Upcoming Events

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


Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Colubrid Cuisine
Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a naturalist to get a glimpse into the life of a snake and what they eat. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Native Plant Hike
Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022 3 PM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Follow a ranger on a 1-mile hike to see and learn about the native plants that grow in our park and the surrounding area. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Hitting the Trails - River Trail
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022 9 AM to 10 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embark on a fun and education-filled adventure with our ranger, through some of the trails that make up Crooked River. See and learn about all the different plants and animals that call Crooked River home. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
All about Archery
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Want to learn archery? Join us on the range to learn how to use a bow. Get the chance to show off your skills, and maybe find your next hobby. $15 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Reading with Reptiles
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022 3:30 PM to 4 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Settle in for a relaxing afternoon as we crack open a children’s book with one of our reptiles friends in the Nature Center $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Crime & Punishment Historical Hike
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Bank robberies. Gun fights. Moonshine. Jail breaks. Hog Thieves. Murders. An urban hike offered at the Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site introduces visitors to these cases and even more from the annals of Lumpkin County court records. $5. 706-864-2257.
Crime & Punishment Historical Hike
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Bank robberies. Gun fights. Moonshine. Jail breaks. Hog Thieves. Murders. An urban hike offered at the Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site introduces visitors to these cases and even more from the annals of Lumpkin County court records. $5. 706-864-2257.
Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow in the footsteps of a Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Tours at 2pm & 3pm. $6.50-$9.50 912-437-4770.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Plight of the Hemlocks-The Battle to Save This Imperiled Tree
Thursday, Sep 29, 2022 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
This presentation will inform you about the blight that's killing this important and iconic tree - the Eastern Hemlock - what's being done about it, and what you can do to help. Takes place in the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Thursday, Sep 29, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow in the footsteps of a Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Tours at 2pm & 3pm. $6.50-$9.50 912-437-4770.
Tracks, Snacks, and Scat
Thursday, Sep 29, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Follow the trails with a naturalist and learn to identify animal tracks, food sources, resting places, and hideaways. Learn to identify the scat they leave behind and what they might have eaten available in the area. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail for this 2-mile hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Our No Footed Friends
Thursday, Sep 29, 2022 12 PM to 1 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
learn about our reptiles particularly snakes that call Tallulah Gorge Home $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Friday, September 30, 2022

Jeopardy Game Night
Friday, Sep 30, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original outdoor adult and family-friendly jeopardy game to win great prizes. Test your knowledge of camping, critters, and carefree activities! Meet at pavilion by Trading Post. Preregistration required to ensure enough players. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Talking Textiles
Friday, Sep 30, 2022 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Ranger Turner will be presenting on 18th Century textiles and fashion. 912-437-4770.
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Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Friday, Sep 30, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow in the footsteps of a Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Tours at 2pm & 3pm. $6.50-$9.50 912-437-4770.
Tree ID Hike
Friday, Sep 30, 2022 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join our park rangers on a tree identification hike along the Wilkins-Greenway trail. This 2.2 mile hike will be along an entirely paved trail. Dogs are welcome. The hike will start in front of the visitor center. Please bring water and comfortable shoes. Register in advance. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, Sep 30, 2022 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll look for scorpions, millipedes and centipedes by using provided UV lights. Meet at the park office to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Kids ages 6 and older. Bring a flashlight, bug repellent, and wear sturdy shoes. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Marsh March
Friday, Sep 30, 2022 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Jack Hill State Park - Reidsville, GA
1.5 Mile round trip hike to the marshy wetland that is home to a native pitcher plant species. Guided paved hike until we reach the marsh where a good pair of waterproof boots is recommended as the area we will be exploring stays wet. Water, sunscreen and bug spray also recommended. $2 per person $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
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Campground Campfire & S’mores
Friday, Sep 30, 2022 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Campers are invited to join the Rangers for a fun-filled night of stories and s’mores! $1 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Reading Ranger
Friday, Sep 30, 2022 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Books ignite a child's imagination and encourage learning. Join one of Panola Mountain State Park's rangers for a special reading of a children's picture book and a short "Creature Feature" animal presentation. This event will be held at the Amphitheater next to the Nature Center. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Guided Nature Trail Tour
Friday, Sep 30, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join a ranger for a guided hike on one of our beautiful nature trails. Bring your binoculars as we'll be on the lookout for wildlife. Meet at the Coastal Plain Nature Trails trailhead. Be sure to bring a bug spray and wear comfortable shoes. $3 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551. $3 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Fire Without Matches
