Upcoming Events

Many events have been postponed or rescheduled. Only current active events will remain on the calendar. Please contact the park for more information.


Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Mason Jar Terrarium
Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
You’ll construct your own living terrarium. A terrarium is like a mini ecosystem that can be contained in a jar. Preregister for this program. Maximum of 10 participants. Location: Interpretive Center $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Museum Tour
Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Take an informative tour of our museum with the Naturalist and learn about this ancient site and artifacts. Tours will be held every hour between 10 AM and 4 PM, with no tour at 12 PM. Pre-registration required. $4-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Holiday Cards at the Park
Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021 8 AM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate by writing cards for the local retirement homes. Stop by the card table in the park office anytime during office hours. Cards and writing utensils provided. Cards will be collected and given to a local retirement home by December 18th. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
First Hike
Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Kick off the new month with a guided hike through the Big Ferry Trail. We’ll talk about the native wildlife and plants along the way. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Please pre-register by calling the park office. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Museum Tour
Thursday, Dec 2, 2021 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Take an informative tour of our museum with the Naturalist and learn about this ancient site and artifacts. Tours will be held every hour between 10 AM and 4 PM, with no tour at 12 PM. Pre-registration required. $4-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Holiday Cards at the Park
Thursday, Dec 2, 2021 8 AM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate by writing cards for the local retirement homes. Stop by the card table in the park office anytime during office hours. Cards and writing utensils provided. Cards will be collected and given to a local retirement home by December 18th. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Homeschool in The Park: Nuthin' but Coal
Thursday, Dec 2, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn all about coal, rocks, and minerals in this geology-themed lab. Build your observational- and map-reading skills by using Moh's Hardness Scale, identifying different minerals, learning about landforms, and looking at geologic maps. Geared towards families who homeschool. Register in advance. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Candle Making
Thursday, Dec 2, 2021 5 PM to 6 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how pioneers lit their homes and make your own hand-dipped candle. Limited to 10 people, minimum of 4. Pre-register at Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Homeschool Days: Nuts for Squirrels!
Thursday, Dec 2, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
We are absolutely NUTS for squirrels here at Mistletoe State Park! Did you know that many oak trees are planted by squirrels who forgot to retrieve their acorns? Homeschoolers of all ages are invited to join our rangers to learn all about squirrels. 15 spots available. $6 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Homeschool Days
Thursday, Dec 2, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly homeschool program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month at 9am and 2pm. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register as advanced registration is required. Limited to 12 students. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Friday, December 3, 2021

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Friday, Dec 3, 2021 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come out to see Christmas light displays every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting November 26, 2021 and ending December 25, 2021. Tour our 10 acre event field and see displays have been setup up by a host of site partners, volunteers and area businesses. There will also be refreshments, a movie, and weather permitting a campfire. $0 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Holiday Cards at the Park
Friday, Dec 3, 2021 8 AM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate by writing cards for the local retirement homes. Stop by the card table in the park office anytime during office hours. Cards and writing utensils provided. Cards will be collected and given to a local retirement home by December 18th. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Game Night: Jolly Jeopardy
Friday, Dec 3, 2021 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a family-friendly game of winter jeopardy. Test your knowledge of the holidays and winter-related subjects. Campfire lit, weather permitting; guests are welcome to bring their own marshmallows and roasting sticks. Meet at Pavilion by Trading Post. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Guided Tour of Georgia's First Fort
Friday, Dec 3, 2021 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow in the footsteps of a Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
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Meet the Farm Animals
Friday, Dec 3, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horse, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy playtime in the pastures with the sheep and goats. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Campfire S’mores and Stories
Friday, Dec 3, 2021 6 PM to 6:40 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Roast marshmallows and swap stories with friends and family. Ask the ranger about the ghosts at the park, or simply enjoy the warmth of the fire. Please wear warm clothes and bring a flashlight. We will meet at picnic shelter 5. Limited to12 people. Pre-register at the park office or call in advance. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Friday, Dec 3, 2021 4 PM to 7 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm Come see the Mansion at West End in period holiday decor and learn about Victorian Christmas traditions from docents dressed in their finest 1870's garb. This open house on Friday and Saturday nights in December is highlighted by twinkling candle lights, and live music. Adults: $12, Youth (6-17): $7, Children 5 and under: Free Family Rate (2 adults + their children) $40. 706-878-1077.
40th Annual Plantation Christmas
Friday, Dec 3, 2021 6 PM to 9 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
This magical experience will demonstrate how Christmas was celebrated on a Southern rice plantation during the 1850s. Take a candlelit stroll down the old carriage road and enjoy candlelit tours of an antebellum plantation house, hot wassail and cookies, Civil War reenactors, Christmas carols and a special appearance by Santa Claus. $5 - $10. 912-264-7333.
