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Salamanders Magnified

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Upcoming Events:

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 10:00am
Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 10:00am
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 10:00am

Salamanders Magnified

Come experience nature in a new way, a magnified way! Nature Magnified is a new program series at Lake James introducing kids to the natural world in a different way. Undoubtedly you’ve strolled along the trails and experienced the beauty Lake James has to offer, but have you ever seen the natural world magnified? Come join Ranger Kevin Bischof as he leads a group along the trails of Lake James to explore the salamanders of the forest at a different level. The park will supply the magnifying loupes, all you have to do is bring the kids and a sense of exploration. Magnification will turn your walk in the woods into a whole new experience. Because the park has a limited number of magnifying loupes, please call ahead of time to reserve your spot. Reservations can be made by calling the park office at 828-584-7728. This program can be used for the Junior Ranger program and will meet at 1 p.m. at the Holly Discovery Trail parking lot in the Paddy’s Creek Area.

Date of Event: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 1:00pm
Start Location: 
Paddy's Creek Area - Holly Discovery Trailhead

Lake James State Park

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

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