Don Carter State Park

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

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 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

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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Friday, April 7, 2017

Animals and Their Signs Hike
Friday, Apr 7, 2017 3 PM
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. If we can, we will cast an animal foot print. Meet at the boat ramp parking. $3 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Intro to Kayaking
Friday, Apr 7, 2017 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Learn the basics of kayaking on a safe and peaceful section of Lake Lanier. 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, April 8, 2017

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.
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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 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

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.
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Friday, April 14, 2017

Animals and Their Signs Hike
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 3 PM
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. If we can, we will cast an animal foot print. Meet at the boat ramp parking. $3 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Intro to Kayaking
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Learn the basics of kayaking on a safe and peaceful section of Lake Lanier. 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, April 15, 2017

Flat Creek Kayak Adventure
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 10 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. 2 single kayaks and 6 tandem kayaks available for rent if needed. $20 with personal kayak/canoe
$30 with kayak rental $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Easter Geocache Hunt
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 3 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Apr 15, 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 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Almost Full Moon Paddle
Monday, Apr 17, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
This month, enjoy a naturalist-led paddle on the lake as the waxing gibbous reflects off the water. Space is limited, so register in advance. No pets; kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Meet at the boat ramp. Bring a flash light, quick drying pants, and water. $15 with personal kayak/canoe. $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Full Moon Paddle
Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 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, quick drying pants, and water. $15 with personal kayak/canoe
$25 with rental $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Soak It In 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Animals and Their Signs Hike
Friday, Apr 21, 2017 3 PM
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. If we can, we will cast an animal foot print. Meet at the boat ramp parking. $3 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Intro to Kayaking
Friday, Apr 21, 2017 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Learn the basics of kayaking on a safe and peaceful section of Lake Lanier. 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.
Soak It In 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Walking in Lady's Slippers
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 10 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
The Pink Lady's Slipper is an orchid native to north Georgia and can be found at Don Carter. Join us to learn about this unique wildflower, its role in the environment and some of its traditional uses. We will also go on a hike to try and spot Lady's Slippers in bloom. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Hidden Gem 
Easter Geocache Hunt
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 2 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Apr 22, 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 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Chattahoochee River Paddle
Sunday, Apr 23, 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 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Animals and Their Signs Hike
Friday, Apr 28, 2017 3 PM
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. If we can, we will cast an animal foot print. Meet at the boat ramp parking. $3 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Intro to Kayaking
Friday, Apr 28, 2017 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Learn the basics of kayaking on a safe and peaceful section of Lake Lanier. 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.
Soak It In 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Walking in Lady's Slippers
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 3 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
The Pink Lady's Slipper is an orchid native to north Georgia and can be found at Don Carter. Join us to learn about this unique wildflower, its role in the environment and some of its traditional uses. We will also go on a hike to try and spot Lady's Slippers in bloom. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Hidden Gem 
Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Equipment provided. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available. Pre-registration required. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Soak It In 

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Chattahoochee River Paddle
Sunday, Apr 30, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join the ranger for a fun-filled paddle trip where the Chattahoochee River meets Lake Lanier. We will look for wading birds and raptors. Kids must be 6 or older and with an adult. Meet at the boat ramp. Wear quick drying pants, sun screen, and bring water. Call to pre-register. Bring your own kayak or rent one here. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Soak It In 

Friday, May 5, 2017

Intro to Kayaking
Friday, May 5, 2017 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Learn the basics of kayaking on a safe and peaceful section of Lake Lanier. 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.
Soak It In 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Walking in Lady's Slippers
Saturday, May 6, 2017 10 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
The Pink Lady's Slipper is an orchid native to north Georgia and can be found at Don Carter. Join us to learn about this unique wildflower, its role in the environment and some of its traditional uses. We will also go on a hike to try and spot Lady's Slippers in bloom. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Hidden Gem 
Bilingual Family Hike
Saturday, May 6, 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, May 6, 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 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, May 13, 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 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, May 20, 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 

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, May 27, 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 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Bilingual Family Hike
Saturday, Jun 3, 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Bilingual Family Hike
Saturday, Jul 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Bilingual Family Hike
Saturday, Aug 5, 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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