Staunton State Park 2019 Visitor Programs

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Visitor Programs and Hikes in June!
Free with Park Pass - $8 daily vehicle pass or $80 annual pass
(Please note that programs are held at various locations)

Saturday, June 1
Archery in the Park! 10am-2pm
Come enjoy archery! All skill levels welcome. This event is Instructor guided. All equipment is provided. Fun for all ages! The archery range is located above the Meadow Parking lot.

Sunday June 2
Archery in the Park! 10am-2pm
Come enjoy archery! All skill levels welcome. This event is Instructor guided. All equipment is provided. Fun for all ages! The archery range is located above the Meadow Parking lot.

Tuesday June 4
Wildflower Hike 10am
Take a wildflower hike with a plant expert! Learn interesting facts and some fun fiction about Staunton’s beautiful wildflowers! Meet at the Ranch Hand Group Picnic Area.

Taste of Fishing 6pm
Join Colorado Parks and Wildlife for a weeknight evening of fishing fun. Instructors will provide equipment and instruction on bait, spin, and fly-fishing a Colorado high country lake. Later in the clinic, we will show how to prepare fish in the field and even cook some fish up to sample. This clinic is for anyone new to bait, spin, or fly-fishing. Participants 16 years old or older are required to have a valid fishing license. Meet at the visitor center parking lot.

Sunday June 9
Interpreter’s Table: Hummingbirds 10am-2pm
Did you know that hummingbirds have really long tongues that wrap around their brains? Visit the hummingbird display and learn other amazing facts about these tiny creatures.

Tuesday June 11
Wildflower Hike 10am
Take a wildflower hike with a plant expert! Learn interesting facts and some fun fiction about Staunton’s beautiful wildflowers! Meet at the Ranch Hand Group Picnic Area.

Taste of Fishing 6pm
Join Colorado Parks and Wildlife for a weeknight evening of fishing fun. Instructors will provide equipment and instruction on bait, spin, and fly-fishing a Colorado high country lake.
Later in the fishing clinic, we will show how to prepare fish in the field and even cook some fish up to sample. This clinic is for anyone new to bait, spin, or fly-fishing. Participants 16 years old or older are required to have a valid fishing license. Meet at the visitor center parking lot.

Saturday June 15
Wildlife Photography Clinic and Hike! 10am
Learn how to take breathtaking photographs! Bring your own camera for a short instructional class and then hike with a photographer along the beautiful trails to use your new skills to photograph the many wonders of Staunton State Park! Meet at the Visitor Center.

Interpreter’s Table: Butterflies 10am-2pm
Butterflies are floating and fluttering about! Let’s learn about their unique life cycle and then walk the trails with nets and capture their beauty! Location is Meadow Parking Lot.

Sunday June 16
Happy Father’s Day!
Enjoy a Day of Fishing with Dad! 10am-2pm

Fish are hopping at the Davis Ponds (stocked with Rainbow trout) as well as Elk Pond (Brookies everywhere!)! Equipment and bait provided at Davis Ponds. Those 16yrs and older must have a valid Colorado fishing license.

Tuesday June 18
Wildflower Hike 10am
Take a wildflower hike with a plant expert! Learn interesting facts and some fun fiction about Staunton’s beautiful wildflowers! Meet at the Ranch Hand Group Picnic Area.

Saturday and Sunday June 22 and 23 6th Annual Marmot Fest! 9am-3pm
Naturalist Guided Marmot Hikes 9am and 11am
Come celebrate the Park’s Mascot, Raymond the Marmot!! Free activities include: Rock Climbing, Burrow Crawling, Puppet Making, Game Playing, Marmot Scoping, and a spectacular art show! Location is Meadow Parking Lot.

Tuesday June 25
Wildflower Hike 10 am
Take a wildflower hike with a plant expert! Learn interesting facts and some fun fiction about Staunton’s beautiful wildflowers! Meet at the Ranch Hand Group Picnic Area.

Saturday June 29
Wildlife Photography Clinic and Hike! 10am
Learn how to take breathtaking photographs! Bring your own camera for a short instructional class and then hike with a photographer along the beautiful trails to use your new skills to photograph the many wonders of Staunton State Park! Meet at the Visitor Center.

