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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Christmas at A.H. Stephens
Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Antique Steam Engine Demonstration
Saturday, Dec 3, 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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Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Dec 3, 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 advanced class that takes place on our 3-D and static ranges! Participants must call to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 6 PM to 8 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 Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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10K and 5K Trail Running Race
Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 8 AM to 10 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Lace up your shoes and join this race. Register at www.dirtyspokes.com. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Christmas at A.H. Stephens
Sunday, Dec 4, 2016 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Dec 4, 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. Meet at Alexander Lake pavilion. Participants must call Nature Center to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Friday, December 9, 2016

Christmas at A.H. Stephens
Friday, Dec 9, 2016 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk
Friday, Dec 9, 2016 9 AM to 11:30 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Bring your binoculars for this gentle hike through the park's Power of Flight area. Basic identification techniques and common birds will be discussed. Good for all ages. We recommend long pants and sleeves. Meet Alexander Lakes parking area. Call the Nature Center to register in advance. Donations of birdseed are appreciated. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Christmas at A.H. Stephens
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Volunteers will join Chattahoochee Bend Friends for a day of working on Trails and lanscapes for the park. Meet at the Visitor's Center. 770-254-7271.
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Winter Trail Hike
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet up with Pine Mountain Trail Association guides and hike 5 miles along the ridge. Begin at Fox Den Cove Parking Lot and End at Mollyhugger Hill Parking Lot. Geared towards ages 10 & up. Bring water and snack. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Christmas on the Pond
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 5 PM to 9 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us as we usher in the holiday season. Visit with Santa, enjoy storytelling, hayrides, a marshmallow roast and homemade refreshments. Santa will arrive at 6 p.m. and be available until 8:30 p.m. Hayrides will start at 5:30 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. Donations appreciated. Hayrides 50 cents per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Geminid Meteor Shower - The Heavens Last Hurrah of 2016
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 8 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join us on the shore of Lake Brantley to view the last major meteor shower of 2016! Bring a lawn chair, a thermos of your favorite warm drink, and a cozy blanket. Reflect on the past year, as we enjoy some of winters best constellations. Please pre-register for this event by calling the park office. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Stewardship Saturday - Rivercane Restoration
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 9:30 AM to 1:30 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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Wilderness Survival Course
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Going on a day hike? What if your hike turned into a three-day survival trek? Through a series of hands-on classes, we will teach you skills and tricks that could save your life. Classes will take place both indoors and out, so dress for the weather. Must register in advance by calling the Nature Center. Click the program title for more details. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Dec 10, 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 advanced class that takes place on our 3-D and static ranges! Participants must call to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 4:30 PM to 6:30 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. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 9 AM - 11 AM from Dec 10, 2016 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Take a guided hike through the captivating scenery of Smithgall Woods. Guided hikes will be offered every second Saturday of the month (weather permitting). Throughout the year, hikes will rotate through the various trails located throughout Smithgall. All ages are welcome. No pets please. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Dark Sky Celebration - Astronomy Program
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 5 PM to 7:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Celebrate our designation as an official dark sky site by the International Dark Sky Association. We will begin with a ceremony and follow with stargazing in the Okefenokee Swamp. The moon will be in the waxing gibbous phase, allowing us to see craters in detail. We'll also look at Venus, Mars, Polaris and Vega. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Caroling Through The Park
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 4 PM to 6 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
What's better than Christmas Parties? How about Caroling Hayrides, Homemade Ornaments, Hot Chocolate and Pictures with Santa? Caroling Through the Park will have that and much more. It will be $2 per person for the hayride, $5 per photo for Pictures With Santa. Come out and join us in the fun! $2 for hayride $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Christmas at A.H. Stephens
Sunday, Dec 11, 2016 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Dec 11, 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. Meet at Alexander Lake pavilion. Participants must call Nature Center to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Trails Work Day
Sunday, Dec 11, 2016 1 PM to 4 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. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Monday, December 12, 2016

"Ruins to Rapids" Almost Full Moon Hike
Monday, Dec 12, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 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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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Full Moon Night Hike
Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Explore the full moonlit night by using all of your senses while going on a Park Ranger led hike through the wooded trails of Magnolia Springs and Camp Lawton. Listen and look for Whippoorwills, owls, bats, and other creatures of the night. Bring a flashlight, water, and good hiking shoes. This is an easy 1 to 3 mile hike depending on you. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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"Ruins to Rapids" Full Moon Hike
Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 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
Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 6 PM to 8 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Friday, December 16, 2016

Christmas at A.H. Stephens
Friday, Dec 16, 2016 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Christmas at A.H. Stephens
Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Friends of Panola Mountain Extended Hike
Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 9 AM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike with a trained "Friends of Panola" volunteer, through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 5-mile, semi-off trail, strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views and unique perspectives on the park. Must call (770)389-7801 to register in advance. $5 cash only $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Stewardship Saturday - Rivercane Restoration
Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 9:30 AM to 1:30 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, Dec 17, 2016 1 PM to 5 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Dec 17, 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 advanced class that takes place on our 3-D and static ranges! Participants must call to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Christmas at the Park
Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 6 PM to 9 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Celebrate Christmas with Friends of Reed Bingham and staff with lights, decorations, hot chocolate, refreshments, hayrides, and a guest appearance from Santa. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Discover Tallulah Gorge's Hidden Gems
Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 5 PM to 6 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, December 18, 2016

Christmas at A.H. Stephens
Sunday, Dec 18, 2016 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Dec 18, 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. Meet at Alexander Lake pavilion. Participants must call Nature Center to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas at A.H. Stephens
Friday, Dec 23, 2016 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Night Hike
Friday, Dec 23, 2016 5 PM to 7 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, December 24, 2016

Christmas at A.H. Stephens
Saturday, Dec 24, 2016 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Dec 24, 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 advanced class that takes place on our 3-D and static ranges! Participants must call to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas at A.H. Stephens
Sunday, Dec 25, 2016 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Dec 25, 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. Meet at Alexander Lake pavilion. Participants must call Nature Center to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Friday, December 30, 2016

Night Hike
Friday, Dec 30, 2016 5 PM to 7 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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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Dec 30, 2016 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. 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. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Dec 31, 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 advanced class that takes place on our 3-D and static ranges! Participants must call to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Annual Polar Bear Plunge
Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge Bring the whole family and gather on the beach at Unicoi Lake starting at 9:30am for our annual Polar Bear Plunge. Registration closes at 10:45am. We take the plunge at 11am. Participants will receive a commemorative patch at the event. $10–$30 $5 parking. 706-878-2201.
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Sunday, January 1, 2017

