Upcoming Events


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Senior Fishing Rodeo: a Get Outdoors Event
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 8 AM to 12 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
This tournament will be held at Lake Liberty. Anglers 55 years and older can try to win prizes in several categories, as well as win a door prize. Register between 7:30 - 7:45 a.m. at the main office and enjoy some great fishing. Refreshments will be available. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Movie at the Mellinger
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Ah, Saturday Night at the Movies, complete with popcorn and a soda! Who cares what picture you see... Come to the Mellinger Center (next door to the Trading Post) for a relaxing family movie. This week's movie will be everyone's favorite . . . Minions $2 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Parks After Dark 
Eye-Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM – Jun 15, 2019 until Jun 29, 2019 
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt New month means a new scavenger hunt! Bring your camera and take a look around our park for the items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your completed list and pictures to the office to claim your prize. Remember, this is not a race, have fun! $5 parking. 770-328-0841.
Local History Boat Cruise
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise while learning local history and seeing unique historical sites along Camden County's waterways. Space limited. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM on the day prior to cruise. $35 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Birding at the Rookery
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 9 AM to 11:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
See the hundreds of birds that nest here each spring including wood storks, herons, egrets, anhinga, ibis, roseate spoonbills and more. Professional scopes set up on site and binoculars provided to allow an up close view of the islands, nesting behaviors, fledglings and the hungry alligators lurking beneath. Space Limited. Preregistration required. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Meet and greet the animals who make coastal Georgia their home in this exciting and informative live animal presentation. Learn about their behaviors, why they look and live the way they do and gain a better understanding of why they are so important to our world. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Terrific Turtles
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come out to the Nature Center to meet and learn about some of our terrific turtles while you make a “stained glass” turtle to put on your window at home. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Crime and Punishment Historical Hike
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Bank Robberies! Gun Fights! Moonshine! Jail Breaks! Hog Thieves! Murders! A historical hike offered at the Dahlonega Gold Museum introduces visitors to these cases Learn about the people responsible for keeping law and order, those who committed crimes, and the punishments delivered to the guilty. See history where it happened! $4. 706-864-2257.
Crime and Punishment Historical Hike
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Bank Robberies! Gun Fights! Moonshine! Jail Breaks! Hog Thieves! Murders! A historical hike offered at the Dahlonega Gold Museum introduces visitors to these cases Learn about the people responsible for keeping law and order, those who committed crimes, and the punishments delivered to the guilty. See history where it happened! $4. 706-864-2257.
Father's Day Key Board
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us in making a perfect Father's Day gift! Bring your creativity and customize a key holder board for someone special or to decorate your own home! Decorations and paints supplied. Location: Elijah Clark Cabin. Valid Park Pass Required. $10/ key board $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Father's Day Archery
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us for a fun afternoon of shooting compound bows! Beginners and experts alike welcome. Suitable for all ages, although children under 6 may need adult assistance. The last round will include shooting balloons. Please arrive on time so you are able to participate. Park Pass required. $7 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Birding at the Mounds
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Join us for an introduction to birding tour at this historic site. Etowah offers both open fields and wooded areas along the river. Bring your own binoculars and field guides. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Sunrise Yoga on the Mountain
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Enjoy the mountaintop view during this beginner friendly yoga class with registered yoga teacher, Monique French. Bring a mat, or a thick towel, and wear comfortable clothing. Bring correct change. Stone amphitheater, right of park office. Restrooms do not open until 8:00 AM. For more info go check out https://www.facebook.com/Moniquefrenchyoga/ $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 8 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up (2-6 people) and compete in our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4:00 PM Saturday. Winner announced at 4:00 PM. Prizes and ribbon awarded. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Mammal Discovery Station
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by our learning stations with displays of pelts, skulls and local mammal information. Test your mammal IQ. Make a mammal track cast to take home. Pay only if you make a track cast. Pay correct change onsite. Meet at boathouse next to Lake Deleanor in the campground. $4 if you make a track cast $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Flag Day Flag Retirement Ceremony
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 5 PM to 5:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring your worn or faded US or State Flags for a brief retirement ceremony with our local boy scout partners from Troop #47 in Waverly Hall, GA. Meet at the Liberty Bell pool entrance on Highway 354. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Campfire Bingo
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Adults and families welcome. Come play our exciting, fun bingo game and learn about park animals, plants and history. Win prizes each round. Finish the night roasting marshmallows by the fire. Bring a stick and folding chair. Meet next to the boathouse on Lake Deleanor. Cancelled if rain. Pay correct change at the site. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Parks After Dark 
Alligator Day
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
You're invited to join in our annual event all about alligators. Learn about these mysterious reptiles through presentations, crafts, and a boat ride to search for them as they lurk under the waters of the Chattahoochee River. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
From Rice to Riches to Rebellion
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The story of rice cultivation begins with the founding of the colony of Georgia in 1733, and was the regions largest economic export up until the American Civil War. The strategic placement of Fort McAllister was not only to protect the citizens of Savannah, but also the many rice plantations that lined the Ogeechee River. $9 adult $5 youth. 912-727-2339.
