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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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Welcome to Barren River Lake State Resort Park - home to lush green rolling hills, a boastful 10,000 acre lake and some of the most spectacular wildlife in southern Kentucky.…
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Breaks Interstate Park's accommodations range from woodland cottages to campsites, from lakefront log cabins to lodge rooms with breath-taking views.Here, learning once again to…
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
This beautiful fieldstone lodge offers 28 rooms with full amenities. Each room features a private balcony or patio overlooking the surrounding woodlands. Rooms available by late…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
The solid hemlock beams and knotty pine paneling complement the massive stone fireplaces in historic DuPont Lodge, one of the most beautiful state park lodges. Fifty-one rooms…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
The Mary Ray Oaken Lodge, built of limestone and massive timbers, sits high atop a bluff overlooking the 28,000-acre lake and surrounding woodlands. The 60 guest rooms feature…
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
When Daniel Boone and his men reached the Kentucky River on April 1, 1775, they quickly moved to establish Kentucky’s second settlement – the site still known as Fort…
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
General Burnside Island State Park features an 18-hole golf course and a 102-site campground on an island. The park was named for the sideburn-whiskered Civil War general Ambrose…
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Sheer sandstone canyons and gentle slopes are a featured quality of the 1,512 acres of Grayson Lake State Park. The park's site was a favorite camping area for former occupants:…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians