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Events starting 5/30/2024


Thursday, May 30, 2024

DIY Bird Feeders
Thursday, May 30, 2024 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Explore the area and learn about our fine feathered friends while making a locally sourced bird feeder $2.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Junior Ranger Camp: Team Lizards!
Thursday, May 30, 2024 8:30 AM to 2 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Four days of fun-packed activities and crafts for ages 6 to 8 years old. Team Lizards will learn about history and nature. Space is limited to 15 campers per week. 5/22/24: Sign-ups are officially closed! $100. 912-437-4770.
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Home School Event- Lake Ecology
Thursday, May 30, 2024 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Do you know what fish or microscopic animals live in the lake? Come discover the answer on this homeschool adventure. We will pull a seine through the water and get an up close look at fish that make Clarks Hill Lake home. We will also collect water samples and look through microscopes to see what microscopic animals live in the lake.. $6 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Arts and Crafts with a Ranger
Thursday, May 30, 2024 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us and make some cool take-home nature arts and crafts. Supplies are provided. Call us or stop by the Visitor Center to pre-register. We will meet in the Event Room at the Visitor Center $8 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
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Spring Bingo Hike
Thursday, May 30, 2024 12 PM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Little-known fact: Did you know that there is so much to see and experience, other than what is on your phone or TV screen?.. Ok, now, what about your kids? Come see what spring has to offer at Red Top! Then hike around in search of your items and compete to be the first to get BINGO! First place will get a prize! $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Shelter Building 101
Thursday, May 30, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
What would YOU do if you were stranded in the woods overnight? What if it were cold? Wet? Windy? Would you be able to stay warm and dry?.. Come prepare for the worst with us as we discuss the different types, build one together, then compete to see who can build the best shelter! Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Beginner's Guide to Fire Building
Thursday, May 30, 2024 4 PM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Improvising a fire without the use of matches or a lighter is a must-have skill to have for any camping/outdoor enthusiast! Here's a bonus incentive.. you DEFINITELY don't want to be “That Guy” that can't start or maintain the fire on your camping trip! We will even demonstrate a 2,000 year old method. Come warm up and hone this life-skill with us. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp Ages 5-7
Thursday, May 30, 2024 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Hello, summer break! Bring your Jr Rangers for 3 days of outdoor fun! Ages 5-7. All Jr Rangers will need a packed lunch each day and a change of clothes for swimming! 115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Friday, May 31, 2024

Archery Fundamentals
Friday, May 31, 2024 3 PM to 4 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come try your hand at beginner's archery lessons and put your newfound skills to the test. Ages 8 and up. Call the park office to pre-register as slots are limited. We will meet at picnic shelter #3 $10 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Guided Waterfall Hike
Friday, May 31, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Ask the Naturalist
Friday, May 31, 2024 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come meet our Park Naturalist Lou and learn about animals you might see around the park, check out our collection of pelts, and get some information about upcoming events and our Junior Ranger Program. Come by the Visitor Center anytime between 1:00-2:30PM. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Let's ROCK: Geology Hike
Friday, May 31, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the geologic forces that formed the canyon and the surrounding area. This moderately strenuous hike (just under 2 miles) begins at the Main Overlook and proceeds down to Cherokee Falls. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Backcountry Loop Hike
Friday, May 31, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Hike with a park Naturalist on the two-mile Backcountry Campsites loop. This is an easy hike. Meet at the Interpretive Center, then we'll drive to the Backcountry Camping Trailhead. Duration Approx, 1.5 hours $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Sunset Hike
Friday, May 31, 2024 8:15 PM to 9:15 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Come experience one of the best sunset locations in the state on a guided hike with a ranger. Bring comfortable hiking shoes and a flashlight. 1 mile moderate hike. Begins at the Old Fort Picnic Area. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, May 31, 2024 8:30 PM to 9:30 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. By using provided UV lights, you will see scorpions and millipedes glowing in the dark. Meet at the park office to walk along an easy/moderate 3/4 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.
