Veterans Park Pond (formerly Veterans Park West Pond)

Boise River Drainage

  • Recommended Fishing Water
  • Family Fishing Water

Veterans Park Pond (formerly Veterans Park West Pond) in Ada County is 17.6 acres.

A popular community pond along the Boise Greenbelt, this pond is west of Esther Simplot Pond and Boise Whitewater Park where a wide variety of outdoor activities may be pursued.

Facilities

Motor Restriction
No
Boat Ramp
No
Dock
Yes
Toilet
No
Campground
No
ADA Access
Yes

Directions

Veterans Park is at the intersection of Veterans Parkway and State St in Boise on the north side of the river. The pond is next to the river.

Recommended Game Fish

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
12/9/2015 Rainbow Trout 485 Greater than 6 inches
11/17/2015 Rainbow Trout 438 Greater than 6 inches
10/7/2015 Rainbow Trout 464 Greater than 6 inches
6/3/2015 Rainbow Trout 436 Greater than 6 inches
5/21/2015 Rainbow Trout 459 Greater than 6 inches
4/8/2015 Rainbow Trout 444 Greater than 6 inches
3/11/2015 Rainbow Trout 436 Greater than 6 inches
12/9/2014 Rainbow Trout 938 Greater than 6 inches
10/2/2014 Rainbow Trout 460 Greater than 6 inches
6/3/2014 Rainbow Trout 448 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/2014 Rainbow Trout 498 Greater than 6 inches
4/2/2014 Rainbow Trout 455 Greater than 6 inches
3/11/2014 Rainbow Trout 454 Greater than 6 inches
11/26/2013 Rainbow Trout 459 Greater than 6 inches
11/19/2013 Rainbow Trout 459 Greater than 6 inches
10/24/2013 Rainbow Trout 435 Greater than 6 inches
6/4/2013 Rainbow Trout 447 Greater than 6 inches
5/1/2013 Rainbow Trout 465 Greater than 6 inches
4/12/2013 Rainbow Trout 477 Greater than 6 inches
3/19/2013 Rainbow Trout 457 Greater than 6 inches
12/6/2012 Rainbow Trout 455 Greater than 6 inches
11/8/2012 Rainbow Trout 514 Greater than 6 inches
10/3/2012 Rainbow Trout 499 Greater than 6 inches
6/4/2012 Rainbow Trout 580 Greater than 6 inches
5/15/2012 Rainbow Trout 402 Greater than 6 inches
4/11/2012 Rainbow Trout 437 Greater than 6 inches
3/21/2012 Rainbow Trout 435 Greater than 6 inches
12/1/2011 Rainbow Trout 522 Greater than 6 inches
11/8/2011 Rainbow Trout 870 Greater than 6 inches
5/11/2011 Rainbow Trout 530 Greater than 6 inches
4/12/2011 Rainbow Trout 450 Greater than 6 inches
3/17/2011 Rainbow Trout 495 Greater than 6 inches
2/16/2011 Rainbow Trout 504 Greater than 6 inches
12/8/2010 Rainbow Trout 544 Greater than 6 inches
11/3/2010 Rainbow Trout 1,155 Greater than 6 inches
10/13/2010 Rainbow Trout 1,036 Greater than 6 inches
9/28/2010 Rainbow Trout 1,036 Greater than 6 inches
6/8/2010 Rainbow Trout 640 Greater than 6 inches
4/13/2010 Rainbow Trout 626 Greater than 6 inches
3/10/2010 Rainbow Trout 680 Greater than 6 inches
2/3/2010 Rainbow Trout 566 Greater than 6 inches
12/2/2009 Rainbow Trout 600 Greater than 6 inches
11/10/2009 Rainbow Trout 540 Greater than 6 inches
10/14/2009 Rainbow Trout 837 Greater than 6 inches
7/15/2009 Channel Catfish 508 Greater than 6 inches
6/2/2009 Rainbow Trout 600 Greater than 6 inches
5/5/2009 Rainbow Trout 600 Greater than 6 inches
4/22/2009 Rainbow Trout 510 Greater than 6 inches
3/12/2009 Rainbow Trout 570 Greater than 6 inches
2/25/2009 Rainbow Trout 499 Greater than 6 inches
12/9/2008 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
11/17/2008 Rainbow Trout 975 Greater than 6 inches
10/1/2008 Rainbow Trout 975 Greater than 6 inches
9/24/2008 Rainbow Trout 849 Greater than 6 inches
7/23/2008 Channel Catfish 498 Greater than 6 inches
5/28/2008 Rainbow Trout 915 Greater than 6 inches
5/7/2008 Rainbow Trout 744 Greater than 6 inches
4/17/2008 Rainbow Trout 1,008 Greater than 6 inches
3/5/2008 Rainbow Trout 975 Greater than 6 inches
2/21/2008 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
11/28/2007 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
10/9/2007 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
6/12/2007 Rainbow Trout 862 Greater than 6 inches
5/9/2007 Rainbow Trout 915 Greater than 6 inches
3/27/2007 Rainbow Trout 1,020 Greater than 6 inches
2/23/2007 Rainbow Trout 900 Greater than 6 inches
11/6/2006 Rainbow Trout 1,015 Greater than 6 inches
10/10/2006 Rainbow Trout 1,350 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/2006 Rainbow Trout 975 Greater than 6 inches
