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Easter Egg Hunts @ GA State Parks and April Events


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April Events & Easter Egg Hunts in Georgia’s State Parks
Below is a selection of April 2015 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.  You can also become a fan on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our monthly newsletter.
Easter Egg Hunts
Flashlight Egg Hunt
Friday, April 3, 2015 8:30 PM
Crooked River State Park – St. Marys, GA
Bring your family, friends, flashlights and baskets to this egg hunt in the dark. Limited participation; early wristband purchase available. Entertainment and music will be provided by Camden DJ. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Fort McAllister Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 4, 2015 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park – Richmond Hill, GA
Bring the children and a basket for a low-country egg hunt. Come early with a picnic to spend the afternoon enjoying our beautiful riverside park. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 4, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park – Crawfordville, GA
The Easter Bunny has hidden eggs, and they are waiting for you. Children, bring your own basket, join the fun and search for a few. Little hunters will have their own small patch. If we are lucky, there may be a surprise visit by the Easter Bunny. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 4, 2015 1 PM
Florence Marina State Park – Omaha, GA
Hundreds of hidden eggs are waiting to be found by children ages 2-12. Sponsored by W.C. Bradley Company. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Glow-In-The-Dark Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 4, 2015 7:45 PM to 9 PM
High Falls State Park – Jackson, GA
Eggs hunts are no longer just for the day. We have made this annual event bigger with more than 4,000 glowing eggs. Space is limited and registration is required. $3 plus $5 parking. 479-993-3053.
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 4, 2015 2 PM to 3 PM
Reed Bingham State Park – Adel, GA
There will be three hunts for different age groups (Toddler- 4, 5 – 8, and 9-12). The chaos will commence at the miniature golf area. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Easter Egg Roosevelt Roll
Sunday, April 5, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Roosevelt’s Little White House Historic Site – Warm Springs, GA
Bring your Easter basket and camera for a fun day set in the Little White House grounds. The 3-5 year old group will begin at 1:00 p.m. The 6-8 year old group will begin at 1:30 p.m. The 9-11 year old group will begin at 2:00 p.m. Afterward, join an egg “roll” similar to the one on the nation’s White House lawn. $10 – $14. 706-655-5870.

April 2015 Events in Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites

Coastal Georgia

Skidaway Narrows Cleanup
Sunday, April 19, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park — Savannah, GA
Bring your own boat, kayak or canoe. Limited number of kayaks and canoes will be provided. Walking clean-up volunteers are also welcome. Please register before Friday April 18. 912-598-2300.

