Tempe Community Fishing

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

Tempe Town 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 – North Tempe
80 E. Rio Salado Pkwy.

PARK HOURS – 5 a.m. to midnight

SIZE – 224 acres. Maximum depth 18 feet.


Swimming, wading, glass containers, and littering are prohibited. Alcoholic beverage permits required. City of Tempe annual boating permit required (call (480-350-5200). Must have proper floatation devices on board. Powerboats restricted to single electric motor. All boats operating after dark and before sunrise are required to have lights on. 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


Tempe Parks and Recreation Department
480 350-5200

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