September Events in Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites

Below is a sample of September 2019 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.

Bat Bingo and Campfire
Friday, Sep 6, 2019 7 PM to 8 PMF.D. Roosevelt State Park – Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original, fast-paced bingo game. Win prizes and learn about our fabulous flying mammals at the same time. Great fun for families or adults. Bring a roasting stick and enjoy toasting a marshmallow over a the fire. View bats flying over Lake Deleanor. Meet next to the boathouse in the campground. Correct change payable at the program. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Grandparents Day Craft
Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 12 PM to 1 PMChattahoochee Bend State Park – Newnan, GA
Bring the grand kids out and celebrate grandparent’s day crafting with us! We will paint pinecones just in time for fall coming up! $3 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Bark in the Park Dog Hike
Sunday, Sep 8, 2019 4 PM to 5:30 PMSweetwater Creek State Park – Lithia Springs, GA
Bring your four-legged companion and join a Park Ranger on a very scenic and historic hike. Dogs must be leashed at all times. We’ll explore areas of whitewater rapids (up to class IV) and tour the inside of the ruins of the Civil War era New Manchester mill, as seen in the film ” Hunger Games:Mockingjay”. Dog lovers without dogs are welcomed. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Hike the Gahuti
Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 10 AM to 4 PMFort Mountain State Park – Chatsworth, GA
The Gahuti Trail is the most challenging trail at Fort Mountain. Join a ranger and hike around 8.5 miles. Expect to see beautiful views, hike up and down the mountain, and pass a waterfall. We will stop to eat lunch and snacks. Please bring plenty of water and food, and wear appropriate hiking gear. Registration is required. Register 8am to 5pm $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Salamander Meander
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 10 AM to 11 AMF.D. Roosevelt State Park – Pine Mountain, GA
Join the ranger for an investigative stream lab to discover salamanders and other cold-stream inhabitants. We provide dip nets and catch pans. Wear tennis shoes you can get wet. All ages welcome. Pay correct change at the site. Park at the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. Meet right of playground. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Stargazing and Constellation Stories
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 8 PM to 9 PMHard Labor Creek State Park – Rutledge, GA
Explore the galaxy with out of this world crafts, cool constellations, and laying out under the stars. Identify key objects in our solar system like planets, large stars, and meteors, or listen to the creation stories of the common constellations. Blankets are encouraged. Meet at the amphitheater near Picnic Shelter 5. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Finding your Way- Natural Navigation and Orienteering
2 PM – 5 PM from Sep 25, 2019 Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site – Cartersville, GA
Jr Rangers join the Park Ranger for 2 afternoons to learn about Natural Navigation and how to use Map and Compass for Orienteering. For education purposes, the sessions will be limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration is required by September 14, 2019. Click on the event title for more details $40 – $46. 770-387-3747.
Constellation Kayak Cruise
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 7:30 PM to 9:30 PMSeminole State Park – Donalsonville, GA
See a beautiful night sky full of stars above Lake Seminole right from your kayak. This slow paced, peaceful night time paddle is perfect for people new to kayaking or stargazing. We’ll travel 1.5 miles round-trip, stopping along the way to stargaze and discuss the mythology behind the constellation names and how seafarers navigated by using stars. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.

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