2018-09-13 / News

Rock Eagle sets day of fishing, canoeing for families Sept. 22

Spend a family day fishing and canoeing at Rock Eagle. Spend a family day fishing and canoeing at Rock Eagle. The Rock Eagle 4-H Center near Eatonton will host its annual Family Fishing Day@the Rock a week from Saturday, September 22, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Visitors can spend the day on Rock Eagle Lake with family and friends with no fishing permit required.

Don’t know how to fish? No problem. Rock Eagle environmental educators will be on site to help bait hooks and share knowledge about the sport. Take a picnic lunch, and enjoy a day of outdoor family fun.

Participants will also have the opportunity to explore the lake in the center’s canoes. Rock Eagle staff members will accompany participants and provide all necessary equipment. “If you’ve never been canoeing before, this is a great place to learn,” staff members said. Instructors will go over boat safety, equipment, and help to perfect your paddling. Rock Eagle’s picturesque scenery provides the opportunity to see ospreys, turtles, fish, and other exciting creatures. Canoe sites will be open 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Those needing to take a break from fishing can cool off with some “animal ambassadors.” Feathered, slimy, and scaly friends will visit 10-11:30 a.m. and trails will also be open during the event.

The program is appropriate for all ages. Gates will open at 8:30 a.m. and cost will be $3 per person. Advanced registration is required. A limited number of fishing poles will be available, so experienced fishermen are encouraged to take their own.

For more information or to register, contact Anna Nolan at 706-484- 4838 or by email at annan@uga.edu.

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