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Inspired by Nature: Cacapon
August 11 - August 14
Inspired by Nature. Cacapon Resort State Park features nature-based programs and an evening with funny guy Bil Lepp on August 13, 2022. All activities and programs are free to attend and open to the public. Join Naturalist Valerie Chaney and summer team Garrett, Allen and Mary and park volunteers at the nature center (unless another location is indicated), August 11-14, 2022.
Thursday, August 11, 2022
9:30AM — Paddle Boat Discovery Tour
Meet at the boat dock rentals for a morning of lake views & wildlife, binoculars provided. First come-first serve $5
11:30AM — Our WV Owl Pals
Discover the variety of owls by sight and sound! What do they eat? Find out by dissecting an owl pellet! YPP
1:30PM — West Virginia Trees
Learn about common trees followed by a fun craft!
Friday, August 12, 2022
10:00AM — Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Join our guest Susan Parker with WV DEP youth outreach for some fun upcycle crafts.
1:00PM — Nature Journaling
Join park naturalists for a stroll in nature to inspire a drawing, poem or story! YPP
2:30PM — Nature Bingo
4:00-6:00PM — Welcome to Cacapon!
Meet the Park Naturalist at the lodge to answer any general park questions you may have or find out what amazing recreation and nature activities Cacapon has to offer. Welcome to Cacapon Resort State Park!
7:00PM — Irish Road Bowling
Join in for a fun game that originated in Ireland! Check it out on wvirb.com
8:00PM — Badminton
Fun for the whole family. Park at the tennis court parking lot.
Saturday, August 13, 2022
10:00AM — Beginner Birding
Walk Learn the basics of binocular use while discovering Cacapon’s common birds and woodpeckers. YPP
11:30AM — Wildlife Tracks
Make your own wildlife track molds. YPP
2:30PM — Cacapon Tie-Dye
Create your own Cacapon T-shirt. $10
7:00PM — Evening Walk
Join park volunteer and Potomac Valley Master Naturalist for a evening stroll starting at the lodge.
A VERY SPECIAL EVENING! — 8:00PM
Storyteller Bil Lepp. Don’t miss master storyteller, champion liar, funny guy, author, and tv host Bil Lepp for a live performance at the Cacapon Bath House above the main beach entrance.
Sunday, August 14, 2022
9:30AM — Geology Walk
Meet at the front desk of the lodge to hike on the Piney Ridge Trail to learn Cacapon’s geology.
1:30PM — Sights and Sounds of Summer
What sounds are you hearing lately? Spring frogs or toads? YPP
3:30PM — Weed Warriors
Learn about the park’s many invasive plants and help battle them. Loppers
Mark you calendars for these upcoming events:
August 20-National Honey Bee Day (live bees presentation)
Visit the Tom Ambrose Nature Center! at Cacapon State Park. The nature center is a great stop for all ages, showcasing exhibits on the park’s history and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp Morgan 1934-41.
Other West Virginia natural exhibits include an extensive taxidermy collection of wildlife- fish, birds, fox, bobcat, mountain lion, deer, elk, and eastern grey wolf! Also, hands-on sand displays for wildlife tracks and a new geology interactive map to design your own mountains, rivers and lakes. Take a park naturalist guided hike or join the daily activities! The Nature Center is open daily from 9AM-5PM.