Upcoming 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, August 11, 2022

Homeschool In The Park: FD Roosevelt State Park
Thursday, Aug 11, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geared towards families who homeschool. Join us in learning about the largest state park in Georgia! Learn a bit about the Great Depression, FDR and the CCC with games and activities. Then take a refreshing dip in the Liberty Bell Pool, a CCC structure! Wear/bring a swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Thursday, Aug 11, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow in the footsteps of a Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Tours at 2pm & 3pm. $6.50-$9.50 912-437-4770.
Full Moon Hike: Iron Hill Trail
Thursday, Aug 11, 2022 8 PM to 9:15 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join Rangers on a hike to our favorite spot at Red Top Mountain’s Iron Hill Trail to watch the sunset! We will hike back using blacklights and the full moon. Pre-registration is required. $3 per person. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Supermoon Hike
Thursday, Aug 11, 2022 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come see the last supermoon of 2022, the Sturgeon Moon, over the marsh in the park. Hike with a ranger to the observation tower looking out over the river and see the park after dark. The hike will be 1 mile round-trip. Please wear shoes that can get muddy or wet. Call the park visitor center to sign up. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Who's the Predator?
Friday, Aug 12, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a game of Mafia with a nature twist! Try to determine who the predator is before you get eaten. Who knows, maybe the predator is you! No prior knowledge of game play needed. Game needs minimum of 7 people total to play. Meet at boathouse on Lake Deleanor. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Aug 12, 2022 9:15 PM to 10:30 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 9:15 PM at boathouse. Pre-register & prepay at the park office. Limited space for boaters. Dress for the water. $15-$28 $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
The Redcoats Brown Bess
Friday, Aug 12, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
The Brown Bess was the British Military Musket of the 18th century. Learn about this famous weapon and hear about what it was like to carry one every day. There will be a Brown Bess Demonstration every half hour. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Friday, Aug 12, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow in the footsteps of a Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Tours at 2pm & 3pm. $6.50-$9.50 912-437-4770.
Paddle Under the Perseids
Friday, Aug 12, 2022 10 PM to 11 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger on this kayak tour as we watch what is considered to be the year's best meteor shower because the meteors are often bright and leave long trails. Bring a change of clothes, flashlight, bug repellent, and water. Limited to 10 participants, 8 years and older. Pre-registration required. $20 if you use your boat or $25 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Paddle Under the Perseids
Friday, Aug 12, 2022 11:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger on this kayak tour as we watch what is considered to be the year's best meteor shower because the meteors are often bright and leave long trails. Bring a change of clothes, flashlight, bug repellent, and water. Limited to 10 participants, 8 years and older. Pre-registration required. $20 if you use your boat or $25 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Friday, Aug 12, 2022 10 AM to 2 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Children ages 6 - 12 can earn their Georgia State Parks Junior Ranger Badge by participating in fun and exciting programs while learning about Georgia's outdoors. Participants need to bring their own lunch and wear closed toed shoes. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 10 participants. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Archery for Beginners
Friday, Aug 12, 2022 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join a ranger for archery! This 1.5-hour program will go through the basics of archery. Pre-registration is required. $20 per person. Space is limited to 6. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. This program is for beginners ages 10 and up. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Archery for Beginners
Friday, Aug 12, 2022 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join a ranger for archery! This 1.5-hour program will go through the basics of archery. Pre-registration is required. $20 per person. Space is limited to 6. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. This program is for beginners ages 10 and up. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Guided Nature Trail Tour
Friday, Aug 12, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join a ranger for a guided tour on our beautiful nature trails. Bring your binoculars, as we'll also be on the lookout for birds and other wildlife. Meet at the Little River Trail entrance. Be sure to bring a bug spray and wear comfortable shoes. $3 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
The Living Shoreline
Friday, Aug 12, 2022 3:30 PM to 5 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Hike the trails with a ranger to our living shoreline to see firsthand some of the efforts to preserve our coastal habitat. This hike will be 2 miles to the river, and muck boots or other shoes that can get muddy are recommended. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail next to the Visitor Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Campfire Night
Friday, Aug 12, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
As the sun sinks down, gather round the campfire with us and unwind. We will have free marshmallows and sticks to toast them. Meet at the firepit behind the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Night Kayak-Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Aug 12, 2022 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
View the peak of the Perseids Meteor Shower from the center of the lake at Sweetwater Creek during this ranger led paddle. While the moon is full the Perceids may be difficult to view, but this night paddle will surely be a memorable experience! $30 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Ravenous Reptiles
Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 11 AM to 12 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 person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Reading with Reptiles
Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 2:30 PM to 3 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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Reading with Reptiles
Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 2:30 PM to 3 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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Crime & Punishment Historical Hike
Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Bank robberies. Gun fights. Moonshine. Jail breaks. Hog Thieves. Murders. An urban hike offered at the Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site introduces visitors to these cases and even more from the annals of Lumpkin County court records. $5. 706-864-2257.
Crime & Punishment Historical Hike
Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Bank robberies. Gun fights. Moonshine. Jail breaks. Hog Thieves. Murders. An urban hike offered at the Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site introduces visitors to these cases and even more from the annals of Lumpkin County court records. $5. 706-864-2257.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up (2-6 people) and compete in our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4:00 PM Saturday. Winner announced at 4:00 PM. Prizes awarded. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bark Painting Nature Craft
Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own masterpiece under the guidance of a ranger! Using acrylic, paint a lovely landscape, an awesome animal, or whatever else you can think of. Let your imagination run wild! Meet at Boathouse by Lake Deleanor. Program will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Salamander Meander
Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 1 PM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the ranger for an investigative stream lab to discover salamanders and other cold-stream inhabitants. We provide dip nets and catch pans. Wear tennis shoes you can get wet. All ages welcome. Park at Pool. Meet right of playground. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
East End Loop Hike
Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 3 PM to 6:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us on a ranger-led hike along East End Loop (3.4 miles). Meet at Roadside Park/TV tower parking lot. Dress for the weather and bring plenty of water. Cancelled in the event of storms. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Wilderness Survival Class: Shelter Building
Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
This program will focus on emergency shelter building and the basics of surviving the first 72 hours. Pre-register by calling the park office at 912-727-2339. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Perseid Shooting Star Party 2022
Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 to Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 9 PM to 1 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join us to view the best meteor shower of the year! From 9PM-1AM, come to the beach to enjoy astronomer talks, acoustic music, and meteor viewing. Limited number of telescopes will be available to view the night sky at no charge, or bring your own. Social distancing required. Click on the link below for directions to the beach. $5 per car (cash only). Kids 5 and under free. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Farm Animal Fun Day
Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Over the years, Hardman Farm has been home to several species of livestock. Come visit and learn about livestock that was kept here on the Farm as we continue our journey of "bringing the farm back to life" and keep the American agricultural experience alive. Grounds Admission $6. Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Hollywood at Hardman
Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 6 PM to 11 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Enjoy an evening at the farm with your family. We will be showing the 1950’s movie that was filmed right here in the Sautee-Nacoochee Valley! $6. 706-878-1077.
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Jr. Rangers: Hike
Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 9 AM to 9:30 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join us as we hike the Woodpecker Trail to learn about hiking safety and work towards completing your Junior Ranger book. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Basic Archery
Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Contact Park Office to register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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CANCELLED - Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Aug 13, 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.
Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join rangers on a 2-hour twilight paddle using kayaks on Lake Allatoona. Pre-registration is required. $25 per person. Space is limited to 6. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. This program is for beginners ages 10 and up. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Introduction to Paddling & Paddle Tour
Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 9 AM to 11 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
We are holding a class to teach you about the equipment and how to properly use it. After the class we will kayak up the river. Any participants under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. To participate in this program is necessary to know how to swim. Water shoes are advised. Subject to cancellation in case of bad weather. $25 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Little River Paddle Tour
Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Come and join us for a slow paddle. A ranger will be your guide as you explore the river and lake. Take this opportunity to learn more about the park and the great outdoors! To participate in this program is necessary to know how to swim. Water shoes are advised. Subject to cancellation in case of bad weather. Call the Park for registration. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Painted Buntings
Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 10:30 AM to 11 AM
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.
