Fishing at Colorado State Parks
Tie your flies, sharpen your hooks and organize your lures—get ready to catch some fish at Colorado State Parks. With fishing available at 38 of our 42 parks, it is one of the most popular activities. From shore, by boat, or on top of the ice, fishing and ice fishing are great pastimes for all ages! In fact, many state park waters hold records for the largest catches in Colorado.
The Colorado Division of Wildlife has named 11 state park waters as fishing ‘hot spots,’ so grab your fishing gear and valid license and head out to a State Park today!
Fishing hot spots include:
Park Pass & Reservations
A valid daily or annual pass is required for entrance at all state parks. Annual passes are a great value allowing entrance to all 42 state parks - and 38 with fishable waters - for a full 12 months! Extend your fishing excursion by reserving a campsite, cabin or yurt online or by calling 303-470-1144 (in Denver) or 1-800-678-2267.
More on Fishing
Find additional fishing opportunities by visiting our Park Search page. Click on the Activities tab and search either “fishing” or “ice fishing.”