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.
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.
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.
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FORT CAMPBELL OUTDOOR RECREATION