5/17/2006 Rainbow Trout 1,035 Greater than 6 inches
4/18/2006 Rainbow Trout 965 Greater than 6 inches
3/7/2006 Rainbow Trout 1,092 Greater than 6 inches
2/8/2006 Rainbow Trout 1,034 Greater than 6 inches
1/17/2006 Rainbow Trout 1,072 Greater than 6 inches
11/22/2005 Rainbow Trout 434 Greater than 6 inches
11/9/2005 Rainbow Trout 506 Greater than 6 inches
10/13/2005 Rainbow Trout 1,425 Greater than 6 inches
5/10/2005 Rainbow Trout 1,140 Greater than 6 inches
4/20/2005 Rainbow Trout 1,015 Greater than 6 inches
3/25/2005 Rainbow Trout 1,602 Greater than 6 inches
2/17/2005 Rainbow Trout 910 Greater than 6 inches
1/25/2005 Rainbow Trout 260 Greater than 6 inches
12/14/2004 Rainbow Trout 508 Greater than 6 inches
11/9/2004 Rainbow Trout 1,016 Greater than 6 inches
10/5/2004 Rainbow Trout 1,400 Greater than 6 inches
6/3/2004 Rainbow Trout 600 Greater than 6 inches
5/12/2004 Rainbow Trout 960 Greater than 6 inches
4/15/2004 Rainbow Trout 950 Greater than 6 inches
3/9/2004 Rainbow Trout 1,080 Greater than 6 inches
12/9/2003 Rainbow Trout 735 Greater than 6 inches
11/4/2003 Rainbow Trout 970 Greater than 6 inches
10/15/2003 Rainbow Trout 1,220 Greater than 6 inches
6/2/2003 Rainbow Trout 538 Greater than 6 inches
5/7/2003 Rainbow Trout 823 Greater than 6 inches
4/22/2003 Rainbow Trout 960 Greater than 6 inches
4/10/2003 Rainbow Trout 320 Greater than 6 inches
3/5/2003 Rainbow Trout 960 Greater than 6 inches
2/13/2003 Rainbow Trout 1,110 Greater than 6 inches
1/15/2003 Rainbow Trout 920 Greater than 6 inches
12/11/2002 Rainbow Trout 938 Greater than 6 inches
11/6/2002 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
10/17/2002 Rainbow Trout 460 Greater than 6 inches
6/5/2002 Rainbow Trout 640 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/2002 Rainbow Trout 775 Greater than 6 inches
5/7/2002 Rainbow Trout 620 Greater than 6 inches
4/18/2002 Rainbow Trout 390 Greater than 6 inches
4/3/2002 Rainbow Trout 760 Greater than 6 inches
3/19/2002 Rainbow Trout 332 Greater than 6 inches
2/21/2002 Rainbow Trout 440 Greater than 6 inches
12/5/2001 Rainbow Trout 580 Greater than 6 inches
11/20/2001 Rainbow Trout 580 Greater than 6 inches
10/24/2001 Rainbow Trout 725 Greater than 6 inches
10/12/2001 Rainbow Trout 580 Greater than 6 inches
6/5/2001 Rainbow Trout 440 Greater than 6 inches
5/11/2001 Rainbow Trout 600 Greater than 6 inches
4/25/2001 Rainbow Trout 436 Greater than 6 inches
4/10/2001 Rainbow Trout 450 Greater than 6 inches
3/21/2001 Rainbow Trout 800 Greater than 6 inches
3/1/2001 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
12/7/2000 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
11/21/2000 Rainbow Trout 625 Greater than 6 inches
11/8/2000 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
10/23/2000 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
10/10/2000 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
9/28/2000 Rainbow Trout 438 Greater than 6 inches
9/14/2000 Rainbow Trout 540 Greater than 6 inches
6/9/2000 Rainbow Trout 270 Greater than 6 inches
5/23/2000 Rainbow Trout 514 Greater than 6 inches
5/12/2000 Rainbow Trout 700 Greater than 6 inches
4/28/2000 Rainbow Trout 512 Greater than 6 inches
4/14/2000 Rainbow Trout 580 Greater than 6 inches
3/21/2000 Rainbow Trout 560 Greater than 6 inches
3/8/2000 Rainbow Trout 560 Greater than 6 inches
2/25/2000 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2/11/2000 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
1/20/2000 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
12/21/1999 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
12/8/1999 Rainbow Trout 360 Greater than 6 inches
11/24/1999 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
11/10/1999 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
10/28/1999 Rainbow Trout 735 Greater than 6 inches
9/29/1999 Rainbow Trout 540 Greater than 6 inches
9/16/1999 Rainbow Trout 540 Greater than 6 inches
6/24/1999 Rainbow Trout 660 Greater than 6 inches
6/9/1999 Rainbow Trout 650 Greater than 6 inches
5/18/1999 Rainbow Trout 580 Greater than 6 inches
5/4/1999 Rainbow Trout 540 Greater than 6 inches
4/20/1999 Rainbow Trout 580 Greater than 6 inches
4/7/1999 Rainbow Trout 620 Greater than 6 inches
3/24/1999 Rainbow Trout 620 Greater than 6 inches
