Upcoming Events

Many events have been postponed or rescheduled. Only current active events will remain on the calendar. Please contact the park for more information.


Wednesday, April 14, 2021

All About Tides
Wednesday, Apr 14, 2021 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join us for a short talk on the tides where we inform you about the forces that cause this phenomenon and why it is ecologically beneficial to our coast. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to 10 participants, and social distancing will be required. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Primitive Tools and Weapons Program
Thursday, Apr 15, 2021 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
What is the difference between a tool and a weapon? Come and join us at our amphitheater to find out. Space is limited to 18 people and social distancing will be required. Program can be cancelled due to inclement weather. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Dog Hike and Learn
Thursday, Apr 15, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Bring out your furry friend to enjoy a stroll through our Sandpiper Trail. A park ranger will discuss how to keep your pet and the environment safe when exploring the great outdoors! Please pre-register by calling the park office, spaces are limited to 10 participants. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Feeding Day
Thursdays 1 PM - 1:45 PM – Apr 15, 2021 until Dec 30, 2021 
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Every Thursday come to our interpretive center to watch the snakes be fed. During the feeding, our ranger will answer any questions and give information about each snake. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Friday, April 16, 2021

Roving Ranger
Fridays 9 AM - 12 PM – Apr 16, 2021 until Sep 3, 2021 
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
From 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, meet a ranger on the trails and the campground. A 'Roving Ranger' will walk the trails and be available to answer any questions or concerns. Feel free to join the ranger for a short guided hike and learn more about Crooked River State Park. $5 To Enter Park (Parking Fee) $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Homeschool at the Farm: Earth Day
Friday, Apr 16, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geared towards families who homeschool. Have some fun with our Earth Day games and activities, and learn a little something about this blue and green sphere we call home. Cost $8 per student. Must pre-register (706.663.4858). Held at offsite location, Painted Pony Farm. Dress for the weather. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
‘Who’s the Predator?’ Game Night
Friday, Apr 16, 2021 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a game of Mafia with a nature twist! Try to determine who the predator is before you get eaten. Who knows, maybe the predator is you! No prior knowledge of game play needed. Preregistration required. Location disclosed upon registration. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Archaeology: Dig through History
Friday, Apr 16, 2021 11 AM to 1 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Come dig through history at our mock archaeology dig site and explore what its like to be an archaeologist. Limited availability and duration due to social distancing requirements. Registration Required and is space limited. Please reserve your spot today. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Gardening: All about Tomatoes
Friday, Apr 16, 2021 4 PM to 5 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Ever wanted to grow your own tomatoes? Tomatoes can be tricky, but in this program you will learn what you need to know to grow healthy prolific plants. There is nothing quite like homegrown, so say goodbye to those store-bought cardboard varieties. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-323-1748.
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Edible Plant Hike
Friday, Apr 16, 2021 6 PM to 7 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join our Naturalist to search for local plants that have edible and medicinal properties. Some species are used for making tea or seasonings. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. Limited to 10 hikers. Please pre-register by calling the park office at 912-727-2339. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Meet the Farm Animals
Friday, Apr 16, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horses, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy some playtime with our baby goats. $5 per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Meet the Farm Animals
Friday, Apr 16, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horses, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy some playtime with our baby goats. $5 per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Tricksters of the Animal Kingdom
Friday, Apr 16, 2021 1 AM to 2 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Does the opossum really play dead? How do tasty caterpillars avoid becoming a snack? Come learn about some amazing animals and the unique traits and behaviors they use to survive! This program requires pre-registration. Please call the park office at 770-504-2277 to register. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Movie Night
Friday, Apr 16, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for movies under the stars. Limited to 15 people, minimum of 4. Bring bottled water, insect repellent, and a blanket or chair. Pre-registration required by noon one day prior to event; call or stop by Visitor Center. Social distancing required. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Marsh Discovery Hike
Friday, Apr 16, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join us for a guided hike along the Sandpiper Trail and learn about the marsh and the creatures that call it home. Pre-register by calling the park office, spaces are limited to 10 participants. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Easter Egg Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site Easter egg scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM. Completed scavenger hunts will be redeemed at the office for a baggie of Easter candy! $1 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Archery
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 9 AM to 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and prizes. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Candy prizes. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery course next to group shelter. Park at boat dock. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Armed Forces Hero Day
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 9 AM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Welcome to F.D. Roosevelt State Park’s 1st Armed Forces Hero Day event. Thanks to all men and women who serve and have served in our Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. Local veteran groups have war era vehicles and equipment on display, including a MASH tent, historic military weapons, and Willis Jeep. $5 parking. 706-633-4858.
