Hocking Hills State Park - Programs

Hocking Hills State Park Programs and Events

June 2017

 

Thursday June 1

2:00 PM SKULLS & CLAWS- Come down to the Naturalist Cabin to learn about the animals that makes Hocking Hills State Park their home.


Friday June 2

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 BIRDS OF PREY - Join the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a closer look at Ohio’s hawks, owls, eagles and vultures.

 

Saturday June 3

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.
6:00 PM TREES PLEASE: Meet the naturalist at the naturalist cabin to learn about some of the trees in the Hocking Hills and their uses. We will take a short walk to learn ways to identify trees in the area.
8:00 PM ASH CAVE TWILIGHT HIKE- Join the Naturalist at the Ash Cave parking lot for a nice twilight stroll to Ash Cave. No pets please.


Sunday June 4

10:00 AM ARCHERY- Meet the naturalist at the archery range to learn some basic archery skills. Bows will be available to shoot during this program.
2:00 PM REPTILES- Come to the naturalist cabin to learn about the reptiles that make the Hocking Hills home.

 

Wednesday June 7

2:00 PM THE AWESOME POSSUM- Meet the Naturalist at the naturalist cabin to find out what is so awesome about this furry creature.


Thursday June 8

9:00 AM ROSE LAKE MORNING KAYAK EXCURSION- Space is limited and you must sign up in person at the camp store. Participants will meet at Rose Lake. Come prepared to get wet.
2:00 PM TERRIFIC TURTLES- Stop by the Naturalist Cabin to learn about the turtles that make Hocking Hills their home. Learn about the decline of the Eastern Box Turtle and ways we can help.

 

Friday June 9

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.
7:00 PM EVENING KAYAKING ON ROSE LAKE- Space is limited and you must sign up in person at the camp store. Participants will meet at Rose Lake. Although we will not plan to get wet please come prepared.

 

Saturday June 10

3:00 PM ASH CAVE WALK - Join the naturalist for a short walk to Ash Cave and discover the unique natural & cultural history of this park.


Sunday June 11

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 in the park!

 

Wednesday June 14

2:00 PM Naturalist Cabin” OPEN”- After our adventure and fun into the past stick around at the naturalist cabin located behind the Old Man’s Cave visitor center for a closer look at some of the flora and fauna that make Hocking so special. The naturalist will be on hand to answer questions & share the mysteries of the park.

 

Friday June 16

2:00 PM 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.

9:00 AM 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.

Saturday June 17

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 in the park!
1:00 PM HOCKING’S OWLS - Join the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a closer look at Ohio’s winged nocturnal predators.

 

Sunday June 18

11:00 AM 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 June 21

2:00 PM Frogs and Toads, What’s the difference? Come down to the nature center located by the main beach to learn more about frogs and toads.

 

Thursday June 22

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 SPIDERS, DISPELLING THE MYTHS! Have you ever heard that daddy long legs are the most poisonous spider alive but their mouths are too small to bite? Let’s learn more about spiders and gain a greater understanding of their importance.

 

Friday June 23

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.

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.

9:00 PM NIGHT HIKE: Hike in the night to learn about the nocturnal animals, glow in the dark fungi, and other woodland nightlife. Meet at the Ash Cave parking lot, no pets on the night hike please. No flashlights, red lights are acceptable.

 

Saturday June 24

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.

11:00 AM FLY TYING at the CABIN – Join the naturalist at the naturalist cabin for a quick demonstration (and you might even try your hand at it) on the art of fly tying and making your own fishing flies.
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.

 

Sunday June 25

9:00 AM ASH CAVE WALK - Join the naturalist for a short walk to Ash Cave and discover the unique natural & cultural history of this park.
2:00 PM REPTILES- Come to the naturalist cabin to learn about the reptiles that make the Hocking Hills home.

 

Thursday June 29

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 in the park!
2:00 PM TERRIFIC TURTLES- Stop by the Naturalist Cabin to learn about the turtles that make Hocking Hills their home. Learn about the decline of the Eastern Box Turtle and ways we can help.

 

Friday June 30

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.
7:00 PM EVENING KAYAKING ON ROSE LAKE- Space is limited and you must sign up in person at the camp store. Participants will meet at Rose Lake. Although we will not plan to get wet please come prepared.