Upcoming Events


Monday, July 6, 2020

Guided Hike on Bird Berry Trail
Monday, Jul 6, 2020 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join a ranger and explore all the Bird Berry Trail has to offer. While on the trail, we will be reading interpretive signage, listening for bird calls, and looking for wildlife. This is a 0.5 mile paved trail suitable for strollers. Registration is required - 9 spots available. Meeting location disclosed upon registration. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Georgia Master Naturalist
Monday, Jul 6, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Georgia Master Naturalist In cooperation with the UGA Warnell School of Forestry, this is an eight-week long course that will cover a variety of subjects such as dendrology, herpetology, ichthyology, and ornithology. The program is a combination of classroom lectures and outside hands-on learning. This program requires pre-registration, and space is limited to 10 people. $250 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Bluebirds and Butterflies
Wednesday, Jul 8, 2020 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Help us monitor our bluebird nest boxes and our butterfly garden. Short walk and talk on basics of attracting both flying jewels to your yard. Limited attendance of 12. Meet at park office. Event is Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Jul 8, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Homeschoolers! Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly home school program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Friday, July 10, 2020

Sunset Hike
Friday, Jul 10, 2020 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist for a moderate 2 mile hike along the river as we watch the sun go down. Bring water, good hiking shoes, bug spray, and a flashlight just in case. Meet at Day Use area. $2 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Critters and Creek Walk
Friday, Jul 10, 2020 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. Limited attendance of 12. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Guided Marsh Hike
Friday, Jul 10, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a naturalist for a 2 mile guided hike through maritime forest and along our coastal salt marshes. The trails are close to the water and can be muddy in some spots, so bring sturdy shoes and insect repellent. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
DIRT Event 

