Tuesday, March 21, 2023


Three RV parks where you can fish without a state license

Many RV parks around the USA have private lakes or ponds where you can fish without a state license. The policy is most often catch and release or pay by the pound for fish you keep. Tell us about RV parks you know about where no state license is required by using the form below.

Here are three such RV parks.

QRV Resort
Conroe, Texas
Fish for bass, bluegill and catfish in three ponds, one with a lighted pier. The policy is catch and release, so you won’t be fishing for dinner, just fun. QRV is a Quality RV Park and is 30 minutes from Lake Conroe at 3043 Waukegan Road in the town of Conroe. Visit its website to learn more.

Six poles with hooks are available in the park’s store at no charge.

Thanks to Mark Sanders for telling us about this park.

Ponches RV Park and Fish Camp

Poche’s RV Park, Fish-N-Camp
Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
At Poche’s RV Park you can catch largemouth bass, crappie, bream and catfish, and no state license is required. Five ponds occupy a whopping 51 acres, so there’s plenty of room to drop in your line without bumping into another angler. The park does have some limits on how many fish you can catch, so be sure to check. The store/welcome center includes a bait shop with fishing poles and bait of all kinds, including live shiners and worms. As you can see in the photo, there are many lakeside RV sites, so no need to wander far to drop in a line. Thanks to Greg Domingue for telling us about this park.

Lago Linda Hideaway
Beattyville, Kentucky
This out-of-the-way RV park is almost a mile from the main road on a private drive at 950 Blacks Ridge Rd. No license is required to fish in its lake for smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, bluegill, high red bluegill and redear sunfish. The policy is catch and release, so toss your trophy back in to be caught again another day. Learn more at its website.

Last week’s park: Walnut Hills Campground and RV Park in Staunton, Virginia. Fish for free in Kerplonken Lake.

Tell us about a “free fishing lake”

If you own or know of an RV park where fishing is allowed without a state license, please fill out the form below and we’ll tell other readers about it. Also, visit the Facebook group RV parks with Fishing Lakes where you can fish without a state license.

If there 's a street address, that's appreciated. If the location has a website, please furnish if possible.
Type of fish in the lake. Is fishing gear available? Etc.
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.



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Mary Davidson
11 months ago

We have been to several Texas State Parks on lakes and no license is required if you fish from shore.

10 months ago
Reply to  Mary Davidson

Correct. This is the case at all Texas State Parks.

Lisa Adcox
11 months ago

We stayed overnight at Pooches RV Park. Off the beaten path but worth driving to. Nice park.

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