Friday, October 28, 2016 - 5:00pm to Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 10:00am

Join the staff and volunteers of DeSoto State Park, the National Park Service, JSU Field Schools and the Conservation Education Institute for a weekend of fun events.

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Pumpkin carving contest, Native American folk tales and mask making,campfire talk on owls; bat house workshop, trick or treating and more!

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Free, family friendly Halloween celebration with crafts, music, movies, trail rides, games, $5 boat tours, food trucks and a costume contest at 1pm. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Hosted by the Conservation Education Institute of the Georgia-Alabama Land Trust

Join botanist, Brittney Hughes, from DeSoto State Park, and Conservation Director, Renee Raney for a botanical gallivant at one of the most enchanted habitats in the southeast-"The Pocket" on Pigeon Mountain. The ‘Pocket” is a local name for this beautiful hidden spot located in the Crockford-Pigeon Mountain Management Area in Georgia. This section of the management area is formally called the Shirley Miller Wildflower Trail, and is about an hour away from Fort Payne, Alabama. It is a must-see for wildflowers any time of year, and also for the scenic beauty year-around. 

Easy to moderate hike.

Meet at DeSoto State Park’s Country Store, will caravan to the parking area. A very scenic drive.

Bring a day pack with lunch, snacks, drinks and whatever you need to survive the day! 

Fee: $15 per person (space is limited) Email or call 256-447-1006 for more info or to register.

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 6:00am to 4:30pm

The day begins at Lakepoint State Park and includes two guided birding trips (Lakepoint State Park and Eufaula Wildlife Refuge) and a waterfowl education program.

Free of charge; lunch on your own.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 8:00am to Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 5:00pm

More than 300 scarecrows are spread along the trails at Frank Jackson State Park.

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

The next meeting of the Forever Wild Land Trust Board will be at Athens State University in the ballroom of Sandridge Hall. Parking is available in front of Waters Hall.

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Step back in time as Stockton celebrates its history and heritage as a sawmill town. Folk art, living history demonstrations, live music, food vendors and more. Be sure to stop by the Five Rivers Delta Resource Center booth!

Admission: $10 adults; $5 children 12 to 5.; under 5 free. Bring your own lawn chair.

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Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 6:00pm

A Holiday Buffet will be served at Daniella's in the Park beginning at 4 p.m.

Boat Parade begins at 6 p.m.

To participate in the parade, call Denita at 256-247-6971 or email

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

The annual expo features a variety of informative presentations, exhibitions and interactive displays by experienced outdoorsmen, professionals, educators and enthusiasts.

Free admission

Food vendors available on-site

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Friday, May 5, 2017 - 6:00pm to Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 3:00pm

This annual event features hikes through beautiful DeSoto State Park to view blooming plants.

A Social on Friday night kicks off the free event.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 6:00pm to Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 5:00pm

The 14th annual Alabama Coastal BirdFest is Oct. 4-7, 2017.

Alabama Coastal BirdFest is an annual event with guided trips, speakers, dinners, and free activities on the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast.

Trips and evening events require advance registration. Registration opens in early August.

Visit to learn more.