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Springtime Activities: Cacapon
April 14 – April 18
Visit Cacapon Resort State Park April 14-18, 2023. Take advantage of the activities planned. From vernal pool hikes to West Virginia clouds, getting outdoors and observing nature’s beauty is encouraged.
Friday, April 14, 2022
Listen to a variety of local woodpecker sounds and learn some fun facts! How many different woodpecker are in West Virginia? You’ll about them and more.
It’s spring & time for frogs to start calling! Learn a variety of frogs & toads by sound.
Saturday, April 15, 2023
Vernal Pool Hike
Take a short hike to see signs of spring, any frog or salamander eggs?
Art Class-Hanging around Nature
Join local instructor from the Morgan County Arts Council for creating air plant designs for your
home using hanging cages, beading, natural cord, or hanging hooks. Tuition $35 Register Online at macicehouse.org or call 304-258-2300
Signs of Spring Hike
Discover what wildflowers are in bloom. They are so pretty this time of the year.
SUNDAY, April 16, 2023
Nature Center Open 11AM—4:30PM
Beginner Birding Walk
Discover the spring song birds returning to Cacapon. Learn how to identify them by sight and sound, followed by a short walk. Binoculars provided. Meet at lodge.
Meet a seasoned naturalist to help save the park from invasive plants! Help pull and cut oriental bittersweet vines. Loppers provided. Bring sturdy gloves.
MONDAY, April 17,2023
WV Clouds Look up!
What type of cloud do you see? Join Allen Miller to learn about some common clouds.
Learn about Cacapon’s tributaries and help conduct a stream survey.
Tuesday, April 18, 2023
The CCC Boys: A West Virginia Legacy
The CCC boys left a legacy that can still be enjoyed by all in our beautiful WV forests and parks. (30 min film)
Join park naturalists to discover how Camp Morgan created this WV State Park.
When visiting Cacapon Resort State Park, visit the Tom Ambrose Nature Center! The nature center is a great stop for all ages, showcasing exhibits on the park 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!
Valerie Chaney is the state park naturalist at Cacapon Resort State Park. She is a certified interpretive guide (CIG) through the National Association of Interpreters (NAI)