Upcoming Events


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Guided Tour
Tuesday, Oct 22, 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.
Toddler Tuesdays at Hard Labor
Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Come discover the wild world of Hard Labor Creek as we explore different animals and the surrounding woodlands. Each program will incorporate hands on play, math, art, and creativity. on 10/22, come join as on a short Fall Foliage Hike. Meet the the playground. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

River Walk
Wednesday, Oct 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.
Tree Identification Hike
Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join Georgia Forestry Water Quality Forester Specialist as he leads a trail hike to teach others about tree identification. Make sure you bring water to drink during the hike. We will meet at our park office. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 3 PM – Oct 23, 2019 until Dec 18, 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, October 24, 2019

Ask the Naturalist
Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Ask our Naturalist questions about the history or the site, surrounding features and wildlife. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Home School Exploration Day
Thursday, Oct 24, 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 program. Topics will be geared towards kids ages 8-12, with growing up WILD activities for kids younger than this. This is an eight part series, you can attend all or pick and choose which ones interest you. Space is limited, call to reserve your spot. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, October 25, 2019

Halloween Festival
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 6 PM to 9:30 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Come out and enjoy a spooky good time. We will have lots of fun for the whole family to enjoy -- The Haunted Hayride, Games, Candy, Face Painting, S'mores, a Cake Walk, and more! Trunk or Treat 5:30-7pm Saturday only. Pumpkin Decorating Contest 7pm on Sat. No fee to enter. Bring your decorated pumpkin and you may win a prize! $5/Person $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Roving Naturalist
Friday, Oct 25, 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.
Spider Bingo and Campfire
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original adult and family friendly bingo lakeside to win great prizes and learn more about spiders. Enjoy toasting marshmallows over a fire. Meet next to the boathouse on Lake Deleanor in the campground. Pay correct change per person. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Blockhouse Breakout: A Fort King George Escape Experience
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
The year is 1724 and you and your friends have been arrested for attempting to flee South to Saint Augustine with information about Fort King George. You are scheduled to hang at day break, unless you can manage to escape in an hour.... $25. 912-437-4770.
Blockhouse Breakout: A Fort King George Escape Experience
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
The year is 1724 and you and your friends have been arrested for attempting to flee South to Saint Augustine with information about Fort King George. You are scheduled to hang at day break, unless you can manage to escape in an hour.... $25. 912-437-4770.
Nighttime Fort Tour
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 7:30 PM to 8:30 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.
Art by the Lake
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Color, paint, or glue. The choice is up to you. Art supplies will be available to create what you may. Takes place in the Nature Nook, under the Group Shelter. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Sew a Drawstring Medicine Bag
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Create your own medicine bag. We will use small pieces of fabric to create a small cinch sack. Needles will be used, so this is recommended for ages 12 and up. Younger children are welcome, but will require assistance from a guardian. Registration is required. Please register at the Visitor Center. 8am-5pm. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Autumn Nights at Yargo
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 5:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a chilling adventure? Then join the Fort Yargo Living History Society for their annual story trail! Guests will enjoy hayrides, campfire, live music, and of course spooky stories on the trail! Price TBD. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
The Dark Forrest Presents: Cabin in the Woods
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 6 PM to 10:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us for a fear fest! Let us scare the daylights out of you during the night! $10 per person! This is located inside the Georgia Veteran's State Park, a $5 parking fee is required. $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 25, 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.
Tricksters of the Animal Kingdom
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 6 PM to 6:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Does the opossum really play dead? How do tasty caterpillars avoid becoming a snack? Come learn about some amazing animals and the unique traits and behaviors they use to survive! Meet at the pollinator garden, beside the putt-putt course. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Night Hike with Black Lights
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join a ranger on a night hike along the Big Creek Nature Trail. Explore using black lights to see what plants or animals glow in the dark. Easy one mile hike. Wear bug spray and bring a water. Call park office for more details. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Hay Rides and Marshmallows
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Get your sweet treats in this fun tractor-pulled hay ride down through the park, and then roast marshmallows at the amphitheater and enjoy the beauty of the serene Magnolia Lake. $3 - $10 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Going Batty Sunset Paddle
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
This unique sunset kayak tour, complete with bats fluttering overhead, is sure to help get you into the Halloween spirit. We'll paddle up to Fish Pond Drain to the perfect spot to take in a gorgeous Lake Seminole sunset. After the sun sets, creatures of the night will begin to appear, and as we paddle back to the park, bats will be flying above us! $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Sunset Lake Paddle
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake watching for wading birds like Great Blue Herons and raptors like Bald Eagles and Ospreys while enjoying 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. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Fall Festival
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge Join at the Uncioi Campground for our Fall Festival. Trick or Treat in the campground, crafts, games, face painting and food. $9 per person $5 parking. 706-878-2201 ext. 549.
