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.


Friday, October 23, 2020

Who's the Predator?
Friday, Oct 23, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a game of Mafia with a nature twist! Try to determine who the predator is before you get eaten. Who knows, maybe the predator is you! No prior knowledge of game play needed. Preregistration required. Limited attendance of 15. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Private Escape Rooms
Friday, Oct 23, 2020 6 PM to 7 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
Private Escape Rooms
Friday, Oct 23, 2020 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
Creature Feature: Eastern Kingsnake
Friday, Oct 23, 2020 4 PM to 4:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Learn all about Fort Yargo residents in this Animal Ambassador talk. Participants will discover the day to day life of Knots, our Eastern Kingsnake in an up close encounter. Pre-registration is required. 15 spots available. Meeting location disclosed after signup. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Fright-day Film Night
Friday, Oct 23, 2020 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Calling all ghosts and ghouls! Each Friday night in the month of October, Fort Yargo will be showing spooky screenings of classic and cartoonish movies to celebrate the season. We encourage you to bring your own chair/blanket, or cozy up in a truck bed. All films are rated PG. Showtime at 7:40pm. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Guided Hike
Friday, Oct 23, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the naturalist for a guided hike to learn fun facts about our natural resources! We’ll explore native plants and search for signs of wildlife. This program requires preregistration as spacing will be limited and social distancing will be enforced. Please call the park office to register. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Pumpkin Carving
Friday, Oct 23, 2020 4 PM to 5 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join our Naturalist for a fun time of carving your own Jack-o-Lantern. Pumpkins and carving tools provided, or bring your own. Limit 10 people, minimum of 4. Pre-registration required by noon October 22. Call or stop by the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Movie Night
Friday, Oct 23, 2020 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for movies under the stars. Limited to15 people, minimum of 4. Bring bottled water, insect repellent, and a blanket or chair. Pre-registration required by noon two days prior to event; call or stop by Visitor Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Plant Hike
Friday, Oct 23, 2020 10 AM to 11:15 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Enjoy a marsh hike to the river and learn about the native and non-native flora of Georgia and our coast. The hike will be under two miles total. Bring water, bug spray, and sunscreen. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to 10 participants, and social distancing will be required. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Sunrise Hike
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 7 AM to 8 AM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist for a moderate 1 mile hike along our Flat Rock trail as we watch the sunrise. Bring water and good hiking shoes. Registration is required, call our park office to reserve your spot. Meet at Trail Head 1. $2 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Pumpkin Jug Crafting
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us in creating custom pumpkins from recycled plastic jugs. Each pumpkin will be fitted with an LED bulb that will allow the pumpkins to glow in the dark. Registration is required, call our park office to reserve your spot. Meet at Visitors Center. $4 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Primitive Arts DIY Class: Cord Crafting
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
In this class you will learn how to create cordage (rope) from plant and animal fibers. An important skill for wilderness survival. You’ll leave with your own cordage, as well as materials to continue the fun at home. This class is open to ages 13+ with an adult guardian present for youth 17 and under. Limited spots available, call to pre-register. $40. 706-695-2598.
Primitive Arts DIY Class: Natural Glue Crafting
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 1 PM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Before super-glue and duct tape, people still required adhesives to aid in hunting and home building. Participants in this class will learn to make their own glue from natural elements. This class is open to ages 13+ with an adult guardian present for youth 17 and under. Limited spots available, call to pre-register. $40. 706-695-2598.
