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Events starting 3/29/2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Fort Yargo Colonial Market Faire
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9 AM - 5 PM  
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.
Handicapped Accessible 
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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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.
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 18 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.
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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 18 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.
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a 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. 800-979-3370.
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wilderness Survival
Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
We will talk about how to prevent getting lost and show you simple items to take with you on a hike that could be lifesavers. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bird Walk with Dr. Birkhead
Thursday, Apr 3, 2014 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a stroll along the woodland edges to listen and look for feathered friends. Bring binoculars or share park loaners. We provide a check list. Meet at the Fishing Dock on Lake Delanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

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. We will hike 1 mile on a flat trail by the river. 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. Binoculars available. Limited space, register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Americus Explorer 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, visit Historic Downtown Americus, tour Habitat for Humanity's Global Village (Admission applies. Call 229-410-7937 for group reservations and rates). Enjoy a mix of romantic yesteryear with the excitement of today $5 parking. 229-276-0755.
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 raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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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 18 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.
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Saturday, April 5, 2014

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.
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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
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Barnard Astronomical Society will host a viewing at the tennis courts. Members of the Astronomical Society will be available to answer questions, point out interesting seasonal constellations. Bring a flashlight but please cover it in red cellophane to protect night vision. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Handicapped Accessible 
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.
Bird Walk with Dr. Birkhead
Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a stroll along the woodland edges to listen and look for feathered friends. Bring binoculars or share park loaners. We provide a check list. Meet at the Fishing Dock on Lake Delanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Weapons That Made America
Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Come learn about the various small arms and artillery used during this monumental era. Weapon firings will take place throughout the day. In this program we will trace the origins of gunpowder weapons from their earliest use, up through the Civil War. $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
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.
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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.
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Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Spring at the Homestead
Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, 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.
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.
Digging Savannah Guided Hike
Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 2 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Learn about the archaeological sites of Skidaway Island. This is a special event led by Armstrong State University archaeologist Laura Seifert. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail. $10 or free for Friends of Georgia State Parks members. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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.
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.
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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 ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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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 18 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.
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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 moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Candle lanterns are provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. No reservations possible. Meet and pay (exact change, $5, cash only) at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sunday, April 6, 2014

For Goodness Snakes
Sunday, Apr 6, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
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.
Handicapped Accessible 
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Apr 6, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Apr 6, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Spring at the Homestead
Sunday, Apr 6, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, 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.
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 in the glory of autumn. Reservations required. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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 18 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.
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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.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

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.
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Bird Walk with Dr. Birkhead
Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a stroll along the woodland edges to listen and look for feathered friends. Bring binoculars or share park loaners. We provide a check list. Meet at the Fishing Dock on Lake Delanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Junior Ranger Day Camp Level I (Deer Patch)
Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 9 AM to 2 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This camp is for children ages 6-12 who have not previously been in a Junior Ranger program. This program focuses on attaining the Level I Deer Badge. There will be a nature/history hike to the New Manchester Mill, a live reptile program, and nature-oriented arts and craft projects. Registration is necessary. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $25 includes Junior Ranger Book and Deer patch (lunch not included). 770-732-5871.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Night Eggstravaganza
Friday, Apr 11, 2014 7:45 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Great fun for youth and adults begins with egg tossing & ribbon runs (ages 9 -adult) & a hat parade (all ages.) Bring your cleverly decorated hat from home. Visit the animals in the petting coral. Make a craft. Enjoy refreshments. Meet at the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. $4 per child ages 3-12 $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Intermediate Archery
Friday, Apr 11, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
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. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Geocaching Campout
Friday, Apr 11, 2014
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join our hosts, the Georgia GeoCampers, for a weekend of camping, caching and more. Beginners welcome. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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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 raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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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.
Birds of Prey
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 1:30 PM to 3 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.
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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. We will hike 1 mile on a flat trail by the river. 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. Reservations are required. Please call the Park Office to register. $35 Single; $45 Tandem $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Tools, Weapons and Torchlight Tours
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 10 AM to 9 PM
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.
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Bird Walk with Dr. Birkhead
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a stroll along the woodland edges to listen and look for feathered friends. Bring binoculars or share park loaners. We provide a check list. Meet at the Fishing Dock on Lake Delanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Moonlight Mountain Hike - National Trails Day!
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 7 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us on National Trails Day for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Please call to register in advance. Groups of 10 or more must register for a private hike. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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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. $3-$5.50 770-443-7850.
Geocaching Campout
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join our hosts, the Georgia GeoCampers, for a weekend of camping, caching and more. Beginners welcome. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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71st Commemorative Ceremony for our President
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Unfortunately, due to the expectation of inclement weather, our Annual April 12th ceremony will be held at the First Baptist Church of Warm Springs, GA. Located at 5700 Spring Street. For more information please contact us at (706) 655-5870. Free admission until 12:30 then $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Minute-by-Minute, FDR's final hours on April 12, 1945
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 3 PM to 4:30 PM
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.
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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.
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. This class offers easy instructions, classroom time and a hike in the woods. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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 ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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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 18 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.
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Sunday, April 13, 2014

