Don Carter State Park

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. No pets, kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water, flashlight, and binoculars (optional). Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available. Pre-registration required. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Intro to Kayaking
Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Learn the basics of kayaking on a safe and peaceful section of Lake Lanier. Open to people 16 years and older who can swim and are new to kayaking. Equipment provided. Bring water, sunscreen, water shoes, and quick drying pants. Meet at the boat ramp. Pre-registration required. $25 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Soak It In 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Animals and Their Signs Hike
Friday, Jul 7, 2017 4 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Ranger-lead short hike looking for local reptiles, mammals, insects and birds and the signs that they leave while living in the park. If we can, we will cast an animal foot print. Meet at the boat ramp parking. Call to pre-register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Intro to Kayaking
Friday, Jul 7, 2017 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Learn the basics of kayaking on a safe and peaceful section of Lake Lanier. Open to people 16 years and older who can swim and are new to kayaking. Equipment provided. Bring water, sunscreen, water shoes, and quick drying pants. Meet at the boat ramp. Pre-registration required. $25 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Soak It In 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Jul 15, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. No pets, kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water, flashlight, and binoculars (optional). Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available. Pre-registration required. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Soak It In 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Animals and Their Signs Hike
Friday, Jul 21, 2017 4 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Ranger-lead short hike looking for local reptiles, mammals, insects and birds and the signs that they leave while living in the park. If we can, we will cast an animal foot print. Meet at the boat ramp parking. Call to pre-register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Intro to Kayaking
Friday, Jul 21, 2017 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Learn the basics of kayaking on a safe and peaceful section of Lake Lanier. Open to people 16 years and older who can swim and are new to kayaking. Equipment provided. Bring water, sunscreen, water shoes, and quick drying pants. Meet at the boat ramp. Pre-registration required. $25 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Soak It In 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Intro to Kayaking
Sunday, Jul 23, 2017 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Learn the basics of kayaking on a safe and peaceful section of Lake Lanier. Open to people 16 years and older who can swim and are new to kayaking. Equipment provided. Bring water, sunscreen, water shoes, and quick drying pants. Meet at the boat ramp. Pre-registration required. $25 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Soak It In 

Friday, July 28, 2017

Scorpion Night Hike
Friday, Jul 28, 2017 9 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Using UV lights we will look for phosphorescent scorpions in the dark. We will also listen for frogs and watch the stars. This is an easy / moderate hike (3/4 of a mile) better suited for kids 4 years and older. Bring a flashlight and wear closed-toe shoes. Call to register in advance. Space is limited. Meet at the boat ramp parking. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Jul 29, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. No pets, kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water, flashlight, and binoculars (optional). Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available. Pre-registration required. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Soak It In 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Family Hike
Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 3:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join our bilingual naturalist for a hike along a wooded area of the park. Learn interesting facts about native plants and wildlife explained in both English and Spanish. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, comfortable clothing, and bring water. Call to register in advance. Meet at the boat ramp. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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