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Monday, July 22, 2024

Junior Ranger Camp
Monday, Jul 22, 2024 9 AM to 1 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
7-22, 7-23, 7-24. Get your kids out of the house for a little adventure and fun learning this summer!!! This 3-day camp is geared toward ages 8-14 bring your own lunch. It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: Hiking, Archery, Survival Skills, Arts and Crafts.To register call 706-456-2602 $80, $60 for each additional child per family $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from Jul 22, 2024 until Dec 31, 2024 
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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Creek Critters
Monday, Jul 22, 2024 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
This program will take you down to Daniel Creek where we'll wade in the creek to search for aquatic critters to see what lives in the canyon's streams. For kids and adults ages 8+. Close-toed shoes that can get wet are required. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Frogs and Toads
Monday, Jul 22, 2024 1 PM to 1:45 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Investigate the amazing amphibians of Georgia in all of their life forms. In this youth program, we will learn Georgia species and learn to identify frogs and toads by their calls. You will learn how you can become a citizen scientist and take part in Frogwatch USA. Ages 5 and up. Reservations required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Jr. Ranger Camp Week 1
Monday, Jul 22, 2024 9 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join us for two days of awesome summer fun at our Jr. Ranger Camp! We will have tons of ranger led activities including hiking, paddling, swimming, nature talks, crafts, history, and more! Ages 7-13. Registration is required. 10 kids max per camp. Please contact the park office to register. $45 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Junior Ranger Challenge
8 AM - 5 PM from Jul 22, 2024 until Jul 31, 2024 
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Stop by the park office to participate in Hamburg's own Junior ranger Challenge! There is a fun worksheet that pertains to Hamburg's history, and wildlife. Complete the worksheet to earn a prize! $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
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Junior Ranger Camp
Monday, Jul 22, 2024 8 AM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Children from 6 to 12 are invited to join park rangers for a fun week of hikes, crafts, games, living history, and more focused on the natural and cultural heritage of Georgia. Each child will receive a Junior Ranger vest and hat and will complete activities to earn a Junior Ranger badge. $275 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 22, 2024 
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. $285 plus $5 parking. 706-878-4707.
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Jr. Ranger Camp
Monday, Jul 22, 2024 8 AM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
It's Back! Our Junior Ranger Day Camp for Ages 10-17 is going on from July 22 - July 25. $100 for the full week or $25 per day if your camper isn't unavailable to come the full week. Each day features a morning hike, archery, a service project and a chance to swim or kayak, and many other fun activities. $100 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Afternoon Archery
Monday, Jul 22, 2024 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
From novice to pro all are welcome to attend afternoon archery here at Sweetwater Creek State Park. An instructor will be present to ensure that everyone will be able to improve during their session. Most suitable for ages 10+, Adults must be present for all minors in attendance. Closed toed shoes are required. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from Jul 23, 2024 until Dec 31, 2024 
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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Summer Bird Photography Hike and tell
Tuesday, Jul 23, 2024 10 AM to 12 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Come out to the park and bring a camera. Meet our Naturalist. On this hike will talk about the summer birds that are in our park currently. Be prepared to take some amazing photos. Please wear comfortable hiking shoes and bring plenty of water as well as a camera. Limited to 20 participants. This hike will cost $5 $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Let's ROCK: Geology Hike
Tuesday, Jul 23, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the geologic forces that formed the canyon and the surrounding area. This moderately strenuous hike (just under 2 miles) begins at the Main Overlook and proceeds down to Cherokee Falls. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Snakes of CCSP
Tuesday, Jul 23, 2024 10 AM to 10:45 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Some people love them, others... not so much. Regardless of how you feel about them, they are very important animals in the ecosystem. Find out about the many species of snakes in Georgia, and which ones you might be most likely to encounter during your visit to the park! $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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In Search of the Lost Cord
Tuesday, Jul 23, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Learn to make cords from the fibre of the Filamental Yucca plant in this hands-on workshop. Participants will learn how to prepare the fibres and braid them into a wearable bracelet! $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Tied up in Knots
Tuesday, Jul 23, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Learn some of the most useful knots to use around your campsite during this short, hands-on program. All ages welcome. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Jr. Ranger Camp Week 1
Tuesday, Jul 23, 2024 9 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join us for two days of awesome summer fun at our Jr. Ranger Camp! We will have tons of ranger led activities including hiking, paddling, swimming, nature talks, crafts, history, and more! Ages 7-13. Registration is required. 10 kids max per camp. Please contact the park office to register. $45 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Kayaking After Hours
Tuesday, Jul 23, 2024 6 PM to 8 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Join us after hours on Tuesday, July 23 for a 2 hour kayak trip with a Ranger. $40 per person, equipment included. Pre register by Friday, July 19. Must know how to swim, must be over 15 years old, limited space available. Please arrive early to get your gear. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Junior Ranger Challenge
8 AM - 5 PM from Jul 23, 2024 until Jul 31, 2024 
