Events starting 9/23/2022

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


Friday, September 23, 2022

Haunted Stories and Campfire
Friday, Sep 23, 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.
Native Wildflower Hike
Friday, Sep 23, 2022 1 PM to 2 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join our Naturalist on a hike up the Multi-Use Trail and to the dam to plant native wildflowers on the hill for our pollinators! $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Homeschool Tree Journal
Friday, Sep 23, 2022 10 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join a park ranger at the nature center to create a one of a kind nature journal! After the craft follow along on a short hike down the woodpecker trial as we learn how to ID trees. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Guided Nature Trail Tour
Friday, Sep 23, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join a ranger for a guided hike on one of our beautiful nature trails. Bring your binoculars as we'll be on the lookout for wildlife. Meet at the Coastal Plain Nature Trails trailhead. Be sure to bring a bug spray and wear comfortable shoes. $3 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551. $3 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
The Living Shoreline
Friday, Sep 23, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Hike the Sandpiper Trail with a ranger to our living shoreline to see firsthand some of the efforts to preserve our coastal habitat. This hike will be 1 mile. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Sunset Hike
Friday, Sep 23, 2022 7 PM to 8 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
The marsh has some of the prettiest sunsets around. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail for an easy hike to view the sunset colors over the river. Call the Visitor Center to sign up. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Your State Park Day - A.H. Stephens Volunteer Workday
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 9 AM to 1 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come out and help us maintain our Equestrian and Hiking Trails. In addition, we will be sprucing up other areas around the park. Some tools will be provided. If you have tools please bring them. Water and snacks will be provided. If you can join us please call 706-456-2602. Help us make a positive difference. 706-456-2602.
Accessible Event 
Trail Mapping and Clean up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 9 AM to 11:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Come join us as we continue mapping our trails. We will be mapping and cleaning up our Mountain Laurel Loop Trail. Wear your comfortable shoes. Snacks and water will be provided. Everyone will receive a free Friends of the Park Volunteer t-shirt. Admission is free for anyone who volunteers to assist with the project that day. 706-265-4703.
Beautifying the Cottage Landscape - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 9 AM to 1 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Help Park Staff and Volunteers spruce up the landscape around the newly renovated cottages. This is sponsered by "Black Rock Buddies" Friends of Black Rock Mountain State Park $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Wild Turkey Trail Reroute - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 9 AM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
We will be changing our Wild Turkey trail to avoid entering the roadway to cross the creek. Changes to the existing trail will be cut and rerouted. Cordless drills and spare batteries would be helpful. Other projects may be tackled if time permits. Sponsored by Friends of Chattahoochee Bend State Park. 770-254-7271.
Butterfly and Bird Bonanza
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us as we explore our pollinator gardens and pollinator fields. You will learn about pollinators, plants, birds and Long Leaf Pines. Meet at the visitor center. Bring binoculars and a camera. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Celebrate in the preservation of historic places by assisting rangers with outdoor landscaping projects. We'll be giving the entire site a good pruning and we need help hauling off the debris. Volunteers receive a free tour of the historic Vann House and a free Friends of State Parks t-shirt. Call to schedule your group of helpers. 706-695-2598.
Plight of the Hemlocks-The Battle to Save This Imperiled Tree
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
This presentation will inform you about the blight that's killing this important and iconic tree - the Eastern Hemlock - what's being done about it, and what you can do to help. Takes place in the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Let's Keep Crooked River Trails Clean - YSPD
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 9 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for a Your State Parks Day Trail clean-up day as we embark on an adventure to improve Crooked River's trail systems. We will be hiking the trails to re-blaze, clean signage, litter patrol, and clear back foliage. Parkpass fees are waived this day for volunteers participating in this event. 912-882-5256.
Ravenous Reptiles
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Assist our Interpretive ranger with caring for and feeding all of the reptiles and amphibians that call our nature center home $2 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Accessible Event 
Make a Snake
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 2 PM to 3 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.
Accessible Event 
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 9 AM to 11 AM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Come help us beautify the flower beds and spruce up the outside of the museum. Gloves and tools will be provided. Free admission to the museum and our special geology event, Au-Some Rocks, for anyone that volunteers. 706-864-2257.
Au-some Rocks!
