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Lost River Nature Activities
July 17, 2020 @ 1:01 am - July 19, 2020 @ 1:01 am
Enjoy Lost River State Park and these planned activities.
FRIDAY – July 17, 2020
TREE HIKE (YPP)
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Meet Nick the Naturalist at the volleyball parking near Cabin No. 3. at 1:00 p.m. We’ll 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. Learn their importance as they balance our environment.
BOX TURTLE TAILS (YPP)
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – at the Nature Center
Learn about box turtle and conservation practices. We keep a social distance, and everyone wears a mask.
WALK IN THE TWILIGHT ZONE (YPP)
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Take a night hike and look for bats, owls and other night creatures! Learn how these animals get around in the dark. Bring a flashlight if you have one, and meet Nick the Naturalist at the swimming pool bathhouse at 8:00 p.m.
SATURDAY – July 18, 2020
SAVE THE MONARCH at the Nature Center
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Learn about our threatened Monarch butterfly, WV’s state butterfly and how you can help keep the population growing.
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 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.
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.
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