Upcoming Events

More events are listed on individual park web pages.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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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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Friday, June 30, 2017

Friday Night Frog Walk
Friday, Jun 30, 2017 8:15 PM to 9:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet at the Large Group Camp -10 minutes from the campground for an half-mile walk down to Lake Franklin. Listen to an amphibian concert and look for eggs, tadpoles, and adults. Learn who is splashing about. Geared towards ages 4 & up. Not stroller accessible. No lakeside restroom. Bring a flashlight. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Jun 30, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
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4th of July Fun
Friday, Jun 30, 2017 8:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge Get wet in the Splash Pad on Friday night. Join in the annual parade through the campground on Saturday. Be patriotic and make some crafts or meet some live turtles in turtle time. Saturday Crafts include: suncatchers, color your own paddle ball game, red, white and blue bracelets, decorate foam hats and wacky sunglasses, cooler cups and pinwheels. $1-$4 plus $5 parking. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
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4th of July Fireworks
Friday, Jun 30, 2017 5 PM to 10 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Elbert County Chamber of Commerce will host the Fireworks again on June 30, 2017. Gates will open at 5pm and fireworks will be set off at 9:20pm. Event will take place at the Richard B. Russell Beach. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Jun 30, 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, July 1, 2017

Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 11 AM to 1 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Events will begin with our 10 a.m. bicycle parade around our rv campground. Old-time games will start in the field behind the office, at 11 a.m. include sack races, three-legged races, water relay, water balloon toss, and a paddle board race. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Orienteering 101 or Knots So Fast
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Jul 1, 2017 until Sep 16, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The orienteering program occurs on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month and introduces you to map and compass reading - never get lost in the woods again! The Tie the Knot program occurs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month and will teach you basic knots for use when camping. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturdays 5 PM - 9 PM – Jul 1, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a stroll with the park ranger to one of Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secrets. Enjoy views of Trenton, Lookout Valley, Sand Mountain, and more while the sky turns colorful at sunset. Meet at the West Rim Access Parking Lot. 45-minute program. Start time varies according to time of sunset. Inquire for specific time at visitor center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Hidden Gem 
Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Haven't shot an arrow yet? Would you like to learn and sharpen your archery skills? Either way, you'll be guided and taught by our experienced ranger. Pre-registration is encouraged. Arrive at 10 a.m. This event will be every Saturday starting March 18, 2017 until October 21, 2017. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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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Water Wonders
Saturday, Jul 1, 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 to 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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4th of July Celebration
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Enjoy crafts, boat rides and even make your own homemade ice cream. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Celebrate Independence Day like it's 1864. Join us for old-fashioned fun, games, and fun for all. $5-$9 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Observatory Open House
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Georgia State University's Hard Labor Creek Observatory will have an open house monthly, March through October. Night sky observations start one half hour after sunset. In case of inclement weather, facilities will be open for a tour and slideshow. $5 parking. 404-413-6087.
