Upcoming Events

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


Wednesday, August 24, 2022

All about Archery
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2022 11:30 AM to 12:30 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. $10 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow in the footsteps of a Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Tours at 2pm & 3pm. $6.50-$9.50 912-437-4770.
Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The last Wednesday of every month, join our Interpretive staff for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 12 students $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Guided Mountain Hike
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Make Your Own Blow Gun Darts
Thursday, Aug 25, 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.
Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Thursday, Aug 25, 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.
Wonderful Wetlands
Thursday, Aug 25, 2022 10 AM to 11:45 AM
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.

Friday, August 26, 2022

Spore Painting
Friday, Aug 26, 2022 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us in a mushroom-themed adventure, as we learn and collect mushrooms for a fun and creative craft Fee is $2 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Who's the Predator?
Friday, Aug 26, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a game of Mafia with a nature twist! Try to determine who the predator is before you get eaten. Who knows, maybe the predator is you! No prior knowledge of game play needed. Game needs minimum of 7 people total to play. Meet at boathouse on Lake Deleanor. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Frog Calls And Tales Campfire
Friday, Aug 26, 2022 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us along the edge of Lake Deleanor at sunset to listen and learn about our very vocal park amphibians. Then, bring a flashlight, marshmallows and a roasting stick and enjoy roasting around the campfire as we tell silly campfire stories. Meet at the boathouse on Lake Deleanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Teeth and Amputations
Friday, Aug 26, 2022 10 AM to 3 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.
History Hike: Iron Hill Trail
Friday, Aug 26, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us a history hike at the Iron Hill Trail and learn about Red Top Mountain's iron mining history! Pre-registration is required. $3 per person. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. This hike is a 3-mile loop on moderate terrain. Please allow approximately 2.5 hours for this hike. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Archery for Beginners
Friday, Aug 26, 2022 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join a ranger for archery! This 1.5-hour program will go through the basics of archery. Pre-registration is required. $20 per person. Space is limited to 6. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. This program is for beginners ages 10 and up. Equipment is provided. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Archery for Beginners
Friday, Aug 26, 2022 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join a ranger for archery! This 1.5-hour program will go through the basics of archery. Pre-registration is required. $20 per person. Space is limited to 6. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. This program is for beginners ages 10 and up. Equipment is provided. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Marsh Hike
Friday, Aug 26, 2022 10 AM to 11 AM
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.

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 8 AM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join the Friends of Chattahoochee Bend for a fun-filled day of hiking and paddling. Hike the 5.5 mile river trail to the north end of the park, where you will stop for a quick break and then paddle down the river to the Day Use area boat ramp. Bring your own kayak or rent one at the park. Meet at the Visitor Center to sign waivers by 8:00 am. $20-$40 $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Dock Detectives
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 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? $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Ravenous Reptiles
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Assist our Interpretive ranger with caring and feeding all of the reptiles and amphibians that call our nature center and Georgia home $2 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Make a Snake
Saturday, Aug 27, 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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Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up (2-6 people) and compete in our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4:00 PM Saturday. Winner announced at 4:00 PM. Prizes awarded. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bashful Bats Craft
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Celebrate International Bat Night with a bat-themed nature craft. Meet at pavilion by Trading Post. Program cancelled if storms. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Cascade Falls Hike
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 4 PM to 7:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us on a ranger-led hike to Cascade Falls (4 miles total). Meet at Roadside Park/TV tower parking lot off Alt. 27. Dress for the weather and bring plenty of water. Cancelled in the event of storms. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Archery
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 6 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and prizes. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery course next to group shelter. Park at boat dock. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Star Light, Star Bright
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the Columbus Coca-Cola Space Science Center staff for a night sky talk and sky viewing. Telescopes will be set up. Bring a chair or blanket for sitting on the grassy field. Baseball field across from Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Present and Fire!
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us at the Fort for 18th century musket firing demonstrations! Regular admission required. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
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Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Saturday, Aug 27, 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.
Swallowtail Hike
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 12 PM to 1 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Swallowtail butterflies are some of the most common butterflies in the southeast. In fact, the tiger swallowtail is Georgia's state butterfly. Join us for a 1 mile hike and learn about these amazing creatures, and how to identify the different varieties of swallowtails we have in Georgia. $4 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. Watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Invasive Species ID Hike
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 9 AM to 10 PM
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.
Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 5 PM to 7 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Enjoy the setting sun over High Falls lake in this peaceful 3-mile paddle trip. Reservations are required. This program is open to adults and children 8+ years and older. Participants must be able to swim. Close toed shoes are required. $35/ couple, $25/individual, $15 if you have your own boat $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Junior Angler Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 10 AM to 1 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Guests age 15 and under are invited to join this year's fishing rodeo! Participants will learn how to be responsible fishermen while enjoying time with family and friends & supporting our Georgia State Parks. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Basic Archery
Saturday, Aug 27, 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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Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 6 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join rangers on a 2-hour twilight paddle using kayaks on Lake Allatoona. Pre-registration is required. $25 per person. Space is limited to 6. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. This program is for beginners ages 10 and up. Equipment is provided. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Sand Art
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
We will be making summertime-themed pictures using sand and glue. This will be fun for both children and those that are kids at heart. Materials will be provided. Location: Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Meet the Box Turtle
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 4 PM to 4:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come meet some of our cutest residents, the box turtles, and learn about their habits and amazing characteristics. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Edible and Medicinal Plants
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join Smithgall Woods in welcoming Tom Hennigan who will be teaching on wild edible and medicinal plants, and how they can still be used today. If you have interest in Nature's medicine, this is a wonderful opportunity to start that learning journey. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Sunflowers & Selfies
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
A much-awaited annual event, Sunflowers & Selfies, promises to deliver on a family-fun day of hayrides, games, photo ops, a native plant sale, and our blooming field of sunflowers. Learn about the park, from our knowledgeable guides, as you enjoy the beauty of Smithgall on a hayride or enjoy at your own pace. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Herpetology Hike
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 8 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Come join us for a fun and educational walk on the Upland Pine Trail in search of some of the Swamp's scaly residents. We will learn about the Swamp's reptiles and amphibians that call this wonderful place home and dispel any myths surrounding them. We will discuss their ecological importance and threats that they face today. Don't miss out! $5 plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Tools and Skills that Built a Colony
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
What did those first colonists do to survive when they arrived in 1733? Find out if you have what it took to build a colony. See craft demonstrations such as blacksmithing, spinning, cooking, and more. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.
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Sunday, August 28, 2022

