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.


Thursday, March 4, 2021

Museum Tour
Thursday, Mar 4, 2021 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Take an informative tour of our Museum with the Naturalist and learn about the site and artifacts. Pre-registration required $4-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Homeschool In The Park: Be a Wildlife Forensic Detective
Thursday, Mar 4, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geared towards families who homeschool. Learn how to identify animal tracks and other signs, then use that knowledge to investigate an animal "crime scene" as a wildlife forensic detective. Location disclosed upon registration. Must pre-register. All programs are outdoors unless otherwise specified, so dress for the weather. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Homeschool Days
Thursday, Mar 4, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly homeschool program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month at 9am and 2pm. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register as advanced registration is required. Limited to 12 students. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Friday, March 5, 2021

Skulls and Skins
Friday, Mar 5, 2021 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come learn about skull and animal hide identification and how Native Americans at Etowah utilized bones and fur. Pre-registration is required $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Bird Bingo
Friday, Mar 5, 2021 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original outdoor adult and family friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn more about our feathered, flying friends. Location disclosed upon registration. Preregistration required. All programs are outdoors unless otherwise specified, so dress for the weather. Programs will be cancelled in the event of severe weather. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Friday at the Forge: Blacksmithing Program
Friday, Mar 5, 2021 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 metal is heated and formed. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
Meet the Farm Animals
Friday, Mar 5, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horses, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy some playtime with our baby goats. $5 per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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History of Indian Springs
Friday, Mar 5, 2021 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Come learn about the fascinating history of Indian Springs! From early use by the Creeks thru the resort eras and the CCC construction, learn about more than 200 years of Park history. We’ll also be taking a short hike around the park to view some of our historical structures. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Stories and S'mores
Friday, Mar 5, 2021 7 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us around the campfire for s'mores along with stories of the Okefenokee Swamp written by one of our local authors. Limited to 10 people, minimum of 4. Register by noon on day preceding event date. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Citizen Science
Friday, Mar 5, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Naturalist to learn about birds native to Georgia and how to create a digital catalog for scientist to utilize via Citizen Science. Visitors will be guided along a natural area within Panola Mountain State Park to observe, learn, and catalog scientific data that better helps us and scientists understand our natural world. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Creature Feature
Friday, Mar 5, 2021 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Can turtles leave their shells? How many types of venomous snakes live in Georgia? Are salamanders reptiles? Learn the answers to these questions and more as a Ranger introduces you to native animal species that live here in the Piedmont region of Georgia. Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 12 participants $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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History Hike
Friday, Mar 5, 2021 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Pre-registration required. Join Rangers on a hike back into the 1800's to learn about Red Top Mountain's iron mining history! This hike is a 2-mile loop on moderate terrain. Please allow approximately 1.5 hours for this hike. Please dress for the weather and bring water. Space is limited to 10 guests. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Deal Out The Fun Family-Friendly Bike Ride
Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 8:30 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Friends of Crooked River mild bicycle ride event, with five sponsored stops throughout the Park. Experience our Nature Center, Bird Blind, Sempervirens Trail, Campground to the Storybook Trail. Riders will "receive" a playing card at each stop, and at the end of the ride, the best hand will get a $100 cash prize. Individual$ 25.00 Couples or Family up to 4 (parent/children under 17) $ 40.00 Additional Family (parent/children under 17) (No additional score card) $ 5.00 $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Primitive Tools and Weapons Program
Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
What is the difference between a tool and a weapon? Come and join us at our amphitheater to find out. 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.
Eye Spy 20 Winter Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up for our on-site camera scavenger hunt. Pick up the check list and rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to the office by 4PM Saturday. Winners will be notified by phone to pick up their prize on Sat. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Spring Bird Walk
Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn to ID some of our local feathered friends on a leisurely stroll outside the Park Office. Meet your guide on the Park Office front porch. Not stroller accessible. Loaner binoculars and check-lists available but limited. Preregistration required. All programs are outdoors unless otherwise specified, so dress for the weather. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
One Fish Two Fish
Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 9:30 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and fish with a ranger. Seussian craft & games included. Ages 4-15 do not need a fishing license. Adults may go online to www.gooutdoorsga.com to purchase license. Bring own gear and worm bait if you have it. We have limited loaner poles and cut hot dog bait. $6 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Butterfly Nature Craft
Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 10:30 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own caterpillar and butterfly out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new, let your imagination run wild! Preregistration required. Location disclosed upon registration. All programs are outdoors unless otherwise specified, so dress for the weather. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Lucky Clover Archery
Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 11 AM to 3:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Are you feeling lucky? Join us for a special archery target shooting where you can shoot clovers and get candy. For ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction and equipment or you may bring your own. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Pre-registration required. Meet at archery course below dam in the campground. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Oh The Places You'll Go Hike
Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 1 PM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with a hike to Cascade Falls (4 miles total). Moderate difficulty; geared towards ages 8 and up. Preregistration required. All programs are outdoors unless otherwise specified, so dress for the weather. Programs will be cancelled in the event of severe weather. Any questions, please call the park office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Present and Fire!
Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us at the Fort for 18th century musket firing demonstrations! Regular admission required. $4.50-$7.50 admission prices. 912-437-4770.
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Present and Fire!
Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us at the Fort for 18th century musket firing demonstrations! Regular admission required. $4.50-$7.50 admission prices. 912-437-4770.
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Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
A Living Historian portraying a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to Civil War Medicine. There will be musket firings throughout the day. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
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Wilderness Survival (shelter building, fire building, knot tying)
Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 12:30 PM to 2:30 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. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Intro to Archery and Orienteering
Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 3 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Here is your chance to try a little archery and learn how to use a compass. All equipment provided and sanitized. Program geared towards visitors 10 years and older. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and insect repellent. Pre-registration required. Attendance limited to 10 participants. Social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Wildflower Hike
Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Wildflower season is upon us! Join the naturalist to seek out some of our stunning native wildflowers! $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Indian Springs Museum
Saturdays 1 PM - 3 PM – Mar 6, 2021 until Mar 27, 2021 
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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Archery for Books
Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 9 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us during one of three time sessions and shoot to win a book. Limited to three people per session: 9am, 10am, 11am; social distancing required. All archery equipment will be supplied. Register at Visitor Center by noon, March 5. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Stories and S'mores
Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 7 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us around the campfire for s'mores along with stories of the Okefenokee Swamp written by one of our local authors. Limited to 10 people, minimum of 4. Register by noon on day preceding event date. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Pot of Gold Archery Games
Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Can you catch the leprechaun with his pot 'o gold? Or spot the four leaf clover in the patch? Have fun playing Irish themed-games, test your archery skills, and your lucky clover in this green and gold filled archery event. Make sure to wear green! Pre-registration required, space is limited and social distancing is required. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Meet the Reptiles
Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Meet the reptiles found in and around Mistletoe State Park! This program will feature a short talk, live animals, and a trip to our nature center. The cost is only $3 per person- Ages 3 and under are free. Space is limited, to register call the park office at (706) 541-0321. We will be meeting at the park office. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Archery
Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 1 PM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Visitors can sign up for a one hour session of archery. $10 per person! Must be 7 years or older to participate. Must wear closed toe shoes. The time ranges will be from 1-2 PM and then again from 2-3 PM. Space is limited, call the office at 706-541-0321 to register! $10 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 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.
Citizen Science
Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Naturalist to learn about birds native to Georgia and how to create a digital catalog for scientist to utilize via Citizen Science. Visitors will be guided along a natural area within Panola Mountain State Park to observe, learn, and catalog scientific data that better helps us and scientists understand our natural world. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Stratigraphy of Providence Canyon Hike
Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 9 AM to 10 AM
Providence Canyon State Park - Lumpkin, GA
Join R. Scott Harris, Planetary Geologist at Fernbank Science Center, along for a hike into the canyons. We will be discussing the effects of asteroid impacts on the ancient Georgia coast along with other interesting parts of the canyon. Pre-registration for this event is REQUIRED. Please call 229-838-4244 to register. $5 parking. 229-838-4244.
History Hike
Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Pre-registration required. Join Rangers on a hike back into the 1800's to learn about Red Top Mountain's iron mining history! This hike is a 2-mile loop on moderate terrain. Please allow approximately 1.5 hours for this hike. Please dress for the weather and bring water. Space is limited to 10 guests. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
DIY Nature Journal
Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Come to the campground pavilion and create your own nature journal. Afterwards fill your new book as we go on a ½ mile hike down Victoria's Path. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Sunday, March 7, 2021

