Upcoming Events


Friday, April 19, 2019

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 6:45 PM to 8:15 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Parks After Dark 
Bingo In The Campground
Fridays 6 PM - 7 PM – Apr 19, 2019 until Apr 26, 2019 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Bingo anyone? Young, old, any age; we are going to play bingo in the campground and you are invited to join us. There will be prizes and a lot of fun. The cost is $1 for one card or $2 for three cards. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Spring Equinox - Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Meetup at our Fishing Pier for a relaxing paddle on Clark Hill's Lake. We will return under the light of the Full Moon. You can rent a canoe or kayak, or bring your own. Call ahead to reserve a spot - 706-359-3458. Pay ahead at the office. Ranger lead paddle. Binoculars will be on hand for Moon Gazing. $15 kayak rental, gear & trip $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Spring Campfire and Bingo
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our fun, original state park bingo game perfect for adults or families. Win prizes and roast marshmallows over the campfire. Bring a stick and a chair. Meet next to Fishing Dock on Lake Deleanor in the campground area. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Friday at the Forge
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 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. We will also demonstrate how musket balls were cast. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
Night Time Fort Excursion
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Come experience the beauty and tranquility of Fort McAllister at night on this ranger guided tour of the fort and plantation house, as we recount history and tell stories of Georgia's last battle of the civil war. $9. 912-727-2339.
Full Moon Night Hike
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy Fort Yargo after dark on a guided moonlit hike by the lake each full moon of this year. Early evening hours are great for spotting wildlife such as deer, rabbits, owls and others along the lake shore. Hike length and meeting location will vary month to month. Bring sturdy shoes, water and a flashlight. $5 parking. 706-867-3489.
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All About Archery
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Want to learn archery? Join us on the range to learn how to use a compound bow. Get the chance to show off your skills, and maybe find your next hobby. Call the Visitor Center to reserve your spot, space is limited. $15 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Moonlight Hike
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us as we take a moonlight walk through our Gopher loop trail and get to experience all the wonders of the nocturnal world. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Full Moon Guided Hike
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Experience the surrounding wilderness in a new light. This ranger led short hike (roughly 1 mile of easy hiking) starts off with simple stretching and exploring night with the light of the moon. Comfortable shoes and attire recommended. Meet at the Trading Post 10 minutes prior to the hike. Call to register in advance. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Parks After Dark 
Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come join a Park Ranger on a guided paddle trip under the full moon. Serene Magnolia Lake becomes beautiful and eery at night, a perfect addition to your weekend activities. $5 - $20 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Home School: Paddle, Archery, and Hike
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Calling all home school students, we have a fun filled day planned with a session of archer, a paddle trip, and a hike for each student! $15 per student. Register in advance. Ages 7+. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Cosmic Archery
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Archery Instructor for this spectacular program! During our Cosmic Archery program you will get to fine tune your archery skills in the dark with the assistance of black lights, glow in the dark targets, and glow sticks. Cost is $25/person (ages 18+). Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Lyrids Meteor Shower Paddle
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 7 PM to 10 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Experience the the majesty of a meteor shower from a kayak. We will paddle 2.5 miles to a secluded, low-light spot to provide optimal viewing conditions. A night sky full of stars over the lake is a beautiful sight. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 9 PM to 9:45 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Sunset Easter Egg Hunt
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us at the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center as we celebrate Easter with crafts, popcorn, and an egg hunt at sunset. For children ages 0-12. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 7 PM to 10 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge Join us at the Unicoi Visitors Center for our Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt. All ages will be divided so that everyone can join in the fun. Crafts for the kids $5 per child. There will be campfire and Smore's and Hamburger and Hot dogs for sale. The fun begins with crafts at 7pm. $ 5 Crafts Food is Additional $5 parking. 706-878-2201 ext. 549.
