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Don Carter State Park
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Into the Wild!
Sunday, Jul 5, 2015 2 PM to 3:45 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join in this ranger-led hike through our wildest trail: Dog Creek Trail! The trail is little known and offers the greatest chance to encounter the wildlife that calls our park home. Moderate to strenuous hike, bring plenty of water. We will cross the creek twice so wear appropriate shoes. Meet at the walk-in campsite parking. $3 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Back Porch Pickin' in the Breezeway
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join us at the Visitor Center to enjoy some of north Georgia's finest mountain music. Be sure to bring a chair. Arrive early to grab snacks and souvenirs from the gift shop. Donations for Pickers $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Bike the Park
Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Bring your bicycle and join in a group ride through the park! We will start at the visitor center and ride through the day use and overnight areas as well as the paved loop trails. Be sure to wear a helmet and bring plenty of water because hydration is key! Moderately hilly route. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Night Hike
Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 9 PM to 10 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Come experience the natural wonder of our hiking trails...at night! A park ranger will lead the group through the park, offering a unique experience that will pique your senses when vision is limited. Meet at the visitor center before sundown, around 8:30 PM. $3 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Friday, July 17, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia New Moon Kayaking
Friday, Jul 17, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Experience Lake Lanier under a sky lit only by stars! We will listen to the beautiful night sounds from the water and enjoy some of the best stargazing North Georgia has to offer. Bring a kayak or rent one here, but register soon because space and rentals are limited! Meet at the boat ramp. Proceeds in cloudy skies or light rain. $15 per person/$25 with kayak rental $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Tons of Fun 
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Run With The Ranger
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Wake up early for a morning run through the park with a ranger! We will experience the beauty of nature just after the sun rises and while the wildlife is stirring! The run will be a mixture of pavement and trail running, wear appropriate shoes and bring WATER! Meet at the visitor center, run will be approximately 2.5 miles. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Bark in the Park
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 4 PM to 5 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Bring your dog to hike at the park! We will meet at the visitor center and hike through the park with our furry companions. Any dog brought to this event must play well with other dogs, and MUST remain on a leash. Meet at the visitor center. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia New Moon Kayaking
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Experience Lake Lanier under a sky lit only by stars! We will listen to the beautiful night sounds from the water and enjoy some of the best stargazing North Georgia has to offer. Bring a kayak or rent one here, but register soon because space and rentals are limited! Meet at the boat ramp. Proceeds in cloudy skies or light rain. $15 per person/$25 with kayak rental $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Tons of Fun 
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Into the Wild!
Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 2 PM to 3:45 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join in this ranger-led hike through our wildest trail: Dog Creek Trail! The trail is little known and offers the greatest chance to encounter the wildlife that calls our park home. Moderate to strenuous hike, bring plenty of water. We will cross the creek twice so wear appropriate shoes. Meet at the walk-in campsite parking. $3 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Bike the Park
Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Bring your bicycle and join in a group ride through the park! We will start at the visitor center and ride through the day use and overnight areas as well as the paved loop trails. Be sure to wear a helmet and bring plenty of water because hydration is key! Moderately hilly route. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Night Hike
Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 9 PM to 10 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Come experience the natural wonder of our hiking trails...at night! A park ranger will lead the group through the park, offering a unique experience that will pique your senses when vision is limited. Meet at the visitor center before sundown, around 8:30 PM. $3 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wildlife Through a Lens
Friday, Jul 24, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Outdoor photography is one of the most enjoyable activities, especially at a state park! Bring your camera as we tour through the park on a journey to capture the best images of the the great outdoors that we cherish so dearly. Recreational photographer or professional, all are encouraged to join. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Run With The Ranger
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Wake up early for a morning run through the park with a ranger! We will experience the beauty of nature just after the sun rises and while the wildlife is stirring! The run will be a mixture of pavement and trail running, wear appropriate shoes and bring WATER! Meet at the visitor center, run will be approximately 2.5 miles. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Flat Creek Adventure
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 11 AM to 3 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join in on this 4-hour excursion to the wildest park of the lake! This rigorous trip will take us to Flat Creek Island where a great deal of wildlife may be encountered. Next we will paddle up Flat Creek and enjoy the peaceful tranquility that it offers. Bring food and water for this trip, it takes a lot of energy. $40 with personal kayak/canoe - $50 with kayak rental $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Back Porch Pickin' in the Breezeway
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join us at the Visitor Center to enjoy some of north Georgia's finest mountain music. Be sure to bring a chair. Arrive early to grab snacks and souvenirs from the gift shop. Donations for Pickers $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Into the Wild!
Sunday, Jul 26, 2015 2 PM to 3:45 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join in this ranger-led hike through our wildest trail: Dog Creek Trail! The trail is little known and offers the greatest chance to encounter the wildlife that calls our park home. Moderate to strenuous hike, bring plenty of water. We will cross the creek twice so wear appropriate shoes. Meet at the walk-in campsite parking. $3 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Bike the Park
Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Bring your bicycle and join in a group ride through the park! We will start at the visitor center and ride through the day use and overnight areas as well as the paved loop trails. Be sure to wear a helmet and bring plenty of water because hydration is key! Moderately hilly route. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Friday, July 31, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Full Moon Paddling Tour
Friday, Jul 31, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Enjoy paddling at night along the beautiful Lake Lanier under the light of a full moon! Experience the wonders of nature that are unique to nighttime and create a memory that you will never forget! Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available, so register in advance. All ages welcome. Meet at the boat ramp. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Back Porch Pickin' in the Breezeway
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join us at the Visitor Center to enjoy some of north Georgia's finest mountain music. Be sure to bring a chair. Arrive early to grab snacks and souvenirs from the gift shop. Donations for Pickers $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Back Porch Pickin' in the Breezeway
Saturday, Aug 22, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join us at the Visitor Center to enjoy some of north Georgia's finest mountain music. Be sure to bring a chair. Arrive early to grab snacks and souvenirs from the gift shop. Donations for Pickers $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Full Moon Paddling Tour
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Enjoy paddling at night along the beautiful Lake Lanier under the light of a full moon! Experience the wonders of nature that are unique to nighttime and create a memory that you will never forget! Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available, so register in advance. All ages welcome. Meet at the boat ramp. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Friday, September 11, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia New Moon Kayaking
Friday, Sep 11, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Experience Lake Lanier under a sky lit only by stars! We will listen to the beautiful night sounds from the water and enjoy some of the best stargazing North Georgia has to offer. Bring a kayak or rent one here, but register soon because space and rentals are limited! Meet at the boat ramp. Proceeds in cloudy skies or light rain. $15 per person/$25 with kayak rental $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Tons of Fun 
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia New Moon Kayaking
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Experience Lake Lanier under a sky lit only by stars! We will listen to the beautiful night sounds from the water and enjoy some of the best stargazing North Georgia has to offer. Bring a kayak or rent one here, but register soon because space and rentals are limited! Meet at the boat ramp. Proceeds in cloudy skies or light rain. $15 per person/$25 with kayak rental $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Tons of Fun 
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Lunar Eclipse Paddling Tour
Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 8 PM to 10:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Bring your kayak or canoe or rent a kayak here before we head out on the water to view a total lunar eclipse! the eclipse will begin at 8 PM and reach the Blood Moon phase around 10 PM. Space and rentals are limited, register in advance. All ages welcome. Meet at boat ramp. $15 with personal canoe/kayak - $25 with rental kayak $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Tons of Fun 
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia New Moon Kayaking
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Experience Lake Lanier under a sky lit only by stars! We will listen to the beautiful night sounds from the water and enjoy some of the best stargazing North Georgia has to offer. Bring a kayak or rent one here, but register soon because space and rentals are limited! Meet at the boat ramp. Proceeds in cloudy skies or light rain. $15 per person/$25 with kayak rental $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Tons of Fun 
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia New Moon Kayaking
Sunday, Oct 11, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Experience Lake Lanier under a sky lit only by stars! We will listen to the beautiful night sounds from the water and enjoy some of the best stargazing North Georgia has to offer. Bring a kayak or rent one here, but register soon because space and rentals are limited! Meet at the boat ramp. Proceeds in cloudy skies or light rain. $15 per person/$25 with kayak rental $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Tons of Fun 
 

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