Enjoy Kids Fishing Days this Spring

Kids Fishing Day

The Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie and Croatan National Forests and partners will host their annual Kids Fishing Days in May and June 2016. These free events allow families and friends to share in fun and quality outdoor time together while learning about one of our nation’s favorite pastimes – fishing.

No experience is needed for families to participate. Adults must accompany all children.

Kids fishing days will take place in these locations and times:

Nantahala National Forest

  • Balsam Lake, Nantahala Ranger District (handicapped event) – May 19, starting at 11:00 a.m. (register with the Nantahala Ranger District office.)
  • Cherokee Lake, Tusquitee Ranger District (special needs day) – June 3, starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Cherokee Lake, Tusquitee Ranger District – June 4, starting at 7:00 a.m.
  • Rattler Ford, Cheoah Ranger District – June 4, starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Cliffside Lake, Nantahala Ranger District – June 4, starting at 9:00 a.m.

Pisgah National Forest

  • Boone Fork Pond, Grandfather Ranger District (special needs day) – May 20, starting at 10:00 a.m. (register with the Grandfather Ranger District office.)
  • Boone Fork Pond, Grandfather Ranger District – May 21, starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Lake Powhatan, Pisgah Ranger District (special needs children day) – June 3, starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Lake Powhatan, Pisgah Ranger District – June 4, starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Carolina Hemlocks, Appalachian Ranger District – June 4, starting at 9:00 a.m. 
  • Max Patch, Appalachian Ranger District – June 11, starting at 9:00 a.m. 

Uwharrie National Forest

  • King’s Mountain Point  – June 11, starting at 9:00 a.m. 

Croatan National Forest

  • Cedar Swamp Pond  – June 11, starting at 8:00 a.m. (catch hybrid sunfish or catfish)

For more information about these and other recreational opportunities in the National Forests in North Carolina, contact the local ranger district offices. Click here for contact information.

Kids Fishing Day