Kids Fishing Day at Camp 7 Campground
Date: 06/09/2018
Place: Camp 7 Campground
Parents are encouraged to bring their children out to Camp 7 Lake to introduce them to the joys of family fishing for this free event. This is a great time to explore other opportuntities in the Hiawatha National Forest.Kids Fishing Day is a longstanding free event that creates an opportunity for children to be introduced to fishing. Various activities are planned throughout the day for children 16 years of age and under. This free, fun-filled day includes a casting contest, raffle prizes, minnow races, face painting, free food, Fly Fishing demonstrations, and two fishing ponds for kids ages 12 and under. Professional Fisherman Greg Karch will be returning with his “Backyard Bass” gear and will teach youngsters how to cast. Smokey Bear will be there as well. The first 300 children to attend will receive a free goodie bag with items donated by fishing tackle manufacturers. Thanks to generous donations from area businesses and service organizations, there will be abundant raffle prizes for participants which include fishing rods, tackle boxes and other outdoor items. Free food donated by local merchants from Manistique, Escanaba, Gladstone and Rapid River will be served up by the Bay de Noc Great Lakes Sports Fishermen. Camp 7 Lake Campground has 39 campsites and as of press time, there are still a handful of campsites available for reservation for the weekend. Campers can contact the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) to reserve a campsite by calling 1-877-444-6777, or by going to and searching on “Camp Seven Lake.” Some of the campsites offer electricity. There are also many campsites available on a first come, first served basis and based on previous year’s experience, campers should plan to arrive on Thursday or early Friday morning to have the best chance of finding an open campsite.