Nature/Wildlife Events

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


Thursday, January 20, 2022

Homeschool Days: Skunks
Thursday, Jan 20, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Hold your noses homeschoolers!! If you are interested in learning all about Georgia’s smelliest mammal join our rangers for this odorous opportunity. (No living skunks will be present) 15 spots available. $6 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Skulls & Skins
Thursday, Jan 20, 2022 10 AM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Come enjoy a hands on learning experience! Guests will be able to feel the pelts, skins, shells and feathers of various critters as we talk about color and camouflages of the animal kingdom. This is a drop in program, just come anytime from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and stay for as long as you'd like! $3 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Friday, January 21, 2022

FurBearers Bingo
Friday, Jan 21, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a family-friendly game of furbearer bingo. Win prizes and learn fun facts about our furry friends in Georgia. Campfire lit, weather permitting. Preregistration required to ensure enough bingo sheets. Meet by boathouse. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Meet the Farm Animals
Friday, Jan 21, 2022 3 PM to 3:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horse, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy playtime in the pastures with the sheep and goats. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Pinecone Bird Feeder Making
Friday, Jan 21, 2022 2 PM to 4:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
A great craft for the whole family, come make a pinecone bird feeder and pick up a birding bingo card. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 8 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM Sat. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pinecone Animals
Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Want a playmate for these cold winter days cooped up inside? Come create your very own pinecone companion with the assistance of the resident ranger! Meet by Boathouse. Cancelled in the event of rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Amazing Mammals
Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by and chat with the ranger. Investigate local mammal pelts and skulls. Test your mammal IQ and see what you know about our furred neighbors. Outside Park Office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Relihan Reptiles Feeding
Saturdays 10 AM - 11 AM – Jan 22, 2022 until Jan 29, 2022 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for a fun and educational presentation on the diets of reptiles and amphibians. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Accessible Event 
Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 11:30 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horse, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy playtime in the pastures with the sheep and goats. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 2:30 PM to 3 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horse, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy playtime in the pastures with the sheep and goats. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
History Hike - Follow in the Steps of the CCC
Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This ranger-led hike will take visitors along gentle ridges and cascading creeks. Explore our past as we walk by the remains of some unknown CCC constructions. Bring a camera to record the scenery. Hike geared toward active participants 8 years old and above. Space limited to 12 participants. Social distancing will be required. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Wilderness Survival (shelter building, fire building, knot tying)
Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 12 PM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Work by yourself or as a family team to create your very own shelter using the forest around you (surrounding sticks, branches, vines). Then, learn helpful skills about fire building and tying knots. All supplies provided. Geared toward ages 6 years and older. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Nature Center Open
Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 10 AM to 11 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Come take a gander at Mistletoe State Park’s Nature Center! $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Animal Program & Nature Trail
Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Have a seat while Mistletoe’s finest rangers teach you all about the animals that live right here in the park! After, join the rangers on a short nature trail walk where the learning will continue! $4 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Friends of Panola Mountain Extended Hike
Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 9 AM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike with a trained "Friends of Panola" volunteer, through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 5-mile, semi-off trail, strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views and unique perspectives on the park. Must call to register in advance, space is limited to 20 hikers. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Living with Bears
Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Have you ever questioned what to do if you encountered a bear? Join Smithgall & Tom Hennigan, Associate Professor of Biology at Truett-McConnell University, for a 1-hour presentation focusing on bear behavior, vocalizations, types of bears, hibernation and more. All ages are welcome. $5.00 per person $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Snake Feeding
Sunday, Jan 23, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Get the chance to see a snake feed! Learn about our snake and the cool adaptations she has to hunt and eat her prey. Our snake ambassador does eat live mice, so this is not recommended for young children. Space is limited! $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Accessible Event 
Winter Birds
Sunday, Jan 23, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Come learn about how birds live in the winter and why some migrate. Then after, make a bird feeder you can hang in your yard for the neighborhood birds to enjoy! Please call the Visitor Center to preregister! $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, Jan 23, 2022 11 AM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Stop by the Relihan Museum to pick up a scavenger hunt packet. Explore the Heritage Farm and museum to find the answers. Complete the packet and turn it in for a prize. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Accessible Event 
Creature Feature: Diamondback Terrapins
Sunday, Jan 23, 2022 1 PM to 2 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Our two resident terrapins, Pierre and Penelope, are some of the friendly animal faces of the park, and they’re quite the interesting pair. Diamondback Terrapins are unique reptiles, and with this talk you can learn about them as a species. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Accessible Event 
Nature Journal Hike
Sunday, Jan 23, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Create your own nature journal to chronical your outdoor adventures! Bring a pen and your favorite journal as we explore the great outdoors! $5.00 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Friday, January 28, 2022