Saturday, July 11, 2020

What’s That Tree? Tree ID Hike
Saturday, Jul 11, 2020
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist for a 2 mile guided hike on the River Trail and learn about some trees we have here at the park. Bring water and good hiking shoes. Meet at the Day Use area. $4 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Gopher Tortoise Stroll
Saturday, Jul 11, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come learn about our state reptile as we stroll the park in search of burrows for a chance to meet and photograph some of our resident tortoises. Weather permitting. Participants must register in advance. Space limited to 6. Call park office to register and get meeting location. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 11, 2020 until Jul 25, 2020 
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 awarded. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Lake Ecology
Saturday, Jul 11, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come beat the heat and get your feet wet! We will be having a stream ecology class observing the organisms that reside in Lake Brantley. We will seine and dip net for macro invertebrates, crayfish, and fish, then identify them using our key. Please wear clothes that can get wet or dirty, and water shoes. Register in advance; event limited to 10. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Afternoon Paddle
Saturday, Jul 11, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Indian Springs Museum
Saturday, Jul 11, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Stop by our museum to check out Indian Springs through the years! $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Wonders of Wildlife at Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Jul 11, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Learn all about native wildlife and their adaptations. Meet live animals, see real furs, skulls and more in this educational presentation that gets you up close and personal to the wonderful world of wildlife. Take home a Fun Book to continue learning about wildlife. Pre-registration required, space is limited and social distancing is required. $2- $5 additional for Magnolia Springs Fun Book $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Prescribed Fires
Saturday, Jul 11, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Come learn all about prescribed fires and why they are a necessity for the land! We will be demonstrating how to use a drip torch and some of the tools commonly used on the fire line. We will be meeting at the beach area. The cost is $3 per person to attend this event. Ages 3 and under are free. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Accessible DIRT Event 
Basic Archery
Saturday, Jul 11, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. 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 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Basic Archery
Saturday, Jul 11, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. 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 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Archery
Saturday, Jul 11, 2020 9 AM to 9:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come learn the basics of archery and test your skills on our archery range. This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided but not shared. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Advance registration by phone is required as space will be limited to 4 participants, and social distancing will be required. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Archery
Saturday, Jul 11, 2020 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come learn the basics of archery and test your skills on our archery range. This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided but not shared. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Advance registration by phone is required as space will be limited to 4 participants, and social distancing will be required. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Summer Movie Nights
Saturday, Jul 11, 2020 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Bring your chair to the field behind the park office to watch a movie under the stars. Call the park office to learn what we will be watching. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Kayaking 101
Sunday, Jul 12, 2020 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Learn the basics 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 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Georgia Master Naturalist
Monday, Jul 13, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Georgia Master Naturalist In cooperation with the UGA Warnell School of Forestry, this is an eight-week long course that will cover a variety of subjects such as dendrology, herpetology, ichthyology, and ornithology. The program is a combination of classroom lectures and outside hands-on learning. This program requires pre-registration, and space is limited to 10 people. $250 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Guided Hike on Bird Berry Trail
Tuesday, Jul 14, 2020 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join a ranger and explore all the Bird Berry Trail has to offer. While on the trail, we will be reading interpretive signage, listening for bird calls, and looking for wildlife. This is a 0.5 mile paved trail suitable for strollers. Registration is required - 9 spots available. Meeting location disclosed upon registration. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
DIRT Event 
I.D. That Tree
Tuesday, Jul 14, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
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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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Bluebirds and Butterflies
Wednesday, Jul 15, 2020 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Help us monitor our bluebird nest boxes and our butterfly garden. Short walk and talk on basics of attracting both flying jewels to your yard. Limited attendance of 12. Meet at park office. Event is Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Frog Chorus and Chat with a Ranger Campfire
Thursday, Jul 16, 2020 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 and learn about our very vocal park amphibians and chat with a Ranger. Bring a flashlight and a roasting stick ,marshmallows around the campfire. Limited attendance of 12. Meet at the boathouse on Lake Deleanor in the campground. $2 plus $5 parking. 606-663-4858.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Critters and Creek Walk
Friday, Jul 17, 2020 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. Limited attendance of 12. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
The Boys Who Built the Park - CCC Program
Friday, Jul 17, 2020 4 PM to 5 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. This program requires pre-registration. Please call the park office at 770-504-2277 to register. $5 parking. 770-507-2277.
History Hike
Friday, Jul 17, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Come learn about the fascinating history of Indian Springs! From the early use by the Creeks thru the resort eras and the CCC construction, learn about 200 years of park history. This program requires pre-registration. Please call the park office at 770-504-2277 to register. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Archery in the Park
Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us for Archery in the Park. We provide basic instruction and archery equipment. Archery field is located behind the Day Use comfort station. No experience necessary; beginners welcome. Meet at the Day use area. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for this exciting and informative live animal presentation. Photography welcome throughout. Participants must register in advance. Space limited to 6. Call park office to register and get meeting location. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 18, 2020 until Jul 25, 2020 
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 awarded. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Spider Lily Hike
Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Take an exclusive hike to see these beautiful and illusive wildflowers hidden in the surrounding forests of Hard Labor Creek. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes to hike this moderate 2 mile path. Bring water and bug spray. Pre-registration required, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Afternoon Paddle
Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
U-Pick Harvest Days
Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Governor Hardman grew several acres of corn to feed his livestock. The UGA White County Extension and Hardman Farm have grown an acre of pesticide free corn, sunflowers and sorghum. This year will look a little different, we will not be hosting our usual festival, however, corn will be available to pick until sold out. $6. Children 5 and under: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Indian Springs Museum
Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Stop by our museum to check out Indian Springs through the years! $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Tricksters of the Animal Kingdom
Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 5 PM to 6 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.
Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 5 PM to 6 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. Hear the the musket fire as a confederate guard fires his musket. Pre-registration required, space is limited and social distancing is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 3 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. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
DIRT Event 
Guided Marsh Hike
Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a naturalist for a 2 mile guided hike through maritime forest and along our coastal salt marshes. The trails are close to the water and can be muddy in some spots, so bring sturdy shoes and insect repellent. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
DIRT Event 
Summer Movie Nights
Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Bring your chair to the field behind the park office to watch a movie under the stars. Call the park office to learn what we will be watching. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Georgia Master Naturalist
Monday, Jul 20, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Georgia Master Naturalist In cooperation with the UGA Warnell School of Forestry, this is an eight-week long course that will cover a variety of subjects such as dendrology, herpetology, ichthyology, and ornithology. The program is a combination of classroom lectures and outside hands-on learning. This program requires pre-registration, and space is limited to 10 people. $250 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Bluebirds and Butterflies
Wednesday, Jul 22, 2020 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Help us monitor our bluebird nest boxes and our butterfly garden. Short walk and talk on basics of attracting both flying jewels to your yard. Limited attendance of 12. Meet at park office. Event is Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Frog Chorus and Chat with a Ranger Campfire
Thursday, Jul 23, 2020 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 and learn about our very vocal park amphibians and chat with a Ranger. Bring a flashlight and a roasting stick ,marshmallows around the campfire. Limited attendance of 12. Meet at the boathouse on Lake Deleanor in the campground. $2 plus $5 parking. 606-663-4858.
Guided Maritime Forest Hike
Thursday, Jul 23, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a naturalist for a guided hike through maritime forest and along our coastal salt marshes.The trails are close to the water and can be muddy in some spots, so bring sturdy shoes and insect repellent. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to 10 participants, and social distancing will be required. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
DIRT Event 

