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Joe Wheeler's Saturday Night Seafood Buffet
 10/31/2014 to 12/31/2015
 Saturday Night Seafood Buffet-Served every Saturday night year-round(except Parade of Lights).  Featuring All-you-can-eat Crab Legs, shrimp, fish and more!  Hours are seasonal but we always open at 5 PM.  Hope you can join us!
Email joewheeler.lodge@dcnr.alabama.gov or Call (256) 247-5461

Canoe & Kayak Rentals
 10/31/2014 to 11/15/2014
 Canoe & Kayak Rentals
Paddle a scenic flat-water section above DeSoto Falls in Dekalb County, Alabama
DeSoto Falls Picnic Area. 7 miles from the main park area of DeSoto State Park
Perfect for individuals or groups! By reservations only after Labor Day
 
 
Call (256) 634-8370

Georgia Bass State Championship
 10/31/2014 to 11/1/2014
Fishing Tournament Weigh in at Lakepoint Marina # of boats expected 100
Email wesmeadows@gmail.com or Call (229) 416-5661

Rayovac FLW Championship
 10/31/2014 to 11/1/2014
Housing:
Joe Wheeler State Park Resort
Call Toll Free: 800.544.5639
4401 McLean Drive
Rogersville AL 35652
Phone: 256.247.5461
 
Weigh-in: Days 1 & 2 - 3:00 p.m. at Joe Wheeler State Park
Day 3 Weigh-in: 4:00 p.m. at Walmart #4187 (FLW Expo opens at 3 p.m.)
Email JoeWheeler.Lodge@dcnr.alabama.gov or Call (256) 247-5461

"Camp Fear" at Lake Lurleen State Park
 10/31/2014
Join us at "Camp Fear" to Trick or Treat at Lake Lurleen State Park on Friday, October 31, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Call the park office for more details or overnight reservations (205) 339-1558. Campers are welcome $20.00 plus tax per night Sunday through Friday nights.  Campers must decorate and treat to get the park discount!!
Lake Lurleen State Park
Event Address:
13226 Lake Lurleen Road
Coker, Al 35452
Email lakelurleen.stpk@dcnr.alabama.gov or Call (205) 339-1558

Halloween Costume Contest!
 10/31/2014
Dress in your best Halloween costume and join the Halloween Costume Contest! Location: Al Alexander Activity Building (Chapel)Time: 6:00 PM
Email cheaha.event@dcnr.alabama.gov or Call (256) 488-5115

Cheaha Trick or Treat!
 10/31/2014
Enjoy the timeless tradition of trick or treating, but at Cheaha we add a twist! You get to trick-or-treat in the campground on Halloween Night! Location: Upper Improved Campground Time: 7:00 PM
Email cheaha.event@dcnr.alabama.gov or Call (256) 488-5115

Campground Decoration Contest!
 11/1/2014
Whether you are camping at Cheaha or just visiting the park for the day, enjoy our campsite decorating contest! If you are planning on staying at Cheaha State Park November 1st,bring some Halloween Decorations to decorate your campsite and enter our contest! Prizes will be awarded! The prizes will be: First Place: A free 2-night stay in campground. Second Place: One night stay in campground. Third Place: A $5.00 State Parks Gift Card. Winners of the contest will be announced at 6:00 PM
Email cheaha.event@dcnr.alabama.gov or Call (256) 488-5115

Movie
 11/1/2014
Bring a blanket and your camp chairs and enjoy a movie in the crisp,,cool, fall mountain air under a starlit night sky! Fun for the whole family! Location: Campfire Ring (by the observation tower)Time:7:00 PM
Email cheaha.naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov or Call (256) 488-5115

Friends of Lake Eufaula Spotted Bass Open
 11/1/2014
 # of boats expected is 40
Weighing in at Lakepoint Marina Big Boat Ramp by the highway in back corner
at 1:pm CST
Email richardjsacco@gmail.com or Call (229) 854-0606

