Yampa River State Park

Yampa River State Park Fishing Activities

Fishing - 11/29/2007
The Yampa River offers many fishing opportunities. Anglers fish for both warm-water and cold-water species in the Yampa. Upstream of Yampa River State Park is one of the healthiest trout fisheries found in the state. In and around Steamboat Springs, there is a variety of fishing opportunities. On the eastern end of Yampa River State Park from Hayden to Craig, there are good trout numbers, small-mouth bass and northern pike. On the western end of the river from Craig to Maybell, there are warm-water species, including a good small-mouth bass fishery, northern pike and catfish.


Park Office
Yampa River State Park offers several public access sites along a 134-mile stretch of the Yampa River between Hayden and the Dinosaur National Monument near the Utah border. The central park office is located on Highway 40 between the cities of Craig and Hayden. See the Yampa River State Park Brochure and Map for locations of all public access sites.