Summer Splash!

Children learn to fish in a state park.

In a state with more than 10,000 lakes and with the nation's largest water trails system, we have a lot to brag about in Minnesota. Celebrate our water resources this summer by gaining a new paddling skill or exploring a stretch of river. Or learn about critical water habitats and how you can take action to help protect them for future generations. Consider one or more of the many water-themed programs listed below.

Events Calendar

06/12/18

Lake Carlos State Park

Bald Eagle Walk

06/13/18

Itasca State Park

Learn the Skill of Fly Casting! Mini-workshop: REGISTRATION FULL

06/13/18

Glacial Lakes State Park

Beginning Canoeing

06/15/18

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Fishing Fridays

06/15/18

Lake Carlos State Park

Kids' Fishing Frenzy Friday

06/15/18

Interstate State Park

Fishing for Beginners

06/15/18

Itasca State Park

Kids' Fishing Funday

06/16/18

Sibley State Park

Let's Go Ponding

06/16/18

Sibley State Park

Wildflower Wonder and Plant Ponder at Monson Lake State Park

06/16/18

Sibley State Park

Fishing Frenzy 101

06/17/18

Whitewater State Park

Intro to Trout Fishing

06/17/18

Itasca State Park

Outdoor Kids- Bird Nests

06/17/18

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Kids' Activity: Pop Can Casting

06/20/18

Glendalough State Park

Beginning Canoeing

06/21/18

Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park

Fishing 101

06/22/18

Lake Carlos State Park

Kids' Fishing Frenzy Friday

06/22/18

Itasca State Park

Kids' Fishing Funday

06/22/18

Sibley State Park

Let's Go Ponding

06/22/18

Lake Bemidji State Park

Kids Fishing Friday!

06/22/18

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Fishing Friday

06/23/18

Whitewater State Park

Mini Monsters at the Beach

06/23/18

Whitewater State Park

Make Your Own Walking Stick

06/23/18

Buffalo River State Park

Yoga on the Prairie

06/23/18

Sibley State Park

Wildflower Wonder and Plant Ponder at Monson Lake State Park

06/23/18

Forestville Mystery Cave State Park

Spinner Making and Trout Fishing Workshop

06/24/18

Whitewater State Park

Intro to Trout Fishing

06/24/18

Itasca State Park

Outdoor Kids-Totally Turtles

06/24/18

Fort Snelling State Park

Pop Can Casting

06/25/18

Itasca State Park

I Can Fish!

06/27/18

Glacial Lakes State Park

Beginning Canoeing

06/27/18

Itasca State Park

Outdoor Kids- Pop Can Fishing

06/28/18

Bear Head Lake State Park

Fishing 101

06/29/18

Whitewater State Park

Nature Time at the Beach: Intro to Canoeing

06/29/18

Lake Carlos State Park

Kids' Fishing Frenzy Friday

06/29/18

Fort Snelling State Park

Fishing Friday

06/29/18

Sibley State Park

Let's Go Ponding

06/29/18

Interstate State Park

Fishy Fun Investigation Station

06/29/18

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Fishing Friday

06/29/18

Itasca State Park

Kids' Fishing Funday

06/30/18

Sibley State Park

Fishes of Minnesota

06/30/18

Sibley State Park

Night Fishin'

06/30/18

Father Hennepin State Park

Fishing 101

07/01/18

Sibley State Park

Meet the Macros (Mini-bugs) and Minnows

07/01/18

Whitewater State Park

Intro to Trout Fishing

07/01/18

Itasca State Park

Outdoor Kids-Bugs n Stuff

07/04/18

Afton State Park

Fishing for Fun! CANCELED due to high water

07/04/18

Glendalough State Park

Beginning Canoeing

07/04/18

Itasca State Park

Outdoor Kids- Eagles

07/04/18

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Fishing 101

07/05/18

Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park

Fishing 101

07/06/18

Lake Carlos State Park

Kids' Fishing Frenzy Friday

07/06/18

Lake Bemidji State Park

Kids Fishing Friday!

