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Monday, April 23, 2018

Wild Cave Tours
Monday, Apr 23, 2018 10 AM to 7 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). Multiple tours are offered daily. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Winged Ambassadors Bird Show
Monday, Apr 23, 2018 2 PM to 3 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Winged Ambassadors was created when Dale Arrowood, an avid falconer, realized that many people could not recognize many kinds of birds that lived right in people’s backyard. $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Edible & Medicinal Plant Hike
Monday, Apr 23, 2018 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Interested in the lore and history of spring edibles that may be growing nearby? Come join us for this informative plant hike where we will identify several different spring plants and their uses. We may even see a mushroom or two! Meet us at the old Park Office near the White Tail Trail. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
AmeriCorps 
Traveling Exhibit: Georgia Journeys
9 AM - 5 PM from Apr 23, 2018 until May 1, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Georgia Journeys traces the stories of veterans, home front workers, and Holocaust survivors who have a strong connection to Georgia. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Sowing Seeds of Intellect: The Work of Anna Gambold. Guest Lecture by Emily Baker
Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 6 PM to 7 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
The Vann House will be hosting guest speaker Emily Baker, who will be presenting the work of Moravian Missionary Anna Rosina Kliest Gambold, and her relationship with the Cherokee people. "Mother Gambold" lived and worked in Springplace from 1805-1821. She was a practicing botanist, farmer, teacher, missionary, healer, wife and friend. $5.50-$6.50 706-695-2598.
Handicapped Accessible 
Traveling Exhibit: Georgia Journeys
9 AM - 5 PM from Apr 24, 2018 until May 1, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Georgia Journeys traces the stories of veterans, home front workers, and Holocaust survivors who have a strong connection to Georgia. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Home School Day: Cherokee Gardening and Medicinal Plants
Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018 10 AM to 2 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Many people have heard about the "Three Sisters Garden," but not many people get to plant one. Pre-register your Home Schooled student to farm with authentic tools, help plant our Three Sisters Garden, learn about some Cherokee medicinal herbs, and even take home a seeding. Space is limited, call to reserve your child’s place now. $4.75 - $6 706-695-2598.
Handicapped Accessible 
Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018 10 AM to 7 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). Multiple tours are offered daily. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Traveling Exhibit: Georgia Journeys
9 AM - 5 PM from Apr 25, 2018 until May 1, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Georgia Journeys traces the stories of veterans, home front workers, and Holocaust survivors who have a strong connection to Georgia. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 3 PM – Apr 25, 2018 until Nov 14, 2018 
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.
Handicapped Accessible 
Introduction to Birdwatching Hike
Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018 9 AM to 11 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike is designed for anyone 12 years or older who is interested in learning more about birds, the important habitats critical to some species, and organizations like the Audubon Society which are dedicated to bird conservation. No pets please. Meet at the park's Visitor's Center. Bring you're own binoculars. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Traveling Exhibit: Georgia Journeys
9 AM - 5 PM from Apr 26, 2018 until May 1, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Georgia Journeys traces the stories of veterans, home front workers, and Holocaust survivors who have a strong connection to Georgia. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Friday, April 27, 2018

Hidden Gem Hike
Friday, Apr 27, 2018 12 PM to 1 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join us at the Black Rock Lake parking lot for a visit to Greasy Creek Falls, the Hidden Gem of Black Rock Mountain State Park. The trail is rated easy at this point, but will still require good walking shoes. Call 706-746-2141 to reserve your spot. Pets welcome. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Wild Cave Tours
Friday, Apr 27, 2018 10 AM to 7 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). Multiple tours are offered daily. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Tree Appreciation Walk
Friday, Apr 27, 2018 2 PM to 4 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
In celebration of Arbor Day take a walk in the park learn about some of our beautiful trees. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Night Hike
Friday, Apr 27, 2018 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Enjoy a 2-mile hike on one of the best trails at the park. You will learn interesting facts about the geology and history of the canyon. By the end of the hike, we will be in the dark, enjoying the trail by moonlight and listening for night sounds. Ages 10 and older. Reservations Required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Parks After Dark 
Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Apr 27, 2018 7 PM to 8:30 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 6:00 PM on Thursday. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Parks After Dark 
Frog Walk
Friday, Apr 27, 2018 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
What better way to celebrate spring and Save the Frogs Day than by going on a frog "hunt"? Florence Marina invites the public to join us and learn about the diverse frog populations along the Chattahoochee River, and go on a guided night hike to listen for the different calls. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Parks After Dark 
Sunset Bat Hike
Friday, Apr 27, 2018 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Spread your wings and take a trip with us, as our rangers will be ready to be your guide into the wild world of bats. Join our rangers as we watch our flying friends take off over the setting sun! Includes a short half-mile walk over our beautiful marshes and winding creeks. Guests will meet our rangers at the park office and museum. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Parks After Dark 
