PRESS RELEASE from Edgar Evins State Park, May 19, 2017:
Join Park Rangers & the Seasonal Naturalist for daily boat tours to view a magnificent display of this infrequent Tennessee wildflower, and other species endemic to the limestone bluffs on Center Hill Reservoir.
Be sure to arrive prepared for sun & rain exposure, and to bring your binoculars. Bottled water and a bagged lunch also recommended.
Meet at Edgar Evins Marina. Please arrive 15 minutes prior. Boat will leave promptly at 10:00am. Duration: approximately 3 hrs.
Limit 12 people per tour. Tour is $10 per adult, and $5 for children 16 and under. Sorry, no children under 3 years of age. To sign up, call (931) 858-2114 or (931) 982-3918, or email Ranger Mark at Mark.Taylor@tn.gov . You may also sign up online at the park website under upcoming events.
Saturday, May 27th
10:00 AM FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY: Meet at the Visitor’s Center to witness this traditional and moving ceremony for our country’s flag. All are welcome.
3:00 PM Millennium Trail Nature Hike: Meet the Sarah for a hike on the Millennium Trail to discover the flora and fauna of the park. Wear sturdy boots and bug repellant. This hike is a moderately strenuous 2.5 mile hike. Meet at the Millennium Trail Parking area.
6:00 PM Nature Detectives: Join Sarah for a scavenger hunt nature style! We’ll take a short hike and look for wildlife, plants, tracks, and things that aren’t supposed to be out there as well. Meet at the Campground Store. Approximately 1 mile. Please wear sturdy shoes.
8:00 PM Tennessee Ghost Stories: From east to west, Tennessee is rich with spooky tales. Gather in the Fire Circle in the Campgrounds for some good, old-fashioned ghost stories. Benches are present, but you can bring a chair if you have one. Don’t forget your marshmallows!
Sunday, May 28th
2:00 PM HONEYSUCKLE BASKETS: Turn a noxious weed into a work of art! Meet in the Camp Store to weave your very own basket out of honeysuckle vines. All ages welcome.
4:00 PM SNAKES!: Meet Sarah at the Interpretive Center for a fun and informative presentation about our local snake species. Afterwards you will get the chance to pet a live snake!