Monday, Dec 9, 2013
Shawnee National Forest Hosts Family-friendly Fishing Events and a Free Camping Weekend
Date(s) & Time(s)::
Daily from June 3, 2013 until June 5, 2013
June 8, 2013
Whether it is a day spent picnicking, fishing and swimming at Pounds Hollow Recreation Area, camping at Camp Cadiz or enjoying a day of hiking at Little Grand Canyon, Rim Rock or one of Forest’s many other trails, there is something for every outdoor enthusiast on the Forest.Return to event list.
The Shawnee National Forest is hosting its annual Fish Tales program June 3rd – 5th, 2013. The event will be offered at different lakes around the Forest each day, providing ample opportunities to get outdoors and enjoy some great fishing! Kids ages 8 – 12 are encouraged to attend as participants will learn how to fish while also having fun through arts and crafts and more. There is no charge to attend, and fishing gear will be provided. An adult must accompany children in attendance, and each family should bring a picnic lunch.
Fish Tales will take place from 9:00 a.m. – Noon each day at the following locations:
June 3rd: Pounds Hollow
June 4th: Lake Glendale
June 5th: Cedar Lake
Adding to the fishing fun is the Lake Glendale Fishing Derby, scheduled for Saturday, June 8th. Kids ages 5 through 15 are invited to attend the Fishing Derby with an accompanying adult. Admission to the derby is free, and the event will be held at the Lake Glendale Recreation Area’s Cardinal Bay from 7:30 a.m. until Noon. Lake Glendale Recreation Area is located East off Route 145, two miles north of Dixon Springs.
Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and attendees will need to bring fishing equipment and bait. Derby’s activities include fishing, nature activities and various contests that result in prizes awarded to the participants. For additional information on the Lake Glendale Fishing Derby, contact the Hidden Springs Ranger District office at 618- 658-2111.
June 8th also marks Get Outdoors Day nationally, and in honor of the celebration, the Shawnee is encouraging visitation to our Nation’s public lands by offering free camping for the weekend. The Shawnee National Forest campgrounds included in the fee waiver are as follows: Garden of the Gods, Pounds Hollow, Camp Cadiz, Pine Hills, and Johnson Creek. Please note that concessionaire operated campgrounds are not included in the fee waiver.
To discover more about the Shawnee National Forest, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/shawnee and follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/shawneenf. National information about the U.S. Forest Service can be found at: http://www.fs.fed.us/.
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