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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Friday, July 29, 2016

Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Iced Lemonade
Friday, Jul 29, 2016 8:45 PM to 10:15 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us on Friday evenings to observe the stars above us. Binoculars on hand or bring your own equipment. We will learn about well-known constellations and celestial events. Meet at the Visitor Center by 8:45 p.m. New location at Picnic area 2-3. Located beside Bethany Bridge. New time is - 9:00 p.m. Bring a red lens flashlight. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Iced Lemonade
Fridays 9 PM - 10:30 PM – Jul 29, 2016 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us on Friday evenings to observe the stars above us. Binoculars on hand or bring your own equipment. We will learn about well-known constellations and celestial events. Meet at the Visitor Center by 8:45 p.m. New location at Picnic area 2-3. Located beside Bethany Bridge. New time is - 9:00 p.m. Bring a red lens flashlight. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Twilight Kayak Paddle
Friday, Jul 29, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Kayak the beautiful Okefenokee Swamp with one of our rangers at sunset. Learn about the ecology, history, and wildlife that inhabits this mysterious land. $15-$10 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Jul 29, 2016 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available, so register in advance. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Water Wonders - National Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by and dip in to see what inhabitants live in our lakes. We provide nets, viewing scopes, and lots of interesting discoveries. Children must be accompanied by adults. Next to fishing dock on Lake Delanor. Please, correct change only. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Fort Yargo's Pokemon Hunt
Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 6 PM to 7 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join the naturalist for a Pokemon Go hunt on the Birdberry Trail. There are several poke-stops nearby. Bring your own phones and make sure to wear closed toe shoes. Meet at the Nature Center. $5 parking. 706-867-3489.
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Try your hand at this growing sport with our Park Naturalist. Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, effective paddling/stroke, steering, and falling/recovery techniques. Open to adults and children 12 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Advance registration required. $15 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you taken our basic and intermediate classes? Are you wanting even more of a challenge with archery? Move on to the range! We are now offering advanced archery classes on our static and 3-D ranges. Students must attend intermediate archery class. Participants must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Twilight Pontoon Tours
Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
End your day with a relaxing tour of our lake and river. Learn about the park's history and watch how scenery and animal life changes with the setting sun. Register in advance. $8 per adult $6 for children 12 and under. $5 park pass. $6-$8 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Life in the Tidal Creeks
Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Our tidal creeks are teaming with life. Come learn about the vast array of life that occupies our marshes. From fiddler crabs and periwinkle snails to bottlenose dolphins and even sharks our tidal creeks will never cease to amaze. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Summer Concert Series - Yonah Pickers Dulcimer Group
Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 7 PM to 8 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Come to the Beach Pavillion for the 3rd installment of our Summer Concert Series with the Yonah Pickers. Step back to a time where the romantic, sound of Dulcimers rang throughout the Foothills of the Appalachians and to a time where folk traditions of dance and song where just dawning. Traditional American and Gospel music and lively dance. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Jul 31, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Jul 31, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jul 31, 2016 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Friends of Panola Mountain Hike
Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 8:30 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 3-mile, moderately strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views. All proceeds go to "Friends of Panola Mountain State Park", a not-for-profit group of volunteers that work diligently to support the park and its programs. $5 cash only $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Slackline 101
Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 3 PM to 5 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us for a unique opportunity to learn the basics of walking on a Slackline at the site of Karl Wallenda’s 1970 crossing of the Gorge. No experience necessary, just bring a pair of comfortable shoes and your balance! Ages 12 and up. Space is limited so call ahead to reserve your spot. $5 per person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Friday, August 5, 2016

Night Hike
Friday, Aug 5, 2016 8 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Who-Who what animal makes that sound? Discover what animal makes that sound as hikers explore Georgia's nightlife on a walk through the woods after dark. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Aug 5, 2016 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Saturday Mountain Hike
Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
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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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 1 PM to 5 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Must call to register. Ages 8 and up. Click title for details. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Twilight Pontoon Tours
Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
End your day with a relaxing tour of our lake and river. Learn about the park's history and watch how scenery and animal life changes with the setting sun. Register in advance. $8 per adult $6 for children 12 and under. $5 park pass. $6-$8 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Aug 7, 2016 1 PM to 5 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Must call to register. Ages 8 and up. Click title for details. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Aug 7, 2016 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Friday, August 12, 2016

