Service Area: La Crosse, Onalaska, Holmen

We are activity based – we plan,finance,and run events that kids can come to. It is all free.

Upcoming Activities – Contact the lead person if interested, so we can prepare.

Coulee KAMO Spring/ Summer 2022 Activity Mailing
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Hello KAMO Fans,
Here is our latest outing notice of our stuff and other groups. All free to you. If interested in attending, please contact the lead person listed under that event well in advance. This allows us to plan. KAMO needs people participating in our stuff whether they are officially in our group or not – if we don’t hear from interested participants, this may lead to event cancellation. Feel free to share with others. Parents are always welcome to be a kid at our outings.

Specific Day Events:

Saturday, June 4th – River Clean-up. Friends of the Upper Mississippi. 8:00 – 12:00
Group would really like participants to bring their own boat. Held off Wildcat Landing, south of Brownsville, Minnesota. Free. They put you to work.
Lead unknown, but number is 608-780-2710

Saturday, June 4th, Time TBD, but morning into early afternoon – Kids Fishing Day – Held over Wisconsin?s Free Fishing Weekend. Location TBD. Lead – Mike 608-799-5037. This is one of Coulee KAMO?s most popular events. Fishing, fish cleaning demonstration, food, gear give away. Weather dependent event.

Tuesday, June 7th – 1:00 – 4;00 PM. Bugs, Bugs,and more Bugs – Vets Park Shelter #1, West Salem. Picnic meals included.Lead – Tim Collins – 608-385-2143

Saturday, June 18th – 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM – West Salem Rod and Gun Club Kids Day – Lead – Randy – 608-304-2712

Saturday, June 12th – Fossil Hunting at Norskedalen with Kati. She will send out an invite beforehand with contact information. To put someone on list,contact Mike at

Saturday, June 25th – 11th Annual Coon Creek Trout Fest – Coon Valley,Wisconsin. 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. See Coon Creek Trout Facebook page for details. A great event for kids.

Saturday, July 2nd – Fossil Hunting at Norskedalen with Kati. She will send out an invite beforehand with contact information. To put someone on list,contact Mike at

Tuesday, July 19th – Public Pontoon Rides. Boarding begins at 6:00 PM. View the city of La Crosse and surrounding refuge from the comfort of a pontoon boat. Life jackets provided. Bring drinking water if you want it. Please RSVP – Tim Collins – 608-385-2143.

General summer/ kids out of school Events:

Tuesday nights through August – Holmen Rod and Gun Club – Public trap and rifle shooting. This will be similar to the event we had last August if you were there. We need some notice in order to set this up. What Tuesday works for your family? Please contact Mike at 608-799-5037/ if you are interested. 10 years old and up is a good starting point. Kids who participate in this are candidates for our hunting cohorts in the fall – duck,deer, upland bird.

Weekdays in summer – Trips to Best Dam Fishing Float. If you are interested in getting notices of these trips, please let us know – when we go, we’ll send you a heads up. Must observe rules – float is run by a private company and there is a current out there. Need to borrow equipment? Please let us know in advance. Spectacular scenery and wildlife viewing Parents are welcome along. Contact Mike at 608-799-5037/

Contacts:Michael Brown – Chapter President – 608-799-5037 – General questions/ donations
Randy Hines – Chapter Vice President – 608-304-2712

Financial donations should be made out to “Coulee KAMO” and be mailed to: C/O Michael Brown, 1712 Wood Street, La Crosse, WI 54603

Donated funds will be used 100% for getting kids outdoors – no administrative costs. There are no paid personnel in K.A.M.O.

Consignment – Gently used items can be donated to the RootinCrown. They have a building at 46 Copeland Avenue – formally Fastenal and NAPA  Our group will get a percentage of sale if you designate it that way. Calling before delivering can be prudent -608-519-9500

Material goods – Coulee will accept the following items in good condition only please:

Outdoor wear –  Boots, chest waders, camouflage, hoodies, blaze orange hats/vests/gloves, warm hats/gloves, and felt pack boots.

Fishing tackle – Small tackle boxes, hooks, and lures.