Friday, July 24, 2020

Critters and Creek Walk
Friday, Jul 24, 2020 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. Limited attendance of 12. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Meet the Bees
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Meet the park honeybees and learn all about these hard-working pollinators from our local beekeepers, owners of Boyd's Bees N Honey. Weather permitting. Participants must register in advance. Space limited to 6. Call park office to register and get meeting location. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for this exciting and informative live animal presentation. Photography welcome throughout. Participants must register in advance. Space limited to 6. Call park office to register and get meeting location. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Accessible 
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 25, 2020 
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 awarded. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Spider Lily Hike
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Take an exclusive hike to see these beautiful and illusive wildflowers hidden in the surrounding forests of Hard Labor Creek. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes to hike this moderate 2 mile path. Bring water and bug spray. Pre-registration required, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Afternoon Paddle
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
U-Pick Harvest Days
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Governor Hardman grew several acres of corn to feed his livestock. The UGA White County Extension and Hardman Farm have grown an acre of pesticide free corn, sunflowers and sorghum. This year will look a little different, we will not be hosting our usual festival, however, corn will be available to pick until sold out. $6. Children 5 and under: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
History Hike
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Come learn about the fascinating history of Indian Springs! From the early use by the Creeks thru the resort eras and the CCC construction, learn about 200 years of park history. This program requires pre-registration. Please call the park office at 770-504-2277 to register. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Indian Springs Museum
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Stop by our museum to check out Indian Springs through the years! $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Meet the Snakes and Fun Book Activities
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 10 AM to 10:45 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Snakes are one of the most misunderstood animals in nature. Which are venomous and which are not? Why do snakes do what they do? What do they feel like? You will learn this and more as we introduce you to the park's king snake and corn snake. Learn more about snakes in the Magnolia Springs Fun Book given to you to explore the park. $2- $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Kayak Paddle
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
2 hour kayak paddle on Clark's Hill Lake. Departing from the boat ramp in the campground. Space is limited,***advanced ticket purchases are required***. Limited to 10 participants 7 years of age or older. Tandem kayaks and single kayaks will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis. Equipment is provided. Social distancing guidelines apply. $20 per person $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Basic Archery
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. 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 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Basic Archery
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. 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 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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June 27 Twilight Paddle-FULL
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for a Ranger-led twilight paddle on Lake Allatoona, great for beginners or experienced paddlers! $30 per participant. Minimum participant age - 10. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required. Program may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. $20 - $30 $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
DIRT Event 
Archery
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 9 AM to 9:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come learn the basics of archery and test your skills on our archery range. This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided but not shared. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Advance registration by phone is required as space will be limited to 4 participants, and social distancing will be required. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Archery
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come learn the basics of archery and test your skills on our archery range. This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided but not shared. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Advance registration by phone is required as space will be limited to 4 participants, and social distancing will be required. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Geology Hike
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 10 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist John Johnston will lead this 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how they were formed. There will be a visit down into the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids of Sweetwater Creek (up to class IV) Pre-registration is needed as space will be limited to 9 and social distancing will be required. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
DIRT Event 
Summer Movie Nights
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Bring your chair to the field behind the park office to watch a movie under the stars. Call the park office to learn what we will be watching. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Volunteer Day
Sunday, Jul 26, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us by lend a helping hand as we spend the day improving the park. We will be working on our flower garden, trails, and cleaning around the pond to make General Coffee State Park beautiful and pristine. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own tools and gloves, as park supplies are very limited. Click for more info. 912-384-7082.
Basic Archery
Sunday, Jul 26, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. 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 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Basic Archery
Sunday, Jul 26, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. 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 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Monday, July 27, 2020

