Arizona’s Community Fishing Program
We take great pride in providing a fun, family-friendly fishing opportunity at city park lakes and ponds across Arizona. For 36 years, we’ve been providing excellent customer value through the consistent, reliable delivery of quality fish throughout the year. We will continue to work with new communities to bring more fish to more waters for more people.
Community Fishing Waters
More than 50 waters to fish!
We have established fishing waters in 23 Arizona communities.
Whether you are an experienced, occasional or new angler, the Arizona Community Fishing Program offers fishing opportunities that you are sure to enjoy. There are currently more than 50 city park lakes participating in the Program, a partnership between the Arizona Game and Fish Department and 23 communities across the state. Detailed maps and park-specific information on all Community Fishing waters are found in this website section. To ensure fishermen have a good chance of catching fish, plenty of ready-to-catch fish are stocked during the fall, winter and spring seasons.
community fishing areas
Phoenix area – 29 waters
Yuma area – 5 waters
Casa Grande area – 1 water
Prescott Valley area – 2 waters
Tucson area – 4 waters
Town of Payson – Green Valley Lakes
Ash Fork – Stone Dam
St. Johns – Patterson Ponds
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fish stocked in community fishing waters
More than 4 million Arizona residents live within a 20-minute drive of a stocked Community
Fishing Program lake. Close by and convenient, all the parks offer parking and other amenities to
make your fishing trip and park visit enjoyable.
Distinctive Community Fishing Program signs are posted at key locations at all participating waters,
uniquely identifying these fisheries from other waters. The signs also highlight the fishing license
requirements and bag limit regulations that apply to Community Fishing waters.
Want to Go Fishing around the State?
Find ways to experience fishing all over the state, including community waters.
buy your fishing license
If you need a fishing license, a combo hunt & fish license, or a short-term license, read about them here.
find a community lake to fish
There are 50+ community lakes in the city. Make a memory fishing with the family!