Calendar of Events

EB Lyons Interpretive Center Hours:

Staffing hours may vary. Please call the center before you come at 563-556-0620 for further information
Winter Hours M-F 9-4
Mines of Spain park open 4-10:30 year round
Updated September 10, 2014 3:58 PM


September 13, 2014 Kayak Program 1pm -  The program provides a lesson and training in operating a kayak. This event is first come first serve. The Mines of Spain has a limited supply of kayaks. There is no cost to attend the sessions. You must be 18 and older or have an adult accompany you if between the ages of 14 and 17.  Meet at the canoe launch on Catfish Creek. The canoe launch is along the main park road. Come learn how to operate a kayak on Catfish Creek at the beautiful Mines of Spain Recreation Area and enjoy the wonders of the water and nature.  Kayaks, life jackets and paddles will be provided.  All participants are required to wear a PFD at all times.  It is recommended that you bring your own PFD to ensure it fits properly.  Your guide will assist you in learning how to kayak and will provide information about the park and its natural resources as you paddle upstream on Catfish Creek.  Watch for great blue herons, otter, turkey, and other wildlife as you paddle.  The kayak training will last about 2 hours. After the kayak lessons take time to explore the E.B. Lyons Interpretive Center or hike some of the 20 miles of trails that wind through the Mines of Spain Recreation Area.   You will find that learning how to kayak will aid you in exploring and learning about the Mines of Spain and other natural areas.

September 21 and 28, 2014   @ 1p.m. Sunday- Canoe Program

The Mines of Spain Recreation Area will be holding two canoe programs on Sunday, September 21, 2014 and Sunday, September 28, 2014 starting at 1 p.m..  Meet at the canoe launch on Catfish Creek. The canoe launch is along the main park road. Come canoe Catfish Creek at the beautiful Mines of Spain Recreation Area and enjoy the wonders of the water and nature.  Canoes, life jackets and paddles will be provided.  This event is first come first serve.  The Mines of Spain has a limited supply of life jackets (PFD’s). The PFD’s will be provided on a first come first serve basis. All participants are required to wear a PFD at all times.  It is recommended that you bring your own PFD to ensure it fits properly and that you will be able to go out in a canoe.  Your guide will assist you in learning how to canoe and will provide information about the park and its natural resources as you paddle upstream on Catfish Creek.  Watch for great blue herons, otter, turkey, and other wildlife as you paddle.  The canoe trip will last about 2 hours including a short introduction to canoeing. After the canoe trip take time to explore the E.B. Lyons Interpretive Center or hike some of the 20 miles of trails that wind through the Mines of Spain Recreation Area.   Whether you are a novice or professional, you will find that this trip will aid you in exploring and learning about the Mines of Spain.

 

 


Winter Programs 2014-15 coming soon

 

The programs are open to the public and are designed for people of all ages. Cost is free, unless otherwise noted.

Friends of The Mines of Spain, Dubuque, IA 52003-9214, 563-556-0620

All information contained within, Copyright MMXIV Friends of the Mines of Spain,
with special permission from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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