Cane Creek State Park in Lincoln County will host a number of activities during spring break including kayak tours, a fishing derby, an Easter egg hunt, and many other activities.

SCHEDULE:

Friday, March 18
2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. LEAVE NO TRACE PACE
We have a huge impact on our environment, whether we know it or not. Sometimes the impact is positive, sometimes it is negative, and often we leave our mark for years to come. Join a park interpreter on a short hike to learn about your impact on the environment. Meeting place: Campground Bathhouse
Admission: Free

4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. SEARCHING FOR REPTILIANS
Often feared and misunderstood, reptiles provide you with an amazing state park visit. From eating mice and mosquitoes, these unique creatures are specially equipped to protect your experiences at Cane Creek State Park. Join a park interpreter on an adventure to discover the wonderful world of reptiles. Meeting place: Visitor Center
Admission: Free

6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. PRIMITIVE HUNTING
Do you think you could have survived before electricity, air conditioning, and retail stores? In particular, how did people get food? Try your hand with some primitive hunting equipment, and see if you have “the right stuff.” Kids under 10 years of age need to have and adult with them. Meeting place: Campground Bathhouse
Admission: Free

Saturday, March 19
2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. FEED THE CRITTERS
Ever wonder how or what an alligator or turtle eats? It’s dinner time and the critters are hungry! Watch their eating habits and learn about the animals here at Cane Creek State Park. Meeting place: Visitor Center
Admission: Free

11 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. EASTER EGG HUNT
This event is sponsored by the Star City Women’s League and children under the age of 12 are able to hunt for prize-filled eggs. The egg toss is open to teams of two; children and adults of any age are welcome to participate. Be sure to bring your camera to catch a photo with the Easter Bunny! Meeting place: Pavilion 1
Admission: Free

2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. FEED THE CRITTERS
Ever wonder how or what an alligator or turtle eats? It’s dinner time and the critters are hungry! Watch their eating habits and learn about the animals here at Cane Creek State Park. Meeting place: Visitor Center
Admission: Free

4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. FURRY FRIENDS HIKE
Cane Creek State Park is home to hundreds, if not thousands, of amazing plants and animals. Many of the animals you may recognize as your furry friends: the deer, armadillo, and more. Each of these animals have a specific habitat in Cane Creek State Park. Join a park interpreter as you are guided on a hike to see where these furry friends may live and discover why they live in that location. Meeting place: Visitor Center
Admission: Free

Sunday, March 20
9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. BIRDING WITH A FRIEND
Spring is here and bird song fills the air with a melodious tune! The soft whistling of a tanager as it flies overhead, the croak of the great blue heron, and the shriek of a red-tailed hawk when it finds food. All of these songs make up the sound of nature, so grab a friend and join a park interpreter to discover your new hobby of bird-watching. Meeting place: Visitor Center
Admission: Free

2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. DUTCH OVEN COOKING DEMONSTRATION
Dutch oven cooking is a long-standing Arkansas State Parks tradition. Meet your fellow campers, enjoy some sweets with your family, and learn a little about Dutch oven cooking. A hands-on demonstration will be given by a park interpreter. We have some plates and silverware, but feel free to bring your own. Meeting place: Campground Bathhouse
Admission: Free

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. BATTY BATS
Did you know that bats are amazing creatures? Some people may think these animals are “batty,” but there is a method to their madness. Join a park interpreter and discover why bats can behave “batty.” Meeting place: Campground Bathhouse
Admission: Free

Wednesday, March 23
2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. COLA CAN FISHING
Have you ever thought about the resources that you have and what they could be used for? Many times we take the items we have for granted and use them just for one special purpose. Break out of that routine today and discover a new way to enjoy nature. Be sure to bring a coke can for this activity! Then join a park interpreter in trying to catch something with your new fishing “can.” Meeting place: Campground Bathhouse
Admission: Free

4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. TREE ID HIKE
How can you tell a pine from an oak? A hickory from a dogwood? It’s not too hard. Let a park interpreter walk you through the basics of identifying some common Arkansas trees on this short hike. Meeting place: Campground Bathhouse
Admission: Free

