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Labor Day Weekend: Cacapon

September 2 - September 5

Labor Day Weekend already! Cacapon Resort State Park features nature-based programs from birding to butterflies and geology to Irish Road Bowling. The Cacapon Homecoming is September 4!. 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 29 – September 1, 2022.

FRIDAY, September 2, 2022

10:30AM
Beginner Birding Walk
Learn how to identify Cacapon’s common birds and woodpeckers by sight and sound. Binoculars provided. YPP

1:00PM
Magnificent Monarchs
Discover the monarchs many life stages and life journey. Explore the milkweed for eggs and caterpillars. YPP

2:30PM
Our WV Clouds Look up!
What type of cloud do you see? Join seasonal naturalist to learn about some common clouds. YPP

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!

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

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

SATURDAY, September 3, 2022

10:00AM
Monarch Stationary Cards
It’s monarch migration month! Join park volunteer and local artist, Tania Cowles, to create a one of a kind stationery card. Program is free and for all ages. Donations are encouraged.

1:00PM
Magnificent Monarchs
Discover the monarchs many life stages and life journey. Explore the milkweed for eggs and caterpillars. YPP

2:00PM
Cacapon Tie-Dye
Create your own Cacapon T-shirt. $10

3:00PM
Water Balloon Challenge
Fun for the whole family! What does Naturalist Valerie have in store for everyone.

7:00PM
Twilight Walk
Meet park naturalists are the lodge front desk to explore evening sights and sound walking to the upper reservoir.

8:30PM
Cacapon Campfire
Join us for campfire songs, stories, and marshmallows!

SUNDAY, September 4, 2022

CACAPON HOMECOMING
1-5PM
Location: Park Gazebo & Picnic Area

Celebrate our Camp Morgan CCC boys, Civilian Conservation Corps, who built the park 1934-41’. The Cacapon Resort State Park Foundation will have live music, silent auction, food, 50/50 raffle, & door prizes.

9:30AM
Beginner Birding Walk
Learn how to identify Cacapon’s common birds and woodpeckers by sight and sound. Binoculars provided. YPP

11:00AM
The CCC Boys Film
Watch a 30 minute film on how the CCC boys helped build WV state parks and forests.

7:00PM
Twilight Walk
Meet park naturalist at the nature center to explore evening sights and sounds near the lower lake.

8:30PM
Glowsticks on the Game Court
Get your glowstick necklaces and bracelets! Enjoy LED corn hole, badminton, & volleyball. Location: Tennis Courts.

MONDAY, September 5, 2022
Nature Center Open 10-3:45PM
HAPPY LABOR DAY!!

9:00AM
Piney Ridge Hike
Meet the park naturalist at the lodge front desk. Grab a cup of coffee and learn all about common woodpeckers and geology along this trail. Binoculars provided. YPP

Beads and Bracelets
Drop by the nature center during open hours to make your own bracelet.

Wildlife Pelts
Drop by the nature center during open hours to see and touch a variety of WV wildlife pelts.

1:00PM
The CCC Boys Film
Watch a 30 minute film on how the CCC boys helped build WV state parks and forests.

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!

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Start:
September 2
End:
September 5
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Cacapon Resort State Park
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