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Friday Scenic Cycle
Friday, May 31, 2024 4 PM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for a Scenic Cycle around the beautiful Iron Hill Trail! We will visit some of the old iron mines from Red Tops' rich mining history, see wildlife and beautiful views of the lake, as well as a couple scenic off-the-beaten-path spots! Meet at the Parking Lot at Iron Hill. Helmets recommended for all, required for 15 and under. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
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Campfire Shenanigans
Fridays 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM until Aug 30, 2024 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come join our rangers for a fun-filled evening of songs, skits, and more! Meet us in the campground at the picnic shelter beside Comfort Station 3. Come enjoy a wonderful evening of delightful fun and s'mores. Some chairs are provided but feel free to bring your own. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring bug spray. $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
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Night Kayak- Sounds of the Marsh
Friday, May 31, 2024 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This is not suitible for first time kayakers. Venture through the tunnel and into the marsh as we hear a choir of night life. Bring a headlamp. Pro tips: bring water, a hat or bandanna. Be sure to wear bug spray. Waterproof bags recommended. There is a limited number of spaces pre-registration is required No children under age 16 45 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp Ages 5-7
Friday, May 31, 2024 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Hello, summer break! Bring your Jr Rangers for 3 days of outdoor fun! Ages 5-7. All Jr Rangers will need a packed lunch each day and a change of clothes for swimming! 115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Saturday, June 1, 2024

33rd Annual Junior Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 8 AM to 12 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Kids 15 and younger can try to win prizes for largest fish or youngest angler, as well as a door prize. Register between 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. at the main office and enjoy some great fishing in Lake Liberty. The tournament will start at 8am and end at 12:00pm $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Movie Night on Lake Liberty
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 9 PM to 11 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Take some time and relax with the family by enjoying an outdoor movie together. Bring some spare change for popcorn, Sno-cones, and drinks. We meet at Lake Liberty located in front of the park office. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Birds of Prey
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join Blue Ridge Raptors to meet several amazing Birds of Prey up close and learn how to help wild raptors! Come early to chat with raptor specialists. Programs are held in our Visitor Center's Arch Room. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Birds of Prey
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join Blue Ridge Raptors to meet several amazing Birds of Prey up close and learn how to help wild raptors! Come early to chat with raptor specialists. Programs are held in our Visitor Center's Arch Room. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Sunset Stories
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 8 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
This series features professional storytellers as they work their magic at the campground firepit. Expect tales of Appalachian folklore, local history, and more. Bring a chair, flashlight and open imagination for this 1 hour program. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Bear-y Fun Crafts
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 11 AM to 1 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come celebrate National Black Bear Day with us by making some bear-y fun crafts to take home with you! Meet at the Mellinger Center any time between 11:00AM and 1:00PM. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Gold and Gem Panning
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 2 PM to 4 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join our camp host Mike in the campground and try your hand at panning for gold and gems. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Lake Stroll
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 4 PM to 5 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join some of our Park Rangers on this family-friendly stroll around the lake where you'll learn about the plants and animals that call it home. Meet at the Black Rock Mountain Lake Trailhead wearing good shoes to walk in. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Sitton's Cave Adventures
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
These 2 - 2.5 hour long Ranger-led programs will take you crawling in the mud, scrambling over rocks, encountering strange creatures and (possibly) wading through a subterranean stream as you explore the fascinating world underground. $45 per person $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Archery
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 9 AM to 9:45 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction and equipment. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Preregistration, at Visitor Center, required(8am-5pm). Meet at the archery shelter. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Elijah Clark Homestead Tour
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 10 AM to 10:45 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Take a tour of the home of Elijah Clark. Learn about our park's namesake and how people lived during revolutionary times. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Uncover the Undergrowth: A Reptile Habitat Hike
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Sign up in the visitor center for a hike through the Hannah Clark Hiking Trail and back (1 1/2 mi) and learn about our native reptiles and where they make their homes. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Elijah Clark Homestead Tour
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 1 PM to 1:45 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Take a tour of the home of Elijah Clark. Learn about our park's namesake and how people lived during revolutionary times. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Archery
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 2 PM to 2:45 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction and equipment. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Preregistration, at Visitor Center, required(8am-5pm). Meet at the archery shelter. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Nature's Art Box: Reptile Remix
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Sign up at the Visitor Center for a nature-sourced craft. This month, we will be creating alligators out of responsibly collected materials. We will also be talking about turtles' impact on our environment. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 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.
