Let kids get in on the fishing fun on the Mississippi River in Wabasha with “Fishing on the Refuge” at National Eagle Center Thursdays and Sundays all summer long!
I’m married to an avid fisherman, so my kids and I have plenty of exposure to fishing opportunities. But if that’s not the case for you, or you’re just looking for another fishing opportunity, considering checking out Fishing on the Refuge at National Eagle Center in Wabasha this summer!
The fun kicks off this Thursday, June 3 and happens every Thursday and Sunday from 10 am – 3 pm through August 12.
PS – June 3 is a great day to go as it’s also the date of the At The Carnival event at Wabasha Beach Park!
Kids ages 15 and younger can fish for free on the public pier outside their backdoor. National Eagle Center will supply the fishing poles, lifejackets, and the bait, and the Mississippi River will supply the fish. 🙂
Plus, you’ll get the beautiful backdrop of National Eagle Center as you fish, and you can watch wild eagles fish right along with you! As far as I can tell, you do not need to pay for admission to the National Eagle Center to participate, but if you choose to go inside the building, admission is $10/adult, $9/veteran, $7/child ages 4-17, and free for kids 3 and under.
All participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and a credit card is required to check out the equipment. Non-residents need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian with a valid Minnesota fishing license.
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Laura is a former high school English teacher turned avid deal shopper following the birth of her first child. Now she’s a work-from-home mom of six which keeps her plenty busy!
Laura grew up in southern Minnesota and has called the Twin Cities home for over fifteen years. On the off chance she gets some free time you’ll find her with her nose in a book, spending time with family and friends, or enjoying a hot cup of coffee.