Upcoming Events


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tools and Weapons Demonstration
Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Learn about the tools and weapons early indigenous peoples used in every day life. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Handicapped Accessible 
Parents & Tots
Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Does your little one love nature? Foster your child's sense of curiosity and wonder through this Pre-K readiness program. Each month children will be introduced to a different topic about nature through interactive play, story time, song/movement, crafts, and science. Recommended for ages 2-4. Cost is $5/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 16, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 16, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Swamp Senses Hike
Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 6 PM to 7 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger for a guided hike focused on getting in touch with your senses in nature. So many things, big and small are living their lives all around you. It's important to take a second and observe them and try to understand our place and theirs on this planet. Come make a deeper connection with the plants and animals of the swamp on this hike. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 10 AM to 8 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). Multiple tours are offered daily. $30-$80 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Guided Tour
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Take a guided tour with our Naturalist $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Handicapped Accessible 
Homeschool Wednesday
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 12 PM to 1 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
10/17 Science Experiments. We will have a blast! Make a vinegar rocket, slime, and more! Registration is required. Please register at the Visitor Center 8am-5pm. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Nature Hike
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come join your friendly neighborhood park ranger for a hike down George L. Smith’s 3 mile trail loop. Learn about the various species of wildlife that inhabit the area and hopefully a few will come out for pictures. Very easy and flat trail but be sure to bring good walking shoes and water. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 17, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 17, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 3 PM – Oct 17, 2018 until Nov 14, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Homeschoolers will be offered an educational opportunity to learn about President Roosevelt, Warm Springs, The Great Depression, WWII and more, through a presentation in the Theater. Programs run approx. 1 hour. Class times are 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Pre Registration is required and select from subjects below. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Friends of Tallulah Gorge Meeting
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 3:30 PM to 5 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join the Friends of Tallulah Gorge State Park in our Interpretive Center for an informal monthly meeting where you will learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities at the park and how to get involved. Meetings will be held the 3rd Wednesday of each month. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Leaf Rubbing
Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Grab a leaf and create your own rubbing $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Handicapped Accessible 
Tails on the Trails
Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Bring your four legged friend on a guided hike at Fort Yargo State Park! 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. Each hike will average 2.5 miles. Meeting places will switch date to date. Park Pass is Required. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Home School: Paddle and Archery
Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 2 PM to 4 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Calling all home school students, we have a fun filled day planned with an hour long session of archery and then an hour long paddle trip for each student! $10 per student. Register in advanced. Meet at Nature Center $10 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Edible and Medicinal Plant Mosey
Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come learn about local plants, and how they have traditionally been used for food or medicine! This Ranger-led walk will be along the gently-hilled Iron Hill Trail. Program may be cancelled for inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 18, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 18, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Greasy Creek Falls Hike
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join the park naturalist at the Black Rock Lake parking lot for a short hike to Greasy Creek Falls.These falls are our "Hidden Gem," and you will enjoy the forest scenery on this short hike. Good walking shoes and water are necessary. Dog friendly. A six foot leash is required. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Campfire Building 101
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 6 PM to 7 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Come out and learn the proper way to build a campfire and get some tips from the ranger. We will light the best campfire and have s’mores for $1. Meet at Picnic Shelter 1. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Wild Cave Tours
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 10 AM to 8 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). Multiple tours are offered daily. $30-$80 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Why Do the Leaves Change Color?
Fridays 2 PM - 3 PM – Oct 19, 2018 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Ever wondered why we have fall and what makes it all happen? Learn what makes those vibrant colors come out and how the trees prepare themselves for winter. A short laboratory experiment will be performed by all attendees. This program is for kids and the curious alike. Meet at the Interpretive Center. 3 plus $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Handicapped Accessible 
Night Hike
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Enjoy a 2-mile hike on one of the best trails at the park. You will learn interesting facts about the geology and history of the canyon. By the end of the hike, we will be in the dark, enjoying the trail by moonlight and listening for night sounds. Ages 10 and older. Reservations Required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Parks After Dark 
Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 5:45 PM to 7:15 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 
Escape the Gold Museum: Hung Jury
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 5 PM to 6:15 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
The year is 1855 and Lumpkin County court is in session. After a single case resulted in three hung juries, Judge Irwin has decided to lock you and your fellow jurors in the jury room until a unanimous verdict is decided. You'll look for clues, solve puzzles, and examine real historical documents as you work your way through the escape room. $15. 706-864-2257.
