Upcoming Events


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Junior Ranger Day
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 9 AM to 5 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us for a day filled with adventure! Activities include Archery, a tour of the Elijah Clark house, Candle and Butter Making, Nature Hike, Live reptiles, Crafts, and much more. Lunch Provided, please bring water and outdoors-friendly shoes. Ages 7 and up. Pre-Registration is Required, please stop by the office or call (706)-359-3458 $40 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Nature Sketching
Tuesday, Jul 16, 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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Junior Ranger Day Camp
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. We also have brand new, park specific Junior Ranger books and new patches. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Mañanas con el naturalista en español
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
¡Únase a David Guzmán, del Parque Estatal Hard Labor Creek, para una caminata guiada de una milla en español! A partir de las 9:00 am, los huéspedes se reunirán en Birdberry Trail Head y explorarán las maravillas del parque estatal Fort Yargo. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Full Moon Night Hike
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 8:30 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 Camp Day Ages 9-12
7 AM - 6 PM from Jul 16, 2019 until Jul 18, 2019 
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us for a fun filled Junior Ranger Day Camp! Cost per child is $140 with a 10% discount with each additional child registered from the same family. This span is for the Channel Cats ages 9-12! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Arrowheads Through the Ages
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
In this one-day camp for children ages 6-10, the evolution of Native American hunting tools will be explored. What tools were used for which animals? How did they change over time? The fields of Archaeology and History combine with recreation to create a fun, active day for kids. $30. 706-878-1077.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
9 AM - 4 PM from Jul 16, 2019 until Jul 19, 2019 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This 5-day program will introduce kids ages 6-10 to the wonders of the outdoors. Activities include hiking, frog hunting, bug catching, bird watching, craft making, geocaching, orienteering and more. Bring lunch and snacks. Apply sunscreen and bug spray each day. $175 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Fantastic Forest: Magical Menagerie
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. Learn about magical beings and local wildlife! Interact with one of our live animals and learn the lore surrounding them. We will also discuss mythological creatures from culture and fiction. This program is recommended for ages 5 to adult. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Full Moon Paddle
Tuesday, Jul 16, 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
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 9 PM to 10:30 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 
Junior Ranger Programming
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 8 AM to 5 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge Engage your Junior Ranger in all the North Georgia outdoors has to offer at Unicoi. Either a one day program or join us for Junior Ranger Day Camp. The little Ranger in your house will have a great time and learn about the North Georgia outdoors. $10-$100 per Junior Ranger $5 parking. 706-878-2201 ext. 549.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
3-Day Jr. Ranger Camp
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 9 AM to 4 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join a ranger for a three-day adventure full of learning, crafting, and exploring. Open to children ages 6-12 years old. Registration required in advance as spaces are limited. 30$ per Child. Pay at time of Sign-up $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Make Your Own Gorget
Wednesday, Jul 17, 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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Bluebirds and Butterflies
Wednesday, Jul 17, 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, Jul 17, 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 Day Camp
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. We also have brand new, park specific Junior Ranger books and new patches. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Home School Days at Fort Yargo Ages 5-12
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Home School students ages 5-12 are invited to Fort Yargo for an hour of scientific fun! We will cover different topics each session that include but are not limited to: plant biology, wildlife sciences, stream ecology, fishing, and more. $3 per student. Meeting locations will vary. Registration is required. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Camp Day Ages 9-12
7 AM - 6 PM from Jul 17, 2019 until Jul 18, 2019 
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us for a fun filled Junior Ranger Day Camp! Cost per child is $140 with a 10% discount with each additional child registered from the same family. This span is for the Channel Cats ages 9-12! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Day Camp
9 AM - 4 PM from Jul 17, 2019 until Jul 19, 2019 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This 5-day program will introduce kids ages 6-10 to the wonders of the outdoors. Activities include hiking, frog hunting, bug catching, bird watching, craft making, geocaching, orienteering and more. Bring lunch and snacks. Apply sunscreen and bug spray each day. $175 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Fantastic Forest: Enchanting Herbs
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. We will be hiking on the Iron Hill Trail to find the extraordinary plants that grow there! We will learn their amazing historical uses. Bring your Grimoire or notebook to record our amazing findings and make up your own potions. This program is recommended for ages 5 to adult. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Children's Nature Hike
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike for children (6 years and older) will focus on learning more about the beautiful Piedmont forest we live in, especially the animals and plants of this area. We will be hiking down to and inside the five story Civil War-era New Manchester mill alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Parents are welcome. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Programming