3/11/1999 Rainbow Trout 620 Greater than 6 inches
2/25/1999 Rainbow Trout 460 Greater than 6 inches
2/10/1999 Rainbow Trout 635 Greater than 6 inches
1/20/1999 Rainbow Trout 920 Greater than 6 inches
12/9/1998 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
11/24/1998 Rainbow Trout 625 Greater than 6 inches
11/10/1998 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
10/21/1998 Rainbow Trout 540 Greater than 6 inches
10/9/1998 Rainbow Trout 540 Greater than 6 inches
7/7/1998 Rainbow Trout 560 Greater than 6 inches
6/16/1998 Rainbow Trout 620 Greater than 6 inches
5/12/1998 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/22/1998 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
4/7/1998 Rainbow Trout 740 Greater than 6 inches
3/25/1998 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
2/26/1998 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2/10/1998 Rainbow Trout 540 Greater than 6 inches
1/28/1998 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
12/22/1997 Rainbow Trout 650 Greater than 6 inches
12/10/1997 Rainbow Trout 325 Greater than 6 inches
11/18/1997 Rainbow Trout 960 Greater than 6 inches
10/21/1997 Rainbow Trout 480 Greater than 6 inches
10/8/1997 Rainbow Trout 630 Greater than 6 inches
9/25/1997 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
6/5/1997 Rainbow Trout 576 Greater than 6 inches
5/23/1997 Rainbow Trout 576 Greater than 6 inches
5/13/1997 Rainbow Trout 600 Greater than 6 inches
4/29/1997 Rainbow Trout 525 Greater than 6 inches
4/8/1997 Rainbow Trout 570 Greater than 6 inches
3/20/1997 Rainbow Trout 440 Greater than 6 inches
3/6/1997 Rainbow Trout 855 Greater than 6 inches
2/26/1997 Rainbow Trout 525 Greater than 6 inches
2/13/1997 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
12/13/1996 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
11/25/1996 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
11/6/1996 Rainbow Trout 625 Greater than 6 inches
10/23/1996 Rainbow Trout 700 Greater than 6 inches
10/9/1996 Rainbow Trout 280 Greater than 6 inches
9/24/1996 Rainbow Trout 630 Greater than 6 inches
6/6/1996 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
5/21/1996 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
5/7/1996 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
4/23/1996 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
4/10/1996 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
3/26/1996 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
3/13/1996 Rainbow Trout 480 Greater than 6 inches
2/27/1996 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
12/21/1995 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
11/21/1995 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
11/7/1995 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
10/24/1995 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
10/11/1995 Rainbow Trout 260 Greater than 6 inches
9/26/1995 Rainbow Trout 600 Greater than 6 inches
6/21/1995 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
6/8/1995 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
5/23/1995 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
5/10/1995 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
4/26/1995 Rainbow Trout 700 Greater than 6 inches
4/5/1995 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
3/8/1995 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
2/22/1995 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
2/2/1995 Rainbow Trout 345 Greater than 6 inches
11/9/1994 Rainbow Trout 331 Greater than 6 inches
10/12/1994 Rainbow Trout 50 Adults
10/12/1994 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/1994 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
5/2/1994 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
4/8/1994 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
2/23/1994 Rainbow Trout 620 Greater than 6 inches
1/5/1994 Rainbow Trout 484 Greater than 6 inches
10/29/1993 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
10/6/1993 Rainbow Trout 438 Greater than 6 inches
5/5/1993 Rainbow Trout 395 Greater than 6 inches
4/19/1993 Rainbow Trout 100 Greater than 6 inches
4/2/1993 Rainbow Trout 200 Greater than 6 inches
3/19/1993 Rainbow Trout 100 Greater than 6 inches
2/26/1993 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
