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and ethics. The programs are always free of charge. If you are a teacher or youth group leader, contact the conservation education consultant at your local Department office for more information.

The Conservation Department also offers conservation and outdoor recreation programs to students in all grade levels. These aquatic education programs combine local ecology and conservation principles with angling and other aquatic outdoor skills and ethics. The programs are always free of charge. If you are a teacher or youth group leader, contact the conservation education consultant at your local Department office for more information.

Kids Fishing Opportunities by Region

Call regional Conservation Department offices for more details

St. Louis Region (636) 441-4554
Lake 12 August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area St. Charles Year-round Open to public 15 and under
Kids Fishing Fair August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area St. Charles 3rd Saturday in May Annual event open to public-Free
Kids Fishing Day Maramec Spring Phelps May 15 Annual event open to public-Free
Kansas City Region (816) 655-6250
Blue Springs Lake Disabled Angler Clinic Blue Springs Lake Marina Jackson The Saturday of Free Fishing Weekend Open to disabled anglers of all ages. Anglers must pre-register
Lion's Lake Warrensburg City Park Johnson 1st Saturday in June Annual event open to public-Free
Honker Pond James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area Jackson Year-round Open to public 15 and under
Kids Fishing Fair James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area Jackson 1st Saturday after Mother's Day Annual event open to public-Free
National Hunting and Fishing Day James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area Jackson Last Saturday in September Annual event open to public-Free
Conservation Day Clinton MDC Office Henry 2nd or 3rd weekend in May Annual event free to kids 15 and under
Northeast Region (660) 785-2420
Tom Sawyer Lake Mark Twain State Park Monroe June 12 9am-12am, poles available-(573) 565-3440
Henderson Lake Indian Creek Recreation Area-Mark Twain Lake Monroe June 12 Call (573) 735-4097 for details
Northwest Region (816) 271-3100
3rd Annual Crappie Festival Pony Express Conservation Area DeKalb 2nd or 3rd Saturday in May Annual Event open to the public. Free. Call (816) 271-3100 for details
Special Event Pond Poosey Conservation Area Livingston Scheduled Events Call (660) 646-6122 for details
Special Event Pond Hartell Conservation Area Clinton Scheduled Events Call (816) 271-3100 for details
Central Region (573) 884-6861
Resource Area Name County Date Notes
Special Event Pond Manito Lake Conservation Area Moniteau Scheduled Call for reservations
Cromley Pond Blind Pony Conservation Area Saline Open year-round Open to public 15 and under
Raccoon Run Spur Pond Runge Conservation Nature Center Cole Contact Runge for Scheduled special events  
Leroy Rottman Memorial Kids Fishing Clinic Cosmo Bethel Lake Boone Free Fishing Saturday Annual event free to public
Ozark Region (417) 256-7161
Kids Fishing Day Montauk Hatchery & State Park Dent May 15 6:30 a.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Kids Fishing Day Maramec Spring Hatchery & Park Phelps May 15 6:30 a.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Doniphan Police Department Fishing Clinic Private Pond Ripley June 9 Open to kids age 5-15, limited to first 50. Lunch provided. Call (573) 996-7123.
Southwest Region (417) 895-6880
Kids Fishing Day Bennett's Spring Hatchery and State Park Dallas May 15 6:30 a.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Southeast Region (573) 290-5730
Kids Fishing Weekend Combs Lake Dunklin TBA Contact Eric Heuring (573) 717-1042

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