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The cold, clear water of Vermont’s lakes and streams provide excellent fishing opportunities throughout the state in a magnificent natural setting. Mountain streams are prime spots for brook, brown and rainbow trout. Our lakes and ponds are known for bass, walleye, pike and other species.

Vermont State Parks are a gateway to these waterways and offer great fishing for a day on the lake, or a week-long base camp. Lake Carmi, Bomoseen, Lake St. Catherine, for instance, are some favorite fishing destinations. Seyon Lodge State Park, located on Noyes Pond in the Groton Forest is renowned as Vermont's sole public fly-fishing-only pond in Vermont.

Most parks located on the water provide canoe, kayak and row boat rentals and many sell fishing licenses.

The Vermont State Parks are proud to offer free loaner fishing gear, including rods & reels, lures, and waterbody info packets through the REELFUN program!

Parks that offer equipment are:
Branbury, Brighton, Burton Island, Button Bay, Carmi, Grand Isle, Half Moon, Lake St. Catherine, Silver Lake, Stillwater, Wilgus, and Woodford

Click HERE for all the info you need to take advantage of this great program!

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Fishing for Kids: Bomoseen State Park
Fishing for Kids: Burton Island State Park
Fishing for Kids: Half Moon State Park
Fishing for Kids: Lake St. Catherine State Park



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