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, May 26, 2022

Jr Ranger Camp
Thursday, May 26, 2022 9 AM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for fun and adventure this Summer with our Jr Ranger Summer Camps! We'll be learning about nature and the world around us through a variety of activities such as; fishing, hiking, archery, and much more! Preregistration is required, call the park office for more information $85 per Jr Ranger $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Meet the Reptiles
Thursday, May 26, 2022 9 AM to 10 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
We have many reptiles living here in the park with us as our educational ambassadors. This is your chance to meet them all, hear their stories, and learn about the vital roles they play in their native ecosystems. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Accessible Event 
Wine & Roses
Thursdays 5 PM - 7 PM – May 26, 2022 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Come relax & escape to the North Georgia mountains for an evening of fine wine under the giant Hemlock trees amongst the beautiful roses as you enjoy an exclusive guided tour of the beautiful, historic cottages and gardens of Smithgall Woods. $15. 706-878-3087.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Jr Ranger Day Camp
Thursday, May 26, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Kick off out of school season with our annual Jr Ranger Day Camp! May 25th- 27th. Ages 5-7 welcome. $115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Friday, May 27, 2022

Jr Ranger Camp
Friday, May 27, 2022 9 AM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for fun and adventure this Summer with our Jr Ranger Summer Camps! We'll be learning about nature and the world around us through a variety of activities such as; fishing, hiking, archery, and much more! Preregistration is required, call the park office for more information $85 per Jr Ranger $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Animal Babies Bingo
Friday, May 27, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original outdoor adult and family-friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn about animal babies. Meet at Boathouse in the campground. Preregistration required to ensure enough bingo sheets. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Woodstork Hike
Friday, May 27, 2022 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
This two-mile hike follows the Colonial Coast Birding Trail and wonders through our park's forests and tidal marsh ecosystems. We will have the opportunity to spot many types of wading birds, including the Woodstork. Come learn their story and the efforts of conservationists to prevent their extinction. $4 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Trivia Night
Friday, May 27, 2022 8 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Think you know a lot about nature? Show off your knowledge with a trivia night. Participants will be split off into teams (or families) and will compete to see what team can answer the most questions. Program held outside so please bring bug spray as a precaution. This is an all ages event. Pre-registration required. Social distancing required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Accessible Event 
Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, May 27, 2022 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. 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.
Campfire Safety Night with a Ranger
Friday, May 27, 2022 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us at our amphitheater to learn the Do's and Don'ts of Campfire Safety and how to practice safe campfire activities with a ranger. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Jr Ranger Day Camp
Friday, May 27, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Kick off out of school season with our annual Jr Ranger Day Camp! May 25th- 27th. Ages 5-7 welcome. $115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Saturday, May 28, 2022

