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Memorial Day Mayhem Helena (55 Miles)
Friday, May 22, 2015 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, May 23, 2015 11 AM to 7 PM
Sunday, May 24, 2015 11 AM to 6 PM
Tons of FunHave a wild time with water balloon wars. Take a lantern light night walk (with homemade tin can lanterns.) Meet and learn about some live exotic and invasive animals. Nature crafts galore in the campground. The Nature Nook will be open for you to see and feed the live animals.  $1-$4 plus $5 parking. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
A Memorial Day Commemoration Darien (68 Miles)
Saturday, May 23, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Monday, May 25, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin the garrison for a 3 day program of artillery drills, musket firings, blacksmithing, and soldier's life activities. Musket firing demonstrations will be presented throughout the day. Start your summer with a BANG here at Fort King George!  $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Memorial Day Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, May 23, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Join us for an old fashioned Memorial Day. We will have family activities and living history demonstrations throughout the day. Cannon firings and musket demonstrations hourly.  $8.00 per adult $5.00 for children ages 6-17 $5 parking. 912-272-2339.
Memorial Day Weekend at General Coffee Nicholls (57 Miles)
Saturday, May 23, 2015 1 PM to 9 PM
Sunday, May 24, 2015 1 PM to 5 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin us to kick off the summer with a Q and A session with a ranger, a basket making demo, and kid's crafts, at the Heritage Farm, and a sunset hike in our sandhill management area on Saturday, and a hand-spinning demo on the arm on Sunday afternoon.  .50 per kid's craft project on Saturday $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Handicapped Accessible Memorial Day Commemoration Midway (52 Miles)
Monday, May 25, 2015 11 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaThis coastal fort will present hourly Revolutionary War soldier talks and musket and cannon demonstrations.  $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
Coastal Georgia Kayak Camp Darien (68 Miles)
Thursday, May 28, 2015 until Monday, Jun 1, 2015 11 AM to 5 PM
Join park rangers on this family-friendly paddle through the Okefenokee Swamp, along Crooked River and on Sapelo Island's Lighthouse Creek. You'll explore freshwater swamps, salt marsh and brackish rivers. Kayak gear, professional guides, campsites and meals included. Reservations required by May 7...  $649 per adult; $549 per child (12 and under). 912-882-5256.
National Trails Day Hike Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 9 AM to 10 AM
Join us as we celebrate National Trails Day with a hike on our 3 mile Redbird Creek Trail. Our Naturalist will talk about the different Eco-systems in the park. Bring insect repellent and water.  $2.00 per person for anyone over 18. Children free with parents. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Camp Lawton History Hike and Museum Tour Millen (54 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
In celebration of National Trails Day, join a park ranger in hiking the Fort Lawton Trail followed by a tour of the Magnolia Springs History Center.  $2 per person 5 and older $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
National Trail Day: Nature Hike Reidsville
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunHelp us celebrate National Trail Day on Saturday, June 6th by participating in a fun Park Ranger lead Hike on the 1 mile loop Swamp Bay Nature Trail. $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
National Trails Day Rice Fields History Walk Brunswick (73 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
An introductory presentation that will familiarize participants with the methods of Low Country rice culture. Following the presentation there will be a guided hike to the ruins of the plantation rice mill and the rice fields observation deck...  $5.00 Youth (6 - 17) $8.00 Adult $7.00 Senior (62 and above) 912-264-7333.
National Trails Day Walk Midway (52 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaEnjoy National Trails Day with a guided walk around the earthen remains of Fort Morris between 1 pm and 3 pm.  $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
National Trails Day Celebration Hike Nicholls (57 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin us on a staff-led nature Hike around the Gopher Loop to cap off an already fun-filled day. We will be celebrating National Trails Day with a nature hike to discover really cool plants and wildlife. Participation in this hike is open to everyone. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Let's Get Batty With Sarah Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Friday, Jun 12, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Learn about our Brown Bat population at the park and why we enjoy having them make their home here with us. After a brief talk , we will walk 1/2 mile to our bat houses and watch as they emerge for a night of insect hunting. Then we will return to the visitors center for a campfire...  $4.00 per person $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Fishing In Our Coastal Waters Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Learn about how to fish in our local rivers and around the barrier islands from our experts. You will learn about the regulations and required licenses as well as what equipment you need...  $4.00 per person $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Cannons Across the Marsh Darien (68 Miles)
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Tons of FunJoin the Garrison for a day of artillery drills, musket firings, and soldier's life activities to honor Independence Day. Free watermelon and lemonade will be served.  $4.50- $7.50 912-437-4770.
Independence Day Celebration Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCelebrate Independence Day like it's 1864. Join us for old fashioned fun. Games, food and fun for all. Living history demonstrations, cannon firings, and musket demonstrations.  $8.00 per adult and $5.00 per child 6-17 $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible Independence Day Colonial Faire Midway (52 Miles)
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 11 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCelebrate the 4th with colonial games, contests of skill, colonial music, musket firings, cannon firings and activities. Prizes will be awarded to all participants. Free admission sponsored by the City of Flemington, Friends of Fort Morris and Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau. 912-884-5999.
Volunteer Workday: Rivers Alive Shoreline Clean-up Nicholls (57 Miles)
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaWater is beautiful. Litter is…ugly. Come out and help us keep our waters clean. We will walk the banks of the 17 Mile River and Otter Creek and pick-up litter. Please bring gloves and wear closed-toe shoes. No registration is required. Contact the park office at (912) 384-7082 for more details. 912-384-7082.
Sights and Sounds of the Sawmills Darien (68 Miles)
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
Enjoy a guided tour of the Fort, but with a new focus. This walking tour will guide you through the land as it was during the Sawmill industry of the 19th Century. Learn about how Darien played a role in this huge industry. Cost is regular admission. Tours lasts approximately 30 minutes.  $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
Volunteer Workday: Fall Event Preparation Nicholls (57 Miles)
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
We can’t have Fall events without preparation, and we can’t prepare without your help. Please bring gloves and wear old work clothes in addition to closed-toe shoes. No registration is required. Contact the park office at (912) 384-7082 for more details. 912-384-7082.
Labor Day Celebration Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Join us for some old fashioned family fun. Civil War era games and prizes.  $8.00 per adult $5.00 per child ages 6-17 $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Labor Day at Fort King George Darien (68 Miles)
Monday, Sep 7, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Be treated to musket and cannon firings from 10am-4pm. Also, come and see the various jobs soldiers would "Labor" on as part of their duties.  $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Handicapped Accessible Labor Day Commemoration Midway (52 Miles)
Monday, Sep 7, 2015 11 AM to 3 PM
Commemorate Labor Day holiday with hourly soldier talks and musket and cannon firings at this scenic coastal fort.  $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
Lovebug Festival Nicholls (57 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
Explore the wonderful world of insects at the parks second annual Lovebug Festival. Activities will include edible bug programs, kids insect related crafts, arts and craft section, dragon fly and butterfly hikes, insect demonstrations and much more.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Volunteer Workday: Your State Parks Day Nicholls (57 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaThis will be the main volunteer workday at all of Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites. We invite everyone to come out and invest your volunteer time with us... 912-384-7082.
Your State Parks Day - Fort King George Historic Site Darien (68 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 5 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaVolunteers will enjoy FREE admission to the park on National Public Lands Day. Your State Parks Day is an opportunity to give back, so lend a hand and help us with our volunteer project on the park.  $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
History Under Our Feet Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Local Archaeologist, Jessie Larson will present a program about archaeology in our area. She will talk about local archaeology finds, how archaeologists know where to dig, and what tools they use. This informative talk and demonstration will be great for adults and older children.  $3.00 per person $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Annual Candle Lantern Tour Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Join us for our annual guided tour. See the soldiers go about their evening duties. Stop in the barracks for some hot cider and a cookie. Then prepare yourself for some noise as the cannon is fired over the Ogeechee River. This is one of most popular annual events.  $5-$8. 912-727-2339.
Moonlight Madness Nicholls (57 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 1 PM to 10 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaKick off your Halloween activities with a kids carnival from 1-4 pm. The parks annual haunted house will begin at 6 pm and run until 10 pm. Try something new this year with our first ever haunted hiking trail! Trail will open at dark and close at 10 pm...  $1-$7 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
The Haunting of Blackbeards' Island Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Savage Island becomes Blackbeards' Island for the weekend as we decorate and dress like pirates. Decorate your campsite like a pirate ship or camp and compete for prizes for the most original and most frightening campsite. Rangers will go site to site giving out candy... $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible Pioneer Harvest Festival Nicholls (57 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCelebrate the history of farm life in the wiregrass region of south Georgia at the parks annual fall festival. The day will include demonstrations of farm life, an arts and craft show, local entertainers, syrup making and more.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Get Outdoors Festival Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Come and see displays and demonstrations about many outdoor activities.Learn more about hunting, fishing, gardening, camping, birding,and much more. Enjoy a craft show, hayride and entertainment too. This will be a great and informative day.  $3.00 per person, under 6 is free. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
The Debatable Land -- Autumn Encampment Darien (68 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaA wide range of living history presentations will highlight various cultures and people that inhabited our region, long before Georgia was established in 1733. A battle reenactment will take place at 2 p.m.  $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Handicapped Accessible "Come and Take It!" Revolutionary War Encampment Midway (52 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 11 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaThis American Revolution encampment commemorates Col. John McIntosh's defiant reply to a British demand for surrender. Enjoy colonial demonstrations, musket and cannon drills, a skirmish and more. 912-884-5999.
Handicapped Accessible 34th Annual Hofwyl Plantation Christmas Brunswick (73 Miles)
6 PM - 9 PM from Dec 4, 2015 until Dec 5, 2015 
This magical experience will demonstrate how Christmas was celebrated on a Southern rice plantation during the 1850s. Take a candlelit stroll down the old carriage road and enjoy candlelit tours of an antebellum plantation house...  $10.00 Adult and Seniors $5.00 Youth (6 - 17) 912-264-7333.
Handicapped Accessible A Colonial Christmas Midway (52 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 5 PM to 8 PM
Get away from the over-commercialization of the holidays and visit Fort Morris for a more peaceful celebration. Join park staff for colonial refreshments, a yule log, bonfire, 18th century music, caroling, dance and firing of the Christmas guns... 912-884-5999.
Handicapped Accessible Christmas on the Pond Nicholls (57 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 6 PM to 8:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin us to usher in the holiday season. Visit with Santa, enjoy storytelling, hayrides, a marshmallow roast and homemade refreshments.  Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
A Colonial Christmas at Fort King George Darien (68 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Join the Garrison for a traditional dinner in the soldier's barracks for an evening of colonial style Yuletide jollification. $35 per person. Reservations Required.  $35. 912-437-4770.
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