Beginner Birding Hike
Monday, Jul 27, 2020 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join our naturalist on an easy, one-mile hike along the marsh as we watch for birds along the trail. This birding hike is beginner friendly, but seasoned birders are welcome to come share their knowledge with the group. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to 10 participants, and social distancing will be required. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
DIRT Event 

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Bluebirds and Butterflies
Wednesday, Jul 29, 2020 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Help us monitor our bluebird nest boxes and our butterfly garden. Short walk and talk on basics of attracting both flying jewels to your yard. Limited attendance of 12. Meet at park office. Event is Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Frog Chorus and Chat with a Ranger Campfire
Thursday, Jul 30, 2020 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 and learn about our very vocal park amphibians and chat with a Ranger. Bring a flashlight and a roasting stick ,marshmallows around the campfire. Limited attendance of 12. Meet at the boathouse on Lake Deleanor in the campground. $2 plus $5 parking. 606-663-4858.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Critters and Creek Walk
Friday, Jul 31, 2020 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. Limited attendance of 12. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Tricksters of the Animal Kingdom
Friday, Jul 31, 2020 4 PM to 5 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.
Guided Marsh Hike
Friday, Jul 31, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a naturalist for a 2 mile guided hike through maritime forest and along our coastal salt marshes. The trails are close to the water and can be muddy in some spots, so bring sturdy shoes and insect repellent. 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, August 1, 2020

Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for this exciting and informative live animal presentation. Photography welcome throughout. Participants must register in advance. Space limited to 6. Call park office to register and get meeting location. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Scout Scarf Day Hike
Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join Pine Mountain Trail Association, Once a Scout, always a Scout. This is a day for all Scouts, both former and present, to wear their scarfs. This will be a short but moderate 2.8 mile hike on the Sawtooth trail. Meet at the Mollyhugger Hill parking lot by 8:45am. We will start the hike at 9:00am. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up and complete in our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the Park Office. Pictures must be brought to the Park Office with checklist by 4:00 PM Saturday. Winners will be notified by phone to pick up prizes. . $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fairy House Furniture or Playground Build
Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Invite a local woods fairy or pixie to your backyard with cleverly built natural structures. Limited attendance of 15 and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. Adults and families with children welcome.Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Afternoon Paddle
Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
U-Pick Harvest Days
Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Governor Hardman grew several acres of corn to feed his livestock. The UGA White County Extension and Hardman Farm have grown an acre of pesticide free corn, sunflowers and sorghum. This year will look a little different, we will not be hosting our usual festival, however, corn will be available to pick until sold out. $6. Children 5 and under: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Alexander Lake Paddle
Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for a guided paddle on Alexander Lake. This paddle is designed as a basic level paddle to teach beginners how to kayak, read the water, and general boating safety. All equipment is provided. This class is a prerequisite for the South River paddles. Call 770-389-7801 to register. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 7:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire, where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Aug. 1 Twilight Paddle-FULL
Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to pre-register, must pre-register for event. Join us for a ranger-led twilight paddle on Lake Allatoona. Great for beginners or experienced paddlers. Minimum participant age - 10. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Program may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Click event title for more information. $30 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Kayaking 101
Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Meet at the park office for a beginners lesson in kayaking. Be sure to wear sun screen, closed toe shoes. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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Sunday, August 2, 2020

