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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from May 22, 2024 until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Snakes of Georgia
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 10 AM to 10:45 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Find out about the many species of snakes in Georgia and which ones you might be most likely to encounter during your visit to the park. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Boxed In
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Come learn about the lives of one of our most commonly encountered turtles- the Eastern Box Turtle $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join our naturalists for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Sessions mainly on the second and fourth Wednesdays. Weather permitting. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Please bring water, bug repellent and sunscreen. Wear closed-toe shoes. Register in advance. Limited to 12 students. Click on the title for more details. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Homeschool Wednesday
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 10 AM to 12 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Bring homeschoolers to learn about micro-habitats and decomposers from bacteria to fungi to worms. We will do some walking about, so wear good shoes and bring your water! All school aged students welcome. Meet on the lawn next to Picnic Shelter #1. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Compass Clarification Class
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Compass and navigational knowledge is a GREAT skill for kids to learn. Join us as we clarify and demystify exactly how to use a compass and learn how to put it to practical use. This program is geared towards younger children. Simply navigate your way to the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Spring Scavenger Search
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 3 PM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scavenging for something fun and healthy for the kids to get out and do? Spring is here so let's explore and see what we can find! Come out to Red Top for our Scavenger Hunt. All items can be found around the park this time of year. First place gets a prize! Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Beginner's Guide to Fire Building
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 5 PM to 6 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Improvising a fire without the use of matches or a lighter is a must-have skill to have for any camping/outdoor enthusiast! Here's a bonus incentive.. you DEFINITELY don't want to be “That Guy” that can't start or maintain the fire on your camping trip! We will even demonstrate a 2,000 year old method. Come warm up and hone this life-skill with us. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Full Moon Hike
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike to the suspension bridge and watch the moon rise above the gorge. Meet at the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center. Please call and sign up in advance space is limited. Plan to pay with cash as the gift shop is closed at this time. $10 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Homeschool at Watson Mill - Animal Adaptations!
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Learn some of the fascinating ways animals adapt to their environments. Learn about habitat range, camouflage, and more! 5 plus $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
Thursday, May 23, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from May 23, 2024 until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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World Turtle Day! Turtle Talk
Thursday, May 23, 2024 12 PM to 12:45 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist as we celebrate our native turtles, learn how we can help support them in the wild, and meet one of our ambassador Eastern Box Turtles that calls our park home. Meet us in our Visitor Center's Arch room for this 45 minute program! $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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World Turtle Day Turtle Walk
Thursday, May 23, 2024 3:30 PM to 5 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come celebrate World Turtle Day by walking around Black Rock Mountain Lake with us as we look for and learn about turtles. This event is appropriate for all ages. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Let's ROCK: Geology Hike
Thursday, May 23, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the geologic forces that formed the canyon and the surrounding area. This moderately strenuous hike (just under 2 miles) begins at the Main Overlook and proceeds down to Cherokee Falls. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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West Rim Hike
Thursday, May 23, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Join us for a moderately strenuous, 3 mile trek. This hike offers scenic views from the many rocky outcrops along the trail. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Birding Basics
Thursday, May 23, 2024 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a relaxing morning as we go on a birding adventure. This class will teach you the basics of birding as we hike and explore around Crooked River $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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DIY Bird Feeders
Thursday, May 23, 2024 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Explore the area and learn about our fine feathered friends while making a locally sourced bird feeder $2.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Turt-ally Cool Turtle Craft
Thursday, May 23, 2024 1:30 PM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Happy Turtle Day everyone! Help us celebrate our favorite shelled reptiles by creating your turtle with a ranger! While you make it we'll be sure to enjoy the company of our very own nature center turtles $5.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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World Turtle Day at Etowah
Thursday, May 23, 2024 9 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Hike to our Turtle overlook on the Etowah River. Learn about turtles and how they were used by Native American cultures in the past. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
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World Turtle Day
Thursday, May 23, 2024 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Happy World Turtle Day! Come meet and learn some turtle-y cool adaptations and facts about our ambassador turtles. This event is free for all ages. This event will be held in the amphitheater right outside of the Nature Center, but in the event of rain, it will be held inside the Nature Center. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Turtle Hike
