Events starting 4/9/2017

More events are listed on individual park web pages.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 3 PM to 7 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Chattahoochee River Paddle
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join the ranger for a fun-filled paddle trip where the Chattahoochee River meets Lake Lanier. We will look for wading birds and raptors. Kids must be 6 or older and with an adult. Meet at the boat ramp. Wear quick drying pants, sun screen, and bring water. Call to pre-register. Bring your own kayak or rent one here. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Tails On Trails Dog Hike
Monday, Apr 10, 2017 to Monday, Apr 10, 2017 - 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Take a hike through Red Bird Creek with our favorite furry pals. The trail will take one to two hours, so bring lots of water for your pet. Purchase a Tails on Trails Membership Card for $15 and take on our new dog-walking quest. www.GaStateParks.org/tailsontrails $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Redbird Creek Trail Hike
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Walk the Red Bird Creek Trail with the Naturalist Ranger, and see everything the Georgia Coast Has to offer. we will learn about the different thing that call this habitat home. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Archery for Beginners
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all the equipment needed to be hitting the bulls-eye in no time. You'll learn a new skill and get in shape. Must be age 9+ to participate. Register in advance by calling Monday-Thursday. Program is outdoor and weather permitting. Meet at the Park Office. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Archery for Beginners
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all the equipment needed to be hitting the bulls-eye in no time. You'll learn a new skill and get in shape. Must be age 9+ to participate. Register in advance by calling Monday-Thursday. Program is outdoor and weather permitting. Meet at the Park Office. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Sunset Boat Tour of the Swamp
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Sit back and relax while one of our rangers takes you out on Billy's Lake for a beautiful, Okefenokee sunset. Enjoy all the wildlife that the Okefenokee has to offer from alligators to the magnificent birds as they find a place to roost for the night. Tours dependent upon water levels and weather conditions. Sign up in advance. $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Native American Heritage Hike
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 1 PM to 3 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.
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 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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Wormsloe's Hidden Gem: The Great Savannah Race
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
From 1908 to 1911, Savannah was the site of the first Grand Prix in the United States. The 19-mile long track ran down Skidaway Road. One of the race embankments still remains on Wormsloe's property. Historic cars from local car clubs will be on view and a presentation on the race will be offered. Guided tours will be given to the embankment. $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.
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Monday, April 10, 2017

Almost Full Moon Paddle
Monday, Apr 10, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
This month, enjoy a naturalist-led paddle on the lake as the waxing gibbous reflects off the water. Space is limited, so register in advance. No pets; kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Meet at the boat ramp. Bring a flash light, quick drying pants, and water. $15 with personal kayak/canoe. $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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"Ruins to Rapids" Almost Full Moon Hike
Monday, Apr 10, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This 1.5 mile ranger-led hike is rated "moderate" and follows the lovely rapids of Sweetwater Creek to the Civil War-era mill ruins of New Manchester (as seen in "Hunger Games: Mockingjay"). Hike will be cancelled if it is raining. A flashlight and sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. No children under 6 or dogs allowed. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Monday, Apr 10, 2017 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Call to register. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 3 PM to 7 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Full Moon Paddle
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Enjoy a relaxing paddle on Lake Lanier led by the naturalist as the full moon reflects off the water. Space is limited, so register in advance. No pets; kids must be 8 or older. Meet at the boat ramp. Bring a flash light, quick drying pants, and water. $15 with personal kayak/canoe
$25 with rental $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Moonlight Canoe Trip
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us on a moonlit canoe paddle on Clark's Hill Lake. The moon will be big and bright. You will get to see the water in a whole different light. Equipment and certified instructors will be provided. Registration is a must by the day before the event. $10–$15 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Full Moon Night Hike
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 8 PM to 10 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Explore the full moonlit night by using all of your senses while going on a Park Ranger led hike through the wooded trails of Magnolia Springs and Camp Lawton. Listen and look for Whippoorwills, owls, bats, and other creatures of the night. Bring a flashlight, water, and good hiking shoes. This is an easy 1 to 3 mile hike depending on you. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Full Moon Paddle
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led paddle on the Sparks Reservoir under the full moon. This program is offered to all adults (18 years and older) who can swim. You have a choice of a tandem kayak or a canoe. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reservations are required. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 3 PM to 7 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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72nd Commemorative Ceremony for President Roosevelt
Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 11 AM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
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 Fort Benning Army Band. This year’s speaker is Paul Sparrow, director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, NY. Free admission until 12:30, then $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Okefenokee Swamp Paddle to Billy's Island
Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join our park ranger as we paddle 2 miles to Billy's Island. Once there, we will dock our boats, hike the short trail and learn about the history of life on the swamp prior to it being a refuge.We will return as the sun begins to set over the swamp. Sign up in advance. $20-$25 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Home School Days at Sweetwater Creek
Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join rangers for Wednesday activities including archery, water testing at the rapids, and a Macro-invertebrate hunt. These outdoor programs are designed to make exercise and ecology fun and hands-on, so wear clothes you can get messy or sweaty in. Call to reserve your space, click event for more details. Ages 8-15 only. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Marsh Walk with Dr. Charlie Belin
Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 4:45 PM to 6 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Join Dr. Charlie Belin, one of the foremost experts of 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. Register in advance. $2-$10. 912-353-3023.
