JACKSONPORT STATE PARK EVENTS

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JACKSONPORT STATE PARK

August 16th  , 2013  – August 23rd  , 2013

Enjoy your stay at Jacksonport State Park by attending a few of our scheduled activities.  Discover the many wonderfully diverse qualities of Jacksonport by bringing your family, friends and yourself to any of our programs.  The  activities listed below are free or have a fee if stated.  So visit with the park interpreters Donna and Matt to experience the park.

Friday, August 16th     

6:30pm- Civil War In Songs- Campground A musical telling of the Civil War with the songs that shaped the period of strife. The program covers all the ups and downs of not just famous battles and generals but the everyday citizens that endured the Civil War’s hardship.

Saturday, August 17th  

2:00 pm – – Turtles- Picnic Area. Discover the different turtles found in Jackson County. See the difference between a water and land turtle by viewing live turtles. Learn proper care and handling of turtles.

3:30pm- Birds of Prey- Picnic Area. Explore the super powers of birds of prey and learn how they survive in the wild and then take a walk to the end of the swim beach to see if there are any around.

6:30pm- Civil War Weapons- Campground – Come see a demonstration in black powdered weapons that were used in the Civil War. Join a park interpreter to learn how these weapons were used and fired and who were some of the famous Civil War fighters that used these Confederate Weapons.

Sunday, August 18th    

3:00pm- Owl Pellet DissectionPicnic Area.  What are owl pellets? What do owls eat? Join a park interpreter to learn the answers to these questions and more by dissecting some real owl pellets.

Friday, August 23rd

6:30pm- – Civil War In Songs- Campground A musical telling of the Civil War with the songs that shaped the period of strife. The program covers all the ups and downs of not just famous battles and generals but the everyday citizens that endured the Civil War’s hardship.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT THE PARK INTERPRETER AT THE PARK OFFICE

by calling (870) 523-2143 or E-mail: donna.bentley@arkansas.gov