07/06/18

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Fishing Friday

07/06/18

Sibley State Park

Fish Frenzy

07/07/18

Interstate State Park

Fishy Fun Investigation Station

07/07/18

Forestville Mystery Cave State Park

Spinner Making and Trout Fishing Workshop

07/07/18

Sibley State Park

Let's Go Ponding

07/07/18

St. Croix State Park

Fishing Fun

07/07/18

Itasca State Park

Junior Naturalist: Fish Habitats

07/08/18

Whitewater State Park

Intro to Trout Fishing

07/08/18

Father Hennepin State Park

Fishing 101

07/08/18

Itasca State Park

Outdoor Kids- Animal Tracks

07/11/18

Glacial Lakes State Park

Beginning Canoeing

07/11/18

Itasca State Park

Outdoor Kids- Fish Painting

07/12/18

Bear Head Lake State Park

Fishing 101

07/12/18

Lake Carlos State Park

Archery in the Park

07/13/18

Lake Carlos State Park

Kids' Fishing Frenzy Friday

07/13/18

Big Bog State Recreation Area

Big Bog Festival: Pop Can Fishing

07/13/18

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Fishing Friday

07/13/18

Sibley State Park

Fish Frenzy

07/14/18

William O'Brien State Park

How to Catch a Lake Creature

07/14/18

Itasca State Park

Kids' Fishing Funday

07/15/18

Whitewater State Park

Intro to Trout Fishing

07/15/18

Itasca State Park

Outdoor Kids-River Otters

07/18/18

Glendalough State Park

Beginning Canoeing

07/18/18

Itasca State Park

Outdoor Kids- Fish Fins

07/19/18

Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park

Canoeing 101: A Beginner's Guide to Canoeing

07/19/18

Lake Carlos State Park

Make and Take: Pop Can Casters

07/20/18

Lake Carlos State Park

Kids' Fishing Frenzy Friday

07/20/18

Lake Bemidji State Park

Kids Fishing Friday!

07/20/18

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Fishing Friday

07/20/18

Jay Cooke State Park

I Can Fish!

07/20/18

Bear Head Lake State Park

Fishing 101

07/20/18

Forestville Mystery Cave State Park

Nettles, Ticks, and Wild Parsnip, Oh my!

07/21/18

Whitewater State Park

Mini Monsters at the Beach

07/21/18

Buffalo River State Park

Yoga on the Prairie

07/21/18

Forestville Mystery Cave State Park

Spinner Making and Trout Fishing Workshop

07/22/18

Itasca State Park

Outdoor Kids- Minnesota State Symbols

07/22/18

Whitewater State Park

Intro to Trout Fishing

07/22/18

Father Hennepin State Park

Fishing 101

07/22/18

St. Croix State Park

Canoe Paddle Making

07/23/18

Minneopa State Park

I Can Fish

07/23/18

Itasca State Park

I Can Fish! Pre-registration Program

07/25/18

Luce Line State Trail

CANCELED - Fishing for Fun!

07/25/18

Glacial Lakes State Park

Beginning Canoeing

07/25/18

Itasca State Park

Outdoor Kids- Nets, Buckets, Bugs, and More

07/26/18

Bear Head Lake State Park

Fishing 101

07/26/18

Itasca State Park

Jr. Naturalist: Fish Habitat

07/27/18

Whitewater State Park

Nature Time at the Beach: Intro to Canoeing

07/27/18

Lake Carlos State Park

Kids' Fishing Frenzy Friday

07/27/18

Fort Snelling State Park

Fishing Friday

07/27/18

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Fishing Friday

07/27/18

Sibley State Park

Fish Frenzy

07/27/18

Itasca State Park

Family Fishing Funday

07/27/18

Forestville Mystery Cave State Park

Nettles, Ticks, and Wild Parsnip, Oh my!

07/28/18

Whitewater State Park

Make Your Own Walking Stick

07/28/18

Big Bog State Recreation Area

Musical Saw Concert & Stories from the Big Bog

07/28/18

Forestville Mystery Cave State Park

Trout Fishing 101

07/29/18

Whitewater State Park

Intro to Trout Fishing

07/29/18

Itasca State Park

Outdoor Kids- Dragonflies

07/29/18

Fort Snelling State Park

Pond Study

07/29/18

Father Hennepin State Park

Fishing 101

07/30/18

Interstate State Park

Little Explorers: W is for Water

08/01/18

Glendalough State Park

Beginning Canoeing

08/01/18

Itasca State Park

Outdoor Kids- Fish Families

08/03/18

Lake Carlos State Park

Kids' Fishing Frenzy Friday

08/03/18

Lake Bemidji State Park

Kid's Fishing Friday!