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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Movies under the Stars
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 8:40 PM to 10 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Bring a blanket and some popcorn to watch family films at the park on an outdoor inflatable screen. Movies will start at dark. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Marble Mine Waterfall Hike
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 10 AM
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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Independence Day Celebration and BBQ
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
See demonstrations of old-fashioned skills and chores, participate in crafts activities, hear the Declaration of Independence at noon, and partake in outdoor games and races at 12:30. In addition to these festivities, enjoy fresh barbecue, hot dogs, and savory sides for an additional fee. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
4th of July Fun
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 10 AM to 7:45 PM
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge Get wet in the Splash Pad on Friday night. Join in the annual parade through the campground on Saturday. Be patriotic and make some crafts or meet some live turtles in turtle time. Saturday Crafts include: suncatchers, color your own paddle ball game, red, white and blue bracelets, decorate foam hats and wacky sunglasses, cooler cups and pinwheels. $1-$4 plus $5 parking. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
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Zombie Archery
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
It seems that 3D zombie targets are hanging out on the archery range. Join a park ranger and help rid the park of these zombies. All equipment is provided, ages 7 and up. Sign up at the Visitor Center or give us a call to save your spot. Limited to 21 participants. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Kayak the Shores of Red Top
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for a guided paddle along the beautiful Red Top Mountain shoreline. We'll enjoy the view, looking for signs of wildlife, and learning the history of Red Top. Bring hat, drinking water, and water shoes. Children should be age 7 and up to attend. Pre-register for this event by calling Monday-Thursday 8:00-5:00. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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4th of July Field Day
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 10:30 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
We will be celebrating Independence Day weekend with a day of fun activities. We will have several games for teams to compete in. Winners will receive a prize. $3 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Sunset on the Swamp Paddle
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Kayak the beautiful Okefenokee Swamp with one of our rangers at sunset. Learn about the ecology, history, and wildlife that inhabits this mysterious land. Bring a flashlight (preferably a headlamp). $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 10 AM to 12:30 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, Jul 1, 2017 2 PM to 4:30 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
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

Fireworks Viewing
Sunday, Jul 2, 2017 9 PM to 10 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come to the overlook at the Visitors'Center and watch a fireworks display taking place near Lake Rabun. The display will be miles from the park but clearly visible from the overlook. Bring a blanket and lemonade and begin the Independence Day celebration. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Jul 2, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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4th of July Celebration
Sunday, Jul 2, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Enjoy crafts, boat rides and even make your own homemade ice cream. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Independence Day Celebration
Sunday, Jul 2, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Celebrate Independence Day like it's 1864. Join us for old-fashioned fun, games, and fun for all. $5-$9 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Wildflower and Waterfall Get Fit Level 1 Hike
Sunday 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Jul 2, 2017 until Aug 13, 2017 
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join a Ranger on this easy to moderate hike around the Lake and Big Rock Trails. Hike will take around 1.5 hours. A great way to get fit while learning about the park and wildflowers. Wear closed toed shoes. Meet at the Group Shelter near the beach. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Jul 2, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
4th of July Fireworks Hike
Sunday, Jul 2, 2017 8 PM to 10:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Slow down this July 4th and join a ranger for a leisurely stroll to the top of Panola Mountain. As the sun sets we will enjoy a panoramic view of Stone Mountain and Atlanta's Independence Day Celebrations from a distance. Bring water, bug spray, and a flashlight for the walk back down the mountain to a waiting campfire and s'mores. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Sunday, Jul 2, 2017 9:30 PM to 10 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, Jul 2, 2017 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, as see in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jul 2, 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, 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

4th of July Celebration
Monday, Jul 3, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Enjoy crafts, boat rides and even make your own homemade ice cream. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Independence Day Celebration
Monday, Jul 3, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Celebrate Independence Day like it's 1864. Join us for old-fashioned fun, games, and fun for all. $5-$9 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Fireworks At The 'Nole 2017
Monday, Jul 3, 2017 10 AM to 10 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
See dazzling fireworks light up the night sky over Lake Seminole. Our annual 4th of July celebration will feature food, music, vendors, and of course fireworks. $5 per car $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
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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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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4th of July Celebration
Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Enjoy crafts, boat rides and even make your own homemade ice cream. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Cannons Across the Marsh
Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join the soldiers at the fort for a day of artillery drills, musket firings, and soldier's life activities to honor Independence Day. Free watermelon and lemonade will be served. $4.50- $7.50 912-437-4770.
Independence Day Celebration
Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Celebrate Independence Day like it's 1864. Join us for old-fashioned fun, games, and fun for all. $5-$9 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Independence Day Colonial Faire
Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017 11 AM to 3 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Celebrate the 4th with colonial games, contests of skill, colonial music, musket firings, cannon firings and activities. Prizes will be awarded to all participants. $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
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Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Families can participate in old-fashioned games. Free watermelon, hot dogs, drinks and cookies will be available afterward while supplies last. This event will be at Group Shelter #2. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Fourth of July Parade
Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017 9:30 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Golf carts, bicycles and pets are all welcome to participate in our annual parade. The route will take the parade around campsites 1-67, so be sure to cheer us along the way. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
4th of July Celebration
Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017 8:30 AM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Come celebrate 4th of July with us as we start the day with a flag raising ceremony followed by a day of games for the whole family. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
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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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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Sitton's Gulch Hike
Thursday, Jul 6, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Hike like the locals & start at the bottom of the gulch & hike to the bottom of the falls. Go up 600 stairs, passing Hemlock & Cherokee Falls. Then, we will reward ourselves with a 3-mile hike downhill. Along the way, learn about the plants, animals, geology & history of the canyon. This is a moderate-strenuous 6-mile hike. Reservations required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Glow In The Dark Bowling
Thursday, Jul 6, 2017 9:30 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
We are turning our miniature golf area into a glow in the dark bowling alley. Bowling balls will be provided and glow in the dark bowling pins will be set up for your enjoyment. Who will get the first strike? Prizes will be given for a strike, leaving certain pens standing and more. Come as a family or with friends as bowl the night away. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Birding at the Break of Dawn
Thursday, Jul 6, 2017 7:30 AM to 9 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Wake up to the melodious calls of our native bird species. Join the interpretive ranger for some early morning birding at Smithgall Woods. From phoebes and gnat-catchers to red-shouldered hawks, early morning is the time to hear and see birds at their best. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Children's Nature Hike
Thursday, Jul 6, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike for children (6 years and older) will focus on learning more about the beautiful Piedmont forest we live in, especially the animals and plants of this area. We will be hiking down to the five story Civil War-era mill. Along the way we will be searching the creeks with nets for salamanders, tadpoles, crawdads (crayfish), and small fish. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Night Hike
Friday, Jul 7, 2017 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Enjoy a 2-mile hike on one of the best trails at the park. You will learn interesting facts about the geology and history of the canyon. By the end of the hike, we will be in the dark, enjoying the trail by moonlight and listening for night sounds. Ages 10 and older. Reservations Required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Friday Night Frog Walk
Friday, Jul 7, 2017 8:15 PM to 9:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet at the Large Group Camp -10 minutes from the campground for an half-mile walk down to Lake Franklin. Listen to an amphibian concert and look for eggs, tadpoles, and adults. Learn who is splashing about. Geared towards ages 4 & up. Not stroller accessible. No lakeside restroom. Bring a flashlight. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Date Night Paddle
Friday, Jul 7, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Watch the sunset over Fort Yargo’s lake with your significant other at our Date Night Paddle. Couples will choose between tandem kayaks or stand up paddleboards for a kid free paddle on a cool summer evening. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Stargazers Astronomy
Friday, Jul 7, 2017 9 PM to 10 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Gaze at the galaxy, watch for meteors, and observe planets and the moon. We will enjoy the beautiful skies and all the stars above. We will using both our unaided eyes and new Celestron telescope. Bring a lounge chair. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Lawn Game Merriment
Friday, Jul 7, 2017 12 PM to 6 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Enjoy an afternoon of lawn games with an AmeriCorps Ranger on the lawn by the Vaughn Cabin. Have some unadulterated fun playing great games like bocce ball, corn hole, croquet, ladder ball, kubb, and giant jenga. Open to all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in and leave at your leisure. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Cold Lemonade
New Time - Starting at 9:00 p.m.