Crime & Punishment Historical Hike
Sunday, Aug 28, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Bank robberies. Gun fights. Moonshine. Jail breaks. Hog Thieves. Murders. An urban hike offered at the Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site introduces visitors to these cases and even more from the annals of Lumpkin County court records. $5. 706-864-2257.
Crime & Punishment Historical Hike
Sunday, Aug 28, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Bank robberies. Gun fights. Moonshine. Jail breaks. Hog Thieves. Murders. An urban hike offered at the Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site introduces visitors to these cases and even more from the annals of Lumpkin County court records. $5. 706-864-2257.
The Life and Times of a Kings Soldier.
Sunday, Aug 28, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
In the Officers Barracks you will learn about early 18th Century British Soldiers. From enlistment to, garrison duty, to mutiny. Would you have what it takes to live a life in service to the crown. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Sunday, Aug 28, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow in the footsteps of a Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Tours at 2pm & 3pm. $6.50-$9.50 912-437-4770.
Cast a Wide Net: Shrimping Class
Sunday, Aug 28, 2022 3 PM to 5 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Limited space available, please RSVP. Have you ever wanted to learn how to shrimp? We will learn the basics of how to throw a cast net. Short shuttle by boat to a sand bar across river so we can spread out and practice or casting skills. Must have own cast net! $5 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Historic Hike
Sunday, Aug 28, 2022 9 AM to 10 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Did you know High Falls was a bustling town way back when? Take a 1 mile tour of the olden days of High Falls when industry and hydroelectricity kept this town moving. Meet at the park office. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Basic Archery
Sunday, Aug 28, 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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Creature Feature
Sundays 2 PM - 2:30 PM – Aug 28, 2022 until Sep 4, 2022 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Park Rangers as they discuss the animals that can be found within Panola Mountain State Park Nature Center! You will be able to learn more about the animals native to Georgia and the animals that call Panola Mountain home. Join us every Sunday for a different animal! $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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History Hike: Iron Hill Trail
Sunday, Aug 28, 2022 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us a history hike at the Iron Hill Trail and learn about Red Top Mountain's iron mining history! Pre-registration is required. $3 per person. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. This hike is a 3-mile loop on moderate terrain. Please allow approximately 2.5 hours for this hike. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Sunday Sunset Stroll: Iron Hill Trail
Sunday, Aug 28, 2022 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join Rangers on a stroll to our favorite spot at Red Top Mountain’s Iron Hill Trail to watch the sunset! Pre-registration is required. $3 per person. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. This hike is a 2-mile round trip on moderate terrain. Parking pass required. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Meet the Reptiles
Sunday, Aug 28, 2022 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Get up-close encounters with some of the snakes and turtles you may encounter on your visit to the park. See them in action and learn how they are not to be feared but appreciated for the role they play in our ecosystem. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Hiking Hounds
Sunday, Aug 28, 2022 2:30 PM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Get all those good boys and girls out of the house and into a new, fun place to explore. Partake in a 2-mile hike around the Big Ferry Trail. Meet at the Big Ferry trailhead. All dogs must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Sunflowers & Selfies
Sunday, Aug 28, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
A much-awaited annual event, Sunflowers & Selfies, promises to deliver on a family-fun day of hayrides, games, photo ops, a native plant sale, and our blooming field of sunflowers. Learn about the park, from our knowledgeable guides, as you enjoy the beauty of Smithgall on a hayride or enjoy at your own pace. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Explore the Park After Dark
Sunday, Aug 28, 2022 8 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This Night Hike is ranger led and will be exploring various locations in the park after the sun has gone down. Group sizes are kept small and each month will offer a new theme. These hikes also offer a more probable chance of seeing wildlife. $10.00 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Colubrid Cuisine
Tuesday, Aug 30, 2022 9:30 AM to 10 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a naturalist to get a glimpse into the life of a snake and what they eat. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Hitting the Trails - Sempervirens Trail
Wednesday, Aug 31, 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, Aug 31, 2022 11:30 AM to 12:30 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. $10 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Reading with Reptiles
Wednesday, Aug 31, 2022 2:30 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Settle in for a relaxing afternoon as we crack open a children’s book with one of our reptiles friends in the Nature Center $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Reading with Reptiles
Wednesday, Aug 31, 2022 2:30 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Settle in for a relaxing afternoon as we crack open a children’s book with one of our reptiles friends in the Nature Center $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Wednesday, Aug 31, 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.
Wildlife Ways: Staying Cool
Wednesday, Aug 31, 2022 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Summer weather can make humans wonder how the animals deal with the heat. Join us for a short talk inside the Interpretive Center on the many ways animals stay cool. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Friday, September 2, 2022