Movie Night
Friday, Dec 3, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for movies under the stars. Bring bottled water, insect repellent, and a blanket or chair. Please pre-register at Visitor Center. Meet at picnic shelter by the campground. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Big Ferry Bike Ride
Friday, Dec 3, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
A ranger will lead a 3 mile bike ride through the Big Ferry Trail. There will be stops along the way to talk about the history of the park and observe wildlife that may appear. If you do not have a bike of your own you can rent one from the park at the visitor center. Preregister by calling the visitor center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Christmas Comes to Liberty Hall
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 11 AM to 2 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens' home, Liberty Hall, will be decorated with styles of the Victorian Christmas past. Enjoy a tour of the house, create a craft, and listen to the sounds of the Victorian Era. Refreshments will be served by the Friends of A.H. Stephens State Park. $4 - $8.00 706-456-2602.
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Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come out to see Christmas light displays every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting November 26, 2021 and ending December 25, 2021. Tour our 10 acre event field and see displays have been setup up by a host of site partners, volunteers and area businesses. There will also be refreshments, a movie, and weather permitting a campfire. $0 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Holiday Cards at the Park
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 8 AM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate by writing cards for the local retirement homes. Stop by the card table in the park office anytime during office hours. Cards and writing utensils provided. Cards will be collected and given to a local retirement home by December 18th. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Checklists must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Toy and Sock Shoot
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 9 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. Bring in a new toy or socks to donate, and get $5 off your shoot. We provide basic instruction and archery equipment. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Groups can contact us for a special time. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Elf Nature Craft
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
We know that elves help Santa make all the toys he delivers, but who makes presents for the elves? Create a handmade present for your elf on the shelf from the natural materials of December; maybe your elf will show it off to Santa on of of their visits! Located at Boathouse by Lake Deleanor. Program will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Elf Snowball Fight Hike
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Santa's elves are very excited for Christmas and they want to have a snowball fight! Join us on a 0.8 mile jaunt along Delano trail and try to hit the elves hiding in the woods with "snowballs"! Geared towards ages 3-8. Meet at Trading Post. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Buzzing Bees
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
With the days getting shorter, let's bring in some sunlight and talk about bees. Join beekeeper Jim Quick as he talks about bees, hives, and what you should do if you want to delve into the buzzing world of beekeeping. Meet at Pavilion by Trading Post $1 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Colonial Medicine
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
The doctor is in! Join us at the fort as we discuss colonial medicine & practices performed during the 18th century. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
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Dirty Spokes Cannonball Run
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 8 AM to 4 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Dirty Spokes Good Dirt "Fort Yargo Cannonball Run" - 8.75 or 3.10 Mile Trail Run. Visit www.dirtyspokes.com to register. $5 parking. 404-310-3628.
Relihan Reptiles Feeding
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for a fun and educational presentation on the diets of reptiles and amphibians. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horse, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy playtime in the pastures with the sheep and goats. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horse, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy playtime in the pastures with the sheep and goats. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Beginner Archery Class -Pumpkin target-
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 12 PM to 1 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 (or the pumpkin). Program geared to participants 10 years and above. Call the park office to register. Space limited to 10 participants. Social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Wilderness Survival (shelter building, fire building, knot tying)
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 3 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Work by yourself or as a family team to create your very own shelter using the forest around you (surrounding sticks, branches, vines). Then, learn helpful skills about fire building and tying knots. All supplies provided. Geared toward ages 6 years and older. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 4 PM to 7 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm Come see the Mansion at West End in period holiday decor and learn about Victorian Christmas traditions from docents dressed in their finest 1870's garb. This open house on Friday and Saturday nights in December is highlighted by twinkling candle lights, and live music. Adults: $12, Youth (6-17): $7, Children 5 and under: Free Family Rate (2 adults + their children) $40. 706-878-1077.
40th Annual Plantation Christmas
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 6 PM to 9 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
This magical experience will demonstrate how Christmas was celebrated on a Southern rice plantation during the 1850s. Take a candlelit stroll down the old carriage road and enjoy candlelit tours of an antebellum plantation house, hot wassail and cookies, Civil War reenactors, Christmas carols and a special appearance by Santa Claus. $5 - $10. 912-264-7333.
