Make your way to Roaring River State Park Saturday, Aug. 19, for Kids Free Fishing Day. Everyone 15 and under will be able to get free tags the day of the event from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
A section of the river, from the first low-water crossing up 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 kid may be used at any time. Volunteers also will be present to help. A free lunch of hot dogs, chips and drink will be provided by the park concessionaire in the lower section of the CCC Lodge.
So, come out to beautiful Roaring River State Park to connect with nature and watch the kids catch some fish. The event will be held rain or shine, assuming conditions are deemed safe. Regular fishing hours are from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in August.
This is a joint event held in conjunction with Missouri Department of Conservation. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the park office at 417-847-2539, MDC hatchery at 417-847-2430 or park store 417-847-4971.
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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