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 10 AM to 4 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Join us for an exciting day that celebrates geology in Georgia! Create your own pet rock, try your hand at classifying rocks, and learn about the interesting ways we use rocks every day! Our 5-foot-tall model volcano, Mount Lumpkin, will be erupting every hour! Guest speakers will provide fascinating presentations throughout the day! $10.50 +tax for adults, $10 + tax for seniors, $8 + tax for students, and $5 + tax for disabled veterans. 706-864-2257.
Lake Lanier Shore Sweep
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 8 AM to 1 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join Lake Lanier Association's annual Shore Sweep. This event is organized for the benefit of Lake Lanier and all who enjoy its beauty. In past years Shore Sweep has had over 1,000 volunteers. Wear gloves and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Meet at the park office. 678-450-7726.
3-mile Trail Volunteer Clean-Up
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Hike the 3-mile trail and help us to make it more beautiful for everyone. Wear suitable clothing and shoes for hiking. Please bring gloves, as well as anything you might need, such as water, sunscreen, or bug spray. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Tree Identification Hike
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 10:30 AM to 11 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us in turning over a new leaf with a interpretive ranger led tree identification hike. Participants will hike the 3/4 mile Hannah Clark nature trail, and learn to identify many local trees along the way. This is a hike for all ages. Meet at the park office at 10:30 AM. Participants are encouraged to bring a water bottle. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Your State Parks Day: Free Fishing All Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 8 AM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
No fishing license is required all day long to cast your line in any GA public fishing area, including Lake Deleanor $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Volunteering at FDR- Trail Cleanup: Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 8 AM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Show you care while you hike! Stop by the Visitor's Center to pick up a trash bag, then head out on one of our many trails to enjoy the sites and pick up any litter you see. If you don't want to be on the trails but still want to get rid of some litter, drive to one of our overlook pull offs to enjoy the views and pick up any litter you see. 706-663-4858.
Volunteering at FDR- Painting & Graffiti Removal: Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 9:30 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Help beautify FD Roosevelt State Park by helping us repaint our kiosks and remove graffiti from around the park! Meet in front of the Visitor's Center at 9:30am. All materials provided. Dress in outside clothes you don't mind getting messy. Water bottles provided. Parking is free for volunteers. 706-663-4858.
Your State Parks Day: Outdoor Discovery Stations
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 10 AM to 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn about local wildlife, history, and outdoor skills with learning stations and discovery tables. Live animals, nature discoveries, inflatable archery, and more hands-on adventures. Park Office lawn. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Salamander Meander
Saturday, Sep 24, 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.
Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Sep 24, 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.
Your State Parks Day: Salamander Meander
Saturday, Sep 24, 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. Adults and families welcome. Park at Pool. Meet to the right of pool playground. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Your State Parks Day: Star Light, Star Bright
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 8 PM to 10 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.
Fort Fortitude -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Keeping a fortress in tip top shape is essential! Lend a hand as we make improvements to the site. This year we will be working on the entrance beatification project. Volunteers receive free admission. 912-437-4770.
Accessible Event 
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for our biggest volunteer day of the year! Stop by and lend a helping hand as we spend the day improving the park. We will be cleaning and clearing branches, debris, and more as we work hard to make our park beautiful and pristine! Please pre-register by calling 912-727-2339. 912-727-2339.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Join us for our biggest volunteer day of the year! Stop by and lend a helping hand as we spend the morning improving the site. We will be cleaning and clearing branches, debris, and more as we work hard to make our site beautiful and pristine! Please register in advance. 912-884-5999. 912-884-5999.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Wilkins-Greenway Trail clean-up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join our trail clean up along the Wilkins-Greenway Trail. We will clean along the trail and nearby lake shoreline, and pick up trash. Please wear clothing that can get dirty. Please bring water, a hat, gloves, and sunscreen. Admission is free for anyone that volunteers that day. 770-867-3489.
General Coffee Your State Parks Day: Farm and Trail Clean Up
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Help volunteers and staff clean up our 6 picnic shelters, the amphitheater, our trails, and around our pond. Stop by the Relihan Museum at the farm to sign in anytime between 9am and 2pm. We will have a list of specific job assignments at that time. 912-384-7082.
Your State Park Clean Up Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 9 AM to 1 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come out and help us clean up George L Smith State Park and our hiking trails. Some hand tools will be provided. If you have tools please bring them. Meet at the Park Office. No parking fee for volunteers participating in clean up. 478-763-2759.
