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.


Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Colubrid Cuisine
Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a naturalist to get a glimpse into the life of a snake and what they eat. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Native Plant Hike
Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022 3 PM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Follow a ranger on a 1-mile hike to see and learn about the native plants that grow in our park and the surrounding area. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Hitting the Trails - River Trail
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022 9 AM to 10 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embark on a fun and education-filled adventure with our ranger, through some of the trails that make up Crooked River. See and learn about all the different plants and animals that call Crooked River home. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Reading with Reptiles
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022 3:30 PM to 4 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Settle in for a relaxing afternoon as we crack open a children’s book with one of our reptiles friends in the Nature Center $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Plight of the Hemlocks-The Battle to Save This Imperiled Tree
Thursday, Sep 29, 2022 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
This presentation will inform you about the blight that's killing this important and iconic tree - the Eastern Hemlock - what's being done about it, and what you can do to help. Takes place in the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Tracks, Snacks, and Scat
Thursday, Sep 29, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Follow the trails with a naturalist and learn to identify animal tracks, food sources, resting places, and hideaways. Learn to identify the scat they leave behind and what they might have eaten available in the area. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail for this 2-mile hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Our No Footed Friends
Thursday, Sep 29, 2022 12 PM to 1 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
learn about our reptiles particularly snakes that call Tallulah Gorge Home $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Friday, September 30, 2022

Jeopardy Game Night
Friday, Sep 30, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original outdoor adult and family-friendly jeopardy game to win great prizes. Test your knowledge of camping, critters, and carefree activities! Meet at pavilion by Trading Post. Preregistration required to ensure enough players. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, Sep 30, 2022 7:30 PM to 8:30 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. We'll look for scorpions, millipedes and centipedes by using provided UV lights. Meet at the park office to walk along an easy/moderate 1 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.
Marsh March
Friday, Sep 30, 2022 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Jack Hill State Park - Reidsville, GA
1.5 Mile round trip hike to the marshy wetland that is home to a native pitcher plant species. Guided paved hike until we reach the marsh where a good pair of waterproof boots is recommended as the area we will be exploring stays wet. Water, sunscreen and bug spray also recommended. $2 per person $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
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Reading Ranger
Friday, Sep 30, 2022 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Books ignite a child's imagination and encourage learning. Join one of Panola Mountain State Park's rangers for a special reading of a children's picture book and a short "Creature Feature" animal presentation. This event will be held at the Amphitheater next to the Nature Center. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Guided Nature Trail Tour
Friday, Sep 30, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join a ranger for a guided hike on one of our beautiful nature trails. Bring your binoculars as we'll be on the lookout for wildlife. Meet at the Coastal Plain Nature Trails trailhead. Be sure to bring a bug spray and wear comfortable shoes. $3 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551. $3 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Huckleberry Loop Hike - Turning Over a New Leaf
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join our naturalist for a hike around Huckleberry Point Loop. This easy walk takes you to a wooded area which hugs the shoreline of the lake. Along the way we will focus on tree identification. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, comfortable clothing, and bring water. Meet at boat ramp parking. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Eye Spy scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8 AM - 4 PM – Oct 1, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM. Names of completed sheets will be entered into a drawing. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pinecone Nature Craft
Saturdays 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Oct 1, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone bunny rabbit or other woodland critter out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new; let your imagination run wild! Meet at boathouse. Cancelled if rain. $5 per person. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Bones Station
Saturdays 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Oct 1, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by our tables with skulls, bones and skeletal info. Test your skull IQ. Walkups welcome anytime. Meet at boathouse next to Lake Deleanor in the campground. Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Zombie Survival: Navigation
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Oct 1, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn how to avoid the zombie horde and navigate to your safe zone using a compass. Geared towards ages 8 to adult. Preregistration recommended. Meet outside park office. $4 per person. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pumpkin Archery
Saturdays 4 PM - 5:30 PM – Oct 1, 2022 until Oct 22, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and prizes. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery field below dam. $15 per person. 15$ plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Evening Overlook Loop Hike
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 4 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike along Overlook Loop trail (~3.4 miles). Meet at parking lot across from Callaway’s Country Store. Dress for the weather and bring plenty of water. Cancelled in the event of storms. Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Accessible Event Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Fall Color Hike
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us the first Saturday in October for a fall color hike! Mistletoe is covered with a wide range of hardwoods and this is a perfect time of year to see all the amazing color they have to offer! We will be hiking the Cliatt Creek trail. Meet us at the office parking lot. $4 or $10 for a families staying in the campground $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Tree I.D. Hike
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join New Echota rangers on a walk to learn about the forests that make up the Ridge and Valley Ecosystem! Learn to identify several key tree species in the area, as well as their historic uses by both the Cherokees and settlers. The hike will be ~1.5 hours in duration, with a low to moderate difficulty. Adults (18–61): $7.00 Seniors (62+): $6.50 Youth (6–17): $5.50 706-624-1321.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Fun Fungi
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join Smithgall Woods in welcoming Mycologist 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 to observe and ID Fall mushrooms Dress for the weather. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
First Visit Tour
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11 AM from Oct 1, 2022 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Want a guided tour of Georgia's premiere conservation park? Join volunteers to learn more about Smithgall Woods via a van tour of the park. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. There is no charge for the tour, but donations are welcomed. Reservations are required. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Coffee with a Ranger
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 9 AM to 11 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Drop in for coffee with a ranger to get to know some of the staff and natural resources in a relaxed setting. This month we'll be taking a peak at the foliage and changes we can expect to see this fall. Feel free to come at any point during the event window and stay as long as you'd like. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Accessible Event Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Cold Blooded Critters
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
With colder weather on its way we'll take this opportunity to look at what happens to cold blooded critters around this time of year. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Cold Blooded Critters
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 4 PM to 5 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
With colder weather on its way we'll take this opportunity to look at what happens to cold blooded critters around this time of year. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sunday, October 2, 2022

Creature Feature
Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Park Rangers as they discuss the animals that can be found within Panola Mountain State Park Nature Center! You will be able to learn more about the animals native to Georgia and the animals that call Panola Mountain home. Join us every Sunday for a different animal! $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Birding Hike
Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come see all the various bird species that inhabit the island alongside a naturalist on a 2-mile hike on the Sandpiper and Avian Loops. Guests are encouraged to bring their own binoculars, but they are not necessary for a good birding trip! Meet at the Sandpiper trailhead. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Meet the Reptiles
Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Get up-close encounters with some of the snakes and turtles you may encounter on your visit to the park. See them in action and learn how they are not to be feared but appreciated for the role they play in our ecosystem! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Champion Trees of the Semper Virens
Wednesday, Oct 5, 2022 9 AM to 10 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Take a fun and educational walk on our Semper Virens trail and learn where the trail gets it to name from. Explore the coastal shell midden forest and explore the champion trees that call it home $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Tree Identification Hike
Wednesday, Oct 5, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
“What tree is that?” Come and find out. A ranger will point out a variety of trees along the Big Ferry Trail. This hike will be one mile in length. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Thursday, October 6, 2022

Homeschool in the Park: Spooky Skeletons
Thursday, Oct 6, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Skulls, scapula's, and ribs, Oh My! Learn all about skeletons of different creatures and see some real bones in this interactive lab! Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. Limited space. $8 per student. Meet at pavilion below dam. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Homeschool at Panola: Mysterious Monadnocks
Thursday, Oct 6, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Discover why Panola Mountain is such a fragile and unique ecosystem. We will examine several aspects of the mountain from the geological process that made it 300 million years ago through the erosion and weathering that brought Panola to the surface to the unique habitat that covers it today. Recommended Ages: 8-14 $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Friday, October 7, 2022