Friday, Sep 30, 2022 3:30 PM to 5 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Learn how to start a fire in different ways without the use of matches. We will be trying our hand at various methods. Meet at Picnic Shelter 5. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Smore's At The Park
Friday, Sep 30, 2022 3 PM to 4 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join Park staff and make a S'more over a campfire at the Interpretive Center. $1 per a S'more $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

A.H. Stephens' Cruise-In and Sock Hop
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Enjoy the sights of classic cars and the sounds of the '60s and '70s. Once you take a look around the car show, come down and enjoy the sock hop that will be happening inside our group shelter. Food and drinks will available for purchase. $1 - $3 $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Ravenous Reptiles
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Assist our Interpretive ranger with caring for and feeding all of the reptiles and amphibians that call our nature center home $2 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Huckleberry Loop Hike - Turning Over a New Leaf
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join our naturalist for a hike around Huckleberry Point Loop. This easy walk takes you to a wooded area which hugs the shoreline of the lake. Along the way we will focus on tree identification. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, comfortable clothing, and bring water. Meet at boat ramp parking. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
21st Annual Skills of the Past
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 10 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come watch demonstrations of skills used by people in the past to survive and make life easier. See flint knapping and more tool making. See our dug-out canoe, which was made in the traditional way of burning out and scraping large tree trunks. Yes, it floats! $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Eye Spy scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8 AM - 4 PM – Oct 1, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM. Names of completed sheets will be entered into a drawing. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pinecone Nature Craft
Saturdays 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Oct 1, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone bunny rabbit or other woodland critter out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new; let your imagination run wild! Meet at boathouse. Cancelled if rain. $5 per person. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Bones Station
Saturdays 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Oct 1, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by our tables with skulls, bones and skeletal info. Test your skull IQ. Walkups welcome anytime. Meet at boathouse next to Lake Deleanor in the campground. Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Zombie Survival: Navigation
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Oct 1, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn how to avoid the zombie horde and navigate to your safe zone using a compass. Geared towards ages 8 to adult. Preregistration recommended. Meet outside park office. $4 per person. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pumpkin Archery
Saturdays 4 PM - 5:30 PM – Oct 1, 2022 until Oct 22, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and prizes. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery field below dam. $15 per person. 15$ plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Evening Overlook Loop Hike
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 4 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike along Overlook Loop trail (~3.4 miles). Meet at parking lot across from Callaway’s Country Store. Dress for the weather and bring plenty of water. Cancelled in the event of storms. Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Evening Overlook Loop Hike
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 4 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike along Overlook Loop trail (~3.4 miles). Meet at parking lot across from Callaway’s Country Store. Dress for the weather and bring plenty of water. Cancelled in the event of storms. Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Beginner Archery Class
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 4 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Want to shoot an arrow in archery, but don’t know how? Here’s your chance to learn some archery skills. Soon you’ll be hitting the bullseye. Program geared to participants 10 years and above. Call the park office to register. Space limited to 10 participants. Social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. Watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Invasive Species ID Hike
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 9 AM to 10 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join our park naturalist on a .5 mile hike to identify and discuss the invasive species that you can find in our park. Meet at the park office. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Tree Folklore Campfire
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Gather round the campfire and learn about the different myths and legends surrounding some of the trees you can find here at high falls! *Pre-registration is required.* Participants must be pre-registered by 4:00pm the day of the event. $1 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Dog Hike
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Jack Hill State Park - Reidsville, GA
Come join Jack Hill State Park on a hike, and bring your dog along. Approximately 1 mile hike along our nature trail Dog must always be on a four foot leash. Please bring water and wear tennis shoes or hiking boots. $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
Fall Color Hike
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us the first Saturday in October for a fall color hike! Mistletoe is covered with a wide range of hardwoods and this is a perfect time of year to see all the amazing color they have to offer! We will be hiking the Cliatt Creek trail. Meet us at the office parking lot. $4 or $10 for a families staying in the campground $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Fall Wreaths and Corn Husk Dolls
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Start off October with some fun crafts! Learn how to make Fall wreaths and corn husk dolls. Call ahead to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Tree I.D. Hike
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join New Echota rangers on a walk to learn about the forests that make up the Ridge and Valley Ecosystem! Learn to identify several key tree species in the area, as well as their historic uses by both the Cherokees and settlers. The hike will be ~1.5 hours in duration, with a low to moderate difficulty. Adults (18–61): $7.00 Seniors (62+): $6.50 Youth (6–17): $5.50 706-624-1321.
