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Crawfishin' Expedition
Sunday, May 26

Join us at the Ampitheater to learn how to catch a Crawfish. We will learn a little about these cool crustaceans on how they live and whart they eat. After our short talk we will get busy and go "Crawfishin"! Poles and bait will be provided. Bring a container for your catch.

Kids Fishing Derby
Saturday, June 8

Kids under 16 can participate in the Kid's Fishing Derby. A free fishing pole (courtesy of Great Outdoors Colorado) will be given out to the first 50 children. Lunch will be provided.

"Take Me Fishing!" event
Saturday, June 15

Want to learn to fish or practice what you know? Join us at the ponds for a morning of fishing fun. Poles are free and bait is provided. Volunteers will be on hand to assist!

Outdoor Skills Day - Save the Date!
Saturday, June 22

Don’t miss the annual Outdoor Skills Day at Mueller! Activities for the whole family! Learn more about your favorite outdoor activity or try out a new hobby! All activities are free – vehicle park pass is required.

"Take Me Fishing" event
Saturday, July 20

Kids, bring your family and join us for a morning of fun! Poles are free, bait is provided, and volunteers will be on hand to assist!

"Take Me Fishing" event
Saturday, August 17

Kids, bring your family and join us for a morning of fun! Poles are free, bait is provided, and volunteers will be on hand to assist!

9th Annual Dutch oven & Chili Cook-off @ Jackson Lake State Park
Saturday, September 21

The purpose for this Dutch oven and Chili cook-off is to have fun, to enjoy good food, to share our enthusiasm for chili and Dutch oven cooking, to get outdoors, and the use of state’s natural resources.


Colorado Fishing Atlas ​

Whether you’re a seasoned angler or you’ve never picked up a rod before, finding a place t​o fish in Colorado has never been easier!

The Colorado Fishing Atlas, the latest interactive mapping tool offered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, allows users to search for fishing opportunities by species, specific interest or proximity to your home or destination. Use the simple map interface to locate and view recommended opportunities for the family, remote fly fishing or ice fishing.

Additional information such as handicap accessible fishing access, stocked waters, boat ramps, special fishing regulations, stream gages (including links to real time data), license agents and Gold Medal waters is included on top of Bing ™ street maps, USGS topographic maps or high resolution color aerial photography.

The Fishing Resource Report provides a printable report of all nearby Fishing Information Points and associated species, CPW, BLM and USFS Offices, emergency facilities, campgrounds and license agents within a chosen distance of a map click location.

Spend a few minutes viewing a series of short video tutorials to learn about all the great new features or jump right in and start scouting from the comfort of your home today using the Colorado Fishing Atlas.

​Maps of Statewide Fishing Waters

Fishing map graphic

Fish map QR codeLooking for a new place to fish? Browse and download our Statewide Fishing Waters maps​ that help anglers navigate the special regulations on some of Colorado's po​​pular rivers, streams and lakes. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife maps depict special fishing rules for the areas.

​Scan the QR code to store the maps on your smartphone. 

101 (+) Places to Take a Kid Fishing

Go Fishing - Tips to Get Kids Started Video


101 Places to Take a Kid Fishing mapWith our interactive map, you'll be sure to find the perfect spot for a memorable family fishing adventure. These fishing spots have been selected for their features and amenities, making them great spots to take a kid fishing. See 101 (+) Places to Take A Kid Fishing.

Annual fishing licenses are now available. Licenses can be purchased at any license agent, CPW office​, online or by phone at 1-800-244-5613.​​

Hot Spots

​Fishing in Colorado means opportunity & a chance to catch some 35 species of both warm- and cold-water fish. You can fish for the famed rainbow trout in a cool Rocky Mountain stream or troll for walleye on a sunny plains reservoir. And Colorado offers everything in between, too. There are 6,000 miles of streams and more than 2,000 lakes and reservoirs to choose from.

Colorado's 315 miles of Gold Medal streams provide outstanding angling opportunities for large trout. These waters are managed to ensure populations of big fish.

Fishing Colorado's Hot Spots highlights just some of the variety Colorado has to offer anglers.

Fly Fishing Colorado, DVD

Fly Fishing Colorado DVD cover Purchase "Fly Fishing Colorado" for a feature-length video journal of major fly-fishing events and top destinations for all species. Fly fishers of all skill levels will benefit from this comprehensive look at year-round fly fishing opportunities in Colorado. Each monthly entry is filled with action at recommended destinations, fly-fishing techniques, major insect hatches, and proven fly patterns. An innovative chapter menu allows the user to navigate quickly through the pages of a fly-fisher's journal for an entire year. The Fly Fishing Colorado DVD is available in our online store!​​​​​