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WEEKEND INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

Weekends at Spring Mill State Park are never boring! This beautiful park has so much to offer, with the historic Pioneer Village, 9+ miles of hiking, a beautiful lodge & a lake for fishing and kayaking with your friends.

Saturday, January 16th
Winter Seed Sowing Workshop:  Prepare your seeds this winter for spring.  Reserve a time slot (10am, 11am, or 1pm) to come learn about how to care for your seeds/plants during this dormant season.  Make your own seed planter.  30 minute workshop.  10 people per time slot. $2 per person.  Masks required.  Call 812-849-3534 or email Sheree at sbelt@dnr.in.gov to reserve your time slot.

Sunday, January 17th
1pm:  Hamer Cemetery Tour – Meet the naturalist at Hamer Cemetery to hear about the people that lived and worked in the village in the 1800’s.  20 minutes

 

PARK ENTRY FEE MAY APPLY
$5 FOR INDIANA RESIDENTS
$7 FOR OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS

PLEASE CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION
(812)849-3534

BIKING

WEEKEND INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

Weekends at Spring Mill State Park are never boring! This beautiful park has so much to offer, with the historic Pioneer Village, 9+ miles of hiking, a beautiful lodge & a lake for fishing and kayaking with your friends.

Friday, January 29th
7pm:  Full Wolf Moon Hike – Join us for a hike on our first full moon of 2021.  Meet Anthony at the Lakeview Activity Center for a fun night hike on Trail 5 and learn about the full wolf moon. 1 mile hike, 1 hour

 

Saturday, January 30th
8:30am:  Rise and Shine Hike – Meet the naturalist at Spring Mill Inn front patio for a hike on parts of trail 1, the road and trail 4.  Partially rugged, 1 hour.

11am:  Hamer Cave Hike – Meet the naturalist at the Grist Mill in the Pioneer Village for a short walk to Hamer cave.  Learn how it shaped our history and the life it still supports today.  Moderate hike, 20 minutes.

 

PARK ENTRY FEE MAY APPLY
$5 FOR INDIANA RESIDENTS
$7 FOR OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS

PLEASE CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION
(812)849-3534

BIKING

WEEKEND INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

Weekends at Spring Mill State Park are never boring! This beautiful park has so much to offer, with the historic Pioneer Village, 9+ miles of hiking, a beautiful lodge & a lake for fishing and kayaking with your friends.

Saturday, February 6th:
1pm:  Hidden Cave Hike –REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Off trail hike to Author’s Pocket.  Register at sbelt@dnr.in.gov or 812-849-3534.  1 hour.  Rugged.

Sunday, February 7th:
1pm:  CCC History Hike – REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Meet our volunteer, Anthony, at Sycamore Shelter in the village parking lot to learn all about the many contributions the boys of the Civilian Conservation Corps. made to Spring Mill State Park! Rugged 1 mile hike along part of Trail 4.  Register at sbelt@dnr.in.gov or 812-849-3534.   45 minutes

 

PARK ENTRY FEE MAY APPLY
$5 FOR INDIANA RESIDENTS
$7 FOR OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS

PLEASE CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION
(812)849-3534

BIKING

WEEKEND INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

Weekends at Spring Mill State Park are never boring! This beautiful park has so much to offer, with the historic Pioneer Village, 9+ miles of hiking, a beautiful lodge & a lake for fishing and kayaking with your friends.

Saturday, March 6th
10am-2pm:  Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & PrizeWhen entering the park, ask the main gate attendant for a self-guided scavenger hunt for you and/or your family to enjoy.  Instructions will be on the scavenger hunt.  When you complete it, stop by the main office (inside Gus Grissom Memorial) by 3:30pm on the 6th for a small prize.  This event is one day only.  Expires at 3:30pm on March 6th.

PARK ENTRY FEE MAY APPLY
$5 FOR INDIANA RESIDENTS
$7 FOR OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS

PLEASE CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION
(812)849-3534

 

BIKING

WEEKEND INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

Weekends at Spring Mill State Park are never boring! This beautiful park has so much to offer, with the historic Pioneer Village, 9+ miles of hiking, a beautiful lodge & a lake for fishing and kayaking with your friends.

Saturday, March 13th
1pm:  Invasive Plant ID Hike Join the naturalist to learn more about invasive plants that threaten the health of our native natural resources.  Learn ways you can help the park, your yard, and/or your community.  30 minutes.  Moderate hike.  Amphitheater at the Lakeview Activity Center.

