Upcoming Events


Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Holiday Cards at the Park
Tuesday, Dec 6, 2022 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate by writing cards for the local retirement homes. Stop by the card table in the park office anytime during office hours. Cards, stamp pads, and writing utensils provided. Cards will be collected and given to a local retirement home by December 18th. Pet pawprints welcome too! Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Hitting the Trails - River Trail
Wednesday, Dec 7, 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.
All about Archery
Wednesday, Dec 7, 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.
Holiday Cards at the Park
Wednesday, Dec 7, 2022 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate by writing cards for the local retirement homes. Stop by the card table in the park office anytime during office hours. Cards, stamp pads, and writing utensils provided. Cards will be collected and given to a local retirement home by December 18th. Pet pawprints welcome too! Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Cold Moon Hike
Wednesday, Dec 7, 2022 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
This month’s full moon is one you will not want to miss! Join us at the Campground 2 Boat Ramp as participants will see the full moon while talking about the night sky and nocturnal species! You are welcome to bring head lamps, flashlights, and water during your walk in the dark. Space is limited! $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Full Moon Hike
Wednesday, Dec 7, 2022 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Meet at the campground shelter for a full moon hike around the campground loop trail! Bring a flashlight and hiking shoes. The trail is a little over a mile long! We will enjoy the moon and hope to see all the animals out at night! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Homeschool at Panola: Jeopardy!
Wednesday, Dec 7, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join Panola Mountain State Park for a wrap up of 2022 with a fun game of jeopardy and some hot cocoa $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Holiday Cards at the Park
Thursday, Dec 8, 2022 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate by writing cards for the local retirement homes. Stop by the card table in the park office anytime during office hours. Cards, stamp pads, and writing utensils provided. Cards will be collected and given to a local retirement home by December 18th. Pet pawprints welcome too! Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Make a Stocking
Thursday, Dec 8, 2022 1 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Make a bright red paper stocking to hang up, and we will supply candy to fill it. All materials will be provided. Come join us and have fun making a stocking for yourself or someone else. Suitable for children. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Friday, December 9, 2022

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Friday, Dec 9, 2022 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come out to see Christmas light displays every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting November 25, 2022 and ending December 25, 2022. Tour our 10 acre event field and see displays have been setup up by a host of site partners, volunteers and area businesses. There will also be refreshments, a movie, and weather permitting a campfire. $0 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Candlelight Tours
Friday, Dec 9, 2022 5 PM to 9 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Tour the Vann's historic Cherokee home decorated with freshly cut greenery and lit by hundreds of candles, akin to an early 19th-century Moravian Christmas. Live music, cider and cookies add to the festivities. Arrive by 8p.m., admission is paid at the door. Candles will be extinguished at 9p.m. $7. 706-695-2598.
Festive Fridays
Friday, Dec 9, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Tis the season for crafting! Join our ranger as we create all sorts of festive-themed nature crafts that’ll make any fireplace proud. The fee is $2 per craft $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Cozy by the Campfire
Friday, Dec 9, 2022 7 PM to 8 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! The fee is $1 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Holiday Cards at the Park
Friday, Dec 9, 2022 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate by writing cards for the local retirement homes. Stop by the card table in the park office anytime during office hours. Cards, stamp pads, and writing utensils provided. Cards will be collected and given to a local retirement home by December 18th. Pet pawprints welcome too! Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Full Moon Ranger Paddle
Friday, Dec 9, 2022 6:45 PM to 8 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. Dress for the water. $28:$15 $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fire Up the Forge
Friday, Dec 9, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
The Blacksmith is in. Join us as we operate a colonial blacksmith forge and discuss the tools and techniques used to help build and maintain the metal work of the fort. This program is included with fort admission. 912-437-4770.
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Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Friday, Dec 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.
158th Annual Winter Muster
Friday, Dec 9, 2022 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Come witness the the reenactment of the last battle fought in Georgia and the end of Sherman's March to the Sea. Friday 7pm Encampment Tour Saturday 10am and 2pm Guided Fort Tours Saturday 12pm Kids Tours Saturday 7pm Encampment Tour $15-$20. 912-727-2339.