Storytime at the Canyon Center
 11/1/2014
Storytime at the Canyon Center:
Chickadee’s Message by Douglas Wood
Little River Canyon Center staff and volunteers will read aloud unique children’s literature every first Saturday of the month. Storybooks will be available for purchase.
Date: November 1, 2014
Where: Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne, Alabama (15 minutes from DeSoto State Park)
Time: 11:00 - Noon
Fee: Free and open to everyone. Call 256.782.5697 for details
Info on the Little River Canyon Center: www.jsu.edu/epic/canyoncenter/

Canyon Fest
 11/1/2014
Canyon Fest
Join us for this 6th annual celebration of nature! Enjoy live music, nature & arts
activities, nature & arts demonstrations, great food, vendors, children’s activities
& fun at this festival designed to celebrate our natural world.
Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014
Where: Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne, AL (15 minutes from DeSoto State Park)
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fee: No Fee; Donations welcome. Great for all ages! For details call JSU Field Schools at 256.782.5697

Bush Craft Weekend
 11/1/2014 to 11/2/2014
Bush Craft Weekend 
Hosted by DeSoto State Park and provided by One World Adventure Company 
Bring old school camping back to the 21st century learning outdoor skills and enjoying nature with your family. During this bush craft weekend learn projects you can do with your family while camping. Adults and youth 14 and up. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Gear list will be sent out prior to the class. 
Dates: Saturday November 1st – Sunday November 2nd 
Time: Saturday 9:00 am – Sunday 3:00 pm 
Where: Desoto State Park, Fort Payne, Alabama- Meet at Country Store
Fee: $185 per person includes meals and all camping equipment. $135 per person includes meals (must provide your own camping equipment). $105 per person includes instruction (must provide on camping equipment and food).*
 Upon registration, you will be sent a packing list
*Survival Kits can be purchased: $65 per kit - includes reusable and non-reusable items. 
*Discount given for signing up for all classes. Call 256.634.8370 for details or to pre-register.
Call (256) 634-8370

Blow Your Own Ornament
 11/1/2014
 Blow Your Own Ornament
Orbix Hot Glass is a glass blowing studio and gallery on Lookout Mountain that offers fine decorative and functional glass, as well as very popular glass blowing classes. Design and literally “blow” your own ornament with the help of a glass artist. Check out even more classes and info at www.orbixhotglass.com
Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014   
Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Central)
Where: Orbix Hot Glass in Fort Payne, Alabama (within 30 minutes of DeSoto State Park)
Fee: $38.00 per ornament. No pre-registration required. At least 5 years and up. Custom reservations can be made for groups anytime. Call 256.523.3188 or email info@orbixhotglass.com for details.
 
Call (256) 523-3188

Interpretive Hike Out To Bald Rock
 11/2/2014
Come and join Cheaha's naturalist, Mandy Pearson, as she leads a hike through the beautiful views that sit atop the highest mountain in Alabama. She will share wonderful knowledge about the ecosystem plants, animals and history. Location: Doug Ghee Trailhead (next to Bald Rock Lodge)Time: 1:00 PM
Email cheaha.naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov or Call (256) 488-5115

Movie
 11/7/2014
Bring a blanket and your camp chairs and enjoy a movie in the crisp, cool fall mountain air under a starlit night sky. Location:Campfire Ring (by the observation tower)Time:7:00 PM
Email cheaha.naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov or Call (256) 488-5115

Hiking Stick Workshop
 11/8/2014
Whether you are hiking up a mountain or just taking a stroll around the block, a hiking stick is a wonderful thing to have. Join us and make your own walking stick. All supplies will be provided. If you are interested, or would like to register, please call the number listed below or email our park naturalist at the email address listed below. Fee: $5.00 Location: TBA Time: 3:00PM
Email cheaha.naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov or Call (256) 488-5115

