Tales of Scales Events

Upcoming Events


Sunday, March 3, 2024

Appalachian Trail Gateways
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 9:30 AM to 3 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join park staff, Georgia Appalachian Trail Club members, previous thru hikers, newbie hikers, and trail legends for our annual Appalachian Trail hiker season kickoff event. Click for more info. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Archery Fundamentals
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
West Ridge Hike
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Archery Fundamentals
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 1 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Animals of Amicalola Falls
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 1 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Meet our ambassador animals up close and discover something new! Join a park naturalist and up to two live animals for a discussion about our native species. May include box turtle, various snake species, hawk and/or owl. Meet us in the lodge lobby. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Animals of Amicalola Falls
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 4 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Meet our ambassador animals up close and discover something new! Join a park naturalist and up to two live animals for a discussion about our native species. May include box turtle, various snake species, hawk and/or owl. Meet us in the lodge lobby. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Axe Throwing
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 4 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Learn the basics of how to throw a hatchet then practice on outdoor wooden targets. Let the challenge begin! Register in advance. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
What's Blooming in Sitton Gulch
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The wildflowers in Sitton Gulch are in bloom! Come see what's up along the Sitton Gulch Trail. Meet at the Interpretive Center, then we'll drive down the mountain to the lower trailhead. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Going Deep: Geology of the Canyon Bottom
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the geologic strata of the canyon from the bottom up in this advanced look at the rocks and minerals that make up the lower part of the canyon. Meet at the Interpretive Center, then we'll drive to the lower Sitton Gulch Trailhead. This is a moderate 2-mile hike. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Guided Tour of Georgia's First Fort
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Every Sunday afternoon, follow in the footsteps of a British Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Guided tours come at an additional fee of $2 per person and run about an hour long. $6.75-$10.25 912-437-4770.
World Wildlife Day
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 10 AM to 3 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join our naturalist in recognition of World Wildlife Day for a close-up look at some of the critters that call South Georgia home. Learn about their importance in the ecosystem and how to identify different species. Live animals will be used. Fee free program. Meet at the Relihan Museum & Nature Center. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 3, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.
Big Creek Nature Trail Hike
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 9 AM to 10:15 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us and see how many animals we can spot on our Nature Trail! This is a guided hike that is about a hour 15 minutes long. Bring a bottle of water and let's hit the trail. Pre-register before the hike. We will meet at the Visitor Center for the event. See you there! $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Creature Feature
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 12 PM to 12:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join a ranger for a free educational program to learn about native animals that call Panola Mountain home and what we can do to protect them. Program includes either a live snake or turtle. Meet at the Nature Center. For all ages, but recommended for children ages 5-10. All children must be accompanied by an adult. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Campfire Basics
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join a ranger and work with others to learn how to build a campfire and the basics of fire safety. Celebrate what you accomplished with s'mores at the end! Meet at the Nature Center. Pre-Registration is required, for this event. Call the Park Office to register. Ages 8+ $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Coffee with a Ranger
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 9 AM to 10 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join one of our friendly park rangers for coffee and conversation about what's happening at Skidaway Island State Park. Meet at the Visitor Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Geocaching Hike
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 2 PM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
If you've never heard of geocaching before, this high-tech treasure hunt is actually quite easy. Join our guided 3-mile hike on the Big Ferry Trail as we find the park's official geocache. All you need is a phone, and we will explain how to use the Geocaching app. Participants can bring a small item to trade with. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Volunteer Work Day
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This all ages event is a great way for folks who want to get involved in caring for our park. We'll be doing an all trails litter cleanup, you decide the difficulty of the hike you do. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Snake Sundays
Sundays 10 AM - 11 AM – Mar 3, 2024 until Mar 31, 2024 
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Come meet our animal ambassadors, the snakes, as we provide some enrichment time, share some facts, and give you a chance to pet them (if you dare). $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Monday, March 4, 2024

Archery Fundamentals
Monday, Mar 4, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Archery Fundamentals
Monday, Mar 4, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
