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Friday, July 21, 2017

Night Hike
Friday, Jul 21, 2017 8:30 PM to 10:30 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Friday Night Frog Walk
Friday, Jul 21, 2017 8:15 PM to 9:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet at the Large Group Camp -10 minutes from the campground for an half-mile walk down to Lake Franklin. Listen to an amphibian concert and look for eggs, tadpoles, and adults. Learn who is splashing about. Geared towards ages 4 & up. Not stroller accessible. No lakeside restroom. Bring a flashlight. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Overnight Paddle Trip on the Ocmulgee River
8 AM - 3 PM from Jul 21, 2017 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for an overnight canoe trip on the Ocmulgee River. Trip will consist of two days and one night on the Ocmulgee River, with an overnight stay at Ben Hill Landing off GA Hwy 107. All meals and transportation from and to General Coffee State Park will be provided. Bring all needed personal items, along with sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses. $150 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Movies under the Stars
Friday, Jul 21, 2017 8:40 PM to 10 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Bring a blanket and some popcorn to watch family films at the park on an outdoor inflatable screen. Movies will start at dark. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Cold Lemonade
New Time - Starting at 9:00 p.m.

Friday, Jul 21, 2017 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us on Friday evenings to observe the stars above us. Telescope and Gazing Binoculars on hand, or bring your own equipment. We will learn about well-known constellations and celestial events. Meet at the Visitor Center by 8:45 p.m. and we will carpool to the gazing location. Heavy cloud cover and/or rain cancels this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Handicapped Accessible AmeriCorps 
Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Jul 21, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we 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. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Soak It In 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Vann House Days - Cherokee History
Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Local craftspeople will demonstrate a variety of 19th century skills such as blacksmithing, weaving, quilting, spinning wool, chair caning, blackpowder shooting, and much more. The Vann Mansion, outbuildings and museum will be open for self-guided tours. $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 10 AM to 12 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). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Orienteering 101 or Knots So Fast
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Jul 22, 2017 until Sep 16, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The orienteering program occurs on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month and introduces you to map and compass reading - never get lost in the woods again! The Tie the Knot program occurs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month and will teach you basic knots for use when camping. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturdays 5 PM - 9 PM – Jul 22, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a stroll with the park ranger to one of Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secrets. Enjoy views of Trenton, Lookout Valley, Sand Mountain, and more while the sky turns colorful at sunset. Meet at the West Rim Access Parking Lot. 45-minute program. Start time varies according to time of sunset. Inquire for specific time at visitor center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Hidden Gem 
Orienteering: Be a Nature Navigator
Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 5 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Using the skills we teach you, a map and compass that we provide, find 10 species of native trees in the park and get a prize. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and insect repellent for this off-trail program. Meet at the visitor center. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
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. Arrive at 10 a.m. This event will be every Saturday starting March 18, 2017 until October 21, 2017. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Water Wonders
Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 4 PM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Take a net to dip in and see what inhabitants live in our lakes. Look for fish, frogs and lots of insects. We provide the nets, viewing scopes, and lots of interesting discoveries. Children must be accompanied by adults. Meet next to the Boathouse on Lake Delanor in the campground. Correct change only, or pay at the park office and bring receipt. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Knee-High Naturalist: Fishy Fun
Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 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 learn all about fish through games, art, stories, and more. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard 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. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Get Outdoors Georgia Soak It In 
Owl Prowl
Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Join Ranger Nick for an evening all about owls. Wear your quiet walking shoes and bring a flashlight to likely hear and see wild owls as we call them in. $3. 478-986-5172.
Intro to Tree Identification
Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 11 AM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join an Americorps Ranger on this 2 to 4 mile hike and learn about the wide variety of trees that grow in the Georgia Piedmont region. Learn ID characteristics like leaves, bark, form, and habitat. We will cover all the basics from pines to oaks and plenty in between. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
AmeriCorps 
Introduction to Orienteering and Compasses
Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 2 PM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us at the Visitor Center for an introductory course to the sport of Orienteering on our permanent course. We'll be starting at the Visitor Center, then taking a short walk to the course. Wear closed toed shoes, bring water, and wear weather appropriate clothing. Compasses will be provided for loan or can be purchased from the Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Get Outdoors Georgia AmeriCorps 
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle 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.
