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Come out to Lackawanna State Park for a fun day of free winter activities on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be demonstrations of dog sledding, ice rescue, ice fishing, a winter tree ID hike and more. As always there will be snow shoe loans, warming fires, kids winter crafts, and hot food and beverages.

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Introduction to Ice Fishing (license required if over 16)

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Winter Tree ID Hike

1-2 p.m.: Ice Safety and Rescue Demo

2-3 p.m.: Search and Rescue: Hug a Tree

The following events will be ongoing during these times.

11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Winter Camping and Cooking Demo

11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Penn State Master Watershed Stewards

Noon-3 p.m.: Kids Winter Crafts and Activities

11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Howlin’ Huskies Sled Dog Demos

Noon-3 p.m.: Red Cross Tent

Noon-3 p.m.: Hot Food, Drinks and Desserts

1-3 p.m.: Snow Shoe Try-Outs

Snow and ice activities depend on conditions. If ice is unsafe, an onshore talk will be given for Introduction to Ice Fishing. Six inches of snow is required to try out snow shoes.

If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.

With at least three days notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.

For more information on DCNR, visit