Upcoming Events


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Summertime Walking Wednesdays
Wednesdays 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM – Aug 15, 2018 until Sep 26, 2018 
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
Get back in shape all summer by walking with us in the park. There are two walks each Wednesday starting the first Wednesday in May and continuing until the last Wednesday in September. Sign in at the park office and win prizes for your efforts. Some walks may be guided with the ranger; others may be self-paced for your own fun. $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
Summertime Walking Wednesdays
Wednesdays 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM – Aug 15, 2018 until Sep 26, 2018 
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
Get back in shape all summer by walking with us in the park. There are two walks each Wednesday starting the first Wednesday in May and continuing until the last Wednesday in September. Sign in at the park office and win prizes for your efforts. Some walks may be guided with the ranger; others may be self-paced for your own fun. $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
Homeschool Wednesday: Animals
Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Want a fun learning experience about local animals? Then come join us for crafts, interaction with live animals, nature walk, and more. Recommended age is 5 and up. Call to register. Registration is available Mondays -Thursdays from 9 - 5 PM. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Pontoon Boat Tour
Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 10:30 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Enjoy a relaxing tour of our lake and river. Learn about the park's history as well as its natural scenery and wildlife. Sign-up and pay in the park office at least 30 minutes prior. $8-$10 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Pontoon Boat Tour
Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 1:30 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Enjoy a relaxing tour of our lake and river. Learn about the park's history as well as its natural scenery and wildlife. Sign-up and pay in the park office at least 30 minutes prior. $8-$10 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Traveling Exhibit: The Tragedy of War
9 AM - 5 PM from Aug 15, 2018 until Aug 31, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University revisiting Japanese American Internment that took place during World War II. Panels show how 120,000 ethnic Japanese on the West Coast, two-thirds of them American citizens, were forced without due process into camps to live under armed guard. $7-1$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 3 PM – Aug 15, 2018 until Nov 14, 2018 
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 times are 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Pre Registration is required and select from subjects below. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Potluck Supper
Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join campers, cottage guests, and local residents and take part in Black Rock’s traditional weekly supper. Bring a covered dish or two and join us at the Mellinger Center for some great food and fellowship. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Bluebirds and Butterflies
Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Help us monitor our bluebird nest boxes and check on our butterfly garden. There is a short walk to five bluebird boxes and our demonstration pollinator garden. We will talk briefly on what it takes to attract both bluebirds and butterflies to your yard. Handouts provided. Meet at the Park Office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Tails on the Trails
Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Bring your four legged friend on a guided hike at Fort Yargo State Park! While this is a hike exclusively for dog owners and lovers, we require that your furry friend be kept on a leash at all times. Each hike will average 2.5 miles. Meeting places will switch date to date. Park Pass is Required. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Moonlight Kayak Paddle
Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for a guided kayak paddle around Mountain Lake located within our Conservation Area under the moonlight. End your kayak paddle with s'mores by a campfire. Program fee includes kayak, paddle, and life jacket. Cost is $25/person (ages 16+). Space is limited. Call 770-389-7801 to register. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Parks After Dark 
Traveling Exhibit: The Tragedy of War
9 AM - 5 PM from Aug 16, 2018 until Aug 31, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University revisiting Japanese American Internment that took place during World War II. Panels show how 120,000 ethnic Japanese on the West Coast, two-thirds of them American citizens, were forced without due process into camps to live under armed guard. $7-1$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Photographer's Morning Out
Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 8 AM to 9:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join a Park Ranger who will take you to their favorite photogenic areas along the trails to catch the morning light on the magnificent rapids and rocks of Sweetwater Creek as well as the spectacular New Manchester Mill (as seen in the film "Hunger Games: Mockingjay"). $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Hidden Gem Hike
Friday, Aug 17, 2018 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join the park naturalist at the parking lot of Black Rock Lake for a short hike to Greasy Creek Falls. See the natural watershed that feeds into our lake, and the sights of nature on this relaxing hike. The two waterfalls are hidden beauties of our park. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Radical Reptiles & Snake Feeding
Friday, Aug 17, 2018 3 PM to 4 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Learn some cool facts about what makes reptils unique and how they are an important part of an ecosystem. Afterwards see Sally the snake sneak up and snack on a mouse. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Handicapped Accessible 
Night Hike
Friday, Aug 17, 2018 8 PM to 10 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Enjoy a 2-mile hike on one of the best trails at the park. You will learn interesting facts about the geology and history of the canyon. By the end of the hike, we will be in the dark, enjoying the trail by moonlight and listening for night sounds. Ages 10 and older. Reservations Required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Parks After Dark 
Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Aug 17, 2018 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 6:00 PM on Thursday. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Parks After Dark 
Campfire Stories
Friday, Aug 17, 2018 8:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Gather around the campfire with our staff as we tell stories and eat s'mores. We encourage guests to use their imagination by bringing their original campfire stories. All ages welcome. $3.00 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Map & Compass 101
Friday, Aug 17, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn the basics of map reading and compass skills as you participate in group activities and games. Geared towards ages 8 to adult. Correct change or pay in advance at office and bring receipt. Meet at the large stone picnic shelter at the end of the pool parking lot. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
March Forward into the Past
Friday, Aug 17, 2018 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
An educational, yet entertaining experience touring the grounds with a Ranger. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
Field Piece Cannon Class
Friday, Aug 17, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Get a hands on class about how a 6 pounder field cannon was operated. The field piece was used across Civil War battle fields throughout the war. 229-375-1119.
