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Portion of park will be reserved for veterans and those in active military service

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, SEPT. 2, 2022 – The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Division of State Parks invite veterans and those currently in active military service to fish for free Sept. 17, at Roaring River State Park’s Veterans’ Fishing Day.

At Veterans’ Free Fishing Day, which will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m., fishing is free for all veterans and for those currently in active military service. There will be no license or daily tag fee. Eligible anglers can pick up their free daily trout tag at the park store on Sept. 16 or any time during the event on Sept. 17.

During the event, a part of the park’s Zone 2 fishing areas will be specially stocked and reserved for the day’s special anglers. Adjacent to the fishing area, volunteers will be hosting a hospitality tent featuring fly-tying demos, lessons, casting instruction and the latest adaptive fishing equipment.

The event will be held as long as weather conditions are deemed safe. This event is co-sponsored by MDC and DNR. Roaring River State Park is located 7 miles south of Cassville on Highway 112 in Barry County. For more information about Free Fishing Days, contact the park office at 417-847-2539, MDC hatchery at 417-847-2430 or the park store at 417-847-4971. Questions can also be directed to Roaring River Hatchery Manager Brad Farwell at

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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