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Events starting 9/28/2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013
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, October 2, 2013

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013
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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Friday, October 4, 2013

Movie Night at the Park
Friday, Oct 4, 2013 7 PM to 9:30 PM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
Grab you lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a night of popcorn, soda, candy, and a movie under the stars with the family. For this Movie Night we will be showing Wall-E. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Sloppy Floyd State Park. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Hayride and S'mores
Friday, Oct 4, 2013 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a tractor-pulled hayride up to Jack's Hill. We will also gather around a campfire and make s'mores. Park Rangers and local historians will be leading these programs, sharing history and stories from the park. Reservations are required. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Who gives a Hoot? Owl Show
Saturdays 1 PM - 2 PM until Oct 26, 2013 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join Zeus, Owl Capone, Goliath and all your favorite Amicalola Falls Feathered Friends for a fun and educational time in the Lodge Lobby. If you have never seen our owl show you are missing out. We look forward to showing off for you. $5 parking. 706-344-1500.
Handicapped Accessible 
Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Oct 5, 2013
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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Fall Foliage Hike
Saturdays & Sundays until Oct 27, 2013 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Hike the overlook trail along the East Rim of the canyon and enjoy the best of the fall colors on the mountain. Hikes are at 10am on Saturdays and 11am Sundays. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Fall Foliage Hike
Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 10 AM to 11 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Hike the overlook trail along the East Rim of the canyon and enjoy the best of the fall colors on the mountain. Hikes are at 10am on Saturdays and 11am Sundays. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Family Nature Quest
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 12 PM until Dec 7, 2013 
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Want to learn about nature as a family? Come to our “fundana” activities each month and learn about a different topic. There will be 12 quests and at each program the family will receive one bandana about the topic. The family that completes the most quests will receive a bonus bandana for the entire family. Register in advance. $10 per family $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Skills of the Past
Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 10 AM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Watch live demonstrations of crafts from the past. Learn about the skills Native Americans had that helped them survive in their everyday lives. $2 -$6. 770-387-3747.
Handicapped Accessible 
Butterfly Discovery Station
Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 10 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Test your Butterfly IQ and learn what you can do to attract butterflies to your yard. Meet on the front porch of the Park Office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Raptor Program & Release
Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 12 PM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join Auburn University’s Southeastern Raptor Center for a birds of prey program ending with the release of rehabilitated owls & hawks. Meets at the amphitheater next to the Park Office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Dulcimer Jam
Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 1 PM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring a chair and enjoy music from the NGFD Assoc. and an unbelievable fall view off Pine Mountain ridge. Appalachian lap dulcimers and assorted other acoustical instruments will be highlighted. Meet behind the Park Office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Fall Funfest
Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 10 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Fort Yargo State Park is hosting a Fall Funfest on Saturday, October 5, at the old fort. There will be activities for the entire family including games, hayrides, kid crafts, food, music, and more! TBA. 770-867-3489.
Presidential Flyer Train Ride
Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 9:30 AM to 5:20 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you will travel from Georgia Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear to Plains, Archery and back. Explore President Jimmy Carter's boyhood farm, go shopping and sample peanut butter treats. 229-276-0755.
Beginning Digital Photography Workshop
Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 10 AM to 4 PM
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
At the end of the workshop, participants will become capable of making sound exposure, metering, and focus area settings on their digital SLR cameras, as well as they will learn to apply creative composition principles. Hike in the park afterwards and practice new skills. $22-$30. $5 parking. 912-580-5308.
Saturday Mountain Hike
Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 9 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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Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 11 AM to 1 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, Oct 5, 2013 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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Battle of Allatoona Pass Remembered
Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM until Oct 6, 2013 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Watch rifle and cannon demonstrations, visit the tent city, and tour the hillside and railroad cut through the pass. SATURDAY EVENING ONLY: Special candle-light tour in honor of the 150th commemoration. Register here: http://friendsofgastateparks.org/index.php/red-top-mountain/item/790-allatoona-pass-nighttime-guided-tours Tours start times are: 7 pm, 7:30 pm, 8 pm, 8:30 pm, 9 pm. $10 per person. Experience what the soldiers felt the night before the battle. 770-975-0055.
Twilight Canoe Trip
Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 6 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Come out to take a twilight paddle on the Okefenokee Swamp. Learn some basics of canoeing from certified instructors and learn about some of the animals that lurk the swamp at night. We will be providing canoes, paddles, and PFDs. Sign up in the park office by 5:00 PM on the day of the paddle. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Sunset Boat Tour
Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 7:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Dare to venture out in the swamp at night. See which creatures lurk after dark. After the sun sets, see the stars come out & the alligators’ eyes glow bright red with the aid of a spotlight. Sign up at the office; space is limited. $15 - $20. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 11 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is 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 w/adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 2:30 PM to 4 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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Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 6 PM to 7:30 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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Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 7 PM to 9 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, October 6, 2013

