Back to School Kids Fishing Day

8/19/2017 | Roaring River State Park | Cassville, MO

Youth anglers will have opportunities to catch fish, connect with nature and have fun participating in the many activities offered to parents and children. At 5 p.m., a large drawing will be held and many prizes will be given away!

At Kid's Fishing Day, children age 15 and under will be able to pick up free trout tags at the hatchery office any time on the Friday before the event or all day on Saturday. A portion of the fishing area of the park will be reserved for youths age 15 and under. Volunteers will be on hand to help out. Children are encouraged to bring their own fishing equipment. Parents are welcome to help kids, but only one pole may be used between the helper and child. Adults are not allowed to fish by themselves. Free hotdogs, chips and soda will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Parents are encouraged to attend one of many classes and activities with their children. Throughout the day, seminars will be held on fish cleaning, fish cooking, mobile aquarium, Dutch oven cooking, taxidermy, watersheds, target shooting, knot tying, fly tying, fly casting, how to fish Roaring River, stream biology, bears, mammals, outdoor survival skills and other subjects. A hatchery tour will be held to show how trout are raised. A program on Missouri snakes will be given using live specimens. Activities such as critter stamp head bands will be available. These seminars are a great way for parents and children to learn new skills and information!

If kids attend three classes, they will be entered into a drawing for prizes. The drawing will be held at 5 p.m. Children must be present to win. Classes are open to the whole family, but only children may enter the drawings.

Come out and enjoy beautiful Roaring River State Park, connect with nature and let the youngsters catch a fish! This event will be held rain or shine.

Fishing times: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

12716 Farm Road 2239, Cassville, MO | (417) 847-2539

Associated activities

  • Fishing