Explore Archaeology
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Find out about the people who came before us with this fun archaeology activity! Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 912-437-4770 or click https://bit.ly/3cYCI9r to register. This program will cost standard admission + $2.00. Standard admission: Adults $7.50, Seniors $7.00, Youth 6-17 $4.50, Youth 5 & Under FREE $6.50-$9.50 912-437-4770.
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Explore Archaeology
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Find out about the people who came before us with this fun archaeology activity! Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 912-437-4770 or click https://bit.ly/3cYCI9r to register. This program will cost standard admission + $2.00. Standard admission: Adults $7.50, Seniors $7.00, Youth 6-17 $4.50, Youth 5 & Under FREE $6.50-$9.50 912-437-4770.
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Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
A Living Historian portraying a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation about fort history. There will be musket firings throughout the day. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
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Under the Canvas
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Lets assemble a Civil War Soldiers tent and explore what life was like for for enlisted men both campaigners and garrisoned. $9-$5. 912-323-1748.
Relihan Reptiles Feeding
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for a fun and educational presentation on the diets of reptiles and amphibians. $2 per person $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horses, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy some playtime with our baby goats. $5 per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horses, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy some playtime with our baby goats. $5 per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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History Hike at HLC
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 1 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This ranger-led hike will take visitors along gentle ridges and cascading creeks. Explore our past as we walk by the remains of some unknown CCC constructions. Bring a camera to record the scenery. Hike geared toward active participants 8 years old and above. Space limited to 12 participants. Social distancing will be required. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Survival Skills (survival hike, knot tying, building a fire)
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 4 PM to 6 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Walk through the forest with a ranger, looking for materials to build a fire and learn how to orient yourself through the woods. Then, learn helpful skills about fire building and tying knots. All supplies provided. Geared towards people 6 years and older. Space limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. 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. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
The Boys Who Built the Park - CCC Program
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Come learn about the men who built the beautiful structures we enjoy at the park today. We’ll take a short walk around the front of the park to look at the CCC’s handiwork. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Indian Springs Museum
Saturdays 1 PM - 3 PM – Apr 17, 2021 until Apr 24, 2021 
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Stop by our museum to check out Indian Springs through the years! Starting with the Muskogee-Creeks and stretching through the resort eras to modern day, take in the whole story from inside the historic CCC-constructed building. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Gourd Rattles
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 1 PM to 3 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join Ben Kirkland in Group Shelter 2 as you make a gourd rattle to take home using primitive tools. Space limited to 15 participants, so register in advance by calling the park office. Social distancing required. $20 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Leaf Craft
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Make a leaf-rubbing picture and leaf sun catcher in celebration of Earth Day. Limited to 10 people, minimum 4. Register at Visitor Center by noon one day prior to event date. Social distancing required. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Tree Identification Hike
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join a local Georgia Forestry Specialist on a hike along our Big Creek Nature Trail and learn how to identify native plants and trees. Limited to 10 people, minimum 4. Register at Visitor Center by noon one day prior to event date. Social distancing required. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Tree Identification Hike
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join a local Georgia Forestry Specialist on a hike along our Big Creek Nature Trail and learn how to identify native plants and trees. Limited to 10 people, minimum 4. Register at Visitor Center by noon one day prior to event date. Social distancing required. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Stories and S'mores
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 8 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us around the campfire for s'mores along with stories of the Okefenokee Swamp written by one of our local authors. Limited to 10 people, minimum of 4. Register by noon on day preceding event date. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come take a guided tour through the historical Camp Lawton civil war prison sites. Take a walk back in time and learn about the fascinating events that transpired here. Pre-registration required, space is limited and social distancing is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Tails on Trails Hike
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Bring your pup on a tail wagging good time for this guided hike! We will be hiking the Cliatt-Creek trail, which is a moderate 2.5 miles. Everyone is invited to come but those that are members of the Tails on Trails Club with Georgia State Parks hike for free. (https://gastateparks.org/TailsOnTrailsClub) The cost is $2 for everyone else. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Watershed: Mistletoe 50th Anniversary
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join our ranger led talk on the importance of watersheds and specifically on the importance of the Clarks Hill Lake watershed. The cost is only $2 per person, call the office to register at (706) 541-0321. Space is limited. We will be meeting at the beach area. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Guided Tours of Historic New Echota
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join us for a guided tour of the historic grounds and buildings of New Echota including operation of the historic printing press in the Cherokee Phoenix Print Shop. Program may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Social distancing will be required. $5.50-$7.00 706-624-1321.
