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  Thursday, January 29, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Sandpiper Trail Hike
Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Meander through the marsh on a one-mile guided hike with one of our knowledgeable park rangers. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
  Friday, January 30, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Campfire and S'mores
Friday, Jan 30, 2015 6 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Enjoy an evening under the stars and meeting new people around a campfire. s’mores will be provided. Meet at the amphitheater. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, January 31, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Stewardship Saturday
Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 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 and long pants and bring gloves and a water bottle. Meet at Alexander Lakes Area Parking Lot. Registration in advance required. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 5 PM to 7 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us on a 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, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Please call to register in advance. Groups of 10 or more must register for a private hike. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long hike (easy to moderate) will lead to the five story ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester textile mill and focus on the history of the Sweetwater Creek Valley. This historian or ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Hayride and S'mores
Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a tractor-pulled hayride up to Jack's Hill. We will also gather around a campfire and make s'mores. Park Rangers and local historians will be leading these programs, sharing history and stories from the park. Reservations are required. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Sunday, February 1, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Feb 1, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
  Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015 6:15 PM to 8:15 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.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, February 7, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Antique Steam Engine Demonstration
Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Watch one of the few remaining working Talbott stationary steam engines in operation. See if you can make the whistle blow. Explore the saw mill, grist mill, and cotton gin house that this engine once powered, and other farm buildings and houses--all original. $4-6.50 478-986-5172.
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long hike (easy to moderate) will lead to the five story ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester textile mill and focus on the history of the Sweetwater Creek Valley. This historian or ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Hayride and S'mores
Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a tractor-pulled hayride up to Jack's Hill. We will also gather around a campfire and make s'mores. Park Rangers and local historians will be leading these programs, sharing history and stories from the park. Reservations are required. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Sunday, February 8, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Feb 8, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Winter Splendor East Ridge Hike
Sunday, Feb 8, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This ranger-led hike to the remote and beautiful East Ridge will focus on the splendor of nature in winter. Hike four miles with an emphasis on tree identification in winter, topography, and the vistas high above the mile-long stretch of whitewater rapids (up to class IV). This hike is rated moderate/strenuous. $1-$2 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5876.
  Friday, February 13, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Great Backyard Bird Count
Friday, Feb 13, 2015 8 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Help us and Friends of the Harris County Library count winter birds during this international birding event sponsored by Audubon and Cornell University. Novice and expert birders welcome. Dress for the weather. Bring binoculars or share park loaners. We provide a check list. Bring a picnic lunch. Meet at the park office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk
Friday, Feb 13, 2015 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Fort Yargo has some great habitat, including marshland, mixed hardwood Forest, and an expansive open lake. We will look for a variety of birds like woodpeckers, warblers, and wading birds. Learn about the Atlanta Audubon Society, and how you can get involved in birdwatching, as well as land conservation. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
  Saturday, February 14, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Come join the Friends of Don Carter State Park every second Saturday of the month to participate in a variety of volunteer projects. Meet at park's visitor center. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Bike Trails Work and Ride
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 9 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join park staff and volunteers for some time spent working on the bike trail, and a guided trail ride afterward. If you assist with trail work there is no charge for the ride. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Atlanta Audubon Beginners winter bird walk
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 1:30 PM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This field trip is designed for anyone interested in learning more about birds, habitats critical to some species, and organizations like the Audubon Society which are dedicated to bird conservation. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Donations of bird seed for the park bird feeder are welcome $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Valentines Day Wagon Ride
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 5 PM to 5:45 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Bring your special someone to cozy up to underneath the night sky on Valentines Day. This wagon ride will begin at the beach, and take riders through some romantic landscapes with a lovely view of the night sky. Space if limited, please register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Valentines Day Wagon Ride
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 6 PM to 6:45 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Bring your special someone to cozy up to underneath the night sky on Valentines Day. This wagon ride will begin at the beach, and take riders through some romantic landscapes with a lovely view of the night sky. Space if limited, please register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Valentines Day Wagon Ride
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 7 PM to 7:45 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Bring your special someone to cozy up to underneath the night sky on Valentines Day. This wagon ride will begin at the beach, and take riders through some romantic landscapes with a lovely view of the night sky. Space if limited, please register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Geology Day
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 11 AM to 1 PM
Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Interpretive Ranger Trena Evans will lead visitors into the canyons and back in time to discover the geological history of the canyons. The floors of the canyons are often wet and muddy, so be sure to wear appropriate footwear. Bring water and your camera. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Get Outdoors Georgia Hayride and S'mores
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a tractor-pulled hayride up to Jack's Hill. We will also gather around a campfire and make s'mores. Park Rangers and local historians will be leading these programs, sharing history and stories from the park. Reservations are required. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Saturday, February 21, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Arbor Day "Bark In The Park" Dog Walk
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 2 PM to 3:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Celebrate Arbor Day among the trees with your canine friend. New sounds, sights, and discoveries for all. Gifts for dogs. Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash. You do not have to have a pet to walk with us. Supported by the Columbus area Petsmart. Meet next to the Trading Post in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia Arbor Day Tree Planting
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Help plant trees around the park in celebration of Arbor Day. Bring gloves and shovels if you have them. No need to pre-register. Volunteers will meet at the tennis courts at 9AM. 770-867-3489.
Get Outdoors Georgia 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Celebration & Parade
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 11 AM to 5 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, GA
Can't make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras?Then come to Georgia Veterans State Park. There will be music, great food, a Cajun Cook-Off, Parade and many vendors. This will be the Cajun Capital of South Georgia! If you would like to be a vendor or compete in the Cajun Cook Off, call the Park Office. $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Get Outdoors Georgia High Falls Trail Clean Up
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Help the park gear up for the spring with a trail clean up hike. All ages are welcomed to participate. Park will provide trash bags and hot chocolate for volunteers. Please bring gloves and dress appropriately. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Get Outdoors Georgia Stewardship Saturday
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 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 and long pants and bring gloves and a water bottle. Meet at Alexander Lakes Area Parking Lot. Registration in advance required. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. Participants will use rope and harness for this moderately strenuous activity. One group will start at 1PM; another group will start at 3PM. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long hike (easy to moderate) will lead to the five story ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester textile mill and focus on the history of the Sweetwater Creek Valley. This historian or ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
  Sunday, February 22, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Trails Work Day
Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 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. Registration encouraged at 770-732-5871. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Winter Splendor East Ridge Hike
Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This ranger-led hike to the remote and beautiful East Ridge will focus on the splendor of nature in winter. Hike four miles with an emphasis on tree identification in winter, topography, and the vistas high above the mile-long stretch of whitewater rapids (up to class IV). This hike is rated moderate/strenuous. $1-$2 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5876.
  Saturday, February 28, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Hard Labor Creek Volunteer Saturday
Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 10 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Hard Labor Creek State Park holds many natural treasures that need our help to shine! Join parks staff as we enhance our park's beauty by clearing invasive species and restoring a long leaf pine plot for future generations of people and wildlife alike to enjoy. Bring a lunch and plenty of water. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long hike (easy to moderate) will lead to the five story ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester textile mill and focus on the history of the Sweetwater Creek Valley. This historian or ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
  Sunday, March 1, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Mar 1, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
  Thursday, March 5, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 6:45 PM to 8:45 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.
Tons of Fun 
  Friday, March 6, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Friday, Mar 6, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1 mile hike that takes you down the stairs across, the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, March 7, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Kite Rally
Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 1 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Enjoy a day flying kites over looking the lake. Make your own kite with furnished materials or bring one of your own. We'll have prizes for the best-made kite and the highest flyer. $3 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Get Outdoors Georgia Antique Steam Engine Demonstration
Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Watch one of the few remaining working Talbott stationary steam engines in operation. See if you can make the whistle blow. Explore the saw mill, grist mill, and cotton gin house that this engine once powered, and other farm buildings and houses--all original. $4-6.50 478-986-5172.
  Sunday, March 8, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Mar 8, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
  Saturday, March 14, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia 2014 Equestrian Workday
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 9 AM to 2 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 706-614-8348.
Get Outdoors Georgia Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Come join the Friends of Don Carter State Park every second Saturday of the month to participate in a variety of volunteer projects. Meet at park's visitor center. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Bike Trails Work and Ride
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 9 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join park staff and volunteers for some time spent working on the bike trail, and a guided trail ride afterward. If you assist with trail work there is no charge for the ride. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Hard Labor Creek Volunteer Saturday
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 10 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Hard Labor Creek State Park holds many natural treasures that need our help to shine! Join parks staff as we enhance our park's beauty by clearing invasive species and restoring a long leaf pine plot for future generations of people and wildlife alike to enjoy. Bring a lunch and plenty of water. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Soldier's Life
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Learn about the life of the common soldier who fought in Georgia. A Park Ranger dressed as a soldier will display the items soldiers carried while marching and fighting in north Georgia in 1864. $3-$5.50 770-443-7850.
  Sunday, March 15, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Mar 15, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
  Saturday, March 21, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Equestrian Bingo Ride
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 8 AM to 1 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
The Friends of A.H. Stephens invites you to be a part of benefit for the park's equestrian facilities. Registration is from 8-9am., ride starts at 9:30am., $30 per rider includes one bingo card, lunch, parking and riding fee. $15 per non-rider. Negative coggings is required. $5 parking. 770-466-4430.
Get Outdoors Georgia Garden Maintenance and Planting
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 9 AM to 1 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Do you have a green thumb? If so, we need your help to get our garden ready for the season. We will be removing weeds, laying pine straw, and planting some flowers. Bring gardening tools and work gloves. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Get Outdoors Georgia Okefenokee Swamp Run 10K and 1 mile
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 7 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Registration for the 38th annual Okefenokee Swamp Run will be held at group shelter #2 prior to the start of the race. All ages are welcome to participate. Proceeds are donated to the YMCA, Easter Seals, and other charitable organizations. This event is sponsored by the Okefenokee Track and Cycling Club. $5 parking. 912-282-0703.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. Participants will use rope and harness for this moderately strenuous activity. One group will start at 1PM; another group will start at 3PM. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
  Sunday, March 22, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Mar 22, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
  Saturday, March 28, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Easter at the Fort and Annual Market Faire
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 10 AM to 5 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Interact with living historians demonstrating life in the 1790s frontier Georgia. See 18th century craftsman and women demonstrating their trades, frontier camps, Native American warriors, century music, and other unique demonstrations. Children under 12 free. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Get Outdoors Georgia Kickoff to Spring Festival
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 9 AM to 2 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Welcome spring with food vendors, arts and crafts, and fresh produce. We will also be grinding corn meal in the Mill House. Visitors will enjoy the scenery of this park with covered bridge, mill pond and cypress trees. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park Golf Tournament
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 8:30 AM to 1:30 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. You can 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Baskets, Bunnies and “Egg-o-Caching”
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 10 AM
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. At 1 p.m., families can join our Easter geocaching adventure to hunt for prized eggs throughout the park. Some GPS units available for rent. $2 basket program; $2/family geocaching with your own GPS; $5/family geocaching with GPS rental. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Stewardship Saturday
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 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 and long pants and bring gloves and a water bottle. Meet at Alexander Lakes Area Parking Lot. Registration in advance required. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Geology Day
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 11 AM to 1 PM
Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Interpretive Ranger Trena Evans will lead visitors into the canyons and back in time to discover the geological history of the canyons. The floors of the canyons are often wet and muddy, so be sure to wear appropriate footwear. Bring water and your camera. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Get Outdoors Georgia Little River Fest
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Our first Little River Festival will include live reptile shows, canoeing and kayaking, pontoon boat tours, fishing, an imagination station for kids, food vendors, arts and crafts, and music. Vendors applications being accepted now: reedbinghamevent@gmail.com $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Tons of Fun 
  Sunday, March 29, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Easter at the Fort and Annual Market Faire
Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Interact with living historians demonstrating life in the 1790s frontier Georgia. See 18th century craftsman and women demonstrating their trades, frontier camps, Native American warriors, century music, and other unique demonstrations. Children under 12 free. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
  Friday, April 3, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Friday, Apr 3, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1 mile hike that takes you down the stairs across, the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, April 4, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Festival By The Lake
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 10 AM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Want to spend a day by the lake? Enjoy our festival with craft vendors, food vendors, games and live entertainment. Boat rides will be departing on the hour. Easter egg hunt at 1 pm. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Get Outdoors Georgia Glow-In-The-Dark Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 7:45 PM to 9 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Eggs hunts are no long for the day. Join us for our second annual egg hunt. We have made it bigger with over 4,000 glowing eggs. Space is limited and registration is required. $3 per a child $5 parking. 479-993-3053.
Get Outdoors Georgia Gator Alley Paddle
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Just keep paddling, just keep paddling, just keep paddling up the Little River. This is a great trip for paddlers of all levels. We will go through the basics before setting off. Personal canoes/kayaks are welcome. Boats can be reserved at the visitor center. Personal canoes/kayaks are welcome. $10/person ( bringing own boat); $15/person (if renting boat) $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Whitewater-Watching Hike
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 11 AM to 2 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.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, April 11, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Sweep the Hooch
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 9 AM to 1 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join us as we partner with Trout Unlimited, Chattahoochee Riverkeepers and the National Park Service for the fifth annual Sweep the Hooch. This massive cleanup extends all the way from the upper Chattahoochee to Chattahoochee Bend State Park. ***Be sure to register on the Sweep the Hooch website before coming out to volunteer. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Evening Paddle
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
This ranger-led paddle will take participants around 260-acre Lake Marbury for viewing wildlife, taking in some of the scenery and history of this park, and enjoying the sunset. Ages 4 and older. Register in advance, Space is limited. Meet at the Beach Boat Dock area. $15 includes equipment, plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Bike Trails Work and Ride
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 9 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join park staff and volunteers for some time spent working on the bike trail, and a guided trail ride afterward. If you assist with trail work there is no charge for the ride. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Spring on the Unicoi Trail at Hardman Farm
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Hardman Farm - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Enjoy a ramble through time on the grounds of the Hardman Farm, Georgia's newest State Historic Site. Explore emerging foliage, flowers, historic landscaping and stories of the families who planted them. Weather permitting. $5. 706-878-1077.
Get Outdoors Georgia Stewardship Saturday
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 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 and long pants and bring gloves and a water bottle. Meet at Alexander Lakes Area Parking Lot. Registration in advance required. 770-389-7801.
  Sunday, April 12, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Whitewater-Watching Hike
Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 11 AM to 2 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.
Tons of Fun 
  Friday, April 17, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Girl Scout Adventure Weekend
Friday, Apr 17, 2015 until Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 5 PM to 5 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Activities will include boat tours, hiking and live animals. Scouts will camp in the ball field and participate in a variety of events. This is open to Girl Scout levels Daisies and Brownies.Registration Deadline is April 17. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, April 18, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Volunteer Days
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come out and join us for fun and work! Projects may include clearing and maintaining trails, grounds cleaning and landscaping, painting, etc. Bring work gloves and a can do attitude! $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Get Outdoors Georgia Hard Labor Creek Volunteer Saturday
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Hard Labor Creek State Park holds many natural treasures that need our help to shine! Join parks staff as we enhance our park's beauty by clearing invasive species and restoring a long leaf pine plot for future generations of people and wildlife alike to enjoy. Bring a lunch and plenty of water. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Antique Steam Engine Demonstration
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Watch one of the few remaining working Talbott stationary steam engines in operation. See if you can make the whistle blow. Explore the saw mill, grist mill, and cotton gin house that this engine once powered, and other farm buildings and houses--all original. $4-6.50 478-986-5172.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. Participants will use rope and harness for this moderately strenuous activity. One group will start at 1PM; another group will start at 3PM. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Geology Day
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 11 AM to 1 PM
Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Interpretive Ranger Trena Evans will lead visitors into the canyons and back in time to discover the geological history of the canyons. The floors of the canyons are often wet and muddy, so be sure to wear appropriate footwear. Bring water and your camera. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Get Outdoors Georgia Astronomy Night
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Columbus State University and the Coca-Cola Space Science Center will present an evening of star gazing and slides. Visitors may bring their own telescopes, but some will be provided. The park offers excellent sky viewing without light pollution. $5 parking. 229-838-6202.
  Saturday, April 25, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Spring Fling
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with fun family activities, such as programs on native wildlife, nature hikes, hayrides and more. Kids will be able to make their own craft projects to take home. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Get Outdoors Georgia Stewardship Saturday
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 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 and long pants and bring gloves and a water bottle. Meet at Alexander Lakes Area Parking Lot. Registration in advance required. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Buzzard Day "Road-Kill Run"
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 7 AM to 10 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Stretch your legs and test your speed in the annual Buzzard Day “Road-Kill Run”. Registration for the 5K run will be at Beach Pavilion and start at 7 a.m. The race will start at 8 a.m. $20/ participant early registration. $25/participant late registration $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Gator Alley Paddle
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 11 AM to 1 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Just keep paddling, just keep paddling, just keep paddling up the Little River. This is a great trip for paddlers of all levels. We will go through the basics before setting off. Personal canoes/kayaks are welcome. Boats can be reserved at the visitor center. Personal canoes/kayaks are welcome. $10/person ( bringing own boat); $15/person (if renting boat) $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Tons of Fun 
  Friday, May 1, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Girl Scout Adventure Weekend
Friday, May 1, 2015 until Saturday, May 2, 2015 5 PM to 5 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Activities will include boat tours, hiking and live animals. Scouts will camp in the ball field and participate in a variety of events. This is open to Girl Scout levels Daisies and Brownies.Registration Deadline is April 17. $25 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
  Saturday, May 2, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Antique Steam Engine Demonstration
Saturday, May 2, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Watch one of the few remaining working Talbott stationary steam engines in operation. See if you can make the whistle blow. Explore the saw mill, grist mill, and cotton gin house that this engine once powered, and other farm buildings and houses--all original. $4-6.50 478-986-5172.