Pajama Movie Night at Fort Yargo
Friday, Dec 9, 2022 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Wear your coziest holiday pajamas and join us at the Visitor Center Event Room for this month’s Friday night movie. The title of this PG holiday movie is being kept a secret, but curious movie enthusiasts can take a guess at the feature’s title through the hints posted on Facebook or call the park office at 770-867-3489. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Friday, Dec 9, 2022 4 PM to 7 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm Step back in time to Christmas of 1877--Come see the Mansion at West End decked in gorgeous period holiday decor, and learn about Victorian Christmas traditions from reenactors in period dress. This open house on Friday and Saturday nights in December is highlighted by twinkling candle lights, live music, smores around the campfire and more! 706-878-1077.
Christmas Traditions House Tour
Friday, Dec 9, 2022 1 PM to 4 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Take a guided tour of the two historic farm houses decorated for the season and learn about the history of Christmas traditions, from tree decorating and celebrations to cards, gifts and carols, and see how they changed between the 1800s and early 1900s. $6-$8.50 478-986-5172.
Homeschool Animal Tracks
Friday, Dec 9, 2022 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Gather at the Nature Center picnic area to learn about animals of Magnolia Springs. Take a short hike in search of animal tracks and make a cast of your own to take home! $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Evergreens of Coastal Georgia
Friday, Dec 9, 2022 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Winter may set in, but Georgia keeps some green all year long. Come discover some of our enduring signs of winter life. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Wreath Making
Friday, Dec 9, 2022 3 PM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Meet in the Interpretive Center to make a festive wreath from all-natural materials. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Campfire Night
Friday, Dec 9, 2022 5 PM to 6 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
As the sun sets, gather round the campfire with us and unwind. We will have free marshmallows and sticks to toast them. Meet at the firepit behind the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Saturday, December 10, 2022

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come out to see Christmas light displays every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting November 25, 2022 and ending December 25, 2022. Tour our 10 acre event field and see displays have been setup up by a host of site partners, volunteers and area businesses. There will also be refreshments, a movie, and weather permitting a campfire. $0 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Holiday Jamboree on the Mountain
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 3 PM to 5 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Enjoy the holidays on top of Black Rock Mountain State Park with live music, holiday nature crafts, a visit from Santa, and hayrides. Activities will take place in the campground and Mellinger Center. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Candlelight Tours
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 5 PM to 9 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Tour the Vann's historic Cherokee home decorated with freshly cut greenery and lit by hundreds of candles, akin to an early 19th-century Moravian Christmas. Live music, cider and cookies add to the festivities. Arrive by 8p.m., admission is paid at the door. Candles will be extinguished at 9p.m. $7. 706-695-2598.
Dock Detectives
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 9 AM to 9:45 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Explore and learn about all the fun macroinvertebrates that call Crooked River home. Who knows what we’ll find? Fee is $3 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Ravenous Reptiles
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Assist our Interpretive ranger with caring for and learning about 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, Dec 10, 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, Dec 10, 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.
Kids Paint & Sip
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Dec 10, 2022 until Dec 24, 2022 
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Come to the Dahlonega Gold Museum to enjoy some holiday cheer! Sip hot chocolate while you paint salt-dough Christmas ornaments! Museum admission is required. 706-864-2257.
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Eye Spy scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. 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.
Holiday Cards at the Park
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate by writing cards for the local retirement homes. Stop by the card table in the park office anytime during office hours. Cards, stamp pads, and writing utensils provided. Cards will be collected and given to a local retirement home by December 18th. Pet pawprints welcome too! Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Elf Nature Craft
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
We know that elves help Santa make all the toys he delivers, but who makes presents for the elves? Create a handmade present for your elf on the shelf from the natural materials of December; maybe your elf will show it off to Santa on of of their visits! Located at Boathouse by Lake Deleanor. Program will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Toy and Sock Shoot
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. Bring in a new toy or socks to donate, and get $5 off your shoot. We provide basic instruction and archery equipment. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Groups can contact us for a special time. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Santa Paddle and Campfire
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join Santa's flotilla on Lake Deleanor. We provide life jackets, paddles, 2-person canoes, kayaks, paddleboats or row boats. Boater check-in 1:45 PM at park office for life jackets and paddles (if applicable). After paddling warm up around the campfire. Pre-register & prepay at the park office. Limited space for boaters. Dress for the weather. $28 per paddleboat, $15 per canoe/kayak/johnboat. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Teeth and Amputations
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
The doctor is in! Join us at the fort as we discuss colonial medical practices and surgeries performed during the 18th century. From haircuts and dental to amputations the Colonial Sawbones did it all. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Saturday, Dec 10, 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.
158th Annual Winter Muster
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 10 AM to 5 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Come witness the the reenactment of the last battle fought in Georgia and the end of Sherman's March to the Sea. Friday 7pm Encampment Tour Saturday 10am and 2pm Guided Fort Tours Saturday 12pm Kids Tours Saturday 7pm Encampment Tour $15-$20. 912-727-2339.
"Down the row and back again"
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Visit the curator in the Relihan Museum & Nature Center to learn about the lives of sharecroppers after the Civil War; how they toiled, made a living, and shaped the identity of the Deep South. Free to public $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Christmas on the Farm
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 6 PM to 10 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come see the farm all lit up in its holiday finery. Enjoy some music and storytelling in the spirit of an old-time Christmas. Visit with ol' Saint Nick and snack on some goodies. $2 admission $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Scavenger Hunt Using a Compass
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Would you like to know how to travel through the woods without a GPS? Join a Ranger and learn how to read a map and how to use a compass. Ages 8 and above. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water and bug repellent, as we will walk off the trail. Pre-registration required. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Wilderness Survival (shelter building, fire building, knot tying)
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Work by yourself or as a family team to create your very own shelter using the forest around you (surrounding sticks, branches, vines). Then, learn helpful skills about fire building and tying knots. All supplies provided. Geared toward ages 6 years and older. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 4 PM to 7 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm Step back in time to Christmas of 1877--Come see the Mansion at West End decked in gorgeous period holiday decor, and learn about Victorian Christmas traditions from reenactors in period dress. This open house on Friday and Saturday nights in December is highlighted by twinkling candle lights, live music, smores around the campfire and more! 706-878-1077.
Invasive Species ID Hike
Saturday, Dec 10, 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, Dec 10, 2022 5 PM to 6 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.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Dog Hike
Saturday, Dec 10, 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.
Christmas Traditions House Tour
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 1 PM to 4 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Take a guided tour of the two historic farm houses decorated for the season and learn about the history of Christmas traditions, from tree decorating and celebrations to cards, gifts and carols, and see how they changed between the 1800s and early 1900s. $6-$8.50 478-986-5172.
Pinecone Craft
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Come and enjoy a relaxing craft at the Interpretive Center. Entertain the whole family and leave with a special addition to your home. Pre-register at the Visitor Center by 7:00 PM Friday December 9th $2 per person $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Woodland Animals Christmas
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join us at the campground pavilion for cookies and hot chocolate! We will decorate a woodland animal mask and play Christmas games. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Guided Hike
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us for a hike on the Cliatt-Creek Nature Trail. We will be meeting at the park office for this hike. Register for this hike by calling the park office at (706) 541-0321. $4 per person or $10 for a family of 4 staying in the campground. Parking pass is required. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Archery
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 1:30 PM to 3 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. If you wear a jacket make sure it is tight fitting. Space is limited, call the office at 706-541-0321 to register! $15 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Friends of Panola Mountain Extended Hike
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 9 AM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike with a trained "Friends of Panola" volunteer, through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 5-mile, semi-off trail, strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views and unique perspectives on the park. Must call to register in advance, space is limited to 20 hikers. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 12 PM to 1 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.
