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Friday, May 6, 2016

Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, May 6, 2016 8:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll hunt phosphorescent organisms, listen for owls, and watch the stars. You'll be meeting at the Trading Post (Visitor Center) to walk the easy/moderate 1 mile Brantley Nature Trail after hours with special permission from a Ranger. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, May 6, 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, May 7, 2016

Saturday Mountain Hike
Saturday, May 7, 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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Wildflowers in the Pasture
Saturday, May 7, 2016 9 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Panola Mountain has been transforming an old fescue pasture into a biologically diverse native grassland for over 10 years! Help us make the area even better, as we partner with Monarchs Across Georgia to turn this prairie into a butterfly paradise. We have over 600 native milkweed plants to put in the ground before summer hits. 770-389-7801.
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Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, May 7, 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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Hills of Iron
Saturday, May 7, 2016 10 AM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Discover the park's iron-mining history by touring an iron mine with a park ranger, visiting our blacksmith, etching a scratch block, and watching an iron pour. Scratch blocks go on sale at 2:00. Supplies are limited. Limit one per person. The line forms early! Iron pour starts at 6:00 PM. Fee for scratch block molds. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Firewise Community Preparedness Project
Saturday, May 7, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join the Friends of Smithgall Woods as we aim to keep our forest more prepared to fend off a wildfire. Volunteers will clean limb debris piles, blow leaves and remove invasive shrubs. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Geology Hike
Saturday, May 7, 2016 1 PM to 3 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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Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, May 7, 2016 8 PM to 10 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long guided night hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Candle lanterns are provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. No reservations possible. Meet and pay (exact change, $5, cash only) at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Paws on the Falls
Sunday, May 8, 2016 10 AM to 11:30 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.
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Intermediate Archery
Sunday, May 8, 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. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Sweetwater Creek Canoe Cleanup
Sunday, May 8, 2016 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.
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Friday, May 13, 2016

Paddle Trip at the Fort
Friday, May 13, 2016 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us for a paddle trip launching from the Ft. King George dock. The paddle will last approximately two hours. Comfortable attire and water recommended. Space is limited and registration is required in advance. $35. 912-437-4770.
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Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, May 13, 2016 8:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll hunt phosphorescent organisms, listen for owls, and watch the stars. You'll be meeting at the Trading Post (Visitor Center) to walk the easy/moderate 1 mile Brantley Nature Trail after hours with special permission from a Ranger. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, May 13, 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, May 14, 2016

Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, May 14, 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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Night Hike
Saturday, May 14, 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. Hikers will explore Georgia's nightlife on a walk through the woods after dark. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Dirty Spokes Bike Race
Saturday, May 14, 2016 9 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Come out and enjoy Fort Yargo's bike trails during this Dirty Spokes sponsored bike race. For more information visit their website at www.dirtyspokes.com $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Bike Trails Work and Ride
Saturday, May 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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Antique Steam Engine Demonstration
Saturday, May 14, 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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Kayaking 101
Saturday, May 14, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn the basics to kayaking with park rangers! We will learn several basic strokes and techniques for rescues. Space is limited, registration required. This is an all day event with instruction in the morning, a lunch break, and then practice on the lake in the afternoon. $75 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Hidden Gem Series: Secrets of Iron Hill Trail
Saturday, May 14, 2016 3 PM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Iron Hill has a rich history, much of which is unknown to the public. In this exclusive guided hike, a ranger will take you to explore the hidden gems of Iron Hill Trail including an iron mine, homestead sites and more. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 9 AM - 11 AM from May 14, 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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Discover Tallulah Gorge's Hidden Gems
Saturday, May 14, 2016 10 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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Junior Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, May 14, 2016 8:30 AM to 11 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Does your child enjoy the outdoors, fishing, spending time with their peers, and a chance to win great prizes? Then this Fishing Tournament is for them. The rodeo will be at the back pond. It is for children ages 16 yrs. or younger. All participants must be registered or in line to register by 9:00 am to be eligible for prizes. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Intermediate Archery
Sunday, May 15, 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. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, May 15, 2016 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Monday, May 16, 2016

