Upcoming Events

More events are listed on individual park web pages.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Wildflower Hike
Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a walk through Sitton's Gulch to observe the abundance of blooming wildflowers in our limestone rich soil. Using a checklist and identification books, we will identify and record many of the species in bloom. We will hike 1 mile on a flat trail by the river. Ages 10 and up. Advanced reservations required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Guided Mountain Hike and Wildflowers
Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. We'll look for diamorpha, Carolina jessamine, atamasco lily and trout lily, depending on dates. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to start! All equipment is provided; ages 9 and up. Class is held inside Nature Center, NOT at the Archery Range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Meet at Alexander Lake pavilion. Participants must call Nature Center to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible Get Outdoors Georgia 
Native American Heritage Hike
Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a 2 hour strenuous 1.5 mile hike focusing on the first inhabitants of our area, the Native Americans or American Indians, as we explore the east side which will include a visit to the "Indian Cave". Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservations recommended. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. 6 years and older. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Soak It In 
Late Winter/Early Spring Wildflower Hikes
Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This 2-mile hike will be moderately strenuous and will pass through beautiful wildflower habitats. Early favorites we may see are Hepatica, Bloodroot, Wild Geranium, Wild Iris, Sorrel, and Green and Gold. Generally we see 25 to 30 species on a hike. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5876.
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"Bark in the Park" Dog Hike
Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 4 PM to 5:30 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.
Get the Buzz on Bees
Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 1 PM to 5 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Buzz by to talk with our local, certified bee keeper, see an observation hive, and learn about our important pollinators, the honey bees. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Handicapped Accessible 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Wildflower Hike
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a walk through Sitton's Gulch to observe the abundance of blooming wildflowers in our limestone rich soil. Using a checklist and identification books, we will identify and record many of the species in bloom. We will hike 1 mile on a flat trail by the river. Ages 10 and up. Advanced reservations required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Coastal Kids Nature Camp
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 8 AM to 4 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join park rangers at three different sites and participate in water activities at each site. Students will visit Crooked River State Park, Laura S. Walker State Park, and Fort King George Historic Site. A park ranger will provide transportation from Crooked River to each site. $105 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Soak It In 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Coastal Kids Nature Camp
Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 8 AM to 4 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join park rangers at three different sites and participate in water activities at each site. Students will visit Crooked River State Park, Laura S. Walker State Park, and Fort King George Historic Site. A park ranger will provide transportation from Crooked River to each site. $105 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Soak It In 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

18th Century Market Faire
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 10 AM to 5 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Interact with historians demonstrating life from 1790s frontier Georgia at the park's historic fort. See craftsmen and women demonstrating their trades and Native American warriors. Activities for all ages. Presented by the Fort Yargo Living History Society. $5; children under 12 free. $5 parking. 770-867-4632.
Coastal Kids Nature Camp
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 8 AM to 4 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join park rangers at three different sites and participate in water activities at each site. Students will visit Crooked River State Park, Laura S. Walker State Park, and Fort King George Historic Site. A park ranger will provide transportation from Crooked River to each site. $105 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Soak It In 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Stargazers Astronomy
Friday, Mar 31, 2017 8 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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Chestnuts on an Open Fire
Friday, Mar 31, 2017 7:30 PM to 8:15 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
We'll be finding out how the American Chestnut was lost to Appalachian Forests and new efforts underway to restore the Mighty American Chestnut Tree - All the while roasting chestnuts around the open fire. Bring your own marshmallows. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
AmeriCorps 
Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Hot Chocolate
Friday, Mar 31, 2017 8:30 PM to 10 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 8:15 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 
Paddle Under the Stars
Friday, Mar 31, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger-guided paddle in a canoe or kayak while the sun sets over the Okefenokee. Watch the last light of day fade into the night, leaving only the stars and the moon to guide the way. Look for gator eyes glowing from your flashlight, enjoy a full moon or the milky way and enjoy a leisurely paddle in the swamp. This program has limited space. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Apr 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Sitton's Gulch Hike
Saturday, Apr 1, 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Orienteering 101 or Tie the Knot
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Apr 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.
Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 3 PM to 7 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 
Waterfall Workout
Saturdays 4 PM - 6 PM – Apr 1, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Get your Saturday afternoon workout on and discover the park's wild waterfalls during this ranger-led hike. Learn about park hydrology and other natural features of the park while completing this strenuous hike. This two-mile out and back hike involves 1200 total stair steps and 750 feet of elevation gain. Drinking water required. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Soak It In 
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturdays 5 PM - 9 PM – Apr 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 
Beach Combing Cruise
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 2 PM to 5 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a boat cruise to a pristine beach in the area with a park ranger. Learn about birds and marine creatures that inhabit this unique and important ecosystem. Please be prepared to get your feet wet. Limited space, registration required by 8:00 PM the day before the cruise. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Bilingual Family Hike
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 3:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join our bilingual naturalist for a hike along a wooded area of the park. Learn interesting facts about native plants and wildlife explained in both English and Spanish. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, comfortable clothing, and bring water. Pre-registration required. Meet at the boat ramp. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Equipment provided. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available. Pre-registration required. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Soak It In 
Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Apr 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. We have 3 time frames 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM $7 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Fool The Fish
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 12 PM to 2 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Lets see how many fish we can catch on April Fools Day. Come to the pier with or without your fishing poles. We will have poles and bait. Worms are just $5. Prizes will be awarded for the most caught and biggest fish. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Soak It In 
April Fools 23-Mile Hike
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 6:45 AM to 6 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start at sunrise with leader Bob Jones to traverse the 23 miles of this fabulous and diverse trail along Pine Mountain Ridge. Early registration includes t-shirt. Volunteers will pick up hikers at the end. Meet at Callaway Country Store Overlook Parking Lot on Hwy 27. Register and pay by March 24. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Remarkable Reptiles
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 5 PM to 6 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet live reptiles as we review their basic natural history and learn to identify our local lizards, turtles and snakes. Meet at the covered picnic shelter, Nest to the Trading Post in the campground. $3 ages 4 & up. Pay cash at the door or pre-pay at the park office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Nearly Normal String Band
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join talented Georgia musicians, Viva and Neil Araki, for a lively performance around the campfire. Listen and sing-a-long to classic bluegrass and Appalachian, Celtic and folk music. Bench seating or bring a chair. Bring a picnic. Flashlight & marshmallow stick suggested. Meet at the Wooden Amphitheater in the campground below Lake Delanor Dam. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
First Saturday Hike with Pets
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join our Naturalist Ranger for a hike on our Red Bird Creek Trail. Bring your pets out for a day and enjoy a hike with a bunch of animals. Take in the vistas of salt marshes and maritime forests. Dress for the weather. Bring water. Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Observatory Open House
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 8:30 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.
Golf Tournament
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 9 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
This is your chance to support your park and have a blast while you are at it. This will be a shotgun start tournament. Prizes for the tournament are as follows: 1st place wins $200, 2nd place wins $120 and 3rd place wins $80. $200 a team/$50 a person. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Zombie Archery
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 2 PM to 4 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.
Guided Mountain Hike and Wildflowers
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. We'll look for diamorpha, Carolina jessamine, atamasco lily and trout lily, depending on dates. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to start! All equipment is provided; ages 9 and up. Class is held inside Nature Center, NOT at the Archery Range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 1 PM to 5 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you taken our basic and intermediate classes? Are you wanting even more of a challenge with archery? Move on to the advanced class that takes place on our 3-D and static ranges! Participants must call to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Excursion Train - Cordele, GA
Travel from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, GA. Explore the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Museum, the train depot Campaign Headquarters, the Billy Carter Service Station & Museum, shop retail stores on Main Street & sample peanut butter treats. Boarding: 9:10am / Departure: 9:30am (Total trip: 5 hours, 35 minutes) $25.99 - $55.99 229-276-0755.
