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Exploring the River Section - TACO Week

Late afternoon at Lake James State Park
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Upcoming Events:

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 9:45am
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 12:45pm
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 1:45pm

Exploring the River Section - TACO Week

Most tours of Lake James State Park stick to well-worn trails and lake overlooks. This field trip promises to be different, as Park Ranger Clay Veasey leads an intrepid group of explorers down into the inaccessible “River Section” of the park. Scouting forays have shown the area to be a haven for birds, reptiles and amphibians, mammals and all other manners of wildlife. There’s no telling what we’ll turn up. There are no trails so be prepared for a challenging, but potentially rewarding experience. Meet at the Canal Bridge Boat Access parking area at 9 a.m.

Start Location: 
Canal Bridge Boat Ramp

Lake James State Park

7321 NC Hwy 126
NeboNC 28761
Latitude: 35.750378
Longitude: -81.892075

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