Yellowstone National Park Fishing Permit Pass

Yellowstone National Park

Fishing has been a popular recreation activity in Yellowstone National Park for more than 100 years, and many people visit the park just to fish. With over 2500 miles of rivers and streams, as well as numerous lakes, Yellowstone waters present an excellent opportunity for the recreational angler.

Fishing regulations in Yellowstone National Park are structured to strongly support native fish conservation goals. Cutthroat trout are the sole, native trout of the park and were the dominant fish species here prior to Euroamerican settlement. Cutthroat trout, Arctic grayling, mountain whitefish, and other native fishes are important to the ecology of Yellowstone

Stay Safe and Legal: You are responsible for following all park regulations. Consult Yellowstone's park newspaper or rangers at visitor centers and backcountry offices to learn more. 

General Regulations:

Individual with a valid permit is authorized to fish the waters of Yellowstone National Park for the dates specified accordance with the current fishing regulations. The general fishing season begins Saturday May 25, 2024 and extends through December 31, 2024.

Permittee accepts the responsibility of knowing and abiding by the fishing regulations of Yellowstone Nat ional Park.

Permittee is required to present for purposes of inspection their permit, all tackle and/or fish in possession, and creels and/or other containers where fish or tackle may be stored while on or immediately adjacent to waters of the park.

Do not approach wildlife. Remain 100 yards (92 meters) away from bears and wolves, and 25 yards (23 meters) away from all other wildlife. Do not feed any animals, including birds, squirrels, and coyotes.