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Hueco Tanks Announces December Park Events

Hueco Tanks State Park closes out 2018 with a great schedule of hikes, bird watching, and much more.

To get to the park, take Montana Avenue (U.S. Highway 62-180) all the way into the Hueco Mountains then turn left on Ranch Road 2775 (where the UFO building is). Follow the road until it ends at the park.

There is an annual orientation program for visitors not participating in the events and looking to walk around the park on their own. Bicycles permitted only on designated paved areas.

Pets allowed only in the campground and picnicking areas, not on the trails.

Women Hikes |  Saturday, December 8th, 2018  |  Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site  |  9:00 A.M.
Fee: $2.00/$9.00
(915) 857-1135
Join us for a woman hike at Hueco Tanks, explore the site with a female ranger or volunteer and learn more about best hiking practices in the Chihuahuan Desert. This tour is open to women with all levels of experience and offers breathtaking view of El Paso and the surrounding mountains. Hike will be limited to 25 participants. The cost is $9 per adult 13 and above and $2 per child ages 5-12. Please call for reservations as they will be required. To reserve please call (915) 857-1135

JR. Ranger Program  |  Saturday, December 15th, 2018  |  Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site  |  10:00 A.M.
Fee: $2.00/$9.00
Join a Park Ranger and participate in nature programs. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and discover the wonders of the desert as we identify plants, animals, and the history of Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site. The cost is $9 per adult 13 and above and $2 per child ages 5-12. Reservations are required as program is limited to 25 participants. Please call for reservations at 915-857-1135

Critters of the Night  |  Thursday, December 13th, 2018  |  Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site  7:00 P.M.
Fee: $2.00/$9.00
Bring the whole family and explore Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site in the dark to learn about our nocturnal critters! We will keep an ear & eye out for different Critters. Please bring flashlights and water bottles and wear closed-toe shoes. Gates will close promptly at 6:30 P.M. Please register to secure your spot as space is limited to the first 15 participants. To reserve please call (915)857-1135

Holiday Camp Out at Hueco Tanks  |  Friday & Saturday, Dec 21st, & 22nd, 2018  |  5:30 P.M. to 12:00 PM next day
Fee: $2.00/$9.00
(915)857-1135

We will be hosting a Holiday Overnight Family Campout filled with fun activities, games, and stories. Join park rangers & guest presenters to learn about life on the trail during the old cowboy days, sample some Dutch oven cooking, listen to stories, and roast marshmallows. You can even try your hand at some good ole fashioned archery. Come out and join us!

**Due to limited capacity, reservations for the campout are required. Reservations should be made by calling the Park at 915-857-1135 before December 18, 2018. Space limited to the first 15 families with a maximum of six people per family. Everyone should arrive no later than 5:30pm.

***All participants must provide their own camping supplies, toiletries, food for dinner and breakfast (gas or propane grills only), and drinks (No Alcohol). Please make sure to bring plenty of water, sunscreen and bug spray, and weather appropriate clothing. The cost is $9 per adult ages 13 and over and $2 per child ages 5 to 12

Birding Tour  |  TBD  |  Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site  |  8:00 A.M.
Fee $2.00/$9.00

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you. Tour leave from the Park’s Interpretive Center at 8:00 a.m.

Things to bring: Water, binoculars, camera, bird guide / ID book, good hiking shoes, and enthusiasm! Tour is limited to 10 participants and reservations are required. The cost is $ 9 per adult 13 and above and $2 per child ages 5-12 To reserve a spot on the tour, please call (915) 857-1135

Hueco Tanks State Park December Events

Hueco Tanks State Park Officials are inviting everyone to spend their Holiday weekends in the wild with their release of their schedule of events for the month of December.

For more information and reservations, residents can call (915) 857-1135

December 9th| 9 AM | Women’s Only Hike | Max Group of 25
Explore the Site with a female ranger or volunteer and learn more about best hiking practices in the Chihuahuan Desert. This tour is open to women with all levels of experience and offers breathtaking views of El Paso and the surrounding mountains.

Reservations are required.

December 10th| 10:00 AM | Junior Ranger Day: Turkey Vultures! | No Visitor Maximum
Fly on out to Hueco Tanks to learn more about the Turkey Vulture. One of the only birds that can use its sense of smell to find food, they play an important role in the health of our ecosystems.

