What’s Happening at Millwood State Park

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Updated: June 29, 2018

Friday, June 29:

Slithering Snakes  

5:30 – 6:15 p.m.

There is no such thing as a “bad snake”. Join a park interpreter to learn why snakes are crucial to a healthy ecosystem and what snakes you may encounter while here at Millwood State Park. Meet at the day use area by the playground.

Animal Myths  

6:45 – 7:30 p.m.

Have you ever been told that juvenile snakes are more venomous than adult snakes? Or has your mother ever told you that you are blind as a bat? Join a park interpreter to discuss the myths about some of the local animals and take a guess at what is true or false. Meet at the day use area across from campground A.

Waterfowl Way Guided Hike  

7:45 – 9 p.m.

Waterfowl Way hiking trail has a large variety of natural features and wildlife. Join a park interpreter on this 1.5-mile trail to along the shoreline of Millwood Lake to get a special insight into the ecosystem. Meet at the Trailhead parking lot and bring plenty of water and a flashlight and wear good hiking shoes. Bug spray is also suggested.

Saturday, June 30:

Frogs: Eating and Being Eaten  

2 – 2:30 p.m.

We have many different species of frogs here at Millwood State Park. Join a park interpreter for a short program to learn all about these amphibians and make your very own frog to take home with you. Meet at the pavilion across from the marina.

Homemade Fishing Meters  

5 – 6 p.m.

Have you ever taken a boat out on Millwood Lake? If you have, chances are that you have seen dozens of turtles sunning on logs and swimming around in the lake. Join a park interpreter to learn more about these aquatic reptiles. Before you leave, we’ll make a turtle for you to take home with you. Meet at the pavilion.

Sunset Lake Cruise  

7:30 – 9 p.m.

Price: Adults $9, Ages six through twelve $5, Under six free

Marina: 870-898-5334

Join State Park Staff for a tour of Millwood Lake. We’ll go out right before sunset to get an unbelievable view of the sun’s last big show of the day over the water. Seating is very limited, preregistration is required, so call or go to the marina to reserve your spot. Meet at the marina 10-15 minutes early if possible and be ready to cruise.

Sunday, July 1:

Millwood Lake Kayak Tour  

8:30 – 10 a.m.

Price; Solo Kayaks $6, Tandem Kayaks $9                                       

Marina: 870-898-5334

A kayak is the perfect way to view nature, quiet and undisturbed. Paddle around part of Millwood Lake with a park interpreter to get the best insight on where to view the local wildlife. We’ll take it slow, so don’t worry if you are inexperienced. Preregistration is required at the marina or call to make sure you have a spot. Minimum age of six.  Meet at the marina 10-15 minutes early, if possible, for a short orientation. Be sure to bring plenty of water to drink and wear comfortable clothes and shoes that can get wet.

Turtles of Millwood Lake  

11 – 11:45 a.m.

Have you ever taken a boat out on Millwood Lake? If you have, chances are that you have seen dozens of turtles sunning on logs and swimming around in the lake. Join a park interpreter to learn more about these aquatic reptiles. Before you leave, we’ll make a turtle for you to take home with you. Meet at the day use area across from campground A.