West Ridge Hike
Monday, Mar 4, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Archery Fundamentals
Monday, Mar 4, 2024 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Archery Fundamentals
Monday, Mar 4, 2024 1 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Axe Throwing
Monday, Mar 4, 2024 4 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Learn the basics of how to throw a hatchet then practice on outdoor wooden targets. Let the challenge begin! Register in advance. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Let's ROCK: Geology Hike
Monday, Mar 4, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the geologic forces that formed the canyon and the surrounding area. This moderately strenuous hike (just under 2 miles) begins at the Main Overlook and proceeds down to Cherokee Falls. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Leapin' Lizards
Monday, Mar 4, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Uncover the lives of lizards, skinks, and other unusual reptiles of Georgia. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Winter Greenery: Evergreens of Cloudland Canyon
Monday, Mar 4, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
This guided, mostly flat, 1.5 mile walk along the Overlook Trail introduces you to some of the trees and plants that stay green all year long. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 4, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Archery Fundamentals
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Archery Fundamentals
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
West Ridge Hike
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Archery Fundamentals
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2024 1 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Axe Throwing
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2024 4 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Learn the basics of how to throw a hatchet then practice on outdoor wooden targets. Let the challenge begin! Register in advance. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Turtles of Georgia
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2024 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Learn about the different turtles of Georgia, and which one has been designated the "State Reptile"! $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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In Search of the Lost Cord
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Learn to make cords from the fibre of the Filamental Yucca plant in this hands-on workshop. Participants will learn how to prepare the fibres and braid them into a wearable bracelet! $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 5, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Archery Fundamentals
Wednesday, Mar 6, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Archery Fundamentals
Wednesday, Mar 6, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
West Ridge Hike
Wednesday, Mar 6, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Axe Throwing
Wednesday, Mar 6, 2024 11:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Learn the basics of how to throw a hatchet then practice on outdoor wooden targets. Let the challenge begin! Register in advance. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 6, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.
Homeschool at Panola: Hanging Out in GA Habitats (Grades K-5)
Wednesday, Mar 6, 2024 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Study key plants and animals in the five regions of GA. Then explore a piedmont region habitat, the Granite Outcrop, for the special plants and animals that call it home. Dress for the weather as part of this class will happen outdoors. Register by calling the Park Office as space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Homeschool at Panola: Hanging Out in GA Habitats (Grades K-5)
Wednesday, Mar 6, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Study key plants and animals in the five regions of GA. Then explore a piedmont region habitat, the Granite Outcrop, for the special plants and animals that call it home. Dress for the weather as part of this class will happen outdoors. Register by calling the Park Office as space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Workout in the Woods
Wednesday, Mar 6, 2024 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Relocate your workout to the woods and breathe fresh air while you get fit. Come get an introduction to how to use our outdoor exercise equipment. This 30-minute program will explain each piece of equipment and how to use it safely. Meet on the front porch of the Visitor Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Thursday, March 7, 2024

Archery Fundamentals
Thursday, Mar 7, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
West Ridge Hike
Thursday, Mar 7, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Archery Fundamentals
Thursday, Mar 7, 2024 1 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Axe Throwing
Thursday, Mar 7, 2024 4 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Learn the basics of how to throw a hatchet then practice on outdoor wooden targets. Let the challenge begin! Register in advance. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Let's ROCK: Geology Hike
Thursday, Mar 7, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the geologic forces that formed the canyon and the surrounding area. This moderately strenuous hike (just under 2 miles) begins at the Main Overlook and proceeds down to Cherokee Falls. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Leapin' Lizards
Thursday, Mar 7, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Uncover the lives of lizards, skinks, and other unusual reptiles of Georgia. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 7, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.
Homeschool- Basic Needs of Plants and Animals
Thursday, Mar 7, 2024 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Children will learn what plants and animals need to survive. Naturalist will share mounted animals with students while they learn what each animals' basic needs are. They will go on a nature hike with the opportunity to see animals and learn that plants have basic needs as well. A visit to the nature center will reinforce what students learned. $6 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.