Jeopardy Game Night
Friday, Sep 2, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original outdoor adult and family-friendly jeopardy game to win great prizes. Test your knowledge of camping, critters, and carefree activities! Meet at pavilion by Trading Post. Preregistration required to ensure enough players. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Labor Day Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf
Friday, Sep 2, 2022 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come and enjoy our miniature golf course in a different light — meaning at night. The park will be keeping the mini-golf course open late and provide glow-in-the-dark golf balls; the course itself will have markers to assist players in navigating each hole. $3 cash only $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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History Hike
Friday, Sep 2, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This History Hike features a mill tour of the New Manchester Mill ruins. Learn about the tale of the New Manchester Mill Workers and how the site still effects the local ecology today. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
History Hike
Friday, Sep 2, 2022 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This History Hike features a mill tour of the New Manchester Mill ruins. Learn about the tale of the New Manchester Mill Workers and how the site still effects the local ecology today. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Movie Night on Lake Liberty
Saturday, Sep 3, 2022 8 PM to 10 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. $2 - $5 $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Sep 3, 2022 2 PM to 4:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide the equipment. Space will be limited to 4 students per session. Cost is $5 for a 30-minute class. Pre-registration required. Students must be 9 or older to participate and have the ability to draw the bow. The program may be canceled or postponed due to bad weather. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Pinecone Nature Craft
Saturday, Sep 3, 2022 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone owl or other woodland critter out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new; let your imagination run wild! Held at boathouse by fishing dock. Cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Cool Pool End-of-Summer Splash
Saturday, Sep 3, 2022 1 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Come play and swim with us before the pool season ends! Music, food, games, contests, and activities for the whole family from 1-3 PM. Regular pool admission. Liberty Bell Pool Hwy 354 $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Sep 3, 2022 3 PM 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. Checklists must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Labor Day Weekend Hikes
Saturday, Sep 3, 2022 4 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for ranger-led hikes along Mountain Creek Loop trail (Sat.; ~3.2 miles) and Cascade Falls (Sun.; 4 miles total). Meet at pavilion below Lake Deleanor dam on Saturday and Roadside Park/TV tower parking lot off Alt. 27 on Sunday. Dress for the weather and bring plenty of water. Cancelled in the event of storms. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Laborer's Day
Saturday, Sep 3, 2022 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
This Labor Day we celebrate the history of colonial trades and crafts folk. Featured programs include: woodworking, candle-making, as well as medicine. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
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Labor Day Festivities
Saturday, Sep 3, 2022 10 AM to 1 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
You deserve a break today! Come out to Fort McAllister for an educational and entertaining day for the whole family. Our Civil War interpreters will be firing muskets throughout the day. $9. 912-727-2339.
Labor Day Commemoration
Saturday, Sep 3, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Blacksmithing, woodworking, and other early trade skills will be demonstrated; along with musket and cannon firing demonstrations on the hour. $3- $4.50 912-884-5999.
Labor Day Wagon Rides
Saturday, Sep 3, 2022 10:30 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger for a wagon ride around the park. Learn fun facts about Hard Labor Creek and the history of the area while celebrating Labor Day! Wagon rides last approximately 20 minutes. First come, first serve basis. $3 per person $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Invasive Species ID Hike
Saturday, Sep 3, 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.
National Hummingbird Day
Saturday, Sep 3, 2022 1 PM to 2 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Help us celebrate national hummingbird day by joining our park naturalist at the park office to learn more about these tiny pollinators! We will also make a fun craft to help feed our hummingbird friends. $5 parking. 478-508-8469.
First Visit Tour
