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FISHTRAP LAKE SHELTERS, KY

Status: Closed through Fri May 23 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Nestled among mountains and dense forests, the Fishtrap Lake area will appeal to anyone who loves boating, fishing or hiking. A man-made lake surrounded by natural beauty, Fishtrap Lake was created to help control flooding along the Ohio and Big Sandy Rivers.

The lake's location allows visitors to choose from endless recreational opportunities, whether its water sports on the lake, hiking on nearby trails or picnicking in the picturesque group area.

Natural Features:

Fishtrap Lake sits in the rich coalfield country of Kentucky, surrounded by steep and lush mountainous terrain. The site is well-known for wildlife viewing and has become a haven for local animals, especially deer.

Recreation:

Boat ramps are available for fisherman and boating enthusiasts. The surrounding wildlife area provides numerous trails for hiking and horseback riding, and additional developed trails can be accessed at the nearby Lick Creek Recreation Area.

Facilities:

Fishtrap Lake Shelters provide covered picnic areas with playgrounds, perfect for kids. While everyone can appreciate the scenery provided by the lake, which serves as a breathtaking backdrop to any party or family get-together.

Two shelters are located at the Dam Site Recreation Area, and a third shelter is located at the Grapevine Recreation Area, a short drive away.

Camping is also available nearby at the Grapevine Recreation Area.

Nearby Attractions:

Fishtrap Lake Marina, located at the Fishtrap Dam Site Recreation Area, provides visitors with docking facilities and a general store.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Trails
  • Water Activities
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • $3 launch fee for boats

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.43583, -82.3475
37°26'9"N, 82°20'51"W

From US-460/Shelbiana Road, continue approximately five miles, then make a slight right onto Kentucky Route 1789/Fishtrap Road. Continue three miles to the Fishtrap Lake Dam Site Recreation Area. Shelter # 1 is the first right turn after entering the dam site, located approximately one mile below the dam. Located along the same road, Shelter #2 is the second shelter on the right near the end of the recreation area.

Fishtrap Lakes' Grapevine Recreation Area is located along State Route 194 at Phyllis, Kentucky. Shelter # 3 is located on the right approximately 1/4 mile from the entrance area.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

FISHTRAP LAKE SHELTERS
2204 FISHTRAP RD
SHELBIANA KY 41562

Phone Number:

Information: (606)437-7496