Rifle River Recreation Area Winterfest February 21

Rifle River Recreation Area’s Winterfest offers cold-weather fun for the whole family February 21

With winter in full swing, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources wants residents to know there is plenty of cold-weather fun planned at Rifle River Recreation Area’s annual Winterfest Saturday, February 21.

Rifle River Recreation Area Winterfest 2015 offers cold weather fun including ice fishing for the whole family

Rifle River Recreation Area Winterfest 2015 offers cold weather fun including ice fishing for the whole family. Photo Credit: Michigan DNR

Winterfest takes place 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and visitors are invited to enjoy free coffee, hot chocolate and hot dogs over the campfire. The event also will include hayrides, and visitors can bring equipment to enjoy a variety of winter activities such as sledding, cross-country skiing, ice fishing and snowshoeing.

Winterfest activities will be held snow or shine. For more information, please contact the park at 989-473-2258. Rifle River Recreation Area is located at 2550 E. Rose City Road in Lupton.

Winterfest is free to attend, but all vehicles entering the park must have a Recreation Passport.

A Recreation Passport grants vehicle access to any Michigan state park, boat launch, state forest campground or nonmotorized state trailhead parking. Residents can purchase the Passport for just $11 ($5 for motorcycles) at the time of Michigan license plate renewal through Secretary of State. Forgot to check “YES” during renewal? Residents and nonresidents can purchase a Recreation Passport window sticker during regular business hours at state parks. Learn more about how the Recreation Passport supports state parks and local outdoor recreation opportunities at www.michigan.gov/recreationpassport.

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