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Big Hollow Open House

Join us on June 5 for a day in Big Hollow Park. Attend the youth fishing derby, go on a guided hike, borrow our canoes and kayaks, borrow a fishing pole (we'll even provide the bait!), and explore the park with a digital scavenger hunt. All for free!

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Fill the Lake Floatilla

Bring your canoes and kayaks and join fellow paddlers on Big Hollow Lake for a drone photo to be taken at 2:00 PM to promote water quality and outdoor recreation at the park.

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Big Hollow Water Quality Symposium

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June 24, 5:30 PM at Hickory Shelter House, Big Hollow Recreation Area

Learn about what's being done to understand and improve the water quality in Big Hollow Lake and what you can do to help. BBQ dinner will be served, free of charge. RSVP required using this online RSVP form, or by calling our Main Office.


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