Meadow Walk & Talk
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Meet a ranger at our new meadow, learn about pollinators, gopher tortoises, native plants and what we’re doing to restore this area back into a longleaf pine-wiregrass habitat with a meadow component. Program is weather permitting, social distancing is mandatory. Space is limited to 6. Preregistration required by 8 PM on the Friday before program. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Campfire Bingo
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 5 PM to 6 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us in the campground at the Interpretive Campfire by the information kiosk for some bingo and prizes next to a warn and toasty fire. For an added treat, bring your own marshmallows and roasting sticks. Program is weather permitting, social distancing is mandatory. Space limited to 8. Preregistration required by 8 PM the Friday before program. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Primitive Tools and Weapons Program
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 11 AM to 11:30 AM
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. This program requires pre-registration. Space is limited to 18 people and social distancing will be required. Program can be cancelled due to inclement weather. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Pumpkin Archery
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Pumpkin target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and prizes. .Halloween Saturday has a special Monster Hunt shoot. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Groups can contact us for a special time. Must pre-register. Meet at archery course next to group shelter in the campground. Park at boat dock $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office any time. Pictures must be brought to park office with checklist by 4 PM Sat. Winners will be called to pick up prize. Hunt changes all the time so you can participate all throughout the year. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fall Nature Craft
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Want to make a pinecone owl, fairy furniture or a leaf crown? Let your imagination soar as you create your own park souvenir from the natural materials of fall. Must pre-register. Limited attendance of 15 people. Location disclosed upon registration. Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Zombie Survival: Navigation
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn how to avoid the zombie horde and navigate to your safe zone using a map and compass. Geared towards ages 8 to adult. Preregistration and pre-pay is required by phone or coming to the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fall Jeopardy
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a family-friendly game of fall-themed Jeopardy. test your knowledge of outdoor activities and fall-related subjects. Must pre-register and pre-pay or call the Park Office. Limited attendance of 15 people. Location disclosed upon registration. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Private Escape Rooms
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 6 PM to 7 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
Private Escape Rooms
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
Candle Lantern Tour
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 7 PM to 10 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Experience an entertaining and historical trip through time led by candlelight, with friendly tour guides. Witness a night-time firing of our cannon! Refreshments will be provided at the museum. Limited space and set tour times. Pre-registration and payment is required & begins 10/1. Call or visit the Park Office to register. Kids 2 & under free. 912-727-2339.
Ask a Ranger
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 12 PM to 2 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Find our Naturalist at the Visitor Center on your next visit! Ask questions, learn about the park’s history, pick up a trail map, or grab a camera scavenger hunt. Bring your completed scavenger hunt by 2:00pm and win a fun prize. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Evening Paddle
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 5 PM to 7 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join the Park Naturalist for a calm, serene kayak paddle around the lake after hours. Learn about the history and wildlife of the park. No experience necessary. Ages 10 and up welcome. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Register in advance. Location of meeting place disclosed upon registration. $15 - $20 $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Bees- It is all in the Preparation
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Ever wondered what preparation is needed to start your own bee hive. Come and ask questions to learn about bees beekeeping and equipment. Look at our observation hive to learn how busy bees are. Watch brood emerge and honey being made. Call 478-763-2759 to reserve your spot $3 $3 plus $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Haunted Village at HLC - HALF PRICE if you call us before 10/23!
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 1 PM to 6 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come visit our Spooky Haunted Village for a family-friendly, slight-fright event. Walk through the village filled with scenes of your Halloween scary favorites, including an appearance by that hockey mask wearing man from the movies. Pre-registration (pre-sale tickets) and social distancing will be required. $10. **$5 If you buy tickets before 10/23** $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Farm Animal Fun Days 2020
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Over the years, Hardman Farm has been home to several species of livestock. Come visit and learn about livestock that was kept here on the Farm as we continue our journey of "bringing the farm back to life" and keep the American agricultural experience alive. Grounds Admission $6. Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
The Boys Who Built the Park - CCC Program
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Come learn about the men who built the beautiful structures we enjoy at the park today. We'll take a short walk around the front of the park to look at the CCC's handiwork. This program requires pre-registration. Please call the park office at 770-504-2277 to register. $5 parking. 770-507-2277.
Indian Springs Museum
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Stop by our museum to check out Indian Springs through the years! Starting with the Muskogee-Creeks and stretching through the resort eras to modern day, take in the whole story from inside the historic CCC-constructed building. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Three Trails, One Day
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 9 AM to 7 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join our Naturalist for guided hikes down all our trails: South Big Creek Trail, 9AM; North Big Creek Trail, 2PM; Lake Trail, 5PM. Each hike limited to ten people, minimum of 4. Pre-registration required by noon October 23. Call or stop by Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Campsite Decoration Competition
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 6 PM to 8 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
All camping guests are invited to decorate their sites and join the competition. Theme is Autumn, Harvest Time, or Halloween. Prizes awarded for the three best-decorated sites. Judging to take place after dark. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Monster Mash
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Preregistration is required for this event, participants are limited. Monsters, mummy's and ghosts are part of this kid friendly program. Participants will take aim at monsters in cork archery, they will create monster masks or animal masks (kits will be provided) and they will go on a monster hunt looking for clues to win prizes when completed. $5- $10 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Campground Loop Hike
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
This trail is perfect for people that want to see views of the lake and wildlife. It is over a mile long and is a easy to moderate hike. Registration is required to attend the hike. To register call the park office at (706) 541-0321. A parking pass is needed to enter the park. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Basic Archery
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Basic Archery
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Early Morning Kayak
Saturdays 8 AM - 9:15 AM – Oct 24, 2020 until Oct 31, 2020 
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Come join us for a quiet morning paddle in this lovely weather. Watch the birds wake, and enjoy the silence of the morning with two rangers on a guided paddle. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Archery 101
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet at the archery range for a beginners lesson in archery. Please wear closed toe shoes. Archery lessons must be signed up for and paid in advance. Please call the park office at 706- 245-6270 for availability. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Pumpkin Bag
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us at the campground pavilion as we create a fun reusable pumpkin bag. This is a great craft for kids of all ages. All crafts must be signed up for and paid in advance. Please call the park office at 706- 245-6270 for availability. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Fall Movies
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Bring your chair to the park office to watch a movie under the stars! Call the park office to learn what we will be watching 706-245-6270. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Where's Noble Bones? A Bone Chiling Scavenger Hunt!