Wilderness Survival
Friday, Aug 17, 2018 4 PM to 5 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Survival Depends on knowledge and skills. This week we will learn about basic shelter building as well as visit the survival experience area. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Wildlife Tracks, Skulls, and Talk
Friday 2 PM - 2:30 PM – Aug 17, 2018 until Aug 31, 2018 
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Would you like to learn how to identify the paw prints you find in the mud? Learn about different animal tracks, scat, and signs. See bear, deer, raccoon, and snake bones! Learn all about local wildlife. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Noche de cine en Fort Yargo
Friday, Aug 17, 2018 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
¿Buscas una noche familiar? Únase a nosotros en Picnic Shelter 1 para una noche de película relajante presentada en español. Traiga una silla, una manta o tome asiento en un banco de picnic. Damos la bienvenida a los visitantes que comienzan a llegar a las 6:30 p.m., y la película comenzará puntualmente a las 7:00 p.m. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Twilight Kayak Paddle
Friday, Aug 17, 2018 7 PM to 8 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Get a look at the sunset from a different perspective. See the sunset from our pond, and watch as bats swarm overhead. This is a perfect paddle for younger paddlers, and those looking for a fun nightly activity. Reservations and waivers required. Call the park office for inquiries. Dress to get wet. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Parks After Dark 
Fitness Hike
Friday, Aug 17, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Just need to get some exercise in between busy work weeks? Then come out to George L. Smith State Park and hike with one of our rangers down our 3 mile Deer Run Trail. We will see some nature on the way of course, but the main purpose will be burning those work week calories off. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Friday, Aug 17, 2018 7 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided Twilight Paddle. As we scan the sky and woods for wildlife, and 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. Meet at the beach area. Bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, and water shoes. Register in advance. $10 if you use your boat, $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Paddle Under the Perseids - Meteor Kayak Tour
Friday, Aug 17, 2018 10 PM to 11 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger as we watch what is considered to be the year's best meteor shower because the meteors are often bright and leave long trails. This year a new moon promises dark skies for viewing. Bring flashlight, bug repellent, water, and water shoes. All tours meet at beach area. 50% off for overnight guests. Preregistration required. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Night Hike
Friday, Aug 17, 2018 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for a short night hike (1.3 miles). Meet at the visitor's center at 8:30 PM. Bring a flashlight and sturdy shoes. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Parks After Dark 
Magnolia Springs Guided Tour
Friday, Aug 17, 2018 3 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Go on a Ranger led tour of the magnificent freshwater ecosystem that makes up the Magnolia Springs. Learn all about the geology, history, and native flora and fauna of this iconic natural spring. Meet at the Visitor Center and be ready for an easy ½ to 1 mile walk along the historical spring waters. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Welcome Campfire
Friday, Aug 17, 2018 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Welcome to the beautiful Magnolia Springs State Park! Come meet fellow campers and park visitors at the campfire ring to roast marshmallows, play games, and tell stories! A $1 donation is encouraged towards future sweet treats. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
Wildflower Hike
Friday, Aug 17, 2018 9 AM to 10 AM
Moccasin Creek State Park - Clarkesville, GA
Through woodlands, across fields and alongside rushing waters, this hour long one mile trail offers our visitors a kaleidoscope of colors and a close range view of mountain flora. A great camera-op too. 706-947-3194.
