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Ponca State Park features fun activities for all ages

LINCOLN, Neb. – Ease into July with a series of fun summer activities for all ages at Ponca State Park.

June 27 – Take an introductory course to archery and muzzleloading, and learn how to make a bird feeder from everyday items in the home.

June 28 – Learn how to shoot a pellet rifle, discover the types of wildflowers growing in the park, and find out about a giant creature that swam through the park 90 million years ago.

June 29 – More archery is available, plus activities about the power of the sun and how birds communicate with each other.

June 30-July 1 – Backwater kayaking, parachute races and kite flying are scheduled both days. An introductory course to archery and shotguns, crafts and critter programs are scheduled June 30 and a course tomahawk and atlatl throwing, as well as a scavenger hunt hike, will take place July 1.

Visit the park’s Facebook page or call 402-755-2284 for more information. A permit is required of each vehicle entering the park.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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