First Day Hike on Lake Lanier
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger as we explore a beautiful backcountry area of the park. Our 2 mile cross country adventure will follow old road beds, ridges, hills and valleys. Moderate to strenuous. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring water. Meet at the trail-head parking Call the Visitor Center to reserve a spot. Limited to 15 hikers. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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First Day Hike on Lake Lanier
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger as we explore a beautiful backcountry area of the park. Our 2 mile cross country adventure will follow old road beds, ridges, hills and valleys. Moderate to strenuous. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring water. Meet at the trail-head parking Call the Visitor Center to reserve a spot. Limited to 15 hikers. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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First Day Hike on the Pine Mountain Trail
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join members of the Pine Mountain Trail Association for a 4.3 mile, moderate Dowdell's Knob Loop hike to celebrate the New Year. Meet at the Dowdell's Knob trailhead. Geared towards ages 8 and up. Bring water and a snack. Dress for the weather. 706-663-4858.
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First Day 3 Mile Nature Hike
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come join us for a Ranger led hike of our 3 mile nature trail. This will be an excellent chance to observe birds and other wildlife native to the park. Wear comfortable shoes, bring water and snacks. Dogs are allowed on 6' or shorter leashes. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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First Day Hike
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
Come join us on the first day of the new year on a Ranger conducted hike on our 1 mile loop Swamp Bay Nature Trail. We will gather down at the Golf Course Clubhouse before heading out for the hike. $5 parking. 912-557-7745.
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First Day Hike
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 12 PM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Start the year off right by enjoying a pet-friendly, ranger-led hike. On this hike we will explore the Beaver Dam Trail, as well as the Brantley trail. The combined trails will cover 2 miles, and will have a varied terrain, including hills and stairs. Meet at the Trading Post, bring water and wear sturdy shoes. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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High Falls First Day Hike
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 to Monday, Jan 2, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
This staff-led 1.5 mile moderate hike will take you past several scenic and historic sites including the falls, the old grist mill, and through a mixed pine/hardwood forest. You will learn about the park history and the local ecology. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water and a snack. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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First Day Hike at James H. Floyd
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 1 PM to 2:30 PM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
Start your New Year off right with a Ranger-led hike (1 & 1/2 Miles) around the Upper Lake to view Flora and Fauna that call James H. Floyd State Park home. Participants will see one of the best views found in the park as well as learning a bit of history. This hike is good for all ages and the difficulty is easy. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
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First Day Hike at Magnolia Springs
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
What better way to start out the New Year than a beautiful easy guided hike down our wooded trails through the park and Camp Lawton? Hikers will pass unique lime sinks and then along the lakeside before making the stroll back to the Visitor's Center. You can choose to complete the first 1.5 miles or hike the entire route for a rewarding 3 miles. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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First Day Hike at Mistletoe
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Come start the new year off the the right foot. This ranger-led hike will allow guests to discover nature's winter wonder along the Cliatt Creek nature trail. We will meet at the nature center to begin this hike. Dogs welcome. Please bring water and sturdy shoes. No strollers. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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First Day Hike
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 9 AM to 11:30 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Start the New Year off right with a brisk hike up our beautiful mountain! Join us on a journey that begins by writing, then burning, last year's burdens. Climb to the top of the mountain to symbolize all the great things you will accomplish in 2017. Finish with s'mores and hot chocolate around a campfire. Must register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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First Day Hike
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Start the New Year off right with a brisk hike up our beautiful mountain! Join us on a journey that begins by writing, then burning, last year's burdens. Climb to the top of the mountain to symbolize all the great things you will accomplish in 2017. Finish with s'mores and hot chocolate around a campfire. Must register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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First Day Hike
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Start the New Year off right with a brisk hike up our beautiful mountain! Join us on a journey that begins by writing, then burning, last year's burdens. Climb to the top of the mountain to symbolize all the great things you will accomplish in 2017. Finish with s'mores and hot chocolate around a campfire. Must register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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First Day Hike
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 12 PM to 2:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Start the New Year off right with a brisk hike up our beautiful mountain! Join us on a journey that begins by writing, then burning, last year's burdens. Climb to the top of the mountain to symbolize all the great things you will accomplish in 2017. Finish with s'mores and hot chocolate around a campfire. Must register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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First Day Hike
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Start the New Year off right with a brisk hike up our beautiful mountain! Join us on a journey that begins by writing, then burning, last year's burdens. Climb to the top of the mountain to symbolize all the great things you will accomplish in 2017. Finish with s'mores and hot chocolate around a campfire. Must register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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First Day Hike
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 2 PM to 4:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Start the New Year off right with a brisk hike up our beautiful mountain! Join us on a journey that begins by writing, then burning, last year's burdens. Climb to the top of the mountain to symbolize all the great things you will accomplish in 2017. Finish with s'mores and hot chocolate around a campfire. Must register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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First Day Hike - Richard B. Russell State Park
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 2 PM to 3 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Those wishing to increase their metabolism and decrease their waistline are invited to start the New Year with a healthy walk in the woods on January 1, 2017. We have planned a pet-friendly, naturalist-guided, hike on our fitness trail as part of national "First Day Hikes" program. Meet at the Blackwell Bridge Trailhead to join. $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
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Native American Heritage: First Day Hike
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 12 PM to 2 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Celebrate the new year by joining us for a two hour, moderate hike focusing on the first inhabitants of our area, the Native Americans or American Indians, as we explore the eastside which includes a trip to the "Indian Cave." $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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First Day Hike
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Start the New Year off with a hike guided by the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

First Day Hike Event
Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
This is the Savannah everyone wants to see. Come enjoy a beautiful hike along our scenic marsh and Moon River, to Battery Wimberly, a Civil War earthen fort. Wear comfortable shoes suitable for hiking, no open toe shoes. Hike to the Civil War earthworks of Battery Wimberly. Guided hike with site history. $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.
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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Audubon's 117th Christmas Bird Count
Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 8 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us and Callaway Gardens for a day in the gardens, fields, and woods counting our feathered friends. Birding experience suggested. Call 706-663-5155 or email plcolli@callawaygardens.com. Details to follow after registration. Meets at Callaway Gardens Discovery Center. $5 parking. 706-594-0578.
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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Jan 7, 2017 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 advanced class that takes place on our 3-D and static ranges! Participants must call to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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First Day Hike Event
Saturday, Jan 7, 2017 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
This is the Savannah everyone wants to see. Come enjoy a beautiful hike along our scenic marsh and Moon River, to Battery Wimberly, a Civil War earthen fort. Wear comfortable shoes suitable for hiking, no open toe shoes. Hike to the Civil War earthworks of Battery Wimberly. Guided hike with site history. $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.
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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Jan 8, 2017 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. Meet at Alexander Lake pavilion. Participants must call Nature Center to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Full Moon Night Hike
Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Explore the full moonlit night by using all of your senses while going on a Park Ranger led hike through the wooded trails of Magnolia Springs and Camp Lawton. Listen and look for Whippoorwills, owls, bats, and other creatures of the night. Bring a flashlight, water, and good hiking shoes. This is an easy 1 to 3 mile hike depending on you. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 6:15 PM to 7:45 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Friday, January 13, 2017

Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Friday, Jan 13, 2017 7:20 PM to 8:50 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Wilderness Survival Course
Saturday, Jan 14, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Going on a day hike? What if your hike turned into a three-day survival trek? Through a series of hands-on classes, we will teach you skills and tricks that could save your life. Classes will take place both indoors and out, so dress for the weather. Must register in advance by calling the Nature Center. Click the program title for more details. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Jan 14, 2017 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 advanced class that takes place on our 3-D and static ranges! Participants must call to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Jan 15, 2017 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. Meet at Alexander Lake pavilion. Participants must call Nature Center to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Monday, January 16, 2017

Martin Luther King Day Hike
Monday, Jan 16, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join Pine Mountain trail guides for a winter adventure along the Pine Mountain Ridge through a mixed hardwood forest. Begin at the WJSP radio tower and end at Rocky Point Parking Lot. Geared towards ages 8 and up. 5.0 moderate miles, natural surface. Bring water and a snack. Dress for the weather. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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MLK Day of Service
Monday, Jan 16, 2017 10 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us as we give the park some extra TLC. Help us keep Panola beautiful on this national day of volunteer service dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Come prepared to work and make new friends while you’re at it. Bring water, sturdy shoes, and work gloves. Must register in advance by calling the Nature Center. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Friends of Panola Mountain Extended Hike
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike with a trained "Friends of Panola" volunteer, through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 5-mile, semi-off trail, strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views and unique perspectives on the park. Must call (770)389-7801 to register in advance. $5 cash only $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 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 advanced class that takes place on our 3-D and static ranges! Participants must call to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Jan 22, 2017 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. Meet at Alexander Lake pavilion. Participants must call Nature Center to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Wilderness Survival Course
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Going on a day hike? What if your hike turned into a three-day survival trek? Through a series of hands-on classes, we will teach you skills and tricks that could save your life. Classes will take place both indoors and out, so dress for the weather. Must register in advance by calling the Nature Center. Click the program title for more details. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 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 advanced class that takes place on our 3-D and static ranges! Participants must call to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 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. Meet at Alexander Lake pavilion. Participants must call Nature Center to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Friday, February 10, 2017