Thursday, May 23, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Come hike with our box turtle, Tori, at Pioneer 1! We'll be letting her lead the way while we learn about box turtles! Wear your hiking boots and bring a water. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Friday, May 24, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
Friday, May 24, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from May 24, 2024 until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Ask the Naturalist
Friday, May 24, 2024 5 PM to 6 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come meet our Park Naturalist Lou and learn about animals you might see around the park, check out our collection of pelts, and get some information about upcoming events. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Herp, Herp, Hooray
Friday, May 24, 2024 11 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Assist our Interpretive ranger with caring for and learning about the reptiles and amphibians that call our nature center home. $2.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Cozy by the Campfire
Friday, May 24, 2024 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Settle in for the night with some fun, games, and stories around a campfire with a ranger. Each week holds something new! $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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CCC and Smores
Friday, May 24, 2024 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join us to learn to build a fire and for a talk about the CCC. Smores will be provided. Begins at the beach area. For questions, please call the front office. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, May 24, 2024 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. By using provided UV lights, you will see scorpions and millipedes glowing in the dark. Meet at the park office to walk along an easy/moderate 3/4 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.
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Frog and Toad Hunt
Friday, May 24, 2024 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Wear your hiking shoes and join the Naturalist at the Program Hut for a short (1 mile) hike to look for some of Georgia's most fantastic frogs and toads! Free Event! 770-504-2277 $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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S'mores Safari
Friday, May 24, 2024 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Jack Hill State Park - Reidsville, GA
Join us at Jack Hill for an evening of sweet treats and wild discoveries! Come treat your taste buds to some s'mores while learning about the animals that call our state of Georgia home! $3 plus $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
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Night Hike
Friday, May 24, 2024 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Ever wondered what walking in the woods sounds like at night or what animals are night visitors? Learn this and more as we adventure into the woods after the sun goes down. Have your flashlights and headlamps ready for this after dark hike. Please register by calling the park office. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Campfire Shenanigans
Fridays 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM – May 24, 2024 until Aug 30, 2024 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come join our rangers for a fun-filled evening of songs, skits, and more! Meet us in the campground at the picnic shelter beside Comfort Station 3. Come enjoy a wonderful evening of delightful fun and s'mores. Some chairs are provided but feel free to bring your own. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring bug spray. $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, May 24, 2024 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Weather permitting, we will meet in the main parking lot across from the Trading Post. We will talk briefly about light pollution then explore visible constellations and dark sky objects through the telescope. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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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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Saturday, May 25, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
Saturday, May 25, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from May 25, 2024 until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Iconic Trees of Amicalola Falls
Saturday, May 25, 2024 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join volunteer naturalists to learn how to use a tree ID guide book and scientific sketches to identify amazing trees at Amicalola Falls. This walk will take place at the Lodge Loop Trail, which overlooks the mountain range that surrounds the Lodge. Meet us in the lodge lobby! $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Bats of Georgia
Saturday, May 25, 2024 8 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
If you don't already love Georgia's bats- you're about to! Join bat enthusiasts to learn what bats do for us, and what we can do for Georgia's bats. After the 30-minute presentation take a short and easy walk using special bat-detecting gear to participate in citizen-science! Meet us in the campground picnic pavilion. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Naturally Cool Crafts
Saturday, May 25, 2024 2 PM to 4 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
See what fun craft ideas you can come up with using just air dry clay and natural materials found around the park. Whether you decide to craft your own critter or a plant print ornament or something totally different and unique, the possibilities are endless! $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Tennessee Rock Trail Sunset Hike
Saturday, May 25, 2024 6 PM to 9 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come enjoy a guided hike of our beautiful, moderately difficult Tennessee Rock Trail and make it to the peak just in time to enjoy a beautiful view of the sunset. Be sure to wear closed toe hiking shoes and bring water and a flashlight. Please bring cash for the event fee. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Stumpy’s Birthday World Turtle Day
Saturday, May 25, 2024 11 AM to 12 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Please join us on Saturday May 25th to celebrate Stumpy’s 6th birthday and World Turtle Day. Stumpy would love all his friends to take a picture with him and his favorite ranger. Take a few minutes to learn how he got his name and how he came to live at the park with us and be our favorite mascot. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Folded Bark-Basket Crafting Workshop
Saturday, May 25, 2024 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Much like today, traditional cultures needed containers for the collection and storage of resources. This in-depth class will teach you how to create a folded bark-basket from native and sustainably sourced plants. This class requires working with knives and it is open to ages 18+. Limited spots available. Call to pre-register, 706-695-2598. $80. 706-695-2598.
