June Events in Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites

June Events in Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites


Below is a sample of June 2018 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.

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Crooked River State Park – St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 6:00 PM on Thursday. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256

First Time Camper Program
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 3 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park – Rutledge, GA
Never gone camping or it’s been awhile since your last camping trip? Here is your chance to go camping for a night and see what it is all about. Fun activities, use of camping equipment, 1-night tent camping accommodation, and ranger guidance is provided. $32 for a group of 1-6 people plus $10 program fee per person. Call Mon-Thurs to register. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Get Fit 1 Hike- Get Outdoors
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Mountain State Park – Chatsworth, GA
This beautiful 1.75 mile hike is a great way to add exercise to your routine. The hike will start around the level lake loop, and then cross over to the Big Rock Trail. This trail is moderate, with stairs, small hills, and some uneven areas. We will stop at the cascading waterfall, so be sure to bring a camera! $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park – St. Marys, GA
Learn about some of the animals found in Coastal Georgia and get a chance to pet the reptiles that call our Nature Center their home and even have your photograph taken with your favorite critter. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

Namaste in Nature – Yoga
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park – Reidsville, GA
Start your day off with some full body stretches. Join an AmeriCorps Ranger for a Yoga session in nature. This program is not led by a professional yoga instructor, but by a fellow yoga enthusiast!Program meets outside the Park Office. Call the park office by Thursday, May 31st to reserve your spot. $5 parking. 912-557-7744.

Wildflower Hike-National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 9 AM to 10 AM
Moccasin Creek State Park – Clarkesville, GA
Through woodlands, across fields and alongside rushing waters, this hour long one mile trail offers our visitors a kaleidoscope of colors and a close range view of mountain flora. A great camera- op too. 706-947-3194.

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM – 4 PM – Jun 4, 2018 until Jul 23, 2018
Smithgall Woods State Park – Helen, GA
This 9-week long course is in partnership with Warnell School of Forestry at UGA. It will cover courses in herpetology, ornithology, mammalogy, ichthyology, entomology, and many more. Increase your knowledge of the natural world and receive certification as a Master Naturalist. $200 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM – 3 PM – Jun 6, 2018 until Nov 14, 2018
Roosevelt’s Little White House Historic Site – Warm Springs, GA
Homeschoolers will be offered an educational opportunity to learn about President Roosevelt, Warm Springs, The Great Depression, WWII and more, through a presentation in the Theater. Programs run approx. 1 hour. Class times are 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Pre Registration is required and select from subjects below. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.

Schools Out Get Out
Wednesdays 2 PM – 4 PM – Jun 6, 2018 until Jun 20, 2018
Fort Mountain State Park – Chatsworth, GA
School is out!! Get outside, get active, and have fun! Ages 6 and up. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Traveling Exhibit: Beyond Rosie – Women in World War II
9 AM – 5 PM from Jun 11, 2018 until Jul 13, 2018
Roosevelt’s Little White House Historic Site – Warm Springs, GA
“Beyond Rosie – Women in World War II” tells the story of how women contributed to the war effort. From the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University’s traveling exhibit series. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.


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