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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, 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

Fun

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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WINE & CANVAS

Spend your day in the beautiful Lakeview Dining Room at the Spring Mill State Park Inn. Have a good laugh as you paint the day away!

INCLUDED:
one glass of wine or sparkling juice
appetizers
all painting supplies

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