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Sunday, May 19, 2024

Nature Hike
Sunday, May 19, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Join us on a pet-friendly ranger-led hike. On the hike we will explore the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps and Alexander H. Stephens. We will meet at Lake Liberty, which is in front of our park office. Bring water and wear sturdy shoes. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Guided Waterfall Hike
Sunday, May 19, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from May 19, 2024 until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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Beginners Botany Hike
Sunday, May 19, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Enjoy the beauty of the Falls View Trail while we learn basic botany terms to improve your plant identification skills. This is our most challenging trail so wear good shoes and bring your water! And be sure to bring a notebook if want to take notes. Meet on the lawn next to Picnic Shelter #1. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Sunday Sunset Stroll with a Ranger
Sunday, May 19, 2024 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come Join the Ranger for an easy going Sunset stroll through the forest. We will have fun as we walk along the Sweet Gum Trail and take in the sights and sounds of the morning on our beloved mountain park. Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather and don't forget to bring your binoculars in case we spot any birds. $5.00 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Morning Mill Tour
Sunday, May 19, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Now's your chance to peer into the New Manchester Mill Ruins. These ruins were burnt down in 1864 during the American Civil War and sparked a fascinating mystery. Learn about the complex history of this site on this ranger led history hike. Please dress for the weather on this mile long hike. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Wildflower Hike
Sunday, May 19, 2024 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Witness the wildflowers of Tallulah Gorge! Join us on this ranger led hike to spot what's in bloom! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Hike
Sunday, May 19, 2024 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Meet at the trail beside the tennis court. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Monday, May 20, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from May 20, 2024 until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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Tails on Trails
Monday, May 20, 2024 9 AM to 10 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Help us celebrate National Dog Rescue day by bringing your favorite furry friend in for a morning of fun! $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
Tuesday, May 21, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from May 21, 2024 until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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Let's ROCK: Geology Hike
Tuesday, May 21, 2024 10 AM to 11 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.
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Going Deep: Geology of the Canyon Bottom
Tuesday, May 21, 2024 1 PM to 3 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.
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Bear Creek Hike
Tuesday, May 21, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
This short but strenuous guided hike will go from the Interpretive Center down to the ford at Bear Creek (approximately 3 miles roundtrip). $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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West Rim Hike
Tuesday, May 21, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Join us for a moderately strenuous, 3 mile trek. This hike offers scenic views from the many rocky outcrops along the trail. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from May 22, 2024 until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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Compass Clarification Class
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Compass and navigational knowledge is a GREAT skill for kids to learn. Join us as we clarify and demystify exactly how to use a compass and learn how to put it to practical use. This program is geared towards younger children. Simply navigate your way to the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Spring Scavenger Search
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 3 PM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scavenging for something fun and healthy for the kids to get out and do? Spring is here so let's explore and see what we can find! Come out to Red Top for our 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. 770-975-0055.
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Full Moon Hike
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 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. Meet at the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center. Please call and sign up in advance space is limited. Plan to pay with cash as the gift shop is closed at this time. $10 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
Thursday, May 23, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from May 23, 2024 until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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World Turtle Day Turtle Walk
Thursday, May 23, 2024 3:30 PM to 5 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come celebrate World Turtle Day by walking around Black Rock Mountain Lake with us as we look for and learn about turtles. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Let's ROCK: Geology Hike
Thursday, May 23, 2024 10 AM to 11 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.
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West Rim Hike
Thursday, May 23, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Join us for a moderately strenuous, 3 mile trek. This hike offers scenic views from the many rocky outcrops along the trail. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Birding Basics
Thursday, May 23, 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 hike and explore around Crooked River $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Turtle Hike
Thursday, May 23, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Come hike with our box turtle, Tori, at Pioneer 1! We'll be letting her lead the way while we learn about box turtles! Wear your hiking boots and bring a water. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Friday, May 24, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
Friday, May 24, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from May 24, 2024 until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, May 24, 2024 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. By using provided UV lights, you will see scorpions and millipedes glowing in the dark. Meet at the park office to walk along an easy/moderate 3/4 mile trail. Kids ages 6 and older. Bring a flashlight, bug repellent, and wear sturdy shoes. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Night Hike
Friday, May 24, 2024 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Ever wondered what walking in the woods sounds like at night or what animals are night visitors? Learn this and more as we adventure into the woods after the sun goes down. Have your flashlights and headlamps ready for this after dark hike. Please register by calling the park office. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Saturday, May 25, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
Saturday, May 25, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from May 25, 2024 until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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Iconic Trees of Amicalola Falls
Saturday, May 25, 2024 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join volunteer naturalists to learn how to use a tree ID guide book and scientific sketches to identify amazing trees at Amicalola Falls. This walk will take place at the Lodge Loop Trail, which overlooks the mountain range that surrounds the Lodge. Meet us in the lodge lobby! $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Tennessee Rock Trail Sunset Hike
Saturday, May 25, 2024 6 PM to 9 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come enjoy a guided hike of our beautiful Tennessee Rock Trail and make it to the peak just in time to enjoy a beautiful view of the sunset. Be sure to wear good hiking shoes and bring water and a flashlight. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Let's ROCK: Geology Hike
Saturday, May 25, 2024 10 AM to 11 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.
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Back Country Loop Hike
Saturday, May 25, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Hike with a park Naturalist on the two-mile Backcountry Campsites loop. This is an easy hike. meet at the Interpretive Center, then we'll drive to the backcountry Camping Trailhead. Duration Approx, 1.5 hours $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Uncover the Undergrowth: A Reptile Habitat Hike