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Let's ROCK: Geology Hike
Saturday, May 25, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the geologic forces that formed the canyon and the surrounding area. This moderately strenuous hike (just under 2 miles) begins at the Main Overlook and proceeds down to Cherokee Falls. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Back Country Loop Hike
Saturday, May 25, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Hike with a park Naturalist on the two-mile Backcountry Campsites loop. This is an easy hike. meet at the Interpretive Center, then we'll drive to the backcountry Camping Trailhead. Duration Approx, 1.5 hours $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Fishing FUNdamentals
Saturday, May 25, 2024 9 AM to 10 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Learn how to tie a hook and catch a fish with a ranger! $5.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Herp, Herp, Hooray
Saturday, May 25, 2024 11 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Assist our Interpretive ranger with caring for and learning about the reptiles and amphibians that call our nature center home. $2.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Squid Dissection
Saturday, May 25, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embrace your inner curiosity as we dissect and learn about the ins and outs of one of the oceans' most common animals: The Squid! $10.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Archery
Saturday, May 25, 2024 9 AM to 9:45 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction and equipment. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Preregistration, at Visitor Center, required(8am-5pm). Meet at the archery shelter. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Elijah Clark Homestead Tour
Saturday, May 25, 2024 10 AM to 10:45 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Take a tour of the home of Elijah Clark. Learn about our park's namesake and how people lived during revolutionary times. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Uncover the Undergrowth: A Reptile Habitat Hike
Saturday, May 25, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Sign up in the visitor center for a hike through the Hannah Clark Hiking Trail and back (1 1/2 mi) and learn about our native reptiles and where they make their homes. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Elijah Clark Cabin Tour
Saturday, May 25, 2024 1 PM to 1:45 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Take a guided interpretive tour of the Elijah Clark cabin. You will learn about Elijah Clark and the Revolutionary War and see many artifacts from the era. Sign up at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Archery
Saturday, May 25, 2024 2 PM to 2:45 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction and equipment. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Preregistration, at Visitor Center, required(8am-5pm). Meet at the archery shelter. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, May 25, 2024 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. Names of completed sheets will be entered into a drawing. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Pinecone Nature Craft
Saturday, May 25, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone owl, bat, spider or other woodland critter out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new; let your imagination run wild! Held at boathouse by fishing dock. Cancelled if rain $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-8906.
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Discovery Table
Saturday, May 25, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Check out our discovery table! Test your knowledge of frogs, butterflies, and animal babies with lifecycle figurines, real nests, and other natural items. Meet at boathouse. Cancelled if rain. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Cool Pool Summer Splash Celebration
Saturday, May 25, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Music, food, games, and activities for the whole family. Local DJ poolside from 1-3 PM. Regular Pool admission. Liberty Bell Pool Hwy 354. Pool opens 11 AM. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Historic Archery
Saturday, May 25, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Historic Archery Get an introduction to historical archery with longbow shooting and prehistoric atlatl throwing! For ages 8 and over. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and registration is REQUIRED! Call 912-437-4770 to sign-up. Cost: $10. $10. 912-437-4770.