St Mary's Rookery Tour
Saturday, May 28, 2022 9 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join our ranger for a fun and exclusive tour of the rookery here in St Marys. $10 per guest $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Hungry, Hungry, Herps
Saturday, May 28, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Assist our Interpretive ranger with caring and feeding all of the reptiles and amphibians that call our nature center and Georgia home $2 per guest $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Accessible Event 
Cozy by the Campfire
Saturday, May 28, 2022 8 PM to 9 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.
Accessible Event 
Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, May 28, 2022 9 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.
Memorial Day Celebration
Saturday, May 28, 2022 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join the park in Memorial Day celebrations. The park will be full of fun events, including face painting, a photo scavenger hunt, rubber duck races, and beach ball races. All-ages events. It will be held at the beach so bring sunscreen, bug spray, and closed toed shoes. Prices vary per event. Please click the event title for more information. $2-$5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Memorial Day Paddle
Saturday, May 28, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Celebrate Memorial Day with a guided afternoon paddle around Lake Rutledge. We will be looking for wildlife around the lake and learning about the park's history. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). **Pre-registration required. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, May 28, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Scavenger Hike Bingo
Saturday, May 28, 2022 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Get your scavenger hike bingo card at the Visitor Center and play bingo as you hike our trails. When you have bingo, come to the Visitor Center for a prize! Please dress for the weather and bring water. Pre-registration required. $3 per person. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Photo Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, May 28, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Bring your camera and embark on this epic hunt. Get your item list from the Park Ranger at the playground. Items must be found in the park and photographed to be the winner. A prize (free one-hour canoe/kayak rental) will be awarded to the team that finishes first. Teams of 5, so bring the whole family! $5 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Movie Night Under the Stars
Saturday, May 28, 2022 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us for a family friendly movie in our campground field next to the playground. Bring a camp chair or blanket for extra comfort. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Mid Level Hike
Saturday, May 28, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet at the front pond for a mid level hike! Wear closed toed shoes and bring a water bottle. Limited to 15 people. Call the office to sign up. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Ravenous Reptiles
Sundays 12 PM - 12:30 PM – May 29, 2022 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Have you ever wondered how a Snake swallows its food? Join us to witness and learn about native reptiles firsthand. Meet at park office. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Cascade Falls Hike
Sunday, May 29, 2022 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us on a ranger-led Halloween hike to Cascade Falls (4 miles total). Meet at Roadside Park/TV tower parking lot off Alt. 27. Dress for the weather and bring plenty of water. Cancelled in the event of storms. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, May 29, 2022 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join our naturalist to search for local plants that have edible and medicinal properties. Some species are used for making tea or seasonings. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $4 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Memorial Day Celebration
Sunday, May 29, 2022 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join the park in Memorial Day celebrations. The park will be full of fun events, including face painting, a photo scavenger hunt, rubber duck races, and beach ball races. All-ages events. It will be held at the beach so bring sunscreen, bug spray, and closed toed shoes. Prices vary per event. Please click the event title for more information. $2-$5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, May 29, 2022 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Photo Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, May 29, 2022 1 PM to 4 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Bring your camera and embark on this epic hunt. Get your item list from the Park Ranger at the playground. Items must be found in the park and photographed to be the winner. A prize (free one-hour canoe/kayak rental) will be awarded to the team that finishes first. Teams of 5, so bring the whole family! $5 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Creature Feature: Southern Toad
Sunday, May 29, 2022 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
It’s that time of the year! The toads are out hoppin’ about and making their appearance. Learn how they play a role in our ecosystem and how they are so different from our resident reptiles. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Accessible Event 
Freshwater Friends and Foe
Sunday, May 29, 2022 1 PM to 2 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Come along with a Ranger to learn about the different native and non native species of Reptiles, Fish and Amphibians on Lake Hartwell. Bring your best walking shoes and some snacks and water. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.

Monday, May 30, 2022

Explore the Park After Dark
Monday, May 30, 2022 8 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This Night Hike is ranger led and will be exploring various locations in the park after the sun has gone down. Group sizes are kept small and each month will offer a new theme. These hikes also offer a more probable chance of seeing wildlife. $10.00 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Painted Buntings
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
This colorful bird calls a narrow stretch of land along the southeastern coast home during the summer. Join us in the Interpretive Center to learn about the beautiful painted buntings. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Accessible Event 

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Chain Snake Craft
Wednesday, Jun 1, 2022 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Snakes come in all different shapes and sizes, so come make a paper chain one based off a real one or your own creation. Sit with one of our older resident reptiles while you craft and learn some cool snake facts from our naturalist. Meet at Picnic Shelter 1. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Junior Ranger Mini Camp 2022 Ages 5-7
Thursday, Jun 2, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Campers will discover the natural wonders of the park for two fabulous fun-filled days; camp includes parking pass, pool pass, camp pendant, nature and trail discoveries, craft projects, wildlife activities and outstanding instructors. $50. 706-663-4858.

Friday, June 3, 2022

Junior Ranger Mini Camp 2022 Ages 5-7
Friday, Jun 3, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Campers will discover the natural wonders of the park for two fabulous fun-filled days; camp includes parking pass, pool pass, camp pendant, nature and trail discoveries, craft projects, wildlife activities and outstanding instructors. $50. 706-663-4858.

