Have Adventures with Nature on June 25 A day of outdoor fun at Tipsaw Lake

Release Date: Jun 13, 2017  

Contact(s): Andrea Crain, Public Affairs Officer, 812-275-5987


A father kneels, helping is son aim an arrow by pulling back the bow.

Tell City, IN – June 13, 2017.  The 15th annual ‘Adventures with Nature’ field day will be held at Tipsaw Lake, on Saturday, June 24th. Activities will get underway at 9:00 a.m. CST and will conclude approximately 1:00 p.m. CST. This event is made possible by the collaborative efforts of Perry & Spencer County Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Purdue Extension Perry County and the USDA Forest Service.

This year’s event is themed “Let’s Go Hunting”. There will be a variety of activities and crafts available for children of all ages to enjoy as they learn about animals and how to hunt. A hunting obstacle course will teach children safe ways to climb over fences and into deer stands while look for hunting signs. They will also learn what to do after they have gotten a deer or turkey and about campfire safety. Exhibits will highlight how to hunt using lures and calls, recognizing tracks and different styles of hunting. Children can dress up in hunting clothes have their photo taken in a hunting setting. Hands-on activities like archery and BB shooting will be available. You can even throw a historic atlatl! There will also be an Indiana DNR Conservation Officer present to discuss hunting laws.

Tipsaw Lake is located in Perry County on Hwy 37, seven miles south of I-64, off exit 79. The ‘Adventures with Nature’ program is free, however there will be a day use fee of $3.00 per car at Tipsaw Lake for attendees. For your safety as well as others, pets are not allowed at this field day. Lunch items will be available for sale by the Perry Central Key Club.

Bring your family, friends, swimsuits and lawn chairs to enjoy a beautiful summer day and have ‘Adventures with Nature’ at Tipsaw Lake. For more information, call the Hoosier National Forest Tell City office at 812-547-7051

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