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Happenings at David Crockett Birthplace State Park this week

Staff report • Jan 7, 2019 at 11:17 AM

For more info or to register for an event, visit https://tnstateparks.com/events.

Jan. 11

Lantern Light Hike, 4:30-5:30 p.m., $5 per person: Join Ranger Dodson on a candle lit hike. Dress warmly and wear comfortable hiking shoes. The hike will last 1 hour and will follow the historic Limestone Creek trail. Please register on the park’s webpage. https://tnstateparks.com/events.

Jan. 12

EAB Emergency, 12:30 p.m. at the campground pavilion; Come out to David Crockett Birthplace State Park and learn about dangers that the invasive Emerald Ash Borer poses on our Natural Resources. This will be a thirty minute program outdoors so please dress accordingly.

Tomahawk Trail toss, 2-3 p.m., $25 person;This is an educational program that describes different types of tomahawks and their uses. This will also be a hands on demonstration of tomahawk throwing and each participant will be given their own tomahawk to keep limit of 10 participants. Please register online at https://tnstateparks.com/events.

Stargazing at the Sarah Hawkins Trail Overlook, 6-7 p.m.; This is an opportunity to enjoy the night sky above David Crockett Birthplace State Park. This program will be an educational event that describes constellations, asterisms, and different stars. Program will last one hour and the Rain date for this event will be January 26 at 6 p.m. at the same location.

Jan. 13

Frontier Fire Starting, at Long Hunter’s Camp, $25 per person; Come out to the park and learn how to strike a fire using flint and steel. This program will show off different fire constructions and fire materials. Each Participant will receive a striker kit to practice with during this program. Limit of 10 participants, please register online at https://tnstateparks.com/events.

Furs of the Frontier, 1-2 p.m., at Long Hunter’s Camp: This is an educational program that focuses on the importance of the fur trade in this region during the late 18th Century. Come learn about the animals of this area and some interesting facts you may not know. This program will be outside so please dress accordingly.


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