FurBearers Bingo
Friday, Jan 28, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a family-friendly game of furbearer bingo. Win prizes and learn fun facts about our furry friends in Georgia. Campfire lit, weather permitting. Preregistration required to ensure enough bingo sheets. Meet by boathouse. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Meet the Farm Animals
Friday, Jan 28, 2022 3 PM to 3:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horse, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy playtime in the pastures with the sheep and goats. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Build a Birdhouse
Friday, Jan 28, 2022 5 PM to 6 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Bring your own tools, bottled water, insect repellent, and sunblock; all other materials are supplied. Working outside on separate tables unless it rains. Limit: 8 people, minimum 4. Preregister at Visitor Center. $5 - $10 $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Accessible Event 
Sunset Hike
Friday, Jan 28, 2022 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Humans are considered a diurnal species, meaning we were meant to be out more in the daytime. Tools have helped us to navigate in the dark, but what if we didn’t have as many of those? Join us for this hike at dusk and test your senses other than sight. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jan 29, 2022 8 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM Sat. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pinecone Animals
Saturday, Jan 29, 2022 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Want a playmate for these cold winter days cooped up inside? Come create your very own pinecone companion with the assistance of the resident ranger! Meet by Boathouse. Cancelled in the event of rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Amazing Mammals
Saturday, Jan 29, 2022 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by and chat with the ranger. Investigate local mammal pelts and skulls. Test your mammal IQ and see what you know about our furred neighbors. Outside Park Office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Jan 29, 2022 2:30 AM to 3 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horse, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy playtime in the pastures with the sheep and goats. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Relihan Reptiles Feeding
Saturdays 10 AM - 11 AM – Jan 29, 2022 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for a fun and educational presentation on the diets of reptiles and amphibians. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Accessible Event 
Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Jan 29, 2022 11:30 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Learn about all the animals that live on the Heritage Farm. Feed the horse, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Enjoy playtime in the pastures with the sheep and goats. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Going Batty
Saturday, Jan 29, 2022 10 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Come learn some curious facts about bats, Georgia's one and only flying mammal, then build a bat house to take home. Limited to 10 people, minimum of 4. Register at the Visitor Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Accessible Event 
Campfire and S'mores with a Ranger
Saturday, Jan 29, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join a ranger at the fire ring on the walk-over island. Enjoy s'mores under the night sky. Be sure to dress for the weather and bring your own chair and flashlight. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Leaf Pendant
Saturday, Jan 29, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Nature offers us so much that we can treasure, and one artistic way to appreciate the fallen leaves is to craft them into jewelry. Necklaces can make for a great way to have something special and handmade. Using a bit of nature, come make a necklace with us! Please call the park office to sign up for this program. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Winter Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, Jan 30, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
This guided hike will include a fun scavenger hunt to find things during the winter months. The hike will be 1-2 miles so wear comfortable clothes, shoes, and bring some water. Space is limited. Please call the Visitor Center to preregister! $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Winter Wonder Hike at HLC
Sunday, Jan 30, 2022 10 AM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a Ranger on this 5 mile hike on a moderate to strenuous dirt trail. Enjoy the scenery of rolling hills and gentle cascading streams. Bring a camera to record your journey, water, and a light lunch or snacks. Recommended for active participants over 10 years old. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Backyard Birding
Sunday, Jan 30, 2022 1 PM to 2 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join the park naturalist to learn how to attract birds to your backyard. We will make a fun craft to take home and feed your birdie friends! *Craft will use peanut butter* Meet at the falls view trailhead. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Rainstick Craft
Sunday, Jan 30, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
You don’t have to have a gloomy day to hear the rain. With a bit of creativity, you can hear the pitter-patter all the time. Saves you from getting wet, too! Please call the park office to sign up for this program. Meet at Picnic Shelter 1. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Pinecone Bird Feeder Making
Sunday, Jan 30, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
A great craft for the whole family, come make a pinecone bird feeder and pick up a birding bingo card! $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Groundhog Day Viewing Party
Wednesday, Feb 2, 2022 10 AM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a viewing party to see if we'll get six more weeks of winter or if spring will come early! Learn about the ecological role of groundhogs and the effect they have on American culture. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Homeschool In The Park
Thursday, Feb 3, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geared towards families who homeschool. Enjoy some fun nature-themed arts and crafts while using fun and new art media. Make you very own oil pasted tree cookie pendant and an awesome winter winter scene using a special salt technique! Short hike included. Must pre-register & pre-pay. Space is limited. $8 per student $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Astronomy at the Park
Thursday, Feb 3, 2022 7 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us as we make a planisphere/star wheel to observe planets, constellations, and stars. Ages 8 and up; children must be accompanied by an adult. Limit: 10 people. Preregister at Visitor Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Accessible Event 
Homeschool Days
Thursday, Feb 3, 2022 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly homeschool program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month at 9am and 1pm. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register as advanced registration is required. Limited to 12 students. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Homeschool Days
Thursday, Feb 3, 2022 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly homeschool program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month at 9am and 1pm. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register as advanced registration is required. Limited to 12 students. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Friday, February 4, 2022