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 8 AM to 5 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge Engage your Junior Ranger in all the North Georgia outdoors has to offer at Unicoi. Either a one day program or join us for Junior Ranger Day Camp. The little Ranger in your house will have a great time and learn about the North Georgia outdoors. $10-$100 per Junior Ranger $5 parking. 706-878-2201 ext. 549.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
3-Day Jr. Ranger Camp
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 9 AM to 4 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join a ranger for a three-day adventure full of learning, crafting, and exploring. Open to children ages 6-12 years old. Registration required in advance as spaces are limited. 30$ per Child. Pay at time of Sign-up $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Junior Ranger Road Trip
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Are you interested in becoming a Black Rock Mountain Junior Ranger? Meet at the Black Rock Mountain Mellinger Center (next door to the campground Trading Post) to learn more about the Georgia State Parks' Junior Ranger Program and begin your journey on the state's Junior Ranger Road Trip. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Ask the Naturalist
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Ask our Naturalist questions about the history or the site, surrounding features and wildlife. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Marvelous Mushroom Stroll
Thursday, Jul 18, 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, Jul 18, 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, Jul 18, 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 Day Camp
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. We also have brand new, park specific Junior Ranger books and new patches. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Junior Ranger Camp Day Ages 9-12
7 AM - 6 PM from Jul 18, 2019 
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us for a fun filled Junior Ranger Day Camp! Cost per child is $140 with a 10% discount with each additional child registered from the same family. This span is for the Channel Cats ages 9-12! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Toddler Thursdays at Hard Labor
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Come discover the wild world of Hard Labor Creek as we explore different animals and the surrounding woodlands. Each program will incorporate hands on play, math, art, and creativity. This Toddler Thursday is all about what's in the water. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Adventure Camp Day
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join us for a full day of adventure and learning at Magnolia Springs State Park with water games, ranger activities, crafts, indoor archery and more. Snacks and lunch provided, just bring a change of clothes for the splashpad, sunscreen, closed-toed shoes, and refillable water bottle. Pre-registration required by July 16th. $20 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Day Camp
9 AM - 4 PM from Jul 18, 2019 until Jul 19, 2019 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This 5-day program will introduce kids ages 6-10 to the wonders of the outdoors. Activities include hiking, frog hunting, bug catching, bird watching, craft making, geocaching, orienteering and more. Bring lunch and snacks. Apply sunscreen and bug spray each day. $175 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Fantastic Forest: Making Magic Wands
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. Join a Ranger and learn how to identify trees, their magical uses of the past, and make your own wand! We will supply the wands. If you want to whittle your wand you must bring your own pocket knife. This program is recommended for ages 5 to adult. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
History Hike: Iron Hill Trail
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. Meet at the Iron Hill Trail parking lot to go on a guided tour of Part of the Iron Hill Trail. Discover some of the history of Red Top before it was a park and search for our hidden gems in our iron mines. Consider bringing water for your journey. 1.7 mile loop, moderate terrain. Event is FREE. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Yoga at the Beach
Thursday, Jul 18, 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.
Junior Ranger Programming
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 8 AM to 5 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge Engage your Junior Ranger in all the North Georgia outdoors has to offer at Unicoi. Either a one day program or join us for Junior Ranger Day Camp. The little Ranger in your house will have a great time and learn about the North Georgia outdoors. $10-$100 per Junior Ranger $5 parking. 706-878-2201 ext. 549.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
3-Day Jr. Ranger Camp
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 9 AM to 4 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join a ranger for a three-day adventure full of learning, crafting, and exploring. Open to children ages 6-12 years old. Registration required in advance as spaces are limited. 30$ per Child. Pay at time of Sign-up $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, July 19, 2019

Become a Junior Ranger
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Are you interested in becoming a Black Rock Mountain Junior Ranger? Meet at the Black Rock Mountain Visitors' Center to learn more about the Georgia State Parks' Junior Ranger Program and begin your journey on the state's Junior Ranger Road Trip. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Jul 19, 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 and Freezepops
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 3 PM to 5 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us for a fun afternoon of family bingo, and cool off with a freezepop! Free Prize for a win, limit 1 prize per person. $.50/ Freezepop. 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, Jul 19, 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: Yogi. PG. Popcorn and snacks available for purchase. Location: Green behind putt-putt. Subject to inclement weather. Valid Park Pass required $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Parks After Dark 
Roving Naturalist
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Our Naturalist will be roving the park with interesting pieces of history and nature to share with the guests $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Critters and Creek Walk
Friday, Jul 19, 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, Jul 19, 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.
