October Events at Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites

Below is a sample of October 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.

Silent Signing Stroll
Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 10 AM to 12 PMRed Top Mountain State Park – Acworth, GA
Get tickets from Eventbrite or call to register. Learn and practice American Sign Language with a Ranger! We will meet at the Iron Hill Trail for a leisurely walk as we use ASL signs for the things we discover. This is a leisurely 1.5 mile walk. Program may be cancelled for inclement weather. Event is FREE. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Zombie Archery Shoot
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 3 PM to 4 PMF.D. Roosevelt State Park – Pine Mountain, GA
Zombie target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. Fun for the whole family. We provide basic instruction equipment. Pay and pre-register at the Park Office or pay correct cash at the site. Meet next to Group Shelter field below the dam in the campground.Park at the Fishing Dock. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Art by the Lake
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 5 PM to 6 PMFort 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.
Capturing the Beauty of Sweetwater
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 11 AM to 1 PMSweetwater Creek State Park – Lithia Springs, GA
This mile long, moderate hike will take us down to the scenic highlights of the park where we will leisurely sketch and/or photograph the ruins of the New Manchester mill, the beauty of Sweetwater Creek, and the rapids. On part of this program we will be going inside the New Manchester ruins. Please bring your sketchpad and camera. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Hay Rides and Marshmallows
Friday, Oct 18, 2019 6 PM to 7:30 PMMagnolia Springs State Park – Millen, GA
Get your sweet treats in this fun tractor-pulled hay ride down through the park, and then roast marshmallows at the amphitheater and enjoy the beauty of the serene Magnolia Lake. $3 – $10 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Trick or Treat Trail Ride
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 3 PM to 4 PMF.D. Roosevelt State Park – Pine Mountain, GA
Wear a comfortable costume and try something new for Halooween. Trick or treat on horseback along a woodland trail. Geared towards ages 6-adult. Bring a flexible fabric or soft plastic trick or treat bag to hang on your saddle. Must pre-register and pre-pay with Roosevelt Stables. $50 plus $5 parking. 706-628-7463.
Halloween Festival
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 6 PM to 9:30 PMElijah Clark State Park – Lincolnton, GA
Come out and enjoy a spooky good time. We will have lots of fun for the whole family to enjoy — The Haunted Hayride, Games, Candy, Face Painting, S’mores, a Cake Walk, and more! Trunk or Treat 5:30-7pm Saturday only. Pumpkin Decorating Contest 7pm on Sat. No fee to enter. Bring your decorated pumpkin and you may win a prize! $5/Person $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Decorated and Carved Pumpkin Contest
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 6 PM to 8:30 PMF.D. Roosevelt State Park – Pine Mountain, GA
Register at 6 PM next to the Trading Post in the campground. Pumpkin displayed until 8:30 PM.Bring a candle or battery operated light. Pre-register and pre-pay at park office or pay correct cash at the site. Prizes for adults and youth. Guidelines for entry and judging rubric attached to this listing. Click on it for more details. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Trunk or Treat for Halloween
Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 5:30 PM to 7 PMTallulah Gorge State Park – Tallulah Falls, GA
Bring your decor and candy and join us for our annual Trunk or Treat. Visitors decorate their cars and hand out treats as kids walk from car to car. Activities will be provided for kids while cars are being decorated. Prizes will be awarded for cars and costumes. Please arrive on time so no cars are driving while children are trick-or-treating. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

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