Gone Fishing: 8 Campgrounds For Anglers

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Gone Fishing: 8 Campgrounds For Anglers

By Jessica Sanders

Whether you go camping just to fish, or enjoy fishing as a relaxing hobby, you have to find a campground that's ripe for the casting. If you're ready to take it easy, with fishing pole in hand, be sure to choose from our list of fishing campgrounds that are perfect for anglers of all kinds.

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Lake Harriet

Lake Harriet Campground
Lake Harriet, Oregon

If you're new to the sport, or want to teach a junior angler, this is the fishing campground for you. Lake Harriet is stocked with rainbow trout each year, making them plentiful every time you go. Campground goers can head to the nearby river in search of cutthroat and brown trout as well.

Camp Here: Lake Harriet Campground


Magnolia Ridge Park
Woodville, Texas

If your kids are ready to put up their "Gone Fishing" sign, be sure to head to Magnolia Ridge Campground. Not only will your little ones have their own personal fishing spot, the Kid's Fish Pond, but each June the park holds Kid's Fish Day, allowing your little anglers to take the spotlight. Be ready to catch largemouth bass, crappie and catfish.

Camp Here: Magnolia Ridge Park

Gerle Creek

Gerle Creek Campground
El Dorado, California

Gerle Creek campground is the perfect spot for part-time fishing enthusiasts. With 400 miles of hiking and biking trails, you can head out early to catch brown and rainbow trout, and then hit the trails with your family; you'll surely work up an appetite for a dinner of fresh fish. Union Valley Reservoir and Loon Lake are nearby, as well, which provide even more opportunities for fishing.

Camp Here: Gerle Creek Campground


Kendall Campground
Jamestown, Kentucky

Scenic views of the nearby river and tall green forests make this a beautiful spot for anglers looking to enjoy a day of casting. And, with a stocked stream, this is one of the more popular fishing campgrounds. After a long day fishing, plan to have rainbow and brook trout for dinner. But, don't forget to take a day off from fishing to explore the half-mile Whispering Pines Trail, perfect for your family hike.

Camp Here: Kendall Campground


Bridges Campground
Price, Utah

Surrounded by dense forests of spruce and aspens, this fishing campground is situated in the Huntington Canyon, where you'll find Huntington Creek. This waterway has been deemed a Blue Ribbon Fishery, which means you can plan to catch high quality cutthroat and rainbow trout. With plenty of tree shade, you can enjoy a fishing trip in the hottest summer months.

Camp Here: Bridges Campground

Dale Hollow

Dale Hollow Damsite
Celina, Tennessee

If you're looking to catch record-breaking bass, book a site at this fishing campground. It was here that the world record smallmouth bass was caught. Not to mention, Dale Hollow Lake is known as a trophy smallmouth bass lake. If you're not interested in bass, head to the Obey River and try your luck at catching rainbow and brown trout.

Camp Here: Dale Hollow Damsite


Coghill Lake Cabin
Girdwood, Alaska

If you want a primitive weekend of fishing, you'll find it here. The remote Coghill Lake Cabin is situated on the shores of Coghill Lake, where you can fish for sockeye salmon mid-June through July. Plan to catch pink and chum salmon in July and August and Dolly Varden trout throughout the summer months. With views of the Chugach Mountains and surrounding glaciers, you are sure to have a relaxing weekend of fishing.

Camp Here: Coghill Lake Cabin


Winfield Campground
Appling, Georgia

Don't come to the Peach State for a juicy piece of fruit: Instead head to this fishing campground for largemouth and striped bass, as well as crappie and bream. With plenty of hiking nearby, this is the perfect spot for families looking to stay active and enjoy the sunshine. Be sure to venture out of the campground to visit nearby zoos, art galleries and restaurants.

Camp Here: Winfield Campground

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Jessica Sanders is the Associate Online Editor for ReserveAmerica.com. After many years of camping and hiking in the Northeast, she's exploring what the West has to offer and sharing all of her knowledge with you. She's a s'mores master, campsite connoisseur, writer, runner and lover of all things outdoors. Follow her on Google+.