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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 Swim, fish and picnic around the lake.Dock or fuel your boat from a slip at the dock.Camp and enjoy the beauty of nature.Hike the lake trails and view the…
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Top Five Things to DoPlay 18 holes of championship golf. Visit the historic site of Abraham Lincolns’ parents.Fish and enjoy the lake.Play disc golf on the challenging 18 hole…
Bourbon, Horses & History
Bourbon, Horses & History
Top Five Things to Do  Play 18 holes of championship golf. Launch from the boat ramp to fish or paddle. View osprey, deer, fox and albino skunks in the wildlife refuge. Stroll…
Western Waterlands
Western Waterlands
ALERT: Make the most of your trip to the Red River Gorge in Kentucky with Natural Bridge cabin rentals or delight in the mountainside beauty of Hemlock Lodge, one of 17 state park…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Top Five Things to DoCamp or swim lakeside on the sandy beach.Hike the Waterfall Loop on Brier Creek Trail.Mountain Bike the regulation trail.Visit the nature center wildlife…
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Top Five Things To Do1. Take the family to swim at our beautiful sandy beach.2. Hike the Lake Trail, Clifty Creek Trail, or Indian Bluff Trail.3. Explore the lake by canoe, kayak,…
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Top Five Things To Do1. Spot a Bald Eagle along the Lake Ridge Nature Trail.2. Rent a pontoon boat and explore the beautiful 5,000 acre Rough River Lake.3. Explore the 3.8 km…
Bourbon, Horses & History
Bourbon, Horses & History
Top Five Things To Do1. Boat, kayak, fish and enjoy the lake sunsets.2. Camp at our equestrian-friendly campgrounds for RVs and tents.3. Hike the Lake View Trail.4. Horseback ride…
Bourbon, Horses & History
Bourbon, Horses & History
Top Five Things To Do1. Golf at Signature Hole #13.2. Boat In and Out Campsites.3. Hike the Mary Ingles Trail at the Marina.4. Visit the Spillway at the Dam at Yatesville Lake.5.…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians