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Events starting 4/20/2024


Saturday, April 20, 2024

Photo Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 1 PM to 4 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come join us for a Photo Scavenger Hunt. All you need is a camera or cell phone to enjoy the fun. When the list is completed, come by the office for a goodie bag. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Guided Waterfall Hike
Saturday, Apr 20, 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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Archery Fundamentals
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
9:30am & 1pm daily (except 1pm on Wednesdays). 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.
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Birds of Prey
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 1 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join Blue Ridge Raptors to meet several amazing Birds of Prey up close and learn how to help wild raptors! Come early to chat with raptor specialists. Programs are held in our Visitor Center's Arch Room. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Axe Throwing
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 3 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Learn the basics of how to throw a hatchet and practice on outdoor targets. Let the challenge begin! Register in advance. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Sunset Stories
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 7 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.
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Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come celebrate the amazing planet we live on and all that it provides for us. Learn about some of our favorite native plants and their potential uses, do fun earth-related crafts, and enjoy making and eating a layers-of-the-earth pudding cup. Advance registration required; please call to register. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Ask the Naturalist
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 3 PM to 4:30 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. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Watching the Water Lake Stroll
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 4 PM to 5 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
The whole family is welcome on this stroll around the Black Rock Lake, during which you’ll learn about the plants and animals that call our lake home and keep an eye out for turtles and other critters in and around the water. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Archaeology Day at the Vann House
Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 to Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 - 10 AM to 4 AM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Take part in Archaeology themed activities at the Vann House. Learn about artifacts in our dig-boxes, learn more about ancient pottery by creating your own, see the tools of an archaeologist from KSU, see actual artifacts from the Vann House excavations, talk to archaeologists, and more. $7. 706-695-2598.
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Parks on the Air 2
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 10 AM to 3 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Local Ham radio operators will be returning to CCSP to set up at the Interpretive Center for a more accessible public program on Ham radio technology. Come by and learn about their equipment as they talk to other operators all over the world. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Fishing FUNdamentals
Saturday, Apr 20, 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, Apr 20, 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, Apr 20, 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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25th Annual Tools and Weapons Day
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Watch staff and demonstrators show how people utilized tools and weapons in the past to survive everyday life. See flintknapping, fire building, archery, atlatl use, and more. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
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Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Apr 20, 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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Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Apr 20, 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. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Pinecone Nature Craft
Saturday, Apr 20, 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, Apr 20, 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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Music In The Park
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Come and join some fun and music with the Nearly Normal String Band. The band consists of husband and wife team, Viva and Neil Araki. Meet at the wooden amphitheater in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Trails & Scales: A Hike for Herps
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join a Ranger on the trail for scaly tails! Are you sharp-eyed enough to spy all the amazing snakes, lizards, and even alligators? This hike is perfect for all ages and enthusiasts of reptiles. $4.75-$8.25 912-437-4770.
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Earth Day Expo
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 10 AM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
For the first time at Fort McAllister, we are celebrating Earth Day by offering visitors the opportunity to see how a number of local organizations participate in conservation. For volunteers: call the Visitor Center so you can showcase your efforts in a booth. For visitors: come anytime between 10am and 2pm to learn and play in the park. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Bear Talk
Saturday, Apr 20, 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 $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Fire Tower Trek
Saturday, Apr 20, 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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Woodland Walk
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join our naturalist for a scroll though the Seventeen Mile River swamp! Learn about the importance of this critical ecosystem and identify different species along the way. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Milling Demonstration at Hamburg Mill
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 10 AM to 2 PM
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
The Friends of Hamburg State Park will host a Milling Demonstration from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 20, 2024. Come to learn how corn was processed in the 1920's to make grits and cornmeal. $5-$2 plus $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
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Survival Skills (Compass Orienteering, Fire Building)
Saturday, Apr 20, 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.