As “nature’s clean-up crews,” they prevent the spread of diseases and even freshen our air! No reservations are required.

December 17th| 5:30 PM | A Celebration of Winter| No Visitor Maximum
Join us at Hueco Tanks for a celebration of the winter season and its various traditions. Take a walk on our luminaria lit trail, listen to Winter Solstice stories, and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate.

No reservations are required. Gates close promptly at 5:30 pm, no exceptions.

Hueco Tanks State Park Announces November Events

Officials with Hueco Tanks State Park released their schedule of events for the month of November.

From full moon hikes to star gazing and rare plant tours, organizers will keep park visitors busy.  For more information and reservations, residents can call (915) 857-1135

November 4th| 7:30 PM| Full Moon Hikes| Max Group Size Dependent on Hike
Come and explore Hueco Tanks with us in the moonlight. We will be offering four different types of tours that cater to the abilities of everyone. Hikes include family, easy, moderate, and strenuous.

Reservations are required and spots are limited to 10 people per moderate and strenuous hikes and 25 per family and easy hikes.

November 11th| 9:30 AM| Rare Plant Tour | Max Group of 10
Join us on a tour of the rare plant life located at Hueco Tanks SP&HS. See the Comal Snakewood, a member of the Buckthorn family only found at the Site, and learn fascinating facts about Native American uses local plants.

Reservations are required.

November 11th | 9 AM | Women’s Only Hike | Max Group of 25
Explore the Site with a female ranger or volunteer and learn more about best hiking practices in the Chihuahuan Desert. This tour is open to women with all levels of experience and offers breathtaking views of El Paso and the surrounding mountains.

Reservations are required.

November 12th| 10:00 AM | Junior Ranger Day: Yucca-The Desert’s Multi-Tool| No Visitor Maximum
Where do you go to get your clothes, shoes, bowls, paintbrushes, or shampoo? Where do you think Native American groups found these things prior to malls, hardware stores, or salons? Join a ranger in exploring the ways these groups used one simple plant, the Yucca, to survive and thrive in the desert! No reservations are required.

November 16th| 7:00 PM | Star Gazing | Max Group of 100
Join Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site staff for a night of stargazing, stories, and planetary viewing. Visitors are welcome to bring their own binoculars and telescopes, but it is not required.

Groups will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Gates close promptly at 7 pm, no exceptions.

November 18th| 7:30 AM | Birding Tour | Max group of 10
Join our birding guides on a quest to see rare birds at the Site and possibly check some “lifers” off your list. Reservations are required.

November 24th| 11 AM |Turkey Trot Hikes| Max Group Size Dependent on Hike
Trot on out to Hueco Tanks and work off some of that turkey with our Turkey Trot hikes. We will be offering four different types of hikes that cater to the abilities of everyone. Hikes include family, easy, moderate, and strenuous.

Reservations are required and spots are limited to 10 people per moderate and strenuous hikes and 25 per family and easy hikes.

Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta Celebrates Natural Wonders of the Franklin Mountains Saturday

The 13th Annual Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta at the Tom Mays section of Franklin Mountains State Park is planned for Saturday, September 30, from 9am to 3pm.

The free family event helps people connect with the great outdoors of the Franklin Mountains and is sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department with the help of volunteers from the Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition. Organizes say the annual event attracts hundreds of people to the desert mountain park in Northwest El Paso.

The outdoor venue celebrates the natural wonders of the Chihuahuan Desert and Franklin Mountains State Park. Local environmental education groups will be on hand to offer free demonstrations, guided tours, guest speakers and informational booths designed to introduce the curious to the wonders of our fascinating desert.

Schedule of Events at the Entertainment Stage Area – End of the Loop Road next to the Exhibitor Tent Area

· 9:00am-9:15am- National Anthem
· 9:30am-10:00am- Cheerleading
· 10:00am-10:15am Zoo Animal Encounter
· 10:30am-11:00am- Story Telling(Marylyn Guida)
· 11:10am-11:35am- Martial Arts Demonstration
· 11:45am-12:15pm-Keyboarding/Piano
· 12:30pm-1:00pm- Rondalla Estudiantil
· 1:15pm-1:45pm- Ballet Folklorico (Champion Studio)
· 2:00pm-2:30pm- Belly Dancers

More on Geosciences Education Activities – Mini-field trips will run from 9am to 3pm, and will last only 30 minutes, with one exception. The short time means you will not be walking far. The geosciences do not only about understand the earth at your feet, but the vistas in the distance, and the sky above us.