River Walk
Sunday, Mar 7, 2021 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. Pre-registration is required. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Guided Tour of Georgia's First Fort
Sunday, Mar 7, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow a Redcoat Soldier around the site and find out all about the history of Georgia's first fort. $4.50-$7.50 admission. 912-437-4770.
Guided Tour of Georgia's First Fort
Sunday, Mar 7, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow a Redcoat Soldier around the site and find out all about the history of Georgia's first fort. $4.50-$7.50 admission. 912-437-4770.
Civil War Medicine
Sunday, Mar 7, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn about the tools that doctors and surgeons of the past used to heal 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 toothaches to snake bites. 912-727-2339.
Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, Mar 7, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 12 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Mar 7, 2021 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.
History Hike
Sunday, Mar 7, 2021 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Pre-registration required. Join Rangers on a hike back into the 1800's to learn about Red Top Mountain's iron mining history! This hike is a 2-mile loop on moderate terrain. Please allow approximately 1.5 hours for this hike. Please dress for the weather and bring water. Space is limited to 10 guests. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Monday, March 8, 2021

Skulls and Skins
Monday, Mar 8, 2021 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come learn about skull and animal hide identification and how Native Americans at Etowah utilized bones and fur. Pre-registration is required $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Wilderness Survival (shelter building, fire building, knot tying)
Monday, Mar 8, 2021 10 AM to 12 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. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Tracks and Trails of Etowah Animals
Tuesday, Mar 9, 2021 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Get outside and bring the family to Etowah where we'll learn about different animals of North Georgia and how to find their tracks. Pre-registration required $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Intro to Archery and Orienteering
Tuesday, Mar 9, 2021 10 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Here is your chance to try a little archery and learn how to use a compass. All equipment provided and sanitized. Program geared towards visitors 10 years and older. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and insect repellent. Pre-registration required. Attendance limited to 10 participants. Social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly homeschool program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month at 9am and 2pm. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register as advanced registration is required. Limited to 12 students. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Primitive Tools and Weapons Program
Thursday, Mar 11, 2021 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
What is the difference between a tool and a weapon? Come and join us at our amphitheater to find out. 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.

