Kids up to 13 year old are invited to “get hooked on fishing” at the 26th annual Kids Fishing Day on Saturday, June 4. Hosted by Wyoming Game and Fish, FREE activities will take place, for the first time, at Rendezvous Park (R Park) in Wilson from 10:30am to 2pm.
Thanks to philanthropic support, the once gravel-pit is being reclaimed into a natural park for the community to enjoy for free. The pit’s main quarry has been transformed into a 450-foot long pond that is fed by the Snake River and then flows into an additional pond.
Jackson Fish Biologist Tracy Stephens said,
A lack of vegetation along the main pond’s edge makes it ideal for beginning anglers who want to test a fly rod.
The pond will be stocked with hundreds of Snake River cutthroat trout and there will be an array of educational activities including:
- Hands-on pond stocking and fish dissection with biologists to determine their sex.
- Knot tying, baiting, casting, handling, and cleaning.
- Identifying different types of fish, their food (aquatic insects), stream habitat, and invasive species.
- Each child will receive a personalized certificate a goody bag.
R Park is a gathering place for people of all ages to enjoy and appreciate nature. Hosting this longtime event that brings families together and keeps alive a pastime deeply rooted in our country’s history embodies what R Park is all about,
said Hal Hutchinson, Rendezvous Lands Conservancy board member.
The 40-acre park is owned, operated, and maintained by the nonprofit, Rendezvous Lands Conservancy. Located at 4270 River Springs Drive in Wilson, at the intersection of Highway 22 and the Teton-Village Road. We recommend you use alternative forms of transportation to attend, such as START Bus or the community pathway system.