Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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  Thursday, September 18, 2014
Leslie Local
Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 10:30 AM to 2 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
The Leslie Local takes you from the heart of Downtown Cordele's railroad district through Georgia Veterans State Park and over beautiful Lake Blackshear. After a short ride through the Sumter County countryside, we deboard in the small town of Leslie, home of the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum. 229-276-0755.
  Friday, September 19, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Friday, Sep 19, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Art in the Park
Friday, Sep 19, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Bring your canvas and paint, clay, camera, or oil pastels for exclusive access to the interior of the five-story New Manchester Mill. Create your own artwork while you enjoy beautiful views of the Sweetwater Creek rapids alongside the dramatic mill ruins in the warmth of summer. Reservations required. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Eastside Evening Hike
Friday, Sep 19, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a strenuous, 3 mile evening hike to the beautiful east side of the park where we will climb the East Ridge, visit the "Indian Cave" and hike to other seldom-visited areas. This hike is open to anyone 16 years and older. Closed-toe shoes are required. Dogs not permitted on this hike. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservations required. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Saturday, September 20, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Sensory Awareness Night Hike
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 6 PM to 7 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Attend this evening hike to learn more about your five senses. Please pay at the Park Office. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Paddle Luncheon on the River
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 11:30 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Go on a midday meet with us as we paddle our way to Sharktooth Sandbar. Bring your own lunch for a picnic out on the sandbar. $20 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Sunset Hike to Wall, Tower and West Overlook
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Enjoy a Sunset Hike to the ancient rock wall, stone fire tower and west overlook. We will start in top parking lot and go to the rock wall first moving on to the stone fire tower and ending at the overlook where we will be able to watch the sunset. Moderate rocky hike, closed toe shoes required. $5 per person $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join us for a peaceful ranger-lead lake paddle. A ranger will go over canoeing basics and lead participants in a game. Enjoy the setting sun during free paddle. This program is open to adults and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. All equipment is provided. Please sign up early as space is limited. $10 per person $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Ovarian Cancer Awareness Walk/Run
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 7 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance as they celebrate, honor, and remember gynecologic cancer survivors and patients, their families, caregivers and friends. Proceeds will support Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance (GOCA) community outreach programs. www.gaovariancancer.org For event fees, please visit: www.gaovariancancer.org $5 parking. 404-255-1337.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Kayak/Canoe Tour of Lake Blackshear
Saturdays 9 AM - 11 AM – Sep 20, 2014 
Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, GA
Enjoy an easy guided tour around Lake Blackshear in kayaks or canoes. We'll look for alligators, herons and egrets. Register in advance. Meet at Visitor's Center. Subject to change due to weather. $8 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Ophelia's Classic Car Challenge
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 9 AM to 5 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Classic cars from all over southeast Georgia will be on hand all day vying for the championship in Hofwyl-Broadfield’s inaugural car show. Come and view the cars, vote for your favorite and then tour a historic rice plantation. Presented by Friends of Hofwyl and Classic Coastal Cruisers automobile club. $4.50-$7.5 912-264-7333.
Tons of Fun 
Quilting Bee at Jarrell Plantation
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Beginner quilters can learn about hand piecing and stitching in the big frame, and the steps of making a quilt. Also the Plantation Quilters Guild welcomes visitors to their meeting. 478-986-5172.
Get Outdoors Georgia Spanish Moss Festival
Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 11 PM from Sep 20, 2014 until Sep 21, 2014 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
The Friends of Little Ocmulgee will once again be having the annual Spanish Moss Festival. This event will include live entertainment with a concert. Arts, Crafts, Foods and Fashions are some of the booths you can shop through. Family Fun will include a Dunking Booth, Train Ride and test your ability on a Mechanical Bull. $5 parking. 229-868-7474.