Cosmic Archery
Friday, Aug 17, 2018 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Archery Instructor for this spectacular program! During our Cosmic Archery program you will get to fine tune your archery skills in the dark with the assistance of black lights, glow in the dark targets, and glow sticks. Cost is $25/person (ages 18+). Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Nox Walk at Red Top
Friday, Aug 17, 2018 8:45 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join our Rangers in the Iron Hill parking lot for a night time exploration! We will walk part of the Iron Hill Trail to discover more about our park after dark. We will use black lights to spot what fluoresces at night (no white lights please). Event is free. Parking pass required on all vehicles. Event may be cancelled for inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Parks After Dark 
Floatin' Friday
Friday, Aug 17, 2018 9 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join a ranger to float our river from Red Roberts Landing down to our lake! Participants will learn about park history and wildlife along the way. Shuttle service back to Red Roberts not provided. Kayak, paddle, and life jacket included in price. $18 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Ask the Naturalist
Friday, Aug 17, 2018 2 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
A naturalist will be in front of the park office with live animals as well as displays for hands on learning. Come down to learn about wildlife, plants, and our park! $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Handicapped Accessible 
Traveling Exhibit: The Tragedy of War
9 AM - 5 PM from Aug 17, 2018 until Aug 31, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University revisiting Japanese American Internment that took place during World War II. Panels show how 120,000 ethnic Japanese on the West Coast, two-thirds of them American citizens, were forced without due process into camps to live under armed guard. $7-1$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Aug 17, 2018 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake to watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Hidden Gem Hike
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Our "hidden gem" is the beautiful waterfalls of Greasy Creek. Meet the park naturalist at the Black Rock Lake parking lot for a short hike to our destination. Relax by the falls and cool off in the clear waters. Good shoes and water will be all you need. Enjoy our hidden gem for awhile and we will return to the starting point. Dog Friendly. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
The Importance of Plants
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come to the Mellenger Center and learn about the importance of plants to our ecosystem. Then, build a plant pot holder so that you can cultivate your a plant of your own. 5$.00 activity fee $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Camp Games
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come out to the Mellenger Center for a fun time of games. We will have Corn Hole, ring toss and other games set up for your pleasure. Challenge your camp mates to a fun game. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Sunset Hike
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 7:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
A popular activity here at the park is our Sunset Hike on Saturday night. Relax at the Tennessee Rock and watch a beautiful sunset. Meet with the naturalist at the Visitors' Center for a short walk to our destination. Bring good walking shoes, water and a camera. Meet at 8:15 for a short hike to our destination. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Parks After Dark 
Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 9 AM - 4 PM – Aug 18, 2018 until Aug 25, 2018 
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
New month means a new scavenger hunt! Every Saturday in August, bring your camera and take a look around our park 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 claim your prize. Stop by the visitor center to pick up a scavenger hunt. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Build your own hiking stick
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us on the visitors center porch to build your own bamboo hiking stick with a para-cord handle and decorate it to your liking! Meet at the visitor center. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Rock Talk
Saturday 11 AM - 12 PM – Aug 18, 2018 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Discover the parks complex and fascinating geology and learn why the park looks the way it does today. This morning program will involve approximately one-mile of hiking. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Star Party Astronomy: After Dark in Your State Park
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 8 PM to 11 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Come see the wonders of the night sky through telescopes. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park and conducted by the Barnard Astronomical Society. Meet at the disc golf course parking lot. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Parks After Dark 
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a short, easy walk to a special spot overlooking the valley to view the setting sun. Meet at the West Rim trail access parking. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Parks After Dark 
Beach Combing on Cumberland Island
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 9 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a boat ride to Cumberland Island where you'll stroll the beach with a Park Ranger identifying shells and sea life along the shore. Get a chance to photograph the famous wild horses and see coastal birds. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 6:00 PM the Friday prior to cruise. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Learn about some of the animals found in Coastal Georgia and get a chance to pet the reptiles that call our Nature Center their home and even have your photograph taken with your favorite critter. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible 
Slitherin' Snakes
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Meet and learn about the snakes that call our Nature Center their home while you make a cool snake craft to take home. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible 
Nature Crafts
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Put your creative mind to use by joining our naturalist for an afternoon full of creative crafts. We will be making crafts using natural materials. Children under the age of 4 will need a parent assisting. $3.00 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Handicapped Accessible 
Night Hike
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 8:45 PM to 10:15 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Come experience the natural wonder of our hiking trails...at night. A park ranger will lead the group through the park, offering a unique experience that will stimulate your senses when vision is limited. We will meet at the boat ramp. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Parks After Dark 
Historic Crafts and Elijah Clark House Tours
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM – Aug 18, 2018 until Sep 1, 2018 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Every Saturday at the Elijah Clark Homestead the opportunity will be offered to step back in time and create a historic craft to take home. These crafts can be enjoyed by young and old alike. House Tours $1 August 4- Corn Husk Dolls August 11- God's Eyes and Wash day August 18- Turn milk cartons into log cabins August 25- Candle dipping Crafts $2-5$ House Tours $1 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 8 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office any time. Pictures must be brought to park office with checklist by 4PM Sat. Winners will be called to pick up prize. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Target Archery
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 9 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
This stationary target shooting adventure is for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction equipment and unique shooting opportunities. Not geared towards large groups. Groups can contact us for a special time. Pay and pre-register at Park Office. Meets across the street from the Park Office. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Honeybee Hut Dedication and Open House
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Celebrate National Honeybee Day! Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony at our new indoor, honeybee demonstration hive. Chat with the Eagle Scout project builder, Aiden Auclair and other bee keepers. Get a close-up look at a working hive and learn about these fascinating and valuable insects. Large Group Camp. ½ mile from Horse Stables. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
What's the Buzz?