Saturdays 9 AM - 4:45 PM – Oct 24, 2020 until Oct 31, 2020 
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Come help us find Noble Jones, he has lost all of his Noble Bones! Every Saturday in October Wormsloe State Historic Site will be holding a spooky scavenger hunt. It gives families a perfect way to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful natural and cultural resources here at Wormsloe while having some fun! $2.50 - $10 912-353-3023.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Primitive Tools and Weapons Program
Sunday, Oct 25, 2020 11 AM to 11:30 AM
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. This program requires pre-registration. Space is limited to 18 people and social distancing will be required. Program can be cancelled due to inclement weather. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Cannon Ball Crater Hike
Sunday, Oct 25, 2020 1 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Some of the largest weapons of the civil war were naval artillery pieces known as Dahlgren guns. This ranger led hike explores an area of the park where these weapons have left numerous craters. This is a bushwhackers hike off of our trail system. Please where appropriate shoes and clothing for traversing natural areas. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Evening Paddle
Sunday, Oct 25, 2020 5 PM to 7 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join the Park Naturalist for a calm, serene kayak paddle around the lake after hours. Learn about the history and wildlife of the park. No experience necessary. Ages 10 and up welcome. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Register in advance. Location of meeting place disclosed upon registration. $15 - $20 $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Basic Archery
Sunday, Oct 25, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Basic Archery
Sunday, Oct 25, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Monday, October 26, 2020

Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Monday, Oct 26, 2020 9:30 AM to 10 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Whether it's a tour of our museum, mounds or riverside nature trail, join us for an interesting tour with a ranger. Weather may affect tour length/location. Register by 3 p.m. the day before since group size is limited. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020 9:30 AM to 10 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Whether it's a tour of our museum, mounds or riverside nature trail, join us for an interesting tour with a ranger. Weather may affect tour length/location. Register by 3 p.m. the day before since group size is limited. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Homeschool- All About Owls
Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist to learn more about the different types of owls found in Georgia, followed by an owl pellet dissection to further learn about their eating habits. Registration is required, call our park office to reserve your spot. Meet at Visitors Center. $4 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Meet Watson- Gopher Tortoise
5th Wednesday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM from Oct 28, 2020 until Nov 25, 2020 
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come and meet George L Smith's mascot, Watson and his new sidekick, Holmes. Learn about Gopher Tortoises and hear about Watson's travels to Georgia and how he is considered a "keystone Species". $2 Call 478-763-2759 to reserve your spot. Space is limited to 8 and preregistration is required by 4 PM the day before the program. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Whether it's a tour of our museum, mounds or riverside nature trail, join us for an interesting tour with a ranger. Weather may affect tour length/location. Register by 3 p.m. the day before since group size is limited. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Going Batty
Friday, Oct 30, 2020 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. Location disclosed upon registration. Geared towards adults and children ages 8 & up. Must pre-register and pre-pay. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Who's the Predator?
