Navajo offering kids’ fishing clinics June 7

By Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Special to The PREVIEW

Navajo State Park is offering free fishing clinics for kids ages 12 and younger on Saturday, June 7, as part of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Free Fishing Weekend June 7-8.

The two clinics, from 9 a.m. to noon and again from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., will be held at the handicapped fishing area along the Piedra River on Colo. 151, 5 miles north of the park visitors center.

Kids will learn about the basics of casting, lures and bait. They’ll also learn about CPW’s fisheries management programs. All fishing equipment will be provided. Participants should bring water, bug spray and snacks and wear appropriate clothing and shoes.

Though a fishing license is not required, anglers must follow all other rules and regulations. The 2014 Colorado Fishing Brochure tells specific regulations and restrictions for bodies of water in the state.

Children and adults of all ages are welcome to attend. All events in the park are free, but all vehicles must have a parks pass, which costs $7 per day. An annual pass is available for $70. Call 883-2208 for more information or go to