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Events at Pinnacle Mountain for June
Events at Pinnacle Mountain for June

Wednesday, June 4

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Wild Women Wednesday

Join Park Interpreter Maryanne (maryanne.stansbury@arkansas.gov) for a hike of the Base Trail of Pinnacle Mountain. Length is 3 miles and the degree is moderately strenuous due to uneven terrain. Wear appropriate shoes and bring water. Ladies hikes are offered every Wednesday through September 24th at 6 p.m. at Pinnacle Mountain State Park; location varies week to week. Please check for location.

Meeting place: West Summit Trailhead
Admission: Free

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Thursday, June 5

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

  • Little Wild Ones

Join us every Thursday for a program suited for children ages 3-7, better known as "Our Little Wild Ones!" These programs include story time, a craft activity, and some hands-on fun with a nature theme. The program is followed by animal feeding time at 11 a.m.

Meeting place: Visitor Center
Admission: Free

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Saturday, June 7

8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

  • Kids' Fishing Derby

Hey kids, bring your parents down to the pond for a free fishing contest! There will be how-to-fish clinics, casting contests, free snacks, and lots of prizes. Prizes will be given away throughout the event with a special prize for the biggest fish. Bring your own bait and tackle. Contest is for kids 15 and under, although everyone is welcome to fish after 11 a.m. with a fishing license. For more information, contact Park Interpreter Richard (richard.spilman@arkansas.gov).

Meeting place: Environmental Education Pond
Admission: Free

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Tuesday, June 10- Friday, June 13

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  • Nature Explorers Day Camp I

This “nature detective” camp is designed for kids ages 7-10. There are four days of hikes, visiting with live animals, nature programs, and more! Advance payment and registration is required – space is limited to the first 10 campers. For more information, contact Park Interpreter Richard (richard.spilman@arkansas.gov).

Meeting place: Visitor Center
Admission: $100 per child

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Wednesday, June 11

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Wild Women Wednesday

Join Volunteers Erin and Jill for a “Wild” Women’s Hike at Pinnacle Mountain. This evening’s hike is on the Rocky Valley Trail. The Rocky Valley Trail is a gorgeous trail and one of the best kept secrets of the park. The length is 3 miles and the degree is moderately strenuous due to uneven terrain and moderate incline. Wear appropriate shoes and bring water. Ladies' Summer Series hikes are offered every Wednesday through September 24th at 6 p.m. sharp, location in the park varies week to week. Contact Erin Schoen at luluschoen@gmail.com and Jill Winchell at jawin@sbcglobal.net for any additional information.

Meeting place: Visitor Center
Admission: free

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Saturday, June 14

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

11 am- 12: 30 pm

  • Father's Day Lake Cruise

Bring Dad out for a day on Lake Maumelle. Park Interpreter Richard (richard.spilman@arkansas.gov) will be cruising the lake on the park’s pontoon to view the beautiful landscapes, historic structures, and the lake’s resident wildlife! Advance payment and registration is required.

Meeting place: Jolly Roger's Marina
Admission: $15 adults, $8 children ages 6-12

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Sunday, June 15

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

  • Father's Day Sunset Canoe Float

Explore the Big Maumelle River with dad as nighttime unfolds. Possible sights and sounds for the night include bats, coyotes, deer, owls, beaver, and maybe even the elusive alligator! Advance payment and registration is required. For more information, contact Park Interpreter Richard (richard.spilman@arkansas.gov).

Meeting place: Big Maumelle Boat Launch
Admission: $40 per canoe

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Tuesday, June 17- Friday, June 20

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  • Wilderness Explorers Day Camp

Older children ages 11-13 will enjoy this chance to explore nature at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Camp activities may include canoe/kayak floats, extensive hiking, and survival skills. Advance payment and registration is required. For more information, contact Park Interpreter Richard (richard.spilman@arkansas.gov).

