Upcoming Events

Many events have been postponed or rescheduled. Only current active events will remain on the calendar. Please contact the park for more information.


Friday, September 24, 2021

Campfire and Celestial Bodies
Friday, Sep 24, 2021 8 PM to 9:45 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join the Interpretive Ranger for a short astronomy talk around the campfire! From 8:00-9:00, stories and jokes will be told, and questions about the park will be answered. Starting at 9:00, the Interpretive Ranger will set up the Park's Mirrored Telescope so guests can observe the moon! $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Friday at the Forge
Friday, Sep 24, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
It's Friday! That means the fort's blacksmith is in from 10 am to 3 pm. Stop by the forge to learn about the tools and techniques used at the blacksmith shop. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, Sep 24, 2021 8 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll look for scorpions, millipedes and centipedes by using provided UV lights. Meet at the park office to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Program suitable for kids ages 6 and older. Bring a flashlight, bug repellent, and wear sturdy shoes. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Afternoon Kayak
Friday, Sep 24, 2021 4 PM to 6 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join our Naturalist for an afternoon tour of the lake. Limit: 8 people, minimum: 4; ages 12 and up; must be able to swim; ages 12-17 must be accompanied by adult. Pre-register at Visitor Center. Tour will be cancelled in event of inclement weather. $15 ($10, your equipment) $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Movie Night
Friday, Sep 24, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for movies under the stars. Bring bottled water, insect repellent, and a blanket or chair. Please pre-register at Visitor Center. Meet at picnic shelter by the campground. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Campground Campfire & S’mores
Friday, Sep 24, 2021 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Campers are invited to join the Rangers for a fun-filled night of stories and s’mores! Our expert fire makers will also give their best tips about building the best campfires around. While S’mores supplies last. $1 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Meet the Box Turtles
Friday, Sep 24, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come meet some of our cutest residents, the box turtles, and learn about their habits and amazing characteristics. Location: Interpretive Center. Preregister by calling the park office. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Tallulah Movie night
Friday, Sep 24, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
watch a movie outside by the pavilion in the campground. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Your State Park Day - A.H. Stephens Volunteer Workday
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 9 AM to 1 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come out and help us maintain our Equestrian and Hiking Trails. In addition, we will be sprucing up other areas around the park. Some tools will be provided. If you have tools please bring them. Water and snacks will be provided. If you can join us please call 706-456-2602. Help us make a positive difference. 706-456-2602.
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Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 9 AM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Come join other volunteers, and help make Chattahoochee Bend State Park the best it can be. Projects include an update to the path leading to the trail information pad and to the start of the Wild Turkey Trail. We will be moving rocks, installing edging, and adding mulch around the Visitor Center. We should also have a stepping stone making craft! 770-254-7271.
Your State Parks Day - groundskeeping projects.
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 10 AM to 2 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Join staff for a day of pruning and other outdoor beautification projects. Volunteers receive a free tour of the historic Vann House and a t-shirt! Groups welcome! Sponsored by Friends of Georgia State Parks. 706-695-2598.
Make Your Own Suet Cakes
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 1 PM to 2:15 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
If you love birds, learn to make your own Suet Cakes! These Suet Cakes are sure to attract a variety of birds to your feeder, including the red-bellied woodpecker! $15 for program and materials $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Etowah Annual Cleanup - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 11 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Have fun Celebrating National Public Lands Day with others at Etowah. Learn about invasive plants that you could see in your backyard; some of them may surprise you. Then put your knowledge to the test while participating in a park clean-up project. Volunteers get in free for the day. 770-387-3747.
Sunrise Yoga on the Mountain
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Enjoy the mountaintop view during this beginner friendly yoga class with registered yoga teacher, Monique French. Bring a mat, or a thick towel, and wear comfortable clothing. Social distancing will be maintained with mat placement, so arrive early. Stone amphitheater right of park office. https://www.facebook.com/Moniquefrenchyoga $10 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 9 AM - 4 PM – Sep 25, 2021 until Oct 2, 2021 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Checklists must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Your State Parks Day-Free Fishing Day
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 9 AM to 9 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
No fishing license is required all day long to cast your line in any Ga Public Fishing Area, including Lake Deleanor. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Your State Parks Day-Outdoor Discovery Stations
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 10 AM to 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Volunteers and staff on board to share great info on wildlife and outdoor skills with learning stations and discovery tables. Live reptiles, nature discoveries, inflatable archery, and more hands-on adventures. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Summer Archery
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 6 PM to 7:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and prizes. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Candy prizes. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery field below dam. Park at boat dock. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Jeopardy Game Night
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original outdoor adult and family-friendly jeopardy game to win great prizes. Test your knowledge of camping, critters, and carefree activities! Meet at pavilion by Trading Post. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Your State Parks Day-Star Light, Star Bright
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 8 PM to 10 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the Columbus Coca-Cola Space Science Center staff for a night sky talk and sky viewing. Telescopes will be set up. Bring a chair or blanket for sitting on the grassy field. Baseball field across from Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bird Watchers Boat Tour
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 to Sunday, Sep 26, 2021 11 AM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us on a pontoon boat tour of the lake as we look at the diversity of wildlife to be found. Feel free to bring your own binoculars but we will have a few sets to loan out. You must preregister by calling 229-838-4244. We have a maximum of 12 people per tour. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4244.