Hiking 101
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet at the campground pavilion to learn the do’s and Don'ts. Afterwards we will go on a short 1/2 mile hike to test our new found skills. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

A.H. Stephens Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
The Easter Bunny has hidden eggs, and they are waiting for you. Children 12 and under bring your own basket, join the fun and search for a few. Little hunters will have their own small patch and if we are lucky, there may be a surprise visit by the Easter Bunny. The hunt will take place at the A.H. Stephens Historic Site. Donations are appreciated. 706-456-2602.
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Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 12 PM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us for an Easter egg hunt in the park! Ages 5 and under- 12:00pm Hunt will be in campground 1. Ages 6+ - 12:45pm Hunt will be in campground 1. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Local History Boat Cruise
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise while learning local history and seeing unique historical sites along Camden County's waterways. Space limited. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM on the day prior to cruise. $35 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Birding at the Rookery
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 9 AM to 11:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
See the hundreds of birds that nest here each spring including wood storks, herons, egrets, anhinga, ibis, roseate spoonbills and more. Professional scopes set up on site and binoculars provided to allow an up close view of the islands, nesting behaviors, fledglings and the hungry alligators lurking beneath. Space Limited. Preregistration required. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Sunset Boat Cruise
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 6:45 PM to 8:15 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Old Fashioned Easter
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Experience an Old Fashioned Easter with us: Dye eggs and play the old time games of egg toss & rolling. Younger children can participate in an Easter Egg Hunt. You can create your own Easter Craft to take home or challenge yourself on an Easter Scavenger Hunt. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Cabin Crafts - A new craft each Saturday
Saturdays 12 PM - 3 PM – Apr 20, 2019 until Apr 27, 2019 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
You are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun at Elijah Clark's homestead. We are welcoming spring with crafting fun. Participants will create on separate Saturdays: Candles, Petite Spring Wreaths, String Art Eggs with Rafia Nests and Spring Wreaths. $2 to $15 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Nature Sketching
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Grab some paper, sketching material and a nice view and enjoy the beautiful scenery at Etowah. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 8 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up (2-6 people) and compete in our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4:00 PM Saturday. Winner announced at 4:00 PM. Prizes and ribbon awarded. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Earth Day Target Archery
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Celebrate Earth Day all month. Stationary target shooting for ages 10 to adult. We provide instruction and all equipment. Pre-register & pay at office or pay correct change at the site. Park at Fishing Dock and walk down to field below dam. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Chat with a Chandler
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Our rangers will be making hand-dipped candles in the style of an 18th century chandler. Come take a look at this interesting process and have a chat about history. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
It's time for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. Age groups are: 3-6; 7-9; 10-12. Space is limited. Pre-registration & payment is required at park office to obtain even wristband(s). Registration closes at 5pm 4/19. Day of walk ups will be turned away. For detailed event information, click the blue event title, or call the Park Office. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Snake Day
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Snake Day at Fort Mountain State Park is back! There will be tons of live snakes, other reptiles and amphibians. This event is always a blast! Learn all about snakes, and maybe get to hold one. The event takes place by the lake, under the Group Shelter. Stop by the Visitor Center for directions. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Bunny Tails on the Trails
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 10:30 AM to 2 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
This year celebrate Easter at the Park! Join us at the Lake Pavilion for a day full of fun. Festivities will begin at 10:00 am and include crafts, egg hunts, and more. Children 4-12, $5. Free for ages 3 and under. Last admission is at 1:00 pm. $5 Park Pass required. Dogs welcome on leashes. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Marchin' in The Marsh
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us as we take a hike through our East River Swamp trail and discover all the critters that call it home! Dogs are welcome as long as they're on a six-foot leash. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Reptile Rendezvous
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join our Naturalist in feeding our snakes, turtles, and Allie the alligator and learn about these incredible reptiles along the way. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Back to Basics
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Get rustic with us as we host a variety of pioneer related activities such as pioneer games, crafting a dreads and knots board, and getting to watch a musket firing demonstration. $2 for the craft $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Gettin Crafty in the Relihan
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 2:30 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come make a craft with us, and enjoy some company with our reptiles. Get creative with the rangers. Each week is filled with a different craft with an educational background. $1-$4 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Kiwanis Club Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Bring your friends and family and join us for our 29th Annual Kiwanis Club Easter Egg Hunt! Come to the largest Easter Egg hunt in Crisp County! Get pictures with the Easter Bunny! There will be a special egg hunt area for Toddlers. Donations are accepted for the Kiwanis Club. $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Hard Labor Creek Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 12 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Park staff will place candy filled eggs at the Lake Brantley recreation area for your little ones to hunt. Children will be placed in age groups (ages 0-2, 3-5, 6-9, and 10-12). The Easter bunny will be on site for photos. Please bring your own basket. Stick around after the hunt for crafts, games, and wagon rides! $2 wagon rides $3 mini golf $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Natural Egg Dying Program
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Learn how to dye your Easter eggs the old fashioned way with natural materials such as onions, beets, and turmeric. Eggs will be provided for participants. Old fashioned games will also be available for kids to play. We will also have baby chicks to hold, courtesy of Ash Brothers Feed & Farm Supply! $5. 706-878-1077.