Soak It In 
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 5 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle 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.
Soak It In 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Vann House Days - Cherokee History
Sunday, Jul 23, 2017 12 PM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Local craftspeople will demonstrate a variety of 19th century skills such as blacksmithing, weaving, quilting, spinning wool, chair caning, blackpowder shooting, and much more. The Vann Mansion, outbuildings and museum will be open for self-guided tours. $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Jul 23, 2017 10 AM to 12 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). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
"Bark in the Park" Dog Hike
Sunday, Jul 23, 2017 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Walk the beautiful trails of the park with your four-legged companion. We will enjoy a guided hike by a park ranger alongside the rapids of Sweetwater Creek and view the New Manchester Mill from the recent movie "Hunger Games: Mockingjay." Reservations required. Meet outside the Visitor's Center. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jul 23, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we 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. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Soak It In 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 10 AM to 12 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). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Family Camp
Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 9 AM to 3 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Looking for something to do with the family over summer break? Join us for quality family fun with a camp full of games and activities designed to bring the family closer together. The camp will end with a Family Challenge where you use skills learned to compete against other families. Awards will be given. All ages welcome. $15-$30 $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 10 AM to 12 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). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Get Outdoors Georgia 

Friday, July 28, 2017

Scorpion Night Hike
Friday, Jul 28, 2017 9 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Using UV lights we will look for phosphorescent scorpions in the dark. We will also listen for frogs and watch the stars. This is an easy / moderate hike (3/4 of a mile) better suited for kids 4 years and older. Bring a flashlight and wear closed-toe shoes. Call to register in advance. Space is limited. Meet at the boat ramp parking. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Friday Night Frog Walk
Friday, Jul 28, 2017 8:15 PM to 9:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet at the Large Group Camp -10 minutes from the campground for an half-mile walk down to Lake Franklin. Listen to an amphibian concert and look for eggs, tadpoles, and adults. Learn who is splashing about. Geared towards ages 4 & up. Not stroller accessible. No lakeside restroom. Bring a flashlight. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Wildflower Hike
Friday, Jul 28, 2017 9 AM to 10 AM
Moccasin Creek State Park - Clarkesville, GA
Through woodlands, across fields and alongside rushing waters, this hour long one mile trail offers our visitors a kaleidoscope of colors and a close range view of mountain flora. A great camera-op too. 706-947-3194.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Jul 28, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we 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. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Soak It In 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Sunset Hike
Saturday 7:45 PM - 9 PM – Jul 29, 2017 
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
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. Good walking shoes, water and a camera are needed. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Hooch Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Jul 29, 2017 8:15 AM to 2:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Get the best of both worlds at the Bend -- a 5.5 mile hike up the Riverside Trail to the bend boat launch where we’ll break for lunch. Then, a short instruction session to get you on your way; 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 per person plus $30 boat rental. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Soak It In 
Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Jul 29, 2017 10 AM to 12 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). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Orienteering 101 or Knots So Fast
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Jul 29, 2017 until Sep 16, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The orienteering program occurs on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month and introduces you to map and compass reading - never get lost in the woods again! The Tie the Knot program occurs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month and will teach you basic knots for use when camping. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturdays 5 PM - 9 PM – Jul 29, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a stroll with the park ranger to one of Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secrets. Enjoy views of Trenton, Lookout Valley, Sand Mountain, and more while the sky turns colorful at sunset. Meet at the West Rim Access Parking Lot. 45-minute program. Start time varies according to time of sunset. Inquire for specific time at visitor center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Hidden Gem 
First Time Fishing
Saturday, Jul 29, 2017 5 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Learn the basics of fishing from the pier or the bank. Poles and bait provided. Open to anyone new to fishing. Fishing license required only for adults. Limited participation, pre-registration required. Meet at the boat ramp parking 15 min before the program starts. Wear light clothes, sunscreen, and bring water. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Soak It In 
Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Jul 29, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. No pets, kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water, flashlight, and binoculars (optional). Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available. Pre-registration required. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Soak It In 
Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Jul 29, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
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. Arrive at 10 a.m. This event will be every Saturday starting March 18, 2017 until October 21, 2017. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Water Wonders
Saturday, Jul 29, 2017 4 PM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Take a net to dip in and see what inhabitants live in our lakes. Look for fish, frogs and lots of insects. We provide the nets, viewing scopes, and lots of interesting discoveries. Children must be accompanied by adults. Meet next to the Boathouse on Lake Delanor in the campground. Correct change only, or pay at the park office and bring receipt. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Soak It In 
Morning Kayak Paddle
Saturday, Jul 29, 2017 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Go on a morning kayak trip with us as we paddle our way to Sharktooth Sandbar. $20 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Soak It In 
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jul 29, 2017 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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.