Saturday, May 25, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Sign up in the visitor center for a hike through the Hannah Clark Hiking Trail and back (1 1/2 mi) and learn about our native reptiles and where they make their homes. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Fire Tower Trek
Saturday, May 25, 2024 1 PM to 2:30 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.
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Mushrooms of May Hike
Saturday, May 25, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Fungi can be unpredictable, but this Naturalist can talk about mushrooms whether they are around or not! So let's go see what's out there on the Tranquility Trail. This is a moderately rated trail so wear good shoes and bring your water! Meet at the Park Office. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Batty About Bats Hike
Saturday, May 25, 2024 8 PM to 10 PM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
Join Rangers for a Twilight Hike to learn about the different Native Bat Species in the area and discuss about what bats call the Marble Mine Home. Meet at Visitor Center. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
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Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, May 25, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Explore the grounds of what was once the largest prison in the world! Admission to the History Center is included. Gather on the Camp Lawton History Center front porch. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Sunset Mountain Hike
Saturday, May 25, 2024 7 PM to 9 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take time out of your hectic schedule to join us for a relaxing sunset mountain hike of Panola Mountain. There's nothing quite like watching the sun set from the top of Panola. Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10+. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. Click event for more details. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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160th Anniversary Commemoration
Saturday, May 25, 2024 9 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Join us for guided tours, author book signings, a new exhibit opening, and thematic presentations that take place or begin at the visitor center. Visitors can experience a glimpse of both military and civilian life that will include home skills and crafts, cannon firings, musketry, military drills, and soldier camp life. Food concession available. $6. 770-443-7850.
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Story Walk on Lakeside
Saturday, May 25, 2024 9 AM to 10 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Bring your kiddos for a short morning hike and read a fun story. This is a short, accessible hike on Lakeside Trail. Bring water and comfortable shoes. Call to pre-register. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
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Sunset Birding
Saturday, May 25, 2024 8 PM to 9:15 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us on the search for birds in the serenity of sunset. Learn about what types of birds we may see and try to identify them by sight and sound. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunday, May 26, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
Sunday, May 26, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from May 26, 2024 until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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Let's ROCK: Geology Hike
Sunday, May 26, 2024 10 AM to 11 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.
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Bear Creek Hike
Sunday, May 26, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
This short but strenuous guided hike will go from the Interpretive Center down to the ford at Bear Creek (approximately 3 miles roundtrip). $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Herpetology Hike
Sunday, May 26, 2024 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join a ranger for an opportunity to look for some of the reptiles that inhabit our region. Moderate 1.5 mile hike. A brief safety talk will take place before the hike. Begins at the Tower Trail trailhead. Registration required; 12 people max. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Morning Mill Tour
Sunday, May 26, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Now's your chance to enter the New Manchester Mill Ruins. Learn about the complex history of the site while exploring the ruins and surrounding area. please dress appropriately for the weather. close toed shoes suggested 5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Hike
Sunday, May 26, 2024 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Meet at trail head beside tennis court in day use area. 0.7 mile hike on muscadine trail. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Welcome to Watson Mill - History and Nature Hike
Sunday, May 26, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Learn a bit about the history of the area, the story of our bridge, and some plants and animals native to the park and how they have contributed to the story of Watson Mill. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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Monday, May 27, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
Monday, May 27, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from May 27, 2024 until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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Wildflower Hike
Monday, May 27, 2024 9 AM to 10 AM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Witness the wildflowers of Tallulah Gorge! Join us on this ranger led hike to spot what's in bloom! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from May 28, 2024 until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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Let's Go Geocache!
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 11 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
How would you like to own one of these nifty Georgia State Parks Geo-Tour coins? Certain Cache's within the park have code words on them and when you collect enough you get this very cool coin! More info here: https://gastateparks.org/Geocaching Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center and hike a 1 mile section of Sweetgum Trail. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Compass Clarification Class
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Compass and navigational knowledge is a GREAT skill for kids to learn. Join us as we clarify and demystify exactly how to use a compass and learn how to put it to practical use. This program is geared towards younger children. Simply navigate your way to the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from May 29, 2024 until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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Spring Scavenger Search
Wednesday, May 29, 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? Spring is here so let's explore and see what we can find! Come out to Red Top for our 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. 770-975-0055.
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Red Top Survival Series
Wednesday, May 29, 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. 770-975-0055.
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Thursday, May 30, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
Thursday, May 30, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from May 30, 2024 until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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Going Deep: Geology of the Canyon Bottom
Thursday, May 30, 2024 1 PM to 3 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.
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West Rim Hike
Thursday, May 30, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Join us for a moderately strenuous, 3 mile trek. This hike offers scenic views from the many rocky outcrops along the trail. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Birding Basics
Thursday, May 30, 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 hike and explore around Crooked River $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Friday, May 31, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
Friday, May 31, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from May 31, 2024 until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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Let's ROCK: Geology Hike
Friday, May 31, 2024 10 AM to 11 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.
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Back Country Loop Hike
Friday, May 31, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Hike with a park Naturalist on the two-mile Backcountry Campsites loop. This is an easy hike. meet at the Interpretive Center, then we'll drive to the backcountry Camping Trailhead. Duration Approx, 1.5 hours $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Sunset Hike