Haunted Hills Hayride
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
It's back! Join our annual spooktacular haunted hayrides, which are fun for all ages. Come early because ticket sales close at 10 pm. Tickets go on sale at 7:30 each night. We'll be showing a movie, have a bonfire and we will have refreshments for sale. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Haunted Hayride
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 5:30 PM to 10 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Haunted Hayride starting at the covered bridge and going through the campground. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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Saturday, October 26, 2019

A Haunted Evening at A.H. Stephens
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Join park staff and Friends of A.H. Stephens for a fun evening of ghoulish events. Activities include a haunted hayride, treats, movie on the lawn, games, campfire, and a campsite decorating contest for both RV and equestrian campers. Hayride registration will be in the concession building, located behind the park office. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Eye-Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8 AM - 4:30 PM – Oct 26, 2019 
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Bring your camera and take a look around our park for the items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your completed list and pictures to the office to claim your prize. Remember, this is not a race. Stop by the visitor center to pick up your scavenger hunt checkoff list! $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Halloween at the Park
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
• Trick or Treat in Campground 1 starts at 6:00pm–Free! • Cotton Candy and Popcorn will be for sale for $1. • Costume Contest in campground 1 at 7:00pm-Free. • Pumpkin carving contest at 6:45pm- $2 per entry. • Campsite decorating contest judged at 7:15pm. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Fall Fun - Hayrides & More
Saturdays 12 PM - 6 PM – Oct 26, 2019 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Hayrides on a tractor-pulled wagon and various activities for kids- temporary tattoos, coloring, bean bag toss, bubble station. All trips begin near Picnic Shelter 6. Concession items for sale. $6/adult $3/child (2-12) Children under 2 are Free. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Halloween Window Art
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
With Halloween quickly approaching we'll be making spooktacular window art you can use to decorate you home. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 1 PM to 2 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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Leaf Bowl Adult Craft
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come out to the Nature Center to make a decorative leaf bowl to celebrate fall and help make your home more festive. Minimum of 4 to make. Space limited to 10. Ages 13 and up. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Sunset Boat Cruise
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 5:30 PM to 7 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 to 8, minimum of 4 to make. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Hayride & Campfire Fun
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a hayride through the park followed by some campfire fun in our campground. For an added treat bring your own marshmallows and roasting sticks. Space limited to 18. Remember to wear bug spray and bring a flashlight if walking back to a campsite after the fire. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Halloween Festival
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 6 PM to 9:30 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Come out and enjoy a spooky good time. We will have lots of fun for the whole family to enjoy -- The Haunted Hayride, Games, Candy, Face Painting, S'mores, a Cake Walk, and more! Trunk or Treat 5:30-7pm Saturday only. Pumpkin Decorating Contest 7pm on Sat. No fee to enter. Bring your decorated pumpkin and you may win a prize! $5/Person $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Birding at the Mounds
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Join us for an introduction to birding tour at this historic site. Etowah offers both open fields and wooded areas along the river. Bring your own binoculars and field guides. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 to Sunday, Oct 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 awarded. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Halloween In The Park
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 10 AM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Themed activities throughout the day and night. Special times, registration costs and rules for different activities: Zombie Archery, Scarecrow Competition, Decorated and Carved Pumpkin Contest, Fall Costume Parade, and Campsite Decorating Contest. And of course there is trick or treating at the campsites beginning just before dark. Free-$5 $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Halloween Cookie Contest
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring one dozen of your best tasting and best decorated cookies. Adult (13 & up) and Youth (12 & under) categories. Cookies and awards displayed from 6 PM-8:30 PM. Bring to shelter next to Trading Post. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Halloween Scarecrow Contest
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Must follow entry guidelines. Click on additional file. Enter kid-sized, original, already-built scarecrow. Awards. Bring to Trading Post in the Campground. Must stay on display until 8:30 PM. All ages welcome to enter. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Trick or Treat Trail Ride
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Wear a comfortable costume and try something new for Halooween. Trick or treat on horseback along a woodland trail. Geared towards ages 6-adult. Bring a flexible fabric or soft plastic trick or treat bag to hang on your saddle. Must pre-register and pre-pay with Roosevelt Stables. $50 plus $5 parking. 706-628-7463.
