Don Carter State Park


Friday, August 17, 2018

Campfire Stories
Friday, Aug 17, 2018 8:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Gather around the campfire with our staff as we tell stories and eat s'mores. We encourage guests to use their imagination by bringing their original campfire stories. All ages welcome. $3.00 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Nature Crafts
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Put your creative mind to use by joining our naturalist for an afternoon full of creative crafts. We will be making crafts using natural materials. Children under the age of 4 will need a parent assisting. $3.00 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Handicapped Accessible 
Night Hike
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 8:45 PM to 10:15 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Come experience the natural wonder of our hiking trails...at night. A park ranger will lead the group through the park, offering a unique experience that will stimulate your senses when vision is limited. We will meet at the boat ramp. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Parks After Dark 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Homeschool Days
Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Calling all homeschoolers. Join our rangers for our monthly homeschool program on the third Tuesday & fourth Friday of each month. This hands- on program is designed for children 6-12 and will introduce them to a variety nature-themed educational topics. Call 678-450-7726 to register. Space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Homeschool Days
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Calling all homeschoolers. Join our rangers for our monthly homeschool program on the third Tuesday & fourth Friday of each month. This hands- on program is designed for children 6-12 and will introduce them to a variety nature-themed educational topics. Call 678-450-7726 to register. Space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Night Hike
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 8:45 PM to 10:15 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Come experience the natural wonder of our hiking trails...at night. A park ranger will lead the group through the park, offering a unique experience that will stimulate your senses when vision is limited. We will meet at the boat ramp. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Pooch on the Hooch
Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Bring your furry friend for a fun day at the park. Take a 2 mile moderate hike with your loyal companion on one of our beautiful trails. We will enjoy a guided hike by our park naturalist while traveling alongside the quiet shores of Lake Lanier. Reservation Required. Dogs must remain on leash. Ages 10+ Meet at primitive parking. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Intro to Paddle Boarding
Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 3 PM to 4 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Learn the basics of paddle boarding on a safe and peaceful section of Lake Lanier. Open to people 16 years and older who can swim and are new to paddle boarding. Equipment provided. Bring water, sunscreen, water shoes, and quick drying pants. Meet at the boat ramp. Pre-registration required. $10.00 with own paddle board $20.00 includes rental $5 parking. 678-450-7726.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Toddler Tuesdays
4th Tuesday of Month 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM from Aug 28, 2018 until Nov 27, 2018 
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
A time for the little ones and their parents to discover nature through games and crafts. Open to children 2 – 5 years old and their parents/guardians. Meet at the beach shelter (#3). Bring water, snacks, and sunscreen. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Handicapped Accessible 

Friday, August 31, 2018

Dog Creek Stream Search Hike
Friday, Aug 31, 2018 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
While on this ranger led hike, we will look for different water creatures that call Dog Creek home. This 2 mile moderate hike offers some of the best chances for encountering wildlife. Wear shoes that may get wet, but are also acceptable to hiking. Bring water. Meet at Primitive Parking. Open to ages 10+ $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Silver in the Park
2nd Tuesday of Month 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM from Sep 11, 2018 until Nov 13, 2018 
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Guests (52+) are invited to the park for a nature hike. We will be walking a paved trail while discovering the natural wonders of the park. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Handicapped Accessible 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Toddler Tuesdays
4th Tuesday of Month 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM from Sep 25, 2018 until Nov 27, 2018 
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
A time for the little ones and their parents to discover nature through games and crafts. Open to children 2 – 5 years old and their parents/guardians. Meet at the beach shelter (#3). Bring water, snacks, and sunscreen. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Handicapped Accessible 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Silver in the Park
2nd Tuesday of Month 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM from Oct 9, 2018 until Nov 13, 2018 
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Guests (52+) are invited to the park for a nature hike. We will be walking a paved trail while discovering the natural wonders of the park. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Handicapped Accessible 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Toddler Tuesdays
4th Tuesday of Month 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM from Oct 23, 2018 until Nov 27, 2018 
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
A time for the little ones and their parents to discover nature through games and crafts. Open to children 2 – 5 years old and their parents/guardians. Meet at the beach shelter (#3). Bring water, snacks, and sunscreen. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Handicapped Accessible 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Silver in the Park
2nd Tuesday of Month 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM from Nov 13, 2018 
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Guests (52+) are invited to the park for a nature hike. We will be walking a paved trail while discovering the natural wonders of the park. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Handicapped Accessible 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Toddler Tuesdays
4th Tuesday of Month 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM from Nov 27, 2018 
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
A time for the little ones and their parents to discover nature through games and crafts. Open to children 2 – 5 years old and their parents/guardians. Meet at the beach shelter (#3). Bring water, snacks, and sunscreen. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Handicapped Accessible