Tackle Loaner Program

 

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The Tackle Loaner Program loans fishing equipment just like a library loans books.

  1. Borrow rods, reels and tackle boxes with hooks, sinkers and bobbers for up to 7 days of fishing.
  2. Go to a Loaner Site near you (see list below), NOTE: some sites loan out individual rod and reels to use at THAT site and others loan trunks of equipment for large groups to take and use anywhere.
  3. Fill out a loanerspincastreel.jpg survey and form,
  4. Go fishing.
  5. Return the gear!

Some locations may require a deposit. Check with each location for their specific borrowing policy.

Sites marked with (#) are very busy sites and tackle is often all checked out or in need of repair; you can call ahead to confirm.

If you are 17 or older, you will need a Fishing License, except for fishing from shores of  State Parks after paying entrance fee for that day.

If you're under 17, you will need to have an adult with you when you check out equipment.

Fishing License Info

Tackle Loaner Sites - For individual/families to borrow at that site  (For list of locations with trunks of fishing equipment for groups)

City Facility Address Phone
Austin McKinney Falls State Park(#) 5808 McKinney Falls Parkway
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 243-1643
Bastrop Bastrop State Park P.O. Box 518
Bastrop, TX 78602
(512) 321-2101
Blanco Blanco State Park P.O. Box 493
Blanco, TX 78606
(830) 833-4333
Burnet Inks Lake State Park (#) 3630 Park Road 4 West
Burnet, TX 78611
(512) 793-2223
Brownwood Lake Brownwood State Park 200 State Highway PR 15
Lake Brownwood, TX
(325) 784-5223
Calliham Choke Canyon State Park 12 miles West of Three Rivers on Hwy. 72 (361) 789-3868
Centerville Fort Boggy State Park 4994 Hwy 75 South
Centerville, TX 75833
(903) 764-3411
Cleburne Cleburne State Park 5800 Park Road 21
Cleburne, TX 76033
(817) 645-.4215
Colorado City  Colorado City State Park 4582 Farm to Market 2836
Colorado City, TX 79512
(325) 728-3931
Concan Garner State Park 234 RR 1050
Concan, TX 78838
(830) 232-6132
Corpus Christi TAMUCC Rec Center (students only) 6300 Ocean Dr
Corpus Christi
(361) 825-2364
Corpus Christi Mustang Island State Park 17047 Hwy 361
Port Aransas, TX 78373
(361) 749-5246
Dallas Mountain Creek Public Library 6102 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, TX 75249
(214) 670-6704
Daingerfield Daingerfield State Park 455 Park Road 17
Daingerfield, TX 75638
(903) 645-2921
Denison Eisenhower State Park 50 Park Road 20
Denison, TX 75020
(903) 465-1956
Edna Texana Park and Campground 46 Park Road 1
Edna, TX 77957
(361) 782-5718
Eustace Purtis Creek State Park 14225 FM 316
Eustace, TX 75124
(903) 425-2332
Fairfield Fairfield Lake State Park 123 State Hwy Dr P64
Fairfield, TX 75840
(903) 389-4514
Glen Rose Friends of Dinosaur Valley State Park Gift Shop 1629 Park Road 59
Glen Rose, TX 76043
(254) 897-7010
Goliad Goliad State Park and Historic Site 108 Park Road 6
Goliad, TX 77963
(361) 645-3406
Gonzales Palmetto State Park 78 Park Road 11 South
Gonzales, TX 78629
(830) 672-3266
Grapeland Mission Tejas State Park 120 State Part Road 44
Grapeland, TX 75488
(936) 687-2349
Huntsville Huntsville State Park 565 Park Road 40 West
Huntsville, TX 77340
(936) 295-5644
Hurst Hurst Public Library 901 Precinct Line Road
Hurst, TX 76053
(817) 788-7300
Jacksboro Fort Richardson State Park 228 Park Road 61
Jacksboro, TX 76458
(940) 567-3506
Jasper Martin Dies, Jr. State Park 634 State Hwy 48 Park Rd
Jasper, TX 75951
(409) 384-5231
Junction South Llano River State Park 1927 Park Road 73
Junction, TX 76849
(325) 446-3994
Karnack Caddo Lake State Park 245 Park Road 2
Karnack, TX 75661
(903) 679-3351
Kyle Lake Kyle & Parks Headquarters 700 Lehman Rd.
Kyle, TX 78640
(512) 262-3937
Lockhart Lockhart State Park 4179 State Park Rd (512) 398-3479
Laredo Lake Casa Blanca State Park 5102 Bob Bullock Loop
Laredo, TX 78041
(956) 725-3826
Livingston Lake Livingston State Park 302 Park Road 3
Livingston, TX 77351
(936) 365-2201
Lumberton Village Creek State Park 8854 Park Road 74, TX 77657 (409) 755-7322
Matagorda Matagorda Bay Nature Park - LCRA 6420 FM 2031 (979) 863-2603
Meridian Meridian State Park 173 Park Road #7 (254) 435-2536
Mexia Fort Parker State Park 194 Park Road 28
Mexia,, TX 76667
(254) 562-5751
Mission Bentsen-Rio Grand State Park 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Dr
Mission , TX 78572
(956) 584-9156
Mineral Wells Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailways 100 Park Road 71
Mineral Wells, TX 76067
(940) 328-1171
Needville Brazos Bend State Park 21901 FM762
Needville, TX 77461
(979) 553-5101
Plano Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve 5901 Los Rios Rd
Plano, TX 75074
(972) 941-5403
Quannah Copper Breaks State Park 777 Park Road 62
Quanah, TX 79252
(940) 839-4331
Quitaque Caprock Canyon State Park and Trailway PO Box 204
Quitaque, TX 79255
(806) 455-1492
Rockport Goose Island State Park 202 S. Palmetta Street
Rockport, TX 78382
(361) 729-2858
Roma Falcon State Park 146 Park Road 46
Falcon Heights, TX 78545
(956) 848-5327
Sabine Pass Sea Rim State Park 19335 S. Gulfway Dr
Sabine Pass, TX 77655
(409) 971-2559
San Angelo San Angelo State Park 3900-2 Mercedes
San Angelo, TX 76901
(325) 949-4757
San Angelo San Angelo City  Parks and Rec. office  702 S. Chadbourne
San Angelo, TX 
(325) 657-4450
San Felipe Stephen F. Austin State Park

