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Sunday, February 14, 2016
Advanced Archery Class
Sunday, Feb 14, 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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Valentine's Day Hike at Richard B. Russell State Park
Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Bring your Valentine and join our Park Naturalist on a stroll on our trails and you will leave refreshed and loving nature! We will be looking for signs of Spring and observe how our animal friends at the park are preparing for their new arrivals! Dress appropriately for the weather and bring water to drink. Chocolates will be provided. $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
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Winter Splendor West Side Hike
Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This will be a three-mile moderately strenuous hike to a beautiful, little known area off the main trails. This ranger-led hike will focus on the splendor of nature in winter. Meet in the Visitor Center. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Friday, February 19, 2016
Introduction to Birdwatching Hike
Friday, Feb 19, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This field trip 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. Meet at the park's Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, February 20, 2016
Hard Labor Creek Volunteer Saturday
Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 10 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Hard Labor Creek State Park holds many natural and historic treasures that need our help to shine! Join parks staff as we enhance our park's beauty by clearing invasive species and restoring habitats, or working in cultural areas that also need protection and care. Work schedule may be different each volunteer day. Please register in advance. 706-557-3001.
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Stewardship Saturday
Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us as we partner with the South River Watershed Alliance to help clean-up and restore native vegetation to the bank of the South River. Wear work shoes that you don't mind getting muddy and long pants. Don't forget gloves, a water bottle, and snacks too. Meet at Alexander Lake Area Parking Lot. Registration in advance required. 770-389-7801.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Feb 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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Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 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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Survival Preparation and Skills Course at Buck Shoals
Saturdays 10 AM - 3:30 PM – Feb 20, 2016 until Feb 27, 2016 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This course will consist of a day of classroom instruction (2/20) and one of outside exercises (2/27). The course will include the psychology, planning, and equipment necessary for survival. Instructor: Bob Finke, Master Sergeant, USA Special Forces (Retired). $40 per day pre-paid by February 13th, $45 after $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Birding at the Break of Dawn
Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 7 AM to 8:30 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join us for sunrise birding over the Okefenokee Swamp. This will be a boat tour that lasts for an hour and a half. We will go out into Billy's lake and look for birds during prime birding time. Feel free to bring binoculars, cameras, or other birding equipment. A field guide will be accessible. $20.00 a person $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Sunday, February 21, 2016
Backcountry Geology Hike
Sunday, Feb 21, 2016 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist and Friends member John Johnston will lead a moderate three-mile hike identifying rock types and explaining how they formed. Explore the beautiful Jack's Branch area and the seldom visited rock quarry of New Manchester. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Monday, February 22, 2016
"Ruins to Rapids" Full Moon Hike
Monday, Feb 22, 2016 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This 1.5-mile hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War-era textile mill ruins of New Manchester and follows the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. A flashlight and sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. No children under 6 or dogs. Meet inside the Visitor's Center. Reservations required. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Monday, Feb 22, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1 mile hike that takes you down the stairs, across the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Friday, February 26, 2016
"Park Nights, City Lights" Night Hike
Friday, Feb 26, 2016 6 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a strenuous, 3 mile night hike to the beautiful east side of the park where we will hike to the "Indian Cave" and climb the East Ridge to view the Atlanta skyline. This hike is open to anyone 16 years and older. A flashlight and sturdy, closed toe shoes are required. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Registration required. No dogs please. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, February 27, 2016
Intermediate Archery
Saturday, Feb 27, 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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Survival Preparation and Skills Course at Buck Shoals
Saturdays 10 AM - 3:30 PM – Feb 27, 2016 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This course will consist of a day of classroom instruction (2/20) and one of outside exercises (2/27). The course will include the psychology, planning, and equipment necessary for survival. Instructor: Bob Finke, Master Sergeant, USA Special Forces (Retired). $40 per day pre-paid by February 13th, $45 after $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Sunday, February 28, 2016
Advanced Archery Class
Sunday, Feb 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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Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Triple Hike Challenge: Monadnock Madness
Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Ready, steady, GO! Climb Stone, Arabia, and Panola Mountain all in one unforgettable day. We’ve set up a fast-paced schedule that will allow you to conquer each peak while learning about the incredible ecosystems of each monadnock along the way. You’ll be treated to insider information from local tour guides, s'mores, and a surprise souvenir. $15 adult/$7 child (up to 10 years old). 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, March 5, 2016
Hard Labor Creek Volunteer Saturday
Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 10 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Hard Labor Creek State Park holds many natural and historic treasures that need our help to shine! Join parks staff as we enhance our park's beauty by clearing invasive species and restoring habitats, or working in cultural areas that also need protection and care. Work schedule may be different each volunteer day. Please register in advance. 706-557-3001.