Full Moon Night Hike
Friday, Feb 10, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Explore the full moonlit night by using all of your senses while going on a Park Ranger led hike through the wooded trails of Magnolia Springs and Camp Lawton. Listen and look for Whippoorwills, owls, bats, and other creatures of the night. Bring a flashlight, water, and good hiking shoes. This is an easy 1 to 3 mile hike depending on you. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Friday, Feb 10, 2017 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Friends of Panola Mountain Extended Hike
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike with a trained "Friends of Panola" volunteer, through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 5-mile, semi-off trail, strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views and unique perspectives on the park. Must call (770)389-7801 to register in advance. $5 cash only $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Wilderness Survival Course
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Going on a day hike? What if your hike turned into a three-day survival trek? Through a series of hands-on classes, we will teach you skills and tricks that could save your life. Classes will take place both indoors and out, so dress for the weather. Must register in advance by calling the Nature Center. Click the program title for more details. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Monday, February 20, 2017

Eco-Discovery Nature Camp
Monday, Feb 20, 2017 8 AM to 4 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
This camp is for all the nature nuts out there that are interested in learning more about the ecosystems that are found at Crooked River. We will hike and explore in the different habitats found on the park and learn how they are different. Bring snacks, sack lunch, and drinks. Limited space, pre-registration required. K - 8th grade. $10.00 per student for half day or $25.00 for full day. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Wilderness Survival Course
Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Going on a day hike? What if your hike turned into a three-day survival trek? Through a series of hands-on classes, we will teach you skills and tricks that could save your life. Classes will take place both indoors and out, so dress for the weather. Must register in advance by calling the Nature Center. Click the program title for more details. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Full Moon Night Hike
Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Explore the full moonlit night by using all of your senses while going on a Park Ranger led hike through the wooded trails of Magnolia Springs and Camp Lawton. Listen and look for Whippoorwills, owls, bats, and other creatures of the night. Bring a flashlight, water, and good hiking shoes. This is an easy 1 to 3 mile hike depending on you. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Insectival
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 11 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us at Florence Marina as we celebrate our planets most abundant animals: insects! Come discover how many different species are found in your own back yard. Learn why every bug is an insect, but not every insect is a bug. You can even try a yummy cricket taco! $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Friday, April 7, 2017

Night Eggstravaganza
Friday, Apr 7, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:45 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Arrive early for a hot dog supper, fantastic egg games and the petting coral. Begin with competition games: egg tossing & ribbon runs for ages 10 -adult. Visit the animals in the petting coral. Bring your basket & flashlight for a candy egg hunt separated by age: up to 3 yrs, 4-6 yrs, and 7-9 yrs. $5 ages 3-9; 10 & up free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Monday, April 10, 2017

Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Monday, Apr 10, 2017 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Full Moon Night Hike
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 8 PM to 10 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Explore the full moonlit night by using all of your senses while going on a Park Ranger led hike through the wooded trails of Magnolia Springs and Camp Lawton. Listen and look for Whippoorwills, owls, bats, and other creatures of the night. Bring a flashlight, water, and good hiking shoes. This is an easy 1 to 3 mile hike depending on you. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Saturday, April 15, 2017

