Visitors casting a fishing line at Lake Mary pier

The 2024 Fishing Season Is Open!

2024 Fishing Information: Get hooked on fishing at Lake Mary and Lake Ladora from sunrise to sunset daily the first Saturday in April to November 30. Daily fishing fee of $3 for anglers 16 and older. Kids 15 and under fish for free. High school and college students fish for free with a current student ID card. Anglers 16 and older must have a valid Colorado Fishing License to fish at the Refuge.

To pay the daily fishing fee, use the credit card machine at the Lake Mary Learning Center. For cash or check, use the self-serve fishing fee stations with fee envelopes located at Lake Mary Learning Center, North Ladora, South Ladora, and North Havana Ponds kiosks. If paying by check make it payable to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and include your driver's license number.

Fishing is catch-and-release only. Anglers must use barbless hooks and no live bait. There is no magnet fishing. Fishing rules, regulations, and details are posted below under Related Documents.

Related Documents
Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Fishing Regulations Brochure.pdf

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge has catch-and-release fishing from the first Saturday in April through November 30 daily from sunrise to sunset. The brochure contains general information, license requirements, fee requirements, and a list of fish species.

Laws, rules, and regulations