Sunday, March 14th
1pm:  Hamer Cemetery Tour Spring Mill’s most influential people have been laid to rest in this cemetery.  Learn how their stories influenced park history.  Meet at Hamer Cemetery.

PARK ENTRY FEE MAY APPLY
$5 FOR INDIANA RESIDENTS
$7 FOR OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS

PLEASE CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION
(812)849-3534

BIKING

WEEKEND INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

Weekends at Spring Mill State Park are never boring! This beautiful park has so much to offer, with the historic Pioneer Village, 9+ miles of hiking, a beautiful lodge & a lake for fishing and kayaking with your friends.

Saturday, March 20th
11am:  Spring Equinox HikeEnjoy a hike on Mountain Bike Trail with Tony.  Meet at Pool parking lot.  90 minutes.  Partially Rugged.

Sunday, March 21st
1pm:  Step Into Spring Hike –Join Anthony for a rugged 2 mile hike on trail 4.  We will look for signs of spring and learn about the history of Spring Mill State Park. 90 minutes.

PARK ENTRY FEE MAY APPLY
$5 FOR INDIANA RESIDENTS
$7 FOR OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS

PLEASE CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION
(812)849-3534

BIKING

WEEKEND INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

Weekends at Spring Mill State Park are never boring! This beautiful park has so much to offer, with the historic Pioneer Village, 9+ miles of hiking, a beautiful lodge & a lake for fishing and kayaking with your friends.

Saturday, March 27th
1pm-4pm:  Fish Printing (gyotaku) Workshop:  Gyotaku is a traditional Japanese form of art that fisherman used over 100 years ago to keep a record of the fish that they caught.  Reserve a time slot on the hour between 1pm-4pm to come learn a little about the history behind this art while also finding out what is swimming in Spring Mill lake today.  Make your own fish print using our paper or bring your own piece of cloth such as a pillow case, handkerchief, etc.  (something that won’t get washed often)  40 minutes. Only one family/friend group or individual per time slot. Masks required.  Call 812-849-3534 or email Sheree at sbelt@dnr.in.gov to reserve your time slot.   $2 per person.

8pm:  Full Moon Hike – Join Anthony at Spring Mill Inn front patio for a brisk moon lit night hike and learn why the March full moon is called the “Full Worm Moon”.  Rugged Hike on Trail 3, 2.5 miles

 

Sunday, March 28th
1pm:  Cave River Valley Hike – Meet at Donaldson Cave parking lot to follow your guide 15 miles to Cave River Valley Natural Area.  Wear waterproof boots.  Very Rugged.  2 hours.

 

PARK ENTRY FEE MAY APPLY
$5 FOR INDIANA RESIDENTS
$7 FOR OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS

PLEASE CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION
(812)849-3534

BIKING

WEEKEND INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

Weekends at Spring Mill State Park are never boring! This beautiful park has so much to offer, with the historic Pioneer Village, 9+ miles of hiking, a beautiful lodge & a lake for fishing and kayaking with your friends.
This Sunday is FREE admission into the park and FREE fishing day!

Saturday, May 1st  

10am:  Bluebird Nesting Box Monitoring HikeMeet Naturalist Sheree at Oak Ridge Shelter to walk with her while she monitors nesting boxes.  Learn about the different native cavity nesters and the pests and predators that threaten their nests.  30 minutes.

11am:  Snake Talk –  Have you met our resident reptiles? Join Naturalist Emilie at the amphitheater by the Lakeview Activity Center to learn about snakes of Indiana and meet two of our resident snakes.  30 minutes

4pm:  Hamer Cemetery Tour Take a step back into time with a 30 minute tour of our Pioneer Cemetery.  Explore the mystery of some unmarked graves.  Meet at Hamer Cemetery.

 

Sunday, May 2nd
FREE PARK ENTRY AND FREE FISHING DAY!
On Free Fishing Days, Indiana residents do not need a fishing license or a trout/salmon stamp to fish the state’s public waters. All other rules such as seasons, bag and size limits apply. CLICK HERE to learn more.

1pm:  Lake Hike   Meet Naturalist Emilie at the Lakeview Activity Center for a hike around the lake.  Learn all about the flora and fauna that live in and around the lake.  1 mile.  Partially rugged.  50 minutes.

 

PARK ENTRY FEE MAY APPLY
$7 FOR INDIANA RESIDENTS
$9 FOR OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS

PLEASE CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION
(812)849-3534

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