Ogeechee Monsters - Night Fishing Class
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 to Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 10 PM to 2 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Here is your chance to catch some of the monster fish of the Ogeechee. Spend the evening with our 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 limited. Call the park office to make your reservation today. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. We also have brand new, park specific Junior Ranger books and new patches. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Liberty Lady Cruise
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us for a night cruise on Liberty Lady! Tickets are $60 per person - alcoholic drinks not included! A cash bar will be available on each cruise Please call 229-276-1004 to make reservations $5 parking. 229-276-1004.
Evening Intro to Birding Hike
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 7 PM to 8 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.
Geocaching: It's a Family Hobby
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Are you looking for something to keep the kids occupied during summer break? Geocaching might be just the thing for you family! We are meeting a picnic shelter 1 (next to the playground) at our park. Pre-Registration not required, you can download the Geocaching app first if you like. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Hand Made Camp Stoves
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join our Park Naturalist at the Interpretive Center and learn how to convert a #10 food can into a single-use camp stove. Cans and tools are provided. Sturdy leather gloves are recommended. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Friday Night at the Movies
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Friday night used to be Movie Night; it will be again this Friday night. We will meet at the Interpretive Center. Open to all ages for some good family entertainment. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Accessible Parks After Dark 
S'mores N' More - Nifty Nocturnals
Friday, Jul 19, 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 – Jul 19, 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 
Junior Ranger Day Camp
9 AM - 4 PM from Jul 19, 2019 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This 5-day program will introduce kids ages 6-10 to the wonders of the outdoors. Activities include hiking, frog hunting, bug catching, bird watching, craft making, geocaching, orienteering and more. Bring lunch and snacks. Apply sunscreen and bug spray each day. $175 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Cosmic Archery
Friday, Jul 19, 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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Sapelo Island Adventure Weekend
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 3 PM
Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island - Darien, GA
Join this exclusive opportunity to explore the magic of Sapelo Island. We'll go kayaking, birding, fishing, hiking, biking and more on this minimally developed barrier island. All inclusive (except ferry) and open to just 20 guests. Itinerary and pricing below. $598/indivual or $1175/couple plus tax. All inclusive except ferry fee. 912-485-2299.
Fishing Float
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Paddle with the Park Naturalist and see if you can reel in a keeper. We'll travel approximately 3 miles round-trip, stopping at various fishing hot spots along the way. Bring a friend and try out one of our new fishing canoes, which are rigged with fully cushioned seats, plenty of cup and rod holders, and extra storage compartments. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Sunflowers & Selfies
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Spend the day enjoying the sun and the flowers at Smithgall Woods State Park. Take pictures and enter our photo contest to win a free t-shirt. Enjoy lemonade and other refreshments after riding to the sunflower field on the hayride. HayRide is $5 per person plus parking (Cash Only). $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake watching for wading birds like Great Blue Herons and raptors like Bald Eagles and Ospreys 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. Reserve. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Nature Hike
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join our Naturalist for a hike on the Muscadine Trail. You'll be learning about the history of the park, some basic tree identification, and you might see a deer or three. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Junior Ranger Programming
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 8 AM to 5 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge Engage your Junior Ranger in all the North Georgia outdoors has to offer at Unicoi. Either a one day program or join us for Junior Ranger Day Camp. The little Ranger in your house will have a great time and learn about the North Georgia outdoors. $10-$100 per Junior Ranger $5 parking. 706-878-2201 ext. 549.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Family Adventure camp
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 to Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
7/19-7/20 Learn the skills of the great outdoors with your family on this ranger led adventure. Call the park office to reserve your spot today. 706-245-6270 $125 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Art In The Park
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join the Park Naturalist at the Mellinger Center to be creative with natural materials. Make a nature journal or a wooden ornament. Build a fairy house or a gnome home. All ages are welcome. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Family Fun Time
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
After a long day on the lake or on the trail, join us at the Mellinger Center for some family fun. Challenge a friend or family member to a game of Corn Hole. Form a team of four to compete at ladder toss or bocce ball. Board games will also be available should the weather force us indoors. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Make your own Hiking Stick
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 1 AM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist to create your very own bamboo hiking stick with a paracord wrap! $5 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Eye-Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM – Jul 20, 2019 until Jul 27, 2019 
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
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. Event is free to everyone. Stop by the visitor center to pick up your scavenger hunt checkoff list! $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Local History Boat Cruise
Saturday, Jul 20, 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.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Jul 20, 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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Sunset Boat Cruise
Saturday, Jul 20, 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 
Campfire S'mores and Stories
Saturdays 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM – Jul 20, 2019 
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Come join us for a yummy S'mores campfire and funny campfire stories. It’s a great way to meet fellow campers and enjoy summer. We will meet at the the Visitors Center and dive to the campfire ring. Don't forget to bring your blanket and camp chair. Call to reserve a spot: 678-450-7726 Weather dependent event. $3 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Science Experiment: Oobleck
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us in a fun science experiment creating a non-toxic substance that is both a solid And a liquid! Valid park pass required. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Archery
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 3 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.
