National Park Service Presentation - Take a Kid Fishing Day
Take a Kid Fishing Day on Saturday, June 12 at the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk site of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore located at the north end of Indiana Highway 249. Enjoy a family-friendly day of fishing activities from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All activities are free. Parking could be limited, so a free shuttle will run from the Bass Pro Shop parking lot to the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk throughout the duration of the program. All State of Indiana Department of Natural Resources fishing rules and regulations apply.
National Park Service rangers, members of the Northwest Indiana Steelheaders Association and employees of the City of Portage Parks and Recreation, the Bass Pro Shop and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources will be on hand to assist with fishing techniques, demonstrate casting, identify fish, and answer questions. Activities include: creating fish art, Great Lakes fish identification, or trying your hand at different casting techniques. Kids must be accompanied by an adult and must bring their own fishing supplies. Food concessions will be available.
This event is co-presented through a partnership between the National Park Service, City of Portage Parks and Recreation, Bass Pro Shops, Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Northwest Indiana Steelheaders Association. For more information or directions on Take A Kid Fishing Day, call Ryan Koepke 219-395-1882 or Cliff Goins at 219-395-1864.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of 392 units of the National Park System ranging from Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore includes 15 miles of the southern shoreline of Lake Michigan and 15,000 acres of beach, woods, marshes, and prairie in the northwest corner of Indiana. More than 2 million visitors come to this national park each year. More information can be found at www.nps.gov/INDU.
Did You Know?
Cowles Bog is not a true bog but rather a fen because it has an underground water source. This water source has contact with limestone bedrock, making the fen’s water slightly alkaline. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is restoring a portion of this fen.