Upcoming Events

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


Monday, July 4, 2022

Making a Dug-out canoe
Monday, Jul 4, 2022 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come watch the Park Ranger and other staff work on building a dug-out Canoe and accessories, with the expectation of launching the canoe on July 9th. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Independence Day Celebration at Fort King George
Monday, Jul 4, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us as we celebrate Independence Day at Georgia's first fort with musket and swivel gun demonstrations throughout the day. Guided tours of the fort are available at 11 AM and 2 PM for an additional fee. $4.50 - $9.50 912-437-4770.
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Independence Day Celebration
Monday, Jul 4, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Celebrate Independence Day like it's 1864! Join us for an old-fashioned celebration with living history demonstrations including musket firings. $9. 912-727-2339.
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Independence Day at Colonial Sunbury
Monday, Jul 4, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Celebrate Independence Day with a bang! Visitors will experience musket, and cannon firing demonstrations each hour. Also fun for the younger ones, or the simply the young at heart, enjoy yourself playing hands-on some of the old fashioned toys and games that were common place. Sack races, jump rope, bean bags, and more will be available. $5-$6. 912-884-5999.
Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
Monday, Jul 4, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Games! Food! Fun! Slip ’n Slide into lake, Cornhole, Football Toss, Buddy Walkers, Ring Toss, Ring Fling, Washer Toss, Kerplunk, Dominoes, Lawn Darts, Badminton, Jenga, Yahtzee, Checkers, Ladder Toss and More! Free hotdogs, chips, drinks, and cookies. (While they last) $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
July 4th Bicycle Parade
Monday, Jul 4, 2022 4 PM to 5 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
We will have a Ranger led bicycle Parade on July 4th! Decorate or dress up. Helmets required for those under 16. E-Bikes, Golf Carts are also welcome. The golf carts will bring up the back of the parade and should watch for bicyclists. Family Fun for all ages! Please join us. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
4th of July Sunset & Fireworks Hike
Monday, Jul 4, 2022 8 PM to 10 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Looking for an unique way to celebrate July 4th weekend? Then join the staff and volunteers for a once a year opportunity at Panola Mountain State Park. Hike Panola Mountain to watch the sunset over downtown Atlanta, then wait as the fireworks from Decatur, and Peachtree City to Stone Mountain etch across the sky. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Introduction to Paddling
Monday, Jul 4, 2022 10 AM to 11 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of paddling? We are holding a class to teach you about the equipment and how to properly use it. Any participants under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. To participate in this program is necessary to know how to swim. Water shoes are advised. Subject to cancellation in case of bad weather. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Little River Paddle Tour
Monday, Jul 4, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Come and join us for a slow paddle. A ranger will be your guide as you explore the river and lake. Take this opportunity to learn more about the park and the great outdoors! To participate in this program is necessary to know how to swim. Water shoes are advised. Subject to cancellation in case of bad weather. Call the Park for registration. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Marsh Hike
Monday, Jul 4, 2022 9 AM to 10 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Follow a ranger for a guided hike along our coastal salt marshes, take in the sights and sounds of island scenery, and learn about this important habitat. The trails are close to the water and can be muddy in some spots, so please wear sturdy shoes. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail behind the Visitor’s Center for this one-mile hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 4, 2022 until Jul 25, 2022 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This is an adult environmental educational program in cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry. This course is 8 weeks long and involves both classroom lectures as well as hands-on activities. The curriculum consists of 48 hours of instruction taught by state and local experts in the natural and environmental sciences. $250. 706-878-4707.
Paddle 101
Monday, Jul 4, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Meet outside the Park Office to learn the basics of paddling. This is a great activity for those who are new to the hobby. We will be going over basic paddle strokes, entering/exiting the boats, as well as safety. Afterwards we will disembark from the cove and test out our new found knowledge. BYO Kayak is $10. To rent a Kayak is $20. $10 - $20 $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Patriotic Pinwheel Craft
Monday, Jul 4, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Celebrate the fourth of July by making red, white, and blue pinwheels. Join us at our nature center to let your creativity thrive. Space is limited to 15 individuals, please call the park office to register at (706) 356-4362 $2 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Field Day Bonanza
Monday, Jul 4, 2022 4 PM to 6 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us at our campground field for many fun field activities. Play Flag Football, Water Dodge ball, Corn Hole, and many others. This event is free, if you have any questions, please call us at (706) 356-4362. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Birds Behind Leaves: A Beginner Bird Walk
Monday, Jul 4, 2022 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Have you ever tried to identify a bird on a hike but struggled to see it well enough behind the leaves or branches they always seem to hide behind? Join a ranger for this beginner oriented bird walk and learn about a few methods that can help you figure out what birds are around you. Binoculars are highly recommended but not required. $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Watson Mill Bridge History Hike
Monday, Jul 4, 2022 1 PM to 2 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Join a ranger for a guided hike starting at the covered bridge and ending at the old powerhouse ruins. We will view and talk about the varied historical uses of the land the park occupies today. $5 parking. 706-783-5349.