Get Outdoors Georgia Atlanta Audubon Butterfly Workshop
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 9 AM to 1:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This class will focus on species of butterflies in the Atlanta area and Piedmont of Georgia. The workshop will begin with a classroom discussion about butterfly families and their habitats. After a short break, the class will be followed by a field trip into the Power of Flight Grasslands This program is recommended for children over 12. $30 - $50 $5 parking. 678-973-2437.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. Participants will use rope and harness for this moderately strenuous activity. One group will start at 1PM; another group will start at 3PM. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. Participants will use rope and harness for this moderately strenuous activity. One group will start at 1PM; another group will start at 3PM. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
Get Outdoors Georgia Youth Fishing Days at Buck Shoals
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 8 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Children and their special "big person" can fish in a lake stocked with catfish, bass and bream. Fish caught can be kept. Bring your own bait (no corn) and rods. This event is not at Smithgall Woods, but at Buck Shoals, a nearby unopened state park. Call for directions. Occurs every third Saturday through September. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Get Outdoors Georgia Billy's Island & Okefenokee Swamp Tour
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 10 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join us for a tour of historic Billy's Island. This island was home to Native Americans, pioneers, and lumbermen for thousands of years. We will take a boat out to the island and hike the short trail, about 3/4 of a mile, and view some of the relics left from times past. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long hike (easy to moderate) will lead to the five story ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester textile mill and focus on the history of the Sweetwater Creek Valley. This historian or ranger-led hike will include going inside the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is an optional short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. with a parent. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $23 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Pioneer Day
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
Traveler's Rest Historic Site - Toccoa, GA
Bring the kids and step back in time with historical demonstrators in period dress. Learn about Georgia’s last Stagecoach Inn and life in the 1830s. $3-$5. 706-356-4362.
  Sunday, September 21, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on this family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Spanish Moss Festival
Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 11 PM from Sep 21, 2014 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
The Friends of Little Ocmulgee will once again be having the annual Spanish Moss Festival. This event will include live entertainment with a concert. Arts, Crafts, Foods and Fashions are some of the booths you can shop through. Family Fun will include a Dunking Booth, Train Ride and test your ability on a Mechanical Bull. $5 parking. 229-868-7474.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 5 PM to 7 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia For Women By Women: Introduction to Kayaking
Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for an introduction to kayaking on beautiful Sparks Reservoir. This program is for girls and women 16 years and older who are able to swim and are new to kayaking. Reservations are necessary. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
  Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on this family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Tons of Fun 
  Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on this family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Tons of Fun 
Home School Wednesdays
Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger and learn about the natural sciences and get some fun physical fitness by doing a variety of activities at Hard Labor Creek State Park. Each month will cover a different topic. Please register in advance. All activities will be outdoors. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Mid-Week Wind Down Paddle
Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful paddle on the beautiful George H. Sparks Reservoir as the sun sets and we refresh ourselves in preparation for the end of the work week. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this program. Open to anyone 16 or older who can swim and children 6 or over who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Register in advance. $20 includes boat, PFD and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
  Friday, September 26, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Sunset Marsh Kayak Trip
Friday, Sep 26, 2014 4 PM to 7 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
This three-hour low tide paddle is through the salt marshes around Crooked River. Paddlers will watch for birds, dolphin and other wildlife while learning about the wonders of the marsh. Limited space, registration required. $25-$35 $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Women's Safety Awareness
Friday, Sep 26, 2014 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Ladies, join us for this Local Law enforcement officer led class on how to keep yourself safe while at home, out on the trail, or out and about down town. Great for women of all ages, so bring your mother, daughters, and friends! There will be special safety giveaways, but space is limited. Must register and pay in advance. Meet at Nature Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Toads and Turtles
Friday, Sep 26, 2014 2 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Do you know the differences between reptiles and amphibians? Come and learn all the differences and touch live examples. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Sep 26, 2014 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Saturday, September 27, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Horse and Hiking Trails Clean-Up Day -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Do you love to hike? Do you love to horseback ride? Do you love Georgia State Parks? If you answered yes to any of these questions, come on out and give back. Help maintain YOUR state park, by cleaning up our nature trails and equestrian staging area. We will trim any over growth, clean out high line areas, and beautify our wonderful state park. 706-456-2602.
Black Rock Lake Trail Clean Up
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Celebrate Your State Parks Day with free entry into the park and invest in Your State Park with a little sweat equity! Join us for an afternoon clean up of the Black Rock Lake Trail. Meet at the Black Rock Lake trailhead prepared to walk the trail performing light maintenance along the way. 706-746-2141.
Get Outdoors Georgia Mountain Bike Trail Building and Hiking Trail Maintenance Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Our Mountain Bike trails are underway. We will be adding to the beginner loop to extend down to the beginnings of our stacked intermediate loops. Hikers can help place directional signage at trail intersections. A guided hike and Mountain Bike ride will follow the work day. 770-254-7271.
Beginners basket weaving
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Learn the basics of basket weaving in this fun and unique class. Perfect for a first time project, Instructor Margie Hufstetler will teach students how to make a traditional napkin basket. Attendees can learn a new skill, experience an age-old tradition and create something uniquely theirs. Class size is limited, call to register. $30 - and includes all materials. 706-695-2598.