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Basic Archery
Saturday, Dec 10, 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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SANTA AT THE LOG CABIN - HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 9 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come visit Santa at the Vaughn Log Cabin decorated for the Holidays for family picture taking on December 10th from 9am to 4pm. In case of inclement weather, Santa will be in the Conference Room of the Visitor Center. All vehicles require an annual pass or a daily $5.00 park pass. For more information, call 770-975-0055. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
FDR reads "'Twas The Night Before Christmas" and "The Christmas Carol"
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Our FDR portrayer James Fowler will recreate the Roosevelt Christmas scene for children and grownups by retelling A Christmas Carol and 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Refreshments, crafts, and games will be offered. A special visit from Santa Claus. Make your reservation by December 5. Two program sessions: 10 a.m. to noon or 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Birding Hike
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come see all the various bird species that inhabit the island alongside a naturalist on a 1-mile hike on the Sandpiper Loop. 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.
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Meet the Reptiles
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
We have many reptiles living here in the park with us as our educational ambassadors. This is your chance to meet them all, hear their stories, and learn about the vital roles they play in their native ecosystems. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Festive Hike
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join our Naturalist on a Festive Hike up Laurel Ridge Trail and learn about what flora and fauna is still thriving during our frigid months, and why certain plants and animals are so heavily associated with the holiday season. Bring your water, and dress for the weather. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Sunset Candy Cane Hunt
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 5 PM to 7:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us at sunset to hunt candy canes, afterwards enjoy a holiday movie, s'mores, and hot chocolate. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please call the office to sign up. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Christmas at the Inn
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 10 AM to 2 PM
Traveler's Rest Historic Site - Toccoa, GA
Friends of Traveler's Rest wants to welcome you to enjoy lively and festive dulcimer music and hot apple cider with teacakes made with a traditional Jarrett family recipe. This remarkable early 19th-century stagecoach inn will be decorated with handmade ornaments and greenery just as it would have been in the 1800’s. $1 - $5. 706-886-2256.
Radical Reptiles - CANCELLED
Saturday, Dec 10, 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. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Popsicle Stick Ornament Craft
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join a Park Ranger in the Nature Hut to make your own Christmas tree ornaments out of Popsicle sticks to get into the Christmas spirit. Supplies will be provided, space is limited to 15 individuals. Please call the front office to preregister to assure that you have a spot. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Pine Cone Christmas Tree
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 4 PM to 5 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join the park naturalist in the Nature Hut to make your own tabletop Christmas tree out of a pine cone. Supplies will be provided, space is limited to 15 individuals. Please call the front office to preregister to assure that you have a spot. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Christmas comes to Victoria Bryant
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 3 PM to 7 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us for an afternoon full of Christmas cheer! Bring the little ones out to see Santa and have their picture taken, a fun Christmas craft, sweet treats and hot chocolate, Christmas lights, campsite decorating contest, campfire, a Christmas movie and a caroling hayride around the park! We will meet at the Visitor's center. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Vogel State Park Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 4 PM to 7 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
20th Anniversary Join us for an evening of fellowship and celebration of the true meaning of Christmas. Hot Chocolate Hot Cider Cookies Santa Claus Children’s Crafts Bonfire Music Lighting of our Christmas Tree Bring an unwrapped gift age 12 and under for the Sheriff’s Department. (No toy guns or knives, please) $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Santa Net Amateur Radio Program
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 7:45 PM to 9:30 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Join us for a fun evening learning about amateur radio communications. We might even be able to experience talking to Santa Claus over the radio waves! $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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Colonial Christmas at Wormsloe
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Celebrate the holiday season at Wormsloe with several traditional festive activities including period music and living history demonstrations. The yule log will be burned starting at 2:00 pm. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Sunday, Dec 11, 2022 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come out to see Christmas light displays every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting November 25, 2022 and ending December 25, 2022. Tour our 10 acre event field and see displays have been setup up by a host of site partners, volunteers and area businesses. There will also be refreshments, a movie, and weather permitting a campfire. $0 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Christmas Open House
Sunday, Dec 11, 2022 10 AM to 4 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Join us for our annual Christmas Open House! Free admission and refreshments. 706-864-2257.
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Holiday Cards at the Park
Sunday, Dec 11, 2022 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate by writing cards for the local retirement homes. Stop by the card table in the park office anytime during office hours. Cards, stamp pads, and writing utensils provided. Cards will be collected and given to a local retirement home by December 18th. Pet pawprints welcome too! Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Sunday, Dec 11, 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.