Sunset Kayak Paddle
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
If you've ever wanted a picture of a beautiful Lake Seminole sunset, this is your chance. This ranger guided sunset kayak tour will get you to the perfect spot to hopefully help you get that picture of a lifetime. Don't forget to bring water and a camera. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Georgia Conservancy's 50th Anniversary Family Reunion
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 8 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a day of outdoor recreation and education for Georgia Conservancy members, friends and those interested in their work. The day includes a light-hearted spin on 5k/10k trail races sponsored by REI, plus free hourly afternoon hikes. $25 race fee includes t-shirt. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Whitewater-Watching Hike
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 11 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A Ranger led hike down to Bridal Veil Falls to watch brave souls whitewater paddle the Tallulah River. The water flowing through the gorge will be much stronger than usual, making the falls even more beautiful. Bring a snack and lots of water. The hike is strenuous! No pets allowed, kids must be 10 or older. Call to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Get Outdoors Georgia Soak It In 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Apr 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 3 PM to 7 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 
Chattahoochee River Paddle
Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join the ranger for a fun-filled paddle trip where the Chattahoochee River meets Lake Lanier. We will look for wading birds and raptors. Kids must be 6 or older and with an adult. Meet at the boat ramp. Wear quick drying pants, sun screen, and bring water. Call to pre-register. Bring your own kayak or rent one here. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia. We will explore Red Bird Creek Trail, which is 3.1 miles long. Pets are welcome, but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
18th Century Market Faire
Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Interact with historians demonstrating life from 1790s frontier Georgia at the park's historic fort. See craftsmen and women demonstrating their trades and Native American warriors. Activities for all ages. Presented by the Fort Yargo Living History Society. $5; children under 12 free. $5 parking. 770-867-4632.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to start! All equipment is provided; ages 9 and up. Class is held inside Nature Center, NOT at the Archery Range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 1 PM to 5 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Meet at Alexander Lake pavilion. Participants must call Nature Center to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible Get Outdoors Georgia 
Sunset Boat Tour of the Swamp
Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Sit back and relax while one of our rangers takes you out on Billy's Lake for a beautiful, Okefenokee sunset. Enjoy all the wildlife that the Okefenokee has to offer from alligators to the magnificent birds as they find a place to roost for the night. Tours dependent upon water levels and weather conditions. Sign up in advance. $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Sun Salutations Yoga
Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Greet the day with a relaxing morning yoga session at the park. We'll be starting at the Visitor Center, then enjoy a short hike to the river where you will be guided by an AmeriCorps Interpretive Naturalist into beginner's level yoga. Call the Visitor Center 770-732-5871 to reserve your spot. Bring water and a yoga mat. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia AmeriCorps 
Late Winter/Early Spring Wildflower Hikes
Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This 2-mile hike will be moderately strenuous and will pass through beautiful wildflower habitats. Early favorites we may see are Hepatica, Bloodroot, Wild Geranium, Wild Iris, Sorrel, and Green and Gold. Generally we see 25 to 30 species on a hike. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5876.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
"Bark in the Park" Dog Hike
Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 1 PM to 2:30 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.
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 4 PM to 6:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are with adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Soak It In 
Whitewater-Watching Hike
Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 11 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A Ranger led hike down to Bridal Veil Falls to watch brave souls whitewater paddle the Tallulah River. The water flowing through the gorge will be much stronger than usual, making the falls even more beautiful. Bring a snack and lots of water. The hike is strenuous! No pets allowed, kids must be 10 or older. Call to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Get Outdoors Georgia Soak It In 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Wildflower Hike
Monday, Apr 3, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a walk through Sitton's Gulch to observe the abundance of blooming wildflowers in our limestone rich soil. Using a checklist and identification books, we will identify and record many of the species in bloom. We will hike 1 mile on a flat trail by the river. Ages 10 and up. Advanced reservations required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Apr 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017 3 PM to 7 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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Evening Canoe Paddle
Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Explore the shoreline along Clarks Hill. We will watch the sun descend on the evening sky during this paddler's journey. Reservations are required. This program is weather dependent. If staff decides to cancel the program, there will be a rain date and/or refunds. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Spring into Stream
Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This one day mini-camp will focus on stream systems and their inhabitants. Kids will participate in Water Olympics, Wetland Metaphors, and Stream Ecology. This will teach them concepts of hydrology, water chemistry, and ecology in a fun and exciting way. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Okefenokee Swamp Paddle to Billy's Island
Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join our park ranger as we paddle 2 miles to Billy's Island. Once there, we will dock our boats, hike the short trail and learn about the history of life on the swamp prior to it being a refuge.We will return as the sun begins to set over the swamp. Sign up in advance. $20-$25 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Apr 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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Wildflower Hike
Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a walk through Sitton's Gulch to observe the abundance of blooming wildflowers in our limestone rich soil. Using a checklist and identification books, we will identify and record many of the species in bloom. We will hike 1 mile on a flat trail by the river. Ages 10 and up. Advanced reservations required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 3 PM to 7 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 
Tidal Creek Kayak Tour
Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 11 AM to 1 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for a guided kayak paddle on tidal Red Bird Creek to a large sandbar called Shark Tooth Island. We will search for sharks teeth and enjoy fun in the sun. Limited Space. Must call the office to reserve a spot. $20 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Soak It In 
Spring Wildflower Hike
Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join this ranger-led hike showcasing our beautiful waterfront trails as we learn about Fort Yargo’s spring flowers. This family friendly hike will allow guest to loop on lake’s dam along the nature trails all the while enjoying the best spring has to offer. Meet at the Nature Center. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Homeschool Wednesdays
Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Home-school students of all ages are welcomed to come join park rangers on a educational nature/ history hike to the historic five story New Manchester Manufacturing Mill and class IV rapids. This hike meets the GPS standards. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservation recommended. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Late Winter/Early Spring Wildflower Hikes
Thursday, Apr 6, 2017 6 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This 2-mile hike will be moderately strenuous and will pass through beautiful wildflower habitats. Early favorites we may see are Hepatica, Bloodroot, Wild Geranium, Wild Iris, Sorrel, and Green and Gold. Generally we see 25 to 30 species on a hike. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5876.
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Friday, April 7, 2017

Wildflower Hike
Friday, Apr 7, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a walk through Sitton's Gulch to observe the abundance of blooming wildflowers in our limestone rich soil. Using a checklist and identification books, we will identify and record many of the species in bloom. We will hike 1 mile on a flat trail by the river. Ages 10 and up. Advanced reservations required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Night Eggstravaganza
Friday, Apr 7, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:45 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Arrive early for a hot dog supper, fantastic egg games and the petting coral. Begin with competition games: egg tossing & ribbon runs for ages 10 -adult. Visit the animals in the petting coral. Bring your basket & flashlight for a candy egg hunt separated by age: up to 3 yrs, 4-6 yrs, and 7-9 yrs. $5 ages 3-9; 10 & up free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Star Stare
Friday, Apr 7, 2017 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Gaze into Laura Walker's dark skies and learn about the celestial beauty to be found there. Get a chance to use our high power telescope and see star dust and light you cannot see with the naked eye. Programs may also include crafts and scorpion hunts. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Dusk Hike
Friday, Apr 7, 2017 7:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come join us on the Sweet Gum Trail as we listen for wildlife and seek glowing insects with black light flashlights. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Wear sturdy walking shoes and bring water. No pets please. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Get Outdoors Georgia AmeriCorps 
Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Hot Chocolate
Friday, Apr 7, 2017 8:30 PM to 10 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 8:15 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 
Paddle Under the Stars
Friday, Apr 7, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger-guided paddle in a canoe or kayak while the sun sets over the Okefenokee. Watch the last light of day fade into the night, leaving only the stars and the moon to guide the way. Look for gator eyes glowing from your flashlight, enjoy a full moon or the milky way and enjoy a leisurely paddle in the swamp. This program has limited space. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Apr 7, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Soak It In 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Apr 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Orienteering 101 or Tie the Knot
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Apr 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.