Friday, March 12, 2021

River Walk
Friday, Mar 12, 2021 11 PM to 11:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Walk the Etowah River with the Naturalist and learn about the history, and wildlife surrounding it. Pre-registration is required. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Girl Scouts Day Hike
Friday, Mar 12, 2021 4 PM to 6 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike to Odie Overlook in commemoration of the first Girl Scout troop formation in 1912 over in Savannah, Georgia. Discover plants, animals and learn about the human history of the park and Georgia in your scout vests. Preregistration required. All programs are outdoors unless otherwise specified, so dress for the weather. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bird Bingo
Friday, Mar 12, 2021 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original outdoor adult and family friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn more about our feathered, flying friends. Location disclosed upon registration. Preregistration required. All programs are outdoors unless otherwise specified, so dress for the weather. Programs will be cancelled in the event of severe weather. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Civil War Texting
Friday, Mar 12, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn how messages were sent across the battlefield. We will also be learning how they sent encrypted communications using flags. You will even get to try your hand at sending a Civil War text using signal flags. Space is limited, Pre-Registration Required. Included with Fort Admission. 912-727-2339.
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Ranger Led Nature Hikes
Friday, Mar 12, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join a park ranger as they lead you on a fun and informative hike on one of the park's beautiful nature trails. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Wildflower Hike
Friday, Mar 12, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Wildflower season is upon us! Join the naturalist to seek out some of our stunning native wildflowers! $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Movie Night
Friday, Mar 12, 2021 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for movies under the stars. Limited to 15 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. Social distancing required. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Citizen Science
Friday, Mar 12, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Naturalist to learn about birds native to Georgia and how to create a digital catalog for scientist to utilize via Citizen Science. Visitors will be guided along a natural area within Panola Mountain State Park to observe, learn, and catalog scientific data that better helps us and scientists understand our natural world. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Creature Feature
Friday, Mar 12, 2021 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Can turtles leave their shells? How many types of venomous snakes live in Georgia? Are salamanders reptiles? Learn the answers to these questions and more as a Ranger introduces you to native animal species that live here in the Piedmont region of Georgia. Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 12 participants $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Astronomy with Fernbank
Friday, Mar 12, 2021 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Limited capacity. See Sweetwater Under the Stars with Fernbank Astronomer Mark Lancaster! This will be an introductory astronomy program looking at notable celestial events and points in the night sky. Meet at the reservoir/bait shop parking lot. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Primitive Tools and Weapons Program
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
What is the difference between a tool and a weapon? Come and join us at our amphitheater to find out. 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.
Eye Spy 20 Winter Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up for our on-site camera scavenger hunt. Pick up the check list and rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to the office by 4PM Saturday. Winners will be notified by phone to pick up their prize on Sat. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Spring Bird Walk
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn to ID some of our local feathered friends on a leisurely stroll outside the Park Office. Meet your guide on the Park Office front porch. Not stroller accessible. Loaner binoculars and check-lists available but limited. Preregistration required. All programs are outdoors unless otherwise specified, so dress for the weather. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Butterfly Nature Craft
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 10:30 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own caterpillar and butterfly out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new, let your imagination run wild! Preregistration required. Location disclosed upon registration. All programs are outdoors unless otherwise specified, so dress for the weather. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Geocashing Coinapaloosa IV and Campapaloosa
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 11 AM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geochachers, novice and pro, meet up for a unique coin swap followed by a campout. Social distancing and other safety measures will be taken per CDC guidelines. Times, registration and cost on www.geocaching.com. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Lucky Clover Archery
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 11 AM to 3:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Are you feeling lucky? Join us for a special archery target shooting where you can shoot clovers and get candy. For ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction and equipment or you may bring your own. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Pre-registration required. Meet at archery course below dam in the campground. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fanny Pack Hike
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
It's International Fanny Pack Day! Wear your best fanny pack full of snacks or other hiking essentials for this 4.3 mile ranger-led hike along Dowdell's Knob Loop. Pack a picnic dinner to eat at the Knob afterwards. Preregistration required. All programs are outdoors unless otherwise specified, so dress for the weather. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Local Highlander Living History
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
A small 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 admission. 912-437-4770.
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Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
A Living Historian portraying a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to Civil War Medicine. There will be musket firings throughout the day. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
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Relihan Reptiles Feeding
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for a fun and educational presentation on the diets of reptiles and amphibians. $2 per person $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horses, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy some playtime with our baby goats. $5 per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horses, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy some playtime with our baby goats. $5 per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Equestrian Workday
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 9 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come out and help give back to the park; by volunteering to help maintain and improve the equestrian facilities. Volunteers should bring various tools. Please sign up in advance by calling the park office. Snacks, drinks, and other materials will be provided to those who register. Social distancing will be required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Afternoon Hike and Build a Fire
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore the flora and fauna surrounding Brantley trail on this ranger led hike. This is an easy to moderate hike along a 1 mile dirt trail. After the hike, learn how to build a fire without matches. Please bring water and wear closed-toed shoes. Call to pre-register in advance. Space limited to 10 participants. Social distancing required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Wildflower Hike
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 9 AM to 10 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Wildflower season is upon us! Join the naturalist to seek out some of our stunning native wildflowers! $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
The Boys Who Built the Park - CCC Program
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
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. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Indian Springs Museum
Saturdays 1 PM - 3 PM – Mar 13, 2021 until Mar 27, 2021 
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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Let's Build a Kite
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Celebrate "The Windy Month" by building a kite with a Park Ranger. Limited to 10 participants, minimum of 4. Register at Visitor Center by noon, March 12. Social distancing required. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come take a guided tour through the historical Camp Lawton civil war prison sites. Take a walk back in time and learn about the fascinating events that transpired here. Pre-registration required, space is limited and social distancing is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
St. Patrick's Day Craft
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come learn why we celebrate this day and the significance of the shamrock while making a festive craft to help you honor St. Patrick and Irish culture. Preregistration and social distancing are required. Program is weather permitting. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Mistletoe 5K
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 9 AM to 10 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Come compete in Mistletoe's annual trail 5K! This course will go through multiple trails throughout the park. The cost is $20 per person. Register at https://www.active.com/appling-ga/running/races/mistletoe-5k-2021 $20 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Friends of Panola Mountain Extended Hike
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 9 AM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike with a trained "Friends of Panola" volunteer, through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 5-mile, semi-off trail, strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views and unique perspectives on the park. Must call to register in advance, space is limited to 12 hikers. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Citizen Science
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Naturalist to learn about birds native to Georgia and how to create a digital catalog for scientist to utilize via Citizen Science. Visitors will be guided along a natural area within Panola Mountain State Park to observe, learn, and catalog scientific data that better helps us and scientists understand our natural world. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Basic Archery
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 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. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Class meets at the Alexander Lake Pavilion. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn simple techniques for staying safe and keeping track of your family when venturing into the great outdoors. Georgia DNR Search and Rescue Dog Team volunteer, Diane Stone, and her trusty K9 companion Keegan will be leading this interactive class (Unless a SAR emergency is occurring). Meet at the Nature Center. Must register in advance. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Shamrock Photo Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Bring your camera to the park office to join in on the park wide scavenger hunt. Prizes will be awarded! $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Museum Tour
Sunday, Mar 14, 2021 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Take an informative tour of our Museum with the Naturalist and learn about the site and artifacts. Pre-registration required $4-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Civil War Drills
Sunday, Mar 14, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
With the aid of wooden muskets, children will learn how to march and "load in nine times", just like a Civil War soldier. A musket demonstration will conclude the program. Educational for kids and adults alike. Space is Limited. Pre-Registration is Required 912-727-2339.
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Winter Wonder Hike at HLC
Sunday, Mar 14, 2021 10 AM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a Ranger on this 5 mile hike on a moderate to strenuous dirt trail. Enjoy the scenery of rolling hills and gentle cascading streams. Bring a camera to record your journey, water, and a light lunch or snacks. Recommended for active people over 10 years old. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, Mar 14, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 12 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Mar 14, 2021 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.
Basic Archery
Sunday, Mar 14, 2021 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. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Class meets at the Alexander Lake Pavilion. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Monday, March 15, 2021

