Fishing

Fishing Access Areas

Department of Fish and Wildlife Access Area

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department maintains more than 190 developed fishing access areas, providing public access for shore fishing opportunities and launching of water craft.

Vermont Habitat Stamp

Funds raised from sales of Vermont Habitat Stamps go to the Species and Habitat Conservation Fund and is used to purchase and manage wildlife habitat in Vermont.

Fishing Events and Programs

Father and child fishing

Fun-Filled Fishing Events

Kids, families, and fishing enthusiasts are invited to join in the many department-sponsored fishing events happening throughout the year. Check our calendar for Let’s Go Fishing clinics and Children’s Fishing Program opportunities that are open to the public.

 

Boating in Vermont

Boating in Vermont can’t be beat. Hundreds of lakes and ponds and thousands of miles of rivers mean you are never far from boatable waters.

Check out these links for everything you need to get out and enjoy Vermont’s waters.

Fishing Access Areas

With more than 190 access areas, public access to launch your craft for a great day on the water is closer than you might think!

Woodford State Park on Adams Reservoir

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the free loaner fishing equipment at Vermont State Parks has been suspended for the 2020 camping season.

Woodford State Park on Adams Reservoir offers fishing opportunities and provides complimentary fishing equipment through the REEL FUN loaner program.

Wilgus State Park on the Connecticut River

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the free loaner fishing equipment at Vermont State Parks has been suspended for the 2020 camping season.

Wilgus State Park on the Connecticut River offers fishing opportunities and provides complimentary fishing equipment through the REEL FUN loaner program.

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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDavis 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3702
802-828-1000
fwinformation@vermont.gov

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The mission of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is the conservation of all species of fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the people of Vermont.