Park Announces Fall Fishing Season for 2017

Pecos, NM: Beginning September 14th, 2017, Pecos National Historical Park will be offering fishing permits for the Pecos River.  The 2017 fall fishing season will run from September 14th through November 6th.

Within the park, three miles of the Pecos River are divided into three sections or “beats.” Each beat can accommodate up to three anglers each day.  Two beats are available on a reservation system; one beat (for up to three anglers per day) is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please note, a special use permit along with a $25 per day fee is required for each angler.  Only credit card payments will be accepted. 

Pecos National Historical Park will begin taking reservations on September 4th, 2017.  Call the dedicated phone line at (505) 757-7272.Please leave your name, the number of people that will fish (up to 3 per one-mile beat), the date you would like to fish, and contact information including the name and phone number for each person on the reservation. Please note that the park is closed to fishing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 

Reservations are accepted in the order they are received. You will get a confirmation by phone from the fishing permit ranger within a reasonable time.

For more information related to fishing and to make reservations, contact Pecos NHP Fishing Line at (505) 757-7272.  Additional information about the fishing program is available on the park website (

 For more information about the park in general, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241 or visit our website at You will also find our listings on the New Mexico True website ( and Tourism Santa Fe ( Please like on us on Facebook at or Instagram (

Becky Latanich
Chief of Interpretation and Education
Pecos National Historical Park

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