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Park's summer fun includes snake program

Park's summer fun includes snake program

July 15th, 2018 by Gazette Staff in Texarkana News

Snakes, snorkeling and other events are planned this summer at Cossator River State Park.

From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. July 20, the park will host "Hiss, Rattle and Roll." Visitors will study the characteristics of the six dangerous snakes in Arkansas six and how to distinguish them from harmless snakes. Games and activities will conclude the presentation. Meet in the visitor center's Legacy Room.

A snorkeling exploration will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 20 Join park interpreters as they snorkel a section of the Cossatot River to observe underwater life. Snorkel equipment will be provided. Participants must be 6 or older. Wear appropriate clothing for swimming, and meet at the low-water bridge below the visitor center.

A snorkeling scavenger hunt will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 am. July 21. Join park interpreters as they venture out on a section of the Cossatot River in search of intriguing objects. Snorkel equipment is provided, and participants must be 6 or older. Wear appropriate clothing for swimming. Meet at the Brushy Creek Picnic Area.

Ecology camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 24-26 at the park. Campers can explore nature's secrets and learn what an ecosystem is through hands-on activities and close-up nature studies. The cost is $50 per camper and includes a gift bag, snacks and lunch on the last day.

Reservations are required by calling 870-385-2201. Meet at the visitor center.

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area is at 1980 state Highway 278 in Wickes, Ark.

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