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

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.

January 23rd
1pm:  Cave River Valley Hike – Come explore this beautiful, primitive property managed by Spring Mill.  Meet Tony at Donaldson parking lot to follow him in your car 15 miles to CRV.  2 hour hike. Very Rugged.  Water-proof/rubber boots highly recommended.

 

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

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 13th:
8:30am:  Birding Hike – Meet the naturalist at the Lakeview Activity Center to hear about some of Indiana’s birds of winter.  After, we’ll head out for a hike to find some feathered friends.  Bring your own Binoculars.  Moderate hike.  90 minutes.

Sunday, February 14th:
1pm:  Nature Valentines Hike – Join the naturalist on a hike on Trail 5 as we look for natural objects in the shape of a heart.  Bring your camera to take pictures.  What other unusual shapes/things might we find along the way?  1 mile, partially rugged.

 

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

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 20th
1pm:  CRV Hike – REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Come explore this beautiful, primitive property managed by Spring Mill.  2 hour hike. Very Rugged.  Water-proof/rubber boots highly recommended. Register at sbelt@dnr.in.gov or 812-849-3534.

Sunday, February 21st
8am:  Good Morning Hike – REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Start your day with a leisurely hike around the Donaldson Shelter loop. 1 hour, 1.25 mile; partially rugged.

 

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

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 27th

9am-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 9am-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.

7pm:  Full Moon Hike – Join Anthony for a 1 mile moonlit hike.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Partially rugged 45 minute hike.  Register at sbelt@dnr.in.gov or 812-849-3534.

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

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, April 2nd  

8am:  Early Riser Hike – Enjoy a quiet morning guided hike with Tony.  Meet at Spring Mill Inn front patio for a 1 mile hike on parts of trail 1 and 4.

7pm:   Sunset Hike – Meet Anthony at the Lakeview Activity Center to enjoy an evening hike.  Take in the sights and sounds of spring.  Moderate hike.  1 mile.

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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