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Historic Archery
Saturday, May 25, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Historic Archery Get an introduction to historical archery with longbow shooting and prehistoric atlatl throwing! For ages 8 and over. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and registration is REQUIRED! Call 912-437-4770 to sign-up. Cost: $10. $10. 912-437-4770.
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Memorial Day Commemoration
Saturday, May 25, 2024 9 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for a Memorial Day commemoration. Help us pay tribute to our fellow patriots who died while serving in the US military. Living history interpretations will take place throughout the day including musket and cannon firings. Tour the fort, museum, and grounds of Fort McAllister along the banks of the Ogeechee River. $5.50 - $9.75 912-727-2339.
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Memorial Day Commemoration
Saturday, May 25, 2024 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
This coastal fort will present hourly Revolutionary War soldier talks and musket and cannon demonstrations. $3.50-$5.00 912-884-5999.
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Bear Talk
Saturday, May 25, 2024 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
All are welcome to join a ranger for an informative talk about black bears. Begins at the old fort picnic area. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Fire Tower Trek
Saturday, May 25, 2024 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join us for an educational guided hike up to the west overlook, and a tour of the CCC stone fire tower. Registration is required. Please visit or contact the park office to register. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Beginner Archery Class
Saturday, May 25, 2024 4 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Want to shoot an arrow in archery, but don’t know how? Here’s your chance to learn some archery skills. Soon you’ll be hitting the bullseye. Program geared to participants 10 years and above. Space limited to 10 participants. Call the park office to register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf
Saturday, May 25, 2024 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come and enjoy our miniature golf course in a different light — at night! The park will be keeping the mini-golf course open late and provide glow-in-the-dark accessories. We will provide glow in the dark golf balls and the course itself will have markers to assist players in navigating each hole. Please bring a flashlight, bug repellent and cash. $5 cash only $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Mushrooms of May Hike
Saturday, May 25, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Fungi can be unpredictable, but this Naturalist can talk about mushrooms whether they are around or not! So let's go see what's out there on the Tranquility Trail. This is a moderately rated trail so wear good shoes and bring your water! Meet at the Park Office. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Glow in the Dark Mini-Golf
Saturday, May 25, 2024 8 PM to 9:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
CAMPERS ONLY Calling all camping night owls! Come experience mini-golf in a whole ne light. Meet at the mini-golf course. Golfers 3 years of age and under are free. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Turtle Talk
Saturday, May 25, 2024 11 AM to 12 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
World Turtle Day was Thursday, May 23rd! Meet our Naturalist at the program hut for a late celebration to learn some of the beautiful patterns of Georgia’s terrific turtles, so you can learn to identify them in the wild! 770-504-2277 $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Herpetology Hike
Saturday, May 25, 2024 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join us at the Overland Nature Trailhead for a short (3/4 mile) hike to look for Georgia's reptiles and amphibians, and learn the important roles they play in our ecosystem! Free event ! 770-504-2277 $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Family Fun Day
Saturday, May 25, 2024 3:30 PM to 5 PM
Jack Hill State Park - Reidsville, GA
Join Jack Hill to get active and excited during our family fun day! Gather your friends and family to come down for a day of outdoor activities. We will host an outdoor field day with games such as our treelay race, disc toss, capture the frog, and more! All ages are welcome to come enjoy our day of fun at Jack Hill State Park. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
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Batty About Bats Hike
Saturday, May 25, 2024 8 PM to 10 PM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
Join Rangers for a Twilight Hike to learn about the different Native Bat Species in the area and discuss about what bats call the Marble Mine Home. Meet at Visitor Center. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