Decorated and Carved Pumpkin Contest
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 6 PM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Register at 6 PM next to the Trading Post in the campground. Pumpkin displayed until 8:30 PM.Bring a candle or battery operated light. Pre-register and pre-pay at park office or pay correct cash at the site. Prizes for adults and youth. Guidelines for entry and judging rubric attached to this listing. Click on it for more details. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fall Costume Parade and Contest
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 6:30 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Show us your most creative fall costume. Adult, youth, and dog awards. Circle up next to Trading Post. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Halloween Decorated Campsite Contest
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Show us your G rated creative side at your site. Make us believe you love Halloween and camping. No nails or staples on plants. No unattended candles or fires. Leave no trace decorating ideas. Judges will award prize for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place at the site. Judging guidelines attached to this event listing. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Campground Trick or Treating
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Wear your light or carry a flashlight.Walk through the campsites in your favorite costume. We encourage all ages to participate.Trick or Treat at campsites marked with a candy bag and light. No cottages have treats. Campers who bring candy to give out can show it when they register and get 10% stay. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Octoberfest
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 6 PM to 9 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
You're invited to join us in our biggest event of the year, Octoberfest. Play spooky carnival games, go on a haunted hay ride, take a boat ride in the dark, participate in the cake walk, and more. You don’t want to miss this event! Food will also be offered at the park that evening by an outside vendor. $1 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Tricks, Treats, and Tricorns
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 5 PM to 8 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us for your new Halloween tradition of Trick-or-treating inside the fort's walls. This year we will also be offering the chance to flex your crafty side with a full evening of fun fall activities! $3-$5. 912-437-4770.
Cast a Wide Net: Shrimping Class
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Limited space available, please RSVP. Have you ever wanted to learn how to shrimp? We will learn the basics of cast netting from a sand bar on Red Bird Creek, so we have plenty of room to practice. We will shuttle over a short distance by canoe. Must bring own cast net. $4 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
The Haunting of Savage Island
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Halloween comes to the campground. We invite our campground guests to decorate their campsite and wear costumes. The Rangers will drive through the campground and judge the campsites for creativity. We will also have costume contest. Then gather for a bonfire and ghost stories. Campers are welcome to trick or teat around the campground. 912-727-2339.
Yargo Trail Crew - Trail Work Day
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 8:30 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join the Yargo Trail Crew (YTC) for a day of improving the mountain bike trails. Bring water, work gloves, long pants and sturdy footwear. No open-toed shoes. Meet at the Visitors Center. Volunteers must register through the YTC site link. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Autumn Nights at Yargo
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 5:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a chilling adventure? Then join the Fort Yargo Living History Society for their annual story trail! Guests will enjoy hayrides, campfire, live music, and of course spooky stories on the trail! Price TBD. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Moonlight Madness
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 12 PM to 10 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kick off your Halloween activities with a kids carnival from 12-4 pm. The parks haunted house will be open at 6 pm until 10 pm. Hayrides will be offered 6 pm - 10 pm for a ride to the campgrounds and back to view the decorations in our campsite decoration contest. $1-$7 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Children's Nature Walk
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Enjoy the fall colors with us and make a necklace of the different colors that you see! Walk the Squirrel trail and pick up nature's colors as we head to a shelter to put our necklace together. All ages are welcome! Sign up at the Park Office prior to the event. $2 per person $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Thomas the Train at Georgia Vets!
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us at Georgia Veteran's State Park for Thomas the Train! One of our biggest events yearly! $5 per vehicle for parking per state regulation $5 parking. 866-468-7630.