Get Outdoors Georgia West-Rim Trail Re-routing Project - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 5 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Help re-route sections of the West-Rim Trail, one of the most scenic trails in the nation. Due to its popularity, parts of the trail now suffer from over-use. These views appear on postcards and in magazine/newspaper articles on a regular basis. The West Rim Trail is rated as a moderately difficult trail. 706-657-4050.
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on this family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Preparing Interpretive Center Garden for Winter - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 3 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Volunteer with Cloudland Canyon State Park's Friend's Group as they plant flowers & winterize the nature garden located next the Park's Interpretive Center. 706-657-4050.
Nature Center Clean Up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Nature Center cleanup. Cleaning up around the outside of the nature center as well as cleaning inside and organizing along with special projects. Please wear clothing that can get dirty and be prepared to spend time outside – water, hat, sunscreen, and bug spray are recommended! Call the Park Office for more information! 912-882-5256.
River Clean Up -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 5 PM to 6 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join our river cleanup with Rivers Alive and the Cooperative Extension Office. We will clean along the water way and remove trash from fishing areas. Please wear clothing that can get dirty. Bring water, a hat, sunscreen and bug spray. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia Help Dress Up The Park at Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join volunteers at the park to help dress up the park entrance and visitor center with native plants and shrubs. Learn more about the newly organized Friends group and stay later for the bluegrass festival! 678-450-7226.
Tons of Fun 
Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 12 PM to 7 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
What welcomes the first weekend in fall more than an afternoon in the park with live old time music, arts and crafts vendors and good food. Join us for the first annual Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Volunteer Trail Clean Up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Volunteers needed. Volunteers please meet at the park office at 8:30 AM and be ready to get dirty with the park staff as we get back to nature and clean up and beautify the park's nature trails. Please bring work gloves, a good pair of boots (no open toe shoes) and a good hard working attitude. 706-359-3458.
Get Outdoors Georgia Kid's Fish Fest - State Parks Day Program
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 11 AM to 4 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
This is a great opportunity for junior anglers to learn fishing fundamentals that will improve fishing skills. A fishing tournament will challenge the kids to use their new skills. Prizes will be awarded. Hot dog lunch will be provided at 12pm. 706-359-3458.
Get Outdoors Georgia Lake Franklin Adventure --Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Discover our hidden jewel, 25-acre Lake Franklin. Fish from the banks. Test your paddling skills on the water. Picnic under a shady oak. Make a fabulous fish craft project. No Fishing License Required. Bait and drinks will be available for purchase. Meet at Small Group Camp past Roosevelt Stables off Kings Gap Road. $5 ages 10 and older. $8 for kayak or canoe rental. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia Stable Volunteer Roundup – Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
It’s a cinch! Help the stable staff get ready for the fall riding season. Clear trails, muck stalls, polish tack, and brush horses. Wear closed toe shoes and dress to get dirty. Bring picnic lunch/drinks and a water bottle. Meet at Roosevelt Stables. 706-628-7463.
Get Outdoors Georgia Star Light, Star Bright
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 PM to 9 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the Coca-Cola Space Science Center staff for an evening of star talks, star maps, and night sky viewing. Bring a chair. Meet at amphitheater next to the Park Office on Hwy 190. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia River Bank and Trail Clean-Up -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Come out and enjoy a day volunteering at one of Georgia's best kept secrets. River bank and nature trail clean up to help beautify your park. Bring your gloves and any hand tools you feel may help. Lunch provided. 229-838-4244.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Re-thatch an Indian Hut -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Visitors can help re-thatch the American Indian chickee hut. 912-437-4770.
Get Outdoors Georgia Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
By helping us maintain our park, you are saving your local natural resources that are irreplaceable. Volunteers will be working on the preservation of their state parks, and as a thank you to our volunteers, will be providing lunch for their hard work. No fees required for Historic Site Admission. 912-727-2339.
Get Outdoors Georgia Volunteer at the Fort Work Day - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Bring your blue tee shirt (from last year), work clothes, work gloves, sun block, bug spray and some enthusiasm to help the staff clean up the fort and grounds. Refreshments provided. 912-884-5999.
Get Outdoors Georgia Stone Wall, Fire Tower Overlook, Trail Clean-Up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join in on a park clean-up day along the Stone Wall, Fire Tower and Overlook trail. Crews will clean trail, cut and trim small trees along the stone wall and trail leading up to the Fire Tower and do landscaping around tower, and work on the stairs leading up to the West Overlook. 706-422-1932.
