Smokey, S’mores and Stars at Tippecanoe River State Park on Aug. 10

Tippecanoe River State Park
Tippecanoe River State Park
Tippecanoe River State Park is preparing to celebrate two holidays on Saturday, Aug. 10: Smokey Bear’s birthday and National S’mores Day. In light of these two celebrations, the park is planning a full day of activities featuring a chance to meet Smokey Bear and enjoy some s’mores and a beautiful look at stars.

Festivities begin at the family campground on Friday evening with a talk about Smokey Bear and his fire guidelines. On Saturday, the Nature Center is hosting a number of activities including a coloring contest from 10:30 a.m. to noon, a presentation at 2 p.m. entitled “Fires, Fire Towers, and Fire Use Today,” and some tasty desserts with Smokey Bear at 4 p.m.

The day wraps up with s’mores at the family campground in honor of National S’mores Day starting at 9 p.m. before the group moves to check out some stars with Steve and Debbie Russell.

More information is available online, by phone, or in person at Tippecanoe River State Park. Visit to reserve a campsite or view a program schedule at You can always follow the state park on Facebook at The park office is open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET.