Department of Parks
State Parks Holding Fishing Events For Children
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky State Parks will be celebrating National Fishing and Boating Week June 3-11 with several fishing events for children.
On June 3, Kenlake State Resort Park in Western Kentucky at Kentucky Lake will hold a Fishing For Fun program at the Kenlake marina for children ages 1-15. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Registration 7-8 a.m.; fishing ; lunch and prizes For more information, call 270-474-2211.
Three state parks will be holding fishing derbies on Saturday, June 10.
Barren River Lake State Resort Park near Glasgow will have a fishing derby for children 15 and under to at the beach. Poles, bait and drinking water provided. Prizes will be awarded. For more information, call 1-800-325-0057.
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park near Dawson Springs will sponsor a children’s casting carnival, an “I Caught a Fish” contest, a “Fish, Photograph and Release” activity, and a fishing derby during the morning. Volunteers will be on hand to assist children. Fishing-related door prizes will be given away, and refreshments served. Advance registration is required by June 7, and participation will be limited to 50 children ages 5 to 15. To register, contact Becky Clark at RebeccaE.Clark@ky.gov or 1-270-797-3421 or 1-800-325-1711.
Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park near Burkesville will also hold a casting contest, an “I Caught A Fish” contest and a “Fish, Photograph and Release” activity. Staff will be available to help. Door prizes will be given. For more information, call 1-800-325-2282.
On June 17, General Butler State Resort Park near Carrollton will hold a fishing derby for children up to 16 years old. Registration will be from to There will be a casting contest, big fish contest and the “I Caught A Fish Contest.” Free. Children should have adult supervision at all times. Participants are responsible for equipment and bait. For more information, call the park at 1-866-462-8853.
For more information about fishing in Kentucky, including safety guidelines, licensing and tips on fishing, visit the Web site for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources at http://fw.ky.gov/
The State Park System is composed of 52 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov