Pecos National Historical Park Fishing Reservations

Pecos National Historical Park

In the midst of pinon, juniper, and ponderosa pine woodlands of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains not far from Santa Fe, the remains of Indian pueblos stand as meaningful reminders of people who once prevailed. Pecos National Historical Park helps visitors explore the cultural exchange and geographic features that played such crucial roles in the rich history of the Pecos Valley. The Upper Pecos River, its tributaries, and natural resources provide a diverse landscape that has nurtured settlement and facilitated multicultural interactions. These resources were important to people living in the region in the past and continue to be enjoyed by people today. The park offers fishing permits along three miles of the Pecos River within the park. The park divides the river into three sections or "beats" that are available to reserve in advance for fishing. The "beats" offers anglers roughly one mile on the Pecos River to fish with up to two other people for the day.

In the midst of pinon, juniper, and ponderosa pine woodlands of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains not far from Santa Fe, the remains of Indian pueblos stand as meaningful reminders of people who once prevailed. Pecos National Historical Park helps visitors explore the cultural exchange and geographic features that played such crucial roles in the rich history of the Pecos Valley. The Upper Pecos River, its tributaries, and natural resources provide a diverse landscape that has nurtured settlement and facilitated multicultural interactions. These resources were important to people living in the region in the past and continue to be enjoyed by people today. The park offers fishing permits along three miles of the Pecos River within the park. The park divides the river into three sections or "beats" that are available to reserve in advance for fishing. The "beats" offers anglers roughly one mile on the Pecos River to fish with up to two other people for the day.

Need to Know

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Pecos NHP conducts spring, summer, and fall fishing seasons. Seasons are typically announced in the spring. Go to https://www.nps.gov/peco/planyourvisit/fishing.htm for date information as it is released.

Reservations: Reservations are available up to 30 days in advance and until 10:00 a.m. the day of arrival. Therefore, for reservations on May 31, the date opens up for tickets on May 2. You may book reservations for up to three people. Please be aware that if you make one reservation, you may share the beat with up to two additional permit holders. Senior and Access pass discounts do not apply for these reservations.

Reservations must be made through Recreation.gov. No reservations are available at the park.

Changes and Cancellations

Fees and Cancellations: Fishing reservations are $15 per person. Until 10:00 a.m. the day of arrival, you may change the reservation at no cost or cancel for a $3 cancellation fee. No refunds on or after the day of arrival. See Facility Rates for fees.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

PO Box 418 Pecos NM 87552

Phone Number

505-757-7200

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