Soak It In Events

More events are listed on individual park web pages.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Froggie Fling
Friday, Mar 24, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
You know it’s getting warmer when you start hearing all the different ribbits and croaks fill the air, so what better way to kick off spring than by going on a frog hunt? Florence Marina invites the public to join us as we learn about the diverse frog populations along the Chattahoochee River. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Mar 24, 2017 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Hooch Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 8:15 AM to 2:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Get the best of both worlds at the Bend -- a 5.5 mile hike up the Riverside Trail to the bend boat launch where we’ll break for lunch. Then, a short instruction session to get you on your way; a nice, easy paddle back down the Chattahoochee. Boats are available to rent or bring your own. Register in advance, space is limited. Ages 10+ $12 per person plus $30 boat rental. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Waterfall Workout
Saturdays 4 PM - 6 PM – Mar 25, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Get your Saturday afternoon workout on and discover the park's wild waterfalls during this ranger-led hike. Learn about park hydrology and other natural features of the park while completing this strenuous hike. This two-mile out and back hike involves 1200 total stair steps and 750 feet of elevation gain. Drinking water required. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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A Day In A Miner's Life
Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 10 AM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Peek back at life in the 1830s with demonstrations on gold panning, blacksmithing, shingle making, pioneer tools, candle making, folk toys, spinning, pine needle basket making and more. $7-$10. 706-864-2257.
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Guided Kayak/Canoe Tours of Lake Blackshear
Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, GA
Enjoy a one-hour guided tour around Lake Blackshear in kayaks, canoes or standup paddleboards. See wildlife and vegetation that thrives here such as waterfowl, alligators, birds, fish, turtles and more. Meet at the Visitors Center. Call to reserve your boat. $8 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
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Fish Tales: Kids Fishing Workshop
Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy this exciting event as you learn fishing basics such as fish identification, types of gear used, and different kinds of bait. Then go fishing with a park ranger in Magnolia Springs Lake. Fishing gear is provided. Prizes awarded for biggest, smallest, and most fish caught. Limited to 10 participants ages 7 to 15. Meet at visitors center. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Coastal Kids Nature Camp
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 8 AM to 4 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Ages 10-13 will visit Crooked River, Laura S. Walker and Fort King George during this three-day camp (transportation between parks provided). Take a boat cruise to look for dolphin, birds and alligators, take a beach walk to find shells, try out paddleboards and kayaks, tour a historic fort, and enjoy swimming. Register in advance. $110 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Coastal Kids Nature Camp
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 8 AM to 4 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join park rangers at three different sites and participate in water activities at each site. Students will visit Crooked River State Park, Laura S. Walker State Park, and Fort King George Historic Site. A park ranger will provide transportation from Crooked River to each site. $105 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Coastal Kids Nature Camp
Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 8 AM to 4 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Ages 10-13 will visit Crooked River, Laura S. Walker and Fort King George during this three-day camp (transportation between parks provided). Take a boat cruise to look for dolphin, birds and alligators, take a beach walk to find shells, try out paddleboards and kayaks, tour a historic fort, and enjoy swimming. Register in advance. $110 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Coastal Kids Nature Camp
Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 8 AM to 4 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join park rangers at three different sites and participate in water activities at each site. Students will visit Crooked River State Park, Laura S. Walker State Park, and Fort King George Historic Site. A park ranger will provide transportation from Crooked River to each site. $105 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Coastal Kids Nature Camp
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 8 AM to 4 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Ages 10-13 will visit Crooked River, Laura S. Walker and Fort King George during this three-day camp (transportation between parks provided). Take a boat cruise to look for dolphin, birds and alligators, take a beach walk to find shells, try out paddleboards and kayaks, tour a historic fort, and enjoy swimming. Register in advance. $110 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Coastal Kids Nature Camp
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 8 AM to 4 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join park rangers at three different sites and participate in water activities at each site. Students will visit Crooked River State Park, Laura S. Walker State Park, and Fort King George Historic Site. A park ranger will provide transportation from Crooked River to each site. $105 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Waterfall Workout
Saturdays 4 PM - 6 PM – Apr 1, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Get your Saturday afternoon workout on and discover the park's wild waterfalls during this ranger-led hike. Learn about park hydrology and other natural features of the park while completing this strenuous hike. This two-mile out and back hike involves 1200 total stair steps and 750 feet of elevation gain. Drinking water required. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Equipment provided. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available. Pre-registration required. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Fool The Fish
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 12 PM to 2 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Lets see how many fish we can catch on April Fools Day. Come to the pier with or without your fishing poles. We will have poles and bait. Worms are just $5. Prizes will be awarded for the most caught and biggest fish. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Whitewater-Watching Hike
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 11 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A Ranger led 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! No pets allowed, kids must be 10 or older. Call to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Chattahoochee River Paddle
Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join the ranger for a fun-filled paddle trip where the Chattahoochee River meets Lake Lanier. We will look for wading birds and raptors. Kids must be 6 or older and with an adult. Meet at the boat ramp. Wear quick drying pants, sun screen, and bring water. Call to pre-register. Bring your own kayak or rent one here. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 4 PM to 6:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are with adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Whitewater-Watching Hike
Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 11 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A Ranger led 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! No pets allowed, kids must be 10 or older. Call to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Spring into Stream
Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This one day mini-camp will focus on stream systems and their inhabitants. Kids will participate in Water Olympics, Wetland Metaphors, and Stream Ecology. This will teach them concepts of hydrology, water chemistry, and ecology in a fun and exciting way. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Tidal Creek Kayak Tour
Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 11 AM to 1 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for a guided kayak paddle on tidal Red Bird Creek to a large sandbar called Shark Tooth Island. We will search for sharks teeth and enjoy fun in the sun. Limited Space. Must call the office to reserve a spot. $20 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Friday, April 7, 2017

Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Apr 7, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Waterfall Workout
Saturdays 4 PM - 6 PM – Apr 8, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Get your Saturday afternoon workout on and discover the park's wild waterfalls during this ranger-led hike. Learn about park hydrology and other natural features of the park while completing this strenuous hike. This two-mile out and back hike involves 1200 total stair steps and 750 feet of elevation gain. Drinking water required. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Equipment provided. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available. Pre-registration required. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are with adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are with adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 3:30 PM to 6 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are with adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Whitewater-Watching Hike
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 11 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A Ranger led 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! No pets allowed, kids must be 10 or older. Call to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Chattahoochee River Paddle
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join the ranger for a fun-filled paddle trip where the Chattahoochee River meets Lake Lanier. We will look for wading birds and raptors. Kids must be 6 or older and with an adult. Meet at the boat ramp. Wear quick drying pants, sun screen, and bring water. Call to pre-register. Bring your own kayak or rent one here. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Whitewater-Watching Hike
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 11 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A Ranger led 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! No pets allowed, kids must be 10 or older. Call to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Moonlight Canoe Trip
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us on a moonlit canoe paddle on Clark's Hill Lake. The moon will be big and bright. You will get to see the water in a whole different light. Equipment and certified instructors will be provided. Registration is a must by the day before the event. $10–$15 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Spring into Stream
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This one day mini-camp will focus on stream systems and their inhabitants. Kids will participate in Water Olympics, Wetland Metaphors, and Stream Ecology. This will teach them concepts of hydrology, water chemistry, and ecology in a fun and exciting way. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Full Moon Paddle
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led paddle on the Sparks Reservoir under the full moon. This program is offered to all adults (18 years and older) who can swim. You have a choice of a tandem kayak or a canoe. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reservations are required. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Friday, April 14, 2017

Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Waterfall Workout
Saturdays 4 PM - 6 PM – Apr 15, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Get your Saturday afternoon workout on and discover the park's wild waterfalls during this ranger-led hike. Learn about park hydrology and other natural features of the park while completing this strenuous hike. This two-mile out and back hike involves 1200 total stair steps and 750 feet of elevation gain. Drinking water required. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Flat Creek Kayak Adventure
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 10 AM to 1 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join us on this 2 – 3 hour excursion to one of the wildest parts of the lake. This rigorous trip will take us to Flat Creek Island, the northern-most island on Lake Lanier. Bring food and water for this trip; it takes a lot of energy. 2 single kayaks and 6 tandem kayaks available for rent if needed. $20 with personal kayak/canoe
$30 with kayak rental $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Equipment provided. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available. Pre-registration required. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are with adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are with adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 3:30 PM to 6 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are with adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Apr 16, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Monday, April 17, 2017

Almost Full Moon Paddle
Monday, Apr 17, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
This month, enjoy a naturalist-led paddle on the lake as the waxing gibbous reflects off the water. Space is limited, so register in advance. No pets; kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Meet at the boat ramp. Bring a flash light, quick drying pants, and water. $15 with personal kayak/canoe. $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Full Moon Paddle
Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Enjoy a relaxing paddle on Lake Lanier led by the naturalist as the full moon reflects off the water. Space is limited, so register in advance. No pets; kids must be 8 or older. Meet at the boat ramp. Bring a flash light, quick drying pants, and water. $15 with personal kayak/canoe
$25 with rental $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Friday, April 21, 2017

Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Apr 21, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Waterfall Workout
Saturdays 4 PM - 6 PM – Apr 22, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Get your Saturday afternoon workout on and discover the park's wild waterfalls during this ranger-led hike. Learn about park hydrology and other natural features of the park while completing this strenuous hike. This two-mile out and back hike involves 1200 total stair steps and 750 feet of elevation gain. Drinking water required. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Equipment provided. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available. Pre-registration required. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Tidal Creek Kayak Tour
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 12 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for a guided kayak paddle on tidal Red Bird Creek to a large sandbar called Shark Tooth Island. We will search for sharks teeth and enjoy fun in the sun. Limited Space. Must call the office to reserve a spot. $20 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Earth Day Eco Tour Paddle Trip
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Celebrate Earth Day with a paddle through marsh. Learn about our river and the coastal Georgia ecosystem and why it is important to keep it healthy. Register in advance. $20 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Earth Day Nature Hike
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island - Darien, GA
Day visitors may join us on beautiful Sapelo Island for a nature hike. We'll visit maritime forest, salt marsh and dune habitats, and finish on Sapelo's pristine Nanny Goat beach. Hike is approximately 2.5 miles over boardwalk, trail and beach. Click for ferry information. $10. 912-485-2299.
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Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are with adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are with adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are with adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Chattahoochee River Paddle
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join the ranger for a fun-filled paddle trip where the Chattahoochee River meets Lake Lanier. We will look for wading birds and raptors. Kids must be 6 or older and with an adult. Meet at the boat ramp. Wear quick drying pants, sun screen, and bring water. Call to pre-register. Bring your own kayak or rent one here. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Friday, April 28, 2017

Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Apr 28, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Hooch Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 8:15 AM to 2:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Get the best of both worlds at the Bend -- a 5.5 mile hike up the Riverside Trail to the bend boat launch where we’ll break for lunch. Then, a short instruction session to get you on your way; a nice, easy paddle back down the Chattahoochee. Boats are available to rent or bring your own. Register in advance, space is limited. Ages 10+ $12 per person plus $30 boat rental. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Waterfall Workout
Saturdays 4 PM - 6 PM – Apr 29, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Get your Saturday afternoon workout on and discover the park's wild waterfalls during this ranger-led hike. Learn about park hydrology and other natural features of the park while completing this strenuous hike. This two-mile out and back hike involves 1200 total stair steps and 750 feet of elevation gain. Drinking water required. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Equipment provided. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available. Pre-registration required. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are with adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are with adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 3:30 PM to 6 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are with adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Chattahoochee River Paddle
Sunday, Apr 30, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join the ranger for a fun-filled paddle trip where the Chattahoochee River meets Lake Lanier. We will look for wading birds and raptors. Kids must be 6 or older and with an adult. Meet at the boat ramp. Wear quick drying pants, sun screen, and bring water. Call to pre-register. Bring your own kayak or rent one here. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Sunday, Apr 30, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Apr 30, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Friday, May 5, 2017

Kayak the Shores of Red Top
Friday, May 5, 2017 6 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for a guided paddle along the beautiful Red Top Mountain coast. We'll be enjoying the view, looking for signs of wildlife, and learning the history of Red Top. Bring hat, drinking water, and water shoes. Must be 7 and up to attend. You must pre-register for this event. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Waterfall Workout
Saturdays 4 PM - 6 PM – May 6, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Get your Saturday afternoon workout on and discover the park's wild waterfalls during this ranger-led hike. Learn about park hydrology and other natural features of the park while completing this strenuous hike. This two-mile out and back hike involves 1200 total stair steps and 750 feet of elevation gain. Drinking water required. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, May 6, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Equipment provided. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available. Pre-registration required. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Saturday, May 6, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Nighttime Paddle on Magnolia Springs Lake
Saturday, May 6, 2017 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
This will be a unique experience to get to paddle on the beautiful lake at Magnolia Springs State Park after hours. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the night from a perspective not everyone gets to see. Please reserve your canoe or kayak and pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Skidaway Island Creek Life
Saturday, May 6, 2017 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come out and hike along with one of our Park Rangers as we trek along the Sandpiper and Avian loop trails. Bring your eyes and ears as you will be learning about the vast creek system that runs through the island and the various living organisms that inhabit them. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Full Moon Lake Paddle
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a relaxing paddle around Tallulah lake as the full moon reflects off the water. This ranger-led event is an exciting way to get out in the evenings and enjoy nature. Space is limited, call to register. No pets; kids must be 8 or older. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Moonlight Canoe Trip
Thursday, May 11, 2017 7:45 PM to 9 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us on a moonlit canoe paddle on Clark's Hill Lake. The moon will be big and bright. You will get to see the water in a whole different light. Equipment and certified instructors will be provided. Registration is a must by the day before the event. $10–$15 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Friday, May 12, 2017

Homeschool In The Park Day: Fishing
Friday, May 12, 2017 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geared towards families who homeschool, this adventure includes a basic fish lab, fishing 101 on Lake Delanor, and a take-home craft. Bring your own pole and worms or reserve a pole ahead of time. We have some worms and limited loaner poles. Program will be cancelled if there is a threat of rain. Extra adults $5. Must pre-register and pre-pay. $5 student age 4 and up. Extra adults $5. Parents Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Kayak the Shores of Red Top
Friday, May 12, 2017 6 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for a guided paddle along the beautiful Red Top Mountain coast. We'll be enjoying the view, looking for signs of wildlife, and learning the history of Red Top. Bring hat, drinking water, and water shoes. Must be 7 and up to attend. You must pre-register for this event. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Waterfall Workout
Saturdays 4 PM - 6 PM – May 13, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Get your Saturday afternoon workout on and discover the park's wild waterfalls during this ranger-led hike. Learn about park hydrology and other natural features of the park while completing this strenuous hike. This two-mile out and back hike involves 1200 total stair steps and 750 feet of elevation gain. Drinking water required. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, May 13, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Equipment provided. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available. Pre-registration required. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Water Festival
Saturday, May 13, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Discover the importance of clean water through a morning clean up on the Chattahoochee River, followed by games and exhibits. Lunch will be provided. Nearby Providence Canyon is also hosting a canyon-floor cleanup this day. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Water Festival and Clean-Up
Saturday, May 13, 2017 10 AM to 1 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
When you think of Providence Canyon, you probably don’t think about water, but it's a crucial part of our ecosystem. In fact, there is water on the canyon floor all year, and that water eventually flows into the Chattahoochee River. Join us as we clean up the floor of Providence Canyon. More water-based activities will be at Florence Marina. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Sunday, May 14, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Friday, May 19, 2017

Kayak the Shores of Red Top
Friday, May 19, 2017 6 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for a guided paddle along the beautiful Red Top Mountain coast. We'll be enjoying the view, looking for signs of wildlife, and learning the history of Red Top. Bring hat, drinking water, and water shoes. Must be 7 and up to attend. You must pre-register for this event. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Waterfall Workout
Saturdays 4 PM - 6 PM – May 20, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Get your Saturday afternoon workout on and discover the park's wild waterfalls during this ranger-led hike. Learn about park hydrology and other natural features of the park while completing this strenuous hike. This two-mile out and back hike involves 1200 total stair steps and 750 feet of elevation gain. Drinking water required. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, May 20, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Equipment provided. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available. Pre-registration required. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Summer Kick Off
Saturday, May 20, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Activities include archery, bounce house, crafts, geocaching, hiking, black powder demonstrations, and much more. Shop the vendor's treasures, enjoy the splash pad, and play some games. Come out and join the Friends of Magnolia Springs State Park and Jenkins County 4-H Club for the 2nd Annual Summer Kick Off event. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Women's Wilderness Weekend
Saturday, May 20, 2017 1:30 PM to 11:59 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Ladies ages 16+ join us for a ranger led, overnight adventure packed with fun. Activities include archery, hiking, primitive backpack camping, campfire cooking, birding and paddling. Bring camping gear, water, snacks, good hiking shoes and binoculars if you have them. No pets allowed. Call to register. Click for schedule. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Women's Wilderness Weekend
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Ladies ages 16+ join us for a ranger led, overnight adventure packed with fun. Activities include archery, hiking, primitive backpack camping, campfire cooking, birding and paddling. Bring camping gear, water, snacks, good hiking shoes and binoculars if you have them. No pets allowed. Call to register. Click for schedule. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Friday, May 26, 2017

Kayak the Shores of Red Top
Friday, May 26, 2017 6 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for a guided paddle along the beautiful Red Top Mountain coast. We'll be enjoying the view, looking for signs of wildlife, and learning the history of Red Top. Bring hat, drinking water, and water shoes. Must be 7 and up to attend. You must pre-register for this event. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Hooch Hike and Paddle
Saturday, May 27, 2017 8:15 AM to 2:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Get the best of both worlds at the Bend -- a 5.5 mile hike up the Riverside Trail to the bend boat launch where we’ll break for lunch. Then, a short instruction session to get you on your way; a nice, easy paddle back down the Chattahoochee. Boats are available to rent or bring your own. Register in advance, space is limited. Ages 10+ $12 per person plus $30 boat rental. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Waterfall Workout
Saturdays 4 PM - 6 PM – May 27, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Get your Saturday afternoon workout on and discover the park's wild waterfalls during this ranger-led hike. Learn about park hydrology and other natural features of the park while completing this strenuous hike. This two-mile out and back hike involves 1200 total stair steps and 750 feet of elevation gain. Drinking water required. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, May 27, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Equipment provided. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available. Pre-registration required. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Marble Mine Waterfall Hike
Saturday, May 27, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
The hills of James H. Floyd State Park use to house a marble mining operation in the 1960s and 1970s. Take part in a ranger-led hike to the old Marble Mine that houses a waterfall and four natural springs that feed the lakes found inside the park. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
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Gorge Floor Hike
Saturday, May 27, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led, very strenuous hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch, and snacks. Space is limited, call to register. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Sunday, May 28, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Gorge Floor Hike
Sunday, May 28, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led, very strenuous hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch, and snacks. Space is limited, call to register. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Monday, May 29, 2017

