Lots of activities at Copper Breaks in early July

July will be packed with lots of fun and learning activities for the whole family at Copper Breaks State Park. The park is located off of highway 6, between Crowell and Quanah.
Thursday July 4
— 10 a.m. Archery 101
Come join us and learn how to shoot a bow. Archery equipment will be provided so just bring the family and try your skills.
Meet: Day use area across from the Cottonwood Camping area.
Optional Items to Bring: Sunscreen, bug spray, lawn chairs.
This event may be canceled in the event of bad weather.
— 3 p.m. Dutch Oven Cobbler
Come see what we’ve got cookin’! We are making Cobbler!
Join us at Copper Breaks State Park and savor the flavor of years gone by! Learn the basics of cooking in the camp Dutch oven, a bit of history about cast iron and the Dutch oven, and maybe a recipe or two. Program may be cancelled because of bad weather. Call the park for updated information.
Bring: Camping chair, a plate and spoon to grab yourself a taste
Meet: Day Use Area
— 8:45 pm. Sounds of the Night
Find out what you can expect to hear that night!
Have you ever looked into the darkness and wondered who made that sound? Come enjoy an evening of exploring the sounds of the night at Copper Breaks State Park. The kids will have fun and probably sleep better. Find out how crickets chirp and what the coyotes are really trying to tell you! All ages are welcome. This program may be cancelled due to bad weather. Contact the park office for updated information.
Meet: Park Headquarters
Bring: Camp chair
July 6
— 11 a.m. Museum Tour
Join us at Copper Breaks headquarters for a museum tour as we take you through the history of the area.
Meet: at the Park Headquarters
This event is free with paid park entrance
–7 p.m. Sun Fun
Learn more about our favorite star!
Sky Guide volunteer and NASA Solar System Ambassador Earl Foster will offer Sun Fun, beginning 1 1/2 hours before Star Walk at the equestrian trailhead star viewing area. Sun Fun offers the public rare views of our own star, the Sun, through telescopes fitted with filters for safe viewing. Learn how the Sun-Earth relationship impacts our daily lives.
Meet: At the Star-viewing area next to the equestrian trail head parking lot
Parking: at the Big Pond Equestrian Camp Overflow Parking Lot & Big Pond Restroom Parking Lot
Bring: Water, Hat, Camp Chair
This event is free with paid park entrance.
Note: This event may be cancelled due to bad weather.
— 8:45 p.m. Star Walk
Copper Breaks is an International Dark Sky Park we have one of the darkest skies in Texas. Due to our remote location light pollution is minimal, making it great for stargazing.
Join a Park Ranger & Volunteers on a night of deep sky exploration of our solar system where we can see planets, constellations, nebulas, and distant galaxies.
Meet: at the Star-viewing area next to the equestrian trail head parking lot.
Parking: at the Big Pond Equestrian Camp Overflow parking lot & Big Pond Restroom Parking Lot.
Bring: Blanket or lawn chair, red-filtered flashlight, binoculars if you have any, warm clothing, closed toe shoes.
This event is free with paid park entrance.
Note: This event may be cancelled due to bad weather.
Friday July 12
— 9 a.m. Mountain Bike 101
Learn Mountain Biking Basics
Join us for a basic mountain biking class for beginners at Copper Breaks State Park. Try out a new way to explore more of Copper Breaks on a mile ride through the park led by park rangers. We will go over a little bit of techniques before hitting the trail. Bikes will be provided but a limited number will be available. Call to reserve your bike. May be cancelled due to weather, call the park office for more information and to make your reservations at 940-839-4331.
What to bring: Bike, sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen, water
Meet: Equestrian Trailhead
2 p.m. Kayak 101
Learn how to kayak! A ranger will show you the basics and get you out on the water.
There will be kayaks and life jackets available but the park has a limited number so make sure you reserve a spot ahead of time by calling the office at 940 – 839- 4331.
What to bring: Water shoes, hat and sunscreen
Meet: Day Use Area Pavilion
Saturday July 13
— 9 a.m. kayak 101
Learn how to kayak! A ranger will show you the basics and get you out on the water.
There will be kayaks and life jackets available but the park has a limited number so make sure you reserve a spot ahead of time by calling the office at 940 – 839- 4331.
What to bring: Water shoes, hat and sunscreen
Meet: Day Use Area Pavilion
— 1 p.m… Nature Journaling
In search of a relaxing hobby that will get you outside?
Learn more about nature journaling and what it can do for you. Copper Breaks State Park is a great place to find some inspiration to get you started. Program may be cancelled because of weather. Contact the park office for updates.
What to bring: Journal if you have one
— 3 p.m… Archery 101
Come join us and learn how to shoot a bow. Archery equip.m…ent will be provided so just bring the family and try your skills.
Meet at the day use area across from the Cottonwood Camping area.
Optional Items to Bring: Sunscreen, bug spray, lawn chairs.
This event may be canceled in the event of bad weather.

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