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Etowah Native American Games Program
Tuesday, Jul 5, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come learn about games that some early Native Americans played. Try your luck at rolling a chunky stone, a game of beans, slinging a ball at a pole with a la cross stick, or a simple string game. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Jr. Ranger Camp
Tuesday, Jul 5, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us for a fun filled 3 day Jr. Ranger Camp at Florence Marina/ Providence Canyon State Park. Activities will include: Campfire building, pontoon boat tour, tour of Providence Canyon, reptile feedings, and much more! Jr. Rangers will also be earning a Jr. Ranger Badge upon completing camp. Ages 7-12 $60 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4244.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Tuesday, Jul 5, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Earn your "Junior Ranger" patches at Hard Labor Creek! We will explore nature trails, canoe/kayak on the lake, learn survival skills, dendrology, and document our adventures in outdoor journals. Recommended ages: 8-10. Social distancing required. Please call the park office to register. $80 for one child $60 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Jr. Ranger Camp
Wednesday, Jul 6, 2022 9 AM to 2 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us for a 2-day Junior Ranger Camp, from 9am to 2pm daily. At the end of the camp, you will earn a Junior Ranger badge and have gained new outdoor skills. Learn how to build a fire, tie useful knots, and more! $60 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Salamander Meander
Wednesday, Jul 6, 2022 4 PM to 7 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. Park at Pool. Meet right of playground. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Wednesday, Jul 6, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Earn your "Junior Ranger" patches at Hard Labor Creek! We will explore nature trails, canoe/kayak on the lake, learn survival skills, dendrology, and document our adventures in outdoor journals. Recommended ages: 8-10. Social distancing required. Please call the park office to register. $80 for one child $60 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Sunset Hike: Iron Hill Trail
Wednesday, Jul 6, 2022 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join Rangers on a sunset hike at Red Top Mountain’s Iron Hill Trail! We will enjoy the sunset and twilight hike while looking for things with black lights. This hike is a 2-mile round trip on moderate terrain. Pre-registration required. $3 per person. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Jr. Ranger Camp (ages 8-12)
Wednesday, Jul 6, 2022 9 AM to 1 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Jr. Ranger Camp is a 3-day experience in which we will be learning many outdoor skill alike. Learn how to build a fire, kayak, basic first aid and more. Children should bring their own lunches, water, and wear appropriate shoes. Pre-registry only, please call the park office to register at (706) 356-4362. $125 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Jr. Ranger Camp
Thursday, Jul 7, 2022 9 AM to 2 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us for a 2-day Junior Ranger Camp, from 9am to 2pm daily. At the end of the camp, you will earn a Junior Ranger badge and have gained new outdoor skills. Learn how to build a fire, tie useful knots, and more! $60 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Make Your Own Blow Gun Darts
Thursday, Jul 7, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Blow Guns were often the first weapon given to Native American children to learn how to hunt. Learn how to make your own blow gun darts, blow gun included in this fun program. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Historic Site to register. Program Fee of $5.00 and Limit of 10 people per session. $2-$4 Admission $5 Programming Fee. 770-387-3747.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Thursday, Jul 7, 2022 8 AM to 12 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Let your child's inner explorer run loose and join us for Junior Ranger Day Camp. Any child, ages 4-7, will be allowed to register and explore at Fort Mountain State Park. Please call the park office in advance at 706-422-1932 to register any child that will be attending. $25 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Thursday, Jul 7, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Earn your "Junior Ranger" patches at Hard Labor Creek! We will explore nature trails, canoe/kayak on the lake, learn survival skills, dendrology, and document our adventures in outdoor journals. Recommended ages: 8-10. Social distancing required. Please call the park office to register. $80 for one child $60 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
JR Ranger Day Camp
Thursday, Jul 7, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Junior Rangers are invited to attend Mistletoe State Park's Junior Ranger Camp! We will be exploring many of the natural wonders that make Mistletoe so special. Camp will last from 9 AM to 3 PM and campers will be required to bring a lunch. After completion of the camp, campers will receive their JR Ranger badge! $30. 706-541-0321.
Sunset Hike: Iron Hill Trail
Thursday, Jul 7, 2022 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join Rangers on a sunset hike at Red Top Mountain’s Iron Hill Trail! We will enjoy the sunset and twilight hike while looking for things with black lights. This hike is a 2-mile round trip on moderate terrain. Pre-registration required. $3 per person. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Meet the Reptiles
Thursday, Jul 7, 2022 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
We have many reptiles living here in the park with us as our educational ambassadors. This is your chance to meet them all, hear their stories, and learn about the vital roles they play in their native ecosystems. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp
Thursday, Jul 7, 2022 8:30 AM to 3 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Get ready for a day of learning and fun activities with a Ranger in the swamp. Earn your Stephen Foster Junior Ranger Badge! - This camp is for children ages 7-12. - Cost is $30 per person. Payments can be made with cash or by card over the phone. Call the park and ask for John Mark or Alex. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Jr. Ranger Camp (ages 8-12)
Thursday, Jul 7, 2022 9 AM to 1 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Jr. Ranger Camp is a 3-day experience in which we will be learning many outdoor skill alike. Learn how to build a fire, kayak, basic first aid and more. Children should bring their own lunches, water, and wear appropriate shoes. Pre-registry only, please call the park office to register at (706) 356-4362. $125 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.

