Friday, June 14, 2013

Kids’ Fishing Day to be held June 15 at Wallace State Park

Kids’ Fishing Day, sponsored by Missouri State Parks and the Missouri Department of Conservation, will be held Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at Wallace State Park near Cameron.

Kids ages 5 to 12 can cast their lines into the park’s lake. Fishing poles will be
provided to the first 40 kids to register, or participants can bring their own poles and forgo registration. Bait and assistance will be provided. The event will also feature a nature display and drawings for prizes.

Kids’ Fishing Day is also a great opportunity to log miles as a part of the Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles challenge.

To celebrate Missouri’s distinction as the “Best Trails State” by American Trails and to encourage Missourians to enjoy the outdoors, Governor Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon are inviting Missourians to join them in completing 100 Missouri Miles of outdoor physical activity by the end of the year.

For more information and to take the Challenge, visit Participants can also share adventures, post photos and learn about upcoming events by connecting with 100 Missouri Miles on Facebook and Twitter.

Wallace State Park is located seven miles south of Cameron on Highway 121. For more information about the event, contact the park at 816-632-3745. For more information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.