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

-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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