-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.
-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 firstname.lastname@example.org
-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*