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Jul 29, 2017 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle 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.
Soak It In 
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Jul 29, 2017 5 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle 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.
Soak It In 

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Jul 30, 2017 10 AM to 12 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). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, Jul 30, 2017 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia. We will explore Red Bird Creek Trail, which is 3.1 miles long. Pets are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Wildflower and Waterfall Get Fit Level 1 Hike
Sunday 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Jul 30, 2017 until Aug 13, 2017 
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join a Ranger on this easy to moderate hike around the Lake and Big Rock Trails. Hike will take around 1.5 hours. A great way to get fit while learning about the park and wildflowers. Wear closed toed shoes. Meet at the Group Shelter near the beach. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Sunday, Jul 30, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard 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. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Get Outdoors Georgia Soak It In 
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Jul 30, 2017 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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.
Kayak the Shores of Red Top
Sunday, Jul 30, 2017 to Monday, Jul 31, 2017 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for a guided paddle along the beautiful Red Top Mountain shoreline. We'll enjoy the view, look for signs of wildlife, and learn the history of Red Top. Bring a hat, drinking water, and water shoes. Children should be age 7 and up to attend. Pre-register for this event by calling Monday-Thursday 8:00-5:00. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
AmeriCorps Soak It In 
Archery for Beginners
Sunday, Jul 30, 2017 12 PM to 2 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 needed to be hitting the bulls-eye in no time. You'll learn a new skill and get in shape. Must be age 9+ to participate. Register in advance by calling Monday-Thursday. Program is outdoor and weather permitting. Meet at the Park Office. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Get Outdoors Georgia AmeriCorps 
Archery for Beginners
Sunday, Jul 30, 2017 3 PM to 5 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 needed to be hitting the bulls-eye in no time. You'll learn a new skill and get in shape. Must be age 9+ to participate. Register in advance by calling Monday-Thursday. Program is outdoor and weather permitting. Meet at the Park Office. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Get Outdoors Georgia AmeriCorps 
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, Jul 30, 2017 5:30 PM to 7 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. The mill, as see in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jul 30, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we 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. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Soak It In 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sunset Hike
Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017 7:45 PM to 9:15 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike to our highest point in the park to watch the sun set over Tallulah Gorge. Bring water for this moderate, 1 mile hike. Space is limited so call ahead to reserve your spot. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Friday, August 4, 2017

Night Hike
Friday, Aug 4, 2017 8:30 PM to 10:30 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.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Aug 4, 2017 9 PM to 9:30 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.
