Fishing Events

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


Sunday, May 29, 2022

Freshwater Friends and Foe
Sunday, May 29, 2022 1 PM to 2 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Come along with a Ranger to learn about the different native and non native species of Reptiles, Fish and Amphibians on Lake Hartwell. Bring your best walking shoes and some snacks and water. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.

Saturday, June 4, 2022

30th Annual Junior Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Jun 4, 2022 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Kids 15 and younger can try to win prizes for largest fish or youngest angler, as well as a door prize. Register between 7:30 - 7:45 a.m. at the main office and enjoy some great fishing in Lake Liberty. The tournament will start at 8am and end at 11:30am $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Accessible Event 

Monday, June 6, 2022

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 6, 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.

Monday, June 13, 2022

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 13, 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.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

30th Annual Senior Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Jun 18, 2022 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
This tournament will be held at Lake Liberty. Anglers 55 years and older can try to win prizes in several categories, as well as win a door prize. Register between 7:30 - 7:45 a.m. at the main office and enjoy some great fishing. The tournament will start at 8am and end at 11:30am. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Accessible Event 
Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Jun 18, 2022 8 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Kids ages 2-12 are invited to join the Park Staff and the Friends of Laura Walker State Park at the gazebo near the lake for our annual fishing rodeo. There will be prizes for many categories, t-shirts for all fishers, and fun for all. Social distancing required. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Accessible Event 

Monday, June 20, 2022

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 20, 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.

Monday, June 27, 2022

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 27, 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.

Monday, July 4, 2022

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.

Monday, July 11, 2022

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.

Monday, July 18, 2022

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.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – 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.

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Junior Angler Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 10 AM to 1 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Guests age 15 and under are invited to join this year's fishing rodeo! Participants will learn how to be responsible fishermen while enjoying time with family and friends & supporting our Georgia State Parks. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.