Thank you to all who participated in the 13th annual Bear River Celebration on June 7, 2014. 

The Bear River Celebration and Free Fishing Day is a free community event full of hands-on educational activities for youth and their families.  Each year hundreds of youth participate and learn more about water quality, wildlife, plants, recreation, and fishing in the Bear River Watershed.  Families have raved about the uniqueness, entertainment, and learning value that this celebration brings to the community.   One participant said...

"There aren't many events that are fun for children as well as educational for the adults like the Bear River Celebration...there is a special level of professionalism and an absence of commercialism that makes this celebration refreshing." 

Where:  Willow Park West (500 West 700 South, Logan)

When:  The first Saturday in June

The first 300 youth who complete their Bear River Adventure Passport by visiting all stations will receive their choice of a free t-shirt or a free water bottle with the current year's winning logo.

Activities include:

  • Learn to fish with experts from the Division of Wildlife Resources
  • Meet the wildlife that call the Bear River Watershed home
  • Fly Tying with Cache Anglers
  • Nature crafts courtesy of Home Depot and Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
  • Historical reenactments by the Old Ephraim Mountain Men
  • Face painting
  • Stream trailer and watershed demonstrations
  • Live music
  • And much more

The Bear River Celebration and Free Fishing Day was named 2013's Utah Environmental Education Program of the Year by the Utah Society of Environmental Education. 

USU-led Bear River Celebration Earns Statewide Environmental Ed Honor


Congratulations to Rose Peard for winning the 2014 logo contest!

Thank you to all who participated!



Click here to watch a video of the 2014 Celebration

See pictures from the 2014 Bear River Celebration

This event is made possible by the contributions from the following organizations:  American Red Cross, BLM /USU National Aquatic Monitoring Center, Cache Anglers, Cache County Extension, Cache Valley No Child Left Inside, Cache Valley Wildlife Association, City of Logan Environmental Department, City of Logan Parks and Recreation, City of Logan Public Works, Delta Waterfowl Foundation, Home Depot, Hyrum City Youth Council, Ogden Nature Center, Old Ephraim Mountain Men, Stokes Nature Center, UDWR - Fish Experiment Station, USDA-ARS Bee Lab/USU Insect Tours, USU Water Quality Extension, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Utah Falconers Association, Utah Master Naturalist Program, Utah Native Plants Society, Walmart, Willow Park Zoo,