Upcoming Events


Sunday, August 9, 2020

Don Carter "Rocks"
Sunday, Aug 9, 2020 2 PM to 5 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
What is Don Carter State Park’s Geology? Come join us at 2pm to find out. Author and Geologist Dr. William Witherspoon will be here to talk about the geology of the area and Lake Lanier. He is co-author of the Roadside Geology of Georgia. At 2pm he will be giving a presentation about the area’s geology. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, Aug 9, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 8 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Basic Archery
Sunday, Aug 9, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. 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 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Basic Archery
Sunday, Aug 9, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. 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 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020 9:30 AM to 10 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Whether it's a tour of our museum, mounds or riverside nature trail, join us most Tuesdays for an interesting tour with a ranger. Weather may affect tour length/location. Register by 3 p.m. Sunday since group size is limited. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Ask a Ranger
Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020 11 AM to 2 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Find our Naturalist at the Visitor Center on your next visit! Ask questions, learn about the park’s history, pick up a trail map, or grab a camera scavenger hunt. Bring your completed scavenger hunt by 2:00pm and win a fun prize. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Homeschoolers! Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly home school program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month. 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. Space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Homeschool- All about Erosion
Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
Providence Canyon State Park - Lumpkin, GA
Join our interpretive ranger to learn about erosion and do an erosion experiment. Pre-registration for this event is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Ask a Ranger
Thursday, Aug 13, 2020 11 AM to 2 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Find our Naturalist at the Visitor Center on your next visit! Ask questions, learn about the park’s history, pick up a trail map, or grab a camera scavenger hunt. Bring your completed scavenger hunt by 2:00pm and win a fun prize. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Friday, August 14, 2020

Sunset Hike
Friday, Aug 14, 2020 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist for a moderate 2 mile hike along the Chattahoochee River as we watch the sun go down. Bring water, good hiking shoes, bug spray, and a flash light just in case. Registration is required, call our park office to reserve your spot. Meet at Day Use area. $2 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Friday, Aug 14, 2020 9:30 AM to 10 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Whether it's a tour of our museum, mounds or riverside nature trail, join us most Tuesdays for an interesting tour with a ranger. Weather may affect tour length/location. Register by 3 p.m. Sunday since group size is limited. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Bat Bingo and Campfire
Friday, Aug 14, 2020 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original and family friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn more about our only flying mammal. Bring your own roasting stick, marshmallows and enjoy roasting it over a fire. Space is limited to 12 people and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Movie Night
Friday, Aug 14, 2020 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
It's time for movies at the Park! Limited to15 people, minimum of 4. Bring bottled water. Pre-registration required prior to day of event; call or stop by Visitor Center. (912)287-4900 $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Friday, Aug 14, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 8 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Sunflowers & Selfies
Friday, Aug 14, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
***TENTATIVE DATES: Event will be held as Mother Nature permits, so make sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.*** Spend the day enjoying the sun and the flowers at Smithgall Woods State Park! Join us for a fun afternoon of hayrides, photo ops, and great local BBQ! This is a family friendly event. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Primitive Arts DIY Class: Atl Alt and Dart Crafting
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
The atl atl is a highly effective piece of hunting technology that has been used by many cultures across the globe, including the American Indian. Gather the tools and knowledge needed to construct your own and the supplies to continue crafting at home. You'll even learn to throw the dart. Ages 13+. Limited spots available. Call to pre-register. $50. 706-695-2598.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for this exciting and informative live animal presentation. Photography welcome throughout. Participants must register in advance. Space limited to 6. Call park office to register and get meeting location. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Basic Target Archery
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 9 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Basic archery target shooting for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction and equipment or you may bring your own. Limited attendance of 9 per time slot. Not geared towards large groups. Groups can contact us for special time. Pay and pre-register for your time slot at the Park Office. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up and complete in our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the Park Office. Pictures must be brought to the Park Office with checklist by 4:00 PM Saturday. Winners will be notified by phone to pick up prizes. . $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fairy House Furniture or Playground Build
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Invite a local woods fairy or pixie to your backyard with cleverly built natural structures. Limited attendance of 15 and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. Adults and families with children welcome.Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Campground Trivia Challenge
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original park game. Families and adults welcome. Team up and answer park & camping questions for prizes. Limited attendance of 12 and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Bring your camera and take a look around Florence Marina for for the items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your completed list and pictures to the Kirbo Interpretive Center by 4:00 to claim your prize. Remember, this is not a race, so have fun! $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Turtle Talk
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 12 PM to 1 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join our interpretive ranger at the Kirbo Center to meet our turtle pair, watch during feeding time, and do a turtle craft! Preregistration is required for this event, please call to register. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Afternoon Paddle
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Farm Animal Fun Days 2020
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 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.
