Event: Grand Opening of Fishing Pond in Columbia Falls


Community Invited to Grand Opening of Fishing Pond in Columbia Falls

New family fishing pond to be dedicated June 18

Columbia Falls is home to a new family fishing pond, and the community is invited to celebrate the grand opening and dedication at River’s Edge Park.

The event, which coincides with National Go Fishing Day, is Tuesday, June 18 from 4-7 p.m. Kids fishing gear will be provided on a limited basis during the event. Food will be served during the celebration along with youth raffle prizes.

The new pond was developed thanks to a community-wide collaboration focused on providing family fishing opportunities at the city park, similar to other public sites such as Pine Grove Pond north of Kalispell.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has committed to stocking the pond with westslope cutthroat trout, the state fish. All anglers are welcome to fish at the pond and fishing license requirements apply. Anglers 15 and older are required to catch and release all trout, while anglers 14 and younger can keep one trout per day.

The City of Columbia Falls and the Flathead Land Trust received a $100,000 grant in 2017 from the LOR Foundation to work collaboratively to enhance livability and build upon the strengths that make Columbia Falls unique. The goal of the grant was to help the community develop a project that increases access to recreation, protects clean water, and promotes the quality of life in Columbia Falls.

Join us at Rivers Edge Park to dedicate the new fishing pond and thank everyone who had a part in making it possible.  The event starts at 4:00 PM with dedication around 6:00 and event lasts until 7:00.