Sunset Hike to Wall, Tower and West Overlook
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Enjoy a Sunset Hike to the ancient rock wall, stone fire tower and west overlook. We will start in top parking lot and go to the rock wall first moving on to the stone fire tower and ending at the overlook where we will be able to watch the sunset. Moderate rocky hike, closed toe shoes required. $5 per person $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join us for a peaceful ranger-lead lake paddle. A ranger will go over canoeing basics and lead participants in a game. Enjoy the setting sun during free paddle. This program is open to adults and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. All equipment is provided. Please sign up early as space is limited. $10 per person $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Trail Clean Up-Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 2 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join the Fort Yargo staff in volunteering on our site working on the mountain bike and hiking trails, cleaning up the lakeshore, and working on erosion sites as we make the park better for our visitors. Bring gloves, shovels, loppers, or any other tools you may have. Meet at the Old Fort at 9 a.m. Lunch will be provided. We will also have t-shirts. 770-867-3489.
Get Outdoors Georgia Heritage Farm Fixer-Upper: Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 1 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
We need your help as we tidy up the grounds,buildings, and pondshore at the General Coffee State Park Heritage Farm. We will be repairing fences, working in the vegetable garden, cleaning up in the pastures, and organizing equipment. Bring work gloves and wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Tools provided. Meet at farm parking area. 912-384-7082.
Get Outdoors Georgia George L. Smith Volunteer Day - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 AM to 1 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Join us by helping to clean up and beautify the park for our volunteer program. T-shirts, water bottles, and other give-away items will be offered throughout the morning. 478-763-2759.
Bass 'n Trash Roundup
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, GA
We will have volunteer opportunities for all who want to help keep our park beautiful. Also, we will have a Kids Fishing Rodeo at Gum Creek that will end at Noon. From there families can go to Cypress Grill to enjoy lunch specials & entertainment. 229-276-2371.
Tons of Fun 
Prayers for Chloe Golf Tournament & Fundraiser
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 11 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, GA
Please come to Georgia Veterans Park for this wonderful event. Ms. Chloe Kendrick recently had surgery to remove a cancerous brain tumor. Proceeds will go to assist with her medical care. $100 per team for golf. $5 Cypress cover charge donation $5 parking. 229-276-2377.
Get Outdoors Georgia Cottage Porch Swings - Your State Park Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
Volunteers will assist Park Staff with putting up Outdoor Porch Swings at our 5 Cottages overlooking Brazell's Creek Golf Course. Work will consist of putting support timbers together, leveling timbers, filling holes with dirt and bag concrete and installing swings. 912-557-7744.
Get Outdoors Georgia Beach House Beautification
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join park staff and Friends of Hard Labor Creek State Park volunteers and help re-furbish the beach house, located at the public beach area. The interior of the beach house will be re-painted, and there will also be landscaping work to do trimming and pruning shrubs and small trees along the edge of the beach house. 706-557-3001.
New Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Lake Rutledge is a great place to enjoy the night sky. Join this ranger-led tour of the lake and enjoy night sounds, star-gazing, and a relaxing time on the water. A new moon means that many stars will be visible on the night-time paddle. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or lightly drizzling. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Power House Clean-Up -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Help us clean up around the old power house, remove weeds, and repair the fence. We will have some tools available but feel free to bring your own. 478-993-3053.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twlight Night Paddle
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 6:30 PM to 8 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, ranger-led 3 mile canoe trip to Buck Creek. This program is open to adults and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. $15 includes gear. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Work Day and Celebration - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 5 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
In recognition of Your State Parks Day volunteers are needed to help clean up the site entrance. There will also be a celebration of our sites expanded days of operation. 912-264-7333.
Get Outdoors Georgia Junior Angler Fishing Rodeo and Lake Cleanup
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9:15 AM to 2 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Each fish caught makes you a prize-winning angler! Participants ages 15 and younger are welcome with an adult. Please bring poles, tackle and chairs. Participants, parents, and volunteers will be picking up trash along the lake and around the park during and after the rodeo to help keep the park beautiful. 770-504-2277.
Outdoor Adventure Day - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 3 PM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
Enjoy a day on the water with the kid's fishing event and canoe instruction. On land, a live reptile show will be offered. Children can learn more about hunter’s safety at the archery range, BB gun range and the laser shooting system. Hot dogs and drinks will be available. 706-857-0826.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Fall Farm & Garden Cleanup
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Show your support for state parks and historic sites by joining volunteers caring for the vegetable, herb, and flower gardens and the historical farm buildings and furnishings at an authentic middle Georgia plantation. Work gloves are recommended. Extra herbs can be taken home to start a new garden. 478-986-5172.
