Kid Fishing at Big Oaks

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Kid Fishing at Big Oaks

July 8, 2023 @ 7:00 am - 3:30 pm


Take a Kid Fishing – Big Oaks NWR

 7:00am and on Refuge opens, check in at the office, safety briefing 

7:30-Noon Register at shelter near Old Timbers Lake dam 

10:30am FREE lunch and drinks will be available at the shelter area, sponsored by the Big Oaks Conservation Society, Walmart, and RKO Enterprises. Activity booths will start: archery tent, make a cane pole, reptile tent. 

12:30pm Prize Drawing – must be present to win 

1:30pm All event activities (including food) conclude; shelter area closes 

*Families are welcome to stay and fish at the lake until 3pm 

3:00pm Depart lake by 3pm and checkout at gate 

3:30pm Refuge Gate and Refuge office closes 

  • Drive time to the lake is 30 minutes. Plan enough drive time to and from the lake to exit the refuge no later than 3:30pm. 
  • All activities will be administered from the shelter area unless otherwise noted. 
  • FREE raffle drawing for prizes. Prizes awarded in two age categories, under 11 and 11-15. 
  • Extra fishing poles are available if you do not have one. 
  • FREE fishing bait (courtesy of DMF, SCC Bait & Tackle, & Grandpa’s Live Bait) can be picked up at the shelter area. 
  • Prizes provided by RKO Enterprises, Bass Pro, Walmart, and the Big Oaks Conservation Society. 
  • FREE FISHING day!! No fishing licenses required when accompanying a kid (15 and under). 
  • For more information, visit the website or contact the refuge office at (812) 273-0783.


July 8, 2023
7:00 am - 3:30 pm


Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge
1661 West JPG Niblo Road
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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