  Sunday, May 3, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Sunday, May 3, 2015 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.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, May 9, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, May 9, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Come join the Friends of Don Carter State Park every second Saturday of the month to participate in a variety of volunteer projects. Meet at park's visitor center. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Frogging by Ear (and other night sounds) by Kayak
Saturday, May 9, 2015 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join Linda May, Environmental Outreach Coordinator for Georgia's Non-Game Conservation Division and Frog expert, on this "frogging" by kayak tour. Learn what species of frogs live in Georgia, and how to identify frogs by ear, as we kayak around Lake Marbury. Space is limited, per-registration required. x $15 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Get Outdoors Georgia Spring Fling 2015
Saturday, May 9, 2015 9 AM to 4 PM
Hamburg State Outdoor Recreation Area - Mitchell, GA
Come out and enjoy a day of games, arts, crafts, hayrides and various vendors will be onsite selling some great products. We will also be firing up the 1920's Grist Mill, that will produce some good old fashioned grits and cornmeal. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Bike Trails Work and Ride
Saturday, May 9, 2015 9 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join park staff and volunteers for some time spent working on the bike trail, and a guided trail ride afterward. If you assist with trail work there is no charge for the ride. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Spring on the Unicoi Trail at Hardman Farm
Saturday, May 9, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Hardman Farm - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Enjoy a ramble through time on the grounds of the Hardman Farm, Georgia's newest State Historic Site. Explore emerging foliage, flowers, historic landscaping and stories of the families who planted them. Weather permitting. $5. 706-878-1077.
  Sunday, May 10, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Mother's Day Twilight Paddle
Sunday, May 10, 2015 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Take mom out on this sunset paddle on Lake Rutledge. Enjoy the setting sun, nature sounds, and interesting facts about the history of Hard Labor Creek State Park on this Ranger-Guided tour. Register in advance, all tours leave from beach area. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, May 16, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia The 150th Anniversay of the Arrest of Alexander Hamilton Stephens
Saturday, May 16, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
One Hundred and Fifty years ago, On May 11, 1865 A.H. Stephens was arrested and charged with treason. Come out and experience a live re-enactment of his arrest, along with his homecoming, that took place on October 27, 1865. $1 - $5. 706-456-2602.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Volunteer Days
Saturday, May 16, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come out and join us for fun and work! Projects may include clearing and maintaining trails, grounds cleaning and landscaping, painting, etc. Bring work gloves and a can do attitude! $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Get Outdoors Georgia J.A.K.E.S. Day and Junior Fishing Derby
Saturday, May 16, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
These two events will both be running concurrently. J.A.K.E.S. day activities will begin at 10 am at the parks new archery range. Kids age 17 and under will have a chance to try their hand at archery, fly casting, shooting sports and more. The Junior Fishing Derby for kids ages 3-15 will be held at the parks farm pond and will run 10 am - 2pm. Event is free. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Get Outdoors Georgia Hard Labor Creek Volunteer Saturday
Saturday, May 16, 2015 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Hard Labor Creek State Park holds many natural treasures that need our help to shine! Join parks staff as we enhance our park's beauty by clearing invasive species and restoring a long leaf pine plot for future generations of people and wildlife alike to enjoy. Bring a lunch and plenty of water. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. 706-557-3001.
