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Bait and Boats

🎉 Join us for an introduction to water-based recreation.

Start your morning off by attending our Fishing 101 course to show new users the basics of fishing. Test your new skills on the water by participating in our fishing derby. Prizes will be given in a variety of categories for all different fish caught.

Bring the kids out to test their paddling strength by participating in Corcl races.

Wrap up your day on the water, as park rangers guide a group sunset paddle in kayaks and canoes around the island. If you do not have your own canoe or kayak, be sure to call (903) 836-4336 and reserve equipment for the sunset paddle. Reserved equipment includes kayak or canoe, paddles, and life jackets.


  • 9 - 10 am: Fishing 101 
  • 10 am - 12 pm: Fishing Derby
  • 1 - 2:30 pm: Corcl Races
  • 7 - 8 pm: Sunset Paddle

Be sure to bring plenty of water and wear the appropriate clothing for each event.

This is one of many 100-year celebration events happening in Texas state parks this year. Entry to a park is free on the day it hosts an official 100-Year celebration event (applies to day passes only). Guarantee entry by reserving your free day pass up to one month before this special event.