Indian Springs Museum
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Stop by our museum to check out Indian Springs through the years! Starting with the Muskogee-Creeks and stretching through the resort eras to modern day, take in the whole story from inside the historic CCC-constructed building. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Recycling to Bird feeders
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join our Naturalist as we re-purpose drink bottles into bird feeders. Bring insect repellent, sunblock, bottled water, and empty plastic drink bottle. We will be working outside on separate tables unless it rains. Limit: 15 people, minimum 4. Pre-register prior to day of event; call or stop by Visitor Center. (912)287-4900 $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Christmas Crafts
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Are you hot yet? Is it too early to think about Christmas? Join our Naturalist as we make Christmas crafts that are sure to help make your home more festive for the holidays. Some can be used as gifts. Limit: 15 people, minimum 4. Register at Visitor Center prior to day of event. (912)287-4900 $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 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.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Cabin Life: Adventures In Spinning
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Step back into the past and experience what life was like on an 1850's homestead. Our cabin staff will demonstrate various aspects of everyday life and life way traditions. The feature demonstration for this day will be spinning. $5 parking. Call 770-443-7850. $5 parking. 770-443-7850.
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Sunflowers & Selfies
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
***TENTATIVE DATES: Event will be held as Mother Nature permits, so make sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.*** Spend the day enjoying the sun and the flowers at Smithgall Woods State Park! Join us for a fun afternoon of hayrides, photo ops, and great local BBQ! This is a family friendly event. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Stream Ecology for Adults
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Have you ever wondered what the trout in Duke's Creek are eating? Join Smithgall's Naturalist to learn how to catch and identify macroinvertebrates found in the stream. This program requires pre-registration by August 12th. A minimum of 10 participants is required, and space is limited to a maximum of 15 participants. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Summer Movie Nights
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Bring your chair to the park office to watch a movie under the stars. Call the park office to learn what we will be watching. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, August 16, 2020

Archery for Beginners
Sunday, Aug 16, 2020 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all equipment. Space limited to 4 students per session. Call to register by 3 pm Saturday. Cost is $5 for a 30-minute class. Must be 9 or older to participate and have the ability to draw the bow. Bad weather can cancel or reschedule the program. $2-$6 plus $5 parking. 770-387-3747.
Archery for Beginners
Sunday, Aug 16, 2020 2:30 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all equipment. Space limited to 4 students per session. Call to register by 3 pm Saturday. Cost is $5 for a 30-minute class. Must be 9 or older to participate and have the ability to draw the bow. Bad weather can cancel or reschedule the program. $2-$6 plus $5 parking. 770-387-3747.
Archery for Beginners
Sunday, Aug 16, 2020 3 PM to 3:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all equipment. Space limited to 4 students per session. Call to register by 3 pm Saturday. Cost is $5 for a 30-minute class. Must be 9 or older to participate and have the ability to draw the bow. Bad weather can cancel or reschedule the program. $2-$6 plus $5 parking. 770-387-3747.