Cannon Ball Crater Hike
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 12 PM to 1 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 where appropriate shoes and clothing for traversing natural areas. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Junior Ranger Road Trip
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Take a road trip to Fort Mountain and explore the park. Learn all about our new Junior Ranger book, and patches. The books now have site-specific activities and each park has it's own patch. Join us for a hike around the lake, and complete a new activity out of the book! $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Walking the Gopher Tortoise Road
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 9:30 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come and walk our .7 mile trail and meet our Gopher Tortoise's at George L Smith State Park. Learn the tale of ecological inter-dependency and how the fate of one species can affect the fate of many. Bring water and good hiking shoes. No pets on this walk $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Hike with Dad!
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Meet at the Yucca Trace Trail at 10am for a 2 mile hike! Then enjoy a hayride back to the trail head. Happy Fathers Day! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Night in the Park Hike/ Star Gazing/ Pins Moon
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 9 PM to 10 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come enjoy a Night in the Park with us! This is a perfect opportunity to earn your Star Gazing Pins! We will also be doing a 1.5 mile hike along with it! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Junior Ranger Road Trip Parks After Dark 
Star Gazing at the Park
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 9 PM to 10 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Weather permitting - we will meet at the Visitor's Center by the exhibits at 9:00pm for some Star Gazing and look at the moon with our Park Telescope! Don't miss out on a beautiful view! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Evening Intro to Birding Hike
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The end of the day is a perfect time to walk along the Brantley trail and observe the native and migratory birds of Georgia. As an introductory course, this ranger led hike aims to get participants into backyard and local birdwatching without stress or previous birding skills. All experience levels welcome. Meet at the trading Post. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Full Moon Paddle
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 9 PM to 10:30 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. Call to register and pay in advance. $15 with a rental craft, $10 with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Dairy Day
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
For decades, Hardman Farm was one of the most high-tech dairy operations in the state.The Mobile Dairy Classroom is a dynamic and fun educational program operated by the Agricultural Commodity Commission for Milk. 706-878-1077.
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Tree Identification Walk - Get Outdoors
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Hofwyl is known mainly for its live oak trees, but dozens of different species of trees and shrubs can be found on the property. Can you tell the difference between a live oak and laurel oak? How about the difference between a magnolia and a holly? Join us for a guided hike focused on tree identification and learn more about these native species. $5 - $8. 912-264-7333.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Parks After Dark 
Junior Ranger Road Trip - McIntosh Lake Paddle
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join a park ranger for a trip around McIntosh Lake at Indian Springs! $10 plus $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Fishing Rodeo - Fun, Food and T-Shirt
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 8 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Kids ages 2-12 are invited to join the park and our friend's group for a fantastic event. There will be prizes for many categories. We will be meeting by the gazebo in the park. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Saturday Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Stop by the Visitor's Center anytime between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm to get the scavenger hunt of the week. Prizes for participating children when they bring the completed paper back to the the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Intro to Kayaking
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
In this introductory paddle participants will learn kayak safety as well as various techniques and strokes before practicing their skills on the water. Space is limited. Call park office to register and pay. $25 if using park kayak $15 if bringing your own kayak $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Terrific Turtles
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Come meet the turtles that call our Interpretive Center their home and make a "stained glass" turtle to hang on your window at home. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Ice-cream S'mores
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come make your own sweet ice-cream s’mores – cold ice-cream sandwiched between two cookies of your choice, and then get a chance to explore the new Nature Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Tortoise Tails
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 3:30 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come meet Mercedes and Koopa Troopa our adorable animal ambassadors for Magnolia Springs State Park. Gopher Tortoises play an important role in our native ecosystem and are Georgia's official state reptile. You're welcome to bring leafy greens or fruit to donate and watch them eat it while you learn all about what makes Gopher Tortoises so special. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Game Night in the Campground
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Have fun playing games and learning about the park with Game Night in the Campground. Lawn games, Glo Sticks, and trivia make up this good-for-all-ages activity in the park. Held in the Picnic Shelter in the campground, a $1 donation is encouraged toward future game supplies. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
Father's Day Archery
