Whitewater State Park programs


Meet at the Whitewater Valley Visitor Center unless otherwise noted.

Geocaching challenge

Friday, July 19, 6-7 p.m.

Are you ready for a challenge? Join a naturalist at the Nature Store and embark on a high-tech treasure hunt! Bring your own GPS unit or use one of the park’s.

Make your own walking stick

Saturday, July 20, 10-11 a.m.

Join Whitewater staff for a real hands-on activity: making your own walking stick!

Make a fish print

Saturday, July 20, 1-2 p.m.

Meet at the beach and try your hand at this ancient art form while learning more about the fish that live in Southeast Minnesota. You’ll get to make a fish print postcard to bring home.

The New Deal (CCC, WPA history)

Saturday, July 20, 3-4 p.m.

Ever wanted to find a job painting, writing, or traveling? We might have the right job for you! Fancy yourself more of an outdoors person? Come to the Nature Store and find out about the jobs that could await you here at Roosevelt Park. Organizers are seeking workers of all experience levels. Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Conservation, the National Park Service, and the Works Progress Administration. (All job offers expired on December 7, 1941.)

Bats in the bluff lands

Saturday, July 20, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Learn about Minnesota’s bat population and the dreaded White Nose Syndrome that threatens their world. Attendees will separate fact from fiction about these fascinating little animals and watch them leave their evening roost atop the visitor center.

Intro to Trout Fishing

Sunday, July 21, 10:30 a.m. to noon

Join at the South Picnic Area for a fun time fishing! Equipment will be provided. Bring your own bait; worms often work best. Fishing licenses are not required during the activity. This program is offered on Sundays through September 2.

To check on program cancellations due to poor weather conditions, call the park at 507-312-2300 or check online for cancellations on the state park event calendar: mndnr.gov/events.

If you need an accommodation, please contact Sara at sara.holger@state.mn.us or 507-312-2300, two weeks prior to event.


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