Legion State Park to host Youth Fishing Rodeo May 4

From staff reports

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP)
Fisheries Bureau and Legion State Park are hosting a youth fishing
rodeo on Saturday, May 4, 2013.

The fishing rodeo is open to youth ages 4 to 12 years of age, and
registration begins at 7 a.m and continues until 9 a.m. Opening
ceremonies will be held at 8 a.m. with the announcement of the rules
and regulations.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear,
catfish bait, and stringers. Each child must be accompanied by a
parent, grandparent or responsible adult.

The rodeos offer a quality fishing experience for youth anglers in a
controlled and safe environment. The rodeo pond will be stocked with
catfish to make it easier for participants to catch fish. This rodeo
is a great way for families to spend quality time together according
to MDWF.

Fishing will end with a 10 a.m. check in and awarding of prizes. A
hot dog and refreshments will be available from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Legion State Park
Legion State Park is the fourth of the original state parks developed
by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Legion State Park remains as unspoiled today as when the Choctaw
Indian Nation first inhabited the area centuries ago. Hidden in the
red hill country of Mississippi, Legion State Park strikes the
perfect balance of natural beauty and modern comfort, with all man-
made structures in the park designed to complement the pristine
beauty of the area. Of particular interest is Legion Lodge, a hand-
hewn log structure that has remained unaltered since its construction
in the 1930s.

The Friends of Legion State Park and the staff encourage everyone to
come out and visit the park.
Many recent visitors to the park have noted how great it is to visit
the park as spring turns so much green and adds the perfectly colors
to the scenery.

Park Manager Tim Flake and Friends of the Park member Kline Shepherd
recently encouraged the Rotary Club Of Louisville Members and
everyone to purchase a park pass in order to enjoy the beauty of the
park and other amenities.

“We want everyone to come out and use the park for walking, boating,
fishing, cabin stays, and enjoy the beauty of the park,” said Flake.

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