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Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia For Women By Women: Introduction to Kayaking
Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 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.
Tons of Fun 
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Stand Up Paddleboard Tour
Thursday, Aug 6, 2015 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join instructors on the George H. Sparks Reservoir for an afternoon of Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP). This program is intended for anyone 16 and over who can swim and is interested in SUP, and will include an introduction to the sport as well as a recreational tour. Includes board, PFD, and paddle Meet at the Bait Shop. Limited to 10. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Friday, August 7, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Friday, Aug 7, 2015 6 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 with a parent. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Aug 7, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults 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.
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Georgia Veterans Memorial Triathlon
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 8 AM to 12 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, GA
The Georgia Veterans Triathlon is held at the Georgia Memorial State Park in Cordele, GA. This race is one of the best-kept secrets for those who want to race on a fast and very flat course. 400-Yard Swim*13.6 Mile Bike*5K Run Registration fee. $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Get Outdoors Georgia Bike Trails Work and Ride
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 9 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join park staff and volunteers for some time spent working on the bike trail, and a guided trail ride afterward. If you assist with trail work there is no charge for the ride. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Twlight Night Paddle
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Evening Paddle on Allatoona Lake
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for a ranger-led kayaking tour on the lake. This trip is for visitors 16 years or older who can swim or visitors ages 5-15 who can swim AND are accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. All kayaks are two-seaters. Close-toed shoes required. $25 per person (includes tandem kayak, life jacket, and basic instruction.) $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 9 AM - 11 AM from Aug 8, 2015 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Take a guided hike through the captivating scenery of Smithgall Woods. Guided hikes will be offered every second Saturday of the month (weather permitting). Throughout the year, hikes will rotate through the various trails located throughout Smithgall. All ages are welcome. No pets please. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Get Outdoors Georgia Geology Hike
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 10 AM to 12 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 Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 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 with a parent. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 6 PM to 7:30 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.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Aug 9, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults 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.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Mid-Week Wind Down Paddle
Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 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.
Tons of Fun 
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Stand Up Paddleboard Tour
Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join instructors on the George H. Sparks Reservoir for an afternoon of Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP). This program is intended for anyone 16 and over who can swim and is interested in SUP, and will include an introduction to the sport as well as a recreational tour. Includes board, PFD, and paddle Meet at the Bait Shop. Limited to 10. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Friday, August 14, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Perseids Party
Friday, Aug 14, 2015 9 PM to 11 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Join us for a night viewing of the annual Perseid meteor shower. The shower is expected to peak this year at the same time as the August new moon, so the shooting starts should be bright and easy to see in the night sky! Come join us and see how many you can count! Bring your own chairs and nonalcoholic refreshments. Meet at the Disc Golf Course. $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Aug 14, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults 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.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Volunteer Days
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come out and join us for fun and work! Projects may include clearing and maintaining trails, grounds cleaning and landscaping, painting, etc. Bring work gloves and a can do attitude! $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Get Outdoors Georgia Paws on the Falls
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 5 PM to 6 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Grab your leash and bring your dog out to walk with some new friends on the High Falls Trail. A special surprise for each dog that attends. $5 per a dog $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Get Outdoors Georgia Junior Angler Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 9:15 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Children under age 16 are invited to learn how to be responsible fishermen while enjoying time with family and friends at Indian Springs State Park. Anglers are asked to bring their own fishing poles & tackle if possible. Bait will be provided at the park. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. Participants will use rope and harness for this moderately strenuous, very unique activity. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. Participants will use rope and harness for this moderately strenuous, very unique activity. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Soldier's Life
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Learn about the life of the common soldier who fought in Georgia. A Park Ranger dressed as a soldier will display the items soldiers carried while marching and fighting in north Georgia in 1864. $3-$5.50 770-443-7850.
