Apalachicola National Forest to Host Kid’s Fishing Derby

Families enjoy a Kid's Fishing Derby hosting by the Apalchicola National Forest.

Families enjoy a Kid's Fishing Derby hosting by the Apalchicola National Forest.

Register now through April 30th. 

The Apalachicola National Forest is hosting its 4th Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby on May 1 from 8 a.m. to noon for children ages one to 16 years old.  The event is free and open to the public.

The derby location is Buttermilk Pond off of State Road 12 in Liberty County, just southwest of Forest Road 130.  Directional signs will be posted.

Children participating must be accompanied by an adult.  Participants need to bring a fishing rod since poles to borrow will be limited.  Bait will be provided.  In addition to fishing, the day’s events include a casting contest and lunch.  U.S. Forest Service personnel will be on hand to assist children with fishing as well.

The Forest Service is also looking for volunteers to assist with the event.

To register or volunteer, call or visit the Wakulla Ranger District at (850) 926-3561 in Crawfordville at 57 Taff Drive, or the Apalachicola Ranger District at (850) 643-2282 in Bristol at 11152 NW SR 20.

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