Eldorado and Vista Lakes are not stocked, but there are fish present such as carp, catfish and talapia.
Chaparral Lake is stocked by AZ Game & Fish throughout the year. During the cooler months, October to March, the lake is stocked twice each month with trout (11 to 14 inches each--bag limit 4 fish). During the warmer months, April to July and September to October, the lake is stocked twice each month with catfish (1.5 to 2 pounds each--bag limit 4 fish). There are also periodic stockings of sunfish (4 to 9 inches each--bag limit 10 fish) throughout the year. Stockings cease in late July to early September due to excessive temperatures.
At Chaparral Lake: Anyone age 9 or under does not need an urban fishing license; anyone age 10 and up must have one which can be purchased at AZ Game & Fish or sporting good stores, or call (602) 942-3000.
At Eldorado Lake and Vista del Camino Park: An urban fishing license is not required, only a state fishing license is required.
Boating is only permitted at Chaparral Lake and McKellips Lake. Boating refers to canoes, row boats (including kayaks), boats with electric motors and sailboats; no inflatable rafts or gas-powered boats. There must be a US Coast Guard Approved floatation device nearby and there must be 1 per person in the boat although it does not necessarily have to be worn.
If you have any questions, please contact the individual park directly or call Parks & Recreation at (480) 312-PARK (7275).