Youngsters can try their hand at fishing 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 11, during the annual Kids’ Fishing Day at Croatan National Forest.
Kids 15 years and younger can fish for free without a fishing license at Cedar Swamp Pond, located just south of Newport off Hibbs Road.
Croatan National Forest and North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission are hosting the fishing day. Fishing poles and bait will be available while supplies last.
All children must be accompanied by an adult. Staff and volunteers will be onsite to assist with fishing.
There will also be games available for prizes including fishing gear and a cooler set.
Participants will also be able decorate ornaments for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.
From Newport, take U.S. 70 East and turn right onto Hibbs Road. Turn right onto Transfer Station Road, and then left at the white gate.
Register upon arrival or by calling the Croatan ranger station at 252-638-5628 ext. 4006.