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fishing01 Fishing is offered only at Chaparral ParkEldorado Park and Vista del Camino Park.  Everyone must follow all regulations established by AZ Game & Fish'sthis site is not part of the City of Scottsdale web site urban fishing program.

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.

Fishing Fee

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 & Fishthis site is not part of the City of Scottsdale web site 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. 

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact the individual park directly or call Parks & Recreation at (480) 312-PARK (7275).

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