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7 best national parks for fishing

July 12, 2012, 3:05 p.m.
fishing with snowy mountains in background

Photo: glaciernps/Flickr

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park lies in one of the most legendary fishing states in the nation. Montana is heaven for trout hunters, and Glacier teems with opportunities to cast for this prized coldwater fish. Adjacent lands like the Great Bear National Wilderness offer even more miles of fishable waterways. From postcard-perfect streams to hidden backcountry lakes with mirrorlike surfaces, there are plenty of opportunities to cast inside this national park. As with many national park fishing spots, the actual act of getting a fish to take the bait is only part of the experience. At Glacier, the beautiful mountains and backcountry surroundings make a trip seem worthwhile even for unlucky anglers who don't land a single trout during their stay.