Hard Labor Creek Annual Clean Up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Welcome the “End of Season” with a beach clean-up. This year we are in need of 6 small groups of volunteers to help us with picnic tables maintenance and beach clean-up. Pre-registration and social distancing are required. If you can join us, please email: friendsofhardlaborcreek@gmail.com. Sponsored by Friends of Hard Labor Creek. 706-557-3001.
Sanding and Painting Chairs and Cleaning Outbuildings - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 10 AM to 1 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Come help us sand and paint some of our porch chairs and also clean some outbuildings if time permits. Lunch and water will be provided by our Friends of Hardman Farm. Wear clothes that can get dirty. All volunteers may participate, free of charge, in one of our Guided Mansion Tours Saturday, September 24. 706-878-1077.
Harvest Moon Dinner
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 6 PM to 9 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Hardman Farm’s fall premiere event, the Harvest Moon Dance, will bring the farm to life with live 1930's jazz music, delicious food and beer and a night of dancing under the stars. $45 + tax. 706-878-1077.
Pollinator Garden Cleanup - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Take pride in your park by joining this state-wide initiative to preserve, learn about, and show some love to our State Park. Volunteers will be assisting in sprucing up our pollinator garden and will receive free admission into the park. Meet at the Park Office. 478-993-3053.
Your State Parks Day: Site Cleanup
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 10 AM to 2 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Celebrate Your State Parks Day by joining in our project to clean up the exteriors surfaces of the plantation house, plantation outbuildings and fences. We will have pressure washes, scrubbing brushes, hand towels, etc. Admission free for volunteers. Free for Volunteers. 912-264-7333.
Overland Nature Trail Refresh - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 9 AM to 11 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join park staff and Friends of Indian Springs State Park for a walk in the woods! We will remove trash and vegetation along the Overland Nature Trail. Volunteers should bring water, sturdy shoes, loppers, and gloves if possible. Meet at the trailhead in the Spring picnic area. Parking fee will be waived for participating volunteers. 770-504-2277.
Tree Identification Hike
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 1 PM to 2 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Tall, resilient, and seemingly everlasting; trees are some of the first organisms we think of (as well as see) when when think of or go into the wilderness. Join our Naturalist on a hike up the multi-use trail to get some practice using a field guide to identify native trees in the area, as well as learn how to better identify trees in the future. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Kids Fishing Rodeo-- Free Fishing Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 8 AM to 12 PM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
Enjoy a day on the lake at one of Georgia's largest children's fishing events. Tagged fish will be released to catch for prizes. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Trail Marking and gardening -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 9 AM to 8 PM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
Wear clothes to get dirty, bring water and good shoes to help mark our trails and clean up the garden. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Trail Surface Renovation - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 9:30 AM to 1 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Join our trail renovation project. We will be fixing a section of our trail by raking soil to create a more level walking surface. Please wear clothing that can get wet and dirty and bring water, a hat, sunscreen and bug spray. Complementary admission will be provided to all volunteers for the day. 478-986-5172.
Turn Over a New Leaf on Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Meet at the park visitor center as we plan to hike out on the Spruce Pine Trail to spruce it up some. Branches need trimming, trees need blazing and we need your help! Receive a free parkpass for the day and a Friends of Georgia State Parks shirt. 229-724-2150.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Your State Parks Day is a wonderful opportunity to give back to your favorite local park. The Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park invite you to help work on our trails. 912-287-4900.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 10 AM to 2 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join us on the biggest volunteer day of the year as we work to clear debris off the historic earthworks and widen some of our hiking trails! All volunteers will get in free. The park has a limited supply of tools. Please wear appropriate clothing and bring water. Bring your own tools if possible (no power tools). 478-982-1660.
Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Explore the grounds of what once was The Largest Prison in the World! The guide will be dressed in authentic Civil War Attire. The cost is $5 per person. Call (478) 982-1660 to register! $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Pollinator Garden Rejuventation Project - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 9 AM to 11:30 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Mistletoe State Park would like to invite volunteers to come help rebuild our pollinator garden. Please bring clothing that can get dirty. We recommend bringing water, sunscreen, gloves, and closed toed shoes. Please call the park office to let us know you will be coming. Sponsored by Friend's of Mistletoe State Park $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Guided Hike
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us for a hike on the Cliatt-Creek Nature Trail. We will be meeting at the park office for this hike. Register for this hike by calling the park office at (706) 541-0321. $4 per person or $10 for a family of 4 staying in the campground. Parking pass is required. $4 or $10 per families staying in the campground $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Archery
