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Spring Mill State Park

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3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
812-849-3534 https://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2968.htm
Spring Mill State Park

August 2018

Midwest Vintage Camper Rally

August 17, 2018 - August 19, 2018
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Spring Mill State Park

~Come and admire The Vintage Campground !!~

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Children’s Outdoor Weekend

August 18, 2018 - August 19, 2018
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Spring Mill State Park
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Cave Weekend

August 25, 2018 - August 26, 2018
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Spring Mill State Park

Spring Mill's geology lends itself to the development of caves and sinkholes! Check back for a schedule of programs that will shed some light on a world of total darkness!   Contact Information: Name: Wyatt Williams Phone: (812)849-3534 Email: wwilliams1@dnr.in.gov

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September 2018

Tri Kappa Candlelight Tour

September 22, 2018
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Spring Mill State Park

Step back in time and watch the village come alive tonight! Check back for more info, but keep your evening clear for this iconic, southern Indiana event. Contact Information: Name: Coletta Prewitt Phone: (812)849-3534

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Lawrence County Bicentennial Dinner in the Grist Mill

September 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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$50.00

Hosted by Spring Mill State Park, Spring Mill Inn and Lawrence County Tourism Join us at 6pm as we celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Lawrence County in the Pioneer Village. Enjoy dinner catered by Spring Mill Inn at the Grist Mill. During dessert you will be regaled by Jeff Routh as he speaks about the history of Lawrence County. Reservations are required for this unique dining experience. To make a reservation call Spring Mill Inn. The next dinner is October 28, 2018.

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October 2018

Campsite Decorating Contest

October 6, 2018
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Spring Mill State Park

@ the Campground.... more information TBA

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Scarecrow Weekend

October 13, 2018 - October 14, 2018
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Create your very own ghost or scarecrow to display in the Haunted Village. Enjoy classic fall activities, such as pumpkin carving. Then, the little ghouls and goblins can join in the costume parade at 3:30pm on Saturday. Pets welcome!

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Lawrence County Bicentennial Dinner in the Grist Mill

October 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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$50.00

Hosted by Spring Mill State Park, Spring Mill Inn and Lawrence County Tourism Join us at 6pm as we celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Lawrence County in the Pioneer Village. Enjoy dinner catered by Spring Mill Inn at the Grist Mill. During dessert you will be regaled by David Nord as he speaks about the history of milling in Lawrence County. David Nord is a retired professor of journalism and adjunct professor of history at Indiana University-Bloomington, where he also served…

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December 2018

Holiday in the Village

December 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Visit Spring Mill and see the old Pioneer Village come to life. This is a very fun tradition that the whole family will love! As you enjoy delicious treats and hot wassail, watch the villagers decorate and cook, or listen to Becky Sprinkle and the Apple Seed Band while they perform in the Grist Mill. There will also be a very special guest that you will be excited to see... Father Christmas.

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Holiday in the Village

December 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Visit Spring Mill and see the old Pioneer Village come to life. This is a very fun tradition that the whole family will love! As you enjoy delicious treats and hot wassail, watch the villagers decorate and cook, or listen to Becky Sprinkle and the Apple Seed Band while they perform in the Grist Mill. There will also be a very special guest that you will be excited to see... Father Christmas.

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Christmas Night Hike

December 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm EST
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Join the Spring Mill Naturalist on this fun and easy night-time hike. While it may be dark outside, it's going to be beautiful. Your one mile hike along Trail 7 will be lit up with battery powered candles. Spring Mill recommends that you "Bring your Christmas spirit and maybe even your best Christmas carol." Meet at the Oak Ridge Shelter parking lot.

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Karst Country Hike

December 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm EST
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Learn more about the the beautiful landscape in Southern Indiana and what "karst" means. The hike is on .25 mile paved trail. Meet Sheree at the Gus Grissom Memorial at Spring Mill.

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Perfect Pines

December 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm EST
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Visit the Lakeview Activity Center at Spring Mill, and learn about pine trees and make a fun and simple pine needle paper plate wreath!

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Full Moon Hike

December 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm EST
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Meet Anthony at the Grissom Memorial parking lot and join him on this easy, paved .25 mile hike.   "Everything changes when the sun goes down. Experience a hike by the light of the moon." - Spring Mill State Park

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Owls of Indiana

December 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm EST
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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If you love owls, you're going to love this! Visit the Lakeview Activity Center at Spring Mill State Park, and learn all about the owls of Indiana as you take a 1-mile hike around the Lake.

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January 2019

Perfect Pelts

January 13th @ 1:00 pm EST
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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How well do you know the animals of Indiana? Find out when you visit the Lakeview Activity Center at Spring Mill. Feel the pelts of different animals and learn a few interesting facts along the way.

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Lunar Eclipse Fun

January 19th @ 10:00 am EST
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Bring the kids for some Lunar Eclipse Fun! Listen to stories, make some crafts and get involved in some other fun activities. Meet at the Lakeview Activity Center at Spring Mill State Park.

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Catchy Campfires

January 20th @ 1:00 pm EST
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Do you or your kids know how to build a campfire? Let's learn! Visit the Sycamore Shelter at Spring Mill State Park where you will be taught how to SAFELY build your own campfire.

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Eclipse of the Moon Hike

January 20th @ 7:00 pm EST
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Did you know there is going to be a Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse? We won't see it again for another two years! Meet volunteer, Anthony, at the Lakeview Activity Center and learn more about this rare event as you take a fun, one hour hike. Keep in mind that the hike will be along multiple trails and will have different difficulty levels. We recommend that you wear good shoes and dress warm!

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Winter Retreat

January 25th
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One event on January 27, 2019 at 1:00am

Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Join the Corydon Dulcimer Society for their Annual Retreat. They will have Dulcimer concerts on Friday and Saturday night and workshops all day long on Saturday.  Sunday morning they will end the Retreat with Hymn songs and a Worship Service.

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Winter Retreat

January 26th
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One event on January 27, 2019 at 1:00am

Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Join the Corydon Dulcimer Society for their Annual Retreat. They will have Dulcimer concerts on Friday and Saturday night and workshops all day long on Saturday.  Sunday morning they will end the Retreat with Hymn songs and a Worship Service.

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Batty for Bats

January 26th @ 11:00 am EST
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Did you know that bats are beneficial to us? Sure, they may not be the cutest things, but they eat those annoying bugs that give us the creepy-crawlies. If you want to learn more about these interesting little guys, then join us in this interactive program at the Lakeview Activity Center in Spring Mill.

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Winter Walk

January 26th @ 1:00 pm EST
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Get outside this weekend and enjoy an easy hike at Spring Mill. Walk along the beautiful trees and learn ways that you can safely enjoy the outdoors when it's so cold that your nose is frozen and you can't feel your hands. Meet at the Tulip Poplar Shelter.

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Winter Retreat

January 27th
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One event on January 26, 2019 at 1:00am

One event on January 27, 2019 at 1:00am

Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Join the Corydon Dulcimer Society for their Annual Retreat. They will have Dulcimer concerts on Friday and Saturday night and workshops all day long on Saturday.  Sunday morning they will end the Retreat with Hymn songs and a Worship Service.

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February 2019

Awesome Owls!

February 3rd @ 1:00 pm EST
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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WHO likes owls!? WHO? WHO? If you like owls as much as we do, visit the Lakeview Activity Center at Spring Mill to learn about Indiana's Owl. During the program you will dissect owl pellets to learn about their diet. It may be yucky, but we promise that it will be interesting!

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Winter Tree ID Workshop

February 9th @ 9:00 am EST
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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$10

Its time to put what you learned in Thursday's first Winter Tree ID Workshop to the test. Dale Weigel and other foresters will be walking you through the woods to take a look at a few trees up close. After this class, you should be confident that you can identify almost any tree without its leaves. If you were unable to be at the first workshop, don't worry. You are still welcome to join in on this one! Refreshments will…

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Old Growth Forest Hike

February 10th @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Join the Spring Mill Naturalist on a 30 minute hike through the old growth forest and take in the beauty.  While you walk, learn about the beauty of the trees that are older than Indiana itself. Meet at the Twin Caves parking lot.