2/12/1993 Rainbow Trout 300 Adults
12/14/1992 Rainbow Trout 313 Greater than 6 inches
11/12/1992 Rainbow Trout 1,312 Greater than 6 inches
10/16/1992 Brown Trout 1,000 Less than 6 inches
10/16/1992 Rainbow Trout 1,716 Greater than 6 inches
5/12/1992 Rainbow Trout 341 Greater than 6 inches
4/29/1992 Rainbow Trout 156 Greater than 6 inches
4/13/1992 Rainbow Trout 150 Greater than 6 inches
3/26/1992 Rainbow Trout 625 Greater than 6 inches
3/23/1992 Rainbow Trout 640 Greater than 6 inches
3/11/1992 Rainbow Trout 1,250 Greater than 6 inches
2/21/1992 Rainbow Trout 340 Greater than 6 inches
2/6/1992 Rainbow Trout 298 Greater than 6 inches
12/19/1991 Rainbow Trout 315 Greater than 6 inches
12/5/1991 Rainbow Trout 210 Greater than 6 inches
11/20/1991 Rainbow Trout 200 Greater than 6 inches
11/7/1991 Rainbow Trout 162 Greater than 6 inches
10/23/1991 Rainbow Trout 173 Greater than 6 inches
10/18/1991 Rainbow Trout 319 Greater than 6 inches
9/25/1991 Rainbow Trout 210 Greater than 6 inches
9/11/1991 Rainbow Trout 210 Greater than 6 inches
6/27/1991 Rainbow Trout 340 Greater than 6 inches
6/19/1991 Rainbow Trout 150 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/1991 Rainbow Trout 185 Greater than 6 inches
4/24/1991 Rainbow Trout 150 Greater than 6 inches
4/10/1991 Rainbow Trout 149 Greater than 6 inches
3/27/1991 Rainbow Trout 165 Greater than 6 inches
2/28/1991 Rainbow Trout 150 Greater than 6 inches
12/6/1990 Rainbow Trout 260 Adults
11/20/1990 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
10/23/1990 Cutbow - Cutthroat x Rainbow Trout 450 Greater than 6 inches
6/8/1990 Rainbow Trout 540 Greater than 6 inches
4/19/1990 Rainbow Trout 630 Greater than 6 inches
3/20/1990 Rainbow Trout 195 Adults
2/2/1990 Rainbow Trout 350 Greater than 6 inches
12/21/1989 Rainbow Trout 285 Greater than 6 inches
12/8/1989 Rainbow Trout 315 Greater than 6 inches
10/26/1989 Rainbow Trout 252 Greater than 6 inches
9/25/1989 Rainbow Trout 310 Greater than 6 inches
8/22/1989 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
8/7/1989 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
7/27/1989 Rainbow Trout 363 Greater than 6 inches
7/14/1989 Rainbow Trout 310 Greater than 6 inches
6/22/1989 Rainbow Trout 50 Adults
6/22/1989 Rainbow Trout 233 Greater than 6 inches
6/9/1989 Rainbow Trout 100 Adults
6/9/1989 Rainbow Trout 200 Greater than 6 inches
5/19/1989 Rainbow Trout 544 Greater than 6 inches
5/4/1989 Rainbow Trout 400 Adults
4/17/1989 Rainbow Trout 300 Adults
4/10/1989 Rainbow Trout 22 Adults
4/10/1989 Rainbow Trout 336 Greater than 6 inches
3/13/1989 Rainbow Trout 31 Adults
3/13/1989 Rainbow Trout 258 Greater than 6 inches
3/6/1989 Rainbow Trout 45 Adults
3/6/1989 Rainbow Trout 190 Greater than 6 inches
12/20/1988 Rainbow Trout 110 Adults
12/9/1988 Rainbow Trout 52 Adults
9/21/1988 Rainbow Trout 46 Adults
9/21/1988 Rainbow Trout 288 Greater than 6 inches
9/14/1988 Rainbow Trout 24 Adults
9/14/1988 Rainbow Trout 95 Greater than 6 inches
7/28/1988 Rainbow Trout 513 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/1988 Rainbow Trout 621 Greater than 6 inches
6/2/1988 Rainbow Trout 640 Greater than 6 inches
4/14/1988 Rainbow Trout 338 Greater than 6 inches
2/25/1988 Rainbow Trout 130 Adults
2/25/1988 Rainbow Trout 1,075 Greater than 6 inches
10/23/1987 Rainbow Trout 525 Greater than 6 inches
10/16/1987 Rainbow Trout 315 Greater than 6 inches
9/10/1987 Rainbow Trout 315 Greater than 6 inches
8/7/1987 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
7/10/1987 Rainbow Trout 320 Greater than 6 inches
6/18/1987 Rainbow Trout 470 Greater than 6 inches
5/15/1987 Brook Trout 10,000 Less than 6 inches
4/27/1987 Rainbow Trout 646 Greater than 6 inches
3/31/1987 Rainbow Trout 360 Greater than 6 inches
2/17/1987 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
6/20/1986 Rainbow Trout 600 Less than 6 inches
7/24/1985 Rainbow Trout 204 Greater than 6 inches
3/25/1985 Rainbow Trout 600 Greater than 6 inches
6/22/1984 Rainbow Trout 120 Greater than 6 inches
5/18/1984 Rainbow Trout 1,020 Greater than 6 inches
3/28/1983 Rainbow Trout 135 Greater than 6 inches
7/19/1982 Rainbow Trout 962 Greater than 6 inches
6/4/1981 Bluegill 200 Less than 6 inches
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

