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Earth Day - From Trash to Treasure

Sunday, 04/22/2018 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Join us to celebrate Earth Day by creating crafts from recyclables goods. Come learn how to make a bird feeder, a basket to organize your room, a reusable shopping bag, and a cookie tray organizer from items found laying around at home. Simply bring your packaging boxes, old pillow cases, and old cookie trays. Lastly, for children we will have activity tables with fun upcycle crafts for all ages. For more information call the Visitor Center. Attachments

Homeschool Fridays

Friday, 04/27/2018 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join the fun, with a ranger, for an outdoor learning experience once a month. During these sessions, children will get the chance to learn material related to social sciences and environmental science. The activities have been designed to stimulate the development of cognitive, social, and critical thinking skills through various outdoor activities. Fee is $2 per child. Due to limited space, please register in advance by calling the Visitor Center at 703-583- 6904 or email Maritza Rivas at maritza.rivas@dcr.virginia.gov Attachments

Kids Fishing Tournament

Saturday, 05/05/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

At Marina Lot #1. Join our kids fishing tournament and see what you can catch. Ages 2-15 are welcome. There is some fishing equipment that participants can borrow, but we encourage folks to bring their own. There are several volunteers on hand to give participants help. Sponsored by the Friends of Leesylvania State Park. Attachments

Potomac Blockade Boat Tour

Saturday, 05/05/2018 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Cruise along the Potomac River shoreline and view sites that were critical to the Confederate forces successful blockade of Washington DC from September 1861 through March 1862. Local historians will discuss the significance of the Blockade and of the gun batteries and camps that supported the Confederate efforts. The cruise will include the preserved batteries at Freestone Point and Possum Nose, as well as Evansport and Shipping Point. Tour includes lunch and departs from marina at Leesylvania State Park. Reservations Required.  Attachments

National Kids to Parks Day

Saturday, 05/19/2018 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Join a ranger for some exciting outdoor activities for National Kids to Parks Day. Choose the activity that meets your interest and we will make sure that you and your family have a fun time. For more information or to register to Build a Bird House call the Visitor Center at 703-583-6904. Build a Bird House (ages 7 years and older) 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Visitor Center Fee: $5 Self-Guided Wildlife Scavenger Hunt (all ages) 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Visitor Center Osprey Observation (all ages) 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. at Fishing Pier Attachments

Osprey Observation

Saturday, 05/26/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

During the spring and summer, osprey dominate the skies over Leesylvania as they build nests and raise their young. Join a ranger to get a closer look at these feathered fishermen. Learn where they go in the winter and what adaptations they have that make them so good at living over the water. For more information please call 703-583-6904. Meet at the fishing pier. Attachments

Osprey Observation

Sunday, 05/27/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

During the spring and summer, osprey dominate the skies over Leesylvania as they build nests and raise their young. Join a ranger to get a closer look at these feathered fishermen. Learn where they go in the winter and what adaptations they have that make them so good at living over the water. For more information please call 703-583-6904. Meet at the fishing pier. Attachments

Kids Fishing Tournament

Saturday, 06/02/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

At Marina Lot #1. Join our kids fishing tournament and see what you can catch. Ages 2-15 are welcome. There is some fishing equipment that participants can borrow, but we encourage folks to bring their own. There are several volunteers on hand to give participants help. Sponsored by the Friends of Leesylvania State Park. Attachments

Clean the Bay Day/National Trails Day

Saturday, 06/02/2018 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Join us as we support the annual effort to clean the Chesapeake Bay by removing trash from its tributary rivers and streams. Be sure to wear bug spray, sunscreen, clothes and closed toed shoes that you don't mind getting muddy. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Lend us a hand and learn what it takes to keep trails clear and safe for park guests to hike on. We'll be getting our hands dirty as we work with tools to recapture a trail from forest growth and soil erosion from Japanese stiltgrass. Please bring work gloves and don't forget to wear clothes and closed toed shoes you don't mind getting dirty. Will have a bonfire to burn the invasive plants that you pulled and s'mores to replenish you from all the hard work that you did. For more information please call 703-583-6904. Attachments

Osprey Observation

Saturday, 06/02/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

During the spring and summer, osprey dominate the skies over Leesylvania as they build nests and raise their young. Join a ranger to get a closer look at these feathered fishermen. Learn where they go in the winter and what adaptations they have that make them so good at living over the water. For more information please call 703-583-6904. Meet at the fishing pier. Attachments