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Visitors can sign up for a one hour and a half session of archery. Must be 8 years or older to participate. Must wear closed toe shoes. Space is limited, call the office at 706-541-0321 to register! $15 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Wildlife Trail Trimming & Hemlock Falls Trailhead Cleanup - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Moccasin Creek State Park - Clarkesville, GA
Come join the Moccasin Creek State Park staff on YSPD and lend a hand at one of GA's most beloved state parks. Volunteers will assist rangers in trimming back summer growth on the Wildlife Loop Trail and cleaning up around the Hemlock Falls Trailhead. Please bring snacks, drinks, gloves, and your work clothes! Tools provided. 706-947-3194.
Blue Birds, Wood Ducks and Butterflies-YSPD 2022
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 10 AM to 1 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
As part of our State-wide 'Your State Parks Day', join the Park Rangers at New Echota as we spruce up some of the wildlife nesting boxes. We'll focus on Eastern Bluebird and Wood Duck nesting boxes and pollinator flower boxes as well as perform some light maintenance on New Town Creek Nature Trail. 706-624-1321.
Daisy Days -- Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Sep 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. Ages 10 and older. Part of the annual Daisy Days Triple Hike Challenge. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
In conjunction with National Public Lands Day, the Friends of Pickett's Mill will host this volunteer workday. Please bring gloves, water and snacks provided. Admission is free for volunteers on this day. 770-443-7850.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Guided Historical Trail Tour
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join a ranger for a guided tour of our beautiful nature trails. Take this opportunity to learn the history of the park, Little River, and the local area! Meet at the Coastal Plain Nature Trails trailhead. Be sure to bring a bug spray and wear comfortable shoes. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Blackwell Bridge Trail Cleanup
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 8:30 AM to 12 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Join our trail clean up along the Blackwell Bridge Trail. We will clean along the trail and nearby lake shoreline, and pick up trash. Please wear clothing that can get dirty. Please bring water, a hat, gloves, and sunscreen. Admission is free for anyone that volunteers that day. $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
Little White House Annual Clean up-Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 10 AM to 2 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Volunteers are being sought to help out with weeding flower beds, removing spider webs and cleaning outside museum and grounds. Gloves and tools will be provided. Admission Fee is free for those who volunteer. 706-655-5870.
Tree Identification Hike
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 10 AM to 11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
“What tree is that?” Come and find out. A ranger will point out a variety of trees along the Big Ferry Trail. This hike will be one mile in length. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Tread, Trash, and Treats — Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 1 PM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Lend a helping hand as we clean up and remove trash along the Big Ferry Trail. Afterwards, we will toast marshmallows around a campfire. Please wear clothing that can get dirty. Bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray. Volunteers will be granted free admission for the day. 912-598-2300.
Seashells of Skidaway Island
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Seashells don’t just wash up at the beach. They can be found on the shores of other barrier islands as well. See a sampling of the seashells that can be found on Skidaway Island and learn about their occupants. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Accessible Event 
Your State Parks Day: Fish Access Trail Maintenance
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Come celebrate our state parks by giving back. This will be a volunteer work day in celebration of Your State Parks Day. Join us for our biggest volunteer day of the year. We will be spending the day tackling some fish access trails that are in need of some attention. 706-878-3087.
Your State Parks Day Boardwalk Clean-up
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 1 PM to 3 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Come join us to celebrate Your State Park Day by volunteering to help clean one of our most popular trails. We will be walking the trail picking up trash, cutting back brush, and picking up limbs on the trail. We will meet at the office and assign tasks to everyone. Free park passes will be provided for that day to our volunteers. 912-637-5274.
Sunset Cruise of the Okefenokee Swamp
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
This ranger-led cruise is all about ambiance as you relax and enjoy the sensory experience of the swamp's transition from day to night. As the sun inches towards the horizon, the mirror lake creates a reflection of the changing sky above. Birds fly back to roost and crickets, owls and frogs start to sing. We may even spot alligators. $25 for ages 12+; $20 for ages 5-12. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Help beautify the park by cleaning up tree debris off the Terrora trail, blazing trails and picking up trash. Meet at west side of the day use (beach area) parking lot 706-754-7981.
Inn Cleanup - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
Traveler's Rest Historic Site - Toccoa, GA
Help us “Blaze a Trail" through the historic Inn. We will be cleaning the Inn from top to bottom, no experience needed. All supplies and instructions provided as well as all the caffeine, sugar and water you could ever need. 706-886-2256.
