Smithgall Woods State Park

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Migration and Hibernation: How Animals Cope with the Cold
Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
What do animals do when it gets chilly? Come find out from Professor Tom Hennigan. Learn about the many ways animals deal with cold weather. From migration and brumation, to torpor and hibernation, get the skinny on these complicated terms. Come see what your woodland friends will be up to this Winter. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Native American Mini-Camp
9 AM - 12 PM from Nov 20, 2017 until Nov 21, 2017 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn about Native American life, just in time for Thanksgiving. This mini-camp will feature crafts, games, informative sessions, and even archery. Kids will be dropped off at the Visitor's Center. Bring a snack and something to drink. For kids aged 8 -12. Reservations are required. $30 per child. 706-878-4736.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Native American Mini-Camp
9 AM - 12 PM from Nov 21, 2017 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn about Native American life, just in time for Thanksgiving. This mini-camp will feature crafts, games, informative sessions, and even archery. Kids will be dropped off at the Visitor's Center. Bring a snack and something to drink. For kids aged 8 -12. Reservations are required. $30 per child. 706-878-4736.

Monday, January 1, 2018

First Day Hike: Dukes Creek Falls
Monday, Jan 1, 2018 1 PM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Start your New Year’s resolution off right with a guided hike to Dukes Creek Falls. The 2.3-mile moderate hike will make a pit stop at our primitive cabin. Warm yourself against the cold chill with a cup of hot cocoa. Still feeling adventurous? Then continue on 2 miles to Dukes Creek Falls. This cascading series of waterfalls is a sight to behold. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Wilderness Survival 101
Saturday, Jan 13, 2018 to Sunday, Jan 14, 2018 10 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join Byron Kerns, a former U.S. Air Force Survival (SERE) Instructor, for a two-day, overnight learning experience. Learn hands-on the seven priorities of survival: Positive Mental Attitude, Wilderness First Aid, Shelter, Fire, Signaling, Water, and Food. $250 adult; $125 youth (ages 14-17, attending with an adult). (352) 350-4450. $250 adult; $125 youth $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Wilderness Survival 101
Sunday, Jan 14, 2018
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join Byron Kerns, a former U.S. Air Force Survival (SERE) Instructor, for a two-day, overnight learning experience. Learn hands-on the seven priorities of survival: Positive Mental Attitude, Wilderness First Aid, Shelter, Fire, Signaling, Water, and Food. $250 adult; $125 youth (ages 14-17, attending with an adult). (352) 350-4450. $250 adult; $125 youth $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Spring Into the Stream
9 AM - 12 PM from Apr 2, 2018 until Apr 4, 2018 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Spring into the stream with this fun, 3-day mini-camp. Participants will learn about water's properties, different aquatic ecosystems, and the animals who inhabit aquatic environments. $45. 706-878-3087.
Soak It In 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Spring Into the Stream
9 AM - 12 PM from Apr 3, 2018 until Apr 4, 2018 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Spring into the stream with this fun, 3-day mini-camp. Participants will learn about water's properties, different aquatic ecosystems, and the animals who inhabit aquatic environments. $45. 706-878-3087.
Soak It In 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Spring Into the Stream
9 AM - 12 PM from Apr 4, 2018 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Spring into the stream with this fun, 3-day mini-camp. Participants will learn about water's properties, different aquatic ecosystems, and the animals who inhabit aquatic environments. $45. 706-878-3087.
Soak It In