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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Orienteering 101 or Knots So Fast
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Aug 5, 2017 until Sep 16, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The orienteering program occurs on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month and introduces you to map and compass reading - never get lost in the woods again! The Tie the Knot program occurs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month and will teach you basic knots for use when camping. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturdays 5 PM - 9 PM – Aug 5, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a stroll with the park ranger to one of Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secrets. Enjoy views of Trenton, Lookout Valley, Sand Mountain, and more while the sky turns colorful at sunset. Meet at the West Rim Access Parking Lot. 45-minute program. Start time varies according to time of sunset. Inquire for specific time at visitor center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Hidden Gem 
First Time Fishing
Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 5 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Learn the basics of fishing from the pier or the bank. Poles and bait provided. Open to anyone new to fishing. Fishing license required only for adults. Limited participation, pre-registration required. Meet at the boat ramp parking 15 min before the program starts. Wear light clothes, sunscreen, and bring water. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Soak It In 
Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. No pets, kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water, flashlight, and binoculars (optional). Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available. Pre-registration required. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Soak It In 
Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
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. Arrive at 10 a.m. This event will be every Saturday starting March 18, 2017 until October 21, 2017. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Water Wonders
Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 4 PM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Take a net to dip in and see what inhabitants live in our lakes. Look for fish, frogs and lots of insects. We provide the nets, viewing scopes, and lots of interesting discoveries. Children must be accompanied by adults. Meet next to the Boathouse on Lake Delanor in the campground. Correct change only, or pay at the park office and bring receipt. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Soak It In 
Movies under the Stars
Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 8:40 PM to 10 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Bring a blanket and some popcorn to watch family films at the park on an outdoor inflatable screen. Movies will start at dark. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 1 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 ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can 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, Aug 5, 2017 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.
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Trench Warfare in the Civil War
Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Did you know Civil War soldiers utilized trenches as a tactic of warfare? As the war developed into its later stages, troops both blue and gray learned quickly that "digging in" was vital to winning battles. See some of the actual trenches that were used. This program will be part lecture and part battlefield tour, so everyone will enjoy it. $3 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
Paddling Sunset to Moonrise
Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 8 PM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Ranger led Kayaking on Lake Antioch. Experience the Beautiful Rocky Mountain Sunset and Moon Rise from the water. Bring your own kayak to enjoy a special evening watching the moon rise over Lake Antioch. Registration required in advance of this event. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Sunday, Aug 6, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard 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. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Aug 6, 2017 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Aug 6, 2017 1 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 ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can 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.
Full Moon Lake Paddle
Sunday, Aug 6, 2017 8 PM to 10 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a relaxing paddle around Tallulah lake as the full moon reflects off the water. This ranger-led event is an exciting way to get out in the evenings and enjoy nature. Space is limited, call to register. No pets; kids must be 8 or older. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Monday, August 7, 2017

Moonlight Canoe Trip
Monday, Aug 7, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us on a moonlit canoe paddle on Clark's Hill Lake. The moon will be big and bright. You will get to see the water in a whole different light. Equipment and certified instructors will be provided. Registration is a must by the day before the event. $10–$15 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Monday, Aug 7, 2017 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Call to register. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Friday, August 11, 2017

Movies under the Stars
Friday, Aug 11, 2017 8:40 PM to 10 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Bring a blanket and some popcorn to watch family films at the park on an outdoor inflatable screen. Movies will start at dark. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Wildflower Hike
Friday, Aug 11, 2017 9 AM to 10 AM
Moccasin Creek State Park - Clarkesville, GA
Through woodlands, across fields and alongside rushing waters, this hour long one mile trail offers our visitors a kaleidoscope of colors and a close range view of mountain flora. A great camera-op too. 706-947-3194.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Aug 11, 2017 9 PM to 9:30 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.