Night Hike
Friday, Aug 12, 2016 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Enjoy a 2-mile hike on one of the best trails at the park. You will learn interesting facts about the geology and history of the canyon. By the end of the hike, we will be in the dark, enjoying the trail by moonlight and listening for night sounds. Ages 10 and older. Reservations Required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Intro to Paddleboarding
Friday, Aug 12, 2016 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Think you've got great balance? Try our introduction course to paddle-boarding on the lake. Meet at the boat rental area near the beach. Wear clothes you can get wet! Must be 16 and up to participate. Space is limited. Registration is required. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Perseid Shooting Star Party
Friday, Aug 12, 2016 until Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 7 PM to 3 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join us on the beach for the peak night (and morning) of the Perseid Meteor Shower. From 7pm-10pm we will have food vendors, live music, and a short presentation on what is considered the year's best meteor shower. The beach will remain open until 3:00am. $5 plus $5 parking - cash only. 706-557-3001. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Aug 12, 2016 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, August 13, 2016

A Walk to the Stars
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 8:30 PM to 11 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
The evening will start with a sensory hike, where we will learn to use all of our senses to make the night come alive. Our hike will then end at Lake Buncombe, where you will see and learn about star constellations and get a great view of the Perseid meteor shower. We will be meeting in the parking lot at Shelter #3 (also known as the BBQ pit). $4.00 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 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.
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Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available, so register in advance. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Bike Trails Work and Ride
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
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.
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Twilight Night Paddle
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 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.
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Antique Steam Engine Demonstration
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Come “let off some steam” by blowing the whistle atop the Jarrell Plantation ‘Mill Complex’, a signal used to communicate between Jarrell’s manning different work positions throughout the mill. See our stationary steam engine in action and experience live steam that puts into motion this important provider of mechanical energy in America's past. $4-6.50 478-986-5172.
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Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn simple techniques for staying safe and keeping track of your family when venturing into the great outdoors. Georgia DNR Search and Rescue Dog Team volunteer, Diane Stone, and her trusty K9 companion Keegan will be leading this interactive class (Unless a SAR emergency is occurring). Meet at the Nature Center. Must register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you taken our basic and intermediate classes? Are you wanting even more of a challenge with archery? Move on to the range! We are now offering advanced archery classes on our static and 3-D ranges. Students must attend intermediate archery class. Participants must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 7:30 PM to 9:30 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. Advance registration is required. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Twilight Pontoon Tours
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
End your day with a relaxing tour of our lake and river. Learn about the park's history and watch how scenery and animal life changes with the setting sun. Register in advance. $8 per adult $6 for children 12 and under. $5 park pass. $6-$8 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 9 AM - 11 AM from Aug 13, 2016 until Dec 10, 2016 
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.
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Geology Hike
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 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.
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Discover Tallulah Gorge's Hidden Gems
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A series of 12 hidden gems events will will take place in 2016. Each month will offer a unique event ranging from easy hikes to strenuous ones to paddling on a lake. Click this event for details. Please sign up in advance for the events. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Bike Trails Work and Ride
Sunday, Aug 14, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
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.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Aug 14, 2016 1 PM to 5 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Must call to register. Ages 8 and up. Click title for details. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Aug 14, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Aug 14, 2016 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Slackline 101
Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016 3 PM to 5 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us for a unique opportunity to learn the basics of walking on a Slackline at the site of Karl Wallenda’s 1970 crossing of the Gorge. No experience necessary, just bring a pair of comfortable shoes and your balance! Ages 12 and up. Space is limited so call ahead to reserve your spot. $5 per person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Full Moon Night Hike
Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 8 PM to 10 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Explore the full moonlit night by using all of your senses while going on a Park Ranger led hike through the wooded trails of Magnolia Springs and Camp Lawton. Listen and look for Whippoorwills, owls, bats, and other creatures of the night. Bring a flashlight, water, and good hiking shoes. This is an easy 1 to 2 mile hike depending on you. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Full Moon Paddle
Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 8 PM to 10 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led paddle on the Sparks Reservoir under the full moon. This program is offered to all adults (18 years and older) who can swim. You have a choice of a tandem kayak or a canoe. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reservations are required. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 8:45 PM to 10:45 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Friday, August 19, 2016

Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Aug 19, 2016 7:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Enjoy a relaxing paddle on Lake Lanier led by the naturalist as the full moon reflects off the water. Space is limited, so register in advance. No pets; kids must be 8 or older. Meet at the boat ramp. Bring a flash light, insect repellent, and water. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Twilight Night Paddle
Friday, Aug 19, 2016 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.
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Full Moon Lake Paddle
Friday, Aug 19, 2016 9:15 PM to 11:15 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. No pets; kids must be 8 or older. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Almost Full Moon Paddle
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 7:45 AM to 9:45 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Enjoy a relaxing paddle on Lake Lanier led by the naturalist as the full moon still reflects off the water. Space is limited, so register in advance. No pets; kids must be 8 or older. Meet at the boat ramp. Bring a flash light, insect repellent, and water. $15 with personal kayak/canoe. $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Petsmart Bark Camp I
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Splash in the lake, play games, discover sights and sounds on the trail. Learn obedience, nutrition, and grooming tips. Must pre-regsiter and pre-pay. Bring a picnic lunch, drink, towel,folding chair and written proof of current shots. Humans are asked to bring pet food for local pet pantry. Meet at the Small Group Camp near the stables. $20 per dog $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Evening Paddle
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join the Park Naturalist for a calm, serene kayak paddle around the lake after hours. Learn about the history and wildlife of the park. No experience necessary. Ages 10 and up welcome. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Register in advance. Meet at the boat house near the beach. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-867-3489.
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Try your hand at this growing sport with our Park Naturalist. Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, effective paddling/stroke, steering, and falling/recovery techniques. Open to adults and children 12 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Advance registration required. $15 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Friends of Panola Mountain Hike
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 8:30 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 3-mile, moderately strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views. All proceeds go to "Friends of Panola Mountain State Park", a not-for-profit group of volunteers that work diligently to support the park and its programs. $5 cash only $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 1 PM to 5 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Must call to register. Ages 8 and up. Click title for details. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you taken our basic and intermediate classes? Are you wanting even more of a challenge with archery? Move on to the range! We are now offering advanced archery classes on our static and 3-D ranges. Students must attend intermediate archery class. Participants must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Twilight Pontoon Tours
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
End your day with a relaxing tour of our lake and river. Learn about the park's history and watch how scenery and animal life changes with the setting sun. Register in advance. $8 per adult $6 for children 12 and under. $5 park pass. $6-$8 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Gorge Floor Hike
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch and snacks. space is limited register in advance. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Aug 21, 2016 1 PM to 5 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Must call to register. Ages 8 and up. Click title for details. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Aug 21, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Sweetwater Creek Canoe Cleanup
Sunday, Aug 21, 2016 1 PM to 3 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.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Aug 21, 2016 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Family Paddle
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us for a relaxing family paddle around Tallulah Lake. Kids age 2 and up are welcome, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited so call to reserve your spot. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Friday, August 26, 2016

Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Friday, Aug 26, 2016 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available, so register in advance. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Twilight Night Paddle
Friday, Aug 26, 2016 7 PM to 8:30 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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Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Aug 26, 2016 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Creature Feature
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Can turtles leave their shells? How many types of venomous snakes live in Georgia? Are salamanders reptiles? Learn the answers to all of these questions and more as a Panola Mountain Ranger introduces you to our reptilian residents in this live animal show. Meet in the Nature Center. Space is limited, so please call to register in advance. $2 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you taken our basic and intermediate classes? Are you wanting even more of a challenge with archery? Move on to the range! We are now offering advanced archery classes on our static and 3-D ranges. Students must attend intermediate archery class. Participants must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Twilight Pontoon Tours
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
End your day with a relaxing tour of our lake and river. Learn about the park's history and watch how scenery and animal life changes with the setting sun. Register in advance. $8 per adult $6 for children 12 and under. $5 park pass. $6-$8 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Aug 28, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Aug 28, 2016 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Monday, August 29, 2016

Twilight Lake Paddle
Monday, Aug 29, 2016 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Slackline 101
Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 3 PM to 5 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us for a unique opportunity to learn the basics of walking on a Slackline at the site of Karl Wallenda’s 1970 crossing of the Gorge. No experience necessary, just bring a pair of comfortable shoes and your balance! Ages 12 and up. Space is limited so call ahead to reserve your spot. $5 per person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Friday, September 2, 2016

Night Hike
Friday, Sep 2, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Enjoy a 2-mile hike on one of the best trails at the park. You will learn interesting facts about the geology and history of the canyon. By the end of the hike, we will be in the dark, enjoying the trail by moonlight and listening for night sounds. Ages 10 and older. Reservations Required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Friday, Sep 2, 2016 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available, so register in advance. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Twilight Night Paddle
Friday, Sep 2, 2016 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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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Labor Day Folklife Festival
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 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? Experience first hand the daily chores needed to run a farm and reward your labors with games and music. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
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Saturday Mountain Hike
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
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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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 1 PM to 5 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Must call to register. Ages 8 and up. Click title for details. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Gorge Floor Hike
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch and snacks. space is limited register in advance. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Sep 4, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Sep 4, 2016 1 PM to 5 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Must call to register. Ages 8 and up. Click title for details. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Gorge Floor Hike
Sunday, Sep 4, 2016 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch and snacks. space is limited register in advance. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Monday, September 5, 2016