Fort Fortitude -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Keeping a fortress in tip top shape is essential! Lend a hand as we make various repairs and improvements to the site. We will need help gardening and sewing/mending historical garments. Volunteers receive free admission. 912-437-4770.
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Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
A living historian portraying a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation about fort history. There will be musket firings throughout the day. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
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Relihan Reptiles Feeding
Saturdays 10 AM - 11 AM – Sep 25, 2021 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for a fun and educational presentation on the diets of reptiles and amphibians. $2 per person $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horse, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy playtime in the pastures with the sheep and goats. $5 per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horse, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy playtime in the pastures with the sheep and goats. $5 per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Bat House Building Workshop
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 2 PM to 4 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
This workshop will provide you with all the materials, supplies and tools to build your own bat house. There will be step-by-step instruction by Habitat For Bats LLC. Once the bat house is complete, you will learn where and how to install it. Space is limited and registration is required. $20 (One house per family/address) 478.763.2759 $20. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Beneficial Bat Talk and Walk
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 6 PM to 8 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come join the Habitat for Bats speakers at this family-friendly event to learn about bats and how beneficial they are to us. After the Q&A, walk to a nearby bat house or go on a guided walk outside using a bat detector and a special acoustic device that classifies bat calls to see if we can spot bats. $5 parking. 478.763.2759 $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Hard Labor Creek Annual Clean-up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 9 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Welcome the “End of Season” with a park cleanup. This year we are in need of 6 small groups of volunteers to help us with trail maintenance and cleanup. Pre-registration and social distancing are required. Please call the park office to register in advance. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Intro to Archery
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Want to shoot an arrow in archery, but don’t know how? Here’s your chance to learn some archery skills. Soon you’ll be hitting the bullseye. Program geared to participants 10 years and above. Space limited to 10 participants. Social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Intro to Orienteering
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Using the skills we teach you and a compass that we provide, find and learn about the CCC historic buildings at the park. Program geared towards visitors 8 years and older. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and insect repellent. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Paddle and Hike to Indian Rock
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 5 PM to 7 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This ranger-led paddle + hike around Lake Rutledge will take participants back in time to the 1930s. By 1 hour paddle and then a short hike we will reach Indian Rock, one of the park's hidden jewels. Bring closed-toe shoes, water, and bug repellent. Call to register by paying in advance. Space limited to 10 participants. Social distancing required. $20 with a rental craft, $15with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 10 AM to 12 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Volunteers around the country will be helping to improve their favorite state park or historic site on this special day. We hope you will join us in improving Hardman Farm. 706-878-1077.
Trail Blazing for Your State Parks Day at Kolomoki
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 9 AM to 12 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Celebrate YSPD with Kolomoki Mounds as we focus on trail and ground maintenance throughout the park. Volunteers are asked to meet at the park visitors center for sign-in at 9:00am to go over details of the areas we will be focusing on. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Leaf Craft
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us as we discover why trees shed their leaves then we will make a leaf-rubbing picture using various leaves found here at the Park. Limited to 10 people. Register at Visitor Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Opossums in the Park
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Come hear our Animal Specialist tell us all about Opossums. You will be surprised to hear the truth about these unusual creatures. Limited to 15 people, minimum of 4. Pre-register at the Visitor Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Stories and S'mores
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 8 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us around the campfire for s'mores along with stories of the Okefenokee Swamp written by one of our local authors. Meet at the amphitheater by the campground. Please pre-register at the Visitor Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Wilderness Survival Skills
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come learn the six basics to wilderness survival in this hands-on tutorial. Participants will try their hand at starting a fire, building a shelter, constructing rope using nothing but nature, and more. $12 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come take a guided tour through the historical Camp Lawton Civil War prison site and learn about the fascinating events that transpired here. Afterwards, participants are invited to explore the Camp Lawton Museum free of charge. Pre-registration is required, space is limited, and social distancing is mandatory. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Fabulous Flora Stroll & Craft
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Learn about some native Georgia plants found at the park with a ranger. We’ll look at some of the most prominent plants in the area and learn about how they impact the environment. Afterwards, we’ll create a fun leaf craft inspired by plants we see! Pre-registration is required. Call Visitor Center to register. $3 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Hayride and Campfire Fun
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 7 PM to 8 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy a hayride through the park followed by some campfire fun in the campground. For an added treat, bring your own marshmallows and roasting sticks! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 15. Call Visitor Center to register. $3 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Your State Parks Day at New Echota
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 9:30 AM to 12 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join the park staff and celebrate YSPD by participating in a park clean up project. Volunteers get in free! After the clean up, join us for a guided tour at 1:00pm. Scouts and other groups please call the park office to reserve a project. 706-624-1321.
