Ponca State Park February 20 Activities

PONCA – Close out the month of February with a trip to Ponca State Park.

With one week left in the month, self-guided activities continue to be offered for those who visit the park on Saturday, February 20.

The winter adventure scavenger hunt will allow families the opportunity to find all the winter items on the list. Pick up the scavenger hunt at the Resource and Education Center or find it on the Ponca State Park NE Facebook page.

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Nebraska’s state parks by participating in a self-guided hike among the Old Oak trail. Along the trail you’ll find educational stopping points to learn about various plants, history and restoration work. This trail is listed as easy to moderate and is a 1.2-mile loop.

Winter is also a great time to get outside and explore animal tracks. Use clues from the Resource and Education Center to unravel the mystery of what happened during a CSI: Critter Scene Investigation and create a story with these forest friends. Recommended for ages 10 and up.

The search for sasquatch continues as each week the Sasquatch explores a new area of the park. Share your photos with Ponca State Park officials or on Facebook by using the #SasquatchSelfieChallenge.

Also, take part in a snow creation building contest that lasts now until March 19, the winter gnomes have moved onto Bloodroot Trail and winter bird bingo.

Take and go activities are also offered by picking up a packet at the Resource and Education Center.

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Park officials ask to recreate responsibility as their ability to keep their area open is dependent upon the compliance of social spacing and group size recommendations. Visit outdoornebraska.gov/healthinfo for more information.

Visit the Ponca State Park NE Facebook page for more activities and information. Call 402-755-2284 if you have any questions.