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…Meanwhile, Over at GRSP June 15-16

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…Meanwhile, Over at GRSP June 15-16

Learn how to make fish prints, explore the starry night and hike Honey Creek State Natural Area over at Guadalupe River State Park this weekend.

There are many places to toss a tube and float the Guadalupe River, but only one where you can make fish prints, seek out stars and learn about the importance of a local ecosystem.

The popular nearby Guadalupe River State Park (GRSP), 3550 Park Rd. 31, Spring Branch, has several events planned for June 15-16. Park rangers host a number of events for both tourists and local naturalists throughout the year.

Next Saturday, June 15, enjoy Japanese Fish Printing at 2 p.m. followed by a Star Party! at 8 p.m.

Japanese Fish Printing, aka the ancient art of Gyotaku, was used by fishermen to record their catch. GRSP provides the block ink, paper and rubber fish for modern day artists. Class is right outside the Discovery Center.

At 8 p.m. San Antonio Astronomical Association hosts an evening of stargazing through the naked eye and telescopes as well.

Cloud coverage could cancel the program, but if the night’s clear and starry meet at the large overflow parking lot just up the road from the day-use area.

At 5 p.m. Sunday, June 16, join Ranger Patti for a nature hike into Honey Creek State Natural Area. Learn about area nature and understand the importance of Honey Creek and efforts to conserve the area. The hike is two miles long. All ages but no dogs.

Park programs are free with a Texas State Parks pass. Park entrance fee is $7 for ages 13 and up. Kids 12 and under get in free.

It’s always a good idea to visit the park’s Facebook page before visiting. GRSP frequently reaches day-use capacity and closes until 4 p.m.

With four miles of river frontage, the Guadalupe River takes center stage at the park. Swim, fish, tube and canoe on the river.

On land, camp, hike, ride mountain bikes or horses, picnic, geocache, and bird watch. Fishing gear is available for use in the park.

To learn more, visit the park’s website.




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