Guided Tours of Historic New Echota
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join us for a guided tour of the historic grounds and buildings of New Echota including operation of the historic printing press in the Cherokee Phoenix Print Shop. Program may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Social distancing will be required. $5.50-$7.00 706-624-1321.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register, space is limited to 9 climbers. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Spring Wildflower Walk With Atlanta Botanical Garden
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
*Pre-registration required* Limited capacity. Per Atlanta Botanical Garden policy, masks are required for this program. Join Atlanta Botanical Garden and Sweetwater Creek for a guided hike to view the Spring wildflowers. Our guide from ABG will show us the Spring ephemerals and tell us a little bit about each of the plants. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Trillium Hike
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike the Hurricane falls loop to spot the rare persistent trillium. This hike will be a mile and a half and consist of 1,099 stairs. $5 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Welcome Campfire
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 8 PM to 9 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us at the campground fire ring to, roast marshmallows, play games and tell stories! All supplies are included. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join our Naturalist to search for local plants that have edible and medicinal properties. Some species are used for making tea or seasonings. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. Limited to 10 hikers. Please pre-register by calling the park office at 912-727-2339. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Casting Animal Footprints Hike
Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join our naturalist on a short hike looking for animal footprints on the trail and/or along the creek. After we cast some footprints, we will continue the hike looking for signs that animals leave behind. Please wear closed-toe shoes, bring water and bug repellent. Hike geared to ages 8 and above. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Kayaking 101
Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Learn the basic movements of kayaking on a safe and peaceful section of Lake Rutledge. Open to people 16 years and older who can swim and are new to kayaking. Equipment provided and sanitized. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 12 participants and social distancing will be required. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 12 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register, space is limited to 9 climbers. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Reptile Talk: Meet our new snakes
Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 11 AM to 11:45 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Since moving into our new Visitor Center we have acquired new snake friends. Come sit in our Interpretive Center and meet our new adult snakes. Our naturalist will talk about the different snake species and where we received each snake. Social distancing is required. Pre-register by phone as spaces are limited to 10 participants. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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History and Nature Hike to the Ruins
Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-Registration required. Limited capacity. Learn about the natural history of the park and the history of the New Manchester Mill on a .5 mile hike, culminating in a tour of the mill ruins. This interpretive ranger led program is open to all ages. Call 770-732-5871 to register. $5 per person. Wear decent hiking shoes and bring water. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Homeschool Day: Orienteering
Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021 1 AM to 3 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Participants will view topographs, learn about 20th century survey techniques, and practice compass skills on an orienteering course. We will have some compasses for loan during the program but guests can bring their own. Spaces are limited, this program is outside and weather permitting. Call to pre-register! $5.50 706-695-2598.
Guided Hike- Sempervirens Trail
Wednesdays 1 PM - 2 PM – Apr 21, 2021 until Sep 1, 2021 
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy an informative ranger-led hike on our Sempervirens Trail. Participants should dress for the weather, wear bug spray and bring a water. Program is weather permitting and social distancing is mandatory. Space is limited to 6 and preregistration is required by 8 PM on the Friday before program. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Whether it's a tour of our museum, mounds or riverside nature trail, join us for an interesting tour with a ranger. Weather may affect tour length/location. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
A Night Under the Stars
Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us at the ballfield for a ranger-led astronomy program. Learn how to identify common celestial objects and constellations and possibly catch a bit of the Lyrids meteor shower (Disclaimer: the bright moon may inhibit meteor visibility). Borrow a pair of binoculars, bring your own telescope or just enjoy the night sky with your eyes. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bird Hike
Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021 9 AM to 10 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join our naturalist for an informative morning bird hike. This hike will begin on the Sandpiper Trail. Bring binoculars and bug spray. Please pre-register by calling the park office, spaces are limited to 10 participants. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Recycling Craft: Plastic Bottle Flowers
Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Let's turn trash into treasure! We will make the best out of waste and create a beautiful bouquet of flowers from empty soda bottles. All supplies will be provided. Please pre-register by calling the park office, spaces are limited to 10 participants. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Earth Day 2021 Volunteer Project
Thursday, Apr 22, 2021 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us this Earth Day for a volunteer opportunity to improve the park. We plan to install bat houses which will promote a healthier ecosystem. Volunteers will receive a prize for their efforts. Space is limited, call the office at 706-541-0321 to register. There is no cost associated and all parking fees are waived. 706-541-0321.
Earth Day Bike Ride
Thursday, Apr 22, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Skidaway Island State Park wants you to come celebrate Earth Day with a ranger-led bike ride. The guided bike ride will start at the Visitor Center, take you through the campgrounds and into the Big Ferry trail where it will end at the Observation Tower. All ages are welcome. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Feeding Day
Thursdays 1 PM - 1:45 PM – Apr 22, 2021 until Dec 30, 2021 
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Every Thursday come to our interpretive center to watch the snakes be fed. During the feeding, our ranger will answer any questions and give information about each snake. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Craft
Thursday, Apr 22, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
On Earth Day, we will repurpose milk cartons to be planters to germinate sunflower seeds. While we are working on painting and filling the cartons, we'll talk about the benefits of recycling and how to recycle. Please call the park office for pre-registration, spaces are limited to 10 participants. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Friday, April 23, 2021

Roving Ranger
Fridays 9 AM - 12 PM – Apr 23, 2021 until Sep 3, 2021 
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
From 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, meet a ranger on the trails and the campground. A 'Roving Ranger' will walk the trails and be available to answer any questions or concerns. Feel free to join the ranger for a short guided hike and learn more about Crooked River State Park. $5 To Enter Park (Parking Fee) $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Guided Hike - Palmetto Trail
Fridays 1 PM - 2 PM – Apr 23, 2021 until Sep 3, 2021 
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy an informative ranger-led hike on our Palmetto Trail. Participants should dress for the weather, wear bug spray and bring a water. Program is weather permitting and social distancing is mandatory. Space is limited to 6 and preregistration is required by 8 PM on the Friday before program. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
River Walk
Friday, Apr 23, 2021 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Walk the Etowah River with the Naturalist and learn about the history, and wildlife surrounding it. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Ranger Talk: Snakes
Friday, Apr 23, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us at the stone amphitheater for a 30 min ranger-led talk on these slithery reptiles. Learn a bit about snakes, how they survive, which ones are dangerous, some snake misconceptions, and get the opportunity to touch a live snake. Display table following talk. Limited seating; preregistration required. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
‘Who’s the Predator?’ Game Night
Friday, Apr 23, 2021 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a game of Mafia with a nature twist! Try to determine who the predator is before you get eaten. Who knows, maybe the predator is you! No prior knowledge of game play needed. Preregistration required. Location disclosed upon registration. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Earth Day Talks: Adopt-A-Wetland
Friday, Apr 23, 2021 to Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
In celebration of Earth Day, join us for a free virtual presentation featuring Adopt-A-Wetland Coordinator, Luke Roberson. We'll discuss the importance of Georgia's wetlands, and what we can do to protect them. 912-437-4770.
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Earth Day Talks: Misunderstood Species
Friday, Apr 23, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us for a free virtual presentation featuring UGA Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent, Jessica Warren. From the ugly to the unloved, we'll discuss Georgia's misunderstood wildlife species and how valuable they really are. 912-437-4770.
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Night Fort Tour
Friday, Apr 23, 2021 8 PM to 9 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Come experience the beauty and tranquility of Fort McAllister at night on this ranger-guided tour of the fort. We will recount history and tell stories of Georgia's last battle of the Civil War. Space is limited to 10 people. Pre-register by calling the park office at 912-727-2339. 912-727-2339.
