The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service -Midwest Fisheries Center, La Crosse Parks, Recreation & Forestry, Fox 25/48, and Friends of the Upper Mississippi, will host the 13th Annual Youth Outdoor Fest at Pettibone Park, 374 S Pettibone Drive, La Crosse, WI, on July 15, 2023 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.
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 - Fisheries and Refuges, 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, learn how to identify furs, fish and birds, play games and much more, all in one day.