Fishing and Regulations

The St. Charles County Parks Department allows harvestable fishing in our multiple lakes, ponds and streams. In order to maintain a healthy population within our waterways, it is necessary to remove several mature fish per acre each year. Bass and bluegill are self-sustaining populations and catfish can be re-stocked based on population studies. Without harvest, fish can become stunted and never reach full maturity.

There is no charge for fishing in our parks, but visitors must comply with the rules and regulations of the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). Fishing within and along park waterways is governed by the regulations of the State of Missouri. Permits are required for all persons aged 16–64 who fish at St. Charles County Parks. Visit the MDC website for a complete listing of Missouri fishing rules and regulations.

Anglers may possess no more than the daily limit of any given species while fishing in St. Charles County Parks ponds and lakes. These regulations are posted at each waterway and include:
Lakes at Broemmelsiek Park, Indian Camp Creek Park, Klondike Park, Quail Ridge Park and Towne Park are stocked with bluegill, bass and catfish, giving anglers an opportunity to enjoy their pastime and introduce friends and relatives to the activity. In addition, park visitors may fish the Mississippi River at Hideaway Harbor Park, the Missouri River at Klondike Park and Bangert Island, and the Big Creek and Indian Camp Creek at Indian Camp Creek Park. The following St. Charles County Parks are open fishing:

Quail Ridge Park near Wentzville
Hideaway Harbor Park near Portage des Sioux
Indian Camp Creek Park near Foristell
Broemmelsiek Park near Wentzville
Louis H. Bangert Memorial Wildlife Area (Bangert Island) near St. Charles
  • Missouri River access
Towne Park near Foristell
  • Lake boarders new Certified Nature Explore Classroom
  • Small pond located off natural-surface trail
In addition to all the fishing opportunities throughout our regional parks system, we offer an annual Youth Fish Camp to children at Quail Ridge Park and participate in MDC's Free Fishing Days June 11 and 12.