Forest interpretive programs enhance the visitors experience by creating an exciting opportunity to learn about the many wonders within the Stanislaus NF. Summer programs are a great way to have fun, learn about nature and history, and give families a chance to spend time together in the Great Outdoors.
Lake Alpine Marmot Amphitheatre:
The Lake Alpine Recreation Area is located in Alpine County on Highway 4 approximately three miles east of Bear Valley Village. All programs, except the hike, are held at the Marmot Amphitheatre. For the Fun Lunch Hike, continue one-quarter mile on Highway 4 to the boat ramp across from the Lake Alpine Lodge.
· Wednesdays and Saturdays - Lake Alpine Junior Rangers from 3 - 4 p.m.
· Thursdays - Fun Lunch Hike 10 -1 p.m. and Makin Tracks from 3 - 4 p.m. ($2 Material Fee)
· Fridays - Gyotaku - The Art of Fish Printing from 3- 4 p.m. ($5 Material Fee)
· Saturdays - Evening Campfire Programs from 7- 8 p.m.
Wakaluu Hepyoo Campground Amphitheatre:
To reach the Wakaluu Hepyoo Campground, take Highway 4 to Dorrington, turn south onto Boards Crossing Road, follow signs and continue five miles to the campground.
Saturday, July 25:
· Gyotaku --The Art of Fish Printing from 11-12 p.m. ($5 Materials Fee)
· What is Wakaluu Hepyoo? Fred Velasquez explains what was here before it was a campground and how it came to be known as Wa-Ka-Luu Hep-Yoo from 7-8 p.m.
All programs are supported through donations made to the Three Forests Interpretive Association (3FIA). The 3FIA is a non-profit educational organization that helps visitors and users of the Sequoia, Sierra and Stanislaus National Forests appreciate and understand the Forests while helping the Forest Service with its mission to conserve public lands. For more information about 3FIA, visit their website athttp://www.3forests.us/join.html.
For more information on interpretive programs, please contact the Calaveras Ranger District at: 209-795-1381or visit the Stanislaus NF website at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/stanislaus/recreation.