Friday, Oct 30, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a game of Mafia with a nature twist! Try to determine who the predator is before you get eaten. Who knows, maybe the predator is you! No prior knowledge of game play needed. Preregistration required. Limited attendance of 15. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Private Escape Rooms
Friday, Oct 30, 2020 6 PM to 7 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
Private Escape Rooms
Friday, Oct 30, 2020 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
19th Century Woodworking
Friday, Oct 30, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
19th Century Woodworking demonstration. Learn about some of the tools and techniques used during this time period, and a little about the history of the American logging industry. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Friday at the Forge: Blacksmithing Program
Friday, Oct 30, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Visit our blacksmith's shop to learn about their tools and techniques. Our park rangers will be demonstrating how iron is heated and formed. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
Creature Feature: Eastern Kingsnake
Friday, Oct 30, 2020 4 PM to 4:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Learn all about Fort Yargo residents in this Animal Ambassador talk. Participants will discover the day to day life of Knots, our Eastern Kingsnake in an up close encounter. Pre-registration is required. 15 spots available. Meeting location disclosed after signup. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Fright-day Film Night
Friday, Oct 30, 2020 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Calling all ghosts and ghouls! Each Friday night in the month of October, Fort Yargo will be showing spooky screenings of classic and cartoonish movies to celebrate the season. We encourage you to bring your own chair/blanket, or cozy up in a truck bed. All films are rated PG. Showtime at 7:40pm. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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History Hike
Friday, Oct 30, 2020 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Come learn about the fascinating history of Indian Springs! From the early use by the Creeks thru the resort eras and the CCC construction, learn about 200 years of park history. This program requires pre-registration. Please call the park office at 770-504-2277 to register. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Meet the Turtles
Friday, Oct 30, 2020 4 PM to 5 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Come learn about the turtles that call our Interpretive Center their home then choose a craft to make. Limited to 15 people, minimum of 4; pre-register by noon November 27. Call or stop by the Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Haunted Halloween Hike
Friday, Oct 30, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Experience the witches of Red Top. See a snake oil salesman nicknamed the widow maker, a fortune teller with a ghost and a shaman. Visit the haunted blacksmith shop. Walk in the dark forest on a paved trail. The first group leaves at 7 pm. The last group leaves at 9 pm. Family friendly. Preregistration is required. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, October 31, 2020

A Haunted Evening at A.H. Stephens
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 6:30 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come drive through the park and experience the thrills and chills of Halloween! It starts at the park entrance. Enjoy two campgrounds that will be spooktacularly decorated as well as the many haunts throughout the park. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Pumpkin Carving Contest
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 12 PM to 4 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us for a pumpkin carving contest here at our Visitors Center. Bring your own pumpkin but carving supplies will be available at our Visitors Center. This event is free to all participants and the best pumpkin will receive an award. Judging will begin at 4pm. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Halloween at the Park
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 6 PM to 8 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
All Campground guests 12 and under are invited to participate in Trick-or-Treating in our campgrounds. Bring your costume and visit with your fellow campers. Prizes will be presented to the best decorated campsite and best costume of the night. Trick-or-Treating will start at dusk and costume judging will be at 7pm. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Meet the Bees
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Meet the park honeybees and learn all about these hard-working pollinators from our local beekeepers, owners of Boyd's Bees N Honey. Program is weather permitting and social distancing is mandatory. Space is limited to 6 and preregistration is required by 8 PM on the Friday before program. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Primitive Tools and Weapons Program
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 11 AM to 11:30 AM
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. This program requires pre-registration. Space is limited to 18 people and social distancing will be required. Program can be cancelled due to inclement weather. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Decorated and Carved Pumpkin Contest
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 9 AM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring your entry and a candle/light to the Park Office for display. Pre-register and pre-pay at the Park Office. Limit 50 entries. Prizes for adults and youth. $2 per entry $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pumpkin Archery
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Pumpkin target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and prizes. .Halloween Saturday has a special Monster Hunt shoot. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Groups can contact us for a special time. Must pre-register. Meet at archery course next to group shelter in the campground. Park at boat dock $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office any time. Pictures must be brought to park office with checklist by 4 PM Sat. Winners will be called to pick up prize. Hunt changes all the time so you can participate all throughout the year. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Scarecrow Competition
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 11 AM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Enter kid-size, original, already-built scarecrow. Check in display at the Park Office. Limit 50 entries; pre-registration required. Open to all ages. Prizes for adults and the youth. $2 per entry $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fall Nature Craft
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Want to make a pinecone owl, fairy furniture or a leaf crown? Let your imagination soar as you create your own park souvenir from the natural materials of fall. Must pre-register. Limited attendance of 15 people. Location disclosed upon registration. Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Howl-o-ween Leaf Hike
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Discover the fall woodlands and all its inhabitants with your canine companion as we trek through hardwood bottoms along Pine Mountain Ridge; a moderate hike for ages 10 & up. Bring water and a snack. You do not have to have a dog to join us. Costumes optional. Meet at the Callaway Country State Park Lot by 1:15 pm. Limited attendance of 15. 706-663-4858.
