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Events starting 9/7/2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
New Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Lake Rutledge is a great place to enjoy the night sky. Join this ranger-led tour of the lake and enjoy night sounds, star-gazing, and a relaxing time on the water. A new moon means that many stars will be visible on the nighttime paddle. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or lightly drizzling. Register in advance. Meet at Beach. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Power House Clean-Up -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Help us clean up around the old power house, remove weeds, and repair the fence. We will have some tools available but feel free to bring your own. 478-993-3053.
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Twlight Night Paddle
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 6:30 PM to 8 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, ranger-led 3 mile canoe trip to Buck Creek. This program is open to adults and children 8 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. $15 includes boat and gear. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Work Day and Celebration - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 5 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
In recognition of Your State Parks Day volunteers are needed to help clean up the site entrance. There will also be a celebration of our sites expanded days of operation. 912-264-7333.
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Junior Angler Fishing Rodeo and Lake Cleanup
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9:15 AM to 2 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Each fish caught makes you a prize-winning angler! Participants ages 15 and younger are welcome with an adult. Please bring poles, tackle and chairs. Participants, parents, and volunteers will be picking up trash along the lake and around the park during and after the rodeo to help keep the park beautiful. 770-504-2277.
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Outdoor Adventure Day - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 3 PM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
Enjoy a day on the water with the kids' fishing event and canoe instruction. On land, a live reptile show will be offered. Children can learn more about hunter’s safety at the archery range, BB gun range and the laser shooting system. Hot dogs and drinks will be available. Volunteers will have a chance to help with our future Wildilfe Garden. 706-857-0826.
Fall Farm & Garden Cleanup
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Show your support for state parks and historic sites by joining volunteers caring for the vegetable, herb, and flower gardens and the historical farm buildings and furnishings at an authentic middle Georgia plantation. Work gloves are recommended. Extra herbs can be taken home to start a new garden. 478-986-5172.
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Kolomoki Festival Clean-up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 AM to 5 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Come out and volunteer in preparation for our 44th Annual Kolomoki Festival. Activities will include mowing,weed-eating,trimming limbs, picking up limbs, and cleaning restrooms. Meet at the mini-golf course in day use area. 229-724-2150.
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Lakeside Cleanup - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 3:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for a volunteer workday to remove the overgrowth of brush and vegetation around Laura Walker lake. This will create more access to the lake for fishing opportunities as well as beautify the park. 912-287-4900.
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Your "FRIENDS" State Parks Volunteer Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 AM to 2 PM
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
The Friends of Little Ocmulgee will be looking for some volunteers to make the park look great. This beautification project will include "vamping" up an old flower bed and turning it into a beautiful butterfly garden. Don't forget to bring a shovel or rake. All your hard work will be rewarded with refreshments. 229-868-7474.
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Meet the Animals and History Hike - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 11 AM to 8 PM
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
Get to know Little O. You can meet some of the parks educatonal animals and watch them being fed. You have questions, I've got answers, stop by the info booth and pick up a free prize. Did you know that Little Ocmulge is one of the oldest parks in Georgia? Find out how the park got started as a spa resort and more while on a history hike. $1. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
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Cache In; Trash Out (CITO) - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Support Magnolia Springs by joining geocachers in cleaning up the park. Bring your gloves and paintbrushes. Meet at the Park Office. 478-982-1660.
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Kids Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Kids, we’re stocking a special area with fish just so you can catch dinner for the family tonight. Friends of Mistletoe State Park will be on hand with a quick lunch for anglers and raffle prizes. Kids ages 15 and under. Fish from the bank only; bring your own pole and tackle; no fishing license required. $5. 706-541-0321.
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State Parks Day - Volunteer Trails Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Get out, get fit, and make a difference! Volunteers are needed to join the park staff in cleaning the trails at Mistletoe. We’ll pick up trash, trim the paths as needed, and removed fallen trees where we are able. This is a great service project for organizations, and a bonding time for parents and their teenagers. Please bring your own tools. 706-541-0321.
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Get Outdoors Trail Maintenance --
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 11 AM
Moccasin Creek State Park - Clarkesville, GA
Volunteers will help clean up and cut back overgrown vegetation on the hiking trails. 706-947-3194.
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Landscaping New Echota - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join the Friends of New Echota members, other volunteers and staff as we work to improve New Echota with various landscaping and trails projects throughout the park. We'll began at 9:30 a.m. and work until 12:30 p.m.. A hot dog lunch will be provided by Friends of New Echota and tours of historic New Echota will be available throughout the day. 706-624-1321.
Grassland Restoration Planting -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join park staff and volunteers for the third year of native wildflower planting at a significant grassland restoration area on the park. If all the plants get planted, volunteers can try their hand at removing non-native Privet and Autumn Olive from the site. Meet at the Alexander's Lake Parking area to sign in. Please call to pre-register. 770-389-7801.
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Trail Maintenance - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Help with controlling erosion on the Site's Historic Red and Blue Trails. Breaks and Buffers will be used to direct water away from the walking trails. We will also be installing a POLLINATOR GARDEN to benefit butterflies. There will be something for the whole family to participate in. A chance to help further preserve this unique battlefield. Volunteers get in free. 770-443-7850.
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Harvest at the Homestead
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Fall is a busy time at the homestead. Enjoy toys and games, crafts, blacksmithing, cooking, contests, and more. (Parking fee waived on Sept. 27 - Your State Parks Day.) $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Trails and Trowels -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 AM to 12 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Are your hands still nice and clean? You can change that by getting dirty with landscaping and cutting down bushes at our Save Your State Parks Day. Meet at Picnic Shelter 3 at 8 a.m. Lunch will be provided at noon. 229-896-3551.
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State Parks Day means Free Disc Golf Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 5 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
In honor of Your State Parks Day, Richard B. Russell State Park invites you to try a round of Disc Golf on us. 706-213-2045.
State Parks Day Nature Hike
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 11 AM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Meet in the beach parking at the trailhead to Blackwell Bridge Nature Trail. Park Volunteer Biologist and Naturalist, Elizabeth Hill, will guide you on a 1-hour hike along Blackwell Bridge Nature Trail. She will discuss the flora, fauna, ecology and history of Richard B. Russell State Park and Lake. 706-213-2045.
State Parks Day Nature Hike
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 2 PM to 3 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Meet in the beach parking at the trailhead to Blackwell Bridge Nature Trail. Park Volunteer Biologist and Naturalist, Elizabeth Hill, will guide you on a 1-hour hike along Blackwell Bridge Nature Trail. She will discuss the flora, fauna, ecology and history of Richard B. Russell State Park and Lake. 706-213-2045.
Your State Parks Day - Bridge & Sidewalk Refurbishing
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Volunteers are being sought to help pressure wash the bridge and sidewalks on the drive into the Historic Site. We want to enlist your support to help with this project. Equipment will be provided. You may get wet, bring an extra set of clothes or shoes. Come for an hour or make a day of it. Volunteers will receive free admission/ $7-12. 706-655-5870.
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Special Excursion - "The Peanut Festival Special"
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
All aboard for a wonderful adventure with fun, food and lots of peanuts. Vendors with arts and crafts will fill the park as you step off the train. You can also ride to the Boyhood Farm for an additional fee. 229-276-0755.
Your State Parks Day - Campground Cleanup and Landscaping
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 AM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
We will continue clearing brush and debris from campsites to create more waterfront sites. We may also install horseshoe pits and landscape the miniature golf course. Please bring gloves, rakes, clippers, and other landscaping tools. 229-861-3137.
Invasive Species Removal - Your State Parks Day
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 to Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 - 9 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
We will be working to eliminate the Chinese Tallow Tree, an invasive species found in our park. Please register by Friday, Sept. 26th. 912-598-2300.
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Invasive Species Removal
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
We will be working to eliminate the Chinese Tallow Tree, an invasive species found in our park. Get outdoors and help to hack and squirt these trees that are putting pressure on our native plants. Please register by Friday, Sept. 26th. 912-598-2300.
Georgia State Parks Volunteer Service Day - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 1 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Friends of Smithgall Woods invites volunteers out to the park to participate in volunteer projects and if new to the park, learn about volunteer projects that are available. 706-878-3087.
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Park Clean-up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Come show your support of Stephen C. Foster State Park by participating in a park clean-up and beautification project. 912-637-5274.
