Payson Community Fishing
“If people can’t get to the fish, we’ll bring the fish to the people.”
Green Valley Lakes
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.
Swimming, wading, glass containers, and littering are prohibited. No live baitfish allowed. Alcoholic beverage permits required. Boating permitted only between sunrise and sunset. Gas motors prohibited. Must have proper floatation devices on board. Lake receives treatted effluent, therefore full body contact is prohibited. All animals must be restrained by a leash. Other rules as posted.
Daily bag limits
2 bass (13 inch minimum)
1 white amur (30 inch minimum)
Statewide limits apply to all other species
Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism
928 474-5242 ext.7
- Playground (north of Lake Drive)
- Walking trails
- Accesible Fishing Docks
- Historic Buildings
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!