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Fishing Catch & Release Ponds in Collin County

including Allen, Frisco, McKinney, and Plano

Myers Park Fishing Pond, Texas

Care to take the kids out for a little fishing fun? There are several ponds throughout Collin County open to catch and release programs, some of which may be in your neighborhood. This is a great way to pass the time with the kids.

Texas Fishing Regulations

Generally speaking, if The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department stock the pond, a fishing license is required for anyone fishing who is 17 and older--unless born prior to January 1, 1931. View the link below for details or check with your HOA office before dropping your line in the fishing hole. However, follow the links to the websites listed because many of these ponds are catch-and-release only. Update December 2019: We were advised by Texas Parks and Wildlife that while some municipalities have adopted the "catch and release" policy, they do not technically have the authority to do so according to state code. See this link for details.
Fishing License Requirements

Wildlife Reminder

Please visit our Living page to learn about the venomous creatures living in the Texas countryside and waters before heading out. We provide you with photos of the danger noodles (snakes) to watch for in the waters.

Interactive Map of Fishing Ponds in Collin County

Texas Parks & Wildlife created this map which allows you to zoom in, click on the map and find out the size of the pond. It's a great starting point if you already know the area. Otherwise, follow our list and Google map links below.
Click here for Interactive Map

Fish Stocking Reports for Ponds & Lakes in Collin County

When was the lake or pond last stocked and what type of fish are in each pond?
Click here for Stocking Reports.


Auburn Springs Ponds
These two ponds are best accessed by someone driving a truck or SUV, as parking is "off-road". This is near Celebration Park, but definitely less populated.
200 Angel Parkway, Allen

Bethany Lakes Park
Eight and a half acres of fishing ponds to choose from, including a fishing pier. Also at this location is a playground, covered pavilion, hike & bike trails, picnic tables and the Joe Farmer Recreation Center. Continue walking on the pathway northeast across Shadow Lakes Blvd to the half-acre Bethany North Pond (or park at 1402 Bethany Creek Blvd).
745 S Allen Heights Dr, Allen

Bethany Ridge Park
One and a quarter acre pond with fishing pier. Park also features picnic sites, hike and bike trails and a playground.
1218 E. Bethany, Allen

Celebration Park
two ponds (1.5 acres each). Also at this park is the enormous kidMania community-built playground and adjoining sprayground, restrooms, picnic tables & barbecue grills, pavilion, baseball/softball fields, basketball courts, lighted tennis courts, hike & bike trails, and soccer fields.
701 Angel Pkwy, Allen

Glendover Park
A 10-acre neighborhood park with a fishing pier and playground.
1290 Scottsman Dr, Allen


Boyd Park
Newly dedicated in May 2019, this park includes a large pond, fishing desk, benches, trails and more
FM423 & Stonebrook Pkwy, Frisco

Cottonwood Creek Greenbelt
Two miles of trails, wetlands and ponds wind through 77 acres. Fishing pier located at address below.
4328 Cedar Bluff Lane, Frisco

Frisco Commons
This 63-acre recreation area includes a stocked fishing pond, covered picnic tables, hike and bike trails, spray park, Hope Park playground, and Veterans Memorial.
8000 McKinney Rd, Frisco

Harold Bacchus Community Park
A stocked fishing pond is just one of the many great features of this 79-acre recreation area. Baseball/softball fields, batting cages, soccer field, bike trails, covered picnic tables, playground, trails, water and restrooms are all here.
13995 E. Main St, Frisco

Warren Sports Complex
Just over a 105 acres of land with a stocked pond, nature garden, covered picnic areas, playground, sand volleyball, tennis court, soccer field, basketball court, softball/baseball fields, walking and bike trails, and restrooms.
7599 Eldorado Pkwy, Frisco


Bonnie Wenk Park
Five-acre pond with fishing, dog park with dog splash pad, outdoor amphitheater, hike and bike trails, and restrooms in 26 acres (Phase 1). Phase 2 under construction in 2017.
2996 Virginia Pkwy, McKinney