Campfire Talk: Wonderful World of Insects!
 11/8/2014
Yes bugs can be icky, squishy and gross, but they are also very amazing! Bugs have colors brighter than flowers, fly fast, clean the environment, are stronger than the Hulk, and keep plants growing strong. Come and learn about the wonderful world of bugs! Location: Campfire Ring (by the tower)Time:7:00PM
Email cheaha.naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov or Call (256) 488-5115

Green & Gray Saturday
 11/8/2014
NPS Green & Gray Saturday
The National Park Service staff and volunteers will present “Green & Gray” programs on the second Saturday of each month. Topics
include park resources and activities, climate change, recycling, energy conservation, eco-gardening, exotic plants, native
landscaping, pollution prevention, green energy, and more!
Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Where: Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne, Alabama (15 minutes from DeSoto State Park)
Time: 10:00 am
Fee: Free; for more information contact the National Park Service at 256-845-8548

Guided Archaeology Tour
 11/8/2014
Guided Archaeology Tour of Cherokee and DeKalb Counties
Come along with JSU archaeologist Dr. Harry Holstein for a guided tour of sites throughout Cherokee and DeKalb counties.
Participants will visit the 19th century Cornwall Iron Furnace, a Spanish contact site at Coosa village, a rock shelter in use as early as 3000 B.C., and much more. This will be an unforgettable all-day event. Bring your own food and drinks. Transportation is provided.
Space is limited so register early!
Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Where: Near Fort Payne, AL (Meeting location disclosed at registration)
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fee: $15 per person (Ages 14 and over); pre-registration required. Call JSU Field Schools at 256.782.5697

Eufaula Bass Trail
 11/8/2014
Take off at safe light from Laekpoint Marina
Weigh-In at 2:30pm CST
# of boats expected:40-70
For more information contact Les Bratcher or Bill Murdock
(229)317-0150
billmurdock20@yahoo.com 
Email les.bigbitebaits@gmail.com or Call (334) 726-5697

Blow Your Own Ornament
 11/8/2014
 Blow Your Own Ornament
Orbix Hot Glass is a glass blowing studio and gallery on Lookout Mountain that offers fine decorative and functional glass, as well as very popular glass blowing classes. Design and literally “blow” your own ornament with the help of a glass artist. Check out even more classes and info at www.orbixhotglass.com
Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014   
Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Central)
Where: Orbix Hot Glass in Fort Payne, Alabama (within 30 minutes of DeSoto State Park)
Fee: $38.00 per ornament. No pre-registration required. At least 5 years and up. Custom reservations can be made for groups anytime. Call 256.523.3188 or email info@orbixhotglass.com for details.
 
Call (256) 523-3188

Blue Springs Boogie 5K Run/Walk
 11/8/2014
Join us at Blue Springs State Park on November 8, 2014 as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of Alabama State Parks with a 5K Run/Walk.  Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. with the Race to begin at 8:00 a.m.  Call the park office for more details or overnight reservations (334) 397-4875.  Complete and return with a $20.00 check to: Friends of Blue Springs c/o McMath, 12 Buford Fillingim Road, Clayton, AL 36016 or drop off at the park office.  Pre-registration Deadline (includes t-shirt) is October 25th, 2014.
Blue Springs State Park
Event Address:
2595 Highway 10
Clio, Al 36017
Email BlueSprings.StPk@dcnr.alabama.gov or Call (334) 397-4875

F4R Outdoors 2014 Classic
 11/8/2014 to 11/9/2014
Fishing 4 Reel Outdoors 40 Boats expected weigh in 4pm Saturday 3pm Sunday
Email f4routdoors@gmail.com or Call (704) 840-7536

Eufaula Bass Trail
 11/9/2014
Take off at safe light from Lakepoint Marina
Weigh-In at 2:30pm CST
# of boats expected: 40-70
For more information contact Les Bratcher or Bill Murdock
(229)317-0150
billmurdock20@yahoo.com 
Email les.bigbitebaits@gmail.com or Call (334) 726-5697

