November Programs

-Weekends Programs-
-Saturdays – 11 am – Ranger Led Hike
*tours also available during the week upon request (call 337-893-7047)
-Saturdays – 2 pm – Nature Center Fun Hour
Park guests of all ages are welcome to enjoy a fun filled activity in the nature center. Programs will vary each week and will include an activity such as wildlife bingo or arts and crafts. Call the nature center at (337-893-7047) for more information on the program of the week.
-Monthly Programs-
-Saturday. November 1st – 10am-4pm Geocaching Day
All guests are welcome to participate in Geocaching day at Palmetto Island State Park on November 1st. Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt game that combines exploring the outdoors with using GPS-enabled devices. No GPS device? No problem! There will be group searches at 11am and 2pm that will give guests an introduction to GPS enabled devices and a chance to use it firsthand. Prizes will be given out for the first to find all caches.
-Friday, November 7th – 6 pm – Night Hike
Grab your flashlight, bug spray and meet at the nature center at 6 p.m. Hike will take approximately one hour. Most of the park’s mammals, such as deer, are more active during the night at the park, so who knows what we may run into!
-Saturday, November 8th – 12 pm – Dutch Oven Cooking
Grab your appetites and come enjoy a meal cooked by the local black iron pot group, Latanier cookers. It is free to attend but donations are always welcome.
-Saturday, November 15th – 6pm – Outdoor Movie Night- Free Birds
Movie will be shown in the splash pad parking lot. Concession stand will be on site.
-December 7th – 10 am – Guided Canoe Tour
Come join a ranger led guided canoe tour through Palmetto Island. Tour will include an introductory lesson on paddling, followed by a tour through the park’s three ponds. It is free to attend, but guests must pre-register by calling (337-893-7047) or email palmettoisland_int@crt.la.gov

Nature Center Winter Season Hours- *NEW* Wednesday-Friday 1-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm or by appointment (337-893-7047) *hours are subject to change.

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October Programs

-Weekends Programs-
-Saturdays – 11 am – Ranger Led Hike
*tours also available during the week upon request (call 337-893-7047)
-Saturdays – 2 pm – Nature Center Fun Hour
Park guests of all ages are welcome to enjoy a fun filled activity in the nature center. Programs will vary each week and will include an activity such as wildlife bingo or arts and crafts. Call the nature center at (337-893-7047) for more information on the program of the week.

-Monthly Programs-
-Sunday, October 5th & November 2nd – 10 am – Guided Canoe Tour
Come join a ranger led guided canoe tour through Palmetto Island. Tour will include an introductory lesson on paddling, followed by a tour through the park’s three ponds. It is free to attend, but guests must pre-register by calling (337-893-7047) or email palmettoisland_int@crt.la.gov
-Friday, October 10th – 7 pm – Night Hike
Grab your flashlight, bug spray and meet at the nature center at 7 p.m. Hike will take approximately one hour. Most of the park’s mammals, such as deer, are more active during the night at the park, so who knows what we may run into!
-Saturday, October 11th – 12 pm – Dutch Oven Cooking
Grab your appetites and come enjoy a meal cooked by the local black iron pot group, Latanier cookers. It is free to attend but donations are always welcome.
-Friday, October 24th – 7pm – Outdoor Movie Night- ‘Frankenweenie’
–Splashpad area, concession stand will be on site, bring your own chairs
-Saturday, October 25th Haloween Celebration
Activities planned throughout the day. *see Halloween flyer or call for more details*
-Saturday. November 1st – 10am-4pm Geocaching Day
All guests are welcome to participate in Geocaching day at Palmetto Island State Park on November 1st. Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt game that combines exploring the outdoors and using GPS-enabled devices. No GPS device? No problem! There will be group searches at 11am and 2pm that will give guests an introduction to GPS enabled devices and a chance to use it firsthand.

Nature Center Winter Season Hours- *NEW* Wednesday-Friday 1-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm or by appointment (337-893-7047) *hours are subject to change.

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September Programs

-Weekends Programs-

-Saturdays – 11 am – Ranger Led Hike

Guests are welcome to join a ranger led hike which will introduce them to Palmetto Island State Park. Hike will focus on the many plants and animals that call the park home. Hike will also provide information on the facilities and park itself. Guests will meet in the nature center.

*tours available during the week upon appointment (call 337-893-7047)

-Saturdays – 2 pm – Nature Center Fun Hour

Park guests of all ages are welcome to enjoy a fun filled activity in the nature center. Programs will vary each week and will include an activity such as wildlife bingo or arts and crafts. Call the nature center at 337-893-7047 for more information on the program of the week.

