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CAVE WEEKEND

Spend the weekend at Spring Mill State Park learning about caves!

On Saturday, the Lakeview Activity Center will be hosting many guest speakers and will have information tables about caving.

Take a 2 hour tour through the Endless Cave. Sign up by emailing sbelt@dnr.in.gov or calling (812)849-3534.

Many other cave related programs will be happening throughout the weekend! Don’t miss out.

 

GATE FEE MAY  APPLY
For questions, please contact the Park Office at (812)849-3534.

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HOW AND WHY CAVES FORM

Look at the life and formations in a cave at Spring Mill State Park. Join us for a fascinating underground experience.
Meet at the Lakeview Activity Center

*Gate Fee May Apply*
For more information please call the Park Office at (812)849-3534.

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CHILDRENS OUTDOOR WEEKEND

Have you ever read the Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights? Complete all 11 items on the list and become an OFFICIAL Hoosier Outdoor Child:

Explore and play outdoors in a safe place.
Follow a trail and discover native plants, wildlife and history.
Experience traditional outdoor activities like fishing or hunting.
Discover and celebrate Indiana’s past.
Camp under the stars.
Climb a tree.
Visit a farm.
Plant a seed or tree and watch it grow.
Splash and play in streams, lakes and ponds.
Enjoy the outdoors using all the senses.
Ask questions, find answers and share nature with a friend.

This weekend at Spring Mill State Park pick up a Bill of Rights and program schedule at the front gate or the Lakeview Activity Center.

SCHEDULE

AUGUST 17, 2019
10:00 AM Fire Building
11:00 AM Fishing
11:00 AM Tent
12:00 PM Mystery Seed Planting
1:00 PM Wood Products and Trees
2:00 PM Reptile Rumble
3:00 PM Creek Stomp (Village Ordinary)
4:00 PM Nature Games
5:00 PM Blindfold Hike
6:00 PM Nocturnal Animals and Lake Hike

SPECIAL ARTS IN THE PARK GUESTS:
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Lisa Walsh Topography Art
2:00 PM Kay Olges and the Windfall Dancers

AUGUST 18, 2019
10:00 AM Fire Building
11:00 AM Fishing
11:00 AM Tent Pitching
12:00 PM Seed Planting
1:00 PM Creek Stomp (Village Ordinary)
2:00 PM  Tree Rings Activity
3:00 PM Nature Games
4:00 PM Nocturnal Animals and Lake Hike

Meet at the Lakeview Activity Center for most events.

 

GATE FEE MAY APPLY
Any questions, please contact the Park Office at (812)849-3534.

 

Check out some more fun events happening at Spring Mill:
Vintage Camper Rally
Cave Weekend
Endless Cave Tours
Fiber Arts Weekend

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CREEK STOMP

What’s living in Spring Mill State Park’s streams? Join Chris to find out! Bring your water shoes
Meet at the Village Ordinary.

*Gate Fee May Apply*
For more information please call the Park Office at (812)849-3534.

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Join us today at Spring Mill State Park for a good ol’ fashion Creek Stomp!

Meet the Spring Mill Naturalist at the Village Ordinary for a chance to get your feet wet while learning about all the creatures in the creek.

GATE FEE WILL APPLY
Please call the Park Office for more information (812)849-3534

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FIBER ARTS WEEKEND

Thread, yarn, rope – just a few of the important things made of different fibers! Step back in time and see how various fiber-related activities affected our Pioneer Village at Spring Mill State Park!

All day: Quilting demonstration, nature weaving, pioneer toys and games, needle felting demonstration

Check back for more information and schedule of events.

 

GATE FEE MAY APPLY
Please contact the Park Office at (812)849-3534 for any questions.

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HERITAGE DAYS

Join us at Spring Mill State Park to celebrate Heritage Days!

August 3 Saturday

10:00 to 4:00 Pioneer lawn games (Mill Lawn)

11:00 drop by the toy table in the upper residence and make a thaumatrope (a pioneer toy that proves the persistence of vision)

12:00 to 3:00 Drop by the toy table on the upper residence lawn to see what kind of toys pioneer children played with

12:30 Clay craft at the Meeting house

1:30 Make a leather lacing and bead bracelet (Leather shop)

2:30 Sawmill demonstration

3:30 Play the Game of Graces. This is game has been played since the 1500’s a fun game played with hoops and sticks (Lawn beside the distillery)

4:00 the Story of Sam Bass notorious outlaw connected to the weaver’s cabin find out how (Weaver’s Cabin)

 

August 4 Sunday

8:30 Morning Worship Service

10:00 to 4:00 Pioneer games (Mill Lawn)

12:00 to 4:00 Quilt Show between the Village Residences

1:30 Sawmill Demonstration

2:30 Spinning Demonstration Upper Residence Porch

3:30 Children often made their own toys, stop by the weaver’s cabin and learn how pioneer children made rag dolls, then make one to take home with you.

4:00 Last grind of the day

 

*GATE FEE MAY APPLY*
For questions, please contact the Park Office at (812)849-3534.

 

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HIDDEN CAVES HIKE

Join us and uncover some of the lesser known caves in Spring Mill State Park.
Meet at the Pioneer Village Parking Lot

*Gate Fees May Apply*
For more information, contact the Park Office at (812)849-3534.

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Monday

Join us at Spring Mill State Park

 

11:00 AM Bat Senses
Are you batty for bats? We sure are! Meet Sarah to see how your senses compare to bats.
Meet on the Inn Front Patio

 

2:00 PM Busy, Busy, Beavers!
Beavers are nature’s construction crew. Join Aaron to learn about these fascinating builders and try to build your own dam.
Meet at Lakeview Activity Center

 

GATE FEE MAY APPLY
Please contact Spring Mill for more information (812)849-3534

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WEEKEND INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

Bring the kids to enjoy another fun weekend at Spring Mill State Park. School is just around the corner!

 

FRIDAY

10:00 AM Monarch Madness
Who is eating all our milkweed!? Join Sarah to learn all about the amazing Monarch Butterfly
Meet at Lakeview Activity Center

1:00 PM Make a Tree Cookie Ornament
Certain types of cookies we can learn from! Learn about tree rings and how they help tell us about their own history. Then, create a special ornament to take home!
Meet at Lakeview Activity Center

7:00 PM Sunset Stroll
Take an easy stroll on Spring Mill’s paved loop and hear about the eccentric Scotsman, George Donaldson.  30 Minutes.
Meet at Donaldson Shelter Parking Lot

 

SATURDAY

10:00 AM Rubble Springs Hike
Come explore a hidden cave and all its beauty with Tony on this rugged, off trail hike. 45 minutes.
Meet at Lakeview Activity Center

1:00 PM Limestone Kiln Hike
Uncover the history of Spring Mill’s limestone kilns and take a hike to view two of them that are often surpassed by guests. Rugged Hike. 45 minutes

6:30 PM Perfect Pines
Spring Mill is celebrating Christmas in July at the Campground. Join Sheree and learn all about pines as you make a pine cone bird feeder. * PEANUT ALLERGY WARNING*
Meet at Campground Amphitheater

 

SUNDAY

11:00 AM Hamer Cemetery Tour
Take a stroll with Sheree through the Pioneer Cemetery to hear stories of the past.
Meet at Hamer Cemetery

 

GATE FEE MAY APPLY
Please contact Spring Mill for more information (812)849-3534