Upcoming Events


Friday, September 20, 2019

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 6:15 PM to 7:45 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.
Moth Survey at the Nature Center
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
We're transforming the Nature Center porch to attract moths for this scientific survey and would like to invite friends and visitors of the park to come out and help us count the different types of moths found at Crooked River. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Bingo
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us for a fun afternoon of family bingo! Free Prize for a win, limit 1 prize per person. Location: Pavilion by Archery Range. Valid Park Pass required. $1/ bingo card or $3/ 5 bingo cards $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Pickin on Clark's Hill Lake
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Enjoy homegrown Bluegrass at the edge of Beautiful Clark's Hill Lake. Camp, Glamp or enjoy one of our Cabins, the music will be flowing out over the campground. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Nature Sketching
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Find a nice spot, grab some paper and enjoy the beauty of Etowah Indian Mounds $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Project Wild Activity-Tracks
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
This is for young children ages 3 to 7. Fun learning about wildlife and tracks! No registration required. Meet in the Nature Nook by the beach. This activity comes from Growing Up Wild, an environmental education curriculum created by Project Wild $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Intro to Tree ID
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Learn how to identify several oaks, pines, and common trees of the area. We will walk around part of the lake trail to look at trees. Meet at the Nature Nook by the lake. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Scorpion Night Hike
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things we can't normally see. We'll hunt for scorpions by using UV lights, listen for owls, and watch the stars. We will meet at the Visitor Center to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. Call the park office to register. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Stargazing and Constellation Stories - CANCELLED
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore the galaxy with out of this world crafts, cool constellations, and laying out under the stars. Identify key objects in our solar system like planets, large stars, and meteors, or listen to the creation stories of the common constellations. Blankets are encouraged. Meet at the amphitheater near Picnic Shelter 5. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Stream Stroll
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the naturalist for a hike along the Overland Nature Trail to the stream where we will continue our hike IN the stream! Shoes must be worn in the creek. Meet at the trailhead. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Home School Event - From the Heart of a Soldier - Civil War Tales at Camp Lawton
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Be thrown back in time to the last grueling months of the civil war and hear a soldier's heartfelt tales of the past. Students will also create a historic craft. $10 for first child $5 for second child $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Camper Karaoke
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Want to sing and impress your friends and family? Love to sing, but can't carry a tune? No problem! Come join us in the campground for some Camper Karaoke and enjoy a night filled with music and fun. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Homeschool Archery
3rd Friday of Month 2 PM - 4 PM from Sep 20, 2019 until Dec 20, 2019 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Bring your homeschoolers (ages 6+) to our monthly homeschool archery class. Cost is $8/child. Meet at the Nature Center. All levels welcome. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Cosmic Archery
Friday, Sep 20, 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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Ask the Naturalist
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
A naturalist will be in front of the park office with a display for hands on learning. Feel free to ask any questions you have about the park. Come down to learn about wildlife, plants, and our park! $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Constellation Kayak Cruise
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
See a beautiful night sky full of stars above Lake Seminole right from your kayak. This slow paced, peaceful night time paddle is perfect for people new to kayaking or stargazing. We'll travel 1.5 miles round-trip, stopping along the way to stargaze and discuss the mythology behind the constellation names and how seafarers navigated by using stars. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Swamp Smarts Trivia
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Bring your knowledge of the Okefenokee and the state of Georgia to this fun trivia challenge. Play as a group or an individual and test your swamp smarts. Topics will range from wildlife and nature to history and maybe a few surprise topics. Study up! $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Sunset Lake Paddle
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 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. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Snake Feeding Demonstration
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 7 PM to 7:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
The snakes are getting hungry and mouse is on the menu. If you would like to see a snake have its dinner, join us at the Nature Hut for a demonstration and learn more about these fascinating reptiles. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM – Sep 21, 2019 until Sep 28, 2019 
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Bring your camera and take a look around our park for items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your list and pictures to the office to claim your prize. Stop by the office to get your list before you start your journey. Event is free to all guests. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Archery at the Park
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us for archery in the park. ages 10+, MUST preregister for this event. Participants must be at the archery range at 1:00 for the safety course. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Local History Boat Cruise
Saturday, Sep 21, 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.
