Lake Charles State Park would like to invite you to our Summer Yard Sale and Kid’s Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 8, 2013


Lake Charles State Park will be hosting its annual Kid’s Fishing Derby to celebrate


Arkansas’ Free Fishing Weekend on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 9a.m.-11a.m.  Kids


ages 12 and under are invited to come out and fish.  Door prizes will be given out


and prizes will be awarded for the biggest, smallest, and most amount of fish caught.


Registration will start at 9a.m. that morning at the boat ramp inside the park.  The event


is free.  Bait will not be provided so make sure to bring your own or you can purchase


bait at the bait shop inside the Visitor Center.  Parents and siblings are encouraged to


come out but the only ones doing the fishing will be the kids!


The park will also be holding a yard sale at the Visitor Center from 7am until 3pm.  We


will have hundreds of items from our gift shop on sale.  Adult and children’s t-shirts,


jewelry, books, toys, mugs, fishing tackle, wind chimes, figurines, shelving units, and


much more.  Plus all of our Crappie fishing gear will be on sale.  Get here early for the


best deals!


Lake Charles State Park is one of the 52 state parks administered by the State Parks


Division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. The park offers camping,


boat launch ramp, a standard pavilion, picnic sites, swim beach, nature center,


playground, restrooms and 3 bathhouses on 645-acre Lake Charles. Along with the


visitor center and gift shop, the park offers three nature trails and year-round interpretive


programs.  For more information about park events contact the park at (870) 878-6595


or visit