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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Orienteering 101 or Knots So Fast
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Aug 12, 2017 until Sep 16, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The orienteering program occurs on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month and introduces you to map and compass reading - never get lost in the woods again! The Tie the Knot program occurs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month and will teach you basic knots for use when camping. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturdays 5 PM - 9 PM – Aug 12, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a stroll with the park ranger to one of Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secrets. Enjoy views of Trenton, Lookout Valley, Sand Mountain, and more while the sky turns colorful at sunset. Meet at the West Rim Access Parking Lot. 45-minute program. Start time varies according to time of sunset. Inquire for specific time at visitor center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
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. Arrive at 10 a.m. This event will be every Saturday starting March 18, 2017 until October 21, 2017. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Water Wonders
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017 4 PM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Take a net to dip in and see what inhabitants live in our lakes. Look for fish, frogs and lots of insects. We provide the nets, viewing scopes, and lots of interesting discoveries. Children must be accompanied by adults. Meet next to the Boathouse on Lake Delanor in the campground. Correct change only, or pay at the park office and bring receipt. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Sights and Sounds of the Sawmills
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017 10 AM to 2 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
From the earliest days of the humble tidal powered sawmill, to the later industrial scale steam operated sawmills, this site was utilized for centuries to process Yellow Pine, as well as Cypress, from the Altamaha River. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
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Perseid Shooting Star Party
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017 to Sunday, Aug 13, 2017 9 PM to 1 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join us on the beach for the peak night (and morning) of the Perseid Meteor Shower. From 9PM-1AM we will have a concession, live music, and a short presentation on what is considered the year's best meteor shower. The beach area will remain open until 1 AM for those attending the Perseid Party. $5 plus $5 parking - cash only. 706-557-3001. $5 per person. Kids 5 and under free. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Emory Jones Book Signing
2nd Saturday of Month 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM from Aug 12, 2017 until Dec 9, 2017 
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Emory Jones, author of "Distant Voices: The Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound," will read excerpts from his new book "The Valley Where They Danced." This post-WWI historical novel features scenes from Hardman Farm. Hear excerpts prior to the tour and then bring back questions for Mr. Jones afterward. 706-878-1077.
Handicapped Accessible 
Paddle & Stars
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017 8:30 PM to 10 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Learn more about the stars and the moon from your kayak seat in this night paddle on High Falls Lake. After the paddle, peek into one of the Flint River Astronomy Club’s telescopes to see plants and stars up close. The program is open to adults only with kayaking experience. Reservations required. Call park office to register. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Guided Tours of Jarrell Plantation
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Learn about the Jarrell family, the agricultural operation, and how the switch to industry kept the plantation afloat. Jarrell Plantation offers self-guided tours every Thursday-Saturday from 9am-5pm and guided tours one Saturday morning of each month. Guides may be requested in advance for group tours. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
ZZZ's in the Trees: Canopy Camping
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017 6 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a tranquil night in the canopy as you lay in your "tree-boat," viewing stars through shimmering branches. A treetop camp will be established in our secluded climbing tree for an overnight experience. Participants should bring dinner, breakfast and a sleeping bag. Non-climbers allowed to camp. Register in advance, space is very limited! $90 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Perseid Meteor Shower Paddle
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Experience the the majesty of the Perseid meteor shower from a kayak. We will paddle out to a secluded, low-light spot to provide optimal viewing conditions. A night sky full of stars over the lake is a beautiful sight. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Bark in the Park
Sunday, Aug 13, 2017 6:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Hike through the park with your furry companions. We will enjoy a guided hike on Huckleberry trail alongside Lake Lanier. Any dog brought to this event must play well with other dogs, and must remain on a leash. Pre-registration required. Meet at the boat ramp parking. Wear closed-toe shoes, and bring water for you and your four legged friend. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Wildflower and Waterfall Get Fit Level 1 Hike
Sunday 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Aug 13, 2017 