Get Outdoors Georgia Evening Paddle on Allatoona Lake
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for a ranger-led kayaking tour on the lake. This trip is for visitors 16 years or older who can swim or visitors ages 5-15 who can swim AND are accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. All kayaks are two-seaters. Close-toed shoes required. $25 per person (includes tandem kayak, life jacket, and basic instruction.) $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Youth Fishing Days at Buck Shoals
3rd Saturday of Month 8 AM - 12 PM from Aug 15, 2015 until Sep 19, 2015 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Children and their special "big person" can fish in a lake stocked with catfish, bass and bream. Fish caught can be kept. Bring your own bait and rods. This event is not at Smithgall Woods, but at Buck Shoals, a nearby unopened state park. Call for directions. Occurs every third Saturday through September. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 10 AM to 11:30 AM
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.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 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 with a parent. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults 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.
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Canoeing 101: Intro to Paddling
Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 9 AM to 10:30 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Learn the basics of paddling and put your skills to the test. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Must be a swimmer. $10 includes canoe, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 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 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.
Monday, August 17, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia For Men by Men: Introduction to Kayaking
Monday, Aug 17, 2015 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for an introduction to kayaking on beautiful Sparks Reservoir. This program is for boys and men 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.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Introduction to Birdwatching Hike
Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015 8 AM to 10 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This field trip is designed for anyone interested in learning more about birds, the important habitats critical to some species, and organizations like the Audubon Society which are dedicated to bird conservation. Meet at the park's Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Stargazer Paddle
Friday, Aug 21, 2015 9 PM to 11 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.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Evening Paddle on Allatoona Lake
Saturday, Aug 22, 2015 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for a ranger-led kayaking tour on the lake. This trip is for visitors 16 years or older who can swim or visitors ages 5-15 who can swim AND are accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. All kayaks are two-seaters. Close-toed shoes required. $25 per person (includes tandem kayak, life jacket, and basic instruction.) $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Aug 22, 2015 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 with a parent. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event 
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Aug 23, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Aug 23, 2015 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 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.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Stand Up Paddleboard Tour
Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join instructors on the George H. Sparks Reservoir for an afternoon of Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP). This program is intended for anyone 16 and over who can swim and is interested in SUP, and will include an introduction to the sport as well as a recreational tour. Includes board, PFD, and paddle Meet at the Bait Shop. Limited to 10. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 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 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.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Full Moon Paddling Tour
Friday, Aug 28, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Enjoy paddling at night along the beautiful Lake Lanier under the light of a full moon! Experience the wonders of nature that are unique to nighttime and create a memory that you will never forget! Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available, so register in advance. All ages welcome. Meet at the boat ramp. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Atlanta Audubon Beginners bird walk
Friday, Aug 28, 2015 3 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This field trip is designed for anyone interested in learning more about birds, habitats critical to some species, and organizations like the Audubon Society which are dedicated to bird conservation. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Donations of bird seed for the park bird feeder are welcome $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Kayak Our A-Maze-ing Marshes
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 8 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for this three-hour high tide paddle. Start off with a maze of marsh grass then open into scenic views. Look for wildlife and enjoy the unique and fun perspective of kayaking coastal waters. Limited space, reservations required. $25 single; $35 tandem $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Full Moon Paddling Tour
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Enjoy paddling at night along the beautiful Lake Lanier under the light of a full moon! Experience the wonders of nature that are unique to nighttime and create a memory that you will never forget! Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available, so register in advance. All ages welcome. Meet at the boat ramp. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Hard Labor Creek Volunteer Saturday
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Hard Labor Creek State Park holds many natural treasures that need our help to shine! Join parks staff as we enhance our park's beauty by clearing invasive species and restoring habitats for future generations of people and wildlife to enjoy. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Please sign up in advance. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. please call to register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Evening Paddle on Allatoona Lake
