Top Fall Fishing Destinations

by CampspotterOct 26, 2020

With beautiful golden colors and crisp autumn air, the fall season is the perfect time to head to your favorite fishing destinations. As the streams grow colder, the catches become bigger, and the varieties become plentiful. So gear up and grab your fishing poles because it’s the anglers’ time to shine. From the Northeast to the West, we’ve gathered the top destinations on Campspot for a world-class fishing experience.

Diamond M Ranch Resort

Where: Kenai, AK

Located in the heart of the Kenai Peninsula, AK, Diamond M Ranch Resort is the perfect home base for an Alaskan adventure. Situated on the bluff overlooking the famous Kenai River and Cook Inlet, this destination offers a world-class fishing experience. With three generations of active outdoor-loving Alaskans, you’ll experience the best fishing holes and fishing guides Alaska has to offer. It’s teeming with popular fishing quests of Pacific halibut, trophy salmon, and rainbow trout.

Salmon Run Campground & Cabins

Where: Haines, AK

Salmon Run Campground & Cabins is located 6.5 miles from the Haines townsite on the Lutak inlet, which leads to the world-famous Chilkoot River and Chilkoot Lake. This freshwater fishing haven is popular for coho salmon, pink salmon, sockeye salmon, char, and trout. From fresh water to salt water this destination provides excellent fishing all season long.

Alaskan Angler RV Resort and Cabins

Where: Ninilchik, AK

Alaskan Angler RV Resort and Cabins covers 8-acres in the heart of Ninilchik, Alaska. With their stay & fish packages, you can experience the best of both worlds. Their onsite fishing charter company Afishunt Charters covers the entire Kenai Peninsula from their home base on the Cook Inlet to the Pacific Ocean, and beyond. With experience in halibut, king, and silver salmon, this destination is a dream for the fishing enthusiasts near and far.  

Happy Trails Campground

Where: Meadview, AZ

This family-owned and operated campground is located in the heart of Meadview, Arizona. A no frills— all outdoor thrills type of place. With free access to Lake Mead Recreational Park, this location provides various spots for anglers to cast a line. Popular fish in the area include largemouth bass, rainbow trout, black crappie, bluegill, catfish, and the famous striped bass. With spectacular views and close access to Lake Mead, Happy Trails Campground provides a fantastic fishing destination.

River Run RV Resort

Where: Granby, CO

Discover Granby, Colorado’s best-kept secret–River Run RV Resort. With close access to the Colorado River, Lake Granby, and Rocky Mountain National Park, this destination provides numerous fishing opportunities accompanied by breathtaking views. Anglers can expect to catch lake, brown, and rainbow trout, as well as kokanee salmon. These gold medal waters offer a one-of-a-kind fishing experience.

Alpen Rose RV Park

Where: Durango, CO

Located in the beautiful Animas River Valley and nestled beneath stunning red rock cliffs is Alpen Rose RV Park. With close access to the free-flowing Animas River, you can enjoy fly fishing at its best with gorgeous mountain scenery. Home to rainbow and brown trout, this destination provides excellent fishing opportunities for all ages.

Riverbend RV Park & Cabins 

Where: Montrose, CO

With the majestic San Juan Mountains and close access to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Riverbend RV Park & Cabins provides an outdoor paradise for fishing enthusiasts. Enjoy river access to the Uncompahgre River for excellent fly fishing and a variety of fish. Popular species include rainbow and cutthroat trout, with the most impressive sizes being the brown trout. Other popular fall fishing spots include Ridgway Reservoir, Cimarron River, and Silver Jack Reservoir.

Conejos River Campground

Where: Antonito, CO

Bordered by the Rio National Forest and nestled among the San Juan Mountains is the Conejos River Campground. The campground features a peaceful, scenic location perfect for outdoor recreation. Just a short walk to the Conejos River, where you can experience one of Colorado’s premier trout rivers. Home to the rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout.

The Campground at Big B’s Delicious Orchards

Where: Hotchkiss, CO

Take in Colorado’s North Fork Valley at The Campground at Big B’s Delicious Orchards. With stunning Mt. Lamborn views and rolling rivers and creeks, this destination is a must-visit in Hotchkiss, CO. Popular fall fishing spots include Paonia State Park, Crawford State Park, and the North Fork of the Gunnison River.

Albert’s Landing Idaho

Where: Kingston, ID

Located on the banks of the beautiful North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River with 900ft of river frontage, this historic 8.66-acre riverside destination is a favorite for campers seeking to soak up the beauty of the Inland Northwest. Popular species include brook trout, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, bull trout, and kokanee salmon. The area is known for its renowned fly fishing and offers several guided trips.

Silver Creek RV Resort

Where: Mears, MI

Miles of beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline await at Silver Creek RV Resort. This area features beautiful inland lakes and rivers, offering various species, including coho salmon, largemouth bass, northern pike, brook trout, walleye, yellow perch, and more. With a short distance to Silver Lake State Park, you have excellent fishing opportunities right at your fingertips.

Petoskey RV Resort

Where: Petoskey, MI

This 26-acre resort is located in beautiful Northern Michigan and a stone’s throw away from world-class fishing. With numerous inland lakes and streams, this area offers opportunities for fly fishing, fishing charters, boating, and a variety of fish. Popular destinations include Little Traverse Bay, Lake Charlevoix, and Walloon Lake.