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join a Ranger on this easy to moderate hike around the Lake and Big Rock Trails. Hike will take around 1.5 hours. A great way to get fit while learning about the park and wildflowers. Wear closed toed shoes. Meet at the Group Shelter near the beach. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sunset Hike
Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike to our highest point in the park to watch the sun set over Tallulah Gorge. Bring water for this moderate, 1 mile hike. Space is limited so call ahead to reserve your spot. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Friday, August 18, 2017

Scorpion Night Hike
Friday, Aug 18, 2017 8:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Using UV lights we will look for phosphorescent scorpions in the dark. We will also listen for frogs and watch the stars. This is an easy / moderate hike (3/4 of a mile) better suited for kids 4 years and older. Bring a flashlight and wear closed-toe shoes. Call to register in advance. Space is limited. Meet at the boat ramp parking. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Orienteering 101 or Knots So Fast
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Aug 19, 2017 until Sep 16, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The orienteering program occurs on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month and introduces you to map and compass reading - never get lost in the woods again! The Tie the Knot program occurs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month and will teach you basic knots for use when camping. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturdays 5 PM - 9 PM – Aug 19, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a stroll with the park ranger to one of Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secrets. Enjoy views of Trenton, Lookout Valley, Sand Mountain, and more while the sky turns colorful at sunset. Meet at the West Rim Access Parking Lot. 45-minute program. Start time varies according to time of sunset. Inquire for specific time at visitor center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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First Time Fishing
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 5 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Learn the basics of fishing from the pier or the bank. Poles and bait provided. Open to anyone new to fishing. Fishing license required only for adults. Limited participation, pre-registration required. Meet at the boat ramp parking 15 min before the program starts. Wear light clothes, sunscreen, and bring water. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. No pets, kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water, flashlight, and binoculars (optional). Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available. Pre-registration required. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
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. Arrive at 10 a.m. This event will be every Saturday starting March 18, 2017 until October 21, 2017. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Water Wonders
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 4 PM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Take a net to dip in and see what inhabitants live in our lakes. Look for fish, frogs and lots of insects. We provide the nets, viewing scopes, and lots of interesting discoveries. Children must be accompanied by adults. Meet next to the Boathouse on Lake Delanor in the campground. Correct change only, or pay at the park office and bring receipt. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll hunt for scorpions by using UV lights, listen for owls, and watch the stars. You'll be meeting at the Trading Post (Visitor Center) to walk the easy/moderate 1 mile Brantley Nature Trail. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard 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. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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.
Kids Fishing at Buck Shoals
3rd Saturday of Month 8 AM - 12 PM from Aug 19, 2017 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Bring your family to a fun, free Kids Fishing Event at Buck Shoals WMA. Kids can bring their special big person to help them catch and keep fish according to fishing limits. Free. 706-878-4736.
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Kids Fishing at Buck Shoals
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 8 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Bring your family to a fun, free Kids Fishing Event at Buck Shoals WMA. Kids can bring their special big person to help them catch and keep fish according to fishing limits. Free. 706-878-4736.
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Gold Fever
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Gold mining is a fascinating part of the history of Smithgall Woods and the surrounding area. Hear about the history of gold mining with local historians and enjoy a guided hike to the Martin Mine Trail. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 9 PM to 9:30 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.
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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Solar Eclipse by Kayak
Monday, Aug 21, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join the naturalist as we paddle up the northern part of Lake Lanier looking for the best spot to enjoy the epic solar eclipse. Enjoy the changes in tones as the landscape turns darker in the middle of the afternoon. Limited pairs of protective glasses provided, pre-registration required, kids 6+. Meet at the boat ramp. Bring water and water shoes. $20 with personal kayak - $30 with rental. $5 parking $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Eclipse Paddling Trip
Monday, Aug 21, 2017 1 PM to 4:15 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us as we kayak to Butler Island and view a solar eclipse. This is the first total solar eclipse visible in America in nearly 40 years. From our location, roughly 94% of the sun will be obscured. $50. 912-437-4770.