Friday, March 8, 2024

Archery Fundamentals
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
West Ridge Hike
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Archery Fundamentals
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 1 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Animals of Amicalola Falls
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 1 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Meet our ambassador animals up close and discover something new! Join a park naturalist and up to two live animals for a discussion about our native species. May include box turtle, various snake species, hawk and/or owl. Meet us in the lodge lobby. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Animals of Amicalola Falls
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 4 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Meet our ambassador animals up close and discover something new! Join a park naturalist and up to two live animals for a discussion about our native species. May include box turtle, various snake species, hawk and/or owl. Meet us in the lodge lobby. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Axe Throwing
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 4 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Learn the basics of how to throw a hatchet then practice on outdoor wooden targets. Let the challenge begin! Register in advance. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Boxed In
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Come learn about the lives of one of our most commonly encountered turtles- the Eastern Box Turtle $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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What's Blooming in Sitton Gulch
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The wildflowers in Sitton Gulch are in bloom! Come see what's up along the Sitton Gulch Trail. Meet at the Interpretive Center, then we'll drive down the mountain to the lower trailhead. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Squid Dissection
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 9 AM to 10 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embrace your inner curiosity as we dissect and learn about the ins and outs of one of the oceans' most common animals: The Squid! $10.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Bird Bingo
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original outdoor adult and family-friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn more about our feathered, flying friends. Location disclosed upon registration. Preregistration required to ensure enough bingo sheets. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Women Before Revolution: Ladies Living History
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
How much do you know about women's work in the southern colonies of the 1700s? Come find out as our ladies take charge of the Fort this Friday from 10am to 3pm. From sewing to cooking, to weapons wielding, and more! $4.75-$8.25 912-437-4770.
CCC and Smores
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join us to learn to build a fire and for a talk about the CCC. Smores will be provided. For questions, please call the front office. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 8, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.
Homeschool: Bee Hotel
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Gather at picnic shelter #1 to create your own unique tin can and bamboo bee hotel. This is a great opportunity to get together with friends for a fun afternoon at Magnolia Springs. Registration is required in advance at the Visitor Center or call (478)982-1660. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Beginner's Guide to Fire Building
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 3 PM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Improvising a fire without the use of matches or a lighter is a great skill to have for any camping/outdoor enthusiast! We'll try a few methods, as well as discuss and demo some of the less-than-conventional ones. Come warm up and hone this life-skill with us. Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Cold Weather Shelter Building
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
What would YOU do if you were stranded in the woods overnight? What if it were cold? Wet? Windy? Would you be able to stay warm and dry?.. If you want to learn about different shelter types and build some of our own, come out to Red Top. Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Fridays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM – Mar 8, 2024 until Mar 29, 2024 
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Weather permitting, we will meet in the main parking lot across from the Trading Post. We will talk briefly about light pollution then explore visible constellations and dark sky objects through the telescope. Free plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Women's Day Hike
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 6 PM to 7 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Celebrate International Women's Day by joining us on the Inspiration Loop Hike. Share in conversation about women who inspire you and learn about women who have prominent place in the history of this park. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Archery Fundamentals
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
West Ridge Hike
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Birds of Prey
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join Blue Ridge Raptors to meet several amazing Birds of Prey up close and learn how to help wild raptors! Come early to chat with raptor specialists. Programs are held in the Lodge Lobby. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Archery Fundamentals
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 1 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Animals of Amicalola Falls
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 1 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Meet our ambassador animals up close and discover something new! Join a park naturalist and up to two live animals for a discussion about our native species. May include box turtle, various snake species, hawk and/or owl. Meet us in the lodge lobby. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Birds of Prey
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 1 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join Blue Ridge Raptors to meet several amazing Birds of Prey up close and learn how to help wild raptors! Come early to chat with raptor specialists. Programs are held in the Lodge Lobby. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Animals of Amicalola Falls
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 4 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Meet our ambassador animals up close and discover something new! Join a park naturalist and up to two live animals for a discussion about our native species. May include box turtle, various snake species, hawk and/or owl. Meet us in the lodge lobby. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Axe Throwing
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 4 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Learn the basics of how to throw a hatchet then practice on outdoor wooden targets. Let the challenge begin! Register in advance. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Let's ROCK: Geology Hike
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the geologic forces that formed the canyon and the surrounding area. This moderately strenuous hike (just under 2 miles) begins at the Main Overlook and proceeds down to Cherokee Falls. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
