Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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Events starting 3/22/2014
  Saturday, March 22, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Owl Prowl and Night Sounds Hike
Saturday, Mar 22, 2014 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Listen to the music of frogs and crickets as we search for the elusive owl on the Beaver Pond Nature Trail. Flashlights are welcome, wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring bug repellent and digital camera to record the findings. Meet at the Office/Trading Post. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park Golf Tournament
Saturday, Mar 22, 2014 9 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Charity golf tournament sponsored by the Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park to raise funds to benefit the park and golf course. Proceeds will be used to maintain, repair, and improve the park and golf course. You can pick up applications in the park visitor center or at the golf course. $200 per team of 4 people. $50 per player. $20 per team to play from ladies red tee box on a hole of choice or $5 per ladies tee. $5 mulligans 912-285-6154.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Mar 22, 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. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Mar 22, 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. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Constellation Stories
Saturday, Mar 22, 2014 8 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Cartersville, GA
Come out and enjoy the night sky with Ranger Marcus, and learn the stories behind the constellations of the early spring sky. A telescope will be pointed at the major night sky objects for you to see up close. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Get Outdoors Georgia 2nd Annual Big Little River Paddle Event
Saturday, Mar 22, 2014 9:30 AM to 1 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Ready, Set, Go! Join us for a race down our 3 mile section of the Little River in the Park. Contestants will launch from Red Roberts Landing and finish at Lake Reed Bingham. Awards will be given to the top finishers in various categories, and lunch will be provided after the Race. $20 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Tons of Fun 
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Mar 22, 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.
Toads and Turtles and Island History
Saturday, Mar 22, 2014 11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
11:00AM Toads and Turtles: Do you know all the differences between reptiles and amphibians? Come and learn all the differences and touch live examples. 2:00PM Island History: Learn the history, formation and inhabitants of the Georgia barrier islands. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Get Outdoors Georgia Survival Preparation and Skills Course at Buck Shoals
Saturday, Mar 22, 2014 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This course will consist of classroom instruction and outside exercises. The course will include the psychology, planning, and equipment necessary for survival; venomous snakes, spiders, and insects endemic to Georgia; survival medicine; field expedient weapons and tools; water procurement; edible wild plants; wildlife food; shelter and fire build $70 for both classes or $60 if paid by February 28 $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Billy's Island & Okefenokee Swamp Tour
Saturdays 10 AM - 12 PM until May 31, 2014 
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, Mar 22, 2014 1 PM to 2:30 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 Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Saturday, Mar 22, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
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. $15 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
  Sunday, March 23, 2014
Morning Bird Watch
Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 8 AM to 9 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join our avid bird-watching volunteer at the bird blind for an hour of observing our many feeders. Binoculars and bird-guide books are available. This is a great photo opportunity, so don’t forget your camera. Rain or shine we are inside our cozy bird blind. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia Scottish Heritage Day
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
A variety of living history demonstrations devoted to Scottish and colonial culture will be featured. Numerous Scottish conveners, and genealogists will be in attendance. A battle re-enactment will take place at 2 p.m on Saturday. $4-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Mar 23, 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. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Mar 23, 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. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
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. $15 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
All About Reptiles and Amphibians
Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join a Park Ranger for an educational program to learn all about reptiles and amphibians. There will even be an opportunity to touch several snakes and a turtle. Reservations are recommended. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Zumba® Fitness at Panola
Tuesdays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM until Jun 24, 2014 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come party at Panola and work on that New Year's resolution. Zumba® is a fun-filled dance fitness sensation that blends upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, for a total-body workout that feels like a fiesta! Great for people of all levels of activity and experience. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Tons of Fun 
  Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Manatee Appreciation Day
Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
If you are lucky, you may see a manatee in the waters of Crooked River. These elusive gentle giants are endangered. Stop by the Nature Center to learn some manatee facts. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Mystery of the Giant Ground Sloth
Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 1 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come learn about the amazing Giant Ground Sloth and others that roamed Skidaway during the last Ice Age. See and touch real fossils. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
  Thursday, March 27, 2014
Zumba® Fitness at Panola
Thursdays 10 AM - 11 AM until Jun 26, 2014 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come party at Panola and work on that New Year's resolution. Zumba® is a fun-filled dance fitness sensation that blends upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, for a total-body workout that feels like a fiesta! Great for people of all levels of activity and experience. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Tons of Fun 
“Hidden Wormsloe” Tour
Friday, Mar 28, 2014 to Friday, Mar 28, 2014 - 10 AM to 4 AM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Explore some of the places unavailable to the public and interesting sites that most will never see. This tour will be conducted by golf cart and seating is limited so make your reservation now to secure a seat. Three tours beginning at 10:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:30pm. $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.
  Friday, March 28, 2014
Fort Yargo Colonial Market Faire
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9 AM - 5 PM until Mar 30, 2014 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
During this 19th century living-history event, tradesmen and artisans will demonstrate crafts and knowledge of the time. Enjoy frontier frybread and kettlecorn. $5. Children under 12 free. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Constellations by Carriage
Friday, Mar 28, 2014 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Hard Labor Creek is a great place for star-gazing. Relax on this guided carriage ride by the beach.Call to pre-register, space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Constellations by Carriage
Friday, Mar 28, 2014 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Hard Labor Creek is a great place for star-gazing. Relax on this guided carriage ride by the beach.Call to pre-register, space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tree ID Hike
Friday, Mar 28, 2014 2 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come take a 1 mile hike with a Ranger to learn how to identify some common trees found on our island and in Savannah. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Art in the Park
Friday, Mar 28, 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 as we welcome spring. Reservations required. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia "Park Nights, City Lights" Night Hike
Friday, Mar 28, 2014 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a strenuous, 3 mile night hike to the beautiful east side of the park where we will hike to the "Indian Cave" and climb the East Ridge to view the Atlanta skyline. This hike is open to anyone 16 years and older. A flashlight and sturdy, closed toe shoes are required. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Registration required. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
African-American culture at Wormsloe
Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 to Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 - 10 AM to 4 AM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Guest historians tell the story of the African American history of Wormsloe. Discover the connection between Wormsloe and the small community of Pinpoint. Interpretive Rangers will be on hand to offer tours and answer questions as well. $10 Adults $9 Seniors $4.50 Youths 912-353-3023.
  Saturday, March 29, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Equestrian Poker Ride
Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 8 AM to 1 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
The Friends of A.H. Stephens invites you to be a part of benefit for the park's equestrian facilities. Registration is from 8-9am., ride starts at 9:30am., $30 per rider includes one poker hand, lunch, parking and riding fee. $15 per non-rider. Negative coggings is required. $5 parking. 770-466-4430.
Close Encounters of the Bird Kind
Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Have you met Zeus? Meet the feathered legend and other non-releasable birds of prey during this entertaining program. Meet at the Lodge Lobby. $5 parking. 706-265-1969.
Wildflower Hike
Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a walk through Sitton's Gulch to observe the abundance of blooming wildflowers in our limestone rich soil. Using a checklist and identification books, we will identify and record many of the species in bloom. Ages 10 and up. Advanced reservations required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Fort Yargo Colonial Market Faire
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9 AM - 5 PM until Mar 30, 2014 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
During this 19th century living-history event, tradesmen and artisans will demonstrate crafts and knowledge of the time. Enjoy frontier frybread and kettlecorn. $5. Children under 12 free. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Weekend Blessings 5K Run
Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 8 AM to 10 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come join us for a 5K run sponsored by Weekend Blessings and join the fight against childhood hunger. Weekend Blessings is a local backpack food program for school aged children. Medals will be awarded for various age groups. For a pre-registration entry form e-mail: weekendblessings@ymail.com or visit: www.facebook.com/weekendblessings2012 Pre-registration $20. $25 on race day. Parking fee included in race cost if participating. 478-763-2759.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Kickoff to Spring Festival
Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come join us at the park for a small spring festival. We will have food vendors, arts and crafts and some fresh produce. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Tons of Fun 
Archery Explorer Train Ride
Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 10 AM to 4:50 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you will travel from Georgia Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear to Plains, Archery and back. Explore President Jimmy Carter's boyhood farm, go shopping and sample peanut butter treats. 229-276-0755.
New Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 7:30 PM to 9:30 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. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Geocaching 101
Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 1 PM to 2:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Learn the basics to the growing family-friendly hobby of geocaching from the experts. Caching to follow after the workshop. Free but donations accepted $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Weapons and Equipment of the Civil War
Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 1 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
There will be a display of these items used by the soldiers of the North and South. You will actually get to hold and touch Swords, Pistols, Rifles, Cannon Balls, and Personal items used during the War. $9 adults; $8.50 seniors; $6 youth 912-264-7333.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Sun Over Panola Mountain
Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wondered what the sun looks like up close? Take a look at the Earth's closest star. Using special telescopes that are safe for your eyes, you will be able to see the sun's surface and the fusion of hydrogen on the sun. Join us for some super solar system fun. We will meet at the Nature Center. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Survival Preparation and Skills Course at Buck Shoals
Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This course will consist of classroom instruction and outside exercises. The course will include the psychology, planning, and equipment necessary for survival; venomous snakes, spiders, and insects endemic to Georgia; survival medicine; field expedient weapons and tools; water procurement; edible wild plants; wildlife food; shelter and fire build $70 for both classes or $60 if paid by February 28 $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Tons of Fun 
Guided Tours at Hardman Farm State Historic Site
Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 1 PM to 6 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Experience a rare opportunity to learn the secrets and history of this 143-year-old former governor’s farm from a park interpretive ranger. Tours take place at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.. Tours will last approximately 1 ½ hours. Register in Advance. Space is limited. $10. 706-878-3087.
Get Outdoors Georgia Billy's Island & Okefenokee Swamp Tour
Saturdays 10 AM - 12 PM until May 31, 2014 
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.
Late Winter/Early Spring Wildflower Hike
Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This moderately strenuous, two mile hike along the white trail and beyond will take us through a variety of lovely habitats to view the earliest of our spring wildflowers, the beloved "ephemerals". $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 1 PM to 2:30 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 Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
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. $15 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
Marsh Walk with Dr. Charlie Belin
Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Join one of the foremost experts in Marsh Ecology in the region as he leads a hike into the marsh surrounding Wormsloe and provides a fascinating look into the plant and animal life that call Wormsloe home. This is a fantastic way to welcome Spring back. Register in advance. Come prepared to get muddy. Tour begins at 10 AM. $4.50-$10 $5 parking. 912-353-3023.
Wormsloe Lantern Tours
Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Ever wanted to see Wormsloe at night? This is your chance to see Wormsloe in a whole new light. Guided tours by lantern take you to the Tabby Ruins where you will meet Noble Jones himself. The Colonial life area will be aglow with a lively village celebrating the arrival of Spring. 912-353-3023.
  Sunday, March 30, 2014
Fort Yargo Colonial Market Faire
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9 AM - 5 PM  
  Handicapped Accessible 
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
During this 19th century living-history event, tradesmen and artisans will demonstrate crafts and knowledge of the time. Enjoy frontier frybread and kettlecorn. $5. Children under 12 free. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Tons of Fun 
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Mar 30, 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. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Morning Bird Watch and Big Ferry Guided Hike
Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 10 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
10:00AM Morning Bird Watch: Learn the basics about local bird varieties as we gaze upon our feeding stations. 2:00PM Big Ferry Guided Hike: Come for a 2 to 3 mile hike through a Maritime Forest, learning early history of Skidaway. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail Head. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Photography 101 (Class 1-Lighting)
Sunday, Mar 30, 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, as we learn about lighting. You don't need an expensive camera to take good pictures. A simple point-and-shoot will do. Bring your manual. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
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. $15 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia For Women By Women: Introduction to Kayaking
Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 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 12 years and older who are able to swim and are new to kayaking. Reservations are necessary. Meet at the Bait Shop. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
  Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Tuesday, Apr 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 
Zumba® Fitness at Panola
Tuesdays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM until Jun 24, 2014 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come party at Panola and work on that New Year's resolution. Zumba® is a fun-filled dance fitness sensation that blends upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, for a total-body workout that feels like a fiesta! Great for people of all levels of activity and experience. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Tons of Fun 
  Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Wilderness Survival
Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
We will talk about lost prevention and show you some simple items to take with you on a hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
  Thursday, April 3, 2014
Zumba® Fitness at Panola
Thursdays 10 AM - 11 AM until Jun 26, 2014 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come party at Panola and work on that New Year's resolution. Zumba® is a fun-filled dance fitness sensation that blends upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, for a total-body workout that feels like a fiesta! Great for people of all levels of activity and experience. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Tons of Fun 
  Friday, April 4, 2014
Wildflower Hike
Friday, Apr 4, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a walk through Sitton's Gulch to observe the abundance of blooming wildflowers in our limestone rich soil. Using a checklist and identification books, we will identify and record many of the species in bloom. Ages 10 and up. Advanced reservations required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Rookery Trip
Friday, Apr 4, 2014 9 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join a park ranger on a field trip to springtime breeding grounds for hundreds of birds. Nesting birds include wood storks, herons, egrets, pelicans, shorebirds, ibis, avocets, stilts and roseate spoonbills. Binoculars available. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Americus Adventure Train Ride
Friday, Apr 4, 2014 9:30 AM to 4:45 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you can travel from Cordele through Ga. Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear, tour Habitat for Humanity's Global Village and sample peanut-butter treats in Plains. Enjoy a mix of romantic yesteryear with the excitement of today's South as the SAM Shortline Excursion Train runs from Cordele. 229-276-0755.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Apr 4, 2014 7 PM to 8:30 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. $15 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Friday, Apr 4, 2014 7 PM to 8:30 PM
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. $15 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, April 5, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Campfire, S'mores and Night Hike -- Oh My!
Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 8 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
We will begin our night with a hike along our Tons of Fun trail, in search of creatures of the night and if weather permitting star constellations. After our "hunt", we will sit around a roaring campfire, eating s'mores and telling stories. Please wear comfortable shoes (no flip-flops) and bring a flashlight. We meet at the park office. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Tons of Fun 
Close Encounters of the Bird Kind
Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Have you met Zeus? Meet the feathered legend and other non-releasable birds of prey during this entertaining program. Meet at the Lodge Lobby. $5 parking. 706-265-1969.
Moon & Star Party
Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 7 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The program will begin 7 PM at Cloudland Canyon State Park (Tennis Courts). The focus of tonight’s discussion will be our nearest celestial neighbor, our very own Moon. Through several telescopes we will look at and discuss the formation of the moon & learn about the astonishing constellations of late Winter and Spring. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Barnard Astronomical Society Star Party
Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 7 PM to 11 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Barnard Astronomical Society will host a moon viewing located at the tennis courts. Members of the Astronomical Society will be available to answer questions, point out interesting features of the moon, seasonal constellation and the planet Jupiter. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Morning Bird Watch
Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 8 AM to 9 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join our avid bird-watching volunteer at the bird blind for an hour of observing our many feeders. Binoculars and bird-guide books are available. This is a great photo opportunity, so don’t forget your camera. Rain or shine we are inside our cozy bird blind. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia Weapons That Made America
Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Visit with us at the site on this day, to view an extensive collection of both re-production, as well as original weapons ranging from the 16th to the 20th century. There will also be periodic firing demonstrations throughout the day. $4.50- $7.50 912-437-4770.
Springtime Hike on the Bike Trails
Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a Park Ranger for a guided hike on the blue mountain bike trail. Welcome the spring season by enjoying beautiful waterfall vistas and wildflowers. This hike is recommended for children over 10 years old and adults in good walking shape. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Georgia State Astronomy - Observatory Open House
Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 7:20 PM to 8:30 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Spring Wildflower Hike
Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike and see the unique wildflowers that grow on Georgia's granite outcrops. The scarlet red Diamorpha, the delicate sandwort and the endangered granite stonecrop will be in bloom. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Apr 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. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Apr 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. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Spring at the Homestead
Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Cartersville, GA
Troops have camped near the Vaughan Cabin! Discover the lives of soldiers and civilians during the Civil War. Many hands-on activities. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Civil War History Event 
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Apr 5, 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 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
Saturdays 10 AM - 12 PM until May 31, 2014 
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 Spring Wildflower Hike
Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This moderately strenuous 2-mile hike with elevation changes will visit several beautiful areas to admire our early spring woodland wildflowers. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Apr 5, 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 Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
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. $15 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 8 PM to 10 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long guided night hike is easy to moderately difficult and goes inside the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester. Candle lanterns will be provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. Meet and register at the Interpretive Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
  Sunday, April 6, 2014
For Goodness Snakes
Sunday, Apr 6, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
It's true - snakes help control rodent populations and are an important part of our ecosystem. Come learn about these misunderstood reptiles. Join us in the Lodge Lobby and you will be saying "Oh my goodness snakes". Make a day of it and have lunch in the Maple Restaurant after the show. $5 parking. 706-344-1500.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Apr 6, 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. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Apr 6, 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. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Spring at the Homestead
Sunday, Apr 6, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Cartersville, GA
Troops have camped near the Vaughan Cabin! Discover the lives of soldiers and civilians during the Civil War. Many hands-on activities. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Civil War History Event 
Art in the Park
Sunday, Apr 6, 2014 11:30 AM to 1:30 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 as we welcome spring. Reservations required. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Apr 6, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
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. $15 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
All About Reptiles and Amphibians
Sunday, Apr 6, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join a Park Ranger for an educational program to learn all about reptiles and amphibians. There will even be an opportunity to touch several snakes and a turtle. Reservations are recommended. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Zumba® Fitness at Panola
Tuesdays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM until Jun 24, 2014 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come party at Panola and work on that New Year's resolution. Zumba® is a fun-filled dance fitness sensation that blends upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, for a total-body workout that feels like a fiesta! Great for people of all levels of activity and experience. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Tons of Fun 
  Thursday, April 10, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Georgia Snakes Up Close
Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 2 PM to 3 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Meet the Snake Guy from Nearly Native Nursery and learn about Georgia snakes and their habitats. $5 Program free with camping receipt. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Zumba® Fitness at Panola
Thursdays 10 AM - 11 AM until Jun 26, 2014 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come party at Panola and work on that New Year's resolution. Zumba® is a fun-filled dance fitness sensation that blends upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, for a total-body workout that feels like a fiesta! Great for people of all levels of activity and experience. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Tons of Fun 
  Friday, April 11, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Night Eggstravaganza
Friday, Apr 11, 2014 7:45 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring your basket and your flashlight for a nocturnal egg hunt. Have your picture taken with Roosevelt Bunny. Three hunts separated by age: up to 3 yrs, 4-6 yrs, and 7-9 yrs. Parents may hunt with younger children. First Hunt begins at 8:00 PM & finish quickly. Meet at the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. Cost $3 per child ages 3 & up. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Full Moon Kayak Tour
Friday, Apr 11, 2014 8 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a guided tour of Lake Rutledge, and enjoy a peaceful paddle under a bright moon. Listen for night sounds, enjoy the night sky, and learn about the history of Hard Labor Creek State Park. There will be "Super Moons during the months of July, August and September this summer of 2014. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Friday, Apr 11, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve on your basic archery skills and challenge yourself to work on farther distances. Meet at the cart barn by Alexander Lake. Students must attend basic archery class 3 times. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Geocaching Campout
Friday, Apr 11, 2014
Red Top Mountain State Park - Cartersville, GA
Join our hosts, the Georgia GeoCampers, for a weekend of camping, caching and more. Beginners welcome. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Apr 11, 2014 7 PM to 8:30 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. $15 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Saturday, April 12, 2014
Close Encounters of the Bird Kind
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Have you met Zeus? Meet the feathered legend and other non-releasable birds of prey during this entertaining program. Meet at the Lodge Lobby. $5 parking. 706-265-1969.
Wildflower Hike
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a walk through Sitton's Gulch to observe the abundance of blooming wildflowers in our limestone rich soil. Using a checklist and identification books, we will identify and record many of the species in bloom. Ages 10 and up. Advanced reservations required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Magnificent Marsh Kayak Trip
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 1 PM to 4 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
What better way is there to experience the marshes around Crooked River than to kayak? This low-tide, four-mile loop paddle is great for beginners. You'll even have a chance to stretch your legs as you explore sandbars and enjoy the scenery. $35 Single/ $45 Tandem $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Tools & Weapons and Torchlight Tours
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 10 AM to 9 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Watch the re-creation of ancient Native American tools and weapons. Demonstrators will explain how to make, use, and care for things that were very important for survival thousands of years ago. Complete your evening by seeing an amazing nighttime view of Etowah. The site will be illuminated by torchlight for guided tours. $2.00-$6.00 770-387-3747.
Get Outdoors Georgia 10K CottonTrail Rabbit Run
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 8 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Run this 6.2 mile race through the woods on the Pine Mountain Trail. Pre-registration cutoff April 4. Sign up at the park office or get forms online at gastateparks.org, drop search FD Roosevelt. Cost includes T-shirt, parking & drawstring bag. Supported by Road ID. Pre-registered runners meet at the Liberty Bell Pool Parking lot on Hwy 354. $39 includes parking fee. 706-663-4858.