Meet the Farm Animals
Friday, Apr 23, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horses, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy some playtime with our baby goats. $5 per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Meet the Farm Animals
Friday, Apr 23, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horses, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy some playtime with our baby goats. $5 per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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History of Indian Springs
Friday, Apr 23, 2021 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Come learn about the fascinating history of Indian Springs! From early use by the Creeks thru the resort eras and the CCC construction, learn about more than 200 years of Park history. We’ll also be taking a short hike around the park to view some of our historical structures. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Family Full-Moon Book Hike
Friday, Apr 23, 2021 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Bring the kids for an after dinner, half-mile book walk. When they finish, they will have an activity booklet to take home. Limit 10 people, minimum of 4; register at Visitor Center by noon on day preceding the event date. Masks and social distancing required. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Saturday, April 24, 2021

Easter Egg Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site Easter egg scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM. Completed scavenger hunts will be redeemed at the office for a baggie of Easter candy! $1 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Archery
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 9 AM to 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and prizes. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Candy prizes. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery course next to group shelter. Park at boat dock. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pinecone Friends Nature Craft
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 10:30 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone bunny rabbit or other woodland critter out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new; let your imagination run wild! Preregistration required. Location disclosed upon registration. Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Earth Day Hike
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 1 PM to 4:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Celebrate Earth Day with a hike to Cascade Falls (4 miles total)! See the diversity and beauty of our planet, including mixed pine forests, bottomland streams, rocky ridges, and majestic waterfalls. Preregistration required. Meeting place disclosed upon registration. Geared towards ages 8 and up. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Earth Day Evening Paddle
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join a ranger on a relaxing evening paddle enjoying nature and possibly seeing some wildlife. We provide life jackets, paddles, 2-person canoes, kayaks, paddleboats or johnboats. Boater check in 5:45PM at boathouse. Pre-register & pre-pay at park office (706.663.4858). Limited space for boaters. $28/paddleboat, $15/canoe/kayak/johnboat. $15-$28 $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Earth Day Crafts
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Celebrate Earth Day with us! Through the power of crafts, we can turn ordinary trash into treasured keepsakes. We'll be making bracelets and coin banks. Call 912-437-4770 or click https://bit.ly/314qdne to reserve a spot. This program will cost standard admission + $1.00: Adults $7.50, Seniors $7.00, Youth 6-17 $4.50, Youth 5 & Under FREE $5.50-$8.50 912-437-4770.
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Earth Day Crafts
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Celebrate Earth Day with us! Through the power of crafts, we can turn ordinary trash into treasured keepsakes. We'll be making bracelets and coin banks. Call 912-437-4770 or click https://bit.ly/314qdne to reserve a spot. This program will cost standard admission + $1.00: Adults $7.50, Seniors $7.00, Youth 6-17 $4.50, Youth 5 & Under FREE $5.50-$8.50 912-437-4770.
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Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
A Living Historian portraying a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation about fort history. There will be musket firings throughout the day. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
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Gardening: All about Tomatoes
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Ever wanted to grow your own tomatoes? Tomatoes can be tricky, but in this program you will learn what you need to know to grow healthy prolific plants. There is nothing quite like homegrown, so say goodbye to those store-bought cardboard varieties. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-323-1748.
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Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horses, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy some playtime with our baby goats. $5 per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horses, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy some playtime with our baby goats. $5 per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Intro to Archery and Orienteering
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 1 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Here is your chance to try a little archery and learn how to use a compass. All equipment provided and sanitized. Program geared towards visitors 10 years and older. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and insect repellent. Pre-registration required. Attendance limited to 10 participants. Social distancing required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Paddle and Hike to Indian Rock - 4/10 session cancelled -
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 4 PM to 6 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This ranger-led paddle + hike around Lake Rutledge will take participants back in time to the 1930s. By paddle and then hike we will reach Indian Rock, one of the park's hidden jewels. Bring closed-toe shoes, water, and bug repellent. Call to register by paying in advance. Space limited to 8 participants. Social distancing required. $25 with a rental craft, $20 with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. 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. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Guided Hike
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 9 AM to 10 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the naturalist for a guided hike to learn fun facts about our natural resources! We’ll explore native plants and search for signs of wildlife. This program requires preregistration. Please call the park office to register. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Turtle Talk
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 11 AM to 11:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Learn about our local turtles and get an up-close look at the amazing design of the turtle shell in this program! This program requires pre-registration. Please call the park office at 770-504-2277 to register. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Indian Springs Museum
Saturdays 1 PM - 3 PM – Apr 24, 2021 
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Stop by our museum to check out Indian Springs through the years! Starting with the Muskogee-Creeks and stretching through the resort eras to modern day, take in the whole story from inside the historic CCC-constructed building. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Leaf Craft
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Make a leaf-rubbing picture and leaf sun catcher in celebration of Earth Day. Limited to 10 people, minimum 4. Register at Visitor Center by noon one day prior to event date. Social distancing required. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Tree Identification Hike
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join a local Georgia Forestry Specialist on a hike along our Big Creek Nature Trail and learn how to identify native plants and trees. Limited to 10 people, minimum 4. Register at Visitor Center by noon one day prior to event date. Social distancing required. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Tree Identification Hike
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join a local Georgia Forestry Specialist on a hike along our Big Creek Nature Trail and learn how to identify native plants and trees. Limited to 10 people, minimum 4. Register at Visitor Center by noon one day prior to event date. Social distancing required. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Stories and S'mores
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 8 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us around the campfire for s'mores along with stories of the Okefenokee Swamp written by one of our local authors. Limited to 10 people, minimum of 4. Register by noon on day preceding event date. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Nature Talk and Hike with the Naturalist
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join park staff and learn about the different wildlife, trees, and plants located throughout the park. Then enjoy a guided hike along the trails. Hopefully you will be able to recognize something you just learned about. Pre-registration is required and social distancing is required. Call the park office to register 478-982-1660. $3 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come take a guided tour through the historical Camp Lawton civil war prison sites. Take a walk back in time and learn about the fascinating events that transpired here. Pre-registration required, space is limited and social distancing is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Guided Tours of Historic New Echota
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join us for a guided tour of the historic grounds and buildings of New Echota including operation of the historic printing press in the Cherokee Phoenix Print Shop. Program may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Social distancing will be required. $5.50-$7.00 706-624-1321.
