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!

2024 Fishing Atlas (PDF 31.35 MB)
Program Overview


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 via Sport Fish Restoration program, 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 to fish from the shore or a boat.

CFAP Lakes

Use the map below to pick a region you would like to fish and view the CFAP lakes in that region where you can visit.

Contact Us

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

 Or use this form to email your questions and comments to KDWP

CFAP Photo Gallery