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Weekend Activities at Blackwater Falls

February 26, 2021 - February 28, 2021

This is the Friday before the annual Cardboard and Duct Tape Sled Race.

Friday, February 26, 2021

The nature center is open from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

11:00 a.m. Art Craft
The crafty duo at the nature center is hosting two opportunities for fun: 1 pre-glued picture for free or create a necklace for $1.00.

2:30 p.m. Meet Our Turtles & Craft
Paulita the Naturalist will help you to create a turtle while you listen to her story of how the turtles arrived at the Nature Center. Learn about other turtles found in West Virginia and perhaps touch one of our turtles. About 1 hour. YPP

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Cardboard and Duct Tape Sled Race Day!
It’s the 9th Annual race of sleds made entirely of cardboard and duct tape. The theme is Star Wars. Registration is from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Race begins at 10:30 a.m. See the event listing for more information or click the event link https://wvstateparks.com/event/cardboard-duct-tape-sled-race/. If you’d like to enter to preregister a sled, email [email protected] for a form.

Nature Center Open: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Afternoon Activities

2:00 p.m. Sled Ornament Craft
Craft fee: $1.00

2:30 p.m. West Virginia Spring Wildflowers presentation with the park naturalist. About 1 hour. YPP

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Nature Center Open: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Last Day to earn your Heart & Sole Hiking Medallion – Hike two or more miles at state parks and state forests in February and earn a hiking medallion. Ask us how to report your adventure.

11:00 a.m. St. Patrick’s Day Butterfly House Craft with recreation assistants. Craft fee: $2.00

1:00 p.m. Log Cabin Craft & Movie
Put together and stain a log cabin or create a unique Christmas gingerbread house while watching an original version of a well-known tale of a boy raised by wolves in the jungle. Craft fee: $10.00

Activities March 1 – 3 are posted at the Nature Center and lodge.

Blackwater Falls Sled Run is operating Thursday – Sunday and on Mondays that fall on a holiday. Ticket sales are online.

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February 26, 2021
February 28, 2021


Blackwater Falls State Park
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