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Smithgall Woods State Park
  Saturday, September 27, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Georgia State Parks Volunteer Service Day - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 1 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Friends of Smithgall Woods invites volunteers out to the park to participate in volunteer projects and if new to the park, learn about volunteer projects that are available. 706-878-3087.
  Saturday, October 4, 2014
First-Visit Tour
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11:30 AM from Oct 4, 2014 until Dec 6, 2014 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn more about the park on a tour of the Visitor Center area and a van tour. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
  Saturday, October 11, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Fall Celebration
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 12 PM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Enjoy the natural beauty of the season with hands-on pioneer skills exhibits, hayrides through the park, traditional craft vendors, mountain music, and apple cider from a hand-cranked press. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
  Saturday, October 25, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Land Navigation at Buck Shoals
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 10 AM to 2:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn basic use of the compass, features of a map and how to use a map with a compass, pacing, and application of skills learned. Advanced registration required. $25 or $20 if registered by October 1 $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
  Saturday, November 1, 2014
First-Visit Tour
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11:30 AM from Nov 1, 2014 until Dec 6, 2014 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn more about the park on a tour of the Visitor Center area and a van tour. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
  Saturday, November 8, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Advanced Land Navigation
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
After a short refresher on basics, students, operating in teams of two for safety, will be issued azimuths which will be used to locate a specific location and then return to start point. The established land navigation lanes will be from 2-4 kilometers. Students must be physically fit, able to hike up hill in a wooded area for up to 2 hours. $35 or $30 if registered by October 24 $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
  Saturday, November 22, 2014
"Green" Bee Keeping
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 9 AM to 11 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In this introduction to sustainable practices in hobby bee keeping, guests will learn about pathogen and disease identification, organic treatments, how to help hives overwinter, swarming behavior, creating a bee-friendly yard, and non-toxic pest and disease control. Taught by entomologist and bee-keeper Amanda Rose Newton. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
  Saturday, December 6, 2014
First-Visit Tour
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11:30 AM from Dec 6, 2014 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn more about the park on a tour of the Visitor Center area and a van tour. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Using a Hand-held GPS Unit - Advanced
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Students will learn how to load maps and waypoints, create tracks and routes and trip planning using your GPS; performing area calculations using tracks; projecting waypoints; interfacing Google Earth with a GPS unit; using the electronic compass and altimeter. A basic knowledge of the GPS is necessary prior to taking this course. $25 if paid by 11/15/14; $30 after $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
 

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