June 1

Saturday | 10:30am

What kind of animals live in the lake anyway?

This short informal program gives attendees a quick run-down of the most common creatures at Lake Powhatan.  Learn to identify birds by their flight pattern, and frogs by their call.  Suitable for all ages.  Meet at the Beach at 10:30 AM and bring your own chair.


 

June 4

Tuesday | 6pm

The Cradle of Forestry

 Listen to USFS Historians Bob and Judy Beanblossom tell the vibrant history of Pisgah National Forest.  Mr. Beanblossom will detail the history of America’s first forestry school (located just a few miles away), and watch Judy demo some old timey toys children would have played with during Pisgah’s first days.  Suitable for all ages.  Please  bring your own chair.


 

June 7

Friday | 5pm

Have a wild encounter—Meet a Barred Owl!

Owls are mysterious creatures of the night that are more often heard than seen. Join our campground naturalist to learn more about the owls found in Pisgah National Forest and meet a live barred owl up close!


 

June 8

Saturday | 10:30am

Kids Scavenger Hunt

Come by the beach at 10:30 to get your scavenger hunt checklist, and hunt for different tree species, landmarks, and other fun waypoints.  Return your completed checklist for a fun prize! Suitable for all ages (children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.)


 

Forest Touch Table

See, touch, and learn about some interesting objects that can be found in Pisgah National Forest.

June 14

Friday | 5pm


 

June 15

Saturday | 10:30am

What kind of animals live in the lake anyway?  

This short informal program gives attendees a quick run-down of the most common creatures at Lake Powhatan.  Learn to identify birds by their flight pattern, and frogs by their call.  Suitable for all ages.  Meet at the Beach at 10:30 AM and bring your own chair.


 

June 18

Tuesday | 6pm

The Cradle of Forestry

Listen to USFS Historians Bob and Judy Beanblossom tell the vibrant history of Pisgah National Forest.  Mr. Beanblossom will detail the history of America’s first forestry school (located just a few miles away), and watch Judy demo some old timey toys children would have played with during Pisgah’s first days.  Suitable for all ages.  Please bring your own chair.


 

June 21

Friday | 5pm

Have a wild encounter—Copperhead Country!

Drop by the Naturalist’s table to meet a live Copperhead snake and learn more about these venomous snakes that are found in Pisgah National Forest.


 

June 22

Saturday | 10:30pm

Kids Scavenger Hunt

Come by the beach at 10:30 to get your scavenger hunt checklist, and hunt for different tree species, landmarks, and other fun waypoints.  Return your completed checklist for a fun prize! Suitable for all ages (children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.)


 

June 28

Friday | 5pm

Kids Scavenger Hunt

Drop by our naturalist’s table to pick up a bag and a list of natural items found around the campground. Take the list, complete the scavenger hunt successfully, and drop back by and choose a prize as your reward! Suitable for all ages (children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.)


 

June 29

Saturday | 10:30pm

What kind of tree is this?

Stop by the beach to review field guides and photos of Western North Carolina Trees.  Learn to identify the most common species by their leaves, bark and fruit.  Suitable for all ages.