Youth ages 15 and younger have the chance to fish all day for free Saturday, May 20, at Roaring River State Park.

A section of the river from the first low-water crossing upstream toward the hatchery will be specially designated for youth to fish in throughout the day. Adults will not be allowed to fish by themselves in this area. Parents and guardians are welcome to help the children as needed, but only one pole between the helper and the youth may be used at any time. Volunteers will be present to help upon request. A free lunch of hot dogs, chips and drinks will be provided by the park concessionaire in the lower section of the CCC Lodge.

Fishing hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine, assuming conditions are deemed safe.

This is a joint event held in conjunction with the National Park Trust’s Kids to Parks Day. For more information about Kids to Parks Day and to see a complete list of associated events, visit Kids to Parks Day | Missouri State Parks (

For more information, contact 417-847-3742. Roaring River State Park is located 7 miles south of Cassville on Highway 112 in Barry County.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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