Upcoming Events

Many events have been postponed or rescheduled. Only current active events will remain on the calendar. Please contact the park for more information.


Thursday, May 26, 2022

Jr Ranger Camp
Thursday, May 26, 2022 9 AM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for fun and adventure this Summer with our Jr Ranger Summer Camps! We'll be learning about nature and the world around us through a variety of activities such as; fishing, hiking, archery, and much more! Preregistration is required, call the park office for more information $85 per Jr Ranger $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Thursday, May 26, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow in the footsteps of a Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Tours at 2pm & 3pm. $6.50-$9.50 912-437-4770.
Sapelo Island Bike Tour
Thursday, May 26, 2022 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island - Darien, GA
Tour Sapelo Island's south end by bicycle, seeing it's beautiful sights and learning some it's rich history. Climb a 200 year old lighthouse, tour the Reynolds Mansion, visit the Nature Education Center and more. To make reservations call the Reynolds Mansion at 912-485-2299 Tour w/lunch $50 Ferry $15. 912-485-2299.
Meet the Reptiles
Thursday, May 26, 2022 9 AM to 10 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
We have many reptiles living here in the park with us as our educational ambassadors. This is your chance to meet them all, hear their stories, and learn about the vital roles they play in their native ecosystems. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Wine & Roses
Thursdays 5 PM - 7 PM – May 26, 2022 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Come relax & escape to the North Georgia mountains for an evening of fine wine under the giant Hemlock trees amongst the beautiful roses as you enjoy an exclusive guided tour of the beautiful, historic cottages and gardens of Smithgall Woods. $15. 706-878-3087.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Jr Ranger Day Camp
Thursday, May 26, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Kick off out of school season with our annual Jr Ranger Day Camp! May 25th- 27th. Ages 5-7 welcome. $115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Friday, May 27, 2022

