Fort Mountain State Park


Friday, September 20, 2019

Project Wild Activity-Tracks
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
This is for young children ages 3 to 7. Fun learning about wildlife and tracks! No registration required. Meet in the Nature Nook by the beach. This activity comes from Growing Up Wild, an environmental education curriculum created by Project Wild $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Intro to Tree ID
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Learn how to identify several oaks, pines, and common trees of the area. We will walk around part of the lake trail to look at trees. Meet at the Nature Nook by the lake. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Play and Learn Creek Study
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Creeks are full of life! Join a ranger and learn all about the creatures that live in the creek. We will see what we can catch. Wear shoes that can get wet. We will play in the creek, and learn about how the creatures that we find indicate the health of the creek. No registration required. Bring a net and a bucket if you have them. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Lake, Creek, and Waterfall Hike
Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join a ranger on this 3.5 mile, moderate hike filled with beautiful water views. We will pass by the lake, walk through Goldmine Creek, and waterfall. Be sure to wear shoes that can get wet, and bring plenty of water and snacks. Registration is required for this hike. Please register 8am to 5pm. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Leaf Pounding Art
Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
With not much more than a hammer and some leaves, you can make beautiful botanical cards or prints and enjoy summer greenery year-round. Leaves and plant material are taped to an all-natural fabric, or paper then pounded, transferring the chlorophyll from the plant to the cloth. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Paper Making
Friday, Sep 27, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Create paper from recycled scrap paper. Learn how to do this at home as well. Easy for people of all ages. Meet in the Nature Nook under the Group Shelter by the lake. No registration required. This is a messy event. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Our state parks need you. Volunteers make the difference. Join us this year for Your State Parks Day, and bring your friends and family! We will work on improving the park. The project will be determined as we approach the volunteer day. Volunteers receive free admission to the park. 706-422-1932.
Recycled Can Lantern
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Get crafty and create a lantern from recycled tin cans. Lanterns come with a battery powered votive. Please register for lantern making in the Visitor Center between 8am and 5pm. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Slime Science
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 4 PM to 4:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join us in the Nature Nook to create this awesome, gooey, slime! $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Backyard Bird Presentation
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 4:30 PM to 5 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Come learn about the birds you can see and hear in North Georgia. Learn what to look and listen for in your own backyard. Registration is not required for this presentation. The presentation takes place in the Nature Nook by the beach. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Water Bottle Rocket
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
3, 2, 1, blast off! We will create rockets from recycled plastic bottles and launch them into the atmosphere (or try to). This experiment requires parental assistance. Our rocket fuel is not dangerous, only vinegar and baking soda are used. Eye protection is provided. Materials are limited Registration is required $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Sew a Drawstring Medicine Bag
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 1 PM to 2 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.
Slime Science
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join us in the Nature Nook to create this awesome, gooey, slime! $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Art by the Lake
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 5 PM to 6 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.
Wildlife Presentation
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 6 PM to 6:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Come learn about Fort Mountain wildlife! We'll cover common misconceptions as well as true facts about our beloved local critters. Registration is not required for this program. The program takes place in the Nature Nook by the beach. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Movie on the Mountain
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 7:15 PM to 9 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Saturday, October 5th and 19th at 7pm we will be showing a family friendly movie on the lawn by the lake. There is no fee to watch the movie. There is the $5 parking fee to get into the park. Bring a blanket or chair. We will have the concession stand open. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Art by the Lake
Friday, Oct 11, 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.
Leaf Pounding Art
Friday, Oct 11, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
With not much more than a hammer and some leaves, you can make beautiful botanical cards or prints and enjoy summer greenery year-round. Leaves and plant material are taped to an all-natural fabric, or paper then pounded, transferring the chlorophyll from the plant to the cloth. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Wildlife Presentation
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Come learn about Fort Mountain wildlife! We'll cover common misconceptions as well as true facts about our beloved local critters. Registration is not required for this program. The program takes place in the Nature Nook by the beach. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Stick Picture Frame
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 4 PM to 5 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.
Art by the Lake
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 5 PM to 6 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.
Sunset Wagon Ride
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
As the sun sets at Fort Mountain, you will enjoy a wagon ride around the park. A ranger will talk about the park, and answer any questions you have. Before the wagon ride at 5:30pm bring out your artistic side with leaf pounding. Use plants and imprint their image into the fabric provided. Cost is $3 7:00pm Bingo in the Nature Nook $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Sew a Drawstring Medicine Bag
Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 11 AM to 12 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.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Zombie Archery
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Learn basic archery skills, or practice the skills you already have. Shoot at our zombie targets. Ages 8+ $10 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Movie on the Mountain
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 7 PM to 8:45 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Saturday, October 5th and 19th at 7pm we will be showing a family friendly movie on the lawn by the lake. There is no fee to watch the movie. There is the $5 parking fee to get into the park. Bring a blanket or chair. We will have the concession stand open. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Friday, October 25, 2019

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.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

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.