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June 4, 2014

Lake Red Rock Programs for June 6-12

June is “Great Outdoors Month!” Celebrate by heading to Lake Red Rock for these great activities:

Nighttime Adventures

Fri., June 6 - 9:00 p.m. - North Overlook Campground (meet at bike trail junction)

Hike along a woodland trail in search of the night shift. Follow the tracks left behind by the critters of the night and listen for owl calls and other lurking creatures!

Pond Exploration

Sat., June 7 - 10:30 a.m. - Playscape (meet at North Overlook Beach - north end of parking lot)

Go “mucking” at one of the lake area’s wetlands! Dip nets and tubs will be available for you to try and catch some of the critters swimming and crawling in and around the area! Mucking can be messy, so please wear old shoes and clothes.

The Geologic Story Behind the Red Rocks

Sat., June 7 - 1:00 p.m. - Meet at the Red Rock Visitor Center

Join Robert M. McKay, retired geologist from Iowa Geological Survey, for a look at the lake area’s interesting geologic features and discuss the uniqueness of the formations. Participants will be hiking during this program, so please wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather.

Sounds of Nature

Wed., June 11 - 10:00 a.m. - Playscape (meet at North Overlook Beach - north end of parking lot)

Have you ever gone in the outdoors just to sit and listen? There’s a lot going on! Come learn about why animals make so many different noises, and what it all means. We will also finish up the program with a fun activity!

Kids Craft Day

Wed., June 11 - 1:00-3:00 p.m. - Red Rock Visitor Center

Got creative kids? Bring your young artists to enjoy make-and take nature craft activities!

Welcome to the Playscape!

Thurs., June 12 - 10:00 a.m. - Playscape (meet at North Overlook Beach - north end of parking lot)

The Playscape is new to the area, so take this opportunity to come on out and learn about all it has to offer! From trails to prairie to playgrounds, there is plenty to keep you busy!

Programs are free of charge and no registration is needed. Outdoor activities may be cancelled if raining. For more information, please contact the Corps of Engineers office at (641) 828-7522 or (641) 628-8690 or via email at

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