Osprey Observation

Sunday, 06/03/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

During the spring and summer, osprey dominate the skies over Leesylvania as they build nests and raise their young. Join a ranger to get a closer look at these feathered fishermen. Learn where they go in the winter and what adaptations they have that make them so good at living over the water. For more information please call 703-583-6904. Meet at the fishing pier. Attachments

Friday Night Hikes: Ranger Yoga

Friday, 06/08/2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Leave your yoga matt behind and join a ranger on a 3 mile walk along the shore and end your day by meditating and releasing stress with Ranger Yoga on the beach. Connect back with nature as we listen to the waves, feel the earth beneath us, and watch the sunset. Please register 24 hours in advance by calling the Visitor Center at 703-583-6904. Attachments

Osprey Observation

Saturday, 06/09/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

During the spring and summer, osprey dominate the skies over Leesylvania as they build nests and raise their young. Join a ranger to get a closer look at these feathered fishermen. Learn where they go in the winter and what adaptations they have that make them so good at living over the water. For more information please call 703-583-6904. Meet at the fishing pier. Attachments

Osprey Observation

Sunday, 06/10/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

During the spring and summer, osprey dominate the skies over Leesylvania as they build nests and raise their young. Join a ranger to get a closer look at these feathered fishermen. Learn where they go in the winter and what adaptations they have that make them so good at living over the water. For more information please call 703-583-6904. Meet at the fishing pier. Attachments

Friday Night Hikes: The Return of the Fireflies

Friday, 06/15/2018 7:30 PM

(Meet at Bushey Point Trailhead at Marina #1). Celebrate the return of the fireflies as we hike through Bushy Point Trail. Later listen to a ranger talk about fireflies and the park's efforts to help these pollinators. Learn how to communicate like a firefly. Bring your flashlights. Please register 24 hours in advance by calling the Visitor Center at 703-583-6904 . Attachments

Potomac Blockade Boat Tour

Saturday, 06/16/2018 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Cruise along the Potomac River shoreline and view sites that were critical to the Confederate forces successful blockade of Washington DC from September 1861 through March 1862. Local historians will discuss the significance of the Blockade and of the gun batteries and camps that supported the Confederate efforts. The cruise will include the preserved batteries at Freestone Point and Possum Nose, as well as Evansport and Shipping Point. Tour includes lunch and departs from marina at Leesylvania State Park. Reservations Required.  Attachments

Virginia State Parks History and Culture

Saturday, 06/16/2018 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate the history and culture that makes each Virginia State Park unique. Get ready to hike the trail, play colonial games, or fish like they did when the Fairfax family lived here. You'll enjoy activities and displays throughout the day that trace the intriguing history of Leesylvania State Park. Lee's Woods Hike (Trailhead): 10 a.m. to noon Colonial Kids Games (Visitor Center): 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. River Seining(Potomac River by shelter #3): 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Attachments

Osprey Observation

Saturday, 06/16/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

During the spring and summer, osprey dominate the skies over Leesylvania as they build nests and raise their young. Join a ranger to get a closer look at these feathered fishermen. Learn where they go in the winter and what adaptations they have that make them so good at living over the water. For more information please call 703-583-6904. Meet at the fishing pier. Attachments

The Eagle has Landed

Sunday, 06/17/2018 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Leesylvania State Park is the home for a multitude of avian species and one of those species is the Bald Eagle. Celebrate the Bald Eagle by joining us on a canoe tour at Powell's Creek to look for and learn about these majestic creatures that nest by the water. The cost is $9.00 per person, or $6.00 per person when reserving for groups of 4 or more. Register 24 hours in advance. Attachments

Osprey Observation

Sunday, 06/17/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

During the spring and summer, osprey dominate the skies over Leesylvania as they build nests and raise their young. Join a ranger to get a closer look at these feathered fishermen. Learn where they go in the winter and what adaptations they have that make them so good at living over the water. For more information please call 703-583-6904. Meet at the fishing pier. Attachments

Friday Night Hikes: The Return of the Fireflies

Friday, 06/22/2018 7:30 PM

(Meet at Bushey Point Trailhead at Marina #1). Celebrate the return of the fireflies as we hike through Bushy Point Trail. Later listen to a ranger talk about fireflies and the park's efforts to help these pollinators. Learn how to communicate like a firefly. Bring your flashlights. Please register 24 hours in advance by calling the Visitor Center at 703-583-6904 . Attachments

Great American Campout

Saturday, 06/23/2018 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The National Wildlife Federation's annual Great American Campout is a call to all Americans to gather the family, pack up the tents, and get outside. Leesylvania State Park will be offering many different outdoor skills programs and family fun programs throughout the day. 11 a.m. - Camping 101 - If you have any questions with the equipment that you have please bring it and we will demonstrate it for you. 1 p.m. - Survival Skills 3 p.m. - Hike 5 p.m. - Campfire cooking For more information please call 703-583-6904 Attachments

