Explore our many locations, from saltwater fishing piers, to freshwater reservoirs, and fishing boat launches, all over the city. Read on to find out the different fishing options.

Saltwater Fishing

Free Saltwater fishing piers are located at Hilton Pier and King-Lincoln Park (sunrise to sunset daily), the Wave Screen Pier at King-Lincoln Park (open 24 hours), Denbigh Park (open sunrise to 10 p.m. daily), and the Monitor-Merrimac Overlook  (open 24 hours).  A Saltwater Fishing License is required to fish at these sites.

Huntington Park is home to the James River Fishing Pier (fee for fishing) which is the longest fishing pier on the East Coast.

freshwater Fishing

Freshwater fishing is available sunrise to sunset at Lee Hall and Harwood’s Mill Reservoirs. Shoreline fishing requires a Parks Division Shoreline Fishing Permit in addition to the Virginia freshwater fishing license. Virginia fishing licenses are available for purchase online. Please call 757-888-3333 for more information.

Jon boats for fishing are available for rental year-round at the Newport News Park Campsite Office, and on weekends and holidays during the summer months at Lee Hall Fishing Area and the Harwood’s Mill concession office.

Fishermen may also launch privately-owned boats into the city’s reservoirs by purchasing a daily or annual Launch Permit. No gas motors are permitted, and a valid Virginia Freshwater Fishing License is required.

Lee Hall Reservoir

Boat rentals, private launch, and shoreline / pier fishing permits are available everyday from 7 a.m. to sunset at the Newport News Park Campsite Office. Lee Hall Fishing Area concession is open 12 p.m. to sunset on weekends and holidays, May through September.

Harwood’s Mill

Private launch and shoreline fishing permits are available weekdays at the Newport News Park Campsite Office. Harwood’s Mill Fishing Area concession is open 7 a.m. to sunset on weekends and holidays, May through October. 


Harwood’s Mill

500 Oriana Road (SR 620) Yorktown, VA 23692 Highway Exit: 255B from I-64   Located at the southeastern end of Newport News Park, in York


King-Lincoln Park

About Overlooking the Hampton Roads waterfront at the east end of Newport News, King-Lincoln Park features tennis, basketball, picnicking, playgrounds, a saltwater fishing pier and


Huntington Park

About Huntington Park, features a 60-acre park with public beach and public boat ramp, 2002 American Rose City rose garden, picnicking, ball fields, and playground.


Hilton Pier/Ravine

About Located in the historic Hilton Village, this park is right behind Hilton Elementary School and it features: A small beach A fishing pier with


Deer Park

About Deer Park is located on Jefferson Avenue, just south of J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, in the center of the city. The park has two


Fees at newport news park

Fees associated with Lee Hall Reservoir and Harwoods’ Mill.

Item / Service Cost
Boat Rental (per day, per licensed fisherman) $8 + tax
Boat Rental after 3 p.m. (per licensed fisherman) $3 + tax
Pier Fishing (per day, per licensed fisherman)
Shoreline Fishing (annual)
Private Launch Permit (per day) $6
Private Launch Permit (annual) $55

Senior rates are available.

For additional information, please call 757-886-7912 or 757-888-3333.

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