A.H. Stephens Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 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. The hunt will take place at the A.H. Stephens Historic Site. Donations are appreciated. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Baskets, Bunnies and Eggs
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 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. Or, take a family egg-ocache adventure and use GPS coordinates to find eggs hidden in the woods. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Earth Day Tree Planting
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 10 AM to 1 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Happy Earth Day! Volunteer, be green, and gain free entry into the park by assisting staff and Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park in planting new trees around the day-use areas of the park. Wear clothes that you don't mind getting a bit dirty. Groups are welcome, but please pre-register with the park manager. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Green Earth, Clean Earth: Earth Day Celebration!
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Florence Marina invites the public to come celebrate Mother Earth. Join us as we unveil our new recycling cans, make crafts out of recycled materials, and learn the importance of keeping our planet clean. $1 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Spring Fling
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 10 AM to 4 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. Enjoy nature hikes, live animal programs and the second annual Spring Arts and Crafts Show $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Full Moon Night Hike
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 8 PM to 10 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Explore the full moonlit night by using all of your senses while going on a Park Ranger led hike through the wooded trails of Magnolia Springs and Camp Lawton. Listen and look for Whippoorwills, owls, bats, and other creatures of the night. Bring a flashlight, water, and good hiking shoes. This is an easy 1 to 3 mile hike depending on you. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 8:20 PM to 9:50 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Water Festival
Saturday, May 13, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us as we spend the day discovering the importance of clean water. We will begin the morning by helping clean up the Chattahoochee River. Lunch will be provided, and the afternoon will be filled with games and exhibits. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Memorial Day Celebration
Saturday, May 27, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Florence Marina invites the public to join in its annual Memorial Day Celebration. Spend three days with us making crafts, taking boat rides, and more! $2-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Kids Fishing Derby
Saturday, May 27, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Children ages 3–15 (accompanied by a parent or guardian) are invited to participate in the parks annual kids fishing derby. Prizes will be offered in various categories and age groups. Registration will be held the morning of the event. $1.00 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Memorial Day Celebration
Sunday, May 28, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Florence Marina invites the public to join in its annual Memorial Day Celebration. Spend three days with us making crafts, taking boat rides, and more! $2-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day Celebration
Monday, May 29, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Florence Marina invites the public to join in its annual Memorial Day Celebration. Spend three days with us making crafts, taking boat rides, and more! $2-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Junior Fishing Rodeo on National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 8 AM to 11 AM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Kids 15 and younger can try to win prizes for largest fish or youngest angler, as well as a door prize. Register between 7:30 - 7:45 a.m. at the main office and enjoy some great fishing in Lake Liberty. Refreshments will be available. This program is in conjunction with National Trails Day. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Alligator Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us as we discover what mysterious animals lurk under the waters of the Chattahoochee River. There will be presentations, and crafts, and you’ll even get to meet a real baby alligator. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come stay at the park and participate in trail clean-up activities and nature hikes as we celebrate National Trails Day. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Geology Hike
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Providence Canyon invites the public to join us as we take a hike through the canyons and learn about the geological formations and why the canyons are here! $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Sunday, June 4, 2017

National Trails Day
Sunday, Jun 4, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Come out to Florence Marina to help us celebrate our trails! We will begin our morning making hiking sticks, and officially start our short, 1 mile, ranger led hike to Turtle Cove at 10:30 am. This is the perfect hike for people of all ages, so bring the family and prepare for a good time! $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Monday, June 5, 2017

