Scottsdale Community Fishing

“If people can’t get to the fish, we’ll bring the fish to the people.”

Chaparral Lake

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.

park information

LOCATION – Chaparral Park
5401 N Hayden Rd.

PARK HOURS – Sunrise to 10:30 p.m.

SIZE – 10 acres. Maximum depth 15 feet.


Swimming, wading, glass containers and littering are prohibited. Must obtain a permit to drink beer in the park. All other alcoholic beverages prohibited. Boating permitted only between sunrise and sunset. Must have proper floatation devices on board. Electric trolling motors may be used. Gas motors prohibited. Model boats may be operated only in areas that are designated for that purpose. Other rules as posted.

Daily bag limits

4 catfish
4 trout
2 bass (13 inch minimum)
10 sunfish
1 white amur (30 inch minimum)
Statewide limits apply to all other species


Scottsdale Community Services
480 312-2353

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