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Shelbiana - Fishtrap Lake State Park

2204 Fishtrap Road

Fishtrap Lake State Park is a new addition to the Kentucky State Parks system.

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 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.


Allen Chafin

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Very nice place to relax and enjoy nature

doug taylor

Saturday, Sep. 10, 2016
Bass fishing has been mediocre at best. They recently raised the boat launch fee to $5 and I haven't seen any work done or an official at the lake. The lake has become extremely trashy and the lake grass has become so thick in places makes it hard to get around. If the officials would try to do some cleanup and get rid of some of the vegetation I wouldn't care to pay the $5 launch fee but I will go elsewhere until some of the issues has been fixed. It's sad because this could be a beautiful lake if it was maintained.

BeLinda Cunningham

Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
Beautiful place, Great for kids

Christine Bevins

Monday, Aug. 28, 2017
Love fishing and walking at the lake

Jeremy Johnson

Saturday, Sep. 10, 2016
Lake some what trashy but fishing good lots to do for all ages family friendly

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