Introduction to Birdwatching Hike
Monday, May 16, 2016 9 AM to 11 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike is designed for anyone 11 years or older who is 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. No pets please. Meet at the park's Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Slackline 101
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 5 PM to 7 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, May 19, 2016

Paddle Trip at the Fort
Thursday, May 19, 2016 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us for a paddle trip launching from the Ft. King George dock. The paddle will last approximately two hours. Comfortable attire and water recommended. Space is limited and registration is required in advance. $35. 912-437-4770.
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Friday, May 20, 2016

Paddle Trip at the Fort
Friday, May 20, 2016 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us for a paddle trip launching from the Ft. King George dock. The paddle will last approximately two hours. Comfortable attire and water recommended. Space is limited and registration is required in advance. $35. 912-437-4770.
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Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, May 20, 2016 8:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll hunt phosphorescent organisms, listen for owls, and watch the stars. You'll be meeting at the Trading Post (Visitor Center) to walk the easy/moderate 1 mile Brantley Nature Trail after hours with special permission from a Ranger. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Twilight Night Paddle
Friday, May 20, 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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"Ruins to Rapids" Almost Full Moon Hike
Friday, May 20, 2016 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This 1.5 mile ranger-led hike is rated "moderate" and follows the lovely rapids of Sweetwater Creek to the Civil War-era mill ruins of New Manchester (as seen in "Hunger Games: Mockingjay"). Hike will be cancelled if it is raining. A flashlight and sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. No children under 6 or dogs allowed. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Full Moon Lake Paddle
Friday, May 20, 2016 7:30 PM to 9:30 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.
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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Kids to Parks Day at Chatt Bend
Saturday, May 21, 2016 10 AM to 5 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Kids to Parks Day the Chatt Bend way is packed full of fun and educational activities for kids. Bring lunch, snacks, water, be prepared for the outdoors. 10 am starts a guided nature hike; 1 pm is nature crafting; 3:30 pm is creative play with the Imagination Playground. Pre-register for each program in advance. $5 per kid per program $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Walking in Lady's Slippers
Saturday, May 21, 2016 10 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
The Pink Lady's Slipper is an orchid native to North Georgia and can be found at Don Carter. Join us to learn about this unique plant, its role in the environment and some of its traditional uses. We will also go on a hike to try and spot some Lady's Slippers in bloom. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Stream Walk & Turtle Talk
Saturday, May 21, 2016 10 AM to 1:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Celebrate Kids to Parks Day with us. Get in the stream and discover small critters like salamanders and crawdads. After lunch we'll meet and learn about turtles. Bring a picnic lunch during the break. Dress to get a little wet. Meet at the shelter next to the Trading Post in the campground. Correct change only. Price includes both programs. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4656.
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Colonial Toys and Games -- Kids to Parks Day
Saturday, May 21, 2016 1 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Visit the site this day and have fun playing various old fashioned hands on games and activities! Tug of war, rolling hoops, quoits, nine pins, cup and ball, and more will all be taking place. Have more fun than ever before! $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
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Drive, Chip, Putt Contest - Kids To Park Day
Saturday, May 21, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
We invite youths up to 16 years of age to come out to enjoy a friendly and fun contest at the Brazell's Creek Golf Course. Participants can win a prize for the longest drive at the Driving Range, for the Putting and Chipping. No experience necessary and you are welcome to bring your on golf clubs and remember this is all about having fun. $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
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Full Moon Night Hike at Mistletoe
Saturday, May 21, 2016 8 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us for a moonlit hike where we'll use our ears and senses of touch and smell to explore nighttime wonders. Bring a flashlight and walking shoes. Meet at the Nature Center in April and at the Campground Shelter in May. Weather permitting. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, May 21, 2016 1 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, May 21, 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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Creature Feature - Kids to Parks Day
Saturday, May 21, 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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Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, May 21, 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. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Kids Day at the Park
Saturday, May 21, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Bring your kids and their endless imaginations for a fun day of learning and play at Smithgall. There will be outdoor games, arts & crafts, exhibits, and much more. Bring your sack lunch, and stay the day! $10 parking per vehicle. No registration required. $10 parking per vehicle. 706-878-3087.
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Kids Day at the Park
Saturday, May 21, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Bring your kids and their endless imaginations for a fun day of learning and play at Smithgall. There will be outdoor games, arts & crafts, exhibits, and much more. Bring your sack lunch, and stay the day! $10 parking per vehicle. No registration required. $10 parking per vehicle. 706-878-3087.
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Full Moon Paddle
Saturday, May 21, 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 Lake Paddle
Saturday, May 21, 2016 8:30 PM to 10:30 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.
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Backyard Games - Kids to parks day
Saturday, May 21, 2016 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Meet the naturalist at the baseball field located in the campground area for some friendly competition. Featuring Cornhole, WiffleBall, Kickball, and Dodgeball. Players choice. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Youth Kayak 101 (Ages 9-12) - Kids to outdoors day
Saturday, May 21, 2016 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Meet the naturalist at the Park Office to embark upon a paddling adventure where we will learn the basics of kayaking, maneuvers, paddle etiquette, and strokes. $5 Per Child $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Intermediate Archery
Sunday, May 22, 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. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, May 22, 2016 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Sunday, May 22, 2016 9:15 PM to 11:15 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.
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Friday, May 27, 2016

