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

Saturday, August 1, 2015
Stearns County Mississippi River Park
41300 County Road 1 (7 miles north of Sartell)
10 A.M. - 4 P.M.  Rain or Shine!

Food will be available on-site for a fee to support a local non-profit the St. Stephen Sportsmen Club, or feel free to pack a lunch and enjoy a family picnic.


Directions to Stearns County Mississippi River Park 


Take a Day OFF Photos


Blend Event

There will be a Blend Fit Kids Club Series 1K trail/run/walk event for your family to complete any time from 10:00-4:00pm. Registration will only be at the day's event. No cost to register. 



"In Your Backyard" by Critters and Company

Grab your blankets, sit down and enjoy a unique interactive presentation by Critters and Company. Using live animals personified and storytelling, Critters & Company advocates that each individual has potential for building a better world. Participants will view and hear concepts related to the animals that applies to their life experiences. Meet Tilly the wallaby too. This is a presentation you will not want to miss! Presentations @ 1pm and 1:45pm.





Paddle the Mighty Mississippi

Never been on the Mississippi River? Don’t own a canoe? No problem, join experienced paddlers for a 5.5 mile paddle down one of the most scenic stretches of the Mississippi River in Central MN.  Trip takes about 3 hrs; only two of those hours are actually on the water.  Registration is only accepted on the day of the event at station BB Canoe Paddle Registration so register early.  Event opens at 10:00 AM



Terrestrial Invasive Species  

There will be an opportunity to get your hands dirty, learn how to identify and the removal of Terrestrial Invasive Species to help purify the park. This is brought to you by a partnership of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps Oak 3, St. John's University and Take a Day OFF coordinators. 



***Free Raffle Drawing. Need not be present to win. Prizes provided by: Gander Mountain, Scheels, and Mills Fleet Farm.

Event Sponsors

The Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District in partnership with  Stearns County ParksMN Department of Natural Resources, local sportsmen's clubs and many more 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 - Electro Fishing Demos - Kayaking - Canoeing - Kids Games - Birdhouse Building - Paddlesports -Jakes Aim Range - Tracks and Furs - Football Toss - Buckthorn Walking Sticks - Nature Art - Kids Give-Aways - Terrestrial Invasive Species - Family Picnics - Mississippi River Tours - And More Family Friendly Fun!

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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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