Friday, May 31, 2024 8:15 PM to 9:15 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Come experience one of the best sunset locations in the state on a guided hike with a ranger. Bring comfortable hiking shoes and a flashlight. 1 mile moderate hike. Begins at the Old Fort Picnic Area. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, May 31, 2024 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. By using provided UV lights, you will see scorpions and millipedes glowing in the dark. Meet at the park office to walk along an easy/moderate 3/4 mile trail. Kids ages 6 and older. Bring a flashlight, bug repellent, and wear sturdy shoes. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, June 1, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from Jun 1, 2024 until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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Sitton's Cave Adventures
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
These 2 - 2.5 hour long Ranger-led programs will take you crawling in the mud, scrambling over rocks, encountering strange creatures and (possibly) wading through a subterranean stream as you explore the fascinating world underground. $45 per person $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Twilight Adventure- National Trails Day Ramble
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 8 PM to 9:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Celebrate National Trails Day with us! Join the Ranger for an exciting sensory swamp journey. Learn who’s making all the night sounds and discover adaptations for our crepuscular and nocturnal inhabitants. One-mile, natural surface trail. Must pre-register and pre-pay at the park office. Limited space. . Meet at Picnic Shelter 6. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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National Trails Day - Nocturnal Night Hike
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 8:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join us at the Trembling Earth Nature Trail and Boardwalk to experience what the swamp has to offer in the dark of the night. This years National Trails Day will focus on the nocturnal creatures of the Okefenokee as we walk the 0.75 mile trail that meanders through Cypress and Tupelo forest. Bring closed toe shoes and water for this hike. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet at shelter 6 for a guided mid level hike following the creek. Wear appropriate clothing and bring a water. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, June 2, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from Jun 2, 2024 until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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Sitton's Cave Adventures
Sunday, Jun 2, 2024 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
These 2 - 2.5 hour long Ranger-led programs will take you crawling in the mud, scrambling over rocks, encountering strange creatures and (possibly) wading through a subterranean stream as you explore the fascinating world underground. $45 per person $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Sunday Sunset Stroll with a Ranger
Sunday, Jun 2, 2024 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come Join the Ranger for an easy going Sunset stroll through the forest. We will have fun as we walk along the Sweet Gum Trail and take in the sights and sounds of the morning on our beloved mountain park. Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather and don't forget to bring your binoculars in case we spot any birds. $5.00 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Monday, June 3, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from Jun 3, 2024 until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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Junior Ranger Camp #1
Monday, Jun 3, 2024 9 AM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embark on an unforgettable week of fun and adventure! This camp will focus on outdoor skills such as fishing, campfire making, hiking, archery, and animal I.D. #150.00 per camper $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Junior Ranger Camp
Monday, Jun 3, 2024 8 AM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Children from 6 to 12 are invited to join park rangers for a fun week of hikes, crafts, games, living history, and more focused on the natural and cultural heritage of Georgia. Each child will receive a Junior Ranger vest and hat and will complete activities to earn a Junior Ranger badge. $275 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 3, 2024 until Jul 22, 2024 
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. $285 plus $5 parking. 706-878-4707.
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Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from Jun 4, 2024 until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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Junior Ranger Camp #1
Tuesday, Jun 4, 2024 9 AM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embark on an unforgettable week of fun and adventure! This camp will focus on outdoor skills such as fishing, campfire making, hiking, archery, and animal I.D. #150.00 per camper $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from Jun 5, 2024 until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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Junior Ranger Camp #1
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2024 9 AM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embark on an unforgettable week of fun and adventure! This camp will focus on outdoor skills such as fishing, campfire making, hiking, archery, and animal I.D. #150.00 per camper $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Thursday, June 6, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from Jun 6, 2024 until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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National Caves and Karst Day
Thursday, Jun 6, 2024 9 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Cloudland Canyon is the only state park in Ga. that contains caves. Learn why this area is riddled with holes on this short walk to the entrances of one of the park’s caves. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Junior Ranger Camp #1
Thursday, Jun 6, 2024 9 AM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embark on an unforgettable week of fun and adventure! This camp will focus on outdoor skills such as fishing, campfire making, hiking, archery, and animal I.D. #150.00 per camper $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Friday, June 7, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from Jun 7, 2024 until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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Junior Ranger Camp #1
Friday, Jun 7, 2024 9 AM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embark on an unforgettable week of fun and adventure! This camp will focus on outdoor skills such as fishing, campfire making, hiking, archery, and animal I.D. #150.00 per camper $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, Jun 7, 2024 8:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. By using provided UV lights, you will see scorpions and millipedes glowing in the dark. Meet at the park office to walk along an easy/moderate 3/4 mile trail. Kids ages 6 and older. Bring a flashlight, bug repellent, and wear sturdy shoes. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, June 8, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from Jun 8, 2024 until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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Iconic Trees of Amicalola Falls
Saturday, Jun 8, 2024 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join volunteer naturalists to learn how to use a tree ID guide book and scientific sketches to identify amazing trees at Amicalola Falls. This walk will take place at the Lodge Loop Trail, which overlooks the mountain range that surrounds the Lodge. Meet us in the lodge lobby! $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Iconic Trees of Amicalola Falls
Saturday, Jun 8, 2024 11 AM to 12 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join volunteer naturalists to learn how to use a tree ID guide book and scientific sketches to identify amazing trees at Amicalola Falls. This walk will take place at the Lodge Loop Trail, which overlooks the mountain range that surrounds the Lodge. Meet us in the lodge lobby! $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Sitton's Cave Adventures
Saturday, Jun 8, 2024 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
These 2 - 2.5 hour long Ranger-led programs will take you crawling in the mud, scrambling over rocks, encountering strange creatures and (possibly) wading through a subterranean stream as you explore the fascinating world underground. $45 per person $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Floral Chunanee Falls Hike
Saturday, Jun 8, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Come join the Naturalist on Chunanee Falls Trail during the peak of Rhododendron and Mountain Laurel season! Enjoy this quiet, narrow trail as it winds through the blooming trees before coming to a small waterfall. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Sunday, June 9, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach 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.
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Monday, June 10, 2024

