Itasca State Park celebrates Smokey Bear
Smokey Bear, along with Minnesota Department of Natural Resources firefighters, reminded Itasca State Park visitors about the importance of preventing wildfires.
Itasca's Smokey Bear Day, an annual family-friendly event, was held July 20 both inside and outside of the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center.
Participants learned how firefighters get into a fire shelter, discussed campfire safety, made a variety of forest crafts, explored fire trucks and equipment and much more.
Children eagerly lined up for a photo with the famous bear.
Friends of Itasca volunteers dished up chocolate or strawberry sundaes, with proceeds going toward projects in Itasca State Park.