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us at the Kirbo Interpretive Center as we celebrate National Honey Bee Day. Learn about honey bees and their importance in the environment through games, crafts, and other activities. $2 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Crafting with a Ranger
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Continue the celebration of bees by creating your very own mason bee house. Learn about these great pollinators as you create a home for them to put in your garden. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Intro to Kayaking
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
In this class our rangers will teach you the basics of kayaking and take you out on the beautiful Black Island Creek. Open to people 10 years and older who are able to swim. $25 - 30. 912-437-4770.
Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 to Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 10 AM to 4 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The fort's plantation house will be open and ready to be explored. A Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to civil war medicine. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 
Organic McAllister Gardening
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Organic gardening can offer many healthy improvements to your lifestyle. Join our naturalist for a introduction to see how you can implement these improvements into your own life. We will discuss soil, plant companions, and how to make gardening easy and fun. $2 plus $5 parking. 229-375-1119.
Handicapped Accessible 
Hot Shot Cannon Class
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Visitors will get a hands on class on how a 32 pounder Hot shot Cannon was operated. 229-375-1119.
Sunset Hike to the West Overlook
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
The sunset from the West Overlook has been called one of the best views in Georgia. Join a ranger on this approximately 1.1 mile hike, and see the sunset for yourself. The hike is easy to moderate. Registration is required. Register 8am to 5pm. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Parks After Dark 
Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 9 AM to 10 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Give us a helping hand in the morning and feed the animals at the farm, collect eggs, and get to goof off with our donkey's. We will start by feeding our farm animals (sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, horse, donkeys, and a mule). Learn about the diet of these different animals and tips on maintaining them. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Edible Plant Hike
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 1 PM to 3 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come learn about various plants in the area that can be used for medicinal, food, natural purposes with our guided edible plant hike. The hike will be about 1 mile and dogs are welcome but must be on a 6ft leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Nature Hike
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come join your friendly neighborhood park ranger for a hike down George L. Smith’s 3 mile trail loop. Learn about the various species of wildlife that inhabit the area and hopefully a few will come out for pictures. Very easy and flat trail but be sure to bring good walking shoes and water. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Observatory Open House
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Georgia State University's Hard Labor Creek Observatory (HLCO) will have an open house monthly, March through October. In case of inclement weather, facilities will be open for a tour and slideshow. Night sky observations start one half hour after sunset. $5 parking. 404-275-3974.
Parks After Dark 
Paddle Under the Perseids - Meteor Kayak Tour
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 10 PM to 11 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger as we watch what is considered to be the year's best meteor shower because the meteors are often bright and leave long trails. This year a new moon promises dark skies for viewing. Bring flashlight, bug repellent, water, and water shoes. All tours meet at beach area. 50% off for overnight guests. Preregistration required. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Paddle Under the Perseids - Meteor Kayak Tour
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 to Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 11:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger as we watch what is considered to be the year's best meteor shower because the meteors are often bright and leave long trails. This year a new moon promises dark skies for viewing. Bring flashlight, bug repellent, water, and water shoes. All tours meet at beach area. 50% off for overnight guests. Preregistration required. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Turtle Time
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Stop by our interpreter’s center for turtle time and crafts. Meet and learn about the turtles we have at Laura Walker, and make a stained glass turtle. Meet at the Interpreter's Center at 1 PM. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Camp Lawton Guided Tour
3rd Saturday of Month 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM from Aug 18, 2018 
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come take a guided tour through the historical Camp Lawton civil war prison sites. Learn about the fascinating events that transpired here and take a walk back in time. Museum entry fees are included. Good walking shoes are recommended for the trail portion. $4 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Game Night in the Campground
3rd Saturday of Month 7 PM - 10 PM from Aug 18, 2018 
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Have fun playing games and learning about the park! Enjoy lawn games, glow in the dark games, trivia, and so much more. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 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 18, 2018 1 PM to 2 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.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 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.