Junior Ranger Camp
Monday, Jun 10, 2024 9:30 AM to 3 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Kids 8 - 12 are invited to join us for our annual Junior Ranger Day Camp. This will be an exciting week of hiking, fishing, crafts, games, and other activities in the park, and at the end of the week they will get their Jr. Ranger badge! Camp size is limited to ten participants. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Junior Ranger Camp
Monday, Jun 10, 2024 8 AM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Children from 6 to 12 are invited to join park rangers for a fun week of hikes, crafts, games, living history, and more focused on the natural and cultural heritage of Georgia. Each child will receive a Junior Ranger vest and hat and will complete activities to earn a Junior Ranger badge. $275 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 10, 2024 until Jul 22, 2024 
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. $285 plus $5 parking. 706-878-4707.
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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Junior Ranger Camp
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2024 9:30 AM to 3 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Kids 8 - 12 are invited to join us for our annual Junior Ranger Day Camp. This will be an exciting week of hiking, fishing, crafts, games, and other activities in the park, and at the end of the week they will get their Jr. Ranger badge! Camp size is limited to ten participants. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Junior Ranger Camp
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2024 9:30 AM to 3 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Kids 8 - 12 are invited to join us for our annual Junior Ranger Day Camp. This will be an exciting week of hiking, fishing, crafts, games, and other activities in the park, and at the end of the week they will get their Jr. Ranger badge! Camp size is limited to ten participants. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Junior Ranger Camp
Thursday, Jun 13, 2024 9:30 AM to 3 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Kids 8 - 12 are invited to join us for our annual Junior Ranger Day Camp. This will be an exciting week of hiking, fishing, crafts, games, and other activities in the park, and at the end of the week they will get their Jr. Ranger badge! Camp size is limited to ten participants. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Friday, June 14, 2024

Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, Jun 14, 2024 8:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. By using provided UV lights, you will see scorpions and millipedes glowing in the dark. Meet at the park office to walk along an easy/moderate 3/4 mile trail. Kids ages 6 and older. Bring a flashlight, bug repellent, and wear sturdy shoes. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Morning Ecology Walk
Friday, Jun 14, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This easy, 2 mile hike, with mild terrain changes is an excellent choice for the nature enthusiasts, beginner hiker, or just anyone looking to hike with good company. This hike is a sampling of what the park has to offer from geology, to botany, to wildlife and even history. This hike is appropriate for all ages. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, June 15, 2024

Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jun 15, 2024 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike to learn about the unique ecology and history of Panola Mountain State Park. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. Hike is moderately strenuous and covers approx. 3.5 miles. Ages 10+. Meet at Nature Center. Click event for more details. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Start Smart - Introduction to Hiking and Hiking Safety
Saturday, Jun 15, 2024 10 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
No reservations until 1/1/24 This is a comprehensive program on the introductory topics of hiking, hiking gear, and hiking safety. Learn how to be confident in the great outdoors with the proper knowledge and equipment to keep you, and your friends safe. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Celebration for Sundown Hike
Saturday, Jun 15, 2024 8 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a Ranger for a guided hike on the Trembling Earth Nature Trail and Boardwalk to watch the sun go down over the Swamp. Listen to the song of frogs and watch as birds go to roost. This is an easy 0.75 mile hike on flat terrain and boardwalk. Wear closed toed shoes and bring water. Sign up in advance as space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Morning Mill Tour
Saturday, Jun 15, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Now's your chance to enter the New Manchester Mill Ruins. Learn about the complex history of the site while exploring the ruins and surrounding area. please dress appropriately for the weather. close toed shoes suggested. 1 mile long hike with easy terrain. Not stroller friendly. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sunday, June 16, 2024

Sitton's Cave Adventures
Sunday, Jun 16, 2024 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
These 2 - 2.5 hour long Ranger-led programs will take you crawling in the mud, scrambling over rocks, encountering strange creatures and (possibly) wading through a subterranean stream as you explore the fascinating world underground. $45 per person $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Sunday Sunset Stroll with a Ranger
Sunday, Jun 16, 2024 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come Join the Ranger for an easy going Sunset stroll through the forest. We will have fun as we walk along the Sweet Gum Trail and take in the sights and sounds of the morning on our beloved mountain park. Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather and don't forget to bring your binoculars in case we spot any birds. $5.00 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Morning Mill Tour
Sunday, Jun 16, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Now's your chance to enter the New Manchester Mill Ruins. Learn about the complex history of the site while exploring the ruins and surrounding area. please dress appropriately for the weather. close toed shoes suggested. 1 mile long hike with easy terrain. Not stroller friendly. 5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Monday, June 17, 2024

