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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. To download a registration form click here. For more information on tournament fishing and to view the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources' online Tournament Fishing Schedule site 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 Lake 2. Play the par 4 championship golf course 3. Relax on the Sunset Beach Cove…
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
Located in the Appalachian foothills of eastern Kentucky, just along the edge of the Daniel Boone National Forest, Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park appeals to nature-lovers or…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Carr Creek Lake was once home to some of the area's earliest pioneer settlements as early as the 1770s.Carr Fork, a tributary of the North Fork of the Kentucky River, is located…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Top Five Things to Do1. Tour the Cascade Cave.2. Hike Three Bridges Trail.3. Experience the Bat Cave “Wild”.4. Hike the Box Canyon Trail.5. Explore Laurel and Horn Hollow cave…
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. Experience the Rainbow Mist Ride.5. Gem Mine for…
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…
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Top Five Things To Do Stroll the original fort site of Daniel Boone and settlers.Shop for handmade pioneer items in the gift shop. Enjoy our wildly popular RV and tent…
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.…
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
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