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Kids to Parks Day: Cacapon
May 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Let’s go fishing for this year’s Kids to Parks Day activity on May 21, 2022 at Cacapon Resort State Park. Kids to Parks Day is the National Park Trust’s 12th annual celebration.
A Youth Fishing Derby is planned for youth under 15 years of age. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and fishing begins at 10:00 a.m. The Upper Reservoir at Cacapon Resort State Park is the location. “There will be awards for most fish caught, weight and length” according to Derby Organizer, Valerie Chaney, Park Naturalist. The age categories are ages 6 and younger, 7-9, 10-12, and 13-14. Winners of the age categories win Zebco fishing poles purchased by and compliments of the Cacapon Resort State Park Foundation and recognized by the local newspaper. Berkeley Springs High School Fishing Team and the WV Division of Natural Resource Police assist. Derby guidelines are discussed prior to the event start time.
Chaney is an avid outdoors woman and a certified guide (NAI/CIG). She welcomes families and particularly youth to activities and programs at Cacapon Resort State Park. There is no fee for youth in the derby to participate. All kids attending receive a Kids To Parks sticker. Other youth and family activities that may also be scheduled on May 21 at Cacapon. Youngsters should be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the derby.
A fishing license is required for ages 15 and older when fishing in West Virginia. wvdnr.gov/fishing/youth-fishing/
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