Saturday Fun Day!


Have Fun at Ponca State Park! 9:00 am—11:00 am Introduction to Archery and Shotguns—Introductory course for beginners in archery and shotgun with all equipment provided. Archery participants must be 5 years or older and shotgun participants must be 12 year old or older. Meet and pay at the archery range in the Eric Wiebe Shooting Complex. Cost $1/6 arrows; $7/ box of shotgun ammunition. 9:00 am; 11:00 am; 1:30 pm Backwater Kayaking— Learn the basic skills of kayaking in the Missouri’s backwaters. This a great place to fine-tune your kayaking skills while touring our backwater area and viewing wildlife. Meet and pay at the Resource and Education Center. Must be 12 years of age or older. Cost is $12.00/person. 11:30 am Critter Corner— Critter Corner is a very popular program for guests of all ages. It provides a snapshot of the wildlife found along the Missouri River. Participants will be able to see, touch, and sometimes smell live critters, furs, feathers, shells, skulls, etc. Meet at the Resource & Education Center. Free. 1:00 pm– 3:00 pm Introduction to .22 Rifles — Join us for an introductory course on .22 rifles. Participants must be at least 12 years to participate. All equipment is provided. Meet and pay at Eric Wiebe Shooting Complex. Cost is $3/ 10 rounds of .22 ammunition. 1:00 pm Alien Invaders — Technology has allowed humans to travel around the globe, however we have taken unlikely hitchhikers with us. Learn about these alien invaders and find out the difference between native and invasive animals. Meet at the Resource and Education Center. Free. 3:00 pm Animal Detective —Wildlife at Ponca State Park can be hard to spot, but you can become an expert at seeing the clues they leave behind. Learn how to identify tracks and scat as an “animal detective.” Meet at the Riverfront Campground. Free. 5:00 pm; 6:15pm; 7:30pm Hayrack Park Tour (45min) — Learn everything you wanted to know about Ponca State Park. Please pre-register at the front desk. Maximum of 25 people allowed per tour, minimum of 12 people. Meet and pay at the Resource and Education Center. Cost is $4 for Adults, $2 for Children ages 3-12 years. Check out our new Ponca Scout Program! Scouts will earn a Ponca Scout Badge by completing an activity, challenge, and attending an outdoor education program. Four age groups are available including Bumble Bee Scouts (3-4 year olds), Salamander Scouts (5-6 year olds) Raccoon Scouts (7-9 year olds), and Whitetail Scouts (10 year olds and up). Everything you need to complete the Ponca Scout Program is in a scout bag. Purchase a Ponca Scout Bag at the Resource and Education Center. Cost $7/Scout Bag. Visit our Facebook Page, Nebraska Northeast Parks, to view our upcoming events at Ponca State Park. All programs subject to change due to staffing/weather. For questions please call (402)-755-2284. A Park Entry Permit is required. Download the event flyer: July 4 – 10

2016-07-09 14:00:00 UTC

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