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Saturday, February 24, 2024

Archery Fundamentals
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
West Ridge Hike
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge 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.
Archery Fundamentals
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Animals of Amicalola Falls
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 1 PM to 1:45 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Meet our ambassador animals up close and discover something new! Join a park naturalist and up to two live animals for a discussion about our native species. May include box turtle, various snake species, hawk and/or owl. Meet us in the lodge lobby. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Animals of Amicalola Falls
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 4 PM to 4:45 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Meet our ambassador animals up close and discover something new! Join a park naturalist and up to two live animals for a discussion about our native species. May include box turtle, various snake species, hawk and/or owl. Meet us in the lodge lobby. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Turtles of Georgia
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Learn about the different turtles of Georgia, and which one has been designated the "State Reptile"! $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Going Deep: Geology of the Canyon Bottom
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 10 AM to 12:30 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.
Let's ROCK: Geology Hike
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
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.
Herp, Herp, Hooray
Saturday, Feb 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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Make a Snake
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 to Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 1:30 PM to 2:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
After learning about scaley friends, let your imagination run wild as you create your own slithery snake friend. Register in advance since space is limited. $2 per snake. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Dock Detectives
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 2:30 PM to 3 PM
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? Fee is $3 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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All About Archery
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 3:30 PM to 4:30 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. $15 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Feb 24, 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.
Nesting Starter Kit Craft
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Make your own pinecone bird feeder and nesting bundle. Held by Trading Post near campground. Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Reptiles in Winter
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Where do all the reptiles go in winter? Why don’t we see any turtles in the snow? Find out the answers to these questions and see some turtle shells and snake sheds at this ranger-led discovery talk. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Full Moon Night Hike
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join a ranger for an easy to moderate, 3.4-mile full moon hike along Overlook Loop. Bring a flashlight and water. Geared towards ages 10 & up. Meet at Callaway Country Store Overlook Parking lot. Must pre-register. 706-663-4858.
Colonial Button Crafting
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Learn the art of button-making from an 18th century seamstress! Try your skills at crafting a "death-head" button and take one home. Cost is $2 plus admission to participate. $2. 912-437-4770.
Edible Plant Hike
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn about native edible plants of the maritime forest, as well as the historical uses for different species in our area. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
African American History Tour
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
In honor of Black History Month, please join us at our regularly scheduled time for a guided tour of the historic Fort McAllister. This special tour will highlight the African American History of the Fort, Strathy Hall Plantation, surrounding plantations, and Richmond Hill, GA. $8-$15. 912-727-2339.
Mill Creek Falls Hike
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 9 AM to 12 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join a ranger for a guided day hike to the hidden Mill Creek waterfall. Please bring comfy shoes, water, and a snack. Begins at the park office at 9am. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Full Moon Hike
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 5:45 PM to 7 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us at the visitor center for a short hike on the second full moon of the year. The Snow moon will be out early this evening, and so will we at 5:45pm. We encourage you to bring any flashlights or headlamps to light your way back. Don't forget you bug spray, water to hydrate, and a friend! Dogs welcome on a six foot leash. $1 Fee plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Survival Skills (Compass Orienteering, Fire Building)
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 12 PM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Walk through the forest with a ranger, looking for materials to build a fire and learn how to orient yourself using a compass. Then, build a fire without matches. Supplies provided. Geared towards participants 8 years and older. Spaces are limited. For more info and to register, please click on this event's title. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Classic Movie Matinee at HLC
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join us at Camp Daniel Morgan, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s, to cozy up to the fire and watch award-winning movies that the CCC boys would have enjoyed during that era. Each date, a different movie at no charge. Please call the park office (after Feb 1st) to inquire for the titles. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Moon Pie Night Hike
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 7 PM to 8:30 PM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
Enjoy the beautiful Snow Moon from the Lower Lake Trail and Dam. All you need to do is bundle up and bring flash lights. We will meet at the Park Office. Please sign up by calling the Park Office. $1 plus $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
In a Time of Slavery
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
This ranger guided walking tour focuses on the lives and experiences of the enslaved people who lived and labored at the Jarrell Plantation and in the surrounding community. Reservations required. $4.50-$7.00 478-986-5172.
