Best Fishing Spots Near Me? We Found Places to Fish!
We’ve gathered the best places to go fishing near Kansas City this Summer…enjoy.
Places to Go Fishing Near Me:
Summertime is the ideal time to soak up the sun and hit some good fishing spots with your kids.
We’ve gathered good fishing spots around town for you, so…
…enjoy the outdoors & catch some dinner!
Good Fishing Spots in Kansas
Near Kansas City.
There are many nature areas, fishing spots, and parks for your family to enjoy throughout Kansas. Most ponds are stocked regularly, but check fishing guidelines for individual pond and lakes.
1403 Fairfax Trafficway Kansas City, KS 66115
This is a river fishing spot near downtown Kansas City. There are wonderful trails that go along the river and throughout the park. Your family can also learn about Lewis & Clark’s adventure through Kaw Point Park! Check online for events.
801 Lakecrest Blvd, Rushville, MO 64484
This park is a little further from town, but you can spend the whole day at this great spot to fish…365 acres of water for you! Sugar Lake offers a wide variety of fish, camping, picnic areas, a playground, sand volleyball courts, boating, hiking…basically anything outdoors! 🙂
14701 Mission Rd Leawood, KS 66224
Ironwoods Park offers a small lake your family can fish at. There is also a fun trail that runs around the pond & rest of the grounds. There is also a challenge course, nature center, cabins to rent & activities throughout the year.
91st & Leavenworth Road Kansas City, KS
Wyandotte County Lake is a great spot for fishing and bird watching. There is a nature center that provides information on birds and fish in the area. You can also hike around the lake on its’ winding trail.
7900 Renner Road Shawnee, KS
Shawnee Mission Park is the largest county park & the most visited Kansas park. The beautiful lake is popular for boating, fishing, & other water activities. There are also many picnic areas, hiking trails, playgrounds, an off-leash dog area, a disc golf course, & an archery range. You can rent canoes, pedal boars, & fishing boats at the marine during fishing season. There is also the Shawnee Mission Park Beach, and Shawnee Mission Park Marina to enjoy! …so much to do!
11670 Homestead Lane Olathe, Kansas
Kill Creek Lake is a good spot to fish, but also has a swimming beach, hiking trails, and a marina. Enjoy the day cooling off in the water & fishing for dinner at this lax lake area.
1200 S 134th Street Bonner Springs, KS
This small fishing lake is in North Park Lake, a quieter area, and is open to the public during daylight hours. The 2 acre fishing spot has a fishing dock with rails all around so your kiddos can’t fall in as easily.
159th and Old Lone Elm Road Olathe, KS
This great fishing spot features a 67 acre lake and 3 fishing docks. There is also a playground, sand volleyball courts, fire ring, 3 shelters & a boat ramp. Here is a Cedar Lake Map to help you get around.
Best Places to Fish in Missouri
Near Kansas City.
Missouri Lakes managed by the Missouri Conservation Department are periodically stocked. Call the Fish Stock Hotline at 816-525-0300 Ext. 4001 for the latest information.
25055 Liberty Road Maryville, MO 64468
Mozingo Lake was ranked one of the “Top 100 Bass Fishing Lakes” by Bassmasters magazine, so it’s definitely one of the best. The lake provides a fishery habitat for bass, crappie, catfish, bluegill & walleye to plentifully fill in the lake. You can find good fishing spots, hiking, boating, equestrian areas, & even a remote-control airfield. There are also many events for kids and fishing tournaments held here.
2200 E 210 Highway Liberty, MO
The sports complex is a great place to fish with young kids. The 8 ponds are stocked for fishing and small enough for little kids to handle. There are also many sports fields at the complex, so you can get active all day with your family.
43rd Terrace Kansas City, MO
You can fish for catfish at Chaumiere Lake until 10 pm each night.
Gregory & Oldham Road Kansas City, MO
This park is almost 9 acres, making it one of the bigger parks in Kansas City. There are pretty stone walls that surround parts of the lake, which make it beautiful around sunset. Tens of thousands of catfish are stocked in this lake each year…so get our there & catch some!
Minor Dr &, Pennsylvania Ave Kansas City, MO 64145
This is one of the best places to fish (in our opinion) because there is a playground & lots of room to play! (almost 13 acres that is) The kids seem to get tired of fishing way before dad does, so it’s nice to have a space to run around & a playground to burn off their energy. 🙂 This park is open from 5 am to midnight each day.
27th & Broadway Kansas City, MO
If you live near downtown, Penn Valley Lake is a great place to go fishing. It is close to the hustle & bustle, so you can reconnect with nature without driving outside the city! The lake is smaller, but a fun place to take the kids.
2301 Topping Ave Kansas City, MO 64129
The Park includes to 2 great places to fish as well as many other fun amenities including, a Frisbee golf course, concession stand, & a water playground. The park is open from 4 am to 10 pm each day.
7401 W Park Road Blue Springs, MO
This lake is big enough to rent boats, so you can explore the best fishing spots around the lake! The lake is 970 acres and is located in the middle of Fleming Park. The park features many fun trails, campgrounds, the Kemper Outdoor Education Center, Sail Boat Cove, picnic shelters, Missouri Town & more amenities to explore. You can get more info at 816-503-4805.
1500 NE Bowlin Road Lee’s Summit, MO
The Blue Springs Lake at Fleming Park is a great place to fish all day. The lake has 720 acres for your family to enjoy. On top of being a great fishing spot you can boat, water ski, tube, jet ski…there is SO much to do here! Your family will spend all day playing at the beach & can enjoy a picnic at one of the shelter houses or campgrounds.
701 Johnston Parkway Raymore, MO 64083
The park offers a small, stocked lake, making it a great place to fish for those who live in Raymore/surrounding areas. There is a limit of fish you can catch at the recreational lake, so be sure to check you don’t go over! (2 bass, 4 channel catfish, 30 crappie, 20 blue gill)
10698 East 109 St. Kansas City, MO 64134
Longview Lake is a popular fishing spot for a family day. The lake is just South of Kansas City, so it is easily accessible by most that live in the metro. You can catch large mouth bass, carp, bluegill, & many other types of fish. In addition to fishing, you can enjoy water sports, boat rentals, & a full service marina.
12405 SE Ranson Road Lee’s Summit, MO
This fishing spot is just East of Lee’s Summit & features many different lakes for your family to fish. (Plover Lake, Gopher Lake, Jackrabbit Lake and Nell Lake have the best fishing). Your family can explore the wildlife area on trails & enjoy a day of hiking and fishing. There are trout, bass, catfish, bliuegill, redear sunfish, & more.
5200 Wornall Rd Kansas City, MO 64112
Pro Tip: Loose Park is a great place to spend the day with the family. There are playgrounds, tennis courts, a rose garden, open grass for kiddos to play, & so much nature to enjoy. Check out Loose Park with your family…it’s sure to be a day full of smiles.
7501 Blue River Rd Kansas City, MO 64132
The Alex George Lake is a good fishing spot for families. The lake is large enough for all the kiddos to catch fish & also has a walking trail around it. The park is a fun place to go on a nature walk with the kiddos any time of year.
NE Englewood Rd & North Troost Avenue Kansas City, MO 64118
The lake is a great place to go fishing and also features walking trails for a nice afternoon stroll. It was acquired by the Kansas City Parks & Rec in 1957, so it is definitely an established place to fish. The Park is open from 5 am to midnight each day.
3036 The Paseo Kansas City, MO 64109
Toost Lake is a good fishing spot for beginning fishers. The lake is periodically stocked by the Missouri Conservation Department, so you can check to see if there are actually fish.