The Arkansas Post National Memorial will hold its annual fishing derby at the park lake on June 18. The derby is free of charge, and all children ages 12 and younger and their families are invited to attend.
Last year, the event attracted young anglers from across the state. Prizes were awarded for most fish caught and largest fish.
Derby cosponsor, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, will stock the park lake with channel catfish. Registration for participation begins at 8:30 a.m. and fishing will begin approximately at 9 a.m. The weigh-in and prize ceremony will start at noon, and afterwards the lake will be open for public fishing.
Equipment such as fishing poles, supplies, and bait will not be provided. Although participation is free, children must register in order to participate.
Arkansas Post National Memorial is located on Arkansas Highway 169 approximately seven miles south of Gillett. It can be reached via US 165 and is about 20 miles south of DeWitt or 20 miles north of Dumas. All activities are free and there is no fee for entrance to the park. Programs and activities taking place in the Visitor Center are wheel chair accessible.