Tuesday, August 20, 2013

2013 Bait & Boat Festival

Join the Friends of HPSP on the beach at Lake Marcia as we say goodbye to summer with a fun-filled day of fishing and boating.

Saturday, September 7, 2013
1 pm - 6:30 pm

   (Rain Date Sunday, September 8, 2013, 1 pm - 6:30 pm)   

Boat Race, 2012
This special event is the one day of the year that boats are allowed on Lake Marcia. Participants may borrow one of the Friends’ kayaks or canoes for a short paddle or bring their own non-motorized boat and spend the day exploring. 

Participant brought his fishing kayak, 2012
Afternoon activities include a boat race, fishing contest, nature hike, and crafts. An early evening campfire on the beach with stories, songs, and s’mores will conclude the festivities. 

Kids Craft, 2012
Fishing Contest, 2012
All persons fishing, age sixteen or older, must have and display a valid NJ State fishing license. Please bring your own fishing equipment. All boaters must wear a PFD while on the lake. Participants who plan to bring their own non-motorized boat, remember your PFDs, and stop by the beach for instructions before putting your boat in the water.

Bait & Boat Festival Schedule
1 pm – 5 pm Boating
1 pm – 4 pm Fishing Contest & Crafts
2 pm Boat Race
3 pm Nature Hike
5 pm Campfire starts
5:30 pm Storytelling/Sing-along/Smores
6:30 Event ends

Pack a picnic and bring the whole family for a day of adventure at High Point State Park. The event is FREE, but donations are appreciated. Rain date is Sunday, September 8, 2013.

See you on the lake!