Oakland County boasts more than 1,400 lakes and numerous streams stemming from its six major watersheds. One of the best ways to experience the county's rich water resources is by fishing. The benefits of fishing include spending time near the water, seeing wildlife, experiencing the outdoors and learning to appreciate Oakland County's rich natural heritage.
From shore, docks or boats, five parks offer close-to-home fishing, year-round: Addison Oaks, Groveland Oaks, Highland Oaks, Independence Oaks, Orion Oaks and Rose Oaks. Independence Oaks-North’s Upper Bushman Lake is designated catch-and-release-only by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Participants will need a daily park pass or Annual Vehicle Permit for park entry.
View a Map of Fishing Opportunities in Oakland County. The map lists 74 public access sites throughout the county.
Oakland County Parks fishing at a glance:
Ice Fishing Safety
Don’t let the cold weather keep you indoors. Get out and catch some fish! Ice fishing is fun for all ages and offers great outdoor opportunities to connect with others.
Before heading out, be sure you are fully prepared for your ice fishing trip. Click here for tips from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.