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Tree Identification Hike
Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 3 PM to 4 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.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Hike on Martin's Mine Trail
Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Hike on Martin's Mine Trail Join our Naturalist on a guided hike of Martin's Mine Trail. Learn about the history of gold mining at this site, and enjoy the view of a beautiful small waterfall that is at the trail's end. Please remember to bring water, and wear appropriate shoes. Reservations are required. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy- Perseids Meteor Shower!
Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 8:45 PM to 9:45 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 Perseids Meteor Shower peaks this weekend. The full moon rises tonight at 9:45 pm, before then we should see shooting stars! $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
History Hike
Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This history hike features an opportunity to go inside the mill ruins. Learn the stories of the mill workers who once resided here, and how the landscape is still impacted today. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
History Hike
Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This history hike features an opportunity to go inside the mill ruins. Learn the stories of the mill workers who once resided here, and how the landscape is still impacted today. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
History Hike
Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 to Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 3 PM to 4:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This history hike features an opportunity to go inside the mill ruins. Learn the stories of the mill workers who once resided here, and how the landscape is still impacted today. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Crime & Punishment Historical Hike
Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Bank robberies. Gun fights. Moonshine. Jail breaks. Hog Thieves. Murders. An urban hike offered at the Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site introduces visitors to these cases and even more from the annals of Lumpkin County court records. $5. 706-864-2257.
Crime & Punishment Historical Hike
Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Bank robberies. Gun fights. Moonshine. Jail breaks. Hog Thieves. Murders. An urban hike offered at the Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site introduces visitors to these cases and even more from the annals of Lumpkin County court records. $5. 706-864-2257.
Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, Aug 14, 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.
Kayaking 101
Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 4 PM to 5:30 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 people 16 years and older who can swim and are new to kayaking. Equipment provided and sanitized. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 8 participants and social distancing will be required. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Basic Archery
Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Contact Park Office to register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Creature Feature
Sundays 2 PM - 2:30 PM – Aug 14, 2022 until Sep 4, 2022 
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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History Hike: Iron Hill Trail
Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us a history hike at the Iron Hill Trail and learn about Red Top Mountain's iron mining history! Pre-registration is required. $3 per person. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. This hike is a 3-mile loop on moderate terrain. Please allow approximately 2.5 hours for this hike. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Sunday Sunset Stroll: Iron Hill Trail
Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join Rangers on a stroll to our favorite spot at Red Top Mountain’s Iron Hill Trail to watch the sunset! Pre-registration is required. $3 per person. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. This hike is a 2-mile round trip on moderate terrain. Parking pass required. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Photo Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 9 AM to 11 AM
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 Cook side playground. Items must be found in the park and photographed to be the winner. A prize (free one hour 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 
Bird Feeding 101
Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 9 AM to 9:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Watch birds alongside one of our naturalists in the back of the Visitor Center to discover what you need to get a new, fun, peaceful hobby to take flight. You can expect to learn what you will need, what birds you could expect, and other tips for birdwatching on your own all while experiencing the unique and beautiful birds here at the park. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Meet the Reptiles
Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 1:30 PM to 2 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. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Tracks & Trails
Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Cast your own animal tracks to bring home with you and learn about the critter that left those tracks! $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tracks & Trails
Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Cast your own animal tracks to bring home with you and learn about the critter that left those tracks! $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tracks & Trails
Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 4 PM to 5 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Cast your own animal tracks to bring home with you and learn about the critter that left those tracks! $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Monday, August 15, 2022

History and Ecology Homeschool
Monday, Aug 15, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Fort McAllister offers a program for elementary school aged children, ideal for homeschoolers and campers.The programs alternate between Ecology and History themed lessons. Learn about historical figures, try hands on crafts and learn skills such as orienteering, building a survivor shelter, and conservation. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Make a Snake
Tuesday, Aug 16, 2022 1:30 PM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
After learning about scaley friends, let your imagination run wild as you create your own slithery friend $2 per snake $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Colubrid Cuisine
Tuesday, Aug 16, 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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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Hitting the Trails - Sempervirens Trail
Wednesday, Aug 17, 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.