Archery for Beginners
Sunday, Aug 16, 2020 3:30 PM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all equipment. Space limited to 4 students per session. Call to register by 3 pm Saturday. Cost is $5 for a 30-minute class. Must be 9 or older to participate and have the ability to draw the bow. Bad weather can cancel or reschedule the program. $2-$6 plus $5 parking. 770-387-3747.
Kayaking 101
Sunday, Aug 16, 2020 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Learn the basics of kayaking on a safe and peaceful section of Lake Rutledge. Open to people 16 years and older who can swim and are new to kayaking. Equipment provided and sanitized. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Aug 16, 2020 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.
Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, Aug 16, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Make new discoveries in this picture scavenger hunt throughout the park. Come to the office starting at 10 AM to get the list of things to find. Those who complete their hunt by 4 PM will get to choose a prize from our Skidaway Island State Park prizes! All you need is a way to take pictures and to be ready to explore our park! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Sunflowers & Selfies
Sunday, Aug 16, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
***TENTATIVE DATES: Event will be held as Mother Nature permits, so make sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.*** Spend the day enjoying the sun and the flowers at Smithgall Woods State Park! Join us for a fun afternoon of hayrides, photo ops, and great local BBQ! This is a family friendly event. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Ask a Ranger
Monday, Aug 17, 2020 11 AM to 2 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Find our Naturalist at the Visitor Center on your next visit! Ask questions, learn about the park’s history, pick up a trail map, or grab a camera scavenger hunt. Bring your completed scavenger hunt by 2:00pm and win a fun prize. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Wildlife Ways: Staying Cool
Monday, Aug 17, 2020 9 AM to 9:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Summer weather can make humans wonder how the animals deal with the heat. Join us for a short talk (in the shade) on the many ways animals stay cool. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to 10 participants, and social distancing will be required. 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Tuesday, Aug 18, 2020 9:30 AM to 10 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Whether it's a tour of our museum, mounds or riverside nature trail, join us most Tuesdays for an interesting tour with a ranger. Weather may affect tour length/location. Register by 3 p.m. Sunday since group size is limited. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Homeschool at the Park - All about Trees
Wednesday, Aug 19, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us for a tree-mendous lesson on some of the unique characteristics of trees and some of the trees you can encounter in the park. Registration is required, call our park office to reserve your spot. Meet at visitor center. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Homeschool Program
Wednesday, Aug 19, 2020 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Join us at Etowah to learn about the mound builders and other programming geared towards homeschoolers ages 7-18. Programming is weather dependent and will be limited to 16 attendees. Pre-registration is required, please call 770-387-3747. $4-$6. 770-387-3747.
Ask a Ranger
Wednesday, Aug 19, 2020 11 AM to 2 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Find our Naturalist at the Visitor Center on your next visit! Ask questions, learn about the park’s history, pick up a trail map, or grab a camera scavenger hunt. Bring your completed scavenger hunt by 2:00pm and win a fun prize. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Friday, August 21, 2020

Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Friday, Aug 21, 2020 9:30 AM to 10 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Whether it's a tour of our museum, mounds or riverside nature trail, join us most Tuesdays for an interesting tour with a ranger. Weather may affect tour length/location. Register by 3 p.m. Sunday since group size is limited. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Bat Bingo and Campfire
Friday, Aug 21, 2020 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original and family friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn more about our only flying mammal. Bring your own roasting stick, marshmallows and enjoy roasting it over a fire. Space is limited to 12 people and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Meet Watson- Gopher Tortoise
Friday, Aug 21, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come and meet George L Smith's mascot, Watson. Learn about Gopher Tortoises and hear about Watson's travels to Georgia and how he is considered a "keystone Species".Limited space -8. Please call the office 478-763-2759 to reserve your spot. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Eye-Spy Scavenger Hunt
Friday, Aug 21, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Providence Canyon State Park - Lumpkin, GA
Team up and complete in our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the Park Office. Pictures must be brought to the Park Office with checklist by 4:00 PM Saturday. Prizes given for completed scavenger hunts. $5 parking. $5 parking. 229-838-6202.