Parks After Dark 
Escape the Gold Museum: Hung Jury
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
The year is 1855 and Lumpkin County court is in session. After a single case resulted in three hung juries, Judge Irwin has decided to lock you and your fellow jurors in the jury room until a unanimous verdict is decided. You'll look for clues, solve puzzles, and examine real historical documents as you work your way through the escape room. $15. 706-864-2257.
Parks After Dark 
Escape the Gold Museum: Hung Jury
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 8 PM to 9:15 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
The year is 1855 and Lumpkin County court is in session. After a single case resulted in three hung juries, Judge Irwin has decided to lock you and your fellow jurors in the jury room until a unanimous verdict is decided. You'll look for clues, solve puzzles, and examine real historical documents as you work your way through the escape room. $15. 706-864-2257.
Parks After Dark 
Ask the Naturalist
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Ask the Naturalist about the location, history, or wildlife at Etowah $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Handicapped Accessible 
Homeschool In The Park: Owls
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geared towards families who homeschool. Discover all about owls and dissect owl pellets in an investigative lab. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the park on your own afterwards. Meet at the Group Shelter below the dam in the campground. Dress for the out of doors. Pre-registration and pre-payment highly suggested in case program fills. $6 ages 4 & up. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Lake, Creek, and Waterfall Hike
3rd Friday of Month 10 AM - 1 PM from Oct 19, 2018 until Mar 15, 2019 
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join a ranger on this 3.5 mile, moderate hike filled with beautiful water views. We will pass by the lake, walk through Goldmine Creek, and waterfall. Be sure to wear shoes that can get wet, and bring plenty of water and snacks. Registration is required for this hike. Please register 8am to 5pm. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Campfire Circle with Friends
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 7 PM to 8 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 Amphitheater in Campground 2, and begin promptly at 7:00 pm. $1 per participant. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Day Out With Thomas - Big Adventures Tour 2018
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 10 AM to 3 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
For two weekends only, Thomas will visit the Historic SAM Shortline Railroad at Georgia Veterans State Park in southwest Georgia. You can spend a whole day with the beloved storybook engine, Sir Topham Hatt and other friends. Thomas departs at 10:00 am, 10:45 am, 11:30 am, 12:45 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:15 pm and 3:00 pm each day. $17 - $22 $5 parking. 866-468-7630.
Movie Night at Hard Labor Creek
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 7 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Help us kick off the scary season with an outdoor movie night under the stars. Popcorn and candies will be provided. These cult classics are being kept a secret; inquirers may call the office for titles, or take a guess at the hints posted on the Friends of Hard Labor Creek’s Facebook page. We will meet at the park's amphitheater near shelter 5. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Parks After Dark 
Pumpkin Painting
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come enjoy the fall festivities at the park by painting your own pumpkin. We provide all the supplies for this family friendly program, just sign up in the Visitor Center to receive your pumpkin ticket. $4 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Halloween Storytelling
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Welcome to the beautiful Magnolia Springs State Park. Come meet fellow campers and park visitors at the campfire ring to roast marshmallows, play games, and tell Halloween stories. $1 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
Campground Hayrides
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 6 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Meet at the Campground Shelter We will be offering hayrides through the campground, only $2 to ride. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Cosmic Archery
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 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 
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 19, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 19, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 8:30 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.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake to watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Jail Tales Trails
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us as the Friends puts on our annual Jail Tales Trail. The evening begins at the Old Jail where there will be storytelling, then take a leisurely walk from the beginning of the Shortline Trail to a bonfire at the suspension bridge. Enjoy music and roasting marshmallows, then take a hayride back to the start. The last walk beings at 7:45pm. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Parks After Dark 
Haunted Hills Hayride
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
It's back! Join our annual spooktacular haunted hayrides, which are fun for all ages. Come early because ticket sales close at 10 pm. Tickets go on sale at 7:30 each night. We'll be showing a movie, have a bonfire and we will have refreshments for sale. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Corn Hole at the Rock
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 1:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come by the Mellenger Center and play a round or two of corn hole. 2 person teams or compete individually. Challenge your friends, or your camp neighbors. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Crafts and More
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Build your own Black Rock souvenir! Bird houses, walking sticks, bird feeders, rain gauges,bear claw t-shirts and the famous canjo will be on hand but the work belongs to you. Take home a memory from our park that you will always remember. Meet the naturalist at the Mellenger Center near the trading post. $5.00 Activity fee. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Sunset Hike
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
A popular activity here at the park is our Sunset Hike on Saturday night. Relax at the Tennessee Rock and watch a beautiful sunset. Meet with the naturalist at the Visitors' Center for a short walk to our destination. Bring good walking shoes, water and a camera. Meet at 5:00 pm for a short hike to our destination. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Parks After Dark 
Saturday Night at the Movies
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come up to the main overlook at the Visitors Center for a great view and for a movie! It will be a unique way to close your day at the park. Friends of the Park will be present to offer concessions. Movie title to be announced. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Parks After Dark 
Hike and Paddle- Fall Edition
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 8 AM to 2:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us for a 5.5 mile hike on the river trail along with a moderate paddle down the Chattahoochee River. Kayaks are available to rent if needed, you MUST preregister for this event. $12 per person plus $30 kayak fee (if needed) meet at visitor center. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Eye-Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM – Oct 20, 2018 until Oct 27, 2018 
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.
Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 10 AM to 8 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). Multiple tours are offered daily. $30-$80 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Fall Foliage Hike
Saturdays 11 AM - 1:30 PM – Oct 20, 2018 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Hike the overlook trail along the East Rim of the canyon and enjoy the best of the fall colors and learn some hands-on tree identification. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Fall Fun: Hayrides and More
Saturdays 12 PM - 5 PM – Oct 20, 2018 until Nov 3, 2018 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The whole family will enjoy a tractor-drawn hayride through the beautiful fall foliage. Hayride admission includes family fun activities such as games, temporary tattoos, bubbles, and coloring. Snacks and drinks available for purchase. Meet at the disc golf course parking lot. Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park event. $3 - $6 $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
International Observe the Moon Night
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 7 PM to 10 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Come see the night sky through telescopes with an observation specially dedicated to our nearest neighbor in space. There will be telescopes set up for observations of Mars and Jupiter. Meet at the top of the disc golf course. Conducted by the Barnard Astronomical Society and sponsored by the Staff and Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Parks After Dark 
Ghostly Sailors and Sirens of the Sea
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 5:30 PM to 9 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Meet friendly pirates, bring your bags to collect treasure and Trick or Treat through our campground, then hop on a hayride back for some sea worthy games like “walk the plank” and enjoy $1 ghostly grub. Fundraiser event sponsored by Friends of Crooked River. Prizes awarded to top 3 best decorated campsites based on people’s choice vote. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Escape the Gold Museum: Hung Jury
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 5 PM to 6:15 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
The year is 1855 and Lumpkin County court is in session. After a single case resulted in three hung juries, Judge Irwin has decided to lock you and your fellow jurors in the jury room until a unanimous verdict is decided. You'll look for clues, solve puzzles, and examine real historical documents as you work your way through the escape room. $15. 706-864-2257.
Parks After Dark 
Escape the Gold Museum: Hung Jury
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
The year is 1855 and Lumpkin County court is in session. After a single case resulted in three hung juries, Judge Irwin has decided to lock you and your fellow jurors in the jury room until a unanimous verdict is decided. You'll look for clues, solve puzzles, and examine real historical documents as you work your way through the escape room. $15. 706-864-2257.
Parks After Dark 
Escape the Gold Museum: Hung Jury
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 8 PM to 9:15 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
The year is 1855 and Lumpkin County court is in session. After a single case resulted in three hung juries, Judge Irwin has decided to lock you and your fellow jurors in the jury room until a unanimous verdict is decided. You'll look for clues, solve puzzles, and examine real historical documents as you work your way through the escape room. $15. 706-864-2257.