Interpretive Hike Out To Bald Rock
 11/9/2014
Come and join Cheaha's Naturalist, Mandy Pearson, as she leads a hike through the beautiful views that sit atop the highest mountain in Alabama. She will share wonderful knowledge about the ecosystem,plants, animals and history. Location: Doug Ghee Trailhead (next to Bald Rock Lodge)Time:1:00PM
Email cheaha.naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov or Call (256) 488-5115

Movie
 11/14/2014
Come and bring a blanket and your camp chair and enjoy a movie in the crisp, cool fall mountain air under a starlit night sky. Location: Campfire Ring (by tower) Time: 7:00PM
Email cheaha.naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov or Call (256) 488-5115

Campfire Talk: CCC:The Men Who Built Cheaha
 11/15/2014
This year, Alabama State Parks celebrate 75 years of conservation, recreation and service. We would like to invite you to celebrate with us! In this campfire talk we will take a look at the Civilian Conservation Corps. The CCC was a group of young men who built state and national parks, planted millions of trees, fought many forest fires, reshaped conservation, and offered hope to a tired and discouraged nation. Location: Campfire Ring (by tower) Time: 7:00PM
Email cheaha.naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov or Call (256) 488-5115

River Rats Classic
 11/15/2014
Take off at safe light from Lakepoint Marina
Weigh-In at 3:00pm CST
# of boats expected: 35-50
For more information contact Matt Carden 
Email mcarden21@gmail.com or Call (334) 400-3026

Tent & Hammock Camping
 11/15/2014 to 11/16/2014
 One World Backpacking Series: Tent & Hammock Camping
Sponsored by DeSoto State Park and provided by One World Adventure Company
Tent & Hammock camping.....even in the Winter! Winter would be the perfect time to talk about tents and hammocks. We will talk about some different kinds of tents for winter camping, and some simple ways adding some warmth to a cold tent. Most of the class time will be spent talking about hammock camping, and how to stay warm. Adults and youth 14 and up. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Dates: November 15th & 16th, 2014
Where: Desoto State Park, Fort Payne, Alabama
Fee: $110 per person includes meals and all equipment. $85 per person includes meals (must provide your own equipment). $65 per person includes instruction (must provide on equipment and food)*. Upon registration, you will be sent a packing list. To register, call (256) 634 – 8370
*Discount given for signing up for all classes in the Backpacking Series.

Survival Bracelet Beginner's Workshop
 11/15/2014
 Paracord Survival Bracelet Workshop: Beginner's Class
Paracord has a million uses and handy to have around. Since it is so helpful people like to weave paracord into bracelets called survival bracelets. In the Beginner class you will learn how to make 2 types of paracord bracelets. The first bracelet will be an Oat Spike Sinnet bracelet. Once you get the hang of working with paracord, then we will move on to the Cobra bracelet. This workshop is for 8 years old and older. All ages welcome.  All supplies provided. Afterwards, participants may come for the Intermediate class held from 1:00-3:00 p.m. 
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon 
Where: DeSoto State Park in Fort Payne, Alabama (Location disclosed at time of registration)
Fee: $10.00 supply fee. Workshop is limited to 10 people, so pre-registration is required. 
Call 256.997.5025 or email Brittney.Hughes@dcnr.alabama.gov for details.
Email Brittney.Hughes@dcnr.alabama.gov or Call (256) 997-5025

Survival Bracelet Intermediate Workshop
 11/15/2014
 Paracord Survival Bracelet Workshop: Intermediate Class
Paracord is often called survival cord because it has so many uses. This cord can hold 550lb and can be used for making shelters, rafts, fishing and many more things. A survival bracelet typically only has between 7 and 10 feet of paracord woven in to it. We will be making a Survival Belt that has between 40 and 80 feet of paracord woven into it. This workshop is for 8 years old and older. All ages welcome.  All supplies provided. (Beginner's Class also available)
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Where: DeSoto State Park in Fort Payne, Alabama (Location disclosed at time of registration)
Fee: $25.00 supply fee. Workshop is limited to 10 people, so pre-registration is required. 
Call 256.997.5025 or email Brittney.Hughes@dcnr.alabama.gov for details.
Email Brittney.Hughes@dcnr.alabama.gov or Call (256) 997-5025

