Events

Event Calendar

Thursday June, 21st 2018

  • Outdoor Adventurers (pre-registration required)

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Visitor Center
  • Lake Red Rock
  • 641.828.7522
  • Website
  • Outdoor Adventurers (pre-registration required)


    Thurs., June 21—9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

    Fri., July 13—9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

    Boys and girls ages 11-12 years old: Have fun learning how to build a fire, make an emergency shelter, perform basic wilderness first aid, learn basic GPS skills, and paddle a kayak! Group size is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information, contact the Corps office. (Kayaking will be dependent on wind/weather conditions.)

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Friday June, 22nd 2018

  • Geocaching

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Howell Landing
  • Lake Red Rock
  • 641.828.7522
  • Website
  • Geocaching

    Fri., June 22—7:00 p.m.—Howell Landing
    Sat., June 30—7:00 p.m.—Wallashuck Camp.
    Sat., Aug. 18—7:00 p.m. -Whitebreast Camp.
    You’re never too old for hide-and-seek: have some fun and give geocaching a try! This sport uses the technology of GPS (Global Positioning System) to hunt for caches hidden in an area. Bring your own GPS unit or borrow one from us. Learn some of the basics, then try it on your own anywhere you travel!

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday June, 23rd 2018

  • Bobber, the Water Safety Dog

  • Lake Red Rock
  • North Overlook Beach
  • Lake Red Rock
  • 641.628.8690
  • Website
  • Meet Bobber, the Water Safety Dog!
    Sat., June 23 —2:00 p.m.—N. Overlook Beach Sat.,

    June 30—3:00 p.m.—Whitebreast Beach
    Fri., July 6—7:00 p.m.—North Overlook Beach
    Sat., July 21—3:00 p.m.—Whitebreast Beach
    Sat., Aug. 25—3:00 p.m.—Whitebreast Beach
    Bobber is a fun loving pup that likes to meet new people and help them learn how to be safe around the water. Come meet him and pick up some great safety tips!

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday June, 23rd 2018

  • Show 'N' Go Bike Ride

  • Pella
  • Bicycle Ride Saturday Mornings at 7:30. Road Ride of varying mileage. Rides begin at Volksweg Trailhead (University and West 3rd, Pella)

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday June, 23rd 2018

  • Snake Lunchtime

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Visitor's Center
  • Lake Red Rock
  • Website
  • Snake Lunchtime Sat., June 23—11:00 a.m.—Visitor Center

    Sat., July 21—1:00 p.m.—Visitor Center

    Sat., Aug. 11—1:00 p.m.—Visitor Center

    It’s feeding day at the visitor center! Stop by and join the center’s resident snakes as they have a
    bite to eat!

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Tuesday June, 26th 2018

  • Show 'N' Go Rides

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Tuesday evening 6:00 - Volksweg Trail Ride (25 miles). Rides begin at Volksweg Trailhead (University and West 3rd Streets, Pella)

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Friday June, 29th 2018

  • Let’s Go Paddling!

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Roberts Creek
  • Lake Red Rock
  • 641.828.7522
  • Website
  • Let’s Go Paddling!

    Fri., June 29—5:00-7:00 p.m.—Roberts Creek
    Sat., July 7-9:00-11:00 a.m.–N. OverlookBeach

    Sat., July 14—1:00-3:00 p.m.—Roberts Creek
    Sat., July 28—3:00-5:00 p.m.—Roberts Creek
    Sat., Aug. 18—1:00-3:00 p.m.—Roberts Creek
    Sat., Sept. 1—1:00-3:00 p.m.—Roberts Creek


    Enjoy the chance to experience both canoeing and kayaking in the same day! Give one or both types of watercraft a try and see how much fun paddling can be! (You must be at least 10 years old to use kayaks. Life jackets will be provided. Programs may be cancelled if inclement weather and wind conditions.)

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday June, 30th 2018

  • Bobber, the Water Safety Dog

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Whitebreast Beach
  • Lake Red Rock
  • 641.628.8690
  • Website
  • Meet Bobber, the Water Safety Dog!
    Sat., June 30—3:00 p.m.—Whitebreast Beach
    Fri., July 6—7:00 p.m.—North Overlook Beach
    Sat., July 21—3:00 p.m.—Whitebreast Beach
    Sat., Aug. 25—3:00 p.m.—Whitebreast Beach
    Bobber is a fun loving pup that likes to meet new people and help them learn how to be safe around the water. Come meet him and pick up some great safety tips!

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday June, 30th 2018

  • Geocaching

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Wallashuck Campground
  • Lake Red Rock
  • 641.828.7522
  • Website
  • Geocaching

    Sat., June 30—7:00 p.m.—Wallashuck Camp.
    Sat., Aug. 18—7:00 p.m. -Whitebreast Camp.
    You’re never too old for hide-and-seek: have some fun and give geocaching a try! This sport uses the technology of GPS (Global Positioning System) to hunt for caches hidden in an area. Bring your own GPS unit or borrow one from us. Learn some of the basics, then try it on your own anywhere you travel!