Bat Box Building Workshop
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 2 PM to 4 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
This workshop will provide you with all the materials, supplies and tools to build your own bat house. There will be step-by-step instruction by Habitat For Bats LLC. Once the bat house is complete, you will learn where and how to install it. Space is extremely limited and registration is required. One house per family/address. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Christmas Crafts
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how to make Christmas crafts that are sure to help make your home more festive for the holidays. Some can be used as gifts. Limit: 10 people, minimum 4. Pre-register at Visitor Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Hay Rides and S'Mores
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 7 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Meet at the campground picnic shelter for a fun hay ride through the park then join us around the campfire at the amphitheater for Christmas songs, stories, and s'mores. Hayrides limited to 12 riders. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Under Friendly Fire
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
A healthy environment is hard to maintain over the years, but one of nature’s best ways of doing so is through fire. Discover how fire can be helpful instead of harmful to the natural world while learning how to build your own. We’ll go over fire safety in the outdoors, as well as other ways to make sure your environment stays happy and healthy. $3 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturdays 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM – Dec 4, 2021 until Dec 18, 2021 
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come take a guided tour through the historical Camp Lawton Civil War prison site and learn about the fascinating events that transpired here. Afterwards, participants are invited to explore the Camp Lawton Museum free of charge. Pre-registration is required, space is limited, and social distancing is mandatory. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Hike with a Ranger
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy a refreshing afternoon hike with a ranger along Beaver Trail and get a firsthand account of the daily life of a ranger. We’ll also learn about recreation, various natural communities, and some of the animals we have at the park. Make sure to bring a jacket and water. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Afternoon Hike
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join our rangers for a leisurely afternoon walk through the forest. Your guide will be able to identify local flora and fauna along the way! Make sure to bring comfortable shoes and a water bottle. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Campfire & S’mores
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 5 PM to 6 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Come join our friendly rangers around a cozy campfire! We have all the best spooky stories and S’mores supplies to share. $1 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Trail Work Volunteer Day #6
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 9:30 AM to 1 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Our focus on this trail workday will be the White Trail along the Union Army line. Water and snacks provided. Please bring gloves. No admission charge for volunteers. 770-443-7850.
The Honor Tree: A Photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 9 AM to 5 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
The Honor Tree: A Photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers Guests are invited to decorate our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation's armed forces. These Honor Trees will be placed in the museum through the holiday season. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Pearl Harbor 80 Years of Remembrance
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
FDR portrayer James Fowler will recite the "Day of Infamy" speech declaring that a state of war exists sending the United States into WWII. Performances at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
I.D. That Tree
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
“What tree is that?” Come and find out. Our naturalist will point out a variety of trees along the Big Ferry Trail. Please preregister by calling the park office. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Birding with Georgia Audubon
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 8 AM to 10 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Limited capacity. *Per Georgia Audubon Policy, masks required for this program.* Join Georgia Audubon for a general birding program at Sweetwater Creek State Park! We will be viewing migratory birds and year-round residents. Meet at the visitor's center. $5 per person. Call the visitor's center to register. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Christmas at the Gorge
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Come and see Santa, make crafts, enjoy Christmas music and have a snack here at the park. If you have a camera you can take your own photos with Santa. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Caroling in the Park
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us at shelter #1 as we make Christmas crafts take pictures with Santa, and go on a caroling hayride. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Christmas Movie under the Stars
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Wind down after the caroling event with a classic Christmas movie. Bring your chairs, blankets, and snacks to the office parking lot to enjoy! $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, December 5, 2021

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Sunday, Dec 5, 2021 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come out to see Christmas light displays every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting November 26, 2021 and ending December 25, 2021. Tour our 10 acre event field and see displays have been setup up by a host of site partners, volunteers and area businesses. There will also be refreshments, a movie, and weather permitting a campfire. $0 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Holiday Cards at the Park
Sunday, Dec 5, 2021 8 AM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate by writing cards for the local retirement homes. Stop by the card table in the park office anytime during office hours. Cards and writing utensils provided. Cards will be collected and given to a local retirement home by December 18th. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Reptile Creature Feature
Sunday, Dec 5, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Reptiles are interesting creatures and there are so many in Georgia! Learn about different species and some fun reptile facts. At the end, get the chance to meet our very own animal ambassadors! Meeting at Interpretive Center. Space is limited! Please call the Visitor Center to pre-register! $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Something to Hoot About - Owl Craft
Sunday, Dec 5, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Happy owl-idays from Magnolia Springs. Owls are incredible creatures that are found all across Georgia and likely in your own backyard. Join us as we unearth the wonders of Georgia’s owls and create our very own owl ornament to take home. $3 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Ornament Craft
Sunday, Dec 5, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
If you want to change up your tree décor from your regular ornaments, or want to bring home some fun memories to stick on your tree, come to the park and craft some of your own. Perfect for kids and adults, this program is sure to make your holiday décor festive and unique. $3 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.