Falcon Creek Park
Half-acre pond with fishing, barrier-free play structure, swings, fenced-in baseball/softball field, hike and bike trail, multi-purpose court, open turf area for soccer fields on 11.6 acres. No restrooms.
301 Peregrine Dr, McKinney

Katherine B. Winniford Park
Two and a half acre pond with a barrier-free playground, covered picnic area, multi-purpose area, hike and bike trail, and large open grass area for play within 16 acres. No restrooms.
4900 Highlands Dr, McKinney

Serenity Park
Pond with fishing pier, barrier-free playground, covered picnic area, hike and bike trail, two softball/baseball backstops, open grass area for soccer or football practice on 16.79 acres. No restrooms.
6701 Berkshire Rd, McKinney

Towne Lake Recreation Area
Twenty-two acre lake with fishing pier. Paddleboats and dock managed by private vendor. Located within a 108-acre recreation area with barrier-free playgrounds, lighted hike and bike trail, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pitching courts, 18-hole disc golf course, picnic shelters, and restrooms.
1405 Wilson Creek Pkwy, McKinney

Lake Lavon

Liberty Ridge Park
Stone benches are located near the water's edge to encourage fishing. A shaded pavilion and shaded playground are also features of this five-acre park.
201 Rolling Ridge Dr, Murphy

Murphy Central Park
This park encompasses 52 acres, 16 of which have been developed into parkland. In addition to the 2-acre stocked pond, there is shaded pavilion, covered playground, spray park, restrooms, and many other features including an amphitheater.
550 N Murphy Rd, Murphy

Timbers Nature Preserve Park
Formerly known as Murphy City Park, combined with Bunny Run Park to create this 26-acre park. The park includes a 1.25-acre pond, two covered playgrounds, a shade pavilion, playing fields, and restrooms.
324 Pine Top Dr, Murphy


Big Lake Park
Lake fed by Spring Creek with shade pavilion and small playground.
3800 Rainier Rd, Plano

Bob Woodruff Park
Eleven acre pond with fishing pier located in a large community park with playgrounds that include baby and therapeutic swings. Restrooms, picnic tables and pavilions, sand volleyball court.
2601 San Gabriel Dr, Plano

Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve
Sixteen acre pond sitting on 800 acres, best accessed by parking off Los Rios Blvd. Located near the Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure, just beyond the Oak Point Park Nature & Retreat Center. Kayaking, paddle boarding, hike & bike trails, picnic areas & pavilion, and restrooms.
5901 Los Rios Blvd, Plano

Russell Creek Park
Large park with playing fields, fishing pond with pier, playground, shade pavilion, and restrooms.
3500 McDermott Rd, Plano

Shawnee Community Park
Three acre pond with fishing pier on park with playground, picnic pavilion, restrooms, picnic tables, grills, drinking fountain, hike & bike trail, disc golf course and open sports practice fields.
3380 Sherwood Dr, Plano

Stoney Hollow Park
Pond with water feature, shade pavilion, and playground.
4030 Coldwater Creek Ln, Plano


Folsom Park
This neighborhood park has a pond, playing fields, and playground.
901 White River Dr, Prosper

Frontier Park
This park is known by the locals for its amazing playground. It also has a pond, splash pad, playing fields, and restrooms.
1551 Frontier Pkwy, Prosper

Town Lake Park
This 27-acre catch-and-release lake includes a fishing dock and gazebo. Townlake Dr, Prosper

Whitley Place Park
This little neighborhood park with a small pond offers provides a pier and shaded pavilion.
4001 Glacier Point Ct, Prosper

Lake Lavon

Lake Lavon
Lake Lavon may be accessed near Copeville, Farmersville, Lowry Crossing, Lucas, St. Paul, and Wylie. The lake has a surface area of over 21,000 acres with a maximum depth of 59 feet. The lake is known for crappie fishing, but you'll also find bass, catfish, and sunfish. There are fifteen lakeside parks with boat ramps and other facilities. Check the website for closures. Map is linked to Collin Park.
2200 St Paul Rd, Wylie

Updated June 24, 2019
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