New 2018 Programming Theme: Parks After Dark
Throughout 2018, we'll help you savor the stars. Join our park rangers to explore the unseen side of Georgia’s State Parks. We've planned a year full of nighttime programs for all ages. Check our event calendar often for the latest programs.
Interpretive Rangers will teach guests about nocturnal wildlife and explore the symphony of natural sounds while on Owl Prowls, Full Moon Hikes, Sensory Awareness Night Hikes and a Starlight Symphony Hike. Historic Sites are offering candlelight tours of historic homes and lantern tours of forts. Many recreational programs provide fun and entertainment such as campfires, full moon paddles, evening yoga, movie nights, evening concerts, stargazing and astronomy, nighttime egg hunts, campfire cooking, hayrides and more.
To Explore Parks After Dark
- Astronomy Programs
- Full-Moon Hikes
- Candlelit Tours
- Evening Kayak Tours
Experience the Darkest Skies in Georgia
Did you know Stephen C. Foster State Park is among the best spots in the world for star gazing? This park in the Okefenokee Swamp is a gold-tier "International Dark Sky Park," joining the ranks of Big Bend and Death Valley national parks. The designation means that the park’s skies have very little light pollution and that astronomy fans enjoy exceptional views of the moon, stars, planets and comets. Check their website often for evening programs.