History and Mystery Hike
Friday, Apr 27, 2018 11 AM to 1 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join a Ranger on the West Overlook Trail to hike to the historic CCC fire tower and mysterious stone wall. Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the story of the heart in the tower, and the theories of who built the stone wall. The tower will also be opened to tour. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Animals and their Signs Hike
Friday, Apr 27, 2018 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Ranger-led hike looking for local reptiles, mammals, insects and birds and the signs that they leave while living in the park. If we can, we will cast an animal foot print. Call to register in advance. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post before we head over the Brantley nature trail. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Paddle
Friday, Apr 27, 2018 7 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided tour. As we scan the sky and woods for wildlife, and watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A guide will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Space is limited, pre-registration required. Meet at the kayak rack near the beach area. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Moonlight Mountain Hike
Friday, Apr 27, 2018 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire, where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Parks After Dark 
Wildflower Hike and ID
Friday, Apr 27, 2018 2 PM to 3 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Join an AmeriCorps Ranger to see what wildflowers are blooming this Spring! We will be hiking the nature trial for about one mile, learning how to identify local trees, plants and wildflowers. 770-443-7850.
AmeriCorps 
Traveling Exhibit: Georgia Journeys
9 AM - 5 PM from Apr 27, 2018 until May 1, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Georgia Journeys traces the stories of veterans, home front workers, and Holocaust survivors who have a strong connection to Georgia. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Friday, Apr 27, 2018 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
If you've ever wanted a picture of a beautiful Lake Seminole sunset, this is your chance. This ranger 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.
Parks After Dark 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Apr 27, 2018 8:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Apr 27, 2018 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 to watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy 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. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Sunset and the Waxing Moon
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Enjoy a short hike to watch the sunset here on Black Rock Mountain. Follow this up watching a Waxing Moonrise on the overlook at the Visitors Center. The moon will be at 98% and will start its rise around 6:30 so there will be great visibility after sunset. Weather permitting. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Parks After Dark 
Build a Bird Feeder
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Create a unique way to feed our feathered friends. Build simple bird feeders that you can take home and place it where you can view the spectacular birds in your own backyards. $5 for materials. Please pay at the site. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Fun and Games
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 1:30 PM to 4 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Stop by the Mellenger Center for an afternoon of fun and games. Corn Hole, Yard Games and Crafts will be available. $5.00 for arts and crafts materials only. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 8 AM to 2:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Get the best of both worlds here at The Bend: a 5.5-mile hike up the Riverside Trail to the boat launch where we’ll have lunch. A short instruction session to get you on your way to a nice, easy paddle back down the Chattahoochee. Boats are available to rent or bring your own. Register in advance, space is limited. Ages 10+. $12 plus $30 boat rental. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 10 AM to 7 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). Multiple tours are offered daily. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Wildflowers of the Canyon Talk
Saturdays 11 AM - 12 PM – Apr 28, 2018 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Learn about the plant communities of the park and what wonderful flowers grow there and why they prefer these locations. This talk will be supplemental to the Wildflower Hike hosted by G3 Adventures and will make that event all the more enjoyable. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Handicapped Accessible 
Awesome Opossum Meet and Greet
Saturdays & Sundays 3 PM - 4 PM – Apr 28, 2018 until May 6, 2018 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Meet a special visitor at the Interpretive Center. Learn some interesting facts about these very misunderstood creatures and how wildlife rehabilitators help them. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Handicapped Accessible 
Beach Combing on Cumberland Island
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 9 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a boat ride to Cumberland Island where you'll stroll the beach with a Park Ranger identifying shells and sea life along the shore. Get a chance to photograph the famous wild horses and see coastal birds. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 6:00 PM the day prior to cruise. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Low-Tide Paddle
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 2 PM to 5 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us on a three-hour kayak adventure through the salt marshes around Crooked River. Paddlers will watch for birds, dolphin and other wildlife while learning about the wonders of the marsh. We'll spend an hour exploring a sand bar before paddling the tide back in to our dock. Space Limited. Preregistration required. $35 single; $45 tandem; $25 if you bring your own kayak. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Meet and learn about some of the animals who make Coastal Georgia their home. Participants can pet the reptiles and also have their photograph taken with their favorite critter. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible 
Story and Craft Time