Gorge Floor Hike
Monday, May 29, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led, very strenuous hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch, and snacks. Space is limited, call to register. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Waterfall Workout
Saturdays 4 PM - 6 PM – Jun 3, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Get your Saturday afternoon workout on and discover the park's wild waterfalls during this ranger-led hike. Learn about park hydrology and other natural features of the park while completing this strenuous hike. This two-mile out and back hike involves 1200 total stair steps and 750 feet of elevation gain. Drinking water required. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Nighttime Paddle on Magnolia Springs Lake
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
This will be a unique experience to get to paddle on the beautiful lake at Magnolia Springs State Park after hours. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the night from a perspective not everyone gets to see. Please reserve your canoe or kayak and pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Bear-ly TRY-Athalon -- National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 8 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Have you ever wanted to participate in a triathlon? Here is your chance to "bear-ly try" by hiking, biking and splashing a total of 1.6 miles. This is a family-friendly event. Click event for registration form. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Sunday, Jun 4, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Friday, June 9, 2017

Moonlight Canoe Trip
Friday, Jun 9, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us on a moonlit canoe paddle on Clark's Hill Lake. The moon will be big and bright. You will get to see the water in a whole different light. Equipment and certified instructors will be provided. Registration is a must by the day before the event. $10–$15 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Full Moon Lake Paddle
Friday, Jun 9, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
We will paddle more than a mile out under the stars and enjoy the moonlit beauty of the lake. $17 per person if you rent our equipment, $10 per person if you bring your own. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Jun 9, 2017 8:30 PM to 10 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Enjoy the full moon in all its splendor from the comfort of a kayak on High Falls Lake. Join the ranger for this short 2-mile paddle and learn more about the moon and star. This paddle is open to adults only with kayaking experience. Please bring a headlight and your water shoes. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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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 Lake Paddle
Friday, Jun 9, 2017 9 PM to 11 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a relaxing paddle around Tallulah lake as the full moon reflects off the water. This ranger-led event is an exciting way to get out in the evenings and enjoy nature. Space is limited, call to register. No pets; kids must be 8 or older. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Waterfall Workout
Saturdays 4 PM - 6 PM – Jun 10, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Get your Saturday afternoon workout on and discover the park's wild waterfalls during this ranger-led hike. Learn about park hydrology and other natural features of the park while completing this strenuous hike. This two-mile out and back hike involves 1200 total stair steps and 750 feet of elevation gain. Drinking water required. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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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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Kid's Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 8 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Celebrate National Fishing Week at the Park. Children between the ages of 3 and 12 are welcome to participate. Prizes in various categories will be awarded. Hot dogs, drinks, and live bait will be provided. All children must register at the Gazebo before fishing. We will also be doing a fish count, so weigh and identify your fish. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Paddling Sunset to Moonrise
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 8 PM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Ranger led Kayaking on Lake Antioch. Experience the Beautiful Rocky Mountain Sunset and Moon Rise from the water. Bring your own kayak to enjoy a special evening watching the moon rise over Lake Antioch. Registration required in advance of this event. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
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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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Waterfall Workout
Saturdays 4 PM - 6 PM – Jun 17, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Get your Saturday afternoon workout on and discover the park's wild waterfalls during this ranger-led hike. Learn about park hydrology and other natural features of the park while completing this strenuous hike. This two-mile out and back hike involves 1200 total stair steps and 750 feet of elevation gain. Drinking water required. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Hike to Hemlock Falls
Saturday, Jun 17, 2017 9 AM to 11 AM
Moccasin Creek State Park - Clarkesville, GA
The hike is a little over 2 miles and follows a scenic mountain stream and several small waterfalls. Meet and park at Hemlock Falls Trail head, all ages welcome. 706-947-3194.
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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Sunday, Jun 18, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Monday, June 19, 2017

