Smithgall Woods State Park


Monday, July 23, 2018

Parent & Youth Survival Course
Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 to Monday, Jul 23, 2018 - 10 AM to 1 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join Byron Kerns, former U.S. Air Force Survival Instructor-ranked one of the top ten survival schools in the United States - for a two-day, overnight camping trip. Bond in the wilderness with your child, and learn together the seven priorities of survival: Positive Mental Attitude, Wilderness First Aid, Shelter, Fire, Signaling, Water, and Food. $300 per team of 2 $5 parking. 352-350-4450.
Parks After Dark 
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 4, 2018

First-Visit Tour
Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn more about the park on a tour of the Visitor Center area and a van tour. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. Take in the history of the park from the comfort of our air conditioned van. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

First-Visit Tour
Saturday, Sep 1, 2018 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn more about the park on a tour of the Visitor Center area and a van tour. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. Take in the history of the park from the comfort of our air conditioned van. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Cabin Fever: Bluegrass and BBQ Festival
Saturday, Sep 1, 2018 12 PM to 6 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
We invite you to join Smithgall Woods Friends Group for a fun afternoon of bluegrass and BBQ on Dukes Creek! There will be live music from multiple bluegrass acts, food vendors, arts and crafts, non profits, and much more! This is a family friendly event! $10 per vehicle. 706-878-3087.
Handicapped Accessible 

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 
Fall Hayride
Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join Smithgall Woods for a hayride through the park, observe the changing fall leaves, our buzzing apiary, and beautiful Duke's Creek. This relaxing three mile ride will give you a scenic view of the park and the ability to enjoy a crisp fall breeze. MUST register in advance to secure a spot $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

First-Visit Tour
Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn more about the park on a tour of the Visitor Center area and a van tour. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. Take in the history of the park from the comfort of our air conditioned van. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Fall Hayride
Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join Smithgall Woods for a hayride through the park, observe the changing fall leaves, our buzzing apiary, and beautiful Duke's Creek. This relaxing three mile ride will give you a scenic view of the park and the ability to enjoy a crisp fall breeze. MUST register in advance to secure a spot $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Going Batty
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn about these most misunderstood creatures. We'll talk about the bats of Georgia from a bat researcher during a short presentation, followed by a night hike to spot them. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Fall Hayride
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join Smithgall Woods for a hayride through the park, observe the changing fall leaves, our buzzing apiary, and beautiful Duke's Creek. This relaxing three mile ride will give you a scenic view of the park and the ability to enjoy a crisp fall breeze. MUST register in advance to secure a spot $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

First-Visit Tour
Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn more about the park on a tour of the Visitor Center area and a van tour. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. Take in the history of the park from the comfort of our air conditioned van. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

First-Visit Tour
Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn more about the park on a tour of the Visitor Center area and a van tour. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. Take in the history of the park from the comfort of our air conditioned van. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Christmas in the Cabin
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 2 PM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Feeling festive? Join Smithgall Woods for a holiday get together in our primitive cabin. We will warm ourselves by the fire while enjoying hot chocolate and hot cider. Make a Christmas ornament for your loved one or enjoy time with family. We ho-ho-hope to see you there! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.