Interpreter’s Table: Edible Medicinal Plants 10am-2pm
Come learn how Drs. Rachael and Archibald Staunton used plant preparations to treat the people of the mountains! Location is Meadow Parking Lot.

Sunday June 30
Interpreter’s Table: Edible Medicinal Plants 10am-2pm
Come learn how Drs. Rachael and Archibald Staunton used plant preparations to treat the people of the mountains! Location is Meadow Parking Lot.

Summer Jr Ranger Program
This program is designed for kids to enjoy an independent experience and gain knowledge of the outdoors. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend the final day graduation event.
Each session includes a three day program held Wed. Thur. Fri. 12noon-3:00pm.
Meet at the Ranch Hand Group Picnic Pavillion.
Sign up on-line at the Staunton State Park Website or at the Visitor center.
2019 Sessions-
June 12, 13, 14
July 10, 11, 12
August 7, 8, 9
Friends of Staunton State Park Website
Our Facebook Page
Staunton State Park Website
Location: 12102 S. Elk Creek Rd, Pine CO 80470
Active park hours 6:00am-10:00pm
Campground quiet hours are 10:00pm-6:00am
Phone: 303-816-0912
Mission Statement:
Our mission is working in partnership with others to preserve, promote, and protect the wildlife, natural beauty and historic legacy of Staunton State Park for current and future generations.
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July 2019 Visitor Programs and Hikes!
Free with Park Pass - $8 daily vehicle pass or $80 annual pass
(Please note that programs are held at various locations)

Saturday July 6
Wildlife Photography Clinic and Hike! 10am
Learn how to take breathtaking photographs! Bring your own camera for a short instructional class and then hike with a photographer along the beautiful trails to use your new skills to photograph the many wonders of Staunton State Park! Meet at the Visitor Center.

Saturday July 6 cont.
Interpreters Table - “Growing Up Bear” 10am-2pm
Come visit the Interpreter’s Table at Meadow Parking Lot and explore the life of a bear, including how mama and baby bear spend their first year!

Sunday July 7
Interpreters Table - “Growing Up Bear” 10am-2pm
Come visit the Interpreter’s Table at Meadow Parking Lot and explore the life of a bear, including how mama and baby bear spend their first year!

Tuesday July 9
Wildflower Hike 10am
Take a wildflower hike with a plant expert! Learn interesting facts and some fun fiction about Staunton’s beautiful wildflowers! Meet at the Ranch Hand Group Picnic Area.

Sunday July 14
Fishing at Davis Ponds! 10am-2pm
Come enjoy a day of fishing. Instructors will provide equipment and instruction on bait, spin cast fishing in a Colorado high country lake. Those 16yrs and older must have a valid Colorado fishing license.

Tuesday July 16
Wildflower Hike 10am
Take a wildflower hike with a plant expert! Learn interesting facts and some fun fiction about Staunton’s beautiful wildflowers! Meet at the Ranch Hand Group Picnic Area.

Tuesday July 16 cont.
Archery in the Park! 10am-2pm
Come enjoy archery! All skill levels welcome. This event is Instructor guided. All equipment is provided. Fun for all ages! The archery range is located above the Meadow Parking lot.

Thursday July 18
Fishing at Davis Ponds! 10am-2pm
Enjoy a day of fishing. Instructors will provide equipment and instruction on bait, spin cast fishing in a Colorado high country lake. Those 16yrs and older must have a valid Colorado fishing license.

Friday July 19
Coyote Awakenings
Amphitheater 7p-8p
This hour long highly entertaining program celebrates the teachings of the coyote to our area. Learn about some fascinating tidbits of this elusive canine, listen to a whimsical Okanagan-Salish take about how the Spirit Chief gave coyote his name. Sing along to a coyote friendly version of “Home on the Range”.

This program is presented by Staunton Volunteer “Swiftdeer” Dennis Paige who will also enthrall you with a true story of how he was saved by a coyote and her pup in the high desert of North Central New Mexico.

Saturday July 20
Wildlife Photography Clinic and Hike! 10am
Learn how to take breathtaking photographs! Bring your own camera for a short instructional class and then hike with a photographer along the beautiful trails to use your new skills to photograph the many wonders of Staunton State Park! Meet at the Visitor Center.