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First Time Hikers Hike
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 8 AM to 9 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Ever wonder how to get out on a trail, but not sure where to start? Come join one of our rangers in front of the Visitor Center, and we will get you out on our trail with some special goodies to help you get started. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Bear Talk
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
All are welcome to join a ranger for an informative talk about black bears. Begins at the old fort picnic area $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Fire Tower Trek
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join us for an educational guided hike up to the west overlook, and a tour of the CCC stone fire tower. Registration is required. Please visit or contact the park office to register. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Twilight Adventure- National Trails Day Ramble
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 8 PM to 9:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Celebrate National Trails Day with us! Join the Ranger for an exciting sensory swamp journey. Learn who’s making all the night sounds and discover adaptations for our crepuscular and nocturnal inhabitants. One-mile, natural surface trail. Must pre-register and pre-pay at the park office. Limited space. . Meet at Picnic Shelter 6. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Fishing with a Ranger
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 10 AM to 12 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Bring the kids and stop by the dock across from the park office to fish with a Ranger. Poles and bait provided. No license required June 1st or 8th for adults fishing in Georgia, kids under $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Junior Ranger Challenge
8 AM - 5 PM until Jul 31, 2024 
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Stop by the park office to participate in Hamburg's own Junior ranger Challenge! There is a fun worksheet that pertains to Hamburg's history, and wildlife. Complete the worksheet to earn a prize! $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
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Night Creatures Hike
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 9 PM to 10:15 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore the woods on a different light, meaning at night. We'll walk along a moderate to strenuous nature trail looking for bats and moths. If we are lucky, we may see synchronous fireflies. Event suitable for ages 8 and up. Pre-register by calling the park office and paying in advance. Pe-registration begins May 1st. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Real Deal Country: Katie Deal & the Country River Band
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 5 PM to 8:30 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Join us at Hardman Farm State Historic Site on Saturday, June 1st at 5:00 PM for a special concert featuring Katie Deal & the Country River Band. $25. 706-878-1077.
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National Trails Day- Morning Hike
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 11 AM to 12 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join our Naturalist at the Overland Nature Trailhead for a relaxing 3/4 mile morning hike on our shortest trail to celebrate national trails day! *Please Call Park Office to pre-register* $5 plus $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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National Trails Day- Afternoon Hike
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Meet our Naturalist at the Multi-use Trailhead for a 2 mile hike on our most popular trail to celebrate national trails day! *Please Call Park Office To pre-register* $5 plus $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Dog Days Adoption Event
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 12:30 PM to 3 PM
Jack Hill State Park - Reidsville, GA
Join Jack Hill State Park for our dog days adoption event! We will be teaming up with three local animal agencies to bring you a paw-some opportunity to meet some adorable dogs looking for a forever home. Mingle, play, and find your new best friend while enjoying the great outdoors. Come find your new hiking buddy! $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
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Turtle Talk
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Come join our Naturalist at the Interpretive Center for a informative talk about turtles. Find out what role they play in their natural habitat. Meet our turtles Clover, Quincy, Augustine and Taylor. They are sure to put a smile on your face. Pre-register at the Visitor Center prior to the event. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Sunset Hike
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 7:45 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us on a hike down our Lake Trail. We will stop on our boardwalk over the lake to enjoy the sunset! Bring a flashlight and a bottle of water. We will meet at the Interpretive Center to hit the trail. See you there!!!! $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 9 AM to 9:45 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Explore the grounds of what was once the largest prison in the world! Admission to the History Center is included. Gather on the Camp Lawton History Center front porch. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Gopher Tortoise Salad
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join us by the Nature Center to meet our gopher tortoise and prepare salads for her to enjoy this coming week. Learn how to plan a healthy gopher tortoise salad with the right amount of greens, vegetables, and fruits. Registration is required in advance. FREE with donations of food for the salads $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Archery
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Learn archery from a certified instructor with all equipment provided. This is a great opportunity for experienced archers to improve your skills. Meet at the archery range. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Beginning Archery
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Visitors can sign up for a one hour session of archery learning how to properly shot a bow and arrow. Ready, aim and fire. 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.