Many of the following field trips may include a walk to a nearby place of higher elevation to get a better view. Hikers are encouraged to bring binoculars for the picturesque hike.

All mini-trips with the exception of trips 4 and 6 meet near the Restrooms at the End of the Loop Road to the right of the main stage and exhibit area.

Trip 1- 9:45 am to 10:45 am – Agave Loop for hikers interested in connecting to Mundy’s Gap.  See Park Map for Location.

Trip 2-10:30 am to 12:00 pm- Aztec Cave Trail is a 1.2 mile out and back trail that features a cave and is good for all skill levels.  See Park Map for Location.

Trip 3 – 11:00 am- 11:30pm- Short walk to elevation change.  Meet at the Trail head at the end of the loop road.

Trip 4 -11:00 am – 12:30pm –  Underground Copper Mine Tour, a maximum number of 15 participants with flashlights or headlamps. Meet at the Cottonwood Spring Parking Area. The hike is 1 mile round trip uphill over a rocky trail. Bring sturdy shoes, sunscreen, water, and a working flashlight. We will explore an underground tunnel which was part of an unsuccessful mineral entrepreneurial activity. Check out the blue grotto! See Park Map for Location.

Trip 5 -1:00 pm – 2:30pm –  Underground Copper Mine Tour, a maximum number of 15 participants with flashlights or headlamps. Meet at the Cottonwood Spring Parking Area. The hike is 1 mile round trip uphill over a rocky trail. Bring sturdy shoes, sunscreen, water, and a working flashlight. We will explore an underground tunnel which was part of an unsuccessful mineral entrepreneurial activity. Check out the blue grotto! See Park Map for Location.

Trip 6 -1:30 pm to 2:30 pm Upper Sunset Trail; is one of the shorter ones (1.3 miles) and offered some great views of the valley below.  Meet at the restrooms at the end of the loop road.

Trip 7- 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm Short Hike.  No elevation change. Meet at the Trail head at the end of the loop road.

Exhibitors attending the festival this year include New Mexico Farm, Ranch and Heritage Museum, Chamizal National Memorial, Hueco Tanks State Park, Aerial Tramway, Franklin Mountains State Park, Mexican Gray Wolf,  El Paso Parks and Recreation, Tech H2O, El Paso Zoo, International Boundary and Water Commission, Sierra Club, Women’s Voting, Franklin Mountains Wilderness Coalition, Greater Big Bend Coalition, Frontera Land Alliance, Texas Master Naturalist, UTEP, El Paso Fire Department, Sustainability and Resilience Office, Audubon Society, and Friends of the Rio Bosque.

Special thanks to our volunteers from the Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition, Franklin Mountains State Park, City of El Paso Parks and Rec, El Paso Zoo, University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP).

For more information contact Franklin Mountains State Park at (915) 566-6441 or contact CDEC Committee Chair Carlos Rodriguez at 915-240-3311.

August Events at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site

Officials with Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site release their calendar of events for August.

Some events are first come, first served other are limited by group size; for more information on the individual events, call the number associated with each event.

August 12th | 8:30 Am | Rare Plant Tour | Max group of 10

Join us on a tour of the plant life located in Hueco Tanks SP&HS. Check out the Comal Snakewood, a member of the Buckthorn family that can only be found here in Hueco Tanks and nowhere else in the U.S.A! And learn some fun (and potentially gross) facts about native plants and the uses some of the local tribes had for them. Call (915) 857-1135×0 for reservations.
August 12th | 9 Am | Women’s Only Hike | Max group of 25

This event is for women who are not normally comfortable with the outdoors.  Join one of the female staff, or volunteers, as she discusses some of the common mistakes people make when they first start hiking, and experience some of the beauty of the Chihuahuan Red Sands Desert in the early morning. Reservations are required. To reserve please call: (915) 849 – 6684

August 12th 7 Am | Yoga on the Rocks Tour | Max group of 10

Relax and de-stress with our guide from Blue Lizard Climbing and Yoga, Beth M. and a beautiful morning of yoga at Hueco Tanks. Our yoga tours will go out every month. Spots are limited to ten so reservations are recommended. Call (915) 857-1135×0 for reservations. Bring plenty of water, hiking shoes, weather appropriate clothing, and your own mat.