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Campers' Easter Egg Hunt (Overnight Guests Only)
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Cottage and campground guests under the age of 12 are welcome to participate in this year’s Easter Egg Hunt! Participants will be split into two age groups (5 and under, 6-12) to hunt. Meet at the campground picnic shelter at 10:00am. There will be a short walk from there to the hunting area. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Easter Egg Hunt/ Touch-a-Truck
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 11 AM to 4 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us at the day use area as emergency vehicles are available for children to climb in and honk the horns of these everyday vehicles. Then stick around for our egg hunt starting at 1 pm. We will have over 3,000 eggs with prizes in each egg. Don't miss out on seeing a guest appearance from the Easter bunny. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Egg-stra Special Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 6:30 PM to 6:45 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
The Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park will have an Easter Egg Hunt for kids with special needs located in the field across from the park office between the picnic shelters and the campground. The area is grassy and wheel chair accessible. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Twilight Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Bring your flashlights and Easter Baskets. There will be three Easter Egg Hunts ages 0-5 be able to walk unaided unless disabled starting at 7:15 PM meet at the park interpretive center and ages 6-9 starting at 8:00 PM and 8:30 for ages 10-12 will meet at park visitor center. The program is sponsored by Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Tortoise Tails
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come meet Mercedes our adorable animal ambassador for Magnolia Springs State Park. Gopher Tortoises play an important role in our native ecosystem and are Georgia's official state reptile. You're welcome to bring leafy greens or fruit to donate and watch her eat it while you learn all about what makes Gopher Tortoises so special. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Spring Into Easter
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 1 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Magnolia Springs will be celebrating Easter with crafts, bunny games, and more. Participants will create Easter baskets, go on an Easter basket hike, make Easter bunnies, see and touch real rabbits and participate in an Easter scavenger egg hunt. Children will be limited to so many eggs. eggs. $3 per child or $10 per family $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Eggciting Hike Hunt
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This event is sold out. Peter Cottontail is leaving lots of eggs hidden on our nature trails. Can you help us find them all? Bring your basket and be ready for the hunt! Ages 2 and less, 3-6, and 7-12 will have their own trails to search for eggs and prizes. Must Register in advance. Call 770-389-7801 to register. $5/child. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire, where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Parks After Dark 
Introduction to Paddling
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 10:30 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of paddling? We are holding a class to teach you about the equipment and how to properly use it. Visit or call the park office to sign-up. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Fishing Float
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Paddle with the Park Naturalist and see if you can reel in a keeper. We'll travel approximately 3 miles round-trip, stopping at various fishing hot spots along the way. Bring a friend and try out one of our new fishing canoes, which are rigged with fully cushioned seats, plenty of cup and rod holders, and extra storage compartments. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Lyrids Meteor Shower Paddle
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 7 PM to 10 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Experience the the majesty of a meteor shower from a kayak. We will paddle 2.5 miles to a secluded, low-light spot to provide optimal viewing conditions. A night sky full of stars over the lake is a beautiful sight. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
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Billy's Island Tour
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Sit back and relax on a tour to historic Billy's Island. Search for wildlife while crossing Billy's Lake on our tour boat before stepping on the island to seek remnants of the past. Relics of the logging era, a swamper family cemetery and traces of Native American presence are scattered around the short trail we will walk while on the island. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This is a beautiful paddle on a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak.There is a short hike to tour the inside of the New Manchester mill ruins and see the whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. +) who can swim and those 12 to 17 yrs. who can swim and come with a parent. Kayak and gear included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 3:30 PM to 6 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This is a beautiful paddle on a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak.There is a short hike to tour the inside of the New Manchester mill ruins and see the whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. +) who can swim and those 12 to 17 yrs. who can swim and come with a parent. Kayak and gear included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long guided night hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Candle lanterns are provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. No reservations. Cash only. Meet and pay at the Visitor Center parking lot. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Get the Buzz on Bees - Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Buzz by to talk with our local bee keeper and learn about our important pollinators, the honey bees. This is part of our weekend long celebration for Earth day. You can drop in on this any time during the program. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Archery Lessons