Earth Day River Paddle at High Tide
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 11:50 AM to 2:50 PM
Crooked River state Park — St. Marys, GA
Start off with a maze of marsh grass then open into scenic views. Look for wildlife and enjoy the unique and fun perspective of kayaking coastal waters. Limited space, reservations required. $25-$35 per person. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Woodland Spring Festival
Saturday, April 25, 2015 9 AM to 5 PM
Fort McAllister State Park – Richmond Hill, GA
Visit this low-country park for craft vendors, plant vendors, food concessions, music and craft demonstrations. Participate in creating a sculpture in the trees and join the parade of faeries for all ages. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Metro Atlanta
Full Moon Kayak Tours
Friday, April 3, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, April 4, 2015 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park – Rutledge, GA
Join a guided tour of Lake Rutledge and enjoy a peaceful paddle under a bright moon. Listen for night sounds, enjoy the night sky, and learn about the history of Hard Labor Creek State Park. Register in advance. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or if there is light drizzle. Additional paddle trips available. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Lake Paddles
April 3 and 10, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park – Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Additional paddle trips available.$20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturdays in April 2015 11 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park – Lithia Springs, GA
Take a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is an optional short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. with a parent. Kayak, PFD and paddle included. Register in advance. $23 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tools, Weapons and Torchlight Tours
Saturday, April 18, 2015 10 AM to 9 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site – Cartersville, GA
Watch the re-creation of ancient Native American tools and weapons. Demonstrators will explain how to make, use, and care for things that were very important for survival thousands of years ago. Complete your evening by seeing an amazing nighttime view of Etowah. The site will be illuminated by torchlight for guided tours. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, April 18, 2015 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park – Stockbridge, GA
Join us “on rope” for an adventure exploring the canopy above. Participants will use rope and harness for this moderately strenuous activity. More dates available. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Cabin Life at Pickett’s Mill
Saturday, April 18, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site – Dallas, GA
Discover what life was like on a small farm during the Civil War 150 years ago. Watch people cooking over a fire, then enjoy toys and games. Experience the sights and sounds of a black powder demonstration as authentic-style muzzle loading rifles and muskets are fired. $3-$5.50. 770-443-7850.
Astronomy Paddle
Saturday, April 25, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park – Rutledge, GA
Join us on this paddle to view the sunset and night sky as we view constellations. Pre-registration required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Middle & South Georgia
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Friday, April 3, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
Friday, April 24, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline – Cordele, GA
Enjoy this train ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
Festival By The Lake
Saturday, April 4, 2015 10 AM
Florence Marina State Park – Omaha, GA
Enjoy our festival with crafts, food, games and live entertainment. Boat rides will be departing on the hour. Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Americus Explorer Train Ride
Saturday, April 4, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
SAM Shortline – Cordele, GA
Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you can travel from Cordele through Georgia Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear, visit Historic Downtown Americus, tour Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village. Fee. 229-276-0755.
Music & Dancing On the Mountain
Saturday, April 11, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park – Pine Mountain, GA
Bring your family and friends for an outing on the mountain. Dance, sing-a-long, and enjoy classic vinyl and oldies with our popular local musicians. Bring a chair or cushion. Cement seating. Meet at the rock amphitheater next to the park office. Fee. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Story of Wool
Saturday, April 11, 2015 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site – Juliette, GA
The Peachtree Handspinners Guild will showcase spinning wool into yarn on spinning wheels and drop spindles, dyeing the yarn, and using yarn to weave, knit, and crochet. This will be a good hands-on beginner opportunity to learn. The 100 Years of Jarrell Family Textiles will also be on view. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Gators and the Galaxy
Saturday, April 11, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Reed Bingham State Park – Adel, GA
I spy a gator. I spy a constellation. I spy a pontoon boat. Those three things together mean one thing: a night pontoon ride to see gators and galaxies all around us. Preregistration is required. $8/adult and $5/child plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
70th Commemorative Ceremony for FDR
Sunday, April 12, 2015 1 PM
Roosevelt’s Little White House Historic Site – Warm Springs, GA
We will pay tribute to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the anniversary of his death at the Little White House. This event includes a U.S. Marine Color Guard and guest speaker. 706-655-5870.
Girl Scout Adventure Weekend
Friday, April 17, 2015 until Saturday, April 18, 2015 5 PM to 5 PM
Reed Bingham State Park – Adel, GA
Activities will include boat tours, hiking and live animals. Scouts will camp in the ball field and participate in a variety of events. This is open to Girl Scout levels Daisies and Brownies. Registration Deadline is April 17. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Geology Day
Saturday, April 18, 2015 11 AM to 1 PM
Providence Canyon State Park – Lumpkin, GA
Interpretive Ranger Trena Evans will lead visitors into the canyons and back in time to discover the geological history of the canyons. The floors of the canyons are often wet and muddy, so be sure to wear appropriate footwear. Bring water and your camera. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Astronomy Night
Saturday, April 18, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area – Lumpkin, GA
Columbus State University and the Coca-Cola Space Science Center will present an evening of star gazing and slides. Visitors may bring their own telescopes, but some will be provided. The park offers excellent sky viewing without light pollution. $5 parking. 229-838-6202.
Spring Fling
Saturday, April 25, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park – Nicholls, GA
Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with family activities such as programs on native wildlife, nature hikes, hayrides and more. Kids will be able to make their own craft projects to take home. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Buzzard Day “Road-Kill Run”
Saturday, April 25, 2015 7 AM to 10 AM
Reed Bingham State Park – Adel, GA
Stretch your legs and test your speed in the annual Buzzard Day “Road-Kill Run”. Registration for the 5K run will be at Beach Pavilion and start at 7 a.m. The race will start at 8 a.m. $20/participant early registration. $25/participant late registration $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Northern Georgia
Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Friday, April 3, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park – Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1 mile hike that takes you down the stairs across, the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Wild Cave Tours
Saturdays in April, 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park – Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Evening Paddle
Saturday, April 11, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park – Winder, GA
This ranger-led paddle will take participants around 260-acre Lake Marbury for viewing wildlife, taking in some of the scenery and history of this park, and enjoying the sunset. Ages 4 and older. Register in advance. $15 includes equipment, plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Spring on the Unicoi Trail at Hardman Farm
Saturday, April 11, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Hardman Farm – Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Enjoy a ramble through time on the grounds of the Hardman Farm, Georgia’s newest State Historic Site. Explore emerging foliage, flowers, historic landscaping and stories of the families who planted them. Weather permitting. $5. 706-878-1077.
Whitewater-Watching Hike
Sunday, April 12, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park – Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike down to Bridal Veil Falls to watch brave souls whitewater paddle the Tallulah River. The water flowing through the gorge will be much stronger than usual, making the falls even more beautiful. Bring a snack and lots of water. The hike is strenuous. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Project Pine Snake
Saturday, April 18, 2015 2 PM
Don Carter State Park – Gainesville, GA
Are you interested in conservation? Do snakes capture your attention? If you answered yes, join guest Bryan Hudson to learn all about one of Georgia’s largest and most secretive snakes which can be found at Don Carter State Park and surrounding areas. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.

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