Shawnee State Park programs

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Naturalist Programs

Archery, Friday, Aug. 11, 5pm — Try your hand at a new outdoor skill or join us to show of your precision shooting. Meet at the Nature Center archery range. All equipment provided.

Aquatic Acrobats, Sat. Aug. 19 & 26, 9am — Float on the tranquil lake under dragonflies and birds whirling about on a mission to eat and reproduce. Meet at the Turkey Creek Boat Ramp at 9am.

Destination Yoga, Saturday, Aug. 12, 10am — Energize your body with Rebecca Fairchild, certified Hatha Yoga instructor, in a serene natural setting. Meet at Nature Center to carpool to the intersection of FR 3 and FR6 just a few miles from the lodge. Bring your own mat and $8 for Rebecca’s visit.

Free Paddling Day, Aug. 5, 10a-2pm — Enjoy a day on Turkey Creek Lake canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding. All gear and instruction supplied. Meet at Turkey Creek Boat Ramp.

Kayak Excursion, Wednesdays at 6pm — Wonder on the water while watching wildlife! Pre-departure instruction and gear provided. Meet at the Turkey Creek Boat Ramp.

Nature Craft, Sundays at 1pm — Bring your creativity for an art project at the Nature Center with Emily.

Night Hike, Friday, Aug. 18, 8pm — Ever wonder what critters are out at night or how they make their way through the dark? Join the naturalist on this fun and informative walk into the darkness. Meet at the Nature Center.

Passport to Fishing, Friday, Aug. 25, 5pm — Learn about fishing and give it a try! Meet at the Nature Center. Bait, tackle and poles provided by Division of Wildlife and Scioto County Soil and Water Conservation.

The Elusive Timber Rattlesnake, Sat. Aug. 12, 4pm — Why is this gentle giant so feared? What should you do if you encounter one? Learn more to lessen your fears at this fun and informative program.

Snake Tails, Thursdays, 1pm — Meet up with Emily to hear the tale of the week and get up close and personal with a native snake at the Nature Center.

Nature Center Hours Wednesday-Sunday 12-3 — Visit the quaint A Frame Nature Center and historic CCC cabin near the Turkey Creek Boat Ramp for more information on trails, local attractions, to visit with a naturalist, learn about local wildlife and much more. We have an excellent native reptile collection!

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