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Stop by the park office to participate in Hamburg's own Junior ranger Challenge! There is a fun worksheet that pertains to Hamburg's history, and wildlife. Complete the worksheet to earn a prize! $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
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Junior Ranger Camp #2
Tuesday, Jul 23, 2024 9 AM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for three fun filled days of adventure and outdoor skills! We will be offering shelter building, campfire making, fishing, Archery and much more! Ages 7-12. Please call our Visitor Center to reserve your spot. Space is limited. All participants will need their own bag lunches and water. See you there! $125 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Junior Ranger Camp (Ages 6-9)
Tuesday, Jul 23, 2024 8 AM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp season! Activities include hiking, arts & crafts, plant and animal identification, kayaking, shelter and fire building archery, reptile interactions, and more! By the end of this camp, kids will earn their badge and be a true Junior Ranger. $150.00 $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
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Jr. Ranger Camp
Tuesday, Jul 23, 2024 8 AM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
It's Back! Our Junior Ranger Day Camp for Ages 10-17 is going on from July 22 - July 25. $100 for the full week or $25 per day if your camper isn't unavailable to come the full week. Each day features a morning hike, archery, a service project and a chance to swim or kayak, and many other fun activities. $100 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Junior Ranger Camp, ages 6-9
Tuesday, Jul 23, 2024 8:30 AM to 2 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join a ranger for a two-day adventure full of learning and exploring. Open to children ages 6-9 years old. Registration required in advance as spaces are limited. $40 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from Jul 24, 2024 until Dec 31, 2024 
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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Turtles of Georgia
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2024 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Learn about the different turtles of Georgia, and which one has been designated the "State Reptile"! $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Cawwwwl of the Corvids
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2024 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Crows are among the most intelligent animals on the planet. This program will give you the low-down on them and the other members of the Corvid family. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Junior Ranger Challenge
8 AM - 5 PM from Jul 24, 2024 until Jul 31, 2024 
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Stop by the park office to participate in Hamburg's own Junior ranger Challenge! There is a fun worksheet that pertains to Hamburg's history, and wildlife. Complete the worksheet to earn a prize! $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
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Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2024 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join our naturalists for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Sessions mainly on the second and fourth Wednesdays. Weather permitting. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Please bring water, bug repellent and sunscreen. Wear closed-toe shoes. Register in advance. Limited to 12 students. Click on the title for more details. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Junior Ranger Camp #2
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2024 9 AM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for three fun filled days of adventure and outdoor skills! We will be offering shelter building, campfire making, fishing, Archery and much more! Ages 7-12. Please call our Visitor Center to reserve your spot. Space is limited. All participants will need their own bag lunches and water. See you there! $125 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Junior Rangers Activity- Focus Reptiles
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Snakes, turtles and lizards is the focus of this Junior Ranger activity. Participants will learn about snakes, turtles and lizards, go on a short hike, visit the nature center and have fun getting wet with our slithery sprinkler. When the activity is completed they will have completed the Reptiles and Amphibians page in the Jr. Ranger booklet. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Guided Mountain Hike
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2024 9 AM to 12 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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Junior Ranger Camp (Ages 6-9)
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2024 8 AM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp season! Activities include hiking, arts & crafts, plant and animal identification, kayaking, shelter and fire building archery, reptile interactions, and more! By the end of this camp, kids will earn their badge and be a true Junior Ranger. $150.00 $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
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Jr. Ranger Camp
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2024 8 AM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
It's Back! Our Junior Ranger Day Camp for Ages 10-17 is going on from July 22 - July 25. $100 for the full week or $25 per day if your camper isn't unavailable to come the full week. Each day features a morning hike, archery, a service project and a chance to swim or kayak, and many other fun activities. $100 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Tugalo Lake Paddle
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2024 9 AM to 1 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A 3.5 mile paddle on the secluded lake Tugaloo. Canoes and Kayaks provided. Meet at the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center. $20 per person. A 4 wheel drive vehicle is necessary to reach lake Tugaloo. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Junior Ranger Camp, ages 6-9
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2024 8:30 AM to 2 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join a ranger for a two-day adventure full of learning and exploring. Open to children ages 6-9 years old. Registration required in advance as spaces are limited. $40 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp Ages 8-12
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2024 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Hello, summer break! Bring your Jr Rangers for 3 days of outdoor fun! Ages 8-12. All Jr Rangers will need a packed lunch each day and a change of clothes for swimming! 115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Thursday, July 25, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from Jul 25, 2024 until Dec 31, 2024 