Friday, Jul 7, 2017 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us on Friday evenings to observe the stars above us. Telescope and Gazing Binoculars on hand, or bring your own equipment. We will learn about well-known constellations and celestial events. Meet at the Visitor Center by 8:45 p.m. and we will carpool to the gazing location. Heavy cloud cover and/or rain cancels this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Handicapped Accessible AmeriCorps 
Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Jul 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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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Sunset Hike
Saturday 7:45 PM - 9 PM – Jul 8, 2017 until Jul 29, 2017 
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Relax at the Tennessee Rock and watch a beautiful sunset. Meet with the naturalist at the Visitors' Center for a short walk to our destination. Good walking shoes, water and a camera are needed. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Orienteering 101 or Knots So Fast
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Jul 8, 2017 until Sep 16, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The orienteering program occurs on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month and introduces you to map and compass reading - never get lost in the woods again! The Tie the Knot program occurs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month and will teach you basic knots for use when camping. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturdays 5 PM - 9 PM – Jul 8, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a stroll with the park ranger to one of Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secrets. Enjoy views of Trenton, Lookout Valley, Sand Mountain, and more while the sky turns colorful at sunset. Meet at the West Rim Access Parking Lot. 45-minute program. Start time varies according to time of sunset. Inquire for specific time at visitor center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Hidden Gem 
First Time Fishing
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 6 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Learn the basics of fishing from the pier or the bank. Poles and bait provided. Open to anyone new to fishing. Fishing license required only for adults. Limited participation, pre-registration required.Meet a t the Visitor Center 15 min before the program starts. Wear light clothes, sunscreen, and bring water. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Full Moon Paddle
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 8:30 PM to 10 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 call to register in advance. No pets; kids must be 8 or older. Meet at the boat ramp. Bring a flash light, bug repellent, quick drying pants, and water. $15 with personal kayak
$25 with rental $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Haven't shot an arrow yet? Would you like to learn and sharpen your archery skills? Either way, you'll be guided and taught by our experienced ranger. Pre-registration is encouraged. Arrive at 10 a.m. This event will be every Saturday starting March 18, 2017 until October 21, 2017. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Water Wonders
Saturday, Jul 8, 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 to 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.
Soak It In 
Emory Jones Book Signing
2nd Saturday of Month 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM from Jul 8, 2017 until Dec 9, 2017 
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Emory Jones, author of "Distant Voices: The Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound," will read excerpts from his new book "The Valley Where They Danced." This post-WWI historical novel features scenes from Hardman Farm. Hear excerpts prior to the tour and then bring back questions for Mr. Jones afterward. 706-878-1077.
Handicapped Accessible 
Guided Tours of Jarrell Plantation
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Learn about the Jarrell family, the agricultural operation, and how the switch to industry kept the plantation afloat. Jarrell Plantation offers self-guided tours every Thursday-Saturday from 9am-5pm and guided tours one Saturday morning of each month. Guides may be requested in advance for group tours. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 8 PM to 10 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire, where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intro to Tree Identification
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 11 AM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join an Americorps Ranger on this 2 to 4 mile hike and learn about the wide variety of trees that grow in the Georgia Piedmont region. Learn ID characteristics like leaves, bark, form, and habitat. We will cover all the basics from pines to oaks and plenty in between. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
AmeriCorps 
Introduction to Orienteering and Compasses
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 2 PM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us at the Visitor Center for an introductory course to the sport of Orienteering on our permanent course. We'll be starting at the Visitor Center, then taking a short walk to the course. Wear closed toed shoes, bring water, and wear weather appropriate clothing. Compasses will be provided for loan or can be purchased from the Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Get Outdoors Georgia AmeriCorps 
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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Early Morning Lake Paddle
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 8 AM to 9:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful early morning paddle on the Sparks Reservoir (canoe or kayak) as we watch for birds and paddle past the new Yurt Village and campground. Open to anyone 18 or over who can swim and children 6 or over who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Includes boat, PFD, and paddle. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Geology Hike
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 10 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how and when they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids of Sweetwater creek. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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"Almost-Full Moon" Night Paddle
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for an evening of enchantment as we paddle the lake at night under the light of the moon. You will have a choice of a tandem kayak or a canoe. Limited to 12 people who can swim and are 18 yrs. or older. A flashlight is required. Call for reservations. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Jul 9, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Soak It In 
Archery for Beginners
Sunday, Jul 9, 2017 12 PM to 2 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all the equipment needed to be hitting the bulls-eye in no time. You'll learn a new skill and get in shape. Must be age 9+ to participate. Register in advance by calling Monday-Thursday. Program is outdoor and weather permitting. Meet at the Park Office. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Get Outdoors Georgia AmeriCorps 
Archery for Beginners
Sunday, Jul 9, 2017 3 PM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all the equipment needed to be hitting the bulls-eye in no time. You'll learn a new skill and get in shape. Must be age 9+ to participate. Register in advance by calling Monday-Thursday. Program is outdoor and weather permitting. Meet at the Park Office. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Get Outdoors Georgia AmeriCorps 
"Bark in the Park" Dog Hike
Sunday, Jul 9, 2017 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Walk the beautiful trails of the park with your four-legged companion. We will enjoy a guided hike by a park ranger alongside the rapids of Sweetwater Creek and view the New Manchester Mill from the recent movie "Hunger Games: Mockingjay." Reservations required. Meet outside the Visitor's Center. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Full Moon Paddle
Sunday, Jul 9, 2017 8:30 PM to 10 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Soak It In 
Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Sunday, Jul 9, 2017 9:15 PM to 10:45 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Call to register. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Anna Ruby Tuesdays
Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
What was life like for a well-to-do girl in the 1870s? In this one day camp, 6-10 year old girls will play period games, make period hairstyles, try on period clothes, take a short hike to Crescent Hill Church, and have an English tea. Registration forms can be acquired by e-mail (Leigh.Vinson@dnr.ga.gov) or picked up at the Visitors Center. $30. 706-878-1077.