Lake Trail Nature Hike
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us on a guided hike down our Lake Trail! This is about a 1 1/2 hour hike so bring a bottle of water. We will meet at the Interpretive Center and hit the trail to check out all the plants and animals that call our park home! See you there! $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Turtle Talk
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Come join our Naturalist at the Interpretive Center for a informative talk about turtles. Find out what role they play in their natural habitat. Meet our turtles Clover, Quincy, Augustine and Taylor. They are sure to put a smile on your face. Pre-register at the Visitor Center prior to the event. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, Feb 24, 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.
Homemade Butter in a Jar
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 11:30 AM to 12 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join us inside Camp Lawton History Center and learn to make butter the old fashion way. $3 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Archery
Saturday, Feb 24, 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.
Bird Beak Buffet
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Explore various tools that represent birds' beaks and the different adaptations they have to find food! This pop up activity will take place in the Outdoor Classroom and is suitable for all ages. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Historic Eleanor Roosevelt School Brings Legacy to Life
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Debron Walker, Co-Owner of the iconic Eleanor Roosevelt School, will lead a presentation bringing the school’s powerful history and bright future into focus. Mr. Walker and team will give a lecture at on the school’s place in American history and the Roosevelt family’s contributions to Black history and advancement. $7.50-$13.00 706-655-5870.
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Tales of Scales
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
There are at least 84 different species of reptiles native to Georgia. With so much native variety of life among reptiles alone, there is always something new to learn. Come meet some of our reptilian residents and hear about the important roles they play in nature. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Snow Moon Hike
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 7 PM to 8 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a thrilling night hike to see the full Snow Moon out over the marsh from our observation tower. Hike with a ranger and experience the serenity of the park after dark. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail for this easy 1-mile hike. Parking is available at the trailhead. Please call the Visitor Center to sign up. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Afternoon Archery
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 3 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Hey folks, this archery program is for experience levels we're talking from novice to pro. For our beginners our goal is to get you comfortable using a bow and for our more experiences archers we have some challenges in store for you. This programs is for ages 10+ Closed toed shoes required. Pre-registration preferred. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Full Moon Hike
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 7 PM to 8:30 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.
Lake Trahlyta/CCC Museum
Saturdays 1 PM - 2 PM – Feb 24, 2024 until Mar 30, 2024 
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join us on the trail around Lake Trahlyta (an easy hike) and learn some of the history of Georgia's second oldest state park. Then explore the CCC museum and learn of the work involved in establishing the park. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
I'm lost; What do I do Now
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 3 PM to 3:45 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
This is a short course on hiking safety. Learn what you need to know to be safe on the trail. Learn what to do - and not do - if you wander off the trail and get lost. Meet at the Group Shelter. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Kids Craft - Paint a Pet Rock Turtle!
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 12 PM to 1 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Come paint your very own turtle rock. We’ll have turtle shell patterns to follow or you can make up your own! Have a great time while learning some fun facts about turtles. All materials provided. A Tales of Scales Event $5 plus $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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Turtles are Terrific!
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Join us by the river to learn about turtles! We’ll discuss what makes turtles unique, some fun turtle facts, and get to know some of the turtles you can find here in the park. A Tales of Scales Event $3 plus $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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Full Moon on the Avenue
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
We invite you to join us for a special hike. Come see the full moon as you've never seen it before! Surround yourself with the natural beauty of nearly 400 southern live oaks bathed in moonlight as we make our way down Wormsloe’s beautiful and historic Live Oak Avenue (3 miles total - 1.5 miles each way). Admission: $2.50 - $11.25 Program fee: $4.00 912-353-3023.

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Archery Fundamentals
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
West Ridge Hike
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge 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.
Archery Fundamentals
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Animals of Amicalola Falls
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 1 PM to 1:45 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Meet our ambassador animals up close and discover something new! Join a park naturalist and up to two live animals for a discussion about our native species. May include box turtle, various snake species, hawk and/or owl. Meet us in the lodge lobby. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Animals of Amicalola Falls
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 4 PM to 4:45 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Meet our ambassador animals up close and discover something new! Join a park naturalist and up to two live animals for a discussion about our native species. May include box turtle, various snake species, hawk and/or owl. Meet us in the lodge lobby. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Leapin' Lizards
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Uncover the lives of lizards, skinks, and other unusual reptiles of Georgia. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Going Deep: Geology of the Canyon Bottom
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 10 AM to 12:30 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.
West Rim Hike
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 1 PM to 3:30 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.
DIY Bird Feeders
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 10 AM to 11 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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Turtle-y Awesome Turtle Crafts
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Interested in the turtles of our coast? This indoor activity session is perfect for curious kids ages 5-9 to learn about turtles and tortoises while they craft a mini-turtle of their own. Cost of participation is $3 to cover materials. $3. 912-437-4770.
