Fish a wild river, a gentle stream, a tranquil lake, or a private pond - Estes Park fishing is for everyone!
The town of Estes Park is at the confluence of two rivers that flow from Rocky Mountain National Park — Big Thompson and Fall River. Two lakes and a marina (Lake Estes, Marys Lake, and the Lake Estes Marina) also provide good fishing opportunities.
Fly fishing in Rocky Mountain National Park is in a variety of rivers and alpine lakes, both roadside and hike in. Fall River in Horseshoe and the Big Thompson in Moraine Park are easy-access favorites.
There are catch and release fishing areas in the Park, so be sure to check with Park Information for these locations before starting your fishing expedition. Fishing licenses are required in the Park for those 16 and older.
Link to the fishing page at RockyMountainNationalPark.com for detailed online information.
Licenses aren't required at the private trout ponds where you pay by the inch for the fish you catch — a sure thing — and they clean them for you.
Fishing tips, supplies, and licenses are available at local businesses. For the ultimate convenience, stay at a lodging property located on a river or lake. Many of these properties stock their lake with fish for your convenience.
For Fly Fishing Estes Park visit our full, pro-line fly shop and outdoor adventure company offering guided fly fishing, day hikes, Longs Peak trips, backpacking, horseback/fly fishing, and llama pack trips for you, your family, and friends, as well as snow shoeing trips in winter. We are Family Owned and Operated.
Fish outside your door! We have over 1000' of river stocked with rainbow trout. Leave the fast lane, cross our covered bridge to simple serenity in a cozy cottage or suite in towering pines along Fall River. Bask in hot tub bubbles, the scent of a crackling wood fire, the river's lullaby, the serendipity of wandering wildlife! Cook your fresh trout at the riverbank fire ring or your patio's grill. Castle Mountain Lodge on Fall River Details
This is great family fun in a beautiful, tranquil setting. No fishing license required. We provide all the gear and bait. We'll even clean and ice your catch. You pay by the fish inch. The pond is stocked every season with Rainbow Trout. This is a great way to introduce your children or grandchildren to fishing. Come Ice Skate in winter!
The first Estes Park fly fishing and spin fishing outfitter dedicated to family fishing. We offer tailored guided fishing excursions in the lakes & streams of RMNP, Big Thompson River and the surrounding area. Our float fishing on Lake Estes is a good outing to Spin and Fly Fish. Our fishing shop boasts the latest fishing gear & top-of-the-line brands. Reel in a fishing trip with Estes Angler!
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Fishing, boating, kayaking, or biking around Lake Estes starts at the Marina Store!