August 12th | 10:00 Am | Children’s Survival Day | No Max Group

This is a hands-on activity day for children and their families.  We will have multiple stations set up in the park for families to learn about shelter building, rope making, primitive hunting, and more!

August 19th | 7:30 Am | Birding Tour | Max group of 25

Richard Hermosillo, one of the leading amateur ornithologists of our region, takes a band of early morning birders out to try and check some “lifers” off of their lists.  Binoculars, water, snacks, and sunscreen are recommended for this tour. To reserve please call: (915) 849 – 6684

August 21st | 10 Am | Hueco Tanks Solar Eclipse Viewing | First come first serve
We will be hosting a solar viewing program this month for people that are interested in checking out the eclipse from outside of the city.

August 24th | 8 Pm | Hueco Tanks Stargazing | First come first serve
Join Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site staff on an awesome night of stargazing, stories, and planetary viewing.  Visitors are welcome to bring their own binoculars and telescopes, but not required. This event will be on a first come, first serve basis.  So be sure to arrive early to the park!

June Events at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site include Father’s Day Campout

In celebration of Father’s Day, Hueco Tanks will be hosting a Family Camp-Out night filled with fun activities, games, and stories.

Park visitors can join Park Rangers and Guest Presenters as they talk about life on the trail during the old cowboy days, have some monkey bread and campfire coffee as you learn about the constellations, and try your hand at some good ol’ fashioned archery.

June 17 – 18th |Father’s Day Family Campout! | 5:30 Pm Check-in | Reservations Required Due to limited capacity, reservations for the campout are required. Starting on May 29th, call the park at 915-849-6684 to make reservations.  There is only space for 15 families, and a max of 6 people per family

In addition to the Father’s Day event, the park is hosting several other events during the month of June.

June 10th | 8:30 Am | Rare Plant Tour | Max group of 10

Join us on a tour of the plant life located in Hueco Tanks SP&HS. Check out the Comal Snakewood, a member of the Buckthorn family that can only be found here in Hueco Tanks and nowhere else in the U.S.A! And learn some fun (and potentially gross) facts about native plants and the uses some of the local tribes had for them. Call (915) 857-1135×0 for reservations.

June 10th | 9 Am | Women’s Only Hike | Max group of 25

This event is for women who are not normally comfortable with the outdoors.  Join one of the female staff, or volunteers, as she discusses some of the common mistakes people make when they first start hiking, and experience some of the beauty of the Chihuahuan Red Sands Desert in the early morning. Reservations are required. To reserve please call: (915) 849 – 6684

June 10th | 7 Am | Yoga on the Rocks Tour | Max group of 10

Relax and de-stress with our guide from Blue Lizard Climbing and Yoga, Beth M. and a beautiful morning of yoga at Hueco Tanks. Our yoga tours will go out every month. Spots are limited to ten so reservations are recommended. Call (915) 857-1135×0 for reservations. Bring plenty of water, hiking shoes, weather appropriate clothing, and your own mat.

June 17th | 7:30 Am | Birding Tour | Max group of 25

Richarch Hermosillo, one of the leading amateur ornithologists of our region, takes a band of early morning birders out to try and check some “lifers” off of their lists.  Binoculars, water, snacks, and sunscreen are recommended for this tour. To reserve please call: (915) 849 – 6684

June 22nd | 8 Pm | Hueco Tanks Stargazing | First come first serve
Join Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site staff on an awesome night of stargazing, stories, and planetary viewing.  Visitors are welcome to bring their own binoculars and telescopes, but not required. This event will be on a first come, first serve basis.  So be sure to arrive early to the park!

Hueco Tanks State Park Closes 29 Areas to Preserve New Pictograph Findings

Last March, a survey for additional Native American rock paintings, also known as pictographs, began at Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site. One year later, previously unknown pictographs in 29 locations at the site have been discovered using D-Stretch image enhancement technology.