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Guided Tour of Georgia's First Fort
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Every Sunday afternoon, follow in the footsteps of a British Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Guided tours come at an additional fee of $2 per person and run about an hour long. $6.75-$10.25 912-437-4770.
Candle Making
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for 18th and 19th century candle making. Learn how homespun candles were made, and then try making your own. $12-$15. 912-727-2339.
Winter Wonder Hike
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 10 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a Ranger on this 3 mile hike on our new beach trail. This moderate to strenuous nature trail, will take you near Lake Rutledge and through a Long Leaf Pine controlled burn area. Recommended for active participants over 10 years old. Bring a camera to record your journey, water, and a light lunch or snacks. Pre-registration required. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Creature Feature
Sunday, Feb 25, 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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Animal of the Day
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Drop by our Interpretive Center to say hi and learn about our animal of the day. We will have a different animal out each day for visitors to see and touch. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Tree Identification Hike
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
“What tree is that?” Come and find out. Our naturalist 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.
Explore the Park After Dark
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Ever wonder what the park is like after dark? Here's your chance to find out! The only way to be in the park after dark is with our ranger led night hikes. We'll be exploring the ridgeline and the river corridor. Pre-registration required. Suitable for ages 18+ $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Snake Sundays
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Come meet our animal ambassadors, the snakes, as we provide them some enrichment time, share some facts about them with you, and give you a chance to pet them (if you dare). Meet at the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center. Please call and sign up in advance space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Stewardship Sunday
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join park staff in giving your favorite park a little TLC. The High Bluff Trail will be our focus, so meet at the Interpretive Center and be prepared to hike. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and work gloves. Hand tools will be available. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Dam History Hike
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 1:30 PM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike out and back to the dam, while learning some information about the construction and production of the Georgia Power dams, along the Tallulah River. Meet at the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center. Please call and reserve a spot in advance space is limited. $10 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Black Heritage Tour
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Join Historian KeyShawn as he takes you on a journey highlighting Wormsloe's history as a plantation. He invokes the memories of the enslaved Africans who lived, worked, and died here. The tour will last approximately one hour on a 1.5 mile hike. Please note to bring water, bug spray, and wear comfortable shoes for the guided hike. Admission: $2.50 - $11.25, Program fee: $2.00 912-353-3023.
Black Heritage Tour
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 12 PM to 1 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Join Historian KeyShawn as he takes you on a journey highlighting Wormsloe's history as a plantation. He invokes the memories of the enslaved Africans who lived, worked, and died here. The tour will last approximately one hour on a 1.5 mile hike. Please note to bring water, bug spray, and wear comfortable shoes for the guided hike. Admission: $2.50 - $11.25, Program fee: $2.00 912-353-3023.
Black Heritage Tour
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Join Historian KeyShawn as he takes you on a journey highlighting Wormsloe's history as a plantation. He invokes the memories of the enslaved Africans who lived, worked, and died here. The tour will last approximately one hour on a 1.5 mile hike. Please note to bring water, bug spray, and wear comfortable shoes for the guided hike. Admission: $2.50 - $11.25, Program fee: $2.00 912-353-3023.

Monday, February 26, 2024

Archery Fundamentals
Monday, Feb 26, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
West Ridge Hike
Monday, Feb 26, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge 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.
Archery Fundamentals
Monday, Feb 26, 2024 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Animals of Amicalola Falls
Monday, Feb 26, 2024 1 PM to 1:45 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Meet our ambassador animals up close and discover something new! Join a park naturalist and up to two live animals for a discussion about our native species. May include box turtle, various snake species, hawk and/or owl. Meet us in the lodge lobby. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Turtles of Georgia
Monday, Feb 26, 2024 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Learn about the different turtles of Georgia, and which one has been designated the "State Reptile"! $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Going Deep: Geology of the Canyon Bottom
Monday, Feb 26, 2024 10 AM to 12:30 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.
In Search of the Lost Cord
Monday, Feb 26, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Learn to make cords from the fibre of the Filamental Yucca plant in this hands-on workshop. Participants will learn how to prepare the fibres and braid them into a wearable bracelet! $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Beginner's Guide to Fire Building
Monday, Feb 26, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Is fire building a skill that you need to buff up on? Did you know you can start a fire WITHOUT a lighter?.. Join us as we demonstrate how to improvise a fire with things you might find around your house. Also learn how to successfully build and maintain a campfire. Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Cold Weather Shelter Building
Monday, Feb 26, 2024 4 PM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Baby it's cold outside... Don't you think it's about time for you to learn how to make a Survival Shelter?! Join us as we learn about the different types of shelters and build one of our own. We will add additional features to our shelter, like a heated floor and fire deflector. Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Archery Fundamentals
Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
West Ridge Hike
Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge 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.