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 3 PM to 4 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join a park ranger for a story and be introduced to some of our nature center critters while you enjoy a fun critter craft. Call to preregister. Pay at Park Office day of event. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible 
Pooch on the Hooch
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 1 PM to 3 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Bring your furry friend for a fun day at the park. Take a 2 mile moderate hike with your loyal companion on one of our beautiful trails. We will enjoy a guided hike by our park naturalist while traveling alongside the quiet shores of Lake Lanier. Reservation Required. Dogs must remain on leash. Ages 10+ Meet at primitive parking. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Spinning and Weaving Demonstration
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 10 AM to 3 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join our Curator as she demonstrates how Hannah Clark made her own yarn and weaved it into cloth to make her family's clothing. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 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 4PM Sat. Winners will be called to pick up prize. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bird Walk
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bird with our guides near the lake & woodland edges. Bring your own binoculars or borrow our loaners. Meet at the Fishing Dock on Lake Delanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Target Archery Shoot
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Stationary target shooting for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction and equipment. Pre-register and pay at the park office. Meet across from the park office. . $12 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Dutch Oven Cooking Class
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join instructor Lesley Reisinger and discover simple, tasty basics of cooking over charcoal. Cookware, utensils, food selections and fire building will be covered. Sample tasting. Pre-register and pre-pay at park office. Correct change at the door. Limited space. Bring your own bowl and spoon.. Covered Picnic Shelter near Liberty Bell Pool.. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Knee-High Naturalist: Froggy Fun
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Do you have a little one who loves to be outdoors? Do you want to teach them more about nature? Then join us for our Knee-High Naturalist program, for ages 3 to 5. This month we will be celebrating Save the Frogs Day as we learn all about frogs and toads through games, art, stories, and more. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Tea Bricks: The Building Blocks of an Empire
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join one of our rangers for a hot cup of tea and discuss history. 912-437-4770.
Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 9 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The fort's plantation house will be open and ready to be explored. A park ranger and a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to spinning wool. Brace yourself as two time tested weapons face off! The atlatl or the Civil War musket, who will win? $5-$9. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 
Beginner Archery
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 to Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn the basics of shooting a compound bow with our rangers. We will be shooting in a safe environment. Fun for kids and adults, come see how you fair. We will be shooting at large target blocks on a secure range. Reservation's required. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Spring Fling
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 10 AM to 3 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with fun family activities. Kids will be able to make their own nature craft projects to take home. Enjoy nature hikes, live animal programs and the annual Spring Arts and Crafts Show $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Twilight Paddle - Meteor Shower
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Join a guided paddle over Lake Blackshear to watch an early showing of the meteor show.. Only the twinkling light of stars and the moon to guide the way. Look for alligator eyes glowing from your flashlight, take in a full moon and enjoy a relaxing paddle on the lake. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Parks After Dark 
Nacho Stand Classic Mountain Bike Race
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 10 AM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join Chain Buster Racing Club for this endurance race along scenic bike trails. Racers will have their choice of competing for either 3 or 6 hours along 10 mile trails that meander along the banks of Rocky Creek through pine thickets, and hard wood forests. Preregister at the visitor center. Meet at the mountain bike parking lot. $30 3-hour race (junior) $40 3-hour race $55 6-hour race $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Beginner Archery Class
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 2 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. Call the Park Office to register. Limited spots. Meet at Picnic Shelter #2. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Wildflower Walk
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a Park Ranger for a guided hike on a section of the red mountain bike trail. Welcome the spring season by enjoying beautiful vistas and wildflowers. This hike is recommended for ages 10 years and older. Bring water and closed-toe shoes. Meet at the visitor center. Call the park office to register, limited spots. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Almost Full Moon Paddle
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a naturalist-led paddle on Lake Rutledge as the waxing gibbous moon reflects off the water. Space is limited, so register in advance. No pets; kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Meet at the kayak rack near the beach area. Bring a flash light, quick drying pants, and water. $10 p/p with your own kayak, $15 p/p with rental kayak $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
You Can! Canning Workshop
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
In this hands-on workshop, learn basics of water bath and pressure cooker canning. Following a short presentation on proper food preservation, participants will follow a recipe step-by-step using the pressure cooking method. All materials and ingredients will be provided. Program fee includes workshop and site admission for the day. $10. 478-986-5172.
