KAWX News

For more information about any of the listed activities or Queen Wilhelmina State Park near Mena, dial (479) 394-2863.

 

Wednesday, August 28

 

Color Hike starting at 9:00 am and lasting about 45 minutes. Meet at the Amphitheater. With summer in season, join Park Interpreter Melissa on a 1/2-mile hike to see how many different colors we can identify on the Spring Trail.

 

Wonder House Tour starting at 11:00 am and lasting about 30 minutes. Meet at the Wonder House. Do you ever wonder what the Wonder House is about? Join Park Interpreter Melissa and step back into history to see one of the first vacation homes built in the 1930’s.

 

 

Black Bears starting at 2:00 pm and lasting about 30 minutes. Meet at the Amphitheater. Do we have bears here at Queen Wilhelmina State Park? Join Park Interpreter Melissa to find out if these once almost extinct animals live near the park.

 

 

Arkansas Symbols starting at 3:30 pm and lasting about 30 minutes. Meet at the Amphitheater Do you know the symbols of Arkansas? Join Park Interpreter Melissa and find out our state drink, cooking vessel, bird and much more!

 

Friday, August 30

 

Tree ID Hike starting at 1:00 pm and lasting about 45 minutes. Meet at the north side of Lovers’ Leap Trail. Join Park Interpreter Melissa as we take a stroll on the Lovers’ Leap Trail and identify the trees along the way.

 

Champion Trees starting at 3:00 pm and lasting about 30 minutes. Meet in the Hearth Room. Do you ever wonder what the largest tree of its species are called? Join Park Interpreter Melissa and she will talk about the Champion Trees in Arkansas and where their located.

 

Touch Table starting at 4:00 pm and lasting about 1 hour. Meet in the Hearth Room. There will be different things that you can see and touch. Join Park Interpreter Melissa for a fun, interactive way of exploring things found in our park, and find out what they are.

 

Sunset Hike starting at 7:30 pm and lasting about 30 minutes. Meet beside the Telescopes. Join Park Interpreter Melissa, for an easy stroll to watch the sunset. Feel free to bring your camera to take photos of this beautiful view.

 

Saturday, August 31

 

Ice Cream starting at 2:00 pm and lasting about 45 minutes. Meet at the Amphitheater. What better way to spend this holiday weekend than by eating ice cream. Join Park Interpreter Melissa as we make homemade ice cream. We will start making ice cream at 2:00 pm at the Amphitheater.

 

Wonder House Tour starting at 3:30 pm and lasting about 30 minutes. Meet at the Wonder House. Do you ever wonder what the Wonder House is about? Join Park Interpreter Melissa and step back into history to see one of the first vacation homes built in the 1930’s.

 

Frisbee Golf starting at 4:30 pm and lasting about 30 minutes. Meet beside the Campground Bathhouse. Never played Frisbee Golf? That's no problem. Join Park Interpreter Melissa and she will give a crash course on how to play!

 

S’mores starting at 7:30 pm and lasting about 30 minutes. Meet in the Picnic Area Did you ever wonder how S’mores came about? Come join park interpreter Melissa to learn about the history of S’mores, and try the delicious snack cooked over a campfire!

 

Sunday, September 1

 

Wonder House Tour starting at 10:00 am and lasting about 30 minutes. Meet at the Wonder House. Do you ever wonder what the Wonder House is about? Join Park Interpreter Melissa and step back into history to see one of the first vacation homes built in the 1930’s.

 

Dutch Oven Demonstration starting at 2:00 pm and lasting about 1 hour. Meet in the Picnic Area. Are you in need of a tasty treat for this weekend? Stop by Queen Wilhelmina picnic area to find out how much better dessert is cooked over a fire! Park Interpreter Melissa will be using the state vessel – a Dutch oven – to cook-up a simple and delicious dessert. Come by for a taste.

 

 

Volleyball starting at 3:00 pm and lasting about 30 minutes. Meet at the Volleyball Court. Join Park Interpreter Melissa in an afternoon game of volleyball. No experience needed. Just come and have fun.

 

Ask a Park Interpreter starting at 4:00 pm and lasting about 30 minutes. Meet in the Hearth Room. Have you encountered something in the park that has left you puzzled? Do you have any park or nature-related questions that you would like answered? Meet Park Interpreter Melissa in the Hearth Room an informal meet and greet and get some answers! This program is come and go.

 

Monday, September 2

 

Reservoir Hike starting at 10:00 am and lasting about 1 hour. Meet at the Reservoir Trailhead. Join Park Interpreter Melissa on a hike to what used to be the old water system for the 1898 hotel.

 

Wonder House Tour starting at 2:00 pm and lasting about 30 minutes. Meet at the Wonder House. Do you ever wonder what the Wonder House is about? Join Park Interpreter Melissa and step back into history to see one of the first vacation homes built in the 1930’s.

 

Edible Insects starting at 3:00 pm and lasting about 30 minutes. Meet in the Hearth Room. Is eating bugs a real thing? Join park interpreter Melissa and see who really eats bugs. If you’re brave enough, you can join the “I Ate A Bug Club!” Bring your appetite and take a bite, or come and watch!

 

 

Fo more information about any fo the activities listed, or the State Park, dial (479) 394-2863 or visit their website by clicking here.  

 

8-26-19 7:37 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

 

Mena Weather