Birding at the Mounds
Saturday, Jul 20, 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.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jul 20, 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, Jul 20, 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.
Water Wonders
Saturday, Jul 20, 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, Jul 20, 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, Jul 20, 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.
Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The fort's plantation house will be open and ready to be explored. An interpretive ranger portraying a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to Civil War medicine. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
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Childrens Civil War Drills
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
With the aid of wooden muskets children will learn how to march and "load in nine times", just like a Civil War soldier. A musket demonstration will conclude the program. Fun for kids and adults alike. $5-$9. 912-727-2339.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Archery Range Event
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us at the Archery Range on site! We will be giving out prizes! An instructor will be present for anyone who needs help or assistance! We can't wait to have fun and see what you can do with a bow and arrow! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Spider Lily Hike
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
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 path. Water, bug spray, and sunscreen are encouraged. Meet at the Trading Post prior to the start of the hike as we will caravan to the location. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Sprouts Planting Seeds
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Gather the family and watch the seeds you plant with us at Hard Labor Creek grow! Supplies including seeds (wildflowers), soil, and compostable pots will be provided. No previous gardening experience required! Call the park office to register, limited spaces available. Meet at the playground near the mini golf course. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Fishing with a Ranger
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy this exciting event as you learn fishing basics such as fish identification, types of tackle used, and different kinds of bait. Then go fishing with a park ranger on the lake banks. Fishing gear is provided or you can bring your own. This program is limited to 10 participants ages 7 - 15. Register in advance. Meet at the visitor center. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided Twilight Paddle. As we scan the sky and woods for wildlife, and watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Meet at the beach area. Bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, and water shoes. Register in advance. $10 if you use your craft, $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Farm Animal Fun Day
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Over the years, Hardman Farm has been the home to several species of livestock. Come visit some furry friends here on the Farm as we continue our journey to "bring the farm to life" and keep the American agricultural experience alive. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Stargazing
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 8:30 PM to 10 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join the Flint River Astronomy Club to get close and personal with the night sky. This event will take place in our day use area. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Accessible Parks After Dark 
Wildlife Hike
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the naturalist for a 3/4 mile moderate hike to view the flora and fauna that makes Indian Springs beautiful. Meet at the Overland Nature Trail. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Fact or Faked Animals
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Challenge your animal knowledge with this naturalist guided activity to explore common animal myths. Meet at the picnic area by the Overland Nature Trail. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Guided Hike
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the naturalist for a guided hike on the Multi-Use trail. Meet at the trailhead. We'll be walking a portion of the trail for a 3.5 mile total hike. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Saturday Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jul 20, 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.
Campfire Cooking Class
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 4 PM to 7 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how to cook over a campfire using aluminum foil, pie irons, skillets, Dutch ovens, grills, camp forks, or a plain stick. Registration required by noon, Wednesday, July 17. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Ranger Activity
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy a tasty cold treat as you cool off and work towards earning your Magnolia Springs Junior Ranger Badge in this fun and educational half hour workshop inside the Nature Center. Held every Saturday during summer. $1 donation suggested. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Ice-cream S'mores
Saturday, Jul 20, 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.
Wonders of Wildlife at Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 4 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Learn all about native wildlife and their adaptations from our Park Naturalist. Meet live animals, touch real furs, skulls, talons and more in this interactive educational presentation that gets you up close and personal to the wonderful world of wildlife. Meet at the Nature Center by the spring. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Art In The Park
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come cool off and have fun with paints, crafts and nature themed art in this monthly program at the park. Painter and park naturalist Ranger Cori will guide you through making your very own masterpiece to take home and display. Find us at the Nature Center, next to the spring. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Camper's SplashPad and Craft
Saturday, Jul 20, 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. While the kids are playing have a chance to make a craft for adults. $0 - $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Kid's Day at New Echota State Historic Site
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
New Echota State Historic Site will be offering different activities from 10:00 AM till 2:00 PM for kids of all ages. Come and experience what life was like during the 1800s. Activities include: quill pen writing, finger weaving, corn husk dolls, fire-starting and more. $5.50 - $7.00 706-624-1321.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 4 PM to 5 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.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 6 PM to 7 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.