Handicapped Accessible 
Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Lend a helping hand by assisting staff members with various projects such as housekeeping, gardening, decorating, and by participating in special events. In exchange for their hard work, volunteers will receive free admission for the day. 478-986-5172.
Full Moon 5k Run and Fun Run
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 7 PM to 10 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Meet at the Visitor Center as we race through the park guided only by solar lights and the moon. Medals will be given to each age division winner and cheer on the children 12 and under in the Fun Run. Registration begins at 7:00 PM, Kids Fun Run starts at 8 PM and the 5k begins at 8:30 PM. Please call the park office for more information $20 pre-registration with shirt $25 late registration $10 Kids Fun Run $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Parks After Dark 
Nature Hike with the Naturalist
4th Saturday of Month 8 AM - 9:30 AM from Apr 28, 2018 until Aug 25, 2018 
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Learn about the variety of animals, natural, and man made structures that make up Magnolia Springs State Park. The hiking trails are easy, but good walking shoes are recommended and always remember to bring water. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Art In The Park
4th Saturday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM from Apr 28, 2018 until Aug 25, 2018 
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come and be inspired by Nature and create works of art by using a variety of materials, paints and found objects. Be surprised by the Park Ranger while you are enjoying the beauty of Magnolia Springs. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Handicapped Accessible 
Zombie Archery
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 2 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
It seems that 3D zombie targets are hanging out on the archery range. Join a park ranger and help rid the park of these zombies. All equipment is provided, ages 7 and up. Sign up at the Visitor Center or give us a call to save your spot. Limited to 21 participants. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Full Moon Night Hike
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Explore the full moonlit night by using all of your senses while going on a Park Ranger led hike through the wooded trails of Magnolia Springs and Camp Lawton. Listen and look for Whippoorwills, owls, bats, and other creatures of the night. Bring a flashlight, water, and good hiking shoes. This is an easy 1 to 3 mile hike depending on you. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
Archery
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join one of our certified archery instructors for an hour long program. We will be teaching the basics and practice shooting at stationary targets. From the beginners to the advanced, everyone is welcome. Must register to participate. One hour session. 1pm-2pm $10 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 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.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 2 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Movies in the Park
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 8:30 PM to 10:30 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.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Photo Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 8 AM to 4 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
As you explore the canyons go on an on-site scavenger hunt. Pick up a check-list at the visitor's center any time throughout the day, and use your camera or phone to take pictures of the items you find. Pictures must be brought to the park visitor center with checklist by 4:00 PM Saturday. Winner will be called to pick up prize. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Spring at the Cabin
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for two days of Pioneering fun! We will have live music, crafts, games, weapons demonstrations, and more. All activities will take place at the Vaughn Log Cabin, located behind the old Park Office. No admission fee or registration. All vehicles MUST display Park Pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Big Little River Paddle Race
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 8 AM to 1 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join us for the 6th annual paddle race! Race 3 miles on a downstream stretch of the Little River with winding flat black water and some trees to maneuver. Event begins at Red Roberts Landing and finishes in the lake on the Colquitt County side. Registration is at 8 AM and the race begins at 9:30 AM. Pre-registration is available in the park office. $20-$30 $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Trail Hike
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 9 AM to 11 AM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for a Ranger led Hike along one of our lake side trails. As you Stroll along the banks of Lake Antioch, we will share the area's unique history, flora and fauna. Depending on the group we will hike between 2 -5 miles. Meet at the Visitors Information Center at 8:30 AM. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
GeoCaching Fun Through History
Saturdays 9 AM - 5 PM – Apr 28, 2018 until May 19, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Grab your GPS and find the spots using the coordinates below. Then post your images to our Facebook Page! $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Traveling Exhibit: Georgia Journeys
9 AM - 5 PM from Apr 28, 2018 until May 1, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Georgia Journeys traces the stories of veterans, home front workers, and Holocaust survivors who have a strong connection to Georgia. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Ask-A-Naturalist:History Under The Lake
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 9 AM to 2 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Lake Seminole is unique because most of our historical sites are now under the waters of the lake. Ask our park naturalist about underwater indian mounds, an old Spanish mission, and an event that touched off a war. A Native American artifacts display will be available for guests to see and touch. $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
"Before There Was A Lake Seminole" Boat Tour
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 4 PM to 7 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Learn all about the colorful history of our area on this ranger guided pontoon boat tour. An underwater Indian mound, an old Spanish mission, and an event that started a war are some of the things we'll see and discuss. $25 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Native American Cultures and Medicinal Plants
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This event will consist of a brief talk about Native American culture in Northeast Georgia and will be followed by a hike looking at medicinal plants used by these cultures. $5 parking. Call the Visitor's Center for reservations and information at (706) 878-3087 $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Survival 101 Course
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 to Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 10 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join Byron Kerns, former U.S. Air Force Survival (SERE) Instructor - ranked one of the top ten survival schools in the United States - for a two-day, overnight camping and learning experience for adults. Learn hands-on the seven priorities of survival: Positive Mental Attitude, Wilderness First Aid, Shelter, Fire, Signaling, Water, and Food. $250 plus $5 parking. 352-350-4450.
Parks After Dark 
Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 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.
Parks After Dark 
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful paddle and hike through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are with adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Geology Hike
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how and when they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids of Sweetwater creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 3:30 PM to 6 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful paddle and hike through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are with adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 6:30 PM to 8 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. 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 
Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge Canoe on Unicoi Lake under the stars! Price includes rental of canoe and a 2 hour tour of Unicoi Lake. Participants must be at least 12 years old and all children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-878-2201 ext. 549.
Parks After Dark 
Annual Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 7 AM to 5 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Come volunteer to help with various projects to help prepare for the summer season. Projects include, refurbishing campsites, spreading mulch throughout the park, installing bricks in the “Memory Walkway”, cleaning trails, and a spring clean-up throughout the park. Meals will be provided by the Vogel Volunteers.Please pre-register. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Hidden Gem Hike
Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join the park naturalist at the parking lot of Black Rock Lake for a short hike to Greasy Creek Falls. See the natural watershed that feeds into our lake, and the sights of nature on this relaxing hike. The two waterfalls are hidden beauties of our park. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 10 AM to 7 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). Multiple tours are offered daily. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Awesome Opossum Meet and Greet
Saturdays & Sundays 3 PM - 4 PM – Apr 29, 2018 until May 6, 2018 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Meet a special visitor at the Interpretive Center. Learn some interesting facts about these very misunderstood creatures and how wildlife rehabilitators help them. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Handicapped Accessible 
Dog Creek Stream Search Hike
Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 3 PM to 6:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
While on this ranger led hike, we will look for different water creatures that call Dog Creek home. This 2 mile moderate hike offers some of the best chances for encountering wildlife. Wear shoes that may get wet, but are also acceptable to hiking. Bring water. Meet at Primitive Parking. Open to ages 10+ $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Full Moon Paddle to Rifle Cut
Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
We will meet at Fort King George and provide transportation to the public dock by Skipper's Fish Camp in Darien. From there, we will enjoy a moonlit paddle to Rifle Cut and back. $40. 912-437-4770.
Parks After Dark 
Sunday Morning Hikes
Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Ranger's choice- Ranger will lead a short hike to discuss different topics ranging from flora and fauna to natural remedies. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia! Enjoy a beautiful and scenic hike with our park naturalist. We'll be searching for local plants that have medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and even ones that could be poisonous! Pets are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Full Moon Night Hike
Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 7 PM to 8:30 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. Hikes will be no longer than 2.5 miles and will begin at a different location each hike. Bring sturdy shoes, water and a flashlight. $5 parking. 706-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Beginner SUP Class
Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Learn fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques in this beginner’s class. After class, explore High Falls Lake with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Space is limited, reservations required. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 2 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Spring at the Cabin
Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for two days of Pioneering fun! We will have live music, crafts, games, weapons demonstrations, and more. All activities will take place at the Vaughn Log Cabin, located behind the old Park Office. No admission fee or registration. All vehicles MUST display Park Pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Caterpillars Count: Citizen Science
Sundays 3 PM - 4:30 PM – Apr 29, 2018 until May 20, 2018 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Ever wanted to be a scientist? Join AmeriCorps Rangers for a citizen science project where you'll learn how to identify insects and other critters while contributing to a real scientific study that helps us understand the food available for breeding birds. $5 parking. 252-375-7731.
AmeriCorps 
Full Moon Hike
Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 9 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come join an AmeriCorps Ranger for a full moon hike on the Lakeside Trail on this Moonlit night. We will be learning about the moon and walking the trail with black lights. We will meet up at the old Park Office. You may bring your own flashlights. The hike will be 0.75 miles long on a paved trail. If it is raining there will be a backup plan. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 
Traveling Exhibit: Georgia Journeys
9 AM - 5 PM from Apr 29, 2018 until May 1, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Georgia Journeys traces the stories of veterans, home front workers, and Holocaust survivors who have a strong connection to Georgia. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Survival 101 Course
Sunday, Apr 29, 2018
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join Byron Kerns, former U.S. Air Force Survival (SERE) Instructor - ranked one of the top ten survival schools in the United States - for a two-day, overnight camping and learning experience for adults. Learn hands-on the seven priorities of survival: Positive Mental Attitude, Wilderness First Aid, Shelter, Fire, Signaling, Water, and Food. $250 plus $5 parking. 352-350-4450.
Parks After Dark 
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 7 PM to 8:30 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. 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 

Monday, April 30, 2018

Wild Cave Tours
Monday, Apr 30, 2018 10 AM to 7 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). Multiple tours are offered daily. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Traveling Exhibit: Georgia Journeys
9 AM - 5 PM from Apr 30, 2018 until May 1, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Georgia Journeys traces the stories of veterans, home front workers, and Holocaust survivors who have a strong connection to Georgia. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Full Moon Paddle
Monday, Apr 30, 2018 8 PM to 9:30 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.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Volunteer to Help Us with Summer Programs and Events
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 9 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Train with us anytime then join us for a fun-filled summer and fall on the mountain as a program/hike guide, host, or information specialist for one or more of our many public programs. Check our calendar for upcoming events. Contact Amy at the park office for more information or email amy.waite@dnr.ga.gov. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Traveling Exhibit: Georgia Journeys
9 AM - 5 PM from May 1, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Georgia Journeys traces the stories of veterans, home front workers, and Holocaust survivors who have a strong connection to Georgia. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Friends of Smithgall Woods Meeting
1st Tuesday of Month 2 PM - 3 PM from May 1, 2018 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join Smithgall’s advocacy group, Friends of Smithgall Woods, for an informal monthly meeting. Learn about volunteer projects and initiatives. Meet volunteers and Friends who volunteer and care for the park. This meeting takes place off of Joe Franklin Rd at the education cabin. 706-878-3087.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 3 PM – May 2, 2018 until Nov 14, 2018 
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.
Handicapped Accessible 

Thursday, May 3, 2018

The Little Roy & Lizzy Music Festival
11 AM - 10 PM from May 3, 2018 until May 5, 2018 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Little Roy and Lizzy return to Elijah Clark with some of the country's best Bluegrass performers. Bring your lawn chairs. Enjoy the food and craft vendors. $40.00 - $95.00 $5 parking. 706-864-7203.
Home School Adventure
Thursday, May 3, 2018 1 PM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join the naturalist every month for a home school adventure. Each month the theme will change. This program is appropriate for students 5 and up. Reservations are required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Handicapped Accessible 

Friday, May 4, 2018

Hidden Gem Hike
Friday, May 4, 2018 12 PM to 1 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join the park naturalist at the parking lot of Black Rock Lake for a short hike to Greasy Creek Falls. See the natural watershed that feeds into our lake, and the sights of nature on this relaxing hike. The two waterfalls are hidden beauties of our park. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Build a Bird Feeder
Friday, May 4, 2018 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Create a unique way to feed our feathered friends. Build simple bird feeders that you can take home and place it where you can view the spectacular birds in your own backyards. $5 for materials. Please pay at the site. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, May 4, 2018 7 PM to 8:30 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 6:00 PM on Thursday. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Parks After Dark 
Night Hike
Friday, May 4, 2018 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Come experience the natural wonder of our hiking trails...at night! A park ranger will lead the group through the park, offering a unique experience that will stimulate your senses when vision is limited. We will meet at shelter 4. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Parks After Dark 
Campfire Stories
Friday, May 4, 2018 9:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Gather around the campfire with our staff as we tell stories and eat s'mores. We encourage guests to use their imagination by bringing their original campfire stories. All ages welcome. $3.00 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Star Wars Day Astronomy
Friday, May 4, 2018 8 PM to 10 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Celebrate Star Wars Day in style by looking at the stars, with Star Wars characters. We will look at double stars, like the twin suns of Tatooine. You will be able to see Venus up close through our telescope as well as other celestial objects. Watch out, this event will be invaded by the Mandalorian Mercs! May the fourth be with you. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Roving Ranger
Fridays 3 PM - 6 PM – May 4, 2018 until Aug 10, 2018 
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
A Ranger will be stopping by the campground to welcome campers to the campground, answer questions about the park, and discuss the weekend's events. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Sunset Mountain Hike
Friday, May 4, 2018 7:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire, where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Parks After Dark 
Women's Wilderness Weekend
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 5 PM - 7 PM from May 4, 2018 until May 6, 2018 
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Venturing into the wilderness for the first time and want to learn the ways of the wild? Or, looking to improve your wilderness knowledge? Join AmeriCorps rangers and like-minded women on a multi-day adventure (May 4-6) to hone your outdoor survival skills. This trip has many opportunities for demonstrations, discussion, practice and questions. $50 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
