A world of fun and adventure awaits you and your family on the Mississippi River!

Saturday, August 2, 2014
Stearns County Mississippi River Park
41300 County Road 1 (7 miles north of Sartell)
10 A.M. - 4 P.M.  Rain or Shine!

Directions to Stearns County Mississippi River Park
Mapquest Link

Food/Beverages:  The St. Stephen Sportsmen's Club will be
offering hotdogs, hamburgers, chips and beverages to purchase,
or feel free to pack a lunch and enjoy a family picnic.

On Saturday, August 2 the 6th annual Take a Day OFF* "*Outdoor Family Fun" will be held on the Mississippi River north of Sartell. All in attendance have a chance to have fun and get re-connected to our natural world. There will be a number of free outdoor recreational opportunities to take part in. Events include: casting and fishing from shore, paddling a canoe and traveling down the Mississippi, high-tech treasure hunts using GPS units, riding in a pontoon and watching DNR demonstrate fish survey (electrofishing) techniques, Jakes Aim Range, archery, live reptiles, building a birdhouse to take home, finding out about the water in our world, seeing dogs in action and more! It will definitely be a day OFF; Outdoor Family Fun.

Take a Day OFF Photos

Event Sponsors

The Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District in partnership with  Stearns County ParksMN Department of Natural Resources and many local partners are hosting this day of family fun, where participants can get hands-on instruction in a variety of outdoor activities.

For more information contact:

Stearns County Soil & Water Conservation District
110 2nd Street South, Waite Park, MN 56387
Ph: 320-251-7800 x3

OR email:


All events are offered FREE of charge, no experience necessary, and equipment is provided.


Archery - Fishing - Nature Hikes - Live Reptiles - Electro Fishing Demos - Kayaking - Canoeing - Kids Games - Birdhouse Building - Paddlesports -Jakes Aim Range - Animal Pelts - Casting -Geochaching - Fly Fishing - Dogs in Action - Nature Art - Kids Give-Aways - Wonders of Water - Family Picnics - River Shore Landscaping - Mississippi River Pontoon Tours - And More Family Friendly Fun!

* Special Events*

10:30 AM & 2:15 PM

Paddle the Mighty Mississippi

11:00 AM til 1PM
Archery will only be offered during this time. 


10:30 AM, 11:30AM, 12:30PM, 2PM
Voyageur Canoe Paddle 

1:00 PM
"Dogs in Action" Pine Creek Kennels & MN DNR


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All information within this site, though, is subject to change and should only serve as a guideline for the District's services and procedures.
For the most current and accurate information, please contact the District at (320)251-7800, Extension 3.

Office Hours 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Mon-Fri

110 2nd Street South, Waite Park, MN 56387 | Ph: 320-251-7800 x3 | Fax: 855-205-6907

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