Cozy by the Campfire
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Settle in for the night with some fun, games, and stories around a campfire with a ranger. Each week holds something new! $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Bat Bingo
Fridays 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM – Oct 7, 2022 until Oct 28, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original outdoor adult and family-friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn about our flying nocturnal pals, bats. Meet at Boathouse. Preregistration required. $3 per person $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 7 PM to 8 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. We'll look for scorpions, millipedes and centipedes by using provided UV lights. Meet at the park office to walk along an easy/moderate 1 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.
Unboxing the Box Turtle
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come meet some of our cutest residents, the box turtles, and learn about their habits and amazing characteristics. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Tracks, Snacks, and Scat
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Follow the trails with a naturalist and learn to identify animal tracks, food sources, resting places, and hideaways. Learn to identify the scat they leave behind and what they might have eaten available in the area. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail for this 2-mile hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Explore The Nature Hut
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 4 PM to 5 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Come join us in the Nature Hut to check out some taxidermy animals you see in the area, as well as take the opportunity to meet one of our live snakes! $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Free Range Park Ranger
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 5 PM to 7 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
A Ranger will be roaming the campground for any on the spot questions you might have about the park, or about nature. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Eye Spy scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8 AM - 4 PM – Oct 8, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM. Names of completed sheets will be entered into a drawing. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pinecone Nature Craft
Saturdays 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Oct 8, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone bunny rabbit or other woodland critter out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new; let your imagination run wild! Meet at boathouse. Cancelled if rain. $5 per person. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Bones Station
Saturdays 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Oct 8, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by our tables with skulls, bones and skeletal info. Test your skull IQ. Walkups welcome anytime. Meet at boathouse next to Lake Deleanor in the campground. Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Zombie Survival: Navigation
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Oct 8, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn how to avoid the zombie horde and navigate to your safe zone using a compass. Geared towards ages 8 to adult. Preregistration recommended. Meet outside park office. $4 per person. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pumpkin Archery
Saturdays 4 PM - 5:30 PM – Oct 8, 2022 until Oct 22, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and prizes. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery field below dam. $15 per person. 15$ plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Make A Pine Cone Bird Feeder
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 10 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Join us at Shelter 4 to make a pine cone bird feeder for your birds during the winter months. Supplies are included for you to make a pine cone feeder to take home to feed your birds. Peanut butter may be used as well as seeds. Cost is $3 per person plus parking fee. Registration deadline is 5 pm on October 4th. Limited to 12 participants. $3 per person plus parking fee $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Birds of Prey
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Come to our Birds of Prey program to learn about the owls, hawks, eagles and other magnificent birds that we have in our own backyard! There will also be an optional owl pellet dissection after the talk. We will be meeting at the amphitheater next to the park office. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn simple techniques for staying safe and keeping track of your family when venturing into the great outdoors. Search and Rescue Dog Team volunteer, Diane Stone, and her trusty K9 companion Maisey will be leading this interactive class (Unless a SAR emergency is occurring). Meet at the Nature Center. Must register in advance. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Sunset Mountain Hike
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 5:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take time out of your hectic schedule to join us for a relaxing sunset mountain hike. There's nothing quite like watching the sun set from the top of Panola. Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Meet the Reptiles
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 9 AM to 9:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Get up-close encounters with some of the snakes and turtles you may encounter on your visit to the park. See them in action and learn how they are not to be feared but appreciated for the role they play in our ecosystem! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Terrapin Show and Tell
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 2 PM to 2:45 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Diamondback terrapins are turtles found in brackish waters along the coast of Georgia. Habitat degradation and harvesting have impacted their population. Guest speakers from the Skidaway Audubon Diamondback Terrapin Rescue project will be bringing hatchlings to show some of the results of their efforts to help the population recover. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Children's Reading Hour
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 3 PM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Young children will enjoy getting out for this hour of interactive reading. Listen to nature stories while lending your own creativity to enhance the story. Come share your love of the outdoors while in the outdoors reading about the wonderful wildlife that surrounds us all. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Sunset Cruise of the Okefenokee Swamp
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 6:15 PM to 7:45 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
This ranger-led cruise is all about ambiance as you relax and enjoy the sensory experience of the swamp's transition from day to night. As the sun inches towards the horizon, the mirror lake creates a reflection of the changing sky above. Birds fly back to roost and crickets, owls and frogs start to sing. We may even spot alligators. $25 for ages 12+; $20 for ages 5-12. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Raptor Ramble
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Meet at the Shortline Trailhead Picnic Tables. A 1 1/2 mile hike to the Suspension Bridge rock wall and back. Along the way will be educational demonstrations of different Birds of Prey. Collect tickets at each stop. Hike ends at starting picnic tables for refreshments and a SURPRISE! Parking along Tallulah Beach Rd., Tennis Courts and Shortline. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Hike to Old Ferny
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike to one of the oldest and largest trees on the park, Old Ferny. Along the way we will see and discuss other species of trees, and see Cascade Falls and Wolf Den cave. Meet at Cascade Falls trailhead at Roadside Park off Alt. 27. ~5 miles total. Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Hike to Old Ferny
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike to one of the oldest and largest trees on the park, Old Ferny. Along the way see Cascade Falls and Wolf Den. Meet at Cascade Falls trailhead at Roadside Park. ~5miles total. Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Full Moon Ranger Paddle
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join a ranger on a relaxing evening paddle enjoying nature, the night sky, and possibly seeing some wildlife. We provide life jackets, paddles, 2-person canoes, kayaks, paddleboats or john boats. Boater check-in 7:45 PM at boathouse. Pre-register & prepay at the park office. Limited space for boaters. $28:$15 $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Creature Feature
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Park Rangers as they discuss the animals that can be found within Panola Mountain State Park Nature Center! You will be able to learn more about the animals native to Georgia and the animals that call Panola Mountain home. Join us every Sunday for a different animal! $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Meet the Reptiles
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Get up-close encounters with some of the snakes and turtles you may encounter on your visit to the park. See them in action and learn how they are not to be feared but appreciated for the role they play in our ecosystem! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Hunter's Moon Hike
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 7:45 PM to 9 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a thrilling night hike to see a full moon from our observation tower. Meet at the Big Ferry trailhead for this 1-mile hike and bring shoes that you are prepared to get dirty. Please call the Visitor Center to sign up. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Monday, October 10, 2022