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.
Cherokee Trail of Tears National Trails Day 2022
Saturday, Jun 4, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join us at 10:00 for a 1-mile New Town Creek Nature Trail guided hike, a 1:00 PM tour of historic New Echota and self-guided tours throughout the day. Friends of New Echota and Trail of Tears Association members will be on hand throughout the day to welcome visitors as they learn about the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. $5.50-$7.00 706-624-1321.
First Visit Tour
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11 AM from Jun 4, 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 
Movie Night Under the Stars
Saturday, Jun 4, 2022 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us for a family friendly movie in our campground field next to the playground. Bring a camp chair or blanket for extra comfort. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Beginner's Hike
Saturday, Jun 4, 2022 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Kick off National Trails Day with a morning hike on Ranger Hayley’s favorite trail! Wear closed toed shoes and bring a water. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
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 
Mid Level Hike
Saturday, Jun 4, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Wear closed toed shoes and bring a water for a mid level, ranger led hike. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Mushrooms and Other "Fun Guys"
Sunday, Jun 5, 2022 3 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join us for a fun activity day where you will learn about scavengers, decomposers, and mushrooms! You'll get to stretch your legs with a scavenger themed race. Learn all about mushrooms with an educational mushroom work shop, and make your own mushroom in a fun arts and crafts activity. Ages 6+. Limited to 12 participants. Preregistration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Creature Feature: Cecropia Moth
Sunday, Jun 5, 2022 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Moths are on the rise here in Savannah, GA, and the largest moth in North America can be found here! Meet in the Interpretive Center to learn about this special silk moth and how even creatures like it can help our ecosystems. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Accessible 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.
Junior Ranger Camp 2022 Week 1
Monday, Jun 6, 2022 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
**JUNE 6th THROUGH 9th - 8:30am to 12:30pm** Ages 6 through 8 years old. $45-$50. 912-437-4770.
Summer Break - Junior Ranger Camp
8 AM - 3 PM from Jun 6, 2022 until Jun 10, 2022 
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Children between the ages of 5-8 and between the ages of 9-12 can participate in a five-day long day camp session where they will be earning the first badge in the Jr. Ranger book. Children will enjoy hiking, crafts, games, learning about the outdoors and having a lot of fun! Please reserve your spot by calling or visiting the park office. $50. 229-896-3551.
Junior Ranger Camp (Ages 6-9)
Monday, Jun 6, 2022 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Children from 6 to 9 are invited to join park rangers for a fun week of hikes, crafts, games, and more focused on the natural and cultural heritage of Georgia. During the week children will complete activities to earn a Junior Ranger badge. Please call the Visitors Center to sign up. Space is limited. $150. 912-598-2300.
Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 6, 2022 until Jul 25, 2022 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This is an adult environmental educational program in cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry. This course is 8 weeks long and involves both classroom lectures as well as hands-on activities. The curriculum consists of 48 hours of instruction taught by state and local experts in the natural and environmental sciences. $250. 706-878-4707.

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.
Junior Ranger Camp 2022 Week 1
Tuesday, Jun 7, 2022 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
**JUNE 6th THROUGH 9th - 8:30am to 12:30pm** Ages 6 through 8 years old. $45-$50. 912-437-4770.
Junior Ranger Camp (Ages 8-10)
Tuesday, Jun 7, 2022 to Wednesday, Jun 8, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for Junior Ranger Camp on June 7th– 10th from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Campers will get to enjoy a variety of activities such as hiking, crafts, wilderness survival, archery, and much more! Slots are limited. $125 per camper. Pre-registration required. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055. $125 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Summer Break - Junior Ranger Camp
8 AM - 3 PM from Jun 7, 2022 until Jun 10, 2022 
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Children between the ages of 5-8 and between the ages of 9-12 can participate in a five-day long day camp session where they will be earning the first badge in the Jr. Ranger book. Children will enjoy hiking, crafts, games, learning about the outdoors and having a lot of fun! Please reserve your spot by calling or visiting the park office. $50. 229-896-3551.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Jr Ranger Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 8, 2022 until Jun 10, 2022 
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for fun and adventure this Summer with our Jr Ranger Summer Camps! We'll be learning about nature and the world around us through a variety of activities such as; fishing, hiking, archery, and much more! Preregistration is required, call the park office for more information $85 per Jr Ranger $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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 Camp 2022 Week 1
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2022 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
**JUNE 6th THROUGH 9th - 8:30am to 12:30pm** Ages 6 through 8 years old. $45-$50. 912-437-4770.
Summer Break - Junior Ranger Camp
8 AM - 3 PM from Jun 8, 2022 until Jun 10, 2022 
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Children between the ages of 5-8 and between the ages of 9-12 can participate in a five-day long day camp session where they will be earning the first badge in the Jr. Ranger book. Children will enjoy hiking, crafts, games, learning about the outdoors and having a lot of fun! Please reserve your spot by calling or visiting the park office. $50. 229-896-3551.
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. June 8th-10th 115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Jr Ranger Day Camp
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Drop your Jr Rangers off for three days of outdoor fun! Ages 8-11. Kids need to wear closed toed shoes, bring a packed lunch, and plenty of water. Expect water activities. $115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Birds Behind Leaves: A Beginner Bird Walk
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2022 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Have you ever tried to identify a bird on a hike but struggled to see it well enough behind the leaves or branches they always seem to hide behind? Join a ranger for this beginner oriented bird walk and learn about a few methods that can help you figure out what birds are around you. Binoculars are highly recommended but not required. $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Jr Ranger Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 9, 2022 until Jun 10, 2022 
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for fun and adventure this Summer with our Jr Ranger Summer Camps! We'll be learning about nature and the world around us through a variety of activities such as; fishing, hiking, archery, and much more! Preregistration is required, call the park office for more information $85 per Jr Ranger $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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.
Junior Ranger Camp 2022 Week 1
Thursday, Jun 9, 2022 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
**JUNE 6th THROUGH 9th - 8:30am to 12:30pm** Ages 6 through 8 years old. $45-$50. 912-437-4770.
Summer Break - Junior Ranger Camp
8 AM - 3 PM from Jun 9, 2022 until Jun 10, 2022 
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Children between the ages of 5-8 and between the ages of 9-12 can participate in a five-day long day camp session where they will be earning the first badge in the Jr. Ranger book. Children will enjoy hiking, crafts, games, learning about the outdoors and having a lot of fun! Please reserve your spot by calling or visiting the park office. $50. 229-896-3551.
Jr Ranger Day Camp
Thursday, Jun 9, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Drop your Jr Rangers off for three days of outdoor fun! Ages 8-11. Kids need to wear closed toed shoes, bring a packed lunch, and plenty of water. Expect water activities. $115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Friday, June 10, 2022

