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Free fishing days in Kansas 2023

Free Fishing Weekend Wichita

Here’s a deal for all you part-time anglers out there (like me) who never know whether this will be the year you actually use your fishing license. On Free Fishing Weekend in Kansas you won’t need a license to fish any public Kansas waters. That’s right! Free fishing! No license required, no more handing the pole […]

FREE: O.K. Kids Day at Great Plains Nature Center

Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita KS

O.K. Kids Day at the Great Plains Nature Center will be a FREE event on June 5 for kids of all ages. This year’s OK Kids Day (2021) will be super fun. This is also FREE fishing weekend, so you can enjoy some fishing in the ponds as well.  From 10 am. – 1 pm. […]

Where to fish in Wichita

Lake fishing, fishing chair

Fishing is available at over 20 public lakes in the Wichita metro area. Fishing can be a fun family activity that lets everyone get outside in nice weather, requires minimal equipment, and is practically free (outside of the cost of a fishing license and worms). Plus, those Kansas sunsets over lakes and ponds are the […]

Canceled: FREE Spring Fishing Classic Kids Weekend

free kids fishing clinic in march at Cabela's

  Cabela’s Wichita will be hosting a FREE Spring Fishing Clinic for kids the last weekend in March.  The free fishing clinic for kids will be held Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. both days.  Kids will get to fish in the Cabela’s pond, make crafts, learn […]

Free Kids Fishing Day at Marion Lake

Enjoy some fun in the sun while fishing at the free kids day event at Marion Lake this Saturday. The MNKS Catfish Club will provide all of the fishing gear and no fishing licenses are required for this event. If you don’t know how to fish, don’t worry. There will be state certified fishing instructors […]

Subscription special Kansas Wildlife and Parks Magazine

Kansas Wildlife & Parks Magazine 75th anniversary subscription deal

Kansas Wildlife & Parks Magazine will be celebrating its 75th year in print with a special issue and a special deal. New subscribers or current subscribers who renew can receive the special March/April 2018 commemorative anniversary issue for free. To get the free anniversary issue of Kansas Wildlife & Parks Magazine, subscribe or renew your […]

New 365 hunting/fishing licenses from Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks

Kansas fishing

Beginning January 1, 2018, Kansas residents and others will have the option to choose a 365-day auto-renew hunting or fishing license at no additional cost. Previously, a Kansas hunting or fishing license was only valid for the calendar year. If you waited until, say, August, to decide you wanted a fishing license, you’d only be […]

National Hunting & Fishing Day event

fishing at sedgwick county lake

Join the Great Plains Nature Center in September to celebrate the great outdoors and learn more about hunting and fishing. This will be a family-friendly event and great for anyone who wants to learn more about the outdoors. It’s also FREE! The evening’s activities may include archery and fishing clinics, a relay race (with waders […]

Free entrance to Lake Afton

No entrance fee to Lake Afton June 2-4, 2017 to celebrate Lake Afton's 75th anniversary

This year, Sedgwick County is celebrating the 75th anniversary of one of its most popular lakes. From Friday, June 2, to Sunday, June 4, 2017, get FREE admission to Lake Afton! This is a free park pass weekend at Lake Afton for everyone! Thanks so much to Jessica for alerting me to this deal! In […]

FREE Family Fishing Night at Great Plains Nature Center

FREE family fishing nights at the Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita KS

The Great Plains Nature Center (GPNC) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) will host FREE Family Fishing Nights again this summer. Fishing equipment and bait is provided at no cost – this will be a great, free way to spend time with the kids outdoors. The free family fishing nights are […]

FREE: Kansas State Parks Open House

Kansas State Parks Free Admission Day 2012

Yay! Get free admission to Kansas State Parks during the statewide open house on April 25. In addition to the free entrance at all parks, some of them will also be offering special family-friendly activities like guided hikes, fishing and archery tournaments, prize drawings, 5k races, and more. To find a state park to visit […]