Visit our fishing refuge

by | May 23, 2022 | Events

Fishing on the refuge

Introduce your children, grandchildren, and friends to eagles, fish, and other wildlife through our Fishing on the Refuge program, which gives children 15 and under the opportunity to fish along the Mississippi River. 

FREE with paid admission to the Center, this fun and memorable experience will have you and your family fishing and learning about the native fish species that live in and along the river. This educational program emphasizes the importance of good environmental stewardship, especially the importance of using lead-free tackle which helps protect eagles and wildlife from lead poisoning.

We provide: 

  • Fishing poles
  • Lifejackets
  • Bait and tackle

Minnesota residents 15 and under do not need a fishing license. Participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Non-residents must have a valid MN fishing license.

Open June 9th through August 4th, 2022

Thursdays and Sundays 10am – 3pm (NOTE: Fishing will not be available on Sunday, July 24th.)

A valid credit card is required to check out equipment. Lost or damaged equipment may be subject to charges. You must adhere to all Minnesota fishing and water safety rules.


Ed Hahn
Marketing Manager
Ph: 651-565-4989