Tackle Loaner Program

You can borrow fishing equipment as easily as you borrow books at a library!

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  1. Borrow rods, reels and tackle boxes with hooks, sinkers and bobbers for up to 7 days.
  2. Find a site near you. Some loan individual rods and reels to use at their specific site. Others loan trunks of fishing equipment for larger groups to borrow and use anywhere.
  3. Fill out a spincastreel.jpgsurvey and form.
  4. Go have fun fishing.
  5. Return the loaner gear.

Some locations may require a deposit. Please ask the location about their specific policy.

Sites marked with (#) are known as especially busy sites. This means loaner gear may sometimes be fully checked out, or even in need of repair. Please call ahead to confirm.

If you are 17 or older, you need your fishing license, except if you fish within a state park (entry fees still apply).

If you are younger than 17, you need an adult to come with you to borrow tackle loaner gear.

Get Your Fishing License

See Fishing License Types

On-Site Fishing Tackle Loaner Sites

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
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 SP 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
Jefferson City of Jefferson Tourism 305 E. Austin Street
Jefferson, TX 75657
(903) 665-3733
Junction South Llano River State Park 1927 Park Road 73
Junction, TX 76849
(325) 446-3994
Kyle Lake Kyle / Park 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
Mineral Wells Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailways 100 Park Road 71
Mineral Wells, TX 76067
(940) 328-1171
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 SP & 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 Parks and Recreation 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 Buescher 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

Tackle Loaner Sites for Groups (Kits with 10 fishing poles)

Group kits must be reserved 2 weeks in advance and are not available for individual use.

City Facility Address Phone
Abilene TPWD Inland Fisheries  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  400 Hwy. 60
Canyon, TX 79015
(806) 655-4341
Houston TPWD Aquatic Education Program please call for info (713) 201-8110
DFW/Grand Prairie TPWD North Texas Education Center 5411 Robinson Road
Grand Prairie, TX 77963
(469) 644-2705
San Antonio Government Canyon SNA 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
Somerville TPWD Inland Fisheries  261 Aquatic Facility Rd (979) 272-1430
Wichita Falls TPWD Inland Fisheries  409 Chester Avenue
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
(940) 766-2383

 

(#) = Heavily-visited sites. Tackle is often all checked out or is unavailable due to damage from previous borrowers. Please call ahead to confirm.