Night Hike
Friday, Feb 4, 2022 7 PM to 8 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join our Naturalist on a dark night hike to discover and explore mysteries along the trail. Bring insect repellent, flashlight (UV if possible), bottled water, and wear closed-toe shoes. Limit: 15 people, minimum of 4. Pre-register and meet at the Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Accessible Event 

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Feb 5, 2022 8 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM Sat. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Survival Skills: Orienteering, Fire-Making, Shelter-Building
Saturday, Feb 5, 2022 2 PM to 4:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Would you like to know how to travel through the woods without a GPS? Join a Ranger and learn the skills you need to survive out in the wild! Activities include map & compass orienteering, fire-making, and shelter-building. Ages 8 and above. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and bug repellent. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Skulls & Skins
Saturday, Feb 5, 2022 10 AM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Lets take a look at the local ecology and learn about how critters deal with cold weather! Special attention will be paid to hibernation, brumation and torpor. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Mammals of Georgia
Saturday, Feb 5, 2022 1 PM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Learn about the different mammals that live in Georgia. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Georgia History Festival's Super Museum Sunday
Sunday, Feb 6, 2022 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Georgia History Festival's Super Museum Sunday Hardman Farm Historic Site is participating in Super Museum Sunday, hosted by the Georgia Historical Society. Admission on this day is FREE! Hardman Farm boasts 173 acres and over 19 outbuildings to explore. It is also home to the second most recognized feature in the State of Georgia, the Nacoochee Indian Mound. 706-878-1077.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Feb 9, 2022 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly homeschool program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month at 9am and 1pm. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register as advanced registration is required. Limited to 12 students. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Feb 9, 2022 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly homeschool program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month at 9am and 1pm. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register as advanced registration is required. Limited to 12 students. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Friday, February 11, 2022

Date Night on the Lake
Friday, Feb 11, 2022 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Take your valentine on a special date this year! We are offering couples a chance to ride pedal boats, shoot archery, learn primitive fire building and to finish the evening roasting marshmallows! The cost is only $15 per person, $30 per couple. To register call the park office at (478) 982-1660. $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Feb 12, 2022 8 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM Sat. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Amazing Trees
Saturday, Feb 12, 2022 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by and chat with the ranger. Investigate different part of trees. Test your tree IQ. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Friends of Panola Mountain Extended Hike
Saturday, Feb 12, 2022 9 AM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike with a trained "Friends of Panola" volunteer, through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 5-mile, semi-off trail, strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views and unique perspectives on the park. Must call to register in advance, space is limited to 20 hikers. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Hike to the Covered Bay Bridge
Saturday, Feb 12, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join the Friends of SMG and the Naturalist on a hike to the Covered Bay Bridge. This hike is on paved road and is a total of 2.4 miles. Your guides will share the history of SMG and will also point out a variety of plants as well some endangered and protected trees. $5 parking. 706-878-4707.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Volunteer Day
Wednesday, Feb 16, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This volunteer work day will be focus on trash clean ups near our water ways. Volunteers will be provided with plastic gloves, trash bags and grabbers. Check in at the visitor center. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Friday, February 18, 2022