08/03/18

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Fishing Friday

08/03/18

Sibley State Park

Fish Frenzy

08/03/18

Itasca State Park

Family Fishing Funday

08/03/18

Itasca State Park

What'SUP? An Introduction to Stand-up Paddleboarding

08/04/18

Jay Cooke State Park

I Can Fish!

08/04/18

Whitewater State Park

Mini Monsters at the Beach

08/04/18

Buffalo River State Park

Session 1: Nature Drawing at Felton Prairie SNA

08/04/18

Forestville Mystery Cave State Park

Nettles, Ticks, and Wild Parsnip, Oh my!

08/04/18

Big Bog State Recreation Area

Junior Park Naturalist: Fish, Hooks, Bobbers and More!

08/05/18

Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park

River Canoe Trip: A Scientific Exploration of Water Quality

08/05/18

Whitewater State Park

Intro to Trout Fishing

08/05/18

Father Hennepin State Park

Fishing 101

08/05/18

Itasca State Park

Outdoor Kids- Trumpeter Swans

08/05/18

Buffalo River State Park

Session 2: Nature Drawing at Felton Prairie SNA

08/05/18

Fort Snelling State Park

Canoes and Critters

08/08/18

Glacial Lakes State Park

Beginning Canoeing

08/08/18

Itasca State Park

Outdoor Kids- Fish Painting

08/09/18

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Fishing 101

08/09/18

Bear Head Lake State Park

Fishing 101

08/10/18

Lake Carlos State Park

Kids' Fishing Frenzy Friday

08/10/18

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Fishing Friday

08/10/18

Sibley State Park

Fish Frenzy

08/11/18

St. Croix State Park

Fish with the Ranger

08/11/18

Itasca State Park

Bats, Campfire

08/12/18

Whitewater State Park

Intro to Trout Fishing

08/12/18

Itasca State Park

Outdoor Kids- Boat Building

08/12/18

Father Hennepin State Park

Fishing 101

08/13/18

Minneopa State Park

I Can Fish

08/13/18

Itasca State Park

I Can Fish! Pre-registration Program

08/14/18

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Fishing 101

08/15/18

Glendalough State Park

Beginning Canoeing

08/15/18

Itasca State Park

Outdoor Kids- Flashy Fish Catchers

08/17/18

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Fishing Friday

08/17/18

Sibley State Park

Fish Frenzy

08/17/18

Bear Head Lake State Park

Fishing 101

08/18/18

Buffalo River State Park

Yoga on the Prairie

08/18/18

Interstate State Park

Fishy Fun Investigation Station

08/19/18

Whitewater State Park

Intro to Trout Fishing

08/23/18

Lake Carlos State Park

Pop Can Casters

08/23/18

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Fishing 101

08/24/18

Itasca State Park

Itasca's Presenter Under the Pines: Wild Rice- got questions?

08/24/18

Lake Bemidji State Park

CANCELLED Lake Bemidji Pontoon Tour-History of Lake Bemidji State Park

08/24/18

Lake Carlos State Park

Kids' Fishing Frenzy Friday

08/24/18

Bear Head Lake State Park

Fishing 101

08/25/18

Afton State Park

Fly Fishing Clinic

08/25/18

Flandrau State Park

Digital Photography

08/25/18

Flandrau State Park

Animal Tracks & Signs

08/25/18

Flandrau State Park

Snakes of Minnesota

08/25/18

Sibley State Park

Nature Cart: Macros

08/25/18

Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park

Fishing 101

08/25/18

Whitewater State Park

Make Your Own Walking Stick

08/25/18

Father Hennepin State Park

Fishing 101

08/25/18

Wild River State Park

Aquatic Critter Catching

08/26/18

Whitewater State Park

Intro to Trout Fishing

08/30/18

Itasca State Park

Itasca's Presenter Under the Pines: Wild Rice- got questions?

08/31/18

Whitewater State Park

Nature Time at the Beach: Intro to Canoeing

08/31/18

Lake Bemidji State Park

Kid's Fishing Friday!

08/31/18

Fort Snelling State Park

Fishing Friday

08/31/18

Lake Carlos State Park

Kids' Fishing Frenzy Friday

09/01/18

Sibley State Park

Make a Pop Can Caster

09/02/18

Whitewater State Park

Intro to Trout Fishing

09/02/18

Sibley State Park

Nature Cart: Turtles

09/02/18

Forestville Mystery Cave State Park

Trout Fishing Basics