Where can I go fishing? External Affairs

The Recreation.Gov web site identifies fishing and other recreational opportunities on Federal lands. There are many units in the National Wildlife Refuge System through the United States that are open to fishing.

Please remember to get permission from private landowners before fishing on their lands. Also, you may be interested in our Where can I go hunting? site.

See the Web sites of State fish and wildlife agencies for information on other fishing opportunities. Individual states manage fishing license programs and seasons. Many States operate extensive systems on wildlife management areas or other areas open to regulated public fishing. In addition to their home pages, other fishing-related sites on the Web may identify opportunities for fishing a particular species or in the particular geographic area of interest to you.

Units in the National Wildlife Refuge System That Are Open to Fishing

Click on the map to get a list of the units of the National Wildlife Refuge Systen in each state that are open for fishing:

Alaska Washington Idaho Montana Wyoming Nevada Utah Arizona Colorado New Mexico Oklahoma Kansas Nebraska South Dakota North Dakota Hawaii Arkansas Minnesota Wisconsin Michigan Indiana Mississippi Alabama Georgia South Carolina Maryland Maryland Delaware Delaware New Jersey New Jersey Pennsylvania Connecticut Connecticut Rhode Island Rhode Island Massachusetts Massachusetts Vermont Vermont New Hampshire New Hampshire Maine New Youk Oregon California Texas Iowa Missouri Louisiana Florida Tennessee North Carolina Kentucky West Virginia Ohio Virginia Illinois

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado
Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho
Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana
Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi
Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey
New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma
Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee
Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia
Wisconsin Wyoming      


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