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Fall Family Fishing and Children's Festival

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Join New York State Parks and The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) I FISH NY Program and Freshwater Fisheries Unit at the 2021 Fall Freshwater Fishing and Children's Festival at Hempstead Lake State Park. Festival activities include fishing with free loaner rods and bait, casting instruction, and fish-cleaning services. In addition to fishing opportunities, there will be a children’s casting for pumpkins contest, live animal show, magician, pumpkin decorating, and more!
The fishing license requirement for all anglers over the age of 16 is suspended for this festival, and admission and parking are free. Come out and enjoy a day of freshwater fishing with the entire family!

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About Hempstead Lake State Park

Lake Side Drive

West Hempstead, New York

516-766-1029