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Did You Bring Your Fishing Rod?

Fishing at Baxter State Park
Fishing at Baxter State Park

Whether you seek an afternoon of fly-fishing on Kidney Pond, a gentle introduction to fishing for your grandchild with bonus moose sightings or the thrill of fishing a pond or stream a full day’s hike from the car, fishing is a primary activity for many Park visitors! Be sure to check fishing regulations as they vary throughout the Park. A copy of the State of Maine Open Water Fishing Regulations can be downloaded from the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife website: IF&W Fishing Rules. Most Park ponds and streams are located in Piscataquis County (only Katahdin Lake is in Penobscot County). Park Rangers can also provide good information on regulations for local waters. You can also view a current list of Park ponds with fish Get Adobe Reader. The Park also provides canoes available for rental Get Adobe Reader at many ponds in the Park.

A few things to know before casting for the "big one":

Enjoy Fishing in Baxter State Park and
thank you for helping preserve and protect
all bodies of water in the Park.