Kids Fall Fun Celebration
Monday, Oct 10, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us at Mistletoe State Park for a program filled with Fall fun. There will be marshmallows, crafts, apple bobbing, hiking, games, and a hayride! Spots are limited so make sure to register! $10 per child $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Kids Fall Fun Celebration
Monday, Oct 10, 2022 1 PM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us at Mistletoe State Park for a program filled with Fall fun. There will be marshmallows, crafts, apple bobbing, hiking, games, and a hayride! Spots are limited so make sure to register! $10 per child $5 parking. 706-541-0321.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Kids Fall Fun Celebration
Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us at Mistletoe State Park for a program filled with Fall fun. There will be marshmallows, crafts, apple bobbing, hiking, games, and a hayride! Spots are limited so make sure to register! $10 per child $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Kids Fall Fun Celebration
Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022 1 PM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us at Mistletoe State Park for a program filled with Fall fun. There will be marshmallows, crafts, apple bobbing, hiking, games, and a hayride! Spots are limited so make sure to register! $10 per child $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Backyard Birding
Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a naturalist in our bird watching area at the Interpretive Center. We will identify and talk about the native bird species that visit our park and might also visit your own backyard. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Wonderful Wetlands
Wednesday, Oct 12, 2022 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a ranger on a 2-mile hike through the marsh along the Sandpiper and Avian Loop trails to discover how wetlands play a role in protecting our environment. Meet at the trailhead for the Sandpiper Trail. Because the trails can be muddy or wet during high tides, please wear shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Mushroom Discovery Hike
Thursday, Oct 13, 2022 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Mushrooms are abundant in autumn, so join a naturalist to see how many we can find! Bring your phone or a camera to take a picture of each type of new mushroom we find, so we can see all the variety of forms and colors of mushrooms found here at the park. We will meet at the Big Ferry trailhead for this 3-mile hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Friday, October 14, 2022

