Smithgall Woods State Park

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 9 AM - 11 AM from Dec 10, 2016 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Take a guided hike through the captivating scenery of Smithgall Woods. Guided hikes will be offered every second Saturday of the month (weather permitting). Throughout the year, hikes will rotate through the various trails located throughout Smithgall. All ages are welcome. No pets please. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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First Visit Tours
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11:30 AM from Dec 10, 2016 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn more about the park on a tour of the Visitor Center and a van tour. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. There is no charge for the tour, but donations are welcomed. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Christmas for the Creatures
Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join Smithgall Woods and an Interpretive Ranger to learn about how animals cope with the cold. Help them prepare for the winter by making homemade bird feeders and treats. Learn about hibernation, migration, and other adaptations for colder weather. Take your craft home to help your backyard buddies. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Handicapped Accessible 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

First Day Hike
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 3 PM to 5 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Take a lovely stroll from the Smithgall Woods Visitor’s Center to our rustic log cabin, on a crisp winter day, for some warm cider and a beautiful view. Take a guided hike, starting at the Visitor’s Center, to the cottages of Smithgall. Once there, enjoy a warm apple cider & continue on to Dukes Creek Falls, if you so choose. Free admittance $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Close Encounters of the Bird Kind
Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 11 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Do you give a hoot about Birds of Prey? Join raptor and wildlife educator Beth Thomson as she introduces you to her flock. This will be an hour long presentation and encounter with birds of prey. Come meet our feathered friends! Limit 30. $10 adult/$5 children $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Flies and Fly Water
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In preparation for the upcoming spring fishing season, we will have a “how to” on fly tying, stream reading, casting, and more. Come at 9:30 to hear a presentation on Stream Entomology (aka stream critters) by an Interpretive Ranger at Smithgall Woods. $10/adult $5/Child $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Soak It In 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Native American Cultures and Medicinal Plants
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This event will consist of a brief talk about Native American culture in Northeast Georgia and will be followed by a hike looking at medicinal plants used by these cultures. Please call (706) 878-3087 to register. $7 adult pre-paid by April 20th/$10 after. $7/$10 Adult $5/$7 Child $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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