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Skulls & Skins
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
What adaptations do different animals have? Stop by to see and touch animal skulls, pelts, and scat while learning about some of the inhabitants of red top mountain. Learn about their adaptations, relationships, and what makes them so successful in the wild. We'll event meet some of our animal ambassadors. Fun for the whole family. $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
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Archery at Red Top Mountain
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Archery was a necessary skill for thousands of years; today it remains a powerful tool for coordination and fitness. Come learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. Call to pre-register, Ages 9+ only. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. redtop.programmers@dnr.ga.gov $20 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Build Your Own Terrarium
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 2 PM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Have your own little piece of nature for your home. Learn about soil macroinvertebrates, moss, and soil. Stop by the picnic tables behind the Visitor Center anytime between 2:00 and 4:00 PM to build your own terrarium. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
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2-4 Pewter Pour
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 2 PM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
See how Pewter is heated and used to make castings. Cast your own souvenir from pre-made molds or design your own. Stop by the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center anytime between 2-4. Brought to you by Friends of Red Top Mountain State Park! $8 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
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Dreamy Sunset Paddle
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come join our rangers on a leisurely paddle on the stunning Lake Allatoona. We will depart from Webster's Ferry and paddle along the shore. Please remember to bring sunscreen and plenty of water. Kayaks will be available for the participants or you can bring your own water craft. May be canceled if winds exceed 12 mph. 8-11: $15.00 12+: $25.00 $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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National Trails Day - Nocturnal Night Hike
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 8:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join us at the Upland Pine Trail to experience what the swamp has to offer in the dark of the night. This years National Trails Day will focus on the nocturnal creatures of the Okefenokee as we walk the 1 mile trail that meanders through Pine forest. We will meet at the trading post and walk to the trail. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Snake Saturday
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 9 AM to 10 AM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Come meet our animal ambassadors, the snakes, as we provide them some enrichment time, share some facts, and give you a chance to pet them (if you dare). $5 per person. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Learn to Fish 101
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
learn the basics of fishing. located behind the main office. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Fishing with a Ranger
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Come enjoy a fun time fishing with a Ranger. Located behind the main office. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Movie Night
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
come enjoy a family friendly movie under the stars. located in the field next to the Nature Hut. bring chairs or blankets for your comfort. you may also need bug spray. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet at shelter 6 for a guided mid level hike following the creek. Wear appropriate clothing and bring a water. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Summer Movie Series
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Summer Movies are back! Bring your chairs and blankets to the park office to enjoy a movie under the stars. Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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A Bridge to the Past - The History of Watson Mill Bridge
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 4 PM to 5 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Join us to learn some of the fascinating history of Watson Mill Bridge, built in 1885 by well known African American bridge builder Washington W. King. We’ll take a walk through the longest covered bridge in Georgia, stop at the overlook where the old mill once stood and end at the power plant ruins. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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Sunday, June 2, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Sitton's Cave Adventures
Sunday, Jun 2, 2024 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
These 2 - 2.5 hour long Ranger-led programs will take you crawling in the mud, scrambling over rocks, encountering strange creatures and (possibly) wading through a subterranean stream as you explore the fascinating world underground. $45 per person $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Yoga on the Beach
Sunday, Jun 2, 2024 9 AM to 9:45 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Start your morning off right with a good stretch and breathing exercises. Meet us on the beach for a guided yoga session. This event is for all ages and beginners are welcome. Please bring a towel or a yoga mat and a water bottle. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Elijah Clark Homestead Tour
Sunday, Jun 2, 2024 10 AM to 10:45 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Take a tour of the home of Elijah Clark. Learn about our park's namesake and how people lived during revolutionary times. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Knot Tying for Beginners
Sunday, Jun 2, 2024 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Learn to tie a few basic knots that you can utilize for camping, boating, fishing, and just securing things in general. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Archery
Sunday, Jun 2, 2024 1 PM to 1:45 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction and equipment. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Preregistration, at Visitor Center, required(8am-5pm). Meet at the archery shelter. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Elijah Clark Homestead Tour
Sunday, Jun 2, 2024 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Take a tour of the home of Elijah Clark. Learn about our park's namesake and how people lived during revolutionary times. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Pioneer Survival: Basic Handsewing
Sunday, Jun 2, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
People in the 1700s always needed to know how to mend their clothes in a hurry. Join us for a beginner's sewing class and learn how to hand-stitch. Space is limited and registration is required. Cost is $10 per person. Materials are included. $10. 912-437-4770.