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Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 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.
Recollections with FDR and Missy Cancelled
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 11 AM to 2 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
James Fowler as FDR and Kathryn Smith, author of "The Gate Keeper, will portray Missy Lehand. They will discuss, in character, their relationship that began in the 1920s. Original films shot by Missy will provide the backdrop for this setting in the theater. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Fun Fungi
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join Smithgall Woods in welcoming Mycologist Brian Hale, who will share the ways people used mushrooms throughout history, how they are used today, and the interesting ways they may be used in the future. We will also take a short hike to observe and ID Fall mushrooms Dress for the weather. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
First Visit Tour
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11 AM from Oct 1, 2022 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Want a guided tour of Georgia's premiere conservation park? Join volunteers to learn more about Smithgall Woods via a van tour of the park. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. There is no charge for the tour, but donations are welcomed. Reservations are required. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Coffee with a Ranger
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 9 AM to 11 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Drop in for coffee with a ranger to get to know some of the staff and natural resources in a relaxed setting. This month we'll be taking a peak at the foliage and changes we can expect to see this fall. Feel free to come at any point during the event window and stay as long as you'd like. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Cold Blooded Critters
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
With colder weather on its way we'll take this opportunity to look at what happens to cold blooded critters around this time of year. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Cold Blooded Critters
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 4 PM to 5 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
With colder weather on its way we'll take this opportunity to look at what happens to cold blooded critters around this time of year. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Radical Reptiles
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 12 PM to 1 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us at our nature center for an informative program all about our native snakes at Tugaloo, win prizes from our snake trivia, and meet our beloved snakes that reside here at Tugaloo. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Creature Crafts: Making Pine Cone Bird Feeders
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us at our Nature Hut to create environmentally friendly pine cone bird feeders, and learn how you can be a friend to your backyard birds. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Story Time with a Ranger
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 to Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 4 PM to 5 AM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Come join us at the Nature Hut for a relaxing book reading session with a Ranger. Call the front office to inquire about the book for that week, or to leave suggestions for what books you'd like to see next. You may bring pillows and blankets for comfortable seating. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Where's Noble Bones? A Bone Chiling Scavenger Hunt!
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Come help us find Noble Jones, he has lost all of his Noble Bones! Every Saturday in October Wormsloe State Historic Site will be holding a spooky scavenger hunt. It gives families a perfect way to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful natural and cultural resources here at Wormsloe while having some fun! $2.50 - $10 912-353-3023.

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Creature Feature
Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Park Rangers as they discuss the animals that can be found within Panola Mountain State Park Nature Center! You will be able to learn more about the animals native to Georgia and the animals that call Panola Mountain home. Join us every Sunday for a different animal! $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Birding Hike
Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come see all the various bird species that inhabit the island alongside a naturalist on a 2-mile hike on the Sandpiper and Avian Loops. Guests are encouraged to bring their own binoculars, but they are not necessary for a good birding trip! Meet at the Sandpiper trailhead. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Meet the Reptiles
Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Get up-close encounters with some of the snakes and turtles you may encounter on your visit to the park. See them in action and learn how they are not to be feared but appreciated for the role they play in our ecosystem! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Morning Mill Tour
Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Enjoy this guided history hike down to the mill ruins, and explore the inside. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tugaloo Lake Paddle
Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Paddle a canoe around lake Tugaloo enjoying wildlife. meet at the Interpretive Center and follow the ranger to the boat ramp on Tugaloo lake. The road to the boat ramp will need a vehicle with all wheel drive or something similar. $10 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Champion Trees of the Semper Virens
Wednesday, Oct 5, 2022 9 AM to 10 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Take a fun and educational walk on our Semper Virens trail and learn where the trail gets it to name from. Explore the coastal shell midden forest and explore the champion trees that call it home $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Wednesday, Oct 5, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow in the footsteps of a Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Tours at 2pm & 3pm. $6.50-$9.50 912-437-4770.
