COVID-19 UPDATES: Keeping Visitors Healthy

Pickwick Landing 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).


It too is known for great sport fishing and numerous local and national fishing tournaments. The tailwaters provide excellent fishing for Sauger (winter/spring), White and Yellow Bass (spring), Striped Bass (spring through fall) and catfish year round. The river is located in three states, so check license requirements. Fishing is productive from the bank and by boat.