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Monday, February 26, 2024

Beginner's Guide to Fire Building
Monday, Feb 26, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Is fire building a skill that you need to buff up on? Did you know you can start a fire WITHOUT a lighter?.. Join us as we demonstrate how to improvise a fire with things you might find around your house. Also learn how to successfully build and maintain a campfire. Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Cold Weather Shelter Building
Monday, Feb 26, 2024 4 PM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Baby it's cold outside... Don't you think it's about time for you to learn how to make a Survival Shelter?! Join us as we learn about the different types of shelters and build one of our own. We will add additional features to our shelter, like a heated floor and fire deflector. Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Orienteering at Red Top
Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024 2 PM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us as we learn basic compass and navigation skills, then put them to the test. Take compass readings and plot your course to navigate your way through the Georgia Orienteering Club course here at Red Top. We will meet at the Tennis Courts by the Trading Post. Course maps are available for purchase at the Trading Post and Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Sunset on Iron Hill
Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024 5 PM to 6 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for a sunset hike on the iconic Iron Hill Trail. We will see beautiful views of the lake as the sun sets over the park. Meet at the Iron Hill Parking Lot, then hike a 1.5 mile section of Iron Hill. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Winter Bingo Hike at Red Top
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024 11 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for the Winter Edition of Red Top Mountain Bingo. Hike around in search of your items and compete to be the first to get BINGO! First place will get a prize! Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Let's Go Geocache!
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024 12 PM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
A Geocache is a hidden treasure that you've been given the map to. Did you know there are many Geocaches hidden throughout Red Top Mountain? Join us as we scour the woods in search of a few. We will meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center and hike a 1 mile section of Sweetgum Trail. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.

Friday, March 1, 2024

Appalachian Trail Gateways
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 5 PM to 8 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join park staff, Georgia Appalachian Trail Club members, previous thru hikers, newbie hikers, and trail legends for our annual Appalachian Trail hiker season kickoff event. Click for more info. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Cozy by the Campfire
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 6 PM to 7 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Settle in for the night with some fun, games, and stories around a campfire with a ranger. Each week holds something new! $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Let's Go Geocache!
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 12 PM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
A Geocache is a hidden treasure that contains trinkets and a log book. You locate them using the map function with the “Geocaching” app, log your find and take/leave a prize. Bring the kids and some trinkets if you want to find some with us!! We will meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center and hike a 1 mile section of Sweetgum Trail. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Intro to Using a Compass
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Did you know that a compass contains a needle that aligns with magnetic north, and includes a bezel wherein a specific bearing can be dialed in, and that can be used to get you where you want go?? Well that's great! Now if you want to know how to put it to practical use, navigate your way to the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Beginner's Guide to Fire Building
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 4 PM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Improvising a fire without the use of matches or a lighter is a great skill to have for any camping/outdoor enthusiast!! We'll try a few methods, as well as discuss and demo some of the less-than-conventional ones. Come warm up and hone this life-skill with us. Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Campfire Cookin'
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Roast up some smores and weenies by the campfire! All you can eat, Meet at the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center. Please call and sign up in advance space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Appalachian Trail Gateways
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 9 AM to 7 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join park staff, Georgia Appalachian Trail Club members, previous thru hikers, newbie hikers, and trail legends for our annual Appalachian Trail hiker season kickoff event. Click for more info. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Backpacking 101
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
An in-depth introduction to backpacking with a ranger. Addressing safety, planning, gear, and more. Begins at picnic shelter #1. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Sunday, March 3, 2024

Appalachian Trail Gateways
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 9:30 AM to 3 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join park staff, Georgia Appalachian Trail Club members, previous thru hikers, newbie hikers, and trail legends for our annual Appalachian Trail hiker season kickoff event. Click for more info. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Campfire Basics
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join a ranger and work with others to learn how to build a campfire and the basics of fire safety. Celebrate what you accomplished with s'mores at the end! Meet at the Nature Center. Pre-Registration is required, for this event. Call the Park Office to register. Ages 8+ $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Monday, March 4, 2024

Winter Bingo Hike at Red Top
Monday, Mar 4, 2024 12 PM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Many animals hibernate to conserve energy throughout the cold winter, but your kids shouldn't be some of them. Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center, then hike around in search of your items and compete to be the first to get BINGO. First place will get a prize. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Intro to Using a Compass
Monday, Mar 4, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Did you know that a compass contains a needle that aligns with magnetic north, and includes a bezel wherein a specific bearing can be dialed in, and that can be used to get you where you want go? Well that's great! Now if you want to know how to put it to practical use, navigate your way to the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.