Monday, December 6, 2021

Museum Tour
Monday, Dec 6, 2021 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Take an informative tour of our museum with the Naturalist and learn about this ancient site and artifacts. Tours will be held every hour between 10 AM and 4 PM, with no tour at 12 PM. Pre-registration required. $4-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Holiday Cards at the Park
Monday, Dec 6, 2021 8 AM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate by writing cards for the local retirement homes. Stop by the card table in the park office anytime during office hours. Cards and writing utensils provided. Cards will be collected and given to a local retirement home by December 18th. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Museum Tour
Tuesday, Dec 7, 2021 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Take an informative tour of our museum with the Naturalist and learn about this ancient site and artifacts. Tours will be held every hour between 10 AM and 4 PM, with no tour at 12 PM. Pre-registration required. $4-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Holiday Cards at the Park
Tuesday, Dec 7, 2021 8 AM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate by writing cards for the local retirement homes. Stop by the card table in the park office anytime during office hours. Cards and writing utensils provided. Cards will be collected and given to a local retirement home by December 18th. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Museum Tour
Wednesday, Dec 8, 2021 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Take an informative tour of our museum with the Naturalist and learn about this ancient site and artifacts. Tours will be held every hour between 10 AM and 4 PM, with no tour at 12 PM. Pre-registration required. $4-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Holiday Cards at the Park
Wednesday, Dec 8, 2021 8 AM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate by writing cards for the local retirement homes. Stop by the card table in the park office anytime during office hours. Cards and writing utensils provided. Cards will be collected and given to a local retirement home by December 18th. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Dec 8, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly homeschool program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month at 9am and 2pm. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register as advanced registration is required. Limited to 12 students. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Marsh Hike
Wednesday, Dec 8, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a naturalist for a guided hike along our coastal salt marshes and learn about this important habitat. Please bring water. The trails are close to the water and can be muddy in some spots, so bring sturdy shoes and insect repellent. Location: Sandpiper Trail $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Holiday Cards at the Park
Thursday, Dec 9, 2021 8 AM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate by writing cards for the local retirement homes. Stop by the card table in the park office anytime during office hours. Cards and writing utensils provided. Cards will be collected and given to a local retirement home by December 18th. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
History of Colonial Holidays
Thursday, Dec 9, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Just in time for the holiday season! Join our rangers in a fun craft and make your loved ones a homemade holiday ornament. Learn how the colonists celebrated the holidays in the 1700s! $2. 912-437-4770.
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History of Colonial Holidays
Thursday, Dec 9, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Just in time for the holiday season! Join our rangers in a fun craft and make your loved ones a homemade holiday ornament. Learn how the colonists celebrated the holidays in the 1700s! $2. 912-437-4770.
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Christmas Crafts
Thursday, Dec 9, 2021 7 PM to 8 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how to make Christmas crafts that are sure to help make your home more festive for the holidays. Some can be used as gifts. Limit: 10 people, minimum 4. Pre-register at Visitor Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Mystery Leaves
Thursday, Dec 9, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
A myriad of different forms exist in nature. Come see an array of the leaf shapes you may find in the park and try to guess what plant each came from. We will also learn about the different identifying characteristics of leaves. Location: Interpretive Center $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Friday, December 10, 2021

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Friday, Dec 10, 2021 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come out to see Christmas light displays every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting November 26, 2021 and ending December 25, 2021. Tour our 10 acre event field and see displays have been setup up by a host of site partners, volunteers and area businesses. There will also be refreshments, a movie, and weather permitting a campfire. $0 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Candlelight Tours, 2021
Friday, Dec 10, 2021 5 PM to 8:30 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Tour this Cherokee home decorated with freshly cut greenery and lit by hundreds of candles, akin to an early 19th century Moravian Christmas. Live music, cider and cookies add to the festivities. Due to tight indoor spaces, we request guests wear masks if able. Large groups should call in advance. $5.50-$6.50 706-695-2598.
Winter Walking
Friday, Dec 10, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
It's cold outside, but don't let it keep you down. Come to Etowah for a hike to learn about the history of the site. We'll be starting at the Visitor's Center and enjoying an easy 45 minute hike of the mounds. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Holiday Cards at the Park
Friday, Dec 10, 2021 8 AM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate by writing cards for the local retirement homes. Stop by the card table in the park office anytime during office hours. Cards and writing utensils provided. Cards will be collected and given to a local retirement home by December 18th. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pictures with Santa
Friday, Dec 10, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Santa will be popping by our park to say "Hi", tell him how good you've been, and take a picture or two! Santa will be outside the Visitor's Center for pictures 3-4 PM. Masks are highly recommended. Social distancing will be maintained. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Game Night: Jolly Jeopardy
Friday, Dec 10, 2021 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a family-friendly game of winter jeopardy. Test your knowledge of the holidays and winter-related subjects. Campfire lit, weather permitting; guests are welcome to bring their own marshmallows and roasting sticks. Meet at Pavilion by Trading Post. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Meet the Farm Animals
Friday, Dec 10, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horse, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy playtime in the pastures with the sheep and goats. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Friday, Dec 10, 2021 4 PM to 7 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm Come see the Mansion at West End in period holiday decor and learn about Victorian Christmas traditions from docents dressed in their finest 1870's garb. This open house on Friday and Saturday nights in December is highlighted by twinkling candle lights, and live music. Adults: $12, Youth (6-17): $7, Children 5 and under: Free Family Rate (2 adults + their children) $40. 706-878-1077.
