10 of the 11 open ponds on park are seeing ice thicker than 4" as of 12/17/16 at 4:00pm. Please use caution, as ice is very variable in nature; there are different conditions in different sections of all the ponds depending on the weather, temperature, sunlight, amount of recreational use, wind, thermal activity, and subsurface currents. To be sure, check ice quality, thickness, and stability near shore incrementally as you move further onto the ponds.
Pelican Pond is NOT open for ice fishing, due to 9 aerator systems that keep the pond's aquatic species and vegetation at a healthy level throughout the year; however, there may be some very narrow sections of open shoreline where anglers can fish from shore.
All of the major ice fishing destinations on the park have ice rescue stations located on their shorelines. We advise people to know how to use them in case of emergency; we also recommend the use of partners, life jackets/float coats, ice awls, and avoiding ice that is thinner than 4", is porous, or unstable.
(Updated: 12/17/2016 3:39 PM)