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Spend Father’s Day weekend practicing your aim with your “old Man.” ALL Father's are 50% off! The cost for everyone else is $10 per person. Everyone is welcome. Meet at the Beach Area. We will have two one hour times we are offering this event! $5 - $10 $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Raptor Awareness
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Learn all about different raptors that live at our park! Visitors will get to see mounts and even dissect a real owl pellet! We will meet at the Nature Center. It is $3 per person. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Family Movie Nights at Red Top Mountain
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 8:45 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Bring a blanket, chairs, and a snack, and meet on the green at Picnic Shelters 1, 2, and 3. Bring your blankets or chairs. Enjoy a movie surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Red Top Mountain State Park and Lake Allatoona. All movies rated G or PG. Movies start at dark (about 8:45 PM). $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Introduction to Paddling
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 10:30 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of paddling? We are holding a class to teach you about the equipment and how to properly use it. Visit or call the park office to sign-up. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Sunrise Paddle
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 5:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Ranger led Sunrise Paddle on Beautiful Heath Lake on June 15th and Antioch Lake on June 10th. Life jackets required to be worn at all times, suggested you bring a partner or we can pair you up for safety. Call 706-802-5087 to register in advance for this event! Paddle will start at 1/2 hour before sunrise sharp, be there early to get signed in! $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Volunteer Trail Cleanup Day
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Volunteers are being sought to clean up/clear an existing trail. Equipment will be provided. Come prepared to be in the woods with long pants & boots to hike the trail. Come for an hour or make a day of it. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Sunset Snapshot Paddle-Get Outdoors
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
if you've ever wanted a picture of a beautiful Lake Seminole sunset, this is your chance. This Park Naturalist guided sunset kayak tour will get you to the perfect spot to hopefully help- you get that picture of a lifetime. Don't forget your camera. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Summer Swamp Paddle - Get Outdoors
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Beat the heat on this guided morning paddle out to Billy's Lake in the Okefenokee Swamp. Look for wildlife like alligators and wading birds and enjoy the morning scenery. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Jun 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.
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Sunrise Lake Paddle
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 7 AM to 8:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led lake outing on the lake in the cool and quiet of the early morning.The trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 10 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Includes canoe or kayak, PFD, and paddle. Reservations are required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Bark in the Park Dog Hike
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Bring your four-legged hiking companion and join a ranger on our 1 and a half mile Red Trail and White Trail Combo. Dogs must be leashed at all times. We’ll explore areas of whitewater rapids (up to class IV) and see the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill, as seen in Hunger Games. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Explore The Nature Hut
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Visit our Nature Hut to learn about animals that are common to this area. Many taxidermy animals are on display. You can also meet our two live snakes !! $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Guided Twilight Nature Hike
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join a Ranger for a short 1 mile hike along Tugaloo's Muscadine Trail. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Archery Lessons
3rd Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11 AM from Jun 15, 2019 until Sep 21, 2019 
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Learn the basics of archery or practice honing your skills. Approximately 1 hour class age 8 and up. All classes will be held at the archery range at 10:00 am. Up to 8 people per class, so call the park office to reserve your spot. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Fishing
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Don't have a fishing rod or tackle box? That's okay. Come fish with us at fishing hole #1 and we will provide all the supplies needed. This is also a great opportunity to complete a page in the new Junior Ranger book. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Fathers Day Craft
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Come to the campground pavilion, to create the perfect one of a kind gift for Dad. All supplies provided $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Dad Jokes Showdown
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Bring your game face to the campground pavilion to compete in our funniest competition of the year. No skill required just don't laugh, last one standing wins the prize! $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Lost Prevention and Wilderness Basics
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Do you know what to do if you find yourself lost in the wilderness? How can you prevent losing your way? This 1:00pm ranger talk at the Lake Pavilion reveals all. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Storytime in the Forest
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Bring a cozy blanket or snacks and listen to the ranger read a storybook. This week’s books are Amazing Animal Journeys by Chris Packham. Meet at the Lake Pavilion at 4pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Music in the Park with Martin Adams Band
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Relax with live music at the Lake Pavilion! Tonight’s talent is the Martins Adams Band, who play rock and roll. Please bring your own chairs. Donations welcome! Music plays from 8—9pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Hidden Gem Hike
