This Saturday, June 5th Whitewater State Park is hosting its 6th annual Take a Kid Fishing Day. This activity is designed to help youngsters 5 to 15 start trout fishing. Guides will take small groups of kids and parents to different parts of the middle branch of the Whitewater River within the park. Kids will learn how to rig their pole, where to cast and how to release fish safely. The activity will run from 8a.m. to 1:30p.m. Lunch is provided. Participants will receive a small starter tackle box. Numbers are limited. Registration is required. One adult signs up per youth. Call (507) 932-3007, extension 7 for registration. You to not need a fishing license or trout stamp for this program. Bring a spinning rod and reel if you have one.
Other programs scheduled for this weekend include:
June 4 * 8p.m. Frog Love Songs Fill the Air
June 5 * 10:30a.m. Electrofishing Demonstration, 1p.m. Wildflower Walk/Field Trip
3p.m. Poisonous Plants and Animals of Whitewater
Early Eve. Sea Kayaking for Beginners (Call to sign up for you 20 minute sample) These programs are provided free of charge, but state park vehicle permits are required. In addition to attending programs, you are invited to use the park's self-guided interpretive services, including visitor center exhibits and self-guided trails. See the new beaver exhibit. A number of history and nature related videos are available for viewing in the visitor center.
You can help support Minnesota State Park Interpretive and Resource Management Programs by shopping at the Nature Store. The Nature Store, ∏ mile south of the visitor center on Highway 74, offers books, post cards, T-shirts, mugs, wildlife posters and much more. The Nature Store is open Tuesday through Sunday 9a.m.-4:30p.m.
The park's staff hopes you enjoy the Blufflands' resources of Whitewater State Park!