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Sunset Hike
Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike to our highest point in the park to watch the sun set over Tallulah Gorge. Bring water for this moderate, 1 mile hike. Space is limited so call ahead to reserve your spot. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Birding at the Break of Dawn
Thursday, Jul 13, 2017 7:30 AM to 9 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Wake up to the melodious calls of our native bird species. Join the interpretive ranger for some early morning birding at Smithgall Woods. From phoebes and gnat-catchers to red-shouldered hawks, early morning is the time to hear and see birds at their best. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Friday, July 14, 2017

Orienteering: Be a Nature Navigator
Friday, Jul 14, 2017 4:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Using the skills we teach you, a map and compass that we provide, find 10 species of native trees in the park. The winner gets a prize. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and insect repellent for this off-trail program. Meet at the visitor center. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Friday Night Frog Walk
Friday, Jul 14, 2017 8:15 PM to 9:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet at the Large Group Camp -10 minutes from the campground for an half-mile walk down to Lake Franklin. Listen to an amphibian concert and look for eggs, tadpoles, and adults. Learn who is splashing about. Geared towards ages 4 & up. Not stroller accessible. No lakeside restroom. Bring a flashlight. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Lawn Game Merriment
Friday, Jul 14, 2017 12 PM to 6 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Enjoy an afternoon of lawn games with an AmeriCorps Ranger on the lawn by the Vaughn Cabin. Have some unadulterated fun playing great games like bocce ball, corn hole, croquet, ladder ball, kubb, and giant jenga. Open to all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in and leave at your leisure. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Get Outdoors Georgia AmeriCorps 
Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Cold Lemonade
New Time - Starting at 9:00 p.m.

Friday, Jul 14, 2017 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us on Friday evenings to observe the stars above us. Telescope and Gazing Binoculars on hand, or bring your own equipment. We will learn about well-known constellations and celestial events. Meet at the Visitor Center by 8:45 p.m. and we will carpool to the gazing location. Heavy cloud cover and/or rain cancels this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Handicapped Accessible AmeriCorps 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Jul 15, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Orienteering 101 or Knots So Fast
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Jul 15, 2017 until Sep 16, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The orienteering program occurs on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month and introduces you to map and compass reading - never get lost in the woods again! The Tie the Knot program occurs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month and will teach you basic knots for use when camping. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturdays 5 PM - 9 PM – Jul 15, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a stroll with the park ranger to one of Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secrets. Enjoy views of Trenton, Lookout Valley, Sand Mountain, and more while the sky turns colorful at sunset. Meet at the West Rim Access Parking Lot. 45-minute program. Start time varies according to time of sunset. Inquire for specific time at visitor center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Hidden Gem 
Flat Creek Kayak Adventure
Saturday, Jul 15, 2017 9 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. 3 single kayaks and 4 tandem kayaks available for rent if needed. Meet at the boat ramp. $20 with personal kayak/canoe. $30 with kayak rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Soak It In 
Geocache - Summertime Prizes
Saturday, Jul 15, 2017 5 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Enjoy exploring nature with family while finding Don Carter’s treasures. Bring a GPS device or smart phone. Wear closed-toed shoes, bring water, and insect repellent for this off-trail program. Meet at the trail-head parking. Call to pre-register. Limited registration. Download the Geocache mobile app at: www.geocaching.com/play/mobile $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Jul 15, 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. No pets, kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water, flashlight, and binoculars (optional). 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.