All about Archery
Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Want to learn archery? Join us on the range to learn how to use a bow. Get the chance to show off your skills, and maybe find your next hobby. $10 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wonderful Wetlands
Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 10 AM to 11:45 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a naturalist 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. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Friday, August 19, 2022

Who's the Predator?
Friday, Aug 19, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a game of Mafia with a nature twist! Try to determine who the predator is before you get eaten. Who knows, maybe the predator is you! No prior knowledge of game play needed. Game needs minimum of 7 people total to play. Meet at boathouse on Lake Deleanor. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Frog Calls And Tales Campfire
Friday, Aug 19, 2022 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us along the edge of Lake Deleanor at sunset to listen and learn about our very vocal park amphibians. Then, bring a flashlight, marshmallows and a roasting stick and enjoy roasting around the campfire as we tell silly campfire stories. Meet at the boathouse on Lake Deleanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, Aug 19, 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.
History Hike: Iron Hill Trail
Friday, Aug 19, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us a history hike at the Iron Hill Trail and learn about Red Top Mountain's iron mining history! Pre-registration is required. $3 per person. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. This hike is a 3-mile loop on moderate terrain. Please allow approximately 2.5 hours for this hike. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Archery for Beginners
Friday, Aug 19, 2022 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join a ranger for archery! This 1.5-hour program will go through the basics of archery. Pre-registration is required. $20 per person. Space is limited to 6. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. This program is for beginners ages 10 and up. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Adventure Glamping Weekend
Friday, Aug 19, 2022 6 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Have an adventure weekend with friends or family by staying in our new yurt village. Weekend includes two nights of glamping (up to four people), campfire with s'mores on Friday, guided kayak trip and night hike on Saturday, followed by archery on Sunday. Yurts sleep up to four people and sit above Lake Allatoona. $400 per yurt (up to 4 people). $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Archery for Beginners
Friday, Aug 19, 2022 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join a ranger for archery! This 1.5-hour program will go through the basics of archery. Pre-registration is required. $20 per person. Space is limited to 6. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. This program is for beginners ages 10 and up. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Seashells of Skidaway Island
Friday, Aug 19, 2022 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Seashells don’t just wash up at the beach. They can be found on the shores of other barrier islands as well. See a sampling of the seashells that can be found on Skidaway Island and learn about their occupants. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Night Kayak
Friday, Aug 19, 2022 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Come kayak the lake on this ranger led paddle. We'll be paddling out into the lake and if the sky is clear discussing what stars are visible and affects of light pollution. The per person fee covers the cost of renting the kayak. This program is only avaiable for those 18+, and is by pre-registration only 30 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Ravenous Reptiles
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 11 AM to 12 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 person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Make a Snake
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 1:30 PM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
After learning about scaley friends, let your imagination run wild as you create your own slithery friend $2 per snake $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Make Your Own Blow Gun Darts
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Blow Guns were often the first weapon given to Native American children to learn how to hunt. Learn how to make your own blow gun darts, blow gun included in this fun program. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Historic Site to register. Program Fee of $5.00 and Limit of 10 people per session. $2-$4 Admission $5 Programming Fee. 770-387-3747.
Sunrise Yoga on the Mountain
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Enjoy the mountaintop view during this beginner friendly yoga class with registered yoga teacher, Monique French. Bring a mat, or a thick towel, and wear comfortable clothing. Bring correct change. Stone amphitheater, right of park office. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up (2-6 people) and compete in our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4:00 PM Saturday. Winner announced at 4:00 PM. Prizes awarded. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Buzzing Bees Craft
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Celebrate National Honey Bee Awareness Day with a bee-themed nature craft. Meet at pavilion by Trading Post. Program cancelled if storms. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Art in the Park: Watercolors
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 1 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Enjoy the great outdoors as you create a wonderful watercolor art piece guided by the resident artistic ranger. Individuals and small groups are welcome. No previous art/painting experience required. All materials provided. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy. Limited to 12 participants, so preregistration is required; meet at Boathouse. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Archery
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 6 PM to 8 PM
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 course next to group shelter. Park at boat dock. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Night Hike
Saturday, Aug 20, 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.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 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 as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Sunrise Hike
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 7 AM to 8 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Greet the day with the sunrise on this one mile hike! Be sure to dress for the weather and bring water. *Pre-registration is required* $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Backyard Birding
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 10 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join the park naturalist to learn how to attract birds to your backyard. We will make a fun craft to take home and feed your birdie friends! Meet at the park office. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register, space is limited to 12 climbers. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Sunset Mountain Hike
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 7:30 PM to 9:30 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.