Saturday July 20 cont.
Interpreters Table Mushrooms 10am-2pm
Learn about all the fungus among us! Find out how mushrooms reproduce and their function in the environment

Sunday July 21
Interpreters Table-Mushrooms 10am-2pm
Learn about all the fungus among us! Find out how mushrooms reproduce and their function in the environment

Tuesday July 23
Wildflower Hike 10am
Take a wildflower hike with a plant expert! Learn interesting facts and some fun fiction about Staunton’s beautiful wildflowers! Meet at the Ranch Hand Group Picnic Area.

Wednesday July 24
Archery in the Park! 10am-2pm
Come enjoy archery! All skill levels welcome. This event is Instructor guided. All equipment is provided. Fun for all ages! The archery range is located above the Meadow Parking lot.

Saturday July 27
Wildflower Hike 12noon
Take a wildflower hike and learn interesting facts and some fun fiction about Staunton’s beautiful wildflowers! Meet at the Meadow Parking lot.

Sunday July 28
Wildflower Hike 12noon
Take a wildflower hike and learn interesting facts and some fun fiction about Staunton’s beautiful wildflowers! Meet at the Meadow Parking lot.

Wednesday July 29
Archery in the Park! 10am-2pm
Come enjoy archery! All skill levels welcome. This event is Instructor guided and all equipment is provided. Fun for all ages! The archery range is located above the Meadow Parking lot.

Tuesday July 30
Wildflower Hike 10am
Take a wildflower hike with a plant expert! Learn interesting facts and some fun fiction about Staunton’s beautiful wildflowers! Meet at the Ranch Hand Group Picnic Area.

Summer Jr Ranger Program
This program is designed for kids to enjoy an independent experience and gain knowledge of the outdoors.
2019 Sessions-All sessions are full! See you next year!
Friends of Staunton State Park Website
Our Facebook Page
Staunton State Park Website
Location: 12102 S. Elk Creek Rd, Pine CO 80470
Active park hours 6:00am-10:00pm
Campground quiet hours are 10:00pm-6:00am
Phone: 303-816-0912
Mission Statement:
Our mission is working in partnership with others to preserve, promote, and protect the wildlife, natural beauty and historic legacy of Staunton State Park for current and future generations.
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August 2019 Visitor Programs and Hikes!
Free with Park Pass - $8 daily vehicle pass or $80 annual pass
(Please note that programs are held at various locations)

Monday August 5
Free Entrance for Colorado Day
Free entrance to all 41 Colorado State Parks today to celebrate Colorado Day!

Tuesday August 6
Wildflower Hike 10am
Take a wildflower hike with a plant expert! Learn interesting facts and some fun fiction about Staunton’s beautiful wildflowers! Meet at the Ranch Hand Group Picnic Area.

Saturday August 10
4th Annual Mark Madsen Accessibility Celebration 11am-2pm
Please join the Friends of Staunton State Park for their 4th Annual Mark Madsen Accessibility Celebration on August 10th as they share success stories and goals to do even more! There will be a barbecue with speakers that hopefully inspire you to donate to support this amazing, ground-breaking program! www.friendsofstauntonstatepark.org/event...en-accessibility-day

Sunday August 11
Interpreter’s Table: Hummingbirds 10am-2pm
Did you know that hummingbirds have really long tongues that wrap around their brains? Visit the hummingbird display and learn other amazing facts about these tiny creatures.

Monday August 12
Fishing at Davis Ponds! 10am-2pm
Enjoy a day of fishing. Instructors will provide equipment and instruction on bait, spin cast fishing in a Colorado high country lake. Those 16yrs and older must have a valid Colorado fishing license.

Tuesday August 13
Wildflower Hike 10am
Take a wildflower hike with a plant expert! Learn interesting facts and some fun fiction about Staunton’s beautiful wildflowers! Meet at the Ranch Hand Group Picnic Area.

Saturday August 17
Wildlife Photography Clinic and Hike! 10am
Learn how to take breathtaking photographs! Bring your own camera for a short instructional class and then hike with a photographer along the beautiful trails to use your new skills to photograph the many wonders of Staunton State Park! Meet at the Visitor Center.

