August Events in Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites

August Events in Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites

Below is a sample of August 2018 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.

Summertime Walking Wednesdays
Wednesdays 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Aug 8, 2018 until Sep 26, 2018
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park – Reidsville, GA
Get back in shape all summer by walking with us in the park. There are two walks each Wednesday starting the first Wednesday in May and continuing until the last Wednesday in September. Sign in at the park office and win prizes for your efforts. Some walks may be guided with the ranger; others may be self-paced for your own fun. $5 parking. 912-557-7744.

Introduction to Paddling
Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 10:30 AM
Reed Bingham State Park – Adel, GA
Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of paddling? We are holding a class to teach you about the equipment and how to properly use it. Visit or call the park office to sign-up. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.

Archery 101
Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Crooked River State Park – St. Marys, GA
Come learn the basics of archery while having fun on our new archery range. All equipment is provided. Program is outdoors and weather permitting. Space limited to 10, ages 9 and older. Call park office to preregister. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

Volunteer to Work on the Pine Mountain Trail
Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 9 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park – Pine Mountain, GA
Meet PMT Association leaders at the Park Office Parking Lot on Highway 190. Work day may be cancelled if bad weather. Check the PMT Facebook page. Bring snack/lunch and water, and gloves. Dress for the weather. If a large volunteer group, please contact PMT Association before coming. PMT provides all tools and fun. $5 parking. 706-464-3136.

Try Tai Chi
Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 10:15 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park – St. Marys, GA
Participants will learn movements to improve balance, flexibility, and strength while reducing stress and having fun during this gentle, slow moving exercise class. Both seated and standing participants will be accommodated. Please bring water, bug spray, and wear flat soled shoes. No flip-flops. Meet at Picnic Shelter 2. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

Bluebirds and Butterflies
Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park – Pine Mountain, GA
Help us monitor our bluebird nest boxes and check on our butterfly garden. There is a short walk to five bluebird boxes and our demonstration pollinator garden. We will talk briefly on what it takes to attract both bluebirds and butterflies to your yard. Handouts provided. Meet at the Park Office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 9 AM to 10 AM
General Coffee State Park – Nicholls, GA
Give us a helping hand in the morning and feed the animals at the farm, collect eggs, and get to goof off with our donkey’s. We will start by feeding our farm animals (sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, horse, donkeys, and a mule). Learn about the diet of these different animals and tips on maintaining them. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.

Movie Night at Fort Yargo
Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park – Winder, GA
Looking for a family friendly night out? Join us at the Beach Pavilion for a relaxing movie night. Bring a chair, a blanket, or grab a seat on a picnic bench. Concessions will be available for purchase. We welcome visitors to start arriving at 6:30 pm, and the movie will start promptly at 7:00 pm. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Escape the Gold Museum: Hung Jury
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site – Dahlonega, GA
The year is 1855 and Lumpkin County court is in session. After a single case resulted in three hung juries, Judge Irwin has decided to lock you and your fellow jurors in the jury room until a unanimous verdict is decided. You’ll look for clues, solve puzzles, and examine real historical documents as you work your way through the escape room. $15. 706-864-2257.

Photographer’s Morning Out
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 8 AM to 9:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park – Lithia Springs, GA
Join a Park Ranger who will take you to their favorite photogenic areas along the trails to catch the morning light on the magnificent rapids and rocks of Sweetwater Creek as well as the spectacular New Manchester Mill (as seen in the film “Hunger Games: Mockingjay”). $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Terrific Turtles
Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 3 PM to 4 PM
Crooked River State Park – St. Marys, GA
Join a park ranger at the nature center where you’ll meet and learn about some of our terrific turtles while you make a “stained glass” turtle to put on your window at home. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

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