Youth Ice Fishing Derby and Winter Family Fun Day at Lake St. George State Park!

January 24, 2019

For more information, contact: Charlene Hood at (207) 589-4255

AUGUSTA ‚€“ Lake St. George State Park is holding a Youth Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday, January 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All equipment, bait and instruction is provided to youth. Pre-register at the big white barn before heading out on the ice. Prizes will be awarded to all children registered to fish.

The Maine State Parks Ski and Snowshoe Trailer will be on site with cross-country skis, snowshoes, ice skates and sleds, loaned for free during the event. There will be an igloo and HOBO Cookout demo, plus a Fat Bike Rodeo Demo provided by the Maine Coast Conservancy. Hot cocoa and lunch will be served while supplies last. A warming hut will be available to participants to take breaks and get toasty warm between activities.

Lake St. George State Park is located on Maine Route 3 in Liberty at 278 Belfast-Augusta Road. For more information visit http://www.parksandlands.com or call the park at (207) 589-4255.

Event Admission: $1.50 for adults and youth ages 12-64. All others are free.

"Winter is a very special time in Maine when families and friends gather to pass on and share in both traditional ways, such as ice fishing, and new sports like fat biking," noted Mike Leighton, long-time Northern Region Parks Manager. "There‚€™s so much fun to enjoy at Maine State Parks year-round, and with our calendar of winter events there‚€™s no reason not to stay active and outdoors no matter the season." For additional Maine State Parks winter events visit the online listing at: http://www.maine.gov/dacf/winterfamilyfundays

This event is made possible with the help of volunteers and generous sponsors that include Kittery Trading Post, Down East Credit Union, Hammond Lumber Company, Wicked Joe Coffee and Hannaford Supermarkets, and many others.