Events

December

Fantasy in Lights

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Friday, Nov. 16 - Saturday, Jan. 05, 2019.

Treat your family to a fun, relaxing tradition that’s filled with holiday cheer! It’s Christmas at Callaway, featuring Fantasy In Lights, one of National Geographic’s Top 10 Light Displays. Come make merry in the Christmas Village, meet holiday characters up close, and drive through the dazzling illuminated forest. Extend the celebration with an overnight stay, and enjoy mouthwatering meals or cozy cups of cocoa in our beautifully renovated Lodge & Spa, and explore 2,500 acres of stunning natural landscape. Make this season magical with a getaway to remember – at Callaway Resort & Gardens.

Specialty nights kick off Nov. 10 with March of Dimes walk and Bicycle Night on Sunday the 11th. Official first night of the show is Friday, Nov. 16 and we run through the first week of January, with the final show Saturday, Jan. 05, 2019. We’ll be sending out some ‘Advance Purchase’ Ticket offers. Keep your eyes peeled for those great deals to save time and money!

Details

Website
callawaygardens.com

Homeschool in the Park: Endangered Species

10:00 - 11:30 am

Join us for an exciting discovery geared towards families who homeschool.  Indoor and outdoor investigative labs. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the park on your own afterwards

$6 per child ages 4 & up, parents free. Pre-register. & Pre-pay. Meet at Lake Franklin Event Center at Large Group Camp. Turn on road to horse stables.

Details

Admission
$6 per child ages 4 & up
$5 State Parking Pass fee per vehicle applies.
Location
2970 GA Hwy 190
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
(706) 663-4858
Website
F. D. Roosevelt State Park

Holiday Bingo & Winter Campfire

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Friday, Dec 7, 14, 21, 28 

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Adults and families play our famous Winter Bingo along Lake Deleanor. Prizes & campfire with marshmallows

$4 for each bingo card ages 4 & up. Pay correct change at the door. Meet next to Lake Deleanor at Boathouse. Bring roasting stick and blanket or chair.

Program topics, times, and location are subject to change or be cancelled if there is a special event or inclement weather.  

Details

Admission
$4 for each bingo card
$5 State Parking Pass fee per vehicle applies.
Location
2970 GA Hwy 190
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
(706) 663-4858
Website
F. D. Roosevelt State Park

Eye Spy 20 - Camera Scavenger Hunt

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Every Saturday

Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM Saturday. Winners notified to pick up prize.

Program topics, times, and location are subject to change or be cancelled if there is a special event or inclement weather.  

Details

Admission
Free
$5 State Parking Pass fee per vehicle applies.
Location
2970 GA Hwy 190
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
(706) 663-4858
Website
F. D. Roosevelt State Park

Dog Obedience Class

12:00 - 2:00 pm

Join Champion Crossroads Canine instructors to learn basic obedience, tricks and problem-solving techniques. 

$50 with dog, $25 to audit class. Call 706.663.7005 with questions, registration and payment. Limited space. Meet at covered stone picnic shelter at the end of the pool parking lot.

Details

Admission
$50 with dog
$25 to audit class
$5 State Parking Pass fee per vehicle applies.
Location
2970 GA Hwy 190
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
706.663.7005
Website
F. D. Roosevelt State Park

Bark Walk

3:00 PM -  4:30 PM 

Bring your canine or human friend and join a naturalist for an easy, not stroller accessible, ramble through the fall woods.

Learn about local plants and animals. Meet next to the Trading Post in the campground. $2 correct change per person.

Program topics, times, and location are subject to change or be cancelled if there is a special event or inclement weather.  

Details

Admission
$2 correct change per person.
$5 State Parking Pass fee per vehicle applies.
Location
2970 GA Hwy 190 Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
(706) 663-4858
Website
F. D. Roosevelt State Park

Winter Trail Ramble

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join Pine Mountain Trail Association guides for a winter woodland excursion, 4.4 moderate miles from the Park Office to Fox Den Cove Parking Lot. Return transportation provided. 

Bring water and snacks. Dress for the weather. Geared towards ages 10 and up. Meet at the Park Office. Free

Details

Admission
Free
$5 State Parking Pass fee per vehicle applies.
Location
2970 GA Hwy 190
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
(706) 663-4858
Website
F. D. Roosevelt State Park

Candy Shoot: Target Archery

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Saturday, Dec 1, 22, 29 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Stationary target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult at F. D. Roosevelt State Park. We provide basic instruction equipment and candy prizes. Not geared towards large groups. Groups can contact us for special time. Pre-register and pay $12 at Park Office. Drive to Fishing Dock. Short walk down to range

Program topics, times, and location are subject to change or be cancelled if there is a special event or inclement weather.  

