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Pioneer and Settler Day!

9:00a to 12:00p
Sat, March 11, 2023
Joel Janssen
(936) 365-2201, x230

🎉 Join us for a frontier-themed day at the park. We will feature different programs starting at 9 am that cover how people lived and worked in the pioneer era.

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Join us for a special frontier day here at Lake Livingston State Park. Programs will focus on the lives of the pioneers who explored and settled here in Texas.   All events will be held at the day use area next to the park store.

Programs include:

Fire is Living History

9 am at the Park Archery Range.

Learn about primitive fire starting methods such as the bow-drill and flint and steel. Rangers will cover fire safety, fire as a survival tool, and demonstrate various primitive methods.

Dutch Oven Cooking

10:30 am at the Park Archery Range.

Watch as Rangers use a Dutch oven to cook several different recipes. We will demonstrate how to use and clean a Dutch oven and share samples.  Bring a chair, utensils, and plate.  Program lasts about 2 hours.

Products of the pine industry

1 pm at the Park Archery Range.

Watch as rangers showcase some of the products of the historic logging industry here in Texas.  We will cover the history of the logging industry and then make pitch, tar, turpentine, and rosin from the pine tree in a historical demonstration.  Program lasts about 1 hour.  Bring a chair or blanket to relax on.

This is one of many 100-year celebration events happening in Texas state parks this year. Entry to a park is free on the day it hosts an official 100-Year celebration event (applies to day passes only). Person in period costume stirring something in a Dutch oven that is suspended over a campfire