Get Outdoors Georgia Kolomoki Festival Clean-up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 AM to 5 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Come out and volunteer in preparation for our 44th Annual Kolomoki Festival. Activities will include mowing,weed-eating,trimming limbs, picking up limbs, and cleaning restrooms. Meet at the mini-golf course in day use area. 229-724-2150.
Get Outdoors Georgia Lakeside Cleanup - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 3:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for a volunteer workday to remove the overgrowth of brush and vegetation around Laura Walker lake. This will create more access to the lake for fishing opportunities as well as beautify the park. 912-287-4900.
Get Outdoors Georgia Your "FRIENDS" State Parks Volunteer Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 AM to 2 PM
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
The Friends of Little Ocmulgee will be looking for some volunteers to make the park look great. This beautification project will include "vamping" up an old flower bed and turning it into a beautiful butterfly garden. Don't forget to bring a shovel or rake. All your hard work will be rewarded with refreshments. 229-868-7474.
Get Outdoors Georgia Meet the Animals and History Hike - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 11 AM to 8 PM
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
Get to know Little O. You can meet some of the parks educatonal animals and watch them being fed. You have questions, I've got answers, stop by the info booth and pick up a free prize. Did you know that Little Ocmulge is one of the oldest parks in Georgia? Find out how the park got started as a spa resort and more while on a history hike. $1. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Cache In; Trash Out (CITO) - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Support Magnolia Springs by joining geocachers in cleaning up the park. Bring your gloves and paintbrushes. Meet at the Park Office. 478-982-1660.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Kids Fishing Rodeo - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Kids, we’re stocking a special area with fish just so you can catch dinner for the family tonight. Friends of Mistletoe State Park will be on hand with a quick lunch for anglers and prizes. Kids ages 15 and under. Fish from the bank only; bring your own pole and tackle; no fishing license required. Free ParkPass Day sponsored by Friends of Georgia State Parks. 706-541-0321.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia State Parks Day - Volunteer Trails Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Get out, get fit, and make a difference! Volunteers are needed to join the park staff in cleaning the trails at Mistletoe. We’ll pick up trash, trim the paths as needed, and removed fallen trees where we are able. This is a great service project for organizations, and a bonding time for parents and their teenagers. Please bring your own tools. 706-541-0321.
Your State Parks Day, Trail Maintenance
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 11 AM
Moccasin Creek State Park - Clarkesville, GA
Volunteers will help clean up and cut back overgrown vegetation on the hiking trails. 706-947-3194.
Landscaping New Echota - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join the Friends of New Echota members, other volunteers and staff as we work to improve New Echota with various landscaping and trails projects throughout the park. We'll began at 9:30 a.m. and work until 12:30 p.m.. A hot dog lunch will be provided by Friends of New Echota and tours of historic New Echota will be available throughout the day. 706-624-1321.
Get Outdoors Georgia Grassland Restoration Planting -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join park staff and volunteers for the third year of native wildflower planting at a significant grassland restoration area on the park. If all the plants get planted, volunteers can try their hand at removing non-native Privet and Autumn Olive from the site. Meet at the Alexander's Lake Parking area to sign in. Please call to pre-register. 770-389-7801.
Trail Erosion Repair - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Help with controlling erosion on the Site's Historic Red and Blue Trails. Breaks and Buffers will be used to direct water away from the walking trails. A chance to help further preserve this unique battlefield. 770-443-7850.
Get Outdoors Georgia Rocking Chairs & Picnic Tables -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Help us improve the area behind the Park Office by working in the wildlife garden, assembling rocking chairs for the patio and putting together picnic tables. 770-975-0055.
Harvest at the Homestead
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Fall is a busy time at the homestead. Enjoy toys and games, crafts, blacksmithing, cooking, contests, and more. (Parking fee waived on Sept. 27 - Your State Parks Day.) $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Get Outdoors Georgia Trails and Trowels -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 AM to 12 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Are your hands still nice and clean? You can change that by getting dirty with landscaping and cutting down bushes at our Save Your State Parks Day. Meet at Picnic Shelter 3 at 8 a.m. Lunch will be provided at noon. 229-896-3551.