Arbor Day Celebration - Adventure Walk
Friday, Feb 18, 2022 4 PM to 5:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a 1-mile evening woodland ramble to learn fascinating facts about trees and everything else along the trail. Bring a flashlight just in case. Ages 5 - adult. Meet at pavilion below Lake Deleanor Dam. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
What's in the Water
Friday, Feb 18, 2022 3 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Ever wonder about our aquatic ecosystems? We'll be exploring what calls Sweetwater creek home! Learn about some of the smallest organisms in our eco system as we explore water samples under the microscope $3 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Georgia's Arbor Day Celebration - Tree Hike
Saturday, Feb 19, 2022 2 PM to 5 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Join us for a 3.4 mile hike through the forest along our Overlook Loop Trail. Meet at parking lot across from Callaway Country Store. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Feb 19, 2022 8 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM Sat. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Georgia's Arbor Day Celebration
Saturday, Feb 19, 2022 10 AM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Free Tree Seedling Give-a-way! Test your tree IQ and take a seedling home. Park Office on Hwy 190. One free Oak seedling per family. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Amazing Trees
Saturday, Feb 19, 2022 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by and chat with the ranger. Investigate different part of trees. Test your tree IQ. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Georgia's Arbor Day Celebration - Amazing Trees
Saturday, Feb 19, 2022 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Discover and learn about our trees in the Park. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Build a Birdhouse
Saturday, Feb 19, 2022 10 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Bring your own tools, bottled water, insect repellent, and sunblock; all other materials are supplied. Working outside on separate tables unless it rains. Limit: 8 people, minimum 4. Preregister at Visitor Center. $5 - $10 $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Accessible Event 
Funky Fungi
Saturday, Feb 19, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join Smithgall Woods in welcoming Brian Hale who will share the ways people used mushrooms throughout history, how they are used today, and the interesting ways they may be used in the future. We will also take a short hike of Laurel Ridge Trail to observe and ID winter mushrooms. Dress for the weather! $5 per person $5 parking. 706-878-4707.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The last Wednesday of every month, join our Interpretive staff for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 12 students $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Friday, February 25, 2022

Bug Off
Friday, Feb 25, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Come learn about invasive insects of concern Georgia and the risks they pose to our tree species. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Feb 26, 2022 8 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM Sat. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Amazing Trees
Saturday, Feb 26, 2022 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by and chat with the ranger. Investigate different part of trees. Test your tree IQ. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Survival Skills: Orienteering, Fire-Making, Shelter-Building
Saturday, Feb 26, 2022 2 PM to 4:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Would you like to know how to travel through the woods without a GPS? Join a Ranger and learn the skills you need to survive out in the wild! Activities include map & compass orienteering, fire-making, and shelter-building. Ages 8 and above. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and bug repellent. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Winter Hike With A Ranger
Saturday, Feb 26, 2022 to Sunday, Feb 27, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
With or without snow, the forests are truly a "Winter Wonderland". This ranger-led adventure will focus on the subject matter of trees as we trek into a dormant world within park boundaries. This hike will not be suitable for small children and may be strenuous for adults at times. Please wear comfortable hiking shoes and bring a water bottle. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Winter Wonder Hike at HLC
Sunday, Feb 27, 2022 10 AM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a Ranger on this 5 mile hike on a moderate to strenuous dirt trail. Enjoy the scenery of rolling hills and gentle cascading streams. Bring a camera to record your journey, water, and a light lunch or snacks. Recommended for active participants over 10 years old. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Nature Journal Hike
Sunday, Feb 27, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Create your own nature journal to chronical your outdoor adventures! Bring a pen and your favorite journal as we explore the great outdoors! $5.00 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Astronomy at the Park
Thursday, Mar 3, 2022 7 PM to 8 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us as we make a planisphere/star wheel to observe planets, constellations, and stars. Ages 8 and up; children must be accompanied by an adult. Limit: 10 people. Preregister at Visitor Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Accessible Event 

