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Appropriate for all ages; children 16 and under must be accompanied by adult.  Please leave pets at home.

How many times have you walked passed something and not realized it was there until it was pointed out to you or it moved? Chances are pretty good this has happened to you and if so this program is for you.  Join Ranger Sicard to celebrate "Take A Child Outisde Week" and learn the many ways animals use camouflage in the wild and also how to be more attentive when hiking out on the trails to notice more neat things than what is right on the trail.  This will be about a 30 minute program consisting of a presentation and an interactive part for attendees to try and locate several “staged” animals in the area around where the program is held.  To attend, meet at the Boone Fork Parking Area located on the Blue Ridge Parkway at mile post 299.9. Please call the park office if you have any questions 828-963-9522. Email:

Date of Event: 
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Start Location: 
Boone Fork Parking Area (Just north of the 300 Milepost on Blue Ridge Parkway) (GPS: 36.120076,-81.781358)

Grandfather Mountain State Park

9872 Hwy 105 S (Suite #6)
Banner ElkNC 28604
Latitude: 36.111200
Longitude: -81.811140

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November - February: 8am - 6pm
March, April, May, September, October: 8am - 8pm
June, July, August: 8am - 9pm

To accommodate early hikes, park gates are not closed on a daily basis; however, they may close due to weather conditions.

OFFICE HOURS:  The state park office is open Monday through Friday, 8am - 4:30pm. You may contact our office during business hours or after hours; leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 9
Linville, NC 28646