Jr Ranger Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 10, 2022 
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for fun and adventure this Summer with our Jr Ranger Summer Camps! We'll be learning about nature and the world around us through a variety of activities such as; fishing, hiking, archery, and much more! Preregistration is required, call the park office for more information $85 per Jr Ranger $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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.
Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, Jun 10, 2022 9 PM to 10 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.
Summer Break - Junior Ranger Camp
8 AM - 3 PM from Jun 10, 2022 
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Children between the ages of 5-8 and between the ages of 9-12 can participate in a five-day long day camp session where they will be earning the first badge in the Jr. Ranger book. Children will enjoy hiking, crafts, games, learning about the outdoors and having a lot of fun! Please reserve your spot by calling or visiting the park office. $50. 229-896-3551.
Jr Ranger Day Camp
Friday, Jun 10, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Drop your Jr Rangers off for three days of outdoor fun! Ages 8-11. Kids need to wear closed toed shoes, bring a packed lunch, and plenty of water. Expect water activities. $115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Adaptation Education
Saturday, Jun 11, 2022 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Want to learn about animal adaptations? This is the program for you. We will be learning about interesting animal adaptations in nature through an adaptation game, educational activities, and crafts. This program is for ages 6+. Please wear closed toed shoes and bring bug spray. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Mighty Oaks From Tiny Acorns Grow: Hofwyl's Famous Trees
Saturday, Jun 11, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation is famous for its many Spanish Moss and Resurrection Fern draped Live Oak trees. Join a ranger as we explore these fascinating sentinels of the past. Learn more about their natural, cultural and commercial uses, the plants and animals that make them their home and their unique anatomy. $8 adults, $7 seniors, $5 youth, five and under free. 912-264-7333.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Movie Night Under the Stars
Saturday, Jun 11, 2022 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us for a family friendly movie in our campground field next to the playground. Bring a camp chair or blanket for extra comfort. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jun 11, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt list in the front office and explore the park on your own to find them all! Turn in a completed list for a prize. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Accessible Event Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Monday, June 13, 2022

