Burr Oak Alive Best Dam Festival! 8.6.16 (Completed)

 Burr Oak State Park • Glouster

A day of fun on land and in the water, food, music and education are on tap at Burr Oak State Park on Saturday, August 6 from 9:30am to 9:30pm beginning at Tom Jenkins Dam (pictured above) the 1950’s era dam that contains the waters of the East Branch of Sunday Creek to create one of the region’s most picturesque locations.   Events are schedule at five different venues, which will also serve as a pick up site for a “not your ordinary poker run” where boaters, kayakers and other floating vehicles can pick up playing cards before a final Poker Run winner is announced at Burr Oak Lodge at 7:30pm where live music will be featured.

Schedule of Events
(Schedule Subject to Change)

 


“Not Your Typical Poker Run – Float in a Boat”

Registration – Burr Oak Lodge Boat Docks 9:30–11 am

Card Selection Times/Sites

  • Tom Jenkins Dam 10 am – 1 pm
  • Burr Oak Dock #4 Noon – 2 pm
  • Burr Oak Beach 2 – 4 pm
  • Burr Oak Dock #3 1 – 4 pm
  • Back to the lodge at 5:30-for Last Draw

 

Tom Jenkins Dam 10 am – 1 pm

  • US Army Corps of Engineers – Water Safety, Dam Tours
  • Athens Soil and Water Conservation Service Rain gardens, Pollinators
  • Wayne National Forest- Smokey the Bear, ATV and National Forest Info
  • Hocking College – Snakes, Birds of Prey, Skins and Skulls
  • Burr Oak Alive – Membership Booth, t-shirt and hat sale, Beverages, Dirty Girl Coffee
  • Nature Bingo
  • Geocaching
  • Burr Oak Alive – Split the Pot
  • Poker Run Card Collection Site
  • Buckeye Trail Best Dam Hike- 1:00 pm
    • 5 mile moderate/strenuous hike from Tom Jenkins Dam to the Burr Oak Lodge around the lake
    • Hikers can meet at the lodge and carpool to the dam
    • Hikers can drive to the dam (parking limited)

 

Burr Oak Dock #4 Noon – 5 pm

  • Food for Purchase

OMG! Chicken Dinners, etc.

Dirty Girl Coffee

The Sweet Stop, Beverly, Ohio

Pizza and Soft Drinks

  • ODNR Division of Wildlife & Division of Watercraft – Hunting & Fishing, Boat safety
  • Fish Electro Shocking Demonstration
  • Sycamore Woodcrafts
  • A Turtle’s View Boat Tour
  • Craft Displays and Demonstrations
  • Burr Oak Alive – Split the Pot
  • Poker Run Card Collection Site

 

Burr Oak Beach 2 – 4 pm

  • Perry County Humane Society- selling food
  • Burr Oak State Park – Kayaking, Paddleboards -Demo and Lessons
  • Burr Oak State Park -Volleyball, Swimming
  • Burr Oak Alive – Cornhole, Giant Jenga
  • Burr Oak Alive – Split the Pot
  • Poker Run Card Collection Site

 

Burr Oak Dock #3   1 – 5 pm

  • Burr Oak Alive – Cornhole
  • Burr Oak Alive -Sidewalk Chalk
  • Nature Bingo
  • Geocaching
  • Burr Oak Alive -Split the Pot
  • Poker Run Card Collection Site

 

Burr Oak Lodge 6 – 9:30 p.m.

  • Dinner on your own in dining room
  • Campfire
  • DJ in Lobby 6:30 – 9:30 pm
  • Announce Poker Run Winners – 7:30 pm
  • Announce Split the Pot Winner – 7:30 pm

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