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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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For a great Kentucky state parks vacation, take some time to discover the beautiful landscape of Lake Malone State Park while hiking the 2-mile Laurel Trail, the .25-mile…
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Open all year. Thursday through Sunday, May 1 - Sept. 30 Open all year (during winter months weather permitted). Open all year.18 Hole Disc Golf Course, 9 baskets, Artificial…
Bourbon, Horses & History
Bourbon, Horses & History
This peaceful setting, just south of Eddyville, Kentucky, on the shores of Lake Barkley is historically linked to the author F. Scott Fitzgerald. The featured property was once the…
Western Waterlands
Western Waterlands
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 lodges…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
In May 2001 Nolin Lake State Park opened to the public. The 5,795-acre lake created from the impoundment of the Nolin River in 1963 and the 333-acre park are located along the…
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
The 24-room rustic wood and stone lodge at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, sits serenely on a high cliff overlooking Pennyrile Lake near Dawson Springs. Open year-round. Rooms…
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Rough River Dam State Resort Park is one of the highlights of the Rough River Lake area, and is convenient to Louisville, Elizabethtown and Evansville. The park opened in 1962 and…
Bourbon, Horses & History
Bourbon, Horses & History
Taylorsville Lake State Park, located west of Lexington and southeast of Louisville, Kentucky, encompasses some of the most beautiful horse riding country. Use the pull down above…
Bourbon, Horses & History
Bourbon, Horses & History
Yatesville Lake provides plenty of room to skim the waves or catch some rays in your favorite cruisecraft—be it a houseboat, pontoon, speed boat or jet ski. The Yatesville Marina…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians