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Free Fishing Weekend, June 2-3

On these special days, Indiana residents can fish public waters without needing a fishing license or a trout stamp.

Free Fishing Days are prime opportunities for families to learn to fish because adults do not need a fishing license on those days, and children ages 17 and younger do not need a license on any day. Free Fishing Weekend is also a great opportunity to take someone fishing who doesn’t already have a license.

DNR properties and other sites across the state will be hosting youth and family fishing events.

People interested in attending a Free Fishing Weekend event are encouraged to contact the host property in advance because some activities may require registration.

For more information on specific events and to find a printable list of all upcoming fishing events, see

Communities and sites hosting events on June 2 are:

Albion, Chain O’Lakes State Park, 260-636-2654
Anderson, Mounds State Park, 765-642-6627
Andrews, Salamonie Lake, 260-468-2127
Birdseye, Patoka Lake, 812-685-2464
Bloomington, Monroe Lake (Paynetown State Recreation Area), 812-837-9967
Bluffton, Ouabache State Park, 260-824-0926
Carmel, Monon Community Center, 317-848-7275
Cedar Lake, Cedar Lake, 219-374-6157
Cicero, Red Bridge Park, 317-445-3022
Clarksville, Falls of the Ohio State Park, 812-280-9970
Corydon, O’Bannon Woods State Park, 812-738-8234
Elkhart, Elkhart River, 574-293-2572
Evansville, Garvin Park, 812-479-0771
Fort Wayne, Hurshtown Reservoir, 260-627-3390
Fort Wayne, Reservoir Park, 260-402-4714
Greencastle, Jaycee Park, 765-653-3395
Indianapolis, Eagle Creek Park, 317-327-7116
LaPorte, Luhr County Park, 219-324-5855
Loogootee, West Boggs, 812-295-3421
Mongo, Pigeon River Fish & Wildlife Area (Rainbow Pit), 260-463-4022
Morocco, Willow Slough Fish & Wildlife Area, 219-285-2704
Nashville, Brown County State Park, 812-988-5240
New Castle, Summit Lake State Park, 765-766-5873
North Liberty, Potato Creek State Park, 574-656-8186 ext. 250
Peru, Mississinewa Lake, 260-468-2127
Plainfield, Hummel Park, 765-676-5437
Rockville, Cecil M. Harden Lake (Raccoon State Recreation Area), 765-280-4012
Scottsburg, Hardy Lake, 812-794-2244
Seymour, Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, 812-522-4352 ext. 12
Vallonia, Starve Hollow State Recreation Area, 812-358-3464
Valparaiso, Rogers – Lakewood Park, 219-476-5860
Warsaw, Center Lake, 574-372-9554

Communities holding events on June 3 are:

Columbus, Mill Race Park, 812-376-2680
Fremont, Trine State Recreation Area fishing pier, 260-833-2012

SOURCE: News release from Indiana Department of Natural Resources