Tree Identification Hike
Wednesday, Oct 5, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
“What tree is that?” Come and find out. A ranger will point out a variety of trees along the Big Ferry Trail. This hike will be one mile in length. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Thursday, October 6, 2022

Make a Snake
Thursday, Oct 6, 2022 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
After learning about scaley friends, let your imagination run wild as you create your own slithery friend $2 per snake $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Homeschool in the Park: Spooky Skeletons
Thursday, Oct 6, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Skulls, scapula's, and ribs, Oh My! Learn all about skeletons of different creatures and see some real bones in this interactive lab! Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. Limited space. $8 per student. Meet at pavilion below dam. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Thursday, Oct 6, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow in the footsteps of a Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Tours at 2pm & 3pm. $6.50-$9.50 912-437-4770.
Homeschool at Panola: Mysterious Monadnocks
Thursday, Oct 6, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Discover why Panola Mountain is such a fragile and unique ecosystem. We will examine several aspects of the mountain from the geological process that made it 300 million years ago through the erosion and weathering that brought Panola to the surface to the unique habitat that covers it today. Recommended Ages: 8-14 $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Friday, October 7, 2022

Hard Cider Tasting & Apple Lecture
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
This autumn, enjoy a hard cider tasting at the Chief Vann House, hosted in partnership with Reece’s Cider Co., followed by a guest lecture from UGA researchers on their work restoring heritage apples. Ages 21+, pre-registration required for this event. Spaces are limited for this intimate, outdoor event. 706-695-2598. $45. 706-695-2598.
Cozy by the Campfire
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 8 PM to 9:30 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.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Bat Bingo
Fridays 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM – Oct 7, 2022 until Oct 28, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original outdoor adult and family-friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn about our flying nocturnal pals, bats. Meet at Boathouse. Preregistration required. $3 per person $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow in the footsteps of a Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Tours at 2pm & 3pm. $6.50-$9.50 912-437-4770.
Private Escape Rooms
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 7 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll look for scorpions, millipedes and centipedes by using provided UV lights. Meet at the park office to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Kids ages 6 and older. Bring a flashlight, bug repellent, and wear sturdy shoes. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Campfire and S’mores
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Come join our friendly rangers around a cozy campfire! We have all the best spooky stories and S’mores supplies to share. $1 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Night Hike
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 6:45 PM to 8:20 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Have your flashlights and headlamps ready for this after dark hike. Meet at the Campground assembly shelter. $4 or $10 for families staying in campground $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Unboxing the Box Turtle
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come meet some of our cutest residents, the box turtles, and learn about their habits and amazing characteristics. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Tracks, Snacks, and Scat
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Follow the trails with a naturalist and learn to identify animal tracks, food sources, resting places, and hideaways. Learn to identify the scat they leave behind and what they might have eaten available in the area. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail for this 2-mile hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Falling Leaves Sunset Paddle
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 6 PM to 7:45 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Most people think we don't get Fall colors here in the swamp but we do! Come see cypress needles turn from green to orange to brown before falling into the black water. We will follow the sunset westwards on Billy's Lake at a leisurely pace and return to the park during twilight. $25 for ages 13+ and $20 for ages 8-12 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Campfire Treat Series
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 3 PM to 4 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
learn how to make different sweet treat on the campfire then eat them. $2 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Explore The Nature Hut
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 4 PM to 5 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Come join us in the Nature Hut to check out some taxidermy animals you see in the area, as well as take the opportunity to meet one of our live snakes! $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Accessible Event 