Movie Night
Friday, Dec 10, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for movies under the stars. Bring bottled water, insect repellent, and a blanket or chair. Please pre-register at Visitor Center. Meet at picnic shelter by the campground. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Campfire & S’mores
Friday, Dec 10, 2021 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Come join our friendly rangers around a cozy campfire! We have all the best spooky stories and S’mores supplies to share. $1 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come out to see Christmas light displays every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting November 26, 2021 and ending December 25, 2021. Tour our 10 acre event field and see displays have been setup up by a host of site partners, volunteers and area businesses. There will also be refreshments, a movie, and weather permitting a campfire. $0 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Holiday Jamboree on the Mountain
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 4 PM to 6 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Enjoy the holidays on top of Black Rock Mountain State Park with live music, holiday nature crafts, a visit from Santa, and hayrides. Activities will take place in the campground and Mellinger Center. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Candlelight Tours, 2021
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 5 PM to 8:30 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Tour this Cherokee home decorated with freshly cut greenery and lit by hundreds of candles, akin to an early 19th century Moravian Christmas. Live music, cider and cookies add to the festivities. Due to tight indoor spaces, we request guests wear masks if able. Large groups should call in advance. $5.50-$6.50 706-695-2598.
Sunrise Walk with a Ranger
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 7:10 AM to 8:10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Chat with a ranger and walk 1/2 mile (1 mile total) to Buzzard's Roost. Watch the sunrise (7:31 am) and learn more about the park. Coffee provided at end. Meet at Stone Amphitheater next to Park Office. Must pre-register. 7 AM check-in. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Holiday Cards at the Park
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 8 AM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate by writing cards for the local retirement homes. Stop by the card table in the park office anytime during office hours. Cards and writing utensils provided. Cards will be collected and given to a local retirement home by December 18th. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Checklists must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Toy and Sock Shoot
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 9 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. Bring in a new toy or socks to donate, and get $5 off your shoot. We provide basic instruction and archery equipment. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Groups can contact us for a special time. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Elf Nature Craft
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
We know that elves help Santa make all the toys he delivers, but who makes presents for the elves? Create a handmade present for your elf on the shelf from the natural materials of December; maybe your elf will show it off to Santa on of of their visits! Located at Boathouse by Lake Deleanor. Program will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Santa Paddle and Campfire
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join Santa's flotilla on Lake Deleanor. We provide life jackets, paddles, 2-person canoes, kayaks, paddleboats or row boats. Boater check-in 1:45 PM at park office for life jackets and paddles (if applicable). After paddling warm up around the campfire. Pre-register & prepay at the park office. Limited space for boaters. Dress for the weather. $28 per paddleboat, $15 per canoe/kayak/johnboat. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Annual Winter Muster: 157th Anniversary
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Go back in time to Dec. 11th, 1864, two days before William T. Sherman's force of over 3000 Federal troops descended upon the fort. Soldiers in the fort will be preparing for the coming battle. See artillery and small arms drills, period medicine, and cooking demonstrations. There will not be a tactical demonstration (final battle) this year. $15. 912-727-2339.
Wood Ornament Craft
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Start off the holiday season right! Join us in making ornaments by painting wood slices. Then take it home and add it to your decorations! Space is limited. Meet at Interpretive Center. Please call the Visitor Center to preregister! $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Wildlife Bingo
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
BINGO! This classic game has a slight twist to it, the bingo sheets are wildlife themed. Enjoy a fun game of bingo and try to win some fun Fort Yargo prizes! This is fun for friends and family. Space is limited. Meet at Interpretive Center. Please call the Visitor Center to preregister. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Christmas Cabin Escape Room
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 5 PM to 10 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Test your skills in this unique escape room located in a 200-year-old cabin. You and your group will explore Santa's office to find clues in order to escape before time runs out. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Christmas on the Pond
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 6 PM to 10 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for a holly jolly night of Christmas-themed festivities ranging from festive lights to a visit from Saint Nick himself. We'll have holiday music and storytelling, a campfire, food vendors, and photos with Santa. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Beginner Archery Class -Pumpkin target-
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 12 PM to 1 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 (or the pumpkin). Program geared to participants 10 years and above. Call the park office to register. Space limited to 10 participants. Social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Wilderness Survival (shelter building, fire building, knot tying)
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 3 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Work by yourself or as a family team to create your very own shelter using the forest around you (surrounding sticks, branches, vines). Then, learn helpful skills about fire building and tying knots. All supplies provided. Geared toward ages 6 years and older. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 4 PM to 7 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm Come see the Mansion at West End in period holiday decor and learn about Victorian Christmas traditions from docents dressed in their finest 1870's garb. This open house on Friday and Saturday nights in December is highlighted by twinkling candle lights, and live music. Adults: $12, Youth (6-17): $7, Children 5 and under: Free Family Rate (2 adults + their children) $40. 706-878-1077.