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Antique Steam Engine Demonstration
Saturday, Mar 5, 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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Hike and Craft
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 12:30 PM from Mar 5, 2016 until Dec 3, 2016 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join the naturalist on a hike lasting about one hour and then create a craft as a souvenir. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Bring plenty of water. Crafts will be $2, no fee to hike. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Triple Hike Challenge: Monadnock Madness
Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 1 PM to 7 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Ready, steady, GO! Climb Stone, Arabia, and Panola Mountain all in one unforgettable day. We’ve set up a fast-paced schedule that will allow you to conquer each peak while learning about the incredible ecosystems of each monadnock along the way. You’ll be treated to insider information from local tour guides, s'mores, and a surprise souvenir. $15 adult/$7 child (up to 10 years old). 770-389-7801.
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Intermediate Archery
Saturday, Mar 5, 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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Volunteer Training
Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Make your mark on Smithgall Woods! Learn more about this special conservation area and what volunteer opportunities are available. Register by February 27th. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long guided night hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Candle lanterns are provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. No reservations possible. Meet and pay (exact change, $5, cash only) at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sunday, March 6, 2016
Landscape, Macro, and Wildlife Photography 101
Sunday, Mar 6, 2016 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
During an exciting day you’ll visit Stone, Arabia and Panola Mountains and use different photography techniques in these unique landscapes. In this small, personal class you’ll be taught by Larry Winslett, an expert nature photographer who has chronicled the natural world all over North America. Space is limited! Register at monadnockmadness.com. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Arabia/Panola Bike Ride
Sunday, Mar 6, 2016 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Grab your bike and sense of adventure as we bike 14 miles round trip from Davidson-Arabia Nature Preserve to Panola Mountain and back. We’ll make stops at several cultural sites and trails to learn about the history and landscape of Arabia National Heritage Area. Ride will begin and end at: 4963 Flat Bridge Rd. SW, Stockbridge, Ga. 30281. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Advanced Archery Class
Sunday, Mar 6, 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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Trails Work Day
Sunday, Mar 6, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a volunteer work day performing general trail maintenance on the beautiful trails of the park. Bring gloves, water, comfortable work clothes, and closed-toe, sturdy shoes. Recommended age 12 and up. Registration encouraged at 770-732-5871. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, March 12, 2016
Equestrian Workday
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 9 AM to 3 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Join other horse enthusiasts as they help maintain and improve the equestrian trails and camping area at the park. Lunch and goodies included. Volunteers should bring tools such as shovels, gloves and pruners. To register contact Kathy White at kjwhite1@bellsouth.net or call 706-614-8348. Please pre-register so that we can plan for lunch. 706-614-8348.
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2016 Group Camp Workday
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 9 AM to 3 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
A.H. Stephens State Park is hosting a volunteer workday to help prepare its group camp for the upcoming season. Bring your own hand tools and safety gear. Join the staff and others as we make these improvements. Please call 706-456-2602 to register. Lunch will be provided by the Friends of A.H. Stephens State Park. 706-456-2602.