Free Range Park Ranger
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 5 PM to 7 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
A Ranger will be roaming the campground for any on the spot questions you might have about the park, or about nature. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Ravenous Reptiles
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Assist our Interpretive ranger with caring for and feeding all of the reptiles and amphibians that call our nature center home $2 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Make a Snake
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 1:30 PM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
After learning about scaley friends, let your imagination run wild as you create your own slithery friend $2 per snake $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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All about Archery
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 4 PM to 5 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Want to learn archery? Join us on the range to learn how to use a bow. Get the chance to show off your skills, and maybe find your next hobby. $15 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Eye Spy scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8 AM - 4 PM – Oct 8, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM. Names of completed sheets will be entered into a drawing. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pinecone Nature Craft
Saturdays 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Oct 8, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone bunny rabbit or other woodland critter out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new; let your imagination run wild! Meet at boathouse. Cancelled if rain. $5 per person. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Bones Station
Saturdays 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Oct 8, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by our tables with skulls, bones and skeletal info. Test your skull IQ. Walkups welcome anytime. Meet at boathouse next to Lake Deleanor in the campground. Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Zombie Survival: Navigation
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Oct 8, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn how to avoid the zombie horde and navigate to your safe zone using a compass. Geared towards ages 8 to adult. Preregistration recommended. Meet outside park office. $4 per person. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pumpkin Archery
Saturdays 4 PM - 5:30 PM – Oct 8, 2022 until Oct 22, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and prizes. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery field below dam. $15 per person. 15$ plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
His Majesties Armory
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Take a peek as we crack open the Forts armory. We will walk through the history and development of of over 10 different weapons. You will see among others the Matchlock Arquebus, American Long Rifle and the infamous Blunderbuss as well as bladed weapons such as the Scottish Claymore and the British Hanger. $3. 912-437-4770.
Private Escape Rooms
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
Private Escape Rooms
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
Full Moon Hike
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
A full moon hike to learn about the night sky and nocturnal species. Bring head lamps or flashlights and water. Event starts at the boat ramp in Campground 2. Parking located in the parking lot on the left. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Make A Pine Cone Bird Feeder
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 10 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Join us at Shelter 4 to make a pine cone bird feeder for your birds during the winter months. Supplies are included for you to make a pine cone feeder to take home to feed your birds. Peanut butter may be used as well as seeds. Cost is $3 per person plus parking fee. Registration deadline is 5 pm on October 4th. Limited to 12 participants. $3 per person plus parking fee $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Paddle and Hike to the Cemetery
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are you curious about the residents that lived here before Hard Labor Creek became a state park? Join us for a ranger-led cemetery paddle and hike on a secluded section of the park. Please bring closed toed shoes, water, sunscreen, and bug spray. Limited to 12 participants. Pre-register by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. Watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tri Not to Get Wet Triathlon
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 8 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
3 mile trail run, 12 mile road bike, 1-2 mile paddle The High Falls State Park Triathlon sponsored by Friends of High Falls State Park combines the challenges of a trail run, the limited traffic of paved county roads and ends with a beautiful paddle on historic High Falls Lake. Don't get left high and dry! Only 100 entries available. $50 plus $15 if a kayak is needed. Prices increase after August 1st. 770-441-1683.
