Edgar Evins State Park
July 2016 Program Schedule
Tuesday, June 28th
6:00 PM Butterfly Garden Comeback: Meet at the park office to help save our once beautiful butterfly garden. We only ask minutes of your time, so please come help out a little with our attempt in reviving the butterfly garden. The butterflies would sure appreciate it.
Thursday, June 30th
4:00 PM Center Hill Lake Overview: Meet at the Park Office to climb to the top of our tower to view the beautiful Center Hill Dam. We will discuss the past, present, and future of the Dam and the park
6:30 PM Evening Hike: Meet at the Park Entrance to walk down to look at some beaver dams! We will talk about the importance of beavers and the odd things about them. Come quick, because the beaver dams are going to be cleared out by next summer! It will be a short hike, but wear bug spray and bring lots of water because it will be hot!
Friday, July 1st
4:30 PM Eagle Hand Print: Meet Tyler at the Camp Store to use your own handprints to make an eagle! All supplies will be supplied by the park, so just come on and enjoy your time here with us.
6:00 PM Blacksmithing Damascus: Come down to the Camp Store to create your own Damascus “steel” to take home just like the old Master Blacksmiths did with swords and knives. Learn about the importance of this beautiful steel.
6:30 PM Sunset Cruise: Meet at Edgar Evins Marina for a relaxing tour of Center Hill Lake at sunset by pontoon boat. Limit 12 people. $5 per person. Please sign up at the Visitor’s Center or call (931) 858-2114. Will depart promptly at 6:30 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes prior. Sorry no children under 3 years of age.
8:00 PM Movie Time: Come down to the Camp Store to watch one of your favorites. It’s a great way to sit down and relax after a long day at the park.
Saturday, July 2nd
10:00 AM Water Safety: Meet at the Pool behind the cabins. Come learn basic water safety competence: drowning prevention, how to spot drowning victims, rescue strategies, and why life jackets are important.
1:00 PM Park History Sit: Meet at the Park Office to go up the tower with Ranger Vaughn. We will talk about the history of the park and dam overlooking the Center Hill Dam itself.
5:00 PM Slithering Snakes: Meet Ranger Vaughn at the Interpretive Center for a fun and informative presentation about our local snake species. Afterwards you will get the chance to touch a live snake!
7:00 PM Campfire: Meet at the fire circle to end the 4th of July right with a good, old fashion smore. We will also discuss fire safety. Smore stuff will be supplied by the park, may need to bring your own stick though. Hope to see you there!
8:30 PM Scorpion Hunt: Did you know that we have scorpions in Tennessee? Join the Park Ranger for a nighttime expedition to find scorpions by black light. Meet at the first Picnic Area at the boat ramp entrance (look for State Parks vehicle).
Sunday, July 3rd
9:00 AM Morning Hike: Meet Ranger Vaughn at the Evins Ridge Trail at the Interpretive Center to take a short hike and learn about the park and its native wildlife. Make sure to bring bug spray and bring lots of water because it will be Hot!
11:00 PM – 5:00 PM CELEBRATING the 4th: Meet Tyler at the Camp Store to celebrate the 4th! We will have corn hole, water balloon tosses, sac races, and we will also be handing out free glow sticks to help light up the night with the fireworks. We will also have WATERMELON EATING CONTESTS and SEED SPITTING CONTESTS at some time during this event! The winner will receive popsicles and of course all the watermelon they can eat!
8:00 PM Owl Prowl: Take a guided nature hike around the Wolf Creek inlet in the dark with Ranger Brad! Discover how fascinating and un-scary nature at night can be. We will listen for owls, watch for wildlife and look for other things. You never know what you might see or hear! Please wear sturdy shoes and bring a dim flashlight. (Approximately 1 mile) Meet in the parking lot next to the Millennium Trailhead.