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Archery in the Pines
Saturday, May 25, 2024 9 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Come learn the basics of Archery. Fine tune your skills and show us what you got! There are two time slots for this event. 9:00AM-10:15AM and 10:45AM-12:00PM. Maximum of 12 participants in each time slot. No loose fitting clothes and long hair pulled back. Ages 10 and up. Closed toed shoes is a must. We will meet at the Archery Range for the event. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Memorial Day Weekend Crafts
Saturday, May 25, 2024 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Happy Memorial Day weekend! Come join us at the Interpretive Center for red white and blue crafts for all ages! Take your creation home with you and enjoy it for years to come. Pre-register at the Visitor Center prior to the event. See you there! $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Ranger with Reptiles
Saturday, May 25, 2024 9 AM to 9:30 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Meet behind the Visitor Center for a fun filled reptile program that features some of the most iconic animals found at Magnolia Springs! Registration is required in advance. (Ages 3 and under free) $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, May 25, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Explore the grounds of what was once the largest prison in the world! Admission to the History Center is included. Gather on the Camp Lawton History Center front porch. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Homemade Butter in a Jar
Saturdays 11:30 AM - 12 PM – May 25, 2024 
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join us at the campground picnic shelter and learn to make butter the old fashion way. $3 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Memorial Day Wind Catcher Craft
Saturday, May 25, 2024 1:30 PM to 2 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join us at the campground picnic shelter and make your own patriotic wind catcher. $3 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Archery
Saturday, May 25, 2024 3 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Learn archery from a certified instructor with all equipment provided. This is a great opportunity for experienced archers to improve your skills. Meet at the archery range. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Memorial Day Wreath
Saturday, May 25, 2024 9 AM to 10 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Honor those who gave it all by making a red, white and blue wreath to hang on your door, your campsite or on a gravesite. All supplies will be provided by the park. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Archery
Saturday, May 25, 2024 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Visitors can sign up for a one hour and a half session of archery. Must be 7 years or older to participate. Must wear closed toe shoes. Space is limited, call the office at 706-541-0321 to register! $15 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Archaeology Day 2024
Saturday, May 25, 2024 10 AM to 12 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join us to celebrate Archaeology Month! From 10AM to 12PM visitors will have a chance to learn about the Archaeology of New Echota, see tools and techniques that Archaeologists use to preserve the past, and participate in dig box activities. Guided history tours will also be offered at 10AM and 1PM $6-$8. 706-624-1321.
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Sunset Mountain Hike
Saturday, May 25, 2024 7 PM to 9 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take time out of your hectic schedule to join us for a relaxing sunset mountain hike of Panola Mountain. There's nothing quite like watching the sun set from the top of Panola. Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10+. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. Click event for more details. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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160th Anniversary Commemoration
Saturday, May 25, 2024 9 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Join us for guided tours, author book signings, a new exhibit opening, and thematic presentations that take place or begin at the visitor center. Visitors can experience a glimpse of both military and civilian life that will include home skills and crafts, cannon firings, musketry, military drills, and soldier camp life. Food concession available. $6. 770-443-7850.
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Campfire Cooking Demonstration
Saturday, May 25, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
Providence Canyon State Park - Lumpkin, GA
Join our ranger for a campfire cooking demonstration making blackberry cobbler in a dutch oven over the campfire. We will also go over tips and tricks for cooking outdoors. $5 parking. 229-838-6202.