Hofwyl Junior Ranger Camp: Week 1
Monday, Jun 13, 2022 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Get ready for a week of fun activities with a Ranger, and earn your Hofwyl-Broadfield Junior Ranger badge! This camp is for ages 6-8. A camp for ages 9-12 will be held June 27-30. $45 - $50. 912-264-7333.
Summer Break - Junior Ranger Camp
8 AM - 3 PM from Jun 13, 2022 until Jun 17, 2022 
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Children between the ages of 5-8 and between the ages of 9-12 can participate in a five-day long day camp session where they will be earning the first badge in the Jr. Ranger book. Children will enjoy hiking, crafts, games, learning about the outdoors and having a lot of fun! Please reserve your spot by calling or visiting the park office. $50. 229-896-3551.
Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 13, 2022 until Jul 25, 2022 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This is an adult environmental educational program in cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry. This course is 8 weeks long and involves both classroom lectures as well as hands-on activities. The curriculum consists of 48 hours of instruction taught by state and local experts in the natural and environmental sciences. $250. 706-878-4707.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Junior Ranger Camp 2022 (for ages 8-12)
Tuesday, Jun 14, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Campers will discover the natural wonders of the park for four fabulous fun-filled days; Camp includes parking pass, pool pass, nature and trail discoveries, craft project, wildlife activities, camp t-shirt, and outstanding instructors. Camp meets in the Stone Pavilion by Liberty Bell Pool. $100. 706-663-4858.
Hofwyl Junior Ranger Camp: Week 1
Tuesday, Jun 14, 2022 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Get ready for a week of fun activities with a Ranger, and earn your Hofwyl-Broadfield Junior Ranger badge! This camp is for ages 6-8. A camp for ages 9-12 will be held June 27-30. $45 - $50. 912-264-7333.
Junior Ranger Camp (Ages 11-13)
Tuesday, Jun 14, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for Junior Ranger Camp on June 14th – 17th from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Campers will get to enjoy a variety of activities such as hiking, crafts, wilderness survival, archery, and much more! Slots are limited. $125 per camper. Pre-registration required. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055. $125 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Summer Break - Junior Ranger Camp
8 AM - 3 PM from Jun 14, 2022 until Jun 17, 2022 
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Children between the ages of 5-8 and between the ages of 9-12 can participate in a five-day long day camp session where they will be earning the first badge in the Jr. Ranger book. Children will enjoy hiking, crafts, games, learning about the outdoors and having a lot of fun! Please reserve your spot by calling or visiting the park office. $50. 229-896-3551.
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

Junior Ranger Camp 2022 (for ages 8-12)
Wednesday, Jun 15, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Campers will discover the natural wonders of the park for four fabulous fun-filled days; Camp includes parking pass, pool pass, nature and trail discoveries, craft project, wildlife activities, camp t-shirt, and outstanding instructors. Camp meets in the Stone Pavilion by Liberty Bell Pool. $100. 706-663-4858.
Hofwyl Junior Ranger Camp: Week 1
Wednesday, Jun 15, 2022 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Get ready for a week of fun activities with a Ranger, and earn your Hofwyl-Broadfield Junior Ranger badge! This camp is for ages 6-8. A camp for ages 9-12 will be held June 27-30. $45 - $50. 912-264-7333.
Summer Break - Junior Ranger Camp
8 AM - 3 PM from Jun 15, 2022 until Jun 17, 2022 
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Children between the ages of 5-8 and between the ages of 9-12 can participate in a five-day long day camp session where they will be earning the first badge in the Jr. Ranger book. Children will enjoy hiking, crafts, games, learning about the outdoors and having a lot of fun! Please reserve your spot by calling or visiting the park office. $50. 229-896-3551.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Junior Ranger Camp 2022 (for ages 8-12)
Thursday, Jun 16, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Campers will discover the natural wonders of the park for four fabulous fun-filled days; Camp includes parking pass, pool pass, nature and trail discoveries, craft project, wildlife activities, camp t-shirt, and outstanding instructors. Camp meets in the Stone Pavilion by Liberty Bell Pool. $100. 706-663-4858.
Hofwyl Junior Ranger Camp: Week 1
Thursday, Jun 16, 2022 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Get ready for a week of fun activities with a Ranger, and earn your Hofwyl-Broadfield Junior Ranger badge! This camp is for ages 6-8. A camp for ages 9-12 will be held June 27-30. $45 - $50. 912-264-7333.
Summer Break - Junior Ranger Camp
8 AM - 3 PM from Jun 16, 2022 until Jun 17, 2022 
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Children between the ages of 5-8 and between the ages of 9-12 can participate in a five-day long day camp session where they will be earning the first badge in the Jr. Ranger book. Children will enjoy hiking, crafts, games, learning about the outdoors and having a lot of fun! Please reserve your spot by calling or visiting the park office. $50. 229-896-3551.
Meet the Reptiles
Thursday, Jun 16, 2022 9:30 AM to 10 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
We have many reptiles living here in the park with us as our educational ambassadors. This is your chance to meet them all, hear their stories, and learn about the vital roles they play in their native ecosystems. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Accessible Event 