Parks After Dark 
Starry Night & Ice Cold Lemonade
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 8 PM to 10 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Enjoy a starry night & ice cold lemonade. Meet at the assembly shelter where we will observe stars, planets & nebulae and hear stories about the constellations above us. Star charts & a telescope will be on hand. The Park Naturalist will show you how to use & make your own star wheel to take home. Feel free to bring your telescope or binoculars. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Parks After Dark 
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 8 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office any time. Pictures must be brought to park office with checklist by 4PM Sat. Winners will be called to pick up prize. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Music and Dancing On The Mountain: Celebrate Fall
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Come join our talented local musicians, Randy and Darlene Dameron, and dance under the stars.Bring a picnic, a friend and a chair or blanket or enjoy cement seating. Dance and sing-a-long to 60's and 70's music. Meet at the Stone Amphitheater next to the Park Office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Parks After Dark 
Octoberfest
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 6 PM to 9 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Florence Marina invites the public to join in its biggest event of the year, Octoberfest. Join us for games, haunted hay rides and boat rides, a cake walk, and more. You don’t want to miss this event! Food will also be offered at the park that evening by an outside vendor. $1 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Parks After Dark 
Organic McAllister Gardening
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Organic gardening can offer many healthy improvements to your lifestyle. Join our naturalist for a introduction to see how you can implement these improvements into your own life. We will discuss soil, plant companions, and how to make gardening easy and fun. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 
Yargo Trail Crew - Trail Work Day
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join the Yargo Trail Crew (YTC) for a day of improving the mountain bike trails. Bring water, work gloves, long pants and sturdy footwear. No open-toed shoes. Bring a change of clothes for after the project along with your mountain bike to enjoy the trails. Meet at the Trail Head parking lot. Volunteers must register through the YTC site link. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Clean Up Along the Birdberry Trail
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
If you need volunteer experience, just enjoy helping keep the park clean, or both join us during our monthly Birdberry Trail Cleanup! We will provide rubber gloves, trash bags, and some tools. We will meet at the trail head at 10:00 am. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Handicapped Accessible 
Junior Ranger Camp After Dark
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Sign your Junior Ranger up for an after hours camp. This one night session will include fishing, a night hike, and more park fun! The cost is $20 per camper, and will last from 5:30-9:30 pm. Ages 6-12 are welcome. Call the Park office to register at 770-867-3489. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 9 AM to 10 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Give us a helping hand in the morning and feed the animals at the farm, collect eggs, and get to goof off with our donkey's. We will start by feeding our farm animals (sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, horse, donkeys, and a mule). Learn about the diet of these different animals and tips on maintaining them. Meet at the center of Farm. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Day Out With Thomas - Big Adventures Tour 2018
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 10 AM to 3 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
For two weekends only, Thomas will visit the Historic SAM Shortline Railroad at Georgia Veterans State Park in southwest Georgia. You can spend a whole day with the beloved storybook engine, Sir Topham Hatt and other friends. Thomas departs at 10:00 am, 10:45 am, 11:30 am, 12:45 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:15 pm and 3:00 pm each day. $17 - $22 $5 parking. 866-468-7630.
Halloween at Hamburg
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 5 PM to 9 PM
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Join the Friends of Hamburg State Park for a fun evening of ghoulish events. Activities include a fall hayride, treats, spooky movies shown in our grist mill, and family friendly games. $1 - $5 $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Guided Cemetery Hike
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 2 PM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are you curious about the residents that lived here before Hard labor Creek became a state park? Join us for a challenging ranger-led cemetery hike on a secluded section of the park. Please meet at the Visitor Center 15 minutes prior to the event as we will caravan to the trail head. Bring water, bug spray, and wear closed-toed shoes. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Halloween Crafts
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 4 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Celebrate the start of the spooky season with fun kid crafts featuring bats, cats, and ghosts (oh my!). Materials for all crafts will be provided, finish and pick up the same day! Please register at the visitor center (Trading Post). $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Beginner Archery Class
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Want to shoot an arrow in archery, but don’t know how? Here’s your chance to learn some archery skills. Soon you’ll be hitting the bullseye. Call the Park Office to register as spots are limited. Meet at Picnic Shelter #2. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Orionids Meteor Shower Paddle
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a ranger-led paddle at night along Lake Rutledge to enjoy a glimpse at the Orionids shower. Viewers can expect 10-20 meteors per hour (weather permitting). Kids must be 8 or older. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here. We suggest participants bring a flashlight, bug repellent, and water. Register in advance. $15 with a rental craft, $10 with your own. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Ophelia's Classic Car Challenge
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 9 AM to 2 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Classic cars from all over southeast Georgia will be on display vying for the championship in Hofwyl-Broadfield’s annual car show. Come and view the cars, vote for your favorite and then tour a historic rice plantation. Presented by Friends of Hofwyl and Classic Coastal Cruisers automobile club. Adult $8 Senior $7 Youth $5. 912-264-7333.
Handicapped Accessible 
Harvest Sweets
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Fall is here, so it's time for some tasty harvest treats. Learn old-fashioned recipes for farm favorite sweets and decorate tea cake cookies. Space is limited. Call park office to register in advance. Park admission is included. $7-$10. 478-986-5172.
