Save the Date

Save the Date

The 14th Annual Catawba RiverFest will be Sept. 16. The Friends of Lake James State Park is seeking volunteers to serve on the festival planning committee. Vendors and exhibitors are also being sought for this family-friendly event. Consideration will be given to those with a connection to the Catawba River Basin and/or Lake James. To […]

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Statewide Star Party

Statewide Star Party

Lake James State Park hosted the Statewide Star Party on Saturday, April 22. Even with though the skies were gray a crowd showed up to hear Jeff Whisnant, of the Catawba Valley Astronomy Club (CVAC), give a talk on meteorites, which included actual space rocks for folks to see. The Catawba Valley Astronomy Club has […]

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StoryWalk Comes to Lake James

StoryWalk Comes to Lake James

StoryWalk is a book and a walking path combined. The idea started in 2007 to help people enjoy reading while getting exercise in the great outdoors. Enjoy Diary of a Spider along the Sandy Cliff Overlook trail in the Catawba River Area of the park. StoryWalk will be on display May 15-31, so don’t miss […]

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Year of the Spider

Year of the Spider

Spinning on to our next group of spiders for the Year of the Spider is the orbweavers. From their physical characteristics to their webs, orbweavers are some of the most recognizable spiders in the woods. As the temperatures warm up, orbweavers become more active and begin building their characteristic orb-shaped webs, which can be seen […]

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Nature Notes

Nature Notes

The frantic business of raisingbabies is evident everywhere you look this time of year. From fish to salamanders to birds to bears; all energy is focused on propagating the species. From mid-May through the end of June, white-tailed deer will be dropping their fawns. During the first months of life, baby deer are covered with […]

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How Can You Be Firewise

How Can You Be Firewise

With the New Year comes a new perspective, hopefully built on experience gained during the last one. Across the Southeast, 2016 ended with extreme drought and some communities endured a historic wildfire season that occurred as a result. While fire is an important natural process in the forest, homes and communities don’t spring back as […]

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