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Inspired by Nature Weekend : Cacapon

August 25, 2022 - August 28, 2022

Inspired by Nature. Cacapon Resort State Park features nature-based programs from birding to butterflies and geology to Irish Road Bowling. All activities and programs are free to attend and open to the public unless indicated. Join Naturalist Valerie Chaney, Allen Miller, and park volunteers at the nature center (unless another location is indicated), August 25-28, 2022.

THURSDAY, August 25, 2022

Paddle Boat Discovery Tour
Meet at the boat dock rentals for a morning of lake views & wildlife, binoculars provided. First come-first serve $5

Our WV Owl Pals
Discover the variety owls by sight and sound! What do they eat? Find out by dissecting on owl pellet! YPP

West Virginia Trees
Learn common trees followed by a fun craft!

FRIDAY, August 26, 2022

Woodpecker Wow!
Learn common woodpeckers by sight and sound. Followed by a walk. Binoculars provided.

Nature Journaling
Join park naturalists for a stroll in nature to inspire a drawing, poem or story! YPP

Butterfly Bingo

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!

6:45 PM
Irish Road Bowling
Join in for a fun game that originated in Ireland! Check it out on wvirb.com

7:45 PM
Fun for the whole family. Park at the tennis court parking lot.

SATURDAY, August 27, 2022

Beginner Birding Walk
Learn the basics of binocular use while discovering Cacapon’s common birds and woodpeckers. YPP

Magnificent Monarchs
Discover the monarch’s many life stages and life journey. Explore the milkweed for eggs and caterpillars. YPP

Cacapon Tie-Dye
Create your own Cacapon T-shirt. $10

Evening Walk
Join park volunteers and Master Naturalists for a nice evening stroll starting at the lodge front desk.

Cacapon Campfire
Join us for a fun time of campfire stories, songs, and marshmallows!

Night Moth Study
Discover common moths attracted by a black light.

SUNDAY, August 28, 2022

Geology Walk
Meet at the front desk of the lodge to hike on the Piney Ridge Trail to learn Cacapon’s geology.

Sights and Sounds of Summer
What sounds are you hearing lately? Spring frogs or toads?

Weed Warriors
Learn about the park’s many invasive plants and help battle them. Loppers provided. YPP

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.

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August 25, 2022
August 28, 2022
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