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Super Spectacular Sharktooth Island Solar Paddle
Monday, Aug 21, 2017 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
We will paddle to Shark Tooth Island to enjoy the day with hot dogs and cold drinks while watching the solar eclipse. This is the first total solar eclipse visible in America in nearly 40 years. From our location, roughly 94% of the sun will be obscured. $75 per person. Space is limited. Call for reservations. $75 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Smithgall Solar Eclipse
Monday, Aug 21, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Come join Smithgall Woods in a viewing of the Solar Eclipse! Our location puts us in the path of totality, meaning the moon will completely cover the sun from view. We will view the eclipse with our two Celestron telescopes, as well as the naked eye. The last solar eclipse was in 1979 so don't miss this rare opportunity! $10 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Solar Eclipse Festival
Monday, Aug 21, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Come watch a total solar eclipse at our park which will be in the direct path of seeing a total eclipse. The total eclipse has not happened in the United State of America since 1979. The event will take place at the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center with other viewing areas available throughout the park. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Total Eclipse of the Park
Monday, Aug 21, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Come experience this once (maybe twice) in a lifetime event at Vogel State Park. We are in the very narrow path of totality, so you will be able to see the sun completely hidden by the moon. You will learn how to view the eclipse safely, the science behind the phenomenon, and there will be arts and crafts for kids. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Dust Bowl - Soil and People Displaced (GPS SS5H5)
Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
A presentation on how the Dust Bowl was created and its impact on the nation using photographs from the Farm Service Administration photographers. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Friday, August 25, 2017

Night Hike
Friday, Aug 25, 2017 8 PM to 10 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.
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Movies under the Stars
Friday, Aug 25, 2017 8:40 PM to 10 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Bring a blanket and some popcorn to watch family films at the park on an outdoor inflatable screen. Movies will start at dark. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Sunset Kayak Paddle
Friday, Aug 25, 2017 6 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.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Aug 25, 2017 9 PM to 9:30 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.
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Saturday, August 26, 2017

National Dog Day
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 10 AM to 7:30 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Your best friend needs a little adventure to celebrate National Dog Day. He or she will appreciate the cooler temperatures at Black Rock, and a good dog hike will be refreshing as well. With all the marvelous things to see, smell and bark at, you can share the day together. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Hooch Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 8:15 AM to 2:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Get the best of both worlds at the Bend -- a 5.5 mile hike up the Riverside Trail to the bend boat launch where we’ll break for lunch. Then, a short instruction session to get you on your way; 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 per person plus $30 boat rental. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Orienteering 101 or Knots So Fast
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Aug 26, 2017 until Sep 16, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The orienteering program occurs on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month and introduces you to map and compass reading - never get lost in the woods again! The Tie the Knot program occurs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month and will teach you basic knots for use when camping. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturdays 5 PM - 9 PM – Aug 26, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a stroll with the park ranger to one of Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secrets. Enjoy views of Trenton, Lookout Valley, Sand Mountain, and more while the sky turns colorful at sunset. Meet at the West Rim Access Parking Lot. 45-minute program. Start time varies according to time of sunset. Inquire for specific time at visitor center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Orienteering: Be a Nature Navigator
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 6 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Using the skills we teach you, a map and compass that we provide, find 10 species of native trees in the park and get a prize. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and insect repellent for this off-trail program. Meet at the visitor center. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
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. Arrive at 10 a.m. This event will be every Saturday starting March 18, 2017 until October 21, 2017. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Water Wonders
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 4 PM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Take a net to dip in and see what inhabitants live in our lakes. Look for fish, frogs and lots of insects. We provide the nets, viewing scopes, and lots of interesting discoveries. Children must be accompanied by adults. Meet next to the Boathouse on Lake Delanor in the campground. Correct change only, or pay at the park office and bring receipt. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Observatory Open House
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 8:45 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Georgia State University's Hard Labor Creek Observatory will have an open house monthly, March through October. Night sky observations start one half hour after sunset. In case of inclement weather, facilities will be open for a tour and slideshow. $5 parking. 404-413-6087.
Cabin Life in Pre-War Paulding
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
What was life in northwest Georgia like before the Civil War? Come check out this unique program held at our original log cabin where reenactors will recreate day-to-day life of the 1850s. There will be period games for kids and adults will be able to interact with reenactors. $3 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
Canoe Battleship
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 1 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Pick your team, grab a boat, and be the last team floating in another epic battle at the beach! Teams of up to three are allowed. Each team is given a shield, bucket, and paddle with which they must sink all other competitors. Participants must be 15 or older and all minors need a parent present. Registration is required. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Sunday, Aug 27, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard 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. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Friday, September 1, 2017

Night Hike
Friday, Sep 1, 2017 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.