For Goodness Snakes
Sundays 1 PM until Oct 27, 2013 
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 
Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Oct 6, 2013
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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Fall Foliage Hike
Saturdays & Sundays until Oct 27, 2013 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Hike the overlook trail along the East Rim of the canyon and enjoy the best of the fall colors on the mountain. Hikes are at 10am on Saturdays and 11am Sundays. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk
Sunday, Oct 6, 2013 8 AM to 11 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. Call to register in advance. Donations of birdseed are appreciated. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Oct 6, 2013 11 AM to 1 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, Oct 6, 2013 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 
Battle of Allatoona Pass Remembered
Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM  
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Watch rifle and cannon demonstrations, visit the tent city, and tour the hillside and railroad cut through the pass. SATURDAY EVENING ONLY: Special candle-light tour in honor of the 150th commemoration. Register here: http://friendsofgastateparks.org/index.php/red-top-mountain/item/790-allatoona-pass-nighttime-guided-tours Tours start times are: 7 pm, 7:30 pm, 8 pm, 8:30 pm, 9 pm. $10 per person. Experience what the soldiers felt the night before the battle. 770-975-0055.
Rivers Alive!
Sunday, Oct 6, 2013 1 PM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Help clean up the beautiful Chattahoochee River in Helen. Friends of Smithgall Woods join a statewide effort to clean up our waterways and protect critical habitats. T-shirts will be available while supplies last. Register in advance to get directions and details. 706-878-3087.
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For Women By Women: Introduction to Kayaking
Sunday, Oct 6, 2013 11 AM to 12:30 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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Invite a Monarch to Lunch-Conference Room at Visitor Center
Sunday, Oct 6, 2013 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pollinators have been in the news lately because of the dramatic drop in the numbers scientists and citizens have observed and reported data on for the last few years. Learn all about the Monarch butterfly and what we can do to help bring it back. Registration is encouraged for this free program. $0 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Monday, October 7, 2013

Meteor Shower Paddle - the Draconids
Monday, Oct 7, 2013 7 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This 2-hour guided paddle will give guests an opportunity to witness the "odd" Draconid meteor shower. Unlike many meteor showers, the Draconids are more likely to be visible in the evening hours, just after nightfall. Register in advance. Meet at the Lake Rutledge boat ramp. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013
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, October 9, 2013

