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South Mountains State Park

Insect Scavenger Hunt

South Mountains State Park
Date of Event: 
Thu, 08/16/2018 - 11:00am

How many insects can you name?  Are insects good or bad?  Join a Park Ranger at the Jacob Fork Parking Area at 11:00 am to learn more about insects.    
 
 

Owl Pellets

South Mountains State Park
Date of Event: 
Thu, 08/09/2018 - 11:00am

Join a Park Ranger at the Visitor Center at 11:00 am to examine owl pellets and reconstruct prey skeletons.  Owl pellets are clean of flesh, odorless and can be handled easily by all age groups. 
 
 

Tracks

South Mountains State Park
Date of Event: 
Thu, 08/02/2018 - 11:00am

Join a Park Ranger to learn about common animal tracks and their makers.  We’ll look for signs of animals outside, and then make our own tracks to take home.  This program will include indoor and outdoor activities.  Meet at the Visitor Center at 11:00 am.
 
 

Camping 101

South Mountains State Park
Date of Event: 
Thu, 07/26/2018 - 10:15am

Can I have S’more please?  Join a Ranger at Cicero Branch Parking Area at 11:00 am to learn how to start a campfire, roast some s’mores and other cool camping tricks.
 
 

What's in the Water

South Mountains State Park
Date of Event: 
Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:00am

How many kinds of critters live in the river??  Join a Park Ranger in the stream to turn over some rocks and learn more about what you might find there.  Come prepared to get wet!!  Meet at the Jacob Fork Parking Area at 11:00 am. 
 
 

Where am I? Map & Compass

South Mountains State Park
Date of Event: 
Thu, 07/12/2018 - 11:00am

Stop and put that cell phone down!  Join a Ranger at the Visitor Center at 11:00 am for an introductory class on orienteering.  Each participant will learn how to use a map and compass, while navigating from point to point. 
 
 

Skulls & Skins

South Mountains State Park
Date of Event: 
Thu, 07/05/2018 - 11:00am

Join a Park Ranger and learn about some of the animals of the South Mountains.  Please meet at the Visitor Center at 11:00 am.
 
 

Salamanders

South Mountains State Park
Date of Event: 
Tue, 06/26/2018 - 11:00am

Did you know that salamanders are amphibians?  Join park staff at the Jacob Fork Parking Area at 11:00 am to learn more fun facts and participate in salamander collection.  Come prepared to get wet.
 
 

Salamanders

South Mountains State Park
Date of Event: 
Tue, 07/03/2018 - 11:00am

Did you know that salamanders are amphibians?  Join park staff at the Jacob Fork Parking Area at 11:00 am to learn more fun facts and participate in salamander collection.  Come prepared to get wet.
 
 

Fly Fishing 101

South Mountains State Park
Date of Event: 
Sun, 05/06/2018 - 2:00pm
Sun, 05/13/2018 - 2:00pm
Sun, 05/27/2018 - 2:00pm
Sun, 06/03/2018 - 2:00pm
Sun, 06/24/2018 - 2:00pm
Sun, 07/01/2018 - 2:00pm
Sun, 07/08/2018 - 2:00pm
Sun, 07/15/2018 - 2:00pm
Sun, 07/22/2018 - 2:00pm
Sun, 07/29/2018 - 2:00pm
Sun, 08/05/2018 - 2:00pm
Sun, 08/12/2018 - 2:00pm
Sun, 08/19/2018 - 2:00pm
Sun, 08/26/2018 - 2:00pm

Get Hooked! Join a volunteer angler at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm for an introductory class on fly fishing.  Please bring all personal equipment available.  Classes may vary based on interest and skill level of the participants.   North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission fishing regulations still apply.