Outdoor Adventure Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 5, 2017 until Jun 8, 2017 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kids ages 10-14 are invited to attend the park's outdoor adventure camp and have fun while learning outdoor skills. The camp will include canoeing, archery, orienteering and more. Pre-registration for the camp is required no later than the Friday prior to camp. All registrations must be completed and paid for before the first day of camp. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Outdoor Adventure Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 6, 2017 until Jun 8, 2017 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kids ages 10-14 are invited to attend the park's outdoor adventure camp and have fun while learning outdoor skills. The camp will include canoeing, archery, orienteering and more. Pre-registration for the camp is required no later than the Friday prior to camp. All registrations must be completed and paid for before the first day of camp. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Outdoor Adventure Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 7, 2017 until Jun 8, 2017 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kids ages 10-14 are invited to attend the park's outdoor adventure camp and have fun while learning outdoor skills. The camp will include canoeing, archery, orienteering and more. Pre-registration for the camp is required no later than the Friday prior to camp. All registrations must be completed and paid for before the first day of camp. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Outdoor Adventure Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 8, 2017 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kids ages 10-14 are invited to attend the park's outdoor adventure camp and have fun while learning outdoor skills. The camp will include canoeing, archery, orienteering and more. Pre-registration for the camp is required no later than the Friday prior to camp. All registrations must be completed and paid for before the first day of camp. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Thursday, Jun 8, 2017 8:10 PM to 9:40 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Friday, June 9, 2017

Get Outdoors Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Jun 9, 2017 8 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Celebrate this day by watching the full moon rise over our black water. Limited space; pre-registration required. This is a ranger led paddle, the lake is closed to the public after sunset. $25 single; $35 tandem $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Full Moon Night Hike
Friday, Jun 9, 2017 8 PM to 10 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Explore the full moonlit night by using all of your senses while going on a Park Ranger led hike through the wooded trails of Magnolia Springs and Camp Lawton. Listen and look for Whippoorwills, owls, bats, and other creatures of the night. Bring a flashlight, water, and good hiking shoes. This is an easy 1 to 3 mile hike depending on you. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Intro to Kayaking
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 11 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join a park ranger for a kayaking class. Learn about the parts of a kayak, how to safely move around on the water, and what to look out for before and during your kayak adventure. Meet at the boat ramp. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Monday, June 12, 2017

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Monday, Jun 12, 2017 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. $60 plus $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Archery Camp
Monday, Jun 12, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Designed with everything archery in mind, this 5-day archery camp aims to educate and engage adventurous youth. Campers (ages 10-14) will shoot basic distances inside the nature center and then move onto the lake pavilion, static range, and 3-D range. Register by May 29th. $150. 770-389-7801.
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Archery Camp
Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Designed with everything archery in mind, this 5-day archery camp aims to educate and engage adventurous youth. Campers (ages 10-14) will shoot basic distances inside the nature center and then move onto the lake pavilion, static range, and 3-D range. Register by May 29th. $150. 770-389-7801.
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Archery Camp
Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Designed with everything archery in mind, this 5-day archery camp aims to educate and engage adventurous youth. Campers (ages 10-14) will shoot basic distances inside the nature center and then move onto the lake pavilion, static range, and 3-D range. Register by May 29th. $150. 770-389-7801.
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Archery Camp
Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Designed with everything archery in mind, this 5-day archery camp aims to educate and engage adventurous youth. Campers (ages 10-14) will shoot basic distances inside the nature center and then move onto the lake pavilion, static range, and 3-D range. Register by May 29th. $150. 770-389-7801.
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Friday, June 16, 2017

Archery Camp
Friday, Jun 16, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Designed with everything archery in mind, this 5-day archery camp aims to educate and engage adventurous youth. Campers (ages 10-14) will shoot basic distances inside the nature center and then move onto the lake pavilion, static range, and 3-D range. Register by May 29th. $150. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Senior Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Jun 17, 2017 8 AM to 11 AM
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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Monday, June 19, 2017