Wildflower Hike
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a walk through Sitton's Gulch to observe the abundance of blooming wildflowers in our limestone rich soil. Using a checklist and identification books, we will identify and record many of the species in bloom. We will hike 1 mile on a flat trail by the river. Ages 10 and up. Advanced reservations required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 3 PM to 7 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 
Waterfall Workout
Saturdays 4 PM - 6 PM – Apr 8, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Get your Saturday afternoon workout on and discover the park's wild waterfalls during this ranger-led hike. Learn about park hydrology and other natural features of the park while completing this strenuous hike. This two-mile out and back hike involves 1200 total stair steps and 750 feet of elevation gain. Drinking water required. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Soak It In 
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturdays 5 PM - 9 PM – Apr 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 
Magnificent Marsh Kayak Trip
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
What better way is there to experience the marshes around Crooked River than to kayak? This low-tide, four-mile loop paddle is great for beginners. You'll even have a chance to stretch your legs as you explore sandbars and enjoy the scenery. Reservations are required by 8 p.m. on April 7. $35 Single; $45 Tandem. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Intro to Orienteering
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 2 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Easter Geocache Hunt
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 4 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
The Easter bunny hid some of his eggs too early. Bring a GPS device or smart phone to help find them. Wear closed-toed shoes, bring water, and insect repellent for this off-trail program. Meet at the trail-head parking. Pre-registration is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Equipment provided. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available. Pre-registration required. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Soak It In 
Torchlight Tour
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 6 PM to 9 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Step back in time as you enjoy our guided tour along a torch-lit path at night and explore the illuminated mounds and grounds at night. $5. 770-387-3747.
Remarkable Reptiles
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 5 PM to 6 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet live reptiles as we review their basic natural history and learn to identify our local lizards, turtles and snakes. Meet at the covered picnic shelter, Nest to the Trading Post in the campground. $3 ages 4 & up. Pay cash at the door or pre-pay at the park office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Night Hike and a Picnic
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 6 PM to 9:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Begin before dark at the highest point along Pine Mountain Ridge and loop through mixed hardwood forests. Catch the sunset too as you ramble this 4.3 mile, moderate trail. This hike is geared towards ages 10 and up. Bring a flashlight, a picnic supper, and dress for the weather. Meet at Dowdell's Knob Trailhead. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Wildwood Bluegrass Band
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Well known for their talent and dedication to keeping alive the sounds of Appalachian-style mountain music, Wildwood Bluegrass Band will perform in the wooden amphitheater below Lake Delanor in the campground. Bring marshmallows, a roasting stick and folding chair if you do not like bench seating. Donations accepted for the band. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Hamburg Spring Fling
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 9 AM to 4 PM
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Browse arts and crafts booths and food vendors and enjoy live entertainment,watch the historic gristmill in operation, and take an old-fashioned hayride. $1 - $2 hayrides. $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
Handicapped Accessible Get Outdoors Georgia 
Emory Jones Book Signing
2nd Saturday of Month 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM from Apr 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 
Big Bass Fishing Tournament
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 7 AM to 3 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Try your hand at catching a record-breaking Large Mouth Bass in our annual fishing tournament on High Falls Lake. Prizes will be awarded to the top three largest bass (by weight) caught. This tournament is open to all ages and experience levels. Register in advance. There is a 9.9 motor restriction for High Falls Lake. $30 - $35 $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
9th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Children 10 and younger can bring baskets and join in on our Easter egg hunt. There will be separate hunting areas for age groups, with games and crafts before and after the big search. The Easter Bunny will be in attendance to greet children and pose for photographs. $5-$8. 912-264-7333.
Antique Engine Day
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Walk the trail to see car and tractor models spanning the era of the plantation, plus enjoy music, door prizes, and stationary steam engine demonstrations. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Barks in the Park Doggy Hike
Saturday, Apr 8, 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.
Zombie Archery
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 2 PM to 4 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.
Friends of Panola Mountain Extended Hike
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike with a trained "Friends of Panola" volunteer, through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 5-mile, semi-off trail, strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views and unique perspectives on the park. Must call (770)389-7801 to register in advance. $5 cash only $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to start! All equipment is provided; ages 9 and up. Class is held inside Nature Center, NOT at the Archery Range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you taken our basic and intermediate classes? Are you wanting even more of a challenge with archery? Move on to the advanced class that takes place on our 3-D and static ranges! Participants must call to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 7 PM to 9 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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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are with adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Soak It In 
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are with adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Soak It In 
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 3:30 PM to 6 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are with adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Soak It In 
Whitewater-Watching Hike
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 11 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A Ranger led hike down to Bridal Veil Falls to watch brave souls whitewater paddle the Tallulah River. The water flowing through the gorge will be much stronger than usual, making the falls even more beautiful. Bring a snack and lots of water. The hike is strenuous! No pets allowed, kids must be 10 or older. Call to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Get Outdoors Georgia Soak It In 
Wormsloe's Hidden Gem: The Great Savannah Race
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
From 1908 to 1911, Savannah was the site of the first Grand Prix in the United States. The 19-mile long track ran down Skidaway Road. One of the race embankments still remains on Wormsloe's property. Historic cars from local car clubs will be on view and a presentation on the race will be offered. Guided tours will be given to the embankment. $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.
