Hocking Hills State Park Programs

 

HOCKING HILLS STATE PARK - April 2019

Friday April 5
11:00 AM *CEDAR FALLS STROLL - Join the naturalist to explore Cedar Falls and discover the unique natural & cultural history of this area of the park. Meet at the Cedar Falls Shelter House.

Saturday April 6
11:00AM * THE WONDERS of OLD MAN’S CAVE- Meet the naturalist at the naturalist cabin for a short hike and discover some facts about the history of the area and the rock formations that are found throughout the park.
2:00PM*BIRDS of PREY: What is the difference between owls and hawks? Come down to the Naturalist Cabin located by the A Frame Bridge to learn about the diurnal and nocturnal birds of prey that live in the Hocking Hills.

Sunday April 7
2:00PM * NATURALIST CABIN “OPEN”- Come to the naturalist cabin located by the A frame bridge. The naturalist will be on hand to answer questions & share the mysteries of the park.

Friday April 12
1:00 PM *THE HEMLOCKS of the HOCKING HILLS – Meet the Naturalist at Ash Cave parking lot to learn about the evergreen trees that makes up most of the Hocking Hills flora. This program will include a hike into Ash Cave to view some of the oldest trees in the Hocking Hills.

Saturday April 13
10:00 AM *CONKLE’S CREEP – Conkle’s Hollow state nature preserve is one of the most unique locations in the Hocking Hills.  Join the naturalist for a short hike to find out why.  Meet in the parking area please remember pets are not permitted at the preserve.
2:00PM *AMPHIBIAN ERUPTION! Meet the naturalist at the naturalist cabin to learn more about the spring explosion of Amphibians in the Hocking Hills!

Friday April 19
10:00 AM ROSE LAKE TROUT RELEASE and Rotary Family Fishing Day – Join the naturalist and the Logan Rotary club for a day of fishing at Rose Lake.  In conjunction with the Division of Wildlife’s annual stocking of rainbow trout on Rose Lake the park naturalist will offer fly fishing demonstrations and wildlife programs as we await the arrival of the fish.  The local Logan Ohio Rotary club will also hand every child a prize ticket for a chance to win their choice of toy or fishing gear! Hot dogs, chips, and snacks are also provided for the children by the Rotary club.
8:00PM* ASH CAVE FULL MOON HIKE- Meet the naturalist at the Ash Cave parking lot to learn about the animals that use the night as cover in the Hocking Hills. Wear sturdy shoes and bundle up against the cold. No pets please on the night hike.

Saturday April 20
11:00 AM *SCALAWAGS & RENEGADES - The Ohio Frontier was full of heroes and shady characters.  Meet at the Shelter House at the Rock House to hike and explore our local history.
2:00PM * BATS of OHIO- Meet the naturalist at the naturalist cabin to learn about some of the bats that make Ohio their home. Learn about why these winged mammals are so beneficial to humans.

Sunday April 21
11:00 AM *RIDGETOPS & HOLLERS- Ever wonder about the difference between a ridgetop and a holler? Join the naturalist at Ash Cave parking lot to find out more!
1:00 PM HOCKING’S WILDLIFE AT THE CABIN – As you pass by on your hike today, stop by the Naturalist Cabin to explore and take a closer look at some of our native residents.  Naturalist will be available to explain and answer questions.

Friday April 26
1:00 PM WHISPERING CAVE- Meet the naturalist at the trailhead located by the cabin/lodge area for a moderately strenuously hike to the second largest recess cave in the park!
9:00 AM ROSE LAKE KAYAK EXCURSION - Ever wanted to try your hand at kayaking?  Maybe you have been paddling for a while and want to learn more.  Well, join the naturalist instructor who will teach participants the proper handling and control of a Kayak along with the proper gear.  Equipment will be provided.  Pre-registration is required for this trip and you must sign -up in person at the camp office. Trip size is limited so register early!  Please wear clothing to get wet, no open toe shoes and bring along plenty to drink.

Saturday April 27
10:00 AM Wildflowers and Waterfall Hike - Observe nature’s carpet of wildflowers and sparkling waterfalls in beautiful Hocking Hills.  Meet at the parking lot at Ash Cave.  Together we will explore the many species of wildflowers we can find in the gorge
2:00PM *BOBCATS of OHIO- Meet the naturalist at the naturalist cabin located by the A frame bridge to learn about one of Ohio’s secretive predators.

Sunday April 28
10:00 AM *LAKESIDE STROLL- Meet the Naturalist at the Rose Lake dam to walk around Rose Lake. While on our walk we will learn a little history, we will also explore the flora and fauna of the area.