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Weeds in Winter

New River State Park
Date of Event: 
Sun, 12/16/2018 - 1:00pm

Summer and Fall flowers can still be seen during Winter. They just look a little different. Learn how to identify you favorite wildflowers after the bloom is gone. Once you are able to identify the dried stalks of the once colorful flowers, you may agree that there are no weeds in Winter and imagine  only the promise of color next Spring.  

Animal Signs

New River State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 12/15/2018 - 1:00pm

We may not always see the animals that live around us but we can see the signs they leave behind. Tracks, nests, holes and scat are all signs that we can learn to match up to our outside neighbors. Join a park ranger for a short presentation and then a 1-mile hike looking for and interpreting animal signs to identify the animals that live in New River State Park.

Waking Up From Winter

New River State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 04/07/2018 - 2:00pm

Join a Ranger for a nature hike to see what NC plants have awaken from winter. This hike will be about 2 miles long and will take place on trails that are easy to moderate for the average person. It is recommended to wear sturdy shoes, dress according to the weather for the day and bring water.

Take a "FIRST" Hike

New River State Park
Date of Event: 
Mon, 01/01/2018 - 10:00am

Start the New Year with some fresh air! Join one of the many "first hikes" in a beautiful North Carolina State Park. Join a park ranger for an informal hike down the Hickory Trail. We will begin at the Park's Visitor Center and return there for a 1.5-mile hike to the river and back. This is a moderate hike.  Wear Sturdy shoes and bring water.

Winter Weeds

New River State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 11/25/2017 - 1:00pm

Join a Park Ranger in learning how to recognize and identify our favorite Summer and Fall wildflowers during Winter. Also, learn about the ecological benefits a fallow field adds to a wildlife habitat. 

Free Native grass seed samples to participants as long as supplies last. 

Fall Wildflower Hike

New River State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 10/07/2017 - 1:00pm

Join Master Gardener Laurie on a 1-mile hike to view the last of the fall wildflowers of New River State Park.  It is recommended to dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and bring water.

Nature Hike

New River State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 10/07/2017 - 2:00pm

New River State Park: River Run / Hickory Trail
October 7, 2017, 02:00 pm- Approx. 03:00 pm

Fly Fishing Demo promo

New River State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:00am

Join Tom Kellner, New River State Park Camp Host and Fly Fishing Guru for a casting demonstration. Learn the basic set up and use of a fly rod verses a casting rod. Borrow a rod from the park or bring your own. After learning basics: practice, practice practice and you may land a smallie or red eye bass.  Good luck and have some Fun at the Park.
Meet at Wagoner Contact Station.

Fly Fishing Demo promo

New River State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 08/12/2017 - 10:00am

Join Tom Kellner, New River State Park Camp Host and Fly Fishing Guru for a casting demonstration. Learn the basic set up and use of a fly rod verses a casting rod. Borrow a rod from the park or bring your own. After learning basics: practice, practice practice and you may land a smallie or red eye bass.  Good luck and have some Fun at the Park.
Meet at Wagoner Contact Station.