Gus Grissom Memorial

Gus Grissom Memorial

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, April 24th

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION!

10am- 4pm:  Earth Day Activities – Come join the naturalists for fun games, activities, crafts, programs, and hikes all about our earth.  Lakeview Activity Center.

Lakeview Activity Center:
?10am-3pm: Borrow a fishing pole – Free fishing for ages 17 and under.
?10am-10:30am: Make a bird feeder (peanut butter)
?10:30am-11am: Seed planting
?11am-11:30am: Composting Activity
?11:30am-12pm: Nature Collage

9am:  Cave River Valley Hike – Meet Tony at Donaldson Cave parking lot to follow your guide in your vehicle15 miles to Cave River Valley Natural Area.  Wear waterproof boots.  Very Rugged.  2 hours.

8pm:  Full Moon Hike –  Meet Anthony at Donaldson Cave parking lot for a spring time night hike under April’s full moon, known as the “Full Pink Moon”. Learn some moon lore and hear about Spring Mill’s nocturnal animals.  Moderate hike on trail 7.  2 miles.

Sunday, April 25th

11am:  Wildflower Hike – Spring flowers are blooming!  Enjoy a guided hike with the naturalist to take in all the beauty.  Meet at Lakeview Activity Center.  1 mile.  Partially Rugged.  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

Gus Grissom Memorial

Do you know what “karst” means? Meet Spring Mill Naturalist, Sheree at the Grissom Memorial parking lot to learn all about this type of topography and how it is part of the formation of our beautiful rolling hills here in Limestone Country. Sheree will be taking you on a short hike along Trail 6, a paved, accessible trail.  * Gate entry fee may apply

Gus Grissom Memorial

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, May 28th

9pm:  Full Moon HikeMeet Anthony at the Lakeview Activity Center for a relaxing moon lit hike around Spring Mill Lake and learn about May’s Full Flower Moon.  Partially rugged.  1 hour.

 

Saturday, May 29th

11am:  Snake Talk  Learn what it means to be a snake.  Meet two of our resident snakes.  Lakeview Activity Center.  30 minutes.

2pm:  Creek Stomp –Feel the cool spring water on your feet as you explore who calls this creek home.  Meet by Pioneer Village Concessions (Ordinary).  30 minutes.

3pm:  Stagecoach Trail Hike – Meet the naturalist by the Grist Mill in Pioneer Village to learn about this historic trail and its importance.  .5 miles. Moderately Rugged. 30 minutes.

 

Sunday, May 30th

11am:  Box Turtle Talk –  Learn about box turtles while meeting a live one.  Lakeview Activity Center.  20 minutes.

3pm:  Glade Hike – Meet the naturalist at Donaldson Cave Parking lot for a .5 mile, moderate hike to see and hear about this important area in our park.  30 minutes.

 

Monday, May 31st

11am:  Salamander Social – Join Naturalist Morgan to discover the cool Indiana salamanders including the endangered Snot Otter!  Create some slime to take home.  Lakeview Activity Center.  30 minutes.

1pm:  Hamer Cemetery Tour – Meet Naturalist Emilie at Hamer Cemetery to learn about the history of our village and explore the mystery of some unmarked graves.  30 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

Gus Grissom Memorial

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.

Sunday, April 18th

1pm:  Vernal Pond Hike – Meet Anthony at the Donaldson Cave parking lot for a short hike to a hidden gem at Spring Mill State Park- a vernal pond. Learn why this pond is an essential habitat and how it connects with the Karst topography of the area. 30 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

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