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for a ranger-led kayaking tour on the lake. This trip is for visitors 16 years or older who can swim or visitors ages 5-15 who can swim AND are accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. All kayaks are two-seaters. Close-toed shoes required. $25 per person (includes tandem kayak, life jacket, and basic instruction.) $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Rivers Alive -- Little River Clean Up
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
It's time again for the annual River's Alive Little River cleanup. Volunteers are welcome to bring their own kayaks and canoes to join the paddling team down the river for trash collecting. Boats are available at half price rental. The lake cleanup crew will be walking the lake perimeter removing trash from the water’s shores. $8 boat rental. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Get Outdoors Georgia Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 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 with a parent. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Full Moon Paddle
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a relaxing paddle around Tallulah lake as the full moon reflects off the water. This ranger-led event is an exciting way to get out in the evenings and enjoy nature. Space is limited, so register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Paws on the Falls
Sunday, Aug 30, 2015 9 AM to 10 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Grab your leash and bring your dog out to walk with some new friends on the High Falls Trail. A special surprise for each dog that attends. $5 per a dog $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Aug 30, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Sweetwater Creek Canoe Cleanup
Sunday, Aug 30, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us in beautifying Sweetwater Creek as we pick up trash from the water by canoe and along the banks. Pre-registration is required and previous canoe experience is required for those in canoes. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Aug 30, 2015 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 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Sunday, Aug 30, 2015 9 PM to 11 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1 mile hike that takes you down the stairs across, the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Tons of Fun 
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Sep 2, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Tons of Fun 
Friday, September 4, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Labor Day Twilight Paddle
Friday, Sep 4, 2015 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy this relaxing paddle around scenic Lake Marbury. Learn about the history of the old fort, and enjoy the view under the setting sun. Space is limited, advance registration required. 15 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Labor Day On The Lake
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 until Monday, Sep 7, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Our family celebration including games, nature programs, and crafts. Educational boat tours throughout the day. $1 - $5 $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Get Outdoors Georgia Dirty Spokes Trail Run
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 7 AM to 10 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The Mountain Bike Trail system is beautiful and offers something for every runner. Well groomed system of trails with gentle slopes and beautiful scenery will leave you breathless (if that doesn't, the 7.0/3.5 mile will). Register at http://www.dirtyspokes.net/hard-labor-creek-state-park/ $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Twlight Night Paddle
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 6:45 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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Labor Day at Jarrell Plantation
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
How better to celebrate Labor Day than learning about old time labor? Enjoy old time handicraft making demonstrations, learn about how household chores were done, and try some yourself. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Get Outdoors Georgia Holiday Gorge Floor Hike
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
This is a strenuous trek, include hiking down 531 stairs, a river crossing jumping from rock to rock, and climbing boulders along the side of the river to Bridal Veil Falls where you can swim. Total miles is 3.5. No pets; wear appropriate footwear; children must be 10 or older; bring food and water. Space is limited please register in advance. $10 a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Twlight Night Paddle
Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 6:45 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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Holiday Gorge Floor Hike
Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
This is a strenuous trek, include hiking down 531 stairs, a river crossing jumping from rock to rock, and climbing boulders along the side of the river to Bridal Veil Falls where you can swim. Total miles is 3.5. No pets; wear appropriate footwear; children must be 10 or older; bring food and water. Space is limited please register in advance. $10 a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Monday, September 7, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Holiday Gorge Floor Hike
Monday, Sep 7, 2015 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
This is a strenuous trek, include hiking down 531 stairs, a river crossing jumping from rock to rock, and climbing boulders along the side of the river to Bridal Veil Falls where you can swim. Total miles is 3.5. No pets; wear appropriate footwear; children must be 10 or older; bring food and water. Space is limited please register in advance. $10 a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Sep 8, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Tons of Fun 
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Sep 9, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Tons of Fun 
Friday, September 11, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia New Moon Kayak Tour
Friday, Sep 11, 2015 8:30 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 night-time 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.
