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Youth Outdoor Fest

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

La Crosse Parks, Recreation & Forestry, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service -Midwest Fisheries Center, Fox 25/48, and Friends of the Upper Mississippi, will host the 12th Annual Youth Outdoor Fest at Pettibone Park 374 S Pettibone Dr, La Crosse, WI on July 9, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The event is free, equipment will be provided, and children will receive many hands-on experiences for the whole family.

This year exhibitors and experts will attend from federal, state and local agencies, as well as local businesses and environmental clubs. Guests include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Genoa National Fish Hatchery, , U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, La Crosse Parks, Recreation & Forestry, Chaseburg Rod and Gun Club, Trout Unlimited, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Wisconsin Trappers Association, La Crosse Area Bee Keepers, Fox 25/48, and many others. Kids will have the opportunity to go fishing, shoot a bow/BB gun, paddle a canoe/kayak or paddleboard, cast a fly rod, see fishery biologists electrofishing, learn how to identify furs, fish and birds, play games and much more, all in one day.
For more information, please contact Heidi Keuler (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) at 608-783-8417 or Jared Flick (La Crosse Parks, Rec. & Forestry) at 608-789-7597.


July 9
10:00 am - 2:00 pm