Friday, July 8, 2022

Ranger Talk: Slithery Snakes
Friday, Jul 8, 2022 1:30 PM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Some people believe that a good snake is a dead snake, but is that true? Join Ranger Dani as she explains that a good snake is actually a live snake. Learn how snakes survive, which ones are dangerous, some snake misconceptions, and get the opportunity to touch a live snake. Display table following talk. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Frog Calls And Tales Campfire
Friday, Jul 8, 2022 4 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us along the edge of Lake Deleanor at sunset to listen and learn about our very vocal park amphibians. Then, bring a flashlight, marshmallows and a roasting stick and enjoy roasting around the campfire as we tell silly campfire stories. Meet at the boathouse on Lake Deleanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
FDR State Park Bingo
Friday, Jul 8, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original outdoor adult and friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn about the nature and history of Franklin D. Roosevelt State park. Meet at Boathouse. Preregistration required to ensure enough bingo sheets. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Friday, Jul 8, 2022 8 AM to 2:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Attention Junior Rangers ages 8-10, would you like to spend a day exploring and learning with a ranger, then join us for Junior Ranger Day Camp. Please call the park office in advance at 706-422-1932 to register any child that will be attending. $25 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Campfire & S’mores
Fridays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM – Jul 8, 2022 until Aug 5, 2022 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join our Rangers around the campfire for spooky stories, S'mores, and wholesome family fun! $1 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Animal Ambassadors
Friday, Jul 8, 2022 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come to the Visitor Center to meet our animal ambassadors and learn about native animals! $3 per person. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Park pass required. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Sunset Hike: Iron Hill Trail
Friday, Jul 8, 2022 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join Rangers on a sunset hike at Red Top Mountain’s Iron Hill Trail! We will enjoy the sunset and twilight hike while looking for things with black lights. This hike is a 2-mile round trip on moderate terrain. Pre-registration required. $3 per person. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Jr. Ranger Camp (ages 8-12)
Friday, Jul 8, 2022 9 AM to 1 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Jr. Ranger Camp is a 3-day experience in which we will be learning many outdoor skill alike. Learn how to build a fire, kayak, basic first aid and more. Children should bring their own lunches, water, and wear appropriate shoes. Pre-registry only, please call the park office to register at (706) 356-4362. $125 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Archery 101
Saturday, Jul 9, 2022 1 PM to 2 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come try your hand at this beginners archery lesson, and put your new found skills to the test. Ages 8 and up. Call the park office to pre-register. We will meet at the park office. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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New Replica Dug-out Canoe Launch
Saturday, Jul 9, 2022 to Sunday, Jul 10, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come watch to see how successful our park staff was at building a Dug-out canoe. Will it float, will it sink, and just how wet will our paddler get? Bring your favorite fold out chair and a snack to watch as we put the canoe in the river for the first time. $2 -$6. 770-387-3747.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Archery
Saturday, Jul 9, 2022 9 AM to 10:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and prizes. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery course next to group shelter. Park at boat dock. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Saturday, Jul 9, 2022 8 AM to 2:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Attention Junior Rangers ages 11-12, would you like to spend a day exploring and learning with a ranger, then join us for Junior Ranger Day Camp. Please call the park office in advance at 706-422-1932 to register any child that will be attending. This event is $25 per child. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Volunteer Workday at HLC
Saturday, Jul 9, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The second Saturday of every month, meet Friends of Hard Labor Creek State Park and enjoy the work and company in the outdoors. Please click on the title to see a list of the monthly activities. If you can join us please email: friendsofhardlaborcreek@gmail.com. Help us make a positive difference. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Jul 9, 2022 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. Watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jul 9, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Basic Archery
Saturday, Jul 9, 2022 to Sunday, Jul 10, 2022 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.
Accessible Event 
Basic Archery
Saturday, Jul 9, 2022 to Sunday, Jul 10, 2022 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.