Jr Ranger Camp
Friday, May 27, 2022 9 AM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for fun and adventure this Summer with our Jr Ranger Summer Camps! We'll be learning about nature and the world around us through a variety of activities such as; fishing, hiking, archery, and much more! Preregistration is required, call the park office for more information $85 per Jr Ranger $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Elijah Clark Cabin Tours
Fridays 10 AM - 11 AM – May 27, 2022 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Take a guided interpretive tour of the Elijah Clark cabin. You will learn about Elijah Clark and the Revolutionary War and see many artifacts from the era. $2 - $4 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Archery
Friday, May 27, 2022 9 AM to 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction and equipment. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Candy prizes. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery field next to group shelter. Park at boat dock $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Animal Babies Bingo
Friday, May 27, 2022 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 about animal babies. Meet at Boathouse in the campground. Preregistration required to ensure enough bingo sheets. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fire Up the Forge
Friday, May 27, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
The Blacksmith is in. Join us as we operate a colonial blacksmith forge and discuss the tools and techniques used to help build and maintain the metal work of the fort. This program is included with fort admission. 912-437-4770.
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Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Friday, May 27, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow in the footsteps of a Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Tours at 2pm & 3pm. $6.50-$9.50 912-437-4770.
Woodstork Hike
Friday, May 27, 2022 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
This two-mile hike follows the Colonial Coast Birding Trail and wonders through our park's forests and tidal marsh ecosystems. We will have the opportunity to spot many types of wading birds, including the Woodstork. Come learn their story and the efforts of conservationists to prevent their extinction. $4 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Night Fort Tour
Friday, May 27, 2022 8:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Experience the beauty and tranquility of Fort McAllister at night on this ranger-guided tour of the fort. We will recount history and tell stories of Georgia's last battle of the Civil War. 912-727-2339.
Trivia Night
Friday, May 27, 2022 8 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Think you know a lot about nature? Show off your knowledge with a trivia night. Participants will be split off into teams (or families) and will compete to see what team can answer the most questions. Program held outside so please bring bug spray as a precaution. This is an all ages event. Pre-registration required. Social distancing required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, May 27, 2022 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll look for scorpions, millipedes and centipedes by using provided UV lights. Meet at the park office to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Kids ages 6 and older. Bring a flashlight, bug repellent, and wear sturdy shoes. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Campfire & S’mores
Fridays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM – May 27, 2022 until Aug 5, 2022 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join our Rangers around the campfire for spooky stories, S'mores, and wholesome family fun! $1 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Paper Plate Turtle Craft
Friday, May 27, 2022 12 PM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Supplies will be provided for this self-guided program in the Interpretive Center in which you’ll be making a cute turtle with its own unique paper plate shell. Copy the designs of one of our turtles or make your own! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Campfire Safety Night with a Ranger
Friday, May 27, 2022 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us at our amphitheater to learn the Do's and Don'ts of Campfire Safety and how to practice safe campfire activities with a ranger. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Jr Ranger Day Camp
Friday, May 27, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Kick off out of school season with our annual Jr Ranger Day Camp! May 25th- 27th. Ages 5-7 welcome. $115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Archery 101
Saturday, May 28, 2022 1 PM to 2 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come try your hand at this beginners archery lesson, and put your new found skills to the test. Ages 8 and up. Call the park office to pre-register. We will meet at the park office. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Movie Night on Lake Liberty
Saturday, May 28, 2022 8 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Take some time and relax with the family by enjoying an outdoor movie together. Bring some spare change for popcorn, Sno-cones, and drinks. We meet at Lake Liberty located in front of the park office. $2 - $5 $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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St Mary's Rookery Tour
Saturday, May 28, 2022 9 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join our ranger for a fun and exclusive tour of the rookery here in St Marys. $10 per guest $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Hungry, Hungry, Herps
Saturday, May 28, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Assist our Interpretive ranger with caring and feeding all of the reptiles and amphibians that call our nature center and Georgia home $2 per guest $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Cozy by the Campfire
Saturday, May 28, 2022 8 PM to 9 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Settle in for the night with some fun, games, and stories around a campfire with a ranger. Each week holds something new! $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Crime & Punishment Urban Hike
Saturdays 11 AM - 12 PM – May 28, 2022 
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Bank robberies. Gun fights. Moonshine. This urban hike introduces visitors to these cases and more from the records of Lumpkin County. Guests begin their walking tour at the museum and will be shown key sites around the square by a knowledgeable Ranger. See how criminals broke the law and endured their consequences in this north Georgia community. $5. 706-864-2257.
Crime & Punishment Urban Hike
Saturday, May 28, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Bank robberies. Gun fights. Moonshine. This urban hike introduces visitors to these cases and more from the records of Lumpkin County. Guests begin their walking tour at the museum and will be shown key sites around the square by a knowledgeable Ranger. See how criminals broke the law and endured their consequences in this north Georgia community. $5. 706-864-2257.
Elijah Clark Cabin Tours
Saturdays 10 AM - 11 AM – May 28, 2022 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Take a guided interpretive tour of the Elijah Clark cabin. You will learn about Elijah Clark and the Revolutionary War and see many artifacts from the era. $2 - $4 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Archery
Saturdays 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM – May 28, 2022 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction and equipment. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Preregistration required. Meet at archery field. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Junior Ranger- Dendrochronology
Saturday, May 28, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, come learn about what you can discover by studying tree rings. We will count tree rings in pieces of wood and try to determine things that may have happened while the tree was alive. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Archery for Beginners
Saturday, May 28, 2022 2 PM to 4:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide the equipment. Space will be limited to 4 students per session. Cost is $5 for a 30-minute class. Pre-registration required. Students must be 9 or older to participate and have the ability to draw the bow. The program may be canceled or postponed due to bad weather. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Tree Friends Nature Craft
Saturday, May 28, 2022 9 AM to 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone owl 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 in the campground. Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, May 28, 2022 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 Sat. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Cool Pool Summer Splash Celebration
Saturday, May 28, 2022 1 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the park rangers for lively music, fabulous pool games, and pool-side activities for the whole family. Local DJ playing summer favorites from 1-3 PM. Pool opens 11 AM. Liberty Bell Pool Hwy 354. Refreshments require an additional cost. No fee for the activities just regular pool admission. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
East End Loop Hike
Saturday, May 28, 2022 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us on a ranger-led hike along East End Loop (3.4 miles). Meet at Roadside Park/TV tower parking lot off Alt. 27. Dress for the weather and bring plenty of water. Cancelled in the event of storms. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Saturday, May 28, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow in the footsteps of a Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Tours at 2pm & 3pm. $6.50-$9.50 912-437-4770.
Memorial Day Commemoration
Saturday, May 28, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for a Memorial Day commemoration. Help us pay tribute to our fellow patriots who died while serving in the US military. Living history interpretations will take place throughout the day including musket and cannon firings. Tour the fort, museum, and grounds of Fort McAllister along the banks of the Ogeechee River. $9. 912-727-2339.
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Memorial Day Commemoration
Saturday, May 28, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
This coastal fort will present hourly Revolutionary War soldier talks and musket and cannon demonstrations. Visitors may explore the site's beautiful vista from the earthen fort, over the Medway River and out through St. Catherine's Sound. $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
AR Premier Events / Fort Yargo Ultra
Saturday, May 28, 2022 7 AM to 4 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
The Fort Yargo Ultra is a 50K trail race with a 15.6-mile loop through one of Georgia's most beautiful State Parks, Fort Yargo. Visit https://www.argeorgia.com/fortyargoultra to register. $5 parking. 706-286-4008.
Memorial Day Celebration
Saturday, May 28, 2022 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join the park in Memorial Day celebrations. The park will be full of fun events, including face painting, a photo scavenger hunt, rubber duck races, and beach ball races. All-ages events. It will be held at the beach so bring sunscreen, bug spray, and closed toed shoes. Prices vary per event. Please click the event title for more information. $2-$5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Memorial Day Paddle
Saturday, May 28, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Celebrate Memorial Day with a guided afternoon paddle around Lake Rutledge. We will be looking for wildlife around the lake and learning about the park's history. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). **Pre-registration required. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, May 28, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Battle of Pickett's Mill Remembered
Saturday, May 28, 2022 3 PM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
On this day there will be a formal memorial service and wreath-laying ceremony to honor those who served and perished during the Battle of Pickett's Mill. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Scavenger Hike Bingo
Saturday, May 28, 2022 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Get your scavenger hike bingo card at the Visitor Center and play bingo as you hike our trails. When you have bingo, come to the Visitor Center for a prize! Please dress for the weather and bring water. Pre-registration required. $3 per person. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Photo Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, May 28, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Bring your camera and embark on this epic hunt. Get your item list from the Park Ranger at the playground. Items must be found in the park and photographed to be the winner. A prize (free one-hour canoe/kayak rental) will be awarded to the team that finishes first. Teams of 5, so bring the whole family! $5 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Archery
Saturday, May 28, 2022 9 AM to 10 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Learn the basics of archery and test your skills on our archery range. This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Please call the Visitors Center to sign up. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Archery
Saturday, May 28, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Learn the basics of archery and test your skills on our archery range. This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Please call the Visitors Center to sign up. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
History Hike
Saturday, May 28, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Explore the Mill Ruins on this guided history hike, we'll be discussing stories of the mill workers along this hike and unraveling the mystery of what happened after the mill burned. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
History Hike
Saturday, May 28, 2022 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Explore the Mill Ruins on this guided history hike, we'll be discussing stories of the mill workers along this hike and unraveling the mystery of what happened after the mill burned. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
History Hike
Saturday, May 28, 2022 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Explore the Mill Ruins on this guided history hike, we'll be discussing stories of the mill workers along this hike and unraveling the mystery of what happened after the mill burned. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Beginner Archery
Saturday, May 28, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Come learn to shoot a bow for the first time or hone your skills. People of all ages are welcome as long as they are strong enough to pull a 30-pound bow. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Movie Night Under the Stars
Saturday, May 28, 2022 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us for a family friendly movie in our campground field next to the playground. Bring a camp chair or blanket for extra comfort. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Mid Level Hike
Saturday, May 28, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet at the front pond for a mid level hike! Wear closed toed shoes and bring a water bottle. Limited to 15 people. Call the office to sign up. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Flag Painting Craft
Saturday, May 28, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us at the campground pavilion for a patriotic craft for Memorial Day! Limited to 15 people. Call the office to sign up. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, May 29, 2022

