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The reel deal.

The Deschutes River is home to many species of prized native fish and some of the most idyllic fishing spots reside in public Bend parks. In addition to river fishing, the District also features fishing ponds at Pine Nursery and Shevlin Parks that are stocked by Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife.

Licenses: All state angling licenses and regulations apply at all locations.

Bait: Whether bait and/or fly fishing is allowed depends on location. Please check ODFW’s website for more information as regulations may change.

Deschutes River Access

For Deschutes River fishing, access is available at the following parks. You can use the Park Locator to filter parks and learn more.

Drake Park
777 NW Riverside Blvd., Bend, Oregon

Farewell Bend Park
1000 Southwest Reed Market Rd., Bend, Oregon

First Street Rapids Park
1980 Northwest 1st St., Bend, Oregon

Miller’s Landing Park
55 NW Riverside Blvd., Bend, Oregon

Pacific Park
1236 NW Wall St., Bend, Oregon

Pioneer Park
1525 Northwest Wall St., Bend, Oregon

Riley Ranch Nature Reserve
19991 Glen Vista Rd., Bend, Oregon

Riverbend Park
799 SW Columbia St., Bend, Oregon

Sawyer Park
62999 O. B. Riley Rd., Bend, Oregon

Fishing Ponds in Parks

Current regulations at both ponds allow for a limit of two fish per day, eight inch minimum length.

Pine Nursery Park
3750 NE Purcell Blvd., Bend, Oregon
Stock: rainbow trout, blue gills and bass.
Ages: open to all ages

Shevlin Park
18920 Northwest Shevlin Park Rd., Bend, Oregon
Stock: rainbow trout
Ages: Open to youth, 17 years and under.

Additional information on fishing and stocking in the region is available at ODFW’s website at www.dfw.state.or.us/rr/central/.

Image of Bend residents fly fishing the Deschutes River in Sawyer Park.
Image of children fishing in the Shevlin Park pond under parent supervision.