Appalachian Trail hikers probably don't think of kids fishing when Max Patch comes to mind, but there's more to the area near the famous bald hilltop than meets the eye.
The USDA Forest Service announced that it will sponsor two fishing days for local children. The first will be at Carolina Hemlocks Campground on May 17, 2014. Three weeks later, Max Patch Pond on June 7th in the Appalachian Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest will open for kids to fish.
The events are for children ages 12 years and younger. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The event allows families and friends to share fun, quality time together while learning about one of our nation's favorite pastimes: fishing.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission co-sponsors these events. No experience is needed for families to participate.
The South Toe River at Carolina Hemlocks will be closed to fishing Friday, May 16, 2014, and will reopen to the public at 3 p.m. on Saturday, following the May 17 event. Max Patch Pond will be closed to fishing on Friday, June 6, 2014 and will reopen at 3 p.m. on Saturday, following the June 7 event.
The two fishing events on the Appalachian Ranger District are conducted as part of National Fishing and Boating Week, June 1-8. Local events will occur across the country to bring attention to America's wealth of water-based recreation opportunities .
Call Brandon Jones or David McFee at the Appalachian Ranger District at 828-689-9694.
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