Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park at Scott will host an introduction to canoeing and kayaking during a Guided Tour of Mound Lake. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 7.


“Join a park interpreter at the visitor information center for an introduction to canoeing and kayaking,” according to a news release. “Explore Mound Lake in the same way that the Plum Bayou Culture would have over 1,000 years ago.”


While paddling along, participants will learn about how Native Americans used the plants and animals that made Mound Lake their home.


“Get a rare glimpse into the lifeways of these prehistoric people. No prior canoeing or kayaking experience is necessary,” a spokesman said.


Canoes, kayaks, life vests and paddles will be provided. Families are welcome. Reservations are required since space is limited.


Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for children 6-12 years old and free for children under 6.


Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park is in Lonoke County just southeast of Little Rock. It is a day-use park dedicated to Native American education, research and preservation. The park is one of the 52 state parks administered by the State Parks Division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, according to the release.


To speak to a park interpreter, e-mail amy.griffin@arkansas.gov or melissa.ray@arkansas.gov or call 501-961-9442. Details: http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/toltec/.