Archery Fundamentals
Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Snakes of Georgia
Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024 10 AM to 11 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.
Accessible Event Tales of Scales Event 
Bear Creek Hike
Tuesday, Feb 27, 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.
Orienteering at Red Top
Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024 2 PM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us as we learn basic compass and navigation skills, then put them to the test. Take compass readings and plot your course to navigate your way through the Georgia Orienteering Club course here at Red Top. We will meet at the Tennis Courts by the Trading Post. Course maps are available for purchase at the Trading Post and Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Sunset on Iron Hill
Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024 5 PM to 6 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for a sunset hike on the iconic Iron Hill Trail. We will see beautiful views of the lake as the sun sets over the park. Meet at the Iron Hill Parking Lot, then hike a 1.5 mile section of Iron Hill. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

West Ridge Hike
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge 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.
Let's ROCK: Geology Hike
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Holey Ground: Caves and Karst of the Cumberland Plateau
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
­Cloudland Canyon is Georgia's only state park that lies within the Cumberland Plateau, and the only one that contains caves. This 1 hour presentation in the interpretive center explains why this region is riddled with holes and will introduce you to the fragile environment of caves and some of the fascinating creatures found in them. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Accessible Event 
In Search of the Lost Cord
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Learn to make cords from the fibre of the Filamental Yucca plant in this hands-on workshop. Participants will learn how to prepare the fibres and braid them into a wearable bracelet! $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Accessible Event 
Make a Snake
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024 to Thursday, Feb 29, 2024 1:30 PM to 2:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
After learning about scaley friends, let your imagination run wild as you create your own slithery snake friend. Register in advance since space is limited. $2 per snake. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Accessible Event Tales of Scales Event 
All About Archery
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024 3:30 PM to 4:30 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. $15 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Winter Bingo Hike at Red Top
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024 11 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for the Winter Edition of Red Top Mountain Bingo. Hike around in search of your items and compete to be the first to get BINGO! First place will get a prize! Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Let's Go Geocache!
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024 12 PM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
A Geocache is a hidden treasure that you've been given the map to. Did you know there are many Geocaches hidden throughout Red Top Mountain? Join us as we scour the woods in search of a few. We will meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center and hike a 1 mile section of Sweetgum Trail. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.

Thursday, February 29, 2024

West Ridge Hike
Thursday, Feb 29, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge 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.
Leapin' Lizards
Thursday, Feb 29, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Uncover the lives of lizards, skinks, and other unusual reptiles of Georgia. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Accessible Event Tales of Scales Event 
Bats
Thursday, Feb 29, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
We love bats here at Cloudland Canyon State Park! This program will tell you why as we dispel the myths and misconceptions about this misunderstood mammal! $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Accessible Event 
Birding Basics
Thursday, Feb 29, 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 hikeand explore around Crooked River $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Take Flight Event 

Friday, March 1, 2024

Archery Fundamentals
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
West Ridge Hike
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge 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.
Archery Fundamentals
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 1 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Animals of Amicalola Falls
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 1 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Meet our ambassador animals up close and discover something new! Join a park naturalist and up to two live animals for a discussion about our native species. May include box turtle, various snake species, hawk and/or owl. Meet us in the lodge lobby. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Accessible Event Tales of Scales Event 
Animals of Amicalola Falls
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 4 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Meet our ambassador animals up close and discover something new! Join a park naturalist and up to two live animals for a discussion about our native species. May include box turtle, various snake species, hawk and/or owl. Meet us in the lodge lobby. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Accessible Event Tales of Scales Event 
Axe Throwing
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 4 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Learn the basics of how to throw a hatchet then practice on outdoor wooden targets. Let the challenge begin! Register in advance. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Appalachian Trail Gateways
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 5 PM to 8 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join park staff, Georgia Appalachian Trail Club members, previous thru hikers, newbie hikers, and trail legends for our annual Appalachian Trail hiker season kickoff event. Click for more info. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Snakes of Georgia
Friday, Mar 1, 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.