Guided Plant ID and History Hike
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join a ranger on the Sempervirens trail for an informative hike where you'll learn about native plants along the trail as well as their historical and medicinal uses. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Sep 21, 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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Leaf Art
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come learn about different types of leaves found in our area and how to dry and preserve leaves while you make a leaf etching to take home. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Sunset Boat Cruise
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 6:15 PM to 7:45 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.
Hayrides & Campfire
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a hayride through the park followed by some campfire fun in our campground. For an added treat bring your own marshmallows and roasting sticks. Space limited to 15. Remember to wear bug spray and bring a flashlight if walking back to a campsite after the fire. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Cabin Craft: Corn Husk Dolls
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Make your own genuine Corn Husk Doll! Location: Elijah Clark Cabin. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Archery
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 2 PM to 3 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. Meet @ Pavilion by Archery Range. Please arrive on time so you are able to participate. Valid Park Pass required. $7 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Nature and History Hike
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Adventure into the woods: Learn about native animals and the rich history of the park. 1 mile hike, mild difficulty. Bring water and hiking-friendly shoes. Meet at Park Office. Valid Park Pass Required. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Pickin on Clark's Hill Lake
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Enjoy homegrown Bluegrass at the edge of Beautiful Clark's Hill Lake. Camp, Glamp or enjoy one of our Cabins, the music will be flowing out over the campground. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Ask the Naturalist
Saturday, Sep 21, 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.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 8 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office any time. Pictures must be brought to park office with checklist by 4 PM Sat. Winners will be called to pick up prize. Hunt changes all the time so you can participate all throughout the year. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Salamander Meander
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
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.
Star Light Star Bright
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the Columbus Coca-Cola Space Science Center staff for a night sky talk and night sky viewing. Telescopes will be set up. Bring a chair or blanket for sitting on grassy baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Play and Learn Creek Study
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Creeks are full of life! Join a ranger and learn all about the creatures that live in the creek. We will see what we can catch. Wear shoes that can get wet. We will play in the creek, and learn about how the creatures that we find indicate the health of the creek. No registration required. Bring a net and a bucket if you have them. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Give us a helping hand as we feed animals, collect eggs and goof off with our farm animals. We will start by feeding sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, donkeys, a horse and mule. Learn about their different diets and tips on maintaining them. Meet at the center of Heritage Farm. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Hour of History
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 to Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come spend the later part of your morning with us as we demonstrate and talk about a pioneer activity. Meet at the Relihan cabin. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Gettin Crafty in the Relihan
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 to Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 2 PM to 3 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come make a craft with us, and enjoy some company with our reptiles. Get creative with the rangers. Each week is filled with a different craft with an educational background. $1-$4 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Campground Craft
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us at the Activities Shelter located in the Campground for a Campground Craft and snack! Donations are welcome! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Morning Intro to Birding Hike
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Mid-morning is a great time to look for local and migratory birds at Hard Labor Creek. Follow along on this ranger led introductory birding hike through the cottage loop and the surrounding area. We will be focusing on listening to bird calls and observing behavior near our feeders. No previous experience required. meet at the Trading Post. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Beginner Archery Class
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Want to shoot an arrow in archery, but don’t know how? Here’s your chance to learn some archery skills. Soon you’ll be hitting the bullseye. Program suited for kids 9 years and older. Call the Park Office to register as spots are limited. Meet at the park's office. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Fall Crafts
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The Autumn Equinox on Monday the 23rd announces the end of summer and the arrival of fall. Make popsicle stick scarecrows, black or brown bats, and spooky spider webs. Create and take home your crafts same day. Meet at the picnic tables near the playground. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Historic CCC Paddle and Hike
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 4 PM to 6 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This ranger-led paddle + hike around Lake Rutledge will take participants back in time to the 1930s. Learn how the Civilian Conservation Corps built our lakes, bridges, roads, and group camps. We will show pictures of before and after the lake was built. Bring closed-toe shoes, water and bug repellent. Meet at the beach area. Call to pay in advance $15 with a rental craft, $10 with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Sep 21, 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.
Big Bass Fishing Tournament
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 8 AM to 4 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join us at High Falls State Park to try your hand to catch a record breaking Large-mouth Bass. Check-in will begin at 7:00 AM at the Park office and weigh in will begin at 3:30 PM at Buck Creek. One or two-person teams. Please call the park office to register. Space is limited so register now! $35-$40 $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Stargazing
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 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 pool parking lot. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Indian Springs BioBlitz
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Dive into the woods with the naturalist as we document the amazing biodiversity found in the park, using the iNaturalist app. This is an easy-to-use, citizen scientist app that helps you to identify plants and animals. Let's see what's out there! Meet at the Overland Nature Trailhead. $5 parking. 770-507-2277.