Sunday, August 18
Archery in the Park! 10am-2pm
Come enjoy archery! All skill levels welcome. This event is Instructor guided. All equipment is provided. Fun for all ages! The archery range is located above the Meadow Parking lot.

Tuesday August 20
Wildflower Hike 10am
Take a wildflower hike with a plant expert! Learn interesting facts and some fun fiction about Staunton’s beautiful wildflowers! Meet at the Ranch Hand Group Picnic Area.

Saturday August 24
Fly Fishing at Davis Ponds! 10am-2pm
Come enjoy a day of fly fishing! Instructors will provide equipment and instruction on casting, flies and knot tying in Colorados high country. Those 16yrs and older must have a valid Colorado fishing license.

Sunday, August 25
Interpreter’s Table: Hummingbirds 10am-2pm
Did you know that hummingbirds have really long tongues that wrap around their brains? Visit the hummingbird display and learn other amazing facts about these tiny creatures.

Monday, August 26
Archery in the Park! 10am-2pm
Come enjoy archery! All skill levels welcome. This event is Instructor guided. All equipment is provided. Fun for all ages! The archery range is located above the Meadow Parking lot.

Tuesday August 27
Wildflower Hike 10am
Take a wildflower hike with a plant expert! Learn interesting facts and some fun fiction about Staunton’s beautiful wildflowers! Meet at the Ranch Hand Group Picnic Area.

Tuesday August 27 cont.
Fishing at Davis Ponds! 10am-2pm
Enjoy a day of fishing. Instructors will provide equipment and instruction on bait, spin cast fishing in a Colorado high country lake. Those 16yrs and older must have a valid Colorado fishing license.

Friday August 30
Indigenous Stories of Hunting
Amphitheater 7pm-8pm

With close ties to the earth, native North America cultures are a crucial link between human society and nature. Many stories are told about the importance of hunting with the deepest regard for respecting and honoring animals. Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island follow a path of looking at the earth as alive hosting and infinite network of communication with the plants, animals, birds and fishes. Enjoy a lively of humorous and enlightening lessons on the importance of hunting beyond searching for food.

Saturday, August 31
Fishing at Davis Ponds! 10am-2pm
Enjoy a day of fishing. Instructors will provide equipment and instruction on bait, spin cast fishing in a Colorado high country lake. Those 16yrs and older must have a valid Colorado fishing license.

Summer Jr Ranger Program
This program is designed for kids to enjoy an independent experience and gain knowledge of the outdoors.
2019 Sessions-All sessions are full! See you next year!

Please remember to take only memories and pictures, and leave no trace while enjoying Staunton State Park. Pick up pet waste and be courteous of your fellow visitors. Thank you!
Friends of Staunton State Park Website
Our Facebook Page
Staunton State Park Website
Location: 12102 S. Elk Creek Rd, Pine CO 80470
Active park hours 6:00am-10:00pm
Campground quiet hours are 10:00pm-6:00am
Phone: 303-816-0912
Mission Statement:
Our mission is working in partnership with others to preserve, promote, and protect the wildlife, natural beauty and historic legacy of Staunton State Park for current and future generations.
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Additional programs added for August!

Saturday August 24
Sasquatch Amphitheater Program! 7pm-8pm
Squatch is in the Park! Jim Meyers of the Bailey Sasquatch Outpost will be giving an exciting program that includes discovery and awe of the great Squatch. Jim Myers is co-owner of the Sasquatch Outpost in Bailey, and has been involved in Sasquatch research for the past seven years. His interest in the topic begin as a child when the movie "the legend of boggy creek" first came out. A long time believer in the reality of Sasquatch, or Bigfoot as they are also known, Jim is passionate on the topic and passionate to increase people's understanding of these mysterious and elusive creatures. Come for an entertaining and informative evening as Jim brings you into the world of the Bigfoot!

