From Siuslaw National Forest
Hebo, OR— The Hebo Ranger District of the Siuslaw National Forest is hosting a fun-filled day of fishing and other activities on Saturday, June 7th at Hebo Lake Campground as part of Oregon’s annual Free Fishing Weekend. Forest Service and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife employees, along with volunteers, will be available from 8 a.m. until noon to assist youth with fishing. The event is open to the public and kids age 13 and under will receive a free goodie bag.
“This is a great opportunity for people to learn how to fish and to get out and enjoy the outdoors,” stated Hebo Ranger District Recreation Specialist J.W. Cleveland. “Visitors really enjoy the accessible fishing platforms and the half-mile loop trail that provides access around the lake. Kids and adults alike will have a great time at Hebo Lake.”
In addition to fishing, the day’s activities include a casting contest and raffle. Kids can register for the casting contest from 8 to 11 at the shelter. Prizes will be awarded to the most accurate casters. The raffle drawing will be at noon. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and must be present to win a prize.
Day use fees will be waived all day Saturday but camping fees still apply. Hebo Lake does not have potable water, so plan on bringing your own water to stay hydrated.
To find Hebo Lake, turn south from Highway 101 to Highway 22 at Hebo for ¼ mile and then travel east on Forest Road 14 for approximately 4 ½ miles to the entrance of the campground.