Christmas Crafts
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how to make Christmas crafts that are sure to help make your home more festive for the holidays. Some can be used as gifts. Limit: 10 people, minimum 4. Pre-register at Visitor Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Hay Rides and S'Mores
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 7 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Meet at the campground picnic shelter for a fun hay ride through the park then join us around the campfire at the amphitheater for Christmas songs, stories, and s'mores. Hayrides limited to 12 riders. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Becoming and Outdoor Woman (BOW)
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join us for a day of fun and adventure in the great outdoors. Participants will get to try their hand at some basics of wilderness survival including fire building, knot tying, campfire cooking and more. Other activities will include hiking, kayaking and archery. Sign-up deadline is December 7th at 4:00 PM and space is limited. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturdays 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM – Dec 11, 2021 until Dec 18, 2021 
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come take a guided tour through the historical Camp Lawton Civil War prison site and learn about the fascinating events that transpired here. Afterwards, participants are invited to explore the Camp Lawton Museum free of charge. Pre-registration is required, space is limited, and social distancing is mandatory. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Christmas Hayride and Crafts
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Make some festive Christmas crafts with some rangers that are fun for the whole family. Afterwards, participants will get to take a fun hayride through the park to see the decorations and Christmas lights. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Morning Guided Hike
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Take a walk on the wild side at Mistletoe State Park! This hike is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the natural world in Appling, Georgia. Make sure to bring comfortable shoes and a water bottle. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Campground Christmas Craft
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us to create a fun Christmas craft that will be perfect to decorate your home or camper during this Holiday Season! $3 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Christmas at the Cabin with Santa
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 10 AM to 2 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for yuletide celebrations in pioneer style! Santa will be in the Log Cabin by the Fireplace, Be sure to bring your camera and Christmas cheer. We will have holiday crafts, pioneer toys, games, music, and more! Access to the cabin requires a short walk on a paved trail. Event will be cancelled in case of inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Civil War Soldiers Home for Christmas
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Civil War re-enacotors will be away from the battle and home for the holiday. They will be camping in tents, firing black powder weapons , marching formations and more. Soldiers will be camped around the Log Cabin. Santa will be in the cabin. There will also be pioneer games and holiday crafts. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer Craft
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Make your very own Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer coastal-style from fallen palm tree leaves. Please preregister by calling the park office. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Second Saturday Hike: Laurel Ridge Trail
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Enjoy a guided hike of the Laurel Ridge Trail with Smithgall's new Park Naturalist. The Laurel Ridge Trail is an approximately 1.6-mile moderate hike featuring mountain coves, high elevation species like chestnut and blackjack oaks, and a wonderful photo opportunity with a view of Mt. Yonah. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Sunset Candy Cane Hunt
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 5 PM to 7 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us at sunset to hunt candy canes, afterwards enjoy a holiday movie, s'mores, and hot chocolate. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please call the office to sign up. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Ornament Craft
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet at the campground pavilion for a festive Christmas craft! Limited to 15 people. 2 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Santa Net Radio Program
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 7 PM to 9 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Bring your Jr Rangers to the campground pavilion to talk to Santa over the radio! Registration at 7:00 PM, talk to Santa at 8:00 PM! $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Wormsloe Christmas Hike
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
With Yuletide upon us we need your help to find the Wormsloe Yule log. Hear the stories and traditions of seasons past as we journey through the Wormsloe forest in search of the Yule log to burn for good luck in the coming new year. Make sure to bring water and wear closed toed shoes. Reservations are required, space is limited. $7 - $15. 912-353-3023.
Wormsloe Christmas Hike
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
With Yuletide upon us we need your help to find the Wormsloe Yule log. Hear the stories and traditions of seasons past as we journey through the Wormsloe forest in search of the Yule log to burn for good luck in the coming new year. Make sure to bring water and wear closed toed shoes. Reservations are required, space is limited. $7 - $15. 912-353-3023.