Movies in the Park
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 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.
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Wizard Walk on Iron Hill Trail
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 5 PM to 7 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. Calling all Harry Potter fans! The new Wizards Unite game app is out! Meet our Rangers at the Trading Post, for a trail walk along Sweetgum Trail to explore the Inns, Greenhouses, and Towers found at Red Top in the game! We love this game because it encourages people to get out, get moving, and get interacting in person! $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Family Movie Nights at Red Top Mountain
Saturday, Jul 20, 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.
Accessible Parks After Dark 
Introduction to Paddling
Saturday, Jul 20, 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.
Sapelo Island Adventure Weekend
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 8 AM
Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island - Darien, GA
Join this exclusive opportunity to explore the magic of Sapelo Island. We'll go kayaking, birding, fishing, hiking, biking and more on this minimally developed barrier island. All inclusive (except ferry) and open to just 20 guests. Itinerary and pricing below. $598/indivual or $1175/couple plus tax. All inclusive except ferry fee. 912-485-2299.
Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Saturday, Jul 20, 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 to bring water and a camera. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Sunflowers & Selfies
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Spend the day enjoying the sun and the flowers at Smithgall Woods State Park. Take pictures and enter our photo contest to win a free t-shirt. Enjoy lemonade and other refreshments after riding to the sunflower field on the hayride. HayRide is $5 per person plus parking (Cash Only). $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Sunrise Lake Paddle
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 6 AM to 7:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led lake outing through the tunnel and out to the west side of the lake in the cool of the 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.
Junior Ranger Camp
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 10:30 AM to 1 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Come join us for Junior Ranger camp for ages 6-12. Junior Rangers will be hiking, learning about basic camping skills, tree identification, and more! Pre-registration is required for this event. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Creek Crawl
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Wear your water shoes to the creek ford to cool down and explore Rice Creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Sunset Hike
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Grab you flash light and walking shoes to explore the park after dark! Meet at the campground pavilion. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Twilight Kayaking
Saturday, Jul 20, 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 

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Water Games - FREE
Sunday, Jul 21, 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, Jul 21, 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.
Guided Tour
Sunday, Jul 21, 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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Discover our Past: Explore Archaeology
Sundays 2 PM - 3 PM – Jul 21, 2019 until Jul 28, 2019 
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Dig deep and find out about the people who came before us with this fun archaeology activity. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Cannon Ball Crater Hike
Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
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.
Herbarium
Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
During the 18th and 19th century collecting flower and plant samples was both a scientific exploit and an art form. Currently, the University of Georgia has the largest herbarium on the east coast. Come create your own herbarium. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Sundaes on Sunday
Sunday, Jul 21, 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.
Junior Ranger Road Trip
Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Moccasin Creek State Park - Clarkesville, GA
Join the Park Naturalist to learn more about Moccasin Creek State Park and earn your Junior Ranger Badge. All ages are welcome. $5 parking. 706-947-3194.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Intro to Tree Climbing
3rd Sunday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM from Jul 21, 2019 until Dec 15, 2019 
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.
Intro to Tree Climbing
3rd Sunday of Month 3 PM - 4 PM from Jul 21, 2019 until Dec 15, 2019 
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.
Sapelo Island Adventure Weekend
Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 8 AM to 4 PM
Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island - Darien, GA
Join this exclusive opportunity to explore the magic of Sapelo Island. We'll go kayaking, birding, fishing, hiking, biking and more on this minimally developed barrier island. All inclusive (except ferry) and open to just 20 guests. Itinerary and pricing below. $598/indivual or $1175/couple plus tax. All inclusive except ferry fee. 912-485-2299.