Fact or Faked Animals
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 5 PM to 5:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Challenge your animal knowledge with this naturalist guided activity to explore common animal myths. Meet at the program hut (behind mini golf). $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Nature Journaling: Birds
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 6 PM to 6:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Bring a sketchbook and we'll make an exploration of bird behavior and identification. We'll examine some special adaptations and characteristics of some of our local birds. Meet in the picnic area by the Overland Nature Trail. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Portrait of a Plantation
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
This celebration of art and history includes drawing and painting activities, an exhibition of art from local artists, and a plein air painting session, where artists create works of art inspired by the plantation in real time as you tour the site. $4 - $6.50 478-986-5172.
Sensory Night Hike
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Get in touch with nature on this guided hike specifically designed to test your 5 senses and help you experience your surroundings in a whole new way while having fun. Black lights will be provided to aid in sight activity. Please wear bug spray and bring a water. Call Visitor Center for meeting location and to register and pay. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
A is for Archery
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Just learning to shoot a bow and arrow? Want to brush up? Here’s your chance to get a Ranger led course on basic archery. From solid stances, terminology, safety, and target practice our Ranger will help you improve your archery skills. $7 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Ranger Activity
Saturday, Sep 21, 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. $1 donation suggested. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Radical Reptiles
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 4 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Learn all about reptiles and their adaptations from our Park Ranger. Meet live snakes, turtles and more in this interactive educational presentation that gets you up close and personal to the wonderful world of reptiles. Donations of fruit or vegetables for the tortoise is appreciated. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Arts and Crafts in the Park
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come join us for a fun filled family friendly arts and crafts hour at the park. Be creative and take home your very own masterpiece. Each week we'll be doing a different craft such as grapevine wreaths, glass art, book hooks, and more. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 8 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
We've stocked over a thousand catfish for children of all ages to come out and catch! It's a great way for beginners to catch their first fish or for experienced anglers to catch a cooler full. Awards will be given out at the end of the rodeo. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Archeology Day
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Archeology Day at New Echota State Historic Site will feature a presentation by a USDA state archeologist about the importance of archeology to parks. The day will include archeology based activities and discussions about archeology at the park. This program is good for all ages. $5.50 - $7 706-624-1321.
Intro to Tree Climbing
3rd Saturday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM from Sep 21, 2019 until Dec 21, 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 Saturday of Month 3 PM - 4 PM from Sep 21, 2019 until Dec 21, 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.
Introduction to Paddling
Saturday, Sep 21, 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.
Paddle with a Ranger
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
A ranger will be your guide as you explore the river and lake. Take this opportunity to learn more about the park and the outdoors! Call or visit the park office to sign-up as pre-registration is required. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Paddle with a Ranger
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
A ranger will be your guide as you explore the river and lake. Take this opportunity to learn more about the park and the outdoors! Call or visit the park office to sign-up as pre-registration is required. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Guided Tour of Roosevelt's Little White House
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Sep 21, 2019 until Jan 4, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join the staff historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Call 706-655-5870 to make your reservations $20. 706-655-5870.
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Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 7 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. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Smithgall Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Bring the kids out for a day of fun at the park! Stop by the Visitor’s Center and grab one of our two scavenger hunt options. Explore the park to see what it has to offer, and learn some cool facts about Smithgall Woods along the way! Once you have completed your sheet, bring it back to the Visitor’s Center to receive a prize! $3 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger-guided paddle in a canoe or kayak while the sun sets over the Okefenokee. Watch the last light of day fade into the night, leaving only the stars and the moon to guide the way. Look for gator eyes glowing from your flashlight, enjoy a full moon or the milky way and enjoy a leisurely paddle in the swamp. Register in advance. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Becoming an Outdoors Woman
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Women, join us for a "Becoming an Outdoors Woman" (BOW) program. You'll enjoy an intro SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) program. You will also learn about butterflies and their host plants on a Ranger-led hike. The price for all activities is $30. There will also be a Jr. Ranger camp for ages 6 yrs. to 12 yrs. simultaneously. Please see separate listing. $30 plus $5 parking. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This camp is for children ages 6-12. There will be a nature/history hike to the New Manchester Mill alongside the whitewater rapids of Sweetwater Creek, pedal boats on the lake, and other activities. Registration is necessary. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Lunch is not provided. $25 includes Junior Ranger book and patch. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
A Tour and Tea at Tallulah
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy an early evening stroll on our North Rim Trail while hearing stories about Tallulah Falls from the Victoria Era. Then, enjoy instrumental music on the back patio of Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center while enjoying a cup of tea. Space is limited so call to reserve your spot! $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Explore the Nature Hut
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Come by the Nature Hut to see some taxidermied animals you would see in the area and take the opportunity to meet one of our live snakes! $5 parking. 706-456-4362.
