Winter fun at St. Joseph County Parks set to begin Dec. 26

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ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – Various parks in St. Joseph County will start offering winter activities, like innertubing and snowshoeing, beginning Dec. 26.

St. Patrick’s County Park will open their innertubing to the public on Dec. 26, snow conditions permitting.

Public hours will be available from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends and holidays through March 7.

The warming room will not be open this season due to COVID-19, and ticket sales will be limited.

Tickets are $4 per person in addition to a vehicle entrance fee.

New this season will be small group one-hour daytime reservations at Ferrettie-Baugo Creek County Park, who will not be offering public innertubing for the 2020-2021 season.

Reservations for small groups begin Dec. 26 and go through March 7.

For $75, groups of up to 20 people can reserve the hill on any Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, snow conditions permitting.

The warming room will not be included in the reservations.

To book a timeslot at Ferrettie-Baugo, call 574-654-3155.

Also beginning Dec. 26 at St. Patrick’s County Park is snowshoe and cross-country rentals.

Every Wednesday through Sunday beginning Dec. 26, the park will offer snowshoe rentals from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Equipment can be rented at the Red Barn for $3 per person plus a vehicle entrance fee.

Cross-country ski rental will also be available every Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Dec. 26.

Ski equipment rental is $5 per adult trail fee and $4 per youth trail fee, in addition to a vehicle entrance fee.

Both snowshoe and ski equipment must be returned by 5 p.m.

For more information about cross-country skiing, call St. Joseph County Parks at 574-277-4828.

For up-to-date trail conditions, visit the St. Joseph County Parks website

Masks will be required inside all park buildings. 

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