Cacapon Outdoor Activities

When visiting Cacapon, enjoy these programs and experiences during your visit or stay. All programs and activities begin at the Campfire Circle near the Nature Center unless noted**. The Nature Center is typically open from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily. Most programs are one hour in length.

Wednesday, July 1

10:30 a.m. History Walk
Take a stroll through the lower lake area to learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps and their time here.

1:30 p.m. Magnificent Monarchs
Let’s explore the milkweed flowers and see what we find. Learn about the amazing monarchs! YPP

Thursday, July 2

10:30 a..m. WV Trees
Learn some common WV trees using the Young People’s Series guide to Trees checklist. Let’s take a walk, then follow with a craft. YPP

1:30 p.m. Wildflower Meadow Walk
Learn all about the park’s native wildflowers and pollinators. YPP

Friday, July 3

10:00 a.m. Fishing 101
Meet at the Nature Center, then head out to the lake! Learn how to tie a fishing hook, then cast out! Fishing poles & worms provided (limited amount) or bring your own. (1 hour) YPP

1:30 p.m. Stream Study
Discover what makes a stream healthy and what unlikely critters may be hiding in plain sight! Meet at Nature Center. You may want to bring shoes to get wet. (1 hour) YPP

3:30 p.m. Box Turtle Game
Learn how you can help save the eastern box turtles while playing a fun game. We’re outdoors. Family oriented. YPP

7:00 p.m. Evening Hike on the Laurel Trail
*Meet at the Nature Center. Take in some evening views and sounds. 2 miles

Nature Center operations and programs are following recommended social distancing guidelines established by the governor of 6’ apart and maximum gathering of 25. Programs will be first come, first served. Let’s all have a fun & safe summer together!

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Event Details

  • Start Date: July 1 - 3, 2020
  • End Date: July 3, 2020

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