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Story Walk on Lakeside
Saturday, May 25, 2024 9 AM to 10 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Bring your kiddos for a short morning hike and read a fun story. This is a short, accessible hike on Lakeside Trail. Bring water and comfortable shoes. Call to pre-register. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
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Sunset Birding
Saturday, May 25, 2024 8 PM to 9:15 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us on the search for birds in the serenity of sunset. Learn about what types of birds we may see and try to identify them by sight and sound. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Fishing Jamboree
Saturday, May 25, 2024 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us here for a fun fishing competition. Located behind main office. there will be 3 age brackets. Ages 1-10 ,11-21 , 21&up. Bring your own fishing equipment . $5 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Movie Night
Saturday, May 25, 2024 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us for a fun family movie night. Located behind the Nature Hut. Movie hint (can a panda learn kung Fu?). $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Homemade Ice Cream
Saturday, May 25, 2024 11 AM to 12 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Kicking off the pool season with homemade ice cream! Available while supplies last at the pool. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Slip n Slide
Saturday, May 25, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Take a break from swimming for some slip n slide fun behind the pool! $2 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Art in the Park
Saturday, May 25, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Come create your very own painting of the beautiful river here at Watson Mill! No experience needed. Follow guided instructions or create your own painting from life or using provided reference. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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Sunday, May 26, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
Sunday, May 26, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from May 26, 2024 until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Memorial Day Campsite Decoration Contest
Sunday, May 26, 2024 2 PM to 3:45 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Put your creativity to the test, while practicing Leave No Trace, and decorate your campsite red, white, and blue themed to win a free Axe Throwing session for two! This event will take place on Memorial Day weekend and final judging will be held on 5/26 at 2:00pm. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Let's ROCK: Geology Hike
Sunday, May 26, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the geologic forces that formed the canyon and the surrounding area. This moderately strenuous hike (just under 2 miles) begins at the Main Overlook and proceeds down to Cherokee Falls. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Bear Creek Hike
Sunday, May 26, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
This short but strenuous guided hike will go from the Interpretive Center down to the ford at Bear Creek (approximately 3 miles roundtrip). $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Yoga on the Beach
Sunday, May 26, 2024 9 AM to 9:30 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Start your morning off right with a good stretch and breathing exercises. Meet us on the beach for a guided yoga session. This event is for all ages and beginners are welcome. Please bring a towel or a yoga mat and a water bottle. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Elijah Clark Homestead Tour
Sunday, May 26, 2024 10 AM to 10:45 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Take a tour of the home of Elijah Clark. Learn about our park's namesake and how people lived during revolutionary times. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Knot Tying for Beginners
Sunday, May 26, 2024 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Learn to tie a few basic knots that you can utilize for camping, boating, fishing, and just securing things in general. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Archery
Sunday, May 26, 2024 1 PM to 1:45 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction and equipment. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Preregistration, at Visitor Center, required(8am-5pm). Meet at the archery shelter. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Elijah Clark Homestead Tour
Sunday, May 26, 2024 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Take a tour of the home of Elijah Clark. Learn about our park's namesake and how people lived during revolutionary times. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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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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Herpetology Hike
Sunday, May 26, 2024 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join a ranger for an opportunity to look for some of the reptiles that inhabit our region. Moderate 1.5 mile hike. A brief safety talk will take place before the hike. Begins at the Tower Trail trailhead. Registration required; 12 people max. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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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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Birding 101 Walk About
Sunday, May 26, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
New to birding? Come learn about some feathered friends who call the park home. Bring binoculars if you've got them! Meet on the lawn near Picnic Shelter #1. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Backyard Biodiversity
Sunday, May 26, 2024 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Jack Hill State Park - Reidsville, GA
Come join our naturalist for an informational talk about common animals that you can spot right in your backyard! $2 plus $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
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Creature Feature
Sunday, May 26, 2024 12 PM to 12:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join a ranger for a free educational program to learn about native animals that call Panola Mountain home and what we can do to protect them. Program includes either a live snake or turtle. Meet at the Nature Center. For all ages, but recommended for children ages 5-10. All children must be accompanied by an adult. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Build Your Own Terraium
Sunday, May 26, 2024 2 PM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Have your own little piece of nature for your home. Learn about soil macroinvertebrates, moss, and soil. Stop by the picnic tables behind the Visitor Center anytime between 2:00 and 4:00 PM to build your own terrarium. Bring your own jar or sealable container, as supplies are limited. Moss, soil, etc. will be provided. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
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Morning Mill Tour
Sunday, May 26, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Now's your chance to enter the New Manchester Mill Ruins. Learn about the complex history of the site while exploring the ruins and surrounding area. please dress appropriately for the weather. close toed shoes suggested 5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Reptile Reception: Come Meet the Snakes