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Survival Skills: Orienteering, Fire-Making, Shelter-Building
Saturday, Mar 5, 2022 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Would you like to know how to travel through the woods without a GPS? Join a Ranger and learn the skills you need to survive out in the wild! Activities include map & compass orienteering, fire-making, and shelter-building. Ages 8 and above. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and bug repellent. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Reptiles of Georgia
Saturday, Mar 5, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
learn about our scaly friends that live here at Tallulah Gorge $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Friends of Panola Mountain Extended Hike
Saturday, Mar 12, 2022 9 AM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike with a trained "Friends of Panola" volunteer, through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 5-mile, semi-off trail, strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views and unique perspectives on the park. Must call to register in advance, space is limited to 20 hikers. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Mar 16, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The last Wednesday of every month, join our Interpretive staff for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 12 students $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

First Day of Spring 5K
Sunday, Mar 20, 2022 9 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us for the first 5K hosted at Victoria Bryant State Park! $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Nature Journal Hike
Sunday, Mar 27, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Create your own nature journal to chronical your outdoor adventures! Bring a pen and your favorite journal as we explore the great outdoors! $5.00 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Spring Photography Seminar
Saturday, Apr 2, 2022 9 AM to 11 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Grab your camera and join the staff at Victoria Bryant State Park for intro to photography. Spring is a great time to capture the natural landscape and if lucky some wildlife photography. Call the park visitor center to sign up. 10.00 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Accessible Event 

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Gopher Tortoise Day
Saturday, Apr 9, 2022 11 AM to 1 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Meet WRD biologist Marylou Horan as she discusses the importance of the keystone species the gopher tortoise. Many burrows are found at the park and she will discuss how vital they are to our habitat and have a couple on hand for guest to visit up close. Meet at the park visitor center. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Accessible Event 

Friday, April 15, 2022

Parks After Dark: Full Moon Hike
Friday, Apr 15, 2022 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Are you looking for a unique Savannah experience? Put on your hiking shoes, bring a flashlight, and join us for a full moon hike in the Wormsloe maritime forest. Get a rare view of a sunset over the Moon River and moon rise over our inter-coastal wetlands. The hike will start at the Visitors Center and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail. $7 - $15. 912-353-3023.

Friday, April 22, 2022

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt Hike
Friday, Apr 22, 2022 10 AM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for our eath day scavenger Hunt Hike! You'll be following Red Bird Trail 3 miles through the woods in hunt of your idems. Prizes will be given to those who find everything. $3 per person $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Lyrids Night Sky Watch
Friday, Apr 22, 2022 to Saturday, Apr 23, 2022 9 PM to 3 AM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
We will watch the Lyrids meteor shower on the lower dam. Bring a sleeping pad and bag, or something to lay on. The meteors will radiate around Hercules. At its peak we should see around 18 meteors an hour. Overnight camping is available for the event at $10. Please reserve a cottage before hand if you would like to rent one. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Bee-yond the Honeycomb
Saturday, Apr 23, 2022 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Do your part in saving the bees by creating your very own bee habitat – a safe place for bees to hang out and refresh. Join us Saturday at 2pm as we uncover the secrets of this incredible animal. Space is limited; call office to register. $3 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Friends of Panola Mountain Extended Hike
Saturday, Apr 23, 2022 9 AM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike with a trained "Friends of Panola" volunteer, through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 5-mile, semi-off trail, strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views and unique perspectives on the park. Must call to register in advance, space is limited to 20 hikers. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Nature Journal Hike
Sunday, Apr 24, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Create your own nature journal to chronical your outdoor adventures! Bring a pen and your favorite journal as we explore the great outdoors! $5.00 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Apr 27, 2022 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The last Wednesday of every month, join our Interpretive staff for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 12 students $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Friday, April 29, 2022

A Walk in the Shade- Tree ID
Friday, Apr 29, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Happy National Arbor Day. We will be walking around the park looking at our shade trees and identifying them. Look them over and try to decide which shade trees might best be planted in your yard. Dress for the weather and remember to stay hydrated. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Springtime at Spring Place
Saturday, Apr 30, 2022 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Celebrate springtime with garden related activities at the Vann House. Join guest hosts from Fiddleheads Garden Center, The Chattooga Garden Club, Murray UGA Extension Office, and the Friends of the Vann House to participate in activities about native plants, medicinal herbs, still-life flower painting, beekeeping, pollinators, birding, and more. $5.50-$6.50 706-695-2598.