Tons of Fun 
State Parks Day means Free Disc Golf Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 5 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
In honor of Your State Parks Day, Richard B. Russell State Park invites you to try a round of Disc Golf on us. 706-213-2045.
State Parks Day Nature Hike
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 11 AM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Meet in the beach parking at the trailhead to Blackwell Bridge Nature Trail. Park Volunteer Biologist and Naturalist, Elizabeth Hill, will guide you on a 1-hour hike along Blackwell Bridge Nature Trail. She will discuss the flora, fauna, ecology and history of Richard B. Russell State Park and Lake. 706-213-2045.
State Parks Day Nature Hike
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 2 PM to 3 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Meet in the beach parking at the trailhead to Blackwell Bridge Nature Trail. Park Volunteer Biologist and Naturalist, Elizabeth Hill, will guide you on a 1-hour hike along Blackwell Bridge Nature Trail. She will discuss the flora, fauna, ecology and history of Richard B. Russell State Park and Lake. 706-213-2045.
Get Outdoors Georgia Bridge & Sidewalk Refurbishing - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Volunteers are being sought to help pressure wash the bridge and sidewalks on the drive into the Historic Site. We want to enlist your support to help with this project. Equipment will be provided. You may get wet, bring an extra set of clothes or shoes. Come for an hour or make a day of it. 706-655-5870.
Special Excursion - "The Peanut Festival Special"
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
All aboard for a wonderful adventure with a parade, food and lots of peanuts. Vendors with arts and crafts will fill the park as you step off the train. You can also ride to the Boyhood Farm for an additional fee. 229-276-0755.
Your State Parks Day - Campground Cleanup and Landscaping
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 AM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
We will continue clearing brush and debris from campsites to create more waterfront sites. We may also install horseshoe pits and landscape the miniature golf course. Please bring gloves, rakes, clippers, and other landscaping tools. 229-861-3137.
Get Outdoors Georgia Invasive Species Removal - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 to Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 9 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
We will be working to eliminate the Chinese Tallow Tree, an invasive species found in our park. Please register by Friday, Sept. 26th. 912-598-2300.
Invasive Species Removal
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
We will be working to eliminate the Chinese Tallow Tree, an invasive species found in our park. Get outdoors and help to hack and squirt these trees that are putting pressure on our native plants. Please register by Friday, Sept. 26th. 912-598-2300.
Get Outdoors Georgia Georgia State Parks Volunteer Service Day - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 1 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Friends of Smithgall Woods invites volunteers out to the park to participate in volunteer projects and if new to the park, learn about volunteer projects that are available. 706-878-3087.
Get Outdoors Georgia Park Clean-up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Come show your support of Stephen C. Foster State Park by participating in a park clean-up and beautification project. 912-637-5274.
Get Outdoors Georgia Billy's Island & Okefenokee Swamp Tour
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join us for a tour of historic Billy's Island. This island was home to Native Americans, pioneers, and lumbermen for thousands of years. We will take a boat out to the island and hike the short trail, about 3/4 of a mile, and view some of the relics left from times past. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Get Outdoors Georgia Sweetwater Creek Cleanup -- Your State Park Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9:30 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join park staff and "Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park" volunteers as we clean up the Sparks reservoir and hiking trails. We will be cleaning the lake by canoe and kayak and also from the banks. You will also have an opportunity to clean the banks of lovely Sweetwater Creek. Bring gloves and pickup tools. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long hike (easy to moderate) will lead to the five story ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester textile mill and focus on the history of the Sweetwater Creek Valley. This historian or ranger-led hike will include going inside the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is an optional short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. with a parent. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $23 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Stargazer Paddle
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for this evening paddle on the Sparks Reservoir. We will watch the sun set and then search the sky for wonders like planets, stars, constellations, and shooting stars as night arrives. This program is for anyone over 17 who can swim. Binoculars recommended. Includes choice of canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Mulch at Tallulah Gorge State Park
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Tallulah Gorge is one of the oldest geological features in North America and one of the seven wonders of Georgia. Over 300,000 visitors hike our trails each year. Spend "Your State Parks Day" working alongside "Friends" of Tallulah Gorge spreading mulch on our trails. Sponsored by Friends of Georgia State Parks. 706-754-7981.
