Long Bend Fishing Site

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Long Bend is a fishing site located on Laurel River Lake. Laurel River Lake is located on London Ranger District and features 5,600 acres of clear, deep water and nearly 200 miles of tree-lined shore. The quiet coves and cliff-lined shores offer relaxation and quiet reflection, as well as boating, fishing, skiing and scuba diving in one of the deepest and cleanest lakes in Kentucky. Fishing for black bass, rainbow trout, walleye, crappie, blue gill and catfish is excellent. Night fishing for trout is also popular during the summer months.

The U.S. Forest Service administers the lake and surrounding shoreline.

To get there: From I-75, at London Exit 38, turn west on KY 192, go 14.2 miles, then turn south (left) on KY 1193, go 3 miles. Turn onto Forest Road 611A and follow to parking area.

For more information, call the district office at 606-864-4163.

At a Glance

Fees None
Open Season: Open All Year
Closest Towns: London
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: London Ranger District
761 South Laurel Road
London, KY 40744

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