Zombie Survival: Navigation
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn how to avoid the zombie horde and navigate to your safe zone using a map and compass. Geared towards ages 8 to adult. Preregistration and pre-pay is required by phone or coming to the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Halloween In The Park (Overnight Guest Only)
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 5 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
ONLY CAMPGROUND AND COTTAGE OVERNIGHT GUESTS ages 12 and under are invited to participate in Trick-or-Treat.in this year's event, Bring your costume and visit with your fellow campers. CAMPERS/GUESTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PASS OUT CANDY; we will have stations where the trick-or-treaters can collect the candy in individualized baggies. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Private Escape Rooms
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 6 PM to 7 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
Private Escape Rooms
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
The Haunting of Savage Island
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Halloween comes to the campground. We invite our campground guests to decorate their campsite and wear costumes. The Rangers will drive through the campground and judge the campsites for creativity. We will also have costume contest. Unfortunately, trick or treating will not be allowed in campground this year. 912-727-2339.
Frightful Fun at Fort Yargo (Overnight Guests Only)
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 4 PM to 7 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join in the festivities at Fort Yargo’s Interpretive Center (old park office). We will have a costume contest, games, prizes, candy, movies, ghost stories, and a monster mash to fill your night with fun. All events will take place in the Interpretive Center parking lot. Costume Contest to take place at 5:00pm (ages 3-6) and 5:15pm (ages 7+) $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Hard Labor Creek RV Contest
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 8 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come camp with us on the spookiest of nights! Campers are encouraged to decorate their sites and compete for the prize of most festive set up. Prize pack will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Judging will be at 8 pm on 10/31. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tricksters of the Animal Kingdom
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Does the opossum really play dead? How do tasty caterpillars avoid becoming a snack? Come learn about some amazing animals and the unique traits and behaviors they use to survive! This program requires pre-registration. Please call the park office at 770-504-2277 to register. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Indian Springs Museum
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Stop by our museum to check out Indian Springs through the years! Starting with the Muskogee-Creeks and stretching through the resort eras to modern day, take in the whole story from inside the historic CCC-constructed building. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Campsite Decorating Contest
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 8 AM to 5 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Bring your best decorations with you if you have a campsite reserved for Halloween weekend. Each campsite will be judged after 12 pm on Saturday with the winner announced at 5 pm. Prizes have been donated by the Friends of Kolomoki. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Going Batty
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Come learn all about bats, Georgia's one and only flying mammal, then build a bat house to take home. Limited to 10 people, minimum of 4. Pre-registration required by noon October 30. Call or stop by the Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Campsite Decoration Competition
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 6 PM to 8 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
All camping guests are invited to decorate their sites and join the competition. Theme is Autumn, Harvest Time, or Halloween. Prizes awarded for the three best-decorated sites. Judging to take place after dark. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Zombie Archery
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Preregistration is required for this event, participants are limited. It seems that 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 8 and up. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Monster Mash
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Preregistration is required for this event, participants are limited. Monsters, mummy's and ghosts are part of this kid friendly program. Participants will take aim at monsters in cork archery, they will create monster masks or animal masks (kits will be provided) and they will go on a monster hunt looking for clues to win prizes when completed. $5- $10 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Haunted Halloween Hike
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Experience the witches of Red Top. See a snake oil salesman nicknamed the widow maker, a fortune teller with a ghost and a shaman. Visit the haunted blacksmith shop. Walk in the dark forest on a paved trail. The first group leaves at 7 pm. The last group leaves at 9 pm. Family friendly. Preregistration is required. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Early Morning Kayak
Saturdays 8 AM - 9:15 AM – Oct 31, 2020 
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Come join us for a quiet morning paddle in this lovely weather. Watch the birds wake, and enjoy the silence of the morning with two rangers on a guided paddle. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Halloween Night Hike
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
We will take guests on a spooky hike and tell ghost stories while walking. We will have some mild decorations. Two rangers will be on this hike to accompany guests and ensure social distancing. $3 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Let your imagination soar as you decorate your own pumpkin to take home with you! We will provide the pumpkin and decorating materials. Our secret celebrity judge will also be picking the best decorated pumpkin to win a prize! This program requires pre-registration by October 23rd, and space is limited to a maximum of 25 participants. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Zombie Archery
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join the park naturalist and help rid the park of zombies and monsters on the shooting range! Come out and join us for target shooting with a bow and arrow. All necessary equipment is provided, and no previous experience is required. This program requires pre-registration by October 23rd, and space is limited to a maximum of 25 participants. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Hunter's Moon Halloween Hike: Wetland Loop Trail
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 6 PM to 8:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Wear your best costume and join us for a guided night hike of the Wetland Loop Trail. We will start at the Visitor’s Center and walk down Tsalaki Trail to the Wetland Loop Trailhead. We will then take a break at Bear Ridge, where we will have a small campfire set up. This hike will be approximately 3 miles total. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Slime!