Soldier's Life at Pickett's Mill Battlefield
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Come experience the sounds and sights of the a cannon firing. Volunteers will demonstrate cannon drills as Key's confederate battery behind the museum. ADMISSION FEE REQUIRED. $3-$6. 770-443-7850. 770-443-7850.
Adventure Glamping Weekend
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 6 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Have an adventure weekend with friends or family by staying in our new yurt village. Weekend includes two nights of glamping (up to four people), campfire with s'mores on Friday, guided kayak trip and night hike on Saturday, followed by archery on Sunday. Yurts sleep up to four people and sit above Lake Allatoona. $400 per yurt (up to 4 people). $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join rangers on a 2-hour twilight paddle using kayaks on Lake Allatoona. Pre-registration is required. $25 per person. Space is limited to 6. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. This program is for beginners ages 10 and up. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Archery
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 9 AM to 10 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Learn the basics of archery and test your skills on our archery range. This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Please call the Visitors Center to sign up. Please arrive 10 minutes ahead to go to the Visitors Center first. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Archery
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Learn the basics of archery and test your skills on our archery range. This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Please call the Visitors Center to sign up. Please arrive 10 minutes ahead to go to the Visitors Center first. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Archery
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Learn the basics of archery and test your skills on our archery range. This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Please call the Visitors Center to sign up. Please arrive 10 minutes ahead to go to the Visitors Center first. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Bay's Bridge Hayride
3rd Saturday of Month 10 AM - 3 PM from Aug 20, 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.
Sunflowers & Selfies
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
A much-awaited annual event, Sunflowers & Selfies, promises to deliver on a family-fun day of hayrides, games, photo ops, a native plant sale, and our blooming field of sunflowers. Learn about the park, from our knowledgeable guides, as you enjoy the beauty of Smithgall on a hayride or enjoy at your own pace. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Sunset Cruise of the Okefenokee Swamp
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 7:15 PM to 8:45 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Kick back, relax, and soak in the swamp scenery. This cruise is all about ambiance- enjoying the sensory experience of the 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 the crickets, owls, and frogs start to sing. Cost: $25 for ages 12+ $20 for ages 5-12 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
History Hike
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This history hike features an opportunity to go inside the mill ruins. Learn the stories of the mill workers who once resided here, and how the landscape is still impacted today. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
History Hike
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This history hike features an opportunity to go inside the mill ruins. Learn the stories of the mill workers who once resided here, and how the landscape is still impacted today. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
History Hike
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This history hike features an opportunity to go inside the mill ruins. Learn the stories of the mill workers who once resided here, and how the landscape is still impacted today. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Beginner Archery
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Come learn to shoot a bow for the first time or hone your skills. People of all ages are welcome as long as they are strong enough to pull a 30-pound bow. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Tranquil Trail Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, Aug 21, 2022 to Monday, Aug 22, 2022 8 AM to 4:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Can you find everything and win a prize? Take a walk on our tranquil trail and try to find the answers to our scavenger hunt by reading our interpretive signs! Pick up your scavenger hunt card at the park office. $1 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Aug 21, 2022 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register, space is limited to 12 climbers. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Creature Feature
Sundays 2 PM - 2:30 PM – Aug 21, 2022 until Sep 4, 2022 
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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History Hike: Iron Hill Trail
Sunday, Aug 21, 2022 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us a history hike at the Iron Hill Trail and learn about Red Top Mountain's iron mining history! Pre-registration is required. $3 per person. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. This hike is a 3-mile loop on moderate terrain. Please allow approximately 2.5 hours for this hike. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Sunday Sunset Stroll: Iron Hill Trail
Sunday, Aug 21, 2022 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join Rangers on a stroll to our favorite spot at Red Top Mountain’s Iron Hill Trail to watch the sunset! Pre-registration is required. $3 per person. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. This hike is a 2-mile round trip on moderate terrain. Parking pass required. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
DIY Birdfeeder and Birding Hike
Sunday, Aug 21, 2022 9 AM to 11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
A two-for-one! Meet in the Interpretive Center at 9:30 AM to create your very own bird feeder. Then we will take a brief 1-mile hike around the Sandpiper Loop. Bring your own binoculars if you would like and a bottle of water for the hike. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Meet the Reptiles
Sunday, Aug 21, 2022 1:30 PM to 2 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. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Sunflowers & Selfies
Sunday, Aug 21, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
A much-awaited annual event, Sunflowers & Selfies, promises to deliver on a family-fun day of hayrides, games, photo ops, a native plant sale, and our blooming field of sunflowers. Learn about the park, from our knowledgeable guides, as you enjoy the beauty of Smithgall on a hayride or enjoy at your own pace. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Colubrid Cuisine
Tuesday, Aug 23, 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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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Hitting the Trails - Sempervirens Trail
Wednesday, Aug 24, 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.