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013
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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Mid-Week Wind Down Paddle
Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful paddle on the beautiful George H. Sparks Reservoir as the sun sets and we refresh ourselves in preparation for the end of the work week. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this program. Open to anyone 18 or older who can swim and children 6 or over who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Register in advance. $20 includes boat, PFD and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Brews & Bites
Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 6 PM to 9 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come to the park for Brews & Bites, Savannah’s newest local food festival and park fundraiser. Brewers and chefs will discuss their process and their appreciation of local ingredients. Guests will also have a chance to learn about many exciting local and park projects. Tickets are $30 or $25 for Friends of Georgia State Parks Members. Ticket price includes the parking pass. Tickets available at http://gastateparks.givezooks.com. 912-598-2300.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Night Hike & Marshmallow Roast
Friday, Oct 11, 2013 7:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us for an old-fashioned marshmallow roast around the campfire, followed by a walk through the dark, night woods. Can you walk quietly enough to discover a night creature before it sees you and gets away? Wear comfortable walking shoes for this exciting night hike. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Halloween Hayrides
Friday, Oct 11, 2013 7 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
All new this year, pirates are attacking Ravenwood! The townsfolk need your help defending against a raggedy band of pirates looking for stolen treasure. Tickets are required and can be purchased online at: https://sites.google.com/a/friendschapters.org/friends-of-red-top-mountain-state-park/2014-haunted-hayrides $10 per person $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Art in the Park
Friday, Oct 11, 2013 1 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Bring your canvas and paint, clay, camera, or oil pastels for exclusive access to the interior of the five-story New Manchester Mill. Create your own artwork while you enjoy beautiful views of the Sweetwater Creek rapids alongside the dramatic mill ruins in the glory of autumn. Reservations required. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Hayride and S'mores
Friday, Oct 11, 2013 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a tractor-pulled hayride up to Jack's Hill. We will also gather around a campfire and make s'mores. Park Rangers and local historians will be leading these programs, sharing history and stories from the park. Reservations are required. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Who gives a Hoot? Owl Show
Saturdays 1 PM - 2 PM until Oct 26, 2013 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join Zeus, Owl Capone, Goliath and all your favorite Amicalola Falls Feathered Friends for a fun and educational time in the Lodge Lobby. If you have never seen our owl show you are missing out. We look forward to showing off for you. $5 parking. 706-344-1500.
Handicapped Accessible 
Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Oct 12, 2013
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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Fall Foliage Hike
Saturdays & Sundays until Oct 27, 2013 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Hike the overlook trail along the East Rim of the canyon and enjoy the best of the fall colors on the mountain. Hikes are at 10am on Saturdays and 11am Sundays. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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International Observe the Moon Night
Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 5 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The Barnard Astronomical Society will be setting up telescopes and Amateur Astronomers will be on hand to man the telescopes, so you can get a good look at the moon and other celestial night time object. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Dyeing with Mushrooms
Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Participants will learn how to identify, collect and preserve dye mushrooms; prepare dye baths; and safely use mordants and pH enhancers. Everyone will dye wool yarn, create sample cards and have the opportunity to make premordanted silk chiffon scarf to take home. Adults only; register by Oct. 5. $35 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Bird Walk
Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Stroll along the woodland edges to listen and look for feathered friends. Bring binoculars or share park loaners. Meet at the Fishing Dock in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Butterfly Discovery Station
Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 10 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Test your Butterfly IQ and learn what you can do to attract butterflies to your yard. Meet on the front porch of the Park Office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Music and Dancing On The Mountain
Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 7 PM to 9 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet at the rock amphitheater next to the office on Hwy 190. Bring your family and friends for a fall outing on the mountain. Dance, sing-a-long, and enjoy classic vinyl and oldies with our popular local musicians. Bring a chair or cushion. Cement seating. Donations accepted. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Dirty Spokes Trail Running Race Series
Saturday, Oct 12, 2013
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
The Dirty Spokes running race series includes four state parks: Red Top Mountain, Unicoi, Fort Yargo and Victoria Bryant. Dates and distances vary. Visit www.dirtyspokes.com to register. Fee plus $5 parking. 404-310-3628.
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Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 5:30 PM to 7:30 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.
Astronomy Wagon Ride
Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Hard Labor Creek is a great place for star-gazing. Relax on this guided carriage ride by the beach.Call to pre-register, space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Annual Kolomoki Festival - 75th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, Oct 12, 2013
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Enjoy a day of eats, shopping, boat tours, Native American demonstrations, singing and dancing performances, music, antique tractor parade and more. Also available is the free children’s section with arts and crafts, moon walk, and blow up slide. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Family Fall Fest
Saturday, Oct 12, 2013
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Welcome fall with our 17th annual Fall Festival featuring a pumpkin scavenger hunt, scarecrow hunt, face painting, children's games, marshmallow roasting, hayrides, cake walk, fall crafts, storyteller and Birds of Prey program $10 per vehicle. 706-541-0321.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 12 PM to 2 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
Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 3 PM to 5 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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Geology Day
Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 11 AM to 1 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Providence Canyon is one of the great geographic wonders of the eastern United States. Join Interpretive Ranger Trena Evans for a closeup view of this most unusual park. Pre-registration is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Halloween Hayrides
Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 7 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
All new this year, pirates are attacking Ravenwood! The townsfolk need your help defending against a raggedy band of pirates looking for stolen treasure. Tickets are required and can be purchased online at: https://sites.google.com/a/friendschapters.org/friends-of-red-top-mountain-state-park/2014-haunted-hayrides $10 per person $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Reelin' in the Prizes
Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 7 AM to 12 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
There will be a children's fishing rodeo from 9 am until 10:30 am for children 12 and under with prizes awarded for the three largest fish caught. There will also be a bass fishing contest for adults lasting from 7 am until noon, at which point contestants may bring in their catch for measuring. There will be prizes for the three biggest fish caught. Fish must be live when presented for measuring. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Reptiles and Amphibians, Nature Craft, and Campfire
Saturday, Oct 12, 2013
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
At 11:00am learn the differences between reptiles and amphibians. See and touch live examples! At 3:00pm meet and greet fellow park visitors as you make crafts from everyday household items. At 8:00pm join us for S'mores and stories around the campfire. Meet at the Amphitheater across from Picnic Shelter 1. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Fall Celebration
Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 12 PM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Enjoy the natural beauty of the season with hands-on pioneer skills exhibits, hayrides, traditional craft vendors, mountain music, and apple cider from a hand-cranked press. $6 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Sunset Boat Tour
Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 7:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Dare to venture out in the swamp at night. See which creatures lurk after dark. After the sun sets, see the stars come out & the alligators’ eyes glow bright red with the aid of a spotlight. Sign up at the office; space is limited. $15 - $20. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
We will discuss topics that have to do with astronomy as well as observing the night sky through high powered telescopes. 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. Come out and see stargazing at its best. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is 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 w/adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 2:30 PM to 4 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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Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 6 PM to 7:30 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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Sunday, October 13, 2013

