Practice social distancing even when outdoors.

Please follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Check the status of the location you're planning to fish.

Some fishing access points are closed. As always, a valid fishing license is required and you must follow Texas fishing regulations, which can be found in the Outdoor Annual.

See list of temporary closures and operations adjustments.


River Access and Conservation Areas

Leased Public Access

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has signed lease agreements that allow public river access across private land. Anglers and paddlers may use these leased areas for fishing and launching kayaks, canoes or other non-motorized boats.

Leased Areas by River Basin

Visit the links below for directions, details and any limitations on the use of individual sites.

Brazos River - downstream from Lake Whitney | See map

Colorado River - downstream from Lady Bird Lake

Devils River

Guadalupe River

Llano River

Lower Nueces River - near Corpus Christi

Neches River - upstream from Lake Palestine

Sabine River - near Carthage

San Marcos River

Note: Some public access leases have expired, but commercial access may still be available. If you are looking for a site no longer listed here, please e-mail John Botros for contact information.

About this Program
River Access and Conservation Areas are currently funded by a combination of sources including donations from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation, a grant award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Sport Fish Restoration Program, and sales of the Texas Rivers Conservation License Plate. Download our fact sheet for more information on this program and how landowners can participate.