Weekend Events at Lake Charles State Park
Friday through Sunday
Come take a look at some live animals that call Lake Charles State Park home. A park
interpreter will be on hand to answer questions. Located near the swim beach in the day
Friday, June 22
RED FOX, GRAY FOX
Arkansas is home to both red and gray foxes. Discover how the differences between
these two creatures are more than just color. See and touch fox skins and skulls.
Owls are one of very few birds who are active at night. Discover the special features of
this amazing nighttime raptor and learn about Arkansasâ€™ four native species.
Have you ever wondered how the people of long ago found their way at night without
street lights or GPS? Stargaze with a park interpreter and discover the ancient art
of nighttime navigation! We will meet at the visitor center at 9:00, then travel to our
Saturday, June 23
FEED THE CRITTERS
Have you ever watched a snake have a snack or a newt have a nibble? Itâ€™s dinner time
in the nature center at Lake Charles State Park! We will be feeding snakes, alligator,
fish, turtles, and more, so come to watch the animals eat and learn about how they feed
themselves in the wild.
Help our park interpreter decorate the sidewalks outside the nature center with colorful
drawings of your favorite Arkansas animals.
DINNER AND KAYAK CRUISE
Looking for an exciting evening adventure? Then join us for our dinner and kayak
cruise! Enjoy a delicious Dutch oven dinner, then head out for a guided tour of Lake
Charles as the sun sets. Kayak experience is not necessary, but reservations are.
Cost: $15 per person
Sunday, June 24
WHOSE SCAT IS THAT?
Everyone enjoys natureâ€™s beauty, but you can also learn a lot from looking at the gross
side of nature, too. Join a park interpreter at the nature center to discover what you can
learn about animals from their scat.
Discover some of the many types of turtles found in and around Lake Charles. Meet a
park interpreter at the nature center to see both land and water turtles, and learn about
these creaturesâ€™ special adaptations.