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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Junior Ranger Challenge
8 AM - 5 PM from Jul 25, 2024 until Jul 31, 2024 
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Stop by the park office to participate in Hamburg's own Junior ranger Challenge! There is a fun worksheet that pertains to Hamburg's history, and wildlife. Complete the worksheet to earn a prize! $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
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Junior Ranger Camp #2
Thursday, Jul 25, 2024 9 AM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for three fun filled days of adventure and outdoor skills! We will be offering shelter building, campfire making, fishing, Archery and much more! Ages 7-12. Please call our Visitor Center to reserve your spot. Space is limited. All participants will need their own bag lunches and water. See you there! $125 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Junior Ranger Activity- Focus Mammals
Thursday, Jul 25, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Learn how animals stay cool and more as we get a closer look at mammals that make their home at Mistletoe. We will visit the nature center and go on a short hike. After the hike, we will cool off with some water games. You are sure to get wet! At the end of the activity you will have completed the mammals page of the Junior Ranger Booklet. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Junior Ranger Camp (Ages 6-9)
Thursday, Jul 25, 2024 8 AM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp season! Activities include hiking, arts & crafts, plant and animal identification, kayaking, shelter and fire building archery, reptile interactions, and more! By the end of this camp, kids will earn their badge and be a true Junior Ranger. $150.00 $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
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Jr. Ranger Camp
Thursday, Jul 25, 2024 8 AM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
It's Back! Our Junior Ranger Day Camp for Ages 10-17 is going on from July 22 - July 25. $100 for the full week or $25 per day if your camper isn't unavailable to come the full week. Each day features a morning hike, archery, a service project and a chance to swim or kayak, and many other fun activities. $100 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Junior Ranger Camp, ages 10-14
Thursday, Jul 25, 2024 8:30 AM to 2 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
This is a fun and exciting camp where you can learn what it takes to be a Ranger. There will be lots of fun and exciting activities. Registration required in advance as spaces are limited. $40 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp Ages 8-12
Thursday, Jul 25, 2024 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Hello, summer break! Bring your Jr Rangers for 3 days of outdoor fun! Ages 8-12. All Jr Rangers will need a packed lunch each day and a change of clothes for swimming! 115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Georgia Folktales
Thursday, Jul 25, 2024 10 AM to 12 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Join Ranger Brian as he imparts on you Georgia folktales ranging from the Appalachians to the lowcountry. $3.25 - $12 912-353-3023.
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Friday, July 26, 2024

Lowcountry Living: Knot Tying
Friday, Jul 26, 2024 10 AM to 1 PM
Have you ever wondered how to get by in the lowcountry bush? Come by and learn the various skills needed to carve your way through the wilderness through this series. This week's topic is knot tying and how you can use them to your advantage out in the lowcountry. $3.25 - $12 912-353-3023.
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Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from Jul 26, 2024 until Dec 31, 2024 
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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Coexisting with Black Bears
Friday, Jul 26, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come join the Appalachia Georgia Friends of the Bears as we learn about our American Black Bear and how we can safely coexist with each other! This 50-minute educational program will cover topics such as BearWise® basics, basic Black Bear biology and capabilities, BearWise® outdoor safety, and much more! Meet at the Mellinger Center. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Tennessee Rock Trail Sunset Hike
Friday, Jul 26, 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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Creek Critters
Friday, Jul 26, 2024 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
This program will take you down to Daniel Creek where we'll wade in the creek to search for aquatic critters to see what lives in the canyon's streams. For kids and adults ages 8+. Close-toed shoes that can get wet are required. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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In Search of the Lost Cord
Friday, Jul 26, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Learn to make cords from the fibre of the Filamental Yucca plant in this hands-on workshop. Participants will learn how to prepare the fibres and braid them into a wearable bracelet! $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Salamander Meander
Friday, Jul 26, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the ranger for an investigative stream lab to discover salamanders and other cold-stream inhabitants. We provide dip nets and catch pans. Wear tennis shoes you can get wet. All ages welcome. Preregistration and pay at the Office. Park at Pool. Meet right of playground. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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CCC and Smores
Friday, Jul 26, 2024 8 PM to 9 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join us to learn to build a fire and for a talk about the CCC. Smores will be provided. Begins at the beach area. For questions, please call the front office. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Junior Ranger Challenge
8 AM - 5 PM from Jul 26, 2024 until Jul 31, 2024 
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Stop by the park office to participate in Hamburg's own Junior ranger Challenge! There is a fun worksheet that pertains to Hamburg's history, and wildlife. Complete the worksheet to earn a prize! $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
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Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, Jul 26, 2024 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. By using provided UV lights, you will see scorpions and millipedes glowing in the dark. Meet at the park office to walk along an easy/moderate 3/4 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.
