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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