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Eta Aquariids Meteor Shower
Saturday, May 7, 2022 to Sunday, May 8, 2022 9 PM to 5 AM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
This event will occur just after the peak day to allow for more guest to enjoy. This shower is associated with Haliey's Comet. At the peak we should see 55 meteors/hour. These meteors are known for their speed. Camping is available for the event at $10/tent. Cottages may be reserved, please call ahead to rent one. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

National Archery Day Celebration
Saturday, May 14, 2022 1 PM to 2 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Are you new to archery or ever wanted to try? If you answered yes, come on out and try your hand at both compound and recurve bows. We will give you a crash course at archery and you will learn some archery trivia along the way. Archers must be at least 10yrs old. Call the park office to pre-register. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, May 14, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Celebrate fishing weather with our annual Fishing Rodeo! Kids and adults welcome $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Accessible Event 

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Parks After Dark: Full Moon Hike
Sunday, May 15, 2022 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Are you looking for a unique Savannah experience? Put on your hiking shoes, bring a flashlight, and join us for a full moon hike in the Wormsloe maritime forest. Get a rare view of a sunset over the Moon River and moon rise over our inter-coastal wetlands. The hike will start at the Visitors Center and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail. $7 - $15. 912-353-3023.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The last Wednesday of every month, join our Interpretive staff for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 12 students $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Jr Ranger Day Camp
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Kick out of school season off with our annual Jr Ranger Day Camp! May 25th- 27th. Ages 5-7 welcome. 35 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Nature Journal Hike
Sunday, May 29, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Create your own nature journal to chronical your outdoor adventures! Bring a pen and your favorite journal as we explore the great outdoors! $5.00 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Falls to Farm Hike
Saturday, Jun 4, 2022 7:30 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Falls to Farm Hike This hike is an 11-mile, one-way hike that celebrates 150 years of shared history between Hardman Farm and Anna Ruby Falls! $40. 706-878-1077.
National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2022 9 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Celebrate National Trails Day on Victoria Bryant State Park's Trails! $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Monday, June 6, 2022

Junior Ranger Day Camp at Etowah Indian Mounds
Monday, Jun 6, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, age 9-12 years old, come join together, daily, from 9:00am till 3:00 pm, June 6th-10th, with park staff to learn about history and nature, Play games, and do crafts. Space is limited. Pre- registration is required: click on the event title for more details $120. 770-387-3747.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Junior Ranger Day Camp at Etowah Indian Mounds
Tuesday, Jun 7, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, age 9-12 years old, come join together, daily, from 9:00am till 3:00 pm, June 6th-10th, with park staff to learn about history and nature, Play games, and do crafts. Space is limited. Pre- registration is required: click on the event title for more details $120. 770-387-3747.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Junior Ranger Day Camp at Etowah Indian Mounds
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, age 9-12 years old, come join together, daily, from 9:00am till 3:00 pm, June 6th-10th, with park staff to learn about history and nature, Play games, and do crafts. Space is limited. Pre- registration is required: click on the event title for more details $120. 770-387-3747.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2022 to Friday, Jun 10, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Drop your Junior Rangers ages 8 to 11 off for a few days of outdoor fun. $35 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Junior Ranger Day Camp at Etowah Indian Mounds
Thursday, Jun 9, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, age 9-12 years old, come join together, daily, from 9:00am till 3:00 pm, June 6th-10th, with park staff to learn about history and nature, Play games, and do crafts. Space is limited. Pre- registration is required: click on the event title for more details $120. 770-387-3747.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Junior Ranger Day Camp at Etowah Indian Mounds
Friday, Jun 10, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, age 9-12 years old, come join together, daily, from 9:00am till 3:00 pm, June 6th-10th, with park staff to learn about history and nature, Play games, and do crafts. Space is limited. Pre- registration is required: click on the event title for more details $120. 770-387-3747.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Jr Ranger Camp--Turning Over a New Leaf
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 14, 2022 until Jun 17, 2022 
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Join Smithgall Woods State Park and Hardman Farm State Historic Site for this 4 day Jr. Ranger Day Camp "Turning Over a New Leaf" for rising 2nd through rising 5th graders. $100 plus $5 parking. 706-878-1077.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Parks After Dark: Full Moon Hike
Tuesday, Jun 14, 2022 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Are you looking for a unique Savannah experience? Put on your hiking shoes, bring a flashlight, and join us for a full moon hike in the Wormsloe maritime forest. Get a rare view of a sunset over the Moon River and moon rise over our inter-coastal wetlands. The hike will start at the Visitors Center and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail. $7 - $15. 912-353-3023.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Jr Ranger Camp--Turning Over a New Leaf
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 15, 2022 until Jun 17, 2022 
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Join Smithgall Woods State Park and Hardman Farm State Historic Site for this 4 day Jr. Ranger Day Camp "Turning Over a New Leaf" for rising 2nd through rising 5th graders. $100 plus $5 parking. 706-878-1077.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Jr Ranger Camp--Turning Over a New Leaf
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 16, 2022 until Jun 17, 2022 
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Join Smithgall Woods State Park and Hardman Farm State Historic Site for this 4 day Jr. Ranger Day Camp "Turning Over a New Leaf" for rising 2nd through rising 5th graders. $100 plus $5 parking. 706-878-1077.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Friday, June 17, 2022

