History and Culture Day

Hungry Mother State Park is founded in history of the Civilian Conservation Corps and in the Appalachian Mountains in which it is nestled in. Settlers and Native Americans alike had a major impact on the area. Wander around the park and discover more about our diverse history that helped make our park so special.

Ever wondered about the beautiful stonework around the park? Join Volunteer Malinda Cleary at 9 a.m. at the Beach to hear the stories of the Civilian Conservation Corps on a short hike as she shows you their legacy.

Swing by the Gazebo from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and watch as Volunteers John & Susan Alexander create beautiful traditionally handmade brooms, baskets, and toys from Appalachia. Ask them questions, and they will tell many secrets from our special area.

Join volunteer Carrie Sparks at the boat ramp off of Mitchell Valley Road as she leads us on a foraging hike for edibles/medicinal plants at 10:30 a.m.

Join Randy Smith at Camp Burson Campfire pit at 2 p.m. and absorb the history of our Native Americans that helped shape not only our history but also our legend at Hungry Mother.

At 8:30 p.m., come to the new campfire pit behind Shelter 3 and enjoy a warm campfire as Melanie Smith entertains us with tales of old.

***Location Detail: Various Locations at Hungry Mother State Park