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Saturday Potlatch Park Ranger Talks & Activities


  • Potlatch State Park 21020 N. US Highway 101 Potlatch (map)

Potlatch State Park staff announces a lineup of exciting and educational spring, summer and fall programs for kids and adults alike.

The activities will take place on several Saturday evenings at varying start times, between April 27 and September 14, at Potlach State Park, 21020 N. US Highway 101 (driving directions).

Events range from guided walks and workshops on tree and edible plant identification to wildlife visitors, including an owl, a Virginia opossum, a Peregrine falcon and a turkey vulture. The public is invited to attend, whether staying overnight, visiting Potlach for the day or coming solely for the programs.

The schedule of August/September Saturday programs is as follows:

August 17, 7 p.m. – Virginia possum visit: Meet Opal, West Sound Wildlife Shelter’s opossum ambassador, and learn about this cool creature.

August 24, 7 p.m. – Make your own rescue bracelet: Learn to make a rescue bracelet out of parachute cord, along with other wilderness survival tips.

August 31, 8 p.m. – Things That Sting: Ranger-led talk on poisonous plants and animals at Potlatch.

September 7, 7 p.m. – Owl visit. Meet West Sound Wildlife Shelter’s owl ambassador.

September 14, 7 p.m. – Life of Salmon: Short, guided hike along Potlatch Creek to discuss the creek's salmon runs and the life cycle of this miraculous fish.

The Potlatch programs are appropriate for all ages, though children must be accompanied by the adult responsible for them. They are all free and open to the public. A Discover Pass is required for day-use parking at Potlatch State Park.