Free Fishing Days

SATURDAY MAY 18

All day is FREE FISHING DAY

10:00 AM – All Tied Up
Lakeview Activity Center
Some knots can help catch a fish; some keep your tent standing, while others can help save a life! Learn about the importance of knots and how they are useful in the outdoors.

1:00 PM – Nature Preserve Hike
Tulip Poplar Shelter
Visit the Mitchell Karst Plains Nature Preserve with Spring Mill Volunteer, Tony. Learn about the history of nature preserves in Indiana. Hike is along the easy Trail 7. Approximately 45 minutes.

9:30 PM – Full Flower Moon Hike
Lakeview Activity Center
Meet Spring Mill Volunteer, Anthony, for this 1 hour moderate hike on Trail 5. See the outdoors after dark and learn about the full flower moon.

SUNDAY MAY 19

11:00 AM Stalactites, Stalagmites and Bats Oh My!
Meet at Pioneer Village Parking Lot
Go on a hike to Donaldson Cave and learn about unique cave formations and bats that live there.

12:00 PM Reptile Rumble
Meet at Lakeview Activity Center
Bring your lunch and meet us on the back patio of the nature center to discover what our reptiles like to munch on.

2:00 PM Hidden Caves Hike
Meet at Lakeview Activity Center
Visit one of Spring Mill’s virtually unheard of and smallest caves.

See: Adventures in Spring Mill State Park

Free Fishing Days

Don’t have a fishing license? Don’t want to buy a trout or salmon stamp?

No worries!

Grab your tackle box and your fishin’ pole…
Today is FREE FISHING DAY!

This is the day that all Indiana residents are allowed to fish WITHOUT a license or a trout/salmon stamp in the state’s public waters.

We recommend bringing the family to Spring Mill State Park to celebrate. Make a day of it and have a picnic by the village, take a hike around the Lake, or participate in the Earth Day Celebration. There are plenty of things to do at the Park!