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For more information about any of the listed activites, the upcoming ecology cam, or the state park, dial (870) 385-2201 or visit the park's website by clicking here.


 

Sunday, July 07
 

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Snorkeling Exploration (1 hour) Join park interpreter(s) as we snorkel a section of the Cossatot River and observe the underwater life while enjoying the clean, clear, cool water. Snorkel equipment provided. Wear appropriate clothing for swimming, Minimum age is 6.

Meeting Place: Sandbar Parking Lot.


 

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Feed the Critters (1 hour) It’s dinner time and the critters are hungry! Come and watch them eat and learn about the animals here at Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area.

Meeting Place: Visitor Center.


 

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Plant to Pantry (1 hour) The Grist Mills used in communities surrounding Cossatot River State Park- Natural Area provided food to Arkansans by taking grains from the plant to the pantry. Visit with Park Interpreter Carson to see a grist mill and learn how it operates.

Meeting Place: Visitor Center.


 

Tuesday, July 09
 

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Clue in to Cossatot (varies) Stay for a minute or an hour – it’s up to you. Each time slot offers a different adventure just waiting to be discovered! Will it be snorkeling? skins and skulls? marvelous macros? nature crafts? Clue in and find out! All activities are free and open to all ages. Find a park interpreter at river access areas during the day to join in on the fun!

Meeting Place: Brushy Creek Access Area.


 

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Clue in to Cossatot (varies) Stay for a minute or an hour – it’s up to you. Each time slot offers a different adventure just waiting to be discovered! Will it be snorkeling? skins and skulls? marvelous macros? nature crafts? Clue in and find out! All activities are free and open to all ages. Find a park interpreter at river access areas during the day to join in on the fun!

Meeting Place: Cossatot Falls’ Parking Lot.


 

Wednesday, July 10
 

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. The Bear Facts (1 hour) What are the facts about black bears? What do they eat? Where do they live? Meet a park interpreter to answer these questions and other questions on the bear facts. We will also discuss the history of bear conservation in Arkansas and tell a few stories from the past and present about human interaction.

Meeting Place: Visitor Center’s Legacy Room.


 

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Fishing Fun! (2 hour) Fish are water-dwelling animals that live in oceans, rivers, lakes, streams, and ponds. There are about 20,000 species, or kinds, of fish exhibiting a wide variety of body shapes and lifestyles. Join a park interpreter as we discover some of these fish that dwell in Cossatot River.

Meeting Place: Sandbar Parking Lot.


 

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Snorkeling Exploration (1 hour) Join park interpreter(s) as we snorkel a section of the Cossatot River and observe the underwater life while enjoying the clean, clear, cool water. Snorkel equipment provided. Wear appropriate clothing for swimming, Minimum age is 6.

Meeting Place: Cossatot Falls’ Parking Lot.


 

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Blood Suckers! -The Silent Predator (1 hour) You live with them almost every day, even in the very cold winter months! They are everywhere; do you know who they could be? Join a park interpreter as we investigate who they are, become more aware and how we can protect ourselves from them.

Meeting Place: Visitor Center’s Legacy Room.


 

Thursday, July 11

 

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Town Ball (1 hour) Join park interpreter(s) as we venture back in time and learn to play an old-fashioned, friendly game of town ball. This pioneer game was the start of the baseball game we love today.

Meeting Place: Visitor Center’s Amphitheatre.


 

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Kayak Demo Race (2 hour) Enjoy a fun-filled time on the Cossatot River for a crash course in Kayaking with a park interpreter as your guide. We will be learning how NOT to crash and navigate through a course set up on the river. Everything is provided so don’t worry about bringing anything besides yourself, sunscreen and a few bottles of water.

Meeting Place: Low Water Bridge below Visitor Center.


 

Friday, July 12
 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pebbles and Rocks (1 hour) Every pebble and rock tell a story of how the earth was formed, shaped, and changed over time. Join a park interpreter to look at different characteristics, shapes and forms of pebbles and rocks that help make up Cossatot River.

Meeting Place: Brushy Creek Access Area.


 

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Clue in to Cossatot (varies) Stay for a minute or an hour – it’s up to you. Each time slot offers a different adventure just waiting to be discovered! Will it be snorkeling? skins and skulls? marvelous macros? nature crafts? Clue in and find out! All activities are free and open to all ages. Find a park interpreter at river access areas during the day to join in on the fun!

Meeting Place: Cossatot Falls’ Parking Lot.


 

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Snorkeling Exploration (1 hour) Join park interpreter(s) as we snorkel a section of the Cossatot River and observe the underwater life while enjoying the clean, clear, cool water. Snorkel equipment provided. Wear appropriate clothing for swimming, Minimum age is 6.

Meeting Place: Brushy Creek Access Area.


 

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Clue in to Cossatot (varies) Stay for a minute or an hour – it’s up to you. Each time slot offers a different adventure just waiting to be discovered! Will it be snorkeling? skins and skulls? marvelous macros? nature crafts? Clue in and find out! All activities are free and open to all ages. Find a park interpreter at river access areas during the day to join in on the fun!

