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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, white crappie and bluegill at Yatesville Lake in Kentucky.

Yatesville Lake, KY

Expect excellent to good crappie, bass, catfish and bluegill fishing when you travel to Yatesville Lake, a 2,300-acre lake in the northeast part of the state. Yatesville Lake State Park Marina is a great place to start your adventure.

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Yatesville Lake, nestled in the eastern part of Kentucky, is a beloved destination for fishing, boating, and camping enthusiasts. This scenic reservoir offers a tranquil escape amidst the rolling hills and lush forests, providing a perfect setting for outdoor adventures.

Fishing at Yatesville Lake is a popular activity, drawing anglers in search of various fish species. The lake is known for its populations of largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, catfish, and bluegill. Anglers can cast their lines from the shoreline, fish from boats, or explore the lake's numerous coves and channels. Yatesville Lake's diverse fishery ensures that anglers of all skill levels have the opportunity to enjoy a rewarding day of fishing.

The surrounding landscape of Yatesville Lake adds to its charm. The area is dotted with wooded hills, offering opportunities for hiking, birdwatching, and wildlife spotting. Visitors can explore nearby nature trails, enjoy scenic views, or simply unwind in the tranquil atmosphere of the forested surroundings.

Whether you're casting a line, exploring the lake by boat, or spending a night under the stars at a campsite, Yatesville Lake offers a serene and scenic escape in the heart of Kentucky. Its diverse fish populations, calm waters, and natural beauty make it an ideal destination for fishing, boating, and camping adventures. So pack your fishing gear, launch your boat, or set up camp near the lakeshore, and immerse yourself in the tranquility and splendor of Yatesville Lake.

Camping options include RV hookup sites, tent sites and 16 boat-in campsites. Where ever you stay, there are over 90 miles of shoreline to explore while boating, sightseeing and fishing. There's boat launch ramps, rental boats, bait shops and lodging at the lake. Appreciate the views, enjoy the fishing and hang onto the memories created at Yatesville Lake.

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Primary fish species residing in Yatesville Lake

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish White Crappie Bluegill

Yatesville Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Boating on Yatesville Lake is a favored pastime, thanks to its calm waters and picturesque surroundings. Boaters can navigate the lake's serene waters, taking in the beautiful scenery and embracing the serenity of the area. Whether you're paddling a kayak, piloting a pontoon boat, or cruising in a speedboat, Yatesville Lake provides a delightful boating experience. The lake offers boat ramps and marinas, ensuring easy access for boaters to launch their vessels and make the most of their time on the water.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Highway 32 Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, east side, off State Route 32, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Milard Bradley Hollow Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off State Route 1185, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Yatesville Lake State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off State Route 3215, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and massive, paved parking.

Yatesville Lake State Park Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Fd-1000, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and massive, paved parking.

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Camping at Yatesville Lake allows visitors to fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. The lake provides campgrounds and RV parks that cater to different camping preferences, including tent sites and full RV hookups. Campers can relax amidst the peaceful ambiance, enjoy campfire evenings, and take advantage of amenities such as picnic areas, playgrounds, and hiking trails. Yatesville Lake's campgrounds provide a serene and family-friendly atmosphere, making it an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Yatesville Lake State Park Campground - 606 673-1492

Lawrence Co. Campground & Cabins - 606 826-2961

Creekside Cabins & RV Park - 606-686-2915

The Overlook RV Park - 859 429-0087

The Falls Campground - 606-826-0212

Yatesville Lake KY Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Yatesville Lake
Yatesville Lake State Park
2667 Pleasant Ridge Rd
Louisa, KY 41230
606 673-1492


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