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Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park 
606-398-7510 or 800-325-0058
4441 Ky. Hwy 1833, Buckhorn, Ky. 41721
Fishing is allowed in all areas except the beach and boatdock at the marina. For fishing bait and supplies please check with the lodge marina at 398-7510.

Buckhorn Tailwater Recreation Area; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
804 Buckhorn Dam Road, Buckhorn, KY 41721-8808
Phone: (606) 398-7251

The Buckhorn Lake and surrounding area offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. Visit this large day use recreation area located near Buckhorn Dam and spend some time relaxing in the great outdoors. The recreation area has a large picnic area with three shelters, a playground, fishing areas and water fountains. The Corps, in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Kentucky manages the land and water for wildlife, fisheries and recreation.

Buckhorn Lake offers over 1,230 acres of water at summer pool for anglers. Buckhorn Lake is home to largemouth and Kentucky bass, crappie, bluegill, channel catfish, and Muskie. The marina has 95 open slips, two launching ramps, rental pontoon boats, and fishing boats. Open April – October.

From April through November the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife regularly stocks the stilling basin, just below the dam, with trout. Our Daily Lake Information Line, which includes daily recorded fishing reports, lake elevations and upcoming events and other messages, can be reached by calling 606-398-7157.

An Interpretative Hiking Trail is available at Buckhorn Lake Dam site. A Hiking Trail is available at Tailwater Recreation Area.

  • Campground, Boat Launch and Horse Riding Trails - 606-487-1580 | 888-857-5263
  • Buckhorn Tailwater Campground - 606-398-7220 | 606-398-7251

Chris's Pay Lake
(606) 251-3066
286 Alice Branch Hollow, Ary, KY 41712

Stocks catfish, Call for pricing and hours.

Holly Thickett (Pay Lake)
(606) 487-9345
415 Lake Lane, Viper, KY

The lake is approximately 2 acre lake and stocks catfish. Call for pricing and hours

Guide Services

Redstone Outdoors - Kentucky Fishing & Hunting Guides
606-487-8033 or 606-436-1197
Our goal is to provide you with an enjoyable, educational experience. We can adjust to your experience level and make your day relaxing, while providing you with your best chance to raise and catch fish. We provide equipment and lures, but you are welcome to bring your favorites if you wish. Visit for more information.




* Hazard Perry County Tourism does not endorse hunting and fishing guide services. Listings are provided as resource only. To be listed, please contact Hazard Perry County Tourism.