Leaf Rubbing Art
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Jack Hill State Park - Reidsville, GA
Come on down and join Jack Hill State Park for a fun morning of leaf art and activities! We will be designing and creating our own art work with leaves from around the park. You may want to bring a water bottle and wear closed toe shoes. Hope to see you there! $2 per person $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
52nd Annual Kolomoki Festival
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 10 AM to 4 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us for a full day of entertainment, antique tractor parade, pontoon boat rides and more. Local craft and food vendors will be available and primitive demonstrations are always a hit with all age groups. Mark your calendars to join us for the parks largest annual celebration. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Birds of Prey
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Come to our Birds of Prey program to learn about the owls, hawks, eagles and other magnificent birds that we have in our own backyard! There will also be an optional owl pellet dissection after the talk. We will be meeting at the amphitheater next to the park office. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Archery
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Visitors can sign up for a one hour and a half session of archery. Must be 8 years or older to participate. Must wear closed toe shoes. Space is limited, call the office at 706-541-0321 to register! $15 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Archery
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Visitors can sign up for a one hour and a half session of archery. Must be 8 years or older to participate. Must wear closed toe shoes. Space is limited, call the office at 706-541-0321 to register! $15 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Tree Identification Hike (Wildlife Trail & CCC Camp)
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Moccasin Creek State Park - Clarkesville, GA
Join MCC's ranger on a tree identiication walk just as the fall colors start to creep in. Enjoy strolling through the woods while learning key aspects of forest ecology, tree identification, and a bit of history about the forest that surrounds MCC's location in the southern Appalachians. $5 parking. 706-947-3194.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Intro to Fly Fishing in Appalachia - The Basics
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Moccasin Creek State Park - Clarkesville, GA
Join a park ranger and learn the basics of fly-fishing in southern Appalachia. Topics will include basic tackle, knots, trout behavior, and fly casting. Materials and rods for casting will be provided. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-947-3194.
Basic Archery
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Contact Park Office to register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn simple techniques for staying safe and keeping track of your family when venturing into the great outdoors. Search and Rescue Dog Team volunteer, Diane Stone, and her trusty K9 companion Maisey will be leading this interactive class (Unless a SAR emergency is occurring). Meet at the Nature Center. Must register in advance. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Sunset Mountain Hike
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 5:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take time out of your hectic schedule to join us for a relaxing sunset mountain hike. There's nothing quite like watching the sun set from the top of Panola. 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.
What were FDR's Fears?
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 11 AM to 3 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
In President Roosevelt's first inaugural speech he mentioned the word fear. FDR calmed the fears of millions of American during the great depression and World War II. . Visitors will have the opportunity to come and see our FDR reenactor James Fowler as he tells the audience of FDR's fears during his private life and political career $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Meet the Reptiles
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 9 AM to 9:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Get up-close encounters with some of the snakes and turtles you may encounter on your visit to the park. See them in action and learn how they are not to be feared but appreciated for the role they play in our ecosystem! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Terrapin Show and Tell
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 2 PM to 2:45 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Diamondback terrapins are turtles found in brackish waters along the coast of Georgia. Habitat degradation and harvesting have impacted their population. Guest speakers from the Skidaway Audubon Diamondback Terrapin Rescue project will be bringing hatchlings to show some of the results of their efforts to help the population recover. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Children's Reading Hour
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 3 PM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Young children will enjoy getting out for this hour of interactive reading. Listen to nature stories while lending your own creativity to enhance the story. Come share your love of the outdoors while in the outdoors reading about the wonderful wildlife that surrounds us all. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Chunanee Falls Hike
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Come on a beautiful fall hike, guided by one of our lovely Friends members on Chunanee Falls Trail. Learn about the incredible history of this trail, and where it gets its name. Enjoy the beautiful waterfall at the trail's end, and the stunning fall colors along the trail's ridge. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Sunset Cruise of the Okefenokee Swamp
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 6:15 PM to 7:45 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
This ranger-led cruise is all about ambiance as you relax and enjoy the sensory experience of the swamp's transition from day to night. As the sun inches towards the horizon, the mirror lake creates a reflection of the changing sky above. Birds fly back to roost and crickets, owls and frogs start to sing. We may even spot alligators. $25 for ages 12+; $20 for ages 5-12. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Sunrise Mill Tour
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 7 AM to 8:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This program is by preregistration only. Have an experience unlike any other with our sunrise will tour, Participants of this tour will be the first into the park and will get to experience the sunrise from inside the mill ruins. Please call to preregister. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Raptor Ramble
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Meet at the Shortline Trailhead Picnic Tables. A 1 1/2 mile hike to the Suspension Bridge rock wall and back. Along the way will be educational demonstrations of different Birds of Prey. Collect tickets at each stop. Hike ends at starting picnic tables for refreshments and a SURPRISE! Parking along Tallulah Beach Rd., Tennis Courts and Shortline. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Radical Reptiles
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 12 PM to 1 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us at our nature center for an informative program all about our native snakes at Tugaloo, win prizes from our snake trivia, and meet our beloved snakes that reside here at Tugaloo. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Fire-Making 101
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Meet at the Amphitheater to learn how to build a campfire, using a variety of different methods. Try your hand at creating your fire after learning the basics. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Story Time with a Ranger
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 to Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 4 PM to 5 AM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Come join us at the Nature Hut for a relaxing book reading session with a Ranger. Call the front office to inquire about the book for that week, or to leave suggestions for what books you'd like to see next. You may bring pillows and blankets for comfortable seating. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Where's Noble Bones? A Bone Chiling Scavenger Hunt!
