Fishtrap Lake State Park

2204 Fishtrap Rd. • Shelbiana, KY 41562
United States
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A man-made lake surrounded by natural beauty, Fishtrap Lake was created to help control flooding along the Ohio and Big Sandy Rivers. The Army Corp of Engineers broke ground on the project in 1962, and President Lyndon Johnson dedicated the project upon its completion in 1968.

Nestled among mountains and dense forests, the Fishtrap Lake area will appeal to anyone who loves outdoor recreation — this is a popular spot for boating, fishing or hiking. But don't be surprised if the other visitors you meet as you wander around the park area aren't of the human variety; this site is well-known as a haven for deer, raccoons and even the occasional grouse.

Park admission is free and there is easy access to the water from Fishtrap Road. Be advised that regulations require a Kentucky fishing license to cast a line on Fishtrap Lake. Make plans to visit this fun state park and spend some time fishing, boating and hiking in one of Kentucky’s most scenic park locations.