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Sunday, Dec 12, 2021 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come out to see Christmas light displays every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting November 26, 2021 and ending December 25, 2021. Tour our 10 acre event field and see displays have been setup up by a host of site partners, volunteers and area businesses. There will also be refreshments, a movie, and weather permitting a campfire. $0 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Holiday Cards at the Park
Sunday, Dec 12, 2021 8 AM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate by writing cards for the local retirement homes. Stop by the card table in the park office anytime during office hours. Cards and writing utensils provided. Cards will be collected and given to a local retirement home by December 18th. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Cooking a Redcoat's Ration
Sunday, Dec 12, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Meet one of Fort King George's Redcoat soldiers in his barracks as he prepares a meal from the meager rations supplied to him. If you ask nicely, he may even have a recipe or two to share with you. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
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Reindeer Crafts
Sunday, Dec 12, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Try your hand at making cool and unique reindeer out of different nature objects! Bring them home to use as decorations around the house. Space is limited. Meet at Interpretive Center. Please call the Visitor Center to preregister. $4 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Christmas Cabin Escape Room
Sunday, Dec 12, 2021 11 AM to 11:30 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Test your skills in this unique escape room located in a 200-year-old cabin. You and your group will explore Santa's office to find clues in order to escape before time runs out. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Christmas Cabin Escape Room
Sunday, Dec 12, 2021 2 PM to 2:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Test your skills in this unique escape room located in a 200-year-old cabin. You and your group will explore Santa's office to find clues in order to escape before time runs out. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Afternoon Hike and Build a Fire
Sunday, Dec 12, 2021 2 PM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore the flora and fauna surrounding Brantley trail on this ranger led hike. This is an easy to moderate hike along a 1 mile unpaved trail. After the hike, learn how to build a fire without matches. Please bring water and wear closed-toed shoes. Call to pre-register in advance. Social distancing required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
3rd Annual Santa and Friends
Sunday, Dec 12, 2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Enjoy a drive through our beautifully lit winter wonderland campground. Drop off letters to Santa and wave to him and his friends during this holiday season treat the whole family will enjoy. 229-724-2150.
Ornament Craft
Sunday, Dec 12, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
If you want to change up your tree décor from your regular ornaments, or want to bring home some fun memories to stick on your tree, come to the park and craft some of your own. Perfect for kids and adults, this program is sure to make your holiday décor festive and unique. $3 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
DIY Birdfeeder
Sunday, Dec 12, 2021 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
If you've ever wanted to put a birdfeeder in your yard but don't want to buy an expensive, fancy one, come to our program and make your own. Our naturalist will show you how to create your own handmade feeder with just a few natural supplies. It's an inexpensive way to make your yard a home for wildlife while still looking beautiful and organic. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Dog Paw Ornament and Dog Hike
Sunday, Dec 12, 2021 1 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Create a festive furever ornament with your best hiking partner. The ornament will be made out of salt dough, so it is pet safe. While the ornaments are baking, join the naturalist on a dog hike. Please preregister by calling the park office. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Backcountry Geology Hike
Sunday, Dec 12, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Geologist and "Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park" president John Johnston will lead a moderately strenuous three mile hike identifying rock types and explaining how they formed. Explore the beautiful Jack's Branch area and the seldom-visited quarry of the New Manchester mill. Meet in the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Monday, December 13, 2021

Museum Tour
Monday, Dec 13, 2021 10 AM to 10:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Take an informative tour of our museum with the Naturalist and learn about this ancient site and artifacts. Tours will be held every hour between 10 AM and 4 PM, with no tour at 12 PM. Pre-registration required. $4-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Holiday Cards at the Park
Monday, Dec 13, 2021 8 AM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate by writing cards for the local retirement homes. Stop by the card table in the park office anytime during office hours. Cards and writing utensils provided. Cards will be collected and given to a local retirement home by December 18th. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Geminids Meteor Shower
Monday, Dec 13, 2021 8 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Meet at the picnic shelter by the campground. Open to all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring binoculars, insect repellent, flashlight, and a blanket. Pre-register at the Visitor Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Museum Tour
Tuesday, Dec 14, 2021 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Take an informative tour of our museum with the Naturalist and learn about this ancient site and artifacts. Tours will be held every hour between 10 AM and 4 PM, with no tour at 12 PM. Pre-registration required. $4-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Holiday Cards at the Park
Tuesday, Dec 14, 2021 8 AM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate by writing cards for the local retirement homes. Stop by the card table in the park office anytime during office hours. Cards and writing utensils provided. Cards will be collected and given to a local retirement home by December 18th. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Museum Tour
Wednesday, Dec 15, 2021 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Take an informative tour of our museum with the Naturalist and learn about this ancient site and artifacts. Tours will be held every hour between 10 AM and 4 PM, with no tour at 12 PM. Pre-registration required. $4-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Holiday Cards at the Park
