Lost River Activities

Enjoy Lost River planned activities this 4th of July weekend.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Tree Hike: 1:00 p.m.
Meet at the volley ball parking near Cabin 3 to hike down Howard’s Lick Trail and through the picnic area to see how many of the 35 native species of trees we can identify and talk about their importance for a balanced environment. Social distancing required. Plan on an hour of discovery.

Walk In The Twilight Zone: 8:00 p.m.
Let’s take a night hike and look for bats, owls, and other night creatures! We’ll learn how these animals get around in the dark. Bring a flashlight and meet at the pool bathhouse. Social distancing required. Plan on an hour of discovery.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Tree Hike: 9:00 a.m.
Meet at the volleyball court parking lot near Cabin 3 to hike down Howard’s Lick Trail and through the picnic area to see how many of the 35 native species of trees we can identify and talk about their importance for a balanced environment. Social distancing required. Plan on an hour of discovery.

Campfire Time! 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy a campfire and stories at the fire pit across from the Rec Hall. Bring your own fixings for s’mores if you like. Social distancing of families, couples and singles is required. Plan on an hour of fun.

Union Army Equipment Display: 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Civil War buffs and history enthusiasts, come to the camp by the fire pit and view an extensive collection of weapons, uniforms and other military equipment. Ask questions. Presented by the living historians of the Federal Generals Corps. Social distancing required. Look but no touch.

There is a weapons firing demonstration at 11:00 a.m. and again at 3:00 p.m. The camp is open to visitors from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Union Army Equipment Display: 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Civil War buffs and history enthusiasts, come to the camp by the fire pit and view an extensive collection of weapons, uniforms and other military equipment. Ask questions. Presented by the living historians of the Federal Generals Corps. Social distancing required. Look but no touch.

There is a weapons firing demonstration at 11:00 a.m. and again at 3:00 p.m. The Federal Generals Corps camp is open to visitors from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The NATURE CENTER is open, and you will find all kinds of interesting displays and our creek aquariums of fish and other critters. Here you can get all your nature questions answered. We ask that only one family group, one couple or one single person visit at a time and that social distancing be maintained by those waiting to come in. Nature Center hours are Wednesday and Thursday from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Friday from 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

LEE HOUSE is open and calls all history enthusiasts to learn about the remarkable past of Lost River State Park: “Light Horse” Harry Lee, the Lee Sulphur Springs Resort and the Civilian Conservation Corps. Follow the sign by Cabins 1 & 2 across from the pool. We ask that only one family group, one couple or one single person visit at a time and that social distancing be maintained by those waiting to come in. Lee House hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Saturday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Many activities offered are eligible for YPP status. YPP is the Young People for Parks Program, an environmental education program for children 6-16 years of age. Brochure to fill out and receive a state park incentive is available in the office and the Nature Center. Activities at Lost River State Park are open to the public and free to attend.

Event Details

  • Start Date: July 1 - 5, 2020
  • End Date: July 5, 2020

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