Handicapped Accessible 
Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 3 PM to 7 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children of all ages can play brand new games as well as old favorites to win candy. Bring the whole family because we will also have bingo, hayrides, face painting and much more. Overnight campers may participate in our campsite decoration contest. This will be our 23rd year for this event. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Tortoise Tails
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come meet Mercedes and Koopa Troopa, our new animal ambassadors for Magnolia Springs State Park! Gopher Tortoises play an important role in our native ecosystem and are Georgia's official state reptile. Spend some quality time with these personalities while you learn all about what makes Gopher Tortoises so special. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Handicapped Accessible 
Zombie Archery
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 3 PM to 5 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
It seems that 3D zombie targets are hanging out on the archery range. Join a park ranger and help rid the park of these zombies. All equipment is provided, ages 7 and up. Sign up at the Visitor Center before 12pm or give us a call to save your spot. Limited space available, early registration is encouraged. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Handicapped Accessible 
Halloween Bingo
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Bring the whole family for this fun Halloween-themed Bingo night at the park. $3 - $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Morning Canoe Paddle
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Explore the shoreline along Clarks Hill. We will journey up Cliatt and Bohler creeks along the park’s backcountry trails. Bring your own equipment or rent a park canoe for $10. Reservations are required as space is limited. This program is weather dependent. If staff decides to cancel the program, there will be a rain date and/or refunds $10 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Fall Wildflower Hike
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 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.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 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, Oct 20, 2018 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, Oct 20, 2018 6:15 PM to 8:15 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 
Night Hike
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 7 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join a ranger on our Coastal Plains Trails 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 
Movie by the Water
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 7 PM to 10:30 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for movie night at Rocky Mountain by Lake Antioch. Meet at the Beach area Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks. Movie starts at Sunset. All Movies are PG13. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Parks After Dark 
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 20, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 20, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Orionids Meteor Shower Paddle
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 7 PM to 10:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Experience the majesty of a meteor shower from a kayak. We will paddle 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.
Parks After Dark 
Fall Family Fun Festival
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 11 AM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come out and join us for a fun, family fall festival. You will get to enjoy local food trucks, a Jeep show, arts, crafts, music, and much more! As always pets are welcome too! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Haunted Hike
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join Smithgall's new Interpretive Ranger for a haunted night hike from the Visitor's Center to our primitive cabin. End your hike with spooky stories around a cozy fire. Family fun for all ages. Space is limited. Reservations are required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Parks After Dark 
Sunset Boat Tour of the Swamp
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 6 PM to 7:30 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 
"Rivers Alive" Cleanup
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 10 AM to 2 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Rivers Alive is Georgia's annual waterway cleanup event that targets all waterways in GA. The mission of Rivers Alive is to create awareness of and involvement in the preservation of Georgia's water resources. We will be cleaning up around Sweetwater Creek and Sparks Reservoir as well as from kayaks if possible. Register in advance. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Geology Hike
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how and when they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids of Sweetwater creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Art in the Park
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 5 PM to 6:30 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.
Owl Prowl
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join park rangers on this nighttime excursion on the white trail, and listen and watch for these nocturnal birds of prey. Meet at the Interpretive Center for a moderate 2 mile hike. This program is for ages 12 years and up. Wear comfortable clothes, dress for the weather, and bring a flash light. Register in advance. 5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Parks After Dark 
Music Day in the Park
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 11 AM to 4 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge Join us for Unicoi's Inaugural 'Music Day in the Park' bluegrass festival! Live music from several well-known bands, games for the kids, food, beer and wine, arts and crafts vendors and much more! Admission is free! $5 parking. 706-878-3985.