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday June, 30th 2018

  • Live Snakes!

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Wallashuck Campground
  • Lake Red Rock
  • Website
  • Live Snakes!


    Sat., June 30 - 2:00 p.m. - Wallashuck Camp.


    Sat., July 21—7:00 p.m.—Playscape


    Like snakes? Get an up-close look at some of these slithery, scaly reptiles that call the lake
    area home. You might even get the chance to hold one of them!

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday June, 30th 2018

  • Show 'N' Go Bike Ride

  • Pella
  • Bicycle Ride Saturday Mornings at 7:30. Road Ride of varying mileage. Rides begin at Volksweg Trailhead (University and West 3rd, Pella)

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday June, 30th 2018

  • Spider Hike

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Playscape - North Overlook Area
  • Lake Red Rock
  • Website
  • Spider Hike

    Sat., June 30—9:00 a.m.—Playscape

    Sat., July 21—9:00 a.m.-Whitebreast Camp.

    Who’s afraid of spiders? Hopefully, not you! Join us on a quest for the arachnids creeping and crawling around the Playscape, and learn about their fascinating hunting skills and other cool facts!

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Tuesday July, 3rd 2018

  • Show 'N' Go Rides

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Tuesday evening 6:00 - Volksweg Trail Ride (25 miles). Rides begin at Volksweg Trailhead (University and West 3rd Streets, Pella)

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Wednesday July, 4th 2018

  • Nature Playtime

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Playscape - North Overlook Area
  • 641.828.7522
  • Website
  • Nature Playtime
    Wed., July 4—10:00 a.m.—Playscape
    Wed., July 18—10:00 a.m.—Playscape
    Wed., July 26—10:00 a.m.—Playscape
    Wed., Aug. 1—10:00 a.m.—Playscape
    Wed., Aug. 15—10:00 a.m.—Playscape
    Wed., Aug. 29—10:00 a.m.—Playscape
    Nature is full of great adventures and new things to see, hear, smell, and touch! Young children and their families can join us for short activities to investigate the world. Activities each week will have a different theme and may include stories, hikes, songs, or crafts!

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Friday July, 6th 2018

  • Meet Bobber, the Water Safety Dog!

  • Lake Red Rock
  • North Overlook Beach
  • Lake Red Rock
  • 641.628.8690
  • Website
  • Meet Bobber, the Water Safety Dog!
    Fri., July 6—7:00 p.m.—North Overlook Beach
    Sat., July 21—3:00 p.m.—Whitebreast Beach
    Sat., Aug. 25—3:00 p.m.—Whitebreast Beach
    Bobber is a fun loving pup that likes to meet new people and help them learn how to be safe around the water. Come meet him and pick up some great safety tips!

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Friday July, 6th 2018 – Sunday July, 8th 2018

  • Lake Red Rock Balloon Fest

  • Lake Red Rock
  • pellacvb@pella.org
  • Website
  • 2017 event hosted 25+ balloons and pilots.

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday July, 7th 2018

  • Butterfly Safari

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Playscape - North Overlook Area
  • Lake Red Rock
  • Website
  • Butterfly Safari


    Sat., July 7—3:00 p.m.– Playscape

    Sat., Aug. 4—3:00 p.m.—Wallashuck Camp.

    Sat., Aug. 25—3:00 p.m.—Playscape


    Take a “safari” through a tallgrass prairie to stalk monarchs, fritillaries, wood nymphs and other butterfly species. We’ll use the butterfly nets available for free checkout at the visitor center!

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday July, 7th 2018

  • Let’s Go Paddling!

  • Lake Red Rock
  • North Overlook Beach
  • Lake Red Rock
  • 641.828.7522
  • Website
  • Let’s Go Paddling!

    Sat., July 7-9:00-11:00 a.m.–N. OverlookBeach

    Sat., July 14—1:00-3:00 p.m.—Roberts Creek
    Sat., July 28—3:00-5:00 p.m.—Roberts Creek
    Sat., Aug. 18—1:00-3:00 p.m.—Roberts Creek
    Sat., Sept. 1—1:00-3:00 p.m.—Roberts Creek


    Enjoy the chance to experience both canoeing and kayaking in the same day! Give one or both types of watercraft a try and see how much fun paddling can be! (You must be at least 10 years old to use kayaks. Life jackets will be provided. Programs may be cancelled if inclement weather and wind conditions.)

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday July, 7th 2018

  • Show 'N' Go Bike Ride

  • Pella
  • Bicycle Ride Saturday Mornings at 7:30. Road Ride of varying mileage. Rides begin at Volksweg Trailhead (University and West 3rd, Pella)

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Tuesday July, 10th 2018

  • Show 'N' Go Rides

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Tuesday evening 6:00 - Volksweg Trail Ride (25 miles). Rides begin at Volksweg Trailhead (University and West 3rd Streets, Pella)

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

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