The Banks Lake Youth Fishing Derby is held annually on the first
Saturday of June, with the derby itself taking place at nearby Flatlanders
Lake. Activities, events, and the awards
ceremony are held at Banks Lake NWR.
Food, childrens’ crafts, live reptiles, knot-tying, worm grunting, and
other activities are also part of the event.
A short nature trail near the Outpost winds through a
hardwood forest and cypress-black gum wetlands.