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Jack Hill State Park Olympics
Friday, Jul 26, 2024 3:30 PM to 5 PM
Jack Hill State Park - Reidsville, GA
Join Jack Hill State Park for our Olympic event! In honor of the 2024 Paris Olympics, Jack Hill State Park will host our very own Olympics inspired event. Come on down to get active and enjoy some friendly competition. Will you go for gold? $5 plus $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
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Fishing 101
Fridays 10 AM - 11:30 AM – Jul 26, 2024 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Has your little one been curious about fishing, but are unsure where to start? Look no further, the rangers at Red Top Mountain are here to help! We our offering an introductory course on the basics of fishing. We will go over safety, what kind of bait to use, and where to find them. Bait and tackle will be supplied. $10.00 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Archery is Awesome!
Friday, Jul 26, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come out to Red Top to try your hand at the exciting sport of Archery! Program includes instruction and 1 hour of shooting. Ages 8+, but great fun for all! We provide all of the equipment and the know-how. Meet at the Green Gazebo behind the Visitors Center. No open-toed shoes or loose-fitting clothing permitted. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
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Archery is Awesome!
Friday, Jul 26, 2024 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come out to Red Top to try your hand at the exciting sport of Archery! Program includes instruction and 1 hour of shooting. Ages 8+, but great fun for all! We provide all of the equipment and the know-how. Meet at the Green Gazebo behind the Visitors Center. No open-toed shoes or loose-fitting clothing permitted. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
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Orienteering at Red Top
Friday, Jul 26, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Did you know that Red Top is one of the THREE State parks in Georgia with a permanent Orienteering course? Come learn this VALUABLE life skill with us, and be able to successfully navigate an area using a map and compass! Meet at the Tennis Courts by the Trading Post. Course maps are available for purchase at the Trading Post and Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
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Critters of Red Top
Friday, Jul 26, 2024 2 PM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
See and touch animal skulls, pelts, and scat while learning about some of the inhabitants of red top mountain. Learn about their adaptations, relationships, and what makes them so successful in the wild. We will also see our reptile ambassadors! $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
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Survival Fire Building
Friday, Jul 26, 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 for anyone to possess... Especially us outdoor enthusiasts! Come get properly educated on one of the most important survival skills, and be able to construct, start, and maintain a fire. Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
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Campfire Shenanigans
Fridays 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM – Jul 26, 2024 until Aug 30, 2024 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come join our rangers for a fun-filled evening of songs, skits, and more! Meet us in the campground at the picnic shelter beside Comfort Station 3. Come enjoy a wonderful evening of delightful fun and s'mores. Some chairs are provided but feel free to bring your own. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring bug spray. $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
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Jr. Ranger Camp
Friday, Jul 26, 2024 8 AM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
It's Back! Our Junior Ranger Day Camp for Ages 10-17 is going on from July 22 - July 25. $100 for the full week or $25 per day if your camper isn't unavailable to come the full week. Each day features a morning hike, archery, a service project and a chance to swim or kayak, and many other fun activities. $100 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Junior Ranger Camp, ages 10-14
Friday, Jul 26, 2024 8:30 AM to 2 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
This is a fun and exciting camp where you can learn what it takes to be a Ranger. There will be lots of fun and exciting activities. Registration required in advance as spaces are limited. $40 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp Ages 8-12
Friday, Jul 26, 2024 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Hello, summer break! Bring your Jr Rangers for 3 days of outdoor fun! Ages 8-12. All Jr Rangers will need a packed lunch each day and a change of clothes for swimming! 115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp
Friday, Jul 26, 2024 9:30 AM to 3 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Kids 9-12 are invited to join us for a fun-filled day of activities! We'll hike, learn to use a compass and map, build a shelter, find a hidden geocache, and more! There will also be a kids craft and at the end of the day our Junior Rangers will be awarded their badge! $20 plus $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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Lowcountry Living: Knot Tying
Friday, Jul 26, 2024 10 AM to 2 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Have you ever wondered how to get by in the lowcountry bush? Come by and learn the various skills needed to carve your way through the wilderness through this series. This week's topic is knot tying and how you can use them to your advantage out in the lowcountry. $3.25 - $12 912-353-3023.
