2020 COVID-19 Update
Most state park boat rental operations will open this summer. Hours and operating procedures will vary by park. Each park will implement additional safety and sanitation protocols to protect park staff and visitors and encourage social distancing. All boaters are encouraged to bring their own life jacket or approved personal floatation device (PFD).
Bass fishing is best in spring and fall; although, many bass anglers fish at night in the summer. Several professional fishing tournaments are held annually on the lake. Immediately below the dam and just minutes from the park are the coldwater tailwaters of the Caney Fork River. Fishing the Caney Fork during non-generation periods is very productive for Rainbow, Brook and Brown Trout.