Fishing

Shadow Mountain Lake

Located in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Shadow Mountain Lake is an excellent place for visitors to enjoy the outdoors. Popular activities for visitors include fishing for salmon, brown trout, and rainbow trout. The near-by area is excellent for many recreational activities such as hiking, camping, boating, ...

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Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
Karen Brown
Welcome to Lake Meredith, which lies on the dry and windswept High Plains of the Texas Panhandle. Magnificent 200-foot canyons carved by the Canadian River surround this 10,000-acre reservoir. The lake, contrasting spectacularly with its surroundings, was created to supply water to surrounding cities and to create recreational activities such as fishing, boating, waterskiing, sailing, sail-boarding, scuba diving and swimming. The backcountry surrounding the lake provides areas for hunting, camping, horseback riding, wildlife viewing and hiking.
Park Acreage: 
44977
Highest Point: 
Texas Panhandle
Highest Point Elevation: 
4200 feet
Visitor Count: 
1037610
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Amarillo, TX
Gateway Communities: 
Fritch, TX; Sanford, TX; Borger, TX; Masterson, TX; Stinnett, TX
Nearby Airports: 
Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport (AMA)

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Ross Lake National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
Bill Palek
Ross Lake National Recreation area is marked by jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls and magnificent glaciers. United together with Lake Chelan and North Cascades National Park by a contiguous overlay of Stephen Mather Wilderness, the beauty of Ross Lake provides a rich tapestry for visitor experience of all abilities and interests. The trails and vast undeveloped wilderness allow visitors to experience nature with minimal human-caused intrusions.
Park Acreage: 
117574
Visitor Count: 
265022
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Diablo Lake
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Newhalem, WA
Gateway Communities: 
Marblemount, WA; Rockport, WA
Nearby Airports: 
SeaTac International Airport (SEA)

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Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
Jim Milestone
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is located 8 miles west of Redding, at the juncture of the Klamath Mountain range and the northern edge of the Sacramento Valley. It is home to a special collection of animal and plant life. The parks attractive features include Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Bally (6,209 ft.) and numerous waterfalls, providing outdoor enthusiasts opportunities for water recreation, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.
Park Acreage: 
42503
Highest Point: 
Shasta Bally
Highest Point Elevation: 
6209 feet
Visitor Count: 
749979
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Whiskeytown Lake; Shasta Bally; Crater Lake National Park; Lassen Volcanic National Park; Lava Beds National Monument; Oregon Caves National Monument; Redwood National and State Parks
Entrance Fees: 
Vehicle: $5.00 per day, $10.00 per week; Annual: $25.00
Nearest Major City: 
Redding, CA
Gateway Communities: 
Sugarloaf, CA; Lakeside, CA; Lakehead, CA; Lakeshore, CA
Nearby Airports: 
Redding Municipal Airport (RDD)

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Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
William K. Dickinson

There are a plethora of things to do and see at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Its magnificent lakes cater to boaters, swimmers, sunbathers, and fishermen. Its deserts entertain hikers, wildlife photographers, and roadside sightseers. Thousands of desert plants and animals also live in the park, and have adapted to survive in extreme conditions.

Park Acreage: 
1.49566
Highest Point: 
Spirit Mountain
Highest Point Elevation: 
1320 feet
Visitor Count: 
7777753
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Lake Mead; Lake Mohave; Mojave Desert
Entrance Fees: 
Vehicle (1-5 days): $5.00;
Nearest Major City: 
Las Vegas, NV
Gateway Communities: 
Boulder City, NV; Las Vegas, NV; Lake Las Vegas, NV
Nearby Airports: 
Mc Carran International Airport (LAS)

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Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
Vaughn Baker

For over 9,000 years people have been coming to the powerful Columbia River of Lake Roosevelt National Monument. Once upon a time, the rich fishery of the river was used for survival and prosperity, and today visitors continue to enjoy the river’s recreational opportunities of fishing, camping, hunting and boating. Experience life on the river past and present when you visit Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.