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Saturday, July 27, 2024

Cedar Drive Nature Trail Hike
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 9 AM to 10:30 AM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Join us for a guided hike on Cedar Drive Nature Trail, Wear closed toe shoes and bring plenty of water. Pre-register and meet at the park office. $3 registration, $5 parking. $3 per person $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Movie Night on Lake Liberty
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 8:30 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. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from Jul 27, 2024 until Dec 31, 2024 
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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Iconic Trees of Amicalola Falls
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 11 AM to 12 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join volunteer naturalists to learn how to use a tree ID guide book and scientific sketches to identify amazing trees at Amicalola Falls. This walk will take place at the Lodge Loop Trail, which overlooks the mountain range that surrounds the Lodge. Meet us in the lodge lobby! $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Fundamentals of Nature Identification
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Come explore the Biodiversity of Amicalola Falls with a short introduction to the iNaturalist nature Identification app, followed by a walk around our visitor center to identify surrounding flora/fauna. This virtual app allows for quick identification and education on native flora and fauna that can be found in our beautiful park! $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Bats of Georgia
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 8 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
If you don't already love Georgia's bats- you're about to! Join bat enthusiasts to learn what bats do for us, and what we can do for Georgia's bats. After the 30-minute presentation take a short and easy walk using special bat-detecting gear to participate in citizen-science! Meet us in the campground picnic pavilion. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Creek Critters
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 11 AM to 12 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come explore the creek and look for critters that live in and around it. Meet at the Black Rock Mountain Lake Trailhead, bring water, and wear closed-toe shoes that can get wet. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Naturally Cool Crafts
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 2 PM to 4 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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Campfire Program
4th Saturday of Month 8 PM - 9 PM from Jul 27, 2024 until Oct 26, 2024 
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Meet at the Fire Ring by the Front Office for Smores and more. Enjoy the company of family and friends. Tell or listen to spooky stories. Sing a long to favorite campfire songs. View the heavens(especially if it is clear) Listen for the night birds. Limited to 40 people. Sign up to reserve your spots/ $5.00 per person. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Campfire Program
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 8 PM to 9 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Meet at the Fire Ring by the Front Office for Smores and more. Enjoy the company of family and friends. Listen or tell spooky stories. Sing-a-long to favorite campfire songs. View the heavens depending on the weather. Listen to the night wildlife. Limited to the first 40 people. Sign up early to reserve your spot. $5.00 per person $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Vann House Day, 2024
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
What better way to understand the daily life of an 1800s family than to experience it for yourself? Local craftspeople will demonstrate early 19th century skills such as blacksmithing, basket weaving, quilting, weaving, blow guns and more. The Vann Mansion, Cherokee Farmstead, Vann Kitchen, and museum will be open for self-guided tours. $7. 706-695-2598.
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Sitton's Cave Adventures
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
These 2 - 2.5 hour long Ranger-led programs will take you crawling in the mud, scrambling over rocks, encountering strange creatures and (possibly) wading through a subterranean stream as you explore the fascinating world underground. $45 per person $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Archery
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 9 AM to 9:45 AM
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, at Visitor Center, required(8am-5pm). Meet at the archery shelter. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Elijah Clark Homestead Tour
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 10 AM to 10:45 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Take a tour of the home of Elijah Clark. Learn about our park's namesake and how people lived during revolutionary times. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Elijah Clark Homestead Tour
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 1 PM to 1:45 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Take a tour of the home of Elijah Clark. Learn about our park's namesake and how people lived during revolutionary times. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Archery
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 2 PM to 2:45 PM
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, at Visitor Center, required(8am-5pm). Meet at the archery shelter. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Sunrise Yoga on the Mountain
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Enjoy the mountaintop view during this beginner friendly yoga class with registered yoga teacher, wear comfortable clothing. Bring a mat, or a thick l towel. Meet at Stone amphitheater right of park office. Office opens at 8:00 AM. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jul 27, 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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Salamander Meander
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the ranger for an investigative stream lab to discover salamanders and other cold-stream inhabitants. We provide dip nets and catch pans. Wear tennis shoes you can get wet. All ages welcome. Preregistration and pay at the Office. Park at Pool. Meet right of playground. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Pioneer Survival: Flint & Steel Fire-starting
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
How did colonists start fires without manual lighters? This beginner lesson covers basic fire-building with an iron steel striker and flint. Offered inside the scenic Fort parade grounds! Space is limited and registration is required. Cost is $20 per person. Materials are included. $20. 912-437-4770.
