Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Fire and Ice Winterfest in Lava Hot Springs

Beat the winter blues! Come for a very fun weekend in the lovely small town of Lava Hot Springs, about two hours north of Salt Lake City.

The town is renowned for it's natural hot springs (hence the name "Lava Hot Springs") but there are some pretty chilly events at this festival as well! Taking place the first weekend in February: 1-3, 2013.

The zaniest event is probably the Polar Bear Float - Jump into the freezing water dressed in your craziest costume, and float down the river on an inner tube!  In the past, costumes like the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus and members from the infamous band KISS have made appearances floating down the Portneuf. Join in the jump for a chance to win prizes and maybe international fame!
The Polar Bear Float takes place on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Winchester Idaho Ice Fishing Derby

If you love winter sports, have you checked out ice fishing? Or, transversely, if you like fishing - ever done it on ice?

Check out that Winchester Lake State Park Ice Fishing Derby, held Saturday, January 26th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 Try your hand at Ice Fishing during the Winchester Idaho Ice Fishing Derby, January 26th.

There will be two categories: 12 years old and under or 13 and above. Prizes to be awarded to top three places in both categories. Some rules to keep in mind:
*Only trout will be considered
*Longest combined length of legal, six fish limit
*Fish must be measured by 2:00 PM at the boat launch to be eligible
*Bring your own food and beverage

Simply register at the boat launch at 8 a.m. and pay the $5 park entry fee.

1st Annual Cascade Ice Fishing Derby

This year, Cascade will also hold an ice fishing derby. It takes place the same day as the event above - so depending on where you are, you can choose between one of these two events. Come to the American Legion in Cascade for an entry ticket around 6 a.m., before heading to Cascade Lake. Cost is $25 and all funds benefit the Idaho Youth Outdoors Assoc. This competition includes cash prizes up to $500 for perch, rainbow trout and junk fish!  Get more details on the ice fishing derby website.

Need Lodging for your Visit?

Whether its Cascade or Winchester, we have comfortable and welcoming lodging throughout the state of Idaho. By choosing an Idaho bed and breakfast, you support local businesses. So, if you're heading to Winchester, check out our Northern Central bed and breakfasts or if Cascade Lake is your destination, check out our local South Western Idaho bed and breakfasts in the area.