Locust Lake State Park hosts events
Locust Lake State Park in Barnesville, Schuylkill County will host a number of events over the next two weekends.
• Local naturalist Bobby Reed will present a honeybee program at the park’s amphitheater at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Reed will use a traveling beehive to educate the public about the wonders and mysteries of honeybees. He will also talk about the bees’ life cycle and some of the challenges beekeepers have faced over the last few years.
The program is open to everyone.
In case of rain, it will be moved to the program shelter.
• At 10:30 a.m. on July 24, state park representatives will explore the mountain behind Locust Lake State Park and visit Silver Creek Fire Tower and Reservoir.
The hike is 7.5 miles long and difficult.
The pine stands and brush are perfect habitats for birds and other wildlife.
Meet at the visitor parking lot at the park contact station at 10:15 a.m. to carpool to the site. Bring a bag lunch.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome but must be leashed.
The hike is shine only.
• Smokey Bear will be at the Locust Lake State Park amphitheater at 5 p.m. on July 27.
Dave Duffy will give a fire prevention and campfire safety presentation followed by a visit from Smokey Bear.
The park is also celebrating Smokey’s 75th birthday.
The program is free and open to the public.
The event will be held in good weather only.
The event is open to all children, but they must be accompanied by an adult.