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Civil War Winter Battle

February 16th @ 2:00 pm EST
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Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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See the gun smoke and hear the "boom" of the battle cannons as you watch the exciting Civil War Reenactments at Spring Mill State Park.  These events are held in the historical Pioneer Village which provides you with an amazing, realistic view of what these battles may have looked like back in the day. If you get to the Village earlier, you and your family will also get a chance to learn more about the lives of soldiers and civilians…

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Civil War Winter Battle

February 17th @ 2:00 pm EST
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Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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See the gun smoke and hear the "boom" of the battle cannons as you watch the exciting Civil War Reenactments at Spring Mill State Park.  These events are held in the historical Pioneer Village which provides you with an amazing, realistic view of what these battles may have looked like back in the day. If you get to the Village earlier, you and your family will also get a chance to learn more about the lives of soldiers and civilians…

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Cave River Valley Hike

February 23rd @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Tony, a Spring Mill State Park volunteer, asks you to join him on a very interesting exploration. Many people have never heard of Cave River Valley, but it is a very beautiful place. CRV is a primitive park owned by Spring Mill, and about 15 minutes away. Tony plans to tell you all about it's history on this one hour hike. The trail will be rugged. So, being good hiking boots and weather appropriate clothing. Meet at the Donaldson Shelter…

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Rise and Shine Hike

February 24th @ 9:00 am EST
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Start your day off right by enjoying a beautiful morning hike at Spring Mill State Park. Enjoy the crisp air and the sounds of the bird while you have your morning exercise. The trail is short and easy. Meet Anthony at the Grissom Memorial parking lot.

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March 2019

Karst Country Hike

March 3rd @ 1:00 pm EST
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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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

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Hidden Caves Hike

March 9th @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Meet Spring Mill Naturalist, Sheree, at the Pioneer Village to go on a special hike to see a hidden cave that most people don't know about. Keep in mind that this 30 minute hike will be rugged. So, where comfortable shoes!

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Clara Barton Hike

March 10th @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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For Women's History Month, Spring Mill would like to honor a special hero that is close to the hearts of those in Lawrence County. Clara Barton is the founder of the American Red Cross and she spent some of her time right here in our area. We won't tell you too much information. You will have to check it out yourself when you take this moderate hike to the Red Cross Cabin. Meet at the Lakeview Activity Center.

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Hamer Cave Hike

March 16th @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Meet Sheree in the Pioneer Village parking lot at Spring Mill State Park and follow the stream to it's source. Learn about how the Hamer Cave shaped the history of Spring Mill and the life that it still supports to this day.

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“Luck O’ the Irish” Hike

March 17th @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Learn about George Donaldson and his relation to Spring Mill State Park and Ireland. Anthony, a volunteer, will be throwing out some other St. Patrick's Day fun facts while you venture on the 30 minute rugged hike. Wear comfortable shoes! Meet at the front patio of the Spring Mill Inn.

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Animals of Indiana

March 17th @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Spring Mill State Park

Come to Spring Mill State Park to celebrate National Wildlife Week! Join naturalist Sheree at the Lakeview Activity Center to learn all about Indiana's wildlife. While you are there, you get to feel animal pelts and even make your own animal craft!

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Spring Equinox Hike

March 20th @ 5:00 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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An equinox only happens twice a year. It marks the beginning of Fall and Spring seasons. Celebrate the coming of the Spring season by taking a hike around the lake at Spring Mill State Park with Tony. Learn fun facts about the lake and the equinox while you enjoy the nice weather. Meet at the Lakeview Activity Center

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Full Moon Hike

March 22nd @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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It's time to enjoy another full moon! This one is called the "Full Worm Moon." Listen to Anthony tell you all about it, as you take a unique hike by moonlight along Trail 3. The trail will be rugged. Dress accordingly. Meet a the front patio at the Spring Mill Inn.