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Yoga on the Ogeechee
Sunday, Jun 2, 2024 9 AM to 10 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a relaxing vinyasa flow with a view of the beautiful Ogeechee River and birding area. We will hold this program outdoors, weather permitting. Bring your mat, water, and bug spray. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Junior Ranger Challenge
8 AM - 5 PM until Jul 31, 2024 
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Stop by the park office to participate in Hamburg's own Junior ranger Challenge! There is a fun worksheet that pertains to Hamburg's history, and wildlife. Complete the worksheet to earn a prize! $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
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Turtle Talk
Sunday, Jun 2, 2024 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Meet our Naturalist at the program hut to learn some of the beautiful patterns of Georgia’s terrific turtles, so you can learn to identify them in the wild! $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Sunday Sunset Stroll with a Ranger
Sunday, Jun 2, 2024 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come Join the Ranger for an easy going Sunset stroll through the forest. We will have fun as we walk along the Sweet Gum Trail and take in the sights and sounds of the morning on our beloved mountain park. Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather and don't forget to bring your binoculars in case we spot any birds. $5.00 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Monday, June 3, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Turtles of Georgia
Monday, Jun 3, 2024 10 AM to 10:45 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Learn about the different turtles of Georgia, and which one has been designated the "State Reptile"! $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Cawwwwl of the Corvids
Monday, Jun 3, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Crows are among the most intelligent animals on the planet. This program will give you the low-down on them and the other members of the Corvid family. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Junior Ranger Camp #1
Monday, Jun 3, 2024 9 AM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embark on an unforgettable week of fun and adventure! This camp will focus on outdoor skills such as fishing, campfire making, hiking, archery, and animal I.D. #150.00 per camper $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Junior Ranger Challenge
8 AM - 5 PM until Jul 31, 2024 
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Stop by the park office to participate in Hamburg's own Junior ranger Challenge! There is a fun worksheet that pertains to Hamburg's history, and wildlife. Complete the worksheet to earn a prize! $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp
9 AM - 3 PM until Jun 5, 2024 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure and fun learning this summer? This 3 day camp is geared toward ages 8-10. It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, survival skills, nature art, and more. For more info and to register please click on this event's title $90 per child, $70 for any additional child. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Junior Ranger Camp: June 3 - 5
10 AM - 3 PM until Jun 5, 2024 
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Do your kids have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger? We think they do! We will explore nature, make art, do experiments, and much more! Bring your own lunch and water. $50 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Junior Ranger Camp: June 3-7
Monday, Jun 3, 2024 9 AM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
During this 5-Day Camp, participants will be introduced to the wonders of nature and the outdoors! Activities will include hiking, nature crafts, history, reptiles, games, and more! For ages 6-10 years old. $200. 770-389-7801.
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Junior Ranger Camp
Monday, Jun 3, 2024 8 AM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Children from 6 to 12 are invited to join park rangers for a fun week of hikes, crafts, games, living history, and more focused on the natural and cultural heritage of Georgia. Each child will receive a Junior Ranger vest and hat and will complete activities to earn a Junior Ranger badge. $275 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM until Jul 22, 2024 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This is an adult environmental educational program in cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry. This course is 8 weeks long and involves both classroom lectures as well as hands-on activities. The curriculum consists of 48 hours of instruction taught by state and local experts in the natural and environmental sciences. $285 plus $5 parking. 706-878-4707.