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11 AM from Sep 3, 2022 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Want a guided tour of Georgia's premiere conservation park? Join volunteers to learn more about Smithgall Woods via a van tour of the park. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. There is no charge for the tour, but donations are welcomed. Reservations are required. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Kayak Paddle- Through the Tunnel
Saturday, Sep 3, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Enjoy a guided paddle through the tunnel to the other side of the lake. Access to this side of the lake increases likelihood of wildlife sightings. We'll be discussing the vegetation the lake supports and how it impacts wildlife. Recommended for ages 12+ Minors must have a parent or legal guardian accompanying them. Please bring water. $35 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Kayak Paddle- Through the Tunnel
Saturday, Sep 3, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Enjoy a guided paddle through the tunnel to the other side of the lake. Access to this side of the lake increases likelihood of wildlife sightings. We'll be discussing the vegetation the lake supports and how it impacts wildlife. Recommended for ages 12+ Minors must have a parent or legal guardian accompanying them. Please bring water. $35 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Labor Day Weekend Hikes
Sunday, Sep 4, 2022 9 AM to 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for ranger-led hikes along Mountain Creek Loop trail (Sat.; ~3.2 miles) and Cascade Falls (Sun.; 4 miles total). Meet at pavilion below Lake Deleanor dam on Saturday and Roadside Park/TV tower parking lot off Alt. 27 on Sunday. Dress for the weather and bring plenty of water. Cancelled in the event of storms. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Salamander Meander
Sunday, Sep 4, 2022 3 PM to 4 PM
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. Pay correct change at the site. Park at the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. Meet right of playground. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Summer Archery
Sunday, Sep 4, 2022 6 PM to 7:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and prizes. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Candy prizes. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery field below dam. Park at boat dock. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
The Great Ogeechee Water Fight
Sunday, Sep 4, 2022 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Summertime is almost over why not go out with a bang? Bring your water blaster, super soaker, or entire H20 arsenal to our water fight extravaganza.We will play games like fortress destruction, and soak a ranger, and end with free play. Pre-register by calling our office. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Labor Day Wagon Rides
Sunday, Sep 4, 2022 10:30 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger for a wagon ride around the park. Learn fun facts about Hard Labor Creek and the history of the area while celebrating Labor Day! Wagon rides last approximately 20 minutes. First come, first serve basis. $3 per person $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tranquil Trail Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, Sep 4, 2022 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Can you find everything and win a prize? Take a walk on our tranquil trail and try to find the answers to our scavenger hunt by reading our interpretive signs! Pick up your scavenger hunt card at the park office. $1 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Historic Hike
Sunday, Sep 4, 2022 10 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Did you know High Falls was a bustling town way back when? Take a 1 mile tour of the olden days of High Falls when industry and hydroelectricity kept this town moving. Meet at the park office. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Creature Feature
Sundays 2 PM - 2:30 PM – Sep 4, 2022 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Park Rangers as they discuss the animals that can be found within Panola Mountain State Park Nature Center! You will be able to learn more about the animals native to Georgia and the animals that call Panola Mountain home. Join us every Sunday for a different animal! $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Accessible Event 
Explore the Park After Dark
Sunday, Sep 4, 2022 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This program is by preregistration only. This is a ranger led night hike, highlighting local wildlife, and how the seasons changing affects vegetation species. recommended for ages 12+ please bring a flashlight and water. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Watson Mill Bridge History Hike
Sunday, Sep 4, 2022 1 PM to 2 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Join a ranger for a guided hike starting at the covered bridge and ending at the old powerhouse ruins. We will view and talk about the varied historical uses of the land the park occupies today. $5 parking. 706-783-5349.