Night Hike
Friday, May 27, 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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Golden Doughnut Dash & Splash
Friday, May 27, 2016 5 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a fun run for sweet treats and the first Liberty Bell Pool splash of the season. Price includes pool admission and games/activities for the entire family. Must pre-register and pre-pay. Includes t-shirt while supplies last. Sponsored by Golden Doughnut of Columbus. $15-$20. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Paddle Trip at the Fort
Friday, May 27, 2016 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us for a paddle trip launching from the Ft. King George dock. The paddle will last approximately two hours. Comfortable attire and water recommended. Space is limited and registration is required in advance. $35. 912-437-4770.
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Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, May 27, 2016 8:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll hunt phosphorescent organisms, listen for owls, and watch the stars. You'll be meeting at the Trading Post (Visitor Center) to walk the easy/moderate 1 mile Brantley Nature Trail after hours with special permission from a Ranger. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Twilight Night Paddle
Friday, May 27, 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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Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, May 27, 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, May 28, 2016

Night Hike
Saturday, May 28, 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. Hikers will explore Georgia's nightlife on a walk through the woods after dark. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Memorial Day Miniature Golf Tournament
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Show your skills at this year’s miniature golf tournament! Compete against your friends and family as you celebrate the holiday. Wear something patriotic and you may find yourself on our park Facebook page. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Family Farm Day
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
The farm comes to life with volunteers demonstrating crafts and chores of the past. See the skills from long ago, such as sewing, blacksmithing, woodstove cooking, gardening, woodworking and many other farm activities. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
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Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, May 28, 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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Gorge Floor Hike
Saturday, May 28, 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 $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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A Memorable Memorial Day
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10 AM to 9 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us for a holiday you and your family won't soon forget. Begin with our special "Hidden Gems" event followed by our 3rd Annual Doggie Pageant. Later we'll have Wiffleball on the Baseball field, all culminating with a campfire at the amphitheater, with s'mores, story telling, and campfire songs. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Night Hike
Sunday, May 29, 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. Hikers will explore Georgia's nightlife on a walk through the woods after dark. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Intermediate Archery
Sunday, May 29, 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. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, May 29, 2016 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Gorge Floor Hike
Sunday, May 29, 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 $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day Commemoration and the Site's Hidden Gem
Monday, May 30, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
This coastal fort will present hourly Revolutionary War soldier talks and musket and cannon demonstrations. Visitors may explore the site and find its Hidden Gem. The beautiful vista from the earthen fort, over the Medway River and out through St. Catherine's Sound. A view that has changed very little over hundreds of years. $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
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Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Monday, May 30, 2016 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Gorge Floor Hike
Monday, May 30, 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 $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 10 AM to 1 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.
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Junior Ranger Camp
Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 9 AM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
This 3-day camp will include tons of outdoor recreational, educational opportunities including hiking, kayaking, fishing, nature art, and more. There will also be a living history component to the camp, with actors at the fort dressed in period clothing demonstrating life in the 1790s. Space is limited, please pre-register. $75 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Slackline 101
Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 1 PM to 3 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, June 2, 2016

