Weekend events on Lookout Mountain | Environment
Friday, October 12 - 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Campfire Talk: Corn - A truly a-maize-ing Plant!
Join us for a fun campfire talk in the great outdoors! Join geographer Kelly Gregg in a discussion of the origins of Native American corn, how it shaped American culture and cuisine, and how it went on to help feed the world!” Free & open to the public, bring the family along for fresh popcorn! Seating is limited, so bring your own comfortable
camp chair if you wish. Where: DeSoto’s Campfire Ring in the Improved Campground (In case of inclement weather will be located in Nature Center) Call 256.997.5025 for any info needed.
Saturday, October 13 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Fossils of Little River
Join this ranger-led program to learn about the many fossils found in Little River Canyon on Lookout Mountain.
Great for all ages! Free & open to the public. Call 256.845.9605 for info. Where: Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne (Highway 35, close to Little River Canyon National Preserve)
Saturday, October 13 - 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Dutch Oven Demonstration
Dutch ovens have been in use for hundreds of years; especially when our country was expanding and families were on the move. Unable to bring their large cook stoves with them, women learned how to cook entire meals
from stews & soups to bread & desserts, in their Dutch ovens. Learn the basics about Dutch ovens, how to clean & care for your cookware, AND cook (& eat!) dinner & dessert at the same time! Starts around 4:00 p.m, located at the DeSoto State Park Campfire Ring in the Improved Campground. This is a demonstration, so the best part is when food is just coming off the fire! Seating is limited, so bring your own comfortable camp chair if you wish. Drop in whenever you like & check out the food! And be sure to stay afterwards for...
Campfire Talk: The History of Moonshine
Moonshining began very early in American history & for early moonshiners, making and selling alcohol wasn't just for fun or a few extra bucks — it was a means of survival. Learn about the history of moonshining in the
Appalachian chain. Seating is limited, so bring your own comfortable camp chair if you wish. Where: DeSoto’s Campfire Ring in the Improved Campground (In case of inclement weather will be located in Nature Center)
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Fee: Free to the Public Great for all ages!
For any info needed, call 256.997.5025