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Migratory Bird Month & Free Fishing & Park Entry Day

May 19, 2018

People may enjoy a Saturday of fishing or state park activities without the need to obtain fishing or park entry permits.

The special day is held yearly on the Saturday preceding Memorial Day weekend. Anglers must observe all fishing regulations, and camping, lodging and all other user fees still apply at state park areas.

In honor of Bev Kimball, the Fort Kearny PRD board is hosting activities at the Fort Kearny Recreation Area from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday May 19th at Lake 6.

Activities will include:
“Find the Birds” Scavenger Hunt where participants will use clues to explore the park, locate and identify the birds, and expand upon their knowledge. Prizes will be available for all those who participate. May is International Migratory Bird Month so stop in and celebrate with a fun activity.

9-12 Free fishing at Lake 6 with poles and bait. Dutch oven cooking demonstrations, 2018 fishing guides and forecast, and additional birding identification will be available.

The trail will have a variety of native Nebraska plants, so the NGPC staff has created packets of native seeds to take home with you and start your own pollinator gardens. This will also come with information on how to make your backyard a hotspot for pollinators of all types and other animals.


May 19, 2018


Fort Kearny State Recreation Area
Hwy 50 A and Road 30
Kearney, NE 68847 United States