Outdoor Adventure Camp
Monday, Jun 19, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Tired of the same old summer camp? Looking for some adventure this summer? We have the solution! If you’re interested in archery, bouldering, kayaking, tree climbing, paddle boarding, outdoor living skills, and more, this is the camp for you. Ages 10-14. Must register by June 5th. $150. 770-389-7801.
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Junior Ranger Camp
Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 8 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children will participate in activities that focus on the outdoors and work toward earning a Junior Ranger badge. Activities include outdoor skills, trail walks, birding, and more. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the Park Office to register. Ages 6-12 years old. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Outdoor Adventure Camp
Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Tired of the same old summer camp? Looking for some adventure this summer? We have the solution! If you’re interested in archery, bouldering, kayaking, tree climbing, paddle boarding, outdoor living skills, and more, this is the camp for you. Ages 10-14. Must register by June 5th. $150. 770-389-7801.
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Junior Ranger Camp
Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 8 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children will participate in activities that focus on the outdoors and work toward earning a Junior Ranger badge. Activities include outdoor skills, trail walks, birding, and more. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the Park Office to register. Ages 6-12 years old. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Outdoor Adventure Camp
Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Tired of the same old summer camp? Looking for some adventure this summer? We have the solution! If you’re interested in archery, bouldering, kayaking, tree climbing, paddle boarding, outdoor living skills, and more, this is the camp for you. Ages 10-14. Must register by June 5th. $150. 770-389-7801.
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Georgia's Warm Springs: A Natural Wonder
Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
The story of Georgia's Warm Springs, one of the seven natural wonders in Georgia. Presentation will cover the history of the water from ancient times and their use by native Americans through the FDR era and beyond $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Junior Ranger Camp
Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 8 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children will participate in activities that focus on the outdoors and work toward earning a Junior Ranger badge. Activities include outdoor skills, trail walks, birding, and more. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the Park Office to register. Ages 6-12 years old. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Outdoor Adventure Camp
Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Tired of the same old summer camp? Looking for some adventure this summer? We have the solution! If you’re interested in archery, bouldering, kayaking, tree climbing, paddle boarding, outdoor living skills, and more, this is the camp for you. Ages 10-14. Must register by June 5th. $150. 770-389-7801.
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Friday, June 23, 2017

Outdoor Adventure Camp
Friday, Jun 23, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Tired of the same old summer camp? Looking for some adventure this summer? We have the solution! If you’re interested in archery, bouldering, kayaking, tree climbing, paddle boarding, outdoor living skills, and more, this is the camp for you. Ages 10-14. Must register by June 5th. $150. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Hooch Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 8:15 AM to 2:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Get the best of both worlds at the Bend -- a 5.5 mile hike up the Riverside Trail to the bend boat launch where we’ll break for lunch. Then, a short instruction session to get you on your way; a nice, easy paddle back down the Chattahoochee. Boats are available to rent or bring your own. Register in advance, space is limited. Ages 10+ $12 per person plus $30 boat rental. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Waterfall Workout
Saturdays 4 PM - 6 PM – Jun 24, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Get your Saturday afternoon workout on and discover the park's wild waterfalls during this ranger-led hike. Learn about park hydrology and other natural features of the park while completing this strenuous hike. This two-mile out and back hike involves 1200 total stair steps and 750 feet of elevation gain. Drinking water required. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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The Return of Canoe Battleship
Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Soak in the start of summer with the first canoe battleship tournament of the year. Teams of up to three are allowed. Each team is given a shield, bucket,and paddle with which they must sink all other competitors. Last boat still afloat is the winner. Participants must be 15 or older and all minors need a parent present. Registration is required. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Waterfall Workout
Saturdays 4 PM - 6 PM – Jul 1, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Get your Saturday afternoon workout on and discover the park's wild waterfalls during this ranger-led hike. Learn about park hydrology and other natural features of the park while completing this strenuous hike. This two-mile out and back hike involves 1200 total stair steps and 750 feet of elevation gain. Drinking water required. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Hats Off To America
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 10 AM to 7 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Come to celebrate our independence with a bicycle parade and many fun contests, such as the best patriotic costume, best patriotic bicycle, watermelon eating contest, golf cart parade, best decorated campsite, water wars, bingo, and an ice cream party. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Nighttime Paddle on Magnolia Springs Lake
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
This will be a unique experience to get to paddle on the beautiful lake at Magnolia Springs State Park after hours. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the night from a perspective not everyone gets to see. Please reserve your canoe or kayak and pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Gorge Floor Hike
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led, very strenuous hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch, and snacks. Space is limited, call to register. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Gorge Floor Hike
Sunday, Jul 2, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led, very strenuous hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch, and snacks. Space is limited, call to register. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Monday, July 3, 2017