Accessible Event 
Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Jul 9, 2022 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn simple techniques for staying safe and keeping track of your family when venturing into the great outdoors. Georgia DNR Search and Rescue Dog Team volunteer, Diane Stone, and her trusty K9 companion Maisey will be leading this interactive class (Unless a SAR emergency is occurring). Meet at the Nature Center. Must register in advance. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Night Hike to the Mine
Saturday, Jul 9, 2022 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us on a night hike to Red Top Mountain’s Iron Hill Mine! This hike is a 1-mile round trip on easy to moderate terrain. Pre-registration required. $3 per person. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Parking pass required. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Kids Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Jul 9, 2022 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Kids will take part in a friendly fishing competition. Participants 12 and younger need to bring their own fishing pole and bait. A prize (free 3 hours mini-golf) will be awarded to those who catch the most fish. Meet on the Cook County side at the rodeo ponds. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Little River Paddle Tour
Saturday, Jul 9, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Come and join us for a slow paddle. A ranger will be your guide as you explore the river and lake. Take this opportunity to learn more about the park and the great outdoors! To participate in this program is necessary to know how to swim. Water shoes are advised. Subject to cancellation in case of bad weather. Call the Park for registration. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Creature Feature: Red-tailed Hawk
Saturday, Jul 9, 2022 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Learn all about the local red-tailed hawks and how they provide for nature throughout their entire range. Come get acquainted with their size, color, social structures, and more. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Accessible Event 
Chunanee Falls Hike
Saturday, Jul 9, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join the Friends of Smithgall Woods and the Park Naturalist on a moderate 1/2 mile hike to the beautiful falls on Chunanee Falls trail. Learn about the native plants on this trail, and the wildlife that thrives there. $5 parking. 706-878-4707.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Sandcastle Building
Saturday, Jul 9, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Want to feel like a kid again? Join us at the beach area and build your best sandcastles. You can bring your own sandcastle supplies or you can borrow some of our own. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Ask a Naturalist
Saturday, Jul 9, 2022 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us at our Nature Hut to learn about the different wildlife and fish that are native to the park! Ask our Naturalist any question you might have. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Ask a Naturalist
Saturday, Jul 9, 2022 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us at our Nature Hut to learn about the different wildlife and fish that are native to the park! Ask our Naturalist any question you might have. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Accessible Event 
Line Dancing in the Park
Saturday, Jul 9, 2022 7 PM to 8 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us in the campground field next to the playground for an instructional Line dancing 101 class taught by Ammo Johnson. This event is free for all, bring your dancing shoes and bust out those moves. For any questions please call (706) 356-4362. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Junior Ranger- Tree Identification
Sunday, Jul 10, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, come learn the basic of how to identify trees. We will walk around the park to look at the differences and similarities of several kinds of trees. How many different trees do you think you can learn to Identify in a day? $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
The Life and Times of a Kings Soldier.
Sunday, Jul 10, 2022 to Monday, Jul 11, 2022 10 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
In the Officers Barracks you will hear about early 18th Century British Soldiers. From enlistment to, garrison duty, to mutiny. Would you have what it takes to live a life in service to the crown. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Sunday, Jul 10, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow in the footsteps of a Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Tours at 2pm & 3pm. $6.50-$9.50 912-437-4770.
Mushrooms and Other "Fun Guys"
Sunday, Jul 10, 2022 3 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join us for a fun activity day where you will learn about scavengers, decomposers, and mushrooms! You'll get to stretch your legs with scavenger themed yoga. Learn all about mushrooms with an educational mushroom work shop, and make your own mushroom in a fun arts and crafts activity. Ages 6+. Limited to 12 participants. Preregistration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Invasive Species ID Hike
Sunday, Jul 10, 2022 9 AM to 10 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join our park naturalist on a .5 mile hike to identify and discuss the invasive species that you can find in our park. Meet at the park office. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Basic Archery
Sunday, Jul 10, 2022 to Monday, Jul 11, 2022 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.
Accessible Event 
Basic Archery
Sunday, Jul 10, 2022 to Monday, Jul 11, 2022 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.
Accessible Event 
Night Hike to the Mine
Sunday, Jul 10, 2022 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us on a night hike to Red Top Mountain’s Iron Hill Mine! This hike is a 1-mile round trip on easy to moderate terrain. Pre-registration required. $3 per person. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Parking pass required. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Photo Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, Jul 10, 2022 9 AM to 11 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Bring your camera and embark on this epic hunt. Get your item list from the Park Ranger at the Visitor Center. Items must be found in the park and photographed to be the winner. A prize (free three hours mini-golf) will be awarded to the team that finishes first. Teams of 5, so bring the whole family! $5 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Cast Iron Cooking on the Campfire
Sunday, Jul 10, 2022 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us at the Amphitheater to learn this time honored skill of cooking with cast iron. Learn how to cook breakfasts, dinners, and desserts all over the fire and impress all of your friends with your new found skill. Food will not be handed out unfortunately, however coffee will be available to those that register. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Watson Mill Bridge History Hike
Sunday, Jul 10, 2022 1 PM to 2 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Join a ranger for a guided hike starting at the covered bridge and ending at the old powerhouse ruins. We will view and talk about the varied historical uses of the land the park occupies today. $5 parking. 706-783-5349.

Monday, July 11, 2022

Junior Ranger Camp (Ages 6-9)
Monday, Jul 11, 2022 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Children from 6 to 9 are invited to join park rangers for a fun week of hikes, crafts, games, and more focused on the natural and cultural heritage of Georgia. During the week children will complete activities to earn a Junior Ranger badge. Please call the Visitors Center to sign up. Space is limited. $150. 912-598-2300.
Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 11, 2022 until Jul 25, 2022 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This is an adult environmental educational program in cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry. This course is 8 weeks long and involves both classroom lectures as well as hands-on activities. The curriculum consists of 48 hours of instruction taught by state and local experts in the natural and environmental sciences. $250. 706-878-4707.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Anna Ruby Tuesday Day Camp
Tuesday, Jul 12, 2022 10 AM to 2 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
What was life like for a well-to-do girl in Nacoochee in the 1870s? In this one day camp, 6-10 year olds will play period games, play dress up with Victorian attire and have an English tea. Advanced registration required. $35. 706-878-1077.
Full Moon Hike
Tuesday, Jul 12, 2022 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike to the suspension bridge and watch the moon rise above the gorge. Must register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Jr Ranger Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jul 13, 2022 until Jul 15, 2022 
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for fun and adventure this Summer with our Jr Ranger Summer Camps! We'll be learning about nature and the world around us through a variety of activities such as; fishing, hiking, archery, and much more! Preregistration is required, call the park office for more information $85 per Jr Ranger $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Etowah Native American Games Program
Wednesday, Jul 13, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come learn about games that some early Native Americans played. Try your luck at rolling a chunky stone, a game of beans, slinging a ball at a pole with a la cross stick, or a simple string game. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Salamander Meander
Wednesday, Jul 13, 2022 4 PM to 7 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. Park at Pool. Meet right of playground. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Full Moon Paddle
Wednesday, Jul 13, 2022 8:45 PM to 10 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join a ranger on a relaxing evening paddle enjoying nature, the night sky, and possibly seeing some wildlife. We provide life jackets, paddles, 2-person canoes, kayaks, paddleboats or john boats. Boater check-in 8:15 PM at boathouse. Pre-register & prepay at the park office. Limited space for boaters. Dress for the water. $15-$28 $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Wednesday, Jul 13, 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.
Full Moon Hike: Iron Hill Trail
Wednesday, Jul 13, 2022 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join Rangers on a full moon hike and learn about Red Top Mountain! We will enjoy the full moon and sunset while looking for things with black lights. This hike is a 2-mile round trip on moderate terrain. Please allow approximately 2 hours for this hike. Please dress for the weather and bring water. Pre-registration required. $3 per person. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Jr Ranger Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jul 14, 2022 until Jul 15, 2022 
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for fun and adventure this Summer with our Jr Ranger Summer Camps! We'll be learning about nature and the world around us through a variety of activities such as; fishing, hiking, archery, and much more! Preregistration is required, call the park office for more information $85 per Jr Ranger $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Thursday, Jul 14, 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.

Friday, July 15, 2022

Jr Ranger Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jul 15, 2022 
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for fun and adventure this Summer with our Jr Ranger Summer Camps! We'll be learning about nature and the world around us through a variety of activities such as; fishing, hiking, archery, and much more! Preregistration is required, call the park office for more information $85 per Jr Ranger $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Frog Calls And Tales Campfire
Friday, Jul 15, 2022 4 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us along the edge of Lake Deleanor at sunset to listen and learn about our very vocal park amphibians. Then, bring a flashlight, marshmallows and a roasting stick and enjoy roasting around the campfire as we tell silly campfire stories. Meet at the boathouse on Lake Deleanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
FDR State Park Bingo
Friday, Jul 15, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original outdoor adult and friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn about the nature and history of Franklin D. Roosevelt State park. Meet at Boathouse. Preregistration required to ensure enough bingo sheets. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
The Redcoats Brown Bess
Friday, Jul 15, 2022 to Saturday, Jul 16, 2022 10 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
The Brown Bess was the British Military Musket of the 18th century. Learn about this famous weapon and hear about what it was like to carry one every day. There will be a Brown Bess Demonstration every half hour. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Friday, Jul 15, 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.
Firefly Workshop
Friday, Jul 15, 2022 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Learn about fireflies in this enlightening workshop. We will start with a presentation about fireflies from a firefly specialist and then will go out into the park to view fireflies in their natural habitat. We will be outside so be sure to wear closed toed shoes, bring water, and bug spray. All-ages event. Pre-registration required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Campfire & S’mores
Fridays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM – Jul 15, 2022 until Aug 5, 2022 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join our Rangers around the campfire for spooky stories, S'mores, and wholesome family fun! $1 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Campfire Night
Friday, Jul 15, 2022 7 PM to 8 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Gather around the campfire and sing your campfire song. Join us down at our amphitheater and enjoy songs, stories, and good ol' conversation with your fellow campers. This event is free for all. Please bring a flashlight or headlamp for your walk back to your vehicles and campsites. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Make Your Own Blow Gun Darts
Saturday, Jul 16, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Blow Guns were often the first weapon given to Native American children to learn how to hunt. Learn how to make your own blow gun darts, blow gun included in this fun program. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Historic Site to register. Program Fee of $5.00 and Limit of 10 people per session. $2-$4 Admission $5 Programming Fee. 770-387-3747.
