Hocking Hills State Park - Programs

Hocking Hills State Park Programs and Events

August 2017

 

Friday August 4
1:00 PM SKULLS & CLAWS- Come down to the Naturalist Cabin to learn about the animals that makes Hocking Hills State Park their home.


Saturday August 5
9:00 AM *CEDAR FALLS STROLL - Join the naturalist to explore Cedar Falls and discover the unique natural & cultural history of this area of the park.
2:00 PM HOCKING’S WILDLIFE at the CABIN – As you pass by on your hike today, stop by the Naturalist Cabin to explore and take a closer look at some of our native residents.  Naturalist will be available to explain and answer questions.


Sunday August 6
 9:00 AM *CONKLE’S CREEP – Conkle’s Hollow state nature preserve is one of the most unique locations in the Hocking Hills.  Join the naturalist for a short hike to find out why.  Meet in the parking area.
1:00 PM REPTILES- Come to the naturalist cabin to learn about the reptiles that make the Hocking Hills home.


Thursday August 10
8:30 PM *HISTORIC LANTERN TOUR of ASH CAVE- The mystery of Ash Cave is special as far back as the last Ice Age and beyond.  Join the naturalist in the parking lot area to explore Ash Cave by lantern light and learn this special history first hand.  We supply the lights…you supply the imagination. (Please no pets at the lantern tour)


Friday August 11
9:00 AM *CONKLE’S CREEP – Conkle’s Hollow state nature preserve is one of the most unique locations in the Hocking Hills.  Join the naturalist for a short hike to find out why.  Meet in the parking area.
1:00 PM ARCHERY- Meet the naturalist at the archery range to learn some basic archery skills. Bows will be available to shoot during this program.


Saturday August 12
9:00 AM *SCALAWAGS & RENEGADES - The Ohio Frontier was full of heroes and shady characters.  Meet at the Shelter House at the Rock House to hike and explore our local history.
2:00 PM *CREEKING- Take a closer look at the crawly critters that live in the creeks and streams around the Hocking Hills. Meet at the shelter house at Ash Cave. Make sure to wear sturdy shoes and clothes you can get muddy. Flip flops not recommended.


Sunday August 13
9:00AM FISHING- Join the naturalist at Rose Lake to try your hand at catching fish. Poles and bait will be provided. Participants 16 and over will need to have a fishing license to fish.
2:00 PM MAKING TRACKS- Meet the Naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin to learn about animals that make the Hocking Hills home and the tracks they make.

 

Friday August 18
9:00 AM *CONKLE’S CREEP – Conkle’s Hollow state nature preserve is one of the most unique locations in the Hocking Hills.  Join the naturalist for a short hike to find out why.  Meet in the parking area.

1:00 PM *JEWELED DRAGONS – Join the naturalist for a closer look at Hocking’s not so mythical dragonflies & damselflies.  These flying, crawling & swimming insects lead an amazing life that we can peak in on.  Meet at the main playground in the camp (near site# 143) for a short stroll down to Rose Lake.


Saturday August 19
9:00 AM *THE WONDERS of OLD MAN’S CAVE - Meet the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a short hike and discover some facts about the history of the area and the rock formations that are found throughout the park.


Wednesday August 23
2:00 PM HOCKING’S BIRDS OF PREY - Join the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a closer look at Ohio’s hawks, owls, eagles, and vultures.


Thursday August 24
2:00 PM REPTILES- Come to the naturalist cabin to learn about the reptiles that make the Hocking Hills home.


Friday August 25
10:00 AM *ROSE LAKE Stand Up Paddleboard “SUP” EXCURSION - Ever wanted to try your hand at SUP?  Maybe you have been paddling for a while and want to learn more.  Well, join the naturalist instructor who will teach participants the proper handling and control of a SUP along with the proper gear.  Equipment will be provided.  Pre-registration is required for this trip and you must sign -up in person at the camp office. Trip size is limited so register early!  Please wear clothing to get wet, no open toe shoes and bring along plenty to drink.


Saturday August 26
9:00 AM *WHISPERING CAVE HIKE- Meet the naturalist at the trailhead located by the cabin/lodge area for a moderately strenuously hike to the second largest recess cave East of the Mississippi!


Sunday August 27
2:00 PM *CREEKING- Take a closer look at the crawly critters that live in the creeks and streams around the Hocking Hills. Meet at the shelter house at Ash Cave. Make sure to wear sturdy shoes and clothes you can get muddy. Flip flops not recommended.


Wednesday August 30
2:00 PM GAMES OF THE PAST- Meet the naturalist at the naturalist cabin to learn about some of the fun things that pioneer children did when they had free time. Try your hand at some of the games and activities.
8:00 PM *ASH CAVE TWIGHLIGHT HIKE- Join the Naturalist at the Ash Cave parking lot for a nice twilight stroll to Ash Cave. Please remember once you hike in with the naturalist you must stay with the naturalist for the remainder of the hike. No pets please.


Thursday August 31
2:00 PM Naturalist Cabin” OPEN”-  Come to the naturalist cabin located behind the Old Man’s Cave visitor center for a closer look some of the history of the area. Learn a new game from days gone by or see how the pioneers lived.