Primitive Tools and Weapons Program
Monday, Mar 15, 2021 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
What is the difference between a tool and a weapon? Come and join us at our amphitheater to find out. 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.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

River Walk
Tuesday, Mar 16, 2021 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. Pre-registration is required. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Wilderness Survival (shelter building, fire building, knot tying)
Wednesday, Mar 17, 2021 10 AM to 12 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. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Primitive Tools and Weapons Program
Thursday, Mar 18, 2021 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
What is the difference between a tool and a weapon? Come and join us at our amphitheater to find out. 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.
Intro to Archery and Orienteering
Thursday, Mar 18, 2021 10 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Here is your chance to try a little archery and learn how to use a compass. All equipment provided and sanitized. Program geared towards visitors 10 years and older. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and insect repellent. Pre-registration required. Attendance limited to 10 participants. Social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Friday, March 19, 2021

Skulls and Skins
Friday, Mar 19, 2021 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come learn about skull and animal hide identification and how Native Americans at Etowah utilized bones and fur. Pre-registration is required $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Bird Bingo
Friday, Mar 19, 2021 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original outdoor adult and family friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn more about our feathered, flying friends. Location disclosed upon registration. Preregistration required. All programs are outdoors unless otherwise specified, so dress for the weather. Programs will be cancelled in the event of severe weather. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Friday at the Forge: Blacksmithing Program
Friday, Mar 19, 2021 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 metal is heated and formed. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
Afternoon of History
Friday, Mar 19, 2021 1 PM to 3 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for a fun and relaxing afternoon filled with early Georgian pioneer crafts and activities. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Wildflower Hike
Friday, Mar 19, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Wildflower season is upon us! Join the naturalist to seek out some of our stunning native wildflowers! $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Spring Thaw Kayak
Friday, Mar 19, 2021 5 PM to 7 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for an afternoon kayak tour as we say farewell to Winter and welcome Spring. Limited to 8 participants, minimum of 4, ages 12 and up; must be able to swim. Those 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent. Register at Visitor Center by noon, March 18. $25 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Citizen Science
Friday, Mar 19, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Naturalist to learn about birds native to Georgia and how to create a digital catalog for scientist to utilize via Citizen Science. Visitors will be guided along a natural area within Panola Mountain State Park to observe, learn, and catalog scientific data that better helps us and scientists understand our natural world. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Creature Feature
Friday, Mar 19, 2021 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Can turtles leave their shells? How many types of venomous snakes live in Georgia? Are salamanders reptiles? Learn the answers to these questions and more as a Ranger introduces you to native animal species that live here in the Piedmont region of Georgia. Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 12 participants $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, March 20, 2021