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Ask the Naturalist
Friday, Aug 21, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Our naturalist will be on hand outside the front office to answer any questions you may have about the park and the wildlife found within it. Do you have a picture of some plant or animal you can't identify? Bring it, and we will try to identify it for you. Stop by, chat for a few minutes, and learn something new. We'll see you there! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Sunflowers & Selfies
Friday, Aug 21, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
***TENTATIVE DATES: Event will be held as Mother Nature permits, so make sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.*** Spend the day enjoying the sun and the flowers at Smithgall Woods State Park! Join us for a fun afternoon of hayrides, photo ops, and great local BBQ! This is a family friendly event. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Make your own Hiking Stick
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist to create your very own bamboo hiking stick with a paracord wrap! Registration is required, call our park office to reserve your spot. Meet at visitor center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Meet the Bees
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Meet the park honeybees and learn all about these hard-working pollinators from our local beekeepers, owners of Boyd's Bees N Honey. Weather permitting. Participants must register in advance. Space limited to 6. Call park office to register and get meeting location. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Basic Target Archery
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 9 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Basic archery target shooting for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction and equipment or you may bring your own. Limited attendance of 9 per time slot. Not geared towards large groups. Groups can contact us for special time. Pay and pre-register for your time slot at the Park Office. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up and complete in our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the Park Office. Pictures must be brought to the Park Office with checklist by 4:00 PM Saturday. Winners will be notified by phone to pick up prizes. . $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fairy House Furniture or Playground Build
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Invite a local woods fairy or pixie to your backyard with cleverly built natural structures. Limited attendance of 15 and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. Adults and families with children welcome.Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Campground Trivia Challenge
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original park game. Families and adults welcome. Team up and answer park & camping questions for prizes. Limited attendance of 12 and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Mid Day Hike on Beaver Pond
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 12 PM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore the flora and fauna surrounding Beaver Pond trail on this ranger led hike. This is an easy to moderate hike along a 2 mile dirt trail. Wear appropriate attire for hiking and bring water/snacks if desired. Pre-registration required, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Afternoon Paddle
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Astronomy in the Park
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join the Flint River Astronomy Club to get close and personal with the night sky. FRAC members will come and set up their telescopes. This event will take place in our pool parking lot. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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History Hike
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Come learn about the fascinating history of Indian Springs! From the early use by the Creeks thru the resort eras and the CCC construction, learn about 200 years of park history. This program requires pre-registration. Please call the park office at 770-504-2277 to register. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Indian Springs Museum
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Stop by our museum to check out Indian Springs through the years! Starting with the Muskogee-Creeks and stretching through the resort eras to modern day, take in the whole story from inside the historic CCC-constructed building. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Build a Birdhouse
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Bring your own tools, bottled water, insect repellent, and sunblock; all other materials are supplied. Working outside on separate tables unless it rains. Limit: 8 people, minimum 4. Register at Visitor Center prior to day of event. (912)287-4900 $5 - $10 $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Astronomy at the Park
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join our Naturalist as we use our telescope to observe constellations, planets, and stars. Ages 8 and up; children must be accompanied by an adult. Limit: 15 people, minimum 4. Register at Visitor Center prior to day of event. (912)287-4900 $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 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.
Basic Archery
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. 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 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Basic Archery
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. 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 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Aug. 22 Twilight Paddle-FULL
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to pre-register, must pre-register for event. Join us for a ranger-led twilight paddle on Lake Allatoona. Great for beginners or experienced paddlers. Minimum participant age - 10. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Program may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Click event title for more information. $30 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Plant Hike
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 9 AM to 10 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Enjoy a marsh hike to the river and learn about the native and non-native flora of Georgia and our coast. The hike will be under two miles total. Bring water, bug spray, and sunscreen. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to 10 participants, and social distancing will be required. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Sunflowers & Selfies
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
***TENTATIVE DATES: Event will be held as Mother Nature permits, so make sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.*** Spend the day enjoying the sun and the flowers at Smithgall Woods State Park! Join us for a fun afternoon of hayrides, photo ops, and great local BBQ! This is a family friendly event. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Butterfly Garden Maintenance
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Volunteers will help with the maintenance of our pollination garden by weeding, trimming back bushes, and spreading mulch. Bring work gloves and gardening tools. $5 parking. 706-356-4363.