Get Outdoors Georgia "Your State Parks Day" Geo-Caching Event
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
This official event listed on www.geocaching.com will be geared to beginning and advanced geocachers alike. Spend time learning topics such as how to use equipment, tips on seeking caches, geocaching etiquette, and details of Georgia Parks' series of caches. Participants can search for two new caches to be hidden on the day of the event. Friends of Tallulah Gorge State Park Event. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
Pancakes on the Veranda -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 AM to 11 AM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Traveler's Rest Historic Site - Toccoa, GA
Join us for pancakes on the veranda to celebrate Your State Parks Day. Each plate includes pancakes, bacon or sausage, coffee and orange juice. $7 per plate. 706-356-4362.
Get Outdoors Georgia Your State Parks Day - Canoe Races
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Ages 12 and up are invited to join us for canoe races in the cove right behind the park's Visitor Center. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and prizes will be given to the winner of each race. Races are age specific and we will finish off with a Family Race. 706-356-4362.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Shore Clean Up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 1 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Help keep Lake Hartwell clean and participate in our annual shore cleanup. Check in at the park's Visitors Center to pick up clean-up equipment and to get an assignment. 706-356-4362.
Outdoor Adventure Day -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Activities geared for kids and adults of all ages, including camping, hiking, trout fishing, fly tying and casting, airgun shooting, archery and skeet shooting. Live native Georgia wildlife shows will be featured. 706-878-4738.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Your State Parks Day Golf Tournament at Highland Walk
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Attention Golfers! Make plans to participate in Highland Walk's golf tournament in celebration of Your State Parks Day. It will be a 4-person team at 8 AM (No handicaps). All golfers welcome so bring the family out and play! $50 per person. (Includes prizes, greens fee and cart) 706-245-6770.
Get Outdoors Georgia Spruce up the Signs at Victoria Bryant
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join the staff and volunteers at Victoria Bryant State Park for a day of putting up new signs in the park with lunch provided afterwords. Take the opportunity to learn more about how you can get involved with Friends of Victoria Bryant State Park. 706-245-6270.
Lake Trail Clean-Up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join in on an park clean-up day along the Lake Trail. Crews will clean the trail by picking up trash and trimming trees. Please register by calling the park office. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Get Outdoors Georgia Your State Parks Day - Tabby Ruins and Jones Narrows Clean Up
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Join Wormsloe Historic Site in cleaning up the Jones Narrows for Your State Parks Day. Dress comfortably. Work gloves will be provided. Walking volunteers are also welcome. Please register by Sept. 26th. Sponsored by the Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites. 912-353-3023.
  Sunday, September 28, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on this family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Kayak/Canoe Tour of Lake Blackshear
Sunday 9 AM - 11 AM – Sep 28, 2014 
Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, GA
Enjoy an easy guided tour around Lake Blackshear in kayaks or canoes. We'll look for alligators, herons and egrets. Register in advance. Meet at Visitor's Center. Subject to change due to weather. $8 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Harvest at the Homestead
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Fall is a busy time at the homestead. Enjoy toys and games, crafts, blacksmithing, cooking, contests, and more. (Parking fee waived on Sept. 27 - Your State Parks Day.) $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Get Outdoors Georgia Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 16 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Photography 101 (Class 2-Composition and Point of View)
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join Georgia State University professor Nancy Floyd, the artist-in-residence at Sweetwater Creek State Park, as we learn about Composition and Point of View. You don't need an expensive camera to take good pictures. A simple point-and-shoot will do. Bring your manual. This class offers easy instructions, classroom time and a hike in the woods. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia For Women By Women: Introduction to Kayaking
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for an introduction to kayaking on beautiful Sparks Reservoir. This program is for girls and women 16 years and older who are able to swim and are new to kayaking. Reservations are necessary. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
Native American Heritage Hike
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a two hour moderate hike focusing on the first inhabitants of our area, the Native Americans or American Indians, as we explore the eastside which will include a visit tothe "Indian Cave". Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservations recommended. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Pickleball 101
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 10 AM to 11 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Looking for a fun physical education activity? Come play pickleball – a combination of ping pong and tennis that is played with wooden paddles and a wiffle ball. Recommended for ages 10+ Wear tennis shoes and bring a bottle of water. Tennis courts located off Red Top Mountain Road near the Visitor Center. $5 parking. 770-529-2304.
Tons of Fun 
  Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on this family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Tons of Fun 
  Thursday, October 2, 2014
Peanut Express
Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 10:30 AM to 4 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Take a tourist train ride through southern Georgia.  Visit the large collection of telephones in Leslie at the Rural Telephone Museum (Train ticket includes FREE admission to the museum). Then travel West to Plains for some delightful peanut treats. 229-276-0755.