Great Pumpkin Adventure
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 4 PM to 6 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us at Georgia Veteran's State Park for a great Pumpkin Adventure! We will have many activities and fun games to play! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
The Dark Forrest Presents: Cabin in the Woods
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 6 PM to 10:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us for a fear fest! Let us scare the daylights out of you during the night! $10 per person! This is located inside the Georgia Veteran's State Park, a $5 parking fee is required. $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Fall Festival and Spooky Wagon Rides
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Welcome the cooler weather with our Fall Festival. Come for pumpkin decorating ($5), marshmallow roasts, and games. Food will be available for purchase. Join us at the beach area for Spooky Wagon rides ($5) through a dark and creepy forest. Rides suitable for ages 5 and older and depart every 15 min. Call the park office to reserve ride tickets. $5 wagon rides, $5 pumpkin decorating (CASH ONLY) $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Hard Labor Trick or Treats, and RV Contest
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come camp with us on the spookiest of nights! Participate in our events for all overnight guests. Kids will collect candy from RV to RV or from cabin to cabin. Campers are encouraged to decorate their sites and compete for the prize of most festive set up. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Mountain Farm Celebration
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Enjoy the feel of an old-fashioned country fair set in the beautiful Nacoochee Valley, surrounded by the colors of the season. $6. 706-878-1077.
Farm Animal Fun Day
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Over the years, Hardman Farm has been home to several species of livestock. Come visit and learn about livestock that was kept here on the Farm as we continue our journey of "bringing the farm back to life" and keep the American agricultural experience alive. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
High Falls Halloween Spook Fest
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 6 PM to 9 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join us for some family fun at High Falls Spook Fest. Enjoy food trucks, s'mores, Trick-or-Treat trail, costume contest and so much more. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Fact or Faked Animals
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 3 PM to 3:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Challenge your animal knowledge with this naturalist guided activity to explore common animal myths. Meet in the Spring Picnic Area. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Edible/Medicinal Plant Hike
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Hike through the 3/4-mile Overland Nature Trail and take a special look at local plants and how they have traditionally been used for food or medicine. Meet at the trailhead (in the Spring Picnic Area). $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Campground Trick-or-Treat (Overnight Guests Only)
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Campground and cottage guests age 12 and under are invited to participate in this year's Campground Trick-or-Treat! Bring your costume and visit with your fellow campers. Campground guests will be handing out candy at their campsites. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Going Batty
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the naturalist to learn about bats, why they are protected, and how you can help them. Then, we will walk along the edge of the lake to look for bats. Meet at the boat ramp. $5 parking. 770-507-2277.
Campground Trick-or-Treat Hayride
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 5 PM to 8:30 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Meet at the Visitor Center as we load up for a hay ride to trick-or-treat around the campground. As you wait enjoy fall crafts and games. Concessions will be sold. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
A Spirited Affair
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 5:30 PM to 10 PM
Lapham-Patterson House Historic Site - Thomasville, GA
Get in the “spirit” of Halloween at the Lapham-Patterson House. Constructed in 1885 at the height of the Victorian spiritualism craze, the House provides the perfect setting to embrace the tricks, treats, and fun of Halloween. Participants will complete a series of Victorian seance themed escape rooms throughout the house. $25 per person. 229-226-7664.
Masks and More
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come make your very best animal mask or halloween decoration during this family friendly fun arts and crafts program. You can even wear your masks or display your art during our Spooky Camper Contest later this evening. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Pumpkin Archery
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Get into the spirit of fall with this smashingly fun pumpkin archery program at the park. Shoot at decorated pumpkins for candy prizes. Pre-registration required before 3pm. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Walk Among the Ghost of Camp Lawton
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come take a walk through time and meet the ghosts of the world's largest prison stockade: the historic Camp Lawton. See reenactments of common scenes throughout the prison and feel what it was like for confederate guards and union prisoners of war from the characters themselves. Commemorative t-shirt included. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Spooky Camper Contest
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Decorate your campsite or cottage for Halloween and compete to win cool prizes for the top three. Don't have a campsite? Catch the spooky hay ride that will take you around to look at all the decorations, and get a score card to vote for your favorites. Kids will get a chance to go trick-or-treating at participating campsites and cabins. $3 - $10 for hayride, plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Ask the Naturalist
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 11 AM to 7 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Did you know that Vaughters' Farm is the last standing dairy farm in DeKalb county with it big barn and beautiful landscape. It is here for you to step back in time. Site staff will be onsite to answer any questions you may have. $0 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Trunk-O-Treat for Halloween
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Looking for a safer way to celebrate Halloween? Join us for the annual Panola State Park's Trunk-O-Treat. Boys and ghouls can collect candy going car to car instead of door to door and play on the playground. There will be games, face painting, tree climbing and contests. Will you have the creepiest trunk? Call to register your car. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Outdoor Cooking Class - Dutch Oven
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
This class will focus on the preparation, cooking, and cleaning involved with cooking a meal outdoors using a dutch oven. We provide the equipment and ingredients, but participants may bring spices of their choice. Participants will receive an invite to ceremony and assist with meal preparation at our Pioneer Thanksgiving Event on November 23rd. $20. 770-443-7850.
