Soak It In Events

More events are listed on individual park web pages.

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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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 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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Macro-invertebrate Madness
Sunday, Apr 30, 2017 12 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come down to the Farm Pond to look up close and personal at some of the macroscopic creatures that are essential to life in and around Georgia's waterways. This event is open to all ages. If you would like to help look for critters, please wear close toed water shoes or boots. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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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

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

Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, May 6, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 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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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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Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, May 6, 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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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, May 7, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Full Moon Photography
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Bring your camera to capture photos of Georgia's longest covered bridge in moonlight. We'll also talk about the bridge's history. $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Almost Full Moon Paddle
Thursday, May 11, 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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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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Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, May 12, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Mother's Day Twilight Paddle
Saturday, May 13, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Enjoy a sunset outing in family looking 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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Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, May 13, 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, May 13, 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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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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Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, May 14, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Friday, May 19, 2017

Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, May 19, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Hooch Hike and Paddle
Saturday, May 20, 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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Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, May 20, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 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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Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, May 20, 2017 6 PM to 8:30 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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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

Chattahoochee River Paddle
Sunday, May 21, 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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Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, May 21, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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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

Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, May 26, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, May 27, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 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

Chattahoochee River Paddle
Sunday, May 28, 2017 4 PM to 5:30 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, 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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Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, May 28, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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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

Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Monday, May 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
Monday, May 29, 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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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

Water Wonders
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 4 PM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Take a net to dip in and see what inhabitants live in our lakes. Look for fish, frogs and lots of insects. We provide the nets, viewing scopes, and lots of interesting discoveries. Children must be accompanied by adults. Meet Next at the Boathouse on Lake Delanor in the campground. Correct change only or pay at the park office and bring receipt. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Evening 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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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Family Beach Day
Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island - Darien, GA
Come explore the wonders of Sapelo Island beaches. The Naturalist will take you on a beach walk and teach about animals that call the intertidal zone their home. The program will conclude with the chance use a fish seine to catch a sample of some coastal creatures. $10. 912-485-2299.
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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 Paddle
Friday, Jun 9, 2017 9 PM to 10 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join a guided tour of Clark Hill Lake and enjoy a peaceful paddle under the bright moon. Enjoy the night sky as you star gaze and hear the different night sounds. The program will go on if it is cloudy or light rain.Life jackets and paddles provided. $10.00 - Person or $15.00 - for a canoe $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

Water Wonders
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 4 PM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Take a net to dip in and see what inhabitants live in our lakes. Look for fish, frogs and lots of insects. We provide the nets, viewing scopes, and lots of interesting discoveries. Children must be accompanied by adults. Meet Next at the Boathouse on Lake Delanor in the campground. Correct change only or pay at the park office and bring receipt. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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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 - Get Outdoors Day
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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Water Wonders
Saturday, Jun 17, 2017 4 PM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Take a net to dip in and see what inhabitants live in our lakes. Look for fish, frogs and lots of insects. We provide the nets, viewing scopes, and lots of interesting discoveries. Children must be accompanied by adults. Meet Next at the Boathouse on Lake Delanor in the campground. Correct change only or pay at the park office and bring receipt. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Evening Paddle on Magnolia Springs Lake
Saturday, Jun 17, 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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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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Family Beach Day
Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island - Darien, GA
Come explore the wonders of Sapelo Island beaches. The Naturalist will take you on a beach walk and teach about animals that call the intertidal zone their home. The program will conclude with the chance use a fish seine to catch a sample of some coastal creatures. $10. 912-485-2299.
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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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Water Wonders
Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 4 PM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Take a net to dip in and see what inhabitants live in our lakes. Look for fish, frogs and lots of insects. We provide the nets, viewing scopes, and lots of interesting discoveries. Children must be accompanied by adults. Meet Next at the Boathouse on Lake Delanor in the campground. Correct change only or pay at the park office and bring receipt. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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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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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Moonlight Canoe Trip
Thursday, Jun 29, 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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Saturday, July 1, 2017

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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Evening 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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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Family Beach Day
Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island - Darien, GA
Come explore the wonders of Sapelo Island beaches. The Naturalist will take you on a beach walk and teach about animals that call the intertidal zone their home. The program will conclude with the chance use a fish seine to catch a sample of some coastal creatures. $10. 912-485-2299.
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Saturday, July 8, 2017

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

Evening 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

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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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Adventure Camp
Thursday, Jul 27, 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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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Hooch Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Jul 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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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Sunday, Jul 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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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Paddling Sunset to Moonrise
Saturday, Aug 5, 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, August 6, 2017

Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Sunday, Aug 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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Full Moon Lake Paddle
Sunday, Aug 6, 2017 8 PM to 10 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a relaxing paddle around Tallulah lake as the full moon reflects off the water. This ranger-led event is an exciting way to get out in the evenings and enjoy nature. Space is limited, call to register. No pets; kids must be 8 or older. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Monday, August 7, 2017

Moonlight Canoe Trip
Monday, Aug 7, 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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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Saturday, Aug 19, 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, August 26, 2017

Hooch Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Aug 26, 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.
Soak It In 

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Sunday, Aug 27, 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, September 2, 2017

Gorge Floor Hike
Saturday, Sep 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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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Sunday, Sep 3, 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, Sep 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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Monday, September 4, 2017

Gorge Floor Hike
Monday, Sep 4, 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.
Soak It In 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Moonlight Canoe Trip
Wednesday, Sep 6, 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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Full Moon Photography
Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Bring your camera to capture photos of Georgia's longest covered bridge in moonlight. We'll also talk about the bridge's history. $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Dog Splash & Luau at the Liberty Bell Pool
Saturday, Sep 9, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Unleash the fun as your dog gets to swim in our pool before it closes for the season. On-going music and activities. Contests every 30 minutes include dog limbo, swimsuit, best splash, and best trick. Prizes. Vet question and answer table. No humans allowed in the pool. Sponsored by Columbus Area Petsmart. Pre-register at office. Walk-ins welcome. $8 per dog. Humans free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Saturday, Sep 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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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Sunday, Sep 17, 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, September 23, 2017

Kids Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Kids, we’re stocking a special area with fish just so you can catch dinner for the family tonight. There will be raffle prizes and a quick lunch available afterwards. Limited to kids ages 15 and under. Fish from the bank only; bring your own pole and tackle; no fishing license required. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Wildflowers and Wetlands
Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join park staff and volunteers as we work to keep our public lands beautiful and clean. We will be planting local wildflowers in our sweeping "Power of Flight" grassland habitat area, cleaning litter from our lake shores, and giving your park the care she deserves. All ages welcome. Meet at the Alexander Lakes parking area. Sponsored by Friends of Georgia State Parks. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Hooch Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Sep 30, 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.
Soak It In 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Georgia's Warm Springs: A Natural Wonder
Wednesday, Oct 4, 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, October 5, 2017

Moonlight Canoe Trip
Thursday, Oct 5, 2017 6 PM to 7:30 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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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Rivers Alive
Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 8 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
The focus on this day is cleaning up around our lake shoreline. The park is working with the local 4-H chapter, and along with the feel good vibes for helping the community, you will also get a free Rivers Alive shirt. We will be meeting at the Interpretive Center, and please bring water,closed-toed shoes, and gloves. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Hooch Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Oct 28, 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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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Autumn Leaves Sunset Paddle
Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 5 PM to 8 PM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
Join us for this peaceful, ranger-led outing on the lake as the sunset begins to set and the bright colors of autumn are at its finest. Due to limited space pre-registration is required to rent one of our Kayaks, Canoes, or SUP boards. Families who have their own boats can also attend by paying a nominal fee. $10 includes equipment. $4 with own gear. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
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Whitewater-Watching Hike
Saturday, Nov 4, 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, November 5, 2017

Whitewater-Watching Hike
Sunday, Nov 5, 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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Saturday, November 11, 2017

The Debatable Land: A Colonial Reenactment, Family Days
10 AM - 4 PM from Nov 11, 2017 until Nov 12, 2017 
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Visit the site and witness a battle reenactment at 3pm each afternoon. Honor America's Veterans with a special Morning Colors ceremony on Saturday morning at 10am. A colonial fashion show, blacksmithing, cannon firing, cooking demo, cavalry demo, and more, will take place each day. 4.50-7.50 912-437-4770.
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Whitewater-Watching Hike
Saturday, Nov 11, 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, November 12, 2017

The Debatable Land: A Colonial Reenactment, Family Days
10 AM - 4 PM from Nov 12, 2017 
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Visit the site and witness a battle reenactment at 3pm each afternoon. Honor America's Veterans with a special Morning Colors ceremony on Saturday morning at 10am. A colonial fashion show, blacksmithing, cannon firing, cooking demo, cavalry demo, and more, will take place each day. 4.50-7.50 912-437-4770.
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Whitewater-Watching Hike
Sunday, Nov 12, 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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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Whitewater-Watching Hike
Saturday, Nov 18, 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, November 19, 2017

Whitewater-Watching Hike
Sunday, Nov 19, 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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