You can find campgrounds along numerous fishable lakes and rivers in many Texas state parks. The Caddo Lake State Park in Karnack has camping facilities where campers can also enjoy fishing in the 26,800-acre Caddo Lake.
Campgrounds offer varying facilities that cater to anglers including boat access, boat rentals, fishing piers and fish cleaning stations. The Guadalupe River State Park, for example, provides convenient access to the river where anglers can rent a boat and troll fish for a variety of species.
Texas lakes and streams contain a variety of fish species. In Caddo Lake, you can find such game fish as largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, chain pickerel, white bass, yellow bass and sunfish. In Guadalupe River, cast your lines for rainbow trout, bluegill, black bass, brown trout, smallmouth bass and many others.
While fishing and camping, take advantage of the many campground amenities available to you. Guadalupe River State Park offer campers and anglers amenities that include hiking trails, nature tours, water and electricity hookups, picnic areas, restrooms and shower facilities.
You must have a valid fishing license to fish in Texas waters. A freshwater or saltwater stamp is required to take game fish and other aquatic life statewide. You do not need a fishing license, however, if you are angling from the bank in a state park or in waters within a state park.