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!

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.


Family-Friendly Fishing

mom and daughter fishingChances are your kids won’t remember their best day of watching television, but take them fishing and you’ll make memories you can share for a lifetime. All the where, when and how info you need for a great experience is right here.

Year-Round Trout Fishing

Year-Round Trout Fishing

If you're not fishing during the open season for trout (2nd Sat. in April – Oct. 31), there are still several stream sections open year-round for trout fishing. Check out the sections below for where to go.

The sections of streams listed below are open to trout fishing year round according to the following rules:

Colchester Point Access Area - Winooski River

The Colchester Point Fishing Access Area on the Winooski River is another easily-accessible and productive fishing spot within a short walk, bike ride or drive of downtown Burlington.

Cochester Point Access Area


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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDewey Building
Montpelier, VT 05620-3208

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