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Crystal Springs, Georgia
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Handicapped Accessible Lights Up on the Lake Summerville (10 Miles)
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 5 PM - 10 PM – Dec 19, 2014 until Dec 28, 2014 
Tons of FunOn Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting the weekend after Thanksgiving, enjoy a drive through a winter wonderland at the picnic area by the lake. Several lit scenes will grace the roadside as we welcome the coming of the holiday season... $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
First Day Hike Rising Fawn (32 Miles)
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 10 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaStart the New Year off with a hike around the top loop of the West Rim that includes some of the best overlook views in the park. This is a moderate hike, please wear appropriate clothing for trail and weather conditions. Meet at the Interpretive Center parking area...  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
First Day Hike Rome (10 Miles)
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Start your first day of the New Year with a Ranger led hike around the Nature Trail. Learn about the unique Rocky Mountain area history, flora and fauna. Meet at the Visitor Information parking lot. The trail is one mile long and is considered easy. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
First Day Hike at James H. Floyd Summerville (10 Miles)
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunStart your New Year off right with a Ranger led hike (1 & 1/2 Miles) around the Lower Lake to view Flora and Fauna that call James H. Floyd State Park home. Participants will see one of the best views found in the park; as well as, getting a bit of history... $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
First Friday Hike Cartersville (33 Miles)
Friday, Jan 2, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Celebrate the new year by getting out and hiking. The leisure 1-1/2 mile guided hike around the site will including a tour of the mounds and a walk through our nature trail.  $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
East Antioch Shoreline Litter Pickup Rome (10 Miles)
Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Please join our Ranger in helping keep the shoreline clean around the East Antioch boat ramp. Trash bags will be provided. Meet in the East Antioch boat ramp parking lot. 706-802-5087.
New Echota Privet Pull Calhoun (21 Miles)
Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 12 PM to 3 PM
It's taking over the world! Or at least, parts of the south. Help us eradicate New Echota of the invasive chinese privet plant that is growing throughout the parks and trail systems. Bring your gloves and join us as we cut, saw and spray to make room for our native plants to thrive and spread. 706-624-1321.
Ride the (Split) Rails Chatsworth (37 Miles)
Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 12 PM to 3 PM
Join local FFA members as they help us repair and replace the miles (it seems) of locust rail fencing we have surrounding the Vann plantation. Make sure and bring work gloves! 706-695-2598.
West Antioch Shoreline Litter Pickup Rome (10 Miles)
Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Please join our Ranger in helping keep the shoreline clean around the West Antioch boat ramp. Trash bags will be provided. Meet in the West Antioch boat ramp parking lot. 706-802-5087.
New Echota Privet Pull Calhoun (21 Miles)
Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 12 PM to 3 PM
Joins us along the trails as we eradicate the chinese privet that is taking over the parks. Bring your gloves as we saw, cut and spray to make room for our native plants and trees. 706-624-1321.
Handicapped Accessible Native American Heritage Day at Etowah Cartersville (33 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 10 AM to 1 PM
Etowah will be hosting a lecture on historic Creek and Cherokee cultures in Georgia. Come learn about how our modern society still carries the past on its shoulders...  $2 -$6. 770-387-3747.
Spring Fling Volunteer Day Calhoun (21 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 10 AM to 1 PM
Come join in and volunteer with us as we get our Blue Bird and Wood Duck nesting boxes ready for the nesting season. Those with a green thumb can help prepare the Cherokee Farmstead garden plot for the upcoming growing season. 706-624-1321.
Heath Lake Shoreline Litter Pickup Rome (10 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Please join our Ranger in helping keep the shoreline clean around the Heath Lake boat ramp. Trash bags will be provided. Meet in the Heath Lake boat ramp parking lot. 706-802-5087.
Third Saturdays Friends Day Calhoun (21 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 until Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Join staff, Friends of New Echota and volunteers on the third saturdays of themonth (march-october) as the historic buildings and grounds come alive with tours and demonstrations. Enjoy the Pond Overlook Tons of Fun Trail and the New Town Creek Nature Trail.  $5.50-$7 706-624-1321.
Chief Vann's Three Sisters Garden Chatsworth (37 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 until Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 10 AM to 1 PM
Each Saturday from April to August, volunteers with green thumbs can help plant, maintain, and harvest our traditional Cherokee Three Sisters garden... 706-695-2598.
Trail Volunteers Needed Calhoun (21 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 to Sunday, Apr 26, 2015 9:30 AM
We'll be working on the Pond Overlook Trail (1/3 m) and the New Town Creek Nature Trail (1 m) including cleaning signs, staining tables and repairing footbridges to get these trails in great shape for the visitors at New Echota... 706-624-1321.
New Echota Cemetery Clean-up Calhoun (21 Miles)
Saturday, May 9, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Learn about the significant history of New Echota and those buried in the town cemetery as we clean up this small cemetery and pathway. Wear your work gloves and pack a lunch for a picnic afterwards. 706-624-1321.
Handicapped Accessible Archaeology and Artifact ID Day Cartersville (33 Miles)
Saturday, May 16, 2015 to Sunday, May 17, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Celebrate Archaeology month by learning about archaeology. we will have someone here to identify your artifacts, so bring them by. Discover how archaeologist learn things from artifacts. Park staff will host games and activities throughout the day.  $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Volunteer Day-Memorial Day Face Painting Chatsworth (37 Miles)
Saturday, May 23, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Volunteers will paint kids faces in our day use area for the holiday. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Volunteer Day - Trail Clean-up Chatsworth (37 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Volunteers will help pick-up trash, trim trees and do general trail maintenance along the stone wall, fire watch tower and overlook trail. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
National Trails Day Volunteer Day Calhoun (21 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM to 1 PM
As a certified site along on theTrail of Tears National Historic Trail, we'll be working on sprucing up the landscaping at New Echota and cleaning up New Town Creek Nature Trail... 706-624-1321.
Day of Discovery and Scavenger Hunt Challenge Cartersville (33 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaLearn about Native American life, archaeology, and nature through fun activities like The Scavenger Hunt Challenge where guests get outside to see and do things around the park.  $2 - $6. 706-387-3747.
Volunteer Day- July 4th Face Painting Chatsworth (37 Miles)
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Volunteers will help paint kid's faces during our July 4th celebration in the day use area. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Native American Games Day Cartersville (33 Miles)
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Tons of FunLearn about games that early Native Americans played and how they have influenced modern games and sports.  $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Chief Vann House Days Chatsworth (37 Miles)
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Craftsmen will demonstrate 19th century weaving, basket making, quilting, spinning, rug making, blacksmithing, soap making, woodcarving, chair caning, and much more. Several activities will be set up for children including shooting a Cherokee blowgun and making their own butter.  $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.
Green Corn Clean-Up Day Calhoun (21 Miles)
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 10 AM to 12:30 PM
The farmstead garden will need some mid-season work. Join us as we learn about the 3 sisters of the Cherokee garden while we get it into shape and afterwards help clean up the historic buildings inside. $5 parking. 706-624-1231.
Volunteer Day - Lake Trail Clean-up Chatsworth (37 Miles)
Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Volunteers will pick up trash, trim trees and do general trail maintenance along the Lake Trail. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Volunteer Day - Labor Day Face Painting Chatsworth (37 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Volunteers will help paint kid's faces in the day use area for our Labor Day festivities. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Your State Parks Day Cartersville (33 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 4 PM
Come help with one or more service projects while enjoying the park. The Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites is sponsoring everone's admission, this day only. 770-387-3747.
Volunteer Day- Old Fort Trail Clean up for Your State Parks Day Chatsworth (37 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Volunteers will help with general trail maintenance, picking up trash and trimming trees along the stone wall, fire tower and west overlook trail. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Stone Wall, Fire Tower Overlook, Trail Clean-Up - Your State Parks Day Chatsworth (37 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin in on a park clean-up day along the Stone Wall, Fire Tower and Overlook trail. Crews will pick up trash along the trail, cut and trim small trees along the stone wall and trail leading up to the Fire Tower. 706-422-1932.
Handicapped Accessible Chief Vann "Open Mansion" and Volunteer Day Chatsworth (37 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
As part of "Your State Parks Day" the Chief Vann House will host an "Open Mansion." (But we are so much more than just a house.) After touring the site, volunteers are encouraged to assist staff with various work projects on the grounds of Chief Vann's former plantation... 706-695-2598.
Your State Parks Day 2015 Calhoun (21 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
Volunteers around the country will be helping to improve their favorite historic site and parks on this special day. Join us as we spruce up the old Cherokee Capital town of New Echota. Bring the entire family out or call to register your Scout or other groups... 706-624-1321.
Handicapped Accessible Skills of the Past Cartersville (33 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 3, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Watch demonstrations of crafts from the past. Learn about the skills Native Americans had that helped them survive their everyday lives.  $2 -$6. 770-387-3747.
Volunteer Day- Decorate Apple Festival Parade Float Chatsworth (37 Miles)
Friday, Oct 16, 2015 9 AM to 2 PM
Volunteers will assist in decorating the float for the Apple Festival Parade in Ellijay. Any volunteers willing to ride the float on Saturday the 17th would be greatly appreciated. Please let park staff know what your willing to help with. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Volunteer Day - Decorate Christmas Parade Float Chatsworth (37 Miles)
Friday, Nov 6, 2015 9 AM to 2 PM
Volunteers will help decorate the Chatsworth Christmas Parade float. Any volunteers willing to ride the float in the parade on December 7th would be greatly appreciated. Please let a staff member know of your availability. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Nighttime Hayrides and Storytelling Cartersville (33 Miles)
Friday, Nov 13, 2015 until Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Experience Etowah at night on a hayride and finish the evening with snacks and a fireside story.  $2 - $10. 770-387-3747.
Winter's Coming Volunteer Day Calhoun (21 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 12:30 PM to 3 PM
We'll be pruning the fruit trees and adding fertilizer, tearing down some beaver dams and cleaning out the Bluebird and Wood Duck nesting boxes in preparation for winter. 706-624-1321.
Volunteer Day - Clean and Organize First Time Camper Gear Chatsworth (37 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Volunteers will help clean, check, repair (if needed), and reorganize the First Time Camper Gear. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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