Archery
Saturday, Jul 16, 2022 9 AM to 10:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and prizes. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery course next to group shelter. Park at boat dock. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Children's Drills
Saturday, Jul 16, 2022 to Sunday, Jul 17, 2022 10 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
With the aid of wooden muskets kids and adults alike can learn the drills of a colonial soldier. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Saturday, Jul 16, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow in the footsteps of a Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Tours at 2pm & 3pm. $6.50-$9.50 912-437-4770.
Night Hike
Saturday, Jul 16, 2022 8 PM to 9 PM
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Meet at Hamburg Boat Ramp at 8:00 p.m. to walk the Yellow Trail. Listen for night sounds, discuss the Fall Line, and the history of Hamburg State Park. Please dress for the weather. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
Lets Get Crafty
Saturday, Jul 16, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Flex your creativity with this craft day. We will be doing hands on crafts, learning, and even an educational dance party. This will be held at the beach so bring closed toed shoes, bug spray, and water. Pre-registration required. Ages 6+. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Tree ID Hike
Saturday, Jul 16, 2022 9 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join our park naturalist on a 2.5 mile hike as we learn about some of the different trees that make up the forest here at high falls! Meet at the tranquility trailhead. *Pre-registration is required* *To pre-register please call or visit our park office* $1 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Jul 16, 2022 7 PM to 9 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Enjoy the setting sun over High Falls lake in this peaceful 3-mile paddle trip. Reservations are required. This program is open to adults and children 8+ years and older. Participants must be able to swim. Close toed shoes are required. $35/ couple, $25/individual, $15 if you have your own boat $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Outdoor/Indoor Summer Send-Off - Junior Ranger Weekend
Saturday, Jul 16, 2022 12 PM to 3 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Before the kids head back to school, bring the family out for one more weekend of summer fun. During this combination outdoor/indoor program, families can learn a variety of pioneer skills and take the challenge of both a tree ID scavenger hunt and our Breakfast Scramble relay race. Then cool off inside the visitor center for crafts and activities. Admission plus $2 event fee. 478-986-5172.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Jul 16, 2022 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register, space is limited to 12 climbers. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Jul 16, 2022 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register, space is limited to 12 climbers. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Night Hike to the Mine
Saturday, Jul 16, 2022 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us on a night hike to Red Top Mountain’s Iron Hill Mine! This hike is a 1-mile round trip on easy to moderate terrain. Pre-registration required. $3 per person. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Parking pass required. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Beach Camp
Saturday, Jul 16, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Beach Camp is an activity for all ages. It's summer and we're going to spend the whole morning on the water! 1st activity - Introduction to paddling. 2nd activity – Little River Paddle Tour. 3rd activity - Let's go swimming in the only allowed place in the Park, on the beach! To participate in this program is necessary to know how to swim. $25 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Little River Paddle Tour
Saturday, Jul 16, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Come and join us for a slow paddle. A ranger will be your guide as you explore the river and lake. Take this opportunity to learn more about the park and the great outdoors! To participate in this program is necessary to know how to swim. Water shoes are advised. Subject to cancellation in case of bad weather. Call the Park for registration. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
The Mysterious Skidaway Sloth
Saturday, Jul 16, 2022 3 PM to 3:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a naturalist for an in-depth talk about the Skidaway Island giant ground sloth and what paleontologists found as they worked to identify our mysterious sloth. You may have yet to see the sloth in the Smithsonian, but you’ll be able to learn and hear about them directly on the island where they were first found in North America. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Bay's Bridge Hayride
3rd Saturday of Month 10 AM - 3 PM from Jul 16, 2022 until Oct 15, 2022 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Come enjoy a guided hayride to the famous Bay's Bridge. Hayrides will run continuously from 10 am to 3 pm. This is a perfect time for pictures and a great outing for the whole family! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Radical Reptiles
Saturday, Jul 16, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us at our nature center for an informative program all about our native snakes at Tugaloo, and see our resident snakes, Harvey and Jules. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Fire-Making 101
Saturday, Jul 16, 2022 4 PM to 5 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Meet at the Amphitheater to learn how to build a campfire, using a variety of different methods. Try your hand at creating your fire after learning the basics. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Line Dancing in the Park
Saturday, Jul 16, 2022 7 PM to 8 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us in the campground field next to the playground for an instructional Line dancing 101 class taught by Ammo Johnson. This event is free for all, bring your dancing shoes and bust out those moves. For any questions please call (706) 356-4362. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jul 16, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Pick up a nature scavenger hunt list from the office to explore the park with your friends and family in a new way! $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, July 17, 2022

Etowah Native American Games Program
Sunday, Jul 17, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come learn about games that some early Native Americans played. Try your luck at rolling a chunky stone, a game of beans, slinging a ball at a pole with a la cross stick, or a simple string game. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
The Life and Times of a Kings Soldier.
Sunday, Jul 17, 2022 to Monday, Jul 18, 2022 10 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
In the Officers Barracks you will hear about early 18th Century British Soldiers. From enlistment to, garrison duty, to mutiny. Would you have what it takes to live a life in service to the crown. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Sunday, Jul 17, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow in the footsteps of a Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Tours at 2pm & 3pm. $6.50-$9.50 912-437-4770.
