Fun in the Sun

It might be mild outside today, but soon we’ll be back to our warmer weather that’s typical this time of the year. When you’re looking summer activities and ways to beat the heat, don’t forget about Lake Fryer and Wolf Creek Park.

If your kids like fishing, you won’t want to miss this year’s children’s fishing tournament, which is scheduled for Saturday, June 5, at the lake.

Registration starts at 8 a.m. at the pavilion east of the Lobo. The registration fee is only $1, and no fishing permits are required for the day.

There will be a limited number of fishing poles provided, but if your kiddo has one, it’d be a good idea to bring it.

The tournament ends at noon, and awards begin at 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded in three age groups (3 to 6, 7 to 10, and 11 to 14), and there will also be prizes for smallest fish, largest fish, ugliest fish, first turtle, most unusual thing found in the park, and contestant who traveled the farthest.

About Wolf Creek Park & Lake Fryer
Wolf Creek Park and Lake Fryer are located approximately 12 miles south of Perryton. Whether you want to camp for days, spend a day soaking up the sun, or simply head out there one night for dinner at Lobo Trading Post, the short drive is well worth it.

After you turn off Highway 83 and onto County Road U, be on the lookout for wildlife, especially in the evenings. It’s not unusual to see turkeys, antelope, deer, and more. Also, check out the rock formations above the winding road. It’s a bit difficult to see, but one of the rocks resembles an older woman’s profile.

Once you make it to the lake, you can swim, boat, fish, or just relax on the docks. (There’s even a handicap-accessible fishing dock.) You can camp under the stars, walk along the paths, or hike the more rugged terrain.

Wolf Creek Park also has playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, 110 complete R.V. hookups, and two bathroom facilities.

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