For Goodness Snakes
Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
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.
Handicapped Accessible 
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.
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Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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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 18 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.
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Native American Heritage Hike
Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a 2 hour strenuous 1.5 mile hike focusing on the first inhabitants of our area, the Native Americans or American Indians, as we explore the east side which will include a visit to the "Indian Cave". Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservations recommended. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. 6 years and older. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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 18 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.
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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

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a 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. 800-979-3370.
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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.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a 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. 800-979-3370.
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Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Meet at the boat ramp for a fun filled evening learning about our night sky. Join experts from Charlie Elliot Astronomy Club who will share their knowledge of the stars and planets. Register in advance by calling the front office. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Bird Walk with Dr. Birkhead
Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a stroll along the woodland edges to listen and look for feathered friends. Bring binoculars or share park loaners. We provide a check list. Meet at the Fishing Dock on Lake Delanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Wings of Flight
Daily until Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 5 PM to 3 PM
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.
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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.
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.
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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. $3.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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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. Call for meet up directions. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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.
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 raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, April 19, 2014

A.H. Stephens Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
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Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 9 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a 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. 800-979-3370.
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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. Binoculars available. Limited space, register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Bird Walk with Dr. Birkhead
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a stroll along the woodland edges to listen and look for feathered friends. Bring binoculars or share park loaners. We provide a check list. Meet at the Fishing Dock on Lake Delanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Reptile Review
Saturday, Apr 19, 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.
Earth Day Bark In The Park
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring your canine friend and join us for an easy Earth Day forest romp. New sounds, sights, and discoveries for all of us! Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash. You do not have to have a pet to walk with us. Everyone is welcome! Supported by the Columbus area Petsmart. Meet next to the Trading Post; Bring water. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Festival By The Lake
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Want to spend a day by the lake? Enjoy our festival with craft vendors, food vendors, games and live entertainment. Boat rides will be departing on the hour. Easter egg hunt at 1 pm. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Easter Egg Hunt at Florence Marina
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Children can bring their baskets and hunt for eggs and prizes, while the giant Easter Bunny will be on hand. Enjoy our Festival By The Lake with craft vendors, food vendors, games and entertainment. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us for an Easter egg hunt at Fort Yargo at the Turtle Creek Trail. The trail begins at the tennis court area. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Spring Fling
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with fun family activities. Kids will be able to make their own nature craft projects to take home. The Friends of General Coffee State Park will be hosting the Spring Arts and Craft Festival as part of this event. Contact Ginny Carver at friendsofgcsp@gmail.com for more information/request a vendor application. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Georgia Veterans Easter Egg-Stravaganza
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 9 AM
Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, GA
Come join us for one of the biggest Easter egg hunts around. Over 3,000 eggs will be available for children to find, each with a treat inside. More Easter activities will be taking place throughout the day. Call for more information. $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
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Springtime Hike on the Bike Trails
Saturday, Apr 19, 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.
3rd Annual Glow-N-Dark Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 8:30 PM to 10 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Egg hunts are no long for the day. Join us for our third annual Glow-n-Dark egg hunt. Over 4,000 glowing eggs will fill the day use area. Join in before the hunt for carnival-style games and s'mores. Space is limited and will fill before the event. Call for reservations. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Easter Egg Night Hunt at Kolomoki
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us for EGG-citing fun at our Easter Egg Night Hunt held at Group Camp Hicita. There will be 3 age groups and prizes awarded to those who find the golden eggs. Kids, bring your own baskets and flashlights. $1 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Easter Eggstravaganza
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 11 AM to 9 PM
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
Hunt for Easter Eggs and Easter Treasure on the park. Meet some live cute baby animals. Paint an Easter suncatcher, scratch off a colorful egg, color an Easter magnet and make a small birdhouse. Finish the day with a night hike. $2-$10 plus $5 parking. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