ASL Signing Stroll
Sunday, Aug 2, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come learn some basic signs for nature as we stroll along the Rock Outcrop Trail. This is a free program for all ages. Trail is .75 miles and is easy, but not stroller accessible. You do not need to register for this event, just show up. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Girl Scouts Love State Parks
Monday, Aug 3, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Camping and Exploration TBD plus $5 parking. 706-356-4363.
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Parks After Dark: Full Moon Hike
Monday, Aug 3, 2020 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Are you looking for a unique Savannah experience? Put on your hiking shoes, bring a flashlight, and join us for a full moon hike in the Wormsloe maritime forest. Get a rare view of a sunset over the Moon River and moon rise over our inter-coastal wetlands. The hike will start at the Visitors Center and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail. $5 - $13. 912-353-3023.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Friends of Smithgall Woods Meeting
Tuesday, Aug 4, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This informative monthly meeting will give you the ins and outs of Smithgall Woods. Learn more about this special conservation area and what volunteer opportunities are available. Make some new friends and find a way to give back! 706-878-3087.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Bluebirds and Butterflies
Thursday, Aug 6, 2020 9 AM to 9:45 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Help us monitor our bluebird nest boxes and our butterfly garden. Short walk and talk on basics of attracting both flying jewels to your yard. Limited attendance of 12. Meet at park office. Event is Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Homeschool Days
Thursday, Aug 6, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Homeschoolers! Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly home school program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Friday, August 7, 2020

