Steamboat Lake State Park’s interpretive programs will continue through Labor Day weekend. These programs are fun and educational for all ages and encourage an appreciation for all of the wonders found in the wild. Our programs run Thursday through Sunday and include interpretive hikes, educational games and crafts, as well as talks and guest speakers. All of our programs are free unless otherwise noted, but each vehicle entering the park must have a daily or annual park pass. The cost is $7 per day or $70 per year. The programs for Aug. 7-12 are:
Tuesday, Aug. 7
1 p.m. Snake Sensation – This is an educational program about snakes followed by a meet and greet with our resident snake. Meet at the Marina.
Thursday, Aug. 9,
1 p.m. What’s the Buzz about Hummingbirds? This is an educational program about hummingbirds for all ages followed by a hummingbird craft for children. Meet at the Steamboat Lake Marina.
4 p.m. The Pine Beetle – This is an educational program about the pine trees and the pine beetle epidemic occurring in the area. Meet at the Sunrise Vista Amphitheatre.
Friday, Aug. 10
10 a.m. Tombstone Nature Trail Guided Hike – This is a one mile, guided hike to learn about the area and see one of our most popular trails. Meet at the Tombstone Trailhead.
1 p.m. Pelts, Tracks, and Skulls – This is an interactive program for children about the wildlife in the area. Meet at the Park’s Visitor Center.
3 p.m. BATS! This is an interactive program for all ages about bats followed by a bat craft for children. Meet at the Camper Services Building.
8:30 p.m. Wildflowers of Colorado – Join our guest speaker, Kelly Hancock, to learn about wildflowers in the area. Meet at the Sunrise Vista Amphitheatre.
Saturday, Aug. 11
9 a.m. Flotilla – Come take a boat tour of the lake while learning about the wildlife and history of the area. This program costs $5 per child, $8 per adult, or $20 for a family of four. Space is limited and reservations are recommended. Call the Steamboat Lake Marina at 970-879-7019 to make reservations.
11 a.m. Crawdad Craze – This is an educational program about crawdads followed by crawdad catchin’. Meet at the Bridge Island Footbridge.
4 p.m. Talk With a Ranger and Historian – Our Senior Ranger, Brent Lounsbury, and local historian, Joyce Wetterberg, will be answering all of your questions about the park and the area. Meet at the Marina.
Sunday Aug. 5
9 a.m. Guided Bird Hike – This is a one mile, guided bird hike. Visitors will learn about the area as well as the birds found in the area. Meet at the Tombstone Trail.
11 a.m. Black Bears – This is an interactive program about black bears for all ages. Meet at the Sunrise Vista Amphitheatre.
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