Moose Lake State Park will hold an open house on July 18-19, 2009 in conjunction with Moose Lake’s Agate Days celebration.
Local residents and visitors can visit the park’s Agate and Geological Center, with its fascinating gem and mineral collections and geological interpretive displays, without paying the Minnesota State Park vehicle permit entry fee.
The DNR MinnAqua program will hold a program from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn about water pollution and conservation, check out what is new in fishing regulations for Minnesota, and the kids will have an opportunity to practice the ancient art form of gyotaku (fish printing) while learning about the six senses of fish.
Moose Lake State Park also offers a variety of outdoor activities like hiking, swimming and picnicking. Those who would like to get out on the waters of Lake Echo can rent boats, canoes, and kayaks at the park.
New his year, people can also fish at the park without a fishing license. A new state law allows people to fish from shore or while wading within the state park, or from a boat or float on lakes that are entirely within state park borders. Echo Lake is within Moose Lake State Park’s borders.
Find out more about Moose Lake and other state parks at www.mndnr.gov.