Guided Tour of Historic New Echota
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join us for a guided tour of the historic grounds and buildings of New Echota including operation of the historic printing press in the Cherokee Phoenix Print Shop. Program may be cancelled due to inclement weather. $5.50-$7.00 706-624-1321.
Guided Tour of Historic New Echota
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join us for a guided tour of the historic grounds and buildings of New Echota including operation of the historic printing press in the Cherokee Phoenix Print Shop. Program may be cancelled due to inclement weather. $5.50-$7.00 706-624-1321.
Your State Parks Day 2021
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 9 AM to 1 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Join the Friends of Pickett's Mill form 9 am - 11 am helping to improve our trails here in the park. We will focus our efforts on the White Trail. Water and snacks provided. Please bring gloves. Admission is free for volunteers. 770-443-7850.
12th Wisconsin Artillery Impression
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
This demonstration will be a practice of drilling and cannon firing in preparation for the next Anniversary event at Allatoona Pass (Oct. 2nd). $3 -$6. 770-443-7850.
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Iron Pour at the Casting Shed
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 1 PM to 4:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Watch as Rangers and volunteers demonstrate the history of the Etowah Valley iron industry as we melt iron and pour it in molds. We will start pre-heating the furnace at 1pm. The first tap will be between 2pm – 2:30pm. This is a demonstration pour, scratch blocks will not be sold. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Rabbit Talk/Hike
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Marsh rabbits call Skidaway Island home and are frequently seen on the trails early in the morning. Join us on this hike through some of their preferred habitat as we try to spot some of these gentle creatures. Location: Sandpiper Trail. Preregister by calling the park office. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Your State Parks Day: Bay's Bridge Beautification
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Do you love Smithgall? Would you like to help make it even better? Join us for a beautifying of the area around Bay's Bridge. We will be trimming-up native plants and removing invasives. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Your State Parks Day: Reservoir Clean-Up
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join the Friends Volunteer Group and state park employees for a trash clean-up of the Sweetwater Creek Reservoir. We will be targeting fishing line, fishing trash, and leftover lures. Trash bags, trash grabbers, and gloves will be provided. Dress to get dirty and please bring water. $5 parking. Free program. Call 770-732-5871 to register. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Your State Parks Day: Reservoir Clean-Up
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join the Friends Volunteer Group and state park employees for a trash clean-up of the Sweetwater Creek Reservoir. We will be targeting fishing line, fishing trash, and leftover lures. Trash bags, trash grabbers, and gloves will be provided. Dress to get dirty and please bring water. $5 parking. Free program. Call 770-732-5871 to register. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Beginner archery
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Come learn to shoot a bow for the first time or hone your skills. people of all ages are welcome just have to be strong enough to pull a 30LB bow. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Fall Word Search
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Kick off fall with this fall themed word search! Pick up in the park office $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Historic Foods of Wormsloe
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
The food we eat today is the combination of various cultures and traditions. Explore with us the intersection of African and American cultures using the recipes of the Jones/DeRenne family. Learn with us and get a better understanding for the work of enslaved men and women of Wormsloe like Elijah, March. Larry, Betty, Tyia, Memba, and Juliet. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Prehistory and History of the Guale Indians: Tracking a People across Time and Space - Tricentennial Speaker Series
Sunday, Sep 26, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Dr. Rebecca Saunders joins us for live for a presentation on the history and archaeology of the Gaule natives who lived along the Georgia Coast before the arrival of the Europeans. 912-437-4770.