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Bike Trails Work and Ride
Saturday, Mar 12, 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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Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 9 AM - 11 AM from Mar 12, 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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Downstream Privet Project
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join the Friends of Smithgall Woods for a rewarding volunteer project that will help beautify the Visitor Center area. Learn about the invasive plant privet and help volunteers remove this plant from around the newly rebuilt ADA Visitor Center Trail along Dukes Creek. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 8 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
We will discuss topics that have to do with astronomy as well as observing the night sky through high powered telescopes. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. Come out and see stargazing at its best. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Discover Tallulah Gorge's Hidden Gems
Saturday, Mar 12, 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, March 13, 2016
Advanced Archery Class
Sunday, Mar 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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Friday, March 18, 2016
Night Eggstravaganza
Friday, Mar 18, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:45 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Great fun for youth and adults begins with egg tossing & ribbon runs (ages 9 -adult) & a hat parade (all ages.) Bring your cleverly decorated hat from home. Visit the animals in the petting coral. Make a craft. Enjoy refreshments. Meet at the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. $4 per child ages 3-12 $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Saturday, March 19, 2016
5K CottonTrail Rabbit Run
Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 8 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Run over the creeks and through the woods with the rabbits. Register and pay at the park office or pay CC over phone. Pre-registration includes t-shirt. No guaranteed shirt for walk-ins. Trail/Start details given at registration. Before March 6,$15; March 6-18, $20; Day of $25. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Baskets, Bunnies and Eggs
Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Happy Easter! Ages 3 - 10 can create their own Easter baskets and go on a kid-friendly egg scavenger hunt through the woods. Afterward, visit with rabbits from the 4-H Bunny Club. $2 basket program $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Stewardship Saturday
Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us as we partner with the South River Watershed Alliance to help clean-up and restore native vegetation to the bank of the South River. Wear work shoes that you don't mind getting muddy and long pants. Don't forget gloves, a water bottle, and snacks too. Meet at Alexander Lake Area Parking Lot. Registration in advance required. 770-389-7801.
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Landscape, Macro, and Wildlife Photography 101
Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
During an exciting day you’ll visit Stone, Arabia and Panola Mountains and use different photography techniques in these unique landscapes. In this small, personal class you’ll be taught by Larry Winslett, an expert nature photographer who has chronicled the natural world all over North America. Space is limited! Register at monadnockmadness.com. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Mar 19, 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
Saturday, Mar 19, 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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Triple Hike Challenge: Monadnock Madness
Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 2:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Ready, steady, GO! Climb Stone, Arabia, and Panola Mountain all in one unforgettable day. We’ve set up a fast-paced schedule that will allow you to conquer each peak while learning about the incredible ecosystems of each monadnock along the way. You’ll be treated to insider information from local tour guides, s'mores, and a surprise souvenir. $15 adult/$7 child (up to 10 years old). 770-389-7801.
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Flies and Fly Water
Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In preparation for the upcoming spring fishing season, we will have a “how to” on fly tying, stream reading, casting, and more. Come at 9:30 to hear a presentation on Stream Entomology (aka stream critters) by an Interpretive Ranger at Smithgall Woods. $10/adult pre-registered by March 12th, $15 after. $10/adult pre-paid by March 12th, $15 after. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 9 PM to 10 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
We will discuss topics that have to do with astronomy as well as observing the night sky through high powered telescopes. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. Come out and see stargazing at its best. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 3 PM to 4:30 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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Sunday, March 20, 2016
Advanced Archery Class
Sunday, Mar 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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Triple Hike Challenge: Monadnock Madness
Sunday, Mar 20, 2016 2:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Ready, steady, GO! Climb Stone, Arabia, and Panola Mountain all in one unforgettable day. We’ve set up a fast-paced schedule that will allow you to conquer each peak while learning about the incredible ecosystems of each monadnock along the way. You’ll be treated to insider information from local tour guides, s'mores, and a surprise souvenir. $15 adult/$7 child (up to 10 years old). 770-389-7801.