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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Fire Ecology
Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 2 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
The destructive power of fire is essential in keeping Georgia’s pine forest ecosystems healthy. By the end of the lecture you will understand the importance of fires in Georgia. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Full Moon Flat Rock Hike
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
This is an easy 1 mile hike at sunset around the unique flat rock trail. The granite outcropping area has wide open area for viewing the moon rise. A telescope will be set for your use. Please pay with cash. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Twilight Egg Hunt - Ages 0-5 years
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 7:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Bring your kids ages 0 to 5, flashlights and baskets to Crooked River's Egg Hunt in the dark. $3.00 per child $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Flashlight Egg Hunt
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 8 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Bring your family, friends, flashlights and baskets. Limited participation; early wristband purchase available. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
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Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt Relay Race
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge Don't be late for this fast-paced race, or you just might miss it. Your job is to follow clues to locations on the park. Once you find locations, it is an all out race to gather as many eggs as possible in one hour. There will be 8 gold eggs with retail prizes and 8 mega eggs that are filled with all kinds of goodies. $5 parking. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Bring your binoculars for this gentle hike through the park's Power of Flight area. Basic identification techniques and common birds will be discussed. Good for all ages. We recommend long pants and sleeves. Meet Alexander Lakes parking area. Donations of birdseed are appreciated. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Moonlight Egg Hunt
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 7:30 PM to 8:15 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Enjoy an egg hunt by moonlight with black-light flashlights. We'll supply the flashlights; you seek the rewards. Some eggs will have treats, some will have prizes and there will be a special prize for the participant who finds the Golden Egg. You must call to pre-register and reserve your child's spot no later than April 13. Click for more details. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Moonlight Egg Hunt
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 8:30 PM to 9:15 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Enjoy an egg hunt by moonlight with black-light flashlights. We'll supply the flashlights; you seek the rewards. Some eggs will have treats, some will have prizes and there will be a special prize for the participant who finds the Golden Egg. You must call to pre-register and reserve your child's spot no later than April 13. Click for more details. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and 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 15, 2017

A.H. Stephens Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 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. The hunt will take place at the A.H. Stephens Historic Site. Donations are appreciated. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Easter Eggcitement at the Bend
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Bring your baskets and camera; 1000 candy and prize filled eggs and the Easter bunny will be here. Age groups 0-4, 5-8, 9-12. $3 for egg hunt, $3 for chalk contest. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Orienteering 101 or Knots So Fast
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM until Sep 16, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The orienteering program occurs on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month and introduces you to map and compass reading - never get lost in the woods again! The Tie the Knot program occurs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month and will teach you basic knots for use when camping. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 3 PM to 7 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturdays 5 PM - 9 PM until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a stroll with the park ranger to one of Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secrets. Enjoy views of Trenton, Lookout Valley, Sand Mountain, and more while the sky turns colorful at sunset. Meet at the West Rim Access Parking Lot. 45-minute program. Start time varies according to time of sunset. Inquire for specific time at visitor center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Hidden Gem 
Flat Creek Kayak Adventure
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 10 AM to 1 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join us on this 2 – 3 hour excursion to one of the wildest parts of the lake. This rigorous trip will take us to Flat Creek Island, the northern-most island on Lake Lanier. Bring food and water for this trip; it takes a lot of energy. 2 single kayaks and 6 tandem kayaks available for rent if needed. Meet at the boat ramp. $20 with personal kayak/canoe
$30 with kayak rental $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Easter Geocache Hunt
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 3 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
