Upcoming Events


Thursday, January 17, 2019

Native American Homeschool Day
Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join our Park Rangers and learn about Native American history through making corn husk dolls, practice Native American Sign Language, play traditional games, and fashioning your own rain stick. Designed for homeschool kids in elementary and middle school grades. $10 - $5 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 4:45 PM to 6:15 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Parks After Dark 
Chestnuts on an Open Fire & Tall Tales
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
We'll be warming up by the fire while roasting chestnuts and marshmallows, telling tall tales, solving riddles & hearing the true story of the plight of the American Chestnut. Meet at the Assembly Shelter. Follow this program with back to back Stargazing & Hot Chocolate. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Parks After Dark 
Stars of Elijah Clark & Hot Cocoa
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Enjoy a starry night & hot chocolate. Meet at the Assembly Shelter next to Archery where we will observe stars, planets & nebulae while listening to stories about the constellations above us. Learn how to use & make your own star wheel to take home. A telescope will be on hand. Feel free to bring your telescope or binoculars. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Parks After Dark 
McAllister's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a fun take on astronomy as we look through our high-power telescope at celestial objects. This program is for everyone, learn about the stars in an enjoyable and easy to understand atmosphere. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Parks After Dark 
Meet the Farm Animals
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
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.
Crochet for Beginners
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Make your own hot pad for warm winter dishes. Take home your projects the same day. Supplies provided. Meet at Group Shelter #1. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
New Year New Campfire Stories
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy an evening of swapping stories and roasting marshmallows for delicious s'mores. To conclude the evening, participants are encouraged to share some favorite memories from 2018. Meet at Picnic Shelter #5. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Native American Homeschool Day
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join our Park Rangers and learn about Native American history through making corn husk dolls, practice Native American Sign Language, play traditional games, and fashioning your own rain stick. Designed for homeschool kids in elementary and middle school grades. $10 - $5 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Cosmic Archery
Friday, Jan 18, 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.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 8 PM to 9 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 

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM – Jan 19, 2019 until Jan 26, 2019 
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Bring your camera and take a look around our park for the items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your completed list and pictures to the office to claim your prize. Event is free to everyone. Stop by the visitor center to pick up your scavenger hunt checkoff list! $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Handicapped Accessible 
Womens Survival Skills
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 11 AM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist to help you prepare for hiking and camping outdoors! This class will have three sessions: Campfire building, basic first aid and dangerous plant ID, and hiking pack essentials. Designed for adults and children ages 7+ pack a lunch $10 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Handicapped Accessible 
Fitness Hike to the Cedar Hammock
Saturdays 10 AM – Jan 19, 2019 until Jan 27, 2019 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Take a 3 Mile Hike with the Park Naturalist. We will visit an old growth Cedar Hammock and stop for snacks at a Lakeside Overlook. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Archery for Beginners
Saturdays 2 PM - 4 PM – Jan 19, 2019 until Jan 26, 2019 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Haven't shot an arrow yet? Would you like to learn and sharpen your archery skills? Either way, you'll be guided and taught by our experienced ranger. Pre-registration is encouraged. $7 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jan 19, 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.
Chili Challenge and Tasting VI
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Enter the sixth year of this amateur cooking contest or register to be a chili taster (able to judge all chilis) or a heat challenger (eat hot peppers ). Win prizes at our new Chili Bingo. Local restaurant serving chili, hotdogs, and drinks. Meet at the Lake Franklin Event Center at the Large Group Camp $8 Chili Tasters & Hot Pepper Heat Challengers; $12 Chili Cooks $10 Chili cookers $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Junior Ranger Saturday
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us for our first Junior Ranger Saturday of the year. Participants will spend the morning discovering all that winter has to offer through hikes, crafts, games, and more. (This event is for children ages 6-12). $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Make A Pinch Pot
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Learn one of the oldest and simplest forms of pottery, practiced by the indigenous people of America and around the world! Make your very own pinch pot to bring home and cherish. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Beginner Archery
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn the basics of shooting a compound bow. We will be shooting at large target blocks on a secure range. This is a great way to get outdoors, learn something new! Good for ages 8 and up (depending on strength level). Reservations are required by calling the park office. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Edible Plant Hike
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a beautiful and scenic hike with our park Naturalist and learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia. We'll be searching for local plants that have medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and ones that could be poisonous. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Intermediate Archery
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
All participants for intermediate archery must have taken beginners archery to participate. In this class you will be honing your accuracy at greater distances than our beginners course. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Hike the Entire Gahuti
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 10 AM to 5 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
The Gahuit Trail is the most challenging trail at Fort Mountain. Join a ranger and hike around 9 miles. Expect to see beautiful views, hike up and down the mountain,and pass a waterfall. We will stop to eat lunch, and snacks. Please bring plenty of water and food, and wear appropriate hiking gear. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
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.
