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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.

Want to look like an expert before you go? Brush up on your knowledge of cave critters by checking out our newest blog!

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

August 24

9:00 AM Whistling Cave Hike (Off-Trail | Rugged)
Meet at Village Parking Lot

11:00 AM Beginning Caving Presentation with Rich Lunseth
Meet in Lakeview Activity Center

1:00 PM Beginning Caving Presentation with Rich Lunseth
Meet in Lakeview Activity Center

2:30 PM Life in Upper Twin Cave: The Experience of a Caver
Meet in Lakeview Activity Center

3:30 PM Whistling Cave Hike (Off  Trail | Rugged)
Meet at Village Parking Lot

 

August 25

9:00 AM Hamer Cave Hike (30 Minutes)
Meet at Grist Mill in Village

10:00 AM Pit Cave Hike
Meet at Lakeview Activity Center

11:00 AM Twin Caves and Bronson Cave Hike
Meet in Twin Caves Parking Lot

3:00 PM Rubble Springs and Donaldson Cave Hike
Meet on steps behind Lakeview Activity Center

 

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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CHRISTMAS IN JULY

You can always expect to have a blast during Christmas in July at the Spring Mill State Park Campground. Check back for more details.

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

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Pioneer Village Craft Show

The Craft Show is here! As you walk through the Pioneer Village houses you will find vendors with boutique items, natural soaps, wood carvings, quilts and more!

CRAFT SHOW ADMISSION | $3
Friday November 1st from 5 pm – 9 pm and Saturday November 2nd from 11 am – 5 pm.

 

This will also be a magical Christmas themed show!!
Santa will be in the Grist Mill Friday from 6 pm – 7 pm and Saturday from 12-2, come by and get a picture with him. There will also be concessions with hot soups, warm drinks, and delicious homemade desserts!!

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Pioneer Village Craft Show

The Craft Show is here! As you walk through the Pioneer Village houses you will find vendors with boutique items, natural soaps, wood carvings, quilts and more!

CRAFT SHOW ADMISSION | $3
Friday November 1st from 5 pm – 9 pm and Saturday November 2nd from 11 am – 5 pm.

 

This will also be a magical Christmas themed show!!
Santa will be in the Grist Mill Friday from 6 pm – 7 pm and Saturday from 12-2, come by and get a picture with him. There will also be concessions with hot soups, warm drinks, and delicious homemade desserts!!

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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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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

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PADDLE THE SPRING MILL LAKE

Are you ready for an adventure? Enjoy the beautiful outdoors at the historic Spring Mill State Park. Grab a life jacket and join Sarah on an afternoon lake paddle!
Meet at the boat rental by the Lakeview Activity Center. 

If you don’t have a kayak, that’s okay! The Park has a few boats to rent. To reserve yours, please email Sheree Belt at sbelt@dnr.in.gov.

 

GATE FEE MAY APPLY
PLEASE CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION
(812)849-3534

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