American Sign Language Walk
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come learn nature signs with a Ranger! We will meet at Picnic Shelters 1, 2, and 3 for a leisurely walk as we learn ASL signs for the things we discover. Our Rangers are still learning ASL, and they love to practice their signs! Event is free. Parking pass is required for every vehicle. Program may be cancelled for inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come learn about local plants, and how they have traditionally been used for food or medicine! This Ranger-led walk will be along the gently-hilled Iron Hill Trail. Event is free. Parking pass required on all vehicles. Program may be cancelled for inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Introduction to Paddling
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 10:30 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of paddling? We are holding a class to teach you about the equipment and how to properly use it. Visit or call the park office to sign-up. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Wood-Slice Coaster Craft
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 2:30 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Come design and paint your own 4-piece wooden coaster set. Visit or call the park office to sign up. $6 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Overlook Hike
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 9 AM to 11 AM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for a Ranger led hike to the lower Overlook. As you stroll along the banks of Antioch Lake, we will share this area's unique history, flora and fauna. Once we arrive at the Overlook, the Ranger will discuss the unique Rocky Mountain Hydroelectric Plant. The trail is considered easy. Please meet in the Visitor information parking lot. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Movie by the Water
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for movie night at Rocky Mountain by Lake Antioch. Meet at the Beach area Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks. Movie starts at Sunset. All Movies are PG13. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Parks After Dark 
Traveling Exhibit: The Tragedy of War
9 AM - 5 PM from Aug 18, 2018 until Aug 31, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University revisiting Japanese American Internment that took place during World War II. Panels show how 120,000 ethnic Japanese on the West Coast, two-thirds of them American citizens, were forced without due process into camps to live under armed guard. $7-1$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 9 PM to 9:45 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful paddle and hike through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are with adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 3 PM to 5:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful paddle and hike through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are with adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Stream Ecology Class
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 9 AM to 12 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge Want to learn more about the ecology of Smith Creek and get a little dirty at the same time? Join Unicoi's master naturalist to learn about stream ecology, what makes a stream healthy, and the macro-invertebrates that inhabit the stream. All ages welcome. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-2201 ext. 549.
Music in the Park: Wendell Patterson & Jody West
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Enjoy an evening of music at the Lake Pavilion. Music starts at 8:00pm. Donations welcome. Please bring your own chair. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Georgia's First Fouth
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Did you know that the Declaration of Independence did not make its way to Savannah until August? Hear the reading of the Declaration of Independence as it was read in 1776. Participate in the debate to declare independence or to remain loyal to the king. See musket firings and more. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.
Handicapped Accessible 

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Hidden Gem Hike
Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join the park naturalist at the parking lot of Black Rock Lake for a short hike to Greasy Creek Falls. See the natural watershed that feeds into our lake, and the sights of nature on this relaxing hike. The two waterfalls are hidden beauties of our park. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Sundaes on Sunday and Elijah Clark House Tours
Sundays 1 PM - 2:30 PM – Aug 19, 2018 until Sep 2, 2018 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Cool off with ice-cream sundaes at the cabin. Guests can choose from sprinkles, different types of syrups and candies to make their sundae to their tastes. While there; why not go on a Elijah Clark house tour and learn how life was back before we became a nation and how Elijah Clark's family survived. $1 per sundae $1 house tour $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Paddle to Butler Island
Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 11 AM to 2 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Meet the fort and transport to the public dock by Skipper’s Fish Camp in Darien. From there we will paddle to Butler Island, the site of a former rice plantation, and back. Equipment provided; bring water. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting wet. Registration required. Ages 10 years or older who are able to swim. $30 - $35. 912-437-4770.
Tails On Trails Dog Hike
Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Take a hike through with our favorite furry pals. The trail will take one to two hours, so bring lots of water for your pet. Purchase a Tails on Trails Membership Card for $15 (optional) and take on our new dog-walking quest. www.GaStateParks.org/tailsontrails $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Lady's Afternoon Tea
Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The civil war significantly changed the lives and roles of women in America. Their ongoing role was vital to sustaining the confederacy, and in return the war provided the foothold for suffrage and gender equality. Please join us for refreshments and discussion on the historical roles of women. $2. 912-727-2339.
Guided Sunset Hike Around the Lake
Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 5 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us for a naturalist led hike 7 mile hike on the inner loop trail. We will ID plants, wildlife, and watch the sunset over Marbury Creek Watershed. Please meet at the Area B boat Ramp at 5:00 pm. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Meet the Farm Animals
Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 9 AM to 10 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Give us a helping hand in the morning and feed the animals at the farm, collect eggs, and get to goof off with our donkey's. We will start by feeding our farm animals (sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, horse, donkeys, and a mule). Learn about the diet of these different animals and tips on maintaining them. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Reptile Rendezvous
Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 2 PM to 3 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join our Naturalist in feeding our snakes, frogs, turtles, and Allie the alligator and learn about these incredible reptiles along the way. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Cypress Lake Paddle
Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come on out and enjoy a tranquil 2 hour paddle with a Ranger down the 412 acre Cypress Lake at George L. Smith State Park. Beginners and experienced paddlers are welcome. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 1 PM to 2 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.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 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.