Walk, Talk, and Wool
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Take a hike around the sheep pin with a Ranger, and get to meet the hard-working sheep that make the wool we use at the park. Afterward, join us in felting wool, and get to learn a new skill, and get to make something to take home. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Reptile Rendezvous
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join our Naturalist in feeding our snakes, frogs, turtles, and Allie the alligator and learn about these incredible reptiles along the way. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Coffee With A Ranger
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a Ranger for fresh brewed coffee, and a demonstration on Dutch Oven cooking over a fire. Coffee, hot chocolate, and hot tea will be available. Call the Visitor Center to register in advance, space is limited. Meet at the visitor center. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Festive Crafts and Pine Cone Feeders
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join us in spreading the winter cheer to your neighborhood animals with fun outdoor decorations and painted popsicle stick snowflakes. Parental help is needed using hot glue guns. Meet at Picnic Shelter #5. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Hard Labor Creek History Hike
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This ranger-led hike on the Mountain Bike Red Trail will take visitors along gentle ridges and cascading creeks. Explore our past as we walk by the remains of some CCC constructions. Bring a camera to record the scenery. Hike geared toward active adults and children over 8 years old. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tall Tales and Tasty S'mores
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Meet at picnic shelter #5 for a fun evening where you can roast marshmallows and swap stories among friends. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Wonders of Wildlife at Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Learn all about native wildlife and their adaptations from our Park Naturalist. Meet Mercedes the Gopher Tortoise, touch real furs, skulls, talons and more in this interactive educational presentation that gets you up close and personal to the wonderful world of wildlife. $3 - $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Handicapped Accessible 
Beaver Trail Bonanza
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 2:30 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join our Park Ranger for an easy 1-mile hike on the beautiful Beaver Trail and learn all about the native flora and fauna of the park. Although the trail is flat, be sure to bring good walking shoes and plenty of water. Meet us at the Beaver Trail entrance (next to our rental canoes) and be prepared to have fun. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Dulcimer Jam
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 10 AM to 8 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join musicians from around the state as they play dulcimers, fiddles, banjoes, basses, and harmonicas. You can sit back and enjoy the music or join in with an instrument of your own. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Bat Habitat Workshop
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join Habitats for Bats to build your very own bat habitat house. Cost is $10 per person, and all materials are included. Each participant will be allowed to take their bat house home with them. Space is very limited. Call 770-389-7801 to register. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Jan 19, 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
Saturday, Jan 19, 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.
Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 5 PM to 7 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 
Geocaching 101
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 1:30 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
You will team up with an experienced geocacher and learn tips and how to find caches. We will be hunted some of the many caches found within the park. Experienced cachers are encourage to participate too. $3 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Night Hike
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 6 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join a ranger on our Coastal Plains Trails under the to see the forest come alive at night. Be sure to bring comfortable shoes, bug spray, and a flashlight/headlamp. $3 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Parks After Dark 
Volunteer Trail Cleanup Day
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Volunteers are being sought to clean up/clear an existing trail. Equipment will be provided. Come prepared to be in the woods with long pants & boots to hike the trail. Come for an hour or make a day of it. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Sunset Boat Tour of the Swamp
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Sit back and relax while one of our rangers takes you on Billy's Lake for a beautiful Okefenokee sunset. Enjoy the wildlife and changing colors of the sky as the sun drops beneath the horizon. Listen for the sounds of sandhill cranes and barred owls echoing across the swamp and keep an eye out for alligators along the waters edge. $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. We will go inside the mill, as see in the "Hunger Games" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of the creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Eastside Skyline Hike
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 2 PM to 5 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This ranger-led hike will take us to the beautiful east side of the park and will focus on both nature and history. Sturdy, closed toe shoes are required on this moderate to strenuous 2 mile hike. Meet at the Visitor's Center. For ages 12 and up. Reservations recommended. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Art in the Park
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Bring any means of arts and crafts (paints and canvas or pencils and notepads) on a ranger-led tour inside the astonishing ruins and rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Create your own artwork while you enjoy beautiful views. Reservations required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Nature Hike with Ranger Diane
Sundays 1 PM - 2 PM – Jan 20, 2019 until Jan 27, 2019 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Ranger Diane will guide a tour on the Hannah Clark Nature trail. Bring Binoculars and get a close up look of the wildlife. Find out how the Native people used plants we will find along the way. This is an easy to moderate 1.5 Mile Hike. 706-359-3458.