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Snake Talk

March 24th @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Some of these little guys may not be as scary as you think. Meet a live snake at Spring Mill, and learn all about the ones that we have around Lawrence County. Bring your courage with you! Meet at the Lakeview Activity Center.

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Nature Clay Prints

March 25th @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Create your own nature print by using natural materials from Spring Mill State Park. This will be fun! Meet at the amphitheater outside of the Lakeview Activity Center.

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Games at Spring Mill

March 27th @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Bring the kids over to Spring Mill to play some fun games. It's your choice - Bingo or Nature Scavenger Hunt? Complete a game, and you get a prize! We love prizes. Meet at the Lakeview Activity Center. When you have finished, there's no reason to head out right away. If the weather is nice, take the family on a hike around the lake or have a nice lunch at the Spring Mill Inn.  

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Walk in the Park Day

March 30th @ 10:00 am EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Celebrate National "Walk in the Park" Day at Spring Mill. Walk with volunteer, Tony, along the creek to take a look at the beautiful sights in Spring Mill. There's no better way to spend a day, than spending it outside. * Wear comfortable clothing - the hike is rugged. Meet at the Sycamore Shelter House.

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Cave River Valley Hike

March 30th @ 1:00 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Explore the beautiful hidden gem, Cave River Valley, with the Spring Mill State Park Naturalist. Enjoy a rugged hike through this primitive park, that most people don't know about. It is recommended that you wear good hiking shoes and comfortable clothing, because the hike will be rugged. Meet at the Grissom Memorial at Spring Mill to follow the Naturalist to Cave River Valley, 15 miles down the road.

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Donaldson Cave Hike

March 31st @ 1:00 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Join the Naturalist at Donaldson Shelter parking lot to take a rugged hike to Donaldson Cave. Listen to stories about the Scottish explorer that the cave is named after. If you decide to enter the cave, you will want to wear clothes that you can get dirty!

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April 2019

Hamer Cemetery Tour

April 6th @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Meet the Spring Mill State Park Naturalist at the Hamer Cemetery. While you are there, take a look around and learn more about the Hamers and other significant individuals in Spring Mill's History.

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International Beaver Day Hike

April 7th @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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There was a time when it was VERY RARE to see a beaver in Indiana. That's not necessarily the case, now. While you may not see them as much as you see deer, it's pretty easy to tell when they're around. Meet us at the Lakeview Activity Center to take a hike to find evidence of a nearby beaver.

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Cave River Valley Hike

April 7th @ 1:00 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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If you have missed the last few chances to go on a hike at Cave River Valley, now is your chance. Meet Spring Mill volunteer, Tony, at the Donaldson parking lot. Then, follow him 15 miles down the road to this very special place that only a few people have heard of. The hike will be rugged. So, make sure you dress appropriately.

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Garlic Mustard Pull

April 13th @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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"Invasive species are a threat to the plant diversity that Spring Mill is dedicated to preserving. Aid in our mission by pulling up as much garlic mustard as possible. Whichever individual pulls the most, by weight, at 11a.m. gets a free 2019 park pass! Meet at the pool parking lot with gloves if you have a pair. Garlic Mustard: Second year plants produce a 1-4 ft. tall flowering stalk. Each flower has four small, white petals in the early spring.…

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Volunteers Rock!

April 13th @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Meet us at the Lakeview Activity Center to learn about the different ways that you can volunteer at Spring Mill State Park. There are many things that one can do to make their impact. Here is your chance!

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Full Pink Moon

April 19th @ 9:00 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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The name for the moon of April is the "Full Pink Moon". You may wonder, "Does the moon actually turn pink in April?" Well... **spoiler alert ** It doesn't. Come down to Spring Mill to find out how this month's moon got its name. This will be a 1 hour hike Meet at the Lakeview Activity Center

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Earth Day Celebration

April 20th @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Spring Mill State Park is the best place to go to spend Earth Day! We know that Earth Day is on the 22nd, but that's on a Monday. There's no time for fun on Mondays! So, we will celebrate on April 20th. Bring the kids and join us for a day FULL OF FUN at the Lakeview Activity Center. Make crafts, learn about recycling and participate in activities with Arts in the Park partners. What else? Today is also FREE…

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Arbor Day Hike

April 27th @ 10:00 am EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Spring Mill State Park Join the Spring Mill Naturalist on this fairly rugged 2.5 mile hike. Along the way, she will teach you about the old trees in the forest. Some of the trees are older than you could ever imagine! Start studying your trees, because she may quiz you along the way!