Meeting Place: Sandbar Parking Lot.


 

Saturday, July 13
 

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. “Girl Scouts Love State Parks” Inaugural National Event

Calling all Brownies and Juniors! Would you like to enjoy exploring a beautiful state park while completing badge requirements? Join a park interpreter at Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area for National Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend. You will discover the principles of Leave No Trace and how to use them. You can learn how to make a difference while you enjoy exploring, swimming, hiking and camping in your favorite outdoor places.

Today Girl Scouts of the USA are partnering with America’s State Parks on the first-ever National Girl Scouts Love State Parks event, for girls, families, and friends to experience the great outdoors, an integral part of the organization’s all-girl leadership program. Join thousands of girls in hundreds of state parks across the United States to find adventure, explore nature, and learn what Girl Scouts is all about.


 

Brownies will complete components of the Outdoor Adventurer Badge and Juniors will complete components of the Eco Camper Badge. Registration is required by July 3 by signing up with the Girl Scouts Diamonds council online at www.GirlScoutsDiamonds.org. Please bring a sack lunch, a change of swim clothes, and water shoes. #GSoutdoors #GSLoveStateParks.

Meeting Place: Visitor Center.


 

Sunday, July 14
 

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Clue in to Cossatot (varies) Stay for a minute or an hour – it’s up to you. Each time slot offers a different adventure just waiting to be discovered! Will it be snorkeling? skins and skulls? marvelous macros? nature crafts? Clue in and find out! All activities are free and open to all ages. Find a park interpreter at river access areas during the day to join in on the fun!

Meeting Place: Cossatot Falls’ Parking Lot.


 

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Feed the Critters (1 hour) It’s dinner time and the critters are hungry! Come and watch them eat and learn about the animals here at Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area.

Meeting Place: Visitor Center.


 

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Fish Printing (1 hour) All fish are vertebrates, which means that they have a backbone. Join a park interpreter as we discover what body parts of the fish are like humans, what parts are different, and other fascinating facts. We will also make a fish printing to take home.

Meeting Place: Visitor Center’s Legacy Room.

 

Thursday, July 18
 

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Fishing Fun! (2 hour) Fish are water-dwelling animals that live in oceans, rivers, lakes, streams, and ponds. There are about 20,000 species, or kinds, of fish exhibiting a wide variety of body shapes and lifestyles. Join a park interpreter as we discover some of these fish that dwell in Cossatot River.

Meeting Place: Ed Banks Access Area.
 

Friday, July 19
 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Testing the Waters (1 hour) The Cossatot River journeys through Gilliam Lake and meanders all the way down to the Arkansas River. The health of the river determines what life can survive there. Meet a park interpreter as we test the waters of Cossatot River to determine how healthy our river is and what type of diversity we can find in the river.

Meeting Place: Sandbar Parking Lot.


 

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Fishing Fun! (2 hour) Fish are water-dwelling animals that live in oceans, rivers, lakes, streams, and ponds. There are about 20,000 species, or kinds, of fish exhibiting a wide variety of body shapes and lifestyles. Join a park interpreter as we discover some of these fish that dwell in Cossatot River.

Meeting Place: Brushy Creek Access Area.


 

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Snorkeling Exploration (1 hour) Join park interpreter(s) as we snorkel a section of the Cossatot River and observe the underwater life while enjoying the clean, clear, cool water. Snorkel equipment provided. Wear appropriate clothing for swimming, Minimum age is 6.

Meeting Place: Cossatot Falls’ Parking Lot.


 

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Clue in to Cossatot (varies) Stay for a minute or an hour – it’s up to you. Each time slot offers a different adventure just waiting to be discovered! Will it be snorkeling? skins and skulls? marvelous macros? nature crafts? Clue in and find out! All activities are free and open to all ages. Find a park interpreter at river access areas during the day to join in on the fun!

Meeting Place: Brushy Creek Access Area.


 

Saturday, July 20
 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Lost and Found (1 hour) The program “Lost and Found,” has been developed to help prepare children for a situation we all hope will never happen—becoming lost in the outdoors. Children will become “aware of five basic skills” that will help them to survive and be found should they ever become lost in an outdoor environment. In addition, the program stresses preventative actions children can take to avoid becoming lost in the first place. Meet with a park interpreter to guide you through this program and discover the “five basic skills.”

Meeting Place: Sandbar Picnic Area.


 

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Fishing Fun! (2 hour) Fish are water-dwelling animals that live in oceans, rivers, lakes, streams, and ponds. There are about 20,000 species, or kinds, of fish exhibiting a wide variety of body shapes and lifestyles. Join a park interpreter as we discover some of these fish that dwell in Cossatot River.

Meeting Place: Brushy Creek Access Area.


 

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Snorkeling Exploration (1 hour) Join park interpreter(s) as we snorkel a section of the Cossatot River and observe the underwater life while enjoying the clean, clear, cool water. Snorkel equipment provided. Wear appropriate clothing for swimming, Minimum age is 6.