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DIY Paper Making
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us at the campground pavilion to create recycled paper! Reservations must be made in advance please call the park office at (706)-245-6270 for availability. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, August 23, 2020

Archery for Beginners
Sunday, Aug 23, 2020 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all equipment. Space limited to 4 students per session. Call to register by 3 pm Saturday. Cost is $5 for a 30-minute class. Must be 9 or older to participate and have the ability to draw the bow. Bad weather can cancel or reschedule the program. $2-$6 plus $5 parking. 770-387-3747.
Archery for Beginners
Sunday, Aug 23, 2020 2:30 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all equipment. Space limited to 4 students per session. Call to register by 3 pm Saturday. Cost is $5 for a 30-minute class. Must be 9 or older to participate and have the ability to draw the bow. Bad weather can cancel or reschedule the program. $2-$6 plus $5 parking. 770-387-3747.
Archery for Beginners
Sunday, Aug 23, 2020 3 PM to 3:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all equipment. Space limited to 4 students per session. Call to register by 3 pm Saturday. Cost is $5 for a 30-minute class. Must be 9 or older to participate and have the ability to draw the bow. Bad weather can cancel or reschedule the program. $2-$6 plus $5 parking. 770-387-3747.
Archery for Beginners
Sunday, Aug 23, 2020 3:30 PM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all equipment. Space limited to 4 students per session. Call to register by 3 pm Saturday. Cost is $5 for a 30-minute class. Must be 9 or older to participate and have the ability to draw the bow. Bad weather can cancel or reschedule the program. $2-$6 plus $5 parking. 770-387-3747.
Kayaking 101
Sunday, Aug 23, 2020 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Learn the basics of kayaking on a safe and peaceful section of Lake Rutledge. Open to people 16 years and older who can swim and are new to kayaking. Equipment provided and sanitized. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, Aug 23, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 8 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Basic Archery
Sunday, Aug 23, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. 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 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Basic Archery
Sunday, Aug 23, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. 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 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Sunflowers & Selfies
Sunday, Aug 23, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
***TENTATIVE DATES: Event will be held as Mother Nature permits, so make sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.*** Spend the day enjoying the sun and the flowers at Smithgall Woods State Park! Join us for a fun afternoon of hayrides, photo ops, and great local BBQ! This is a family friendly event. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Tuesday, Aug 25, 2020 9:30 AM to 10 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Whether it's a tour of our museum, mounds or riverside nature trail, join us most Tuesdays for an interesting tour with a ranger. Weather may affect tour length/location. Register by 3 p.m. Sunday since group size is limited. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Homeschool Program
Wednesday, Aug 26, 2020 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Join us at Etowah to learn about the mound builders and other programming geared towards homeschoolers ages 7-18. Programming is weather dependent and will be limited to 16 attendees. Pre-registration is required, please call 770-387-3747. $4-$6. 770-387-3747.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Guided Tour of Etowah Mounds
Friday, Aug 28, 2020 9:30 AM to 10 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Whether it's a tour of our museum, mounds or riverside nature trail, join us most Tuesdays for an interesting tour with a ranger. Weather may affect tour length/location. Register by 3 p.m. Sunday since group size is limited. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Bat Bingo and Campfire
Friday, Aug 28, 2020 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original and family friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn more about our only flying mammal. Bring your own roasting stick, marshmallows and enjoy roasting it over a fire. Space is limited to 12 people and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
The Boys Who Built the Park - CCC Program
Friday, Aug 28, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Come learn about the men who built the beautiful structures we enjoy at the park today. We'll take a short walk around the front of the park to look at the CCC's handiwork. This program requires pre-registration. Please call the park office at 770-504-2277 to register. $5 parking. 770-507-2277.