Jr Ranger Camp--Turning Over a New Leaf
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 17, 2022 
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Join Smithgall Woods State Park and Hardman Farm State Historic Site for this 4 day Jr. Ranger Day Camp "Turning Over a New Leaf" for rising 2nd through rising 5th graders. $100 plus $5 parking. 706-878-1077.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Saturday, June 18, 2022

The Magnificent Magnolia Tree
Saturday, Jun 18, 2022 10 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
The magnolia tree is popular throughout the Southeast, but it is especially loved at Magnolia Springs State Park. Join us as we learn about the beautiful plant that this park was named after. Be sure to bring a blanket to sit on on the grass. $3 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Adventure Day Camp
Wednesday, Jun 22, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Drop your Jr Rangers off for a few days of outdoor fun! June 22nd- 24th. Ages 12-15 welcome 35 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Nature Journal Hike
Sunday, Jun 26, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Create your own nature journal to chronical your outdoor adventures! Bring a pen and your favorite journal as we explore the great outdoors! $5.00 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The last Wednesday of every month, join our Interpretive staff for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 12 students $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Parks After Dark: Full Moon Hike
Sunday, Jul 17, 2022 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Are you looking for a unique Savannah experience? Put on your hiking shoes, bring a flashlight, and join us for a full moon hike in the Wormsloe maritime forest. Get a rare view of a sunset over the Moon River and moon rise over our inter-coastal wetlands. The hike will start at the Visitors Center and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail. $7 - $15. 912-353-3023.

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Christmas in July
Saturday, Jul 23, 2022 10 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Beat the heat with some Christmas cheer! We'll have a decorating contest for our campers, Christmas activities, and a Christmas parade through the campground! $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Accessible Event 

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The last Wednesday of every month, join our Interpretive staff for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 12 students $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Nature Journal Hike
Sunday, Jul 31, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Create your own nature journal to chronical your outdoor adventures! Bring a pen and your favorite journal as we explore the great outdoors! $5.00 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Parks After Dark: Full Moon Hike
Thursday, Aug 11, 2022 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Are you looking for a unique Savannah experience? Put on your hiking shoes, bring a flashlight, and join us for a full moon hike in the Wormsloe maritime forest. Get a rare view of a sunset over the Moon River and moon rise over our inter-coastal wetlands. The hike will start at the Visitors Center and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail. $7 - $15. 912-353-3023.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