Baskets, Bunnies and Eggs
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Happy Easter! Ages 3 - 10 can create their own Easter baskets and go on a kid-friendly egg scavenger hunt through the woods. Afterward, visit with rabbits from the 4-H Bunny Club. $2 basket program $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Photographers and Artists Morning Out
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Photographers and artists will have access to restricted areas of the park to draw, paint or photograph scenic Panola Mountain. A park ranger with an art background will be on hand as a guide, with tips, painting supplies and knowledge of the flora and fauna of the granite mountain. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Saturday Mountain Hike
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 10 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Ever wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close-up look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, bug spray, and bring plenty of water. Ages 10 and up. Register in advance. Meet in Nature Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Eggciting Hike Hunt
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Peter Cottontail is leaving lots of eggs hidden on our nature trails. Can you help us find them all? Bring your basket and be ready for the hunt! Ages 2 and less, 3-6, and 7-12 will have their own trails to search for eggs and prizes. We will start the egg hunt at 10 AM, leaving plenty of time for story-time and crafts before lunch. $2 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Spring Butterfly Hike
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join a park ranger when many flowers are in bloom and butterflies like hairstreaks and zebra swallowtails abound. Meet at the Park Nature Center. Hike is a rugged 2-mile loop. Bring a digital camera. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Easter At The Park
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 2 PM to 4:30 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Celebrate Easter in the great outdoors. At 3pm there will be a Easter egg hunt with over 2,000 eggs. Once all the eggs are found, there will be a Live animal show about local egg laying reptiles. After the animal show, there will be a chance for you to make your very own Easter craft. varies plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Apr 19, 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.
Easter Blast
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Bring the whole family for a day filled with hayrides, games and crafts to celebrate spring. The Big Easter egg hunt will start promptly at 1 p.m. $3 per child. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Wilderness First Aid
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the assessment of and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available. Based on the American Heart Assoc. first aid model. Taught by a retired NPS ranger/paramedic. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Suwannee River Visitor Center's Eggstraordinary Easter
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 1 PM to 5 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
The afternoon will be full of games, live animal programs and, of course, an Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt will begin at 2 p.m., but come early to make a milk jug into an Easter basket. Has been moved to Suwannee River Eco Lodge. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Photography 101 (Class 1-Lighting)
Saturday, Apr 19, 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.
Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Apr 19, 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 ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Geology Hike
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how and when they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids of Sweetwater creek. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Saturday, Apr 19, 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 18 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.
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For Women By Women: Introduction to Kayaking
Saturday, Apr 19, 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 18 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.
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"Park Nights, City Lights" Night Hike
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 7 PM to 9 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 12 years and older. A flashlight and sturdy, closed toe shoes are required. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Registration required. No dogs please. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Kids 12 and younger can bring Easter Egg baskets and join us at the beach for hunting treats. Sponsored by Poplar Springs Baptist Church. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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2nd Annual Easter Fun Fest and Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Join us for our annual Easter Fun Fest Event located at "the bottoms" field. Festivities starting at 10am kids will get to enjoy crafts, Hayrides, egg hunt, and other wonderful surprises! At 11:00am the Egg Hunt will begin, Children will be divided up by age group Sponsored by Friends of Unicoi. $5 parking. 706-878-2201.
Wildflower Walk (Earth Day Event)
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
This guided wildflower walk through the Appalachian forest will highlight Jack-in-the pulpits, trilliums, wild azaleas and many other flowering plants. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Spring Guided Hike
Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join the naturalist for a guided Spring hike on the granite rock outcrops on Flat Rock Trail. The molten domes of magma that cooled to form our outcrops were generated from the heat and friction at the edges to colliding continental plates about 500 million years ago. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a 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. 800-979-3370.
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5th Annual Easter Egg Roll and Egg Hunt
Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 12:30 PM to 3 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Bring your Easter basket and camera for a fun day set in the Little White House grounds. The 3-5 year old group will begin at 1:00 p.m. The 6-8 year old group will begin at 1:30 p.m. The 9-11 year old group will begin at 2:00 p.m. $9 - $14. 706-655-5870.
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Apr 20, 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 18 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.
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All About Reptiles and Amphibians
Sunday, Apr 20, 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 22, 2014

Earth Day River Paddle at High Tide
Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Celebrate Earth Day with a paddle on Crooked River. Start off with a maze of marsh grass then open into scenic views. Look for wildlife and enjoy the unique and fun perspective of kayaking coastal waters. Limited space, reservations required. $25-$35 per person. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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