Camping Curious: Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 2 PM to 6 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. This event is open to campground guests only. This will be a celebration concluding our Camping Curious series for the year! There will be face painting, crafts, games, s'mores, and more! There will also be a costume contest. Inclement weather may cancel this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Halloween Haunted Trail
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Come out and see what is haunting our woods. The park will again host the Haunted Trail. Meet in the beach parking lot at 7:00 pm for a stroll down our haunted trail. We will have treats waiting at the Group Shelter at the end of the trail and hay rides back to the beach parking lot. $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
Guided Tour of Roosevelt's Little White House
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Oct 26, 2019 until Jan 4, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join the staff historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Call 706-655-5870 to make your reservations $20. 706-655-5870.
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Fala Day
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Scottish Terrier Society of Greater Atlanta will present a fun-filled day of activities celebrating Fala. Activities include a parade and a variety of contest. More information at www.stcga.biz. Dogs not allowed on Historic Site except during the parade. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Campground Trunk-Or-Treat Featuring Hayrides and Movie Night
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 7 PM to 10 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Hop on a hayride to the campground to Trunk-Or -Treat with campers or relax and take in a movie at the beach area. The event kicks off at sunset and ends at 10 PM. The hayride to the campground Trunk-Or-Treat leaves from and returns to the beach concession stand parking area. $3 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Snakes Alive
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join the Naturalist at Smithgall Woods to learn about our scaly neighbors. Have you seen a snake around your house? Learn about their important ecological role and how to tell venomous and non-venomous snakes apart. Program will have a demonstration with live animals. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger-guided paddle in a canoe or kayak while the sun sets over the Okefenokee. Watch the last light of day fade into the night, leaving only the stars and the moon to guide the way. Look for gator eyes glowing from your flashlight, enjoy a full moon or the milky way and enjoy a leisurely paddle in the swamp. Register in advance. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Bark in the Park Dog Hike
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Bring your four-legged companion and join a Park Ranger on a very scenic and historic hike. Dogs must be leashed at all times. We’ll explore areas of whitewater rapids (up to class IV) and tour the inside of the ruins of the Civil War era New Manchester mill, as seen in the film " Hunger Games:Mockingjay". Dog lovers without dogs are welcomed. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 3 PM to 4:30 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. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total). $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Jail Tales Trails
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us as the Friends puts on our annual Jail Tales Trail. The evening begins at the Old Jail where there will be storytelling, then take a leisurely walk from the beginning of the Shortline Trail to a bonfire at the suspension bridge. Enjoy music and roasting marshmallows, then take a hayride back to the start. The last walk beings at 7:30pm. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Haunted Hills Hayride
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
It's back! Join our annual spooktacular haunted hayrides, which are fun for all ages. Come early because ticket sales close at 10 pm. Tickets go on sale at 7:30 each night. We'll be showing a movie, have a bonfire and we will have refreshments for sale. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 8 AM to 4 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Celebrate autumn’s arrival with noon chili, hotdogs and drinks for sale. We will also have hayrides, a cake walk, and a campsite decorating contest. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Haunted Hayride
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 5:30 PM to 10 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Haunted Hayride starting at the covered bridge and going through the campground. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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Wormsloe’s Colonial Haunted Trail Tour
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 6:45 PM to 10:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
A ranger will guide you into the past to site of colonist Nobel Jones. Keep close together as you explore the trail and hopefully you will be safe from the zombies, ghosts and ghouls drifting under the looming oak tree and Spanish moss. Who knows what ghouls have been disturbed! $9.50 - $15 912-353-3023.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Meet The Reptiles
Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Have you ever wondered how a Snake swallows its food? Join us to witness and learn about native reptiles firsthand. Pet a live Snake. Meet @ Park Office. Free Event. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Make and shoot your own Blow Darts
Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Make and shoot your own blow darts! Join us at 2:00 pm to learn about blow darts and how they were used in the Southeast, then make and shoot your own. Pre-Registration is required for this program, call 770-387-3747 to reserve your spot. Please make sure you arrive on time so you are able to participate. Suitable for ages 6 and older. $4-$6 plus $2 program fee. 770-387-3747.