Meeting place: Visitor Center
Admission: $100 per child

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Wednesday, June 18

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Wild Women Wednesday

Join Volunteers Erin and Jill for a “Wild” Women’s Hike at Pinnacle Mountain. This evening’s hike is a hike with two options. One group is headed up the mountain, the West Summit, and for an easier trail option, another group is going around the Base Trail. This gives the hiker two possibilities. Remember to dress for the weather, wear sturdy hiking shoes, and bring plenty of water. Ladies' Summer Series hikes are offered every Wednesday through September 24th at 6 p.m. sharp, location in the park varies week to week. Contact Erin Schoen at luluschoen@gmail.com and Jill Winchell at jawin@sbcglobal.net for any additional information. Meeting place: West Summit trailhead
Admission: Free

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Saturday, June 21

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Little Maumelle Kayaking Excursion

Explore the Little Maumelle River from one of the park’s kayaks with Park Interpreter Matthew. This guided 4.5-mile float provides an opportunity to see otherwise hidden sections of Pinnacle Mountain State Park! Advance payment and registration is required.

Meeting place: Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Admission: $40 per kayak

9 p.m. - 11 p.m.

  • Star Party

Join amateur astronomers at the visitor center for an evening with the stars and other celestial phenomena. As twilight settles in, the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society will provide telescopes for viewing objects in the night sky. If cloudy skies prevent observation, an indoor program on astronomy will be presented at 9 p.m. For more information, contact Park Interpreter Richard (richard.spilman@arkansas.gov).

Meeting place: Visitor Center
Admission: Free

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Sunday, June 22

7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Sunset Lake Cruise

Experience the vibrant colors of the setting sun while cruising over the calm waters of Lake Maumelle near the base of Pinnacle Mountain. Park Interpreter Richard (richard.spilman@arkansas.gov) will serve as your pilot and guide on this boat tour. Advance payment and registration is required.

Meeting place: Jolly Roger's Marina
Admission: $15 adults, $8 children ages 6-12

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Wednesday, June 25

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Wild Women Wednesday

Join Volunteers Erin and Jill for a “Wild” Women’s Hike at Pinnacle Mountain. This evening’s hike will be a 3-mile hike on the Ouachita Trail (OT). The hike begins at the Ouachita trailhead by the visitor center, heads towards the East Summit trailhead and continues on the East Summit Trail, stopping at marker #6. The group then doubles back to the starting OT trailhead. The degree is moderate to very strenuous at times due to uneven terrain and steep incline. Wear appropriate shoes and bring water. Ladies' Summer Series hikes are offered every Wednesday through September 24th at 6 p.m. sharp, location in the park varies week to week. Contact Erin Schoen at luluschoen@gmail.com and Jill Winchell at jawin@sbcglobal.net for any additional information.

Meeting place: Visitor Center
Admission: Free

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Saturday, June 28

7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

  • Sunset on the Mountain

Park Interpreter Matthew will be leading a hike up Pinnacle Mountain’s West Summit Trail for a special sunset viewing. This is a great hike for the whole family to get outdoors and active, while learning how to be safe hiking at dusk. Dress in layers for cool and windy temperatures at the summit. Please wear sturdy shoes, bring plenty of water, and carry a flashlight for the return trip.

Meeting place: West Summit Trailhead
Admission: Free

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Sunday, June 29

9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

  • Star-gazing Cruise

View the stars while we cruise aboard our tour boat on Lake Maumelle near Pinnacle Mountain. Park Interpreter Richard (richard.spilman@arkansas.gov) will serve as your pilot and guide as you learn about stars, constellations, and satellites in the sky! Advance payment and registration is required.

Meeting place: Jolly Roger's Marina
Admission: $15 adults, $8 children ages 6-12

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Monday, June 30

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  • Project Wild Workshop

Are you looking to make the next classroom outing or nature excursion more entertaining? Project Wild is a 6-hr course going over a variety of nature based games and activities used to make teaching more exciting. Participants will receive a Project Wild textbook. The textbook includes a variety of activities with topics including; conservation, ecology, carrying capacity, habitat components, and more. Pre-registration is required. For more information on this workshop, contact Park Interpreter Richard Spilman at (501) 868-5806 or e-mail richard.spilman@arkansas.gov

Meeting place: Visitor Center
Admission: Free