Tons of Fun 
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 9 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Come join the Friends of Don Carter State Park every second Saturday of the month to participate in a variety of volunteer projects. Meet at park's visitor center. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Dog Splash at Liberty Bell Pool
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Unleash the fun with Frisbees, balls and hula-hoop jumps out on the lawn, and music. Dogs must be up to date on all shots and can be off-leash inside the pool area. Dog swimsuit contest 3:30 PM. Only dogs allowed in the pool on this last day that it's open. No outside food or drink. Pool concessions open. Meet at Liberty Bell Pool, Hwy 354. $8 per dog. Humans free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia Bike Trails Work and Ride
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 9 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join park staff and volunteers for some time spent working on the bike trail, and a guided trail ride afterward. If you assist with trail work there is no charge for the ride. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia New Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 8:30 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 night-time 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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 9 AM - 11 AM from Sep 12, 2015 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Take a guided hike through the captivating scenery of Smithgall Woods. Guided hikes will be offered every second Saturday of the month (weather permitting). Throughout the year, hikes will rotate through the various trails located throughout Smithgall. All ages are welcome. No pets please. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Sep 13, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Tons of Fun 
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Tons of Fun 
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Tons of Fun 
Friday, September 18, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Atlanta Audubon Beginners bird walk
Friday, Sep 18, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This field trip is designed for anyone interested in learning more about birds, habitats critical to some species, and organizations like the Audubon Society which are dedicated to bird conservation. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Donations of bird seed for the park bird feeder are welcome $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Twlight Night Paddle
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. Participants will use rope and harness for this moderately strenuous, very unique activity. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. Participants will use rope and harness for this moderately strenuous, very unique activity. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Youth Fishing Days at Buck Shoals
3rd Saturday of Month 8 AM - 12 PM from Sep 19, 2015 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Children and their special "big person" can fish in a lake stocked with catfish, bass and bream. Fish caught can be kept. Bring your own bait and rods. This event is not at Smithgall Woods, but at Buck Shoals, a nearby unopened state park. Call for directions. Occurs every third Saturday through September. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Tons of Fun 
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Tons of Fun 
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Sep 23, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Tons of Fun 
Friday, September 25, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Twlight Night Paddle
Friday, Sep 25, 2015 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.
Tons of Fun 
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Horse and Hiking Trails Clean-Up Day -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Do you love to hike? Do you love to horseback ride? Do you love Georgia State Parks? If you answered yes to any of these questions, come on out and give back. Help maintain YOUR state park, by cleaning up our nature trails and equestrian staging area. We will trim any over growth, clean out high line areas, and beautify our wonderful state park. 706-456-2602.
Get Outdoors Georgia Digging a Monarch Butterfly Garden
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
We will learn about the North American Monarch Butterfly, and install a garden that will create a wonderful butterfly habitat. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Get Outdoors Georgia Volunteer Days
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come out and join us for fun and work! Projects may include clearing and maintaining trails, grounds cleaning and landscaping, painting, etc. Bring work gloves and a can do attitude! $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Lake Lanier Shore Sweep - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 8 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join us in supporting Don Carter State Park and Lake Lanier by participating in Lake Lanier Association's annual Shore Sweep. This annual event is organized for the benefit of Lake Lanier and all that enjoy its beauty. In past years Shore Sweep has had over 1,000 volunteers! 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Lake Franklin Boat Flotilla and Fishing: Your State Park Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Pre-register to join hands and paddles and help us set a float record. Rent a canoe or kayak for a water gathering at 12:30 pm. Sign up for canoe lessons at 10 AM, kayak at 11 AM. Fishing allowed for FREE and no state license is required. Bring bait, gear, chairs, & picnic. Meet at Small Group Camp. kayak/canoe rental $8 per person per hour;Kayak/canoe class $15 per person. Sign up and pay at park office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia Stable Volunteer Roundup – Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
It’s a cinch! Help the stable staff get ready for the fall riding season by clearing trails. Wear closed toe shoes and dress to get dirty. Bring picnic lunch/drinks and a water bottle. Meet at Roosevelt Stables. Geared towards ages 12 and up. 706-628-7463.
Get Outdoors Georgia Hillside Beautification - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 4 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Volunteers are encouraged to come help keep our state park safe and clean. Various projects will be completed. Every little bit of help matters. Sponsored by Friends of Georgia State Parks. 229-838-6870.
Get Outdoors Georgia Lend a Hand - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 5 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Volunteers will enjoy FREE admission to the park on National Public Lands Day. Your State Parks Day is an opportunity to give back, so lend a hand and help us with our volunteer project on the park. We will be doing a Pollinator Project by building a Monarch Butterfly Habitat. There will also be general clean-up activities as well. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Get Outdoors Georgia Stone Wall, Fire Tower Overlook, Trail Clean-Up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join in on a park clean-up day along the Stone Wall, Fire Tower and Overlook trail. Crews will pick up trash along the trail, cut and trim small trees along the stone wall and trail leading up to the Fire Tower. 706-422-1932.