What's Blooming in Sitton Gulch
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The wildflowers in Sitton Gulch are in bloom! Come see what's up along the Sitton Gulch Trail. Meet at the Interpretive Center, then we'll drive down the mountain to the lower trailhead. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Frogs of Northwest Georgia
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Everybody loves frogs. and northwest Georgia has more than a dozen species that you'll become acquainted with in this program. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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In Search of the Lost Cord
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Learn to make cords from the fibre of the Filamental Yucca plant in this hands-on workshop. Participants will learn how to prepare the fibres and braid them into a wearable bracelet! $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Going Deep: Geology of the Canyon Bottom
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the geologic strata of the canyon from the bottom up in this advanced look at the rocks and minerals that make up the lower part of the canyon. Meet at the Interpretive Center, then we'll drive to the lower Sitton Gulch Trailhead. This is a moderate 2-mile hike. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Birding Basics
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a relaxing morning as we go on a birding adventure. This class will teach you the basics of birding as we hikeand explore around Crooked River $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Herp, Herp, Hooray
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 11 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Assist our Interpretive ranger with caring for and learning about the reptiles and amphibians that call our nature center home. $2.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Make a Snake
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
After learning about scaley friends, let your imagination run wild as you create your own slithery snake friend. Register in advance since space is limited. $2 per snake. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Snakes Of Georgia
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 10 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Bring your curiosity and drop by the park office to learn more about the snakes of Georgia. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM. Names of completed sheets will be entered into a drawing. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Spring Bird Walk
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn to ID some of our local feathered friends and help check our bluebird boxes on a leisurely stroll outside the park office. Meet your guide on the Park Office front porch. Not stroller accessible. Loaner binoculars and checklists available but limited. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
American Frontier Days
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 10 AM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Walk thru time from the middle 1700’s to the late 1800’s and see living skills’ displays from local historians. See trappers, explorers and more. Tomahawk throw contest. Baseball field across from Liberty Bell Pool. Donations accepted for admission. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Butterfly Nature Craft
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 10:30 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own caterpillar and butterfly 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 by Lake Deleanor. Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Lucky Clover Archery
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 11 AM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Are you feeling lucky? Join us for a special archery target shooting where you can shoot clovers and get candy. For ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction and equipment or you may bring your own. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Pre-registration required. Meet at archery course below dam in the campground. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Yoga on the Ogeechee
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for a relaxing 1 hour yoga class. Bring a yoga mat and water. Pre-register by calling the Visitor Center at 912-727-2339. Space is limited for some classes. So, pre-registration is suggested. Check in at the visitor center when you arrive at the park. Class locations vary depending upon the weather. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Bear Talk
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
All are welcome to join a ranger for an informative talk about black bears. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Fire Tower Trek
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join us for an educational guided hike up to the west overlook, and a tour of the CCC stone fire tower. Registration is required. Please visit or contact the park office to register. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Pond Study Hike
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join a ranger for a stroll around the farm pond! Learn all about the organisms that make their home around this manmade body of water.Pre-registration is required by calling or visiting our park visitor center. Meet at the Relihan building on the Heritage Farm. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Feed the Heritage Herd
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join the ranger for a farm animal encounter. Get up close and personal and learn about these animals’ habits and heritage.Pre-registration is required by calling or visiting our park visitor center. Meet at the Relihan building on the Heritage Farm. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
The Gopher Tortoise
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 9 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Join us to talk about the gopher tortoise & where we see the most gopher tortoise habitat in our park. Hopefully we will spot one but if we don't we will invite "Watson", our resident gopher tortoise to join us for you to look at close up! $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Classic Movie Matinee at HLC
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join us at Camp Daniel Morgan, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s, to cozy up to the fire and watch award-winning movies that the CCC boys would have enjoyed during that era. Each date, a different movie at no charge. Please call the park office (after Feb 1st) to inquire for the titles. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 9, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.
New Moon Paddle
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 6 PM to 8 PM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
Light up the night sky with glow sticks! Enjoy the a paddle in the Lower Lake during the New Moon. Be sure to dress appropriately with close toes shows and bring plenty of water. Pre-registration required. $15 per person to rent kayak. $5 if you provide your own. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Bird by Bird - Introduction to Birding
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 9 AM to 11 AM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Let’s take it bird by bird! Learn how to identify different bird species in this beginner’s program with tips that will help you start your bird watching journey. We will take a short hike and use shape, color pattern, behavior, and habitat to identify a variety of birds and learn how to use binoculars effectively in finding birds in the wild. $4.50-$7 (children 5 and under free) 478-986-5172.