Licenses and Tags

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Additional facilities are available at adjacent parks.

Fishing Rules

All Waters Open All Year

Except as modified in Special Rules
Fishing is not allowed within the posted upstream and downstream boundary of any fish weir or trap.

Daily Bag Limits

The following daily bag limits apply to all waters within each region except as modified in the Special Rules. The possession limit is 3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season.

Special Rules

No Special Rules for Veterans Park Pond (formerly Veterans Park West Pond).
Southwest Region Bag Limits
Bass (Largemouth and Smallmouth)
  • Bass limit is 6, both species combined
  • None under 12 inches
Brook Trout
  • Brook Trout limit is 25
  • Harvest allowed during any open season unless otherwise noted under Special Rules - if gear or bait restrictions are listed, they must be followed when fishing for Brook Trout
Bull Trout
  • Bull Trout limit is 0, catch-and-release
Kokanee
  • Kokanee limit is 6
Salmon (ocean-going)
  • Salmon seasons and limits are set annually by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission and issued in a separate brochure
  • Fishing for or targeting salmon is prohibited unless a salmon season is specifically opened for that water
Steelhead (ocean-going)
  • Defined as Rainbow Trout longer than twenty (20) inches in length in the Salmon River drainage (excluding lakes and Reservoirs). Between Hells Canyon Dam and Oxbow Dam and the Boise River from its mouth upstream to Barber Dam during steelhead seasons, steelhead are Rainbow Trout over twenty (20) inches in length with the adipose fin clipped (as evidenced by a healed scar)
  • Fishing for or targeting steelhead is prohibited unless a steelhead season is specifically opened for that water (see fishing regulations for details)
Sturgeon
  • Sturgeon limit is 0, catch-and-release
  • Sturgeon must not be removed from the water and must be released upon landing
  • Barbless hooks and sliding sinkers are required, see fishing regulations for details
Tiger Muskie
  • Tiger Muskie limit is 2, none under 40 inches
Trout includes Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Golden Trout, Arctic Grayling, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, land-locked Chinook and Coho Salmon, trout hybrids (e.g. Tiger Trout)
  • Trout limit is 6, all species combined
  • Does not include Bull Trout and Brook Trout which are listed separately
Whitefish
  • Whitefish limit is 25
  • Harvest allowed during any open season unless otherwise noted under Special Rules - if gear or bait restrictions are listed, they must be followed when fishing for whitefish
Protected Nongame Fish includes Pacific Lamprey
  • May not be harvested or possessed
All Other Fish Species includes bullfrogs and crayfish
  • No bag, size or possession limit
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