For Goodness Snakes
Sundays 1 PM until Oct 27, 2013 
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 
Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Oct 13, 2013
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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Fall Foliage Hike
Saturdays & Sundays until Oct 27, 2013 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Hike the overlook trail along the East Rim of the canyon and enjoy the best of the fall colors on the mountain. Hikes are at 10am on Saturdays and 11am Sundays. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Oct 13, 2013 1 PM to 3 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 
Ranger-led Fall Foliage Lake Paddle
Sunday, Oct 13, 2013 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing on the lake as we enjoy the beauty of the fall colors. This trip is for those 16 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. $15 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. Reservations required. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013
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, October 16, 2013

For Women By Women: Introduction to Kayaking
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 6 PM to 7:30 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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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Going Caching 2013 History & Mystery at FDR State Park
Daily until Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 8 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
FREE onsite programs throughout the park. Venture back to 1939 and explore caches, codes and cryptics. Four fun-filled days of events and geochaching await the boldest of adventurers. More info at: www.geocaching.com $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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A Geocaching Mega-Event Series: FDR
Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
You are cordially invited to meet President Roosevelt and Sir Winston Churchill at the Little White House. Be sure to bring your Cache-Cards and trade with FDR and Winnie (yes ... they will have theirs!) $6-$10 (Special Discount Available). 706-655-5870.
Brews & Bites
Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 6 PM to 9 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come to the park for Brews & Bites, Savannah’s newest local food festival and park fundraiser. Brewers and chefs will discuss their process and their appreciation of local ingredients. Guests will also have a chance to learn about many exciting local and park projects. Tickets are $30 or $25 for Friends of Georgia State Parks Members. Ticket price includes the parking pass. Tickets available at http://gastateparks.givezooks.com. 912-598-2300.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Twilight Hike
Friday, Oct 18, 2013 7:30 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.
Haunted Trail
Friday, Oct 18, 2013 7 PM to 11 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Walk and ride a wagon through the Haunted Trail if you dare! Meet the Headless Horseman and other park haunts.
Pony rides, face painting, petting zoo and refreshments. Begins at Roosevelt Stables. $8 ages 4 and up. Additional costs for some activities. $5 parking. 706-628-7463.
Haunted Trail
Friday, Oct 18, 2013 7 PM to 11 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Walk and ride a wagon through the Haunted Trail if you dare! Meet the Headless Horseman and other park haunts.
Pony rides, face painting, petting zoo and refreshments. Begins at Roosevelt Stables. $8 ages 4 and up. Additional costs for some activities. $5 parking. 706-628-7463.
 

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