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. FULL MOON KAYAK TOUR
Imagine gliding through the water in a kayak under the light of a full moon. The cool breeze barely stirring the water revealing the reflections of the cypress trees and the stars of the night sky. Join a park interpreter as you are guided through many of Cane Creek Lake’s unique features as they are seen in a different light. Space is limited so advance registration is required. Meeting place: Visitor Center
Admission: $15 adults, $10 children ages 6-12

Thursday, March 24
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. THE BIRDING GAMES
Birds are naturally playful as they duck, dive, swoop, and swallow. Join a park interpreter to play games like the birds and may the odds be ever in your favor. Meeting place: Campground Bathhouse
Admission: Free

2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. BUTTERFLY BINGO
Our butterfly garden is in bloom! Let’s play a fun game of Butterfly Bingo and learn the names and benefits of these beautiful flying insects. Meeting place: Visitor Center
Admission: Free

3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. THE UNNATURAL HIKE
Join a park interpreter as he leads you through the wonders of Cane Creek State Park. Discover what is natural and what is not as we travel along our “hidden trail of knowledge.” Meeting place: Campground Bathhouse
Admission: Free

Friday, March 25
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CANE CREEK CYCLE ALERT
One of the best ways to experience the two natural landscapes at Cane Creek State Park is from the comfort of a bike. Join a park interpreter as you are guided through the history of the park as you peddle through the most abundant natural resource at Cane Creek State Park. If you do not have a bike, you may rent one from the visitor center. Meeting place: Campground Bathhouse
Admission: Free

3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. THE R-A-A IN ALLIGATOR
The R-A-A in alligators is where you discover what makes an alligator an alligator. Discover the ways this new knowledge can affect your stay at Cane Creek State Park. Just remember, R-A-A isn’t meant to scare you! Meeting place: Campground Bathhouse
Admission: Free

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. SUNSET KAYAK TOUR
Join a park interpreter for this guided paddling tour on the lake. Enjoy the Delta sky being painted with sunset before your very eyes while you watch egrets, herons, and woodpeckers fly above you and see fish snatching insects below your bow. Space is limited, reservations are required. Contact the park for more information. Meeting place: Visitor Center
Admission: $15 adults, $10 kids ages 6-12

Saturday, March 26
8 a.m. – 10 a.m. JUNIOR FISHING DERBY
Parents, spend the morning relaxing while watching your junior anglers compete for the biggest stringer in this informal fishing derby. Bring your pole, bait, and fishing skills to the visitor center and we will lead the way to our special derby pond! Prizes will be awarded. This activity is for children 15 and under. Meeting place: Visitor Center
Admission: Free

11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. FEED THE CRITTERS
Ever wonder how or what an alligator or turtle eats? It’s dinner time and the critters are hungry! Watch their eating habits and learn about the animals here at Cane Creek State Park. Meeting place: Visitor Center
Admission: Free

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. BAYOU BARTHOLOMEW KAYAK TOUR
Cane Creek Lake and Bayou Bartholomew are home to bald eagles, owls, ducks, woodpeckers, and other kinds of birds. On this special kayak tour, a park interpreter will discuss the unique challenges and opportunities of bird-watching from a boat. No experience is necessary. Bring binoculars if you have them! Kayak, life jacket, and paddle are provided. Please contact the park to make reservations. Must be over 10 to paddle alone. Meeting place: Visitor Center
Admission: $20 adults, $15 children 12 and under

Sunday, March 27
9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. BUTTERFLY BINGO
Our butterfly garden is in bloom! Let’s play a fun game of Butterfly Bingo and learn the names and benefits of these beautiful flying insects. Meeting place: Visitor Center
Admission: Free

10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. BLACK BEARS OF CANE CREEK
Have you ever wondered if there are bears in the area? Black bears are interesting creatures that can surprise the unprepared camper. Join a park interpreter to learn why you should have nothing to fear from these majestic creatures. Meeting place: Visitor Center
Admission: Free

2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. OUR FRIEND BART
Bart is lonely nowadays. No one wants to play with him and he feels neglected. Bayou Bartholomew was once respected and useful to all. Join a park interpreter and learn more about our friend Bart. Meeting place: Campground Bathhouse
Admission: Free