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Come to the camp ground pavilion to create the perfect craft just in time for Halloween. All crafts must be signed up for and paid in advance. Please call the park office at 706- 245-6270 for availability. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Costume Contest
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 7:30 PM to 8 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Get creative and show off your family appropriate costume to win some amazing prizes! Awards will be given to both human and dog costumes so be sure to bring your furry friend. Winner will be announced before the start of the movie. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Halloween Movie Night
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 8 PM to 10 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Bring your chair to the park office to watch a movie under the stars! Call the park office to learn what we will be watching 706-245-6270. Must register in advance, attendance will be limited. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 12 PM to 8 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
CANCELLED. Celebrate autumn’s arrival with noon chili, hotdogs and drinks for sale. We will also have hayrides, a cake walk, and a campsite decorating contest. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Where's Noble Bones? A Bone Chiling Scavenger Hunt!
Saturdays 9 AM - 4:45 PM – Oct 31, 2020 
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Come help us find Noble Jones, he has lost all of his Noble Bones! Every Saturday in October Wormsloe State Historic Site will be holding a spooky scavenger hunt. It gives families a perfect way to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful natural and cultural resources here at Wormsloe while having some fun! $2.50 - $10 912-353-3023.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Primitive Tools and Weapons Program
Sunday, Nov 1, 2020 11 AM to 11:30 AM
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. This program requires pre-registration. Space is limited to 18 people and social distancing will be required. Program can be cancelled due to inclement weather. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Nov 1, 2020 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Monday, November 2, 2020

Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Monday, Nov 2, 2020 9:30 AM to 10 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Whether it's a tour of our museum, mounds or riverside nature trail, join us for an interesting tour with a ranger. Weather may affect tour length/location. Register by 3 p.m. the day before since group size is limited. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Tuesday, Nov 3, 2020 9:30 AM to 10 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Whether it's a tour of our museum, mounds or riverside nature trail, join us for an interesting tour with a ranger. Weather may affect tour length/location. Register by 3 p.m. the day before since group size is limited. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Friends of Smithgall Woods Meeting
Tuesday, Nov 3, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This informative monthly meeting will give you the ins and outs of Smithgall Woods. Learn more about this special conservation area and what volunteer opportunities are available. Make some new friends and find a way to give back! 706-878-3087.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Homeschool In The Park: Birds
Thursday, Nov 5, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geared towards families who homeschool, Discover the unique qualities of birds. Families will also go on a short field trip to see live Birds of Prey. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day. Must pre-register. Location disclosed upon registration. PROGRAM WILL START AT 10:00 AM. NO LATE ARRIVALS. . $10 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
USA FootGolf National Championship 2020
Thursday, Nov 5, 2020 8 AM to 5 PM
Jack Hill State Park - Reidsville, GA
Watch the national championship for this sport that is like a cross between soccer and golf. Rounds will be played at Brazell's Creek inside the park. Registration open for teams to sign up. Amateur event also planned for November 14. Scroll to bottom of www.footgolfusa.org/national2020 $5 parking. 912-557-7745.
Christmas Ornament Craft
Thursday, Nov 5, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Choose from several different styles of ornaments with varying levels of difficulty: paper snowflakes, pipe cleaner candy canes, grapevine and burlap wreaths, and more. Limited to 8 people, minimum of 4; registration required two days prior to event; call or stop by Visitor Center, (912)287-4900 $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Homeschool Days
Thursday, Nov 5, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Homeschoolers! Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly home school program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month. 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. Space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Friday, November 6, 2020

Bird Bingo & Campfire
Friday, Nov 6, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original adult and family-friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn more about our feathered, flying friends. Bring your own roasting stick, marshmallows and enjoy toasting it over a fire. Location disclosed upon registration. Preregistration required. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-393-2349.
Sunset Paddle
Friday, Nov 6, 2020 4:30 PM to 6 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy the changing colors on the lake during this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
USA FootGolf National Championship 2020
Friday, Nov 6, 2020 8 AM to 5 PM
Jack Hill State Park - Reidsville, GA
Watch the national championship for this sport that is like a cross between soccer and golf. Rounds will be played at Brazell's Creek inside the park. Registration open for teams to sign up. Amateur event also planned for November 14. Scroll to bottom of www.footgolfusa.org/national2020 $5 parking. 912-557-7745.