Friday, June 17, 2022

Junior Ranger Camp 2022 (for ages 8-12)
Friday, Jun 17, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Campers will discover the natural wonders of the park for four fabulous fun-filled days; Camp includes parking pass, pool pass, nature and trail discoveries, craft project, wildlife activities, camp t-shirt, and outstanding instructors. Camp meets in the Stone Pavilion by Liberty Bell Pool. $100. 706-663-4858.
Summer Break - Junior Ranger Camp
8 AM - 3 PM from Jun 17, 2022 
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Children between the ages of 5-8 and between the ages of 9-12 can participate in a five-day long day camp session where they will be earning the first badge in the Jr. Ranger book. Children will enjoy hiking, crafts, games, learning about the outdoors and having a lot of fun! Please reserve your spot by calling or visiting the park office. $50. 229-896-3551.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Night Hike
Saturday, Jun 18, 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.
Pollinator Activity Day
Saturday, Jun 18, 2022 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Step inside the world of pollinators with this hands-on learning activity day. You will learn about how pollinators benefit the world around us through crafts, educational fun, and even a bit of dancing. This is a free event for all ages. Walk up and join the fun. Social distancing required. Water, bug spray, and closed toed shoes recommended. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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.
Bay's Bridge Hayride
3rd Saturday of Month 10 AM - 3 PM from Jun 18, 2022 until Oct 15, 2022 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Come enjoy a guided hayride to the famous Bay's Bridge. Hayrides will run continuously from 10 am to 3 pm. This is a perfect time for pictures and a great outing for the whole family! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Movie Night Under the Stars
Saturday, Jun 18, 2022 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us for a family friendly movie in our campground field next to the playground. Bring a camp chair or blanket for extra comfort. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Archery Program
Saturday, Jun 18, 2022 10 AM to 11 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Come enjoy a ranger led archery lesson. Ages 7 and up welcome. Wear closed toed shoes and bring a water. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Creek Crawl
Saturday, Jun 18, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Come explore the park in a new way! We’ll be hiking up the creek and seeing what we can find. We’ll be finishing the crawl at sliding rock for a few minutes of good, old fashioned fun. Everyone must wear closed toed shoes. Ages 7 and up welcome. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Sunday, June 19, 2022

What Is Albinism?
Sunday, Jun 19, 2022 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a naturalist and our albino Eastern rat snake for a short talk about a unique genetic mutation called albinism. How does it affect animals in the wild? How often does it occur? Come by and you’ll learn that and more! Meet us behind the Visitor Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Accessible Event 

Monday, June 20, 2022

Junior Ranger Camp 2022 Week 2
Monday, Jun 20, 2022 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
**JUNE 20th THROUGH 23rd - 8:30am to 12:30pm** Ages 9 through 12 years old. $45-$50. 912-437-4770.
Junior Ranger Camp June 20-24th,
Monday, Jun 20, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a week of fun with Fort McAllister's park rangers! We will explore our coastal ecosystems, learn wilderness survival skills, and what life was like as a Civil War soldier. Become an official Junior Ranger! For ages 7-12years old. Pre-registration required. Payment is due upon registration. $125. 912-727-2339.
Junior Ranger Camp (Ages 10-12)
Monday, Jun 20, 2022 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Children from 10 to 12 are invited to join park rangers for a fun week of hikes, crafts, games, and more focused on the natural and cultural heritage of Georgia. During the week children will complete activities to earn a Junior Ranger badge. Please call the Visitors Center to sign up. Space is limited. $150. 912-598-2300.
Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 20, 2022 until Jul 25, 2022 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This is an adult environmental educational program in cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry. This course is 8 weeks long and involves both classroom lectures as well as hands-on activities. The curriculum consists of 48 hours of instruction taught by state and local experts in the natural and environmental sciences. $250. 706-878-4707.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Junior Ranger Camp 2022 Week 2
Tuesday, Jun 21, 2022 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
**JUNE 20th THROUGH 23rd - 8:30am to 12:30pm** Ages 9 through 12 years old. $45-$50. 912-437-4770.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Junior Ranger Camp 2022 Week 2
Wednesday, Jun 22, 2022 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
**JUNE 20th THROUGH 23rd - 8:30am to 12:30pm** Ages 9 through 12 years old. $45-$50. 912-437-4770.
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 $115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Jr Ranger Day Camp
Wednesday, Jun 22, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Drop your Jr Rangers off for three days of outdoor fun! Ages 12-15. Kids need to wear closed toes shoes, bring a packed lunch, and plenty of water. Expect water activities. $115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Junior Ranger Camp 2022 Week 2
Thursday, Jun 23, 2022 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
**JUNE 20th THROUGH 23rd - 8:30am to 12:30pm** Ages 9 through 12 years old. $45-$50. 912-437-4770.
Adventure Day Camp
Thursday, Jun 23, 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 $115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Jr Ranger Day Camp
Thursday, Jun 23, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Drop your Jr Rangers off for three days of outdoor fun! Ages 12-15. Kids need to wear closed toes shoes, bring a packed lunch, and plenty of water. Expect water activities. $115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Friday, June 24, 2022

