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A Staff Report

Jones Lake State Park has several upcoming programs in March that are sure to spark your interest and teach you something new. These are great learning opportunities for children and adults, from Carolina Bays Hikes to fire buildings and even alligators!

On March 5th, at 10 am, Carolina Bay Hike, Join a park ranger to hike through the bay forest at jones lake state park and “discover” why this environment is unique. Discussion on the hike will include flora and fauna of the forest and why Carolina Bays are essential. Participants should meet at the visitors center at 10 am for this program. Please bring water and hiking shoes.

Join a park ranger and discuss one of nature’s most powerful tools! On March 12th, 10 am, the Primitive Fire Building is offered. Participants will create fire using primitive techniques and discuss the usefulness of fire throughout North Carolina History. Participants should meet at the visitors center at 10:00 am for this program.

Finally, on March 19th, 2 pm, Alligators will be the topic of discovery. Join a Park Ranger to discuss the American Alligator. Although alligators are not found in the park, they are located a short distance south of the park, along with the Cape Fear River.

All of these events are free and open to the public. Participants should meet at 10 am for the Carolina Bay hike and primitive fire building programs. On March 19th, participants need to meet at 2 pm for the American Alligators.

For more information, contact Jones Lake State Park:

4117 NC 242 Hwy N

Elizabethtown, NC 28337

(910)588-4550 (Phone)

For more information about Jones Lake State Park, click here.

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