Movie Night
Friday, Aug 28, 2020 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
It's time for movies at the Park! Limited to15 people, minimum of 4. Bring bottled water. Pre-registration required prior to day of event; call or stop by Visitor Center. (912)287-4900 $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Guided Mountain Hike
Friday, Aug 28, 2020 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.
Marsh Hike
Friday, Aug 28, 2020 9 AM to 10 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a naturalist for a guided hike along our coastal salt marshes and learn about this important habitat. Please bring water. The trails are close to the water and can be muddy in some spots, so bring sturdy shoes and insect repellent. 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Chalk the Walk
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Come out and help color our sidewalk with your favorite plants, animals, insects, and other drawings. Prizes will be awarded for some of the best drawings. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for this exciting and informative live animal presentation. Photography welcome throughout. Participants must register in advance. Space limited to 6. Call park office to register and get meeting location. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Sweep the Hooch
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
This annual cleanup extends all the way from the upper Chattahoochee to our park. We will have volunteers walking the shoreline and paddling. Bring your own kayaks if you sign up for that group. Be sure to register on the Sweep the Hooch website: https://chattahoochee.org/sweep-the-hooch// 678-450-7726.
Basic Target Archery
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 9 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Basic archery target shooting for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction and equipment or you may bring your own. Limited attendance of 9 per time slot. Not geared towards large groups. Groups can contact us for special time. Pay and pre-register for your time slot at the Park Office. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up and complete in our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the Park Office. Pictures must be brought to the Park Office with checklist by 4:00 PM Saturday. Winners will be notified by phone to pick up prizes. . $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fairy House Furniture or Playground Build
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Invite a local woods fairy or pixie to your backyard with cleverly built natural structures. Limited attendance of 15 and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. Adults and families with children welcome.Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Poker Walk
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Ramble along a 1-mile, trail and visit five natural history learning stations. Draw cards at each learning site. Best hand at the end of the walk wins a prize package. Children and families are welcome. Space is limited to 12 people and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Campground Trivia Challenge
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original park game. Families and adults welcome. Team up and answer park & camping questions for prizes. Limited attendance of 12 and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Bring your camera and take a look around Florence Marina for for the items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your completed list and pictures to the Kirbo Interpretive Center by 4:00 to claim your prize. Remember, this is not a race, so have fun! $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Alligator Craft
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 12 PM to 1 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Come learn about alligators here in the park and do an alligator craft to take hiking with you! Preregistration is required for this event, please call to register. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Paddle and Hike to Indian Rock
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 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 paddle and then 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 8 participants. Social distancing will be required. $15 with a rental craft, $10 with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Afternoon Paddle
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Indian Springs Museum
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Stop by our museum to check out Indian Springs through the years! Starting with the Muskogee-Creeks and stretching through the resort eras to modern day, take in the whole story from inside the historic CCC-constructed building. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Christmas Crafts
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Are you hot yet? Is it too early to think about Christmas? Join our Naturalist as we make Christmas crafts that are sure to help make your home more festive for the holidays. Some can be used as gifts. Limit: 15 people, minimum 4. Register at Visitor Center prior to day of event. (912)287-4900 $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 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.
Archery
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 9 AM to 9:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come 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 but not shared. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Advance registration by phone is required as space will be limited to 4 participants, and social distancing will be required. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Archery
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come 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 but not shared. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Advance registration by phone is required as space will be limited to 4 participants, and social distancing will be required. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Fantastic Sunflowers
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 to Sunday, Aug 30, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Come to the campground pavilion as we paint beautiful sunflowers. Reservations must be made in advance please call the park office at (706)-245-6270 for availability $10 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Summer Movie Nights
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Bring your chair to the park office to watch a movie under the stars. Call the park office to learn what we will be watching. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Archery for Beginners
Sunday, Aug 30, 2020 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all equipment. Space limited to 4 students per session. Call to register by 3 pm Saturday. Cost is $5 for a 30-minute class. Must be 9 or older to participate and have the ability to draw the bow. Bad weather can cancel or reschedule the program. $2-$6 plus $5 parking. 770-387-3747.
Archery for Beginners
Sunday, Aug 30, 2020 2:30 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all equipment. Space limited to 4 students per session. Call to register by 3 pm Saturday. Cost is $5 for a 30-minute class. Must be 9 or older to participate and have the ability to draw the bow. Bad weather can cancel or reschedule the program. $2-$6 plus $5 parking. 770-387-3747.
Archery for Beginners
Sunday, Aug 30, 2020 3 PM to 3:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all equipment. Space limited to 4 students per session. Call to register by 3 pm Saturday. Cost is $5 for a 30-minute class. Must be 9 or older to participate and have the ability to draw the bow. Bad weather can cancel or reschedule the program. $2-$6 plus $5 parking. 770-387-3747.
Archery for Beginners
Sunday, Aug 30, 2020 3:30 PM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all equipment. Space limited to 4 students per session. Call to register by 3 pm Saturday. Cost is $5 for a 30-minute class. Must be 9 or older to participate and have the ability to draw the bow. Bad weather can cancel or reschedule the program. $2-$6 plus $5 parking. 770-387-3747.
Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, Aug 30, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 8 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, Aug 30, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Make new discoveries in this picture scavenger hunt throughout the park. Come to the office starting at 10 AM to get the list of things to find. Those who complete their hunt by 4 PM will get to choose a prize from our Skidaway Island State Park prizes! All you need is a way to take pictures and to be ready to explore our park! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Monday, August 31, 2020

Plant Hike
Monday, Aug 31, 2020 9 AM to 10 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Enjoy a marsh hike to the river and learn about the native and non-native flora of Georgia and our coast. The hike will be under two miles total. Bring water, bug spray, and sunscreen. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to 10 participants, and social distancing will be required. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Friends of Smithgall Woods Meeting
Tuesday, Sep 1, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This informative monthly meeting will give you the ins and outs of Smithgall Woods. Learn more about this special conservation area and what volunteer opportunities are available. Make some new friends and find a way to give back! 706-878-3087.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Homeschool Program
Wednesday, Sep 2, 2020 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Join us at Etowah to learn about the mound builders and other programming geared towards homeschoolers ages 7-18. Programming is weather dependent and will be limited to 16 attendees. Pre-registration is required, please call 770-387-3747. $4-$6. 770-387-3747.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Homeschool Days
Thursday, Sep 3, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Homeschoolers! Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly home school program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month. 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. Space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Friday, September 4, 2020

Fall Bingo and Campfire
Friday, Sep 4, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original adult and family friendly bingo to win great prizes. Bring your own roasting stick, marshmallows and enjoy toasting it over a fire. Space is limited to 12 people and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. $3 per person $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Afternoon Paddle
Friday, Sep 4, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Labor Day Weekend Hike
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join Pine Mountain Trail Association and bid farewell to summer with this easy 3.6 mile hike from the Country Store to the Trading Post in the campground. Meet at the east end of the parking lot across from the Country Store on Hwy 27 by 8:45 am. We will start the hike at 9:00 am. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Eye Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up for our camera hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the Park Office. Pictures must be brought to office by 4 PM Sat. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Target Archery Shoot
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 9 AM to 10:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Basic archery target shooting for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction and equipment or you may bring your own. Limited attendance of 9 per time slot. Not geared towards large groups. Groups can contact us for special time. Pre and pre-register for your time slot at the Park Office. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Labor Day Celebration
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
To celebrate Labor Day, Fort Morris, located on the Medway River in historic Sunbury, Georgia, will present hourly Revolutionary War soldier talks and musket and cannon firing demonstrations. $3-4.50 912-884-5999.
