Park guests and community members join in celebration of our nation's birthday. A host of traditional Independence Day games and activities are offered all day including a watermelon eating contest, kayak race, paper airplane contest, basketball shooting, water balloon games, lawn bowling, crafts, demonstrations, and much more. Activities culminate for those 12 and under with an Underwater Treasure Hunt in the lodge pool. Prizes are awarded in most contests. Participants can stick around and enjoy burgers and hot dogs grilled by the lodge lawn or eat in the Shoreline Restaurant. After dinner and after dark the traditional fireworks show lights up the night sky over the lake.