Vulcan Orienteering Club
 11/15/2014
Join us for the Vulcan Orienteering Club to be held at Wind Creek State Park on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Call the park office for more details (256) 329-0845 or visit www.vulcanorienteering.org .  This is a sport in which orienteers of all ages use an accurate, detailed map and a compass to find points in the landscape.  It can be enjoyed as a walk with family/friends in the woods or as a competitive sport. 
Wind Creek State Park
Event Address:
4325 Alabama Highway 128
Alexander City, Al 35010
Email WindCreek.StatePark@dcnr.alabama.gov or Call (256) 329-0845

Blow Your Own Ornament
 11/15/2014
 Blow Your Own Ornament
Orbix Hot Glass is a glass blowing studio and gallery on Lookout Mountain that offers fine decorative and functional glass, as well as very popular glass blowing classes. Design and literally “blow” your own ornament with the help of a glass artist. Check out even more classes and info at www.orbixhotglass.com
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014   
Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Central)
Where: Orbix Hot Glass in Fort Payne, Alabama (within 30 minutes of DeSoto State Park)
Fee: $38.00 per ornament. No pre-registration required. At least 5 years and up. Custom reservations can be made for groups anytime. Call 256.523.3188 or email info@orbixhotglass.com for details.
 
Call (256) 523-3188

Interpretive Hike Out To Bald Rock
 11/16/2014
Come and join Cheaha's Naturalist, Mandy Pearson, as she leads a hike through the beautiful views that sit atop the highest mountain in Alabama. She will share wonderful knowledge about the ecosystem,plants, animals, and history. Location: Doug Ghee Trailhead (next to Bald Rock Lodge) Time: 1:00PM
Email cheaha.naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov or Call (256) 488-5115

Movie
 11/21/2014
Come and bring a blanket and your camp chair and enjoy a movie in the crisp, cool,fall mountain air, under a starlit night sky. Location: Campfire Ring (next to observation tower)Time: 7:00 PM
Email cheaha.naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov or Call (256) 488-5115

Paracord Survival Bracelet Workshop
 11/22/2014
Paracord has a million uses and is handy to have around. Since it is so helpful, people like to weave paracord into bracelets called survival bracelets. In the beginner class, you will learn how to make two types of paracord bracelets. The first bracelet will be an Endless Falls bracelet. Once you get the hang of working with paracord, then we will move on to the Cobra bracelet. This workshop is for anyone 8 years of age and older. All ages are welcome to attend. All supplies will be provided, but seating is limited. To register for this class, email Mandy Pearson at the email listed below or call the number listed below. Fee: $10.00 Location: TBA Time: 1:00PM
Email cheaha.naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov or Call (256) 488-5115

Campfire Talk: Terrific Trees
 11/22/2014
As the fall colors start to show, all attention is turned to trees. Trees are important for many reasons. They provide oxygen, timber and shade, but they do so much more than that. They are the pillars in an ecosystem that support habitats for animals and other plants. Location: Campfire Ring (by the tower) Time: 7:00 PM
Email cheaha.naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov or Call (256) 488-5115

Native American Pottery
 11/22/2014
Native American Pottery Workshop
Join expert potter, Tammy Beane, to learn how pottery was made on Lookout Mountain thousands of years ago. We’ll provide the clay as well as bone needles and paddles to make designs on your pots.
Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014
Where: Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne, AL (15 minutes from DeSoto State Park)
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Fee: $5 pp Call JSU Field Schools at 256.782.5697 for details.

Native American Tools & Weapons
 11/22/2014
Native American Tools & Weapons
Join National Park Service archaeologist Larry Beane for a demonstration of how Native Americans utilized natural resources to hunt and gather food, to make weapons, to start fires, and more!
Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014
Where: Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne, AL (15 minutes from DeSoto State Park)
Time: Demonstrations throughout the day (10 am – 3 pm)
Fee: Free and open to everyone. Call the National Park Service at 256.845.9605 for details.