Sunset to Blood Moon Paddle and Hot Dog Roast
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Watch the Blood Moon Rise over Clark's Hill Reservoir as we paddle on the last shimmers of the sunset toward a rising Super Blood Wolf Moon. Warm up afterwards with a fire roasted hot dog. Join us later into the evening to watch the Total Eclipse of the Moon. A total lunar eclipse happens when the moon passes fully into the shadow of Earth. $15.00 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Parks After Dark 
Super Blood Wolf Moon - Eclipse Watch
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 to Monday, Jan 21, 2019 9:30 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Watch this stellar Lunar Event form either the shoreline or from a kayak for the more adventurous. Be sure to bring a chair and blanket to set a while & get cozy. We'll provide the Hot Cocoa and Mallows! The lunar eclipse will begin the penumbra stage at 9:30 PM, Full eclipse starts at 11:40 PM. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Parks After Dark 
Target Archery Shoot
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Stationary target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction equipment and prizes. Not geared towards large groups. Groups can contact us for special time. Pay and pre-register at Park Office. Meet near Fishing Dock. Park at Fishing Dock and walk down to range. You may want to bring a folding chair. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Winnie The Pooh Walk
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Celebrate author A. A. Milne’s birthday among friends as we walk a 1 mile , easy trail near the campground. Wear or bring something along on your pack that reminds you of the characters found in the Hundred Acre Wood. Meet at the Trading Post. Correct Change at the trail head. Geared towards ages 4 & up. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Guided Tour of Georgia's First Fort
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Let one of our friendly and knowledgeable park rangers lead you on a tour of our beautiful and interesting site! $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
Fort Yargo Family Camp
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 2:30 PM to 6 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a fun and exciting way to spend your three day holiday? Then look no further! Sign up for one of our four Family Day Camps. Each session will offer a unique way for family members to spend time together in the great outdoors. $10-$35 $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Meet the Farm Animals
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
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.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Jan 20, 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.
Living History at Panola
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn about Panola's rich history through hands-on living history demonstrations that depict everyday family life during the 1820s and 1830s at the Parker House. Visitors will get to participate in activities such as: candle making, butter churning, cooking, making rag dolls, and other period games all from guides in historic period clothing. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Jan 20, 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.
Solar System Road Trip
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 6 PM to 6:45 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Scale down the Solar System and take a stroll from planet to planet with a ranger. Learn about our neighbor planets and gain a sense of just how large the Solar System actually is! $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Handicapped Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Total Lunar Eclipse Paddle
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 to Monday, Jan 21, 2019 11 PM to 1 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Enjoy a late night, ranger guided, paddle on Billy's Lake during a total lunar eclipse. As the Earth's shadow creeps across the face of the moon you can watch for gator eyes glowing, stars shining above and listen for the hoots of owls in the swamp. $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Lakeside Viewing of the Supermoon Blood Moon
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 to Monday, Jan 21, 2019 11 PM to 1 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join as at the lake to view the glory of this spectacular event. With clear skies we will witness a full hour of total lunar eclipse as this Super Blood Moon and Total Lunar eclipse coincide. A flashlight and sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. 18 years and older. Meet at the lake near the Boat Ramp. 6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 

Monday, January 21, 2019

Geology Rocks Camp
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 8 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come explore the world of Geology is this half day camp where we’ll learn all about rocks, minerals and fossils. Kids will get to crack open a geode to take home and we’ll do an on-site archaeological dig for dinosaurs! Ages 6-14. Bring bug spray, a snack and at least 1 - 16 oz. bottle of water. Space limited to 15. $25 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Martin Luther King Day Hike
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Enjoy a celebratory venture in the winter woodlands along the Pine Mountain Trail. Pine Mountain Trail Association guides will lead you on this 5.0 mile moderately difficult trail. It takes you from the meeting point at Rocky Point Parking Lot along Hwy 190. to the WJSP Tower Parking Lot. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
History and Ecology Homeschool Clubs
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Each week, Fort McAllister offers a program for elementary school aged children, ideal for homeschoolers and campers.The programs alternate between Ecology and History themed lessons. Learn about historical figures, try hands on crafts and learn skills such as orienteering, building a survivor shelter, and conservation. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Fort Yargo Family Camp
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 10:30 AM to 2 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a fun and exciting way to spend your three day holiday? Then look no further! Sign up for one of our four Family Day Camps. Each session will offer a unique way for family members to spend time together in the great outdoors. $10-$35 $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Native American Junior Ranger Day Camp
