join our Rangers for this Full Moon hike back in time. Meet with your Ranger guide in the 50 Lodge Rd parking lot, where they will guide the group to the Vaughn Log Cabin by candlelight. Once there, you will tour the cabin and learn about pioneer life after dark. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Swamp Senses Hike
Friday, Dec 21, 2018 5 PM to 6 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger for a guided hike focused on getting in touch with your senses in nature. So many things, big and small are living their lives all around you. It's important to take a second and observe them and try to understand our place and theirs on this planet. Come make a deeper connection with the plants and animals of the swamp on this hike. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Saturday, December 22, 2018

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 22, 2018 until Dec 23, 2018 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Full Moon Night Hike
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy Fort Yargo after dark on a guided moonlit hike by the lake each full moon of this year. Early evening hours are great for spotting wildlife such as deer, rabbits, owls and others along the lake shore. Hike length and meeting location will vary month to month. Bring sturdy shoes, water and a flashlight. $5 parking. 706-867-3489.
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Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 4:45 PM to 6:45 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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Moonlight Paddle
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
See the swamp by the light of the moon on this ranger guided paddle to Billy's Lake deep in the Okefenokee. Watch for alligators crossing the black water of the swamp and listen for owls hooting in the distance as your boat quietly slips through the water. $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 23, 2018 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Sunday, Dec 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 

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Shoot for the Stars
Thursday, Dec 27, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a Ranger to learn some of the basics of night photography. Learn what it takes to capture the stars, what hazards to look out for and what kind of equipment you might need to get started with photography after dark. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 

Friday, December 28, 2018

Holiday Bingo And Winter Campfire
Friday, Dec 28, 2018 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Adults and families, come play our famous, original BINGO next to the campfire and within view of Lake Deleanor. Prizes given and marshmallows offered. Pay correct change at the door. Meet at the lakeside boathouse in the campground. Bring a chair, flashlight and roasting stick. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Winter Festival
Friday, Dec 28, 2018 6 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy the cool weather and join us at our Winter Festival at the Beach Area. We will have mini golf, holiday games and crafts, and so much more. $20 per vehicle will allow entrance to the park and all activities within the festival. You wont want to miss this celebration! $15-$20 $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Paddle Under the Stars
Friday, Dec 28, 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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Saturday, December 29, 2018

Last Hike of the Year. Sunset Sendoff and Campfire
Saturday, Dec 29, 2018 4:30 PM to 7 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
We will say farewell to 2018 with a sunset hike around the West Overlook Trail, where we will stop and watch the sunset from the overlook. The hike will be followed by a campfire by the lake. Write down your regrets, your hopes, your dreams, or whatever you would like and toss them into the fire and get ready for a new year!! $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Dec 29, 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 

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Sunset Boat Tour of the Swamp
Sunday, Dec 30, 2018 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Sit back and relax while one of our rangers takes you on Billy's Lake for a beautiful Okefenokee sunset. Enjoy the wildlife and changing colors of the sky as the sun drops beneath the horizon. Listen for the sounds of sandhill cranes and barred owls echoing across the swamp and keep an eye out for alligators along the waters edge. $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Monday, December 31, 2018

New Year's Ghosts & Legends of Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation
Monday, Dec 31, 2018 to Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 10 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
A special New Year's edition of Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation. The tour will start on New Year's Eve and will celebrate the New Year at Midnight by ringing the Historic Plantation Bell and end at 12:30 am. Reservations Required! $15 per person. 912-264-7333.
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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

First Day Hike
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 5:45 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join a Ranger on our Little River Trail after dark as we usher in the new year with our first hike of 2019. Experience the history, flora, and fauna the park has to offer. Meet at the trail head. Don't forget to bring water, a flashlight/headlamp and comfortable shoes. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Friday, January 4, 2019

Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Jan 4, 2019 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, January 5, 2019

Campfire Circle with Friends
Saturday, Jan 5, 2019 4 PM to 5 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. $1 per participant. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Sunset Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jan 5, 2019 5 PM to 7 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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Friday, January 11, 2019

Movie Night at Fort Yargo
Friday, Jan 11, 2019 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a family friendly night out? Join us for a relaxing movie night. Bring a chair, a blanket, or grab a seat on a picnic bench. We welcome visitors to start arriving at 6:30 pm, and the movie will start promptly at 7:00 pm. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Jan 11, 2019 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, January 12, 2019