Osprey Observation

Saturday, 06/23/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

During the spring and summer, osprey dominate the skies over Leesylvania as they build nests and raise their young. Join a ranger to get a closer look at these feathered fishermen. Learn where they go in the winter and what adaptations they have that make them so good at living over the water. For more information please call 703-583-6904. Meet at the fishing pier. Attachments

Osprey Observation

Sunday, 06/24/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

During the spring and summer, osprey dominate the skies over Leesylvania as they build nests and raise their young. Join a ranger to get a closer look at these feathered fishermen. Learn where they go in the winter and what adaptations they have that make them so good at living over the water. For more information please call 703-583-6904. Meet at the fishing pier. Attachments

Friday Night Hikes: Moonlight Walk through Natural History

Friday, 06/29/2018 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us on a 2 mile hike where we will be listening and identifying the musicians of the night. We will be challenging ourselves to explore the natural history of our park by using only our night vision. Please register 24 hours in advance by calling the Visitor Center at 703-583-6904. Attachments

Canoe Tour

Saturday, 06/30/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Our canoe tours are designed to help those that are new to canoeing to learn the basics of paddling. Experienced individuals are also encouraged to come to enjoy the wildlife and scenic views. We can support up to 24 people on a tour depending on age, size, and skill set. The cost is $9.00 per person, or $6.00 per person when reserving for groups of 4 or more. Please call the Visitor Center 24 hours in advance to register at (703) 583-6904. Register at the Visitor Center and then meet at Canoe Launch. Attachments

Pond Play!

Saturday, 06/30/2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Frogs, turtles, and fish, oh my! Come explore the animals that live in our pond. A ranger will use nets to catch animals that are under the water so that you can see them up close and personal. For more information please call (703)583-6904. Attachments

Osprey Observation

Saturday, 06/30/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

During the spring and summer, osprey dominate the skies over Leesylvania as they build nests and raise their young. Join a ranger to get a closer look at these feathered fishermen. Learn where they go in the winter and what adaptations they have that make them so good at living over the water. For more information please call 703-583-6904. Meet at the fishing pier. Attachments

Music at the Marina - IR (short for In Remembrance)

Saturday, 06/30/2018 7:00 PM

Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic basket and enjoy the band of IR at Music at the Marina. They are a cover band with some original songs. IR is a huge supporter of our troops, and plays to honor Marine Corps Captain Brian Letendre and all other fallen military and Gold Stars. Stay a little later to watch the fireworks over the Potomac River. Sponsored by Steve's Auto Repair (http://stevesautorepairva.com) and Friends of Leesylvania State Park. Attachments

Night Owl Hike

Saturday, 06/30/2018 7:30 PM

You will dissect owl pellets, put together a skeleton, and identify the species of your masterpiece. Later we will share the night at the amphitheater with our nocturnal birds of prey where we will learn about their unique adaptation and the environmental challenges that they face. Lastly we will hike up to freestone point where we will watch the sunset as we try to get in contact with screech owls and barred owls. $2 per owl pellet Due to the limited supplies, please RSVP in advance by calling the Visitor Center at (703) 583-6904 Attachments

Osprey Observation

Sunday, 07/01/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

During the spring and summer, osprey dominate the skies over Leesylvania as they build nests and raise their young. Join a ranger to get a closer look at these feathered fishermen. Learn where they go in the winter and what adaptations they have that make them so good at living over the water. For more information please call 703-583-6904. Meet at the fishing pier. Attachments

Friday Night Hikes: Moonlight Walk through Natural History

Friday, 07/06/2018 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us on a 2 mile hike where we will be listening and identifying the musicians of the night. We will be challenging ourselves to explore the natural history of our park by using only our night vision. Please register 24 hours in advance by calling the Visitor Center at 703-583-6904. Attachments

Kids Fishing Tournament

Saturday, 07/07/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

At Marina Lot #1. Join our kids fishing tournament and see what you can catch. Ages 2-15 are welcome. There is some fishing equipment that participants can borrow, but we encourage folks to bring their own. There are several volunteers on hand to give participants help. Sponsored by the Friends of Leesylvania State Park. Attachments

Osprey Observation

Saturday, 07/07/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

During the spring and summer, osprey dominate the skies over Leesylvania as they build nests and raise their young. Join a ranger to get a closer look at these feathered fishermen. Learn where they go in the winter and what adaptations they have that make them so good at living over the water. For more information please call 703-583-6904. Meet at the fishing pier. Attachments