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Backcountry Geology Hike
Sunday, Mar 20, 2016 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist and Friends member John Johnston will lead a moderate three-mile hike identifying rock types and explaining how they formed. Explore the beautiful Jack's Branch area and the seldom visited rock quarry of New Manchester. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Mar 20, 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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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 8 PM to 10 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, March 25, 2016
Night Hike
Friday, Mar 25, 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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Easter Eggstravaganza
Friday, Mar 25, 2016 8:30 PM to 9 PM
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
On Friday there will be a flashlight egg hunt along the trail. It is for ages 1-10. Bring your own basket. On Saturday, start the Easter weekend with a rousing game of Easter bingo, followed by Easter crafts and live cute baby animals you can touch. Pick up a schedule at the Lodge for times and locations. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
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Saturday, March 26, 2016
A.H. Stephens Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
The Easter Bunny has hidden eggs, and they are waiting for you. Children bring your own basket, join the fun and search for a few. Little hunters will have their own small patch and if we are lucky, there may be a surprise visit by the Easter Bunny. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Dirty Spokes Off Road Duathlon
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 8:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Come out and enjoy some healthy competition. Dirty Spokes Production is sponsoring a duathlon (run/bike) on the bike trails. For more information visit Dirty Spokes website $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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3rd Annual Glow-N-Dark Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 7 PM to 8:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Egg hunts are no long for the day. Join us for our third annual Glow-n-Dark egg hunt. Over 4,000 glowing eggs will fill the day use area. Join in before the hunt for carnival-style games and s'mores. Registration is required and space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Easter Eggstravaganza
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 11 AM to 7 PM
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
On Friday there will be a flashlight egg hunt along the trail. It is for ages 1-10. Bring your own basket. On Saturday, start the Easter weekend with a rousing game of Easter bingo, followed by Easter crafts and live cute baby animals you can touch. Pick up a schedule at the Lodge for times and locations. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
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Intermediate Archery
Saturday, Mar 26, 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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Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 6 PM to 8 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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Little River Festival
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
The festival will include live bird of prey shows, Easter Egg hunt, bounce houses, pontoon boat tours, fishing, fire trucks, animal adoption event, an imagination station for kids, food vendors, arts and crafts, and music. Vendor applications being accepted now. Mail to Reed Bingham State Park 542 Reed Bingham Rd. Adel, GA 31620 or fax 229-896-2052 $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 9 PM to 10 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
We will discuss topics that have to do with astronomy as well as observing the night sky through high powered telescopes. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. Come out and see stargazing at its best. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Saturday, Mar 26, 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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Sunday, March 27, 2016
Advanced Archery Class
Sunday, Mar 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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Sweetwater Creek Canoe Cleanup
Sunday, Mar 27, 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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Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Mar 27, 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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Thursday, March 31, 2016
Triple Hike Challenge: Monadnock Madness
Thursday, Mar 31, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Ready, steady, GO! Climb Stone, Arabia, and Panola Mountain all in one unforgettable day. We’ve set up a fast-paced schedule that will allow you to conquer each peak while learning about the incredible ecosystems of each monadnock along the way. You’ll be treated to insider information from local tour guides, s'mores, and a surprise souvenir. $15 adult/$7 child (up to 10 years old). 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, April 2, 2016
Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Apr 2, 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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Hard Labor Creek Volunteer Saturday
Saturday, Apr 2, 2016 10 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Hard Labor Creek State Park holds many natural and historic treasures that need our help to shine! Join parks staff as we enhance our park's beauty by clearing invasive species and restoring habitats, or working in cultural areas that also need protection and care. Work schedule may be different each volunteer day. Please register in advance. 706-557-3001.
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Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park Golf Tournament
Saturday, Apr 2, 2016 9 AM to 2 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Charity golf tournament sponsored by the Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park to raise funds to benefit the park and golf course. Proceeds will be used to maintain, repair, and improve the park and golf course. Pick up applications in the park visitor center or at the golf course. $200 per team of 4 people. $50 per player. $20 per team to play from ladies red tee box on a hole of choice or $5 per ladies tee. $5 mulligans 912-285-6154.