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Bear Talk
Saturday, Jul 27, 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. Begins at the old fort picnic area $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Junior Ranger Challenge
8 AM - 5 PM from Jul 27, 2024 until Jul 31, 2024 
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Stop by the park office to participate in Hamburg's own Junior ranger Challenge! There is a fun worksheet that pertains to Hamburg's history, and wildlife. Complete the worksheet to earn a prize! $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
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Kid's Craft Program
Saturdays 11 AM - 12 PM – Jul 27, 2024 
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Tales of Scales program is suitable for ages 3 to 18. We will discuss some of our native species of fish and snakes, and then make a cool craft! $5 plus $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
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Beginner Archery Class
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 4 PM to 5 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 - 7/20 Cancelled
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 6:30 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 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 the link below $25, kayak and equipment included, $20 if your bring your own kayak $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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DIY Walking Stick Class
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 2 PM to 3:15 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us at our Interpretive Center to create your personalized walking stick! We have several woods to choose from and we will cut the stick to your size. We will provide sandpaper and a sealer to protect your walking stick. Bring your own pocket knife. Pre=register at the Visitor Center prior to the class. We will see you there! $8 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 9 AM to 9:45 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Gather at Camp Lawton History Center for a guided tour of historic Camp Lawton. Between August 5th and November 22nd, 1864, the Confederate States of America planned, constructed, armed, used and abandoned the world's largest prison at that time. Admission to the History Center is included. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Origami Jumping Frog
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Bring family and friends to the campground picnic pavilion. Create your own colorful origami jumping frog. These frogs are lots of fun for playing or having a friendly frog race. $3 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Archery
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 3:30 PM to 4:30 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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Basic Archery
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Contact Park Office to register in advance. Click event for more details. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Basic Archery
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Contact Park Office to register in advance. Click event for more details. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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World Ranger Day/ Jr Ranger Family Day Camp
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 9 AM to 3 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
We will honor all park rangers and local response organizations who serve or have served on this day. There will be displays and representatives on hand to promote their part in protecting and serving the public in a park setting. This event will also serve as our Junior Ranger Day Camp for individuals and/or families. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
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Intro into Paddling
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come join us for an for an hour and a half course on the basics of paddling. We will be discussing paddling techniques, and safety tips. This course is for those who have little to no experience. We will meet at the Visitor Center and launch from the Lakeside Trail. This is a pre-registered event, so please call ahead and reserve your Spot. 6-11: $20 12& up: $35 $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Orienteering at Red Top
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Did you know that Red Top is one of the THREE State parks in Georgia with a permanent Orienteering course? Come learn this VALUABLE life skill with us, and be able to successfully navigate an area using a map and compass! Meet at the Tennis Courts by the Trading Post. Course maps are available for purchase at the Trading Post and Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
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Pewter Pour from 1 to 4
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 1 PM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Pewter has been used since the Ancient Egyptians, and the first known piece dates back to 1450 B.C.! Here at Red Top, we will melt and use pewter to cast your own custom nature design in the form of a medallion. Come to the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center anytime between 1 and 4. Brought to you by Friends of Red Top Mountain State Park! $8 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
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Build Your Own Terrarium
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 2 PM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Have your own little piece of nature for your home. Learn about soil macroinvertebrates, moss, and soil. Stop by the picnic tables behind the Visitor Center anytime between 2:00 and 4:00 PM to build your own terrarium. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
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Archery at Red Top
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Archery was a necessary skill for thousands of years; today it remains a powerful tool for coordination and fitness. Come learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. Call to pre-register, Ages 8+ only. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. redtop.programmers@dnr.ga.gov $20 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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What Lies below
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Ever wonder what is underneath the waters surface? Have you ever consider what impacts that we might have on the watery realm ? Then come join one of our rangers as we explore this unusual world. We will depart from the visitor center and walk on down down the Sweet Gum trail to a near by stream. $10.00 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Night Hike
