September, 2022

202203sepAll Day31octMcCloud Prairie Maze(All Day) McCloud Nature Park, 8518 Hughes Rd, North Salem, INCategory:Fall Fun,Free,OutdoorsFilter:Free

Event Details

Celebrate fish and angling with a trip through the McCloud Nature Park fish-themed prairie maze. Admission to McCloud Nature Park and the prairie maze is absolutely FREE, and both are open from dawn to dusk daily. To access the prairie maze, park in the Nature Center parking lot. Maps to the maze are available in the kiosk outside of the Nature Center, as well as in the kiosk at the entrance to the maze.

Be sure to dress for the weather, wear comfortable closed-toe shoes, and bring some water. Bring the fingerlings, too, as this maze is appropriate for all ages! 

Make sure to explore the McCloud Prairie Maze by October 31 and then enjoy some autumn fishing in Big Walnut Creek afterward! 


Did you know that an estimated 41 million Americans participate in fresh-water fishing? Of those, more than 170,000 are Hoosiers who spend $66 million on fishing-related purchases in Indiana. Nationwide, U.S. anglers contribute $125 billion to the economy and support over 800,000 jobs. 

 Seems like pretty good reasons to celebrate the fish at the McCloud Prairie Maze in 2022!  

Anglers can fish Big Walnut Creek in McCloud Nature Park, and fly fishing is quite popular there. Bring the family and cast a line while you’re surrounded by the brilliant fall foliage at McCloud! Smallmouth bass, panfish, catfish, suckers, and carp are generally what are caught in Big Walnut Creek. 

Last fall, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish and Wildlife stocked the two ponds at W.S. Gibbs Memorial Park with thousands of bass, bluegill, and redear fingerlings, along with young channel catfish. We anticipate that the fish will have grown to a harvestable size by the spring or summer of 2023! 

 

 

Time

September 3 (Saturday) - October 31 (Monday)

Cost

FREE!

Location

McCloud Nature Park

8518 Hughes Rd, North Salem, IN

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