All about Archery
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2022 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Want to learn archery? Join us on the range to learn how to use a bow. Get the chance to show off your skills, and maybe find your next hobby. $10 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow in the footsteps of a Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Tours at 2pm & 3pm. $6.50-$9.50 912-437-4770.
Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Aug 24, 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.
Guided Mountain Hike
Wednesday, Aug 24, 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.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Make Your Own Blow Gun Darts
Thursday, Aug 25, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Blow Guns were often the first weapon given to Native American children to learn how to hunt. Learn how to make your own blow gun darts, blow gun included in this fun program. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Historic Site to register. Program Fee of $5.00 and Limit of 10 people per session. $2-$4 Admission $5 Programming Fee. 770-387-3747.
Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Thursday, Aug 25, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow in the footsteps of a Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Tours at 2pm & 3pm. $6.50-$9.50 912-437-4770.
Wonderful Wetlands
Thursday, Aug 25, 2022 10 AM to 11:45 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a naturalist 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. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Friday, August 26, 2022

Spore Painting
Friday, Aug 26, 2022 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us in a mushroom-themed adventure, as we learn and collect mushrooms for a fun and creative craft Fee is $2 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Who's the Predator?
Friday, Aug 26, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a game of Mafia with a nature twist! Try to determine who the predator is before you get eaten. Who knows, maybe the predator is you! No prior knowledge of game play needed. Game needs minimum of 7 people total to play. Meet at boathouse on Lake Deleanor. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Frog Calls And Tales Campfire
Friday, Aug 26, 2022 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us along the edge of Lake Deleanor at sunset to listen and learn about our very vocal park amphibians. Then, bring a flashlight, marshmallows and a roasting stick and enjoy roasting around the campfire as we tell silly campfire stories. Meet at the boathouse on Lake Deleanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Teeth and Amputations
Friday, Aug 26, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
The doctor is in! Join us at the fort as we discuss colonial medical practices and surgeries performed during the 18th century. From haircuts and dental to amputations the Colonial Sawbones did it all. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
History Hike: Iron Hill Trail
Friday, Aug 26, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us a history hike at the Iron Hill Trail and learn about Red Top Mountain's iron mining history! Pre-registration is required. $3 per person. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. This hike is a 3-mile loop on moderate terrain. Please allow approximately 2.5 hours for this hike. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Archery for Beginners
Friday, Aug 26, 2022 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join a ranger for archery! This 1.5-hour program will go through the basics of archery. Pre-registration is required. $20 per person. Space is limited to 6. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. This program is for beginners ages 10 and up. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Archery for Beginners
Friday, Aug 26, 2022 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join a ranger for archery! This 1.5-hour program will go through the basics of archery. Pre-registration is required. $20 per person. Space is limited to 6. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. This program is for beginners ages 10 and up. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Marsh Hike
Friday, Aug 26, 2022 10 AM to 11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Follow a ranger for a guided hike along our coastal salt marshes, take in the sights and sounds of island scenery, and learn about this important habitat. The trails are close to the water and can be muddy in some spots, so please wear sturdy shoes. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail behind the Visitor Center for this one-mile hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Aug 27, 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.