Soak It In 
Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Jul 15, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Haven't shot an arrow yet? Would you like to learn and sharpen your archery skills? Either way, you'll be guided and taught by our experienced ranger. Pre-registration is encouraged. Arrive at 10 a.m. This event will be every Saturday starting March 18, 2017 until October 21, 2017. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Water Wonders
Saturday, Jul 15, 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 to 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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Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Saturday, Jul 15, 2017 9 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll hunt for scorpions by using UV lights, listen for owls, and watch the stars. You'll be meeting at the Trading Post (Visitor Center) to walk the easy/moderate 1 mile Brantley Nature Trail. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Barks in the Park Doggy Hike
Saturday, Jul 15, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Bring your favorite four-legged companion and join a Park Ranger for an easy 1 mile hike on the beautiful Lime Sink Trail at Magnolia Springs State Park. Please remember that your companion must be leashed at all times. Good walking shoes are recommended and we will meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Tri the Parks
Saturday, Jul 15, 2017 8 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
This race is part of the Tri the Parks series. Participants will swim 600 meters in Clarks Hill Lake, bike 11.8 miles outside of the park over rolling hiss and run a hilly 5k through the park’s roads. The race also features a duathlon and aquabike option. Click event for details. $5 parking. 678-594-9290.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Jul 15, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
"Rosie The Riveter" Performance
Saturday, Jul 15, 2017 1 PM to 2 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Actress/Storyteller Carol Cain will portray seven different "Rosie the Riveter's" in one special performance. Rosie represents the American women who worked during World War II producing munitions, planes, tanks and war supplies. $7- $12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Kids Fishing at Buck Shoals
3rd Saturday of Month 8 AM - 12 PM from Jul 15, 2017 until Aug 19, 2017 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Bring your family to a fun, free Kids Fishing Event at Buck Shoals WMA. Kids can bring their special big person to help them catch and keep fish according to fishing limits. Free. 706-878-4736.
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Kids Fishing at Buck Shoals
Saturday, Jul 15, 2017 8 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Bring your family to a fun, free Kids Fishing Event at Buck Shoals WMA. Kids can bring their special big person to help them catch and keep fish according to fishing limits. Free. 706-878-4736.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Jul 15, 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.
Soak It In 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Jul 16, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Wildflower and Waterfall Get Fit Level 1 Hike
Sunday 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Jul 16, 2017 until Aug 13, 2017 
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join a Ranger on this easy to moderate hike around the Lake and Big Rock Trails. Hike will take around 1.5 hours. A great way to get fit while learning about the park and wildflowers. Wear closed toed shoes. Meet at the Group Shelter near the beach. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Soak It In 
Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Jul 16, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Macro-invertebrate Investigation
Sunday, Jul 16, 2017 10 AM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Come down to the riverside, at the base of the New Manchester ruins, 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. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia AmeriCorps 
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, Jul 16, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, as see in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Archery for Beginners
Sunday, Jul 16, 2017 3 PM to 5 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join Americorp rangers and learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all the equipment you need to be hitting the bulls-eye. Must be 9 and up to participate. Must prepay to preregister. Registration required. Meet near Picnic Shelter 2. Program is outdoor and weather permitting. Bring water and bug spray. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia AmeriCorps 
Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jul 16, 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.
Soak It In 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Arrowheads Through the Ages
Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
In this one-day camp for children ages 6-10, the evolution of Native American hunting tools will be explored. What tools were used for which animals? How did they change over time? The fields of Archaeology and History combine with recreation to create a fun, active day for kids. $30 per child. 706-878-1077.