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Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Junior Ranger Camp #1
Tuesday, Jun 4, 2024 9 AM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embark on an unforgettable week of fun and adventure! This camp will focus on outdoor skills such as fishing, campfire making, hiking, archery, and animal I.D. #150.00 per camper $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Junior Ranger Camp
Tuesday, Jun 4, 2024 9 AM to 3 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Day camp filled with outdoor activities from our Parks Junior Ranger Book perfect for kids 7-11 years old. History, nature, hiking, gopher tortoises, outdoor safety, etc. When kids complete their book they will get their Junior Ranger badge. Limited number of spots, deadline for sign up is May 28, 2024. $25 per kid. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Junior Ranger Challenge
8 AM - 5 PM until Jul 31, 2024 
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Stop by the park office to participate in Hamburg's own Junior ranger Challenge! There is a fun worksheet that pertains to Hamburg's history, and wildlife. Complete the worksheet to earn a prize! $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp
9 AM - 3 PM until Jun 5, 2024 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure and fun learning this summer? This 3 day camp is geared toward ages 8-10. It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, survival skills, nature art, and more. For more info and to register please click on this event's title $90 per child, $70 for any additional child. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Junior Ranger Camp: June 3 - 5
10 AM - 3 PM until Jun 5, 2024 
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Do your kids have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger? We think they do! We will explore nature, make art, do experiments, and much more! Bring your own lunch and water. $50 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Junior Ranger Camp: June 3-7
Tuesday, Jun 4, 2024 9 AM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
During this 5-Day Camp, participants will be introduced to the wonders of nature and the outdoors! Activities will include hiking, nature crafts, history, reptiles, games, and more! For ages 6-10 years old. $200. 770-389-7801.
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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Creek Critters
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2024 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
This program will take you down to Daniel Creek where we'll wade in the creek to search for aquatic critters to see what lives in the canyon's streams. For kids and adults ages 8+. Close-toed shoes that can get wet are required. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Bear Creek Hike
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
This short but strenuous guided hike will go from the Interpretive Center down to the ford at Bear Creek (approximately 3 miles roundtrip). $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Frogs of Northwest Georgia
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Everybody loves frogs, and northwest Georgia has over a dozen different species that you'll become acquainted with in this one-hour program. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Junior Ranger Camp #1
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2024 9 AM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embark on an unforgettable week of fun and adventure! This camp will focus on outdoor skills such as fishing, campfire making, hiking, archery, and animal I.D. #150.00 per camper $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Junior Ranger Challenge
8 AM - 5 PM until Jul 31, 2024 
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Stop by the park office to participate in Hamburg's own Junior ranger Challenge! There is a fun worksheet that pertains to Hamburg's history, and wildlife. Complete the worksheet to earn a prize! $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp
9 AM - 3 PM  
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure and fun learning this summer? This 3 day camp is geared toward ages 8-10. It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, survival skills, nature art, and more. For more info and to register please click on this event's title $90 per child, $70 for any additional child. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Junior Ranger Camp: June 3 - 5
10 AM - 3 PM  
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Do your kids have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger? We think they do! We will explore nature, make art, do experiments, and much more! Bring your own lunch and water. $50 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Junior Ranger Camp: June 3-7
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2024 9 AM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
During this 5-Day Camp, participants will be introduced to the wonders of nature and the outdoors! Activities will include hiking, nature crafts, history, reptiles, games, and more! For ages 6-10 years old. $200. 770-389-7801.
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Thursday, June 6, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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National Caves and Karst Day
Thursday, Jun 6, 2024 9 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Cloudland Canyon is the only state park in Ga. that contains caves. Learn why this area is riddled with holes on this short walk to the entrances of one of the park’s caves. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Holey Ground: Caves and Karst of the Cumberland Plateau
Thursday, Jun 6, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
­Cloudland Canyon is the only state park in Georgia that lies within the Cumberland Plateau, and the only one that contains caves. This 1 hour presentation explains why this region is riddled with holes, and will introduce you to the fragile environment of caves and some of the fascinating creatures found in them. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Backcountry Loop Hike
Thursday, Jun 6, 2024 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Hike with a park Naturalist on the two-mile Backcountry Campsites loop. This is an easy hike. Meet at the Interpretive Center, then we'll drive to the Backcountry Camping Trailhead. Duration Approx, 1.5 hours $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Junior Ranger Camp #1
Thursday, Jun 6, 2024 9 AM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embark on an unforgettable week of fun and adventure! This camp will focus on outdoor skills such as fishing, campfire making, hiking, archery, and animal I.D. #150.00 per camper $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Junior Ranger Challenge
8 AM - 5 PM until Jul 31, 2024 
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Stop by the park office to participate in Hamburg's own Junior ranger Challenge! There is a fun worksheet that pertains to Hamburg's history, and wildlife. Complete the worksheet to earn a prize! $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
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Junior Rangers- Mammal Themed Ages 5-10
Thursday, Jun 6, 2024 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
This Junior Ranger program is filled with fun and learning. Children will learn about mammals and how they stay cool in the summer, create a tie-dye craft, play water games and more. When the program is completed they will earn a Mistletoe Junior Ranger Pin. Pre-registration is required for this program. Please call the office to register. $25 for 1 child or $40 for two $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Junior Ranger Camp: June 3-7
Thursday, Jun 6, 2024 9 AM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
During this 5-Day Camp, participants will be introduced to the wonders of nature and the outdoors! Activities will include hiking, nature crafts, history, reptiles, games, and more! For ages 6-10 years old. $200. 770-389-7801.