Christmas Crafts
Sunday, Dec 11, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Add a touch of nature to your holiday celebrations as we create fun Christmas ornaments that you can take home! Meet at the park office. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Christmas Traditions House Tour
Sunday, Dec 11, 2022 1 PM to 4 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Take a guided tour of the two historic farm houses decorated for the season and learn about the history of Christmas traditions, from tree decorating and celebrations to cards, gifts and carols, and see how they changed between the 1800s and early 1900s. $6-$8.50 478-986-5172.
Santa & Friends Magical Campground
Sunday, Dec 11, 2022 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Enjoy a drive through our beautifully lit winter wonderland campground. Drop off letters to Santa and wave to him and his friends during this holiday season treat the whole family will enjoy. This also might be one of the few times you'll see "snow" in SW Georgia. Sponsored by the Friends of Kolomoki. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Creature Feature
Sunday, Dec 11, 2022 12 PM to 12:30 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! Meet at the Nature Center. Join us every Sunday for a different animal! $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Basic Archery
Sunday, Dec 11, 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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DIY Suet Feeder
Sunday, Dec 11, 2022 1 PM to 2 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Suet feeders will be greatly appreciated by birds looking for a hearty, filling meal in the winter. Make your own while watching the bird feeders with a naturalist. Meet behind the visitor center at the picnic tables. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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History Hike
Sunday, Dec 11, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This history hike features an opportunity to go inside the mill ruins. Learn the story of the mill workers and how the mill ruins impact the local ecology. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
History Hike
Sunday, Dec 11, 2022 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This history hike features an opportunity to go inside the mill ruins. Learn the story of the mill workers and how the mill ruins impact the local ecology. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Christmas at the Inn
Sunday, Dec 11, 2022 10 AM to 2 PM
Traveler's Rest Historic Site - Toccoa, GA
Friends of Traveler's Rest wants to welcome you to enjoy lively and festive dulcimer music and hot apple cider with teacakes made with a traditional Jarrett family recipe. This remarkable early 19th-century stagecoach inn will be decorated with handmade ornaments and greenery just as it would have been in the 1800’s. $1 - $5. 706-886-2256.

Monday, December 12, 2022

Holiday Cards at the Park
Monday, Dec 12, 2022 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate by writing cards for the local retirement homes. Stop by the card table in the park office anytime during office hours. Cards, stamp pads, and writing utensils provided. Cards will be collected and given to a local retirement home by December 18th. Pet pawprints welcome too! Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Homeschool Christmas at Mistletoe State Park
Monday, Dec 12, 2022 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Drop in for our Christmas program at Mistletoe state park! This program will include Christmas crafts, Christmas games, the Imagination play station, and Mistletoe trivia! $10 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Owl Talk
Monday, Dec 12, 2022 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
A number of owl species inhabit Skidaway Island. Come learn about these stealthy winged predators during a short talk in our Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Holiday Cards at the Park
Tuesday, Dec 13, 2022 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate by writing cards for the local retirement homes. Stop by the card table in the park office anytime during office hours. Cards, stamp pads, and writing utensils provided. Cards will be collected and given to a local retirement home by December 18th. Pet pawprints welcome too! Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Wonderful Wetlands
Tuesday, Dec 13, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a naturalist 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. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Hitting the Trails - Sempervirens Trail
Wednesday, Dec 14, 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.
All about Archery
Wednesday, Dec 14, 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.