Accessible Event 
Cleanup on the Lake
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Meet us behind the visitor center to begin our 3 hour shore cleanup. Trash bags and gloves will be provided as well as free entry to the park for all volunteers. Help us keep our lake beautiful and better for future generations to enjoy. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Radical Reptiles
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 1 PM to 2 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us at our nature center for an informative program all about our native snakes at Tugaloo, win prizes from our snake trivia, and meet our beloved snakes that reside here at Tugaloo. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Birding with Buddies Hike
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 3 PM to 4 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Meet us at the Muscadine Trail for a fun and interactive birding experience. Be on a lookout for many of our feathery friends on this 7/10 of a mile trail. Binoculars are not required, but encouraged. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Your State Park Day Volunteer Trail Clean Up
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us for a volunteer morning cleaning up one of our trails! Wear closed toed shoes and bring plenty of water. Meet at the office. Activities limited to 10-15 people. Please call the office to reserve your spot. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Mountain Music Day Festival
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 10 AM to 9 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join us for a full day of music and local crafters. Feeling hungry? We will have several food trucks for lunch and dinner. We look forward to seeing you here. Gates open at 10:00am and music begins at 11:00am. General Admission - (16 & Over) $8 Children - (15 & under) Free $5 parking. 706-745-5129.
Your State Parks Day - Trail Clean up
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 10 AM to 2 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Come help rangers pick up trash and complete trail maintenance on the Interpretive trail and the Battery Trail. There will be a limited supply of gloves and tools - bring your own if you have a favorite. *Admission is free for those helping with trail clean up* 912-353-3023.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Crime & Punishment Historical Hike
Sunday, Sep 25, 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, Sep 25, 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.
Junior Ranger- Leaf Rubbings
Sunday, Sep 25, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, come join-up with a park ranger to collect some fallen leaves to make leaf rubbings. Learn what tree the leaf may have came from and use the rubbing as a decoration. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
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Morning Drills
Sunday, Sep 25, 2022 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
If you have ever wanted to learn how to march and use a wooden musket like a colonial redcoat now is your chance. Program includes a musket demonstration. A reservation is recommended. $2. 912-437-4770.
Kayaking 101
Sunday, Sep 25, 2022 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Learn the basic movements of kayaking on a safe and peaceful section of Lake Rutledge. Open to people 16 years and older who can swim and are new to kayaking. Equipment provided and sanitized. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 8 participants and social distancing will be required. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
A Search for Slime
Sunday, Sep 25, 2022 1 PM to 2 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join our Naturalist on a hike up the Multi-Use Trail to search for and identify different slime molds along the trail as well as learn about these fascinating groups of organisms along the way! $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
History Hike: Iron Hill Trail
Sunday, Sep 25, 2022 2 PM to 4:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us on 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.
Ask the Naturalist
Sunday, Sep 25, 2022 9 AM to 11 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
A naturalist will be in front of the Cook Side Playground with a display for hands on learning. Feel free to ask any questions you have about the park. Come down to learn about wildlife and our park! $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Craft Day - String Art
Sunday, Sep 25, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Come do string art at Reed Bingham State Park! String art is an art that involves tying a thread around a design made from nails previously hammered into a piece of wood. It's a retro-chic way to decorate your home or give as a gift! $5 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Wonderful Wetlands
Sunday, Sep 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.
Meet the Reptiles
Sunday, Sep 25, 2022 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Get up-close encounters with some of the snakes and turtles you may encounter on your visit to the park. See them in action and learn how they are not to be feared but appreciated for the role they play in our ecosystem. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Tree ID Hike
Sunday, Sep 25, 2022 4 PM to 5 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join us for a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk trail. As we walk through the swamp, we will take time to identify various plants and trees. Anything that we're unsure of, we will photograph and try to identify using the internet on the porch. $5 per person $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Explore the Park After Dark
Sunday, Sep 25, 2022 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This event is by preregistration only. Come brave the trails after dark on this ranger led hike as we look for the creepy crawlies that call our park home. Ages 18+ $10.00 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

