County: Parks Division Reminds Public There Is No Fishing Allowed At Ashley Pond Park


Los Alamos County Parks Division would like to remind the public there is no fishing in Ashley Pond Park. Parks employees have received several calls and complaints recently from individuals who have witnessed others fishing in the Pond, prompting the reminder. 

Parks Superintendent Wendy Parker explains, “Although there is no ordinance preventing fishing, the park is the center piece of our town and an area for recreational use and enjoyment, but is not intended for fishing activities.” 

Los Alamos County is centrally located in a recreation-rich environment with several fishing options within an easy distance. The Valles Caldera National Preserve, Santa Fa National Forest, and area lakes all provide opportunities for excellent fishing. Whether you are a skilled fly fisherman or new to fishing, there are activities for every skill level and age throughout the area.  

The New Mexico Department of Game & Fish (NMDGF) is the best overall resource, with specific Fishing Information for every situation, and a Fishing Waters Map to help you find locations such as Los Alamos Reservoir, the Rio Grande and other fishing access nearby, as well as across the entire state. Fishing in New Mexico requires a license. Visit the NMDGF permit and licensing page to learn how to obtain one before your fishing adventure begins. 

Visit these additional sites for more information about fishing options across New Mexico: 

Valles Caldera National Preserve Fishing 

Santa Fe National Forest Fishing 

Fenton Lake State Park 

Abiquiu Lake Recreation Area 

New Mexico True Tourism Page Fishing Information T