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July events set at Lake Bemidji State Park

Events are planned throughout the month of July at Lake Bemidji State Park.

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A variety of events are scheduled at Lake Bemidji State Park during the month of July.
Annalise Braught / Bemidji Pioneer
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BEMIDJI — Here is a look at some upcoming events at Lake Bemidji State Park, 3401 State Park Road NE:

  • 10 to 10:45 a.m., Saturday, July 2: Eagle Hike. Attendees will test their eagle knowledge with a fun game of eagle trivia. Afterward, they will take a short walk to see the park's bald eagle nest up close. Meet at the outdoor classroom next to the park playground.
  • 1:30 to 3:30 p.m, Saturday, July 2: Bog Discovery: Ask a Naturalist. Attendees can discover the numerous medicinal plants that grow in the bog at Lake Bemidji State Park. Have all your questions answered by the park naturalist as you stroll along the bog boardwalk. No registration is required.
  • 10 to 10:45 a.m., Thursday, July 7: The Story Tree: Over and Under the Pond. In this preschool program, attendees will discover nature through a variety of activities like stories, crafts, games and short walks. They will also have time to play in the nature play area. Children of all ages are welcome, but activities will be designed specifically for children ages 3 to 5. Attendees are asked to dress for the weather and bring a snack and water. Adults must accompany children. Registration is required for this program.
  • 9 to 10 a.m., Friday, July 8: Kid’s Fishing Friday. Attendees can come and learn how to fish at Lake Bemidji State Park's fishing pier for children ages 6 and older. Registration is required for this program.
  • 11 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, July 8: Totally Awesome Turtles. Participants will learn all about Minnesota's turtles, the challenges they face and the ways that we can help them. Stay to make a turtle craft and meet a tiny turtle guest. Meet at the Visitor’s Center. 
  • 1:30 to 2:15 p.m., Friday, July 8: Eagle Hike. Attendees will test their eagle knowledge with a fun game of eagle trivia. Afterward, they will take a short walk to see the park's bald eagle nest up close. Meet at the outdoor classroom next to the park playground.
  • 10 to 10:45 a.m., Thursday, July 14: The Story Tree: The Eagle and the Wren. See previous description.
  • 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 15: Which Fish is Which? Attendees will learn how to identify common Minnesota fish at the Visitor Center. 
  • 1 to 3 p.m., Friday, July 15: Bog Discovery: Ask a Naturalist. See previous description.
  • 10 to 10:45 a.m., Saturday, July 16: Eagle Hike. See previous description.
  • 2 to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, July 16: Archery in the Park. Attendees will get hands-on instructions on how to shoot a bow and arrow from certified instructors in a safe and supportive environment. A family-friendly adventure designed for children ages 8 and older. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Personal archery equipment is not permitted as all equipment will be provided. Attendees are asked to dress for the weather and bring sunscreen, sunglasses, water, hats and bug spray and are asked to meet in the west picnic area. 
  • 10 to 10:45 a.m., Thursday, July 21: The Story Tree: The Bat Loves the Night. See previous description.
  • 2 to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, July 21: Animal Mystery. This family-friendly program will test participants’ knowledge about the kinds of animals that call Lake Bemidji State Park home. Meet in the Visitor Center.
  • 9 to 10 a.m., Friday, July 22: Kid’s Fishing Friday. See previous description.
  • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Friday, July 22: Eagle Hike. See previous description.
  • 10 to 10:45 a.m., Thursday, July 28: The Story Tree: Turtle’s Race with Beaver. See previous description.
  • 2 to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, July 28: Animal Mystery.  See previous description.
  • 1 to 1:30 p.m., Friday, July 29: Which Fish is Which? See previous description.
  • 5 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 29: Archery in the Parks. See previous description.
  • 10 to 10:45 a.m., Saturday, July 30: Eagle Hike. See previous description.
  • 1:30 to 3:30 p.m, Saturday, July 30: Bog Trivia. See previous description. 

Registration is required for all activities unless they are listed as self-guided, to register email christa.drake@state.mn.us or call the park office at (218) 308-2300.

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