Trick or Treat Trail Ride
Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Wear a comfortable costume and try something new for Halooween. Trick or treat on horseback along a woodland trail. Geared towards ages 6-adult. Bring a flexible fabric or soft plastic trick or treat bag to hang on your saddle. Must pre-register and pre-pay with Roosevelt Stables. $50 plus $5 parking. 706-628-7463.
Bees and Butterflies Hike
Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for a short hike to discover Georgia's many types of bees and butterflies. Maybe we will see some of the more elusive species such as the Question Mark, or Monarch butterfly. Learn what you can do to protect these species and others whose populations are in serious decline. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Stick Picture Frame
Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Get crafty and creative with this DIY stick picture frame. Cost is $5. Please register 8am to 5pm 706.422.1932 $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Thomas the Train at Georgia Vets!
Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us at Georgia Veteran's State Park for Thomas the Train! One of our biggest events yearly! $5 per vehicle for parking per state regulation $5 parking. 866-468-7630.
Animal Masks!
Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 4 PM to 4:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Get ready for Halloween by designing and decorating your own animal mask! Do you want to be a butterfly, a bird, a deer ... or something even spookier?! Meet at the program hut (behind mini golf). $5 parking. 770-507-2277.
Sensory Hike
Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Explore the Overland Nature Trail and connect with nature through activities designed to engage all your senses! Meet at the Overland Nature Trailhead (in the Spring Picnic Area). This is a 3/4 mile moderate hike. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Green Tomato Festival Crossover Event
Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 9 AM to 5 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
While you are in Juliette for the Green Tomato Festival, visit our Ga State Parks booth for fun activities. Then, be sure to cross over the river and visit Jarrell Plantation for house tours throughout the day. In conjunction with the festival, the plantation will be open all weekend for festival goers to tour the farm. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Oct 27, 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
4th Sunday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM from Oct 27, 2019 until Nov 24, 2019 
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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Ask the Naturalist
Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 2 PM to 7 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Did you know that Vaughters' Farm is the last standing dairy farm in DeKalb county with it big barn and beautiful landscape. It is here for you to step back in time. Site staff will be onsite to answer any questions you may have. $0 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Indoor Basic Archery
4th Sunday of Month 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM from Oct 27, 2019 until Nov 24, 2019 
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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Sunday Guided Tour of Roosevelt's Little White House
Sundays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Oct 27, 2019 until Jan 5, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join the staff historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Call 706-655-5870 to make your reservations $20 per person. 706-655-5870.
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Fall Color Lake Paddle
Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 2:30 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This peaceful, ranger-led paddle will allow you to explore the Sparks Reservoir and Beaver Creek in the magnificence of fall color. All who are over 18 and can swim are welcome, as are those 6 years and older who can swim and are accompanied by a parent. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reservations required. Includes tandem kayak, PFD and paddle. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Guided Tour
Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Take a guided tour with our Naturalist $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Ask the Naturalist
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Ask our Naturalist questions about the history or the site, surrounding features and wildlife. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Late October is when we say “Bye” to many summer birds, but “Hello” to our winter residents. We will look for Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers, Waterfowl, and Kinglets. Participants can bring their own binoculars, or we have limited amount of loaner binoculars. This program is geared for Children 10 and up. Meet at Park Office/Trading Post. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 3 PM – Oct 30, 2019 until Dec 18, 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.