Using the results of the new D-Stretch images, Hueco Tanks has issued a closing order for the 29 areas where previously unknown pictographs were discovered. These areas will remain closed to recreational activities in order to protect these resources from potential impacts.

 “We are pleased to be in a position to utilize advances in technology to enhance our stewardship of the special resources at Hueco Tanks,” said Brent Leisure, director of Texas State Parks. “This project helped us identify and understand areas of unique sensitivity needing special protection. Safeguarding the irreplaceable cultural resources of Hueco Tanks is a shared desire among stakeholders at this site.”

The action is designed to protect these fragile resources from potential impacts from recreational use and affects a small fraction of the numerous climbing areas. A list of closed climbs has been provided to the guides and to visitors on the North Mountain.

“Climbers come from every corner of the world to experience and connect to the recreational, cultural and natural resources that Hueco Tanks provides,” said Ian Cappelle, chairman of the Climbers of Hueco Tanks Coalition (CHTC). “The new survey and use of the D-Stretch technology provides a definitive accounting of any previously unidentified rock art in conjunction with climbing routes in the park which can be used to educate climbers as to where they are able to climb without harming the cultural resources of the site.”

The majority of the pictographs found are in the Jornada style, named for the prehistoric Jornada Mogollon culture of western Texas, southern New Mexico and northern Mexico. These Native Americans were the first farmers in the region and it is believed that they created these paintings about 550 to 1,000 years ago for use in prayers for rain.

Hueco Tanks is an important asset to the El Paso area as a place to recreate and is a significant cultural resource that reflects at least 10,000 years of area and regional history. Due to its importance to the local community, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has devoted considerable efforts toward the documentation of cultural resources at Hueco Tanks.

Some studies include a comprehensive ground survey for archeological deposits around the base of the mountains and a large rock imagery inventory project. The results of these investigations help state parks staff determine where recreational activities can occur at the site without impacting identified rock imagery.

For more information about Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site, visit the TPWD website.

Hueco Tanks State Park Releases May Schedule of Events

Officials with the Hueco Tanks State Park announced their schedule of events for visitors to the park for the month of May.

For those first-time visitors or those not participating in the events and looking to walk around the park on their own, there is an annual orientation program for visitors.  As a reminder, bicycles permitted only on designated paved areas, pets are allowed only in the campground and picnicking areas, not on the trails

To get to to Hueco Tanks State Park, take Montana Avenue (U.S. Highway 62-180) all the way into the Hueco Mountains then turn left on Ranch Road 2775 (where the UFO building is).  Visitor need to follow the road until it ends at the park.

May 10th | 8:00 PM | Full Moon Hikes | First come first serve

Three hikes, of varying difficulties, will be heading out into the moonlit night of Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site.  Hunt for scorpions, watch for rattlesnakes, and see a whole new side of the park! Listen for the calls of the owls, and have a fun time too! Reservations are required, to reserve please call (915) 849 – 6684.

May 13th | 8 Am | Rare Plant Tour | Max group of 10

Join us on a tour of the plant life located in Hueco Tanks SP&HS. Check out the Comal Snakewood, a member of the Buckthorn family that can only be found here in Hueco Tanks and nowhere else in the U.S.A! And learn some fun (and potentially gross) facts about native plants and the uses some of the local tribes had for them. Call (915) 849 – 6684 for reservations.

May 13th | 9 Am | Women’s Only Hike | Max group of 25

This event is for women who are not normally comfortable with the outdoors.  Join one of the female staff, or volunteers, as she discusses some of the common mistakes people make when they first start hiking, and experience some of the beauty of the Chihuahuan Red Sands Desert in the early morning. Reservations are required. To reserve please call: (915) 849 – 6684

May 20th | 7 Am | Yoga on the Rocks Tour | Max group of 10

Relax and de-stress with our guide from Blue Lizard Climbing and Yoga, Beth M. and a beautiful morning of yoga at Hueco Tanks. Our yoga tours will go out every month. Spots are limited to ten so reservations are recommended. Call (915) 857-1135 for reservations. Bring plenty of water, hiking shoes, weather appropriate clothing, and your own mat.