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Archery Lessons
3rd Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11 AM from Sep 21, 2019 
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Learn the basics of archery or practice honing your skills. Approximately 1 hour class age 8 and up. All classes will be held at the archery range at 10:00 am. Up to 8 people per class, so call the park office to reserve your spot. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Sunflower Coaster
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us at the campground pavilion to create 4 beautiful coasters. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunset Hike
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 7 PM to 8 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.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Meet The Reptiles
Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Have you ever wondered how a Snake swallows its food? Join us to witness and learn about native reptiles firsthand. Meet @ Park Office. Free Event. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Make and shoot your own Blow Darts
Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Make and shoot your own blow darts! Join us at 2:00pm to learn about blow darts and how they were used in the Southeast, then make and shoot your own. Please make sure you arrive on time so you are able to participate. Suitable for ages 6 and older. $4-$6 plus $2 program fee. 770-387-3747.
Lake, Creek, and Waterfall Hike
Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join a ranger on this 3.5 mile, moderate hike filled with beautiful water views. We will pass by the lake, walk through Goldmine Creek, and waterfall. Be sure to wear shoes that can get wet, and bring plenty of water and snacks. Registration is required for this hike. Please register 8am to 5pm. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Leaf Pounding Art
Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
With not much more than a hammer and some leaves, you can make beautiful botanical cards or prints and enjoy summer greenery year-round. Leaves and plant material are taped to an all-natural fabric, or paper then pounded, transferring the chlorophyll from the plant to the cloth. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Turtle Talk
Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us early in the morning for a hike around our pond, and learn about the turtles that call General Coffee State Park home. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Get Out and Get Fit
Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us as we take a fun run along our West River swamp trail, soak up the sights as you work up a sweat. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Butterfly Bash
Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 5 PM to 5:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
We're all fascinated by the flashy wings and brilliant colors of butterflies! Why are they such bright colors? How can we attract more?! Join us for a butterfly bash to learn all about these beautiful flyers! Meet at the pollinator garden (beside mini golf). $5 parking. 770-507-2277.
Leaf Art
Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 6 PM to 6:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the naturalist to learn about different types of leaves found in our local forest while you make your own leaf rubbing to take home. Meet in the picnic area by the Overland Nature Trail. $5 parking. 770-507-2277.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 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.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 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.
Sunday Guided Tour of Roosevelt's Little White House
Sundays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Sep 22, 2019 until Jan 5, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join the staff historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Call 706-655-5870 to make your reservations $20 per person. 706-655-5870.
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Piedmont Forest Hike
Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join a park ranger for a hike through our beautiful Piedmont forest as we identify the trees and flowers and discuss the animals, reptiles, and birds along the way to a tour of the inside of the New Manchester mill alongside the rapids of Sweetwater Creek. 6 years minimum. Meet at the Visitors' Center. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, seen in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film and others, is situated alongside alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total). $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Sunset Lake Paddle
Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 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. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Monday, Sep 23, 2019 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, seen in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film and others, is situated alongside alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total). $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Roving Naturalist
Tuesday, Sep 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.
Silver Streak at the Park
Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Silver Streak in the Park are outdoor programs that seek to enhance a lively aging community. Come to fish from the bank. No experience necessary. Fishing poles and bait provided. Fishing license required. Meet at the Trading Post 15 min before the program starts as we will caravan to the location. Wear light clothes, sunscreen, and bring water. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Birding at the Mounds
Wednesday, Sep 25, 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.
Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
On September 25th, Join a park ranger on our annual day to collect native grass seeds from Camp Daniel Morgan Rd. There is no charge for this program, all ages welcome. program geared to children 7-15 years old. Meet at Park Office/Trading Post. We will caravan to the location. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 3 PM – Sep 25, 2019 until Dec 18, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Homeschoolers will be offered an educational opportunity to learn about President Roosevelt, Warm Springs, The Great Depression, WWII and more, through a presentation in the Theater. Programs run approx. 1 hour. Class times are 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Pre Registration is required and select from subjects below. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp
Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This camp is for children ages 6-12. There will be a nature/history hike to the New Manchester Mill alongside the whitewater rapids of Sweetwater Creek, pedal boats on the lake, and other activities. Registration is necessary. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Lunch is not provided. $25 includes Junior Ranger book and patch. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Home School Exploration Day
Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Home school students are invited to join us for a ranger-led program. Topics will be geared towards kids ages 8-12, with growing up WILD activities for kids younger than this. This is an eight part series, you can attend all or pick and choose which ones interest you. Space is limited, call to reserve your spot. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Friday, September 27, 2019

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Sep 27, 2019 6:15 PM to 7:45 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.
Bingo
Friday, Sep 27, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us for a fun afternoon of family bingo! Free Prize for a win, limit 1 prize per person. Location: Pavilion by Archery Range. Valid Park Pass required. $1/ bingo card or $3/ 5 bingo cards $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Movie on the Green
Friday, Sep 27, 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. Location: Green behind putt-putt. In the case of inclement weather will be moved to shelter by Archery Range. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Sunset Bat Hike
Friday, Sep 27, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join our rangers for a short 1/2 mile walk along our beautiful marshes and witness nature at its finest! Watch our flying friends take flight over the setting sun and learn about the world of bats. Hundreds of bats leave their houses every evening to hunt for insects. Guests will meet our rangers at the Visitors Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Paper Making
Friday, Sep 27, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Create paper from recycled scrap paper. Learn how to do this at home as well. Easy for people of all ages. Meet in the Nature Nook under the Group Shelter by the lake. No registration required. This is a messy event. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Campfire Circle with Friends
Friday, Sep 27, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Come out to Campground Amphitheater and enjoy a night by the campfire with your family. We will share stories, participate in games and songs, and eat yummy s'mores. $1 per participant. Appropriate for all ages. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Friday, Sep 27, 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.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Sep 27, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Feet, Feathers, Beak
Friday, Sep 27, 2019 5 PM to 5:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Which early bird gets the worm? Come learn about bird adaptations that affect how and what they eat. Meet at the stone pavilion. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Trivia Night!
Friday, Sep 27, 2019 7 PM to 7:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Bring your knowledge of Georgia to trivia night! Be ready with your wildlife knowledge and brace for trick questions! Meet at the program hut (behind mini golf). $5 parking. 770-507-2277.
S'mores N' More - Campfire Stories
Friday, Sep 27, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come join a park ranger at the lake amphitheater for a yummy s'mores campfire and then, once it's dark we’ll take turns telling spooky or funny campfire stories. It’s a great way to meet fellow campers and enjoy the serene Magnolia Lake. Weather dependent event. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Home School Field Trip
Friday, Sep 27, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
We are offering a home school field trip to all home schooled students in the CSRA. This field will consist of three educational rotations. The rotations will be as followed: 1) Animal Program 2) Nature Hike 3) Lake Ecology This is a public program, however SPACE IS LIMITED, you must call (706) 541-0321 to reserve a spot. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Friday, Sep 27, 2019 7 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. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Snakes: The Good, The Camouflage, and The Venomous
Friday, Sep 27, 2019 to Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us at the Nature Hut to learn how snakes help us, hide, and protect themselves. Meet one of our resident snakes and get a better understanding of these often misunderstood creatures. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Your State Park Day - A.H. Stephens Volunteer Workday
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Help your state park by assisting with the construction of campsites in the equestrian area ,trim nature trails or pick up litter. Snacks will be provided by Friends of the park. 706-456-2602.
Landscape & Trail Maintenance - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 9 AM to 1 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
If you are looking for volunteer hours or just want to be more involved in the park, visit Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge! Amicalola Falls is seeking volunteers for some family-friendly outdoor work in the park. 706-265-1969.