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Learn the basics of archery or practice honing your skills. Approximately 1 hour class age 8 and up. All classes will be held at the archery range at 10:00 am. Up to 8 people per class, so call the park office to reserve your spot. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Bunny Magnet
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Come to the campground pavilion to make your very own magnet to decorate your fridge. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Earth Day Eve Sunset Paddle
Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Get ready for a day of Earth appreciation by joining us for a sunset paddle through Black Island Creek. This paddling trip is open to people 10 years and older who are able to swim. Equipment is provided, but please bring water. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting wet. Registration is required. $35-40. 912-437-4770.
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Magnolia Hike
Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 to Monday, Apr 22, 2019 11 AM to 1 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Walk with our Naturalist Ranger down our Magnolia Trail, and observe salt marshes, red bird creek, and a fresh water pond. The entire hike will be about 3 miles long. Pets are welcome but must be kept on a 6ft leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Meet the Farm Animals
Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Give us a helping hand as we feed animals, collect eggs and goof off with our farm animals. We will start by feeding sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, donkeys, a horse and mule. Learn about their different diets and tips on maintaining them. Meet at the center of Heritage Farm. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Gettin Crafty in the Relihan
Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 2:30 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come make a craft with us, and enjoy some company with our reptiles. Get creative with the rangers. Each week is filled with a different craft with an educational background. $1-$4 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Sunrise Mountain Hike
Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 6 AM to 8 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take time out of your hectic schedule to join us for a relaxing sunrise mountain hike. There's nothing quite like watching the sun come up from the top of Panola. Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Doggie Egg Hunt
Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Visitors are invited to bring their dog to the park to hunt for eggs stuffed with dog treats, provided by Carrot Mountain Dog Treats and Chewy.com. The egg hunt will begin at 9:00am. Participants should meet in the gravel lot just outside the campground at the park. All pets must be kept on a leash and must be attended by their human at all times. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Earth Day Celebration
Monday, Apr 22, 2019 3 PM to 6 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Celebrate Earth Day at Fort Yargo State Park! Bring the family and join us for an Earth Day Clean Up or a Water Monitoring session. Each Water Monitoring session is a free, informational session that will cover the basics of testing water quality using physical and biological factors. All activities will meet at the Birdberry Trail Head. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Monthly Trail Clean Up
Monday, Apr 22, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
If you need volunteer experience, just enjoy helping keep the park clean, or both join us during our monthly Cleanups! We will provide rubber gloves, trash bags, and some tools. We will meet at the trail head and begin promptly at the start time. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Earth Day Celebrations: Photo Scavenger Hunt
Monday, Apr 22, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Wander in the surrounding woodlands along the Brantley and Beaver Pond trails while capturing photos on cameras or smartphones of plants or objects listed on a task list. Find all objects and collect a prize at the Trading Post. Pictures and documentation required to earn the prize. Meet at the trading post, wear closed-toe shoes and bring water. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Sprouts Planting Seeds
Monday, Apr 22, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Gather the family and watch the seeds you plant with us at Hard Labor Creek grow! Supplies including seeds (vegetable and wildflower---NATIVE), soil, and compostable pots will be provided. No previous gardening experience required! Call the park office to register, limited spaces available. Meet at picnic shelter #2 $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Forts from Founds Objects
Monday, Apr 22, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Work by yourself or as a team to create your very own shelter using the forest around you. Use surrounding sticks, branches, hollowed logs, vines, etc. Meet at the Visitors Center. Preregistration required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Adult Ranger: Earth Day
Monday, Apr 22, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
If you are an adult and want to participate in Junior Ranger then you're in luck! We have made a special Adult Ranger Earth Day edition! We will be making planters, planting native seeds, learning about local flora and fauna, and more! Call to register. Inclement weather may cancel event. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Wild Flower Hike at Sosebee Cove
Monday, Apr 22, 2019 11 AM to 2 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
In honor of Earth Day, we will be hiking at Sosebee Cove to look at the beautiful wild flowers. Please join us on this Naturalist led hike! $5 parking. 706-745-2628.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

River Walk
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Walk the Etowah River with the Naturalist and learn about the history, and wildlife surrounding it. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Ask the Naturalist
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Ask the Naturalist about the location, history, or wildlife at Etowah $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Lake, Creek, and Waterfall 4-mile Hike
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 12 PM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join a ranger on this 4 mile, moderate hike filled with beautiful water views. We will pass by the lake, walk through Goldmine Creek, and past the waterfall. Be sure to wear shoes that can get wet, and bring plenty of water and snacks. This is not an easy hike. Please be prepared for creek crossings, hills, rocky and uneven ground. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Calling all homeschoolers. April is “Migratory Bird” month, and a time of year when many of our summer birds return. Join a park ranger on this walk, as we look for Black and White Warblers, Northern Parula Warbler, Summer Tanagers, and Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers. Meet at Park Office/Trading Post. This program is geared to children 10 and up. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Archery and Blowgun Homeschool Day
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Calling all homeschoolers who want to learn and practice their archery skills. We will be spending the day at our archery range, creating your own targets, and making your own marshmallow blowgun. $10 - $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 3 PM – Apr 24, 2019 until May 29, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Homeschoolers will be offered an educational opportunity to learn about President Roosevelt, Warm Springs, The Great Depression, WWII and more, through a presentation in the Theater. Programs run approx. 1 hour. Class times are 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Pre Registration is required and select from subjects below. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

History Hike: Iron Hill Trail
Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Meet at the Iron Hill Trail parking lot to go on a guided tour of Part of the Iron Hill Trail. Discover some of the history of Red Top before it was a park and search for our hidden gems in our iron mines. Consider bringing water for your journey. 1.7 mile loop, moderate terrain. Hike canceled in the event of inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Home School Exploration Day
Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Home school students are invited to join us for a ranger-led, educational program. We will meet the last Thursday of every month to cover a different topic. This is a 9 part series, you can attend all or pick and choose which ones interest you. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, April 26, 2019

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 6:45 PM to 8:15 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Parks After Dark 
Junior Rangers: Batty Bats & Pollinators
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 9 AM to 1:30 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Jr. Rangers will focus on the pollinators & bats, AKA the insect eaters living with us. Activities will include: Making Bat Boxes, Learning about the bats and pollinators on the park. Jr. Rangers will plant Pollinator Friendly Plants and can take one home too. $10 - $15 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Bingo In The Campground
Fridays 6 PM - 7 PM – Apr 26, 2019 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Bingo anyone? Young, old, any age; we are going to play bingo in the campground and you are invited to join us. There will be prizes and a lot of fun. The cost is $1 for one card or $2 for three cards. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Parks After Dark 
Spring Campfire and Bingo
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our fun, original state park bingo game perfect for adults or families. Win prizes and roast marshmallows over the campfire. Bring a stick and a chair. Meet next to Fishing Dock on Lake Deleanor in the campground area. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Parks After Dark 
Frog Walk
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
What better way to celebrate spring and Save the Frogs Day than by going on a frog "hunt"? Florence Marina invites the public to join us and learn about the diverse frog populations along the Chattahoochee River, and go on a guided night hike to listen for the different calls. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Parks After Dark 
Beginner Archery
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn the basics of shooting a compound bow. We will be shooting at large target blocks on a secure range. This is a great way to get outdoors, learn something new! Good for ages 8 and up (depending on strength level). Reservations are required by calling the park office. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Movie Night at Fort Yargo
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a family friendly night out? Join us for a relaxing movie night. Bring a chair, a blanket, or grab a seat on a picnic bench. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Pondapalooza
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for a hike around our farm pond and a short study on life in the water. Get down and dirty with some cool critter's that lurk in the water. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Crisp Regional Foundation Golf Tournament
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 8 AM to 4 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Join us for Crisp Regional Hospital Foundation's Annual Golf Tournament at Georgia Veteran's Memorial Golf Course at Lake Blackshear Resort Register now by contacting Brooke Marshall 229-276-2377.