Bat Bingo
Fridays 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM – Oct 14, 2022 until Oct 28, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original outdoor adult and family-friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn about our flying nocturnal pals, bats. Meet at Boathouse. Preregistration required. $3 per person $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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BOW: Becoming an Outdoor Woman - Wilderness Survival
Friday, Oct 14, 2022 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
This hands-on interactive workshop will focus on the first 72 hours of emergency survival. Together we will learn essential skills, including building a survival shelter, fire-making techniques, basic navigation skills, basket weaving for hunting and gathering, and ash soap making. Please pre-register by calling (912) 727-2339 $25 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Sapelo Island Adventure Weekend at Cabretta Campground
Friday, Oct 14, 2022 3 PM
Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island - Darien, GA
Sapelo Island Adventure Weekend at Cabretta Campground This island adventure includes two nights of camping, crabbing, seine netting, fishing, a bicycle tour, climbing a 200-year-old lighthouse, historic Reynolds Mansion tour, beach combing, birding, welcome campfire with s’mores, and low-country boil. Limited to just 25 guests. Click for details. $149 + $15 round trip ferry ticket. 912-485-2299.
Tracks, Snacks, and Scat
Friday, Oct 14, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Follow the trails with a naturalist and learn to identify animal tracks, food sources, resting places, and hideaways. Learn to identify the scat they leave behind and what they might have eaten available in the area. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail for this 2-mile hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Explore The Nature Hut
Friday, Oct 14, 2022 4 PM to 5 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Come join us in the Nature Hut to check out some taxidermy animals you see in the area, as well as take the opportunity to meet one of our live snakes! $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Accessible Event 
Free Range Park Ranger
Friday, Oct 14, 2022 5 PM to 7 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
A Ranger will be roaming the campground for any on the spot questions you might have about the park, or about nature. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 8 AM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join the Friends of Chattahoochee Bend for a fun-filled day of hiking and paddling. Hike the 5.5 mile river trail to the north end of the park, where you will stop for a quick break and then paddle down the river to the Day Use area boat ramp. Bring your own kayak or rent one at the park. Meet at the Visitor Center to sign waivers by 8:00 am. $20-$40 $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Eye Spy scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8 AM - 4 PM – Oct 15, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM. Names of completed sheets will be entered into a drawing. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pinecone Nature Craft
Saturdays 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Oct 15, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone bunny rabbit or other woodland critter out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new; let your imagination run wild! Meet at boathouse. Cancelled if rain. $5 per person. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Bones Station
Saturdays 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Oct 15, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by our tables with skulls, bones and skeletal info. Test your skull IQ. Walkups welcome anytime. Meet at boathouse next to Lake Deleanor in the campground. Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Zombie Survival: Navigation
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Oct 15, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn how to avoid the zombie horde and navigate to your safe zone using a compass. Geared towards ages 8 to adult. Preregistration recommended. Meet outside park office. $4 per person. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pumpkin Archery
Saturdays 4 PM - 5:30 PM – Oct 15, 2022 until Oct 22, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and prizes. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery field below dam. $15 per person. 15$ plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Night Hike
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 8 PM to 9 PM
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Meet at Hamburg Boat Ramp at 8:00 p.m. to walk the Yellow Trail. Listen for night sounds, discuss the Fall Line, and the history of Hamburg State Park. Please dress for the weather. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Ophelia's Classic Car Challenge
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 9 AM to 2 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Classic cars from all over southeast Georgia will be on display vying for the championship in Hofwyl-Broadfield’s annual car show. Come and view the cars, vote for your favorite and then tour a historic rice plantation. Presented by Friends of Hofwyl and Classic Coastal Cruisers automobile club. $5-$8. 912-264-7333.

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Creature Feature
Sunday, Oct 16, 2022 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Park Rangers as they discuss the animals that can be found within Panola Mountain State Park Nature Center! You will be able to learn more about the animals native to Georgia and the animals that call Panola Mountain home. Join us every Sunday for a different animal! $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Fall Nature Hike
Sunday, Oct 16, 2022 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
What changes in Autumn ? What trees loose their leaves first? What trees loose their leaves last.? How is climate change affecting the colors of fall foliage? $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Fall Nature Hike
Sunday, Oct 16, 2022 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
What changes in Autumn ? What trees loose their leaves first? What trees loose their leaves last.? How is climate change affecting the colors of fall foliage? $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Hitting the Trails - River Trail
Wednesday, Oct 19, 2022 9 AM to 10 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embark on a fun and education-filled adventure with our ranger, through some of the trails that make up Crooked River. See and learn about all the different plants and animals that call Crooked River home. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Friday, October 21, 2022