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Hike and Craft
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 12:30 PM from Apr 2, 2016 until Dec 3, 2016 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join the naturalist on a hike lasting about one hour and then create a craft as a souvenir. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Bring plenty of water. Crafts will be $2, no fee to hike. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Apr 2, 2016 9 PM to 10 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
We will discuss topics that have to do with astronomy as well as observing the night sky through high powered telescopes. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. Come out and see stargazing at its best. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Whitewater-Watching Hike
Saturday, Apr 2, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike down to Bridal Veil Falls to watch brave souls whitewater paddle the Tallulah River. The water flowing through the gorge will be much stronger than usual, making the falls even more beautiful. Bring a snack and lots of water. The hike is strenuous. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunday, April 3, 2016
Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Apr 3, 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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Whitewater-Watching Hike
Sunday, Apr 3, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike down to Bridal Veil Falls to watch brave souls whitewater paddle the Tallulah River. The water flowing through the gorge will be much stronger than usual, making the falls even more beautiful. Bring a snack and lots of water. The hike is strenuous. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Apr 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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Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Apr 6, 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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Friday, April 8, 2016
Night Hike
Friday, Apr 8, 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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New Moon Kayak Tour
Friday, Apr 8, 2016 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Lake Rutledge is a great place to enjoy the night sky. Join this ranger-led tour of the lake and enjoy night sounds, star-gazing, and a relaxing time on the water. A new moon means that many stars will be visible on the nighttime paddle. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or lightly drizzling. Register in advance. Meet at Beach. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, April 9, 2016
Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Apr 9, 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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Bike Trails Work and Ride
Saturday, Apr 9, 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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New Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Apr 9, 2016 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Lake Rutledge is a great place to enjoy the night sky. Join this ranger-led tour of the lake and enjoy night sounds, star-gazing, and a relaxing time on the water. A new moon means that many stars will be visible on the nighttime paddle. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or lightly drizzling. Register in advance. Meet at Beach. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Rivers Alive Cleanup
Saturday, Apr 9, 2016 9 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a Rivers Alive cleanup event where we will be cleaning up along the Panola Mountain South River corridor. Bring work gloves, eye protection, water, and good walking shoes. Parking is waived for our volunteers on this date, so plan to spend the day at the park. Must register in advance. 770-389-7801.
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Stewardship Saturday
Saturday, Apr 9, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us as we partner with the South River Watershed Alliance to help clean-up and restore native vegetation to the bank of the South River. Wear work shoes that you don't mind getting muddy and long pants. Don't forget gloves, a water bottle, and snacks too. Meet at Alexander Lake Area Parking Lot. Registration in advance required. 770-389-7801.
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Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 9 AM - 11 AM from Apr 9, 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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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Apr 9, 2016 9 PM to 10 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
We will discuss topics that have to do with astronomy as well as observing the night sky through high powered telescopes. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. Come out and see stargazing at its best. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Whitewater-Watching Hike
Saturday, Apr 9, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike down to Bridal Veil Falls to watch brave souls whitewater paddle the Tallulah River. The water flowing through the gorge will be much stronger than usual, making the falls even more beautiful. Bring a snack and lots of water. The hike is strenuous. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunday, April 10, 2016
Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Apr 10, 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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Whitewater-Watching Hike
Sunday, Apr 10, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike down to Bridal Veil Falls to watch brave souls whitewater paddle the Tallulah River. The water flowing through the gorge will be much stronger than usual, making the falls even more beautiful. Bring a snack and lots of water. The hike is strenuous. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Apr 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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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Apr 13, 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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Saturday, April 16, 2016
Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Apr 16, 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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High Falls Large Mouth Bass Fishing Tournament
Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 8 AM to 4 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
High Falls Lake was rated one of the top fishing locations in America. Try to catch the big bass in this jon boat fishing tournament! Prizes will be awarded for biggest catch of the day. Registration required. Call park office for Event Fee $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Apr 16, 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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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 9 PM to 10 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
We will discuss topics that have to do with astronomy as well as observing the night sky through high powered telescopes. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. Come out and see stargazing at its best. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Discover Tallulah Gorge's Hidden Gems
Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 12 PM 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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Hike to Beaver Pond Overlook: Victoria Bryant's Hidden Gem
Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
This ranger led hike will take visitors to the very cool yet very under-visited Beaver Pond observation deck. This quiet spot is a haven for wildlife and is one of the most beautiful places within the park. The hike will be 3 miles long, so bring comfortable walking shoes, and plenty to drink. We will be meeting at the front gate. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, April 17, 2016
Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Apr 17, 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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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Apr 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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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Apr 20, 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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Thursday, April 21, 2016
Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 7:45 PM to 9:45 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, April 22, 2016
Full Moon Lake Paddle
Friday, Apr 22, 2016 8:45 PM to 10:45 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. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Saturday, April 23, 2016
Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Apr 23, 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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Hidden Gem Series: Secrets of Homestead Trail
Saturday, Apr 23, 2016 12 PM to 2 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
If you don’t know what you’re looking for, you probably missed it. Homestead trail is home to, you guessed it! Old Homesteads. But actually finding these sites is tricky to the untrained eye. Join a Ranger as you are guided through the forest to the sites of the homes and learn the untold story of the woods. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Apr 23, 2016 9 PM to 10 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
We will discuss topics that have to do with astronomy as well as observing the night sky through high powered telescopes. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. Come out and see stargazing at its best. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Saturday, Apr 23, 2016 9:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1 mile hike that takes you down the stairs, across the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunday, April 24, 2016
Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Apr 24, 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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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Apr 26, 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, April 27, 2016
Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Apr 27, 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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Saturday, April 30, 2016
Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Apr 30, 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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Spring Fling
Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 9 AM to 5 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with fun family activities. Kids will be able to make their own nature craft projects to take home. The Friends of General Coffee State Park will be hosting the Spring Arts and Craft Festival as part of this event. Contact Ginny Carver at friendsofgcsp@gmail.com for more information/request a vendor application. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Imagination Playground
Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 12 PM to 4 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
We’re setting up the Imagination Playground, a collection of giant blue building blocks for kids to build and create with. Bring your kids ages 4-12 to share in this interactive, transformable environment while you relax and enjoy the view at New Echota. This program is weather permitting. Email questions to redtop.programmers@dnr.ga.gov. $5.50-$7 706-624-1321.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 9 PM to 10 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
We will discuss topics that have to do with astronomy as well as observing the night sky through high powered telescopes. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. Come out and see stargazing at its best. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Slackline 101
Wednesday, May 4, 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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Friday, May 6, 2016
New Moon Kayak Tour
Friday, May 6, 2016 8 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Lake Rutledge is a great place to enjoy the night sky. Join this ranger-led tour of the lake and enjoy night sounds, star-gazing, and a relaxing time on the water. A new moon means that many stars will be visible on the nighttime paddle. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or lightly drizzling. Register in advance. Meet at Beach. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, May 7, 2016
New Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, May 7, 2016 8 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Lake Rutledge is a great place to enjoy the night sky. Join this ranger-led tour of the lake and enjoy night sounds, star-gazing, and a relaxing time on the water. A new moon means that many stars will be visible on the nighttime paddle. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or lightly drizzling. Register in advance. Meet at Beach. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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New Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, May 7, 2016 8 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Lake Rutledge is a great place to enjoy the night sky. Join this ranger-led tour of the lake and enjoy night sounds, star-gazing, and a relaxing time on the water. A new moon means that many stars will be visible on the nighttime paddle. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or lightly drizzling. Register in advance. Meet at Beach. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Hike and Craft
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 12:30 PM from May 7, 2016 until Dec 3, 2016 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join the naturalist on a hike lasting about one hour and then create a craft as a souvenir. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Bring plenty of water. Crafts will be $2, no fee to hike. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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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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Sunday, May 8, 2016
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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Saturday, May 14, 2016
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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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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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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Friday, May 20, 2016
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
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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National Kids to Parks Day "Blue Moon" Paddle
Saturday, May 21, 2016 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a Park Ranger on this guided night tour featuring a sky full of stars and constellations. National Kids to Parks Day is national movement engages children and families with parks, nature, and healthy outdoor recreation. What better way to spend the evening with family and friends on Lake Rutledge. Space is limited, pre-registration required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, May 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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Youth Fishing Days at Buck Shoals
Saturday, May 21, 2016 8 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Children and their special "big person" can fish in a lake stocked with catfish, bass and bream. Fish caught can be kept. Bring your own bait and rods. This event is not at Smithgall Woods, but at Buck Shoals, a nearby unopened state park. Call for directions. Occurs every third Saturday through September. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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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 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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Sunday, May 22, 2016
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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Saturday, May 28, 2016
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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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
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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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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