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Introduction to Birdwatching Hike
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike is designed for anyone 12 years or older who is interested in learning more about birds, the important habitats critical to some species, and organizations like the Audubon Society which are dedicated to bird conservation. No pets please. Meet at the park's Visitor's Center. Bring you're own binoculars. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Learn how to play Stickball
Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Learn about Stickball and how it influenced modern sports and then try your hand at playing. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
The Dark Forrest Presents: Cabin in the Woods
Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 6 PM to 10:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us for a fear fest! Let us scare the daylights out of you during the night! $10 per person! This is located inside the Georgia Veteran's State Park, a $5 parking fee is required. $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Halloween Lantern Paddle
Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join park managers for this unique lantern-led paddle around Magnolia Lake as an alternative to trick-or-treat festivities. Pre-register by 5pm at the Visitor Center. $20 - $30 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Trunk or Treat for Halloween
Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Bring your decor and candy and join us for our annual Trunk or Treat. Visitors decorate their cars and hand out treats as kids walk from car to car. Activities will be provided for kids while cars are being decorated. Prizes will be awarded for cars and costumes. Please arrive on time so no cars are driving while children are trick-or-treating. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Fall Break Camp
Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 9 AM to 4 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Have fun, and learn new skills as we explore Watson Mill State Park in this 2 day fall break camp. Call the park office (706)-245-6270 to reserve your spot today! Park pass is required. $25 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Friday, November 1, 2019

McAllister's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Nov 1, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a fun evening of looking through our high-power telescope. This program is great for all ages. Learn about what is in the sky in an enjoyable and easy to understand environment. Pre-registration is required. Make a reservation by calling the park office. $4 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Campfire Circle with Friends
Friday, Nov 1, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Come out to Campground Amphitheater and enjoy a night by the campfire with your family. We will share stories, participate in games and songs, and eat yummy s'mores. $1 per participant. Appropriate for all ages. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Family Fall Star Gazing
Friday, Nov 1, 2019 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
Enjoy another night under the stars. Dr. Joseph Jones and his crew from the University of North Georgia Planetarium will share information on fall and winter stars, star charts, satellites, and constellations. We will observe from the Driving Range. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Hamburg Night Grind
Friday, Nov 1, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Step back in time with Hamburg night grind. Friends of Hamburg and staff will be on hand to operate the grist mill. Corn meal and grits will be available for sale. $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
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Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Nov 1, 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.
Karaoke in the Campground
Friday, Nov 1, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Music, fun, and laughs. Come enjoy a night of karaoke in the campground with our naturalist. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Halloween Hike
Friday, Nov 1, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Providence Canyon State Park - Lumpkin, GA
Although it's the day after, it's never too late to celebrate Halloween. If you've ever wanted to hike down into Providence Canyon after dark, this is your chance. We invite the public to join us on this spooky ranger led hike down into Providence Canyon at night. Be sure to bring a flash light. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Friday, Nov 1, 2019 6 PM to 8 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. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Nov 1, 2019 8 PM to 9 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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Saturday, November 2, 2019

Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 1 PM to 2 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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Sunset Boat Cruise
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 5:30 PM to 7 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 to 8, minimum of 4 to make. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Hayride & Campfire Fun
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a hayride through the park followed by some campfire fun in our campground. For an added treat bring your own marshmallows and roasting sticks. Space limited to 18. Remember to wear bug spray and bring a flashlight if walking back to a campsite after the fire. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 12 PM to 6 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join the Friends of Don Carter State Park for an afternoon in the park with live traditional mountain music, arts, crafts, vendors, and good food. This will be Don Carter State Park's sixth annual Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Nov 2, 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 awarded. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Turkey Archery Shoot
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Stationary, target archery, shooting competition fun. We provide all the equipment. Scored target winners receive prizes. Youth ages 8-12. Adults over 12. Fee per entry. Can enter more than once. Pay and pre-register at Park Office. Park at Fishing Dock in the campground and walk down to new archery field near parking area. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fall Color Trail Ride
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Enjoy a beautiful woodland ride along the creek then mosey up to the Pine Mountain overlook with fabulous views. End your ride with wine tasting or apple cider. Must pre-register and pre-pay by calling Roosevelt Stables. $120 plus $5 parking. 706-628-7463.