Scavenger Hike
Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 2 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join a ranger to go on a scavenger hunt on our trails to find and learn certain plants and trees! $2 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Traveling Exhibit: The Tragedy of War
9 AM - 5 PM from Aug 19, 2018 until Aug 31, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University revisiting Japanese American Internment that took place during World War II. Panels show how 120,000 ethnic Japanese on the West Coast, two-thirds of them American citizens, were forced without due process into camps to live under armed guard. $7-1$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Monday, August 20, 2018

5 Points Bike Ride
Monday, Aug 20, 2018 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Six-mile bike ride in the on easy-level trails of the 5 Points recreation area. No drop. Call the park office to make a reservation. Please mention if you will be renting a bike from the park. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Eco-Explorers Club ages 5-11
Monday, Aug 20, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn and explore local ecology and become part of the community of nature. "Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher standard of living is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free." - Aldo Leopold $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 
Eco Explorers Club - ages 12-17
Monday, Aug 20, 2018 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn and explore local ecology and become part of the community of nature. "Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher standard of living is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free." - Aldo Leopold $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 
Paddle After Dark
Monday, Aug 20, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Grab a paddle, and join us for a naturalist led paddling excursion! We will paddle Marbury Creek Watershed while learning to identify plants and animals along the bank side. We will depart at 7:00 pm. Registration is required. Please call the Park Office to register (770-867-3489). $25 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Pontoon Boat Tour
Monday, Aug 20, 2018 10:30 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Enjoy a relaxing tour of our lake and river. Learn about the park's history as well as its natural scenery and wildlife. Sign-up and pay in the park office at least 30 minutes prior. $8-$10 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Traveling Exhibit: The Tragedy of War
9 AM - 5 PM from Aug 20, 2018 until Aug 31, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University revisiting Japanese American Internment that took place during World War II. Panels show how 120,000 ethnic Japanese on the West Coast, two-thirds of them American citizens, were forced without due process into camps to live under armed guard. $7-1$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Trail Maintenance
Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Meet the trail maintenance crew form the Friends of Cloudland Canyon and help keep up the vast trail systems of the park. Meet at the Visitors Center. No experience necessary. 706-657-4050.
Homeschool Days
Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Calling all homeschoolers. Join our rangers for our monthly homeschool program on the third Tuesday & fourth Friday of each month. This hands- on program is designed for children 6-12 and will introduce them to a variety nature-themed educational topics. Call 678-450-7726 to register. Space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Movie Night at Fort Yargo
Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a family friendly night out? Join us at the Beach Pavilion for a relaxing movie night. Bring a chair, a blanket, or grab a seat on a picnic bench. Concessions will be available for purchase. We welcome visitors to start arriving at 6:30 pm, and the movie will start promptly at 7:00 pm. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Parents & Tots
Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Does your little one love nature? Foster your child's sense of curiosity and wonder through this Pre-K readiness program. Each month children will be introduced to a different topic about nature through interactive play, story time, song/movement, crafts, and science. Recommended for ages 2-4. Cost is $5/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Traveling Exhibit: The Tragedy of War
9 AM - 5 PM from Aug 21, 2018 until Aug 31, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University revisiting Japanese American Internment that took place during World War II. Panels show how 120,000 ethnic Japanese on the West Coast, two-thirds of them American citizens, were forced without due process into camps to live under armed guard. $7-1$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

History and Mystery Hike and Tour
Wednesday 12 PM - 2 PM – Aug 22, 2018 
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Moderate 1.2 mile hike to the Civilian Conservation Corps fire watchtower, and go inside this piece of history. See the ancient stone wall, and discuss the theories behind who built the wall. Stop by the West Overlook, look out over the town of Chatsworth, and even see Lookout Mountain in the distance before heading back down the trail. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Summertime Walking Wednesdays
Wednesdays 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM – Aug 22, 2018 until Sep 26, 2018 
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
Get back in shape all summer by walking with us in the park. There are two walks each Wednesday starting the first Wednesday in May and continuing until the last Wednesday in September. Sign in at the park office and win prizes for your efforts. Some walks may be guided with the ranger; others may be self-paced for your own fun. $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
Summertime Walking Wednesdays
Wednesdays 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM – Aug 22, 2018 until Sep 26, 2018 
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
