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Red Top Mountain State Park


Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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

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.

Friday, March 1, 2024

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.

Saturday, March 2, 2024

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.
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Monday, March 4, 2024

Winter Bingo Hike at Red Top
Monday, Mar 4, 2024 12 PM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Many animals hibernate to conserve energy throughout the cold winter, but your kids shouldn't be some of them. Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center, then hike around in search of your items and compete to be the first to get BINGO. First place will get a prize. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Intro to Using a Compass
Monday, Mar 4, 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.

Friday, March 8, 2024

Beginner's Guide to Fire Building
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 3 PM to 4 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.
Cold Weather Shelter Building
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 4:30 PM to 5:30 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?.. If you want to learn about different shelter types and build some of our own, come out to Red Top. Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Red Top Scavengers
Saturday, Mar 9, 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?? Come out to Red Top for our Winter 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. 770-975-4226.
Intro to Using a Compass
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 1 PM to 2 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.
Red Top Survival Series
Saturday, Mar 9, 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. 770-975-4226.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Winter Bingo Hike at Red Top
Wednesday, Mar 13, 2024 12 PM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Many animals hibernate to conserve energy throughout the cold winter... But your kids shouldn't be some of them!! Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center, 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. 770-975-4226.
Beginner's Guide to Fire Building
Wednesday, Mar 13, 2024 2 PM to 3 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.
Cold Weather Shelter Building
Wednesday, Mar 13, 2024 4 PM to 5 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?.. If you want to learn about different shelter types and build some of our own, come out to Red Top. Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.

Friday, March 15, 2024

Red Top Scavengers
Friday, Mar 15, 2024 12 PM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scavenging for something fun and healthy for the kids to get out and do?? Come out to Red Top for our Winter 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. 770-975-4226.
Red Top Survival Series
Friday, Mar 15, 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. 770-975-4226.

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Orienteering at Red Top
Saturday, Mar 16, 2024 11 AM to 1 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.
Reptile Rendezvous
Saturday, Mar 16, 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.
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