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Black Rock Mountain State Park


Thursday, June 20, 2024

Summer Solstice Celebration
Thursday, Jun 20, 2024 5 PM to 7 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Fill your soul with love and light on this longest day of the year. Make the most of the extra sunlight and create a suncatcher, meditate while making your own nature mandala, and enjoy live music and a bonfire with smores. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Summer Solstice Nighttime Stroll
Thursday, Jun 20, 2024 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join our Park Rangers for a beautiful and peaceful nighttime walk around the lake to finish out the longest day of the year. Please meet at Black Rock Mountain Lake Trailhead wearing closed toed shoes that will be good to walk in. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Friday, June 21, 2024

Ask the Naturalist at the Visitor Center
Friday, Jun 21, 2024 1 PM to 2:30 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 and our Junior Ranger Program. Come by the Visitor Center any time between 1:00-2:30PM. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Saturday, June 22, 2024

Naturally Cool Crafts
Saturday, Jun 22, 2024 3 PM to 5 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! Meet at the Mellinger Center. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Tennessee Rock Trail Sunset Hike
Saturday, Jun 22, 2024 6:45 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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Friday, June 28, 2024

Tennessee Rock Trail Guided Hike
Friday, Jun 28, 2024 2 PM to 4:30 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join our Park Naturalist Lou on a guided hike of our moderately difficult 2.2 mile Tennessee Rock Trail, during which you will learn about the plants and types of habitats you’ll see and get the opportunity to ask any questions that you can think of. Please wear appropriate footwear and bring water. Meet at the Tennessee Rock Trailhead. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Ask the Naturalist at the Trading Post
Friday, Jun 28, 2024 5 PM to 6:30 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 and our Junior Ranger Program. Come by the Trading Post any time between 5:00-6:30PM. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Saturday, June 29, 2024

Lake Stroll
Saturday, Jun 29, 2024 9 AM to 10 AM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join some of our Park Rangers on this family-friendly stroll around the lake where you'll learn about the plants and animals that call it home. Meet at the Black Rock Mountain Lake Trailhead wearing good shoes to walk in. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Naturally Cool Crafts
Saturday, Jun 29, 2024 11 AM to 1 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! Meet at the Mellinger Center. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Saturday, July 6, 2024

July 4th Celebration
Saturday, Jul 6, 2024 4 PM to 6 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Prolong the 4th of July festivities by joining us here on Black Rock Mountain on Saturday, July 6th with line dancing led by Sam Joedicke and fun 4th themed crafts, with plenty of time to make it to fireworks in town after. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Saturday, August 31, 2024

National Wildlife Day Celebration
Saturday, Aug 31, 2024 3 PM to 4:30 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.
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Tuesday, October 1, 2024

National Day To Watch a Sunset Hike
Tuesday, Oct 1, 2024 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
On National Sunset Day, join a park ranger on a moderate 1.5 mile hike to the park summit to enjoy the sunset. Bring an evening snack to enjoy afterwards at the Black Rock Overlook. Please bring cash for the event fee. Meet at the Tennessee Rock Trailhead. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Thursday, October 31, 2024

Tricks for Treats
Thursday, Oct 31, 2024 5 PM to 7 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Learn how to do some cool “tricks,” like tying a knot or using a compass, and get a treat each time you figure one out. Come in costume for maximum fun! $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Saturday, December 7, 2024

Holiday Jamboree on the Mountain
Saturday, Dec 7, 2024 3 PM to 5 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Enjoy the holidays on top of Black Rock Mountain State Park with live music, holiday nature crafts, a visit from Santa, and hayrides. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Saturday, December 21, 2024

Winter Solstice Celebration
Saturday, Dec 21, 2024 4 PM to 5 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come celebrate the return of the sun with us on the shortest day of the year. Let go of the things holding you back before the start of the new year, enjoy a nice warm fire with s’mores, and make some fun and symbolic crafts. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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