Osprey Observation

Sunday, 07/08/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

During the spring and summer, osprey dominate the skies over Leesylvania as they build nests and raise their young. Join a ranger to get a closer look at these feathered fishermen. Learn where they go in the winter and what adaptations they have that make them so good at living over the water. For more information please call 703-583-6904. Meet at the fishing pier. Attachments

Osprey Observation

Saturday, 07/14/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

During the spring and summer, osprey dominate the skies over Leesylvania as they build nests and raise their young. Join a ranger to get a closer look at these feathered fishermen. Learn where they go in the winter and what adaptations they have that make them so good at living over the water. For more information please call 703-583-6904. Meet at the fishing pier. Attachments

Osprey Observation

Sunday, 07/15/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

During the spring and summer, osprey dominate the skies over Leesylvania as they build nests and raise their young. Join a ranger to get a closer look at these feathered fishermen. Learn where they go in the winter and what adaptations they have that make them so good at living over the water. For more information please call 703-583-6904. Meet at the fishing pier. Attachments

Friday Night Hikes: Moonlight Walk through Natural History

Friday, 07/20/2018 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us on a 2 mile hike where we will be listening and identifying the musicians of the night. We will be challenging ourselves to explore the natural history of our park by using only our night vision. Please register 24 hours in advance by calling the Visitor Center at 703-583-6904. Attachments

Osprey Observation

Saturday, 07/21/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

During the spring and summer, osprey dominate the skies over Leesylvania as they build nests and raise their young. Join a ranger to get a closer look at these feathered fishermen. Learn where they go in the winter and what adaptations they have that make them so good at living over the water. For more information please call 703-583-6904. Meet at the fishing pier. Attachments

Osprey Observation

Sunday, 07/22/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

During the spring and summer, osprey dominate the skies over Leesylvania as they build nests and raise their young. Join a ranger to get a closer look at these feathered fishermen. Learn where they go in the winter and what adaptations they have that make them so good at living over the water. For more information please call 703-583-6904. Meet at the fishing pier. Attachments

Friday Night Hikes: Moonlight Walk through Natural History

Friday, 07/27/2018 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us on a 2 mile hike where we will be listening and identifying the musicians of the night. We will be challenging ourselves to explore the natural history of our park by using only our night vision. Please register 24 hours in advance by calling the Visitor Center at 703-583-6904. Attachments

Osprey Observation

Saturday, 07/28/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

During the spring and summer, osprey dominate the skies over Leesylvania as they build nests and raise their young. Join a ranger to get a closer look at these feathered fishermen. Learn where they go in the winter and what adaptations they have that make them so good at living over the water. For more information please call 703-583-6904. Meet at the fishing pier. Attachments

Music at the Marina - U.S. Navy Band Country Current

Saturday, 07/28/2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The United States Navy Band, Country Current, is the Navy's premiere country-bluegrass ensemble. The group is nationally renowned for its versatility and "eye-popping" musicianship, performing a blend of modern country music and cutting-edge bluegrass. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic basket and enjoy the Country Current. Sponsored by Steve's Auto Repair (http://stevesautorepairva.com) and Friends of Leesylvania State Park. Attachments

Osprey Observation

Sunday, 07/29/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

During the spring and summer, osprey dominate the skies over Leesylvania as they build nests and raise their young. Join a ranger to get a closer look at these feathered fishermen. Learn where they go in the winter and what adaptations they have that make them so good at living over the water. For more information please call 703-583-6904. Meet at the fishing pier. Attachments

Kids Fishing Tournament

Saturday, 08/04/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

At Marina Lot #1. Join our kids fishing tournament and see what you can catch. Ages 2-15 are welcome. There is some fishing equipment that participants can borrow, but we encourage folks to bring their own. There are several volunteers on hand to give participants help. Sponsored by the Friends of Leesylvania State Park. Attachments

Osprey Observation

Saturday, 08/04/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

During the spring and summer, osprey dominate the skies over Leesylvania as they build nests and raise their young. Join a ranger to get a closer look at these feathered fishermen. Learn where they go in the winter and what adaptations they have that make them so good at living over the water. For more information please call 703-583-6904. Meet at the fishing pier. Attachments

Osprey Observation

Sunday, 08/05/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

During the spring and summer, osprey dominate the skies over Leesylvania as they build nests and raise their young. Join a ranger to get a closer look at these feathered fishermen. Learn where they go in the winter and what adaptations they have that make them so good at living over the water. For more information please call 703-583-6904. Meet at the fishing pier. Attachments