Crime & Punishment Urban Hike
Sundays 11 AM - 12 PM – May 29, 2022 
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Bank robberies. Gun fights. Moonshine. This urban hike introduces visitors to these cases and more from the records of Lumpkin County. Guests begin their walking tour at the museum and will be shown key sites around the square by a knowledgeable Ranger. See how criminals broke the law and endured their consequences in this north Georgia community. $5. 706-864-2257.
Crime & Punishment Urban Hike
Sunday, May 29, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Bank robberies. Gun fights. Moonshine. This urban hike introduces visitors to these cases and more from the records of Lumpkin County. Guests begin their walking tour at the museum and will be shown key sites around the square by a knowledgeable Ranger. See how criminals broke the law and endured their consequences in this north Georgia community. $5. 706-864-2257.
Yoga on the Beach
Sundays 9 AM - 10 AM – May 29, 2022 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Start your morning off right with a good stretch and breathing exercises. Meet us on the beach for a guided yoga session. This event is for all ages and beginners are welcome. Please bring a towel or a yoga mat and a water bottle. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Ravenous Reptiles
Sundays 12 PM - 12:30 PM – May 29, 2022 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Have you ever wondered how a Snake swallows its food? Join us to witness and learn about native reptiles firsthand. Meet at park office. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Atl-Atl Dart Making Class
Sunday, May 29, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Before the bow and arrow, there was the spear and atl-Atl. Come join the sites curator to learn the basics and make your own 3-4' wooden Atl-Atl Dart. A $15 program fee per person includes the lesson and materials available to make 1 dart, plus the chance to throw your dart at a target. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Cascade Falls Hike
Sunday, May 29, 2022 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us on a ranger-led Halloween hike to Cascade Falls (4 miles total). Meet at Roadside Park/TV tower parking lot off Alt. 27. Dress for the weather and bring plenty of water. Cancelled in the event of storms. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Sunday, May 29, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow in the footsteps of a Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Tours at 2pm & 3pm. $6.50-$9.50 912-437-4770.
Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, May 29, 2022 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join our naturalist to search for local plants that have edible and medicinal properties. Some species are used for making tea or seasonings. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $4 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Archery
Sunday, May 29, 2022 12 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn the basics of archery on a safe range with certified instructors. Space is limited. Pre-register by calling the park office at 912-727-2339. $10. 912-727-2339.
Memorial Day Celebration
Sunday, May 29, 2022 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join the park in Memorial Day celebrations. The park will be full of fun events, including face painting, a photo scavenger hunt, rubber duck races, and beach ball races. All-ages events. It will be held at the beach so bring sunscreen, bug spray, and closed toed shoes. Prices vary per event. Please click the event title for more information. $2-$5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, May 29, 2022 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Photo Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, May 29, 2022 1 PM to 4 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Bring your camera and embark on this epic hunt. Get your item list from the Park Ranger at the playground. Items must be found in the park and photographed to be the winner. A prize (free one-hour canoe/kayak rental) will be awarded to the team that finishes first. Teams of 5, so bring the whole family! $5 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Creature Feature: Southern Toad
Sunday, May 29, 2022 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
It’s that time of the year! The toads are out hoppin’ about and making their appearance. Learn how they play a role in our ecosystem and how they are so different from our resident reptiles. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Freshwater Friends and Foe
Sunday, May 29, 2022 1 PM to 2 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Come along with a Ranger to learn about the different native and non native species of Reptiles, Fish and Amphibians on Lake Hartwell. Bring your best walking shoes and some snacks and water. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.