Historic Hike
Sunday, Jul 17, 2022 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Did you know High Falls was a bustling town way back when? Take a 1 mile tour of the olden days of High Falls when industry and hydroelectricity kept this town moving. Meet at the park office. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Tranquil Trail Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, Jul 17, 2022 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Can you find everything and win a prize? Take a walk on our tranquil trail and try to find the answers to our scavenger hunt by reading our interpretive signs! Pick up your scavenger hunt card at the park office. $1 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Outdoor/Indoor Summer Send-Off - Junior Ranger Weekend
Sunday, Jul 17, 2022 12 PM to 3 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Before the kids head back to school, bring the family out for one more weekend of summer fun. During this combination outdoor/indoor program, families can learn a variety of pioneer skills and take the challenge of both a tree ID scavenger hunt and our Breakfast Scramble relay race. Then cool off inside the visitor center for crafts and activities. Admission plus $2 event fee. 478-986-5172.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Jul 17, 2022 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register, space is limited to 12 climbers. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Jul 17, 2022 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register, space is limited to 12 climbers. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Night Hike to the Mine
Sunday, Jul 17, 2022 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us on a night hike to Red Top Mountain’s Iron Hill Mine! This hike is a 1-mile round trip on easy to moderate terrain. Pre-registration required. $3 per person. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Parking pass required. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Ask the Naturalist
Sunday, Jul 17, 2022 9 AM to 11 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
A naturalist will be in front of the 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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Homemade Ice Cream - CANCELLED
Sunday, Jul 17, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Hot summer weather is the perfect reason for ice cream. Come try making your own small batch of vanilla or chocolate ice cream to help cool down in the heat. Learn a little bit about the process of chilling the dairy and enjoy the sweet dessert afterwards. $5 per person. Call the Visitor Center to sign up. Meet behind the Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Cast Iron Cooking on the Campfire
Sunday, Jul 17, 2022 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us at the Amphitheater to learn this time honored skill of cooking with cast iron. Learn how to cook breakfasts, dinners, and desserts all over the fire and impress all of your friends with your new found skill. Food will not be handed out unfortunately, however coffee will be available to those that register. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.

Monday, July 18, 2022

Black Rock Mountain State Park Family Camp
Monday, Jul 18, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Enjoy a weekend away with your family participating in activities such as Wilderness Survival, Fire building, Kayaking, and Hiking. Families can attend field trips to other state parks and to the well known Foxfire Museum. Finish the weekend out, with a scavenger hunt competing against other families. All ages welcome. Registration is Required. $45 per adult; $25 per child ages 3-17; under 3 free $5 parking. 706-746-2441.
Junior Rangers Day Camp Ages 6-8
Monday, Jul 18, 2022 9 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us for an adventure-packed day of Junior Ranger Camp. Campers will spend the day developing various skills, learning about the history and natural surroundings of the fort, Ages 6-8. Please bring lunch. Pre-registration Required $35. 912-437-4770.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
10 AM - 3 PM from Jul 18, 2022 until Jul 21, 2022 
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Want something fun to do this summer? At Junior Ranger Day Camp, children learn about nature, history, and animals while playing games and making new friends. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 18, 2022 until Jul 25, 2022 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This is an adult environmental educational program in cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry. This course is 8 weeks long and involves both classroom lectures as well as hands-on activities. The curriculum consists of 48 hours of instruction taught by state and local experts in the natural and environmental sciences. $250. 706-878-4707.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Black Rock Mountain State Park Family Camp
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Enjoy a weekend away with your family participating in activities such as Wilderness Survival, Fire building, Kayaking, and Hiking. Families can attend field trips to other state parks and to the well known Foxfire Museum. Finish the weekend out, with a scavenger hunt competing against other families. All ages welcome. Registration is Required. $45 per adult; $25 per child ages 3-17; under 3 free $5 parking. 706-746-2441.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
10 AM - 3 PM from Jul 19, 2022 until Jul 21, 2022 
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Want something fun to do this summer? At Junior Ranger Day Camp, children learn about nature, history, and animals while playing games and making new friends. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Black Rock Mountain State Park Family Camp
Wednesday, Jul 20, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Enjoy a weekend away with your family participating in activities such as Wilderness Survival, Fire building, Kayaking, and Hiking. Families can attend field trips to other state parks and to the well known Foxfire Museum. Finish the weekend out, with a scavenger hunt competing against other families. All ages welcome. Registration is Required. $45 per adult; $25 per child ages 3-17; under 3 free $5 parking. 706-746-2441.