AmeriCorps 
Women's Wilderness Weekend
Friday, May 4, 2018 5 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Venturing into the wilderness for the first time and want to learn the ways of the wild? Or, looking to improve your wilderness knowledge? Join AmeriCorps rangers and like-minded women on a multi-day (May 4-6) adventure to hone your outdoor survival skills. This trip has many opportunities for demonstrations, discussion, practice and questions! $50 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
AmeriCorps 
Mini-Golf Tournament
Friday, May 4, 2018 5 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Come test your skills on our mini-golf course. All ages welcome. The winner (the player with the lowest score) will receive a prize. $3-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Paddle
Friday, May 4, 2018 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
See the majesty of a meteor shower, right from your own kayak. We will paddle 2.5 miles to a secluded, low-light spot that will provide optimal viewing conditions. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Parks After Dark 
Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, May 4, 2018 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 to watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy 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. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Build Your Own Canjo
Saturday, May 5, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join the Black Rock Naturalist and Les Barnett at the Trading Post for a morning of music and family fun, building your own Canjo. We provide the raw materials for the job. Make a family heirloom that you can enjoy for years. $5 for materials $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Corn Hole at the Rock
Saturday, May 5, 2018 1:30 PM to 4 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come by the Mellenger Center and play a round or two of corn hole. 2 person teams or compete individually. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Sunset Hike
Saturday, May 5, 2018 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
A popular activity here at the park is our Sunset Hike on Saturday night. Relax at the Tennessee Rock and watch a beautiful sunset. Meet with the naturalist at the Visitors' Center for a short walk to our destination. Bring good walking shoes, water and a camera. Meet at 7:15 for a short hike to our destination. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Parks After Dark 
Awesome Opossum Meet and Greet
Saturdays & Sundays 3 PM - 4 PM – May 5, 2018 until May 6, 2018 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Meet a special visitor at the Interpretive Center. Learn some interesting facts about these very misunderstood creatures and how wildlife rehabilitators help them. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Handicapped Accessible 
The Little Roy & Lizzy Music Festival
11 AM - 10 PM from May 5, 2018 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Little Roy and Lizzy return to Elijah Clark with some of the country's best Bluegrass performers. Bring your lawn chairs. Enjoy the food and craft vendors. $40.00 - $95.00 $5 parking. 706-864-7203.
Archaeology and Artifact ID Day at Etowah Mounds
Saturday, May 5, 2018 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Celebrate Archaeology Month by bringing in your artifacts to be identified. Discover what archaeologists do and how they learn from artifacts. There will be various activities throughout the day to help you understand how archaeology works and why it's important.. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Handicapped Accessible 
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, May 5, 2018 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 4PM Sat. Winners will be called to pick up prize. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Volunteer to help with the Stick Horse Derby
Saturday, May 5, 2018 11 AM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Register riders, run the "horse clinic," judge the hats, manage the stick horses during this fun pre-Kentucky Derby event. Held in the baseball field across from the pool on Highway 190. Must sign up to register. Contact Amy at the park amy.waite@dnr.ga.gov. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Stick Horse Derby
Saturday, May 5, 2018 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
“Race” 40 yards on your stick horse. Make one or rent one of ours ahead of time. Geared towards adult and youth jockeys of all abilities. Speed, nor skill matters, it is the luck of the draw that lets you move forward on the racetrack. One rider per horse. Pre-registration encouraged. Meet at the baseball field on Hwy 354. $5 per rider; additional $5 per rental horse $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Beginner Archery
Saturday, May 5, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn the basics of shooting a compound bow with our rangers. We will be shooting in a safe environment. Fun for kids and adults, come see how you fair. We will be shooting at large target blocks on a secure range. Reservation's required. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Soldier Saturday
Saturday, May 5, 2018 12 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The fort's plantation house will be open and ready to be explored. A park ranger and a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to spinning wool. Brace yourself as two time tested weapons face off! The atlatl or the Civil War musket, who will win? $5-$9. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 
Get Fit 1 Hike
Saturday, May 5, 2018 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