Guided Tours of Historic New Echota
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join us for a guided tour of the historic grounds and buildings of New Echota including operation of the historic printing press in the Cherokee Phoenix Print Shop. Program may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Social distancing will be required. $5.50-$7.00 706-624-1321.
Basic Archery
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Class meets at the Alexander Lake Pavilion. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Trail Work Volunteer Day
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 9 AM to 12 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Come out and volunteer to help keep our trails great! Tasks will vary and assignments compatible with participant ability. Please bring gloves. Preregistration required. Parking fee waived for volunteer participation. 770-443-7850.
Iron Pour
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 5 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Watch as rangers and volunteers melt iron and pour it into scratch blocks and molds. You can now reserve a scratch block with Eventbrite. Reservations start on Apr. 17th. Please read the description on Eventbrite carefully before reserving a block. Pour begins 5PM. When event reaches capacity, scratch blocks will no longer be sold. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Reptile Talk: Meet our new snakes
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Since moving into our new Visitor Center we have acquired new snake friends. Come sit in our Interpretive Center and meet our new adult snakes. Our naturalist will talk about the different snake species and where we received each snake. Social distancing is required. Pre-register by phone as spaces are limited to 10 participants. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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I.D. That Tree
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
“What tree is that?” Come and find out. Our naturalist will point out a variety of trees along the trail. This hike requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to 10 participants, and social distancing will be required. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Spring Wildflower Walk With Atlanta Botanical Garden
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
*Pre-registration required* Limited capacity. Per Atlanta Botanical Garden policy, masks are required for this program. Join Atlanta Botanical Garden and Sweetwater Creek for a guided hike to view the Spring wildflowers. Our guide from ABG will show us the Spring ephemerals and tell us a little bit about each of the plants. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Geology Hike
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the shoals of Sweetwater. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tempesta Hike
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike to get a rare view from the bottom of Tempesta falls. This is a strenuous hike and consist of going down a steep embankment. bring water and a snack. Children must be 12 or older and no pets. Call and sign up in advance space is limited. $5 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Fishing Traditions and Fishing Futures: Commercial Fishing in Georgia-Tricentennial Speakers Series Part 4
Sunday, Apr 25, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
For generations, commercial fishing has been an integral part of coastal Georgia’s culture and heritage. Dr. Jennifer Sweeney Tookes will be discussing oral histories used to document local fisheries’ knowledge and perspectives about the state and fate of Georgia’s commercial fishing industry. 912-437-4770.