Hidden Gem 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Apr 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 
Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 3 PM to 7 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 
Chattahoochee River Paddle
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join the ranger for a fun-filled paddle trip where the Chattahoochee River meets Lake Lanier. We will look for wading birds and raptors. Kids must be 6 or older and with an adult. Meet at the boat ramp. Wear quick drying pants, sun screen, and bring water. Call to pre-register. Bring your own kayak or rent one here. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Soak It In 
Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Get Outdoors Georgia Soak It In 
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to start! All equipment is provided; ages 9 and up. Class is held inside Nature Center, NOT at the Archery Range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Meet at Alexander Lake pavilion. Participants must call Nature Center to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible Get Outdoors Georgia 
Archery for Beginners
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 10 AM to 12 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. Program is outdoor and weather permitting. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Get Outdoors Georgia AmeriCorps 
Archery for Beginners
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 1 PM to 3 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. Program is outdoor and weather permitting. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Get Outdoors Georgia AmeriCorps 
Sunset Boat Tour of the Swamp
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Sit back and relax while one of our rangers takes you out on Billy's Lake for a beautiful, Okefenokee sunset. Enjoy all the wildlife that the Okefenokee has to offer from alligators to the magnificent birds as they find a place to roost for the night. Tours dependent upon water levels and weather conditions. Sign up in advance. $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Sun Salutations Yoga
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Greet the day with a relaxing morning yoga session at the park. We'll be starting at the Visitor Center, then enjoy a short hike to the river where you will be guided by an AmeriCorps Interpretive Naturalist into beginner's level yoga. Call the Visitor Center 770-732-5871 to reserve your spot. Bring water and a yoga mat. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia AmeriCorps 
Native American Heritage Hike
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a 2 hour strenuous 1.5 mile hike focusing on the first inhabitants of our area, the Native Americans or American Indians, as we explore the east side which will include a visit to the "Indian Cave". Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservations recommended. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. 6 years and older. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Soak It In 
Whitewater-Watching Hike
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 11 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A Ranger led hike down to Bridal Veil Falls to watch brave souls whitewater paddle the Tallulah River. The water flowing through the gorge will be much stronger than usual, making the falls even more beautiful. Bring a snack and lots of water. The hike is strenuous! No pets allowed, kids must be 10 or older. Call to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Get Outdoors Georgia Soak It In 
Wormsloe's Hidden Gem: The Great Savannah Race
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
From 1908 to 1911, Savannah was the site of the first Grand Prix in the United States. The 19-mile long track ran down Skidaway Road. One of the race embankments still remains on Wormsloe's property. Historic cars from local car clubs will be on view and a presentation on the race will be offered. Guided tours will be given to the embankment. $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.