Saturday, August 31
Dark Skies and Pot Luck!! 6:30pm at Visitor Center!  
Learn about The International Dark Sky Association - Colorado Chapter and how their efforts to reduce light pollution can help preserve the night sky for future generations. After the 20 minute presentation, fellowship around the fire or witness the magic of the night seen through the eyepiece of a telescope and taught by real Astronomers and Storytellers.  
Please bring a dish to share, dishware, a drink or two and a few chairs, even a telescope if you'd like!
Friends of Staunton State Park Website
Our Facebook Page
Staunton State Park Website
Location: 12102 S. Elk Creek Rd, Pine CO 80470
Active park hours 6:00am-10:00pm
Campground quiet hours are 10:00pm-6:00am
Phone: 303-816-0912
Mission Statement:
Our mission is working in partnership with others to preserve, promote, and protect the wildlife, natural beauty and historic legacy of Staunton State Park for current and future generations.
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October Visitor Programs and Hikes!
Free with Park Pass - $8/day or $80 yearly park pass
(Please note that programs are held at various locations)

Saturday October 5
Interpreter’s Table 10am-2pm
Leaf Peeping!
The leaves are changing and the mountains look amazing. Come visit and discover how and why leaves change their colors in the fall!

Sunday October 6
Interpreter’s Table: Leaf Peeping! 10am-2pm
The leaves are changing and the mountains look amazing. Come visit and discover how and why leaves change their colors in the fall!

Saturday October 7
Interpreter’s Table: The Rut!!! 10am-2pm
It’s that time of year! The male elk, deer and moose are battling and bugling to win the loyalty of a “harem” of females. Visit the Interpreter’s Table and see what the “Rut” is all about!

Saturday October 19
Interpreter’s Table: The Rut!!! 10am-2pm
It’s that time of year! The male elk, deer and moose are battling and bugling to win the loyalty of a “harem” of females. Visit the Interpreter’s Table and see what the “Rut” is all about!

Saturday October 19 cont.
Wildlife Photography
Learn how to take breathtaking photographs! Bring your own camera for a short instructional class and then hike with a photographer along the beautiful trails to use your new skills to photograph the many wonders of Staunton State Park! Meet at the Visitor Center.

Sunday October 20
Journey From the Heart 11am-12pm
Meet at the Marmot Burrow Amphitheater located on the Ponderosa Loop.
With close ties to the earth, native North American cultures are a crucial link between human society and nature. The flute playing, circle dances, animal impressions, stories, songs, drumming, and sharing of the Medicine bag are presented in a very colorfully captivating setting, creating an inspirational program to draw the participant into the humor and ancient wisdom of the First Nations.
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Saturday, October 26
Hike or Treat, S’mores and More!! 10am-2pm
Activities at Ranch Hand Picnic Area and the Visitor Center
Come enjoy a fun hike and trick or treat on Davis Ponds Trail around Pookah Loop! Meet the creatures of the mountains, including “Wilder”, a giant friendly beast that connects kids with the essence of the wilderness! Enjoy free s’mores and gather up yummy treats! (Start your hike at the Visitor Center or Ranch Hand Group Picnic Area)
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Saturday, October 26 cont.
Interpreter’s Table: Secrets of Bats! 10am-2pm
Think bats are scary? Then you don’t know bats! Come find out how these interesting and intelligent creatures actually help humans!

Interpreter’s Table: Secrets of Owls! 10am-2pm
Learn Whoo’s at the top of the food chain. Come explore how these powerful birds capture prey in the dark of the night with amazing accuracy and strength. (Visitor Center)
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Sunday, October 27
Interpreter’s Table: Secrets of Bats! 10am-2pm
Think bats are scary? Then you don’t know bats! Come find out how these interesting and intelligent creatures actually help humans!

Interpreter’s Table: Secrets of Owls! 10am-2pm
“Whoo’s at the top of the food chain?” Come explore how these powerful birds capture prey in the dark of the night with amazing accuracy and strength. (Visitor Center)
Friends of Staunton State Park Website
Our Facebook Page
Staunton State Park Website
Location: 12102 S. Elk Creek Rd, Pine CO 80470
Active park hours 6:00am-10:00pm
Campground quiet hours are 10:00pm-6:00am
Phone: 303-816-0912
Mission Statement:
Our mission is working in partnership with others to preserve, promote, and protect the wildlife, natural beauty and historic legacy of Staunton State Park for current and future generations.
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