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 9:30 AM to 1 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Activities include making your own corn husk doll, learning Native American games and sign language, creating a marshmallow blow gun, hike and more. $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Full Moon, Super Moon, and Total Lunar Eclipse Hike
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Meet at the campground shelter as we hike the campground loop trail. This one-mile hike will provide us with open views along the trail which will allow us to see the moon and take in the eclipse. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Parks After Dark 
MLK Day of Service
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us as we give the park some extra TLC. Help us keep Panola beautiful on this national day of volunteer service dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Come prepared to work and make new friends while you’re at it. Bring water, sturdy shoes, and work gloves. Must register in advance by calling the Nature Center. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Guided Mountain Hike
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 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.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Volunteer Work Day
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join park staff and volunteers on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as we maintain the park's beautiful trails and pick up trash around the lake as well as helping with various other projects. Although gloves and some tools will be provided, please bring hand pruners and loppers if possible and sturdy, closed toe shoes,and water. Registration encouraged. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Children's Nature Hike
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike for children (6 years and older) will focus on learning more about the beautiful Piedmont forest we live in, especially the animals and plants of this area. We will be hiking down to the five story Civil War-era mill. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 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. No pets allowed. Space is limited please call to make a reservation. The hike may be cancelled due to weather. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Parks After Dark 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Covered Bridge Repair
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 8 AM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
The Cover Bridge at Watson Mill Bridge will be closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic January 23-24 2019. We will be completing some much need repairs for the safety of our guest. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Covered Bridge Repair
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 8 AM to 5 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
The Cover Bridge at Watson Mill Bridge will be closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic January 23-24 2019. We will be completing some much need repairs for the safety of our guest. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 5 PM to 6:30 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 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Parks After Dark 
Chestnuts on an Open Fire & Tall Tales
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
We'll be warming up by the fire while roasting chestnuts and marshmallows, telling tall tales, solving riddles & hearing the true story of the plight of the American Chestnut. Meet at the Assembly Shelter. Follow this program with back to back Stargazing & Hot Chocolate. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Parks After Dark 
Stars of Elijah Clark & Hot Cocoa
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Enjoy a starry night & hot chocolate. Meet at the Assembly Shelter next to Archery where we will observe stars, planets & nebulae while listening to stories about the constellations above us. Learn how to use & make your own star wheel to take home. A telescope will be on hand. Feel free to bring your telescope or binoculars. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Parks After Dark 
Meet the Farm Animals
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
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.
Tall Tales and Tasty S'mores
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Meet at picnic shelter #5 for a fun evening where you can roast marshmallows and swap stories among friends. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Friday Night Campfire
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 6 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join a ranger at the campground fire pit for interactive campfire stories. Guest are welcome to bring smores ingridents to make during the campfire. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Parks After Dark 
Night Hike: Sensory Awareness
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come out for a night hike and learn sensory secrets along the way. Learn about night vision, nocturnal animals, and more while walking 2 miles through the woods. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Parks After Dark 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 8 PM to 9 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 

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM – Jan 26, 2019 
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Bring your camera and take a look around our park for the items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your completed list and pictures to the office to claim your prize. Event is free to everyone. Stop by the visitor center to pick up your scavenger hunt checkoff list! $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Handicapped Accessible 
Homeschool in the Park- Endangered Species
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist to learn about endangered species found in Georgia along with a craft to take home! Meet at picnic shelter #1 $3 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Handicapped Accessible 
Roving Ranger
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Meet a Park Ranger in the campground to ask questions you might have about the park wildlife, events or the surrounding areas. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Jan 26, 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.