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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Catfish Rodeo
8 AM - 2 PM from Sep 2, 2017 until Sep 4, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Come on down to the catfish pond and go fishing for the first weekend of the catch 'n' keep season. Fishing poles, bait, and lessons available from the park naturalist. All skill levels and ages welcome for this informal program. Partake in this popular American pastime. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 10 AM to 12 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). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Orienteering 101 or Knots So Fast
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Sep 2, 2017 until Sep 16, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The orienteering program occurs on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month and introduces you to map and compass reading - never get lost in the woods again! The Tie the Knot program occurs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month and will teach you basic knots for use when camping. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturdays 5 PM - 9 PM – Sep 2, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a stroll with the park ranger to one of Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secrets. Enjoy views of Trenton, Lookout Valley, Sand Mountain, and more while the sky turns colorful at sunset. Meet at the West Rim Access Parking Lot. 45-minute program. Start time varies according to time of sunset. Inquire for specific time at visitor center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Hidden Gem 
Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
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. Arrive at 10 a.m. This event will be every Saturday starting March 18, 2017 until October 21, 2017. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Labor Day Celebration
Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Florence Marina invites to public to its Labor Day Celebration. Join us as we celebrate the last weekend of summer. Take a boat tour, make some crafts, and play water games to cool down. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Labor Day Folklife Festival
Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
How better to celebrate Labor Day than learning about old time labor? Experience the daily chores required to run a farm, reward your labors with music and games, and visit with a few local vendors. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 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.
The Cost of Defeat: The Fall of Atlanta, 1864
Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
To commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the fall of Atlanta to Sherman's forces, our site historian will lead a brief talk about the history of the last battles of the Atlanta Campaign and its influence in ending the Civil War. A guided tour of Pickett's Mill Battlefield is included in this program. $3 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
Labor Day Sunset Kayak Trip
Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 6 PM to 9 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Take in a famous Lake Seminole sunset on this short, ranger- led kayak tour. We'll take a short trip to a pretty spot to view a breath-taking sunset. Bring a camera! Tour spots are first come, first served. Kayaks/canoes, life jackets, and paddles are provided. Open to everyone aged 6 and up who can swim. Don't forget water and bug spray. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 9 PM to 9:30 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.
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Gorge Floor Hike
Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led, very strenuous hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch, and snacks. Space is limited, call to register. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Soak It In 
Moonlight Movie Night
Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 9 PM to 11 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
We will be showing a movie in the field behind the office, so bring your blankets or chairs and get ready for some fun. We will have popcorn and refreshments for sale. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Catfish Rodeo
8 AM - 2 PM from Sep 3, 2017 until Sep 4, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Come on down to the catfish pond and go fishing for the first weekend of the catch 'n' keep season. Fishing poles, bait, and lessons available from the park naturalist. All skill levels and ages welcome for this informal program. Partake in this popular American pastime. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Sep 3, 2017 10 AM to 12 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). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Labor Day Celebration
Sunday, Sep 3, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Florence Marina invites to public to its Labor Day Celebration. Join us as we celebrate the last weekend of summer. Take a boat tour, make some crafts, and play water games to cool down. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Labor Day Weekend Living History
Sunday, Sep 3, 2017 10 AM to 2 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
The fort will come to life as colonial people demonstrate various tasks. Visit the site this day and enjoy watching a volunteer make colonial style "boondoggle" decorations from woven blades of grass. Also, there will be demonstrations of spinning wool into thread. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Sunday, Sep 3, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard 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. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Gorge Floor Hike
Sunday, Sep 3, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led, very strenuous hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch, and snacks. Space is limited, call to register. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Soak It In 

Monday, September 4, 2017

Catfish Rodeo
8 AM - 2 PM from Sep 4, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Come on down to the catfish pond and go fishing for the first weekend of the catch 'n' keep season. Fishing poles, bait, and lessons available from the park naturalist. All skill levels and ages welcome for this informal program. Partake in this popular American pastime. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Wild Cave Tours
Monday, Sep 4, 2017 10 AM to 12 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). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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