Monday, May 30, 2022

Memorial Day Commemoration
Monday, May 30, 2022 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join the rangers of Fort King George for a day of craft demonstrations and soldiers' life activities in commemoration of Memorial Day. 912-437-4770.
Lawn Games
Monday, May 30, 2022 10 AM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Kick off the summer with a day in the park. We will have lawn games including corn hole, horseshoes, and ring toss at the Interpretive Center. Special activities with prizes for the winners will also be held throughout the day including three-legged races at 11 AM and 3 PM, an egg race at 1 PM, and a water balloon toss at 2 PM. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Explore the Park After Dark
Monday, May 30, 2022 8 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This Night Hike is ranger led and will be exploring various locations in the park after the sun has gone down. Group sizes are kept small and each month will offer a new theme. These hikes also offer a more probable chance of seeing wildlife. $10.00 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Painted Buntings
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
This colorful bird calls a narrow stretch of land along the southeastern coast home during the summer. Join us in the Interpretive Center to learn about the beautiful painted buntings. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Chain Snake Craft
Wednesday, Jun 1, 2022 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Snakes come in all different shapes and sizes, so come make a paper chain one based off a real one or your own creation. Sit with one of our older resident reptiles while you craft and learn some cool snake facts from our naturalist. Meet at Picnic Shelter 1. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Junior Ranger Mini Camp 2022 Ages 5-7
Thursday, Jun 2, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Campers will discover the natural wonders of the park for two fabulous fun-filled days; camp includes parking pass, pool pass, camp pendant, nature and trail discoveries, craft projects, wildlife activities and outstanding instructors. $50. 706-663-4858.
Valley Voices--Outdoor Theater
Thursday, Jun 2, 2022 5 PM to 9 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Come enjoy an evening of outdoor theater at Hardman Farm with this original play written by Emory Jones and directed by Kathy Blandin. $20 + tax and fees. 706-878-1077.

Friday, June 3, 2022

Junior Ranger Mini Camp 2022 Ages 5-7
Friday, Jun 3, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Campers will discover the natural wonders of the park for two fabulous fun-filled days; camp includes parking pass, pool pass, camp pendant, nature and trail discoveries, craft projects, wildlife activities and outstanding instructors. $50. 706-663-4858.
Valley Voices--Outdoor Theater
Friday, Jun 3, 2022 5 PM to 9 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Come enjoy an evening of outdoor theater at Hardman Farm with this original play written by Emory Jones and directed by Kathy Blandin. $20 + tax and fees. 706-878-1077.
Campfire & S’mores
Fridays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM – Jun 3, 2022 until Aug 5, 2022 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join our Rangers around the campfire for spooky stories, S'mores, and wholesome family fun! $1 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.

