Fishing Areas & Types of Fish

Fort Campbell has 2 lakes, 2 stocked trout streams, and numerous beaver ponds. There is also a children’s fishing pond for children 12 and under and does not require an area assignment to fish. For patrons who require handicap accessibility, there is a pond located in area 7, directly next to the land fill. Children 17 and under may also fish at that pond (an area assignment is required) common fish caught are bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish, and trout.

Fishing Requirements

Anyone age 16 and above fishing on Fort Campbell must have a fishing license from the state of Kentucky or Tennessee. In Tennessee children ages 13-15 must have a junior license. Both Kentucky and Tennessee have free fishing days or weekends in June when no license is required. Also all patrons 16 and above must have a valid Fort Campbell post permit. For the cost of post permits please check the hunting and fishing page or contact the outdoor recreation office. All permits are annual and valid from 1 March through 28 February. Licenses and post permits are available for purchase at the outdoor recreation store. All fishermen also need an area assignment.

Area Assignments

Anglers may pick up their area assignment during normal business hours at outdoor recreation. You must bring a valid post permit to receive an area assignment. Outdoor recreation staff will then issue 2 copies of the area assignment as proof of the area reservation. One copy of the area assignment must be on the person fishing at all times. The second copy will remain on the front dash of the vehicle where it can be easily seen.

Frequently Asked Questions

What activities are there on Fort Campbell?
Fort Campbell has a variety of activities including hunting, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and camping.  Other facilities and programs such as an archery range, paintball field, skeet/trap range, challenge course, dog parks, and interior parks are also available.

How do I make use of these activities?
Use of the rear area is by permit only.  Post permits are available for purchase at outdoor recreation and are sold for all hunting, fishing, and recreational land use activities.  Paintball, skeet, and the challenge course are on a pay as you go basis.  Post permits can be purchased at any time throughout the year, are valid from 1 March through 28 February, and are available for purchase at the Outdoor Recreation Office.  For cost of permit please visit the Hunting and Fishing link on our website or contact the Outdoor Recreation office at 270-798-2175.

What do I need to camp or hike?
A Fort Campbell post permit is required for ages 16 and older to utilize training areas for recreational purposes.  Recreation permits are available for hiking, scouting, and camping and are available for purchase at the Outdoor Recreation Office.   Camping is permitted at Lake Kyle only. Some restrictions apply, so please call Outdoor Recreation for more information.

What is prohibited?
Motor vehicles are restricted to named roads and numbered firebreaks only.  Fort Campbell does not allow the use of dirt bikes, 4 wheel drive vehicles or ATV vehicles for recreation.  Swimming is not allowed in any body of water on Fort Campbell. Introducing or removing any plant, animal, or artifact, with few exceptions, from Fort Campbell is prohibited. Camping in a training area is unauthorized.

Where can I get more information?
Fort Campbell Outdoor Recreation
6645 101st Airborne Division Road
Fort Campbell, KY 42223
PH: 270-798-2175
FAX: 270-798-4666

More Information

6645 101st Airborne Division Rd.
Fort Campbell, KY 42223
Phone: (270) 798-2175
Fax: (270) 798-4666

Fort Campbell MWR Fishing