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World Environmental Health Day Hike
Sunday, Sep 26, 2021 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
For World Environmental Health Day, join our naturalist ranger on a guided hike. This 3-4-mile hike is recommended for hikers with some experience since it is long. While hiking, learn about the theme this year which is “Ecosystem Restoration”. Space is limited. Please call the Visitor Center to pre-register! $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Basic Archery
Sunday, Sep 26, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Class meets at the Alexander Lake Pavilion. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Venomous vs. Non-venomous Snake Identification
Sunday, Sep 26, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Georgia is home to 6 different venomous and over 30 non-venomous snake species. Learn how to identify the venomous snakes and their harmless friends. Location: Interpretive Center. Preregister by calling the park office. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Paper Snake Craft
Sunday, Sep 26, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Create a cute paper chain snake with our naturalist. While crafting, meet our resident snakes on display in the Interpretive Center. Preregister by calling the park office $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Palette of the Park Mosaic
Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021 1 PM to 5 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come to the Nature Center to help with the installation of our new mural! We will be taping paint-swatches to the wall to create a mosaic of the River Trail. The Interpretive Ranger was created a palette of paint-swatches that are matched to colors you will find on the park. Join us to contribute, create, and be inspired by nature. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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September STEM Day 4
Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021 4 PM to 5 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
STEM is four days of crazy experiments and crafts that relate nature and STEM principles. Day 4 is Leaf Lab! Learn how different plants use their leaves and what kind of cool shapes they can have! Space is limited. (Recommended for children ages 7 and up). Please call the Visitor Center to pre-register! $15 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Prescribed Fire Field Trip
Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021 10 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Why do prescribed burns take place in GA State Parks? How do they benefit the habitats around you? Take a 3-mile hike through the unique grassland area of Panola Mountain State Park dubbed the 'Power of Flight' with our Natural Resource Manager. He will answer these questions and teach along the way while showing the fruits of resource management. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Toddler Tuesday
Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Join Richard B. Russell State Park every Tuesday for educational programs on cultural history and natural resources in and around the park. There will be a new theme each week, so check the official Facebook page for the updated theme each week. Ages 6 and under. Meet at the beach parking lot ten minutes before the event. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-881-4669.
Toddler Tuesday
Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Join Richard B. Russell State Park every Tuesday for educational programs on cultural history and natural resources in and around the park. There will be a new theme each week, so check the official Facebook page for the updated theme each week. Ages 6 and under. Meet at the beach parking lot ten minutes before the event. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-881-4669.
Wormsloe Black Heritage Tour
Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Join Ranger KeyShawn as he takes you on a journey, highlighting Wormsloe's history as a slave plantation and invoking the memories of those enslaved Africans who lived and worked here. The tour will last approximately one hour on a 1.5 mile hike. Please note to bring water, and wear comfortable shoes for the guided hike. Register in advance. $6.50 - $12 912-353-3023.
Wormsloe Black Heritage Tour
Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Join Ranger KeyShawn as he takes you on a journey, highlighting Wormsloe's history as a slave plantation and invoking the memories of those enslaved Africans who lived and worked here. The tour will last approximately one hour on a 1.5 mile hike. Please note to bring water, and wear comfortable shoes for the guided hike. Register in advance. $6.50 - $12 912-353-3023.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Home School at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The last Wednesday of every month, join our naturalist for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Programs designed for children ages 6-12. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 12 students $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Home School Wednesday Class
Wednesdays 10 AM - 11 AM – Sep 29, 2021 until Nov 3, 2021 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Homeschoolers will be offered an educational opportunity to learn about President Roosevelt, Warm Springs, The Great Depression, WWII and more, through a presentation in the Theater. Programs run approx. 1 hour. Class begins at 10:00 a.m. Please select a class below and then call our office @706-655-5870 to register. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Bug Hotel
Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
There will be no vacancies in this craft once it’s been set in your yard. Bug hotels are a great way to attract good bugs for your yard or garden. We’ll reuse gallon jugs and use natural materials to create this 5-star hotel. Location: Picnic Shelter 1. Preregister by calling the park office. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Home School Thursday
Thursday, Sep 30, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for Home School Lessons at Crooked River's Nature Center. Classes are led by the Interpretive Ranger and cover topics that coincide with Georgia's Standards of Excellence. Pre-Registration is required. Email the Interpretive Ranger for more information! william.park@dnr.ga.gov $3 per Student per Class $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Palette of the Park Mosaic
Thursday, Sep 30, 2021 1 PM to 5 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come to the Nature Center to help with the installation of our new mural! We will be taping paint-swatches to the wall to create a mosaic of the River Trail. The Interpretive Ranger was created a palette of paint-swatches that are matched to colors you will find on the park. Join us to contribute, create, and be inspired by nature. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Homeschool Days: Awesome Opossums!