  Friday, May 22, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Memorial Day Night Paddle
Friday, May 22, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy this after hours guided paddle on Lake Rutledge after the sun goes down. Enjoy some night sounds, astronomy, and a bit of History on this relaxing kayak tour. Register in advance. Tours leave from beach area. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, May 23, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Memorial Day Night Paddle
Saturday, May 23, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy this after hours guided paddle on Lake Rutledge after the sun goes down. Enjoy some night sounds, astronomy, and a bit of History on this relaxing kayak tour. Register in advance. Tours leave from beach area. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Memorial Day Miniature Golf Tournament
Saturday, May 23, 2015 10 AM
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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Family Farm Day
Saturday, May 23, 2015 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. Learn about chores and skills from long ago, such as sewing, blacksmithing, woodstove cooking, gardening, woodworking and other farm activites. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Get Outdoors Georgia Holiday Gorge Floor Hike
Saturday, May 23, 2015 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
This is a strenuous trek, include hiking down 531 stairs, a river crossing jumping from rock to rock, and climbing boulders along the side of the river to Bridal Veil Falls where you can swim. Total miles is 3.5. No pets; wear appropriate footwear; children must be 10 or older; bring food and water. Space is limited please register in advance. $10 a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
  Sunday, May 24, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Memorial Day Night Paddle
Sunday, May 24, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy this after hours guided paddle on Lake Rutledge after the sun goes down. Enjoy some night sounds, astronomy, and a bit of History on this relaxing kayak tour. Register in advance. Tours leave from beach area. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Holiday Gorge Floor Hike
Sunday, May 24, 2015 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
This is a strenuous trek, include hiking down 531 stairs, a river crossing jumping from rock to rock, and climbing boulders along the side of the river to Bridal Veil Falls where you can swim. Total miles is 3.5. No pets; wear appropriate footwear; children must be 10 or older; bring food and water. Space is limited please register in advance. $10 a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
  Monday, May 25, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia A Memorial Day Commemoration
Monday, May 25, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join the garrison for a day of artillery drills, musket firings, blacksmithing, and soldier's life activities. Musket and cannon firing demonstrations will be presented throughout the day. Start your summer with a BANG here at Fort King George! $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Get Outdoors Georgia Holiday Gorge Floor Hike
Monday, May 25, 2015 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
This is a strenuous trek, include hiking down 531 stairs, a river crossing jumping from rock to rock, and climbing boulders along the side of the river to Bridal Veil Falls where you can swim. Total miles is 3.5. No pets; wear appropriate footwear; children must be 10 or older; bring food and water. Space is limited please register in advance. $10 a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
  Monday, June 1, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Monday, Jun 1, 2015 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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Highland Walk Junior Golf Camp
Weekdays 9 AM - 3 PM – Jun 1, 2015 until Jun 8, 2015 
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Whether a player is swinging the club for the first time or looking to refine his or her skills, Junior Golf Camp is a fun way for kids to learn the lifelong game of golf. By the end of the week, players will have learned fundamental skills, etiquette, rules and sportsmanship. 1/2 Day Session $150; All Day Session $250. Discounted rate for additional siblings. $5 parking. 706-245-6770.
Tons of Fun 
  Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015 9 PM to 11 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1 mile hike that takes you down the stairs across, the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
  Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Junior Ranger Camp
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 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, archery, 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 1790's, and hands on activities. Space is limited, please pre-register. $75 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
  Thursday, June 4, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Junior Ranger Camp
Thursday, Jun 4, 2015 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, archery, 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 1790's, and hands on activities. Space is limited, please pre-register. $75 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
  Friday, June 5, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Junior Ranger Camp
Friday, Jun 5, 2015 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, archery, 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 1790's, and hands on activities. Space is limited, please pre-register. $75 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
  Saturday, June 6, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia National Trails Day - James Edmonds Trail Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 9 AM to 2 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
The trail is a 7.2 mile mountainous hike, passing trickling waterfalls and beautiful vistas. Bring proper shoes/boots, food, and water. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Alligator Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
See live alligators at the Kirbo Interpretive Center. Alligator experts and trappers will be on hand, sharing their knowledge. Lake Walter F. George is a beautiful location to view wildlife and birds. Pontoon Boat rides available throughout the day. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Get Outdoors Georgia Frogging (and other night sounds) by Kayak
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join Linda May, Environmental Outreach Coordinator for Georgia's Non-Game Conservation Division and Frog expert, on this "Frogging" by Kayak tour. Learn what species of frogs live in Georgia, and how to identify frogs by ear, as we kayak around Lake Rutledge. Space is limited, per-registration required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Antique Steam Engine Demonstration
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Watch one of the few remaining working Talbott stationary steam engines in operation. See if you can make the whistle blow. Explore the saw mill, grist mill, and cotton gin house that this engine once powered, and other farm buildings and houses--all original. $4-6.50 478-986-5172.