Details

Admission
$12 per person.
$5 State Parking Pass fee per vehicle applies.
Location
2970 GA Hwy 190
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
(706) 663-4858
Website
F. D. Roosevelt State Park

Butterfly Keeper for a Day

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November 30, December 14

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Ever wonder what goes on behind the curtain? Well, wonder no more! Come and be a Butterfly Keeper for a day! Learn how to care for butterflies, what they need to be healthy and happy, and help our keepers with the day-to-day operation at the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center. You’ll learn how to identify tropical butterflies and help release newly-emerged butterflies into our Conservatory. You’ll get to participate in the unpacking of a new shipment of butterflies and learn all about where they come from.  Participants will also help feed the butterflies by preparing and setting out fruit baskets. And you’ll see what kinds of plants are important for the butterflies and why; and how we maintain a conservatory filled with tropical plants. Participants receive a “Butterfly Keeper for a Day” t-shirt and a certificate of completion. The program includes Gardens admission and a bagged lunch. Participants must be 8 years old or older.

Details

Admission
$150/Individual
Location
Callaway Resort & Gardens
4500 Southern Pine Dr
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
1-855-546-9740
Website
Callaway Gardens

Natural Holiday Crafts

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Saturday, Dec. 15 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Thursday, Dec. 20 from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Cleverly construct tree cookie ornaments or nature-inspired pendants or small grapevine wreaths for someone special. 

Meet at Lake Deleanor boathouse. Groups welcome. Canceled if rain. 

Details

Admission
$4 correct change
$5 State Parking Pass fee per vehicle applies.
Location
2970 GA Hwy 190
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
(706) 663-4858
Website
F. D. Roosevelt State Park

Lake Paddle with Santa and Campfire

Santa Paddle 2:00 – 3:30 pm (Boater Check-in 1:45 pm)

Santa Campfire 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Join Santa’s flotilla on 
F. D. Roosevelt State Park's Lake Delanor. We provide life jackets, paddles, 2-person canoes, kayaks, paddleboats or row boats.

After paddling roast a marshmallow, drink hot chocolate, and participate in ranger-led activities around the campfire.

Pre-register & prepay at the park office. Limited space for boaters. Dress for the weather.

Program topics, times, and location are subject to change or be cancelled if there is a special event or inclement weather.  

Details

Admission
$10 each ages 10-adult. $5 ages 4-9.
Campfire only $5 and $3
$5 State Parking Pass fee per vehicle applies.
Location
2970 GA Hwy 190
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
(706) 663-4858
Website
F. D. Roosevelt State Park

Wildlife Poker Walk

1:30 - 4:00 pm

Join us for a 1.5-mile card playing and wildlife learning adventure around Lake Franklin. Discover natural history fun facts at five different stops along your guided from trees to mammals. Best poker hand at the end of the walk wins. Trail is both natural surface and asphalt along the woodland and lake edges.

Dress for the weather. Bring water & snacks. Pre-register and pre-pay $6. 

Meet at the Lake Franklin Event Center at Large Group Camp.

Details

Admission
$6
$5 State Parking Pass fee per vehicle applies.
Location
2970 GA Hwy 190
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
(706) 663-4858
Website
F. D. Roosevelt State Park

Fairy House Contest at F. D. Roosevelt State Park

check-in 11 AM

display until 4:00 PM

Judging/People’s Choice voting until 3:30 pm.

Build at home using outdoor-sturdy, unique, natural materials. Show us whimsical creativity. Recycled and repurposed wood, glass, ceramic and metal accents are ok. House size less than 18” high with no larger than 24” x 24” base. Complete room size varies. Prizes for youth and adult categories. Must pre-register and prepay $3 entry fee per house. Contact office for more info. Deliver to Park Office.

Program topics, times, and location are subject to change or be cancelled if there is a special event or inclement weather.  

Details

Admission
Must pre-register and prepay $3 entry fee per house.
$5 State Parking Pass fee per vehicle applies.
Location
2970 GA Hwy 190
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
(706) 663-4858
Website
F. D. Roosevelt State Park