Sunset Hike: Iron Hill Trail
Friday, Jun 24, 2022 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join Rangers on a sunset hike and learn about Red Top Mountain! We will enjoy the sunset and twilight hike while looking for things with black lights. This hike is a 2-mile round trip on moderate terrain. Please allow approximately 2 hours for this hike. Please dress for the weather and bring water. Pre-registration required. $3 per person. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Adventure Day Camp
Friday, Jun 24, 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 $115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Jr Ranger Day Camp
Friday, Jun 24, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Drop your Jr Rangers off for three days of outdoor fun! Ages 12-15. Kids need to wear closed toes shoes, bring a packed lunch, and plenty of water. Expect water activities. $115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Jun 25, 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.
Creature Feature: Cecropia Moth
Saturday, Jun 25, 2022 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Moths are on the rise here in Savannah, GA, and the largest moth in North America can be found here! Meet in the Interpretive Center to learn about this special silk moth and how even creatures like it can help our ecosystems. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Accessible Event 
Movie Night Under the Stars
Saturday, Jun 25, 2022 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us for a family friendly movie in our campground field next to the playground. Bring a camp chair or blanket for extra comfort. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Color Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jun 25, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt list in the front office and explore the park on your own to find them all! Turn in a completed list for a prize. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Accessible Event Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Explore the Park After Dark
Sunday, Jun 26, 2022 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This Night Hike is ranger led and will be exploring various locations in the park after the sun has gone down. Group sizes are kept small and each month will offer a new theme. These hikes also offer a more probable chance of seeing wildlife. $10.00 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Birds Behind Leaves: A Beginner Bird Walk
Sunday, Jun 26, 2022 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Have you ever tried to identify a bird on a hike but struggled to see it well enough behind the leaves or branches they always seem to hide behind? Join a ranger for this beginner oriented bird walk and learn about a few methods that can help you figure out what birds are around you. Binoculars are highly recommended but not required. $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Watson Mill Bridge History Hike
Sunday, Jun 26, 2022 1 PM to 2 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Join a ranger for a guided hike starting at the covered bridge and ending at the old powerhouse ruins. We will view and talk about the varied historical uses of the land the park occupies today. $5 parking. 706-783-5349.

Monday, June 27, 2022

Hofwyl Junior Ranger Camp: Week 2
Monday, Jun 27, 2022 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Get ready for a week of fun activities with a Ranger, and earn your Hofwyl-Broadfield Junior Ranger badge! This camp is for ages 9-12. A camp for ages 6-8 will be held June 13-16. $45 - $50. 912-264-7333.
Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 27, 2022 until Jul 25, 2022 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This is an adult environmental educational program in cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry. This course is 8 weeks long and involves both classroom lectures as well as hands-on activities. The curriculum consists of 48 hours of instruction taught by state and local experts in the natural and environmental sciences. $250. 706-878-4707.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Hofwyl Junior Ranger Camp: Week 2
Tuesday, Jun 28, 2022 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Get ready for a week of fun activities with a Ranger, and earn your Hofwyl-Broadfield Junior Ranger badge! This camp is for ages 9-12. A camp for ages 6-8 will be held June 13-16. $45 - $50. 912-264-7333.

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.
Hofwyl Junior Ranger Camp: Week 2
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Get ready for a week of fun activities with a Ranger, and earn your Hofwyl-Broadfield Junior Ranger badge! This camp is for ages 9-12. A camp for ages 6-8 will be held June 13-16. $45 - $50. 912-264-7333.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Hofwyl Junior Ranger Camp: Week 2
Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Get ready for a week of fun activities with a Ranger, and earn your Hofwyl-Broadfield Junior Ranger badge! This camp is for ages 9-12. A camp for ages 6-8 will be held June 13-16. $45 - $50. 912-264-7333.
Meet the Reptiles
Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 9:30 AM to 10 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
We have many reptiles living here in the park with us as our educational ambassadors. This is your chance to meet them all, hear their stories, and learn about the vital roles they play in their native ecosystems. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Accessible Event 

