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Conservancy On Ice: Let’s Go Ice Fishing! (Willow River State Park)

February 19, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm


Have you ever wanted to learn how to ice fish? Or want your kids to learn but you don’t have the gear? Wild Rivers Conservancy is bringing the ice fishing to you and a local lake this year!

With support from the National Park Foundation’s Junior Angler grant program, we’ll have all the necessities to help you or your child to catch their first fish, for free! You will learn ice fishing basics like how to use the equipment, fish species identification, fishing rules and regulations, and conservation connections between clean water and fish populations. All you need to bring is an excitement to learn and your own winter weather gear to stay warm out on the ice.

If you are 16 years old or older, you will also need to bring a valid fishing license. If you don’t have one, you can buy them here for MN or here for WI.

Items to note: State Park passes are required, daily vehicle admission is $8-$11. Annual passes available.

Bathrooms: Outhouses available near the Nature Center.

Cost: FREE

Recommended items to bring/ wear:

  • Long pants and layers (base layer, mid-layer, snow pants)
  • Upper body layers like a long-sleeved shirt and jacket (moisture-wicking fabric is always a plus)
  • Shoes or boots with traction
  • Hat or beanie
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Camp chair to sit in
  • Adequate water



For the safety of participants and staff, this program may be canceled due to inclement weather or a temperature of 0 degrees or below. Participants will be notified via email and event pages will be updated if the program is canceled.


February 19, 2022
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Wild Rivers Conservancy
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Willow River State Park Nature Center
1034 Co Hwy A
Hudson, WI 54016
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