Get Outdoors Georgia 151st Battle Commemoration
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Artillery demonstrations held during the day in remembrance of Captain Key's Battery and it's impact on the outcome of the battle. $3.00 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
  Monday, June 8, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Highland Walk Junior Golf Camp
Weekdays 9 AM - 3 PM – Jun 8, 2015 
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Whether a player is swinging the club for the first time or looking to refine his or her skills, Junior Golf Camp is a fun way for kids to learn the lifelong game of golf. By the end of the week, players will have learned fundamental skills, etiquette, rules and sportsmanship. 1/2 Day Session $150; All Day Session $250. Discounted rate for additional siblings. $5 parking. 706-245-6770.
Tons of Fun 
  Thursday, June 11, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Astronomy Night
Thursday, Jun 11, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Columbus State University and the Coca-Cola Space Science Center will present an evening of star gazing and slides. Visitors may bring their own telescopes, but some will be provided. The park offers excellent sky viewing without light pollution. $5 parking. 229-838-6202.
  Saturday, June 13, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Come join the Friends of Don Carter State Park every second Saturday of the month to participate in a variety of volunteer projects. Meet at park's visitor center. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Day of Discovery and Scavenger Hunt Challenge
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Learn about Native American life, archaeology, and nature through fun activities like The Scavenger Hunt Challenge where guests get outside to see and do things around the park. $2 - $6. 706-387-3747.
Get Outdoors Georgia Bike Trails Work and Ride
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 9 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join park staff and volunteers for some time spent working on the bike trail, and a guided trail ride afterward. If you assist with trail work there is no charge for the ride. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Spring on the Unicoi Trail at Hardman Farm
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Hardman Farm - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Enjoy a ramble through time on the grounds of the Hardman Farm, Georgia's newest State Historic Site. Explore emerging foliage, flowers, historic landscaping and stories of the families who planted them. Weather permitting. $5. 706-878-1077.
Get Outdoors Georgia Kids Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 8 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children between the ages of 3 and 12 are welcome to participate. Participating children may fish from 8 am to 11 am. Prizes in various categories will be awarded afterwards. Pizza and drinks will be available for purchase. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Kids Day at the Park
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 10 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Hands-on exhibits in outdoor sports, recreation and environmental education give kids a chance to learn ways to stay healthy and appreciate the great outdoors. Kids can earn a badge through active participation. Archery, animal exhibits, compass games, air rifles, stream critters and more. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
  Monday, June 15, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Junior Ranger Day Camp
Monday, Jun 15, 2015 until Thursday, Jun 18, 2015 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 badges to take home. Join your child for International Picnic Day on the last day of camp! Open to children ages 6-12. Register at the park office before June 1, 2015. $40 per child $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Tons of Fun 
  Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Junior Ranger Camp
Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 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, archery, 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 1790's, and hands on activities. Space is limited, please pre-register. $75 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
  Thursday, June 18, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Junior Ranger Camp
Thursday, Jun 18, 2015 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, archery, 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 1790's, and hands on activities. Space is limited, please pre-register. $75 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
  Friday, June 19, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Junior Ranger Camp
Friday, Jun 19, 2015 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, archery, 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 1790's, and hands on activities. Space is limited, please pre-register. $75 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Get Outdoors Georgia "Get Outdoors" Star Gazing Kayak Tour
Friday, Jun 19, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Hard Labor Creek State Park is just far enough from Atlanta to have a really dark sky - perfect for stargazers. Join this guided paddle and enjoy the stars, and night sounds on this after dark kayak tour. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. All tours depart from beach area. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, June 20, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia The 20 Year Anniversary Senior Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  Handicapped Accessible 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
This tournament will be held at Lake Liberty. Anglers 55 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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Volunteer Days
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come out and join us for fun and work! Projects may include clearing and maintaining trails, grounds cleaning and landscaping, painting, etc. Bring work gloves and a can do attitude! $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Get Outdoors Georgia Hard Labor Creek Volunteer Saturday
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Hard Labor Creek State Park holds many natural treasures that need our help to shine! Join parks staff as we enhance our park's beauty by clearing invasive species and restoring a long leaf pine plot for future generations of people and wildlife alike to enjoy. Bring a lunch and plenty of water. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia "Get Outdoors" Star Gazing Kayak Tour
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Hard Labor Creek State Park is just far enough from Atlanta to have a really dark sky - perfect for stargazers. Join this guided paddle and enjoy the stars, and night sounds on this after dark kayak tour. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. All tours depart from beach area. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, June 27, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Bring your family for a day of games on the beach, including volleyball, horseshoes, putt-putt and a sand castle building contest. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Tons of Fun 
  Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 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.
