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Youth Fishing Derby

June 15 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am


Saturday, June 15th – 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

The Youth Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, June 15th at the area near the bait shop.  Kids can bring their own poles or fishing poles will also be available for children to borrow.  All children must be chaperoned by an adult.  FREE hot dogs will be provided by the Shanty Shack II for all children who participate in the derby. Prizes & certificates will be awarded at 11:30 a.m. for ‘Most Fish’ and ‘Largest

Fish’ for five age categories (3 & under, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12 & 13-15).  Prizes provided courtesy of the IDNR and Friends of Argyle Lake State Park.

General Program Information:

  • Meet at the park visitor center for all hikes and programs unless otherwise indicated in above program descriptions.
  • All programs are free and open to the general public. Participation in any program involving the use of FOA equipment (skis, kayaks, paddleboards, etc.) will require participants to become a member of the Friends of Argyle organization.  Annual membership fees are $10 per individual, $15 for a single parent family and $20 for a two parent family.
  • Please contact park staff with any special needs or concerns prior to the program date, so requested arrangements /accommodations can be made.
  • For more specific program information or to register for a program, please call the park visitor center at (309)776-3422 or email


June 15
9:30 am - 11:30 am


Argyle Lake State Park
640 Argyle Park Rd.
Colchester, IL 62326 United States
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