06/21/2024
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Jones Lake State Park has released its May program itinerary. Take a canoe hike, get an introduction on using a compass and learn about snakes.

The park is located at 4117 NC 242 North, Elizabethtown. Events are free and open to the public. For information about the programs, call 910-588-4550.

May 6, 10 a.m.: Intro to Compass

Join a ranger for an introduction to compass use. The program will go over the features of a compass and how to use them. Participants will also learn how to navigate a map with a compass. The program will consist of a navigation course and compass to map exercise. Compasses will be provided to participants. Children ages 10 and under will need an adult to accompany them through the navigation and map exercises.

May 6, 1:30 p.m.: Canoe Hike

Join a park ranger for a guided paddle around Jones Lake. The program is limited to 11 people and registration is required by calling 910-588-4550. Canoe, paddle and life jacket will be provided. It is recommended that you bring drinking water, bug spray and a change of clothes. You must be able to swim and anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The program can be cancelled on short notice due to weather conditions.

May 13, 10 a.m.: Canoe Hike

Join a park ranger for a guided paddle around Jones Lake. The program is limited to 11 people and registration is required by calling 910-588-4550. Canoe, paddle and life jacket will be provided. It is recommended that you bring drinking water, bug spray and a change of clothes. You must be able to swim and anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The program can be cancelled on short notice due to weather conditions.

May 20, 10 a.m.: Snakes

Ever wonder what snakes’ species are at home in eastern North Carolina? Which ones are venomous? Join a park ranger at the Visitor Center in exploring the various snakes in this area and the other unique species found throughout our great state. Participants should meet at the Jones Lake State Park Visitor Center.

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