Saturday, June 4, 2022

30th Annual Junior Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Jun 4, 2022 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Kids 15 and younger can try to win prizes for largest fish or youngest angler, as well as a door prize. Register between 7:30 - 7:45 a.m. at the main office and enjoy some great fishing in Lake Liberty. The tournament will start at 8am and end at 11:30am $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Accessible Event 
Make Your Own Blow Gun Darts
Saturday, Jun 4, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Blow Guns were often the first weapon given to Native American children to learn how to hunt. Learn how to make your own blow gun darts, blow gun included in this fun program. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Historic Site to register. Program Fee of $5.00 and Limit of 10 people per session. $2-$4 Admission $5 Programming Fee. 770-387-3747.
Volunteer Workday at HLC
Saturday, Jun 4, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The second Saturday of every month, meet Friends of Hard Labor Creek State Park and enjoy the work and company in the outdoors. Please click on the title to see a list of the monthly activities. If you can join us please email: friendsofhardlaborcreek@gmail.com. Help us make a positive difference. 706-557-3001.
Beginner Archery Class
Saturday, Jun 4, 2022 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 (or the pumpkin). Program geared to participants 10 years and above. Call the park office to register. Space limited to 10 participants. Social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Jun 4, 2022 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. Watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Falls to Farm Hike
Saturday, Jun 4, 2022 7:30 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Falls to Farm Hike This hike is an 11-mile, one-way hike that celebrates 150 years of shared history between Hardman Farm and Anna Ruby Falls! $40. 706-878-1077.
Valley Voices--Outdoor Theater
Saturday, Jun 4, 2022 5 PM to 9 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Come enjoy an evening of outdoor theater at Hardman Farm with this original play written by Emory Jones and directed by Kathy Blandin. $20 + tax and fees. 706-878-1077.
Storybook Walk
Saturday, Jun 4, 2022 10 AM to 11 AM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
Join a Park Ranger for a hike around our storybook trail. This trail is rated "easy". Please wear sunscreen and bugspray as needed. After the walk the Friends will be selling ice cream for $2/cup. This event is dependent on weather. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Celebrate National Trails Day with a Ranger-led hike on our boardwalk and wood pecker trail! This trail is 1 mile long in total. The hike will begin at 10 AM in front of the visitor center. The hike is free but a parking pass is required to enter the park. Call (478) 982-1660 to reserve your spot today! $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Cherokee Trail of Tears National Trails Day 2022
Saturday, Jun 4, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join us at 10:00 for a 1-mile New Town Creek Nature Trail guided hike, a 1:00 PM tour of historic New Echota and self-guided tours throughout the day. Friends of New Echota and Trail of Tears Association members will be on hand throughout the day to welcome visitors as they learn about the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. $5.50-$7.00 706-624-1321.
158th Anniversary, Battle of Pickett's Mill
Saturday, Jun 4, 2022 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Observe Federal and Confederate infantry drills displayed around separate field encampments. Experience periodic cannon firings taking place throughout the day. Explore civilian lifeways at our 1850's cabin. Enjoy the feature demonstration of a tactical skirmish held in the "Ravine" between both Federal and Confederate Troops. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
D-Day Remembrance and Rosie The Riveter
Saturday, Jun 4, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
D-Day Remembrance and Rosie The Riveter Actress/Storyteller Carol Cain will portray 7 different "Rosie the Riveters" in two performances. Rosie represents the American women who worked during World War II producing munitions, planes, tanks and war supplies. Performances at 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Accessible Event 
First Visit Tour
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11 AM from Jun 4, 2022 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Want a guided tour of Georgia's premiere conservation park? Join volunteers to learn more about Smithgall Woods via a van tour of the park. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. There is no charge for the tour, but donations are welcomed. Reservations are required. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Movie Night Under the Stars
Saturday, Jun 4, 2022 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us for a family friendly movie in our campground field next to the playground. Bring a camp chair or blanket for extra comfort. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Beginner's Hike
Saturday, Jun 4, 2022 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Kick off National Trails Day with a morning hike on Ranger Hayley’s favorite trail! Wear closed toed shoes and bring a water. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2022 9 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Celebrate National Trails Day on Victoria Bryant State Park's Trails! $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Mid Level Hike
Saturday, Jun 4, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Wear closed toed shoes and bring a water for a mid level, ranger led hike. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Making Double-ball Sticks
Sunday, Jun 5, 2022 2 PM to 4:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come learn about the game of Double-Ball and how to make your own sticks to play the game. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Colonial Playtime
Sunday, Jun 5, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Spend some time outside learning about and playing with our Colonial toys and games. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
Accessible Event 
Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Sunday, Jun 5, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow in the footsteps of a Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Tours at 2pm & 3pm. $6.50-$9.50 912-437-4770.
Mushrooms and Other "Fun Guys"
Sunday, Jun 5, 2022 3 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join us for a fun activity day where you will learn about scavengers, decomposers, and mushrooms! You'll get to stretch your legs with a scavenger themed race. Learn all about mushrooms with an educational mushroom work shop, and make your own mushroom in a fun arts and crafts activity. Ages 6+. Limited to 12 participants. Preregistration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Valley Voices--Outdoor Theater
Sunday, Jun 5, 2022 11:30 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Come enjoy an evening of outdoor theater at Hardman Farm with this original play written by Emory Jones and directed by Kathy Blandin. $20 + tax and fees. 706-878-1077.
Battle of Pickett's Mill 158th Anniversary Commemoration/ Sunday of Silence
Sunday, Jun 5, 2022 9 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Limited tactical displays and demonstrations will feature artillery and infantry impressions used by Union and Confederate troops during the battle. On Sunday all guns will observe silence, and there will be no gun or cannon firing. There will also be guided tours and presentations held throughout the event. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Creature Feature: Cecropia Moth
Sunday, Jun 5, 2022 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Moths are on the rise here in Savannah, GA, and the largest moth in North America can be found here! Meet in the Interpretive Center to learn about this special silk moth and how even creatures like it can help our ecosystems. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Monday, June 6, 2022

