You are invited to historic Roaring River State Park on Aug. 20 for Kids Free Fishing Day. Youth have the opportunity to fish all day for free and connect with nature through participation in a variety of activities.
Depending on the local health department guidelines, there will be nature activities, bluegrass music and lunch. A free lunch of hot dogs, chips and drink will be provided by the park concessionaire in the lower section of the CCC Lodge. Youth 15 and younger will be able to get tags from the park store for free the day of the event. One section of the river, from the first low-water crossing up toward the hatchery, will be specially designated for youth to fish in all day long. Adults will not be allowed to fish by themselves in this area. Some lunker trout will even be released for the youth to try and catch. Volunteers will be present to help in any way possible. Parents and guardians are welcome to help the children as needed, but only one pole between the helper and the kid may be used at any time.
Come out to beautiful Roaring River State Park to connect with nature and watch the kids catch some fish. The event will be held rain, snow or shine, assuming conditions are deemed safe. Fishing hours are from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in August.
This is a joint event held with Missouri Department of Conservation. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the park office (417-847-2539), MDC hatchery (417-847-2430) or park store (417-847-4971).