The Easter bunny left some of his eggs behind. Bring a GPS device or smart phone to help find them. Wear closed-toed shoes, bring water, and insect repellent for this off-trail program. Meet at the trail-head parking. Call to pre-register. Limited registration. Download the Geocache mobile app at: www.geocaching.com/play/mobile $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Equipment provided. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available. Pre-registration required. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Haven't shot an arrow yet? Would you like to learn and sharpen your archery skills? Either way, you'll be guided and taught by our experienced ranger. Pre-registration is encouraged. Arrive at 10 a.m. This event will be every Saturday starting March 18, 2017 until October 21, 2017. We have 3 time frames 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM $7 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Old Fashioned Easter
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Participants will dye eggs from natural dyes made here at the park, play old timey games like egg toss and egg rolls and go on an Easter scavenger hunt; there will be prizes! You can even create a burlap Easter bunny and younger children can participate in an Easter egg hunt. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Bird Walk with Dr. Birkhead
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join Dr. Birkhead 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 Boat House on Lake Delanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Decorated Egg Contest
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Enter your decorated, hard boiled, blown or plastic egg in a contest. Judging begins at 11:30. Special decorating guidelines. Youth and adult categories. Prizes. Must pre-register & pre-pay at the park office. Bring your decorated egg to the Park Office. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Remarkable Reptiles
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 5 PM to 6 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet live reptiles as we review their basic natural history and learn to identify our local lizards, turtles and snakes. Meet at the covered picnic shelter, Nest to the Trading Post in the campground. $3 ages 4 & up. Pay cash at the door or pre-pay at the park office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Festival by the Lake/Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Florence Marina invites the public to its annual Festival by the Lake and Easter Egg Hunt. Come out and enjoy an afternoon perusing the craft tables, or set up your own table of items to sell. The egg hunts will begin at 1:00 PM and will be separated by age groups. A vendor fee will be applied if you wish to set up a booth. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Weapons That Made America
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 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.
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Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Come joins us in the park for an old-fashioned Easter Egg hunt in historic Fort McAllister. Bring your basket and come celebrate Easter with us. For children ages 2-12. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Hopping Easter Fun
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 11 AM to 4:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
We will have a wildflower hike, a “Backyard Birds at Fort Mountain” talk, “Think Inside the Box”, where you will learn all you want about box turtles, go on a real-life treasure hunt, make a felt bird craft, other Easter crafts and face painting. $1-$3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Bunny Tails & Trails
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Hike a trail full of Easter egg treats to find Fort Yargo's favorite furry friends at the end. Each attendee will enjoy crafting a homemade Easter basket with the park rangers w/ all materials provided prior to the hike/hunt. This event features a live bunny presentation by our guests The Double W Homestead. $2 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, GA
Come out for the 27th Annual Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt. We will have a very special guest in attendance so bring your camera. Also we will have thousands of eggs filled with candy so bring your baskets. Ages 10 and under. $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Hard Labor Creek Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 12 PM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Park staff will place candy filled eggs at the Lake Brantley recreation area for your little ones to hunt. Children will be placed in age groups (ages 0-2, 3-5, 6 and older). The Easter bunny will be on site for photos. Please bring your own basket. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll hunt for scorpions by using UV lights, listen for owls, and watch the stars. You'll be meeting at the Trading Post (Visitor Center) to walk the easy/moderate 1 mile Brantley Nature Trail. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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4th Annual Glow-N-Dark Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 6 PM to 8:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Over 5,000 glowing eggs will fill the day use area for children to find. Come before the hunt for food trucks, games, and s'mores. Space is limited, registration is required. $7 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Heritage Seed Sharing
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Increase your knowledge of seed-swapping programs. Discuss why people are collecting and trading heritage seeds. Find out the difference between heritage and hybrid seeds while making your own heritage seed paper to share and plant. $5 - $8. 912-264-7333.