Junior Ranger Day Camp at Etowah Indian Mounds
Monday, Jun 6, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, age 9-12 years old, come join together, daily, from 9:00am till 3:00 pm, June 6th-10th, with park staff to learn about history and nature, Play games, and do crafts. Space is limited. Pre- registration is required: click on the event title for more details $120. 770-387-3747.
Junior Ranger Camp 2022 Week 1
Monday, Jun 6, 2022 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
**JUNE 6th THROUGH 9th - 8:30am to 12:30pm** Ages 6 through 8 years old. $45-$50. 912-437-4770.
Summer Break - Junior Ranger Camp
8 AM - 3 PM from Jun 6, 2022 until Jun 10, 2022 
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Children between the ages of 5-8 and between the ages of 9-12 can participate in a five-day long day camp session where they will be earning the first badge in the Jr. Ranger book. Children will enjoy hiking, crafts, games, learning about the outdoors and having a lot of fun! Please reserve your spot by calling or visiting the park office. $50. 229-896-3551.
Junior Ranger Camp (Ages 6-9)
Monday, Jun 6, 2022 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Children from 6 to 9 are invited to join park rangers for a fun week of hikes, crafts, games, and more focused on the natural and cultural heritage of Georgia. During the week children will complete activities to earn a Junior Ranger badge. Please call the Visitors Center to sign up. Space is limited. $150. 912-598-2300.
Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 6, 2022 until Jul 25, 2022 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This is an adult environmental educational program in cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry. This course is 8 weeks long and involves both classroom lectures as well as hands-on activities. The curriculum consists of 48 hours of instruction taught by state and local experts in the natural and environmental sciences. $250. 706-878-4707.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Junior Ranger Day Camp at Etowah Indian Mounds
Tuesday, Jun 7, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, age 9-12 years old, come join together, daily, from 9:00am till 3:00 pm, June 6th-10th, with park staff to learn about history and nature, Play games, and do crafts. Space is limited. Pre- registration is required: click on the event title for more details $120. 770-387-3747.
Junior Ranger Camp 2022 Week 1
Tuesday, Jun 7, 2022 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
**JUNE 6th THROUGH 9th - 8:30am to 12:30pm** Ages 6 through 8 years old. $45-$50. 912-437-4770.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Tuesday, Jun 7, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Earn your "Junior Ranger" patches at Hard Labor Creek! We will explore nature trails, canoe/kayak on the lake, learn survival skills, dendrology, and document our adventures in outdoor journals. Recommended ages: 8-10. Social distancing required. Please call the park office to register. Registration: May 16th through June 4th . $80 for one child $60 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Farm Camp
Tuesday, Jun 7, 2022 10 AM to 2 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
In this one-day camp for children ages 6-12, campers will learn about dairy farming in the 1900's, build a bluebird house and make homemade ice cream. $35. 706-878-1077.
Junior Ranger Camp (Ages 8-10)
Tuesday, Jun 7, 2022 to Wednesday, Jun 8, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for Junior Ranger Camp on June 7th– 10th from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Campers will get to enjoy a variety of activities such as hiking, crafts, wilderness survival, archery, and much more! Slots are limited. $125 per camper. Pre-registration required. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or by calling 770-975-0055. $125 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Summer Break - Junior Ranger Camp
8 AM - 3 PM from Jun 7, 2022 until Jun 10, 2022 
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Children between the ages of 5-8 and between the ages of 9-12 can participate in a five-day long day camp session where they will be earning the first badge in the Jr. Ranger book. Children will enjoy hiking, crafts, games, learning about the outdoors and having a lot of fun! Please reserve your spot by calling or visiting the park office. $50. 229-896-3551.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Jr Ranger Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 8, 2022 until Jun 10, 2022 
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for fun and adventure this Summer with our Jr Ranger Summer Camps! We'll be learning about nature and the world around us through a variety of activities such as; fishing, hiking, archery, and much more! Preregistration is required, call the park office for more information $85 per Jr Ranger $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Junior Ranger Day Camp at Etowah Indian Mounds
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, age 9-12 years old, come join together, daily, from 9:00am till 3:00 pm, June 6th-10th, with park staff to learn about history and nature, Play games, and do crafts. Space is limited. Pre- registration is required: click on the event title for more details $120. 770-387-3747.
Junior Ranger Camp 2022 Week 1
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2022 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
**JUNE 6th THROUGH 9th - 8:30am to 12:30pm** Ages 6 through 8 years old. $45-$50. 912-437-4770.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Earn your "Junior Ranger" patches at Hard Labor Creek! We will explore nature trails, canoe/kayak on the lake, learn survival skills, dendrology, and document our adventures in outdoor journals. Recommended ages: 8-10. Social distancing required. Please call the park office to register. Registration: May 16th through June 4th . $80 for one child $60 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Summer Break - Junior Ranger Camp
8 AM - 3 PM from Jun 8, 2022 until Jun 10, 2022 
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Children between the ages of 5-8 and between the ages of 9-12 can participate in a five-day long day camp session where they will be earning the first badge in the Jr. Ranger book. Children will enjoy hiking, crafts, games, learning about the outdoors and having a lot of fun! Please reserve your spot by calling or visiting the park office. $50. 229-896-3551.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2022 to Friday, Jun 10, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Drop your Junior Rangers ages 8 to 11 off for a few days of outdoor fun. June 8th-10th 115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Jr Ranger Day Camp
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Drop your Jr Rangers off for three days of outdoor fun! Ages 8-11. Kids need to wear closed toed shoes, bring a packed lunch, and plenty of water. Expect water activities. $115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Birds Behind Leaves: A Beginner Bird Walk
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2022 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Have you ever tried to identify a bird on a hike but struggled to see it well enough behind the leaves or branches they always seem to hide behind? Join a ranger for this beginner oriented bird walk and learn about a few methods that can help you figure out what birds are around you. Binoculars are highly recommended but not required. $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Jr Ranger Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 9, 2022 until Jun 10, 2022 
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for fun and adventure this Summer with our Jr Ranger Summer Camps! We'll be learning about nature and the world around us through a variety of activities such as; fishing, hiking, archery, and much more! Preregistration is required, call the park office for more information $85 per Jr Ranger $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Junior Ranger Day Camp at Etowah Indian Mounds
Thursday, Jun 9, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, age 9-12 years old, come join together, daily, from 9:00am till 3:00 pm, June 6th-10th, with park staff to learn about history and nature, Play games, and do crafts. Space is limited. Pre- registration is required: click on the event title for more details $120. 770-387-3747.
Junior Ranger Camp 2022 Week 1
Thursday, Jun 9, 2022 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
**JUNE 6th THROUGH 9th - 8:30am to 12:30pm** Ages 6 through 8 years old. $45-$50. 912-437-4770.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Thursday, Jun 9, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Earn your "Junior Ranger" patches at Hard Labor Creek! We will explore nature trails, canoe/kayak on the lake, learn survival skills, dendrology, and document our adventures in outdoor journals. Recommended ages: 8-10. Social distancing required. Please call the park office to register. Registration: May 16th through June 4th . $80 for one child $60 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Summer Break - Junior Ranger Camp
8 AM - 3 PM from Jun 9, 2022 until Jun 10, 2022 
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Children between the ages of 5-8 and between the ages of 9-12 can participate in a five-day long day camp session where they will be earning the first badge in the Jr. Ranger book. Children will enjoy hiking, crafts, games, learning about the outdoors and having a lot of fun! Please reserve your spot by calling or visiting the park office. $50. 229-896-3551.
Jr Ranger Day Camp
Thursday, Jun 9, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Drop your Jr Rangers off for three days of outdoor fun! Ages 8-11. Kids need to wear closed toed shoes, bring a packed lunch, and plenty of water. Expect water activities. $115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Friday, June 10, 2022

