Richmond Springs

General Information

County: Delaware
Location: 3 miles south of Strawberry Point. Located entirely within Backbone State Park. Closest to north park gate access.
Acres: 1.40
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Backbone State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Richmond Springs include:
  • Accessible Pier
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
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  • annual 2018 - 3,503 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2018 - 11,256 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 4,097 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 13,220 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 3,243 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 16,171 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 3,694 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 14,243 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 2,850 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 15,450 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2013 - 2,913 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2013 - 14,687 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 2,650 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 17,200 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2011 - 3,300 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2011 - 16,275 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2010 - 2,700 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2010 - 13,440 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2009 - 539 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2009 - 18,032 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Brook Trout
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: Anglers must have paid the Trout Fee to fish for or possess trout
  • Brown Trout
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: Anglers must have paid the Trout Fee to fish for or possess trout
  • Rainbow Trout
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: Anglers must have paid the Trout Fee to fish for or possess trout
  • White Sucker
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.

Contacts

Iowa-Caught Fish Are Safe to Eat, In Almost All Cases

The vast majority of Iowa’s streams, rivers and lakes offer safe and high-quality fish that pose little or no threat to human health if consumed. Some limitations may apply for young children and pregnant women. Here’s a Fish Consumption Fact Sheet from the Iowa DNR and the Iowa Dept. of Public Health for more information. Here is a list of current fish consumption advisories for Iowa lakes and rivers.