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Old 07-24-2011, 11:23 AM
 
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My dog and I are traveling from Iowa to North Carolina during October, and Lexington is about half-way. Is there a nice place not too far off the route where we can do some camping (small camper) and fishing (no boat)? No ammenities, just solitude and . . . . . fish!

Any info about nonresident fishing licenses and regulations would be appreciated. My dog is only 6, and he has no concept of catch-and-release

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-24-2011, 02:33 PM
 
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Right in Lexington neither. In the general region there is a good hiking place in Berea that's parking lot is literally 5 miles off I-75 (Berea College Forest, take KY 21 east of town a couple miles, parking is on the left). The only fishing spots I can think of would be Royal Springs in Downtown Georgetown, which is stocked with trout (off Water Street just south of Main). Maybe Corinth Lake??
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Old 07-24-2011, 03:35 PM
 
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Thanks for the prompt reply censusdata. I'll look for Corinth Lake, but I suspect a small creek would be more our style (my dog doesn't really like boats). According to mapquest, my route east would be on I64. Is it possible/legal to just pull off the road and camp and fish along a quiet creek? Having come from Wyoming, I suppose that we're spoiled (creek=camping+fishing). Perhaps that's not customary in KY. Corinth Lake: we love the name; googling now.
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Old 07-24-2011, 05:37 PM
 
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If you're traveling down I-64, Cave Run Lake close to Morehead should meet your desires admirably. It's big - but you can shore-fish, and there are nice campgrounds operated by the Army Corps of Engineers. The area is hilly to mountainous and heavily wooded - very, very pretty. There's also a swimming beach with a bathhouse close to one of the largest campgrounds. Cave Run Lake is about an hour and a half east of Lexington. There are also a few hiking trails in this area, along with very attractive wooded picnic grounds.

Still farther down I-64, Carter Caves State Park offers camping, cave tours, and hiking - not sure about fishing, though. You might want to check out both places online.
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:06 PM
 
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Thanks CraigCreek! I'll check 'em out.
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