Accessible Event Tales of Scales Event 
Turtles of Georgia
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Learn about the different turtles of Georgia, and which one has been designated the "State Reptile"! $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Accessible Event Tales of Scales Event 
West Rim Hike
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 1 PM to 3:30 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.
Squid Dissection
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 9 AM to 10 AM
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.
Accessible Event 
Herp, Herp, Hooray
Friday, Mar 1, 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.
Accessible Event Tales of Scales Event 
Sunset Bike Tour
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely bike ride with a ranger as we explore our park, and end our adventure with a beautiful sunset $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Cozy by the Campfire
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 6 PM to 7 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Settle in for the night with some fun, games, and stories around a campfire with a ranger. Each week holds something new! $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Accessible Event 
Bird Bingo
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original outdoor adult and family-friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn more about our feathered, flying friends. Location disclosed upon registration. Preregistration required to ensure enough bingo sheets. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Sunset Hike
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 5:45 PM to 7 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Come experience one of the best sunset locations in the state on a guided hike with a ranger. Bring comfortable hiking shoes and a flashlight. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Campfire, Smores and Hot Cocoa
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 5:30 PM to 7 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Join us for a fire and making S'mores along with a cup of hot cocoa at Shelter 4 in the playground area. $2 per person, sign up by Feb 28, 2024 $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Opening Day at Hardman Farm
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Hardman Farm reopens for the season. Join us for a guided tour on the hour, with the first one at 10:00 a.m., and the last going out at 3:00 p.m. Adults: $13, Seniors: $9.75 , Youth: $8, Children 5 and under: free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Accessible Event 
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 1, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.
Let's Go Geocache!
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 12 PM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
A Geocache is a hidden treasure that contains trinkets and a log book. You locate them using the map function with the “Geocaching” app, log your find and take/leave a prize. Bring the kids and some trinkets if you want to find some with us!! We will meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center and hike a 1 mile section of Sweetgum Trail. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Intro to Using a Compass
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Did you know that a compass contains a needle that aligns with magnetic north, and includes a bezel wherein a specific bearing can be dialed in, and that can be used to get you where you want go?? Well that's great! Now if you want to know how to put it to practical use, navigate your way to the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Beginner's Guide to Fire Building
Friday, Mar 1, 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 great skill to have for any camping/outdoor enthusiast!! We'll try a few methods, as well as discuss and demo some of the less-than-conventional ones. Come warm up and hone this life-skill with us. Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Snake Safety Stroll
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 3 PM to 4 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Exploring the Okefenokee can be a fun and enjoyable experience, however many fear the possibility of encountering potentially venomous species of snakes. Join us on our Trembling Earth Nature Trail and boardwalk, to learn some helpful tips for hiking in areas that have venomous and non-venomous species of snakes such as snake ID and other tips. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Tales of Scales Event 
Campfire Cookin'
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Roast up some smores and weenies by the campfire! All you can eat, Meet at the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center. Please call and sign up in advance space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Appalachian Trail Gateways
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 9 AM to 7 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join park staff, Georgia Appalachian Trail Club members, previous thru hikers, newbie hikers, and trail legends for our annual Appalachian Trail hiker season kickoff event. Click for more info. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Archery Fundamentals
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
West Ridge Hike
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge 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.
Archery Fundamentals
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 1 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Animals of Amicalola Falls
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 1 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Meet our ambassador animals up close and discover something new! Join a park naturalist and up to two live animals for a discussion about our native species. May include box turtle, various snake species, hawk and/or owl. Meet us in the lodge lobby. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Accessible Event Tales of Scales Event 
Animals of Amicalola Falls
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 4 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Meet our ambassador animals up close and discover something new! Join a park naturalist and up to two live animals for a discussion about our native species. May include box turtle, various snake species, hawk and/or owl. Meet us in the lodge lobby. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Accessible Event Tales of Scales Event 
Axe Throwing
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 4 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Learn the basics of how to throw a hatchet then practice on outdoor wooden targets. Let the challenge begin! Register in advance. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Sunset Stories
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 7:30 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
This series features professional storytellers as they work their magic at the campground firepit. Expect tales of Appalachian folklore, local history, and more. Bring a chair, flashlight and open imagination for this 1 hour program. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
World Wildlife Day Celebration
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Bring the whole family to learn about the wildlife you might see around our park. First, listen to a story about how to spot the signs that an animal has been in the area and how to identify which animal, then take the time to ask questions, feel real animal pelts, and do some fun crafts. Register in advance over the phone. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Leapin' Lizards
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Uncover the lives of lizards, skinks, and other unusual reptiles of Georgia. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Accessible Event Tales of Scales Event 
Fishing FUNdamentals
Saturday, Mar 2, 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.
