Lowell Lake, Londonderry

girl fishing from a canoe

Where to Go

It is free to access this undeveloped state park, which offers shoreline fishing, picnic facilities, and portable toilets. If you have your own canoe, you can launch it here. Motorized boats are not allowed. More info on Lowell Lake State Park. 

Lake Bomoseen, Castleton

father and daughter fishing

Where to Go

Lake Bomoseen State Park offers fishing opportunities and provides complimentary fishing equipment through the REEL FUN loaner program. The Bomoseen State Park day-use area is a good place to fish from shore, from the dock, or you could rent a boat.

Gale Meadows Pond, Londonderry

boy fishing

Where to Go

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife access area provides opportunities to fish from shore or launch your own boat.

gale meadow map

Fish You'll Find

Largemouth bass, chain pickerel, yellow perch, rock bass, and bullhead live in the pond.

Bullhead Pond, Manchester

young boy with fish

Where to Go

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department land around the pond provides good opportunities for fishing from shore. There is no entrance fee.

bullhead pond map

Lake Memphremagog, Newport City

boys with fish

Where to Go

Gardner Memorial Park offers great fishing access for families. The park is located at the mouth of the Clyde River on the shores of Lake Memphremagog and has a large mowed area which makes casting from shore easy.

Lake Champlain, Burton Island


Where to Go

Burton Island State Park, accessible by boat or ferry, offers fishing opportunities and provides complimentary fishing equipment through the REEL FUN loaner program. Even children that struggle with casting can catch fish by dropping a baited hook from the floating docks in the marina. But if you fish from the docks, remember boats have the right-of-way.


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