Don Carter State Park

Friday, September 2, 2016

Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Friday, Sep 2, 2016 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. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available, so register in advance. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Labor Day Weekend Beach Fun
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 1 PM to 4 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Enjoy our “recreation station” on the beach for family fun. $1–$3 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Labor Day Weekend Beach Fun
Sunday, Sep 4, 2016 12 PM to 4:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Enjoy our “recreation station” on the beach for family fun. $1–$3 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Powerwalk – Silver in the Park (ages 50+)
Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 10 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Seniors are People with Power! Join us for a guided power-walk along the Woodland paved loop trail (1 mile). Meet at the trailhead parking. Wear close-toed shoes and bring water. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Friday, September 9, 2016

Introduction to Kayaking
Friday, Sep 9, 2016 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Learn the basics of kayaking on a safe and peaceful section of the lake. Open to people 16 years and older who can swim and are new to kayaking. Equipment provided. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet at the Boat Ramp. Pre-registration required. $25 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Dog Creek Hike
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 10 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Challenge yourself on a moderate to strenuous hike along one of the park's little known trails. This 2 mile hike will offer some of the best chances for encountering wildlife and enjoying what nature has to offer! Open to all ages. Call ahead to register. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and insect repellent. Meet at the trail-head parking. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 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. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available, so register in advance. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Let’s go Birdwatching - Silver in the park (ages 50+)
Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016 10 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
We will go for a short birdwatching hike, and then, learn some local bird calls. No pets please. If you want, bring a lunch picnic and enjoy the park. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and insect repellent. Meet at the trail-head parking (fish cleaning station). $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Almost Full Moon Paddle
Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Naturalist-led paddle on the lake as the waxing gibbous moon reflects off the water. Space is limited, so register in advance. No pets; kids must be 8 or older. Meet at the boat ramp. Bring a flash light, insect repellent, and water. $15 with personal kayak/canoe. $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Friday, September 16, 2016

Introduction to Kayaking
Friday, Sep 16, 2016 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Learn the basics of kayaking on a safe and peaceful section of the lake. Open to people 16 years and older who can swim and are new to kayaking. Equipment provided. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet at the Boat Ramp. Pre-registration required. $25 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Dendrology Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 10 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Learn orienteering and tree identification at the same time. Using the skills we teach you, a map, and a compass that we provide, identify 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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Guided Geocache Hike
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 2 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Enjoy hiking with family while finding Don Carter’s treasures. Meet at the visitor center. Bring a GPS device or smart phone. Wear closed-toed shoes, bring water, and insect repellent for this off-trail program. Pre-registration is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fishing at the Lake - Silver in the Park (Ages 50+)
Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 10 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Fish from the pier or the shore. Fishing poles and bait provided. No experience necessary. Fishing license required. Meet at the Visitor Center 15 min before the program starts. Wear light clothes and bring water. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Friday, September 23, 2016

Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Friday, Sep 23, 2016 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available, so register in advance. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Lake Lanier Shore Sweep - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 8 AM to 1 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join Lake Lanier Association's annual Shore Sweep. This event is organized for the benefit of Lake Lanier and all who enjoy its beauty. In past years Shore Sweep has had over 1,000 volunteers. Wear gloves and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Meet at the park office. 678-450-7726.
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Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join us for an afternoon in the park with live old time music, arts and crafts vendors and good food. This will be Don Carter State Park's third annual Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Aquacycles (Paddleboats) - Silver in the Park (Ages 50+)
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 10 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Enjoy the lake and get some exercise at the same time using an aquacycle. Each boat holds up to 4 people (2 peddlers). Meet at beach kiosk. Bring water and sunscreen. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Friday, September 30, 2016

Night Hike
Friday, Sep 30, 2016 8 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Let’s look for phosphorescent organisms, listen for owls, and enjoy a frog chorus. You never know what we might find in the dark. Wear closed-toe shoes. Bring a flashlight, insect repellent, and water. Meet at the boat use area. $3 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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