County Parks Offer Winter Sports

Reserve your Private Innertubing Party Now! The St. Joseph County Parks is accepting reservations for Private Innertubing Parties for January, February and March at Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park and St. Patrick’s County Park.

Parties of 1-99 people may reserve either park for $175 for two hours. Parties of 100-300 may reserve Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park for $325 for 3 hours.

All innertubing parties include innertubes, a warming room, fire, tables and chairs, and staff supervision on the hills. Sleds and toboggans are not permitted. Not recommended for children three years of age or younger.

Private innertubing parties are great for birthdays, scouts, church groups, clubs, businesses and all other groups seeking some winter time fun in the snow. Dates fill up quickly, so call; 574/654-3155 and reserve your private party today! Winter Leisure Activities Join us this winter for some fun in the snow! All winter sports could open as early as December 26, snow conditions permitting. St. Joseph County Parks offers innertubing, cross country skiing and snow shoeing.

Innertubing hills are located at Ferrettie/Baugo Creek and St. Patrick’s County Parks. The tube hills will be open, Saturdays and Sundays 11 am to 5 pm, throughout the season snow conditions permitting.

The cost is $4 per person plus a vehicle gate fee. Innertubes are provided as available and sleds and toboggans are not allowed. A warming room is provided and food concessions are available for purchase. Innertubing is not recommended for children age three or younger.

Cross-country ski rental is available at St. Patrick’s County Park. If snow conditions permit, cross-country ski rental will be available Wednesday through Sundays 11 am to 4 pm.

The cost is $5 per adult trail fee, $4 per youth trail fee, plus a vehicle gate fee. Ski rentals are available for $10 and are good all day. Rental includes skis, boots and poles. All equipment is due in by 5:00 pm. Trails are groomed throughout the week.

Snowshoe rental is available at Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park on weekends and holidays from 11 am to 4pm, snow conditions permitting. The cost is $3 per person plus a vehicle gate fee. Snow shoeing is a great way to enjoy winter sights and sounds.

If conditions are favorable all winter sports will be open daily December 26 through January 7.

For more information regarding winter sports call St. Joseph County Parks at 574/277-4828 or check our Facebook page for the latest updates.

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