Park Acreage: 
100390
Visitor Count: 
1281586
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Fort Spokane; Kettle Falls; Columbia Basin; Cascade Mountains
Endangered Species: 
Bald Eagle; Bull Trout; California Bighorn Sheep; American Peregrine
Entrance Fees: 
Campsite: $10.00 per night per site (May 1–September 30),
Nearest Major City: 
Spokane, WA
Gateway Communities: 
Coulee Dam, WA; Elmer City, WA; Grand Coulee, WA; Electric City, WA; Nespelem, WA
Nearby Airports: 
Spokane International Airport (GEG)

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Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
John J. Donahue
Did you know the Delaware watershed provides water for 10% of the nation's population? The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is home to the Middle Delaware River, which passes for over forty miles between low forested mountains with barely a house in sight. The river then cuts through the mountain ridge to form the famed "Water Gap." Exiting the park, the river runs 200 more miles to Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean at Wilmington, Delaware. Swim, fish, boat, canoe, kayak, raft and tube at the park. The Middle Delaware is one of the cleanest rivers around!
Park Acreage: 
68714
Highest Point: 
Mt. Tammany
Highest Point Elevation: 
1527 feet
Visitor Count: 
5254216
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Delaware River; Historic Wallpack Center; Dutch Mines; Delaware Valley; Old Mine Road; Dingman's Falls; Silver Thread Falls; Raymondskill Falls; Historic Millbrook Village
Endangered Species: 
Bald Eagle
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Stroudsburg, PA
Gateway Communities: 
Stroudsburg, PA
Nearby Airports: 
Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE)

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Middle Delaware National Scenic River

Superintendent Name: 
John J. Donahue
Did you know the Delaware watershed provides water for 10% of the nation's population?! The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is home to the Middle Delaware River, which passes for over forty miles between low forested mountains with barely a house in sight. The river then cuts through the mountain ridge to form the famed "Water Gap." Exiting the park, the river runs 200 more miles to Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean at Wilmington, Delaware. Swim, fish, boat, canoe, kayak, raft and tube. The Middle Delaware is one of the cleanest rivers around!
Visitor Count: 
5052264
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Delaware River; Historic Wallpack Center; Dutch Mines; Delaware Valley; Old Mine Road; Dingman's Falls; Silver Thread Falls; Raymondskill Falls; Historic Millbrook Village
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Stroudsburg, PA
Gateway Communities: 
Stroudsburg, PA
Nearby Airports: 
Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE)

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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
Kitty Roberts
Encompassing over 1.2 million acres, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area offers unparalleled opportunities for water-based & backcountry recreation. Stretching hundreds of miles from Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah, Glen Canyon NRA is bursting with scenic vistas, geologic wonders and a vast panorama of human history. Begin your journey at the visitorâ
Park Acreage: 
1.25443e+06
Highest Point: 
Kaitarowits Plateau
Highest Point Elevation: 
8000 feet
Visitor Count: 
1885378
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Glen Canyon Dam; Lake Powell; Kaiparowits Plateau; Navajo Mountain
Endangered Species: 
Bald Eagle; Golden Eagle; Colorado Squawfish, Humpback Chub; Bonytail Chub; Razorback Sucker
Entrance Fees: 
Individual: $7; Vehicle Pass: $15
Nearest Major City: 
Page, AZ; Las Vegas, NV
Gateway Communities: 
Page, AZ
Nearby Airports: 
Page Municipal Airport (PGA)

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Presidio of San Francisco (affiliated area)

Superintendent Name: 
Brian O'Neil
The Presidio of San Francisco served as an army post for three nations for 218 years. Scars of world and local events, military campaigns, the rise of aviation, World Fairs, and earthquakes are scattered throughout the Presidio. Centuries of architecture, a national cemetery, and an historic airfield are ripe for exploration. Relax in the forests and beaches, and admire the spectacular vistas.
Park Acreage: 
73000
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Batteries East & West; Crissy Field; Fort Point; Fort Winfield Scott; Letterman Hospital; The Main Post; San Francisco National Cemetery; Pet Cemetery; World War II Memorial; Golden Gate Promenade; Coastal Trail; Bay Area Ridge Trail; Bay Trail; Anza National Historic Trail
Endangered Species: 
San Francisco Spineflower; Dune Gilia; San Francisco Lessingia; San Francisco Wallflower; San Francisco Campion; San Francisco Owl's Clover; Marin Dwarf Flax; Presidio Clarkia; Raven's Manzanita; Franciscan Thistle; San Francisco Gumplant; Coast Rock Cress
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
San Francisco, CA
Gateway Communities: 
San Francisco, CA
Nearby Airports: 
San Francisco International Airport (SFO); Oakland International Airport (OAK)

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