TELLABRATION!!
 11/22/2014
TELLABRATION!!
Storytelling in the Canyon
The International Tellebration is a worldwide event devoted to storytelling. This grass-roots movement is endorsed by the National Storytelling Network. Storytellers from AL, GA, and TN and other states gather for this event. You don’t want to miss it!
If you are a storyteller, contact us at 256-782-5697 for information on performing.
Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014
Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Where: Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne, AL (15 minutes from DeSoto State Park)
Fee: Free and open to everyone. Visit www.tellabration.org for more info about International Tellabration.

Blow Your Own Ornament
 11/22/2014
 Blow Your Own Ornament
Orbix Hot Glass is a glass blowing studio and gallery on Lookout Mountain that offers fine decorative and functional glass, as well as very popular glass blowing classes. Design and literally “blow” your own ornament with the help of a glass artist. Check out even more classes and info at www.orbixhotglass.com
Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014   
Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Central)
Where: Orbix Hot Glass in Fort Payne, Alabama (within 30 minutes of DeSoto State Park)
Fee: $38.00 per ornament. No pre-registration required. At least 5 years and up. Custom reservations can be made for groups anytime. Call 256.523.3188 or email info@orbixhotglass.com for details.
 
Call (256) 523-3188

Interpretive Hike Out To Bald Rock
 11/23/2014
Come and join Cheaha's Naturalist, Mandy Pearson, as she leads a hike through the beautiful views that sit atop the highest mountain in Alabama. She will share wonderful knowledge about the ecosystem, plants, animals, and history. Location: Doug Ghee Trailhead (next to Bald Rock Lodge)Time: 1:00 PM
Email cheaha.naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov or Call (256) 488-5115

Blow Your Own Ornament
 11/29/2014
 Blow Your Own Ornament
Orbix Hot Glass is a glass blowing studio and gallery on Lookout Mountain that offers fine decorative and functional glass, as well as very popular glass blowing classes. Design and literally “blow” your own ornament with the help of a glass artist. Check out even more classes and info at www.orbixhotglass.com
Date: Saturday, November 29, 2014   
Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Central)
Where: Orbix Hot Glass in Fort Payne, Alabama (within 30 minutes of DeSoto State Park)
Fee: $38.00 per ornament. No pre-registration required. At least 5 years and up. Custom reservations can be made for groups anytime. Call 256.523.3188 or email info@orbixhotglass.com for details.
 
Call (256) 997-5025

Winter Survival Class
 12/6/2014
 Winter Survival Class
Hosted by DeSoto State Park and provided by One World Adventure Company 
An early winter survival class for Wilderness Survival 101. A weekend long class with a specific for the lower Appalachian mountain range and spring weather conditions. We will cover a broad range of topics from Clothing, Kits, Shelter, Fire, Water, and Rescue.
Dates: Saturday December 6th-Sunday, December 7th, 2014
Time: Saturday 9:00 am - Sunday 3:00 pm 
Where: Desoto State Park, Fort Payne, Alabama- Meet at Country Store
Fee: $185 per person includes meals and all camping equipment. $135 per person includes meals (must provide your own camping equipment). $105 per person includes instruction (must provide on camping equipment and food).*
Upon registration, you will be sent a packing list
*Survival Kits can be purchased: $65 per kit - includes reusable and non-reusable items. 
*Discount given for signing up for all classes. Call 256.634.8370 for details or to pre-register.
Call (256) 634-8370

Storytime at the Canyon Center
 12/6/2014
Storytime at the Canyon Center:
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by James Dean & Eric Litwin
Little River Canyon Center staff and volunteers will read aloud unique children’s literature every first Saturday of the month. Storybooks will be available for purchase.
Date: December 6, 2014
Where: Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne, Alabama (15 minutes from DeSoto State Park)
Time: 11:00 - Noon
Fee: Free and open to everyone. Call 256.782.5697 for details
Info on the Little River Canyon Center: www.jsu.edu/epic/canyoncenter/