A Walk to the Stars
Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 to Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 9 PM to 11:59 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
The evening will start with a sensory hike and end at Lake Buncombe; where you will see and learn about star constellations and get a great view of the Perseid meteor shower. Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring your favorite camping chair, blanket, flashlight and join us for a great evening. We will meet at the BBQ Pit shelter. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Nature Journal Hike
Sunday, Aug 28, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Create your own nature journal to chronical your outdoor adventures! Bring a pen and your favorite journal as we explore the great outdoors! $5.00 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Aug 31, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The last Wednesday of every month, join our Interpretive staff for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 12 students $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Girl Scouts Love State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 10, 2022 10 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
All Girl Scout groups are invited to attend this event. Preregistration is required for each group. All activities are open to the public and led by staff and girl scouts. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Your State Park Day - A.H. Stephens Volunteer Workday
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 9 AM to 1 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come out and help us maintain our Equestrian and Hiking Trails. In addition, we will be sprucing up other areas around the park. Some tools will be provided. If you have tools please bring them. Water and snacks will be provided. If you can join us please call 706-456-2602. Help us make a positive difference. 706-456-2602.
Accessible Event 
Etowah Annual Cleanup - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 to Sunday, Sep 25, 2022 10 AM to 4 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Have fun Celebrating National Public Lands Day with others at Etowah Mounds while you lend a helping hand with a clean-up project around the park. Volunteers get in free for the day. Clean-up projects to be determined. $2- $6. 770-387-3747.
Turn Over a New Leaf on Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Meet at the park visitor center as we plan to hike out on the Spruce Pine Trail to spruce it up some. Branches need trimming, trees need blazing and we need your help! Receive a free parkpass for the day and a Friends of Georgia State Parks shirt. 229-724-2150.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
In conjunction with National Public Lands Day, the Friends of Pickett's Mill will host this volunteer workday. This year's projects will focus on tree planting and woodlot aesthetics. Please bring gloves, water and snacks provided. Admission is free for volunteers on this day. 770-443-7850.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Nature Journal Hike
Sunday, Sep 25, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Create your own nature journal to chronical your outdoor adventures! Bring a pen and your favorite journal as we explore the great outdoors! $5.00 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The last Wednesday of every month, join our Interpretive staff for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 12 students $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Oct 26, 2022 2 PM to 4:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The last Wednesday of every month, join our Interpretive staff for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 12 students $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Friday, October 28, 2022

Annual Hayride Event
6 PM - 10 PM from Oct 28, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us for our annual hayride event! We'll have a hayride through the park, decoration contest in the campground, fall movie, costume contest, games, and great food. Last tickets for the hayride sold at 9:00 PM. 5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Annual Hayride Event
6 PM - 10 PM from Oct 29, 2022 
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us for our annual hayride event! We'll have a hayride through the park, decoration contest in the campground, fall movie, costume contest, games, and great food. Last tickets for the hayride sold at 9:00 PM. 5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Nature Journal Hike
Sunday, Oct 30, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Create your own nature journal to chronical your outdoor adventures! Bring a pen and your favorite journal as we explore the great outdoors! $5.00 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, November 12, 2022

3rd Annual Native American History Day
Saturday, Nov 12, 2022 11 AM to 4 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
November is Native American History month so to celebrate we will be teaching primitive skills throughout the day and have a guided hike along the Trillium Trail to discuss the everyday uses of the local flora and fauna. $3 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Pinecone Birdfeeders from FDR's Longleaf Pines
Sunday, Nov 20, 2022 1 PM to 3 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Pinecone Birdfeeders from FDR's Longleaf Pines Using Longleaf pine cones from the Historic Site, guests will be able to create a suet birdfeeder to hang in their yard as birds start their winter migrations. History of FDR’s CCC and longleaf tree farms will be discussed during this time $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Nature Journal Hike
Sunday, Nov 27, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Create your own nature journal to chronical your outdoor adventures! Bring a pen and your favorite journal as we explore the great outdoors! $5.00 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The last Wednesday of every month, join our Interpretive staff for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 12 students $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Caroling in the Park
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 1 PM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us for an afternoon full of Christmas cheer! Pictures with Santa, Christmas crafts, hot chocolate, and a hayride around the park! Last hayride tickets sold at 3:00 PM. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Accessible Event 

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Nature Journal Hike
Sunday, Dec 18, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Create your own nature journal to chronical your outdoor adventures! Bring a pen and your favorite journal as we explore the great outdoors! $5.00 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.