Jr Ranger Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 10, 2022 
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for fun and adventure this Summer with our Jr Ranger Summer Camps! We'll be learning about nature and the world around us through a variety of activities such as; fishing, hiking, archery, and much more! Preregistration is required, call the park office for more information $85 per Jr Ranger $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Junior Ranger Day Camp at Etowah Indian Mounds
Friday, Jun 10, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, age 9-12 years old, come join together, daily, from 9:00am till 3:00 pm, June 6th-10th, with park staff to learn about history and nature, Play games, and do crafts. Space is limited. Pre- registration is required: click on the event title for more details $120. 770-387-3747.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Friday, Jun 10, 2022 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. Watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, Jun 10, 2022 9 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll look for scorpions, millipedes and centipedes by using provided UV lights. Meet at the park office to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Kids ages 6 and older. Bring a flashlight, bug repellent, and wear sturdy shoes. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Campfire & S’mores
Fridays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM – Jun 10, 2022 until Aug 5, 2022 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join our Rangers around the campfire for spooky stories, S'mores, and wholesome family fun! $1 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Summer Break - Junior Ranger Camp
8 AM - 3 PM from Jun 10, 2022 
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Children between the ages of 5-8 and between the ages of 9-12 can participate in a five-day long day camp session where they will be earning the first badge in the Jr. Ranger book. Children will enjoy hiking, crafts, games, learning about the outdoors and having a lot of fun! Please reserve your spot by calling or visiting the park office. $50. 229-896-3551.
Jr Ranger Day Camp
Friday, Jun 10, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Drop your Jr Rangers off for three days of outdoor fun! Ages 8-11. Kids need to wear closed toed shoes, bring a packed lunch, and plenty of water. Expect water activities. $115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Adaptation Education
Saturday, Jun 11, 2022 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Want to learn about animal adaptations? This is the program for you. We will be learning about interesting animal adaptations in nature through an adaptation game, educational activities, and crafts. This program is for ages 6+. Please wear closed toed shoes and bring bug spray. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Beginner Archery Class
Saturday, Jun 11, 2022 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 (or the pumpkin). Program geared to participants 10 years and above. Call the park office to register. Space limited to 10 participants. Social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Jun 11, 2022 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. Watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Mighty Oaks From Tiny Acorns Grow: Hofwyl's Famous Trees
Saturday, Jun 11, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation is famous for its many Spanish Moss and Resurrection Fern draped Live Oak trees. Join a ranger as we explore these fascinating sentinels of the past. Learn more about their natural, cultural and commercial uses, the plants and animals that make them their home and their unique anatomy. $8 adults, $7 seniors, $5 youth, five and under free. 912-264-7333.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Movie Night Under the Stars
Saturday, Jun 11, 2022 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us for a family friendly movie in our campground field next to the playground. Bring a camp chair or blanket for extra comfort. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jun 11, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt list in the front office and explore the park on your own to find them all! Turn in a completed list for a prize. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Accessible Event Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Sunday, June 12, 2022