Tons of Fun 
Reptile Review
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 11 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet some of the Park’s scaly inhabitants. Discover natural history and how to ID local snakes, turtles, and lizards Meet at the CCC Stone Amphitheater next to the Park Office $3 each ages 4 & up. Pay at Office $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia Night Walk
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 7:45 PM to 10:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join PMT guides for a starry, woodland walk on Mountain Creek Trail. Please bring water and a small or red flashlight. Geared towards ages 8 and up. Meet at the Trading Post in the campground.3.2 easy to moderate miles. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Glow-In-The-Dark Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 8:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Hunt for glowing Easter eggs in the dark and ride a wagon to the special hidden spot and find your prize. Space limited; to register go to www.friendsoffortmountain.com. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Tons of Fun 
Special Excursion - Spring Time In Plains
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 11:30 AM to 4 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Enjoy the beauty of Spring on a train ride to Plains. 229-276-0755.
Get Outdoors Georgia Spring Fling 2014
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
Hamburg State Outdoor Recreation Area - Mitchell, GA
Come out and enjoy a day of games, arts, crafts, hayrides and various vendors will be onsite selling some great products. We will also be firing up the 1920's Grist Mill, that will produce some good old fashioned grits and cornmeal. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Tons of Fun 
Full Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 8 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a guided tour of Lake Rutledge, and enjoy a peaceful paddle under a bright moon. Listen for night sounds, enjoy the night sky, and learn about the history of Hard Labor Creek State Park. There will be "Super Moons during the months of July, August and September this summer of 2014. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Apr 12, 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. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Apr 12, 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. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 7 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for an enchanted evening as we hike to the mountaintop under the moon. We'll head out just before sunset and enjoy the stroll as the moon begins to rise. Bring flashlights, hiking boots and water. Meet at the nature center 15 minutes before each program. Participants must register and pay in advance. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Cabin Life at Pickett's Mill
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Join us at the log cabin for this living history event. Discover what life was like on a small farm during the Civil War 150 years ago. Watch people cooking over a fire. Enjoy toys and games. Experience the sights and sounds of a black powder demonstration as authentic style muzzle loading rifles and muskets are fired. $2-$4. 770-443-7850.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Geocaching Campout
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014
Red Top Mountain State Park - Cartersville, GA
Join our hosts, the Georgia GeoCampers, for a weekend of camping, caching and more. Beginners welcome. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
69th Commemorative Ceremony for our President
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 11 AM to 12:30 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
We will pay tribute to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the anniversary of his death at the Little White House. This event includes a U.S. Marine Color Guard and guest speaker Nina Roosevelt Gibson. Free Admission until Noon. 706-655-5870.
Minute-by-Minute, FDR's final hours on April 12, 1945
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 3 PM to 4:30 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join historian Brian Roslund, President of the Friends of FDR's Little White House, for a 90-minute guided tour, highlighting minute-by-minute accounts of the afternoon of April 12, 1945. It is recommended guests arrive at least 45 minutes before the tour to visit the memorial museum and view the historic site film. Reservations required. $20. 706-655-5870.
Sandpiper Trail Hike, Roving Ranger and Night Sensory Hike
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 2 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
2:00PM Sandpiper Trail Hike: Meander through the marsh on a one mile guided hike. 5:00 PM Roving Ranger: Walking through the campground, a Ranger will be available to answer your questions and will be bringing along a critter-of-the-day. 8:30PM Night Sensory Hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Get Outdoors Georgia Billy's Island & Okefenokee Swamp Tour
Saturdays 10 AM - 12 PM until May 31, 2014 
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.
SweetH20 50K
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Sweetwater Creek State Park offers winding, moderately difficult trails with creek crossings in and around the park, following the lovely rapids of Sweetwater Creek, and venturing past Civil War-era textile mill ruins. No wheels of any kind nor pets allowed on the race course. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Photography 101 (Class 2-Composition and Point of View)
Saturday, Apr 12, 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. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Apr 12, 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 Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
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. $15 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
  Sunday, April 13, 2014
For Goodness Snakes
Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
It's true - snakes help control rodent populations and are an important part of our ecosystem. Come learn about these misunderstood reptiles. Join us in the Lodge Lobby and you will be saying "Oh my goodness snakes". Make a day of it and have lunch in the Maple Restaurant after the show. $5 parking. 706-344-1500.