Movie Night
Friday, Nov 6, 2020 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for movies under the stars. Limited to15 people, minimum of 4. Bring bottled water, insect repellent, and a blanket or chair. Pre-registration required by noon two days prior to event; call or stop by Visitor Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Saturday, November 7, 2020

Fall Festival - Canceled
Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 3 PM to 6 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for food, games, hayrides and more. Wear costumes and bring a bag to collect candy and prizes at gaming stations. Games available for toddlers, kids, teens and adults. Food and beverages available for purchase from Friends of Crooked River State Park, cash or check only. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Gobble Archery Shoot
Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment or you may bring your own. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery course next to the Group Shelter in the campground. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fall Eye Spy Scanvenger Hunt
Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 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. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4:00 PM. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Turkey Nature Craft
Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Make your own leaf turkey (ranger-guided) or let your imagination soar as you create a one of a kind park souvenir from the natural materials of fall. Preregistration required. Location disclosed upon registration. Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Veterans Day Celebration
Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Thanks to all of our veterans! Bring worn flags needing to be retired. Brief program, flag retirement and refreshments. Free 1-hr boat rental Check in at the Park Office on Hwy 190 for rentals. Program meets at the outdoor, Stone Amphitheater next to the park office. Stone seating or bring a chair. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Outdoorsy Trivia
Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a family-friendly game of outdoor Trivia. Test your knowledge of outdoor activities and camping-related subjects. Preregistration required. Location disclosed upon registration. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Sunset Paddle
Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 4:30 PM to 6 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy the changing colors on the lake during this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Farm Animal Fun Days 2020
Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Over the years, Hardman Farm has been home to several species of livestock. Come visit and learn about livestock that was kept here on the Farm as we continue our journey of "bringing the farm back to life" and keep the American agricultural experience alive. Grounds Admission $6. Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
USA FootGolf National Championship 2020
Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 8 AM to 5 PM
Jack Hill State Park - Reidsville, GA
Watch the national championship for this sport that is like a cross between soccer and golf. Rounds will be played at Brazell's Creek inside the park. Registration open for teams to sign up. Amateur event also planned for November 14. Scroll to bottom of www.footgolfusa.org/national2020 $5 parking. 912-557-7745.
Christmas Ornament Craft
Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Choose from several different styles of ornaments with varying levels of difficulty: paper snowflakes, pipe cleaner candy canes, grapevine and burlap wreaths, and more. Limited to 8 people, minimum of 4; registration required two days prior to event; call or stop by Visitor Center, (912)287-4900 $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Pioneer & Native American Living
Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Pre-registration is required for this program and space is limited. Immerse yourself in Native American and Pioneer lifestyles in tthis hands-on program at the park. This includes three or four activities such as candle making, corn husk dolls, Native American games, crafts, and more. $7-$10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Fall Hike
Saturdays 10 AM - 11:30 AM – Nov 7, 2020 until Dec 12, 2020 
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join us and enjoy the weather on our Fall Hikes. We will answer questions about the park, animals, and the flora and fauna we have here. Pre-registration will be required on our signup sheet, and guests may pay at the front desk. The cut-off will be 25 participants (including park staff). Location: Hikes will start on the Little River Trail. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Primitive Tools and Weapons Program
Sunday, Nov 8, 2020 11 AM to 11:30 AM
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. This program requires pre-registration. Space is limited to 18 people and social distancing will be required. Program can be cancelled due to inclement weather. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Beginner Archery and Guided Hike
Sunday, Nov 8, 2020 10 AM to 12:30 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. After the archery class, we will go on a hike along an easy to moderate trail with a ranger. Program geared to participants 9 years and above. Call to register by paying in advance. Limited to 8 participants. Social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
USA FootGolf National Championship 2020
Sunday, Nov 8, 2020 8 AM to 5 PM
Jack Hill State Park - Reidsville, GA
Watch the national championship for this sport that is like a cross between soccer and golf. Rounds will be played at Brazell's Creek inside the park. Registration open for teams to sign up. Amateur event also planned for November 14. Scroll to bottom of www.footgolfusa.org/national2020 $5 parking. 912-557-7745.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Monday, Nov 9, 2020 9:30 AM to 10 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Whether it's a tour of our museum, mounds or riverside nature trail, join us for an interesting tour with a ranger. Weather may affect tour length/location. Register by 3 p.m. the day before since group size is limited. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Tuesday, Nov 10, 2020 9:30 AM to 10 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Whether it's a tour of our museum, mounds or riverside nature trail, join us for an interesting tour with a ranger. Weather may affect tour length/location. Register by 3 p.m. the day before since group size is limited. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Veteran's Appreciation Day
Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
In honor of Veteran's Day, Hardman Farm will be inviting all Veterans, military service members and their families to enjoy free admission to Hardman Farm on Wednesday, November 11th, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Our last hourly guided tour of the Mansion will begin at 3:00 p.m. Hardman Farm Staff would like to thank you for your service! 706-878-1077.
