Dans Mountain News: April Events

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EASTER EGG HUNT: Due to ongoing construction, Dans Mountain State Park will not host an Easter Egg Hunt this year. Instead, Dans Mountain Park Association volunteers will host an Easter Egg Hunt at Iron Furnace Park on Main Street in Lonaconing at 1 p.m. on April 8. Free hot dogs and drinks will be provided. Please bring your own Easter basket or bag, and arrive no later than 1 p.m. to receive instructions and placement in the appropriate age group. The hunt will begin at exactly 1:15 p.m.

Our volunteers thank the Mayor and Town Council of Lonaconing for their thoughtful cooperation with this late change of venue.

Trash pick up

April 22: Earth Day Cleanup
2-4 p.m. at Dans Mountain Pond (weather permitting) 

Volunteers are invited to celebrate Earth Day by helping Ranger Noah pick up trash and remove invasive plants from around the park.  

Dans Mountain Fishing Rodeo

April 29: Youth Fishing Rodeo
8-11 a.m. at Dans Mountain Pond (rain or shine) 

All children ages 3-15 are welcome to take part in this free fishing event. Participants should bring their own gear and bait. A limited supply of gear will be available for loan.

Door prizes will be awarded at 11 a.m., and all participants will receive a free hot dog and drink, courtesy of local sponsors. 

In preparation for the event, fishing will be restricted to catch-and-release only April 28. The rodeo is organized by the Dans Mountain Park Association.

Unless otherwise noted, events are held rain or shine, free and fun for all ages; donations are always welcome. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Dress for the weather/activity, wear sunscreen and insect repellent, bring plenty of water and snacks, and check for ticks.

Please call 301-895-5453 for additional information or to register.

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Donations in any amount are a helpful way to make a difference. Thank you!

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Annual Pass Available for Purchase
$75 for Marylanders; $100 for out-of-state visitors

Our annual State Park and Trail Passport grants unlimited day-use admission and boat launching at state parks, and a 10 percent discount on state-operated concessions and boat rentals. 

To enhance convenience and value, this year's pass will arrive in a self-contained packet with a detachable hang-tag, and will be valid for a full year from the month of purchase. 

Our network of 75 state parks include more than 900 miles of trails for biking, hiking and horseback riding, as well as unique water access and camping facilities.

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