Junior Ranger Camp
Thursday, Jun 2, 2016 9 AM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
This 3-day camp will include tons of outdoor recreational, educational opportunities including hiking, kayaking, fishing, nature art, and more. There will also be a living history component to the camp, with actors at the fort dressed in period clothing demonstrating life in the 1790s. Space is limited, please pre-register. $75 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Friday, June 3, 2016

Junior Ranger Camp
Friday, Jun 3, 2016 9 AM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
This 3-day camp will include tons of outdoor recreational, educational opportunities including hiking, kayaking, fishing, nature art, and more. There will also be a living history component to the camp, with actors at the fort dressed in period clothing demonstrating life in the 1790s. Space is limited, please pre-register. $75 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 1 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.
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National Trails Day: Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 9 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Guests will have the chance to learn more about the park and compete for prizes. The grand prize will be an Annual ParkPass. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Huckleberry Loop Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join our naturalist for a nature hike around the Huckleberry Point Loop. This easy 3/4 mile loop will take you into a beautiful wooded area while hugging the shoreline of Lake Lanier. Along the way we will point out some native plants and will be on the lookout for wildlife. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Etowah Nature Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
This nature hike will begin in our amphitheater and proceed down to the river along our Interpretive trail. At the river we will spend some time looking for wild-life around the river. We will then hike back to the museum along our River Walk Nature Trail. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
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Hidden Gem Nature Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Walk with us through our park's hidden gem, the 3-mile nature trail which contains an abundance of gopher tortoise habitat. Bring your camera for the chance to take a picture of Georgia's State Reptile. Suggest bringing comfortable shoes, water and bug spray. No pets allowed. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Swamp Bay Trail Night Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
Come out to enjoy the sounds of the night while walking a 1 mile loop nature trail. You are welcome to bring a small flash light. $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
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Frogging (and Other Night Sounds) by Kayak - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join Environmental Outreach Coordinator, Linda May, for this nighttime symphony performed by a host of nocturnal creatures on Lake Rutledge after dark. Frogs, crickets, and maybe an owl or two, may be heard on this easy paddle. Enjoy the stars after the sun goes down if the night sky is clear. Space is limited, please pre-register. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Beaver Trail Hike
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join the Park Ranger on a 1.2 mile hike for National Trails Day. We will meet at the start of the Beaver Trail next to the lake. Bring your water and hiking shoes for an enjoyable hike. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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152nd Battle Commemoration and National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
This battle was one of the few Confederate victories. Witness artillery and musket firing demonstrations. Learn what it was like to be a soldier at this battle. See how civilians were affected by this battle. Finish the afternoon with a guided interpretive hike on the actual battlefield. $3.00 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
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Volunteer Work Day and Trail Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
National Trails Day Volunteer Work Day at Richard B. Russell State Park. Participate in this American Hiking Society event by joining a 2-hour Naturalist-guided hike while participating in general trail beautification. We are also celebrating the 85th anniversary for Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites! Meet at the Blackwell Bridge trailhead. $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
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National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 9 AM to 11 AM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Join us as we celebrate National Trails Day with a hike on our 2 1/2 mile Gopher Tortoise Trail. Our Ranger will talk about the different Eco-systems in the park. Bring Water and insect repellant. $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
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Boardwalk Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 9 AM to 10 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Celebrate National Trails Day with a Ranger led hike on our Trembling Earth Boardwalk trail. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Trail Clean up Project - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 12 PM to 2 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Volunteers needed for a National Trails Day Clean up project! $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Volunteer Trail Maintenance - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join park staff, Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park, and other volunteers, as we work on cleaning up and maintaining Sweetwater's beautiful trails. Gloves, hand tools, and water recommended. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Tails on Trails -- National Trails Day Dog Hike
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Bring your four-legged hiking companion and join a ranger on our 3-mile Red Trail and White Trail Combo. Dogs must be leashed at all times. We’ll explore areas of whitewater rapids (up to class IV) and see the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill, as seen in Hunger Games. Two people per dog max. Register in advance. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Folk Roots, Shoreline Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 11:15 AM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join the Rangers at the Sassafrass Trail head to delve into the folk roots of the Piedmont Region. We will walk to an old homestead, all the while sharing the stories of those that came before us along the way. Be sure to bring sturdy shoes, water, and snacks. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Fire on the Lake, Sunset Paddle
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 7:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join the Naturalist by the cove at the park office for a sunset paddle on Lake Hartwell. Witness the sapphire blue waters be set ablaze by the reflection of the sinking sun upon the gentle wake. Be sure to bring towels, water, and snacks, and don't forget the camera. $10 per boat $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Jun 5, 2016 10 AM to 1 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.
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Monday, June 6, 2016