Campfire Circle with Friends
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 4 PM to 5 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. $1 per participant. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 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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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Campfire Circle with Friends
Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 4 PM to 5 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. $1 per participant. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Friday, January 18, 2019

Noche de cine en Fort Yargo
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
¿Estás buscando una noche familiar? Únase a nosotros para una noche de cine relajante presentada en español. Lleve 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 a las 7:00 p.m. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 5 PM to 7 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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Monday, January 21, 2019

Full Moon, Super Moon, and Total Lunar Eclipse Hike
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Meet at the campground shelter as we hike the campground loop trail. This one-mile hike will provide us with open views along the trail which will allow us to see the moon and take in the eclipse. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Friday, January 25, 2019

Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 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 

Friday, February 1, 2019

Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Feb 1, 2019 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 2, 2019

Campfire Circle with Friends
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 4 PM to 5 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. $1 per participant. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Friday, February 8, 2019

Movie Night at Fort Yargo
Friday, Feb 8, 2019 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a family friendly night out? Join us for a relaxing movie night. Bring a chair, a blanket, or grab a seat on a picnic bench. We welcome visitors to start arriving at 6:30 pm, and the movie will start promptly at 7:00 pm. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Feb 8, 2019 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 9, 2019

Come and Tie the Knot
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
What better way to celebrate in February than to "tie the knot". Learn sheetbends, square or reef, granny, hitches, and bowlines. After the program, you will be ready to use these knots while camping in our park or boating on our lake in the summer. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
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Valentine's Day Couples Hike
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Looking for something new to do with your valentine? Bring them to Panola Mountain a guided hike through our conservation area, watch the sunset over downtown Atlanta, have your photos taken on top of the mountain, and roast chocolate covered strawberry inspired s'mores over the campfire. Space is limited. Call to reserve spots. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Friday, February 15, 2019

Ole’ Fashion Date Night on the Park
Friday, Feb 15, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
In honor of valentine’s day weekend Mistletoe is offering a date night at our assembly shelter in the campground. We will prepare food on a cast-iron skillet, teach fire making skills, and end the program with homemade hot coca over the fire. Stories will be told by our staff over the campfire throughout the night. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Parks After Dark 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Feb 15, 2019 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 16, 2019

Campfire Circle with Friends
Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 4 PM to 5 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. $1 per participant. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 5:30 PM to 7:30 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 

Friday, February 22, 2019

Noche de cine en Fort Yargo
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
¿Estás buscando una noche familiar? Únase a nosotros para una noche de cine relajante presentada en español. Lleve 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 a las 7:00 p.m. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Family Springtime Star Gazing
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
Enjoy another night under the stars. Dr. Joseph Jones and his crew from the University of North Georgia Planetarium will share information on springtime stars, star charts, satellites, and constellations. We will observe from the driving range by the front nine of the golf course. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
Parks After Dark 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 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 23, 2019

Family Springtime Star Gazing
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
Enjoy another night under the stars. Dr. Joseph Jones and his crew from the University of North Georgia Planetarium will share information on springtime stars, star charts, satellites, and constellations. We will observe from the driving range by the front nine of the golf course. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
Parks After Dark 

Friday, March 1, 2019

Campfire Circle with Friends
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 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. $1 per participant. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 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 

Friday, March 8, 2019

Movie Night at Fort Yargo
Friday, Mar 8, 2019 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a family friendly night out? Join us for a relaxing movie night. Bring a chair, a blanket, or grab a seat on a picnic bench. We welcome visitors to start arriving at 6:30 pm, and the movie will start promptly at 7:00 pm. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Mar 8, 2019 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 

Friday, March 15, 2019

History By Candlelight
Friday, Mar 15, 2019 6 PM to 10 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Take a guided candlelight walk through a Civil War Battlefield and watch cannon and musket firings. Walk the ravine where Confederate General Patrick Cleburne planned a daring night counter strike to capture Federal positions. $10. 770-443-7850.
Parks After Dark 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Mar 15, 2019 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, March 16, 2019

History By Candlelight
Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 6 PM to 10 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Take a guided candlelight walk through a Civil War Battlefield and watch cannon and musket firings. Walk the ravine where Confederate General Patrick Cleburne planned a daring night counter strike to capture Federal positions. $10. 770-443-7850.
Parks After Dark 
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