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

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

Thursday, September 29, 2022

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

Friday, September 30, 2022

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

Saturday, October 1, 2022

A.H. Stephens' Cruise-In and Sock Hop
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Enjoy the sights of classic cars and the sounds of the '60s and '70s. Once you take a look around the car show, come down and enjoy the sock hop that will be happening inside our group shelter. Food and drinks will available for purchase. $1 - $3 $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Ravenous Reptiles
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Assist our Interpretive ranger with caring for and feeding all of the reptiles and amphibians that call our nature center home $2 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Huckleberry Loop Hike - Turning Over a New Leaf
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join our naturalist for a hike around Huckleberry Point Loop. This easy walk takes you to a wooded area which hugs the shoreline of the lake. Along the way we will focus on tree identification. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, comfortable clothing, and bring water. Meet at boat ramp parking. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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21st Annual Skills of the Past
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 10 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come watch demonstrations of skills used by people in the past to survive and make life easier. See flint knapping and more tool making. See our dug-out canoe, which was made in the traditional way of burning out and scraping large tree trunks. Yes, it floats! $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Eye Spy scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8 AM - 4 PM – Oct 1, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM. Names of completed sheets will be entered into a drawing. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pinecone Nature Craft
Saturdays 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Oct 1, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone bunny rabbit or other woodland critter out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new; let your imagination run wild! Meet at boathouse. Cancelled if rain. $5 per person. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Bones Station
Saturdays 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Oct 1, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by our tables with skulls, bones and skeletal info. Test your skull IQ. Walkups welcome anytime. Meet at boathouse next to Lake Deleanor in the campground. Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Zombie Survival: Navigation
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Oct 1, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn how to avoid the zombie horde and navigate to your safe zone using a compass. Geared towards ages 8 to adult. Preregistration recommended. Meet outside park office. $4 per person. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pumpkin Archery
Saturdays 4 PM - 5:30 PM – Oct 1, 2022 until Oct 22, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and prizes. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery field below dam. $15 per person. 15$ plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Evening Overlook Loop Hike
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 4 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike along Overlook Loop trail (~3.4 miles). Meet at parking lot across from Callaway’s Country Store. Dress for the weather and bring plenty of water. Cancelled in the event of storms. Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Evening Overlook Loop Hike
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 4 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike along Overlook Loop trail (~3.4 miles). Meet at parking lot across from Callaway’s Country Store. Dress for the weather and bring plenty of water. Cancelled in the event of storms. Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Beginner Archery Class
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 4 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Want to shoot an arrow in archery, but don’t know how? Here’s your chance to learn some archery skills. Soon you’ll be hitting the bullseye. Program geared to participants 10 years and above. Call the park office to register. Space limited to 10 participants. Social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. Watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Invasive Species ID Hike
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 9 AM to 10 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join our park naturalist on a .5 mile hike to identify and discuss the invasive species that you can find in our park. Meet at the park office. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Tree Folklore Campfire
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Gather round the campfire and learn about the different myths and legends surrounding some of the trees you can find here at high falls! *Pre-registration is required.* Participants must be pre-registered by 4:00pm the day of the event. $1 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Dog Hike
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Jack Hill State Park - Reidsville, GA