 

-Monthly Programs-

-Sunday, September 7th – 10 am – Guided Canoe Tour

Come join a ranger led guided canoe tour through Palmetto Island. Tour will include an introductory lesson on paddling, followed by a tour through the park’s three ponds. It is free to attend, but guests must pre-register by calling 337-893-7047 or email palmettoisland_int@crt.la.gov

-Saturday, September 6th – 8 pm – Night Hike

Grab your flashlight, bug spray and meet at the nature center at 8 p.m. Hike will take approximately one hour. Most of the park’s mammals, such as deer, are more active during the night at the park, so who knows what we may run into!

-Saturday, September 13th – 12 pm – Dutch Oven Cooking

Grab your appetites and come enjoy a meal cooked by the local black iron pot group, Latanier cookers. It is free to attend but donations are always welcome.

-September 7th – Fundraiser Luncheon

Call ahead (337-652-2484) for details and tickets. Pork steak, rice dressing, beans, and bread all for $8.

 

Nature Center Summer Hours- Friday-Sunday 10am-4pm or by appointment (337-893-7047) *hours are subject to change

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Nature Center Programs July 2014

-Weekends Programs-

-Saturdays – 11 am – Ranger Led Hike

Guests are welcome to join a ranger led hike which will introduce them to Palmetto Island State Park. Hike will focus on the many plants and animals that call the park home. Hike will also provide information on the facilities and park itself. Guests will meet in the nature center.

*tours available during the week upon appointment (call 337-893-7047)

-Saturdays – 2 pm – Nature Center Fun Hour

Park guests of all ages are welcome to enjoy a fun filled activity in the nature center. Programs will vary each week and will include an activity such as wildlife bingo or arts and crafts. Call the nature center at 337-893-7047 for more information on the program of the week.

 

-Monthly Programs-

-Friday, July 4th – 10am-4pm – Celebration

Come celebrate the birth of the greatest nation in the world at Palmetto Island State Park. There will be a nature hike at 1pm and children activities throughout the day in the nature center. Concession stand will be open by the splash pad for July 4th-6th.

-Sunday, July 6th & August 3rd – 10 am – Guided Canoe Tour

Come join a ranger led guided canoe tour through Palmetto Island. Tour will include an introductory lesson on paddling, followed by a tour through the park’s three ponds. It is free to attend, but guests must pre-register by calling 337-893-7047 or email palmettoisland_int@crt.la.gov

-Saturday, July 12th  – 8 pm – Night Hike

Grab your flashlight, bug spray and meet at the nature center at 8 p.m. Hike will take approximately one hour. Most of the park’s mammals, such as deer, are more active during the night at the park, so who knows what we may run into!

-Saturday, July 12th – 12 pm – Dutch Oven Cooking

Grab your appetites and come enjoy a meal cooked by the local black iron pot group, Latanier cookers. It is free to attend but donations are always welcome.

 

Nature Center Summer Hours- Friday-Sunday 10am-4pm or by appointment (337-893-7047) *hours are subject to change*  

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Nature Center Programs July 2014

-Weekends Programs-

-Saturdays – 11 am – Ranger Led Hike

Guests are welcome to join a ranger led hike which will introduce them to Palmetto Island State Park. Hike will focus on the many plants and animals that call the park home. Hike will also provide information on the facilities and park itself. Guests will meet in the nature center.

*tours available during the week upon appointment (call 337-893-7047)

-Saturdays – 2 pm – Nature Center Fun Hour

Park guests of all ages are welcome to enjoy a fun filled activity in the nature center. Programs will vary each week and will include an activity such as wildlife bingo or arts and crafts. Call the nature center at 337-893-7047 for more information on the program of the week.

 

-Monthly Programs-

-Friday, July 4th – 10am-4pm – Celebration

Come celebrate the birth of the greatest nation in the world at Palmetto Island State Park. There will be a nature hike at 1pm and children activities throughout the day in the nature center. Concession stand will be open by the splash pad for July 4th-6th.

-Sunday, July 6th & August 3rd – 10 am – Guided Canoe Tour

Come join a ranger led guided canoe tour through Palmetto Island. Tour will include an introductory lesson on paddling, followed by a tour through the park’s three ponds. It is free to attend, but guests must pre-register by calling 337-893-7047 or email palmettoisland_int@crt.la.gov

-Saturday, July 12th  – 8 pm – Night Hike

Grab your flashlight, bug spray and meet at the nature center at 8 p.m. Hike will take approximately one hour. Most of the park’s mammals, such as deer, are more active during the night at the park, so who knows what we may run into!