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join the naturalist at the Black Rock Lake parking lot for a visit to Greasy Creek Falls, the Hidden Gem of Black Rock Mountain State Park. The trail is rated easy at this point, but will still require good walking shoes. Pets welcome. Bring water! $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Family Fun Time
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 3 PM to 5 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
After a long morning on the lake or on the trail, join us at the Mellinger Center for an afternoon of family fun. Play a game of Corn Hole or compete in a relay race. Bring $1 if you'd like to roast marshmallows or make a s'more. $1 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Pinecone Bird Feeder
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Make your own Pinecone Bird Feeder using peanut butter and bird seed. Location: Elijah Clark Cabin. Valid Park Pass Required. $2/ Bird Feeder $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Water Games - FREE
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Escape the heat of the summer with some water fun! Water guns, sponges, kiddy pool, and hose provided. Feel free to bring your own water guns or balloons as well. Location: Elijah Clark House. Valid Park Pass Required. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Ice Cream Sunday
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Cool off and satisfy your sweet tooth with an Ice Cream Sundae on Sunday! Location: Elijah Clark House. Valid Park Pass Required. $1/ cup of ice cream $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Glow in the Dark Putt-Putt
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Our putt-putt course will be glowing with excitement! Golf balls will glow in the dark during this evening of putt-putt fun. Valid Park Pass Required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Parks After Dark 
Make Your Own Gorget
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Enjoy designing and crafting your very own gorget! $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Pollinator Garden
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Turn your yard into a viable habitat for pollinators. Learn the basics of nativescaping and creating outdoor spaces that both people and wildlife can love. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Organic Gardening: Cultivation and Maintenance
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
This program series will focus on a different topic for each month, to help improve your gardening knowledge. This month we will focus on cultivation, weeding, and maintenance. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Father's Day Fishing Tournament
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 7 AM to 10 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Are you the best of the best angler out there? Or do you just enjoy a peaceful fishing day on the water? Come check out Magnolia Lake this Father's Day and post a Facebook photo of your big catch and tag @MagnoliaSpringsStatePark to be entered into a drawing to win awesome Father's Day prizes. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Sundaes on Sunday
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Cool off by making your own ice-cream sundae and explore the new Nature Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. We will go inside the mill, as see in the "Hunger Games" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of the creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake through the tunnel to watch for wading birds like Great Blue Herons and raptors like Bald Eagles while enjoying the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Explore The Nature Hut
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Visit our Nature Hut to learn about animals that are common to this area. Many taxidermy animals are on display. You can also meet our two live snakes !! $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Amazing Animal Dads
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Celebrate Father’s Day by learning how animal dads protect their babies. From lions to wolves to dolphins, animal dads work hard to keep their babies safe. Meet at Possum Hollow at 11am. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Sorting Science
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Did you know science doesn’t always involve math and chemicals? Some scientists specialize in sorting creatures into categories. Become a sorting scientist and create your own way of grouping animals in this hands-on program! Ideal for young learners. Meet at Possum Hollow at 2pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Monday, June 17, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp for Ages 9-12
Monday, Jun 17, 2019 8 AM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Children will have fun learning in the outdoors as they work toward earning a Junior Ranger Badge. The week will be filled with rich history, outdoor studies and activities, craft projects, and team building! Registration is required. $75 for early registration and $80 for late registration. $75 - $80. 912-437-4770.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
All Roads Lead to Sunbury- Junior Ranger Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 17, 2019 until Jun 21, 2019 
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Calling all kids ages 6-12 looking for fun and adventure! Camp attendees will have a blast enjoying various activities during this popular experience. These will include archery, a hayride, crafts, games, snacks, and more! $75 for the week. Registration required. (912) 884-5999 $75. 912-884-5999.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Full Moon Night Hike
Monday, Jun 17, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy Fort Yargo after dark on a guided moonlit hike by the lake each full moon of this year. Early evening hours are great for spotting wildlife such as deer, rabbits, owls and others along the lake shore. Hike length and meeting location will vary month to month. Bring sturdy shoes, water and a flashlight. $5 parking. 706-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Junior Ranger Water Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 17, 2019 until Jun 20, 2019 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for our first Junior Ranger Water Camp. During this four day camp Junior Rangers will learn paddling techniques for a kayak and canoe as well as participating in many other fun water related activities. Junior Rangers must be 10-15 years of age to participate in this camp. $50 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Georgia Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 17, 2019 until Jul 22, 2019 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Georgia Master Naturalist In cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, this eight-week training is in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion. Meets Mondays through July 22. $250 for the series and certification $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Full Moon Paddle