Get Outdoors Georgia Backyard Birding
Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 8:30 AM to 10 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Learn how to identify common backyard bird species and other species around the park in this education hike around the falls. Bring your own binoculars. Meet at the park office. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Apr 13, 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. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Apr 13, 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. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
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. $15 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
Native American Heritage Hike
Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 2 PM to 4 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia For Women By Women: Introduction to Kayaking
Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 4 PM to 5:30 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 12 years and older who are able to swim and are new to kayaking. Reservations are necessary. Meet at the Bait Shop. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
  Monday, April 14, 2014
Morning Bird Watch
Monday, Apr 14, 2014 8 AM to 9 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join our avid bird-watching volunteer at the bird blind for an hour of observing our many feeders. Binoculars and bird-guide books are available. This is a great photo opportunity, so don’t forget your camera. Rain or shine we are inside our cozy bird blind. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
  Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Tuesday, Apr 15, 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 
Zumba® Fitness at Panola
Tuesdays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM until Jun 24, 2014 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come party at Panola and work on that New Year's resolution. Zumba® is a fun-filled dance fitness sensation that blends upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, for a total-body workout that feels like a fiesta! Great for people of all levels of activity and experience. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Pink Full Moon Hike
Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Put on your hiking shoes, bring your camera/flashlight and join us for a 3/4 mile Full Moon Hike starting at the tennis court parking lot. Also, learn what a Pink Moon is and get a picture of the moon over the lake. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
  Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Wednesday, Apr 16, 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, April 17, 2014
Zumba® Fitness at Panola
Thursdays 10 AM - 11 AM – Apr 17, 2014 until Jun 26, 2014 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come party at Panola and work on that New Year's resolution. Zumba® is a fun-filled dance fitness sensation that blends upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, for a total-body workout that feels like a fiesta! Great for people of all levels of activity and experience. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Tons of Fun 
  Friday, April 18, 2014
Wings of Flight
Friday, Apr 18, 2014 until Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 5 PM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Share your love of all winged creatures during these programs on birds, bats, and butterflies. Learn about their life histories and discover tips on how to attract these creatures to your own backyard. $5 parking. 706-265-1969.
Twilight Hike
Friday, Apr 18, 2014 8 PM to 9 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join Amicalola Naturalist's for a rare twilight hike to explore the beauty of our waterfall, the sounds of the mountain's nocturnal inhabitants and the history of Amicalola and some of the local moonshine lore. $3 per person or $10 for family. $5 parking. 706-344-1500.
Get Outdoors Georgia Easter Egg Hunt - Ages 0-5
Friday, Apr 18, 2014 8 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Bring your kids ages 0 to 5 to Crooked River's Egg Hunt. Limited participation, early wristband purchase available. $3 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia Flashlight Egg Hunt - Family Hunt
Friday, Apr 18, 2014 8:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Bring your family, friends, flashlights and baskets to Crooked River's Egg Hunt in the Dark. Limited participation, early wristband purchase available. Entertainment and music will be provided by Camden DJ! $3.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Canoeing with the Stars
Friday, Apr 18, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Bring your family and friends for a guided canoe trip beneath the moonlit sky as we paddle our way down to Shark Tooth Sandbar. Feel free to bring food, outdoor games and more, but remember to leave no trace of our stay by the end of the night. Reservations required. $20 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Twilight Paddle
Friday, Apr 18, 2014 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided Twilight Paddle. As we scan the sky and woods for wildlife, and watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A guide will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Painted Buntings
Friday, Apr 18, 2014 1 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Keep your eyes open to see one of America's most beautiful birds right here on the park. Join a discussion to learn all about the painted bunting, then hang out at our Birding Station. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Art in the Park
Friday, Apr 18, 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 as we welcome spring. Reservations required. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Apr 18, 2014 7 PM to 8:30 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. $15 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Saturday, April 19, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
The Easter Bunny has hidden eggs, and they are waiting for you. Children bring your own basket, join the fun and search for a few. Little hunters will have their own small patch; and if we are lucky, there may be a surprise visit by the Easter Bunny. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 9 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 
Rookery Trip
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 9 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join a park ranger on a field trip to springtime breeding grounds for hundreds of birds. Nesting birds include wood storks, herons, egrets, pelicans, shorebirds, ibis, avocets, stilts and roseate spoonbills. Binoculars available. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
 

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