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Take a Day OFF on the Mississippi River (Outdoor Family Fun)

Aug 02nd 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A Day of Outdoor Family Fun Awaits You and Your Family  

On Saturday, August 2nd a world of fun and adventure awaits you and your family on the Mississippi River.  Put away all your electronic gadgets and share a day of “Outdoor Family Fun” on the Mississippi River!  Have fun and get re-connected to our natural world by taking part in this day long sampler of free outdoor recreational opportunities:  Kids learn to cast and fish from shore, learn to paddle a canoe and travel down the Mississippi, experience a high-tech treasure hunt using GPS units, ride a pontoon and watch DNR demonstrate fish survey (electrofishing) techniques, test your aim at the Jakes Aim Range, try your hand at archery, see reptiles up close, build a birdhouse and take it home, find out about the water in our world, and take a nature walk…and more!  
Saturday, August 2nd will mark our sixth annual event.  Last year there was an estimated 1,100 participants taking part in the day’s event.  Attendees had the opportunity to take part in over 30 hands-on-activities. It was definitely a day OFF; Outdoor Family Fun.

Food for purchase will be available on-site for your convenience, or feel free to pack a lunch and enjoy a family picnic.

The event is brought to you by a partnership between Stearns County Soil and Water Conservations District (SWCD), Stearns County Parks, Tips Outdoor, and MN DNR with support from local sportsmen’s clubs and community volunteers.

Where: Stearns County Mississippi River Park - 41300 County Road 1, Rice MN 56367 (seven miles North of Sartell)

When:  Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.


For More Information Contact:     
Katie Winkelman, Stearns County SWCD @ 320-251-7800 ext. 161, or

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