Monday, Jun 17, 2019 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led paddle on the Sparks Reservoir under the full moon. This program is offered to all adults (18 years and older) who can swim. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reservations are required. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Parks After Dark 
Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Monday, Jun 17, 2019 9:30 PM to 11 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy watching the moon rise above the gorge from the suspension bridge and learn some interesting tidbits about the moon. This hike will go down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge where we will hang out as the moon comes into view. No pets allowed. Space is limited please call to make a reservation. The hike may be cancelled due to weather. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Parks After Dark 
Twilight Kayaking
Monday, Jun 17, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Enjoy a ranger-led paddle of Lake Trahlyta under the full moon. All equipment provided, no prior kayaking experience necessary. Please book in advance as these events fill up quickly! $10/person. Visit the Visitor Center or call (706) 745-2628 to make your reservation today. Please arrive at the boat docks at 7:45! $10 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Parks After Dark 
Parks After Dark: Full Moon Hike
Monday, Jun 17, 2019 7:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Put on your hiking shoes, bring a flashlight, and join us for a full moon hike in the Wormsloe maritime forest. Get a rare glimpse of the twilight and night time wildlife that make Wormsloe their home. The hike will start at the Visitors Center and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail. $4 - $12. 912-353-3023.
Parks After Dark 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Come discover what it means to be a Junior Ranger. Learn how to identify different plant and animal species, go on hikes and boat rides, learn wilderness skills, and more. Snacks will be provided daily, but be sure to pack a lunch. $30 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Camp for Ages 9-12
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 8 AM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Children will have fun learning in the outdoors as they work toward earning a Junior Ranger Badge. The week will be filled with rich history, outdoor studies and activities, craft projects, and team building! Registration is required. $75 for early registration and $80 for late registration. $75 - $80. 912-437-4770.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
All Roads Lead to Sunbury- Junior Ranger Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 18, 2019 until Jun 21, 2019 
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Calling all kids ages 6-12 looking for fun and adventure! Camp attendees will have a blast enjoying various activities during this popular experience. These will include archery, a hayride, crafts, games, snacks, and more! $75 for the week. Registration required. (912) 884-5999 $75. 912-884-5999.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Day Camp- Registration is Full
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 until Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
It's time for Camp! Register your Junior Ranger for one of our Summer sessions: June 3rd-5th and June 18th-20th. Activities will include but are not limited to stream ecology, nature hikes/ walk, bird watching, fishing, archery, games, history tours, and other outdoor activities. $80 per camper. Registration is required. Ages 6-12. $75-$80 $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Water Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 18, 2019 until Jun 20, 2019 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for our first Junior Ranger Water Camp. During this four day camp Junior Rangers will learn paddling techniques for a kayak and canoe as well as participating in many other fun water related activities. Junior Rangers must be 10-15 years of age to participate in this camp. $50 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
9 AM - 1 PM from Jun 18, 2019 until Jun 20, 2019 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 6 - 9, runs from June 18 - June 20 (9 am-1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Registration opens on Monday April 15th. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 8 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
During this three day camp children ages 6-10 will participate in activities that focus on the outdoors and work toward earning a Junior Ranger badge. Activities include outdoor survival skills, hiking, birding, fishing, and more. Space is limited and registration is required. $65 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Cloud ID
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Enjoy identifying and learning about clouds with the naturalist $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Bluebirds and Butterflies
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Help us monitor our bluebird nest boxes and check on our butterfly garden. There is a short walk to five bluebird boxes and our demonstration pollinator garden. We will talk briefly on what it takes to attract both bluebirds and butterflies to your yard. Handouts provided. Meet at the Park Office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Salamander Meander
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the ranger for an investigative stream lab to discover salamanders and other cold-stream inhabitants. We provide dip nets and catch pans. Wear tennis shoes you can get wet. All ages welcome. Pay correct change at the site. Park at the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. Meet right of playground. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Junior Ranger Camp
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Come discover what it means to be a Junior Ranger. Learn how to identify different plant and animal species, go on hikes and boat rides, learn wilderness skills, and more. Snacks will be provided daily, but be sure to pack a lunch. $30 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Camp for Ages 9-12
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 8 AM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Children will have fun learning in the outdoors as they work toward earning a Junior Ranger Badge. The week will be filled with rich history, outdoor studies and activities, craft projects, and team building! Registration is required. $75 for early registration and $80 for late registration. $75 - $80. 912-437-4770.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
All Roads Lead to Sunbury- Junior Ranger Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 19, 2019 until Jun 21, 2019 
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Calling all kids ages 6-12 looking for fun and adventure! Camp attendees will have a blast enjoying various activities during this popular experience. These will include archery, a hayride, crafts, games, snacks, and more! $75 for the week. Registration required. (912) 884-5999 $75. 912-884-5999.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Water Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 19, 2019 until Jun 20, 2019 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for our first Junior Ranger Water Camp. During this four day camp Junior Rangers will learn paddling techniques for a kayak and canoe as well as participating in many other fun water related activities. Junior Rangers must be 10-15 years of age to participate in this camp. $50 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
9 AM - 1 PM from Jun 19, 2019 until Jun 20, 2019 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 6 - 9, runs from June 18 - June 20 (9 am-1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Registration opens on Monday April 15th. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Jr. Ranger Camp Roosevelt
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 9 AM to 5 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Historical, environmental and recreational education and activities are on the program in this one-day camp at Roosevelt's Little White House. For children ages 8 to 12. Please call to sign up. $20 Student - $12 Parent No special passes honored on program dates. 706-655-5870.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Nature Sketching
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Grab some paper, sketching material and a nice view and enjoy the beautiful scenery at Etowah. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Marvelous Mushroom Stroll
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join a ranger for a ½ mile trail walk to discover native fungi in our woodlands. Learn to ID common mushrooms and learn about their special adaptations. Pay correct change at the site. Meet at picnic shelter below dam in campground. Not stroller accessible. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Make A Mini Mushroom Garden
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your own edible mushroom garden to take home and enjoy.We will use a recycled 2-liter bottle, mushroom starter, and mushroom food. Pre-register and prepay at the Park Office. Geared towards towards ages 12 and up. Under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Meet at picnic shelter #2 below dam in campground. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Frog Chorus Campfire
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us along the edge of Lake Deleanor at sunset to listen to learn about our very vocal park amphibians. Bring a flashlight and a roasting stick and enjoy marshmallows around the campfire.Pay correct change at the site. Meet at the boathouse on Lake Deleanor in the campground. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Parks After Dark 
Junior Ranger Camp
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Come discover what it means to be a Junior Ranger. Learn how to identify different plant and animal species, go on hikes and boat rides, learn wilderness skills, and more. Snacks will be provided daily, but be sure to pack a lunch. $30 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Camp for Ages 9-12
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 8 AM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Children will have fun learning in the outdoors as they work toward earning a Junior Ranger Badge. The week will be filled with rich history, outdoor studies and activities, craft projects, and team building! Registration is required. $75 for early registration and $80 for late registration. $75 - $80. 912-437-4770.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
All Roads Lead to Sunbury- Junior Ranger Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 20, 2019 until Jun 21, 2019 
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Calling all kids ages 6-12 looking for fun and adventure! Camp attendees will have a blast enjoying various activities during this popular experience. These will include archery, a hayride, crafts, games, snacks, and more! $75 for the week. Registration required. (912) 884-5999 $75. 912-884-5999.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Water Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 20, 2019 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for our first Junior Ranger Water Camp. During this four day camp Junior Rangers will learn paddling techniques for a kayak and canoe as well as participating in many other fun water related activities. Junior Rangers must be 10-15 years of age to participate in this camp. $50 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
9 AM - 1 PM from Jun 20, 2019 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 6 - 9, runs from June 18 - June 20 (9 am-1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Registration opens on Monday April 15th. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Yoga at the Beach
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Start your morning with some gentle movements with yoga beside the swimming beach in the Day Use Area of the park. This event is for all levels and ages. Bring a yoga mat, beach towel, or blanket. A limited number of extra mats will also be available. Participants MUST sign up before 9PM the night before each class. Click for more details. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 7:15 PM to 8:45 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.
