Many visitors enjoy fishing in the lakes, streams, oceans, and rivers within our national parks. Whether it’s the quiet solitude of a mountain lake or the rush of a river, national parks offer many settings for fishermen of all types. However, fishing has the potential to damage the health of fish populations, and that’s why national parks actively manage fishing in their waters. Fishing regulations are put in place to protect and conserve the native fish populations. Learning and following the fishing rules is one of the best ways for visitors to help protect and preserve fish and fishing.

Use the pages below to help plan your next fishing trip in national parks.

Before You Go

During your Trip

After Your Trip

Last updated: June 13, 2018