‘Close to 1,000 people’ flock to Mineral Lake during fishing derby


Overcast skies and intermittent rainfall didn’t stop around 1,000 people, including anglers, their friends and families, from going to Mineral Lake to camp and cast their lines in the lake’s waters last weekend for the 31st annual Mineral Lake Fishing Derby.

“I know that Saturday we had close to 1,000 people in the camp here for the raffle and everything else,” Mineral Lake Lions Club President Stevan Mayer said.

While he didn’t know the exact number of actual participants who purchased fishing derby tickets, he estimated at least 300.

Now, the Mineral Lake Lions Club is getting ready to host more events this summer, including a summer concert series at the Mineral Lake Lions Den campground, with concerts scheduled for June 8, July 6 and Aug. 10.

“July 6 will be our Fourth of July celebration, as well, with our fireworks show,” Mineral Lake Lions Club board member Starla Mayer said. “... We’re calling it our Campfire Concert Series.”

For more information on the Mineral Lake Campfire Concert Series, follow the Mineral Lake Lions Club on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MineralLakeLions

The Mineral Lake Lions Den campground is located at 113 W. Front St. in Mineral. To learn more about the Mineral Lake Lions Club, visit https://minerallakelions.com/