Monday, September 5, 2022

Twilight Kayak Tour
Monday, Sep 5, 2022 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. Watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Homeschool in the Park: Kayaking & Canoeing
Thursday, Sep 8, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn paddling basics and practice kayaking and canoeing on Deleanor lake. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. Limited space. Meet at pavilion below Lake Deleanor. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Give It a Shot_Shotgun Clinic
Thursday, Sep 8, 2022 10 AM to 2 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This class is open to men and women, age 12 and up, and will focus on those with little to no experience in operating a firearm. Upon completion, participants will understand, and can demonstrate, how to safely handle, operate, maintain and store a shotgun. $10. 706-878-3087.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Friday, September 9, 2022

Jeopardy Game Night
Friday, Sep 9, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original outdoor adult and family-friendly jeopardy game to win great prizes. Test your knowledge of camping, critters, and carefree activities! Meet at pavilion by Trading Post. Preregistration required to ensure enough players. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Harvest Moon Ranger Paddle
Friday, Sep 9, 2022 7:45 PM to 9 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 8:15 PM at boathouse. Pre-register & prepay at the park office. Limited space for boaters. $28 per paddleboat, $15 per canoe/kayak/john boat. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Haunted Stories and Campfire
Friday, Sep 9, 2022 8 PM to 8:45 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join us for a night of frightful fun with ghost stories of Hard Labor Creek and s’mores by campfire light. Stories will start at 8:15 pm, blankets and chairs are not required, but suggested. Meet at picnic shelter 5. Pre-register in advance. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Sapelo Island Adventure Weekend at Cabretta Campground
Friday, Sep 9, 2022 2:30 PM
Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island - Darien, GA
Sapelo Island Adventure Weekend at Cabretta Campground This island adventure includes two nights of camping, crabbing, seine netting, fishing, a bicycle tour, climbing a 200-year-old lighthouse, historic Reynolds Mansion tour, beach combing, birding, welcome campfire with s’mores, and low-country boil. Limited to just 25 guests. Click for details. $149. 912-485-2299.
History Hike
Friday, Sep 9, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This History Hike features a mill tour of the New Manchester Mill ruins. Learn about the tale of the New Manchester Mill Workers and how the site still effects the local ecology today. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
History Hike
Friday, Sep 9, 2022 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This History Hike features a mill tour of the New Manchester Mill ruins. Learn about the tale of the New Manchester Mill Workers and how the site still effects the local ecology today. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Full Moon Hike
Friday, Sep 9, 2022 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike to the suspension bridge and watch the moon rise above the gorge. Must register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Girl Scouts Love State Parks Nature Hike
Saturday, Sep 10, 2022 9 AM to 10:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join Park Rangers for an early September 1-mile loop ramble in the park through mixed hardwood forests. Meet at Trading Post. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Dog Splash and Luau at Liberty Bell Pool
Saturday, Sep 10, 2022 11 AM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Unleash the fun as dogs swim and play in and around the largest spring-fed pool in Georgia. Music, activities and contests ongoing: dog match, best splash, best trick and more. Prizes. Fenced in pool area. Off-leash ok. $10 per dog $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Sep 10, 2022 3 PM 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. Checklists must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Girl Scouts Love State Parks Creek Exploration
Saturday, Sep 10, 2022 3 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join Park Rangers for an investigative stream lab to discover salamanders and other cold-stream inhabitants. Wear shoes you can get wet. Meet to the right of pool playground. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Farm Animal Fun Day
Saturday, Sep 10, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Over the years, Hardman Farm has been home to several species of livestock. Come visit and learn about livestock that was kept here on the Farm as we continue our journey of "bringing the farm back to life" and keep the American agricultural experience alive. Grounds Admission $6. Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Tranquil Trail Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Sep 10, 2022 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Can you find everything and win a prize? Take a walk on our tranquil trail and try to find the answers to our scavenger hunt by reading our interpretive signs! Pick up your scavenger hunt card at the park office. $1 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Basic Archery
Saturday, Sep 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.
Accessible Event 
Girl Scouts Love State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 10, 2022 10 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
All Girl Scout groups are invited to attend this event. Preregistration is required for each group. All activities are open to the public and led by staff and girl scouts. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Sapelo Island Adventure Weekend at Cabretta Campground
Saturday, Sep 10, 2022 9 AM
Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island - Darien, GA
Sapelo Island Adventure Weekend at Cabretta Campground This island adventure includes two nights of camping, crabbing, seine netting, fishing, a bicycle tour, climbing a 200-year-old lighthouse, historic Reynolds Mansion tour, beach combing, birding, welcome campfire with s’mores, and low-country boil. Limited to just 25 guests. Click for details. $149. 912-485-2299.
Wetland Loop Hike
Saturday, Sep 10, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Enjoy a guided hike with our Naturalist through the Wetland Loop Trail. Learn about how wetlands form, what animals and plants thrive in them, and why they are so important to our environment. Who knows, you might even see a beaver. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Kayak Paddle- Through the Tunnel
Saturday, Sep 10, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Enjoy a guided paddle through the tunnel to the other side of the lake. Access to this side of the lake increases likelihood of wildlife sightings. We'll be discussing the vegetation the lake supports and how it impacts wildlife. Recommended for ages 12+ Minors must have a parent or legal guardian accompanying them. Please bring water. $35 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Kayak Paddle- Through the Tunnel
Saturday, Sep 10, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Enjoy a guided paddle through the tunnel to the other side of the lake. Access to this side of the lake increases likelihood of wildlife sightings. We'll be discussing the vegetation the lake supports and how it impacts wildlife. Recommended for ages 12+ Minors must have a parent or legal guardian accompanying them. Please bring water. $35 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Girl Scouts Love State Parks: Archery
Sunday, Sep 11, 2022 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join Park Rangers for some fun learning basic archery target shooting. Pre-registration is required. Limited space of 10. If more than 10, we will provide separate time slot. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Girl Scouts Love State Parks: Nature Hikes
Sunday, Sep 11, 2022 10 AM to 11 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Register your troop to join Ranger Lexington for a nature hike around the three-mile Redbird Trail. Take in the beautiful views of the Ogeechee River and maritime forest, while learning about the flora and fauna of Georgia's coast. Pre-registration required $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Tranquil Trail Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, Sep 11, 2022 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Can you find everything and win a prize? Take a walk on our tranquil trail and try to find the answers to our scavenger hunt by reading our interpretive signs! Pick up your scavenger hunt card at the park office. $1 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Basic Archery
Sunday, Sep 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.
Accessible Event 
Sapelo Island Adventure Weekend at Cabretta Campground
Sunday, Sep 11, 2022 8:30 AM to 4 PM
Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island - Darien, GA
Sapelo Island Adventure Weekend at Cabretta Campground This island adventure includes two nights of camping, crabbing, seine netting, fishing, a bicycle tour, climbing a 200-year-old lighthouse, historic Reynolds Mansion tour, beach combing, birding, welcome campfire with s’mores, and low-country boil. Limited to just 25 guests. Click for details. $149. 912-485-2299.