Parks After Dark 
Bingo
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 3 PM to 5 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us for a fun afternoon of family bingo! Free Prize for a win, limit 1 prize per person. Location: Pavilion by Archery Range. Valid Park Pass required. $1/ bingo card or $3/ 5 bingo cards $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Movie On the Green
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Bring a blanket & lie back to watch a film under the stars. Free to attend. Movie: Bee Movie. PG. Popcorn available for purchase at $1. Location: Green behind putt-putt. Subject to inclement weather. Valid Park Pass required. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Parks After Dark 
Birding at the Mounds
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Join us for an introduction to birding tour at this historic site. Etowah offers both open fields and wooded areas along the river. Bring your own binoculars and field guides. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Critters and Creek Walk
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 9:30 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join a ranger to investigate the summer woodlands and Mountain Creek. Wear tennis shoes that can get wet. Discover wildflowers, lichens, and water inhabitants on this ½ mile trek. Pay correct change at the site. Meet at picnic shelter below dam in campground. Not stroller accessible. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Summer Poker Walk
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a 1-mile, natural surface trail walk and visit five natural history learning stations. Draw cards at each learning site. Best hand at the end of the walk wins a prize package. Pay correct change at the site. Not stroller accessible. Meet at the covered shelter next to the Trading Post in the campground. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Junior Ranger Camp
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Come discover what it means to be a Junior Ranger. Learn how to identify different plant and animal species, go on hikes and boat rides, learn wilderness skills, and more. Snacks will be provided daily, but be sure to pack a lunch. $30 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
All Roads Lead to Sunbury- Junior Ranger Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 21, 2019 
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Calling all kids ages 6-12 looking for fun and adventure! Camp attendees will have a blast enjoying various activities during this popular experience. These will include archery, a hayride, crafts, games, snacks, and more! $75 for the week. Registration required. (912) 884-5999 $75. 912-884-5999.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Watermelon Festival
9 AM - 4 PM from Jun 21, 2019 until Jun 23, 2019 
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us for a weekend full of fun and excitement! We will have so much going on! Hot air balloons, Arts & Crafts, a Car & truck show, Black Powder Demonstrations, Archery Contest, Kid's Activity Zone, and much more fun! Bring your family and friends! There is lots to do for everyone! 229-276-2371.
Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt - National Trails Day
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 9 PM to 10 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 provided 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. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Parks After Dark 
Beach Party and Movie Night
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 9 AM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Plan on celebrating the first day of summer with a beach party at Laura Walker State Park. Enjoy a family picnic and all the other amenities of the park, and then join together at 5:30pm at the picnic shelter by the campground for two hours of games until time for the movie at 7:30pm. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Accessible Parks After Dark 
Camper's SplashPad
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Campground and Cottage guests after-hours splashpad access. Come enjoy the splashpad with your family and fellow overnight guests. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
S'mores N' More - Nifty Nocturnals
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come join a park ranger at the lake amphitheater to learn all about animals that come alive at night, and then finish up with some yummy s'mores on the campfire. Nocturnal animals such as bats, beetles, owls and more will be shared by the Park Naturalist in this interactive program. Weather dependent event. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
Friday Summer Fun
Fridays 1 PM - 3 PM – Jun 21, 2019 until Jul 26, 2019 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us each Friday from 1-3 PM during the months of June and July for an outdoor themed activity! Below is the list of each activity that we have planned for each date. On June 28th we will not have a program. The cost is only $3! Ages 3 and under are free. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Summer Solstice Hike
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us on a Ranger Led hike on the longest day of the entire year! We will be hiking the campground loop trail, it’s 1.5 miles. Meet at the Campground Shelter. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Cosmic Archery
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 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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Sunset Mountain Hike
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire, where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake through the tunnel to watch for wading birds like Great Blue Herons and raptors like Bald Eagles while enjoying the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
S'mores and Stories
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us at our Amphitheater and make the all time favorite campfire treat....S'mores !!! Your host will also share a story or two !! $4 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Parks After Dark 
Summer Solstice Hike
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet at the campground pavilion to learn more about the summer solstice as we go on a 2 mile hike on the perimeter trail. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 8 AM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us for a 5.5 mile hike up the Riverside Trail along with a hour long paddle down. You MUST preregister for this event by calling. Kayaks are available for rent if needed for $30. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Eye-Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM – Jun 22, 2019 until Jun 29, 2019 
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt New month means a new scavenger hunt! Bring your camera and take a look around our park for the items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your completed list and pictures to the office to claim your prize. Remember, this is not a race, have fun! $5 parking. 770-328-0841.