Handicapped Accessible 
Going Batty
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come learn about bats and craft Georgia's one and only flying mammal to hang at home. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Fitness Hike to the Cedar Hammock
Saturdays 10 AM – Jan 26, 2019 until Jan 27, 2019 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Take a 3 Mile Hike with the Park Naturalist. We will visit an old growth Cedar Hammock and stop for snacks at a Lakeside Overlook. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Archery for Beginners
Saturdays 2 PM - 4 PM – Jan 26, 2019 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Haven't shot an arrow yet? Would you like to learn and sharpen your archery skills? Either way, you'll be guided and taught by our experienced ranger. Pre-registration is encouraged. $7 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jan 26, 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.
Target Archery Shoot
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Stationary target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction equipment and prizes. Not geared towards large groups. Groups can contact us for special time. Pay and pre-register at Park Office. Meet near Fishing Dock. Park at Fishing Dock and walk down to range. You may want to bring a folding chair. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Chat with a Chandler
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Our rangers will be making hand-dipped candles in the style of an 18th century chandler. Come take a look at this interesting process and have a chat about history. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
Saturday Picket
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The fort's plantation house will be open and ready to be explored. An interpretive ranger portraying a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to Civil War medicine. This program is included with regular fort admission. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 
Hot Shot Cannon Class
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Visitors will get a hands on lesson on how a 32 pounder hot shot cannon was operated. Hot shot cannons were essential to the war effort and were notoriously successful at sinking wooden vessels. Come learn what it takes to fire one of these weapons, and catch a glimpse of what it was like to be a Civil War cannoneer. 912-727-2339.
Wildlife Tracks, Skulls, and Talk
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Would you like to learn how to identify the paw prints you find in the mud? Learn about different animal tracks, scat, and signs. See bear, deer, raccoon, and snake bones! Learn all about local wildlife. The event takes place in the Nature Nook, under the Group Shelter by the lake. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
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.
Reptile Rendezvous
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join our Naturalist in feeding our snakes, frogs, turtles, and Allie the alligator and learn about these incredible reptiles along the way. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
All about Deer
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Have a blast in the Relihan, as we talk about White-tail deer, and get to become one by making your own antlers. Meet in the Relihan, and prepare to be surrounded by everything deer. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Festive Crafts and Pine Cone Feeders
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join us in spreading the winter cheer to your neighborhood animals with fun outdoor decorations and painted popsicle stick snowflakes. Parental help is needed using hot glue guns. Meet at Picnic Shelter #5. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Guided Geocaching
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
With the help of a ranger, enjoy exploring nature with family while finding Hard Labor's treasures. Bring a smart phone, a toy for trading, and water. Wear closed-toed shoes for this off-trail program. Meet at the visitor center. Please download the free Geocache mobile app at: www.geocaching.com/play/mobile before coming to the park. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tall Tales and Tasty S'mores
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Meet at picnic shelter #5 for a fun evening where you can roast marshmallows and swap stories among friends. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
A is for Archery
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
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.
Bass Bingo
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 4 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Bring the whole family for this fun spring-themed Bingo game at Magnolia Springs. Fun prizes will be handed out for the lucky bingo winners. Sign up in the Visitor Center or bring exact change and meet at the park spring. $2 - $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Handicapped Accessible 
Orienteering: Medium Course
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Come try your orienteering skills out on our nationally recognized orienteering course. We will be attempting to find all of the points in our medium level course. $5 per person plus parking pass required for each vehicle. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 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, Jan 26, 2019 2:30 PM to 3:30 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 
Seed Swap
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
There is no better way to increase biodiversity than by sharing seeds. Join us this National Seed Swap Day as we share some of the seeds from our pollinator garden. In exchange, we ask that you please bring native seeds that can be added to the garden to increase the diversity and beauty of our park. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Astronomy Night
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 6:30 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join us and the Coca Cola Space Science Center for a night under the stars. Learn about the night sky and view stars and planets through telescopes. Seating will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own lawn chairs for more comfort. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Parks After Dark 
Night Hike
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 6 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join a ranger on our Coastal Plains Trails under the to see the forest come alive at night. Be sure to bring comfortable shoes, bug spray, and a flashlight/headlamp. $3 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Parks After Dark 
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. We will go inside the mill, as see in the "Hunger Games" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of the creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Winter Tree Identification Walk
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Ever wonder what all those incredible trees on the park trails are? This 1.5-mile ranger-led hike will cover identification by bark and habitats(what trees tend to grow near water, or on ridges, for example), and sorting out the leaves that are still left on the ground. We will also be identifying our evergreens. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Art in the Park
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Bring any means of arts and crafts (paints and canvas or pencils and notepads) on a ranger-led tour inside the astonishing ruins and rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Create your own artwork while you enjoy beautiful views. Reservations required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Bark in the Park Dog Hike
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Bring your four-legged hiking companion and join a ranger on our 1 and a half mile Red Trail and White Trail Combo. Dogs must be leashed at all times. We’ll explore areas of whitewater rapids (up to class IV) and see the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill, as seen in Hunger Games. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Nature Hike with Ranger Diane
Sundays 1 PM - 2 PM – Jan 27, 2019 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Ranger Diane will guide a tour on the Hannah Clark Nature trail. Bring Binoculars and get a close up look of the wildlife. Find out how the Native people used plants we will find along the way. This is an easy to moderate 1.5 Mile Hike. 706-359-3458.
Colonial Playtime
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Spend some time outside learning about and playing with our Colonial toys and games. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Handicapped Accessible 
Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a beautiful and scenic hike with our park Naturalist and learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia. We'll be searching for local plants that have medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and ones that could be poisonous. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Meet the Farm Animals
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
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.
Friends of Panola Mountain Extended Hike
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike with a trained "Friends of Panola" volunteer, through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 5-mile, semi-off trail, strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views and unique perspectives on the park. Must call to register in advance. $10 cash only $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 2:30 PM to 3:30 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 
Snag the Swag Competition
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Complete a picture scavenger hunt throughout the park. If you complete the challenge you will have your choice of park giveaways as a prize $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. We will go inside the mill, as see in the "Hunger Games" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of the creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Bark in the Park Dog Hike
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Bring your four-legged hiking companion and join a ranger on our 1 and a half mile Red Trail and White Trail Combo. Dogs must be leashed at all times. We’ll explore areas of whitewater rapids (up to class IV) and see the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill, as seen in Hunger Games. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Eco-Explorers Club
Monday, Jan 28, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn and explore local ecology and become part of the community of nature. "Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher standard of living is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free." - Aldo Leopold $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Toddler Ranger
Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a morning activity for you and your toddler? Join us for our monthly Toddler Ranger Programs! We will meet at the visitors center and begin our program promptly at 10:30 am. Activities will vary month to month. Some programs may require an activity fee and will be posted with the activity information for that month. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Senior Ranger Program
Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Junior Ranger is not just for kids! Join us for our monthly Senior Ranger Programs from 9:00 am to 10:00 am. We will meet at the visitors center and begin promptly at 9:00 am. This program is for senior citizens. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Canine Ranger Hikes
Thursday, Jan 31, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Tails on the Trails is getting a make over! Join us for our new monthly guided hike: Canine Ranger! Each hike will be 2.5 miles or less. Meeting places will switch each time. While this is a hike exclusively for dog owners and lovers, we require that your furry friend be kept on a leash at all times. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Introduction to Birdwatching Hike
Thursday, Jan 31, 2019 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.
Home School Exploration Day
Thursday, Jan 31, 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, educational program. We will meet the last Thursday of every month to cover a different topic. This is a 9 part series, you can attend all or pick and choose which ones interest you. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, February 1, 2019

Roving Ranger
Friday, Feb 1, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Meet a Park Ranger in the campground to ask questions you might have about the park wildlife, events or the surrounding areas. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Feb 1, 2019 5 PM to 6:30 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 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Parks After Dark 
Stargazing and Constellation Stories
Friday, Feb 1, 2019 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Listen to myths and origins of the constellations in the sky. Blankets are recommended. Meet at the amphitheater near Picnic Shelter 5 $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Super Bowl Weekend Fandom Challenge
5 PM - 8 PM from Feb 1, 2019 until Feb 3, 2019 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Campers are encouraged to decorate their campsites with team spirit in honor of this year’s Super Bowl taking place right here in Georgia. A grand prize will be awarded, the announcement will come just hours before kick-off of the big game. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Feb 1, 2019 8 PM to 9 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 
February Homeschool Day
Friday, Feb 1, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge February's Homeschool Day topic will be dissecting owl pellets. After a brief presentation about owls and birds of prey, students will get to dissect their own owl pellets to learn first hand about the feeding habits of barn owls. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-878-4727.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8 AM - 4:30 PM – Feb 2, 2019 until Feb 23, 2019 
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Bring your camera and take a look around our park for the items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your completed list and pictures to the office to claim your prize. Remember, this is not a race, have fun! $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Valentines Day Pinecone Craft
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us to make Valentine’s day decorations with pinecones. All supplies will be provided, meet at visitor center porch. $2 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Handicapped Accessible 
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 10 AM to 11 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.