Paul Bunyan Land Campground

Where: Brainerd, MN

With a nickname of “Land of 10,000 lakes,” the Brainerd Lakes Area is a fisherman’s dream come true. Surrounded by numerous bodies of water, you can find any fish you’re hoping to bring home. Including sunfish, perch, walleye, crappie, and smallmouth bass, only to name a few. The campground provides a close location to one of the most popular fishing lakes and Minnesota’s second-largest lake– Lake Mille Lacs.

Branson Stagecoach Campground

Where: Branson, MO

The Branson Stagecoach Campground is your gateway to all Branson has to offer. They are located across from Table Rock State Park and State Park Marina. Offering a large variety of bass species including largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass. Other types include crappie, bluegill, white bass, and more! The campground is also minutes away from the renowned Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery.

Majestic Oaks Campground

Where: Eldon, MO

With a quiet country setting and a fantastic location, the Majestic Oaks Campground offers an unforgettable vacation in Eldon, MO. Nestled just minutes away from the Lake of the Ozarks, this destination provides some of the country’s best fishing. The lake offers renowned bass fishing and various other species with crappie, paddlefish, catfish, walleye, and more. With miles of shoreline to explore, anglers can enjoy year-round fishing opportunities.

Countryside RV Park

Where: Dillon, MT

Located in beautiful Southwestern Montana, this destination is a fly fishers paradise. The park offers close proximity to some of the best “blue ribbon” streams in the US, including Beaverhead River, Ruby River, and Big Hole River. Predominantly known for trout fishing, with the most sought after being the brown trout. Dillon is also home to Anderson & Platt Outfitters and offers unforgettable guided fly fishing trips.

Mcleod Resort

Where: McLeod, MT

Nestled in the Boulder Valley on the West Boulder River is the Mcleod Resort offering an abundance of fishing opportunities right in your backyard. With two “blue ribbon” streams, The Yellowstone River and The Boulder River, this resort provides an incredible fall fishing experience. Rivers include high-quality rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout.

Woodland RV Park

Where: Libby, MT

Nestled under a canopy of pine trees of the Kootenai National Forest is Woodland RV Park. Your home base in Libby, MT for endless outdoor excitement. This area is rich in lakes and creeks, offering an abundance of fishing opportunities. The nearby Kootenay River provides a world-class trout fishing experience. With species including rainbow trout, bull trout, cutthroat trout, white sturgeon, and more. Other popular rivers include the Yaak River and the Fisher River.

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Missoula

Where: Missoula, MT

Stay at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort in Missoula, MT, and explore the great outdoors of beautiful Montana. This location offers an abundance of rivers, creeks, and streams for fantastic fishing. Famous spots include Black Fork River, Blackfoot River, and Rock Creek. With varieties of black crappie, yellow perch, brown trout, bull trout, and more.

Oceanside RV Resort and Campground

Where: Coos Bay, OR

Experience incredible RV camping on the Oregon coast at Oceanside RV Resort and Campground. Their location on Coos bay is home to an abundance of fish population with chinook salmon, coho salmon, and striped bass. Sharky’s Charter is just minutes away for a safe and high quality experience on Coos Bay.

Bear Run Campground

Where: Portersville, PA

Bear Run Campground is located in Portersville, PA offering a central location to all Western Pennsylvania has to offer. The campground is a short distance from Moraine State Park, a popular fishing destination serving a variety of fishing tournaments each year. Fish for northern pike, largemouth bass, bluegill, and more.

Silver Canoe Campground

Where: Rural Valley, PA

Silver Canoe Campground is nestled in a serene wooded valley in Rural Valley, PA. The park is situated on the upper end of the picturesque Keystone Lake, offering great fishing destinations close by. The lake is predominantly bass-filled but also includes trout, yellow perch, and brown bullhead catfish.

Sevier River RV Park

Where: Sevier, UT

Sevier River RV Park provides everything you need for your outdoor Utah adventure. Surrounded by Fishlake National Forest, this area offers incredible fishing spots accompanied by gorgeous views. The park provides close access to the Sevier River, known predominantly for rainbow and brown trout. Other popular areas include Fish Lake, Panguitch Lake, and Beaver Creek.

Lewis & Clark RV Park & Campground

Where: North Bonneville, WA

In the beautiful southwestern region of the Columbia River Gorge, the home of Lewis & Clark RV Park & Campground awaits. Featuring rolling rivers, babbling brooks, and a quality fishing experience. The Columbia River is home to chinook, coho, and sockeye salmon and brings anglers from all over the country to fish these prized waters.

Buckboard Marina

Where: Green River, WY

Featuring the beautiful Flaming Gorge Reservoir with a backdrop of the Uinta Mountains, Buckboard Marina is a fisherman’s dream destination. Flaming Gorge Reservoir offers some of the best fishing in the United States. The most sought after species being the lake trout and kokanee salmon. Other species include rainbow trout, brown trout, largemouth bass, cutthroat trout, and more. A trip to Flaming Gorge is sure to be a trip you’ll never forget.

Don’t let the cool temperatures fool you, the fish are roaming, and the catches are hot. So grab your gear and get going–it’s not too late for some incredible fall fishing. Browse even more campgrounds on Campspot and get ready for a fishing trip that you won’t soon forget.