January Events in Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites

January Events in Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites


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

First Day Cruise
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 4:30 PM to 6 PM
Crooked River State Park – St. Marys, GA
Come celebrate the New Year with a relaxing sunset cruise along the Crooked River waterways. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM day prior cruise $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Jan 5, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park – St. Marys, GA
Meet and greet the animals who make coastal Georgia their home in this exciting and informative live animal presentation. Learn about their behaviors, why they look and live the way they do and gain a better understanding of why they are so important to our world. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

Meet the Farm Animals
Friday, Jan 11, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
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. Meet at the center of Farm. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.

Cosmic Archery
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Panola Mountain State Park – Stockbridge, GA
Join our Archery Instructor for this spectacular program! During our Cosmic Archery program you will get to fine tune your archery skills in the dark with the assistance of black lights, glow in the dark targets, and glow sticks. Cost is $25/person (ages 18+). Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Solar System Road Trip
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 6 PM to 6:45 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park – Fargo, GA
Scale down the Solar System and take a stroll from planet to planet with a ranger. Learn about our neighbor planets and gain a sense of just how large the Solar System actually is! $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Reptile Rendezvous
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
General Coffee State Park – Nicholls, GA
Join our Naturalist in feeding our snakes, frogs, turtles, and Allie the alligator and learn about these incredible reptiles along the way. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.

Toddler Ranger
Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park – Winder, GA
Looking for a morning activity for you and your toddler? Join us for our monthly Toddler Ranger Programs! We will meet at the visitors center and begin our program promptly at 10:30 am. Activities will vary month to month. Some programs may require an activity fee and will be posted with the activity information for that month. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Home School Exploration Day
Thursday, Jan 31, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park – Tallulah Falls, GA
Home school students are invited to join us for a ranger-led, educational program. We will meet the last Thursday of every month to cover a different topic. This is a 9 part series, you can attend all or pick and choose which ones interest you. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

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