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Fishing

Fishing is a popular activity for people visiting state parks because so many are located alongside a lake or stream. Some parks have loaner programs that offer guests free fishing tackle to use and if you want to get out on the water, plus it’s easy to find a marina that offers boat rentals. Don't forget, Kentucky law requires anyone 16 or older to have a fishing license (Click here).

 

A special-use permit is required by state law for fishing tournaments held at Kentucky State Parks. For more information on tournament fishing and to download a special-use permit click here.

 

Click here to view the current Fishing Forecast and start planning your visit today! 

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Top Five Things to Do 1. Boat or fish for catfish, bluegill, bass and crappie on Barren River Lake2. Play our beautiful award winning 18-hole golf course3. Relax on the patio and…
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Top Five Things to Do1. Rent a lakefront cabin.2. Mountain bike the 12 mile stack loop trail.3. Birders bring binoculars for the Virginia Wildlife Trail. 4. Rent a pedal boat,…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
Top Five Things To Do1. Experience the relaxing view of Buckhorn Lake from your balcony or the Lodge overlook.2. Visit the lodge and see handcrafted replicas of the buildings of…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Pontoon and fishing boat rentals available at the full service marina. The campground features 39 sites, each with standard water and electric hookups and easy access to the…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Top Five Things to Do1. Experience a tour of the scenic Cascade Cave. 2. Grasp the unique geology of the area while seeing 5 natural bridges in the park. 3. Pan for gems and find…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
Top Five Things to Do1. View the epic Cumberland Falls.2. Tour the Pinnacle Knob 1937 Fire Tower.3. Hike Eagle Falls Trail.4. Gem Mine for fossils in season.5. Go horseback…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Top Five Things to Do1. Play 18 holes of golf on our Nationally Ranked Golf Course.2. Hike to Eagle Point Overlook.3. Dine in the Island View Restaurant and bar.4. Launch from the…
Southern Kentucky Vacations
Southern Kentucky Vacations
Top Five Things To Do Stroll the original fort site of Daniel Boone and settlers.Visit with our living historians in the replica working Fort.Shop for handmade pioneer items in the…
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Top Five Things To Do Play the award winning “Best Public” golf course in Kentucky. Launch your own or rent a boat to explore Lake Cumberland. Overnight in the 75-acre campground.…
Southern Kentucky Vacations
Southern Kentucky Vacations
Top Five Things To Do1. Kayak to Grotto Falls.2. Hike the Beech Hemlock Trail to view sandstone rock formations.3. Play a round of golf on the 18-hole championship golf course.4.…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians