August Events in Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites

Below is a sample of August 2019 events at Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites. For more programs, visit and the parks’ web pages.  More information on accommodations and recreation can be found at or 1-800-864-7275.

Photographers Hike
Thursday, Aug 1, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Indian Springs State Park – Flovilla, GA
Break out your camera and come explore the picture-worthy park! Meet at the picnic area by the Overland Nature Trail. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.

Meet the Reptiles
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Elijah Clark State Park – Lincolnton, GA
Have you ever wondered how a Snake swallows its food? Join us to witness and learn about native reptiles firsthand. Meet @ Park Office. Free Event. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.

Water Games – FREE
Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Elijah Clark State Park – Lincolnton, GA
Escape the heat of the summer with some water fun! Water guns, sponges, kiddy pool, and hose provided. Feel free to bring your own water guns or balloons as well. Location: Elijah Clark House. Valid Park Pass Required. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.

Homeschool- Bats at the Bend
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park – Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist to learn about bats in our region and why we have bat boxes in the park. We will also have a bat related craft! Meet at Day Use Area. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.

National Honeybee Day Celebration
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 9:30 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park – Pine Mountain, GA
Enter a jar of your bee’s honey in our tasting contest. Visit our indoor, honeybee demonstration hive. Chat with the local Chattahoochee Valley Beekeepers. Learn about these fascinating and valuable insects. Meet at the Large Group Camp area. ½ mile from Horse Stables, but on the same road. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Honeybee Celebration
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park – Pine Mountain, GA
Join bee enthusiasts to celebrate National Honeybee Day! Get a close-up look at a working hive and learn about these fascinating and valuable insects from the professionals in the field. Programs, learning stations and a honey tasting competition. Large Group Camp. ½ mile from Horse Stables. Pre-register and pre-pay by calling the park office. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Become a Citizen Scientist – iNaturalist Hike
Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Indian Springs State Park – Flovilla, GA
Don’t know what the cool plant is? There’s an app for that! Learn how to use the iNaturalist app in order to document and learn about the wildlife around you. Meet at the Overland Nature trailhead. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.

Art by the Lake
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort Mountain State Park – Chatsworth, GA
Color, paint, or glue. The choice is up to you. Art supplies will be available to create what you may. Takes place in the Nature Nook, under the Group Shelter. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Sharks Tooth Sandbar Paddle
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park – Richmond Hill, GA
Join our rangers on a refreshing paddle and enjoy a morning among the salt marshes. A great time to hunt for shark’s teeth! Participants are allowed to bring their own kayaks and canoes, but Park Office must be notified before the event. Registration is REQUIRED. Limited space. Call Park Office for details & registration. Weather dependent. $20 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Labor Day Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park – Rutledge, GA
Come and enjoy our miniature golf course in a different light — meaning at night. The park will be keeping the mini-golf course open late and provide glow-in-the-dark accessories; the course itself will have markers to assist players in navigating each hole. $3 cash only $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Labor Day Celebration
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park – Richmond Hill, GA
You deserve a break today! Come out to Fort McAllister for an educational and entertaining day for the whole family. Our Civil War interpreters will be firing cannon and rifles throughout the day. $9. 912-727-2339.

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