JUNE ACTIVITIES AT LAKE ANNA STATE PARK...Thanks to Jo Finch, President of the Friends of Lake Anna State Park, for the following information.
Activities planned at Lake Anna State Park for the month of June
Clean the Bay Day 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Join over 6,000 volunteers statewide and make a significant impact on the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Think what happens in your backyard doesn't affect the bay, think again! You'd be surprised at the amount of non-point source pollution that harms the bay each year. We offer two options to help at Lake Anna. Join the ranger on land and walk the shorelines to help clean litter (perfect for families with young children that want to lend a hand) or dock you boat at our Visitor Center (VC docks are south of the swimming beach) and we'll provide trash bags to each boat, canoe, kayak or SUP to help us clean from the water. At Noon we'll meet back at the Visitor Center to collect all the filled trash bags and share the weirdest thing you found! So grab some friends and form a team or just come on your own - all volunteers are welcome! This event is perfect for Youth Groups, Scout Groups and counts towards required volunteer hours. Pre-registration is encouraged: Call 540-854-6245 and leave a message if no answer or email:Lauri.Schular@dcr.virginia.gov
06/04/2016 National Trails Day - Sunset Stroll on Overlook Trail 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Ready to end your hectic summer day on a Peaceful note? Join the park interpreter for a special hike on this "Ranger access only" trail. We'll take a short ride in our passenger van to the trailhead and enjoy walking a 1.5 mile (round trip) moderate trail. At the overlook, we'll take some time to experience a breathtaking view of Ware Field while observing waterfowl in Ware Cove. Be sure to bring your camera and binoculars! Comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes and a water bottle are recommended. Space is limited to the first 15 guests. Program is FREE and open to the public. To register and pay for any of our programming in advance, call 540-854-6245. Please leave a message on the Visitor Center answering machine with the name of your party, number of participants and contact information or e-mail Ranger Lauri at Lauri.Schular@dcr.virginia.gov Location - Visitor Center Phone - (540) 854-5503
06/11/2016 National Get Outdoors Day - Paddle Ware Creek and March on the Meadow 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. View the Park from the best vantage point - a canoe! Enjoy a peaceful paddle to Ware Creek where we'll land our boats & take short stroll up to explore the unique meadow habitat. Bring your camera to capture the breathtaking vistas of Lake Anna. We regularly see King Fishers, Lesser green & Great Blue Herons. We might be fortunate enough to spy Ospreys or even an American Bald Eagle! We suggest plenty of water, insect repellant, comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat. NO flip-flops please. Meet at the Visitor Center to ride in our van to the launch site. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. $5.00 each. Call our Visitor Center at 540-854-6245. To register for any of our programming in advance, please leave a message on the Visitor Center answering machine with the name of your party, number of participants and contact information or e-mail Ranger Lauri atLauri.Schular@dcr.virginia.gov
Great American Campout Do you and your family enjoy camping or love the great outdoors? We've got fun for every skill level. 11 a.m. - 12 Noon Gold Panning Mosey on over to try your hand at panning. Learn some of the techniques and then dip your pan in Old Pond to see what washes up! Pre-register at the Visitor Center. Limit 15. FREE. 1 - 2 p.m. Snakes Alive! Slither on down and join the park interpreter as we decipher fact from fiction while discovering how some snakes actually save lives. You can pet a live snake & stay for the feeding! FREE. 3 - 4 p.m. Light Your Fire Spark an interest in primitive camping skills & test your fire making skills using our flint & steel. Children 15 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. FREE. 5 - 6 p.m. Fish with a Ranger Reel yourself over to learn the basics of knot tying & more. You'll even get to go fishing with a ranger! Pre-registration required. Tackle & bait included. Space is limited. 540-854-6245 to register. Call 800-933-7275 to make reservations to stay with us overnight in our campground. Campsites are $24 or $35 per night plus sales tax and a $5 transaction fee. If coming only for the day, there is no cost for the programs other than the per car parking fee of $5. Location - Visitor Center Phone - (540) 854-5503
We are extremely fortunate to have an outstanding state park here at Lake Anna. Take advantage of it by checking out the activities available to you. If you have an interest in volunteering The Friends of Lake Anna is certainly a worthwhile organization. Please let me know if you would like more information on helping make Lake Anna State Park one of the very best parks in Virginia's system.