Meet the Turtles
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist to learn more about the turtles we have here at the visitor center. Get an up-close look at our turtles and watch during our feeding time! $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Beach Combing on Cumberland Island
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a boat ride to Cumberland Island where you'll stroll the beach with a Park Ranger identifying shells and sea life along the shore. Get a chance to photograph the famous wild horses and see coastal birds. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the Friday prior to cruise. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Seashell Craft
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
We're feeling beachy at the Nature Center and will be celebrating summer with some stellar seashell art. Seashells will be provided, participants are also welcome to bring their own. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Sunset Boat Cruise
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 7:15 PM to 8:45 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.
Parks After Dark 
Crime and Punishment Historical Hike
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Bank Robberies! Gun Fights! Moonshine! Jail Breaks! Hog Thieves! Murders! A historical hike offered at the Dahlonega Gold Museum introduces visitors to these cases Learn about the people responsible for keeping law and order, those who committed crimes, and the punishments delivered to the guilty. See history where it happened! $4. 706-864-2257.
Crime and Punishment Historical Hike
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Bank Robberies! Gun Fights! Moonshine! Jail Breaks! Hog Thieves! Murders! A historical hike offered at the Dahlonega Gold Museum introduces visitors to these cases Learn about the people responsible for keeping law and order, those who committed crimes, and the punishments delivered to the guilty. See history where it happened! $4. 706-864-2257.
Lorax Craft
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Make a Cheerful Lorax Flower Pot to take home! Location: Elijah Clark Cabin. Valid Park Pass Required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Archery
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us for a fun afternoon of shooting compound bows! Beginners and experts alike welcome. Suitable for all ages, although children under 6 may need adult assistance. The last round will include shooting balloons. Please arrive on time so you are able to participate. Valid Park Pass required. $7 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Guided Tour
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Take a guided tour with our Naturalist $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 8 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up (2-6 people) and compete in our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4:00 PM Saturday. Winner announced at 4:00 PM. Prizes and ribbon awarded. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Target Archery Shoot
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
This stationary target shooting adventure is for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment and unique shooting opportunities. Pay and pre-register at Park Office or bring correct change to the site. Park at the Fishing Dock next to Lake Deleanor and walk down to the range. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
The Civilian Conservation Corps in Harris and Meriwether Counties
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join park historian, John Croom, for a lively presentation, fascinating information, and remarkable local CCC photos from 1933-1942. Learn about local involvement and our park’s early beginnings. Lake Franklin Event Center in the Large Group Camp. Pre-registration suggested. Call the park office. Walk-ins fine. Pay correct change at the door. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Mammal Discovery Station
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by our learning stations with displays of pelts, skulls and local mammal information. Test your mammal IQ. Make a mammal track cast to take home. Pay only if you make a track cast. Pay correct change onsite. Meet at boathouse next to Lake Deleanor in the campground. $4 if you make a track cast $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Water Wonders
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Use our dip nets and scopes to investigate and identify life in our lake. Interesting discoveries of frogs, fish, macroinvertebrates and more. Meet at the boathouse on Lake Deleanor in the campground. Pay correct change at the site or pay in advance at office and bring receipt. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Campfire Bingo
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Adults and families welcome. Come play our exciting, fun bingo game and learn about park animals, plants and history. Win prizes each round. Finish the night roasting marshmallows by the fire. Bring a stick and folding chair. Meet next to the boathouse on Lake Deleanor. Cancelled if rain. Pay correct change at the site. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Parks After Dark 
Intro to Paddling
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Intro to Paddling is a great opportunity for paddling beginners to get more comfortable in a kayak or canoe on tidal waters. Join our guides for a fun and safe time in Black Island Creek. Registration is required. $30-35. 912-437-4770.
Night Time Fort Excursion
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 8:30 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 and plantation house, as we recount history and tell stories of Georgia's last battle of the civil war. $9. 912-727-2339.
Ogeechee Monsters
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 to Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 10 PM to 2 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Here is your chance to catch some of the Monsters of the Ogeechee. Spend the evening with the Rangers as we catch the best and biggest the river has to offer. Our expert will show you the tricks of the trade as we pull in Sturgeon, Stingray and Shark to name a few. Space is extremely limited Call the park office to make your reservation today. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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