Kids fishing programs at Lake Murphysboro State Park

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (KFVS) - Free kids fishing events will be held at Lake Murphysboro State Park in July.

According to a release from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the free program is geared towards kids ages 5-12 and will cover the basics of fishing. They said there is no need to bring poles or bait, all supplies will be provided.

Kids can fish from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on the following dates:

  • Friday, July 1
  • Friday, July 8
  • Friday, July 15
  • Friday, July 22
  • Friday, July 29

For more information or to register, you can call the Giant City Visitors Center at 618-457-4836.

Lake Murphysboro State Park is administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

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Amber Ruch

Amber has worked at KFVS for eight years.