Wednesday 4th August 2021

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has closed the kids fishing pond for the winter at the Lost Valley Fish Hatchery at Warsaw.

A news release says the fishing pond will remain closed now through February.

MDC has closed the building as a COVID-19 precaution. The pond is closed because visitor traffic is very light during the cold winter months.

Lost Valley’s prime mission is to produce warm and cool-water fish species at the hatchery. The fish are stocked in rivers, lakes, and ponds throughout Missouri.

Many options remain for places to take a kid fishing during winter, and for everyone to enjoy the outdoors.

For more information, visit https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/fishing.