Sunday, May 26, 2024 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Come meet our Corn Snake and Western Hognose, who will be serving the public as ambassador animals. This hands on learning opportunity explores the difference between a native and non native species, arboreal traits and fossorial traits, and everything else there is to know about our hognose and corn snake. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Reptile Reception: Come Meet the Snakes
Sunday, May 26, 2024 3 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Come meet our Corn Snake and Western Hognose, who will be serving the public as ambassador animals. This hands on learning opportunity explores the difference between a native and non native species, arboreal traits and fossorial traits, and everything else there is to know about our hognose and corn snake. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Beginner Archery
Sunday, May 26, 2024 8 AM to 9:30 AM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Give archery a shot or brush up on your skills! Must be able to draw 20lbs bow. Meet at the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center and they will direct you where to go. Please call and register in advance space is limited $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Snake Sundays
Sunday, May 26, 2024 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Come meet our animal ambassadors, the snakes, as we provide some enrichment time, share some facts, and give you a chance to pet them (if you dare). $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sandcastle Competition- Tallulah Lake Beach
Sunday, May 26, 2024 4 PM to 5 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Kick off the summer season at the beach! Enjoy the beach party vibes with music and games. Join the Sandcastle Building Competition, construct the best sandcastle and win a quality prize, plus bragging rights! $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Hike
Sunday, May 26, 2024 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Meet at trail head beside tennis court in day use area. 0.7 mile hike on muscadine trail. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Nature Hut open
Sundays 3 PM - 5 PM – May 26, 2024 
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
open every Sunday 3-5pm except Sunday May 12, 2024 $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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field day
Sunday, May 26, 2024 6 PM to 8 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us for a fun field day behind the Nature hut. there will be lots of fun activities to do. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Welcome to Watson Mill - History and Nature Hike
Sunday, May 26, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Learn a bit about the history of the area, the story of our bridge, and some plants and animals native to the park and how they have contributed to the story of Watson Mill. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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Monday, May 27, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
Monday, May 27, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from May 27, 2024 until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Frogs of Northwest Georgia
Monday, May 27, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Everybody loves frogs. and northwest Georgia has more than a dozen species that you'll become acquainted with in this program. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Snakes of Georgia
Monday, May 27, 2024 10 AM to 10:45 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Find out about the many species of snakes in Georgia and which ones you might be most likely to encounter during your visit to the park. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Junior Ranger Camp: Team Lizards!
Monday, May 27, 2024 8:30 AM to 2 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Four days of fun-packed activities and crafts for ages 6 to 8 years old. Team Lizards will learn about history and nature. Space is limited to 15 campers per week. Sign-ups are required and available via Sign-up Genius here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4DAAA82EA4F5C70-46559476-junior $100. 912-437-4770.
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Free Tours for Military
Monday, May 27, 2024 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
In honor of Memorial Day, Independence Day, Veterans Day and Patriots Day, Hardman Farm invites all Veterans, military service members and their accompanying immediate family members to enjoy a free tour of Hardman Farm on service related holidays. 706-878-1077.
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Insect Exploration
Monday, May 27, 2024 11 AM to 12 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join our Naturalist at the program hut to learn all about Georgia's most intriguing insects! Then we'll take a short (10 min) walk around the program hut to look for insects. How many cicadas can you find? Free event ! 770-504-2277 $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Stream Stroll
Monday, May 27, 2024 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Bring your rain boots or water shoes down to the Overland Nature Trailhead, and we'll take a walk through our creek to look for some Georgia's aquatic wildlife! This program requires pre-registration, please call the park office to pre-register by 5PM on 5/26 770-504-2277 $2 plus $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Salamander Meander
Monday, May 27, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn all about amphibians and macroinvertebrates during a 1.25 mi. hike on the Watershed Trail. We will be spending some time at Panola Creek looking for these amazing creatures, so be prepared to get muddy and wet. Ages 5+. Pre-registration is required. Call the Park Office to register. Click event for more details. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Spring Bingo Hike
Monday, May 27, 2024 12 PM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Little-known fact: Did you know that there is so much to see and experience, other than what is on your phone or TV screen?.. Ok, now, what about your kids? Come see what spring has to offer at Red Top! Then hike around in search of your items and compete to be the first to get BINGO! First place will get a prize! $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Shelter Building 101
Monday, May 27, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
What would YOU do if you were stranded in the woods overnight? What if it were cold? Wet? Windy? Would you be able to stay warm and dry?.. Come prepare for the worst with us as we discuss the different types, build one together, then compete to see who can build the best shelter! Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Beginner's Guide to Fire Building
Monday, May 27, 2024 4 PM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Improvising a fire without the use of matches or a lighter is a must-have skill to have for any camping/outdoor enthusiast! Here's a bonus incentive.. you DEFINITELY don't want to be “That Guy” that can't start or maintain the fire on your camping trip! We will even demonstrate a 2,000 year old method. Come warm up and hone this life-skill with us. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Wildflower Hike
Monday, May 27, 2024 9 AM to 10 AM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Witness the wildflowers of Tallulah Gorge! Join us on this ranger led hike to spot what's in bloom! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from May 28, 2024 until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Junior Ranger Camp: Team Lizards!