Hidden Gem 

Monday, April 10, 2017

"Ruins to Rapids" Almost Full Moon Hike
Monday, Apr 10, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This 1.5 mile ranger-led hike is rated "moderate" and follows the lovely rapids of Sweetwater Creek to the Civil War-era mill ruins of New Manchester (as seen in "Hunger Games: Mockingjay"). Hike will be cancelled if it is raining. A flashlight and sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. No children under 6 or dogs allowed. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Monday, Apr 10, 2017 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Call to register. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Get Outdoors Georgia 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Apr 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 
Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 3 PM to 7 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 
Moonlight Canoe Trip
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us on a moonlit canoe paddle on Clark's Hill Lake. The moon will be big and bright. You will get to see the water in a whole different light. Equipment and certified instructors will be provided. Registration is a must by the day before the event. $10–$15 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Soak It In 
Full Moon Night Hike
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 8 PM to 10 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Explore the full moonlit night by using all of your senses while going on a Park Ranger led hike through the wooded trails of Magnolia Springs and Camp Lawton. Listen and look for Whippoorwills, owls, bats, and other creatures of the night. Bring a flashlight, water, and good hiking shoes. This is an easy 1 to 3 mile hike depending on you. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Spring into Stream
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This one day mini-camp will focus on stream systems and their inhabitants. Kids will participate in Water Olympics, Wetland Metaphors, and Stream Ecology. This will teach them concepts of hydrology, water chemistry, and ecology in a fun and exciting way. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Full Moon Paddle
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led paddle on the Sparks Reservoir under the full moon. This program is offered to all adults (18 years and older) who can swim. You have a choice of a tandem kayak or a canoe. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reservations are required. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Apr 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.
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Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 3 PM to 7 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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72nd Commemorative Ceremony for President Roosevelt
Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 11 AM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Pay tribute to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the anniversary of his death at the Little White House. This event includes a U.S. Marine Color Guard and Fort Benning Army Band. This year’s speaker is Paul Sparrow, director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, NY. Free admission until 12:30, then $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Okefenokee Swamp Paddle to Billy's Island
Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join our park ranger as we paddle 2 miles to Billy's Island. Once there, we will dock our boats, hike the short trail and learn about the history of life on the swamp prior to it being a refuge.We will return as the sun begins to set over the swamp. Sign up in advance. $20-$25 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Full Moon Flat Rock Hike
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
This is an easy 1 mile hike at sunset around the unique flat rock trail. The granite outcropping area has wide open area for viewing the moon rise. A telescope will be set for your use. Please pay with cash. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Twilight Egg Hunt - Ages 0-5 years
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 7:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Bring your kids ages 0 to 5, flashlights and baskets to Crooked River's Egg Hunt in the dark. $3.00 per child $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Flashlight Egg Hunt
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 8 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Bring your family, friends, flashlights and baskets. Limited participation; early wristband purchase available. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt Relay Race
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge Don't be late for this fast-paced race, or you just might miss it. Your job is to follow clues to locations on the park. Once you find locations, it is an all out race to gather as many eggs as possible in one hour. There will be 8 gold eggs with retail prizes and 8 mega eggs that are filled with all kinds of goodies. $5 parking. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Bring your binoculars for this gentle hike through the park's Power of Flight area. Basic identification techniques and common birds will be discussed. Good for all ages. We recommend long pants and sleeves. Meet Alexander Lakes parking area. Call the Nature Center to register in advance. Donations of birdseed are appreciated. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Moonlight Egg Hunt
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 7:30 PM to 8:15 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Enjoy an egg hunt by moonlight with black-light flashlights. We'll supply the flashlights; you seek the rewards. Some eggs will have treats, some will have prizes and there will be a special prize for the participant who finds the Golden Egg. You must call to pre-register and reserve your child's spot no later than April 13. Click for more details. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Moonlight Egg Hunt
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 8:30 PM to 9:15 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Enjoy an egg hunt by moonlight with black-light flashlights. We'll supply the flashlights; you seek the rewards. Some eggs will have treats, some will have prizes and there will be a special prize for the participant who finds the Golden Egg. You must call to pre-register and reserve your child's spot no later than April 13. Click for more details. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, April 15, 2017

A.H. Stephens Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
The Easter Bunny has hidden eggs, and they are waiting for you. Children bring your own basket, join the fun and search for a few. Little hunters will have their own small patch and if we are lucky, there may be a surprise visit by the Easter Bunny. The hunt will take place at the A.H. Stephens Historic Site. Donations are appreciated. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Easter Eggcitement at the Bend
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Bring your baskets and camera; 1000 candy and prize filled eggs and the Easter bunny will be here. Age groups 0-4, 5-8, 9-12. $3 for egg hunt, $3 for chalk contest. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Apr 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.
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Orienteering 101 or Tie the Knot
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Apr 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.
Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 3 PM to 7 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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