Fishtrap Lake

This post was written by jshepherd1102 | September 19, 2013

(800) 844-7453
marketing@tourpikecounty.com
831 Hambley Blvd. Pikeville, KY
Fishtrap Lake
(800) 844-7453
marketing@tourpikecounty.com
831 Hambley Blvd. Pikeville, KY

Photo (above) courtesy of USACE, Huntington District

A Little About Fishtrap Lake
Developed by the Army Corp of Engineers, Fishtrap Lake is contained by the highest dam in Eastern Kentucky. During the summer recreation season, the lake is 16.5 miles long and has a surface area of 1,131 acres. Visitors can expect to enjoy the beautiful scenery, boating, skiing, hiking, fishing, camping and picnicking. You can also expect to meet various wildlife while visiting as well. State regulated hunting is also permitted.

Being a recent addition to the Kentucky State Parks system, Fishtrap Lake State Park was originally developed as a way to prevent flooding along the Big Sandy Rivers. This project took The Army Corp of Engineers 6 years to complete, from the ground breaking in 1962 until it’s dedication by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968. The park was opened to the public in 2003.

Hunting, Fishing and More
Fishtrap Lake provides a multitude of activities for the casual and serious outdoors enthusiast. When hunting season is in full swing, expect to find plenty of deer, fall turkey and more. The following is a list of statewide regulations for hunting at Fishtrap Lake. These details are provided by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, and can be downloaded by clicking here.

“Open under statewide regulations for all squirrel, rabbit, quail, grouse, furbearer and fall turkey seasons, except these seasons are closed during deer Quota Hunt. Also open to bear hunting and EHU 1 quota elk hunts, except closed during deer Quota Hunt.”

Other Exceptions Include
Deer: “Quota Hunt, either sex, limit one, Nov. 19-20. Open under statewide regulations for Youth Firearm Seasons. Open under statewide regulations for Archery/Crossbow Seasons, except closed during deer Quota Hunt. ”

To find out when hunting season is in, click here to visit the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.

For More Information
If you would like to learn more about Fishtrap Lake State Park, click here to visit the US Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District’s website. Universally Accessible Facilities are provided at Project Office, Visitor Center, picnic shelters, restrooms, outflow fishing area, camping facilities, and at selective picnic sites. All recreational areas are closed from 10:00 p.m. until 7:30 a.m. except for persons engaged in boating, fishing and camping.

 

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Where to Find Fishtrap Lake

Contact
2204 Fishtrap Rd.
Shelbiana, KY 41562
Phone: (606) 437-7496
Email: kentuckystateparks@ky.gov
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