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 8:30 AM to 2 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Four days of fun-packed activities and crafts for ages 6 to 8 years old. Team Lizards will learn about history and nature. Space is limited to 15 campers per week. Sign-ups are required and available via Sign-up Genius here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4DAAA82EA4F5C70-46559476-junior $100. 912-437-4770.
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Let's Go Geocache!
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 11 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
How would you like to own one of these nifty Georgia State Parks Geo-Tour coins? Certain Cache's within the park have code words on them and when you collect enough you get this very cool coin! More info here: https://gastateparks.org/Geocaching Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center and hike a 1 mile section of Sweetgum Trail. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Compass Clarification Class
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Compass and navigational knowledge is a GREAT skill for kids to learn. Join us as we clarify and demystify exactly how to use a compass and learn how to put it to practical use. This program is geared towards younger children. Simply navigate your way to the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from May 29, 2024 until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Bee-I-Y
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join our ranger for a fun and interactive craft as we craft your very own un-bee-lievable bee house! $5.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Junior Ranger Camp: Team Lizards!
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 8:30 AM to 2 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Four days of fun-packed activities and crafts for ages 6 to 8 years old. Team Lizards will learn about history and nature. Space is limited to 15 campers per week. Sign-ups are required and available via Sign-up Genius here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4DAAA82EA4F5C70-46559476-junior $100. 912-437-4770.
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Spring Scavenger Search
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 11 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scavenging for something fun and healthy for the kids to get out and do? Spring is here so let's explore and see what we can find! Come out to Red Top for our Scavenger Hunt. All items can be found around the park this time of year. First place gets a prize! Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Spring Bingo Hike
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Little-known fact: Did you know that there is so much to see and experience, other than what is on your phone or TV screen?.. Ok, now, what about your kids? Come see what spring has to offer at Red Top! Then hike around in search of your items and compete to be the first to get BINGO! First place will get a prize! $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Red Top Survival Series
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 3 PM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us in our most comprehensive survival program this year as we Orienteer ourselves to a specific pre-determined location. Once there, we will then Build a Fire without the use of a matches, and then construct a viable Survival Shelter. This is a 2 hour program. Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp Ages 5-7
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Hello, summer break! Bring your Jr Rangers for 3 days of outdoor fun! Ages 5-7. All Jr Rangers will need a packed lunch each day and a change of clothes for swimming! 115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Thursday, May 30, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
Thursday, May 30, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from May 30, 2024 until Jun 9, 2024 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 1.5 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our Appalachian Approach trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Going Deep: Geology of the Canyon Bottom
Thursday, May 30, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the geologic strata of the canyon from the bottom up in this advanced look at the rocks and minerals that make up the lower part of the canyon. Meet at the Interpretive Center, then we'll drive to the lower Sitton Gulch Trailhead. This is a moderate 2-mile hike. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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West Rim Hike
Thursday, May 30, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Join us for a moderately strenuous, 3 mile trek. This hike offers scenic views from the many rocky outcrops along the trail. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Birding Basics
Thursday, May 30, 2024 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a relaxing morning as we go on a birding adventure. This class will teach you the basics of birding as we hike and explore around Crooked River $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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