Wilderness Survival - Rope Making
Sunday, Apr 25, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Survival sometimes depends on knowledge and skills. Learn the skills you might need one day during our Wilderness Survival Series. This week we will learn about how to make rope from natural materials. Space is limited call to make a reservation for this program. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Cannon Ball Crater Hike
Sunday, Apr 25, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Some of the largest weapons of the civil war were naval artillery pieces known as Dahlgren guns. This ranger-led hike explores an area of the park where these weapons have left numerous craters. This is a bushwhackers hike off of our trail system. Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing for traversing natural areas. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, Apr 25, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 12 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Apr 25, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Basic Archery
Sunday, Apr 25, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Class meets at the Alexander Lake Pavilion. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Ask the Naturalist
Sunday, Apr 25, 2021 1 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Our naturalist will be on hand outside on the trails or in the interpretive center to answer any questions you may have about the park and the wildlife found within it. Do you have a picture of some plant or animal you can't identify? Bring it, and we will try to identify it for you. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Monday, April 26, 2021

Garden Stepping Stones Craft
Monday, Apr 26, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
We will create stepping stones for your house or garden. You can make it a colorful mosaic pattern by using marbles or use leaves to make prints in the stone. This craft uses quick setting cement, so it will need 24 hours to dry. All supplies will be provided. Please pre-register by calling the park office, spaces are limited to 10 participants. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Knot Tying
Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 2 PM to 2:45 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Learn to tie useful knots with one of our rangers. Rope will be provided. Please pre-register by calling the park office, spaces are limited to 10 participants. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Guided Hike- Sempervirens Trail
Wednesdays 1 PM - 2 PM – Apr 28, 2021 until Sep 1, 2021 
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy an informative ranger-led hike on our Sempervirens Trail. Participants should dress for the weather, wear bug spray and bring a water. Program is weather permitting and social distancing is mandatory. Space is limited to 6 and preregistration is required by 8 PM on the Friday before program. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Whether it's a tour of our museum, mounds or riverside nature trail, join us for an interesting tour with a ranger. Weather may affect tour length/location. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Meet Watson- Gopher Tortoise
Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021 to Thursday, Apr 29, 2021 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come and meet George L Smith's mascot, Watson and his new sidekick, Holmes. Learn about Gopher Tortoises and hear about Watson's travels to Georgia and how he is considered a "keystone Species". $4 Space is limited to 8 and preregistration is required by 4 PM the day before the program. $4 plus $5 parking. 478-763-3429.
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Home School at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The last Wednesday of every month, join our naturalist for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Programs designed for children ages 6-12. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 12 students $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Bird Bingo: Self-guided
Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021 8:45 AM to 2 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Skidaway Island State Park is part of Georgia's Colonial Coast Birding Trails and exhibit many different species of birds. Stop by our Visitor Center to pick up a Bird Bingo card and see if you can get BINGO! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Campfire & S'mores
Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021 7 PM to 8 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Gather around the campfire for campfire stories, and enjoy s'mores with a park ranger. This is a great opportunity to meet locals and campers. Social distancing is required. Please pre-register and pay by calling the park office, spaces are limited to 15 participants. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Primitive Tools and Weapons Program
Thursday, Apr 29, 2021 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
What is the difference between a tool and a weapon? Come and join us at our amphitheater to find out. Space is limited to 18 people and social distancing will be required. Program can be cancelled due to inclement weather. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
All About Tides
Thursday, Apr 29, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join us for a short talk on the tides where we inform you about the forces that cause this phenomenon and why it is ecologically beneficial to our coast. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to 10 participants, and social distancing will be required. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Feeding Day
Thursdays 1 PM - 1:45 PM – Apr 29, 2021 until Dec 30, 2021 
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Every Thursday come to our interpretive center to watch the snakes be fed. During the feeding, our ranger will answer any questions and give information about each snake. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Friday, April 30, 2021

Roving Ranger
Fridays 9 AM - 12 PM – Apr 30, 2021 until Sep 3, 2021 
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
From 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, meet a ranger on the trails and the campground. A 'Roving Ranger' will walk the trails and be available to answer any questions or concerns. Feel free to join the ranger for a short guided hike and learn more about Crooked River State Park. $5 To Enter Park (Parking Fee) $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Guided Hike - Palmetto Trail
Fridays 1 PM - 2 PM – Apr 30, 2021 until Sep 3, 2021 
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy an informative ranger-led hike on our Palmetto Trail. Participants should dress for the weather, wear bug spray and bring a water. Program is weather permitting and social distancing is mandatory. Space is limited to 6 and preregistration is required by 8 PM on the Friday before program. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Arbor Day Scavenger Hunt
Friday, Apr 30, 2021 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come join us at the Etowah Indian mounds for Arbor Day! Have fun taking selfies with trees and plants. Try to find all the items on our scavenger hunt list, and enjoy exploring our site. 770-387-3747.
