Conserve Fish, Go Fishing!

The National Park Service manages fish and fishing to conserve native fish for future generations. As an angler, you are an important part of conservation. When you fish, you are helping to manage the resource while also recreating in the country's most treasured landscapes. Anglers have contributed billions of dollars to conservation through revenues from licenses and excise taxes on sport fishing tackle, some boat engines, and small engine fuel.

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Fishing Opportunities in National Parks

Find fishing opportunities and regulations in parks.

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Become a Junior Ranger Angler!

Get reeled into fishing with the new Junior Ranger Let’s Go Fishing! Booklet.

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Fish Conservation

Learn what NPS does to protect and conserve native fish.

Zebra Mussels.

Aquatic Invasive Species

Help stop these aquatic invaders.

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Responsible Fishing

Recreate Responsibly! Find your fishing spot and reel in your catch with tips for fun, safe, sustainable fishing.

Last updated: May 25, 2021