COVID-19 UPDATES: Keeping Visitors Healthy

Natchez Trace State Park

Fishing

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).


Brown’s Creek Lake (167 acre) is managed by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) using Florida strain Largemouth Bass to produce trophy Largemouth Bass. Fish surveys as recent as 2012 have documented that there are bass in the 10-pound class in the lake.  Jon boat rentals are available and a lake permit fee is required. 

Maple’s Creek Lake (90 acre) is also managed by TWRA and provides excellent catfish fishing and quality Bluegill and Redear Sunfish. Jon boat rentals are available and day or annual lake use permits are available on site via a drop box.

Pin Oak Lake (690 acre) is managed by the park. Evening fishing can be productive for bass, bluegill and catfish.

Fish limits for all lakes include: Black Bass: 5/day no length limit except Brown's Lake has 18” to 24” slot limit; Crappie: 30/day no length limit on Maple and Pin Oak, 30/day 8” limit on Brown's, 15/day no limit on Cub; Redear: 20/day on length limit, Bluegill: no creel limit/ no length limit, Catfish: 5/day no length limit.