Eye Spy 20 Winter Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up for our on-site camera scavenger hunt. Pick up the check list and rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to the office by 4PM Saturday. Winners will be notified by phone to pick up their prize on Sat. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Spring Bird Walk
Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn to ID some of our local feathered friends on a leisurely stroll outside the Park Office. Meet your guide on the Park Office front porch. Not stroller accessible. Loaner binoculars and check-lists available but limited. Preregistration required. All programs are outdoors unless otherwise specified, so dress for the weather. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Butterfly Nature Craft
Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 10:30 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own caterpillar and butterfly out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new, let your imagination run wild! Preregistration required. Location disclosed upon registration. All programs are outdoors unless otherwise specified, so dress for the weather. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Crafting Days: Wood and Wax
Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join our rangers for a day outside demonstrating colonial wood-working and candle-making. $4.50-$7.50 admission. 912-437-4770.
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Crafting Days: Wood and Wax
Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join our rangers for a day outside demonstrating colonial wood-working and candle-making. $4.50-$7.50 admission. 912-437-4770.
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Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
A Living Historian portraying a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to Civil War Medicine. There will be musket firings throughout the day. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
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Relihan Reptiles Feeding
Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for a fun and educational presentation on the diets of reptiles and amphibians. $2 per person $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horses, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy some playtime with our baby goats. $5 per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horses, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy some playtime with our baby goats. $5 per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Intro to Archery and Orienteering
Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 2 PM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Here is your chance to try a little archery and learn how to use a compass. All equipment provided and sanitized. Program geared towards visitors 10 years and older. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and insect repellent. Pre-registration required. Attendance limited to 10 participants. Social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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History of Indian Springs
Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Come learn about the fascinating history of Indian Springs! From early use by the Creeks thru the resort eras and the CCC construction, learn about more than 200 years of Park history. We’ll also be taking a short hike around the park to view some of our historical structures. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Indian Springs Museum
Saturdays 1 PM - 3 PM – Mar 20, 2021 until Mar 27, 2021 
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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CCC Exploration of Kolomoki Mounds
Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join historian guest speaker John Croom at the Group Camp Dining Hall as he explains the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the work they did at Kolomoki during early development of the park. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
A Spring Tea with Laura
Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
You are cordially invited to a Morning Spring Tea with the lady for whom our park was named. "Mrs. Walker" will be present to share a little of her story. Limit: 25 people, minimum 4; social distancing required. Register at the Visitor Center by noon, March 19 $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Search and Rescue
Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Lost but found, safe and sound. Come meet the folks who make that happen as we learn about Georgia's premier Search and Rescue Team. Limited to 15 participants. Register at Visitor Center by noon, March 19. Social distancing required. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Wood Pallet Easter Bunny
Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Bring your imagination and your creativity as we turn wood pellets into adorable Easter bunnies for the house, your yard or campsite. These wood bunnies are sure to be a hit with young and old. Pre-registration required, space is limited and social distancing is required. Please call the park office to register. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
St. Patrick's Geocache
Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 1 PM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Test your geocache abilities or learn a new skill at our St. Patrick's Geocache program. We will be hiding 5 different caches around Mistletoe State Park, each with a "piece of gold" in them. Bring back all 5 caches for a special prize. We will provide all the equipment necessary. Call the office to register at (706) 541-0321. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Guided Creek Paddle
Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us for a guided paddle along Cliatt Creek and Boulder Creek on the beautiful shoreline of Clarks Hill Lake. All equipment is provided. The cost to register is $20 per person, space is limited and registration must be done in advance by calling the park office at (706) 541-0321. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 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.
Citizen Science
Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Naturalist to learn about birds native to Georgia and how to create a digital catalog for scientist to utilize via Citizen Science. Visitors will be guided along a natural area within Panola Mountain State Park to observe, learn, and catalog scientific data that better helps us and scientists understand our natural world. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register, space is limited to 9 climbers. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Iron Pour: Spring Fling
Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 3 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Watch as rangers and volunteers melt iron and pour it into scratch blocks and molds. You can now reserve a scratch block with Eventbrite. Reservations start on Mar. 13th. Please read the description on Eventbrite carefully before reserving a block. Pour begins 6PM. When event reaches capacity, scratch blocks will no longer be sold. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Birding with Georgia Audubon
Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 8 AM to 10 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Limited capacity. *Per Georgia Audubon Policy, masks required for this program.* Join Georgia Audubon for a general birding program at Sweetwater Creek State Park! We will be viewing migratory birds and year-round residents. Meet at the visitor's center. $5 per person. Call the visitor's center to register. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Spring Archery
Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Come try your hand at this beginners archery lesson, and put your new found skills to the test. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Primitive Tools
Sunday, Mar 21, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Come learn about the Original people of Genesis Point, the Guale, and the types of tools they used to defend themselves and hunt for food. 912-727-2339.
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Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, Mar 21, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 12 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Mar 21, 2021 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.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Mar 21, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register, space is limited to 9 climbers. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Backcountry Geology Hike
Sunday, Mar 21, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Geologist and "Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park" president John Johnston will lead a moderately strenuous three mile hike identifying rock types and explaining how they formed. Explore the beautiful Jack's Branch area and the seldom-visited quarry of the New Manchester mill. Meet in the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