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Historical Hike on Iron Hill
Thursday, Jun 6, 2024 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn about the history of the park on the beautiful Iron Hill Trail. Hear about the creation of our lake, iron ore mining, and even see the inside of an old iron mine. Please wear comfortable closed toed shoes and bring plenty of water. Bring bug spray if needed. This is a pre-registered event. Call us to pre-register and pay program fee. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
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Friday, June 7, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Ask the Naturalist at the Trading Post
Friday, Jun 7, 2024 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come meet our Park Naturalist Lou and learn about animals you might see around the park, check out our collection of pelts, and get some information about upcoming events and our Junior Ranger Program. Come by the Trading Post any time between 5:00-6:30PM. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Junior Ranger Camp #1
Friday, Jun 7, 2024 9 AM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embark on an unforgettable week of fun and adventure! This camp will focus on outdoor skills such as fishing, campfire making, hiking, archery, and animal I.D. #150.00 per camper $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Salamander Meander
Friday, Jun 7, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the ranger for an investigative stream lab to discover salamanders and other cold-stream inhabitants. We provide dip nets and catch pans. Wear tennis shoes you can get wet. All ages welcome. Park at Pool. Meet right of playground. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Family Game Night
Friday, Jun 7, 2024 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join our Staff for fun family friendly games. Different game played each week. Test your knowledge of camping, critters and campfire activities. Meet at pavilion by the Trading Post. Preregistration may be done by calling the office at (706) 663-4858. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Sunset Hike
Friday, Jun 7, 2024 8:15 PM to 9:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Come experience one of the best sunset locations in the state on a guided hike with a ranger. Bring comfortable hiking shoes and a flashlight. 1 mile moderate hike. Begins at the Old Fort Picnic Area. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Junior Ranger Challenge
8 AM - 5 PM until Jul 31, 2024 
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Stop by the park office to participate in Hamburg's own Junior ranger Challenge! There is a fun worksheet that pertains to Hamburg's history, and wildlife. Complete the worksheet to earn a prize! $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
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Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, Jun 7, 2024 8:45 PM to 9:45 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. By using provided UV lights, you will see scorpions and millipedes glowing in the dark. Meet at the park office to walk along an easy/moderate 3/4 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.
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Frog and Toad Walk
Friday, Jun 7, 2024 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Wear your hiking shoes and join the Naturalist at the Program Hut for a short (1 mile) hike to look for some of Georgia's most fantastic frogs and toads! Free Event! $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Outdoor Camping Survival- Junior Rangers Ages 8-12
Friday, Jun 7, 2024 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Camping is fun if you are prepared for the adventure. "Outdoor Camping Survival" will focus on the basics of camping and surviving in nature. Participants will learn leave no trace skills. They will learn how to choose a campsite, put up a tent, build a shelter, prepare a campfire, cook over an open fire making foil dinners and go on a hike. $25 per participant $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Junior Ranger Camp: June 3-7
Friday, Jun 7, 2024 9 AM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
During this 5-Day Camp, participants will be introduced to the wonders of nature and the outdoors! Activities will include hiking, nature crafts, history, reptiles, games, and more! For ages 6-10 years old. $200. 770-389-7801.
