Get in on the fun at Tygart Lake State Park


TAYLOR COUNTY—If you’re not busy today, Monday, August 5, then head out to Tygart Lake State Park to play and learn about nature.

Throughout summer, the Nature Center has been hosting numerous activities for children and adults to enjoy.  Join Park Naturalist Jacob Jackson to learn a little more about the park and the wildlife that lives there.

On Monday, August 5, at 11:00 a.m., come out to the Nature Center to make an animal mask based on your favorite animal.

At 2:00 p.m., it will be time for Nature Matinee. Come watch a fun and informative nature film about insect life.

Then on Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m., get ready for Frog Friends. Learn about the area’s native frogs and toads while making a fun froggy craft of your own.

At 2:00 p.m., guests will have fun playing in a Photo Scavenger Hunt. Use your camera or phone to capture photos of the listed items and be sure to leave no trace to win a prize.

The fun continues on Wednesday at noon, as Jackson will be sharing his knowledge about trees. Come out and learn about the tress around the Nature Center area, and how to identify them.

At 1:00 p.m., get ready to get creative with leaf rubbing. This traditional folk art is a great way to keep a permanent record of the leaves you find.

Then on Thursday, come out at 11:00 a.m., for Nature Matinee. Come watch a fun and informative nature film about mammals.

At 2:00 p.m., get ready to learn about knots. Guests will learn about some basic and very useful knots. This will be good knowledge for campers of all ages.

Most of the programs will last approximately 20 minutes and are part of the Young People for Parks (YPP), an initiative that provides environmental education to get youth outdoors and exploring nature.

For more information on these events, please contact Tygart Lake State Park at 304-265-6148, and be sure to like and follow the Tygart Lake State Park Foundation’s Facebook page to keep up-to-date with more fun activities.

Weekly pamphlets containing upcoming events may also be obtained at the Tygart Lake Nature Center.

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