Get back in shape all summer by walking with us in the park. There are two walks each Wednesday starting the first Wednesday in May and continuing until the last Wednesday in September. Sign in at the park office and win prizes for your efforts. Some walks may be guided with the ranger; others may be self-paced for your own fun. $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
Homeschool Wednesday: Animals
Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Want a fun learning experience about local animals? Then come join us for crafts, interaction with live animals, nature walk, and more. Recommended age is 5 and up. Call to register. Registration is available Mondays -Thursdays from 9 - 5 PM. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Introduction to Paddling
Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 10:30 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of paddling? We are holding a class to teach you about the equipment and how to properly use it. Visit or call the park office to sign-up. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Traveling Exhibit: The Tragedy of War
9 AM - 5 PM from Aug 22, 2018 until Aug 31, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University revisiting Japanese American Internment that took place during World War II. Panels show how 120,000 ethnic Japanese on the West Coast, two-thirds of them American citizens, were forced without due process into camps to live under armed guard. $7-1$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 3 PM – Aug 22, 2018 until Nov 14, 2018 
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 times are 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Pre Registration is required and select from subjects below. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Friends of Tallulah Gorge Meeting
Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 3:30 PM to 5 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join the Friends of Tallulah Gorge State Park in our Interpretive Center for an informal monthly meeting where you will learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities at the park and how to get involved. Meetings will be held the 3rd Wednesday of each month. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Archery for Adults
Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Bring a date, bring a friend, or bring yourself and make new friends at the range. Program is outdoors and weather permitting. Space limited to 8. Adults only. Bring water and bug spray. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible 
Bluebirds and Butterflies
Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Help us monitor our bluebird nest boxes and check on our butterfly garden. There is a short walk to five bluebird boxes and our demonstration pollinator garden. We will talk briefly on what it takes to attract both bluebirds and butterflies to your yard. Handouts provided. Meet at the Park Office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Traveling Exhibit: The Tragedy of War
9 AM - 5 PM from Aug 23, 2018 until Aug 31, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University revisiting Japanese American Internment that took place during World War II. Panels show how 120,000 ethnic Japanese on the West Coast, two-thirds of them American citizens, were forced without due process into camps to live under armed guard. $7-1$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Marsh Walks with Charlie Milmine
Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 4:45 PM to 6 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Join Charlie Milmine as he leads a hike into the marsh surrounding Wormsloe and provides a fascinating look into the plant and animal life that call Wormsloe home. Register in advance. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.
Handicapped Accessible 

Friday, August 24, 2018

Greasy Creek Falls Hike
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join the park naturalist at the Black Rock Lake parking lot for a short hike to Greasy Creek Falls.These falls are our "Hidden Gem," and you will enjoy the forest scenery on this short hike. Good walking shoes and water are necessary. Dog friendly. A six foot leash is required. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Basic Land Navigation
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 11 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Learn the basics of reading a map, using a compass, navigating with a map and compass and what to do if you get lost. A small walk will be involved at the end of the class. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Handicapped Accessible 
Night Hike
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Enjoy a 2-mile hike on one of the best trails at the park. You will learn interesting facts about the geology and history of the canyon. By the end of the hike, we will be in the dark, enjoying the trail by moonlight and listening for night sounds. Ages 10 and older. Reservations Required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Parks After Dark 
Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 6:00 PM on Thursday. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Parks After Dark 
Escape the Gold Museum: Hung Jury
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 5 PM to 6:15 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
The year is 1855 and Lumpkin County court is in session. After a single case resulted in three hung juries, Judge Irwin has decided to lock you and your fellow jurors in the jury room until a unanimous verdict is decided. You'll look for clues, solve puzzles, and examine real historical documents as you work your way through the escape room. $15. 706-864-2257.
Parks After Dark 
Escape the Gold Museum: Hung Jury
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
The year is 1855 and Lumpkin County court is in session. After a single case resulted in three hung juries, Judge Irwin has decided to lock you and your fellow jurors in the jury room until a unanimous verdict is decided. You'll look for clues, solve puzzles, and examine real historical documents as you work your way through the escape room. $15. 706-864-2257.