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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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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Introduction to Kayaking
Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for an introduction to kayaking on beautiful Sparks Reservoir. This program is for men and women 18 years and older who are able to swim and are new to kayaking. Reservations are required. Meet at the Bait Shop. (Kayaks, PFDs, and paddles provided) $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Night Hike
Friday, Jul 21, 2017 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Enjoy a 2-mile hike on one of the best trails at the park. You will learn interesting facts about the geology and history of the canyon. By the end of the hike, we will be in the dark, enjoying the trail by moonlight and listening for night sounds. Ages 10 and older. Reservations Required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Friday Night Frog Walk
Friday, Jul 21, 2017 8:15 PM to 9:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet at the Large Group Camp -10 minutes from the campground for an half-mile walk down to Lake Franklin. Listen to an amphibian concert and look for eggs, tadpoles, and adults. Learn who is splashing about. Geared towards ages 4 & up. Not stroller accessible. No lakeside restroom. Bring a flashlight. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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.
Soak It In 
Movies under the Stars
Friday, Jul 21, 2017 8:40 PM to 10 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Bring a blanket and some popcorn to watch family films at the park on an outdoor inflatable screen. Movies will start at dark. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Cold Lemonade
New Time - Starting at 9:00 p.m.

Friday, Jul 21, 2017 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us on Friday evenings to observe the stars above us. Telescope and Gazing Binoculars on hand, or bring your own equipment. We will learn about well-known constellations and celestial events. Meet at the Visitor Center by 8:45 p.m. and we will carpool to the gazing location. Heavy cloud cover and/or rain cancels this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Handicapped Accessible AmeriCorps 
Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Jul 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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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Vann House Days - Cherokee History
Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Local craftspeople will demonstrate a variety of 19th century skills such as blacksmithing, weaving, quilting, spinning wool, chair caning, blackpowder shooting, and much more. The Vann Mansion, outbuildings and museum will be open for self-guided tours. $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.
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Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Orienteering 101 or Knots So Fast
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Jul 22, 2017 until Sep 16, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The orienteering program occurs on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month and introduces you to map and compass reading - never get lost in the woods again! The Tie the Knot program occurs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month and will teach you basic knots for use when camping. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturdays 5 PM - 9 PM – Jul 22, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a stroll with the park ranger to one of Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secrets. Enjoy views of Trenton, Lookout Valley, Sand Mountain, and more while the sky turns colorful at sunset. Meet at the West Rim Access Parking Lot. 45-minute program. Start time varies according to time of sunset. Inquire for specific time at visitor center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Hidden Gem 
Orienteering: Be a Nature Navigator
Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 5 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Using the skills we teach you, a map and compass that we provide, find 10 species of native trees in the park. The winner gets a prize. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and insect repellent for this off-trail program. Meet at the visitor center. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Haven't shot an arrow yet? Would you like to learn and sharpen your archery skills? Either way, you'll be guided and taught by our experienced ranger. Pre-registration is encouraged. Arrive at 10 a.m. This event will be every Saturday starting March 18, 2017 until October 21, 2017. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Water Wonders
Saturday, Jul 22, 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 to 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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Knee-High Naturalist: Fishy Fun
Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Do you have a little one who loves to be outdoors? Do you want to teach them more about nature? Then join us for our Knee-High Naturalist program, for ages 3 to 5. This month learn all about fish through games, art, stories, and more. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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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Owl Prowl
Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Join Ranger Nick for an evening all about owls. Wear your quiet walking shoes and bring a flashlight to likely hear and see wild owls as we call them in. $3. 478-986-5172.
Intro to Tree Identification
Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 11 AM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join an Americorps Ranger on this 2 to 4 mile hike and learn about the wide variety of trees that grow in the Georgia Piedmont region. Learn ID characteristics like leaves, bark, form, and habitat. We will cover all the basics from pines to oaks and plenty in between. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
AmeriCorps 
Introduction to Orienteering and Compasses
Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 2 PM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us at the Visitor Center for an introductory course to the sport of Orienteering on our permanent course. We'll be starting at the Visitor Center, then taking a short walk to the course. Wear closed toed shoes, bring water, and wear weather appropriate clothing. Compasses will be provided for loan or can be purchased from the Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Jul 22, 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, Jul 22, 2017 5 PM to 7:30 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, July 23, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Jul 23, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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