Friday, September 16, 2022

Homeschool at the Farm: Creek Food
Friday, Sep 16, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geared towards families who homeschool. Investigate what Native Americans ate and how they got it in an outdoor lab. Inflatable archery, possibly see some horses. Must pre-register. Held at Painted Pony Farm, off-site. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Jeopardy Game Night
Friday, Sep 16, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original outdoor adult and family-friendly jeopardy game to win great prizes. Test your knowledge of camping, critters, and carefree activities! Meet at pavilion by Trading Post. Preregistration required to ensure enough players. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, Sep 16, 2022 8 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll look for scorpions, millipedes and centipedes by using provided UV lights. Meet at the park office to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Kids ages 6 and older. Bring a flashlight, bug repellent, and wear sturdy shoes. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
History Hike
Friday, Sep 16, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This History Hike features a mill tour of the New Manchester Mill ruins. Learn about the tale of the New Manchester Mill Workers and how the site still effects the local ecology today. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
History Hike
Friday, Sep 16, 2022 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This History Hike features a mill tour of the New Manchester Mill ruins. Learn about the tale of the New Manchester Mill Workers and how the site still effects the local ecology today. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Sep 17, 2022 2 PM to 4:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide the equipment. Space will be limited to 4 students per session. Cost is $5 for a 30-minute class. Pre-registration required. Students must be 9 or older to participate and have the ability to draw the bow. The program may be canceled or postponed due to bad weather. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Sunrise Yoga on the Mountain
Saturday, Sep 17, 2022 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Enjoy the mountaintop view during this beginner friendly yoga class with registered yoga teacher, Monique French. Bring a mat, or a thick towel, and wear comfortable clothing. Bring correct change. Stone amphitheater, right of park office. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pinecone Nature Craft
Saturday, Sep 17, 2022 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone owl or other woodland critter out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new; let your imagination run wild! Held at boathouse by fishing dock. Cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman: Foraging 101
Saturday, Sep 17, 2022 1 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Calling all outdoor women! Join us on a forager’s journey through our woods here at F.D. Roosevelt State Park.  Learn about the basics of foraging and identify a few common edible plants for the region and their uses on a guided hike. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Sep 17, 2022 3 PM 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. Checklists must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Summer Archery
Saturday, Sep 17, 2022 6 PM to 7:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and prizes. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Candy prizes. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery field below dam. Park at boat dock. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Night Hike
Saturday, Sep 17, 2022 8 PM to 9 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.
Night Hike
Saturday, Sep 17, 2022 8 PM to 9 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.
Beginner Archery Class
Saturday, Sep 17, 2022 4 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Want to shoot an arrow in archery, but don’t know how? Here’s your chance to learn some archery skills. Soon you’ll be hitting the bullseye. Program geared to participants 10 years and above. Call the park office to register. Space limited to 10 participants. Social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Sep 17, 2022 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. Watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tree ID Hike
Saturday, Sep 17, 2022 9 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join our park naturalist on a 2.5 mile hike as we learn about some of the different trees that make up the forest here at high falls! Meet at the tranquility trailhead. *Pre-registration is required* *To pre-register please call or visit our park office* $1 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Tree Folklore Campfire
Saturday, Sep 17, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Gather round the campfire and learn about the different myths and legends surrounding some of the trees you can find here at high falls! *Pre-registration is required. *To pre-register please call or visit our park office.* $1 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Sep 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.
Accessible Event 
Soldier's Life at Pickett's Mill Battlefield
Saturday, Sep 17, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Soldier's life from the camp site to the battlefield. Come learn what it was like to be a part of Granbury's Brigade with our volunteers behind the museum! ADMISSION FEE REQUIRED. $3-$6. 770-443-7850. $5 parking. 770-443-7850.
Bay's Bridge Hayride
3rd Saturday of Month 10 AM - 3 PM from Sep 17, 2022 until Oct 15, 2022 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Come enjoy a guided hayride to the famous Bay's Bridge. Hayrides will run continuously from 10 am to 3 pm. This is a perfect time for pictures and a great outing for the whole family! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Kayak Paddle- Through the Tunnel
Saturday, Sep 17, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Enjoy a guided paddle through the tunnel to the other side of the lake. Access to this side of the lake increases likelihood of wildlife sightings. We'll be discussing the vegetation the lake supports and how it impacts wildlife. Recommended for ages 12+ Minors must have a parent or legal guardian accompanying them. Please bring water. $35 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Kayak Paddle- Through the Tunnel
Saturday, Sep 17, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Enjoy a guided paddle through the tunnel to the other side of the lake. Access to this side of the lake increases likelihood of wildlife sightings. We'll be discussing the vegetation the lake supports and how it impacts wildlife. Recommended for ages 12+ Minors must have a parent or legal guardian accompanying them. Please bring water. $35 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Beginner Archery
Saturday, Sep 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. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

