Trout Parks

Missouri’s four trout parks feature high-quality trout fishing on cold-water streams in Missouri and they are supported by on-site trout hatcheries. Maramec Spring Park, Bennett Spring State Park, Montauk State Park, and Roaring River State Park are open and stocked daily from March 1 through Oct. 31.

Catch-and-release fishing only is available from the second Friday in November, through second Monday in February. Maramec Spring Park is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The three state parks are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday through Monday. A fishing permit, unless exempt, and a trout permit are required. Only flies may be used during the catch-and-release season.


  • Anglers need a fishing permit, unless exempt, as well as a daily trout tag. The daily trout tag is $3 for adults and $2 for those 15 and younger. Note: At Roaring River State Park, a daily tag or a trout permit may be used for fishing from the first bridge below the old dam in Zone 3 to the downstream park boundary.
  • The daily limit is 4, and you must stop fishing for any species after having 4 trout in possession. Area regulations, fishing methods, and zones vary. 

Where to find trout parks

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This is NOT a legal document. Regulations are subject to revision during the current year.
Refer to the Wildlife Code.