Cozy by the Campfire
Friday, Oct 21, 2022 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Settle in for the night with some fun, games, and stories around a campfire with a ranger. Each week holds something new! $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Homeschool at the Farm: Pumpkins
Friday, Oct 21, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geared towards families who homeschool. Learn all about the pumpkin! What is it? Where does it come from? Why is it tied to Halloween? Discover the answers with fun games and activities. Cost $8 per student. Must pre-register. Held at offsite location, Painted Pony Farm. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Bat Bingo
Fridays 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM – Oct 21, 2022 until Oct 28, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original outdoor adult and family-friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn about our flying nocturnal pals, bats. Meet at Boathouse. Preregistration required. $3 per person $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Sunset Mountain Hike
Friday, Oct 21, 2022 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take time out of your hectic schedule to join us for a relaxing sunset mountain hike. There's nothing quite like watching the sun set from the top of Panola. Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Night Kayak-Star Gazing Paddle
Friday, Oct 21, 2022 7 PM to 10 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This program is by preregistration only. This night kayaking opportunity will be focused on night sky observances.. Even with light pollution form the city we can still observe some planets and constellations ages 18+. Please call to pre-register $40 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Explore The Nature Hut
Friday, Oct 21, 2022 4 PM to 5 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Come join us in the Nature Hut to check out some taxidermy animals you see in the area, as well as take the opportunity to meet one of our live snakes! $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Free Range Park Ranger
Friday, Oct 21, 2022 5 PM to 7 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
A Ranger will be roaming the campground for any on the spot questions you might have about the park, or about nature. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Eye Spy scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8 AM - 4 PM – Oct 22, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM. Names of completed sheets will be entered into a drawing. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pinecone Nature Craft
Saturdays 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Oct 22, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone bunny rabbit or other woodland critter out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new; let your imagination run wild! Meet at boathouse. Cancelled if rain. $5 per person. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Bones Station
Saturdays 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Oct 22, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by our tables with skulls, bones and skeletal info. Test your skull IQ. Walkups welcome anytime. Meet at boathouse next to Lake Deleanor in the campground. Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Zombie Survival: Navigation
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Oct 22, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn how to avoid the zombie horde and navigate to your safe zone using a compass. Geared towards ages 8 to adult. Preregistration recommended. Meet outside park office. $4 per person. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pumpkin Archery
Saturdays 4 PM - 5:30 PM – Oct 22, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and prizes. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery field below dam. $15 per person. 15$ plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Survival 101
Saturday, Oct 22, 2022 4 PM to 6 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Deep in the woods, an eeriness pervades the air. Is that an animal you hear rustling nearby or something else. Darkness is encroaching and you don’t know if you will ever make it home again. Learn all about how to survive if you ever get lost in the woods in this hands-on program. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Kids Fall Fun Celebration
Saturday, Oct 22, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us at Mistletoe State Park for a program filled with Fall fun. There will be marshmallows, crafts, apple bobbing, hiking, games, and a hayride! Spots are limited so make sure to register! $10 per child $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Kids Fall Fun Celebration
Saturday, Oct 22, 2022 1 PM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us at Mistletoe State Park for a program filled with Fall fun. There will be marshmallows, crafts, apple bobbing, hiking, games, and a hayride! Spots are limited so make sure to register! $10 per child $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy- Orionids Meteor Shower
Saturday, Oct 22, 2022 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Weather permitting, we will meet in the main parking lot across from the Trading Post. We will talk briefly about light pollution then explore visible constellations and dark sky objects through the telescope. The Orionids Meteor Shower peaks this weekend. Help reduce light polution by using red headlamps or flashlights. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Turn Over a New Leaf in Vogel State Park
Saturday, Oct 22, 2022 9 AM to 10 AM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Let's walk Byron Herbert Reece Nature Trail and ID Trees during the fall colors. See the beautiful colors of Oaks, Maples, Tulip Poplars, and Sourwood trees. This is a guided hike. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Creature Feature
Sunday, Oct 23, 2022 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Park Rangers as they discuss the animals that can be found within Panola Mountain State Park Nature Center! You will be able to learn more about the animals native to Georgia and the animals that call Panola Mountain home. Join us every Sunday for a different animal! $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Camp Fire Stories and Smores
Sunday, Oct 23, 2022 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This event is by pre-registration only. Make Smores with a Ranger as we tell stories about the site around the campfire. Stories will range from silly to spooky, with a mix of historical accounts, urban folk lore, and local legends. Ages 8+ $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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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

