Wherever You Live, There's One Nearby
Here's a sampling of 101 (+) family-friendly fishing sites across the state. These sites offer easily accessible shores and/or banks, open casting areas, facilities for camping, biking, canoeing and picnicking; and most importantly the opportunity for kids to catch fish! These scenic areas also provide an opportunity for wildlife viewing and other attractions for the entire family. View the 101 (+) Places to Take a Kid Fishing interactive map.
Remember, there is never such a thing as a bad day fishing!
Parents and Adults Need a License
Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers free fishing experiences for kids, but adults, 16 years and older, are required to buy a license. One Day, Additional Day and Annual licenses are available. Purchase your license in four convenient ways:
For fishing tips and resources, as well as important information on bait restrictions and bag limits; please see the annual Fishing Brochure or Pesca en Colorado (En Español).