Community Fisheries Assistance Program


The Community Fisheries Assistance Program (CFAP) improves fishing opportunities at community lakes.

The state leases the fishing rights from over two hundred community lakes statewide. In conjunction with this program, more than 90% of the community lakes in the state provide free fishing access to anglers holding a Kansas State Fishing License! So when you see the CFAP logo at the entrance of your favorite community lake, head on in and wet your lines!

2015 Fishing Atlas (PDF 113.10 MB)


A young angler checks out his large catch: a catfish!

The Community Fisheries Assistance Program was designed to:

  •  Remove barriers to fishing access
  •  Provide family friendly fishing areas close to where people live

Using funds derived from excise taxes on fishing equipment, KDWP recently began offering to replace past yearly revenues to community lakes which had been charging access fees to anglers.

In return, participating lakes are waiving any access fees previously charged to anglers.

Kansas Regional Map

Kansas is divided into five regions for KDWPT administrative purposes. Each region has a full-service regional office, as well as numerous local and district offices.

CFAP Lakes provide some of the most convenient fishing locations in the state. Most community lakes are small impoundments, but some are large and may even offer boating access and other recreational activities.

For a complete listing of CFAP Lakes, click on the regional links below.

Bryan Sowards
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism
512 SE 25th Ave., Pratt KS 67124
(620) 672-5911

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