Meeting Place: Cossatot Falls’ Parking Area.


 

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Fishing Fun! (2 hour) Fish are water-dwelling animals that live in oceans, rivers, lakes, streams, and ponds. There are about 20,000 species, or kinds, of fish exhibiting a wide variety of body shapes and lifestyles. Join a park interpreter as we discover some of these fish that dwell in Cossatot River.

Meeting Place: Brushy Creek Access Area.

 

Sunday, July 21
 

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Snorkeling Exploration (1 hour) Join park interpreter(s) as we snorkel a section of the Cossatot River and observe the underwater life while enjoying the clean, clear, cool water. Snorkel equipment provided. Wear appropriate clothing for swimming, Minimum age is 6.

Meeting Place: Cossatot Falls’ Parking Lot.


 

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Feed the Critters (1 hour) It’s dinner time and the critters are hungry! Come and watch them eat and learn about the animals here at Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area.

Meeting Place: Visitor Center.


 

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Hiss, Rattle & Roll (1 hour) Meet a park interpreter and a few of the snakes that live in Arkansas. We will discover the characteristics of the dangerous six and be able to tell them apart from harmless snakes. Games and activities will conclude the presentation.

Meeting Place: Visitor Center’s Legacy Room.
 

Wednesday, July 24 - Friday, July 26
 

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ecology Camp

This jam-packed three-day adventure is perfect for those who want to have fun, but still sleep in their own bed each night. You’ll have a blast exploring the park trails and the river. Make memories as you discover how the Cossatot River benefits people, plants and wildlife. Costs include transportation, lunch on the last day, snacks each day, and program supplies. Registration deadline: July 19, 2018.

Meeting Place: TBD.

Admission: $50 + tax per camper.
 

Saturday, July 27
 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Bigfoot Challenge (1 hour) Join a park interpreter to take the Bigfoot Challenge. Do you know what it takes to be like Bigfoot and leave no trace?

Meeting Place: Sandbar Picnic Area.


 

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Clue in to Cossatot (varies) Stay for a minute or an hour – it’s up to you. Each time slot offers a different adventure just waiting to be discovered! Will it be snorkeling? skins and skulls? marvelous macros? nature crafts? Clue in and find out! All activities are free and open to all ages. Find a park interpreter at river access areas during the day to join in on the fun!

Meeting Place: Brushy Creek Access Area.


 

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Snorkeling Exploration (1 hour) Join park interpreter(s) as we snorkel a section of the Cossatot River and observe the underwater life while enjoying the clean, clear, cool water. Snorkel equipment provided. Wear appropriate clothing for swimming, Minimum age is 6.

Meeting Place: Cossatot Falls’ Parking Lot.


 

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Kayak Demo Race (2 hour) Enjoy a fun-filled time on the Cossatot River for a crash course in Kayaking with a park interpreter as your guide. We will be learning how NOT to crash and navigate through a course set up on the river. Everything is provided so don’t worry about bringing anything besides yourself, sunscreen and a few bottles of water.

Meeting Place: Brushy Creek Access Area.


 

Sunday, July 28
 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Clue in to Cossatot (varies) Stay for a minute or an hour – it’s up to you. Each time slot offers a different adventure just waiting to be discovered! Will it be snorkeling? skins and skulls? marvelous macros? nature crafts? Clue in and find out! All activities are free and open to all ages. Find a park interpreter at river access areas during the day to join in on the fun!

Meeting Place: Cossatot Falls’ Parking Lot.


 

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Feed the Critters (1 hour) It’s dinner time and the critters are hungry! Come and watch them eat and learn about the animals here at Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area.

Meeting Place: Visitor Center.


 

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Water Jewelry (1 hour) This activity is a great opportunity to relax and take a break from the sun. Come find out why the water cycle is so important. We will also make unique jewelry that you can take home.

Meeting Place: Brushy Creek Access Area.


 

Tuesday, July 30
 

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Testing the Waters (1 hour) The Cossatot River journeys through Gilliam Lake and meanders all the way down to the Arkansas River. The health of the river determines what life can survive there. Meet park interpreter(s) as we test the waters of Cossatot River to determine how healthy our river is and what type of diversity we can find in the river.

Meeting Place: Cossatot Falls’ Parking Lot.


 

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Snorkeling Exploration (1 hour) Join park interpreter(s) as we snorkel a section of the Cossatot River and observe the underwater life while enjoying the clean, clear, cool water. Snorkel equipment provided. Wear appropriate clothing for swimming, Minimum age is 6.

Meeting Place: Sandbar Parking Lot.
 

Wednesday, July 31
 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Testing the Waters (1 hour) The Cossatot River journeys through Gilliam Lake and meanders all the way down to the Arkansas River. The health of the river determines what life can survive there. Meet a park interpreter(s) as we test the waters of Cossatot River to determine how healthy our river is and what type of diversity we can find in the river.

Meeting Place: Brushy Creek Picnic Area.

 

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