Holiday Cards at the Park
Wednesday, Dec 14, 2022 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate by writing cards for the local retirement homes. Stop by the card table in the park office anytime during office hours. Cards, stamp pads, and writing utensils provided. Cards will be collected and given to a local retirement home by December 18th. Pet pawprints welcome too! Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Christmas Bird Count
Wednesday, Dec 14, 2022 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Today marks the first Day of the Christmas Bird Count and we are celebrating by talking about our Native and Migratory Birds of Georgia. Join us at the Interpretative Center for some basics in Bird Watching and Identification; then we will use these new skills on a 1-mile hike to go look for some of our birds within the park $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Wednesday, Dec 14, 2022 9 PM to 10 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Weather permitting, we will meet in the main parking lot across from the Trading Post. We will talk briefly about light pollution then explore visible constellations and dark sky objects through the telescope. Free plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Thursday, December 15, 2022

Holiday Cards at the Park
Thursday, Dec 15, 2022 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate by writing cards for the local retirement homes. Stop by the card table in the park office anytime during office hours. Cards, stamp pads, and writing utensils provided. Cards will be collected and given to a local retirement home by December 18th. Pet pawprints welcome too! Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Homeschool In THe Park: Fossils
Thursday, Dec 15, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geared towards families who homeschool. Learn all about this Geology-themed lab. Discover how fossils for, sift for different types, and make your own fossil with fun crafts and activities. Pre-registration is required. Limited space. $8 per student. Meet at pavilion below Lake Deleanor. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Tree Identification Hike
Thursday, Dec 15, 2022 10 AM to 11 AM
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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Friday, December 16, 2022

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Friday, Dec 16, 2022 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come out to see Christmas light displays every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting November 25, 2022 and ending December 25, 2022. Tour our 10 acre event field and see displays have been setup up by a host of site partners, volunteers and area businesses. There will also be refreshments, a movie, and weather permitting a campfire. $0 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Homeschool Day: Tour the Historic inspired Christmas Decorations
Friday, Dec 16, 2022 9:45 AM to 12 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Bring your homeschool family to tour the house decorated in the manner of a 19th century Moravian Lovefeast, and enjoy a Christmas themed craft. Tours will be 10a.m., 11a.m., and 12p.m., call to pre-register, spaces limited. Annual passes will not be accepted for this program. $6.50 706-695-2598.
Dock Detectives
Friday, Dec 16, 2022 9 AM to 9:45 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Explore and learn about all the fun macroinvertebrates that call Crooked River home. Who knows what we’ll find? Fee is $3 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Festive Fridays
Friday, Dec 16, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Tis the season for crafting! Join our ranger as we create all sorts of festive-themed nature crafts that’ll make any fireplace proud. The fee is $2 per craft $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Cozy by the Campfire
Friday, Dec 16, 2022 7 PM to 8 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! The fee is $1 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Holiday Cards at the Park
Friday, Dec 16, 2022 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate by writing cards for the local retirement homes. Stop by the card table in the park office anytime during office hours. Cards, stamp pads, and writing utensils provided. Cards will be collected and given to a local retirement home by December 18th. Pet pawprints welcome too! Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Game Night: Jolly Jeopardy
Friday, Dec 16, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a family-friendly game of winter jeopardy. Test your knowledge of the holidays and winter-related subjects. Campfire lit, weather permitting; guests are welcome to bring their own marshmallows and roasting sticks. Meet at Pavilion by Trading Post. Pre-registration required. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fire Up the Forge
Friday, Dec 16, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
The Blacksmith is in. Join us as we operate a colonial blacksmith forge and discuss the tools and techniques used to help build and maintain the metal work of the fort. This program is included with fort admission. 912-437-4770.
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Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Friday, Dec 16, 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.
Campfire S’mores and Stories
Friday, Dec 16, 2022 7:30 PM to 8:10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Roast marshmallows and swap stories with friends and family. Ask the ranger about the ghosts at the park, or simply enjoy the warmth of the fire. Blankets and chairs are not required, but suggested. Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Friday, Dec 16, 2022 4 PM to 7 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm Step back in time to Christmas of 1877--Come see the Mansion at West End decked in gorgeous period holiday decor, and learn about Victorian Christmas traditions from reenactors in period dress. This open house on Friday and Saturday nights in December is highlighted by twinkling candle lights, live music, smores around the campfire and more! 706-878-1077.
Christmas Traditions House Tour
Friday, Dec 16, 2022 1 PM to 4 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Take a guided tour of the two historic farm houses decorated for the season and learn about the history of Christmas traditions, from tree decorating and celebrations to cards, gifts and carols, and see how they changed between the 1800s and early 1900s. $6-$8.50 478-986-5172.
Candlelight Christmas
Friday, Dec 16, 2022 6 PM to 8 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Take a tour of the plantation decorated for the holidays and learn about Christmas traditions from long ago and enjoy authentic décor, live music, warm cider, cookies and a meet and greet with Santa Clause. $2-$8.50 478-986-5172.
Cold-blooded in Cold Weather
Friday, Dec 16, 2022 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
What happens to cold-blooded animals when it stays cold outside? Come hear about brumation, a behavior that many reptiles use to make it through winter. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Carols Around the Campfire
Friday, Dec 16, 2022 4 PM to 4:45 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Whether you can sing like an angel or can’t carry a tune in a bucket, all are welcome to pull up a chair at our campfire and enjoy some seasonal songs. We will have free marshmallows and sticks to toast them. Meet at the firepit behind the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Night Sky Observations
Friday, Dec 16, 2022 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Brave one of our winter night programs. We'll be bringing out the telescopes for this one. Make sure to dress warm. We'll be giving out night sky charts is what you can see. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, December 17, 2022

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come out to see Christmas light displays every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting November 25, 2022 and ending December 25, 2022. Tour our 10 acre event field and see displays have been setup up by a host of site partners, volunteers and area businesses. There will also be refreshments, a movie, and weather permitting a campfire. $0 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Dock Detectives
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 9 AM to 9:45 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Explore and learn about all the fun macroinvertebrates that call Crooked River home. Who knows what we’ll find? Fee is $3 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Ravenous Reptiles
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Assist our Interpretive ranger with caring for and learning about 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, Dec 17, 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, Dec 17, 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.
Kids Paint & Sip
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Dec 17, 2022 until Dec 24, 2022 
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Come to the Dahlonega Gold Museum to enjoy some holiday cheer! Sip hot chocolate while you paint salt-dough Christmas ornaments! Museum admission is required. 706-864-2257.
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Make Your Own Blow Gun Darts
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Blow Guns were often the first weapon given to Native American children to learn how to hunt. Learn how to make your own blow gun darts, blow gun included in this fun program. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Historic Site to register. Program Fee of $5.00 and Limit of 10 people per session. $2-$4 Admission $5 Programming Fee. 770-387-3747.
Eye Spy scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. 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.
Holiday Cards at the Park
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate by writing cards for the local retirement homes. Stop by the card table in the park office anytime during office hours. Cards, stamp pads, and writing utensils provided. Cards will be collected and given to a local retirement home by December 18th. Pet pawprints welcome too! Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Elf Nature Craft
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
We know that elves help Santa make all the toys he delivers, but who makes presents for the elves? Create a handmade present for your elf on the shelf from the natural materials of December; maybe your elf will show it off to Santa on of of their visits! Located at Boathouse by Lake Deleanor. Program will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Toy and Sock Shoot
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. Bring in a new toy or socks to donate, and get $5 off your shoot. We provide basic instruction and archery equipment. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Groups can contact us for a special time. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Last Days of Fall Hike
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 1:30 PM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Enjoy the last days of fall with a hike to the falls! Geared towards ages 8 and up; ~4 mile moderate trail difficulty. Bring water and a snack. Location disclosed upon registration. Meet at Roadside Park/TV Tower parking lot/Cascade Falls trailhead. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pictures and Storytime with Santa
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 6 PM to 7:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Santa & Mrs. Claus will be popping by our park before making his trip all over the world. Stop by to say “Hi”, give Santa your Christmas wishlist, and take a picture or two! Santa will be outside the Trading Post for pictures 6-6:30 PM.Then, Mrs. Claus will have a cozy Christmas storytime in the nearby pavilion at 6:30pm. Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
His Majesties Armory
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 10 AM to 12 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.
Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Saturday, Dec 17, 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.