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Come help us find Noble Jones, he has lost all of his Noble Bones! Every Saturday in October Wormsloe State Historic Site will be holding a spooky scavenger hunt. It gives families a perfect way to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful natural and cultural resources here at Wormsloe while having some fun! $2.50 - $10 912-353-3023.

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Junior Ranger- Leaf Rubbings
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, come join-up with a park ranger to collect some fallen leaves to make leaf rubbings. Learn what tree the leaf may have came from and use the rubbing as a decoration. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Hike to Old Ferny
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike to one of the oldest and largest trees on the park, Old Ferny. Along the way we will see and discuss other species of trees, and see Cascade Falls and Wolf Den cave. Meet at Cascade Falls trailhead at Roadside Park off Alt. 27. ~5 miles total. Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Hike to Old Ferny
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike to one of the oldest and largest trees on the park, Old Ferny. Along the way see Cascade Falls and Wolf Den. Meet at Cascade Falls trailhead at Roadside Park. ~5miles total. Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Full Moon Ranger Paddle
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join a ranger on a relaxing evening paddle enjoying nature, the night sky, and possibly seeing some wildlife. We provide life jackets, paddles, 2-person canoes, kayaks, paddleboats or john boats. Boater check-in 7:45 PM at boathouse. Pre-register & prepay at the park office. Limited space for boaters. $28:$15 $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow in the footsteps of a Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Tours at 2pm & 3pm. $6.50-$9.50 912-437-4770.
Full Moon Paddle
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a ranger led paddle at night along the beautiful Lake Rutledge under the light of a full Moon. Experience the wonders of nature that are unique to nighttime. Kids must be 8 or older. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here. Bring a flash light, bug repellent, a towel/change of clothes and water. Call to register and pay in advance. $20 with a rental craft, $15 with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Basic Archery
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Contact Park Office to register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Creature Feature
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Park Rangers as they discuss the animals that can be found within Panola Mountain State Park Nature Center! You will be able to learn more about the animals native to Georgia and the animals that call Panola Mountain home. Join us every Sunday for a different animal! $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Meet the Reptiles
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Get up-close encounters with some of the snakes and turtles you may encounter on your visit to the park. See them in action and learn how they are not to be feared but appreciated for the role they play in our ecosystem! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Hunter's Moon Hike
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 7:45 PM to 9 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a thrilling night hike to see a full moon from our observation tower. Meet at the Big Ferry trailhead for this 1-mile hike and bring shoes that you are prepared to get dirty. Please call the Visitor Center to sign up. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Native American Museum Tour & HIke
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This history hike starts with a museum tour, putting artifacts in their proper cultural context. The hike will be an easy mile long, $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Native American Museum Tour & HIke
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 to Monday, Oct 10, 2022 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This history hike starts with a museum tour, putting artifacts in their proper cultural context. The hike will be an easy mile long, $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Full Moon Hike
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike to the suspension bridge and watch the moon rise above the gorge. Must register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Monday, October 10, 2022

Kids Old-Fashioned Cooking Experience
Monday, Oct 10, 2022 11 AM to 1 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Learn how people cooked about 100 years ago using a historic wood stove. Lunch will be provided in part from your own cooking efforts. This program is for children ages 7-12. One adult must stay with their children. Advance Reservations are required. Limit of 20 participants. $6. 706-878-1077.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Kids Fall Fun Celebration
Monday, Oct 10, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us at Mistletoe State Park for a program filled with Fall fun. There will be marshmallows, crafts, apple bobbing, hiking, games, and a hayride! Spots are limited so make sure to register! $10 per child $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Kids Fall Fun Celebration