‘Who’s the Predator?’ Game Night
Friday, Apr 30, 2021 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a game of Mafia with a nature twist! Try to determine who the predator is before you get eaten. Who knows, maybe the predator is you! No prior knowledge of game play needed. Preregistration required. Location disclosed upon registration. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Meet the Farm Animals
Friday, Apr 30, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horses, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy some playtime with our baby goats. $5 per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Meet the Farm Animals
Friday, Apr 30, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horses, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy some playtime with our baby goats. $5 per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Guided Hike
Friday, Apr 30, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the naturalist for a guided hike to learn fun facts about our natural resources! We’ll explore native plants and search for signs of wildlife. This program requires preregistration. Please call the park office to register. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Sunset Kayak
Friday, Apr 30, 2021 5 PM to 7 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for an afternoon kayak tour as we bid farewell to the Full "Pink" Moon. Limited to 8 participants, minimum of 4, ages 12 and up; must be able to swim. Those 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent. Register at Visitor Center by noon, March 26 or April 30 depending on which date you would like to attend. $15; $10, your equipment $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Movie Night
Friday, Apr 30, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for movies under the stars. Limited to 15 people, minimum of 4. Bring bottled water, insect repellent, and a blanket or chair. Pre-registration required by noon one day prior to event; call or stop by Visitor Center. Social distancing required. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Plant Hike
Friday, Apr 30, 2021 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Enjoy a hike through marsh and maritime forest, as you learn about the native and non-native flora of Georgia and our coast. The hike will begin at the Sandpiper trailhead. Bring water, bug spray, and sunscreen. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to 10 participants, and social distancing will be required. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Saturday, May 1, 2021

2021 Crooked River Amateur Photo Contest
1st Monday of Month 7 AM - 10 PM from May 1, 2021 until Nov 1, 2021 
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Our photo contest is sponsored by Friends of Crooked River State Park to promote awareness of the intrinsic values of our coastal treasures. All photos must be taken inside Crooked River State Park. Entries must be submitted as an attached digital file to FriendsofCrookedRiver@gmail.com by November 30. Top prize is $100. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Artifact Identification Day
Saturday, May 1, 2021 10 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Celebrating Georgia Archaeology Month, museum staff and volunteers from Peach State Archaeology will be available to help identify artifacts brought in by visitors. Pre-registration and social distancing required. Registration will be limited to 10 guests per hourly session. Limit 5 artifacts per guest. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
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Easter Egg Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, May 1, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site Easter egg scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM. Completed scavenger hunts will be redeemed at the office for a baggie of Easter candy! $1 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Archery
Saturday, May 1, 2021 9 AM to 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and prizes. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Candy prizes. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery course next to group shelter. Park at boat dock. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pinecone Friends Nature Craft
Saturday, May 1, 2021 10:30 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone bunny rabbit or other woodland critter out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new; let your imagination run wild! Preregistration required. Location disclosed upon registration. Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Longleaf Loop Hike
Saturday, May 1, 2021 12:30 PM to 6:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
It's National Fitness Day. Join us on a ranger-led hike along Longleaf Loop (6.9 miles). Bring a snack and water. Moderate difficulty; geared towards ages 8 and up. Preregistration required. Meet at the Park Office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Soldier Saturday
Saturday, May 1, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
A Living Historian portraying a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation about fort history. There will be musket firings throughout the day. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
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Feed the Bees
Saturday, May 1, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Provide a healthy habitat to help pollinators thrive by protecting our pollinators from pesticides and by providing the flowers they need.Come learn how to turn your backyard , farm, or community into a thriving pollinator habitat.Please call to make your reservation in advancee. Limited to 8 people $4 per person $5 parking. 478-763-3429.
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Plant a Tree
Saturday, May 1, 2021 10 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us as we celebrate Earth Day by planting trees throughout the Park. Register at Visitor Center by noon on day preceding event date. Limit: 25 participants. Social distancing required. Bring work gloves, shovels, sunblock, a hat, and bottled water. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Archery at the Park
Saturday, May 1, 2021 3 PM to 6 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us during one of three sessions for a time of recreational archery. Limited to three people for each session. Pre-register at Visitors Center by noon on day preceding event date. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Stories and S'mores
Saturday, May 1, 2021 8 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us around the campfire for s'mores along with stories of the Okefenokee Swamp written by one of our local authors. Limited to 10 people, minimum of 4. Register by noon on day preceding event date. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, May 1, 2021 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Spring Wildflower Walk With Atlanta Botanical Garden
Saturday, May 1, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
*Pre-registration required* Limited capacity. Per Atlanta Botanical Garden policy, masks are required for this program. Join Atlanta Botanical Garden and Sweetwater Creek for a guided hike to view the Spring wildflowers. Our guide from ABG will show us the Spring ephemerals and tell us a little bit about each of the plants. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
DIRT Event 
Beginner Archery
Saturday, May 1, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Meet at the archery range for basic instruction then shoot at some targets. Bows and arrows will be supplied. $5 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, May 2, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 12 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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