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Posted on: June 17, 2022

Campfire programs return to Washington County Parks

Join area naturalists at outdoor park amphitheaters at Lake Elmo Park Reserve and St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park for a variety of nature programs. Programs begin at 7:15 p.m., unless otherwise noted, and run 60 minutes and will present live creatures, facts, and/or exhibits for hands-on family learning.

All campfire programs are free to campers and visitors with a vehicle permit ($7/day or $30/annual). Programs include a bonfire when conditions allow. Bench seating and grassy areas are available; visitors are welcome to bring camp chairs and blankets for comfort.

Campfire programs scheduled for Lake Elmo Park Reserve are:

  • July 23, Animals on the St. Croix presented by Carpenter Nature Center; and
  • Aug. 27, at 7 p.m., Reptiles and Amphibians presented by Carpenter Nature Center.

Campfire programs scheduled for St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park are:

  • July 2, Shipwrecks presented by Captain Jack Sparrow;
  • July 9, Animals on the St. Croix presented by Carpenter Nature Center;
  • July 16, Neighborhood Ninjas: Racoons presented by Dodge Nature Center;
  • Aug. 6,  Nature Hide-and-Seek presented by Dodge Nature Center;
  • Aug. 13, Reptiles and Amphibians presented by Dodge Nature Center;
  • Sept. 3 at 7 p.m., Raptors presented by Carpenter Nature Center.

For questions, call 651-430-8370 or email at parks@co.washington.mn.us. See more information on campfire programs and Washington County Parks.