Herp, Herp, Hooray
Saturday, Mar 2, 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.
Accessible Event Tales of Scales Event 
Make a Snake
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
After learning about scaley friends, let your imagination run wild as you create your own slithery snake friend. Register in advance since space is limited. $2 per snake. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Accessible Event Tales of Scales Event 
All About Archery
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 3:30 PM to 4:30 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. $15 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Mar 2, 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.
Spring Bird Walk
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn to ID some of our local feathered friends and help check our bluebird boxes on a leisurely stroll outside the park office. Meet your guide on the Park Office front porch. Not stroller accessible. Loaner binoculars and checklists available but limited. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Butterfly Nature Craft
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 10:30 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own caterpillar and butterfly out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new; let your imagination run wild! Meet at boathouse by Lake Deleanor. Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Geocaching Coinapaloosa VII
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 11 AM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geochachers, novice and pro, meet up for a unique geotracking event. Coinswap followed by social campout event. Social distancing and other safety measures will be taken per CDC guidelines. Times, registration, and costs info online at www.geocaching.com. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
CANCELLED- Oh The Places You’ll Go Hike
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 1 PM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
HIKE CANCELLED- Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a hike to Cascade Falls (~4 miles total). Moderate difficulty; geared towards ages 8 and up. Meet at Cascade Falls trailhead, TV tower parking lot. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Backpacking 101
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
An in-depth introduction to backpacking with a ranger. Addressing safety, planning, gear, and more. Begins at picnic shelter #1. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Bluebird Workshop
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 3 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Bring this lovely icon of happiness into your own yard. Discover the basics of bluebird feeding and housing then put together a cedar, Audubon bluebird house to take home. Handouts and suet samples are included. Pre-registration required by visiting or calling the Park Office. Limited space. Meet at the enclosed Group Shelter. $30 includes house;$10 without house $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Take Flight Event 
Beginner Archery Class
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
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.
Survival Skills (Compass Orienteering, Fire Building)
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 12 PM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Walk through the forest with a ranger, looking for materials to build a fire and learn how to orient yourself using a compass. Then, build a fire without matches. Supplies provided. Geared towards participants 8 years and older. Spaces are limited. For more info and to register, please click on this event's title. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Classic Movie Matinee at HLC
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join us at Camp Daniel Morgan, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s, to cozy up to the fire and watch award-winning movies that the CCC boys would have enjoyed during that era. Each date, a different movie at no charge. Please call the park office (after Feb 1st) to inquire for the titles. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Cows Come Home Celebration
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Cows Come Home Celebration Enjoy a fun-filled day with activities centered around the dairy that once operated at Hardman Farm. $8. 706-878-1077.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 2, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.
Bird by Bird - Introduction to Birding
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 9 AM to 11 AM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Let’s take it bird by bird! Learn how to identify different bird species in this beginner’s program with tips that will help you start your bird watching journey. We will take a short hike and use shape, color pattern, behavior, and habitat to identify a variety of birds and learn how to use binoculars effectively in finding birds in the wild. $4.50-$7 (children 5 and under free) 478-986-5172.
Take Flight Event 
Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, Mar 2, 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.
Bee Hotel
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 11:30 AM to 12 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join us at the campground picnic shelter to create your own unique tin can and bamboo bee hotel. Registration is required in advance at the Visitor Center or call 478-982-1660. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Accessible Event 
Archery
Saturday, Mar 2, 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.
Salamander Meander
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 1 PM to 2:30 PM
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. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Sunset Mountain Hike
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 5 PM to 7 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. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Reptile Rendezvous
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 2 PM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us Saturday for some reptile education. Come say Hi and meet our Box Turtles, Mr. T and Scooter, and our Kingsnake and Rat Snake, King Henry and Gandalf the Grey! We will also do some fun reptile related arts and crafts! Rendezvous at the Conference Room inside the Visitors Center anytime between 2 and 5. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Tales of Scales Event 
Spring Cleaning Volunteer Day
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
March brings springtime weather perfect for venturing outdoors again. Volunteers are invited to come help us with spring cleaning around our playground and picnic area. Junior Rangers can also count this activity towards their Kids Care patch. Meet in front of the Visitors Center. Materials will be provided. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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