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Predators of Lake James

Lake James State Park
Date of Event: 
Sun, 02/25/2018 - 11:00am

Predators come in all shapes and sizes; those with feathers, those with scales and those with fur – each is unique. Meet Park Ranger Kevin Bischof to learn about some of the predators of Lake James and their adaptations that make them so effective in the hunt for prey. This will be an indoor program and includes a craft activity to design and create your very own predator.

Astronomy for Everyone

Lake James State Park
Date of Event: 
Fri, 02/23/2018 - 6:00pm

February evenings can be cold, but if you bundle up to brave the frigid air you will be rewarded with the sparkling gems in the sky. Lake James State Park Superintendent Nora Coffey will be co-hosting with the Catawba Valley Astronomy Club for a night of star gazing.

Winter Boat Tour

Lake James State Park
Date of Event: 
Sun, 02/18/2018 - 1:45pm

Lake James hosts many species of waterfowl during the winter months, as well as the critters that stay here year-round. As an added bonus, winter offers some of the most majestic views of the Linville Gorge and the Black Mountain Range of the year. Ranger Earl Weaver will be your captain and guide aboard the park patrol boat as we search for loons, otters, eagles and scenic vistas.

Who was here?

Lake James State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 02/10/2018 - 2:00pm

What better way to enjoy a cool afternoon than with a hike along the shoreline of Lake James? Join Ranger Kevin Bischof as he leads a hike along the Paddy's Creek Trail to discover who has been in the woods. Meet at the Paddy's Creek Area boathouse breezeway at 2 p.m. Please bring appropriate clothing for the weather and be prepared to walk approximately 2 miles.

Winter Boat Tour

Lake James State Park
Date of Event: 
Sun, 02/04/2018 - 12:45pm

Lake James hosts many species of waterfowl during the winter months, as well as the critters that stay here year-round. As an added bonus, winter offers some of the most majestic views of the Linville Gorge and the Black Mountain Range of the year. Ranger Earl Weaver will be your captain and guide aboard the park patrol boat as we search for loons, otters, eagles and scenic vistas.

Winter Boat Tour

Lake James State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 01/27/2018 - 1:45pm

Lake James hosts many species of waterfowl during the winter months, as well as the critters that stay here year-round. As an added bonus, winter offers some of the most majestic views of the Linville Gorge and the Black Mountain Range of the year. Ranger Clay Veasey will be your captain and guide aboard the park patrol boat as we search for loons, otters, eagles and scenic vistas.

Winter Boat Tour

Lake James State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 01/20/2018 - 1:45pm

Lake James hosts many species of waterfowl during the winter months, as well as the critters that stay here year-round. As an added bonus, winter offers some of the most majestic views of the Linville Gorge and the Black Mountain Range of the year. Ranger Jamie Cameron will be your captain and guide aboard the park patrol boat as we search for loons, otters, eagles and scenic vistas.

Owl Pellets

Lake James State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 01/20/2018 - 10:00am

Often the subject of intrigue and myth, owls are one of the most popular birds that inhabit Lake James. But what do they eat? Spend the morning at Lake James dissecting owl pellets and you can find out exactly what owls eat. Meet Ranger Kevin Bischof at 10 a.m. to discover what an owl pellet it is and why owls can’t digest all their food.

Discover the Holly Discovery Trail

Lake James State Park
Date of Event: 
Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:00am

The Holly Discovery Trail is an award-winning trail that offers 18 interactive stations, specifically designed for young people. Meet Park Ranger Jamie Cameron as he leads a hike along this ¾-mile trek and introduces the wonders of Lake James to the next generation of nature lovers. The hike starts at 10 a.m. from the Holly Discovery Trailhead, located in the Paddy’s Creek Area of the park.

Winter Boat Tour

Lake James State Park
Date of Event: 
Sun, 01/14/2018 - 1:45pm

Lake James hosts many species of waterfowl during the winter months, as well as the critters that stay here year-round. As an added bonus, winter offers some of the most majestic views of the Linville Gorge and the Black Mountain Range of the year. Ranger Earl Weaver will be your captain and guide aboard the park patrol boat as we search for loons, otters, eagles and scenic vistas.