Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site will celebrate “Deck the Halls” on November 27

Attend Deck the Halls, 10 am-3 pm on November 27 at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site to explore how early Texans at the Sauer-Beckmann Farm got ready for the holidays by stringing popcorn and decorating cookies to hang on their Christmas trees. Learn how to make wreaths out of local cedar and dip candles as the farm staff get ready for das Weihnachten (Christmas). Then return 5:30 pm on December 19 for the 52nd annual LBJ Tree Lighting, a holiday tradition started 52 years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson.   Source Photo Credit

2021-11-26T13:01:13+00:00November 26th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nine Ohio State Park Lodges to offer Thanksgiving dinner

Celebrate Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 25 with your family and friends without lifting a finger. Leave the Thanksgiving cooking and cleanup to any of the Nine lodges from Ohio State Parks!  Reservations are up for your Thanksgiving celebration this November 25, 2021. Reservations are required and should be made by contacting the state park lodges directly. All nine lodges offer modern conveniences in a rustic, charming setting and a variety of dining options this holiday season. The Thanksgiving holiday weekend makes a great getaway for those who want to focus on family and friends, spend time outside, or just wish [...]

2021-11-08T20:38:44+00:00November 8th, 2021|Ohio State Parks News, State Parks News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Very rare eastern spotted skunk was spotted near Tallulah Gorge State Park

A rare eastern spotted skunk has been spotted near Tallulah Gorge State Park in northeast Georgia. The elusive critter is now rare and the reason for the decline in its population is unclear. The last time it was spotted and someone managed to take a photo of it was way back in 2018. The public is being asked to help track the rare skunk. The information will be used by researchers and state wildlife agencies to monitor the species and its status. The last time a spotted skunk was spotted in a camera belonging to WRD was in 2018. They [...]

2021-11-05T00:19:55+00:00November 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fall Furnace Fest return to Pine Grove Furnace State Park

The Fall Furnace Fest returns to Pine Grove Furnace State Park this weekend. Held around Fuller Lake, the free event will be open to the public from 11 am to 7 pm Saturday and from 11 am to 4 pm Sunday. The lineup of weekend activities will be demonstrations centered on birds of prey, candle making, cider pressing, and charcoal making. There will be a face painter, a sketch artist, a blacksmith, a broom maker, a beekeeper and alpacas. Historical reenactors will be on hand at a Civilian Conservation Corps camp. There will also be hayrides that run in a [...]

Redwood National and State Parks are hosting ‘Hike and Bike’ days

Redwood National and State Parks are hosting the “Hike and Bike” days on the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. This event is scheduled on the first Saturdays of the month, October 2021 through May 2022. During the “Hike and Bike” days, the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway will be closed to motorized vehicles from Friday nights at 5 pm until re-opening on Sunday mornings. Access to the Elk Prairie Campground and Visitor Center will remain open even during the event. Dogs on a leash are also welcome on the parkway, although prohibited on park [...]

Somers Beach to be added to Montana’s state park system

The Somers Beach property on the northwest shore of Flathead Lake has been acquired by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) and it is now being planned to be added to Montana’s state park system. Previously it was a private property and once it becomes part of the Montana State Parks, it would be accessible to the public and other people would get to enjoy the beauty of the place. FWP is not looking into the place's public safety, sanitation and parking. Proposed amenities are outlined in a draft environmental assessment that is available on FWP’s website here, and it [...]

Mt. Pisgah State Park announces October events

Mt. Pisgah State Park is full of activities this October! SEE LOCAL PREDATORS! Enjoy the wonderful autumn sights and scenery on October 8, Friday, 7:30pm, and see local predators in their natural habitat! It is advised to bring binoculars, a chair, and appropriate outdoor clothing. Please note that wearing perfume is not advised because animals have a keen sense of smell. FALL FOLIAGE HIKE! The  Fall Foliage Hike will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 1 p.m. The hike will be along Stephen Foster Lake where Rich Gulyas, Environmental Education Specialist, will guide the team to the Oh! Susanna [...]

2021-10-07T15:01:05+00:00October 7th, 2021|Mt. Pisgah State Park, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Black Hawk State Park hosted Indigenous remembrance ceremony

The Native American Coalition of the Quad Cities along with other councils of the U.S. and Canada held a ceremony to commemorate thousands of indigenous children that were forced to attend government-funded residential schools across the continent. Across North America, indigenous communities were to do prayer circles. According to the coalition, more than 6,500 bodies were recovered from mass grave sites within these schools. This event was meant to help the families of the kids who suffered by helping with the grieving and healing process, drumming and praying helps bring the community together. This event was also to bring awareness [...]

2021-10-02T18:43:35+00:00October 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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