Dock Detectives
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 9 AM to 10 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Explore and learn about all the fun macroinvertebrates that call Crooked River home. Who knows what we’ll find? $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Ravenous Reptiles
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 11 AM to 12 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 person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Make a Snake
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 1:30 PM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
After learning about scaley friends, let your imagination run wild as you create your own slithery friend $2 per snake $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up (2-6 people) and compete in our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4:00 PM Saturday. Winner announced at 4:00 PM. Prizes awarded. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bashful Bats Craft
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Celebrate International Bat Night with a bat-themed nature craft. Meet at pavilion by Trading Post. Program cancelled if storms. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Cascade Falls Hike
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 4 PM to 7:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us on a ranger-led 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.
Archery
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 6 PM to 8 PM
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 course next to group shelter. Park at boat dock. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Star Light, Star Bright
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the Columbus Coca-Cola Space Science Center staff for a night sky talk and sky viewing. Telescopes will be set up. Bring a chair or blanket for sitting on the grassy field. Baseball field across from Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Present and Fire!
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us at the Fort for 18th century musket firing demonstrations! Regular admission required. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
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Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow in the footsteps of a Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Tours at 2pm & 3pm. $6.50-$9.50 912-437-4770.
Swallowtail Hike
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 12 PM to 1 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Swallowtail butterflies are some of the most common butterflies in the southeast. In fact, the tiger swallowtail is Georgia's state butterfly. Join us for a 1 mile hike and learn about these amazing creatures, and how to identify the different varieties of swallowtails we have in Georgia. $4 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 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 as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Invasive Species ID Hike
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 9 AM to 10 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join our park naturalist on a .5 mile hike to identify and discuss the invasive species that you can find in our park. Meet at the park office. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 5 PM to 7 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Enjoy the setting sun over High Falls lake in this peaceful 3-mile paddle trip. Reservations are required. This program is open to adults and children 8+ years and older. Participants must be able to swim. Close toed shoes are required. $35/ couple, $25/individual, $15 if you have your own boat $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Junior Angler Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 10 AM to 1 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Guests age 15 and under are invited to join this year's fishing rodeo! Participants will learn how to be responsible fishermen while enjoying time with family and friends & supporting our Georgia State Parks. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Aug 27, 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.
Basic Archery
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Contact Park Office to register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 6 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join rangers on a 2-hour twilight paddle using kayaks on Lake Allatoona. Pre-registration is required. $25 per person. Space is limited to 6. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. This program is for beginners ages 10 and up. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Sand Art
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
We will be making summertime-themed pictures using sand and glue. This will be fun for both children and those that are kids at heart. Materials will be provided. Location: Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Meet the Box Turtle
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 4 PM to 4:30 PM
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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Edible and Medicinal Plants
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join Smithgall Woods in welcoming Tom Hennigan who will be teaching on wild edible and medicinal plants, and how they can still be used today. If you have interest in Nature's medicine, this is a wonderful opportunity to start that learning journey. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Sunflowers & Selfies
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
A much-awaited annual event, Sunflowers & Selfies, promises to deliver on a family-fun day of hayrides, games, photo ops, a native plant sale, and our blooming field of sunflowers. Learn about the park, from our knowledgeable guides, as you enjoy the beauty of Smithgall on a hayride or enjoy at your own pace. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Herpetology Hike
Saturday, Aug 27, 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.
Tools and Skills that Built a Colony
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
What did those first colonists do to survive when they arrived in 1733? Find out if you have what it took to build a colony. See craft demonstrations such as blacksmithing, spinning, cooking, and more. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.
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Sunday, August 28, 2022

Crime & Punishment Historical Hike
Sunday, Aug 28, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Bank robberies. Gun fights. Moonshine. Jail breaks. Hog Thieves. Murders. An urban hike offered at the Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site introduces visitors to these cases and even more from the annals of Lumpkin County court records. $5. 706-864-2257.
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