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

-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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