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Fishing Access Areas

The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife maintains more than 180 developed fishing access areas throughout the state, providing public access for boat launching and shore fishing.  These access areas vary in size and services offered, as well as the size of watercraft they can accommodate. Locations are chosen based on shoreline habitat conditions that provide anglers with the most promising opportunities. 

Agency Facilities provides professional engineering design, consultation, and construction oversight for Fish & Wildlife access areas to ensure they are safe, durable, and easily accessible. These areas are built to be sustainable and accommodating of all users and are built in compliance with 2010 ADA standards and Vermont environmental guidelines.  Past projects include ramps, parking areas, access paths, docks, and associated site amenities. 

Visit the Fish and Wildlife Department website to find a fishing access area near you.