  Friday, October 3, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Friday, Oct 3, 2014 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1.5 mile hike that takes you down the stairs across, the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, October 4, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Birds of Prey
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Winged Ambassadors and Master Falconer Dale Arrowood will give you the rare and exhilarating opportunity of coming face-to-face with these breathtaking animals. $5.00 per person, or Program free with camping receipt. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Tons of Fun 
Skills of the Past
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come see demonstrations of primitive skills that were essential to the Native Americans of the Southeast in prehistoric times. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Molly Hugger Hike
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the Pine Mountain Trail Association for a trek along the ridge ending at Molly Hugger Hill Parking Lot. Geared towards ages 10 & up. PMT will help with transportation back to car. Meet at Fox Den Cove Parking Lot along Hwy 190; 5.0 moderate miles; bring water & snack. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Music & Dancing on the Mountain
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring your family and friends for a spring outing on the mountain. Dance, sing-a-long, and enjoy classic vinyl and oldies with our popular local musicians. Bring a chair or cushion. Cement seating. Meet at the rock amphitheater next to the park office. Resident overnight park guests $3 per person ages 4 & up; $5 all other guests 4 & up. Pay at the office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Georgia State Astronomy - Observatory Open House
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Georgia State University's Observatory will have an open house monthly. In case of inclement weather, facilities will be open for a tour and slideshow. Night sky observations start one half hour after sunset. Open house lasts all day. Large groups need reservations: 404-413-6024. 706-557-3001.
Astronomy Day Night Time Paddle
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 8 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Astronomy Day is an annual event intended to provide a means of interaction between the general public and various astronomy enthusiasts, groups and professionals. Join us on this paddle to view the sunset, and the night time sky, as we enjoy the various constellations. Pre-registration Required, space is limited. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 1:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. Participants will use rope and harness for this moderately strenuous activity. One group will start at 1PM; another group will start at 3PM. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. Participants will use rope and harness for this moderately strenuous activity. One group will start at 1PM; another group will start at 3PM. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Geology Day
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Providence Canyon is one of the great geographic wonders of the eastern United States. Join Interpretive Ranger Trena Evans for a closeup view of this most unusual park. Pre-registration is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Battle of Allatoona Pass Remembered
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Watch rifle and cannon demonstrations, visit the tent city, and tour the hillside and railroad cut through the pass. 770-975-0055.
Civil War History Event 
FDR's Little White House Fall Craft Festival
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 10 AM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Celebrate the first days of autumn with us. We are inviting vendors who want to showcase and sell their arts, crafts, jams, jellies, woodwork and pottery. This is our first festival and we want to provide a unique opportunity for vendors enhancing our visitor experience at Roosevelt's Little White House. No Vendor Fee. 706-655-5870.
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
First-Visit Tour
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11:30 AM from Oct 4, 2014 until Dec 6, 2014 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn more about the park on a tour of the Visitor Center area and a van tour. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Get Outdoors Georgia Billy's Island & Okefenokee Swamp Tour
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 10 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join us for a tour of historic Billy's Island. This island was home to Native Americans, pioneers, and lumbermen for thousands of years. We will take a boat out to the island and hike the short trail, about 3/4 of a mile, and view some of the relics left from times past. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1.5 mile hike that takes you down the stairs across, the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
  Sunday, October 5, 2014
Pup and Cat 5k Walk/Run/Hike
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Pup and Cat Co. will be conducting a 5k fundraising walk/run/hike for participants with their dogs. $5 parking. 678-420-4383.
Tons of Fun 
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 5 PM to 7 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Battle of Allatoona Pass Remembered
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Watch rifle and cannon demonstrations, visit the tent city, and tour the hillside and railroad cut through the pass. 770-975-0055.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Full Moon Paddle
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a paddle on Tallulah Lake under a full moon. Space is limited be sure to call and reserve your spot. Children must be 8 or older and no pets. Max number of people per a canoe 2 adults and one child. Children under 15 must have an adult in their canoe. $15 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
  Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on this family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia CANCELED -- Sapelo Island Birding Adventure
Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 until Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 3 PM to 5 PM
Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island - Darien, GA
CANCELED. This adventure features birding with expert ornithologists around a barrier island. Habitats include open fields, maritime forests, marshes and beaches. On October 9, an optional kayak trip is available to participants interested in spending more time on Sapelo Island. $299 - $599 depending on Reynold's Mansion accommodations. 912-485-2299.
  Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on this family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 8 PM to 10 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1.5 mile hike that takes you down the stairs across, the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
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