The Missouri Department of Conservation will host Kids' Fishing Day at Roaring River State Park.
Children age 15 and under will be able to pick up trout tags at the hatchery office any time the day prior to the event or all day on the day of the event. A portion of the park's fishing area will be reserved for the event. Volunteers will be available to assist the young anglers. Children are encouraged to bring their own fishing equipment. Parents are welcome to assist kids, but only one pole may be used between helper and child. Adults are not allowed to fish by themselves. Hot dogs, chips and soda will be available 11 am to 1 pm.
Outdoor education is also part of Kids' Fishing Day. Throughout the day, seminars will be held on fish cleaning, fish cooking, Dutch oven cooking, taxidermy, watersheds, knot tying, fly tying and fly casting, how to fish Roaring River, stream biology and other subjects. A hatchery tour will show how trout are raised. A program on Missouri snakes will be given using live specimens.