PONCA – As Ponca State Park officials are excited to welcome in all visitors, programs are temporary on hold although self-guided activities continued to be offered.
According to a release from Ponca State Park, make sure to recreate responsibly as the ability to keep the area open is dependent upon your compliance with social spacing and group size recommendations.
Activities on Saturday, March 13 include Nebraska Outdoor Women’s Month; Marsh Madness; Ponca bingo, scavenger hunts and passports; self-guided hikes and search for sasquatch.
March is also a month to celebrates Nebraska Outdoor Women. Hike the Corps of Discovery trail in search of this week’s code word. The first 10 explorers to bring the correct code to the front desk of the Resource and Education Center will receive a prize. This trail is moderate to difficult at 1.34 miles.
All month-long park visitors can witness the wonder of spring migration along the Missouri River. Pick up a map and waterfowl guide at the Resource and Education Center. Visit the bird blinds or wildlife viewing locations to watch and learn about waterfowl, eagles, winter birds and other early spring migrants.
A pair of self-guided events include bingo, scavenger hunts and passports that be found at the Resource and Education Center. Also, take the family on a hike of the Old Oak Trail to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Nebraska’s state parks. This trail is easy to moderate and a 1.2 mile loop.
Ponca State Park officials continue to move sasquatch to a new location. See if you can find sasquatch and take a selfie. Share these photos on the Ponca State Park Facebook page or at email@example.com with the #SasquatchSelfieChallenge.
Take-and-Go Activities offered include a free event while supplies last being ‘Silly Spiders’ and ‘The Wonder of Butterflies’ with cost being $1 per kit while supplies last. Sunday ,March 14 is both National Save a Spider Day and National Learn about Butterflies Day.
Visit outdoornebraska.gov/healthinfo or like Ponca State Park NE on Facebook for more information. Contact Ponca State Park at 402-755-2284 with any questions.