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Sep, 2020

Special Fall Kids Fishing Day October 17th!

Alleghany County Parks and Recreation, the U.S. Forest Service along with Boys’ Home will host the 30th annual free Kids Fishing Day on Saturday, October 17th on Dunlap Creek at Boys’ Home. The event is open to kids ages 4 to 15. All participants must be accompanied by an adult. No fishing license required but state fishing laws do apply!  Just bring your pole and bait!  Dunlap Creek will be stocked with rainbow trout so all the kids will have the opportunity to catch some really nice fish. And for the 30th year, there will also be golden trout stocked! Adults may cast for a child if necessary but the child must land and reel the fish in on their own.  Registration will begin at 8:30 AM with fishing running from 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon. We will have 100 participants maximum and they will all receive a Kids Fishing Day t-shirt too!  Thanks to all the generous sponsors which allows this event to be free!  Come out for a day full of fun!  For more information please contact Alleghany County Parks and Recreation at 863-6622. If there are any weather related concerns please contact our weather information line at 962-PARK.

This year will be special as we adhere to CDC and Virginia Department of Health recommendations and restrictions to keep everyone safe. Here are some of the steps we will take:

Please limit yourself to one guardian per participant. Participants and guardians must wear a mask when social distancing of 6 feet can’t be maintained between families or staff.

Staff will be wearing masks and gloves when handing out t-shirts and water. Hand sanitizer will be on site. Registration will be set up as you drive in so crowding will not occur. We will only allow a maximum of 100 participants. Please stay in your vehicles until staff instructs you to enter the fishing area.

Certain activities will be skipped this year due to the situation surrounding COVID-19. The emphasis this year will be strictly on fishing, we will not have a picnic. No one will be allowed to drive up to the Boys Home campus.

Please come out and enjoy this wonderful outdoor activity and please take precaution. For the safety of others, if you feel sick or have a temperature, please don’t come. Let’s have a good time and keep everyone safe!

Alleghany County Parks & Recreation

9212 Winterberry Avenue, Suite B
Covington, Virginia 24426
Phone : 540-863-6622
Email : [email protected]
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