Don Carter State Park

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Animals and Their Signs
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 10 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Ranger lead short hike looking for local reptiles, mammals, insects and birds and the signs that they leave while living in the park. Will have discussions about their importance to the ecosystems and the symbiotic relationships they may have with other animals. Meet at the trail head parking area. $3 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Sunday, Oct 2, 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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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Let’s Go Birdwatching - Silver in the Park (ages 50+)
Wednesday, Oct 5, 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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Friday, October 7, 2016

Introduction to Kayaking
Friday, Oct 7, 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, October 8, 2016

Flat Creek Kayak Adventure
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join in us on this 2–3 hour excursion to the 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. $20 with personal kayak/canoe
$30 with kayak rental $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Reptiles of North Georgia
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 3 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join us as "Ranger Nick" from the Georgia Farm Monitor TV show educates folks about Georgia's wonderful reptiles. We will have live NON-venomous snakes as well as live turtles. Learn the difference between venomous and non-venomous snake species of North Georgia. Meet at shelter 1. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Oct 8, 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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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Sunday, Oct 9, 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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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Aquacycles (Paddleboats) - Silver in the Park (Ages 50+)
Wednesday, Oct 12, 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, October 14, 2016

Introduction to Kayaking
Friday, Oct 14, 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, October 15, 2016

Huckleberry Loop Hike
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 10 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join our naturalist for a hike around Huckleberry Point Loop. This easy walk takes you to a wooded area which hugs the shoreline of the lake. Along the way we will identify some native plants and look for wildlife. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, comfortable clothing, and bring water. Pre-registration required, space limited. Meet at boat ramp parking. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Lost Cove Creek Kayaking
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
This guided paddle trip will take us to a secluded and rarely visited area of Lake Lanier. If the water level is high, we may even see a beaver lodge and/or a beaver dam. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent from us; limited rentals available, so register in advance. Meet at the boat ramp; bring water and water shoes. $15 with personal kayak/canoe
$25 with rental $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Full Moon Paddle
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Enjoy a relaxing paddle on Lake Lanier led by the naturalist as the full moon reflects off the water. Space is limited, so register in advance. No pets; kids must be 8 or older. Meet at the boat ramp. Bring a flash light, insect repellent, and water. $15 with personal kayak/canoe
$25 with rental $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Powerwalk – Silver in the Park (ages 50+)
Wednesday, Oct 19, 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, October 21, 2016

Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Friday, Oct 21, 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, October 22, 2016

Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Oct 22, 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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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Fishing at the Lake - Silver in the Park (Ages 50+)
Wednesday, Oct 26, 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, October 28, 2016

Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Friday, Oct 28, 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, October 29, 2016

Trunk-o-Treat Fun
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Children dress in their favorite costumes collecting candy from car to car instead of door to door. Kids will have supervised activities while adults decorate cars. Contest for best costumes and car decoration. For those who plan to give candy, call to register. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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