Holly Jolly Holiday in the Park
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 6 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us in the park at the Interpretative Center for our Christmas kick-off event at the Visitor Center. Enjoy LIVE MUSIC, Crafts, Hayrides, Mini-Golf and more while the park is lit up with lights for a Not-so-Silent Night. The last hayride will be at 8pm. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Saturday Fall Campfires
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join a ranger at the Campground #2 fire ring for interactive campfire fun. Bring a chair, smore fixings and a roasting stick. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Night Hike
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 7 PM to 8 PM
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Meet at Hamburg Boat Ramp at 8:00 p.m. to walk the Yellow Trail. Listen for night sounds, discuss the Fall Line, and the history of Hamburg State Park. Please dress for the weather. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
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Self-Guided Candy Cane Trail
10 AM - 4 PM from Dec 17, 2022 until Dec 24, 2022 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Exercise your brain and body on this ecology hike. Stop by the park office, pick up a trek card and set off on a self-guided hike on Brantley trail. When you have completed the trek return to the park office to pick up your Holiday sweet treat! Please bring water and wear closed-toe shoes. Social distancing required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Holiday Wagon Rides at Hard Labor Creek
2 PM - 4 PM from Dec 17, 2022 until Dec 18, 2022 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a guided wagon ride around the campground and cottages. Following the ride, get warm by the campfire and indulge in some hot cocoa. Rides take place every 20 minutes from the mini-golf area. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 4 PM to 7 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm Step back in time to Christmas of 1877--Come see the Mansion at West End decked in gorgeous period holiday decor, and learn about Victorian Christmas traditions from reenactors in period dress. This open house on Friday and Saturday nights in December is highlighted by twinkling candle lights, live music, smores around the campfire and more! 706-878-1077.
Mistletoe Hike
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 9 AM to 10 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Pucker up and join us for a 1-mile hike to learn about our favorite winter plant: mistletoe! Meet at the falls view trailhead. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Christmas Traditions House Tour
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 1 PM to 4 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Take a guided tour of the two historic farm houses decorated for the season and learn about the history of Christmas traditions, from tree decorating and celebrations to cards, gifts and carols, and see how they changed between the 1800s and early 1900s. $6-$8.50 478-986-5172.
Christmas at The Park
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us at the Interpretive Center for hayrides, caroling, holiday crafts, a campfire, s'mores, hot chocolate, Christmas sweets and visit with Santa. All ages are welcome to join in the fun, bring your own camera to take photos with Santa. $3 per person $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Christmas At Mistletoe State Park
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Drop in for our Christmas program at Mistletoe state park! This program will include Christmas crafts, Christmas games, the Imagination play station, and Mistletoe trivia! Hay rides will be provided as well! This will be a drop in drop out program so feel free to show up and leave whenever you please! $10 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Dec 17, 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 to learn about the unique ecology and history of Panola Mountain State Park. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 1 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, space is limited to 12 climbers. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Holidays on the Home Front
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Join us for some 1860s holiday spirit and more. There will be crafts, games, and decorating activities for all to enjoy. Of course, Santa will be here, but only from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Evergreens of Coastal Georgia
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Winter may set in, but Georgia keeps some green all year long. Come discover some of our enduring signs of winter life. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Card-making Craft
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 1 PM to 2 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Meet in the Interpretive Center to make cards for everyone on your list this season. All materials will be provided. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Marsh Hike
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Follow a ranger for a guided hike along our coastal salt marshes, take in the sights and sounds of island scenery, and learn about this important habitat. The trails are close to the water and can be muddy in some spots, so please wear sturdy shoes. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail behind the Visitor Center for this one-mile hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Owl Talk
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 3 PM to 3:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
A number of owl species inhabit Skidaway Island. Come learn about these stealthy winged predators during a short talk in our Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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History Hike
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This history hike features an opportunity to go inside the mill ruins. Learn the story of the mill workers and how the mill ruins impact the local ecology. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Beginner Archery
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Come learn to shoot a bow for the first time or hone your skills. People of all ages are welcome as long as they are strong enough to pull a 30-pound bow. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Radical Reptiles - CANCELLED
Saturday, Dec 17, 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. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Pine Cone Christmas Tree
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join the park naturalist in the Nature Hut to make your own tabletop Christmas tree out of a pine cone. Supplies will be provided, space is limited to 15 individuals. Please call the front office to preregister to assure that you have a spot. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Board Games with a Ranger
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Meet at the Nature Hut for a fun time of board games with a Ranger. There will be multiple games available to suit everyone's preference. All are welcome, and please remember to clean up after so that others may enjoy these games as well. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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