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Hidden Caves Hike

April 27th @ 4:00 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Spring Mill State Park Join Tony and venture beyond the trails. There are a few caves that aren't even on the map, and he's going to show you! Wear weather appropriate clothing and shoes. Meet at the Oak Ridge Shelter House.

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CCC Hike

April 28th @ 11:00 am EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Spring Mill State Park The Civilian Conservation Corps has a very rich history in Indiana. Discover their role in the Park around the early 1900's. Meet Anthony at the Weaver's Cabin in the Pioneer Village

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May 2019

Welcome Back Weekend

May 4th - May 5th
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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STATE PARK SUNDAY Celebrate Sunday of "Visit Indiana Week" at Spring Mill State Park. The theme for today is STATE PARK SUNDAY. Today, visitors can get into 49 DNR properties throughout the state of Indiana for FREE. As this is also "Welcome Back Weekend" at Spring Mill, there will be plenty of fun activities for you and the family to take part in. 8:30 Non-denominational Worship Service Visit the toy table in the Upper Residence Play on stilts in the…

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Donaldson Hike

May 6th @ 3:30 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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GET MOVING MONDAY Celebrate Monday of Visit Indiana Week at Spring Mill State Park. The theme for today is GET MOVING. Join us on this beautiful hike through the woods of Spring Mill State Park. Along the way, listen to the sounds of the creek, birds and squirrels. Check out the fascinating Donaldson Cave and learn all about the Scottish man that it's named after. Enjoy a little history with your exercise! Meet at the Inn Front Patio Get out…

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Spring Mill Scattergories

May 11th @ 1:00 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Let's take a hike around the lake and play a game of Scattergories with the things we spot in nature! Meet at the Lakeview Activity Center

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Make a Birdfeeder

May 12th @ 1:00 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Bring beautiful birds to your backyard by making a birdfeeder with us at Spring Mill State Park. Take it home with you and watch the birds flock in! Meet at the Lakeview Activity Center

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Spring Mill State Park Programs

May 18th - May 19th
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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SATURDAY MAY 18 All day is FREE FISHING DAY 10:00 AM - All Tied Up Lakeview Activity Center Some knots can help catch a fish; some keep your tent standing, while others can help save a life! Learn about the importance of knots and how they are useful in the outdoors. 1:00 PM - Nature Preserve Hike Tulip Poplar Shelter Visit the Mitchell Karst Plains Nature Preserve with Spring Mill Volunteer, Tony. Learn about the history of nature preserves in…

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Living History Weekend – Spring Mill Open Season

May 25th - May 27th
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND Take a step back in time - Relive the experiences of pioneers in the 1800s. Enjoy fun activities, tours, demonstrations and presentations in the beautiful Pioneer Village and throughout the lovely Spring Mill State Park. Activities will go on all weekend. Click here to see them! Pioneer Memorial Service - 2:00 pm on Monday We also are happy to announce that Memorial Weekend is the start of the season for Spring Mill. Do you know what this…

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Spring Mill State Park Programs

May 25th - May 26th
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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SATURDAY MAY 25 9:30 AM - Cave River Valley Hike Meet at Donaldson Parking Lot Have you been to the property that Spring Mill manages in Washington County? It's full of history! Prepare to get your feet wet as we hike down to the valley! 3:30 PM - The Transformation of Milling Meet at Lakeview Activity Center With slides of historic maps, photos and documents, David Nord from IU will describe how a national and global revolution in flour milling…

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June 2019

Spring Mill Weekend Interpretive Programs

June 1st - June 2nd
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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SATURDAY 10:00 AM - National Trails Hike Day (Hike 1) Meet Naturalist, Aaron, to take a short moderate hike on Trail 1. Learn about all the excitement Spring Mill and nature has to offer. Meet at the front of the Inn. 1:00 PM - Donaldson Woods Hike - Join Naturalist, Chris, for a walk through the old growth forest and eperience seeing trees 300 - 400 years old. Hear the history of how this natural forest area has been preserved.…

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Spring Mill – Creature Feature

June 3rd @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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This Monday's Creature Feature: SNAKES Stop by  the front patio of the Inn every Monday at 11:00 AM June- July. Learn about a new creature! Call Spring Mill for more information: 812-849-3534 Gate fee may apply.  

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Spring Mill – Snake Feeding

June 4th @ 10:00 am EDT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 2019

Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Every Tuesday at 10:00 AM the Naturalist will be feeding the snakes at the Lakeview Activity Center. Join us in learning more about these interesting animals! Please call Spring Mill State Park for more information: 812-849-3534 Gate fee may apply.

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Spring Mill – Wildlife Lake Hike

June 4th @ 11:00 am EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Meet Spring Mill Naturalist, Chris, at the Sycamore Shelter House for a 45 minute hike. Stroll along the lake to experience the sights and sounds of our animals that call Spring Mill Lake their home. Please call Spring Mill for more information: 812-849-3534 *Gate fee may apply*

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Spring Mill – Salamander Social

June 4th @ 2:00 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Join Spring Mill Naturalist, Sarah, in creating some fun salamander slime and dicover the cool Indiana salamanders including the endangered Snot Otter! Meet at the Lakeview Activiy Center Please call Spring Mill for more information: 812-849-3534 *Gate fee may apply*

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Spring Mill – Animal Prints

June 5th @ 2:00 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Discover what prints the animals of Spring Mill leave behind and create an animal out of your own handprint. Meet at the Lakeview Activity Center Please call Spring Mill for more information: 812-849-3534 *Gate fee may apply*

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Spring Mill – National Cave Day Hike

June 6th @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Meet Aaron in the Donaldson parking lot for a descent down the trail to Donaldson Cave. During the program, learn about caves and the karst topography unique to this area. The hike will be rugged: Warning - lot's of stairs! 45 - 60 minutes. Please call Spring Mill for more information: 812-849-3534 *Gate fee may apply*

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Spring Mill – Spider Sniffing

June 7th @ 10:00 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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How well can you smell? Enough to sniff a spider? Join Naturalist Sarah for a hike a spider search. Meet at the Grissom Memorial parking lot for the .375 mile paved hike. Please call Spring Mill for more information: 812-849-3534 *Gate fee may apply*

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Spring Mill – Creature Feature

June 10th @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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This Monday's creature is Turtles! Meet the patio at the front of the Inn. Join Spring Mill every Monday through July for a 30 minute program with a special featured creature. Please call Spring Mill for more information: 812-849-3534 *Gate fee may apply*

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Spring Mill – Snake Feeding

June 11th @ 10:00 am EDT
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Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Every Tuesday at 10:00 AM the Naturalist will be feeding the snakes at the Lakeview Activity Center. Join us in learning more about these interesting animals! Please call Spring Mill State Park for more information: 812-849-3534 Gate fee may apply.

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Spring Mill Weekend Programs

June 15th - June 16th
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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SATURDAY 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Nature Play Day Let's get our kids outside!   SUNDAY 3:00 PM Don't Leaf Art Behind Leaves are the subjects of many pieces of art work. Learn about leaves and how to create a fun piece of art work in the program. Meet at Lakeview Activity Center. 10:00 PM Full Strawberry Moon Anthony and Chris, Spring Mill Naturalists, will take you on an evening adventure! One hour, rugged hike. 1.5 miles Meet at Lakeview…

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NATURE PLAY DAY @ Spring Mill

June 15th @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Let's get the kids outside! Spend the day with the Spring Mill Naturalists at the Lakeview Activity Center in Spring Mill State Park. There will be plenty of fun, hands-on activities to get involved in! 10AM - 3PM  Hands-on nature games/activities & nature scavenger hunt 10AM - 11AM Seed Planting 11AM - 12PM  Mud Art 1PM - 2PM Caving Game 2PM - 3PM Turtle Touch & Feel 3PM Creek Stomp at the Pioneer Village.  Meet at the Village Ordinary. GATE…

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Spring Mill – Snake Feeding

June 18th @ 10:00 am EDT
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Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Every Tuesday at 10:00 AM the Naturalist will be feeding the snakes at the Lakeview Activity Center. Join us in learning more about these interesting animals! Please call Spring Mill State Park for more information: 812-849-3534 Gate fee may apply.