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 8:15 PM to 9:45 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
See and hear life in the park after dark. Bring your own flashlight and plenty of water. We will provide black lights to look for fluorescent organisms, such as millipedes, scorpions, and fungi. We will meet in the Iron Hill parking lot at 8:15 PM. Event may run later, depending on what we see. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
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Inside the Ruins: Morning Mill Tour
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
If you've ever wanted to go inside the New Manchester Mill Ruins? This ranger led mil tour is your chance. Learn the story behind the site and why folks are only allowed in side when accompanied by a ranger. please dress for the weather, closed toed shoes and sunglasses or a hat are recommended. not stroller friendly $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Creek Kayak Paddle
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Kayak down the lazy section of Sweetwater Creek, on this relaxing kayak paddle. Spots are limited. For people who sign up with a buddy to share a kayak take $10 off your total. Please bring shoes that can get wet, water, sunglasses and a hat. Suitable for ages 16+ 40 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Explore the Park After Dark
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Hi friends! Ever wonder what goes on in the park after dark? Well here's your chance to find out! This ranger led night hike is going to traverse the river corridor and examine wild life along the way. This hike is suitable for ages 18+ Please be sure to wear close toed shoes, dress appropriately for the weather and bring a flashlight or head lamp. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Beginner Archery
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 9 AM to 10:30 AM
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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Birding
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
come out and enjoy a fun birding adventure with our naturalist. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Roving Ranger
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 4 PM to 5 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Be on the lookout for our ranger roving the campground for any on the spot questions that you may have about nature and the park. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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bike ride with a ranger
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 6 PM to 7 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
come explore the camp grounds with the Ranger $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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bike ride with a ranger
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 6 PM to 7 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
come explore the camp grounds with the Ranger $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Black light bug hunt
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 8:45 PM to 9:50 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join the Ranger on a fun adventure to find creepy crawly bugs! $3 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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A Bridge to the Past - The History of Watson Mill Bridge
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 4 PM to 5 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Join us to learn some of the fascinating history of Watson Mill Bridge, built in 1885 by well known African American bridge builder Washington W. King. We’ll take a walk through the longest covered bridge in Georgia, stop at the overlook where the old mill once stood and end at the power plant ruins. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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Gopher Tortoise Hike
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Join Ranger McCrory for a Tortoise Talk and Walk. The program will take you around the Gopher Tortoise enclosure where we will discuss this keystone species and its diet and environment. Each walk will last about 45 minutes, so please wear appropriate shoes and bring water and sunscreen. $5.25 - $14.00 912-353-3023.
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Sunday, July 28, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from Jul 28, 2024 until Dec 31, 2024 
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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Sitton's Cave Adventures
Sunday, Jul 28, 2024 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
These 2 - 2.5 hour long Ranger-led programs will take you crawling in the mud, scrambling over rocks, encountering strange creatures and (possibly) wading through a subterranean stream as you explore the fascinating world underground. $45 per person $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Trees ID Walk
Sunday, Jul 28, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Learn how to identify some of the most common trees found along the canyon rim on this easy walk along the Overlook Trail. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Flashes in the Dark: Fireflies
Sunday, Jul 28, 2024 1 PM to 1:45 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The flashing lights of fireflies are synonymous with summer nights! In this program you'll find out why they glow, and other fascinating facts about these unique insects. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Yoga on the Beach
Sunday, Jul 28, 2024 9 AM to 9:45 AM
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. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Elijah Clark Homestead Tour
Sunday, Jul 28, 2024 10 AM to 10:45 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Take a tour of the home of Elijah Clark. Learn about our park's namesake and how people lived during revolutionary times. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Archery
Sunday, Jul 28, 2024 1 PM to 1:45 PM
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, at Visitor Center, required(8am-5pm). Meet at the archery shelter. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Elijah Clark Homestead Tour
Sunday, Jul 28, 2024 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Take a tour of the home of Elijah Clark. Learn about our park's namesake and how people lived during revolutionary times. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Colonial Cornhusk Dolls
Sunday, Jul 28, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Craft your very own cornhusk doll, a toy commonly played with in the 18th century. Perfect for younger ages AND adults! Cost: $2 for supplies. $2. 912-437-4770.