Park Road 38
San Felipe, TX 77473

(979) 885-3613
Smithville Buesher State Park 100 Park Road 1E
Smithville, TX 78957
(512) 237-2241
Somerville Lake Somerville State Park -Birch Creek Unit 14222 Park Road 57
Somerville, TX 77879
(979) 535-7763
Somerville/Ledbetter Lake Somerville State Park -
Nails Creek unit
6280 FM 180
Ledbetter TX 78946
(979) 289-2392
Spring Branch Guadalupe River State Park 3350 Park Rd 31
Spring Branch TX 78070
(830) 438-2656
Tyler Tyler State Park 789 Park Road 16
Tyler, TX 75706
(903) 597-5338
Tuscola Abilene State Park 150 Park Road 32
Tuscola, TX 79562
(325) 572-3204
Valley View Ray Roberts State Park -
Johnson Branch Unit
100 PW 4153
Valley View TX 76272
(940) 637-2294
Whitney Lake Whitney State Park 433 Farm To Market 1244
Whitney, TX 76692
(254) 694-3793
Wichita Falls Lake Arrowhead State Park 229 Park Road 63
Wichita Falls, TX 76310
(940) 528-2211
Wills Point Lake Tawakoni State Park 10822 FM 2475
Wills Point, TX 75169

(903) 560-7123

GROUP Tackle Loaner Sites - Kits with 10 fishing poles for groups to borrow - must reserve 2 weeks in advance.  Not for individual use.

City Facility Address Phone
Abilene TPWD Inland Fisheries Office 5325 North 3rd St
Abilene, TX 79603
(325) 692-0921
Austin TPWD Headquarters 4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744
(512) 389-4472
Canyon TPWD Inland Fisheries Office 400 Hwy. 60
Canyon, TX 79015
(806) 655-4341
College Station/Bryan Equipment not available right now.
Houston/Dickinson TPWD Dickinson Marine Lab 1502 FM 517E
Dickinson, TX 77539
(281) 534-0123
DFW/Grand Prairie TPWD North Texas Education Center 5411 Robinson Road
Grand Prairie, TX 77963
(469) 644-2705
San Antonio Government Canyon State Natural Area 12861 Galm Rd
San Antonio, TX 78254
(210) 688-6444
San Antonio San Antonio River Authority 100E Guenther St.
San Antonio, TX 78283
(210) 302-3259
Wichita Falls TPWD Inland Fisheries Office 409 Chester Avenue
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
(940) 766-2383

 

 

(#) = These sites are heavily visited and tackle is often all checked out or not available due to damage and need of repair, call ahead to confirm if needed.


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