Movie Night at Hard Labor Creek
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 8 PM to 10:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Keep the Earth Day momentum going with an outdoor movie night under the stars. Popcorn and candies will be provided. These classics are being kept a secret; inquirers may call the office for titles, or take a guess at the hints posted on the Friends of Hard Labor Creek’s Facebook page. We will meet at the park's amphitheater near shelter 5. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Distracted with Rangers
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Bring your camera or smart phone to take photos for iNaturalist. We are using iNaturalist to do a bioblitz project. Meet us at the Iron Hill trail head; who knows what will happen! Inclement weather may cancelled this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Fishing Float
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Paddle with the Park Naturalist and see if you can reel in a keeper. We'll travel approximately 3 miles round-trip, stopping at various fishing hot spots along the way. Bring a friend and try out one of our new fishing canoes, which are rigged with fully cushioned seats, plenty of cup and rod holders, and extra storage compartments. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 9 PM to 9:45 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake to watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Spring Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 8 AM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us for a 5.5 mile hike up the Riverside Trail along with a hour long paddle down. You MUST preregister for this event by calling. Kayaks are available for rent if needed for $30. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Tails on Trails Hike
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist and her four legged friend Scout on a hike on the Riverside Trail! $3 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Beach Combing on Cumberland Island
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a boat ride to Cumberland Island where you'll stroll the beach with a Park Ranger identifying shells and sea life along the shore. Get a chance to photograph the famous wild horses and see coastal birds. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the Friday prior to cruise. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Birding at the Rookery
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 9 AM to 11:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
See the hundreds of birds that nest here each spring including wood storks, herons, egrets, anhinga, ibis, roseate spoonbills and more. Professional scopes set up on site and binoculars provided to allow an up close view of the islands, nesting behaviors, fledglings and the hungry alligators lurking beneath. Space Limited. Preregistration required. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Meet and greet the animals who make coastal Georgia their home in this exciting and informative live animal presentation. Learn about their behaviors, why they look and live the way they do and gain a better understanding of why they are so important to our world. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Songbird Craft
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
The birds and the bees are in flight all around us outdoors. Come to the Nature Center and make your own flying songbird indoors while learning about feathers and the adaptation of flight. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Sunset Boat Cruise
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 6:45 PM to 8:15 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Parks After Dark 
Cabin Crafts - A new craft each Saturday
Saturdays 12 PM - 3 PM – Apr 27, 2019 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
You are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun at Elijah Clark's homestead. We are welcoming spring with crafting fun. Participants will create on separate Saturdays: Candles, Petite Spring Wreaths, String Art Eggs with Rafia Nests and Spring Wreaths. $2 to $15 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Guided Tour
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Enjoy a guided tour from our staff! Weather may affect tours length/location. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 8 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up (2-6 people) and compete in our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4:00 PM Saturday. Winner announced at 4:00 PM. Prizes and ribbon awarded. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Target Archery Shoot Out Competition
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Show us your inner Robin Hood. Use only our equipment: compound or recurve bows, 30” arrows, five various targets. Shoot 20 arrows. Best score in your age division wins (10-13, 14 & up). Prizes. Pre-register and pre-pay. You may register and pay to shoot twice and take the highest score. Meet across from Park Office. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Tea Bricks: The Building Blocks of an Empire
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us for a cup of tea and learn about the historical importance of the tea trade. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The fort's plantation house will be open and ready to be explored. An interpretive ranger portraying a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to Civil War medicine. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
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Civil War Medicine
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn about many tonics and remedies that doctors and surgeons of the past used to heal ailments and injuries during the Civil War. Our rangers will be using a period-correct doctor's pack and showing examples of the way surgeons performed amputations, and the medicines used by doctors to treat anything from a toothaches to snake bites. $5-$9. 912-727-2339.