Bat Bingo and Campfire
Friday, Aug 7, 2020 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original and family friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn more about our only flying mammal. Bring your own roasting stick, marshmallows and enjoy roasting it over a fire. Space is limited to 12 people and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Aug. 7 Twilight Paddle-FULL
Friday, Aug 7, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to pre-register, must pre-register for event. Join us for a ranger-led twilight paddle on Lake Allatoona. Great for beginners or experienced paddlers. Minimum participant age - 10. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Program may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Click event title for more information. $30 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Basic Target Archery
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 9 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Basic archery target shooting for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction and equipment or you may bring your own. Limited attendance of 9 per time slot. Not geared towards large groups. Groups can contact us for special time. Pay and pre-register for your time slot at the Park Office. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up and complete in our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the Park Office. Pictures must be brought to the Park Office with checklist by 4:00 PM Saturday. Winners will be notified by phone to pick up prizes. . $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fairy House Furniture or Playground Build
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Invite a local woods fairy or pixie to your backyard with cleverly built natural structures. Limited attendance of 15 and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. Adults and families with children welcome.Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Campground Trivia Challenge
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original park game. Families and adults welcome. Team up and answer park & camping questions for prizes. Limited attendance of 12 and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Lake Ecology
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come beat the heat and get your feet wet! We will be having a stream ecology class observing the organisms that reside in Lake Brantley. We will seine and dip net for macro invertebrates, crayfish, and fish, then identify them using our key. Please wear clothes that can get wet or dirty, and water shoes. Register in advance; event limited to 10. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Afternoon Paddle
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
U-Pick Harvest Days
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Governor Hardman grew several acres of corn to feed his livestock. The UGA White County Extension and Hardman Farm have grown an acre of pesticide free corn, sunflowers and sorghum. This year will look a little different, we will not be hosting our usual festival, however, corn will be available to pick until sold out. $6. Children 5 and under: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Hofwyl Plantation Junior Ranger Saturday
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Walk the Hofwyl-Broadfield activity trail and tour the plantation house with a ranger. Learn about some little known aspects of the plantation while completing sections of the Junior Ranger book. $5 to $8. 912-264-7333.
Sunset Kayak Paddle - Ticket Purchase Required
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
2 hour sunset kayak paddle on Clark's Hill Lake. Departing from the boat ramp in the campground. ***Advanced ticket purchases are required***. Limited to 10 participants 7 years of age or older. Tandem kayaks and single kayaks will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis. Equipment is provided. Social distancing guidelines apply. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Basic Archery
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. 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 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Basic Archery
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. 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 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Movies in the Park
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 8:45 PM to 10:45 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a family-fun evening in the park. We will be playing a family feature on our jumbo screen while your family relaxes in the park. Just bring your blanket or chairs. Concessions will be available for purchase from the Friends of Panola chapter. $5 Parking fee is required per vehicle. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Aug. 8 Twilight Paddle- FULL
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for a Ranger-led twilight paddle on Lake Allatoona, great for beginners or experienced paddlers! $30 per participant. Minimum participant age - 10. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required. Program may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. $20-$30 $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Georgia's First Fouth
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Did you know that the Declaration of Independence did not make its way to Savannah until August? Hear the reading of the Declaration of Independence as it was read in 1776. Participate in the debate to declare independence or to remain loyal to the king. See musket firings and more. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.
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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Don Carter "Rocks"
Sunday, Aug 9, 2020 2 PM to 5 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
What is Don Carter State Park’s Geology? Come join us at 2pm to find out. Author and Geologist Dr. William Witherspoon will be here to talk about the geology of the area and Lake Lanier. He is co-author of the Roadside Geology of Georgia. At 2pm he will be giving a presentation about the area’s geology. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Homeschoolers! Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly home school program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Bluebirds and Butterflies
Thursday, Aug 13, 2020 9 AM to 9:45 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Help us monitor our bluebird nest boxes and our butterfly garden. Short walk and talk on basics of attracting both flying jewels to your yard. Limited attendance of 12. Meet at park office. Event is Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Bat Bingo and Campfire
Friday, Aug 14, 2020 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original and family friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn more about our only flying mammal. Bring your own roasting stick, marshmallows and enjoy roasting it over a fire. Space is limited to 12 people and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Cosmic Archery
Friday, Aug 14, 2020 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.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Primitive Arts DIY Class: Atl Alt and Dart Crafting
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
The atl atl is a highly effective piece of hunting technology that has been used by many cultures across the globe, including the American Indian. Gather the tools and knowledge needed to construct your own and the supplies to continue crafting at home. You'll even learn to throw the dart. Ages 13+. Limited spots available. Call to pre-register. $50. 706-695-2598.
Basic Target Archery
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 9 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Basic archery target shooting for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction and equipment or you may bring your own. Limited attendance of 9 per time slot. Not geared towards large groups. Groups can contact us for special time. Pay and pre-register for your time slot at the Park Office. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up and complete in our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the Park Office. Pictures must be brought to the Park Office with checklist by 4:00 PM Saturday. Winners will be notified by phone to pick up prizes. . $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fairy House Furniture or Playground Build
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Invite a local woods fairy or pixie to your backyard with cleverly built natural structures. Limited attendance of 15 and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. Adults and families with children welcome.Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Campground Trivia Challenge
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original park game. Families and adults welcome. Team up and answer park & camping questions for prizes. Limited attendance of 12 and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Afternoon Paddle
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Farm Animal Fun Days 2020
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Over the years, Hardman Farm has been home to several species of livestock. Come visit and learn about livestock that was kept here on the Farm as we continue our journey of "bringing the farm back to life" and keep the American agricultural experience alive. Grounds Admission $6. Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Emory Jones Book Signing
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Emory Jones, author of "Distant Voices: The Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound," will read excerpts from his new book "The Valley Where They Danced." This post-WWI historical novel features scenes from Hardman Farm. Hear excerpts prior to the tour and then bring back questions for Mr. Jones afterward. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children (5 and under): Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
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U-Pick Harvest Days
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Governor Hardman grew several acres of corn to feed his livestock. The UGA White County Extension and Hardman Farm have grown an acre of pesticide free corn, sunflowers and sorghum. This year will look a little different, we will not be hosting our usual festival, however, corn will be available to pick until sold out. $6. Children 5 and under: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 to Sunday, Aug 16, 2020 1 PM to 2 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. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 3 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. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Aug. 15 Twilight Paddle-FULL
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to pre-register, must pre-register for event. Join us for a ranger-led twilight paddle on Lake Allatoona. Great for beginners or experienced paddlers. Minimum participant age - 10. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Program may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Click event title for more information. $30 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Aug 16, 2020 to Monday, Aug 17, 2020 1 PM to 2 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. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Aug 16, 2020 3 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. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Bluebirds and Butterflies
Thursday, Aug 20, 2020 9 AM to 9:45 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Help us monitor our bluebird nest boxes and our butterfly garden. Short walk and talk on basics of attracting both flying jewels to your yard. Limited attendance of 12. Meet at park office. Event is Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Bat Bingo and Campfire
Friday, Aug 21, 2020 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original and family friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn more about our only flying mammal. Bring your own roasting stick, marshmallows and enjoy roasting it over a fire. Space is limited to 12 people and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Basic Target Archery
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 9 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Basic archery target shooting for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction and equipment or you may bring your own. Limited attendance of 9 per time slot. Not geared towards large groups. Groups can contact us for special time. Pay and pre-register for your time slot at the Park Office. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up and complete in our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the Park Office. Pictures must be brought to the Park Office with checklist by 4:00 PM Saturday. Winners will be notified by phone to pick up prizes. . $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fairy House Furniture or Playground Build
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Invite a local woods fairy or pixie to your backyard with cleverly built natural structures. Limited attendance of 15 and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. Adults and families with children welcome.Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Campground Trivia Challenge
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original park game. Families and adults welcome. Team up and answer park & camping questions for prizes. Limited attendance of 12 and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Afternoon Paddle
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Astronomy in the Park
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join the Flint River Astronomy Club to get close and personal with the night sky. FRAC members will come and set up their telescopes. This event will take place in our pool parking lot. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Basic Archery
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. 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 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Basic Archery
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. 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 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Aug. 22 Twilight Paddle-FULL
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to pre-register, must pre-register for event. Join us for a ranger-led twilight paddle on Lake Allatoona. Great for beginners or experienced paddlers. Minimum participant age - 10. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Program may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Click event title for more information. $30 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Butterfly Garden Maintenance
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Volunteers will help with the maintenance of our pollination garden by weeding, trimming back bushes, and spreading mulch. Bring work gloves and gardening tools. $5 parking. 706-356-4363.
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Sunday, August 23, 2020