Handicapped Accessible 
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Feb 2, 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.
Amazing Mammals Discovery
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by and chat with the Park Ranger inside the warm Trading Post. Investigate local mammal pelts, skulls, and tracks. Test your mammal IQ and see what you know about our furred neighbors. Meet at the Trading Post inside the Campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Cars & Coffee at Fort McAllister
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a day filled with cool rides, local history, and cannon and musket firings. Classic car owners are invited to show off their amazing autos for both the public as well as other automobile enthusiasts. Register in advance by calling the park office. Free lunch and admission for registered car owners. Open to the public. 912-727-2339.
Campfire Circle with Friends
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Come out to Fort Yargo and enjoy a night by the campfire with your family. Enjoy hearing stories about the fort, participating in interactive stories and songs, and yummy s'mores. We will meet at the Campground Amphitheater. $1 per participant. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Guided Geocaching
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
With the help of a ranger, enjoy exploring nature with family while finding Hard Labor's treasures. Bring a smart phone, a toy for trading, and water. Wear closed-toed shoes for this off-trail program. Meet at the visitor center. Please download the free Geocache mobile app at: www.geocaching.com/play/mobile before coming to the park. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Hard Labor Creek History Hike
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 3 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This ranger-led hike on the Mountain Bike Red Trail will take visitors along gentle ridges and cascading creeks. Explore our past as we walk by the remains of some CCC constructions. Bring a camera to record the scenery. Hike geared toward active adults and children over 8 years old. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Groundhog Day Hike
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join the park Naturalist on a two mile hike on our Tranquility Trail to learn more about Groundhogs and to look for early signs of Spring. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Wonders of Wildlife at Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Learn all about native wildlife and their adaptations from our Park Naturalist. Meet Mercedes the Gopher Tortoise, touch real furs, skulls, talons and more in this interactive educational presentation that gets you up close and personal to the wonderful world of wildlife. $3 - $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Handicapped Accessible 
Beaver Trail Bonanza
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 2:30 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join our Park Ranger for an easy 1-mile hike on the beautiful Beaver Trail and learn all about the native flora and fauna of the park. Although the trail is flat, be sure to bring good walking shoes and plenty of water. Meet us at the Beaver Trail entrance (next to our rental canoes) and be prepared to have fun. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Wellness Hike
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Celebrate wellness week by joining us on a 3-mile naturalist hike into and around the canyon. Not only will you get great exercise, but you'll also learn about the history of the canyon, the geology, and the ecology of the area. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
"Aldo Leopold Inspired" Tree Hike
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
If trees could talk, what would they tell us? Join us on the Aldo Leopold inspired hike to learn more about the the environmental and conservation history of Providence Canyon, and learn how to identify a few tree species without the use of technology or field guides. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Constellation Cruise
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger for a guided motor boat tour as the last light of the sun fades into the night. Whether you choose a moonlit night or a night with no moon at all you can view the silhouettes of cypress trees against the night sky, watch for gator eyes glowing at the edge of the water and spy stars, satellites and maybe even a few meteors overhead! $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Bleeding Hearts Archery Games
Sunday, Feb 3, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us for Valentines archery games! The archery course will be located in the Pioneer Campsite in Area B. Guest may park in the area B parking lot. $3 for five arrows. Ages 6 and older. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Super Bowl Weekend Fandom Challenge
5 PM - 8 PM from Feb 3, 2019 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Campers are encouraged to decorate their campsites with team spirit in honor of this year’s Super Bowl taking place right here in Georgia. A grand prize will be awarded, the announcement will come just hours before kick-off of the big game. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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