Labor Day Holiday Tree Climbing
Monday, Sep 5, 2016 11 AM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Ever wondered why we have a course in "tree climbing"? Well here's your chance to give it a go. This Labor Day, find out why on-rope tree climbing is a labor of love a crash course. This is a great side event for picnickers. No advanced registration required. Find us at the tree by the bath house. Ages 8 and up please. Long shorts advised. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Gorge Floor Hike
Monday, Sep 5, 2016 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch and snacks. space is limited register in advance. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Friends of Panola Mountain Hike
Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 8:30 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 3-mile, moderately strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views. All proceeds go to "Friends of Panola Mountain State Park", a not-for-profit group of volunteers that work diligently to support the park and its programs. $5 cash only $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 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.
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Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available, so register in advance. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Dog Splash & Luau at the Liberty Bell Pool
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 1 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Unleash the fun as dogs get to swim in our pool before it closes for the season. On-going music and activities. Contests every 30 minutes include dog limbo, swimsuit, best splash, and best trick. Prizes. Vet question and answer table. No humans allowed in the pool. Sponsored by Columbus Area Petsmart. Pre-register at office. Walk-ins welcome. $8 per dog. Humans free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Bike Trails Work and Ride
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
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.
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Twilight Night Paddle
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 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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Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn simple techniques for staying safe and keeping track of your family when venturing into the great outdoors. Georgia DNR Search and Rescue Dog Team volunteer, Diane Stone, and her trusty K9 companion Keegan will be leading this interactive class (Unless a SAR emergency is occurring). Meet at the Nature Center. Must register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 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. Advance registration is required. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Hidden Gem Series: Secrets of Homestead Trail
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 12 PM to 2 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
If you don’t know what you’re looking for, you may have missed it. Homestead Trail is home to, you guessed it, old homesteads. However, finding these sites is tricky to the untrained eye. Join a ranger-led hike through the forest to the sites of these homes and learn the untold story of the woods. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 9 AM - 11 AM from Sep 10, 2016 until Dec 10, 2016 
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.
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Geology Hike
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 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.
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Discover Tallulah Gorge's Hidden Gems
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 11 AM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A series of 12 hidden gems events will will take place in 2016. Each month will offer a unique event ranging from easy hikes to strenuous ones to paddling on a lake. Click this event for details. Please sign up in advance for the events. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Sep 11, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Sweetwater Creek Canoe Cleanup
Sunday, Sep 11, 2016 1 PM to 3 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.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 7:15 PM to 9:15 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Friday, September 16, 2016

Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Sep 16, 2016 7:30 PM to 9 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Join us for a moonlight canoe and kayak paddle under the stars. Pre-register through the office any day prior to the event between 8 AM and 5 PM. Check-in will be from 5:00 PM until 5:30 PM. We will launch at 5:35 PM. $15 per person includes equipment, $8 per person if you bring your own. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Twilight Night Paddle
Friday, Sep 16, 2016 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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Full Moon Night Hike
Friday, Sep 16, 2016 8 PM to 10 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Explore the full moonlit night by using all of your senses while going on a Park Ranger led hike through the wooded trails of Magnolia Springs and Camp Lawton. Listen and look for Whippoorwills, owls, bats, and other creatures of the night. Bring a flashlight, water, and good hiking shoes. This is an easy 1 to 2 mile hike depending on you. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Sep 16, 2016 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led paddle on the Sparks Reservoir under the full moon. This program is offered to all adults (18 years and older) who can swim. You have a choice of a tandem kayak or a canoe. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reservations are required. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Full Moon Lake Paddle
Friday, Sep 16, 2016 7:45 PM to 9:45 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. No pets; kids must be 8 or older. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Survival Skills I
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join instructor, Jimmy Culpepper, for an exciting hands-on skills class. Learn basic outdoor adventure prep, natural hazards, fire building, water purification and lost prevention. Geared towards adults or families with kids ages 12 and up. Bring water. Must pre-register. No walk-ins. Meet at the wooden amphitheater across from the Group Shelter. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Evening Paddle
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join the Park Naturalist for a calm, serene kayak paddle around the lake after hours. Learn about the history and wildlife of the park. No experience necessary. Ages 10 and up welcome. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Register in advance. Meet at the boat house near the beach. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-867-3489.
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Try your hand at this growing sport with our Park Naturalist. Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, effective paddling/stroke, steering, and falling/recovery techniques. Open to adults and children 12 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Advance registration required. $15 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Friends of Panola Mountain Hike
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 8:30 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 3-mile, moderately strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views. All proceeds go to "Friends of Panola Mountain State Park", a not-for-profit group of volunteers that work diligently to support the park and its programs. $5 cash only $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 1 PM to 5 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Must call to register. Ages 8 and up. Click title for details. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Creature Feature
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Can turtles leave their shells? How many types of venomous snakes live in Georgia? Are salamanders reptiles? Learn the answers to all of these questions and more as a Panola Mountain Ranger introduces you to our reptilian residents in this live animal show. Meet in the Nature Center. Space is limited, so please call to register in advance. $2 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 8:45 PM to 10:45 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 1 PM to 5 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Must call to register. Ages 8 and up. Click title for details. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Friday, September 23, 2016

Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Friday, Sep 23, 2016 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available, so register in advance. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Your State Parks Day - The Great Clean Up at A. H. Stephens
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Please come and join Friends of A. H. Stephens and our Park Staff on this very important day. Our goal is to clean, rake, clip, and remove underbrush in areas throughout the park. Bring bug spray, work gloves and any yard tools that you would like to use, some will be provided. Bottled water and snacks will be distributed. All ages welcome. 706-456-2602.
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Volunteer Event: Your State Park Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
With free admission to the park in exchange for volunteering, Georgia State Parks Day is a great day to assist park staff and Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park in a number of needed service projects. Plan on getting a little dirty, having fun, and meeting new people. Meet at the Interpretive Center. 706-657-4050.
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Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Lend a Hand - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Your State Parks Day is an opportunity to give back, so lend a hand and help us with our volunteer project on the park. Volunteers will assist with the construction of a replica Native American Indian roundhouse. Wear clothing suitable to work outdoors. Volunteers receive FREE admission. 912-437-4770.
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Spruce Up the Fort - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Assist with sprucing up the fort by doing minor maintenance and clean up projects. Lunch and goodies provided as well as a good feeling for giving back to nature and the park. 912-884-5999.
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Your State Park Day: Butterfly Garden Maintenance
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Bring your garden tools and gloves and help park staff and volunteers weed, plant, and mulch our beautiful Butterfly Garden at the Park Office. 478-993-3053.
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Your State Parks Day - Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Your State Parks Day is devoted to making improvements and sprucing up our park. We will be cleaning trails, painting, and organizing. Please bring a friend or family and come out to lend a hand to the Park Rangers and help make your Magnolia Springs State Park beautiful. Don't forget some comfortable shoes and work gloves if you have them. 478-982-1660.
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Wildflowers and Wetlands -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 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.
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Bridge and Sidewalk Refurbishing: Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 10 AM to 2 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 entrance. 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. 706-655-5870.
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Invasive Species Removal - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 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. Please register by Friday, September 23. 912-598-2300.
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Save our Parks and Make Them Beautiful! - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
We will have a park service project for You're State Parks Day. Then we will be discussing why State Parks are so important. Come be a part of improving our park! $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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National Public Lands Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join park staff and other volunteers to celebrate National Public Lands Day by improving Sweetwater Creek State Park. Water, gloves, comfortable work clothes, and closed-toe shoes recommended. 770-732-5871.
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Shortline Trail Cleanup and Front Gate Beautification - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Volunteers are welcome to help pick up trash and clean brush off the Shortline Trail. Volunteers will also be used to trim bushes and paint around our front gate to make it more ascetically pleasing. Bring water and snacks. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Volunteer Work Day--Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Enjoy a day of volunteering with the staff and the "Friend's of Victoria Bryant State Park" by working on beautification projects, trails and other small projects. Lunch will be provided afterwards by the Friends of Victoria Bryant State Park. Parking is free for all volunteers that day. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Trail Clean-up on National Public Lands Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Come help park rangers clean the beautiful walking trails at Wormsloe at "Battery Wymberly", the pristine Civil War era earthworks at the southern end of the island and at the embankment to the race track at the north end of the park. Please bring water, comfortable shoes, and if possible clippers and gloves. 912-353-3023.
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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Antique Steam Engine Demonstration
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Come “let off some steam” by blowing the whistle atop the Jarrell Plantation ‘Mill Complex’, a signal used to communicate between Jarrell’s manning different work positions throughout the mill. See our stationary steam engine in action and experience live steam that puts into motion this important provider of mechanical energy in America's past. $4-6.50 478-986-5172.
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