Thursday, Sep 30, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Bring homeschoolers over 5 to enjoy an in-depth glance at the lives of Opossums living in both Rural and urban areas of the South East! Did you know that it is rare for Opossums to carry rabies? Learn what it means to be a marsupial, how Opossums can benefit humans, and what makes these creatures so special. $6 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Archery
Thursday, Sep 30, 2021 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Learn the basics of archery and test your skills on our archery range. This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Advance registration required as space will be limited to 8 participants. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Archery
Thursday, Sep 30, 2021 11 AM to 11:45 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Learn the basics of archery and test your skills on our archery range. This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Advance registration required as space will be limited to 8 participants. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Friday, October 1, 2021

2021 Crooked River Amateur Photo Contest
1st Monday of Month 7 AM - 10 PM from Oct 1, 2021 until Nov 1, 2021 
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Our photo contest is sponsored by Friends of Crooked River State Park to promote awareness of the intrinsic values of our coastal treasures. All photos must be taken inside Crooked River State Park. Entries must be submitted as an attached digital file to FriendsofCrookedRiver@gmail.com by November 30. Top prize is $100. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 1, 2021 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s last surviving rice plantation. On Friday nights this October, Hofwyl-Broadfield will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. We will walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house. $20. 912-264-7333.
Afternoon Kayak
Friday, Oct 1, 2021 5 PM to 7 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join our Naturalist for an afternoon tour of the lake. Limit: 8 people, minimum: 4; ages 12 and up; must be able to swim; ages 12-17 must be accompanied by adult. Pre-register at Visitor Center. Tour will be cancelled in event of inclement weather. $15 ($10, your equipment) $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Stories and S'mores
Friday, Oct 1, 2021 8 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us around the campfire for s'mores along with stories of the Okefenokee Swamp written by one of our local authors. Meet at the amphitheater by the campground. Please pre-register at the Visitor Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Tallulah Movie night
Friday, Oct 1, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
watch a movie outside by the pavilion in the campground. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Skills of the Past 2021
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 10 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Demonstrators show Primitive Skills needed by people of the past to survive everyday life in the Past. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 9 AM - 4 PM – Oct 2, 2021 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Checklists must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pinecone Nature Craft
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone owl or other woodland critter out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new; let your imagination run wild! Held at boathouse by fishing dock. Cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bones Station
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by our tables with skulls, bones and skeletal info. Test your skull IQ. Walkups welcome anytime. Meet at boathouse next to Lake Deleanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Zombie Survival: Navigation
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn how to avoid the zombie horde and navigate to your safe zone using a map and compass. Geared towards ages 8 to adult. Preregistration recommended. Meet outside park office. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Mountain Creek Loop Hike
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us on National Trails Day for a ranger-led hike along Mountain Creek Loop trail (~3.2 miles). Meet at pavilion below Lake Deleanor. Dress for the weather and bring plenty of water. Cancelled in the event of storms. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pumpkin Archery
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 4 PM to 5:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and prizes. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Candy prizes. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery field below dam. Park at boat dock. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Intro to Archery
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 4 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Want to shoot an arrow in archery, but don’t know how? Here’s your chance to learn some archery skills. Soon you’ll be hitting the bullseye. Program geared to participants 10 years and above. Space limited to 10 participants. Social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. Watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Emory Jones Book Signing
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Come meet local author, Emory Jones, and learn about his newest book, "Cunningham and Other Pigs I Have Known". Jones' previous titles include "The Valley Where They Danced" (which includes scenes from Hardman Farm) and "Distant Voices: The Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound". Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children (5 and under): Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
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Mountain Farm Celebration
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Hardman Farm comes to life with hands-on pioneer skills exhibits, traditional craft vendors, local authors and historians, and apple cider from a hand-cranked press and much more. $6. 706-878-1077.
Farm Animal Fun Day
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Over the years, Hardman Farm has been home to several species of livestock. Come visit and learn about livestock that was kept here on the Farm as we continue our journey of "bringing the farm back to life" and keep the American agricultural experience alive. Grounds Admission $6. Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Children ages 6-12 will participate in activities that focus on the outdoors and work towards earning a Magnolia Springs Junior Ranger badge. Activities will include nature hikes, viewing alligators and other fun critters, fishing, building shelters and more. Call or visit the park to register. Space is limited and registration is required. $20 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come take a guided tour through the historical Camp Lawton Civil War prison site and learn about the fascinating events that transpired here. Afterwards, participants are invited to explore the Camp Lawton Museum free of charge. Pre-registration is required, space is limited, and social distancing is mandatory. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Guided Tour of Historic New Echota
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join us for a guided tour of the historic grounds and buildings of New Echota including operation of the historic printing press in the Cherokee Phoenix Print Shop. Program may be cancelled due to inclement weather. $5.50-$7.00 706-624-1321.
Guided Tour of Historic New Echota
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join us for a guided tour of the historic grounds and buildings of New Echota including operation of the historic printing press in the Cherokee Phoenix Print Shop. Program may be cancelled due to inclement weather. $5.50-$7.00 706-624-1321.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Campfire Cooking
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
It's been a long time since our last gathering, but now the time has come. Our outdoor cooks will gather and present various dishes, perfect and easy to make for all your camping needs. The public will be allowed to sample! Admission: Seniors (62+): $3.50 Adults: $5.50 Youth (6-17): $3.00 Pre-k (under 6) $1.00 770-443-7850.
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Where's Noble Bones? A Bone Chiling Scavenger Hunt!
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Come help us find Noble Jones, he has lost all of his Noble Bones! Every Saturday in October Wormsloe State Historic Site will be holding a spooky scavenger hunt. It gives families a perfect way to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful natural and cultural resources here at Wormsloe while having some fun! $2.50 - $10 912-353-3023.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Pups in the Park
Sunday, Oct 3, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Hiking with your dog is a fun time for everyone. Join our ranger-led hike on the Lime Sink and Beaver trails as we enjoy time with our pups and learn about how to keep them safe on trails (6ft. max. leashes required). Call to register in advance, and be sure to ask about Georgia State Parks Tails on Trails Club. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Oct 3, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Tallulah Lake Paddle
Sunday, Oct 3, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Meet at the day-use beach to head out on a leisurely lake paddle enjoying morning wildlife and mountain scenery. $15 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Home School Wednesday Class
Wednesdays 10 AM - 11 AM – Oct 6, 2021 until Nov 3, 2021 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Homeschoolers will be offered an educational opportunity to learn about President Roosevelt, Warm Springs, The Great Depression, WWII and more, through a presentation in the Theater. Programs run approx. 1 hour. Class begins at 10:00 a.m. Please select a class below and then call our office @706-655-5870 to register. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Homeschool in the Park: Mad Science
Thursday, Oct 7, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Become a Mad Scientist! Learn how to use some laboratory equipment and conduct some “mad” silly experiments! Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. Limited space. Meet at pavilion below Lake Deleanor. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Stargazing and Meteor Shower by Paddle
Thursday, Oct 7, 2021 7 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a Park Ranger on this guided paddle around the lake after dark. We'll look for the Draconid meteors and explore the sky for constellations. If skies are cloudy, we will discuss history and/or night sounds. Bring water, flashlight, a towel, and bug repellent. Social distancing and pre-registration required. Limited to 10 participants. $15 if you bring your own $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Homeschool Days
Thursday, Oct 7, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly homeschool program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month at 9am and 2pm. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register as advanced registration is required. Limited to 12 students. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, Oct 8, 2021 7 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll look for scorpions, millipedes and centipedes by using provided UV lights. Meet at the park office to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Program suitable for kids ages 6 and older. Bring a flashlight, bug repellent, and wear sturdy shoes. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 8, 2021 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s last surviving rice plantation. On Friday nights this October, Hofwyl-Broadfield will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. We will walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house. $20. 912-264-7333.
Tallulah Movie night
Friday, Oct 8, 2021 7:15 PM to 9:15 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
watch a movie outside by the pavilion in the campground. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Checklists must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Zombie Survival: Navigation
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn how to avoid the zombie horde and navigate to your safe zone using a map and compass. Geared towards ages 8 to adult. Preregistration recommended. Meet outside park office. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pumpkin Archery
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 4 PM to 5:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and prizes. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Candy prizes. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery field below dam. Park at boat dock. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Waterwheel Golf Tournament
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 8 AM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
$55 public fee, $45 Guests of HLC Annual M, $25 HLC Annual Members & HLC Staff Members. Fees include: green fees, cart, range balls, lunch and prizes! Proceeds will fund waterwheel preservation and park Infrastructure costs. Registration: 8 am, warm up: 8:30 am, shotgun start: 9 am, award and prizes: 1:30 pm. Registration: bit.ly/3sDegSm $25 - $55 $5 parking. 706-557-3006.
