A man waist deep in water holding a silver fish and his fishing rod

Fishing is allowed in all waters of Quivira refuge, but the most popular places to fish are where water is easily accessible. These include bank and pier fishing on the north and east sides of Little Salt Marsh, and a few access points along Rattlesnake Creek. The Kids' Fishing Pond, located near the Visitor Center at the south end of the Refuge, is open to fishing for kids 14 and under. Adults may fish only if accompanying a child who is fishing. Available species include catfish and carp. No boats are allowed on refuge waters. For more information and regulations specific to Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, please download our 2021 Hunting and Fishing Brochure.

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