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Looking for affordable fun this summer? Take your family fishing in a park or local Neighborhood Fishin' lake!
Over 70 parks offer fresh or saltwater fishing from shore, pier or boat, and everyone fishes for free – no licenses required. Kids under 17 can also fish for free at selected Neighborhood Fishin' lakes in urban areas – a fishing license is required for adults.
Kids ages 7 to 12 can learn about nature while exploring and having fun outdoors. Each Explorer Pack comes with a binocular, magnifying glass, colorful wildlife and plant guides and much more.
Texas State Parks Junior Ranger explorer packs are available at 30 parks this summer, starting June 1.