Salamander Meander
Wednesday, Jul 20, 2022 4 PM to 7 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. Park at Pool. Meet right of playground. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
10 AM - 3 PM from Jul 20, 2022 until Jul 21, 2022 
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Want something fun to do this summer? At Junior Ranger Day Camp, children learn about nature, history, and animals while playing games and making new friends. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Sunset Hike: Iron Hill Trail
Wednesday, Jul 20, 2022 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join Rangers on a sunset hike at Red Top Mountain’s Iron Hill Trail! We will enjoy the sunset and twilight hike while looking for things with black lights. This hike is a 2-mile round trip on moderate terrain. Pre-registration required. $3 per person. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Black Rock Mountain State Park Family Camp
Thursday, Jul 21, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Enjoy a weekend away with your family participating in activities such as Wilderness Survival, Fire building, Kayaking, and Hiking. Families can attend field trips to other state parks and to the well known Foxfire Museum. Finish the weekend out, with a scavenger hunt competing against other families. All ages welcome. Registration is Required. $45 per adult; $25 per child ages 3-17; under 3 free $5 parking. 706-746-2441.
Make Your Own Blow Gun Darts
Thursday, Jul 21, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Blow Guns were often the first weapon given to Native American children to learn how to hunt. Learn how to make your own blow gun darts, blow gun included in this fun program. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Historic Site to register. Program Fee of $5.00 and Limit of 10 people per session. $2-$4 Admission $5 Programming Fee. 770-387-3747.
Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Thursday, Jul 21, 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.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
10 AM - 3 PM from Jul 21, 2022 
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Want something fun to do this summer? At Junior Ranger Day Camp, children learn about nature, history, and animals while playing games and making new friends. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Sunset Hike: Iron Hill Trail
Thursday, Jul 21, 2022 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join Rangers on a sunset hike at Red Top Mountain’s Iron Hill Trail! We will enjoy the sunset and twilight hike while looking for things with black lights. This hike is a 2-mile round trip on moderate terrain. Pre-registration required. $3 per person. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Meet the Reptiles
Thursday, Jul 21, 2022 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
We have many reptiles living here in the park with us as our educational ambassadors. This is your chance to meet them all, hear their stories, and learn about the vital roles they play in their native ecosystems. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Friday, July 22, 2022

Black Rock Mountain State Park Family Camp
Friday, Jul 22, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Enjoy a weekend away with your family participating in activities such as Wilderness Survival, Fire building, Kayaking, and Hiking. Families can attend field trips to other state parks and to the well known Foxfire Museum. Finish the weekend out, with a scavenger hunt competing against other families. All ages welcome. Registration is Required. $45 per adult; $25 per child ages 3-17; under 3 free $5 parking. 706-746-2441.
Frog Calls And Tales Campfire
Friday, Jul 22, 2022 4 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us along the edge of Lake Deleanor at sunset to listen and learn about our very vocal park amphibians. Then, bring a flashlight, marshmallows and a roasting stick and enjoy roasting around the campfire as we tell silly campfire stories. Meet at the boathouse on Lake Deleanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
FDR State Park Bingo
Friday, Jul 22, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original outdoor adult and friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn about the nature and history of Franklin D. Roosevelt State park. Meet at Boathouse. Preregistration required to ensure enough bingo sheets. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Friday, Jul 22, 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.
Family Fun at the Beach
Friday, Jul 22, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy an afternoon of family fun at the beach with rubber duck races and beach ball races. Rubber duck races will be held at 2:00, 2:15, and 2:30. It is $2 with a park duck, or $1 if you bring your own. Beach ball races will be held at 3:00 and 3:30, $2 per person to enter a team. Cash only. Please wear closed toed shoes. This is an all-ages event. $1-$2 Cash Only $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Trivia Night
Friday, Jul 22, 2022 8 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Think you know a lot about nature? Show off your knowledge with a trivia night. Participants will be split off into teams (or families) and will compete to see what team can answer the most questions. Program held outside so please bring bug spray as a precaution. This is an all ages event. Pre-registration required. Social distancing required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Accessible Event 
Campfire & S’mores
Fridays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM – Jul 22, 2022 until Aug 5, 2022 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join our Rangers around the campfire for spooky stories, S'mores, and wholesome family fun! $1 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Night Hike to the Mine
Friday, Jul 22, 2022 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us on a night hike to Red Top Mountain’s Iron Hill Mine! This hike is a 1-mile round trip on easy to moderate terrain. Pre-registration required. $3 per person. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Parking pass required. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Campfire Night
Friday, Jul 22, 2022 7 PM to 8 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Gather around the campfire and sing your campfire song. Join us down at our amphitheater and enjoy songs, stories, and good ol' conversation with your fellow campers. This event is free for all. Please bring a flashlight or headlamp for your walk back to your vehicles and campsites. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Vann House Days 2022
Saturday, Jul 23, 2022 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
What better way to understand the daily life of an 1800s family than to experience it for yourself? Local craftspeople will demonstrate early 19th century skills such as blacksmithing, basket weaving, quilting, weaving, blow guns and more. The Vann Mansion, Cherokee Farmstead, Vann Kitchen, and museum will be open for self-guided tours. $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.
Etowah Native American Games Program
Saturday, Jul 23, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come learn about games that some early Native Americans played. Try your luck at rolling a chunky stone, a game of beans, slinging a ball at a pole with a la cross stick, or a simple string game. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
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