This Week at Georgia State Parks

Darren works an odd schedule. More often than not, he have weekdays off as opposed to weekends. Lucky for us, Georgia State Parks has some really exciting events planned this week. If you are nearby, make sure to check them out!

66th Commemorative Ceremony for FDR
Tuesday April 12, 2011
1130am- 12pm
Roosevelt’s Little White House Historic Site, Warm Springs, GA

Pay tribute to President F.D. Roosevelt on the anniversary of his death at the Little White House. This event includes the U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard, music by the U.S. Army Infantry Center Band and Keynote Speaker. Please call for more information about this special program. Free admission from 9:00 a.m. until noon. 706-655-5870.

Outdoor Adventure Weekend 2011
Friday April 15, 2011- Sunday April 17, 2011
Cloudland Canyon State Park, Rising Fawn, GA

Enjoy orienteering, outdoor yoga, archery, disc golf, backpacking basics, caving, fishing, tractor rides, kid’s activities, a climbing wall, night hikes, hunting and fishing simulators, and concessions. (Rappelling has been canceled.) Friday hike begins at 7:30 p.m. Some activities require registration the day of the event. Activity fees plus $5 parking. 706-657-4050.

Marsh Kayak Trip
Friday April 15, 2011
1215pm- 3pm
Crooked River State Park, St. Marys, GA

This moderately strenuous, 3-hour paddle is through the salt marshes around Crooked River. Paddlers will watch for birds, dolphin and other wildlife while learning about the wonders of the marsh. Participants must be 6 years of age or more and accompanied by a parent or guardian if under 18 years old. Register in advance. $35-$95, depending on number of people, plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

Twilight Canoe
Friday April 15, 2011
730pm- 9pm
Sweetwater Creek State Park, Lithia Springs, GA

Join us for a ranger-led peaceful outing on the lake at sunset. This trip is only for adults (18 and over) who can swim and have some experience canoeing. $15 (includes canoe, paddle and PFD) $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Spring Wildflowers Around Unicoi (Earth Day Event)
Friday April 15, 2011 and Saturday April 16, 2011
Unicoi State Park and Lodge, Helen GA

The wildflower program will begin Friday with a slide show and lecture. There will be wildflower walks that will help both the novice and experienced enthusiast to better appreciate the colorful and fascinating world of mountain wildflowers. Pre-registration is required for each walk. $5 parking. 800-573-9659 ext. 305.

Group Hayrides

Fridays until November 25, 2011
Victoria Bryant State Park, Royston, GA

Bring your group for a fun-filled, old fashioned hayride, available every Friday from March 4 until November 25. A minimum of 15 people is required and groups must register in advance. $5 per person. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Disclaimer: No compensation was received for this post. I just wanted to share some fun events that I thought you all might enjoy!