Winter Backpacking
 12/6/2014 to 12/7/2014
 One World Backpacking Series: Winter Backpacking
Sponsored by DeSoto State Park and provided by One World Adventure Company
Winter Backpacking....it's not time to pack it in yet!
Just because it is a little cold or maybe there’s a bit of snow on the ground doesn’t mean backpacking season is over. Dress for the cold because we will be talking about the proper clothing and gear, how to stay dry, & how to dry your clothing and shoes. In the last backpacking class of 2014 we will talk about alternative backpacking methods for the snow so your camping season doesn’t have to stop.
Adults and youth 14 and up. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Dates: December 6th & 7th, 2014
Where: Desoto State Park, Fort Payne, Alabama
Fee: $110 per person includes meals and all equipment. $85 per person includes meals (must provide your own equipment). $65 per person includes instruction (must provide on equipment and food)*. Upon registration, you will be sent a packing list. To register, call (256) 634 – 8370
*Discount given for signing up for all classes in the Backpacking Series.

A Cheery Canyon Christmas
 12/6/2014
A Cheery Canyon Christmas
An enchanting day full of holiday programs such as winter wildlife feeding, sustainable giving, Christmas arts & crafts,
secret Santa gift shop, photos made with SANTA, storytelling and more!!
Date: Saturday December 6, 2014
Where: Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne, AL (15 minutes from DeSoto State Park)
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Fee: Most programs are free…call 256.782.5697 for details  for specific schedule.
Info on the Little River Canyon Center: www.jsu.edu/epic/canyoncenter/

Green & Gray Saturday
 12/13/2014
NPS Green & Gray Saturday
The National Park Service staff and volunteers will present “Green & Gray” programs on the second Saturday of each month. Topics
include park resources and activities, climate change, recycling, energy conservation, eco-gardening, exotic plants, native
landscaping, pollution prevention, green energy, and more!
Date: Saturday, December 13, 2014
Where: Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne, Alabama (15 minutes from DeSoto State Park)
Time: 10:00 am
Fee: Free; for more information contact the National Park Service at 256-845-8548

39th Annual Parade of Lights
 12/13/2014
December 13, 2014
Boat Parade begins at 6:00 PM
A Holiday Buffet will be served at
Daniella's in the Park beginning at 4:00 PM
Call 256-247-5461 for reservations. Call 256-247-6971 to participate.
 
Email JoeWheeler.Marina@dcnr.alabama.gov or Call (256) 247-5461

St. Patricks Day (Weekend)
 3/14/2015 to 3/17/2015
Green Beer or sprite! Irish Specials for Lunch Saturday & Tuesday. Saturday Dinner Irish Buffet!   
Email cheaha.event@dcnr.alabama.gov or Call (800) 610-5801

Spookapalooza!
 10/30/2015 to 11/1/2015
 Join the staff & volunteers of DeSoto State Park for a weekend of fun events guaranteed to run shivers up and down your spine! Trick or treating, games, storytelling, games & more are in store during this popular annual event. Grab your favorite costume, bring the family, & come stay with us!
All events are free to the public & great for all ages!
Dates: October 30th-November 1st, 2015 (Halloween Weekend)
Where: DeSoto State Park in Fort Payne, Alabama
Call 256.997.5025 or see http://alapark.com/DeSotoResort/Spookapalooza/
for complete details. More info to come in 2015!
Email Brittney.Hughes@dcnr.alabama.gov or Call (256) 997-5025

Guided Nature Walk
 4/7/2017 to 4/7/2014
Location:  Meet at the Nature Center.

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Free to the public.

Meet our park guide at the Nature Center and we will take a walk on one of the trails in the park.  $1 per vehicle to enter campground.
 
Call (251) 948-7275