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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Native American Cultures and Medicinal Plants
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This event will consist of a brief talk about Native American culture in Northeast Georgia and will be followed by a hike looking at medicinal plants used by these cultures. $5 parking. Call the Visitor's Center for reservations and information at (706) 878-3087 $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Survival 101 Course
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 to Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 10 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join Byron Kerns, former U.S. Air Force Survival (SERE) Instructor - ranked one of the top ten survival schools in the United States - for a two-day, overnight camping and learning experience for adults. Learn hands-on the seven priorities of survival: Positive Mental Attitude, Wilderness First Aid, Shelter, Fire, Signaling, Water, and Food. $250 plus $5 parking. 352-350-4450.
Parks After Dark 

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Survival 101 Course
Sunday, Apr 29, 2018
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join Byron Kerns, former U.S. Air Force Survival (SERE) Instructor - ranked one of the top ten survival schools in the United States - for a two-day, overnight camping and learning experience for adults. Learn hands-on the seven priorities of survival: Positive Mental Attitude, Wilderness First Aid, Shelter, Fire, Signaling, Water, and Food. $250 plus $5 parking. 352-350-4450.
Parks After Dark 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Friends of Smithgall Woods Meeting
1st Tuesday of Month 2 PM - 3 PM from May 1, 2018 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join Smithgall’s advocacy group, Friends of Smithgall Woods, for an informal monthly meeting. Learn about volunteer projects and initiatives. Meet volunteers and Friends who volunteer and care for the park. This meeting takes place off of Joe Franklin Rd at the education cabin. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

National Trails Day: Duke's Creek Falls Hike
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 9 AM to 11 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Take a guided hike through the captivating scenery of Smithgall Woods on the Dukes Creek Falls Trail. This 2 mile hike will feature Dukes Creek Falls and begin at the Smithgall Cottages. Everyone is welcome, however, due to seating limitations, guided tours are restricted to 14 persons. All ages welcome. No pets. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Sounds of Summer: Night Hike
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
There are sounds associated with summer in the South: the steady hum of cicadas and katydids, the peeping of frogs, the mournful calls of a screech owl. Engage your senses and see what exciting experiences happen at night. This hike will take place on the .5-mile Wetland loop trail. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Parks After Dark 

