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Shawnee State Park

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Naturalist Programs
Wild Edible Walk, Every Wednesday at 9am

Munch your way through the Campground with the Naturalist. Meet at the Amphitheater.
Creek Crawl, Every Thursday at 4pm
Investigate the tiny creatures living under rocks, the animals tell the story of the stream. Wear old clothes and shoes and be prepared to get wet and dirty. Meet at the Campground Amphitheater.
Explore the Night, Friday, June 3, 8pm
Which animals lurk about under the stars and how do they find their way around. Try it out yourself on this walk into the dark night. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and long pants. Meet at the Nature Center.
Discover Daybreak, Friday, June 17, 6am Salute the sunrise and walk with the waking wildlife on the Lampblack Trail. Meet on the back deck at the Lodge.
Archery, Friday, June 10, 5pm
Try your hand at a new outdoor skill or join us to show of your precision shooting. Meet at the Nature Center archery range. All equipment provided.
Passport to Fishing, Friday, June 22, 5pm
Learn about fishing and give it a try! Meet at the Nature Center. Bait, tackle and poles provided by Division of Wildlife and Scioto County Soil and Water Conservation.
Trail Trek, Saturday, June 4 & 11, 4pm
Treasure the trees, have fun in the flowers, and blast off with the birds along a beautiful trail with the Naturalist. Meet at the Nature Center. Wear long pants and comfortable hiking shoes.
Nature Craft, Every Sunday at 1pm
Bring your creativity for an art project at the Nature Center with Emily.
Shawnee Butterfly Count, Sunday June 26, 9:30am
Meet at the lodge parking lot for an all-day expedition observing and counting butterflies for the North American Butterfly Association. Pack a lunch and dress in layers.

Nature Center Hours
Wednesday-Sunday 12-3
Visit the quaint A Frame Nature Center and historic CCC cabin near the Turkey Creek Boat Ramp for more information on trails, local attractions, to visit with a naturalist, learn about local wildlife and much more.

In the Dining Room
Thursday Night: Join award-winning artist Steve Free from 6-9pm for an evening of fine food and music.
Friday night: All-you-can-eat Catfish
Saturday night: Prime Rib Special

 

For More Information about the programs listed above or other fun things to do in the area…
Shawnee State Park Office: 740-858-6652
www.facebook.com/ShawneeStatePark Naturalist: Jenny.Richards@dnr.state.oh.us
Portsmouth Scioto County Visitors Bureau:
740-353-1116, ohiorivertourism.org
Adams County Visitors Bureau
877-232-6764, www.adamscountytravel.org

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All activities are subject to change according to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstance.
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Outdoor programs and activities can be inherently dangerous. Participants accept and acknowledge that any injury or property damage that occurs during a program or activity is not the responsibility of ODNR or its naturalist educator.

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