The CCC in Harris and Meriwether Counties 1933-1942
Sunday, Sep 18, 2022 2 PM to 3:15 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join historian, John Croom, for a lively presentation on the New Deal era’s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), which was designed to provide employment to young men during the Great Depression. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Accessible Event 
Historic Hike
Sunday, Sep 18, 2022 10 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Did you know High Falls was a bustling town way back when? Take a 1 mile tour of the olden days of High Falls when industry and hydroelectricity kept this town moving. Meet at the park office. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Sep 18, 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.
Accessible Event 
World Water Monitoring Day
Sunday, Sep 18, 2022 10 AM to 11 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us in testing water samples from the site. Test pH, water turbidity, and dissolved oxygen levels. Learn what all of these factors mean for the health of Sweetwater Creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
World Water Monitoring Day
Sunday, Sep 18, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us in testing water samples from the site. Test pH, water turbidity, and dissolved oxygen levels. Learn what all of these factors mean for the health of Sweetwater Creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
World Water Monitoring Day
Sunday, Sep 18, 2022 3 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us in testing water samples from the site. Test pH, water turbidity, and dissolved oxygen levels. Learn what all of these factors mean for the health of Sweetwater Creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Sep 21, 2022 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The last Wednesday of every month, join our Interpretive staff for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 12 students $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Explore the Park After Dark
Thursday, Sep 22, 2022 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This program is by preregistration only. This is a ranger led night hike, highlighting local wildlife, and how the seasons changing affects vegetation species. recommended for ages 12+ please bring a flashlight and water. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Friday, September 23, 2022

Jeopardy Game Night
Friday, Sep 23, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original outdoor adult and family-friendly jeopardy game to win great prizes. Test your knowledge of camping, critters, and carefree activities! Meet at pavilion by Trading Post. Preregistration required to ensure enough players. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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