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Friday, May 24, 2024

Creek Kayak Paddle
Friday, May 24, 2024 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Come kayak part of Sweetwater Creek Pro tips: bring water, a hat, sunglasses. Be sure to wear sunscreen and bug spray. Waterproof bags recommended. There is a limited number of spaces pre-registration is Required No children under age 16 40 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sunday, May 26, 2024

Tidal Creek Kayak Tour
Sunday, May 26, 2024 11 AM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for a guided kayak paddle on tidal Red Bird Creek to some interesting areas. We will enjoy fun in the sun. Limited Space. Must call the Visitor Center to reserve a spot. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Twilight Kayak Tour - Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps -
Sunday, May 26, 2024 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. Watch the changing colors on the water and the sky as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. For more info and to register, please click on this event's title $25, kayak and equipment included, $20 if your bring your own kayak $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Friday, May 31, 2024

Night Kayak- Sounds of the Marsh
Friday, May 31, 2024 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This is not suitible for first time kayakers. Venture through the tunnel and into the marsh as we hear a choir of night life. Bring a headlamp. Pro tips: bring water, a hat or bandanna. Be sure to wear bug spray. Waterproof bags recommended. There is a limited number of spaces pre-registration is required No children under age 16 45 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, June 1, 2024

Dreamy Sunset Paddle
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come join our rangers on a leisurely paddle on the stunning Lake Allatoona. We will depart from Webster's Ferry and paddle along the shore. Please remember to bring sunscreen and plenty of water. Kayaks will be available for the participants or you can bring your own water craft. May be canceled if winds exceed 12 mph. 8-11: $15.00 12+: $25.00 $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, June 15, 2024

Dreamy Sunset Paddle
Saturday, Jun 15, 2024 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come join our rangers on a leisurely paddle on the stunning Lake Allatoona. We will depart from Webster's Ferry and paddle along the shore. Please remember to bring sunscreen and plenty of water. Kayaks will be available for the participants or you can bring your own water craft. May be canceled if winds exceed 12 mph. 8-11: $15.00 12+: $25.00 $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Sunday, June 23, 2024

Alexander Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jun 23, 2024 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for a guided paddle on Alexander Lake. This paddle is designed as a basic level paddle to teach beginners how to kayak, read the water, and general boating safety. All equipment is provided. Registration is required. Participants must be at least 12 years old. Ages 12-16 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Friday, June 28, 2024

Creek Kayak Paddle
Friday, Jun 28, 2024 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Come kayak part of Sweetwater Creek Pro tips: bring water, a hat, sunglasses. Be sure to wear sunscreen and bug spray. Waterproof bags recommended. There is a limited number of spaces pre-registration is Required No children under age 16 $40 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, June 29, 2024

Dreamy Sunset Paddle
Saturday, Jun 29, 2024 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come join our rangers on a leisurely paddle on the stunning Lake Allatoona. We will depart from Webster's Ferry and paddle along the shore. Please remember to bring sunscreen and plenty of water. Kayaks will be available for the participants or you can bring your own water craft. May be canceled if winds exceed 12 mph. 8-11: $15.00 12+: $25.00 $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Sunset and Swamp Sounds Paddle
Saturday, Jun 29, 2024 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a Ranger for a guided paddle on the Okefenokee at sunset. Watch as the sky bursts into colors such as orange and pink. Listen to the nocturnal wildlife as they begin to awake for the evening. Meeting in front of the trading post. $35 plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Friday, August 23, 2024

The 2024 Great Southeast Pollinator Census
10 AM - 4 PM from Aug 23, 2024 until Aug 24, 2024 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
The 2024 Great Southeast Pollinator Census Participants can come to our Certified Pollinator Habitat to count butterflies and other insects to help researchers better understand the population status of pollinators by taking part in the 2024 Great Southeast Pollinator Census For more information visit GSEPC.org. $14-$7.50 706-655-5870.
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Saturday, August 24, 2024

The 2024 Great Southeast Pollinator Census
10 AM - 4 PM from Aug 24, 2024 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
The 2024 Great Southeast Pollinator Census Participants can come to our Certified Pollinator Habitat to count butterflies and other insects to help researchers better understand the population status of pollinators by taking part in the 2024 Great Southeast Pollinator Census For more information visit GSEPC.org. $14-$7.50 706-655-5870.
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Saturday, September 14, 2024

Hike and Paddle - Girl Scouts Love State Parks -
Saturday, Sep 14, 2024 3 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a ranger led hike (1 hour) along our new beach trail as we walk by swamps, hardwood/pine forests and a controlled burn area. After the hike, we'll kayak (1 hour) on the lake looking for wildlife such as raptors, herons and migrating birds. Wear closed toe shoes, bring water, bug repellent and sunscreen. Registration begins after 8/10/24. $20 if you use our kayaks. $15 if you use yours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Kayaking 101 - Girl Scouts Love State Parks -
Saturday, Sep 14, 2024 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Learn the basic movements of kayaking on a safe and peaceful section of Lake Rutledge. Open to visitors 8 years and older who can swim and are new to kayaking. Equipment provided. Space limited to less than 10 participants. Program open to general public including Girl Scouts. Registration begins 8/10/24 $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Monday, October 21, 2024

Gratitude for Gators Paddle
Monday, Oct 21, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Let's paddle up Billy's Lake on National Reptile Day to experience these beautiful creatures and other reptiles in their natural habitat. Here we will discuss behaviors, diet, and other fun facts about these remarkable reptiles. This event is only for ages 12+ $35 plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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