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 6, 2016 until Jul 25, 2016 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, an eight week training in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion will be offered. Call Kathy Church at 706-878-3087 for more info. Paid by May 23rd. $200 per person $5 parking. 706-878-4736.
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Highland Walk Junior Golf Camp
Weekdays 9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 6, 2016 until Jun 10, 2016 
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Whether a player is swinging the club for the first time or looking to refine his or her skills, Junior Golf Camp is a fun way for kids to learn the lifelong game of golf. By the end of the week, players will have learned fundamental skills, etiquette, rules and sportsmanship. 1/2 Day Session $150; All Day Session $250. $5 parking. 706-245-6770.
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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016 10 AM to 1 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.
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Highland Walk Junior Golf Camp
Weekdays 9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 7, 2016 until Jun 10, 2016 
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Whether a player is swinging the club for the first time or looking to refine his or her skills, Junior Golf Camp is a fun way for kids to learn the lifelong game of golf. By the end of the week, players will have learned fundamental skills, etiquette, rules and sportsmanship. 1/2 Day Session $150; All Day Session $250. $5 parking. 706-245-6770.
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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016 10 AM to 1 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.
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Highland Walk Junior Golf Camp
Weekdays 9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 8, 2016 until Jun 10, 2016 
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Whether a player is swinging the club for the first time or looking to refine his or her skills, Junior Golf Camp is a fun way for kids to learn the lifelong game of golf. By the end of the week, players will have learned fundamental skills, etiquette, rules and sportsmanship. 1/2 Day Session $150; All Day Session $250. $5 parking. 706-245-6770.
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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Highland Walk Junior Golf Camp
Weekdays 9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 9, 2016 until Jun 10, 2016 
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Whether a player is swinging the club for the first time or looking to refine his or her skills, Junior Golf Camp is a fun way for kids to learn the lifelong game of golf. By the end of the week, players will have learned fundamental skills, etiquette, rules and sportsmanship. 1/2 Day Session $150; All Day Session $250. $5 parking. 706-245-6770.
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Friday, June 10, 2016

Highland Walk Junior Golf Camp
Weekdays 9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 10, 2016 
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Whether a player is swinging the club for the first time or looking to refine his or her skills, Junior Golf Camp is a fun way for kids to learn the lifelong game of golf. By the end of the week, players will have learned fundamental skills, etiquette, rules and sportsmanship. 1/2 Day Session $150; All Day Session $250. $5 parking. 706-245-6770.
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Saturday, June 11, 2016