Parks After Dark 
Homeschool Days
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Calling all homeschoolers. Join our rangers for our monthly homeschool program on the third Tuesday & fourth Friday of each month. This hands- on program is designed for children 6-12 and will introduce them to a variety nature-themed educational topics. Call 678-450-7726 to register. Space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Night Hike
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 8:45 PM to 10:15 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Come experience the natural wonder of our hiking trails...at night. A park ranger will lead the group through the park, offering a unique experience that will stimulate your senses when vision is limited. We will meet at the boat ramp. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Parks After Dark 
Beginner's Archery
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 4 PM to 6 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Learn the basics of archery. We will provide all the equipment you need to be hitting the bulls-eye in no time. Must be 7 and up to participate. Call the Visitor's Center to preregister. $7 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Handicapped Accessible 
Bingo & Ice Cream
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Camping, picnicking or just visiting a friend staying at the park; you are welcome to join us in bingo at PicNic Shelter # 1. Ice cream sundaes and bingo will turn this summer evening into family fun. $2–$5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Homeschool In The Park Day: Soil and Worms
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Investigate soil and live earthworms in an indoor and outdoor lab. . Meet at the enclosed Group Shelter below the dam within the campground. Dress for the out of doors. Parents and under age 4 Free. Pre-registration and pre-payment is highly suggested because program could fill and walk-ins would be turned away. $6 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Beginner Archery
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 4 PM to 5 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn the basics of shooting a compound bow with our rangers. We will be shooting in a safe environment. Fun for kids and adults, come see how you fair. We will be shooting at large target blocks on a secure range. Reservation's required. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Sunset Bat Hike
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Spread your wings and take a trip with us, as our rangers will be ready to be your guide into the wild world of bats. Join our rangers as we watch our flying friends take off over the setting sun! Includes a short half-mile walk over our beautiful marshes and winding creeks. Guests will meet our rangers at the park office and museum. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Parks After Dark 
Sunset Bat Hike
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Spread your wings and take a trip with us, as our rangers will be ready to be your guide into the wild world of bats. Join our rangers as we watch our flying friends take off over the setting sun! Includes a short half-mile walk over our beautiful marshes and winding creeks. Guests will meet our rangers at the park office and museum. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Parks After Dark 
Intro to Tree ID
Friday 2 PM - 2:45 PM – Aug 24, 2018 
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Learn how to identify several oaks, pines, and common trees of the area. We will walk around part of the lake trail to look at trees. Meet at the Nature Nook by the lake. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Campfire Circle with Friends
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Come out to Fort Yargo and enjoy a night by the campfire with your family. Enjoy hearing stories about the fort, participating in interactive stories and songs, and yummy s'mores. We will meet at the Amphitheater in Campground 2, and begin promptly at 7:00 pm. $1 per participant. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Fitness Hike
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Just need to get some exercise in between busy work weeks? Then come out to George L. Smith State Park and hike with one of our rangers down our 3 mile Deer Run Trail. We will see some nature on the way of course, but the main purpose will be burning those work week calories off. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Friends of Hard Labor Creek Fundraiser
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join Friends of Hard Labor Creek for the annual Paint Class Fundraiser. This year, the theme is sunflowers with artist Laura Rice. All money goes towards projects at the park. Supplies provided. There will be beer and wine to purchase. Meet at the Golf Course-Banquet Room. Call to register in advance. $35 plus $5 parking. 678-789-8641.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 
Night Hike
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for a short night hike (1.3 miles). Meet at the visitor's center at 8:30 PM. Bring a flashlight and sturdy shoes. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Parks After Dark 
Beaver Trail Bonanza
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join our Park Ranger for an easy 1-mile hike on the beautiful Beaver Trail and learn all about the native flora and fauna of the park. Although the trail is flat, be sure to bring good walking shoes and plenty of water. Meet us at the Beaver Trail entrance (next to our rental canoes) and be prepared to have fun. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Fish Tales: Kids Fishing Workshop
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 5 PM to 8 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy this exciting event as you learn fishing basics such as fish identification, types of gear used, and different kinds of bait. Then go fishing with a Park Ranger in Magnolia Springs Lake. Fishing gear is provided. Fun prizes handed out at the end for the first, biggest, and the most caught. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Full Moon Night Hike
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 8 PM to 10 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Explore the full moonlit night by using all of your senses while going on a Park Ranger led hike through the wooded trails of Magnolia Springs State Park. Listen and look for Whippoorwills, owls, bats, and other creatures of the night. Bring a flashlight, water, and good hiking shoes. This is an easy 1 mile hike, meet at the Beaver Trail. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
Moonlight Mountain Hike
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire, where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Parks After Dark 
Nox Walk at Red Top
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 8:45 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join our Rangers in the Iron Hill parking lot for a night time exploration! We will walk part of the Iron Hill Trail to discover more about our park after dark. We will use black lights to spot what fluoresces at night (no white lights please). Event is free. Parking pass required on all vehicles. Event may be cancelled for inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Parks After Dark 
Floatin' Friday
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 9 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join a ranger to float our river from Red Roberts Landing down to our lake! Participants will learn about park history and wildlife along the way. Shuttle service back to Red Roberts not provided. Kayak, paddle, and life jacket included in price. $18 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Ask the Naturalist
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 2 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
A naturalist will be in front of the park office with live animals as well as displays for hands on learning. Come down to learn about wildlife, plants, and our park! $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Handicapped Accessible 
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