Monday, June 4, 2018

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 4, 2018 until Jul 23, 2018 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This 9-week long course is in partnership with Warnell School of Forestry at UGA. It will cover courses in herpetology, ornithology, mammalogy, ichthyology, entomology, and many more. Increase your knowledge of the natural world and receive certification as a Master Naturalist. $200 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Kids Day at the Park
Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 10 AM to 1 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Bring your kids and their endless imaginations for a fun day of learning and play at Smithgall. There will be outdoor games, stream ecology, and much, much, more! Bring your sack lunch. $5 per person. 706-878-3087. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 11, 2018 until Jul 23, 2018 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This 9-week long course is in partnership with Warnell School of Forestry at UGA. It will cover courses in herpetology, ornithology, mammalogy, ichthyology, entomology, and many more. Increase your knowledge of the natural world and receive certification as a Master Naturalist. $200 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 18, 2018 until Jul 23, 2018 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This 9-week long course is in partnership with Warnell School of Forestry at UGA. It will cover courses in herpetology, ornithology, mammalogy, ichthyology, entomology, and many more. Increase your knowledge of the natural world and receive certification as a Master Naturalist. $200 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
9 AM - 12 PM from Jun 18, 2018 until Jun 22, 2018 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This 5-day long day camp will teach children about the natural world. The camp will follow the Junior Ranger books teaching children about the outdoors, animals, plants, and history. There will be games, crafts, and tons of fun! Call the Visitor's Center for reservations and information at (706) 878-3087 $70 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Junior Ranger Day Camp
9 AM - 12 PM from Jun 19, 2018 until Jun 22, 2018 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This 5-day long day camp will teach children about the natural world. The camp will follow the Junior Ranger books teaching children about the outdoors, animals, plants, and history. There will be games, crafts, and tons of fun! Call the Visitor's Center for reservations and information at (706) 878-3087 $70 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Junior Ranger Day Camp
9 AM - 12 PM from Jun 20, 2018 until Jun 22, 2018 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This 5-day long day camp will teach children about the natural world. The camp will follow the Junior Ranger books teaching children about the outdoors, animals, plants, and history. There will be games, crafts, and tons of fun! Call the Visitor's Center for reservations and information at (706) 878-3087 $70 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Junior Ranger Day Camp
9 AM - 12 PM from Jun 21, 2018 until Jun 22, 2018 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This 5-day long day camp will teach children about the natural world. The camp will follow the Junior Ranger books teaching children about the outdoors, animals, plants, and history. There will be games, crafts, and tons of fun! Call the Visitor's Center for reservations and information at (706) 878-3087 $70 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Junior Ranger Day Camp
9 AM - 12 PM from Jun 22, 2018 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This 5-day long day camp will teach children about the natural world. The camp will follow the Junior Ranger books teaching children about the outdoors, animals, plants, and history. There will be games, crafts, and tons of fun! Call the Visitor's Center for reservations and information at (706) 878-3087 $70 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 25, 2018 until Jul 23, 2018 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This 9-week long course is in partnership with Warnell School of Forestry at UGA. It will cover courses in herpetology, ornithology, mammalogy, ichthyology, entomology, and many more. Increase your knowledge of the natural world and receive certification as a Master Naturalist. $200 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 2, 2018 until Jul 23, 2018 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This 9-week long course is in partnership with Warnell School of Forestry at UGA. It will cover courses in herpetology, ornithology, mammalogy, ichthyology, entomology, and many more. Increase your knowledge of the natural world and receive certification as a Master Naturalist. $200 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 9, 2018 until Jul 23, 2018 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This 9-week long course is in partnership with Warnell School of Forestry at UGA. It will cover courses in herpetology, ornithology, mammalogy, ichthyology, entomology, and many more. Increase your knowledge of the natural world and receive certification as a Master Naturalist. $200 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 16, 2018 until Jul 23, 2018 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This 9-week long course is in partnership with Warnell School of Forestry at UGA. It will cover courses in herpetology, ornithology, mammalogy, ichthyology, entomology, and many more. Increase your knowledge of the natural world and receive certification as a Master Naturalist. $200 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 23, 2018 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This 9-week long course is in partnership with Warnell School of Forestry at UGA. It will cover courses in herpetology, ornithology, mammalogy, ichthyology, entomology, and many more. Increase your knowledge of the natural world and receive certification as a Master Naturalist. $200 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Caring for the Winged Ones Camp
9 AM - 3 PM from Jul 23, 2018 until Jul 27, 2018 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Kids will learn ways to support winged creatures in this active, hands-on camp. Kids will build their own bird house to take home. Campers will participate in hands on learning through games, hikes, and activities. For ages 7-11. $100. $90 if prepaid by July 15th. Call the Visitor's Center for reservations and information at (706) 878-3087 $100/$90 pre-paid $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Caring for the Winged Ones Camp
9 AM - 3 PM from Jul 24, 2018 until Jul 27, 2018 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Kids will learn ways to support winged creatures in this active, hands-on camp. Kids will build their own bird house to take home. Campers will participate in hands on learning through games, hikes, and activities. For ages 7-11. $100. $90 if prepaid by July 15th. Call the Visitor's Center for reservations and information at (706) 878-3087 $100/$90 pre-paid $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Caring for the Winged Ones Camp
9 AM - 3 PM from Jul 25, 2018 until Jul 27, 2018 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Kids will learn ways to support winged creatures in this active, hands-on camp. Kids will build their own bird house to take home. Campers will participate in hands on learning through games, hikes, and activities. For ages 7-11. $100. $90 if prepaid by July 15th. Call the Visitor's Center for reservations and information at (706) 878-3087 $100/$90 pre-paid $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Caring for the Winged Ones Camp
9 AM - 3 PM from Jul 26, 2018 until Jul 27, 2018 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Kids will learn ways to support winged creatures in this active, hands-on camp. Kids will build their own bird house to take home. Campers will participate in hands on learning through games, hikes, and activities. For ages 7-11. $100. $90 if prepaid by July 15th. Call the Visitor's Center for reservations and information at (706) 878-3087 $100/$90 pre-paid $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Caring for the Winged Ones Camp
9 AM - 3 PM from Jul 27, 2018 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Kids will learn ways to support winged creatures in this active, hands-on camp. Kids will build their own bird house to take home. Campers will participate in hands on learning through games, hikes, and activities. For ages 7-11. $100. $90 if prepaid by July 15th. Call the Visitor's Center for reservations and information at (706) 878-3087 $100/$90 pre-paid $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Gold Fever
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 9 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Gold mining is a fascinating part of the history of Smithgall Woods and the surrounding area. Hear about the history of gold mining with local historians and enjoy a guided hike to the Martin Mine Trail. Register in advance. Call 706-878-3087 to register or for more information. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Your State Parks Day: ADA Trail Maintenance
Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 9 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Come celebrate our state parks by giving back. This will be a volunteer work day in celebration of Your State Parks Day. We will be beautifying our ADA trail by picking weeds and invasive species. Please bring work gloves, and any extra tools you might have, wear clothes to get dirty. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Handicapped Accessible