Smithgall Woods State Park

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Fungus Frolic
Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Why does everyone want to hang out with the mushroom? Because he is a fun-gi to be around! Want to learn more about mushrooms and other fungi? About edibility and toxicity? Join us for a fungus presentation and hike with Georgia Mushroom Club. $5 per person $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 26, 2017 until Jul 24, 2017 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, an eight week training in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion will be offered. Courses cover ornithology, herpetology, hydrology, and many other topics. $200 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Monday, July 3, 2017

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 3, 2017 until Jul 24, 2017 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, an eight week training in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion will be offered. Courses cover ornithology, herpetology, hydrology, and many other topics. $200 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Birding at the Break of Dawn
Thursday, Jul 6, 2017 7:30 AM to 9 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Wake up to the melodious calls of our native bird species. Join the interpretive ranger for some early morning birding at Smithgall Woods. From phoebes and gnat-catchers to red-shouldered hawks, early morning is the time to hear and see birds at their best. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Monday, July 10, 2017

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 10, 2017 until Jul 24, 2017 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, an eight week training in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion will be offered. Courses cover ornithology, herpetology, hydrology, and many other topics. $200 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sounds of Summer: Night Hike
Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
There are sounds associated with summer in the South: the steady hum of cicadas and katydids, the peeping of frogs, the mournful calls of a screech owl. Engage your senses and see what exciting experiences happen at night. This hike will take place on the .5 mile Wetland loop trail. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Birding at the Break of Dawn
Thursday, Jul 13, 2017 7:30 AM to 9 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Wake up to the melodious calls of our native bird species. Join the interpretive ranger for some early morning birding at Smithgall Woods. From phoebes and gnat-catchers to red-shouldered hawks, early morning is the time to hear and see birds at their best. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Kids Fishing at Buck Shoals
3rd Saturday of Month 8 AM - 12 PM from Jul 15, 2017 until Aug 19, 2017 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Bring your family to a fun, free Kids Fishing Event at Buck Shoals WMA. Kids can bring their special big person to help them catch and keep fish according to fishing limits. Free. 706-878-4736.
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Kids Fishing at Buck Shoals
Saturday, Jul 15, 2017 8 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Bring your family to a fun, free Kids Fishing Event at Buck Shoals WMA. Kids can bring their special big person to help them catch and keep fish according to fishing limits. Free. 706-878-4736.
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Monday, July 17, 2017

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 17, 2017 until Jul 24, 2017 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, an eight week training in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion will be offered. Courses cover ornithology, herpetology, hydrology, and many other topics. $200 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sounds of Summer: Night Hike
Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
There are sounds associated with summer in the South: the steady hum of cicadas and katydids, the peeping of frogs, the mournful calls of a screech owl. Engage your senses and see what exciting experiences happen at night. This hike will take place on the .5 mile Wetland loop trail. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 24, 2017 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, an eight week training in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion will be offered. Courses cover ornithology, herpetology, hydrology, and many other topics. $200 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Eco-Kids Camp: Caring for the Winged Ones
Monday, Jul 24, 2017 9 AM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Eco-Kids learn ways to support winged creatures in this active, hands-on camp. Kids will build their own bat house to take home. Campers will be in age-based teams in order to maximize learning potential. For ages 6-13. $100 or $95 if pre-paid by July 16. 706-878-3087.
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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Kids Fishing at Buck Shoals
3rd Saturday of Month 8 AM - 12 PM from Aug 19, 2017 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Bring your family to a fun, free Kids Fishing Event at Buck Shoals WMA. Kids can bring their special big person to help them catch and keep fish according to fishing limits. Free. 706-878-4736.
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Kids Fishing at Buck Shoals
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 8 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Bring your family to a fun, free Kids Fishing Event at Buck Shoals WMA. Kids can bring their special big person to help them catch and keep fish according to fishing limits. Free. 706-878-4736.
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Gold Fever
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Gold mining is a fascinating part of the history of Smithgall Woods and the surrounding area. Hear about the history of gold mining with local historians and enjoy a guided hike to the Martin Mine Trail. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Kids Fishing at Buck Shoals
Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 8 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Bring your family to a fun, free Kids Fishing Event at Buck Shoals WMA. Kids can bring their special big person to help them catch and keep fish according to fishing limits. Free. 706-878-4736.
Get Outdoors Georgia