The Life and Times of a Kings Soldier.
Sunday, Jun 12, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
In the Officers Barracks you will hear about early 18th Century British Soldiers. From enlistment to, garrison duty, to mutiny. Would you have what it takes to live a life in service to the crown. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
Kayaking 101
Sunday, Jun 12, 2022 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Learn the basic movements of kayaking on a safe and peaceful section of Lake Rutledge. Open to people 16 years and older who can swim and are new to kayaking. Equipment provided and sanitized. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 8 participants and social distancing will be required. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Papa Bear Card Craft
Sunday, Jun 12, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Father’s Day is here so come show your appreciation! Whether it be for your father or a fatherly figure, come make a card for them with the supplies available in the Interpretive Center. This will be self-guided, but materials will be supplied by the park. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Accessible Event 
Full Moon Hike
Sunday, Jun 12, 2022 7:15 PM to 8:45 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike to the suspension bridge and watch the moon rise above the gorge. Must register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Monday, June 13, 2022

Etowah Native American Games Program
Monday, Jun 13, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come learn about games that some early Native Americans played. Try your luck at rolling a chunky stone, a game of beans, slinging a ball at a pole with a la cross stick, or a simple string game. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Fort Morris Junior Rangers
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 13, 2022 until Jun 16, 2022 
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Attention all young people between 7 and 12 years old. Join the site staff for 4 days of fun, exciting, and educational activities centered around the natural, and historical resources of the site. SPACE IS LIMITED Reservations required. $100. 912-884-5999.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Hofwyl Junior Ranger Camp: Week 1
Monday, Jun 13, 2022 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Get ready for a week of fun activities with a Ranger, and earn your Hofwyl-Broadfield Junior Ranger badge! This camp is for ages 6-8. A camp for ages 9-12 will be held June 27-30. $45 - $50. 912-264-7333.
Summer Break - Junior Ranger Camp
8 AM - 3 PM from Jun 13, 2022 until Jun 17, 2022 
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Children between the ages of 5-8 and between the ages of 9-12 can participate in a five-day long day camp session where they will be earning the first badge in the Jr. Ranger book. Children will enjoy hiking, crafts, games, learning about the outdoors and having a lot of fun! Please reserve your spot by calling or visiting the park office. $50. 229-896-3551.
Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 13, 2022 until Jul 25, 2022 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This is an adult environmental educational program in cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry. This course is 8 weeks long and involves both classroom lectures as well as hands-on activities. The curriculum consists of 48 hours of instruction taught by state and local experts in the natural and environmental sciences. $250. 706-878-4707.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Etowah Native American Games Program
Tuesday, Jun 14, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come learn about games that some early Native Americans played. Try your luck at rolling a chunky stone, a game of beans, slinging a ball at a pole with a la cross stick, or a simple string game. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
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