Enjoy Kids Fishing Days this Spring

Kids Fishing Day

The four national forests in North Carolina will host their annual Kids Fishing Days in May and early June 2013. 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. The Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie and Croatan National Forests and partners are hosting Kids Fishing Days as part of National Fishing and Boating week, June 1-9.

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

Nantahala National Forest

  • Rattler Ford, Cheoah Ranger District – June 1, starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Cherokee Lake, Tusquitee Ranger District – June 1, starting at 7:30 a.m.
  • Cliffside Lake, Nantahala Ranger District – June 1, starting at 9:00 a.m.

Pisgah National Forest

  • Boone Fork Pond, Grandfather Ranger District (event for the handicapped) – May 10, starting at 10:00 a.m. (register with the Grandfather Ranger District office.)
  • Boone Fork Pond, Grandfather Ranger District – May 11, starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Lake Powhatan, Pisgah Ranger District (special needs children day) – May 31, starting at 10:00 a.m.
  • Lake Powhatan, Pisgah Ranger District – June 1, starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Carolina Hemlocks, Appalachian Ranger District – June 1, starting at 9:00 a.m. (registration begins at 8 a.m.)
  • Max Patch, Appalachian Ranger District – June 8, starting at 9:00 a.m. (registration begins at 8 a.m.)

Uwharrie National Forest

  • King’s Mountain Point  – June 8, starting at 9:00 a.m. (catch hybrid sunfish or catfish)

Croatan National Forest

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

For more information about these and other recreational opportunities in the four national forests, contact the local ranger district offices. Click here for contact information.

Kids Fishing Day