This beautiful 1.75 mile hike is a great way to add exercise to your routine. The hike will start around the level lake loop, and then cross over to the Big Rock Trail. This trail is moderate, with stairs, small hills, and some uneven areas. We will stop at the cascading waterfall, so be sure to bring a camera! $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Sunset Hike to the West Overlook
Saturday, May 5, 2018 7:15 PM to 8:45 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
The sunset from the West Overlook has been called one of the best views in Georgia. Join a ranger on this approximately 1.1 mile hike, and see the sunset for yourself. The hike is easy to moderate. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Parks After Dark 
Yargo Trail Crew Meeting and Work Day
Saturday, May 5, 2018 7:30 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Yargo Trail Crew is a nonprofit volunteer group that promotes trail advocacy and maintains the trail network at Fort Yargo State Park. Registration is required through the YTC website. Work parties are limited to 25, so be sure to claim your place. Bring plenty of water and sturdy, closed-toe shoes. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Hats Off to Our Equestrian Campers
Saturday, May 5, 2018 4 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This one is just for our equestrian campers. Celebrate "Derby" weekend by hanging your most decorated, bedazzled and race themed hat on the post by your campsite. Judges will choose the best hat and give out prizes accordingly. First place gets a free night of camping at Hard Labor Creek State Park. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Glow Mini Golf Latin Night
Saturday, May 5, 2018 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come and enjoy our miniature golf course in a different light — meaning at night. The park will be keeping the mini-golf course open late and provide glow-in-the-dark accessories. Latin songs will be played on loudspeakers to celebrate 5 de Mayo!. Call to register in advance. Pay with cash only the night of the event $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
The History of Indian Springs
Saturday, May 5, 2018 2 PM to 4 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Learn about the history of Indian Springs and how much this area has changed over the years. Take a self guided tour of the park's museum, sample the spring water, and spend the day at Indian Springs State Park! $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
You Can! Canning Workshop
Saturday, May 5, 2018 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
In this hands-on workshop, learn basics of water bath and pressure cooker canning. Following a short presentation on proper food preservation, participants will follow a recipe step-by-step using the pressure cooking method. All materials and ingredients will be provided. Program fee includes workshop and site admission for the day. $10. 478-986-5172.
Handicapped Accessible 
Bicycling Safety
Saturday, May 5, 2018 10 AM to 1 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for practical information and practice activities for developing safe bicycle riding habits. We will learn about bicycle types, bike and helmet fit, and rules of the road. We will practice starting, stopping, passing and signaling, and conclude with a bicycle ride around the park. Children must have an adult present. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
First Saturday Hike and Craft
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 12 PM from May 5, 2018 until Dec 1, 2018 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
The first Saturday of every month Mistletoe will be offering a hike and craft. The hike will begin at 10:00 AM and the Craft will begin at 11:00 AM. Call ahead to find out which trail will be hiked for each Saturday. Come dressed to hike and to have some fun! $2 fee for the craft $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Wildlife Loop Trail Hike
Saturday, May 5, 2018 9 AM to 10 AM
Moccasin Creek State Park - Clarkesville, GA
Hike our 1mi Wildlife Loop trail and see what kind of critters you can find! Trail is easy to moderate and takes about 1hr to hike. Wear good hiking shoes and bring water. Park at trailhead, at dam across Hwy 197 from Moccasin Creek State Park. $5 parking. 706-947-3194.
Sweaty Saturday Fitness
Saturday, May 5, 2018 9 AM to 10 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Get your heart pumping with Panola's newest program, Sweaty Saturdays. Join us on the first Saturday of each month for a different fitness program that will encourage you to stay fit all throughout 2018. Call 770-389-7801 to register, space is limited. $0-$15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Astronomy Hike
Saturday, May 5, 2018 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a night hike on the Rock Outcrop Trail and experience the park after dark. Listen to myths and origins of the constellations and observe the magnificent winter sky using provided stargazing equipment and star charts. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Archery for Beginners
Saturday, May 5, 2018 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all the equipment you need to be hitting the bulls-eye in no time! Must be 9 and up to participate. Meet at the Old Park Office: 50 Lodge Road SE, Acworth, GA 30102. Call the Park Office at 770-975-0055 Mon-Thurs 9 am - 5 pm to register & pre-pay, begins April 18. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Twilight Paddle of Lake Allatoona
Saturday, May 5, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for a ranger-led twilight paddle of Lake Allatoona. Great for beginners or experienced paddlers. We are sorry for a delay in sign-ups, but we are now ready to take registrations starting April 16. Call to register anytime Mon-Thurs from 9:00 – 5:00. Program canceled in the event of inclement weather. Click event title for more information. $30 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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