Fishtrap Lake State Park

Pikeville, Kentucky


1,131 acre lake, fish species incude- black bass, crapppie, all 3 major catfish varieties, and striped bass, opportunities for hiking, horseback trails are currently being worked on, wildlife such as deer, wild turkey, grouse

  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Boating Sports
  • Hunting / Fishing
  • Camping
  • Wildlife Viewing
General Description

The 1,131 acre, man made lake is one of the finest fisheries in eastern Kentucky. Shelbiana is just a short drive from Pikeville and the Virginia border, visitors to Fishtrap Lake will find its natural beauty breathtaking. One of the newest editions to the State Park system, Fishtrap offers a good variety of activities. Camping is available at the park, as are numerous picnic and meeting shelters perfect for a large gathering. There are also opportunities to explore the mountains that surround the park. Constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers and dedicated by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968, Fishtrap has been attracting visitors for over four decades. Early settlers to the region appreciated its bounty and beauty so much that they made a pact not to permanently settle the area to preserve all the area had to offer.


Rob Holbrook
2204 Fishtrap Rd.
Pikeville, KY 41501

Region: Eastern
County: Pike
Phone: 606-437-7496
Email: kentuckystateparks@k...
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