Haunted Hills Hayride
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
It's back! Join our annual spooktacular haunted hayrides, which are fun for all ages. Come early because ticket sales close at 10 pm. Tickets go on sale at 7:30 each night. We'll be showing a movie, have a bonfire and we will have refreshments for sale. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Parks After Dark 

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Greasy Creek Falls Hike
Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join the park naturalist at the Black Rock Lake parking lot for a short hike to Greasy Creek Falls.These falls are our "Hidden Gem," and you will enjoy the forest scenery on this short hike. Good walking shoes and water are necessary. Dog friendly. A six foot leash is required. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 10 AM to 8 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). Multiple tours are offered daily. $30-$80 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Beginner's Mountain Bike Ride
Sundays 10 AM - 12 PM – Oct 21, 2018 until Dec 2, 2018 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
This ride is an easy, guided, 3.5 mile ride on the Cloudland Connector Trail. A great ride for those looking to try out mountain biking or anyone interested in becoming more familiar with the park's extensive bike trail system. Meet at the Interpretive Center. Some bikes available for rent. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Sunrise Walk With A Ranger
Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 7:15 AM to 8:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Chat with a ranger and enjoy the sites and sounds of a fall sunrise. Bring your own coffee or grab some of ours. Learn more about the largest state park in Georgia as you walk 1/2 mile and return along the same ridge trail. Pre-register & pre-pay or correct change at the door. Stone amphitheater next to Park Office.. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Sunday Morning Hikes
Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Ranger's choice- Ranger will lead a short hike to discuss different topics ranging from flora and fauna to natural remedies. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Meet the Farm Animals
Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 9 AM to 10 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Give us a helping hand in the morning and feed the animals at the farm, collect eggs, and get to goof off with our donkey's. We will start by feeding our farm animals (sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, horse, donkeys, and a mule). Learn about the diet of these different animals and tips on maintaining them. Meet at the center of Farm. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Pioneer Games
Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Play some historical games with a ranger and learn what life was like without screens. Play a variety of games, such as graces, cat & mouse, hide the slipper, and more. Meeting at Relihan building down by the Heritage Farm. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Day Out With Thomas - Big Adventures Tour 2018
Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 10 AM to 3 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
For two weekends only, Thomas will visit the Historic SAM Shortline Railroad at Georgia Veterans State Park in southwest Georgia. You can spend a whole day with the beloved storybook engine, Sir Topham Hatt and other friends. Thomas departs at 10:00 am, 10:45 am, 11:30 am, 12:45 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:15 pm and 3:00 pm each day. $17 - $22 $5 parking. 866-468-7630.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 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, Oct 21, 2018 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, Oct 21, 2018 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.
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 21, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 21, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Fall Color Lake Paddle
Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This peaceful, ranger-led paddle will allow you to explore the Sparks Reservoir and Beaver Creek in the magnificence of fall color. All who are over 18 and can swim are welcome, as are those 6 years and older who can swim and are accompanied by a parent. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reservations required. Includes tandem kayak, PFD and paddle. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Life on the Creek- Native American Hike
Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us on a peaceful hike along Sweetwater Creek as we discuss the life of the Cherokee and Lower Creek tribes who called Sweetwater Creek State Park home. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Wild Cave Tours
Monday, Oct 22, 2018 10 AM to 8 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). Multiple tours are offered daily. $30-$80 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
History, Homeschool, & Heroes
Monday, Oct 22, 2018 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
This is a program designed for Homeschoolers. We will learn about a different historical figure, major event, or explore living history by seeing what it was like in the 19th century. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 22, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 22, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Guided Tour
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Take a guided tour with our Naturalist $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Handicapped Accessible 
Volunteer Day
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Volunteers make a difference! We need you! Each month we have a Volunteer Day, and a different project. Volunteers receive a free parking pass for the day. 706-422-1932.