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Beginner Archery Class
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 3 PM to 4 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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Twilight Kayak Tour - Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps -
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 6 PM to 7:30 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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Spring Bird Walk
Saturdays 9 AM - 10:30 AM  
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Calling all bird lovers! We are excited to host 3 bird walks this April. These walks will be led by local bird enthusiasts Cameron Thompson and Kathy Miller of the Southern Bird Walk Club. We are going to explore parts of the park to watch for and listen to birds while also learning how to identify them. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Tortoise Trot 5K
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 7 AM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Run gate to gate through the park during this 5k race. We will kick the event off with a Fun Run for children 12 and under. Then on your mark, get set, GO! we will lick off the 5k. Call the park for more information. $20 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Lake Trail Nature Hike
Saturday, Apr 20, 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.
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Turtle Talk
Saturday, Apr 20, 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. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, Apr 20, 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 until 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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Archery
Saturday, Apr 20, 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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Radical Reptiles
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 11 AM to 11:45 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Are you afraid of snakes? Do you know the difference between a reptile and an amphibian? These questions will be answered in this program. Join our naturalist as we explore the world of reptiles. We will share shells, bones and a live snake as we learn about reptiles in Georgia. We will go on a short hike in search of those radical reptiles. $4-$7 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Archery at the Park
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Learn to shoot a bow and arrow at Mistletoe State Park! This is a beginner friendly that will be guided by our naturalists. Adults and Children are welcome! Children must be over 7 years old to participate. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Friends of Panola Mountain Extended Hike
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 9 AM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike with a trained "Friends of Panola" volunteer, through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 6-mile, semi-off trail, strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views and unique perspectives on the park. Must call to register in advance, space is limited. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register, space is limited to 12 climbers. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register, space is limited to 12 climbers. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Sunset Mountain Hike
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 6:45 PM to 8:45 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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Springtime at the Cabin
Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 to Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 - 10 AM to 3 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Spring into action and make your plans for an outing with a visit to our 1853 cabin. Enjoy life-ways demonstrations such as period games, chores, and crafts. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
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Dreamy Sunset Paddle
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come join our rangers on a leisurely paddle on the stunning Lake Allatoona. We will depart from Webster's Ferry and paddle along the shore. Please remember to bring sunscreen and plenty of water. Kayaks will be available for the participants or you can bring your own water craft. May be canceled if winds exceed 12 mph. 8-11: $15.00 12+: $25.00 $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Orienteering at Red Top
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 2 PM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Navigating without help from The Googles is a skill most people these days do not possess. Join us as we learn basic compass and navigation skills, then put them to the test! We will meet at the Tennis Courts by the Trading Post. Course maps are available for purchase at the Trading Post and Visitors Center. Compasses will be provided. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Beginner's Guide to Fire Building
Saturday, Apr 20, 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! 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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Recollections with FDR and Missy
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 11 AM to 3 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Recollections with FDR and Missy James Fowler as FDR and Kathryn Smith, author of "The Gate Keeper, will portray Missy Lehand. They will discuss, in character, their relationship that began in the 1920s. Original films shot by Missy will provide the backdrop for this setting in the theater. $9.50-$15 706-655-5870.
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Spring Festival
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 10 AM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Watch nature spring back to life at Skidaway Island State Park during our annual Spring Festival. Shop local vendors and food trucks while enjoying spring weather and the park’s beautiful scenery. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Edible and Medicinal Plants
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 10 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This event is an introduction to foraging for edible and medicinal plants. Learn about the basic components of foraging, safe and ethical practices, and some common plants found in this region. Then, come on a guided hike to see what we can find. This is an excellent opportunity to begin your foraging journey. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Sunset and Swamp Sounds Paddle
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a Ranger for a guided paddle on the Okefenokee at sunset. Watch as the sky bursts into colors such as orange and pink. Listen to the nocturnal wildlife as they begin to awake for the evening. Meeting in front of the trading post. $35 plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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160th Anniversary of the Civil War Atlanta Campaign
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 10 AM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Our partnership with the Atlanta Campaign LLC brings a commemorative event of the Civil War that took place at Sweetwater Creek. We will have black powder rifle demonstrations, a period camp set up, and entry into the mill ruins will a ranger. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Beginner Archery
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 9 AM to 10:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Try archery for the first time 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 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Wildflower Hike
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 3 PM to 4 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Take a wander along the secluded Terrora Trail and learn about the variety of native wildflowers that bloom here in April. 5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Mini Golf Tournament
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us for our Monthly Mini Golf Tournament at the mini golf course by the beach. Tournament is open to all ages. Call park office to register and pay. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Spring Car Show
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 9 AM to 2 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Our first Annual Spring Antique Car and Tractor Show! Registration at shelter 6 whenever you arrive. Winners announced at 1:00 PM. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Vogel Volunteer Work day
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 8 AM to 5 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Come volunteer to help with various projects to help prepare for the summer season. Projects include beach & paddle boat clean-up, spreading mulch throughout the park, installing bricks in the “Memory Walkway”, cleaning the volleyball court, and a spring clean-up throughout the park. Pre-registration required. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Kids Craft - Make a Pinecone Animal!