Junior Ranger Camp
Monday, Jun 17, 2024 8 AM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Children from 6 to 12 are invited to join park rangers for a fun week of hikes, crafts, games, living history, and more focused on the natural and cultural heritage of Georgia. Each child will receive a Junior Ranger vest and hat and will complete activities to earn a Junior Ranger badge. $275 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 17, 2024 until Jul 22, 2024 
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. $285 plus $5 parking. 706-878-4707.
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Thursday, June 20, 2024

Guided Mountain Hike
Thursday, Jun 20, 2024 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike to learn about the unique ecology and history of Panola Mountain State Park. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. Hike is moderately strenuous and covers approx. 3.5 miles. Ages 10+. Meet at Nature Center. Click event for more details. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Full Moon Hike
Thursday, Jun 20, 2024 8:15 PM to 9:45 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike to the suspension bridge and watch the moon rise above the gorge. Meet at the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center. Please call and sign up in advance space is limited. Plan to pay with cash as the gift shop is closed at this time. $10 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Friday, June 21, 2024

Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, Jun 21, 2024 8:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. By using provided UV lights, you will see scorpions and millipedes glowing in the dark. Meet at the park office to walk along an easy/moderate 3/4 mile trail. Kids ages 6 and older. Bring a flashlight, bug repellent, and wear sturdy shoes. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, June 22, 2024

Iconic Trees of Amicalola Falls
Saturday, Jun 22, 2024 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join volunteer naturalists to learn how to use a tree ID guide book and scientific sketches to identify amazing trees at Amicalola Falls. This walk will take place at the Lodge Loop Trail, which overlooks the mountain range that surrounds the Lodge. Meet us in the lodge lobby! $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Iconic Trees of Amicalola Falls
Saturday, Jun 22, 2024 11 AM to 12 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join volunteer naturalists to learn how to use a tree ID guide book and scientific sketches to identify amazing trees at Amicalola Falls. This walk will take place at the Lodge Loop Trail, which overlooks the mountain range that surrounds the Lodge. Meet us in the lodge lobby! $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Sunday, June 23, 2024

Morning Mill Tour
Sunday, Jun 23, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Now's your chance to enter the New Manchester Mill Ruins. Learn about the complex history of the site while exploring the ruins and surrounding area. please dress appropriately for the weather. close toed shoes suggested. 1 mile long hike with easy terrain. Not stroller friendly. 5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Monday, June 24, 2024

Junior Ranger Camp #2
Monday, Jun 24, 2024 9 AM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embark on an unforgettable week of fun and adventure! This camp will focus on outdoor skills such as fishing, campfire making, hiking, archery, and animal I.D. $150.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Outdoor Adventure Camp - June 24-28
Monday, Jun 24, 2024 9 AM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Does your child love the outdoors and is looking for new ways to enjoy the summer? Explore the outdoors and learn some new skills during this hands-on 5-day camp! Activities will include hiking, archery, kayaking, wilderness survival skills, and more! Ages 10-14 years old. $250. 770-389-7801.
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Junior Ranger Camp
Monday, Jun 24, 2024 8 AM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Children from 6 to 12 are invited to join park rangers for a fun week of hikes, crafts, games, living history, and more focused on the natural and cultural heritage of Georgia. Each child will receive a Junior Ranger vest and hat and will complete activities to earn a Junior Ranger badge. $275 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 24, 2024 until Jul 22, 2024 
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. $285 plus $5 parking. 706-878-4707.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Junior Ranger Camp #2
Tuesday, Jun 25, 2024 9 AM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embark on an unforgettable week of fun and adventure! This camp will focus on outdoor skills such as fishing, campfire making, hiking, archery, and animal I.D. $150.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Outdoor Adventure Camp - June 24-28
Tuesday, Jun 25, 2024 9 AM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Does your child love the outdoors and is looking for new ways to enjoy the summer? Explore the outdoors and learn some new skills during this hands-on 5-day camp! Activities will include hiking, archery, kayaking, wilderness survival skills, and more! Ages 10-14 years old. $250. 770-389-7801.
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Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Junior Ranger Camp #2
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2024 9 AM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embark on an unforgettable week of fun and adventure! This camp will focus on outdoor skills such as fishing, campfire making, hiking, archery, and animal I.D. $150.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Outdoor Adventure Camp - June 24-28
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2024 9 AM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Does your child love the outdoors and is looking for new ways to enjoy the summer? Explore the outdoors and learn some new skills during this hands-on 5-day camp! Activities will include hiking, archery, kayaking, wilderness survival skills, and more! Ages 10-14 years old. $250. 770-389-7801.
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Thursday, June 27, 2024