-Saturday, July 12th – 12 pm – Dutch Oven Cooking

Grab your appetites and come enjoy a meal cooked by the local black iron pot group, Latanier cookers. It is free to attend but donations are always welcome.

 

Nature Center Summer Hours- Friday-Sunday 10am-4pm or by appointment (337-893-7047) *hours are subject to change*  

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June Programs

-Weekends Programs-

-Saturdays – 11 am – Ranger Led Hike *New Trails*

Guests are welcome to join a ranger led hike which will introduce them to Palmetto Island State Park. Hike will focus on the many plants and animals that call the park home. Hike will also provide information on the facilities and park itself. Guests will meet in the nature center.

*tours available during the week upon appointment (call 337-893-7047)

-Saturdays – 2 pm – Nature Center Fun Hour

Park guests of all ages are welcome to enjoy a fun filled activity in the nature center. Programs will vary each week and will include an activity such as wildlife bingo or arts and crafts. Call the nature center at 337-893-7047 for more information on the program of the week.

 

-Monthly Programs-

-Saturday June 14th  and July 12th – 8 pm – Night Hike

Grab your flashlight, bug spray and meet at the nature center at 8 p.m. Hike will take approximately one hour. Most of the park’s mammals, such as deer, are more active during the night at the park, so who knows what we may run into!

-Saturday June 14th and  July 12th – 12 pm – Dutch Oven Cooking

Grab your appetites and come enjoy a meal cooked by the local black iron pot group, Latanier cookers. It is free to attend but donations are always welcome.

-Sunday June 15th – 10:30 am – Archery at the Park

All are welcome to join the park staff for a day of archery fun. This is a great opportunity for archers of all levels to learn about the fundamentals of archery and to get some target practice. $5/ person, all materials will be provided by the staff. Registration is required by calling 337-893-7047 or email palmettoisland_int@crt.la.gov

-Saturday June 28th – 10am – 2pm – Geocaching Fun Day

Geocachers of all levels of experience are welcome to the park for an afternoon of park discovery. Experienced geocachers will be onsite to assist visitors. GPS enabled device is not required to participate. Call Shawn (337-254-5373) or Shannon (337-652-2484) for more info.

-Sunday July 6th – 1pm – ByYou Art Kids Painting Classes

Ages 7-14 $25/person, painting materials and snacks will be provided. Registration required. For more information call 337-652-2484 of email (friendsofpisp@yahoo.com)

-Sunday July 6th – 10 am – Guided Canoe Tour

Come join a ranger led guided canoe tour through Palmetto Island. Tour will include an introductory lesson on paddling, followed by a tour through the park’s three ponds. It is free to attend, but guests must pre-register by calling 337-893-7047 or email palmettoisland_int@crt.la.gov

 

Nature Center Summer Hours- Friday-Sunday 10am-4pm or by appointment (337-893-7047) *hours are subject to change*

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Palmetto Island Programs April/MAy

-Weekends Programs-

-Saturdays – 11 am – Ranger Led Hike *New Trails*

Guests are welcome to join a ranger led hike which will introduce them to Palmetto Island State Park. Hike will focus on the many plants and animals that call the park home. Hike will also provide information on the facilities and park itself. Guests will meet in the nature center.

*tours available during the week upon appointment (call 337-893-7047)

-Saturdays – 2 pm – Nature Center Fun Hour

Park guests of all ages are welcome to enjoy a fun filled activity in the nature center. Programs will vary each week and will include an activity such as wildlife bingo or arts and crafts. Call the nature center at 337-893-7047 for more information on the program of the week.

-Monthly Programs-

-May 4th – 10 am – Guided Canoe Tour

Come join a ranger led guided canoe tour through Palmetto Island. Tour will include an introductory lesson on paddling, followed by a tour through the park’s three ponds. It is free to attend, but guests must pre-register by calling 337-893-7047 or email palmettoisland_int@crt.la.gov

-May 17th 8 pm – Night Hike

Grab your flashlight, bug spray and meet at the nature center at 8 p.m. Hike will take approximately one hour. Most of the park’s mammals, such as deer, are more active during the night at the park, so who knows what we may run into!

-Saturday April 26th – 10 am-5 pm – Stir the Pot

Bring the whole family out for Palmetto Island’s 4th annual seafood and music festival. There will be a cook-off, nature demonstrations, arts and crafts, and many more fun activities planned throughout the day.

 

Nature Center Summer Hours- Friday-Sunday 10am-4pm or by appointment (337-893-7047) *hours are subject to change*

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