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Umbagog Lake State Park Programs

  The 2014 Discover the Power of Parks program year has begun. Interpretive ranger, Anthony Vincente is planning informative and fun programs for you to take advantage of while visiting Umbagog Lake State Park. All programs are free with paid park admission. No pre-registration is required.
The Division of Parks and Recreation and the Student Conservation Association would like to thank the Tillotson Foundation for their support to bring the Discover the Power of Parks Program to Umbagog Lake and Lake Francis State Parks.
You may also enjoy our Discover Power of Parks blog, posted weekly by our Interpreters this summer.

New this year: Complete the Discover the Power of Parks quest and receive a complimentary patch!

August Schedule

Friday Saturday
Stellar Stars: 9-10pm
Wild Edibles: 11am-12pm

Primitive Fire: 2-3pm

Tracking Basics: 4-5pm

*Schedule beginning September 12


Program Descriptions

Wild Edibles:
Come take a walk with me around the campground to learn about the many wild edibles, and other useful plants right near your campsite. Bring something to take notes with if you like. Meet me by the fire ring across from the office.

Stellar Stars:
Back in the day the stars in the night sky played a big part in the lives of our ancestors. Join me and learn some of the constellations, so you too can unlock the secrets that the stars hold. Be sure to dress warm and bring something to sit on if you like. Meet me near the beach.

Tracking Basics:
Having trouble finding animals in the wild? Spend some time with me and I can teach you the basics on how to read the tracks of animals. With some practice, you will be able to read the stories that all animals write in their tracks. Meet me on the beach.

Primitive Fire:
Ever built a fire without a match or lighter? Meet with me and learn some handy skills that can save you in a survival situation; such as how to use a bow drill, how to make char cloth, as well as some handy fire safety tips. Meet me by the fire ring across from the office.


Distinct Landmarks on Lake Umbagog

Our Discover Power of Parks interpreter created this flyer highlighting a few distinct landmarks on the lake for visitors to use while exploring Umbagog. The flyer also provides a bit of history about the area. Print it out and bring it with you to add some adventure to your next visit.

Umbagog Lake Distinct Landmarks Flyer