What's happening at Farmer Lake?

Kids Fish and Fun Day is scheduled for Saturday, August 17, even though the picnic area and pine grove at Farmer Lake were demolished by a severe storm on May 31. All the debris has been removed and grass seed planted.

Kids Fish and Fun Day is on! It’s that time of year again for the annual Kids Fish and Fun Day at Farmer Lake.

We lost the picnic shelter and all the huge trees in the pine grove around the picnic shelter to a severe weather on May 31.

All the debris (and it was a lot!) has been removed and grass seed planted.

The picnic shelter will be rebuilt, and trees will be planted, in time. But, sadly, not in time for Kids Fish and Fun Day to be held on Saturday, August 17 (rain date August 24).

We plan to have a big temporary tent with tables and some chairs to provide shade for the picnic. Consider bringing your own lawn chair(s) to ensure you have a place to sit.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 17, to get up early and come to Farmer Lake between 8 a.m. and noon for some family fun.

As usual, all children who attend will receive a free fishing rod and reel when they check in.

It might be a good idea to bring stickers, a piece of colorful ribbon, or a name tag to help you identify your new rod. Everyone will receive the same kind of rod.

If you want, you can bring your own gear too.

Even children who have never fished before are invited to come and try this fun activity.

Parents, grandparents, or other guardians are invited to stay and help their children with fishing.

Charlie King, Lake Warden, his lake staff, and the Farmer Lake Board of Directors, will be available to assist.

North Carolina Wildlife Commission representatives will likely be on hand to host other kid-related activities and conversation.

Between 11 and 11:30 a.m. a free picnic lunch will be served under the picnic shelter. After that, everyone is welcome to stay and continue to fish.

For information on Farmer Lake, call 336-694-5522.

Remember no alcohol, speeding, swimming, wading, diving or skiing is permitted on Farmer Lake property.

Lake hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m Wednesday through Saturday and 1 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday.

Direction to Farmer Lake: Entrance to public access area and boat ramp is located at 3268 Badgett Sisters Parkway, just south of Yanceyville.