Junior Ranger Summer Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 19, 2017 until Jun 22, 2017 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kids ages 8-12 are invited to our annual Junior Ranger Camp. Complete activities to earn your Junior Ranger badges. Camp activities include nature hikes, fishing, arts and crafts, canoeing and more. Pre-registration is required. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Junior Ranger Summer Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 20, 2017 until Jun 22, 2017 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kids ages 8-12 are invited to our annual Junior Ranger Camp. Complete activities to earn your Junior Ranger badges. Camp activities include nature hikes, fishing, arts and crafts, canoeing and more. Pre-registration is required. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Junior Ranger Summer Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 21, 2017 until Jun 22, 2017 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kids ages 8-12 are invited to our annual Junior Ranger Camp. Complete activities to earn your Junior Ranger badges. Camp activities include nature hikes, fishing, arts and crafts, canoeing and more. Pre-registration is required. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Junior Ranger Summer Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 22, 2017 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kids ages 8-12 are invited to our annual Junior Ranger Camp. Complete activities to earn your Junior Ranger badges. Camp activities include nature hikes, fishing, arts and crafts, canoeing and more. Pre-registration is required. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 11 AM to 1 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Events will begin with our 10 a.m. bicycle parade around our rv campground. Old-time games will start in the field behind the office, at 11 a.m. include sack races, three-legged races, water relay, water balloon toss, and a paddle board race. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Sunday, Jul 9, 2017 9:15 PM to 10:45 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Monday, July 10, 2017

Heritage Farm Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jul 10, 2017 until Jul 13, 2017 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
This camp focuses on learning what life was like for children on a south Georgia farm in the late 1800s. Participants will do the same activities that kids their age did, such as animal care, candle making, soap making, gardening and open hearth cooking. Ages 9–14. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-1581.
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Heritage Farm Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jul 11, 2017 until Jul 13, 2017 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
This camp focuses on learning what life was like for children on a south Georgia farm in the late 1800s. Participants will do the same activities that kids their age did, such as animal care, candle making, soap making, gardening and open hearth cooking. Ages 9–14. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-1581.
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Heritage Farm Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jul 12, 2017 until Jul 13, 2017 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
This camp focuses on learning what life was like for children on a south Georgia farm in the late 1800s. Participants will do the same activities that kids their age did, such as animal care, candle making, soap making, gardening and open hearth cooking. Ages 9–14. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-1581.
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Heritage Farm Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jul 13, 2017 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
This camp focuses on learning what life was like for children on a south Georgia farm in the late 1800s. Participants will do the same activities that kids their age did, such as animal care, candle making, soap making, gardening and open hearth cooking. Ages 9–14. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-1581.
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Monday, July 17, 2017

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Monday, Jul 17, 2017 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. $60 plus $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Monday, August 21, 2017

Solar Eclipse Festival
Monday, Aug 21, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Come watch a total solar eclipse at our park which will be in the direct path of seeing a total eclipse. The total eclipse has not happened in the United State of America since 1979. The event will take place in the helicopter pad (field) next to the campground. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Catfish Rodeo
8 AM - 2 PM from Sep 2, 2017 until Sep 4, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Come on down to the catfish pond and go fishing for the first weekend of the catch 'n' keep season. Fishing poles, bait, and lessons available from the park naturalist. All skill levels and ages welcome for this informal program. Partake in this popular American pastime. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Catfish Rodeo
8 AM - 2 PM from Sep 3, 2017 until Sep 4, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Come on down to the catfish pond and go fishing for the first weekend of the catch 'n' keep season. Fishing poles, bait, and lessons available from the park naturalist. All skill levels and ages welcome for this informal program. Partake in this popular American pastime. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Monday, September 4, 2017

Catfish Rodeo
8 AM - 2 PM from Sep 4, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Come on down to the catfish pond and go fishing for the first weekend of the catch 'n' keep season. Fishing poles, bait, and lessons available from the park naturalist. All skill levels and ages welcome for this informal program. Partake in this popular American pastime. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Dog Splash & Luau at the Liberty Bell Pool
Saturday, Sep 9, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Unleash the fun as your dog gets to swim in our pool before it closes for the season. On-going music and activities. Contests every 30 minutes include dog limbo, swimsuit, best splash, and best trick. Prizes. Vet question and answer table. No humans allowed in the pool. Sponsored by Columbus Area Petsmart. Pre-register at office. Walk-ins welcome. $8 per dog. Humans free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come spend a day helping celebrate your state parks, as we prepare for the busy fall season. Volunteer work projects TBA. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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