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Herpetology Hike
Sunday, Jul 28, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join a ranger for an opportunity to look for some of the reptiles that inhabit our region. Moderate 1.5 mile hike. A brief safety talk will take place before the hike. Begins at the beach area. Registration required; 12 people max. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Junior Ranger Challenge
8 AM - 5 PM from Jul 28, 2024 until Jul 31, 2024 
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Stop by the park office to participate in Hamburg's own Junior ranger Challenge! There is a fun worksheet that pertains to Hamburg's history, and wildlife. Complete the worksheet to earn a prize! $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
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Kayaking 101
Sunday, Jul 28, 2024 5:30 PM to 7:30 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 visitors 16 years and older who can swim and are new to kayaking. Equipment provided. Space limited to less than 8 participants. To register or for more info, please click on the link below. $25 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Basic Archery
Sunday, Jul 28, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Contact Park Office to register in advance. Click event for more details. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Basic Archery
Sunday, Jul 28, 2024 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Contact Park Office to register in advance. Click event for more details. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Inside the Ruins: Morning Mill Tour
Sunday, Jul 28, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
If you've ever wanted to go inside the New Manchester Mill Ruins? This ranger led mil tour is your chance. Learn the story behind the site and why folks are only allowed in side when accompanied by a ranger. please dress for the weather, closed toed shoes and sunglasses or a hat are recommended. not stroller friendly $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Afternoon Archery
Sunday, Jul 28, 2024 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
From novice to pro all are welcome to attend afternoon archery here at Sweetwater Creek State Park. An instructor will be present to ensure that everyone will be able to improve during their session. Most suitable for ages 10+, Adults must be present for all minors in attendance. Closed toed shoes are required. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Snake Sunday
Sunday, Jul 28, 2024 9 AM to 10 AM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Come meet our animal ambassadors, the snakes, as we provide them some enrichment time, share some facts, and give you a chance to pet them (if you dare). $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Nature Hut open
Sunday, Jul 28, 2024 3 PM to 5 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
open every Sunday 3-p.m. accept July 21 2024 $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Nature craft
Sunday, Jul 28, 2024 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
come join us at the Nature Hut for some fun nature crafts. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Black light bug hunt
Sunday, Jul 28, 2024 8:45 PM to 9:50 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join the Ranger on a fun adventure to find creepy crawly bugs! $3 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Adventure Everywhere! - Introduction to Geocaching
Sunday, Jul 28, 2024 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Geocaching is an international activity that was created to encourage outdoor exploration. Learn the rules of Geocaching, then join in the fun and find your first cache! $3 plus $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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Edible Plant and Tree Hike
Sunday, Jul 28, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Hike the avenue with Ranger Autumn and discover the incredible edible forest. Learn about the roles these species played in the lives of people in the 1700 and 1800's. The hike will be 1.2 miles along the ave of oaks beginning at the visitor center and ending at the museum. Explore the park more or hop a shuttle back to the visitor center. $15-$6.25 912-353-3023.
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Monday, July 29, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from Jul 29, 2024 until Dec 31, 2024 
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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Leapin' Lizards
Monday, Jul 29, 2024 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Uncover the lives of lizards, skinks, and other unusual reptiles of Georgia. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Boxed In
Monday, Jul 29, 2024 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Come learn about the lives of one of our most commonly encountered turtles- the Eastern Box Turtle. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Jr. Ranger Camp Week 2
Monday, Jul 29, 2024 9 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join us for two days of awesome summer fun at our Jr. Ranger Camp! We will have tons of ranger led activities including hiking, paddling, swimming, nature talks, crafts, history, and more! Ages 7-13. Registration is required. 10 kids max per camp. Please contact the park office to register. $45 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Junior Ranger Challenge
8 AM - 5 PM from Jul 29, 2024 until Jul 31, 2024 
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Stop by the park office to participate in Hamburg's own Junior ranger Challenge! There is a fun worksheet that pertains to Hamburg's history, and wildlife. Complete the worksheet to earn a prize! $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
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Junior Ranger Camp
10 AM - 3 PM from Jul 29, 2024 until Jul 31, 2024 
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Do your kids have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger? We think they do! We will explore nature, make art, do experiments, and much more! Bring your own lunch and water. $50 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Butterfly Hike
Monday, Jul 29, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Join one of our Rangers on this one hour hike and discover the beauty of many of our native butterflies and their role in our ecosystem. $5.25 - $14 912-353-3023.
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Tuesday, July 30, 2024

Guided Waterfall Hike
9:30 AM - 11 AM from Jul 30, 2024 until Dec 31, 2024 
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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Let's ROCK: Geology Hike
Tuesday, Jul 30, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the geologic forces that formed the canyon and the surrounding area. This moderately strenuous hike (just under 2 miles) begins at the Main Overlook and proceeds down to Cherokee Falls. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Frogs and Toads
Tuesday, Jul 30, 2024 1 PM to 1:45 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Investigate the amazing amphibians of Georgia in all of their life forms. In this youth program, we will learn Georgia species and learn to identify frogs and toads by their calls. You will learn how you can become a citizen scientist and take part in Frogwatch USA. Ages 5 and up. Reservations required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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