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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Christmas Ornament Craft
Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 7 AM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Choose from several different styles of ornaments with varying levels of difficulty: paper snowflakes, pipe cleaner candy canes, grapevine and burlap wreaths, and more. Limited to 8 people, minimum of 4; registration required two days prior to event; call or stop by Visitor Center, (912)287-4900 $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Friday, November 13, 2020

Homeschool At the Farm: Leaves
Friday, Nov 13, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geared towards families who homeschool. Discover all the intricacies of leaves, what they are and how they work, up close in an investigative lab at Painted Pony Farm. Must pre-register and pre-pay. Space is limited to 15 people. Event is held off site at the Painted Pony Farm located in Warm Springs, GA. $8. 706-663-4858.
Kindness Cards and (Pine)Cones
Friday, Nov 13, 2020 4 PM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
It's World Kindness Day! Join us to make something kind for the animals and for your fellow humans! Location disclosed upon registration. Preregistration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bird Bingo & Campfire
Friday, Nov 13, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original adult and family-friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn more about our feathered, flying friends. Bring your own roasting stick, marshmallows and enjoy toasting it over a fire. Location disclosed upon registration. Preregistration required. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-393-2349.
Sunset Paddle
Friday, Nov 13, 2020 4:30 PM to 6 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy the changing colors on the lake during this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Movie Night
Friday, Nov 13, 2020 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for movies under the stars. Limited to15 people, minimum of 4. Bring bottled water, insect repellent, and a blanket or chair. Pre-registration required by noon two days prior to event; call or stop by Visitor Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Saturday, November 14, 2020

Gobble Archery Shoot
Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment or you may bring your own. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery course next to the Group Shelter in the campground. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fall Eye Spy Scanvenger Hunt
Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 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. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4:00 PM. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Turkey Nature Craft
Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Make your own leaf turkey (ranger-guided) or let your imagination soar as you create a one of a kind park souvenir from the natural materials of fall. Preregistration required. Location disclosed upon registration. Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Outdoorsy Trivia
Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a family-friendly game of outdoor Trivia. Test your knowledge of outdoor activities and camping-related subjects. Preregistration required. Location disclosed upon registration. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Highlander Encampment
Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 10 AM to 5 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
A regiment of Scottish Highlanders will be camping at Fort King George for the weekend! They will be performing drills on muskets, cannon, and swords, both in English and Gaelic. Come learn about the history of Darien’s early Highland settlers. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
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Planting Flowers for your Bees
Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Even if you are not a beekeeper learn about planting flowers that provide bees with nectar and pollen. Bees gather nectar and pollen enabling plants to reproduce. In turn, pollen feeds baby bees and nectar is turned into honey to be enjoyed by the bees and you. Pre-registration required prior to event. Limited to 8 people $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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History Hike at HLC
Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This ranger-led hike will take visitors along gentle ridges and cascading creeks. Explore our past as we walk by the remains of some unknown CCC constructions. Bring a camera to record the scenery. Hike geared toward active participants 8 years old and above. Space limited to 10 participants. Social distancing will be required. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Wilderness Survival (shelter building, fire building, knot tying)
Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 1 PM to 3 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 towards people 6 years and older. Space limited to 10 participants. Preregistration and social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
DIRT Event 
Kolomoki Native American History
Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 11 AM to 3 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us at the visitor center as we learn more about the descendants from Kolomoki. The Muscogee Creek Indians left their footprint on the soil here and we want to tell you more about their culture. This program requires pre-registration , as space will be limited to less than 50 participants and social distancing will be required. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Morning Kayak
Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join our Naturalist for a morning kayak tour on the lake. Bring sunscreen, insect repellant and bottled water. Limit: 8 people; minimum: 4; register by noon, November 13; call or stop by Visitor Center. $25 ($15, your equipment) $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Who was Laura Walker?
Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Come meet the lady for whom our Park was named and learn some history about the park as well. Limit: 15 people, minimum: 4. Register by noon, November 13; call or stop by Visitor Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Accessible 
Salt Painting
Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Pre-registration required. Have you ever painted salt? Do you enjoy arts and crafts? Join us in our salt painting program to create your own watercolor painting. Recommended for elementary school children aged 5 and up. Please call the park office to pre-register: 478-982-1660 Fee is $5 plus $5 for parking. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Thankful Tree
Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Pre-registration is required to participate in this progam. Give thanks this holiday by creating your own thankful tree. Recommended for elementary children aged 5 and up. Please call the park office to pre-register: 478-982-1660 Fee is $5 plus $5 for parking. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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