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Mindful Fishing
Friday, Jun 7, 2024 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Do you want to become a more mindful angler, but don't know where to start? Well look no further! We are presenting a a talk about how to be a more conscious angler. Come join our Interpretive Ranger Fisheries Technician Representative Emmi Losasso as we discuss ways for you to be a better angler out on the water. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Red Top Survival Series
Friday, Jun 7, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us in our most comprehensive survival program this year as we Orienteer ourselves to a specific predetermined location. Once there, we will then Build a Fire without the use of a matches, and then construct a viable Survival Shelter. This is a 2 hour program. Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Campfire Shenanigans
Fridays 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM until Aug 30, 2024 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come join our rangers for a fun-filled evening of songs, skits, and more! Meet us in the campground at the picnic shelter beside Comfort Station 3. Come enjoy a wonderful evening of delightful fun and s'mores. Some chairs are provided but feel free to bring your own. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring bug spray. $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Jun 7, 2024 8:45 PM to 9:45 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. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Sunset Sounds: Birding
Friday, Jun 7, 2024 7:45 PM to 9 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us on the search for birds in the serenity of sunset. Learn about what types of birds we may see and try to identify them by sight and sound. Meet at the stone benches in front of the Interpretive Center. Plan to pay in cash. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Saturday, June 8, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Iconic Trees of Amicalola Falls
Saturday, Jun 8, 2024 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join volunteer naturalists to learn how to use a tree ID guide book and scientific sketches to identify amazing trees at Amicalola Falls. This walk will take place at the Lodge Loop Trail, which overlooks the mountain range that surrounds the Lodge. Meet us in the lodge lobby! $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Iconic Trees of Amicalola Falls
Saturday, Jun 8, 2024 11 AM to 12 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join volunteer naturalists to learn how to use a tree ID guide book and scientific sketches to identify amazing trees at Amicalola Falls. This walk will take place at the Lodge Loop Trail, which overlooks the mountain range that surrounds the Lodge. Meet us in the lodge lobby! $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Fundamentals of Nature Identification
Saturday, Jun 8, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Come explore the Biodiversity of Amicalola Falls with a short introduction to the iNaturalist nature Identification app, followed by a walk around our visitor center to identify surrounding flora/fauna. This virtual app allows for quick identification and education on native flora and fauna that can be found in our beautiful park! $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Bats of Georgia
Saturday, Jun 8, 2024 8 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
If you don't already love Georgia's bats- you're about to! Join bat enthusiasts to learn what bats do for us, and what we can do for Georgia's bats. After the 30-minute presentation take a short and easy walk using special bat-detecting gear to participate in citizen-science! Meet us in the campground picnic pavilion. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Lake Stroll
Saturday, Jun 8, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join a Park Ranger on this family-friendly stroll around the lake where you'll learn about the plants and animals that call it home. Meet at the Black Rock Mountain Lake Trailhead wearing good shoes to walk in. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Naturally Cool Crafts
Saturday, Jun 8, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
See what fun craft ideas you can come up with using just air dry clay and natural materials found around the park. Whether you decide to craft your own critter or a plant print ornament or something totally different and unique, the possibilities are endless! Meet at the Mellinger Center. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Birding Presentation
Saturday, Jun 8, 2024 11 AM to 12 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Doing a birding presentation at the Coweta County Library. 0 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Sitton's Cave Adventures
Saturday, Jun 8, 2024 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
These 2 - 2.5 hour long Ranger-led programs will take you crawling in the mud, scrambling over rocks, encountering strange creatures and (possibly) wading through a subterranean stream as you explore the fascinating world underground. $45 per person $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Dock Detectives
Saturday, Jun 8, 2024 9 AM to 10 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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Herp, Herp, Hooray
Saturday, Jun 8, 2024 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. $2.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Squid Dissection
Saturday, Jun 8, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embrace your inner curiosity as we dissect and learn about the ins and outs of one of the oceans' most common animals: The Squid! $10.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Archery
Saturday, Jun 8, 2024 9 AM to 9:45 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction and equipment. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Preregistration, at Visitor Center, required(8am-5pm). Meet at the archery shelter. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Elijah Clark Homestead Tour
Saturday, Jun 8, 2024 10 AM to 10:45 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Take a tour of the home of Elijah Clark. Learn about our park's namesake and how people lived during revolutionary times. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Uncover the Undergrowth: A Reptile Habitat Hike
Saturday, Jun 8, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Sign up in the visitor center for a hike through the Hannah Clark Hiking Trail and back (1 1/2 mi) and learn about our native reptiles and where they make their homes. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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