Spectacular Spiders with Campfire and Spider Shine
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet the real spider man, Dr. George Stanton, and discover fascinating facts about our misunderstood arachnids. Roast marshmallows after the presentation and go shine some park spiders. Outdoor, covered shelter next to campground Trading Post. Geared towards adults and families. Bring a flashlight not a lantern or cell phone to shine spiders. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Nov 2, 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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Fall Foliage Hike on Bird Berry Trail
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
During this guided hike, we’ll explore the life cycle of a deciduous forest and look for evidence of wildlife. This is a moderate hike along the ½ mile Bird Berry Trail. Please wear comfortable shoes, bugspray/sunscreen, and bring a water bottle. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Autumn Crafts
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Create your own backyard peanut butter pinecone feeder and fall forest scene out of collected leaves, twigs, and other natural materials. Non-peanut butter alternatives will be provided if a participant has allergies. Take home crafts same day. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger After Dark Camp
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 5 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Take the night off and send the kids to camp! Junior Ranger After Dark is a Saturday night full of adventure. Campers will experience fishing, a night hike, and of course s'mores. $25 per camper. Ages 6-12. Registration is required. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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9th Annual Run for Your Lungs
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 9:30 AM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Each registrant will receive a GREAT long sleeve T-Shirt, run or walk participation, lunch & drinks (water, soda & beer for anyone 21+) after the 5k finishes. $30 per person. 5k run begins at 9:30am at the Cypress Grill. The 5k Fun Walk begins at 9:35am at the Cypress Grill. Register today! $5 parking. 229-881-7046.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 8:30 AM to 5 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Hikes, crafts, games and environmental programs are included in this day camp for children ages 5-15. Participants will work toward earning their new site specific Jr. Ranger badge. Please bring a lunch and water bottle. Space is limited, please register in advance. Activities change monthly. $30 per child. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Movie Night
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Bring a blanket and enjoy a movie under the stars! Meet at the program hut (behind mini golf). The movie will start around 7:00 PM. Admission is free, just pay $5 parking. Snacks will be available for purchase. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Scarecrow Archery
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Pumpkins, Scarecrows and Zombies oh my! Join the Park Ranger as we have fun with these festive characters. All equipment provided, ages 7 and up. Sign up at the Visitors Center at least one hour before it starts to reserve a place or call the park to pre register. $10 per person $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Pioneer & Native American Living
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Immerse yourself in Native American and Pioneer lifestyles in this two hour hands-on program at the park. This includes three or four activities each week such as candle making, pioneer campfire cooking, corn husk dolls, Native American games, crafts, and more. Held rain or shine, sign up at the Visitor Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Sunset Canoe Trip
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come enjoy this peaceful paddle as we watch the sunset and listen to nature come alive. Sign up at the Visitors Center before 3 pm or call the office to register $5-15 $5 and $15 per boat $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Annual Fall Festival
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us for some Fall Fun! We will have hayrides for $3, archery for only $1, free apple bobbing, smores, music, scavenger hunt, games, and much more! It cost $5 per vehicle to attend the event plus a parking pass is required .The event is taking place at our beach area. We are seeking volunteers, call the park if you'd like to volunteer! $5 per car $3 hayrides $1 archery $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Native American Heritage Day
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join staff, Friends of New Echota volunteers and special Cherokee guests as the historic Capital of New Echota comes alive with living history demonstrations, tours, games and music. $5.50-$7 706-624-1321.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Nov 2, 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.
Edible and Medicinal Mosey
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Get tickets from eventbrite or call to register. Come learn about local plants, and how they have traditionally been used for food or medicine! This Ranger-led walk will be along the gently-hilled Iron Hill Trail. 1.7 mile loop, moderate terrain. Program may be cancelled for inclement weather. Event is FREE. Call 770-975-0055 to sign up! $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Volunteer Trail Cleanup Day
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Volunteers are being sought to clean up/clear an existing trail. Equipment will be provided. Come prepared to be in the woods with long pants & boots to hike the trail. Come for an hour or make a day of it. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Guided Tour of Roosevelt's Little White House
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Nov 2, 2019 until Jan 4, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join the staff historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Call 706-655-5870 to make your reservations $20. 706-655-5870.
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Constellation Kayak Cruise
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
See a beautiful night sky full of stars above Lake Seminole right from your kayak. This slow paced, peaceful night time paddle is perfect for people new to kayaking or stargazing. We'll travel 1.5 miles round-trip, stopping along the way to stargaze and discuss the mythology behind the constellation names and how seafarers navigated by using stars. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Billy's Island by Night Paddle
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger guided paddle to historic Billy's Island where we will beach our kayaks and canoes and go on a short hike.Watch as night takes over the swamp. We will talk about the different people who lived on the island throughout history. Prepare to see and hear the swamp at night just as those who lived here in the past did. $20 - $25 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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