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Best states for your next fishing and camping adventure

Summer is a great time to plan a fishing and camping adventure, but there are many states that offer great camping at other times of the year. Here are some of the best states for fishing and camping.

Missouri – summer

This state has diverse landscapes and winding rivers, lakes, springs and streams. There are over fifty state parks, 1,000 miles of hiking trails, and over 3,500 campsites. For fishing and camping in Missouri, you’ll find a campsite on the Lake of the Ozarks, which has 1,150 miles of shoreline and is home to myriad species of fish including largemouth bass, catfish and walleye.

Colorado – summer

Colorado is a popular fly fishing destination with beautiful streams and lakes surrounded by mountains and forests. There are four national parks and forty-two state parks, which means endless fishing and camping opportunities await! If you’re new to camping, start with a summer getaway and bring a fly rod.

Florida – Fall / Winter

The Sunshine State is known for its abundant sunshine and hot summers, but the mild winters make a nice, popular time of year for camping in the state. If you’re looking for a tropical and historic experience, check out Dry Tortugas National Park at the tip of the Florida Keys. In the pristine waters around the park there is an opportunity to catch many saltwater wild fish.

California – spring

The beautiful state of California has 110 state parks with plenty of camping opportunities along the Pacific coast. From beaches between mountains to redwood forests, you can’t go wrong finding fishing and camping in the majestic landscape of this state.

When you have decided on a fishing and camping site, you will find logged catches, fish species and fishing forecasts in your area on our interactive map. Start planning this family adventure now. The memories you make together will last a lifetime!

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