Lake Trail Improvement - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 9 AM to 4 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join park personnel and the Black Rock Buddies to continue improvements on the Black Rock Mountain Lake Trail. This year's focus will be installing bear-proof trashcans. Meet at the Lake Trail parking lot. Park admission will be waived for all volunteers. 706-746-2141.
Black Rock Mountain Parkway Clean Up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 9 AM to 4 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join park personnel and the Black Rock Buddies to help clean up the Black Rock Mountain Parkway. Meet at the intersection of Black Rock Mountain Hwy. and Taylor's Chapel Road. The Parking Fee will be waived for all volunteers. 706-746-2141.
Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM – Sep 28, 2019 
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Bring your camera and take a look around our park for items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your list and pictures to the office to claim your prize. Stop by the office to get your list before you start your journey. Event is free to all guests. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Your State Parks Day- Turtle Habitat Cleanup
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 9 AM to 1 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our friends of Chatt Bend to celebrate your state parks day! We will be cleaning up the turtle habitat, planting native plants, and making a walkway to the habitat. Parking will be free for participants, meet at visitor center. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Your State Parks Day-Free Admission to Volunteers
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Bring the family and bring the friends to help maintain your local park. We are offering free admission and and a t-shirt to volunteers. Projects include: finish clearing the new nature trail, pruning, garden clearing. Bring water, sun protection, bug-spray, closed toed shoes. Free admission includes the Vann House, log-cabin exhibits, and museum. $5.50-$6.50 706-695-2598.
Day Use Spruce - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 9 AM to 1 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park are proud to bring Your State Parks Day to Cloudland Canyon State Park. Join us in numerous projects all over the park. Registration will take place at Picnic Shelter 3 outside of the Interpretive Center. Hosted by Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park. 706-657-4050.
Fall Fun - Hayrides & More
Saturdays 12 PM - 6 PM – Sep 28, 2019 until Oct 26, 2019 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Hayrides on a tractor-pulled wagon and various activities for kids- temporary tattoos, coloring, bean bag toss, bubble station. All trips begin near Picnic Shelter 6. Concession items for sale. $6/adult $3/child (2-12) Children under 2 are Free. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Crooked River Trail Cleanup - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
We will be working on the Sempervirens back loop to help widen the trail for hikers. Some tools provided, please bring your own work gloves and extra tools if you have any handy for trimming hedge and palmettos. If time allows we will also pick up trash along the River. Water provided by Friends of Crooked River State Park. Please wear bug spray. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Sep 28, 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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Yarn Pumpkin Craft
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Each participant will be making 4 pumpkins they can use to help make their home more festive for fall by simply scattering them around the house or turning them into garland to hang decoratively in a doorway or any other empty space. Craft space limited to 12. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Hayrides & Campfire
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a hayride through the park followed by some campfire fun in our campground. For an added treat bring your own marshmallows and roasting sticks. Space limited to 15. Remember to wear bug spray and bring a flashlight if walking back to a campsite after the fire. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Sunset Boat Cruise
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 6:15 PM to 7:45 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.
Autumn Landscaping - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Please join us for a day outdoors as we maintain the Dahlonega Gold Museum. Projects include laying mulch, weeding, and giving our 183 years old museum a good cleaning. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and admission to the Gold Museum. 706-864-2257.
Volunteer Work Day - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Come join the Friends of Don Carter State Park to participate in a volunteer project. Meet at park's visitor center. Bring water, gloves and wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. More info coming soon. 678-450-7726.
Beach Sweep – Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Volunteers are being sought to help pick up trash on the shores of Elijah Clark State Park. Equipment will be provided. You may get wet, so bring an extra set of clothes or shoes. Volunteers will receive free admission. Free for visitors who volunteer with the Beach Sweep. 706-359-3458.
Cabin Craft: Scarecrows
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Bring your creativity and make a cute scarecrow to take home! Location: Elijah Clark Cabin. $7 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Archery
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 2 PM to 3 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. Meet @ Pavilion by Archery Range. Please arrive on time so you are able to participate. Valid Park Pass required. $7 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Nature and History Hike
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Adventure into the woods: Learn about native animals and the rich history of the park. 1 mile hike, mild difficulty. Bring water and hiking-friendly shoes. Meet at Park Office. Valid Park Pass Required. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Etowah Mounds Annual Cleanup - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Celebrate Your State Parks Day and National Public Lands Day by visiting Etowah Indian Mounds. Volunteers are encouraged to join our staff and Friends Chapter for our Annual Clean-up. registered Volunteers get Free Admission. $0 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Nature Sketching
Saturday, Sep 28, 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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How the Terrapin Beat the Rabbit- Puppet Program
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
A short puppet show, starting with the Native American story "How the Terrapin Beat the Rabbit" followed by puppet making. The puppet show is free, but a small program fee applies to the puppet making. Registration is required due to limited space. $0 - $10. 770-387-3747.