Bat Bingo
Fridays 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM – Oct 28, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original outdoor adult and family-friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn about our flying nocturnal pals, bats. Meet at Boathouse. Preregistration required. $3 per person $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Reading Ranger
Friday, Oct 28, 2022 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Books ignite a child's imagination and encourage learning. Join one of Panola Mountain State Park's rangers for a special reading of a children's picture book and a short "Creature Feature" animal presentation. This event will be held at the Amphitheater next to the Nature Center. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Explore The Nature Hut
Friday, Oct 28, 2022 4 PM to 5 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Come join us in the Nature Hut to check out some taxidermy animals you see in the area, as well as take the opportunity to meet one of our live snakes! $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Free Range Park Ranger
Friday, Oct 28, 2022 5 PM to 7 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
A Ranger will be roaming the campground for any on the spot questions you might have about the park, or about nature. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Eye Spy scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8 AM - 4 PM – Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM. Names of completed sheets will be entered into a drawing. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Scarecrow Competition
Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 11 AM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Rules online and on FACEBOOK and at ark Office. Enter kid-sized, original, already-built scarecrow. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Pinecone Nature Craft
Saturdays 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone bunny rabbit or other woodland critter out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new; let your imagination run wild! Meet at boathouse. Cancelled if rain. $5 per person. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Bones Station
Saturdays 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by our tables with skulls, bones and skeletal info. Test your skull IQ. Walkups welcome anytime. Meet at boathouse next to Lake Deleanor in the campground. Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Zombie Survival: Navigation
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn how to avoid the zombie horde and navigate to your safe zone using a compass. Geared towards ages 8 to adult. Preregistration recommended. Meet outside park office. $4 per person. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Monster Hunt Hike
Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 4 PM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us on a 0.8 mile hike along Delano Trial Loop while spotting all sorts of ghastly ghouls and other mysterious monsters. Meet at Trading Post. Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Meet the Snakes
Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Some folks hate them; some folks love them; but everybody is fascinated by snakes! Meet your rangers at the Nature Center to learn about our snakes. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Kids Fall Fun Celebration
Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 1 PM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us at Mistletoe State Park for a program filled with Fall fun. There will be marshmallows, crafts, apple bobbing, hiking, games, and a hayride! Spots are limited so make sure to register! $10 per child $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Herpetology Hike
Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 8 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Come join us for a fun and educational walk on the Upland Pine Trail in search of some of the Swamp's scaly residents. We will learn about the Swamp's reptiles and amphibians that call this wonderful place home and dispel any myths surrounding them. We will discuss their ecological importance and threats that they face today. Don't miss out! $5 plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Explore the Park After Dark
Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This event is by preregistration only. Come brave the trails after dark on this ranger led hike as we look for the creepy crawlies that call our park home. Ages 18+ $10.00 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Pinecone Nature Craft
Sunday, Oct 30, 2022 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone bunny rabbit or other woodland critter out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new; let your imagination run wild! Meet at boathouse. Cancelled if rain. $5 per person. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-8906.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Bones Station
Sunday, Oct 30, 2022 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by our tables with skulls, bones and skeletal info. Test your skull IQ. Walkups welcome anytime. Meet at boathouse next to Lake Deleanor in the campground. Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Tree Identification Hike
Sunday, Oct 30, 2022 10 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Panola Mountain is home to a unique ecosystem in the Georgia Piedmont which can be seen through its trees and plants. Join us for a guided hike of the Rock Outcrop Trail (0.75 mi.) to learn about native trees and plants and what makes Panola Mountain special. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Creature Feature
Sunday, Oct 30, 2022 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Park Rangers as they discuss the animals that can be found within Panola Mountain State Park Nature Center! You will be able to learn more about the animals native to Georgia and the animals that call Panola Mountain home. Join us every Sunday for a different animal! $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Friday, November 4, 2022

Cozy by the Campfire
Friday, Nov 4, 2022 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Settle in for the night with some fun, games, and stories around a campfire with a ranger. Each week holds something new! $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Venomous Snakes of Georgia
Saturday, Nov 5, 2022 12 PM to 12:45 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join our naturalist at the nature center for a 45 minute program on the six species of venomous snakes found in Georgia. Brush up on your identification skills and learn some fun facts about these awesome predators! You will also get a chance to see some of our live non-venomous snakes up close. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
First Visit Tour
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11 AM from Nov 5, 2022 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Want a guided tour of Georgia's premiere conservation park? Join volunteers to learn more about Smithgall Woods via a van tour of the park. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. There is no charge for the tour, but donations are welcomed. Reservations are required. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Sunset Cruise of the Okefenokee Swamp
Saturday, Nov 5, 2022 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
This ranger-led cruise is all about ambiance as you relax and enjoy the sensory experience of the swamp's transition from day to night. As the sun inches towards the horizon, the mirror lake creates a reflection of the changing sky above. Birds fly back to roost and crickets, owls and frogs start to sing. We may even spot alligators. $25 for ages 12+; $20 for ages 5-12. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Champion Trees of the Semper Virens
Wednesday, Nov 9, 2022 9 AM to 10 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Take a fun and educational walk on our Semper Virens trail and learn where the trail gets it to name from. Explore the coastal shell midden forest and explore the champion trees that call it home $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Wilderness Survival (shelter building, fire building, knot tying)
Saturday, Nov 12, 2022 2 PM to 3:30 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.
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 
Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Nov 12, 2022 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn simple techniques for staying safe and keeping track of your family when venturing into the great outdoors. Search and Rescue Dog Team volunteer, Diane Stone, and her trusty K9 companion Maisey will be leading this interactive class (Unless a SAR emergency is occurring). Meet at the Nature Center. Must register in advance. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Laurel Ridge Hike
Saturday, Nov 12, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Enjoy a guided hike on Laurel Ridge Trail. Learn about the unique flora that thrives on different regions of this ridge, and enjoy the beautiful view of Yonah mountain at the top. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Hitting the Trails - River Trail
Wednesday, Nov 16, 2022 9 AM to 10 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embark on a fun and education-filled adventure with our ranger, through some of the trails that make up Crooked River. See and learn about all the different plants and animals that call Crooked River home. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Friday, November 18, 2022

