Public Fishing Areas
As of Dec. 7, 2016, DNR Wildlife Resources Division has lifted the campfire restriction put in place in late October on state-operated WMAs and PFAs.
Public Fishing Areas (PFAs) are great places for family outings. Currently, there are 10 PFAs located around the state. You can fish from the bank or a boat, picnic, hike, watch wildlife, camp (not all PFAs provide camping, check individual PFA pages at links on the right for more details), and enjoy being outdoors. Good bank fishing opportunities are available at all PFAs and many of them have special kids fishing areas for young anglers. So check out a PFA and see what you, your family, and friends have been missing!
What to expect at a PFA:
Licenses Required at a PFA
To access a PFA for non-fishing activities, visitors age 16-64 must have one of the following (visitors under age 16 and/or over age 64 are exempt):
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Report poaching and wildlife violations. You can receive a cash reward if your tip leads to an arrest—even if you wish to remain anonymous.