Sunrise Yoga on the Mountain
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Enjoy the mountaintop view during this beginner friendly yoga class with registered yoga teacher, Monique French. Bring a mat, or a thick towel, and wear comfortable clothing. Bring correct change. Stone amphitheater, right of park office. Restrooms do not open until 8:00 AM. For more info go check out https://www.facebook.com/Moniquefrenchyoga/ $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 8 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office any time. Pictures must be brought to park office with checklist by 4 PM Sat. Winners will be called to pick up prize. Hunt changes all the time so you can participate all throughout the year. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Your State Parks Day: Outdoor Discovery
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Volunteers and staff onboard to share great information on native plants, wildlife and outdoor skills with learning stations and discovery tables. Live reptiles, butterfly discoveries, and more hands-on adventures. Park Office lawn. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
River Cleanup -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us as we once again team up with Rivers Alive to clean up the Chattahoochee River. We will be picking up trash around the fishing pier, boat ramp, and throughout other areas of the park. Please wear clothing that can get dirty. Bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray. Volunteers will receive free admission to the park for the day of the event. 229-838-4706.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Keeping a fortress in tip top shape is essential! Lend a hand as we make various repairs and improvements to the fort. Volunteers receive FREE admission! 912-437-4770.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 9 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Our biggest volunteer day of the year! Stop by and lend a helping hand as we spend the day improving the park. We will be cleaning and clearing branches, debris and more as we work hard to make our park beautiful and pristine! All of our hard working volunteers will be treated to lunch, as a personal thank you from Georgia State Parks! 912-727-2339.
Spruce Up the Fort - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Assist with sprucing up the fort by doing minor maintenance and clean up projects. Lunch and goodies provided as well as a good feeling for giving back to nature and the park. 912-884-5999.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Our state parks need you. Volunteers make the difference. Join us this year for Your State Parks Day, and bring your friends and family! We will work on improving the park. The project will be determined as we approach the volunteer day. Volunteers receive free admission to the park. 706-422-1932.
Recycled Can Lantern
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Get crafty and create a lantern from recycled tin cans. Lanterns come with a battery powered votive. Please register for lantern making in the Visitor Center between 8am and 5pm. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Slime Science
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 4 PM to 4:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join us in the Nature Nook to create this awesome, gooey, slime! $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Backyard Bird Presentation
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 4:30 PM to 5 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Come learn about the birds you can see and hear in North Georgia. Learn what to look and listen for in your own backyard. Registration is not required for this presentation. The presentation takes place in the Nature Nook by the beach. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Water Bottle Rocket
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
3, 2, 1, blast off! We will create rockets from recycled plastic bottles and launch them into the atmosphere (or try to). This experiment requires parental assistance. Our rocket fuel is not dangerous, only vinegar and baking soda are used. Eye protection is provided. Materials are limited Registration is required $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 8:30 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Every year Your State Parks Day enlist volunteers from all over to get active at the park! This year the Friends of Fort Yargo will be hosting various volunteer projects throughout the day. Volunteers will receive free t-shirts and free admission to the park during Your State Parks day. Registration is required. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 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! 912-384-7082.
Free Fishing Days
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come out to George L Smith on these free fishing days and experience a fun filled morning at the lake. A Ranger will be available to assist you or your kids in your fishing excitement! $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Your State Parks Day: George L. Smith Clean-up Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 10 AM to 1:30 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Join the park staff and Friends of George L Smith State volunteers at the park. Every year the park service designates a day where volunteers can give back to their local state park. Please wear your work clothes, bring your water bottle, and gloves. Scouts and other groups need to call the park office to reserve a project. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Looking at the Stars
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 8 PM to 11 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come out to the park and join the Astronomy team from Georgia Southern as they gaze at the night sky. Free event and no equipment is needed. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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