Wednesday, Dec 15, 2021 8 AM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate by writing cards for the local retirement homes. Stop by the card table in the park office anytime during office hours. Cards and writing utensils provided. Cards will be collected and given to a local retirement home by December 18th. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Nature's Garland
Wednesday, Dec 15, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Using supplies found outdoors, we will create Christmas garland to decorate the outside of your home. Please preregister by calling the park office. Location: Picnic Shelter 1 $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Primitive Tools and Weapons Program
Thursday, Dec 16, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
What is the difference between a tool and a weapon? Come and join us at our amphitheater to find out. Program can be cancelled due to inclement weather. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Holiday Cards at the Park
Thursday, Dec 16, 2021 8 AM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate by writing cards for the local retirement homes. Stop by the card table in the park office anytime during office hours. Cards and writing utensils provided. Cards will be collected and given to a local retirement home by December 18th. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Candle Making
Thursday, Dec 16, 2021 5 PM to 6 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how pioneers lit their homes and make your own hand-dipped candle. Limited to 10 people, minimum of 4. Pre-register at Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Homeschool Days: White-Tail Deer
Thursday, Dec 16, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Did you know that white-tail deer are good swimmers and will use large streams and lakes to escape predators? Please bring homeschoolers of all ages to explore the interesting world of white-tail deer! 15 spots available. $6 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.

Friday, December 17, 2021

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Friday, Dec 17, 2021 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come out to see Christmas light displays every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting November 26, 2021 and ending December 25, 2021. Tour our 10 acre event field and see displays have been setup up by a host of site partners, volunteers and area businesses. There will also be refreshments, a movie, and weather permitting a campfire. $0 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Winter Walking
Friday, Dec 17, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
It's cold outside, but don't let it keep you down. Come to Etowah for a hike to learn about the history of the site. We'll be starting at the Visitor's Center and enjoying an easy 45 minute hike of the mounds. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Holiday Cards at the Park
Friday, Dec 17, 2021 8 AM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate by writing cards for the local retirement homes. Stop by the card table in the park office anytime during office hours. Cards and writing utensils provided. Cards will be collected and given to a local retirement home by December 18th. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Game Night: Jolly Jeopardy
Friday, Dec 17, 2021 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a family-friendly game of winter jeopardy. Test your knowledge of the holidays and winter-related subjects. Campfire lit, weather permitting; guests are welcome to bring their own marshmallows and roasting sticks. Meet at Pavilion by Trading Post. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Christmas Cabin Escape Room
Friday, Dec 17, 2021 2 PM to 2:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Test your skills in this unique escape room located in a 200-year-old cabin. You and your group will explore Santa's office to find clues in order to escape before time runs out. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Meet the Farm Animals
Friday, Dec 17, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horse, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy playtime in the pastures with the sheep and goats. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Campfire S’mores and Stories
Friday, Dec 17, 2021 6 PM to 6:40 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Roast marshmallows and swap stories with friends and family. Ask the ranger about the ghosts at the park, or simply enjoy the warmth of the fire. Please wear warm clothes and bring a flashlight. We will meet at picnic shelter 5. Limited to12 people. Pre-register at the park office or call in advance. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Friday, Dec 17, 2021 4 PM to 7 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm Come see the Mansion at West End in period holiday decor and learn about Victorian Christmas traditions from docents dressed in their finest 1870's garb. This open house on Friday and Saturday nights in December is highlighted by twinkling candle lights, and live music. Adults: $12, Youth (6-17): $7, Children 5 and under: Free Family Rate (2 adults + their children) $40. 706-878-1077.
Movie Night
Friday, Dec 17, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for movies under the stars. Bring bottled water, insect repellent, and a blanket or chair. Please pre-register at Visitor Center. Meet at picnic shelter by the campground. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Nature Journal
Friday, Dec 17, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Keeping a journal of things that you see while out in nature can be a fun and relaxing way to keep memories of your discoveries. Join us as we immerse ourselves in the sights and sounds of nature and record what we each observe in a nature journal. Materials will be provided. Location: Big Ferry Trail Please preregister by calling the park office $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Christmas Campfire
Friday, Dec 17, 2021 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet at the campground fire ring for a Christmas campfire! We'll be reading The Night Before Christmas with some Christmas goodies. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Saturday, Dec 18, 2021 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come out to see Christmas light displays every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting November 26, 2021 and ending December 25, 2021. Tour our 10 acre event field and see displays have been setup up by a host of site partners, volunteers and area businesses. There will also be refreshments, a movie, and weather permitting a campfire. $0 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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