Youth Fishing Derbies on the Kisatchie National Forest

KisatchiePineville, La. – With summer just around the corner, Kisatchie National Forest (KNF) would like to invite families to the annual youth fishing derbies held on the KNF. The derbies are free, age requirements vary from district to district. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Although the derbies are free, registration is required. See the list below for specific times for each derby:

Calcasieu District:
Evangeline Unit – May 31st – Valentine Lake Recreation Area – 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Vernon Unit – June 9th – Fullerton Lake Recreation Area – 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
For more information call (318) 793 – 9427

Catahoula District:
June 7th – Stuart Lake – 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
For more information call (318) 765 – 3554

Kisatchie District:
June 9th – Anderson Pond – 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
For more information call (318) 472-1840

Winn District:
June 2nd – Bombing Range Pond – 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
For more information call (318) 628-4664

Children need to bring a fishing pole and a desire to catch some fish. Prizes will be given to all participants. To learn more about the annual youth fishing derbies you can visit the Kisatchie National Forest website www.fs.usda.gov/kisatchie  or contact the individual district ranger office or the Forest Supervisor’s office at (318) 473-7160.

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