Get Outdoors Georgia Volunteer Workday - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
This will be the main volunteer workday at all of Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites. We invite everyone to come out and invest your volunteer time with us. Your investment will allow the park to continue to be sustainable for generations to come! Bring gloves and wear old work clothes in addition to closed-toe shoes. 912-384-7082.
Get Outdoors Georgia George L. Smith Volunteer Day - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Join us by helping to clean up and beautify the park for our volunteer program. T-shirts, water bottles, and other give-away items will be offered throughout the morning. 478-763-2759.
Get Outdoors Georgia Cottage Picnic Pads Project - Your State Park Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 1 PM
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
Volunteers will assist Park Staff in building Picnic Pads at the Cottages by installing Timbers and Gravel. 912-557-7744.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Pollinator Initiative - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 1:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join park staff and volunteers as we celebrate the nation's "Pollinator Initiative" by planting native wildflowers in a 40 acre meadow. Wild mints, native thistle, and native asters are going to be the plants of choice this year, all native, and all collected near the park. Please call to register, so we know how many volunteers will be working. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Clean Up at the Mounds - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Come show your appreciation for Kolomoki Mounds on Your State Parks Day! We will be cleaning up the trails and picking up trash around the park. Additionally, we will be adding small pollinator gardens to our site. Kolomoki Mounds will provide refreshments for the volunteers. Free parking passes will be provided to the volunteers for the day! Sponsored by Friends of Georgia State Parks. 229-724-2150.
Get Outdoors Georgia Wildflowers and Lake Cleanup -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join park staff and volunteers as we work to keep our public lands beautiful and clean. We will be planting local wildflowers in our sweeping "Power of Flight" grassland habitat area, cleaning litter from our lake shores, and giving your park the care she deserves. All ages welcome! Meet at the Alexander Lakes parking area. Sponsored by Friends of Georgia State Parks. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. please call to register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Trail Erosion Repair - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 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. A chance to help further preserve this unique battlefield. Need Volunteers. 770-443-7850.
Get Outdoors Georgia Build a Pollinator Garden - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Put finishing touches on our new outdoor classroom, explore the climbing area and help with the nature art area. Plus help install a pollinator garden to attract monarch butterflies and insects. We'll spruce up our backyard wildlife habitat, pulling weeds. Free for volunteers. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Get Outdoors Georgia Richard B. Russell Trail Beautification - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Does your organization need a volunteer project? Do you love nature and are looking for a way to get involved? This is YOUR day! Enrich your experience at the park by joining our Naturalist for an educational hike while we beautify our trails. Volunteers may pick up the day’s schedule and complimentary parking pass at the park office. 706-213-2045.
Get Outdoors Georgia Your State Parks Day - Bridge & Sidewalk Refurbishing
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 3 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Beginner's Birding - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Chickadee vs sparrow. Jay vs cardinal. Would you like to be able to tell the difference? Then, bring your binoculars, Beginner's Birding is just for you! Come see an identification presentation, receive your own i.d. guide, & go birding with us, at Smithgall! $10 if pre-paid by 09/19, $15 after. 706-878-3087.
Get Outdoors Georgia Full Moon Paddle
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a relaxing paddle around Tallulah lake as the full moon reflects off the water. This ranger-led event is an exciting way to get out in the evenings and enjoy nature. Space is limited, so register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Get Outdoors Georgia Your State Parks Day at Tugaloo
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 11 AM to 3 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Tugaloo State Park will be having family fun with to celebrate the end of summer. We will have canoe races in the cove by the park office. After the races we will also have a volunteer event to clean up the shoreline after a very busy summer season. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Your State Parks Day - Tabby Ruins and Jones Narrows Clean Up
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 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.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Total Lunar Eclipse Paddle
Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 8 PM to 10:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy this rare occasion to see a total lunar eclipse while paddling on Lake Rutledge. The eclipse will start at about 8 pm, and reach the peak (Blood Moon phase) at about 10:00 p.m. Space is limited, please preregister. Tour will depart from beach. 20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1 mile hike that takes you down the stairs across, the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Tons of Fun 
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Tons of Fun 
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Oct 3, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Geology Day
Saturday, Oct 3, 2015 11 AM to 1 PM
Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Interpretive Ranger Trena Evans will lead visitors into the canyons and back in time to discover the geological history of the canyons. The floors of the canyons are often wet and muddy, so be sure to wear appropriate footwear. Bring water and your camera. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Oct 4, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Tons of Fun 
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Tons of Fun 
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Oct 7, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Tons of Fun 
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 9 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Come join the Friends of Don Carter State Park every second Saturday of the month to participate in a variety of volunteer projects. Meet at park's visitor center. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Bike Trails Work and Ride
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 9 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join park staff and volunteers for some time spent working on the bike trail, and a guided trail ride afterward. If you assist with trail work there is no charge for the ride. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia New Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Lake Rutledge is a great place to enjoy the night sky. Join this ranger-led tour of the lake and enjoy night sounds, star-gazing, and a relaxing time on the water. A new moon means that many stars will be visible on the night-time paddle. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or lightly drizzling. Register in advance. Meet at Beach. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Fall Celebration at the Hardman Farm
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 12 PM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Enjoy the natural beauty of the season with hands-on pioneer skills exhibits, hayrides through the site, traditional craft vendors, mountain music, and apple cider from a hand-cranked press. $10 per vehicle. 706-878-1077.
Get Outdoors Georgia Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 9 AM - 11 AM from Oct 10, 2015 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Take a guided hike through the captivating scenery of Smithgall Woods. Guided hikes will be offered every second Saturday of the month (weather permitting). Throughout the year, hikes will rotate through the various trails located throughout Smithgall. All ages are welcome. No pets please. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Oct 11, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia New Moon Kayak Tour
Sunday, Oct 11, 2015 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Lake Rutledge is a great place to enjoy the night sky. Join this ranger-led tour of the lake and enjoy night sounds, star-gazing, and a relaxing time on the water. A new moon means that many stars will be visible on the night-time paddle. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or lightly drizzling. Register in advance. Meet at Beach. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Tons of Fun 
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Tons of Fun 
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Hard Labor Creek Volunteer Saturday
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 10 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Hard Labor Creek State Park holds many natural treasures that need our help to shine! Join parks staff as we enhance our park's beauty by clearing invasive species and restoring habitats for future generations of people and wildlife to enjoy. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Please sign up in advance. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. Participants will use rope and harness for this moderately strenuous, very unique activity. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. Participants will use rope and harness for this moderately strenuous, very unique activity. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long guided night hike is easy to 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 will be provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. Meet and register at the Interpretive Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Volunteer Days
Sunday, Oct 18, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come out and join us for fun and work! Projects may include clearing and maintaining trails, grounds cleaning and landscaping, painting, etc. Bring work gloves and a can do attitude! $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Oct 18, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Tons of Fun 
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Tons of Fun 
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Tons of Fun 
Friday, October 23, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Haunted Hills Hayride
Friday, Oct 23, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join our annual spooktacular haunted hayrides, which are fun for all ages. Come early because ticket sales close at 10 pm. We'll be showing a movie, have a bonfire and we will have refreshments for sale. $5/person $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Moonlight Madness
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 1 PM to 10 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kick off your Halloween activities with a kids carnival from 1-4 pm. The parks annual haunted house will begin at 6 pm and run until 10 pm. Try something new this year with our first ever haunted hiking trail! Trail will open at dark and close at 10 pm. Ghost story hayrides will be offered 6 pm - 10 pm for folks who don't want to be scared too much $1-$7 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Get Outdoors Georgia Spooky Wagon Ride
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 7 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join park staff and volunteers on this frightful wagon ride through a dark and creepy forest. Meet a strange and ghastly cast of characters along the way. Wagon will depart from beach parking lot, each ride lasts about 20 minutes. Rides will be first come first serve. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. please call to register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Haunted Hills Hayride
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join our annual spooktacular haunted hayrides, which are fun for all ages. Come early because ticket sales close at 10 pm. We'll be showing a movie, have a bonfire and we will have refreshments for sale. $5/person $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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