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 23, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 23, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Swamp Senses Hike
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 6 PM to 7 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger for a guided hike focused on getting in touch with your senses in nature. So many things, big and small are living their lives all around you. It's important to take a second and observe them and try to understand our place and theirs on this planet. Come make a deeper connection with the plants and animals of the swamp on this hike. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 
"Almost-Full Moon" Night Paddle
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 7 PM to 8:45 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for an evening of enchantment as we paddle the lake at night under the light of the moon. Limited to 12 people who can swim and are 18 yrs. or older. A flashlight is required. Call for reservations. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Parks After Dark 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 10 AM to 8 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). Multiple tours are offered daily. $30-$80 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Ask the Naturalist
Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Ask the Naturalist about the location, history, or wildlife at Etowah $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Handicapped Accessible 
Full Moon Night Hike
Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 7:45 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy Fort Yargo after dark on a guided moonlit hike by the lake each full moon of this year. Early evening hours are great for spotting wildlife such as deer, rabbits, owls and others along the lake shore. Hike length and meeting location will vary month to month. Bring sturdy shoes, water and a flashlight. $5 parking. 706-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Full Moon Paddle
Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a ranger led paddle at night along the beautiful Lake Rutledge under the light of a full moon. Experience the wonders of nature that are unique to nighttime. Kids must be 8 or older. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here. Meet at the beach area. Bring a flash light, bug repellent, water-shoes, and water. Register in advance. $15 with a rental craft, $10 with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 24, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 24, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 3 PM – Oct 24, 2018 until Nov 14, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Homeschoolers will be offered an educational opportunity to learn about President Roosevelt, Warm Springs, The Great Depression, WWII and more, through a presentation in the Theater. Programs run approx. 1 hour. Class times are 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Pre Registration is required and select from subjects below. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Tools and Weapons Demonstration
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Learn about the tools and weapons early indigenous peoples used in every day life. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Handicapped Accessible 
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 25, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 25, 2018 until Nov 9, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling Exhibit: Faith and Courage: US Military Chaplains “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain's stories include text and photographs from World War I and World War II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
"Almost-Full Moon" Night Paddle
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 7 PM to 8:45 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for an evening of enchantment as we paddle the lake at night under the light of the moon. Limited to 12 people who can swim and are 18 yrs. or older. A flashlight is required. Call for reservations. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Parks After Dark 
Home School Exploration Day
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 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.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Greasy Creek Falls Hike
Friday, Oct 26, 2018 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join the park naturalist at the Black Rock Lake parking lot for a short hike to Greasy Creek Falls.These falls are our "Hidden Gem," and you will enjoy the forest scenery on this short hike. Good walking shoes and water are necessary. Dog friendly. A six foot leash is required. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Pumpkin Carving Contest
Friday, Oct 26, 2018 6 PM to 7 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Bring your own pumpkin to carve/decorate for our pumpkin decorating contest! We provide carving tools and designs to choose from. Judging will be held on Saturday night after trunk or treat. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Wild Cave Tours
Friday, Oct 26, 2018 10 AM to 8 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). Multiple tours are offered daily. $30-$80 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Night Hike
Friday, Oct 26, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Enjoy a 2-mile hike on one of the best trails at the park. You will learn interesting facts about the geology and history of the canyon. By the end of the hike, we will be in the dark, enjoying the trail by moonlight and listening for night sounds. Ages 10 and older. Reservations Required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Parks After Dark 
Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Oct 26, 2018 5:45 PM to 7:15 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 
Haunted Park
6 PM - 9 PM from Oct 26, 2018 until Oct 27, 2018 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Activities will include Elijah Clark house tours, witches and ghosts mini-golf, ring the monsters, hayride, scavenger hunt and a haunted house that will run from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The last hayride runs at 9:00 pm. Ghosts and goblins archery will be offered at 10:00 am. Saturday. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Leaf Rubbing
Friday, Oct 26, 2018 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Grab a leaf and create your own rubbing $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Handicapped Accessible 
Going Batty
Friday, Oct 26, 2018 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Dispel myths and discover fascinating facts about these amazing flying mammals with Dr. Mark Yates from LaGrange College. Meet at the covered shelter next to the Trading Post in the campground. Geared towards adults and families with children ages 8 & up.Correct change at the door. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Parks After Dark 
Beginner Archery
Friday, Oct 26, 2018 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn the basics of shooting a compound bow with our rangers. We will be shooting in a safe environment. Fun for kids and adults, come see how you fair. We will be shooting at large target blocks on a secure range. Reservation's required. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Autumn Nights at Yargo
Friday, Oct 26, 2018 5 PM to 10 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy a cool Fall evening with the Fort Yargo Living History Society. They'll have hayrides, storytelling by the campfire, children's games, and viewing the restored Old Fort by candlelight. It will be a night to remember! $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Mill House History Tour
Friday, Oct 26, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Ever wanted to know how George L. Smith II State Park came to be? Well then come on out and join one of our park rangers as they illustrate the detailed history of the park and the numerous hands this land has gone through. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Friday, Oct 26, 2018 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided Twilight Paddle. As we scan the sky and woods for wildlife, and watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Meet at the beach area. Bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, and water shoes. Register in advance. $10 if you use your craft, $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Haunted Stories and Campfire
Friday, Oct 26, 2018 7 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join us for a night of frightful fun with ghost stories of Hard Labor Creek and s’mores by campfire light. Stories will start at 7:10, blankets and chairs are not required, but suggested. Meet at picnic shelter 4. Pre-register in advance. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 26, 2018 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Parks After Dark 
  selected arrow Next