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Algonkian Regional Park

703-450-4655

47001 Fairway Drive
Sterling VA 20165

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Algonkian Regional Park is home to a mini-golf course, $4/round per person.  It is open from April to October. Algonkian is home to...

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Anacostia Park

202-472-3873

Price: Fishing license required

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Anacostia Park offers miles of river shore and fishing is allowed and regulated by Washington, DC government. There is also a public boat launch and marina.

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Bladensburg Waterfront Park

301.779.0371

4601 Annapolis Road
Bladensburg MD 20710

Price: $16/day (canoe/kayak rates); Free admission otherwise

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Bladensburg Waterfront Park offers a fishing pier for anglers. They also have canoe, kayak and rowboat rentals available from late May to the end of October. The park is open sunrise to sunset daily; the Visitor's Center from 9am to 4pm.

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Burke Lake Park

7315 Ox Road
Fairfax Station VA 22039

Price: Fishing license required

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Burke Lake is a 218-acre lake with fishing opportunities on the shoreline and in watercraft.  They offer boat and rowboat rentals. Call 703.323.6600 for more information.

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Cedar Haven Fishing Area

301-627-6074

18400 Phyllis Wheatley Boulevard
Eagle Harbor MD 20608

Price: Fishing license required

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The Cedar Haven Fishing Area is open 8am to dusk and fishing is permitted here along the shoreline.  You'll need a sport fishing license and surf rods are recommended.

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Centennial Park

410-313-7271

4651 Centennial Lane
Ellicott City MD 21042

Price: Fishing license required

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Centennial Park is a 337-acre park featuring a 54-acre, man made lake stocked with bass, trout, sunfish and tiger muskies. You can fish from the shore or by boat and a license is needed for ages 16 and up

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Central Pond Park

301-670-4660

18056 Central Park Circle
Boyds MD 20841

Price: Fishing license required

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The pond at South Germantown Recreational Park has access for fishing and for model boat launches.  You must have a fishing license and swimming/full-scale boating are not allowed.

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Claude Moore Park

claudemoore@loudoun.gov

21544 Old Vestal's Gap Road
Sterling VA 20164

Price: Free admission

Age: All ages

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Claude Moore Park encompasses 357 acres and is divided between a sportsplex and nature area.

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There are 11 miles of hiking trails where you'll meander through wetlands, ponds, woodlands and meadows in eastern...

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Claytor Lake State Park

6620 Ben H. Bolen Drive
Dublin VA 24084

Age: All ages

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Claytor Lake State Park has cabins, lodges and tent sites for camping options.  The park also offers swimming, biking, hiking and picnicking.  Known for it's sport fishing and boating, Claytor Lake State Pakr has a marina.

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Cook Lake

4001 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria VA 22304

Price: Fishing license required

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Cook Lake is a 4-acre lake located in Cameron Regional Park. The lake is stocked during both the winter months (trout) and warmer months (catfish). You need to purchase a license in order to fish here.

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Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

703-631-0013

5040 Walney Road
Chantilly VA 20151

Price: Fishing license required

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Ellanor C. Lawrence Park offers fishing at Walney Pond. Largemouth bass, channel catfish, and sunfish are restocked.

Every so often they offer a program for families to learn about fishing and the native fish and their habitats.

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Fishing License Information

Following are links for how to obtain a fishing license:

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Fishing Resources

Two online resources for fishing:

* Take Me Fishing: Research programs for fishing and boating by state. Search on events for kids in your state.

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Fishing in Anne Arundel County Parks

410-222-7317

Price: Fishing license required

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Check here if looking for spots to fish in the many regional and community parks of Anne Arundel County. Note that some county facilities require an entrance fee and/or may have special catch and release areas. Uphold part of the Fisherman'­s...

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Fletcher's Boat House

202-244-0461

4940 Canal Road, NW
Washington DC 20007

Price: Fishing license required

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n addition to kayak/canoe and boat rentals, Fletcher's Boat House also offers fishing along the C&O canal. They have DC fishing licenses available for purchase.

They are open seasonally from March to October, weather permitting.

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Fountainhead Regional Park

10875 Hampton Road
Fairfax Station VA 22039

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Fountainhead Regional Park has plenty of activities for the family including fishing (boat rentals - jon boat, canoe and kayak are available), hiking,...

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Franklin Park

540-338-7603

17501 Franklin Park Drive
Purcellville VA 20132

Price: Fishing license required

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Franklin Park has a catch and release pond and they also have Friday fishing classes. Call 540.338.7603 for details.  The park is open dawn to dusk seven days a week; but fishing is during the summertime primarily.

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Great Country Farms

540-554-2073

18780 Foggy Bottom Road
Bluemont VA 20135

Price: $8/child; $10/adult (weekdays); $10/child; $12/adult (festival weekends)

Age: All ages

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Great Country Farms has a fishing hole stocked with blue gills, bass, catfish and some carp that are 15 years old! They offer catch and release fishing, bring your own pole, line & bait.  No license required.

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Kids Fishing in Maryland

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Tips from the Maryland Kids Fishing Center offer advice from what to pack to catching and releasing. Learn the secret to a successful first-time fishing trip.

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Kids Fishing in Virginia

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Tips from the Virginia Kids Fishing Center offer advice from what to pack to catching and releasing. Learn the secret to a successful first-time fishing trip.

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