Tons of Fun 
  Friday, July 3, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Holiday Gorge Floor Hike
Friday, Jul 3, 2015 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
This is a strenuous trek, include hiking down 531 stairs, a river crossing jumping from rock to rock, and climbing boulders along the side of the river to Bridal Veil Falls where you can swim. Total miles is 3.5. No pets; wear appropriate footwear; children must be 10 or older; bring food and water. Space is limited please register in advance. $10 a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
  Saturday, July 4, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 10 AM to 1 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Events will begin with our 10 a.m. bicycle parade. Old-time games will start in the field behind the office, at 11 a.m. include sack races, three-legged races, relays, egg and water balloon tosses, and a paddle boat race. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Celebrate Independence Day like it's 1864. Join us for old fashioned fun. Games, food and fun for all. Living history demonstrations, cannon firings, and musket demonstrations. $7.50 Adults, $6.50 Seniors and $4.50 Youth. Under 6 free. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Get Outdoors Georgia Ol' Time Independence Day at Jarrell Plantation
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Put on your red, white and blue, pack a picnic, and spend a day on the farm. Hear the Declaration of Independence at noon and compete in sack race, three legged race, egg toss, and other events. Watch blacksmiths, steam engineers, quilters, and other skills of the past. $4.00-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Get Outdoors Georgia Independence Day Fun
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children can participate in 3-legged races, sack races, football toss, watermelon football, relay races, egg carry, and other fun games. Bring the whole family for a ranger-led hike on Big Creek Nature Trail at 9:30 am. Free watermelon and hot dogs will be available for children afterward while supplies last. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Get Outdoors Georgia Holiday Gorge Floor Hike
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
This is a strenuous trek, include hiking down 531 stairs, a river crossing jumping from rock to rock, and climbing boulders along the side of the river to Bridal Veil Falls where you can swim. Total miles is 3.5. No pets; wear appropriate footwear; children must be 10 or older; bring food and water. Space is limited please register in advance. $10 a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
  Sunday, July 5, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Holiday Gorge Floor Hike
Sunday, Jul 5, 2015 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
This is a strenuous trek, include hiking down 531 stairs, a river crossing jumping from rock to rock, and climbing boulders along the side of the river to Bridal Veil Falls where you can swim. Total miles is 3.5. No pets; wear appropriate footwear; children must be 10 or older; bring food and water. Space is limited please register in advance. $10 a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
  Monday, July 6, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Holiday Gorge Floor Hike
Monday, Jul 6, 2015 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
This is a strenuous trek, include hiking down 531 stairs, a river crossing jumping from rock to rock, and climbing boulders along the side of the river to Bridal Veil Falls where you can swim. Total miles is 3.5. No pets; wear appropriate footwear; children must be 10 or older; bring food and water. Space is limited please register in advance. $10 a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
  Saturday, July 11, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Bike Trails Work and Ride
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 9 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join park staff and volunteers for some time spent working on the bike trail, and a guided trail ride afterward. If you assist with trail work there is no charge for the ride. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Hard Labor Creek Volunteer Saturday
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Hard Labor Creek State Park holds many natural treasures that need our help to shine! Join parks staff as we enhance our park's beauty by clearing invasive species and restoring a long leaf pine plot for future generations of people and wildlife alike to enjoy. Bring a lunch and plenty of water. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Antique Steam Engine Demonstration
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Watch one of the few remaining working Talbott stationary steam engines in operation. See if you can make the whistle blow. Explore the saw mill, grist mill, and cotton gin house that this engine once powered, and other farm buildings and houses--all original. $4-6.50 478-986-5172.
  Friday, July 17, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia "Get Outdoors" Star Gazing Kayak Tour
Friday, Jul 17, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Hard Labor Creek State Park is just far enough from Atlanta to have a really dark sky - perfect for stargazers. Join this guided paddle and enjoy the stars, and night sounds on this after dark kayak tour. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. All tours depart from beach area. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, July 18, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Volunteer Days
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come out and join us for fun and work! Projects may include clearing and maintaining trails, grounds cleaning and landscaping, painting, etc. Bring work gloves and a can do attitude! $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Get Outdoors Georgia "Get Outdoors" Star Gazing Kayak Tour
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Hard Labor Creek State Park is just far enough from Atlanta to have a really dark sky - perfect for stargazers. Join this guided paddle and enjoy the stars, and night sounds on this after dark kayak tour. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. All tours depart from beach area. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
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