Paddle and Hike to Indian Rock
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This ranger-led paddle + hike around Lake Rutledge will take participants back in time to the 1930s. By 1 hour paddle and then a short hike we will reach Indian Rock, one of the park's hidden jewels. Bring closed-toe shoes, water, and bug repellent. Call to register by paying in advance. Space limited to 10 participants. Social distancing required. $20 with a rental craft, $15with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. Watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
51st Annual Kolomoki Festival
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 10 AM to 4 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
The park's biggest event of the year includes performances by the Bo Henry Band, an antique tractor parade, a fly-boarding performance, crafts and food vendors. Learn about primitive skills such as flint knapping, hide tanning, ax throwing, archery, pottery and more while visiting one of the most significant Woodland Indian sites in the Southeast. Some fees. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Bustling Bats
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 12 PM to 1 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come discover the wonders of this incredible animal with a fun craft and interpretive talk. We'll learn about the ecological importance of this curious flying mammal, as well as things you can do to keep them safe. $3 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come take a guided tour through the historical Camp Lawton Civil War prison site and learn about the fascinating events that transpired here. Afterwards, participants are invited to explore the Camp Lawton Museum free of charge. Pre-registration is required, space is limited, and social distancing is mandatory. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Fantastic Reptiles and Where to Find Them
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Walk with a ranger along Spring Mill Branch and learn about reptiles in Georgia and where to find them. We will look at alligators, tortoises, and you'll even get the chance to touch a live snake. Hike is weather permitting; please bring water and wear bug spray. Some binoculars provided. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
New Echota's going Batty!
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join us for all sorts of batty fun and activities! Guest speaker Rachel Pack will join us to discuss bats, their habitats, and what we can do to protect them. She is also bringing a live bat for guests to see. $5-$7. 706-624-1321.
Basic Archery
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Class meets at the Alexander Lake Pavilion. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn simple techniques for staying safe and keeping track of your family when venturing into the great outdoors. Georgia DNR Search and Rescue Dog Team volunteer, Diane Stone, and her trusty K9 companion Keegan will be leading this interactive class (Unless a SAR emergency is occurring). Meet at the Nature Center. Must register in advance. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Geology Hike
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the shoals of Sweetwater. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tugaloo lake paddle
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 9 AM to 1 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
paddle the beautiful remote Tugaloo lake and enjoy nature. A four wheel or all wheel drive vehicle is needed to access this area. space is limited please call and reserve your spot. $15 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Where's Noble Bones? A Bone Chiling Scavenger Hunt!
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Come help us find Noble Jones, he has lost all of his Noble Bones! Every Saturday in October Wormsloe State Historic Site will be holding a spooky scavenger hunt. It gives families a perfect way to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful natural and cultural resources here at Wormsloe while having some fun! $2.50 - $10 912-353-3023.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Sunrise Walk with a Ranger
Sunday, Oct 10, 2021 7:20 AM to 8:20 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Chat with a ranger and walk ½ mile in (1 mile total) to Buzzard’s Roost. Watch the sun rise (7:41am) and learn more about park. Coffee and treat provided at the end. Stone amphitheater next to Park Office. Must pre-register. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Sunday Morning Hike
Sunday, Oct 10, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join our park naturalist on a short, scenic hike to learn about different topics Including flora and fauna. Guests should meet at the Visitors Center. $4 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Pups in the Park
Sunday, Oct 10, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Hiking with your dog is a fun time for everyone. Join our ranger-led hike on the Lime Sink and Beaver trails as we enjoy time with our pups and learn about how to keep them safe on trails (6ft. max. leashes required). Call to register in advance, and be sure to ask about Georgia State Parks Tails on Trails Club. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Basic Archery
Sunday, Oct 10, 2021 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Class meets at the Alexander Lake Pavilion. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Monday, October 11, 2021

Fall Jr. Ranger Camp
Monday, Oct 11, 2021 9 AM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This 2-day program is geared toward ages 7 - 12 and runs from Oct 11 - Oct 12 (9 am-3 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Get your badge at the and of the camp! Call the park office to register. $50 for one child $40 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Anna Ruby Falls to Farm Van Tour
Monday, Oct 11, 2021 9 AM to 2 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Enjoy an all inclusive guided tour through history on a route that was once the estate of Hardman Farm’s proprietary owner, Capt. Nichols. The area is now home to Anna Ruby Falls, Unicoi State Park, the City of Helen and Hardman Farm State Historic Site. Hike Anna Ruby Falls, enjoy lunch at Unicoi's Smith Tavern and end with a Hardman Farm tour. $85. 706-878-1077.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Fall Jr. Ranger Camp
Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021 9 AM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This 2-day program is geared toward ages 7 - 12 and runs from Oct 11 - Oct 12 (9 am-3 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Get your badge at the and of the camp! Call the park office to register. $50 for one child $40 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly homeschool program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month at 9am and 2pm. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register as advanced registration is required. Limited to 12 students. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Home School Wednesday Class
Wednesdays 10 AM - 11 AM – Oct 13, 2021 until Nov 3, 2021 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Homeschoolers will be offered an educational opportunity to learn about President Roosevelt, Warm Springs, The Great Depression, WWII and more, through a presentation in the Theater. Programs run approx. 1 hour. Class begins at 10:00 a.m. Please select a class below and then call our office @706-655-5870 to register. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Homeschool at the Farm: Land Mammals
Friday, Oct 15, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geared towards families who homeschool. Investigate the land mammals that call Georgia home in an outdoor lab. Possibly see some live mammals. Must pre-register. Held at offsite location, Painted Pony Farm. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Annual Candle Lantern Tour
Friday, Oct 15, 2021 6 PM to 10 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Our premier event is returning! Experience an entertaining and historical trip through time led by candlelight, with friendly tour guides, horse mounted soldiers and all the fun you can pack into a 30 minute tour. Witness the only Fort McAllister night-time cannon firing available to the public Space is limited and spots sell out quickly. $25. 912-727-2339.
Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, Oct 15, 2021 7 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll look for scorpions, millipedes and centipedes by using provided UV lights. Meet at the park office to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Program suitable for kids ages 6 and older. Bring a flashlight, bug repellent, and wear sturdy shoes. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 15, 2021 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s last surviving rice plantation. On Friday nights this October, Hofwyl-Broadfield will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. We will walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house. $20. 912-264-7333.
Movie Night
Friday, Oct 15, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for movies under the stars. Bring bottled water, insect repellent, and a blanket or chair. Please pre-register at Visitor Center. Meet at picnic shelter by the campground. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Tallulah Movie night
Friday, Oct 15, 2021 7:15 PM to 9:15 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
watch a movie outside by the pavilion in the campground. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

DIY Cord Crafting
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 9 AM to 12 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
In tribal times, good rope could mean the difference between starvation or survival. In this class you will craft your own cordage, and leave with materials to continue your crafting at home. This class is open to ages 13+ with an adult guardian present for youth 17 and under. Limited spots available, call to pre-register. $40. 706-695-2598.
DIY Natural Glue Crafting
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Before super-glue and duct tape, people still required adhesives to aid in daily survival skills. Participants in this class will learn to make their own glue from natural elements. This class is open to ages 13+ with an adult guardian present for youth 17 and under. Limited spots available, call to pre-register. $40. 706-695-2598.
Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Checklists must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pinecone Nature Craft
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone owl or other woodland critter out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new; let your imagination run wild! Held at boathouse by fishing dock. Cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bones Station
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by our tables with skulls, bones and skeletal info. Test your skull IQ. Walkups welcome anytime. Meet at boathouse next to Lake Deleanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Zombie Survival: Navigation
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn how to avoid the zombie horde and navigate to your safe zone using a map and compass. Geared towards ages 8 to adult. Preregistration recommended. Meet outside park office. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pumpkin Archery
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 4 PM to 5:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and prizes. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Candy prizes. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery field below dam. Park at boat dock. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Annual Candle Lantern Tour
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 6 PM to 10 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Our premier event is returning! Experience an entertaining and historical trip through time led by candlelight, with friendly tour guides, horse mounted soldiers and all the fun you can pack into a 30 minute tour. Witness the only Fort McAllister night-time cannon firing available to the public Space is limited and spots sell out quickly. $25. 912-727-2339.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. Watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Ophelia's Classic Car Challenge
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 9 AM to 2 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Classic cars from all over southeast Georgia will be on display vying for the championship in Hofwyl-Broadfield’s annual car show. Come and view the cars, vote for your favorite and then tour a historic rice plantation. Presented by Friends of Hofwyl and Classic Coastal Cruisers automobile club. $5-$8. 912-264-7333.
History, Mystery, & More - Lantern Light Tour
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Take a guided tour of the historic site by lantern light with tales, folklore, and mysteries rarely told…of death by poison, frightful monsters, and long-lost gold. Reservations begin Sept. 23, 2021. Call 478-986-5172 $10 per person. Groups of 4 or more receive $5 off total for group. Children 5 and under are free. All fees must be paid in advance with reservation. 478-986-5172.
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