A walk in the woods - Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come out and enjoy a ranger led hike on National Get outdoors day. As we hike the Beaver Trail you will see a variety of flora and fauna; plus we will collect pine cones that we will be used to make an organic bird feeder, at the end of the hike. Please wear closed toe shoes and pets must be on a leash. We will meet at the BBQ Pit Shelter. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 10 AM to 1 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.
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Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, Jun 11, 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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Flat Creek Adventure - Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 10 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join in celebrating National Get Outdoors Day on this 2-3 hour excursion to the one of the wildest parts of the lake! This rigorous trip will take us to Flat Creek Island, the northern-most island on Lake Lanier. Bring food and water for this trip, it takes a lot of energy. $20 with personal kayak/canoe - $30 with kayak rental $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Water Wonders - National Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 12 PM to 1 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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Music & Dancing On the Mountain- National Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Dance, sing-a-long, and enjoy classic vinyl and oldies with our Randy & Darlene Dameron, our popular local musicians. Bring a chair or cushion. Cement seating. Meet at the rock amphitheater next to the park office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Darien River Paddling Trip - Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join Fort King George staff on a paddling trip leaving from the fort dock. Canoes as well as Kayaks are available. Guests will travel along the historic waterways leading from the fort, and the Darien River. Things to bring: sunscreen, hat & sunglasses, water. $35. 912-437-4770.
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Bike Trails Work and Ride
Saturday, Jun 11, 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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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Saturday, Jun 11, 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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Get Outdoors Day- Hike to Hemlock Falls
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 9 AM to 11 AM
Moccasin Creek State Park - Clarkesville, GA
Join a staff led hike to Hemlock Falls, a waterfall above the park. 2.2 miles moderate hike in North Georgia mountains. Please bring water and be prepared to walk on uneven and sometimes muddy terrain. Park and meet at Hemlock Falls Trail head. 706-947-3194.
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Frog Slog - National Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn how to identify frogs. Investigate wetlands and streams in search of frogs, salamanders, and aquatic insects. Be prepared to get wet, muddy, and bring change of shoes/ clothes, water bottle, nets, seines and buckets. Meet at the Alexander Lake Bathroom. Please register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Scavenger Hunt - Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 9 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Meet at the Nature Nook for a Live Animal Program at 9:00 AM. After the program, you will receive instructions for the scavenger hunt. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Get Outdoors Day on Sapelo Island
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island - Darien, GA
This one mile long hike will begin in maritime forest and end on the beach. The Naturalist will highlight native plants, animals, tidal creeks and dune systems of Sapelo Island along the way. Please pack bug spray, snacks, water, and comfortable walking shoes. Reservations required. $7 event fee $15 ferry fee. 912-485-2299.
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Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 9 AM - 11 AM from Jun 11, 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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Shoreline Cleanup
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Meet the Rangers at the Park office to assist them in promoting; sustainability, cleanliness, and Environmental protection, by helping them to clean up trash and debris from Tugaloo's shoreline. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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13th Annual Highland Walk Adult/Junior Tournament
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
This will be a Two-Person Scramble. The tournament requires one adult & one Junior. Ages 7 to 97 are welcome to play. $85 covers all fees, range balls, lunch and prizes. Call the Pro Shop to get signed up. $85. 706-245-6770.
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National Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Join up with a costumed park ranger on a 2.5 mile hike to Battery Wymberly, one of the most pristine remaining Civil War era Confederate earthworks. Learn about Wormsloe's Civil War history and see the beautiful battery trail. $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.
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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Jun 12, 2016 10 AM to 1 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.
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Geology Hike
Sunday, Jun 12, 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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Monday, June 13, 2016

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Monday, Jun 13, 2016 to Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Want something fun to do this summer? At Junior Ranger Day Camp, children learn about nature, history and animals while playing games and making new friends. Children will earn patches to take home. $40 per child $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Junior Rangers at Kolomoki Mounds
Monday, Jun 13, 2016 until Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 9 AM to 3 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Children ages 8-12 can participate in this four-day camp where they will learn about the environment, conservation, safety and wildlife to earn a Junior Ranger badge. Daily outdoor activities will be scheduled as well. Registration required, please call the park office for more information. $70 for the week, per child. 229-724-2150.
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Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 13, 2016 until Jul 25, 2016 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, an eight week training in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion will be offered. Call Kathy Church at 706-878-3087 for more info. Paid by May 23rd. $200 per person $5 parking. 706-878-4736.
Get Outdoors Georgia 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016 10 AM to 1 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.
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Junior Ranger Camp Ages 7-9 Beginner
Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016 until Friday, Jun 17, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Children ages 7-9 are invited to a traditional version of our Junior Ranger Summer camp. This is perfect for those who are looking to earn badges or have never attended a Junior Ranger Camp before. Space is limited and preregistration and registration fee is required. Registration starts April 1st. Call 770-975-0055 for more information. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 10 AM to 1 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.
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Junior Ranger Camp
Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 9 AM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
This 3-day camp will include tons of outdoor recreational, educational opportunities including hiking, kayaking, fishing, nature art, and more. There will also be a living history component to the camp, with actors at the fort dressed in period clothing demonstrating life in the 1790s. Space is limited, please pre-register. $75 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Slackline 101
Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 1 PM to 3 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, June 16, 2016

Junior Ranger Camp
Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 9 AM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
This 3-day camp will include tons of outdoor recreational, educational opportunities including hiking, kayaking, fishing, nature art, and more. There will also be a living history component to the camp, with actors at the fort dressed in period clothing demonstrating life in the 1790s. Space is limited, please pre-register. $75 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Friday, June 17, 2016

Night Hike
Friday, Jun 17, 2016 8 PM to 10 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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Junior Ranger Camp
Friday, Jun 17, 2016 9 AM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
This 3-day camp will include tons of outdoor recreational, educational opportunities including hiking, kayaking, fishing, nature art, and more. There will also be a living history component to the camp, with actors at the fort dressed in period clothing demonstrating life in the 1790s. Space is limited, please pre-register. $75 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Senior Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 7:30 AM to 12 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
This tournament will be held at Lake Liberty. Anglers 55 years and older can try to win prizes in several categories, as well as win a door prize. Register between 7:30 - 7:45 a.m. at the main office and enjoy some great fishing. Refreshments will be available. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Women's Outdoor Class at the Bend
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 10 AM to 6 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
This is an introductory class to the outdoors designed to guide and inspire women ages 14+. This class covers: Preparedness, LNT, trail etiquette, and gear. Hands-on camp set up, bear hang, tent, water procurement, useful knots, fire making, map and compass. Self care, weather/emergency. Must register and pay deposit by June 11th. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 10 AM to 1 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.
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Day of Discovery and Scavenger Hunt Challenge
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Learn about Native American life, archaeology, and nature through fun activities like The Scavenger Hunt Challenge where guests get outside to see and do things around the park. $2 - $6. 706-387-3747.
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Twilight Night Paddle
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 7:45 PM to 9:15 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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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Jun 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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Night Owl 5K - A.W.A.R.E.
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come out for a fun 5K race and help AWARE save wild animals at the same time. The course will be a mix of paved and hard-packed trails, winding through beautiful Panola Mountain State Park, one of the jewels of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. Must Register with Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Efforts (AWARE). $20 - $25 $5 parking. 678-418-1111.
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Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 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. Advance registration is required. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Discover Tallulah Gorge's Hidden Gems
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 10:30 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, June 19, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 10 AM to 1 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.
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Sweetwater Creek Canoe Cleanup
Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 10 AM to 1 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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Full Moon Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 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.
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Monday, June 20, 2016

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 20, 2016 until Jul 25, 2016 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, an eight week training in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion will be offered. Call Kathy Church at 706-878-3087 for more info. Paid by May 23rd. $200 per person $5 parking. 706-878-4736.
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Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Monday, Jun 20, 2016 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.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 10 AM to 1 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.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 10 AM to 1 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.
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