Junior Ranger Activity at the Campground Amphitheater
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for an afternoon activity? Join us at the Campground Amphitheater for a Junior Ranger Activity! Activities will vary date to date. $1 per participant will cover all materials. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Activity at the Campground Amphitheater
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for an afternoon activity? Join us at the Campground Amphitheater for a Junior Ranger Activity! Activities will vary date to date. $1 per participant will cover all materials. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Spring Fling
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with fun family activities. Kids will be able to make their own nature craft project to take home. Enjoy nature hikes, live animal programs, hayrides, and the annual Spring Arts. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Birds of Prey Program
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us for our Birds of Prey Programs! ! We will be showing live owls, hawks, and falcons! Bleachers will be available, you're welcome to bring chairs and refreshments! Shows are at 10am and 1pm on Friday, and 11am, 2pm, and 4pm on Saturday the 27th *Friday's event is free for schools/day cares* $4 per person $4 per person $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Morning Yoga
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Begin your day with the subtle sounds of Lake Brantley as we move through this hour long yoga class. Water and yoga mats encouraged. Wear comfortable clothing that allows for easy movement. No experience required! Meet at Picnic Shelter #2. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Mid Day Hike on Beaver Pond
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore the flora and fauna surrounding Beaver Pond trail on this ranger led hike. This is an easy to moderate hike along a 1 mile dirt trail. Wear appropriate attire for hiking and bring water/snacks if desired. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Spring Crafts
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Celebrate spring with a series of festive crafts – leaf and animal track rubbings, tissue paper flowers, and paper plate masks. Take home your creations same day. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Talking Skulls
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Become a wildlife detective for a day! With a ranger, children will examine animal skulls and furs to learn the clues that reveal if each animal was a predator or prey animal, and that show if it was an herbivore, a carnivore, or an omnivore. Meet at picnic shelter #5. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided Twilight Paddle. As we scan the sky and woods for wildlife, and watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Meet at the beach area. Bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, and water shoes. Register in advance. $10 if you use your craft, $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll hunt for scorpions by using provided UV lights, listen for owls, and watch the stars. We will meet at the Trading Post (Visitor Center) to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. Call to register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Parks After Dark 
Wonders of Wildlife at Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 12 PM to 12:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Learn all about native wildlife and their adaptations from our Park Naturalist. Meet Mercedes the Gopher Tortoise, touch real furs, skulls, talons and more in this interactive educational presentation that gets you up close and personal to the wonderful world of wildlife. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Litter-B-Gone Earth Day Games
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
In the spirit of Earth Day, Magnolia Springs State Park will be hosting a Litter-B-Gone cleanup and game day. Get your bags and gloves and go around the park picking up trash and cash it in for tickets, and then for the final hour bring your tickets in and play family fun games like bingo, sac races, and bean bag toss for a chance to win prizes. $2 - $8 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Earth Day Hike
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Meet at the office parking lot for a guided hike in the celebration of Earth Day. The hike is free to the public and everyone is welcome. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Sunset Hike
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join us for a ranger led hike into and around the canyon, learn about the natural history of the canyon, and enjoy the sunset from the canyon rim. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Parks After Dark 
Teen Ranger: Animal Encounter
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
If you are a teen, come join us for some cool fun! This month we have an Animal Encounter. You will get to meet some of our Animal Ambassadors, explore pelts, bones, scat, and tracks. We will look for animal homes and discuss our Native and Invasive animals. Call to register. Inclement weather may cancel event. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Trail Hike
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for a Ranger led Hike along one of our lake side trails. As you Stroll along the banks of Lake Antioch, we will share the area's unique history, flora and fauna. Depending on the group we will hike between 2 -5 miles. Meet at the Visitors Information Center at 8:30 AM. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
March of Dimes Walk Through History
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 8 AM to 12 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our local chapters of the March of Dimes and walk through the Historic Site and the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute raising funds for the prevention of birth defects. 706-655-5870.