Friday night Hikes: Light up the Night

Friday, 08/10/2018 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

What else can be better than a Friday night hike through history and enjoying a warm bonfire while stargazing? Join us on this mile hike around Freestone Point. Please register 24 hours in advance by calling the Visitor Center at 703-583-6904. Attachments

Osprey Observation

Saturday, 08/11/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

During the spring and summer, osprey dominate the skies over Leesylvania as they build nests and raise their young. Join a ranger to get a closer look at these feathered fishermen. Learn where they go in the winter and what adaptations they have that make them so good at living over the water. For more information please call 703-583-6904. Meet at the fishing pier. Attachments

Osprey Observation

Sunday, 08/12/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

During the spring and summer, osprey dominate the skies over Leesylvania as they build nests and raise their young. Join a ranger to get a closer look at these feathered fishermen. Learn where they go in the winter and what adaptations they have that make them so good at living over the water. For more information please call 703-583-6904. Meet at the fishing pier. Attachments

Osprey Observation

Saturday, 08/18/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

During the spring and summer, osprey dominate the skies over Leesylvania as they build nests and raise their young. Join a ranger to get a closer look at these feathered fishermen. Learn where they go in the winter and what adaptations they have that make them so good at living over the water. For more information please call 703-583-6904. Meet at the fishing pier. Attachments

Osprey Observation

Sunday, 08/19/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

During the spring and summer, osprey dominate the skies over Leesylvania as they build nests and raise their young. Join a ranger to get a closer look at these feathered fishermen. Learn where they go in the winter and what adaptations they have that make them so good at living over the water. For more information please call 703-583-6904. Meet at the fishing pier. Attachments

Friday night Hikes: Light up the Night

Friday, 08/24/2018 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

What else can be better than a Friday night hike through history and enjoying a warm bonfire while stargazing? Join us on this mile hike around Freestone Point. Please register 24 hours in advance by calling the Visitor Center at 703-583-6904. Attachments

Osprey Observation

Saturday, 08/25/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

During the spring and summer, osprey dominate the skies over Leesylvania as they build nests and raise their young. Join a ranger to get a closer look at these feathered fishermen. Learn where they go in the winter and what adaptations they have that make them so good at living over the water. For more information please call 703-583-6904. Meet at the fishing pier. Attachments

Osprey Observation

Sunday, 08/26/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

During the spring and summer, osprey dominate the skies over Leesylvania as they build nests and raise their young. Join a ranger to get a closer look at these feathered fishermen. Learn where they go in the winter and what adaptations they have that make them so good at living over the water. For more information please call 703-583-6904. Meet at the fishing pier. Attachments

Kids Fishing Tournament

Saturday, 09/01/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

At Marina Lot #1. Join our kids fishing tournament and see what you can catch. Ages 2-15 are welcome. There is some fishing equipment that participants can borrow, but we encourage folks to bring their own. There are several volunteers on hand to give participants help. Sponsored by the Friends of Leesylvania State Park. Attachments

Potomac Blockade Boat Tour

Saturday, 09/22/2018 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Cruise along the Potomac River shoreline and view sites that were critical to the Confederate forces successful blockade of Washington DC from September 1861 through March 1862. Local historians will discuss the significance of the Blockade and of the gun batteries and camps that supported the Confederate efforts. The cruise will include the preserved batteries at Freestone Point and Possum Nose, as well as Evansport and Shipping Point. Tour includes lunch and departs from marina at Leesylvania State Park. Reservations Required.  Attachments

Potomac Blockade Boat Tour

Saturday, 10/20/2018 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Cruise along the Potomac River shoreline and view sites that were critical to the Confederate forces successful blockade of Washington DC from September 1861 through March 1862. Local historians will discuss the significance of the Blockade and of the gun batteries and camps that supported the Confederate efforts. The cruise will include the preserved batteries at Freestone Point and Possum Nose, as well as Evansport and Shipping Point. Tour includes lunch and departs from marina at Leesylvania State Park. Reservations Required.  Attachments

Civil War Christmas

Saturday, 12/08/2018 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

See the park's very own jolly Civil War era Santa in his handmade, festive suit. https://tinyurl.com/Civil-War-Santa Bring the entire family out for an afternoon of holiday cheer. Enjoy period music, costumed interpreters and light refreshments. Make decorations as folks during the Civil War did. Bring a camera for pictures with Santa. $2 per person or $6 per family. For more information please call (703) 583-6904. Attachments


 

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