Info from USFS
The Hebo Ranger District of the Siuslaw National Forest is hosting a fun-filled day of fishing and other activities on Saturday, June 9 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.
“Hebo Lake has five accessible fishing platforms, an improved accessible loop trail around the lake, and new picnic tables, grills, and fire rings at all of the camping and picnic sites,” notes Hebo Ranger District Recreation Staff Officer Jacob Rhyne. “Kids and adults alike will have fun 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. Ice and bags will be provided for storing fish.
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.
For other free fishing locations, click here.