Hunting and Fishing


If you like to fish, there are smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, musky, trout, bream and catfish in the nearby Big South Fork of the Cumberland River, Pickett State Park lake and beautiful Rock Creek.  World-famous fishing destinati
ons Dale Hollow Lake in Tennnessee and Lake Cumberland in Kentucky are just a short one hour drive.  More information about fishing in the Big South Fork can be found at Big South Fork Fishing.

If you like to hunt, there are grouse, turkey, deer, wild boar, bobcat, raccoon, rabbit and squirrel just beyond the boundary of our lot.


This area is truly wild.  The fish and game are plentiful.  And it's likely that you'll never see another hunter or fisherman wherever you go in the park, any time of the year. More details and information can be found in the Big South Fork Hunting Regulations and at Big South Fork Hunting 

Learn more by reading this interesting article on trout fishing in Rock Creek by Andre Bergeron and in this excellent article on fishing for small mouth, muskie, and striped bass in the Big South Fork River by Lee McClellan.  You might also find the following books helpful and enjoyable:


Murray, Harry, Fly Fishing for Smallmouth Bass, Guilford, CT: The Globe Pequot Press, 1989.


Walrod, Dennis, Grouse Hunter's Guide:Solid Facts, Insights, and Observations on How to Hunt Ruffed Grouse, Second Edition, Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2003.


Summerlin, Vernon and Doug Markham, The Compleat Tennessee Angler: Everything You Need to Know About Fishing in the Volunteer State, Nashville, TN: Rutledge Hill Press, 1999.