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Marsh Madness
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 2 PM to 5 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Visit the beautiful marshes of Lake Seminole on this Park Naturalist guided kayak tour. We'll paddle 2.5 miles to the marshes, then paddle down a trail into the Northern reaches of the marsh. Don't miss out on this rare tour that offers exceptional birding and photographic opportunities, as we'll be travelling in an area unreachable by motor boats. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
If you've ever wanted a picture of a beautiful Lake Seminole sunset, this is your chance. This Park Naturalist guided sunset kayak tour will get you to the perfect spot to hopefully help you get that picture of a lifetime. Don't forget to bring water and a camera. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Bee-ginner's Course
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 12 PM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Bee-ginner's Course Learn about basic bee-keeping and how to start a hive. Join Dr. Jennifer Leavey of Georgia Tech and our Naturalist in a 4-hour crash course on bees, their history, and cultivating hives. Have hands-on experience with the hive's here at our park. $35 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Constellation Cruise
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger for a guided motor boat tour as the last light of the sun fades into the night. Whether you choose a moonlit night or a night with no moon at all you can view the silhouettes of cypress trees against the night sky, watch for gator eyes glowing at the edge of the water and spy stars, satellites and maybe even a few meteors overhead! $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Parks After Dark 
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, seen in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film and others, is situated alongside alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Geology Hike
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how and when they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids of Sweetwater creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake to watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Annual Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 8 AM to 4 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Come volunteer to help with various projects to help prepare for the summer season. Projects include, refurbishing campsites, spreading mulch throughout the park, installing bricks in the “Memory Walkway”, cleaning trails, and a spring clean-up throughout the park. Meals will be provided by the Vogel Volunteers.Please pre-register. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Meet the Farm Animals
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Give us a helping hand as we feed animals, collect eggs and goof off with our farm animals. We will start by feeding sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, donkeys, a horse and mule. Learn about their different diets and tips on maintaining them. Meet at the center of Heritage Farm. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Pioneer Games
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Play some historical games with a ranger and learn what life was like without screens. Play a variety of games, such as graces, cat & mouse, hide the slipper, and more. Meeting at Relihan building down by the Heritage Farm. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Back to Blacksmithing
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us as we ignite our blacksmith station and get busy making horseshoes for decorating for St. Patty's. Stop and ask questions about this long lost tradition. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Solar System Road Trip
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 8:45 PM to 9:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Scale down the Solar System and take a stroll from planet to planet with a ranger. Learn about our neighbor planets and gain a sense of just how large the Solar System actually is! $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, seen in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film and others, is situated alongside alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Jail Break at the Gorge
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Drop by and walk through the historic Old Jail House at the park and view historic photos to get a glimpse of what life was like during the Victorian Era. No registration necessary. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Roving Naturalist
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Our Naturalist will be roving the park with interesting pieces of history and nature to share with the guests $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Silent Signing Stroll
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn and practice American Sign Language with a Ranger! We will meet at the Iron Hill Trail for a leisurely walk as we use ASL signs for the things we discover. This is a leisurely 1.5 mile walk. Event is free. Parking pass is required for every vehicle. Program may be cancelled for inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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