Junior Ranger Camp #2
Thursday, Jun 27, 2024 9 AM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embark on an unforgettable week of fun and adventure! This camp will focus on outdoor skills such as fishing, campfire making, hiking, archery, and animal I.D. $150.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Outdoor Adventure Camp - June 24-28
Thursday, Jun 27, 2024 9 AM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Does your child love the outdoors and is looking for new ways to enjoy the summer? Explore the outdoors and learn some new skills during this hands-on 5-day camp! Activities will include hiking, archery, kayaking, wilderness survival skills, and more! Ages 10-14 years old. $250. 770-389-7801.
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Friday, June 28, 2024

Junior Ranger Camp #2
Friday, Jun 28, 2024 9 AM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embark on an unforgettable week of fun and adventure! This camp will focus on outdoor skills such as fishing, campfire making, hiking, archery, and animal I.D. $150.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Outdoor Adventure Camp - June 24-28
Friday, Jun 28, 2024 9 AM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Does your child love the outdoors and is looking for new ways to enjoy the summer? Explore the outdoors and learn some new skills during this hands-on 5-day camp! Activities will include hiking, archery, kayaking, wilderness survival skills, and more! Ages 10-14 years old. $250. 770-389-7801.
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Ecology Hike
Friday, Jun 28, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This easy, 2 mile hike, with mild terrain changes is an excellent choice for the nature enthusiasts, beginner hiker, or just anyone looking to hike with good company. This hike is a sampling of what the park has to offer from geology, to botany, to wildlife and even history. This hike is appropriate for all ages. 5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, June 29, 2024

Sitton's Cave Adventures
Saturday, Jun 29, 2024 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
These 2 - 2.5 hour long Ranger-led programs will take you crawling in the mud, scrambling over rocks, encountering strange creatures and (possibly) wading through a subterranean stream as you explore the fascinating world underground. $45 per person $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jun 29, 2024 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike to learn about the unique ecology and history of Panola Mountain State Park. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. Hike is moderately strenuous and covers approx. 3.5 miles. Ages 10+. Meet at Nature Center. Click event for more details. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Morning Mill Tour
Saturday, Jun 29, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Now's your chance to enter the New Manchester Mill Ruins. Learn about the complex history of the site while exploring the ruins and surrounding area. please dress appropriately for the weather. close toed shoes suggested $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Explore the Park After Dark
Saturday, Jun 29, 2024 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Hi friends! Ever wonder what goes on in the park after dark? Well here's your chance to find out! This ranger led night hike is going to traverse the river corridor and examine wild life along the way. This hike is suitable for ages 18+ Please be sure to wear close toed shoes, dress appropriately for the weather and bring a flashlight or head lamp $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sunday, June 30, 2024

Sitton's Cave Adventures
Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
These 2 - 2.5 hour long Ranger-led programs will take you crawling in the mud, scrambling over rocks, encountering strange creatures and (possibly) wading through a subterranean stream as you explore the fascinating world underground. $45 per person $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Sunday Sunset Stroll with a Ranger
Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come Join the Ranger for an easy going Sunset stroll through the forest. We will have fun as we walk along the Sweet Gum Trail and take in the sights and sounds of the morning on our beloved mountain park. Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather and don't forget to bring your binoculars in case we spot any birds. $5.00 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Monday, July 1, 2024

Junior Ranger Camp #3
Monday, Jul 1, 2024 9 AM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embark on an unforgettable week of fun and adventure! This camp will focus on outdoor skills such as fishing, campfire making, hiking, archery, and animal I.D. $150.00 per camper $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 1, 2024 until Jul 22, 2024 
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. $285 plus $5 parking. 706-878-4707.
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Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Junior Ranger Camp #3
Tuesday, Jul 2, 2024 9 AM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embark on an unforgettable week of fun and adventure! This camp will focus on outdoor skills such as fishing, campfire making, hiking, archery, and animal I.D. $150.00 per camper $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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