Come join Jack Hill State Park on a hike, and bring your dog along. Approximately 1 mile hike along our nature trail Dog must always be on a four foot leash. Please bring water and wear tennis shoes or hiking boots. $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
Fall Color Hike
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us the first Saturday in October for a fall color hike! Mistletoe is covered with a wide range of hardwoods and this is a perfect time of year to see all the amazing color they have to offer! We will be hiking the Cliatt Creek trail. Meet us at the office parking lot. $4 or $10 for a families staying in the campground $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Fall Wreaths and Corn Husk Dolls
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Start off October with some fun crafts! Learn how to make Fall wreaths and corn husk dolls. Call ahead to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Tree I.D. Hike
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join New Echota rangers on a walk to learn about the forests that make up the Ridge and Valley Ecosystem! Learn to identify several key tree species in the area, as well as their historic uses by both the Cherokees and settlers. The hike will be ~1.5 hours in duration, with a low to moderate difficulty. Adults (18–61): $7.00 Seniors (62+): $6.50 Youth (6–17): $5.50 706-624-1321.
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Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Recollections with FDR and Missy Cancelled
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 11 AM to 2 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
James Fowler as FDR and Kathryn Smith, author of "The Gate Keeper, will portray Missy Lehand. They will discuss, in character, their relationship that began in the 1920s. Original films shot by Missy will provide the backdrop for this setting in the theater. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Fun Fungi
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join Smithgall Woods in welcoming Mycologist Brian Hale, who will share the ways people used mushrooms throughout history, how they are used today, and the interesting ways they may be used in the future. We will also take a short hike to observe and ID Fall mushrooms Dress for the weather. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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First Visit Tour
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11 AM from Oct 1, 2022 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Want a guided tour of Georgia's premiere conservation park? Join volunteers to learn more about Smithgall Woods via a van tour of the park. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. There is no charge for the tour, but donations are welcomed. Reservations are required. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Coffee with a Ranger
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 9 AM to 11 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Drop in for coffee with a ranger to get to know some of the staff and natural resources in a relaxed setting. This month we'll be taking a peak at the foliage and changes we can expect to see this fall. Feel free to come at any point during the event window and stay as long as you'd like. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Cold Blooded Critters
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
With colder weather on its way we'll take this opportunity to look at what happens to cold blooded critters around this time of year. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Cold Blooded Critters
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 4 PM to 5 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
With colder weather on its way we'll take this opportunity to look at what happens to cold blooded critters around this time of year. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Radical Reptiles
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 12 PM to 1 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us at our nature center for an informative program all about our native snakes at Tugaloo, win prizes from our snake trivia, and meet our beloved snakes that reside here at Tugaloo. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Creature Crafts: Making Pine Cone Bird Feeders
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us at our Nature Hut to create environmentally friendly pine cone bird feeders, and learn how you can be a friend to your backyard birds. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Story Time with a Ranger
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 to Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 4 PM to 5 AM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Come join us at the Nature Hut for a relaxing book reading session with a Ranger. Call the front office to inquire about the book for that week, or to leave suggestions for what books you'd like to see next. You may bring pillows and blankets for comfortable seating. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Where's Noble Bones? A Bone Chiling Scavenger Hunt!
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Come help us find Noble Jones, he has lost all of his Noble Bones! Every Saturday in October Wormsloe State Historic Site will be holding a spooky scavenger hunt. It gives families a perfect way to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful natural and cultural resources here at Wormsloe while having some fun! $2.50 - $10 912-353-3023.

Sunday, October 2, 2022

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