Sunflowers & Selfies
Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Spend the day enjoying the sun and the flowers at Smithgall Woods State Park. Take pictures and enter our photo contest to win a free t-shirt. Enjoy lemonade and other refreshments after riding to the sunflower field on the hayride. HayRide is $5 per person plus parking (Cash Only). $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jul 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 watching for wading birds like Great Blue Herons and raptors like Bald Eagles and Ospreys 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. Reserve. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Women's Wilderness Day
Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 11 AM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Ladies ages 13 and up are invited to join us for a ranger-led day of fun activities outside. We will be learning wilderness survival basics, cooking lunch over a campfire (lunch will be provided), and learning and practicing the basics of archery. Minors must be accompanied by an adult, no pets allowed. Space is limited so call to reserve you spot! Participants must register before Wednesday, July 17th, 2019. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Junior Ranger Camp
Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 10:30 AM to 1 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Come join us for Junior Ranger camp for ages 6-12. Junior Rangers will be hiking, learning about basic camping skills, tree identification, and more! Pre-registration is required for this event. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Nature Hike
Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join our Naturalist for a hike on the Muscadine Trail. You'll be learning about the history of the park, some basic tree identification, and you might see a deer or three. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Fantastic Forest: Glorious Grimoires
Monday, Jul 22, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. Start your magical journey by making your own Grimoire! We will discuss what a Grimoire is, practice drawing and observation skills, design our own magical look. This program is recommended for ages 5 to adult. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger: Archery
Monday, Jul 22, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. Come join us for some cool fun! This month we will learn and practice Archery skills. We will provide targets, bows, and arrows for practice. Rangers will assist in safety and skill building. Inclement weather may cancel event. Event will be cancelled if minimum attendance is not reached. 10 to adult. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Georgia Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – 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.
Explore The Nature Hut
Monday, Jul 22, 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 and some that you might not have seen before. Many taxidermy animals are on display and you can also meet our three live snakes!! $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Junior Ranger Programming
Monday, Jul 22, 2019 8 AM to 5 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge Engage your Junior Ranger in all the North Georgia outdoors has to offer at Unicoi. Either a one day program or join us for Junior Ranger Day Camp. The little Ranger in your house will have a great time and learn about the North Georgia outdoors. $10-$100 per Junior Ranger $5 parking. 706-878-2201 ext. 549.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp
Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Kids can enjoy archery, campfire building, survival skills, and much more. $80 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Ask the Naturalist
Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Ask our Naturalist questions about the history or the site, surrounding features and wildlife. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Toddler Ranger
Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a morning activity for you and your toddler? Join us for our monthly Toddler Ranger Programs! Activities will vary month to month. Some programs may require an activity fee and will be posted with the activity information for that month. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Movie Night at Fort Yargo
Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a family friendly night out? Stop by Fort Yargo for a relaxing movie night! Bring a chair, a blanket, or grab a seat on a picnic bench. Appropriate for all ages. $5 parking pass required. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Fantastic Forest: Magical Menagerie
Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. Learn about magical beings and local wildlife! Interact with one of our live animals and learn the lore surrounding them. We will also discuss mythological creatures from culture and fiction. This program is recommended for ages 5 to adult. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Programming
Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 8 AM to 5 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge Engage your Junior Ranger in all the North Georgia outdoors has to offer at Unicoi. Either a one day program or join us for Junior Ranger Day Camp. The little Ranger in your house will have a great time and learn about the North Georgia outdoors. $10-$100 per Junior Ranger $5 parking. 706-878-2201 ext. 549.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Roving Naturalist
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Our Naturalist will be roving the park with interesting pieces of history and nature to share with the guests $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Bluebirds and Butterflies
Wednesday, Jul 24, 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, Jul 24, 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.
Paddle After Dark
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 7 PM to 8:45 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Grab a paddle, and join us for a naturalist led paddling excursion! We will paddle Marbury Creek Watershed while learning to identify plants and animals along the bank side. We will depart promptly to 7:15 pm. Registration is required. Please call the Park Office to register (770-867-3489). $12-$25 $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Turtle Talk
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 5 PM to 5:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Learn about our local turtles and get an up-close look at the amazing design of the turtle shell in this program. Meet at the program hut behind the putt-putt course. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Evening Hike
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Let's take to the trail to see what creatures begin stirring in the evening! Meet at the Overland Nature Trailhead. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Fantastic Forest: Enchanting Herbs
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. We will be hiking on the Iron Hill Trail to find the extraordinary plants that grow there! We will learn their amazing historical uses. Bring your Grimoire or notebook to record our amazing findings and make up your own potions. This program is recommended for ages 5 to adult. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Native American History Hike
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a two hour strenuous 2 mile hike focusing on first inhabitants of our area, the Native Americans or American Indians, as we explore the east side including a visit to the "Indian cave". Meet at the Visitor's Center. Sturdy closed-toe shoes are required. 6 years and older. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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