Bay City State Park - Winter Festival

Date:  February 15, 2020  
Time:  09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Bay City State Park, 3582 State Park Dr., Bay City, MI 48706-1356

Contact: Jonathan Massung, park interpreter 989-667-0717

Children learning to ice fish

It’s free fishing weekend! This event focuses on getting families outdoors and exploring Michigan’s winter wonderland. Activities include:

  • A Family Ice Fishing Derby - bait & poles provided, holes pre-drilled, prizes for the best catch! 
  • Youth Ice Fishing Clinic - children will assemble a free jig stick, design a jig and learn ice fishing tips!
  • Snow Snake Clinic & Tournament - families can decorate an snow snake and see how far they can slide it across the snow!

Families can also enjoy winter wildlife watching programs, live animal presentations, snowshoe hikes and more! All activities are free and designed for the entire family! Hot beverages will be provided but families are encouraged to spend the day at the park and bring lunch or snacks. No advanced registration required, however scout groups are encouraged to call ahead to schedule group activities. Supplies for clinics are available first come, first served. For more information please contact the Saginaw Bay Visitors Center.

No Recreation Passport required for entry this weekend! To make a camping reservation, visit or call 1-800-447-2757.

Please Note: Dates occasionally change and events may be canceled due to inclement weather and other reasons. Please call the park to confirm dates/times prior to your arrival.

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