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 12 PM to 1 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Create a fun and easy pinecone critter and draw a home for it to stay in. We’ll have some animals ready to assemble and paint or we’ll help you make your own! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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Remarkable Reptiles!
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Join us by the river to learn some awesome reptile facts and about what reptiles live here at our park! $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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Sunday, April 21, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
Sunday, Apr 21, 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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Archery Fundamentals
Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
9:30am & 1pm daily (except 1pm on Wednesdays). 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.
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Volunteer Day: Earth Day
Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 10 AM to 12 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join Friends of Amicalola Falls State Park while we build a pollinator garden near our new Visitor's Center! $5 parking. 770-560-1482.
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Axe Throwing
Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 3 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Learn the basics of how to throw a hatchet and practice on outdoor targets. Let the challenge begin! Register in advance. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Earth Day Hike
Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Celebrate Earth Day on this Ranger-led hike from the Interpretive Center to the Meadowlands. This is a moderate hike $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Hitting the Trails - Sempervirens Trail
Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 9 AM to 10 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embark on a fun and education-filled adventure with our ranger, through some of the trails that make up Crooked River. See and learn about all the different plants and animals that call Crooked River home. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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DIY Bird Feeders
Sunday, Apr 21, 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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Guided Tour of Georgia's First Fort
Sunday, Apr 21, 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.
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Tidal Creek Kayak Tour
Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 1 PM to 4 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, Apr 21, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join a ranger for an opportunity to look for some of the reptiles that inhabit our region. A brief safety talk will take place before the hike. Starts at Old Fort Picnic Area. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Creature Feature
Sunday, Apr 21, 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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Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register, space is limited to 12 climbers. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike to learn about the unique ecology and history of Panola Mountain State Park. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. Hike is moderately strenuous and covers approx. 3.5 miles. Ages 10+. Meet at Nature Center. Click event for more details. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register, space is limited to 12 climbers. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Sunday Sunset Stroll with a Ranger
Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 9 AM to 10 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come Join the Ranger for an easy going Sunset stroll through the forest. We will have fun as we walk along the Sweet Gum Trail and take in the sights and sounds of the morning on our beloved mountain park. Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather and don't forget to bring your binoculars in case we spot any birds. $5.00 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Build your own Bat House
Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Have you ever wanted to build your own bat house? Here at Sweetwater Creek State Park we're batty for bats! We'll be guiding you through the stages of building a bat house, and helping you at every step along the way, materials provided. Recommended for ages 10+, all minors must have an adult present, 1 bat house is provided per group registering. $30 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Snake Sundays
Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 9 AM to 10 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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Haiku Hike -- CANCELLED
Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 2 PM to 4 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Try to do Haikus Challenge your poetic side In April spring time April is National Poetry Month, come on our Haiku Hike! Make your way down the trail and show off your way with words! No skill necessary $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunset Sensory Hike -- CANCELLED
Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Look and listen as the sights and sounds of daylight turn into those of the night. Experience the sunset and appreciate the creatures who come out to play at the end of the day. 10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Monday, April 22, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
Monday, Apr 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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Archery Fundamentals
Monday, Apr 22, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
9:30am & 1pm daily (except 1pm on Wednesdays). 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.
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Axe Throwing
Monday, Apr 22, 2024 3 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Learn the basics of how to throw a hatchet and practice on outdoor targets. Let the challenge begin! Register in advance. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Full Moon Hike
Monday, Apr 22, 2024 7:30 PM to 9 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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