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Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
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Spring EGG-Stravaganza
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 1 PM to 3:30 PM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
What is plastic and likes to hide? Easter Eggs! The festivities will be going at Pavilion 1 and the egg hunt will start at 1:00 PM. We will divide visitors into age groups, so it will be fun for the whole family. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Easter at Twilight
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 6 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Bring your flashlight and baskets, and join us for a fun egg hunt in the dark. Crafts will start at 6 p.m. with no charge. We will have two egg hunts, one at 7:30 p.m. for children ages 0-5 at the Interpretive Center, and the second at 8:00 p.m. will be at the Park Office and open to all ages. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Easter Eggstravaganza
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 10:30 AM to 7:15 PM
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge Win terrific prizes at Easter Bingo where everyone's a winner. Make holiday and religious crafts to celebrate. Meet a live Easter Bunny and cuddly baby animals. Crafts include Holy Week bracelet, cross bracelet, child of God necklace, sand picture, suncatchers, ceramic ornaments, foam sticker art and more. $1-$3 plus $5 parking. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
Easter Egg Hunt at Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
The Easter Bunny will be visiting Magnolia Springs and leaving lots of eggs for us to find. Bring your basket and help us collect all those colorful eggs. There will be separate hunting areas for ages 2 or less, 3 to 6, and 7 to 12 years of age. Please register in advance. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Baskets, Bunnies and Eggs
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 10 AM to 1 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. Or, take a family egg-ocache adventure and use GPS coordinates to find eggs hidden in the woods. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Eggciting Hike Hunt
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 10 AM to 10:30 AM
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. Must Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 1 PM to 5 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Lawn Game Merriment
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 11 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Enjoy an afternoon of lawn games with an AmeriCorps ranger on the lawn by the Vaughn Cabin. Have some unadulterated fun playing great games like bocce ball, corn hole, croquet, ladder ball, kubb, and giant jenga. Open to all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in and leave at your leisure. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 2 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
The Friends of Reed Bingham invite kids of all ages to participate in this years Easter egg hunt. Meet us at the stage where the hunt will begin at 2 pm. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Handicapped Accessible Get Outdoors Georgia 
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
We will be hiding 500 Easter Eggs as well as 10 Golden Eggs on the disc golf course. If you are lucky enough to find a Golden Egg you will win an Easter Surprise! We will have two age groups: 5 and under and ages 6-12. $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
6th Annual Easter Egg Roll and Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 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.
Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger-guided paddle in a canoe or kayak while the sun sets over the Okefenokee. Watch the last light of day fade into the night, leaving only the stars and the moon to guide the way. Look for gator eyes glowing from your flashlight, enjoy a full moon or the milky way and enjoy a leisurely paddle in the swamp. This program has limited space. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are with adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Soak It In 
Introduction to Fly Fishing
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger led guide to learning the art of fly fishing. We will practice casting techniques and learn about the gear and tackle that will help in your journey for catching fish on a fly rod. Bring your own rod (some available for loan), reel, and tackle. Meet at the Visitor Center. Max capacity 6. Reservations required. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 3:30 PM to 6 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are with adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Soak It In 
Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 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 at the Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
The Great Tugaloo Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us at the beach pavilion for our annual egg hunt. Once again the Easter Bunny dropped all of his eggs, and now he needs your help to find them. Event will be divided up into age brackets. 3-5 years, 7-9 years. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Creepy Crawlies of the Canyon
Sundays 2 AM - 3 PM until May 7, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Spiders, milipedes, worms and beatles. Meet and touch some of these misunderstood creatures and learn what makes them important to any forest ecosystem in this interactive program at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 706-357-4050.
Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Apr 16, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Apr 16, 2017 3 PM to 7 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, Apr 16, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia. We will explore Red Bird Creek Trail, which is 3.1 miles long. Pets are welcome, but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Sunrise Mountain Hike
Sunday, Apr 16, 2017 5:30 AM to 8 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take time out of your hectic schedule to join us for a relaxing sunrise mountain hike. There's nothing quite like watching the sun come up from the top of Panola. Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Intro to Tree Identification
Sunday, Apr 16, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join an Americorps Ranger on this 2 to 4 mile hike and learn about the wide variety of trees that grow in the Georgia Piedmont region. Learn ID characteristics like leaves, bark, form, and habitat. We will cover all the basics from pines to oaks and plenty in between. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
AmeriCorps 
Sunset Boat Tour of the Swamp
Sunday, Apr 16, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Sit back and relax while one of our rangers takes you out on Billy's Lake for a beautiful, Okefenokee sunset. Enjoy all the wildlife that the Okefenokee has to offer from alligators to the magnificent birds as they find a place to roost for the night. Tours dependent upon water levels and weather conditions. Sign up in advance. $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Apr 16, 2017 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.
Soak It In 
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, Apr 16, 2017 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, as see in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 3 PM to 7 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 3 PM to 7 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Spring Wildflower Hike
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join this ranger-led hike showcasing our beautiful waterfront trails as we learn about Fort Yargo’s spring flowers. This family friendly hike will allow guest to loop on lake’s dam along the nature trails all the while enjoying the best spring has to offer. Meet at the Nature Center. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Home School Days at Sweetwater Creek
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join rangers for Wednesday activities including archery, water testing at the rapids, and a Macro-invertebrate hunt. These outdoor programs are designed to make exercise and ecology fun and hands-on, so wear clothes you can get messy or sweaty in. Call to reserve your space, click event for more details. Ages 8-15 only. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Home School Thursday at High Falls
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 11 AM to 12 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
In this monthly series, we will explore science, nature and Georgia's outdoors through fun activities. This program is appropriate for elementary grades. Please call the park office to register. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, as see in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Bats in the Night
Friday, Apr 21, 2017 7:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us at the Park Office to learn about and spy on bats as they hunt insects in the night. We will begin by learning about bats role in the ecosystem, dangers they face as a species, and what you can do to help. Then stick around as dusk falls to spot some for yourself. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Handicapped Accessible AmeriCorps 
Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Hot Chocolate
Friday, Apr 21, 2017 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us on Friday evenings to observe the stars above us. Telescope and Gazing Binoculars on hand, or bring your own equipment. We will learn about well-known constellations and celestial events. Meet at the Visitor Center by 8:15 p.m. and we will carpool to the gazing location. Heavy cloud cover and/or rain cancels this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Handicapped Accessible AmeriCorps 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Apr 21, 2017 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Apr 21, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and 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.
Soak It In 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Archery Class
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow with our skilled instructors. All participants must participate in the safety instruction at the beginning of each class. All equipment will be provided. Archery range is located behind Day Use Comfort Station. Please register in advance. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Orienteering 101 or Knots So Fast
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM until Sep 16, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The orienteering program occurs on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month and introduces you to map and compass reading - never get lost in the woods again! The Tie the Knot program occurs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month and will teach you basic knots for use when camping. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 3 PM to 7 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturdays 5 PM - 9 PM until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a stroll with the park ranger to one of Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secrets. Enjoy views of Trenton, Lookout Valley, Sand Mountain, and more while the sky turns colorful at sunset. Meet at the West Rim Access Parking Lot. 45-minute program. Start time varies according to time of sunset. Inquire for specific time at visitor center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Hidden Gem 
Walking in Lady's Slippers
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 10 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
The Pink Lady's Slipper is an orchid native to north Georgia and can be found at Don Carter. Join us to learn about this unique wildflower, its role in the environment and some of its traditional uses. We will go on a hike to try and spot Lady's Slippers in bloom. Meet at the visitor center. Bring water and bug spray. Call to register in advance. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Hidden Gem 
Easter Geocache Hunt
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 2 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
The Easter bunny left some of his eggs behind. Bring a GPS device or smart phone to help find them. Wear closed-toed shoes, bring water, and insect repellent for this off-trail program. Meet at the trail-head parking. Call to pre-register. Limited registration. Download the Geocache mobile app at: www.geocaching.com/play/mobile $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Snakes of North Georgia
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 4 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join us as our naturalist educates folks about Georgia's wonderful reptiles. We will have live non-venomous snakes. Learn the difference between venomous and non-venomous snake species of North Georgia. Meet at shelter 3 (beach area). $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Handicapped Accessible Get Outdoors Georgia 
Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Equipment provided. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available. Pre-registration required. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Soak It In 
Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Haven't shot an arrow yet? Would you like to learn and sharpen your archery skills? Either way, you'll be guided and taught by our experienced ranger. Pre-registration is encouraged. Arrive at 10 a.m. This event will be every Saturday starting March 18, 2017 until October 21, 2017. We have 3 time frames 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM $7 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Bird Walk with Dr. Birkhead
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join Dr. Birkhead 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 Boat House on Lake Delanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Earth Day Paddle
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join staff guides to Celebrate Earth Day on beautiful Lake Delanor and help us net some the small trash washed in from recent rains. Geared towards ages 10 and up. Price includes lifejacket, paddles & boat. Must pre-register and pre-pay at the park office. Limited space. Meet at the Boat House. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Remarkable Reptiles
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 5 PM to 6 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet live reptiles as we review their basic natural history and learn to identify our local lizards, turtles and snakes. Meet at the covered picnic shelter, Nest to the Trading Post in the campground. $3 ages 4 & up. Pay cash at the door or pre-pay at the park office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Green Earth, Clean Earth: Earth Day Celebration!
