Smithgall Woods State Park

Helen
NE Georgia Mountains

Smithgall Woods State Park

Smithgall Woods State Park

61 Tsalaki Trail
Helen, GA 30545

706-878-3087 | 800-864-7275

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  • Spring Cleaning on the Farm

    Spring Cleaning on the Farm

    4/26/2014

    Step back in time by volunteering at Hardman Farm located in Nacoochee, Georgia. Volunteers will help with mostly indoor tasks that will help spruce up the house for spring time. Cleaning will begin at 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Register by April 23. read more

  • Bartram's Palette and Pen Open House

    Bartram's Palette and Pen Open House

    4/27/2014

    The purpose of this open house is to introduce a new series for aspiring or experienced artists and writers; to open ways to incorporate inspiration from nature into their work. At this open house, visitors can understand the series better by chatting with artists and writers while they are "at work... read more

  • Sunday Tours at Hardman Farm

    Sunday Tours at Hardman Farm

    4/27/2014

    Enjoy a Sunday afternoon tour of Hardman Farm and experience the beauty of the Nacoochee Valley. Also, enjoy the sound of live music on the porch just as the Hardman Family did years ago. Register by April 23. Tours will last approximately 1 ½ hours. read more

  • First Fridays

    First Fridays

    5/2/2014 to 12/5/2014

    Friday, May 2, 2014 3 PM to 4:30 PM - Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA - Join Smithgall's advocacy group, Friends of Smithgall Woods, for an informal monthly meeting. Learn about volunteer projects and initiatives. Meet volunteers and Friends who volunteer and care for the park. The meeting takes... read more

  • First-Visit Tour

    First-Visit Tour

    5/3/2014 to 12/6/2014

    Learn more about the park on a tour of the Visitor Center area and a van tour. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. read more

  • Youth Fishing Days at Buck Shoals

    Youth Fishing Days at Buck Shoals

    5/17/2014 to 9/20/2014

    Children and their special "big person" can fish in a lake stocked with catfish, bass and bream. Fish caught can be kept. Bring your own bait (no corn) and rods. This event is not at Smithgall Woods, but at Buck Shoals, a nearby unopened state park. Call for directions. Occurs every third Saturday through... read more

  • Guided Tours at Hardman Farm State Historic Site

    Guided Tours at Hardman Farm State Historic Site

    5/17/2014

    Experience a rare opportunity to learn the secrets and history of this 143-year-old former governor's farm from a park interpretive ranger. Tours take place at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.. Tours will last approximately 1½ hours. Register in Advance. Space is limited. read more

  • Wildflower Hunt at Hardman Farm

    Wildflower Hunt at Hardman Farm

    5/17/2014

    Enjoy a stroll around Hardman Farm enjoying the arrival of spring. Learn about flowers and plants that grow on this historic farm. This walk does not include a tour of the home. Register by May 14. read more

  • Georgia Master Naturalist

    Georgia Master Naturalist

    6/9/2014 to 7/28/2014

    In cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, this eight-week training is in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion. Meets Mondays through July 28. Register by May 1. read more

  • Kids Day at the Park

    Kids Day at the Park

    6/14/2014

    Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM - Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA - Hands-on exhibits in outdoor sports, recreation and environmental education give kids a chance to learn ways to stay healthy and appreciate the great outdoors. Kids can earn a badge through active participation. Archery,... read more

  • Eco-Kids Camp: Caring for the Winged Ones

    Eco-Kids Camp: Caring for the Winged Ones

    7/21/2014 to 7/25/2014

    Eco-Kids learn ways to support winged creatures in this active, hands-on camp. Kids will build their own bat house and bluebird house to take home. Campers will be in age-based teams in order to maximize learning potential. For ages 6-14. read more

  • Gold Fever and Golden Memories

    Gold Fever and Golden Memories

    8/23/2014

    Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM - Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA - Gold mining is a fascinating part of the history of Smithgall Woods and the surrounding area. Hear about the history of gold mining with local historians and enjoy a guided hike to the Martin Mine Trail. Bring a picnic lunch... read more

  • Fall Celebration

    Fall Celebration

    10/11/2014

    Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 12 PM to 4 PM - Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA - Enjoy the natural beauty of the season with hands-on pioneer skills exhibits, hayrides through the park, traditional craft vendors, mountain music, and apple cider from a hand-cranked press. read more

  • Using a Hand-held GPS Unit - Advanced

    Using a Hand-held GPS Unit - Advanced

    12/6/2014

    Students will learn how to load maps and waypoints, create tracks and routes and trip planning using your GPS; performing area calculations using tracks; projecting waypoints; interfacing Google Earth with a GPS unit; using the electronic compass and altimeter. A basic knowledge of the GPS is necessary... read more

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