Lone Pine State Park in Kalispell hosts outdoor education programs
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KALISPELL — Lone Pine State Park is hosting a series of outdoor education programs in September, including an introduction to archery program. Registration may be required depending on the program, and anyone interested should call the visitor center at 406-755-2706, ext. 0, to register.
Lone Pine State Park is 5 miles southwest of Kalispell and offers views of the valley, 7.5 miles of trails, and an interpretive center with information on living in a wildlife-urban interface. Additional amenities include a picnic shelter and a community room, which are both available to rent, as well as a volleyball court, horseshoe pit, and an archery range. Lone Pine offers a variety of educational and interpretive programs throughout the year.
For more information, visit: https://fwp.mt.gov/stateparks/lone-pine or call 406-755-2706. Lone Pine State Park is open year-round, and the visitor center is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 20
Meeting Place: Lone Pine State Park Visitor Center
Camo, the bull snake that lives at Lone Pine State Park’s Visitor Center, is famed across the valley for his skills as a wildlife ambassador. Visit Camo and learn more about this often-misunderstood species, and watch Camo eat his weekly meal. Registration is not required for this informal program. Cost is free ($8 park entry fee still applies to out-of-state vehicles).
Pop-up Program at Lone Pine in September
Friday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m.- noon
Enjoy our upcoming tabling event here at Lone Pine State Park. Pop in any time between 10 a.m. and noon. to learn about our featured subject.
Featured Subject: Leave No Trace: What is it?
Meeting Place: Lone Pine State Park Visitor Center Classroom
A popular motto to live by, learn about the 7 principles of Leave No Trace and why they are so important to implement in our daily lives and enjoyment of the parks. Whether you are exploring your backyard state parks, national parks, or even your local outdoor spaces, these principles can guide you in creating a happy and healthy relationship with your environment.
Registration is not required for this drop-in program. Cost is free ($8 park entry fee still applies to out-of-state vehicles).
Bear Safety in the Fall and Bear Hibernation Behaviors
Saturday, Sept. 30, 10-11:30 a.m.
Meeting Place: Lone Pine State Park Picnic Shelter
With the change of the seasons comes a very important time of the year for one of Montana’s most popular mammals. Fall means intense preparation for the winter by bears. Come hear about what fall and the change of the seasons means for Montana’s two species of bear. This program will be an informative and engaging way to also learn about why bears hibernate and what that means for human exploration in the wintertime.
Registration is required for this event. Please call 406-755-2706 ext. 0 to register, as space is limited. Cost is free ($8 park entry fee still applies to out-of-state vehicles).