Saturday, July 2, 2022

First Visit Tour
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11 AM from Jul 2, 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 

Monday, July 4, 2022

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 4, 2022 until Jul 25, 2022 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This is an adult environmental educational program in cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry. This course is 8 weeks long and involves both classroom lectures as well as hands-on activities. The curriculum consists of 48 hours of instruction taught by state and local experts in the natural and environmental sciences. $250. 706-878-4707.
Birds Behind Leaves: A Beginner Bird Walk
Monday, Jul 4, 2022 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Have you ever tried to identify a bird on a hike but struggled to see it well enough behind the leaves or branches they always seem to hide behind? Join a ranger for this beginner oriented bird walk and learn about a few methods that can help you figure out what birds are around you. Binoculars are highly recommended but not required. $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Watson Mill Bridge History Hike
Monday, Jul 4, 2022 1 PM to 2 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Join a ranger for a guided hike starting at the covered bridge and ending at the old powerhouse ruins. We will view and talk about the varied historical uses of the land the park occupies today. $5 parking. 706-783-5349.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Watson Mill Bridge History Hike
Sunday, Jul 10, 2022 1 PM to 2 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Join a ranger for a guided hike starting at the covered bridge and ending at the old powerhouse ruins. We will view and talk about the varied historical uses of the land the park occupies today. $5 parking. 706-783-5349.

Monday, July 11, 2022

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

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Jr Ranger Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jul 13, 2022 until Jul 15, 2022 
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for fun and adventure this Summer with our Jr Ranger Summer Camps! We'll be learning about nature and the world around us through a variety of activities such as; fishing, hiking, archery, and much more! Preregistration is required, call the park office for more information $85 per Jr Ranger $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Parks After Dark: Full Moon Hike
Wednesday, Jul 13, 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.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

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

Friday, July 15, 2022

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

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Night Hike
Saturday, Jul 16, 2022 8 PM to 9 PM
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Meet at Hamburg Boat Ramp at 8:00 p.m. to walk the Yellow Trail. Listen for night sounds, discuss the Fall Line, and the history of Hamburg State Park. Please dress for the weather. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
Bay's Bridge Hayride
3rd Saturday of Month 10 AM - 3 PM from Jul 16, 2022 until Oct 15, 2022 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Come enjoy a guided hayride to the famous Bay's Bridge. Hayrides will run continuously from 10 am to 3 pm. This is a perfect time for pictures and a great outing for the whole family! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Monday, July 18, 2022

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 18, 2022 until Jul 25, 2022 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This is an adult environmental educational program in cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry. This course is 8 weeks long and involves both classroom lectures as well as hands-on activities. The curriculum consists of 48 hours of instruction taught by state and local experts in the natural and environmental sciences. $250. 706-878-4707.

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 

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Watson Mill Bridge History Hike
Sunday, Jul 24, 2022 1 PM to 2 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Join a ranger for a guided hike starting at the covered bridge and ending at the old powerhouse ruins. We will view and talk about the varied historical uses of the land the park occupies today. $5 parking. 706-783-5349.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Junior Ranger Camp (Ages 10-12)
Monday, Jul 25, 2022 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Children from 10 to 12 are invited to join park rangers for a fun week of hikes, crafts, games, and more focused on the natural and cultural heritage of Georgia. During the week children will complete activities to earn a Junior Ranger badge. Please call the Visitors Center to sign up. Space is limited. $150. 912-598-2300.
Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 25, 2022 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This is an adult environmental educational program in cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry. This course is 8 weeks long and involves both classroom lectures as well as hands-on activities. The curriculum consists of 48 hours of instruction taught by state and local experts in the natural and environmental sciences. $250. 706-878-4707.

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.

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Jul 30, 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.

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Explore the Park After Dark
Sunday, Jul 31, 2022 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This Night Hike is ranger led and will be exploring various locations in the park after the sun has gone down. Group sizes are kept small and each month will offer a new theme. These hikes also offer a more probable chance of seeing wildlife. $10.00 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Saturday, August 6, 2022

First Visit Tour
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11 AM from Aug 6, 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 

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Watson Mill Bridge History Hike
Sunday, Aug 7, 2022 1 PM to 2 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Join a ranger for a guided hike starting at the covered bridge and ending at the old powerhouse ruins. We will view and talk about the varied historical uses of the land the park occupies today. $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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