Cimarron National Grassland prepares for annual Fishing Derby in June

Contact(s): Shari Butler

USDA Forest Service

Rocky Mountain Region

Pike & San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron & Comanche National Grasslands


Cimarron National Grassland

242 Hwy. 56E

Elkhart, KS 67950


ELKHART, Kansas, May 15, 2018 - Grab your fishing poles and get ready for the 28th Annual Santa Fe Trail Fishing Derby. This is a free event for kids age 0-16 and adults age 55 and over.

Join us for a fun day of fishing and food on Saturday, June 2 at the Cimarron National Grassland Recreation Area in Morton County.  Registration is at the gate as you enter and fishing will begin promptly at 8:00 am with weigh-in from 11:30 am until Noon. 

A free hot dog lunch will be provided with awards following. The largest fish in the various age categories and overall will be awarded a prize. 

Questions regarding the event can be directed to U.S. Forest Service, Cimarron National Grassland, P.O. Box 300, Elkhart, KS 67950, or call (620) 697-4621, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - Noon and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

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