Lovebug Festival
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Explore the wonderful world of insects at the park's annual Lovebug Festival. Activities will include edible bug programs, kids insect-related crafts, pollinator programs and much more. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Beginner Archery Class
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
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 9 years and above. Call to register by paying in advance. Space limited to 8 participants. Social distancing will be required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Paddle and Hike to Indian Rock
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 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 paddle and then 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 8 participants. Social distancing will be required. $15 with a rental craft, $10 with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Afternoon Paddle
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 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.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Fishing 101 Workshop
Sunday, Sep 6, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn fishing basics, and fishing equipment basics. Spend time on the lake. May bring your own fishing tackle and bait. We have limited rod & reels. Space is limited to 12 people and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Hard Labor Creek History Hike
Sunday, Sep 6, 2020 11 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This ranger-led hike will take visitors along gentle ridges and cascading creeks. Explore our past as we walk by the remains of some unknown CCC constructions. Bring a camera to record the scenery. Hike geared toward active participants 8 years old and above. Space limited to 10 participants. Social distancing will be required. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Afternoon Paddle
Sunday, Sep 6, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, Sep 6, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 8 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Alexander Lake Paddle
Sunday, Sep 6, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for a guided paddle on Alexander Lake. This paddle is designed as a basic level paddle to teach beginners how to kayak, read the water, and general boating safety. All equipment is provided. This class is a prerequisite for the South River paddles. Call 770-389-7801 to register. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Tal-luau
Sunday, Sep 6, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us for our annual Tal-luau (Tallulah Luau)! This will be a final beach bash before our swimming beach closes for the season. There will be a DJ, door prizes, and games. No registration necessary, we hope to see you there! $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Monday, September 7, 2020

Labor Day Commemoration
Monday, Sep 7, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join the Friends of Fort King George for a day of craft demonstrations and soldiers' life activities. Learn about the various types of laborers of the past. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Hard Labor Creek History Hike
Monday, Sep 7, 2020 11 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This ranger-led hike will take visitors along gentle ridges and cascading creeks. Explore our past as we walk by the remains of some unknown CCC constructions. Bring a camera to record the scenery. Hike geared toward active participants 8 years old and above. Space limited to 10 participants. Social distancing will be required. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Paddle and Hike to Indian Rock
Monday, Sep 7, 2020 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 paddle and then 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 8 participants. Social distancing will be required. $15 with a rental craft, $10 with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Afternoon Paddle
Monday, Sep 7, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Sep 9, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Homeschoolers! Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly home school program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month. 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. Space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Homeschool In The Park Day: Fishing
Thursday, Sep 10, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn fishing basics and parts of a fish and have a hour of fishing on the lake. Bring your own rod & reel or used one of ours. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. Limited space. $8 per child ages 5 and up. Under the age of 5 and Parents $1. Must pre-register and pre-pay. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Fall Bingo and Campfire
Friday, Sep 11, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original adult and family friendly bingo to win great prizes. Bring your own roasting stick, marshmallows and enjoy toasting it over a fire. Space is limited to 12 people and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. $3 per person $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Afternoon Paddle
Friday, Sep 11, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Girl Scouts Love State Parks: Guided Tour of the Vann House and Grounds
Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Register your troop to join Vann House Rangers to learn about the history of the wealthy Cherokee merchants who built the first brick house and established the first western school in the upper towns of the Cherokee Nation. Learn about one of the first American female botanist, missionary Anna Rosina Gambold. $4.75-$6.00 706-695-2598.
Girl Scouts Love State Parks: Nature Hike
Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 9 AM to 10:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Register your troop for a 1-mile loop ramble in the park through mixed hardwood forest. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. Limited space of 15. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Eye Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up for our camera hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the Park Office. Pictures must be brought to office by 4 PM Sat. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Target Archery Shoot
Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 9 AM to 10:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Basic archery target shooting for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction and equipment or you may bring your own. Limited attendance of 9 per time slot. Not geared towards large groups. Groups can contact us for special time. Pre and pre-register for your time slot at the Park Office. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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