Don Carter State Park

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Night Hike
Friday, May 25, 2018 8 PM to 9:30 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 shelter 4. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Parks After Dark 
Campfire Stories
Friday, May 25, 2018 9:30 PM to 10:30 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, May 26, 2018

Beach Bash
Saturday, May 26, 2018 11 AM to 4 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
School's out, scream and shout! We are so excited that summer is finally here, and we want to share this excitment with you. Join our staff for summertime fun on our beach. We will be having paddle board races, sand castle competitions, games and more. Prices vary. $2 - $4 $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Handicapped Accessible 
Pooch on the Hooch
Saturday, May 26, 2018 5 PM to 7 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.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Family Hike
Sunday, May 27, 2018 3 PM to 5 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Family time is the best time! Join our naturalist for a hike along a wooded area of the park. Learn interesting facts about native plants and wildlife. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, comfortable clothing, and bring water. Call to register in advance. Meet at the boat ramp. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Campfire Stories
Sunday, May 27, 2018 8:30 PM to 9:30 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 

Monday, May 28, 2018

Early Bird Hike
Monday, May 28, 2018 8 AM to 10 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join our naturalist during the earliest hours of the day for a moderate hike. We will travel along one of the parks most beautiful trails that is our secret treasure. This trail is the best chance to encounter plants and wildlife. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Meet at primitive parking. Ages 10+ $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join us for a 2 mile moderate hike on Dog Creek for National Trails Day. While on this hike we will discover many natural wonders that our park has to offer. $5.00 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Flotilla Raft Race on Lake Lanier
Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 11 AM to 4 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Harness your creative juices and construct a raft using household or recycled materials. Rafts can be as creative and unique as you are. Then test its sea-worthiness in a 1 mile race! Paddlers are encouraged to decorate their boats and participate as well. Prizes awarded to top finishers and most creative rafts. Click event for information. $7 plus $5 parking. 585-732-6992.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Ranger Camp June 20-22
Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 9 AM to 3 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Have you wanted to attend Jr. Ranger camp but you have been too old? Then this camp is perfect for you. Ages 11-13 are welcome to join our staff for paddling, hiking, swimming, nature labs and more. $60.00 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.