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Spring Clean-Up
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 9 AM to 12 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Grab some gloves and come help us spruce up some areas in the park. The weather is getting nice and the park is filling up with visitors. Help us with various task from pruning limbs on the trails, putting up new trail blazes, replacing boards on bridges etc. Meet at the visitor center. Water and tools will be supplied. Closed toe shoes required. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Archery in the Pines
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for a fun filled morning of Archery! Please wear closed toed shoes. Ages 10 and up. No loose fitting clothes and long hair must be pulled back. There is a maximum of 12 participants for this event. Pre-register at the Visitor Center prior to the event. We will meet at the Archery Range behind the Visitor Center. We will see you there!!! $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Magnolia Springs 5K
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 9 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
The 2nd Annual Magnolia Springs 5K will take runners all over the park. It will feature a mixture of roads and trails. The cost to register for the race is $15 per person. To register for this event, you must call the park office at 478-982-1660. Payment is due at the time of registration. $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Archery
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 3 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Learn archery from a certified instructor with all equipment provided. This is a great opportunity for experienced archers to improve your skills. Meet at the archery range. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Diamorpha Days: Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Diamorpha smallii is in bloom! Endemic to the Southeast, this gorgeous red succulent fills Panola Mountain's solution pits during the month of March and makes for some beautiful photo opportunities. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. Register in advance by calling the park office. Click event for details. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Lost But Found, Safe and Sound
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 12 PM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join Search and Rescue (SAR) Specialist Dianne Stone and her trusty K9 companion Maisy to learn simple techniques and supplies you should always have on hand when venturing into the great outdoors. You'll come out of this interactive course with the knowledge of what to do if you happen to get lost in the woods. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Basic Archery
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 1 PM to 2 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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Basic Archery
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 2:30 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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Red Top Scavengers
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 11 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scavenging for something fun and healthy for the kids to get out and do?? Come out to Red Top for our Winter Scavenger Hunt. All items can be found around the park this time of year. First place gets a prize!! Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Intro to Using a Compass
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Did you know that a compass contains a needle that aligns with magnetic north, and includes a bezel wherein a specific bearing can be dialed in, and that can be used to get you where you want go?? Well that's great! Now if you want to know how to put it to practical use, navigate your way to the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Red Top Survival Series
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 3 PM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us in our most comprehensive survival program this year as we Orienteer ourselves to a specific pre-determined location. Once there, we will then Build a Fire without the use of a matches, and then construct a viable Survival Shelter. This is a 2 hour program. Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Mushroom Hike
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a naturalist as we scour the forest floor and trees to see all the variety of forms and colors of mushrooms found here in the park. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail for this 2-mile hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Terrapins in the Spotlight
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
The diamondback terrapin is the only turtle that is specific to the saltmarsh ecosystem. Get an excellent look at this specialist that is not frequently seen. Meet in the Visitor Center for this 30-minute program and see our two live diamondback terrapins. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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DIY Bird Feeder
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Suet feeders are greatly appreciated by birds looking for a hearty, filling meal in the winter. Make your own while watching the birds at our bird feeders. We will identify the native bird species that visit our park and might also visit your own backyard. Materials will be provided. Meet behind the Visitor Center at the picnic tables. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Wetland Loop Hike
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join Smithgall’s Naturalist on a guided hike of our Wetland Loop Trail. Learn about the unique aspects of a wetland’s ecosystem and what animals depend on it. This trail is an easy 0.3 miles. No dogs allowed on this hike. Please remember to dress for the weather and bring your water! $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Living with Bears
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 11 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Have you ever questioned what to do if you encountered a bear? Join Smithgall & Tom Hennigan, Associate Professor of Biology at Truett-McConnell University, for a 1-hour presentation focusing on bear behavior, vocalizations, types of bears, hibernation and more. All ages are welcome. $5.00 per person $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Reading With Reptiles
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Listen to a story while hanging out with our scaly residents here at the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Old Jail Hike
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Located at the Old Jail on Old 441, just across the highway from Jane Hurt Yarn Drive. Meet at the old jail and hike the Terrora Lake Trail. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
International Women's Day Archery
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 11 AM to 12 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us for a female ranger led lesson at the archery range to celebrate international women’s day! Please call the office to sign up. Ages 8 and up. 15 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Lucky Charm Painting
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet at the campground pavilion to paint little lucky charms for St Patrick’s Day! 5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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CCC Museum and Lake Hike
Saturdays 1 PM - 2 PM – Mar 9, 2024 until Mar 30, 2024 
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Come learn about the CCC at our museum and the work that the 'CCC boys' did for the park and the country. Then, weather permitting, hike around Lake Trahlyta and visit the waterfall. Meet at the CCC museum. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
I'm lost; What do I do Now
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 3 PM to 3:45 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
This is a short course on hiking safety. Learn what you need to know to be safe on the trail. Learn what to do - and not do - if you wander off the trail and get lost. Meet at the Group Shelter. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Kids History Hike
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Learn some of the history of our park, the story of our bridge and how people in the area used to live. We'll take a short hike through the bridge to the old power plant ruins. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
Birdwatching for Beginners
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Enjoy a lovely hike by the river while learning the basics of birdwatching. Learn how to identify birds, ways to enjoy birding as a hobby, and get to know some of the birds that call our park home. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-783-5349.

