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Bluestone State Park Goes Outdoors

July 16, 2020 @ 1:01 am - July 20, 2020 @ 1:01 am

Outdoor activities at Bluestone State Park encourage exploration of nature from stream walks to fire building and unique activities like candle making and moth watch! Join Naturalist Jonathan Lipscomb as we adapt to distancing and have a great time participating. Youth, adults and families welcomed.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

1:00 p.m. Stream Walk
Meet Naturalist Jonathan beside the fishing pier to explore the wildlife that lives in surveyors creek along the Rhododendron Trail. *YPP

3:00 p.m. Spoon/Bowl Carving Demonstration
Meet at the shelter behind the activities building to learn about the basics of how spoons and bowls were carved before power tools. *YPP

Friday, July 17, 2020

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Fire Building
Learn how to start a fire without matches. We will also cover the basics of fire safety. Located at the shelter behind the activities building. *YPP

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Campfire!
Join us at the shelter behind the activities building for a weekend campfire. Come to talk, sing, and enjoy the glow.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

2:30 p.m. Candle Making
Naturalist Jonathan will be beside the Meador bathhouse with a great activity on how dip candles are made. These are the candles that were used in many areas up to the invention of the light bulb. This activity costs $1 per person *YPP

5:00 p.m. Fishing
Meet Naturalist Jonathan at the fishing pier below the office for a couple hours of relaxing evening fishing.

7:00 p.m. Nature Hike
Let’s go for a hike along the River View Trail. This 2-mile trail follows a stream with several waterfalls before continuing along the Bluestone River.

9:00 p.m. Moth Watch
Moth Watch is happening directly behind the activities building to watch for and learn about some of the nocturnal insects that we have in our park.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

2:00 p.m. Hike
Let’s meet at the Meador Campground bathhouse for a hike along the river view trail. This 2-mile trail follows a stream with several waterfalls before continuing along the Bluestone River.

4:30 p.m. Animal Show and Tell
Meet behind the activities building to learn about the different types of animals in our park and how you can help protect them. *YPP

5:00 p.m. Candle Making
Join Naturalist Jonathan behind the activities building to learn about how dip candles are made. These are the candles that were used in many areas up to the invention of the light bulb. This activity costs $1 per person *YPP

Monday, July 20, 2020

10:00 a.m. HAM Radio
Naturalist Jonathan plans to ham it up in the field behind the activities building. Learn all about amateur ham radio operation. This is a fun and challenging hobby for all ages (As seen on Stranger Things) *YPP

1:00 p.m. Nature Hike
Let’s go for a hike along the Kanawha, Fayette Turnpike Trail and the Cabin Trail. This is around 1.5 miles. We will begin in front of the activities building. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

Children age 12 and under must have an adult present at activities.
Fishing licenses are required for anyone 15 years and older.
Licenses may be purchased at www.wvfish.com and at local bait shops.
Masks are required for all activities in close proximity.
We appreciate your social responsibility when outdoors and when we are closer than six feet.
*YPP Young People for Parks program (see naturalist for more information)

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Start:
July 16, 2020 @ 1:01 am
End:
July 20, 2020 @ 1:01 am