Outdoor Activities at Chief Logan

Nature up-close activities open to the public at Chief Logan State Park.

September 18, 2020

New Moon Hike – 8:00 p.m.
Meet Lauren the Naturalist at the park museum; hike will be on Cliffside Trail, 1 mile. Suitable for beginners. Easy hike but some parts of the trail may have rocks, roots, or be close to sheer drops. You’ll learn about nocturnal animals and your own night time vision. You’ll be surprised with sounds, temperature, glows, and sense of smell under the dark of a new moon.

September 19, 2020

Wildlife Exhibit Tours – 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Come to the wildlife exhibit and ask the attendant for a special tour! Take time at each exhibit to learn facts about wildlife. Otherwise, naturalist Lauren Cole will be at the bear paddock, working with the bears and talking about the dangers of feeding wildlife. Exhibit closes in rain or inclement weather. The exhibit is located at the end of a short drive from the museum/park office.

SPECIAL EVENING PROGRAM AT THE LODGE
“Wild, Wonderful Wapiti: A History of Elk & Other Game in WV – 7:30 p.m.
Meet at the gazebo at Chief Logan Lodge. Learn the history of elk and other large game animals in the Mountain State.
Program is outdoors. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket. We will social distance and mask wearing is important! Rain will cancel the program.

September 20, 2020

Sunday Morning Starter Hike – 10:00 a.m.
Just getting into hiking, or never tried? Join Lauren the chatty Naturalist for a beginner hike to get started on the right foot! Learn basic hiking and outdoor safety and Leave No Trace principles. Cliffside Trail, 1 mile. We will be looking for birds, trees, critters and everything outdoors. The hike is paced. It isn’t a race. It’s a let’s get started hiking opportunity and open to any person interested in getting outdoors more. It’s an easy hike, but some parts of the trail may have rocks, roots, or be close to sheer drops. Wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals or flip-flops. Let’s hike.

Wildlife Exhibit Tours – 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Come to the wildlife exhibit and ask the attendant for a special tour! Take time at each exhibit to learn facts about wildlife. Naturalist Lauren Cole will be at the bear paddock, working with the bears and talking about the dangers of feeding wildlife. Exhibit closes in rain or inclement weather. The exhibit is located at the end of a short drive from the museum/park office.

Activities offered are open to the public without charge. When attending programmed activities, attendees will maintain physical distancing and wear masks when requested.

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Event Details

  • Start Date: September 18 - 20, 2020
  • End Date: September 20, 2020

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