Do you have some ideas for activities to do with the family? We have compiled a few ideas for you.
The City of OKC Free Fishing Days Sept 4th
Local anglers can enjoy FREE fishing on the first Saturday of every month as part of our Free Fishing Days program. City permits are not required on the following days, but a State fishing license is still required.
Hooked on Fishing – Free Year-Round Fishing Classes
Learn fishing basics such as casting, knot tying, fish identification and angler ethics during one of the City’s “Hooked on Fishing” summer fishing classes.
Classes run in summer from 8am until 10am and in winter from 9am until 11am on select Saturdays and are for anglers ages 5 through 15. All participants must be accompanied by an adult.
Poles, tackle and bait are provided during the class. State Fishing License and City Permits are not required during class hours.
Classes are “catch and release” and fish will be returned to the water. FREE to the public. Visit okc.gov/parksignup to register in advance.
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
The sesquicentennial (150 years) of Yellowstone National Park is an opportunity to exhibit more of the National Cowboy Museum’s permanent art collection that focuses on the unique landforms and spaces in Yellowstone National Park and to inculcate in the visitor the importance of preserving these lands for public appreciation and enjoyment. This exhibit will run until the 23rd of October. https://nationalcowboymuseum.org/
Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m – 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.
Adults, $12.50; kids, (6-12), $5.57; kids (5 & under), free
Kayak at our local lakes
OKC RIVERSPORT offers great kayaking experiences in Oklahoma City for both youth and adults. With RIVERSPORT you’ll have access to some of the best water in the OKC metro including downtown on the Oklahoma River, at Lake Overholser, and at Lake Hefner.
Kayaking is included in your day or season pass, or you can rent a kayak by the hour. Kayaks are available in the Boathouse District at the RIVERSPORT Adventure Park, at the Lake Overholser Boathouse, and at Hobie Point at Lake Hefner.
Whether you’re new to the sport or an experienced paddler, you’ll find lessons, programs and paddle experiences at all three locations to get you involved!