Monday, Oct 10, 2022 1 PM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us at Mistletoe State Park for a program filled with Fall fun. There will be marshmallows, crafts, apple bobbing, hiking, games, and a hayride! Spots are limited so make sure to register! $10 per child $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Jr. Ranger Camp
Monday, Oct 10, 2022 7:45 AM to 3:15 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Children between the ages of 6-12 can participate in a day camp session where they will be earning the first badge in the Jr. Ranger book. Please call to reserve your spot. $20 -$25. 229-896-3551.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Morning on the Water: High Tide Paddle
Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Get your feet wet with a morning on the water with the rangers, we’ll be setting sail in our kayaks for a high tide paddle on the crooked river Fee is $45 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Kids Fall Fun Celebration
Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us at Mistletoe State Park for a program filled with Fall fun. There will be marshmallows, crafts, apple bobbing, hiking, games, and a hayride! Spots are limited so make sure to register! $10 per child $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Kids Fall Fun Celebration
Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022 1 PM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us at Mistletoe State Park for a program filled with Fall fun. There will be marshmallows, crafts, apple bobbing, hiking, games, and a hayride! Spots are limited so make sure to register! $10 per child $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Backyard Birding
Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a naturalist in our bird watching area at the Interpretive Center. We will identify and talk about the native bird species that visit our park and might also visit your own backyard. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Homeschool at Panola: Archaeology 101
Wednesday, Oct 12, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Archaeology is a ton of dirt digging, story-telling, and mystery solving! We will learn about what an archaeologist is, archaeology projects at Panola Mountain, look at artifacts, and complete an activity to learn how archaeologists understand the past. Recommended Ages: 6-12 $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Wonderful Wetlands
Wednesday, Oct 12, 2022 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a ranger on a 2-mile hike through the marsh along the Sandpiper and Avian Loop trails to discover how wetlands play a role in protecting our environment. Meet at the trailhead for the Sandpiper Trail. Because the trails can be muddy or wet during high tides, please wear shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Thursday, October 13, 2022

All about Archery
Thursday, Oct 13, 2022 4 PM to 5 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Want to learn archery? Join us on the range to learn how to use a bow. Get the chance to show off your skills, and maybe find your next hobby. $15 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Thursday, Oct 13, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow in the footsteps of a Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Tours at 2pm & 3pm. $6.50-$9.50 912-437-4770.
Falling Leaves Hike
Thursday, Oct 13, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
With the changing of seasons, leaves everywhere are starting to fall. This 1-2 Mile guided hike will wind through a beautiful understory of trees full of different colors. Learn about some native trees and get a closer look at nature as it changes. *Fee Required. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Mushroom Discovery Hike
Thursday, Oct 13, 2022 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Mushrooms are abundant in autumn, so join a naturalist to see how many we can find! Bring your phone or a camera to take a picture of each type of new mushroom we find, so we can see all the variety of forms and colors of mushrooms found here at the park. We will meet at the Big Ferry trailhead for this 3-mile hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Friday, October 14, 2022

Bat Bingo
Fridays 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM – Oct 14, 2022 until Oct 28, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original outdoor adult and family-friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn about our flying nocturnal pals, bats. Meet at Boathouse. Preregistration required. $3 per person $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Friday, Oct 14, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow in the footsteps of a Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Tours at 2pm & 3pm. $6.50-$9.50 912-437-4770.
Private Escape Rooms
Friday, Oct 14, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
Private Escape Rooms
Friday, Oct 14, 2022 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
BOW: Becoming an Outdoor Woman - Wilderness Survival
Friday, Oct 14, 2022 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
This hands-on interactive workshop will focus on the first 72 hours of emergency survival. Together we will learn essential skills, including building a survival shelter, fire-making techniques, basic navigation skills, basket weaving for hunting and gathering, and ash soap making. Please pre-register by calling (912) 727-2339 $25 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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