Gorge Floor Hike
Monday, Jul 3, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led, very strenuous hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch, and snacks. Space is limited, call to register. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Waterfall Workout
Saturdays 4 PM - 6 PM – Jul 8, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Get your Saturday afternoon workout on and discover the park's wild waterfalls during this ranger-led hike. Learn about park hydrology and other natural features of the park while completing this strenuous hike. This two-mile out and back hike involves 1200 total stair steps and 750 feet of elevation gain. Drinking water required. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Paddling Sunset to Moonrise
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 8 PM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Ranger led Kayaking on Lake Antioch. Experience the Beautiful Rocky Mountain Sunset and Moon Rise from the water. Bring your own kayak to enjoy a special evening watching the moon rise over Lake Antioch. Registration required in advance of this event. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Sunday, Jul 9, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Waterfall Workout
Saturdays 4 PM - 6 PM – Jul 15, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Get your Saturday afternoon workout on and discover the park's wild waterfalls during this ranger-led hike. Learn about park hydrology and other natural features of the park while completing this strenuous hike. This two-mile out and back hike involves 1200 total stair steps and 750 feet of elevation gain. Drinking water required. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Nighttime Paddle on Magnolia Springs Lake
Saturday, Jul 15, 2017 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
This will be a unique experience to get to paddle on the beautiful lake at Magnolia Springs State Park after hours. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the night from a perspective not everyone gets to see. Please reserve your canoe or kayak and pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Overnight Paddle Trip on the Ocmulgee River
8 AM - 3 PM from Jul 20, 2017 until Jul 21, 2017 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for an overnight canoe trip on the Ocmulgee River. Trip will consist of two days and one night on the Ocmulgee River, with an overnight stay at Ben Hill Landing off GA Hwy 107. All meals and transportation from and to General Coffee State Park will be provided. Bring all needed personal items, along with sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses. $150 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Friday, July 21, 2017

Overnight Paddle Trip on the Ocmulgee River
8 AM - 3 PM from Jul 21, 2017 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for an overnight canoe trip on the Ocmulgee River. Trip will consist of two days and one night on the Ocmulgee River, with an overnight stay at Ben Hill Landing off GA Hwy 107. All meals and transportation from and to General Coffee State Park will be provided. Bring all needed personal items, along with sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses. $150 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Waterfall Workout
Saturdays 4 PM - 6 PM – Jul 22, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Get your Saturday afternoon workout on and discover the park's wild waterfalls during this ranger-led hike. Learn about park hydrology and other natural features of the park while completing this strenuous hike. This two-mile out and back hike involves 1200 total stair steps and 750 feet of elevation gain. Drinking water required. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Adventure Camp
Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 9 AM to 4 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Kids age 10-13 come out and enjoy 3 days of outdoor adventure. Kayaking, fishing, hiking, outdoor skills, and environmental education and more. Space is limited, reservations required. $95 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Adventure Camp
Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 9 AM to 4 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Kids age 10-13 come out and enjoy 3 days of outdoor adventure. Kayaking, fishing, hiking, outdoor skills, and environmental education and more. Space is limited, reservations required. $95 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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