Basic Archery
Sunday, Aug 23, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. 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 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Basic Archery
Sunday, Aug 23, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. 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 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Bluebirds and Butterflies
Thursday, Aug 27, 2020 9 AM to 9:45 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Help us monitor our bluebird nest boxes and our butterfly garden. Short walk and talk on basics of attracting both flying jewels to your yard. Limited attendance of 12. Meet at park office. Event is Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Bat Bingo and Campfire
Friday, Aug 28, 2020 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original and family friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn more about our only flying mammal. Bring your own roasting stick, marshmallows and enjoy roasting it over a fire. Space is limited to 12 people and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Sweep the Hooch
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
This annual cleanup extends all the way from the upper Chattahoochee to our park. We will have volunteers walking the shoreline and paddling. Bring your own kayaks if you sign up for that group. Be sure to register on the Sweep the Hooch website: https://chattahoochee.org/sweep-the-hooch// 678-450-7726.
Basic Target Archery
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 9 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Basic archery target shooting for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction and equipment or you may bring your own. Limited attendance of 9 per time slot. Not geared towards large groups. Groups can contact us for special time. Pay and pre-register for your time slot at the Park Office. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up and complete in our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the Park Office. Pictures must be brought to the Park Office with checklist by 4:00 PM Saturday. Winners will be notified by phone to pick up prizes. . $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fairy House Furniture or Playground Build
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Invite a local woods fairy or pixie to your backyard with cleverly built natural structures. Limited attendance of 15 and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. Adults and families with children welcome.Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Poker Walk
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Ramble along a 1-mile, trail 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. Children and families are welcome. Space is limited to 12 people and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Campground Trivia Challenge
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original park game. Families and adults welcome. Team up and answer park & camping questions for prizes. Limited attendance of 12 and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Paddle and Hike to Indian Rock
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 3:30 PM to 5:30 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 will be required. $15 with a rental craft, $10 with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Afternoon Paddle
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Friends of Smithgall Woods Meeting
Tuesday, Sep 1, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This informative monthly meeting will give you the ins and outs of Smithgall Woods. Learn more about this special conservation area and what volunteer opportunities are available. Make some new friends and find a way to give back! 706-878-3087.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Homeschool Days
Thursday, Sep 3, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Homeschoolers! Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly home school program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
DIRT Event 

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Labor Day Weekend Hike
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join Pine Mountain Trail Association and bid farewell to summer with this easy 3.6 mile hike from the Country Store to the Trading Post in the campground. Meet at the east end of the parking lot across from the Country Store on Hwy 27 by 8:45 am. We will start the hike at 9:00 am. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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