Vermont State Parks and Vermont Fish & Wildlife are teaming up to make fishing fun and easy for state park visitors through the ReelFunVT program.

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In addition to hosting “Let’s Go Fishing” clinics with trained instructors, 12 state parks are now providing fishing equipment to visitors on a loaner basis.  Included in the equipment are rods, reels, fishing line and an assortment of lures or baits, all of which can be signed out by park visitors. These starter kits help provide instant access to the sport of fishing.

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Park visitors at one of the Reel Fun destinations will also have access to a fishing guide publication for that specific park. The guide includes information about the waterbody, a lake or river map, a list of fish species present, fishing tips and techniques applicable to each waterway, and information about obtaining a Vermont fishing license—either at the park office or online.

These state parks will be participating in ReelFunVT:

Click on a park location on the map for more information

map of VT with state parks

Champlain Valley

Central Region

Southeast Region

Southwest Region

Northeast Kingdom

Lake Carmi State Park Burton Island on Lake Champlain Grand Isle State Park on Lake Champlain Elmore State Park on Lake Elmore Little River State Park on Waterbury Reservoir Button Bay State Park on Lake Champlain Branbury State Park on Lake Dunmore Half moon State Park On Half Moon Pond Lake Bomoseen State Park Lake St. Catherine State Park Emerald Lake State Park Woodford State Park Wilgus State Park Camp Plymouth State Park on Echo Lake Gifford Woods State Park and Kent Pond Silver Lake State Park Stillwater State Park on Groton Pond Brighton State Park