May 20th | 7:30 Am | Birding Tour | Max group of 25

Richarch Hermosillo, one of the leading amateur ornithologists of our region, takes a band of early morning birders out to try and check some “lifers” off of their lists.  Binoculars, water, snacks, and sunscreen are recommended for this tour. To reserve please call  (915) 849 – 6684

May 25th | 8 Pm | Hueco Tanks Stargazing | First come first serve
Join Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site staff on an awesome night of stargazing, stories, and planetary viewing.  Visitors are welcome to bring their own binoculars and telescopes, but not required. This event will be on a first come, first serve basis.  So be sure to arrive early to the park!

May 27th | Outdoor Fitness Challenge! | 8:00 Am
In celebration of Physical Fitness Month, we are challenging our park visitors to join us in a day of fun, and healthy, physical activities; boulder hopping, cave exploring, hiking tours, and more!  Are you looking for a new trail to hike, or crevices to explore? Well, this is your day at Hueco Tanks.  All activities are first come, first serve.  Check-in time is 7:30 Am, and all events begin at 8 Am on the dot.  So don’t be late!

Hueco Tanks State Park Announces February Events, Photo Contest

Hueco Tanks State Park has scores of events scheduled for February: hikes, bird watching, star gazing and even a couple of talks on Buffalo Soldiers.

To get to the park, take Montana Avenue (U.S. Highway 62-180) all the way into the Hueco Mountains then turn left on Ranch Road 2775 (where the UFO building is). Follow the road until it ends at the park.

There is an annual orientation program for visitors not participating in the events and looking to walk around the park on their own. Bicycles permitted only on designated paved areas.

Pets allowed only in the campground and picnicking areas, not on the trails.

February 1st – 13th | Romance on the Rocks Photo Contest

Do you and your special someone love Hueco Tanks? Show us how much in our Romance on the Rocks photo contest!

Snap a picture of you and your sweetie at Hueco Tanks between February 1st and February 13th, then post it to the park facebook page. You can also share it to our instagram account with #HuecoTanks.

On Valentine’s Day we will choose the top pictures and post them to an album on the park page and allow you to vote on the winners.

The photo with the most “likes” will win a special souvenir from the park!

February 4th | 9 Am | Women’s Only Hike | Max group of 25

This event is for women who are not normally comfortable with the outdoors.  Join one of the female staff, or volunteers, as she discusses some of the common mistakes people make when first starting to hike, and experience some of the beauty of the Chihuahuan Red Sands Desert in the early morning.

Reservations are required. To reserve please call: (915) 849 – 6684

February 18th | 8 Am | Birding Tour | Max group of 25

Richarch Hermosillo, one of the leading amateur ornithologists of our region, takes a band of early morning birders out to try and check some “lifers” off of their lists.

Binoculars, water, snacks, and sunscreen are recommended for this tour.

Reservations are required. To reserve please call: (915) 849 – 6684

hueco star gazingFebruary 23rd | 7 Pm | Hueco Tanks Stargazing | First come first serve

Join Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site staff on an awesome night of stargazing, stories, and planetary viewing.

Visitors are welcome to bring their own binoculars and telescopes, but not required.

This event will be on a first come, first serve basis – so be sure to arrive early to the park!

February 25th | 8 Am | Buffalo Soldier Remembrance Day | All-day event!

To celebrate Black History Month, Hueco Tanks is celebrating the life and times of the Buffalo Soldiers. Over the course of the day we will have activity booths for families to attend that focus on what life was like during that time period.

Learn how to fish with a bamboo rod, practice your trap ball swing, and be sure to pack all of the essential supplies for camping!

There will also be a special presentation by Ranger Moore talking about Cathay Williams, lady who disguised herself as a man in order to join the ranks of the Buffalo Soldiers!

*** No reservations required for this event. Cost is $9 for adults (ages 13+), and $2 for children (ages 5-12). ***

February 25th | 3 Pm | The Untold Story of Cathay Williams – A Female Buffalo Soldier!

A special break-out session that focuses on the life of the only female buffalo soldier!

Freed slave Cathay Williams lived and served as a man for two years with the 38th regiment of the US black Calvary (Buffalo Soldiers). Hear Her largely untold story of courage and perseverance and learn more about the African-American women and Soldiers in the 19th century American West.

This talk is part of our Buffalo Soldier Remembrance Day, and maximum capacity for the talk is 25 people. No reservations are needed. Cost is $9 for adults (ages 13 and over), $2 for children (ages 5-12).

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