River Walk
Tuesday, Mar 23, 2021 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. Pre-registration is required. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Homeschool Wednesday: Birds of a Feather...
Wednesday, Mar 24, 2021 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
...Flock together! Join us for a program filled with educational, kids-friendly bird games. Learn about adaptations and migration all while enjoying the outdoors. $6.50-9.50 admission 912-437-4770.
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Homeschool Wednesday: Birds of a Feather...
Wednesday, Mar 24, 2021 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
...Flock together! Join us for a program filled with educational, kids-friendly bird games. Learn about adaptations and migration all while enjoying the outdoors. $6.50-9.50 admission 912-437-4770.
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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Museum Tour
Thursday, Mar 25, 2021 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Take an informative tour of our Museum with the Naturalist and learn about the site and artifacts. Pre-registration required $4-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Friday, March 26, 2021

River Walk
Friday, Mar 26, 2021 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. Pre-registration is required. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Bird Bingo
Friday, Mar 26, 2021 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original outdoor adult and family friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn more about our feathered, flying friends. Location disclosed upon registration. Preregistration required. All programs are outdoors unless otherwise specified, so dress for the weather. Programs will be cancelled in the event of severe weather. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
6 Simple Machines
Friday, Mar 26, 2021 3 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Humans have invented six devices that combine to make work easier. These six simple machines are present at Fort McAllister. Learn what they are and try to find them. Space is limited. Pre-Registration is Required. Included With Fort Admission. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Meet the Farm Animals
Friday, Mar 26, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horses, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy some playtime with our baby goats. $5 per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Ranger Led Nature Hikes
Friday, Mar 26, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join a park ranger as they lead you on a fun and informative hike on one of the park's beautiful nature trails. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
The Boys Who Built the Park - CCC Program
Friday, Mar 26, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
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. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Sunset Kayak
Friday, Mar 26, 2021 5 PM to 7 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for an afternoon kayak tour as we welcome the Full "Worm" Moon. Limited to 8 participants, minimum of 4, ages 12 and up; must be able to swim. Those 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent. Register at Visitor Center by noon, March 25. $25 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Movie Night
Friday, Mar 26, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for movies under the stars. Limited to 15 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. Social distancing required. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Citizen Science
Friday, Mar 26, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Naturalist to learn about birds native to Georgia and how to create a digital catalog for scientist to utilize via Citizen Science. Visitors will be guided along a natural area within Panola Mountain State Park to observe, learn, and catalog scientific data that better helps us and scientists understand our natural world. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Creature Feature
Friday, Mar 26, 2021 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Can turtles leave their shells? How many types of venomous snakes live in Georgia? Are salamanders reptiles? Learn the answers to these questions and more as a Ranger introduces you to native animal species that live here in the Piedmont region of Georgia. Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 12 participants $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, March 27, 2021

Sweep the Hooch
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 9 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Partnering with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, this annual cleanup extends all the way from the Upper Chattahoochee to metro Atlanta. We will have volunteers walking the shoreline and paddling. Bring your own kayaks if you sign up to paddle. Be sure to register on the Sweep the Hooch website: https://chattahoochee.org/sweep-the-hooch/ 678-450-7726.
Tracks and Trails of Etowah Animals
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Get outside and bring the family to Etowah where we'll learn about different animals of North Georgia and how to find their tracks. Pre-registration required $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
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