Twin Lakes to hold weekend programs

Published 5:39 pm Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Twin Lakes State Park will hold weekend programs on Friday at Saturday.

The eventful weekend will begin on Friday with “A lot of rot” program held from 4-5 p.m. Participants will study what type of creatures dwell in places like a fallen log or stump. They will also learn the importance of decomposition.

The park will then hold a campfire from 7-8 p.m. the same day. Rangers will teach participants about wildlife around the lake while roasting marshmallows.

On Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. the park will hold a program on Virginia State Parks’ history and culture. The program will focus on the formation of Prince Edward Lake.

From 2-3 p.m., rangers will discuss the history of prejudice, segregation and integration and how the park is emblematic of the freedoms citizens see today.

Afternoon canoe trips will be offered on Saturday from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Prince Edward Lake boat ramp. The trips cost $5 a person, and children under 4 are not permitted.

For more information on the park’s programs, call the park office at (434) 392-3435 or email