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Sweetwater Creek Cleanup -- Your State Park Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9:30 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join park staff and "Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park" volunteers as we clean up the Sparks reservoir and hiking trails. We will be cleaning the lake by canoe and kayak and also from the banks. You will also have an opportunity to clean the banks of lovely Sweetwater Creek. Bring gloves and pickup tools. 770-732-5871.
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Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long hike (easy to moderate) will lead to the five story ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester textile mill and focus on the history of the Sweetwater Creek Valley. This ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 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 with a parent. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Stargazer Paddle
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for this evening paddle on the Sparks Reservoir. We will watch the sun set and then search the sky for wonders like planets, stars, constellations, and shooting stars as night arrives. This program is for anyone over 17 who can swim. Binoculars recommended. Includes choice of canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. Meet at the Bait Shop. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Mulch at Tallulah Gorge State Park
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Tallulah Gorge is one of the oldest geological features in North America and one of the seven wonders of Georgia. Over 300,000 visitors hike our trails each year. Spend "Your State Parks Day" working alongside "Friends" of Tallulah Gorge spreading mulch on our trails. Sponsored by Friends of Georgia State Parks. 706-754-7981.
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"Your State Parks Day" Geo-Caching Event
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
This official event listed on www.geocaching.com will be geared to beginning and advanced geocachers alike. Spend time learning topics such as how to use equipment, tips on seeking caches, geocaching etiquette, and details of Georgia Parks' series of caches. Participants can search for two new caches to be hidden on the day of the event. Friends of Tallulah Gorge State Park Event. 706-754-7981.
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Pancakes on the Veranda -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 AM to 11 AM
Traveler's Rest Historic Site - Toccoa, GA
Join us for pancakes on the veranda to celebrate Your State Parks Day. Each plate includes pancakes, bacon or sausage, coffee and orange juice. $7 per plate. 706-356-4362.
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Your State Parks Day - Canoe Races
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Ages 12 and up are invited to join us for canoe races in the cove right behind the park's Visitor Center. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and prizes will be given to the winner of each race. Races are age specific and we will finish off with a Family Race. 706-356-4362.
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Shore Clean Up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 1 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Help keep Lake Hartwell clean and participate in our annual shore cleanup. Check in at the park's Visitors Center to pick up clean-up equipment and to get an assignment. 706-356-4362.
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Outdoor Adventure Day -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Activities geared for kids and adults of all ages, including camping, hiking, trout fishing, fly tying and casting, airgun shooting, archery and skeet shooting. Live native Georgia wildlife shows will be featured. 706-878-4738.
Your State Parks Day Golf Tournament at Highland Walk
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Attention Golfers! Make plans to participate in Highland Walk's golf tournament in celebration of Your State Parks Day. It will be a 4-person team at 8 AM (No handicaps). All golfers welcome so bring the family out and play! $50 per person. (Includes prizes, greens fee and cart) 706-245-6770.
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Spruce up the Signs at Victoria Bryant
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join the staff and volunteers at Victoria Bryant State Park for a day of putting up new signs in the park with lunch provided afterwords. Take the opportunity to learn more about how you can get involved with Friends of Victoria Bryant State Park. 706-245-6270.
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Lake Trail Clean-Up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join in on an park clean-up day along the Lake Trail. Crews will clean the trail by picking up trash and trimming trees. Please register by calling the park office. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Your State Parks Day - Tabby Ruins and Jones Narrows Clean Up
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Join Wormsloe Historic Site in clearing brush and collecting firewood for Your State Parks Day. Dress comfortably. Work gloves will be provided. Walk-in volunteers are also welcome. Please register by Sept. 26th. Sponsored by the Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites. 912-353-3023.
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Sunday, September 28, 2014
Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
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Kayak/Canoe Tour of Lake Blackshear
Sunday 9 AM - 11 AM  
Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, GA
Enjoy an easy guided tour around Lake Blackshear in kayaks or canoes. We'll look for alligators, herons and egrets. Register in advance. Meet at Visitor's Center. Subject to change due to weather. $8 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
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Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Harvest at the Homestead
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Fall is a busy time at the homestead. Enjoy toys and games, crafts, blacksmithing, cooking, contests, and more. (Parking fee waived on Sept. 27 - Your State Parks Day.) $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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