November Events in Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites

November Events in Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites

Below is a sample of November 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.

Try Tai Chi
Friday, Nov 2, 2018 9 AM to 10 AM
Crooked River State Park – St. Marys, GA
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 3. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

Bat House Workshop with Habitat for Bats
Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park – Winder, GA
Take the afternoon to learn more about bats and their habitats with Habitat for Bats. During this session guests will enjoy an educational program about bats and build a bat box to take home! $25 per bat box. Registration required, 770-867-3489. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Fall Sunset Hike
Friday, Nov 9, 2018 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park – Newnan, GA
Fall Sunset Hike- Join our naturalist for a moderate 2 mile hike on the river trail to enjoy the fallen leaves and sunset. $3 per person, meet at Day Use Area near the boat ramp. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.

Veterans Day Celebration
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park – Pine Mountain, GA
Bring worn, US flags needing retiring to park. Brief program, flag retirement and refreshments. Meet at Stone Amphitheater next to office. Free 1-hr boat rental for veterans and families. Sign up at park office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Connecting with Nature Camp
Monday, Nov 12, 2018 8 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park – St. Marys, GA
School is out and your children are invited to come enjoy a nature-filled morning of fun and make a nature craft to take home. Ages 6-12. Space is limited to 15. $25. 912-882-5256.

Children’s Cane Pole Fishing
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort Mountain State Park – Chatsworth, GA
Grab a cane pole, and give fishing a try. The ranger will assist children with the cane pole and bait. See what you can catch! Registration is required. Limited spots available. Call 8am to 5pm, or register in person. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Sunset Boat Tour of the Swamp
Monday, Nov 19, 2018 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park – Fargo, GA
Sit back and relax while one of our rangers takes you on Billy’s Lake for a beautiful Okefenokee sunset. Enjoy the wildlife and changing colors of the sky as the sun drops beneath the horizon. Listen for the sounds of sandhill cranes and barred owls echoing across the swamp and keep an eye out for alligators along the waters edge. $15 – $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM – 10 PM – Nov 23, 2018 until Dec 23, 2018
A.H. Stephens State Park – Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.

Beginner’s Mountain Bike Ride
Sundays 10 AM – 12 PM – Nov 25, 2018 until Dec 2, 2018
Cloudland Canyon State Park – Rising Fawn, GA
This ride is an easy, guided, 3.5 mile ride on the Cloudland Connector Trail. A great ride for those looking to try out mountain biking or anyone interested in becoming more familiar with the park’s extensive bike trail system. Meet at the Interpretive Center. Some bikes available for rent. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.

Swamper’s Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Nov 30, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park – Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

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