Cozy by the Campfire
Friday, Nov 18, 2022 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Settle in for the night with some fun, games, and stories around a campfire with a ranger. Each week holds something new! $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Long Leaf Pine Hike
Saturday, Nov 19, 2022 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Take a guided hike along the Wild Turkey Trail (2.2 miles) and learn about the Long Leaf Pine Trees and pine beetles. You will also learn how prescribed fire rejuvenates the forest for the plants, animals and insects. Meet at the Visitor Center. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Night Hike
Saturday, Nov 19, 2022 7 PM to 8 PM
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Meet at Hamburg Boat Ramp at 8:00 p.m. to walk the Yellow Trail. Listen for night sounds, discuss the Fall Line, and the history of Hamburg State Park. Please dress for the weather. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Wilderness Survival (shelter building, fire building, knot tying)
Saturday, Nov 19, 2022 2 PM to 3:30 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.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Tree Meet and Greet
Thursday, Nov 24, 2022 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger for an easy and relaxing hike along our boardwalk to enjoy swamp scenery and sounds, and to build an appetite for Thanksgiving turkey. Learn about various tree and plant species that inhabit the famed Okefenokee Swamp and their benefits to the ecosystem. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Explore the Park After Dark
Sunday, Nov 27, 2022 7 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This event is by preregistration only. Come brave the trails after dark on this ranger led hike as we look for the creepy crawlies that call our park home. Ages 18+ $10.00 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Hitting the Trails - River Trail
Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022 9 AM to 10 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embark on a fun and education-filled adventure with our ranger, through some of the trails that make up Crooked River. See and learn about all the different plants and animals that call Crooked River home. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
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.

Friday, December 2, 2022

Annual Christmas Tour
Friday, Dec 2, 2022 6 PM to 9 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Visitors will walk along the illuminated path under centuries old oaks and will be treated to a guided tour of the antebellum home. Living history enactors, musket and cannon firings, Santa Claus, carols, hot wassail and cookies will highlight the event. $5 - $10. 912-264-7333.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Annual Christmas Tour
Saturday, Dec 3, 2022 6 PM to 9 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Visitors will walk along the illuminated path under centuries old oaks and will be treated to a guided tour of the antebellum home. Living history enactors, musket and cannon firings, Santa Claus, carols, hot wassail and cookies will highlight the event. $5 - $10. 912-264-7333.
First Visit Tour
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11 AM from Dec 3, 2022 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Want a guided tour of Georgia's premiere conservation park? Join volunteers to learn more about Smithgall Woods via a van tour of the park. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. There is no charge for the tour, but donations are welcomed. Reservations are required. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn simple techniques for staying safe and keeping track of your family when venturing into the great outdoors. Search and Rescue Dog Team volunteer, Diane Stone, and her trusty K9 companion Maisey will be leading this interactive class (Unless a SAR emergency is occurring). Meet at the Nature Center. Must register in advance. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Festive Hike
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join our Naturalist on a Festive Hike up Laurel Ridge Trail and learn about what flora and fauna is still thriving during our frigid months, and why certain plants and animals are so heavily associated with the holiday season. Bring your water, and dress for the weather. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
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 

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy- Geminids Meteor Shower!
Wednesday, Dec 14, 2022 9 PM to 10 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Weather permitting, we will meet in the main parking lot across from the Trading Post. We will talk briefly about light pollution then explore visible constellations and dark sky objects through the telescope. The Geminids Meteor Shower peaks this evening! $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Night Hike
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 7 PM to 8 PM
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Meet at Hamburg Boat Ramp at 8:00 p.m. to walk the Yellow Trail. Listen for night sounds, discuss the Fall Line, and the history of Hamburg State Park. Please dress for the weather. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Self-Guided Candy Cane Trail
10 AM - 4 PM from Dec 17, 2022 until Dec 24, 2022 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Exercise your brain and body on this ecology hike. Stop by the park office, pick up a trek card and set off on a self-guided hike on Brantley trail. When you have completed the trek return to the park office to pick up your Holiday sweet treat! Please bring water and wear closed-toe shoes. Social distancing required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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