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Stream Ecology

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Upcoming Events:

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 9:00am
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 10:00am
Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 9:00am

Stream Ecology

Appropriate for all ages. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No pets please.  

Join a Park Ranger to learn about how the living and non-living things interact in mountain streams. What are all of those bugs and other critters swimming and crawling through the creek? We will catch and identify what type of creature they are and what these species could tell us about water quality. Nets will be provided. Any participants wanting to get into the stream should bring waders or clothes that can get wet and a towel to dry off.  Boone Fork Parking Lot is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway; just north of mile marker 300.  For more information, please contact us at 828-963-9522 or

Date of Event: 
Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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