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Archery Fundamentals
Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
West Ridge Hike
Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Archery Fundamentals
Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 1 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Animals of Amicalola Falls
Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 1 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Meet our ambassador animals up close and discover something new! Join a park naturalist and up to two live animals for a discussion about our native species. May include box turtle, various snake species, hawk and/or owl. Meet us in the lodge lobby. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Axe Throwing
Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 4 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Learn the basics of how to throw a hatchet then practice on outdoor wooden targets. Let the challenge begin! Register in advance. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Night Hike: Spring Equinox
Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 7 PM to 9 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Celebrate the spring equinox with us! Join a park naturalist at the lodge for a hands-on discussion explaining the equinox and Earth's movements. Next, we begin our 1.5 hour loop hike as the sun sets and return to the lodge after dark. The hike is mostly moderate with some strenuous portions. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Birdfeeder Building Workshop
Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 12 PM to 3 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Come to the Visitor's Center from 12-3 March 10th to help our feathered friends get some food for the warmer days ahead. Make a pinecone birdfeeder while learning about local birds and their habitat needs. Call the visitor's center at Chattahoochee Bend State Park to pre-register, and don't forget to pay the $5 Parking Pass. $2/person. $2 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Let's ROCK: Geology Hike
Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the geologic forces that formed the canyon and the surrounding area. This moderately strenuous hike (just under 2 miles) begins at the Main Overlook and proceeds down to Cherokee Falls. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Leapin' Lizards
Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Uncover the lives of lizards, skinks, and other unusual reptiles of Georgia. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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What's Blooming in Sitton Gulch
Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The wildflowers in Sitton Gulch are in bloom! Come see what's up along the Sitton Gulch Trail. Meet at the Interpretive Center, then we'll drive down the mountain to the lower trailhead. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
American Frontier Days
Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 10 AM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Walk thru time from the middle 1700’s to the late 1800’s and see living skills’ displays from local historians. See trappers, explorers and more. Tomahawk throw contest. Baseball field across from Liberty Bell Pool. Donations accepted for admission. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Reptiles in Spring Hike
Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Spring is almost here and that means reptiles will soon be emerging from their slumber! Join us on this 3.2 mile ranger-led hike along Mountain Creek Loop as we look for evidence of reptiles. Meet at Noname parking lot. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Drinking History - A Cuppa Tea
Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 1 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Before the colonists declared war by dumping it in a cold harbor, tea was a staple drink served at every 18th-century table. Join us in the Officer's Barracks as we serve up the history of tea. From Black, Green, to block form--enjoy a warm cuppa with us beside the fire! $4.75-$8.25 912-437-4770.
Guided Tour of Georgia's First Fort
Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Every Sunday afternoon, follow in the footsteps of a British Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Guided tours come at an additional fee of $2 per person and run about an hour long. $6.75-$10.25 912-437-4770.
Reptile Afternoon
Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join a ranger to do some reptile related crafts and learn some fun facts about reptiles. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Remarkable Reptiles
Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join a ranger for a close look at these amazing inhabitants of the Wiregrass region. Learn about their importance in nature and how to identify different species. Meet our corn snake, king snake and rat snake. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Remarkable Reptiles
Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join a ranger for a close look at these amazing inhabitants of the Wiregrass region. Learn about their importance in nature and how to identify different species. Meet our corn snake, king snake and rat snake. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 10, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.
Basic Archery
Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 1 PM to 2 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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Basic Archery
Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 2:30 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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High Tide Hike
Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Coastal Georgia experiences relatively large, regular high and low tides. Join us for a short walk and talk on the tides and hear about the forces that cause this phenomenon and its ecological benefit to our coast. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail. Please wear shoes that you do not mind getting wet or muddy as the trails can flood slightly at high tide. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Tales of Scales
Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 2:30 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
There are at least 84 different species of reptiles native to Georgia. With so much native variety of life among reptiles alone, there is always something new to learn. Come meet some of our reptilian residents and hear about the important roles they play in nature. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Snake Sundays
Sundays 10 AM - 11 AM – Mar 10, 2024 until Mar 31, 2024 
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Come meet our animal ambassadors, the snakes, as we provide some enrichment time, share some facts, and give you a chance to pet them (if you dare). $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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