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Florence Marina invites the public to come celebrate Mother Earth. Join us as we unveil our new recycling cans, make crafts out of recycled materials, and learn the importance of keeping our planet clean. $1 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Rice, Riches, and Redcoats: Overnight Paddling Trip
10 AM - 6 PM until Apr 23, 2017 
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Celebrate Earth Day by enjoying a paddling trip through time. The trip includes admission to four coastal historic sites, beginning at Georgia's First Fort- Fort King George, and concluding at Fort Frederica National Monument. Guests will travel along the historic waterways, paddling through old plantation rice canals. $195 per person. 912-437-4770.
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Tails On Trails Dog Hike
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 to Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 - 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Take a hike through Red Bird Creek with our favorite furry pals. The trail will take one to two hours, so bring lots of water for your pet. Purchase a Tails on Trails Membership Card for $15 and take on our new dog-walking quest. www.GaStateParks.org/tailsontrails $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Tidal Creek Kayak Tour
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 12 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for a guided kayak paddle on tidal Red Bird Creek to a large sandbar called Shark Tooth Island. We will search for sharks teeth and enjoy fun in the sun. Limited Space. Must call the office to reserve a spot. $20 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Soak It In 
Spring Fling
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 10 AM to 4 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. Enjoy nature hikes, live animal programs and the second annual Spring Arts and Crafts Show $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Guided Tours of Jarrell Plantation
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Learn about the Jarrell family, the agricultural operation, and how the switch to industry kept the plantation afloat. Jarrell Plantation offers self-guided tours every Thursday-Saturday from 9am-5pm and guided tours one Saturday morning of each month. Guides may be requested in advance for group tours. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Eco-Earth Day
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge Have you ever done a worm check, ate an artesian well, made sun tea, flown a paper bag kite, make a nature design and let the sun expose it or made your own paper and write on it? There's always a first time for anything. Try these crafts and activities in an eco-friendly park with a beautiful setting. $4 plus $5 parking. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
Handicapped Accessible 
Zombie Archery
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
It seems that 3D zombie targets are hanging out on the archery range. Join a park ranger and help rid the park of these zombies. All equipment is provided, ages 7 and up. Sign up at the Visitor Center or give us a call to save your spot. Limited to 21 participants. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Cabin Life at Pickett's Mill
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 10 AM to 5 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Join civilian reenactors at our original 164-year-old log cabin. We will be tilling the garden, cooking over a fire, portraying daily life of the mid-19th century, plus period games for kids. $3-$5.50 770-443-7850.
Earth Day Sunset Hike
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join us on Earth Day as we celebrate the natural splendor of our world. Take a ranger led hike into and around the canyon, learn about the natural history of the canyon, and the ecosystem, and enjoy the sunset from the canyon rim. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Astronomy Night
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join us and the Coca Cola Space Science Center for a night under the stars. Learn about the night sky and view stars and planets through telescopes. What a great way to end Earth Day! Seating will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own lawn chairs for more comfort. $5 parking. 229-838-4244.