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Creek Stomp @ Spring Mill State Park

June 19th @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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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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Spring Mill – Limestone Weekend

June 22nd - June 23rd
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Spring Mill State Park

Check out the Quake House at the Lakeview Activity Center over the weekend. Hop inside the house to get an idea of what it would feel like to be in an earthquake! SATURDAY 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Limestone Carving Stop by Artisan Experience to find out how you can take a piece of carved limestone home! Located in Twin Caves Parking Lot. 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Topography Artwork Lisa Walsh will be demonstrating her unique line of jewelry…

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Spring Mill – Creature Feature

June 24th @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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This Monday's creature is Turtles! Meet the patio at the front of the Inn. Join Spring Mill every Monday through July for a 30 minute program with a special featured creature. Please call Spring Mill for more information: 812-849-3534 *Gate fee may apply*

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Spring Mill – Snake Feeding

June 25th @ 10:00 am EDT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 2019

Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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Every Tuesday at 10:00 AM the Naturalist will be feeding the snakes at the Lakeview Activity Center. Join us in learning more about these interesting animals! Please call Spring Mill State Park for more information: 812-849-3534 Gate fee may apply.

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July 2019

Caves @ Spring Mill

July 9th @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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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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Hidden Caves Hike

July 10th @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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HIDDEN CAVES HIKE Join us and uncover some of the lesser known caves in Spring Mill State Park. Meet at the Pioneer Village Parking Lot *Gate Fees May Apply* For more information, contact the Park Office at (812)849-3534.

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Stream Stroll @ Spring Mill

July 10th @ 11:00 am EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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STREAM STROLL What's swimming in the streams at Spring Mill State Park? Get your feet wet and search for water bugs with Sarah! Bring water shoes! Meet at the Village Ordinary *Gate Fees May Apply* For more information, contact the Park Office at (812)849-3534.

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Turtle Shell Art @ Spring Mill

July 11th @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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TURTLE SHELL ART Turtle shells are a protective covering for our reptile friends, but they also can be beautiful pieces of artwork. Visit Spring Mill State Park to learn about these creative creatures and make some creative patterns! Meet in the Lakeview Activity Center *Gate Fee May Apply* For more information, call the Park Office at (812)849-3534.

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Weekend Interpretive Programs @ Spring Mill

July 12th - July 14th
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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SPRING MILL INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS Join us for another fun and eventful weekend at Spring Mill State Park! FRIDAY 2:00 PM BIRD NEST BUILD Birds are nature's engineers, find out why birds build their homes differently and build a nest of your own! Meet at Lakeview Activity Center 7:00 PM SMOKEY AT THE CAMPGROUNDS  Smokey Bear has a special message for you about wildfires. Join part of the naturalist staff to visit with Smokey Bear and learn about fire safety. Meet at…

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Smokey the Bear @ Spring Mill

July 12th @ 7:00 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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SMOKEY AT THE CAMPGROUND Smokey Bear is visiting Spring Mill State Park and has a special message for you about wildfires. Join part of the naturalist staff in the campground amphitheater to visit Smokey Bear and learn about fire safety! *Gate Fee May Apply* For more information, call the Park Office at (812)849-3534.

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Morning at the Feeder @ Spring Mill

July 16th @ 9:00 am EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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MORNING AT THE FEEDER & ALEXANDER WILSON BIRD PRINTS Spend your morning relaxing with the birds who visit the feeders at Spring Mill State Park. Then, make a bird print of your own! 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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Creek Stomp @ Spring Mill

July 18th @ 2:00 pm EDT
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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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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