Park Announces Spring Fishing Program 2018

 Beginning March 8, 2018, Pecos National Historical Park will be offering fishing permits for interested anglers along the Pecos River.  The 2018 spring fishing season will run from March 8 through April 16.

Pecos National Historical Park fishing program near Forked Lightning Ranch
Pecos National Historical Park fishing program near Forked Lightning Ranch

Within the park, three miles of the Pecos River are divided into three sections or “beats.” This approach offers anglers roughly one mile on the Pecos River to fish with up to two other people for the day. Two beats (for up to six anglers per day) 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 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 February 26, 2018.  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. Remember 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 follow us on Twitter ( or Instagram (

Becky Latanich
Chief of Interpretation and Education
Pecos National Historical Park

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