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Little River Run
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 7 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join us for this years Little River Run! Meet at the beach pavilion at 7 am for registration. The race begins at 8 am. The 5K run/walk is a USA Track and Field certified Course. Pre-registration can be made through www.runningintheusa.com, at the park office, or a check made out to Friends of Reed Bingham State Park mailed to the office. $20-$25 $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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National Trail Day- Nature Hike
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island - Darien, GA
Day visitors may join us on beautiful Sapelo Island for a nature hike. We'll visit maritime forest, salt marsh and dune habitats, and finish on Sapelo's pristine Nanny Goat beach. Hike is approximately 2.5 miles over boardwalk, trail and beach. Click for ferry information. $10. 912-485-2299.
Bark In The Park Hike
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 9 AM to 11 AM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Bring your favorite four-legged friend and take a stroll with new friends on our Gopher Tortoise Trail. Dogs must be on a 6 foot leash, please. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water and bug spray. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Food Truck Festival and Giant Yard Sale
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 9 AM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join your favorite food trucks and local crafters, artists and yard salers for this incredible spring market. Eat great food while you shop our vendors, walk the trails or enjoy a ready made picnic in the park. Want to be a vendor? We are providing 8 foot tables for a $25 concession fee. anne.robinson@dnr.ga.gov $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Woof in the Woods
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join Smithgall Woods for a day of canine companionship. Enjoy canine-related fun and activities, such as pet related vendors, law enforcement canines, adoptable pets from Smithgall Animal Shelter and more. Finish the day by taking your dog on a hike on one of our many canine friendly trails. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are with adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Soak It In 
Geology Hike
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 1 PM to 4 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Introduction to Wilderness Survival
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 3 PM to 6 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This Ranger led class covers basic and some advanced survival techniques. For ages 12 and up. Learn general skill such as fire making, emergency shelters, and navigation. Registration is required. Space limited. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are with adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sunset Hike
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike to our highest point in the park to watch the sun set over Tallulah Gorge. Bring water for this moderate, 1 mile hike. Space is limited so call ahead to reserve your spot. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Creepy Crawlies of the Canyon
Sundays 2 AM - 3 PM until May 7, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Spiders, milipedes, worms and beatles. Meet and touch some of these misunderstood creatures and learn what makes them important to any forest ecosystem in this interactive program at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 706-357-4050.
Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 3 PM to 7 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Chattahoochee River Paddle
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join the ranger for a fun-filled paddle trip where the Chattahoochee River meets Lake Lanier. We will look for wading birds and raptors. Kids must be 6 or older and with an adult. Meet at the boat ramp. Wear quick drying pants, sun screen, and bring water. Call to pre-register. Bring your own kayak or rent one here. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Rice, Riches, and Redcoats: Overnight Paddling Trip
10 AM - 6 PM  
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Celebrate Earth Day by enjoying a paddling trip through time. The trip includes admission to four coastal historic sites, beginning at Georgia's First Fort- Fort King George, and concluding at Fort Frederica National Monument. Guests will travel along the historic waterways, paddling through old plantation rice canals. $195 per person. 912-437-4770.
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Redbird Creek Trail Hike
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Walk the Red Bird Creek Trail with the Naturalist Ranger, and see everything the Georgia Coast Has to offer. we will learn about the different thing that call this habitat home. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Guided Mountain Hike and Wildflowers
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. We'll look for diamorpha, Carolina jessamine, atamasco lily and trout lily, depending on dates. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Macro-invertebrate Investigation
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 10 AM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Come down to the riverside, at the base of the New Manchester ruins, to look up close and personal at some of the macroscopic creatures that are essential to life in and around Georgia's waterways. This event is open to all ages. If you would like to help look for critters, please wear close toed water shoes or boots. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 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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Archery for Beginners
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 3 PM to 5 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join Americorp rangers and learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all the equipment you need to be hitting the bulls-eye. Must be 9 and up to participate. Must prepay to preregister. Registration required. Meet near Picnic Shelter 2. Program is outdoor and weather permitting. Bring water and bug spray. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, as see in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 3 PM to 7 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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