Friday, March 8, 2024

CCC and Smores
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join us to learn to build a fire and for a talk about the CCC. Smores will be provided. For questions, please call the front office. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Beginner's Guide to Fire Building
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 3 PM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Improvising a fire without the use of matches or a lighter is a great skill to have for any camping/outdoor enthusiast! We'll try a few methods, as well as discuss and demo some of the less-than-conventional ones. Come warm up and hone this life-skill with us. Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Cold Weather Shelter Building
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
What would YOU do if you were stranded in the woods overnight? What if it were cold? Wet? Windy? Would you be able to stay warm and dry?.. If you want to learn about different shelter types and build some of our own, come out to Red Top. Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Red Top Scavengers
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 11 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scavenging for something fun and healthy for the kids to get out and do?? Come out to Red Top for our Winter Scavenger Hunt. All items can be found around the park this time of year. First place gets a prize!! Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Intro to Using a Compass
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Did you know that a compass contains a needle that aligns with magnetic north, and includes a bezel wherein a specific bearing can be dialed in, and that can be used to get you where you want go?? Well that's great! Now if you want to know how to put it to practical use, navigate your way to the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Red Top Survival Series
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 3 PM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us in our most comprehensive survival program this year as we Orienteer ourselves to a specific pre-determined location. Once there, we will then Build a Fire without the use of a matches, and then construct a viable Survival Shelter. This is a 2 hour program. Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Winter Bingo Hike at Red Top
Wednesday, Mar 13, 2024 12 PM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Many animals hibernate to conserve energy throughout the cold winter... But your kids shouldn't be some of them!! Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center, then hike around in search of your items and compete to be the first to get BINGO! First place will get a prize! $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Beginner's Guide to Fire Building
Wednesday, Mar 13, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Improvising a fire without the use of matches or a lighter is a great skill to have for any camping/outdoor enthusiast!! We'll try a few methods, as well as discuss and demo some of the less-than-conventional ones. Come warm up and hone this life-skill with us. Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Cold Weather Shelter Building
Wednesday, Mar 13, 2024 4 PM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
What would YOU do if you were stranded in the woods overnight? What if it were cold? Wet? Windy? Would you be able to stay warm and dry?.. If you want to learn about different shelter types and build some of our own, come out to Red Top. Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.

Friday, March 15, 2024

Tied up in Knots
Friday, Mar 15, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Learn some of the most useful knots to use around your campsite during this short, hands-on program. All ages welcome. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Red Top Scavengers
Friday, Mar 15, 2024 12 PM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scavenging for something fun and healthy for the kids to get out and do?? Come out to Red Top for our Winter Scavenger Hunt. All items can be found around the park this time of year. First place gets a prize!! Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Red Top Survival Series
Friday, Mar 15, 2024 3 PM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us in our most comprehensive survival program this year as we Orienteer ourselves to a specific pre-determined location. Once there, we will then Build a Fire without the use of a matches, and then construct a viable Survival Shelter. This is a 2 hour program. Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Campfire Cookin'
Friday, Mar 15, 2024 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Roast up some smores and weenies by the campfire! All you can eat, Meet at the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center. Please call and sign up in advance space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Orienteering at Red Top
Saturday, Mar 16, 2024 11 AM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us as we learn basic compass and navigation skills, then put them to the test. Take compass readings and plot your course to navigate your way through the Georgia Orienteering Club course here at Red Top. We will meet at the Tennis Courts by the Trading Post. Course maps are available for purchase at the Trading Post and Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Tied up in Knots
Thursday, Mar 21, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Learn some of the most useful knots to use around your campsite during this short, hands-on program. All ages welcome. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Friday, March 22, 2024

Cozy by the Campfire
Friday, Mar 22, 2024 6 PM to 7 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Settle in for the night with some fun, games, and stories around a campfire with a ranger. Each week holds something new! $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Accessible Event 
CCC and Smores
Friday, Mar 22, 2024 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join us to learn to build a fire and for a talk about the CCC. Smores will be provided. For questions, please call the front office. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Campfire Cookin'
Friday, Mar 22, 2024 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Roast up some smores and weenies by the campfire! All you can eat, Meet at the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center. Please call and sign up in advance space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Tied up in Knots
Saturday, Mar 23, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Learn some of the most useful knots to use around your campsite during this short, hands-on program. All ages welcome. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Basics of Camping
Saturday, Mar 23, 2024 10 AM to 1 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Have you wanted to go camping but do not know where to start? Join us at Shelter 4 to learn how to set up a tent, how to start a fire, what to take camping and more. $5 per person activity fee, registration ends March 18, 2024. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Tied up in Knots
Tuesday, Mar 26, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Learn some of the most useful knots to use around your campsite during this short, hands-on program. All ages welcome. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Sunday, March 31, 2024

Tied up in Knots
Sunday, Mar 31, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Learn some of the most useful knots to use around your campsite during this short, hands-on program. All ages welcome. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Friday, April 19, 2024

Campfire Cookin'
Friday, Apr 19, 2024 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Roast up some smores and weenies by the campfire! All you can eat, Meet at the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center. Please call and sign up in advance space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Friday, May 3, 2024

Campfire Cookin'
Friday, May 3, 2024 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Roast up some smores and weenies by the campfire! All you can eat, Meet at the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center. Please call and sign up in advance space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.