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Orienteering Class offered by Long Hunter State Park

Ranger Ponda at Long Hunter State Park will be teaching another Orienteering class and this time it is on SATURDAY! The last session was strictly a classroom lesson, but this time we will get out in the field.

Technology has made navigation easy – and now compass skills are becoming a thing of the past. Learn to use a compass to find your way as we have a lesson and navigational games. *Meet at Area 2 picnic shelter.

Directions to Area 2/Couchville Lake parking lot:
Enter Long Hunter State Park at the main park entrance (2910 Hobson Pike) and then take the first left (which is Area 2) and proceed to the parking lot beside Couchville Lake.

The park has 18 compasses for use in the class, but if you want to bring your own, you can. If more people than that attend, folks will be paired up to share a compass. The class should run about an hour.

For further directions or park information, call the park office at[masked]-2422.


Long Hunter State Park website:

Friends of Long Hunter website:

Long Hunter on Facebook:

Long Hunter State Park * 2910 Hobson Pike * Hermitage, TN 37076 *

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  • Eddy and S.

    sorry but I had to bail on this, hopefully next month if they offer it again

    July 27, 2013

  • Jill

    Laurel, I'm not sure but Long Hunter should be posting their August schedule soon here:

    July 27, 2013

  • Laurel

    when is next one?

    July 27, 2013

  • Jeffrey J.

    Hi my name is Jeff Jordan and I just signed up with the backpacker group. I missed getting into the orienteering class, will there be another anytime soon?

    July 23, 2013

    • Jill

      I'm pretty sure that Long Hunter will offer another one, but their August schedule is not out yet. I will post it as soon as I hear anything. You can also check the Long Hunter State Park events information here:­

      July 23, 2013

  • Eddy and S.

    The link at the top of the page for Long Hunter State park is way off. It is sending you to a business on Lebanon Rd in Hermitage

    July 22, 2013

    • Jill

      Yikes, sorry about that. I think I have it corrected now.

      July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are the compasses "old school", or do they have the GPS feature. The description indicates "old school", but I want to be sure. Thanks.

    July 15, 2013

    • Jill

      They don't have the GPS feature, so they are old school.

      July 16, 2013

  • Chris S.

    Sounds fun!

    July 14, 2013

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