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Additional Fishing Access Opened at Taylorsville Lake WMA

Road opening along Salt River benefits anglers fishing white bass run

FRANKFORT (March 3, 2017)—Road access to a section of Salt River above Taylorsville Lake is now open for vehicles in preparation for the coming white bass spawning run.

The gated accesses at Palmer Road and Old River Road off KY 44 at Taylorsville Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will remain open from daylight until dark through late summer, except for closures during youth and spring turkey seasons.

The gates will remain open from now until Friday, March 31. Following a weekend closure April 1-2 for youth-only turkey season, the gates will reopen until April 14. Gates will remain locked during spring turkey season, April 15 to May 7. Gates will reopen from May 8 until Aug. 7.

High water may force the temporary closure of River Road.

Old River Road allows anglers easy access to 2 miles of bank along the north side of the Salt River. The area includes two gravel parking lots with space for 10-15 vehicles and several one-car pull-offs spread along the roadway.

Maps of Taylorsville WMA and other wildlife management areas are available online at, the website of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Search under the keywords “Taylorsville Lake WMA” to view a map of the area.

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife news releases are available online at

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources manages, regulates, enforces, and promotes responsible use of all fish and wildlife species, their habitats, public wildlife areas, and waterways for the benefit of those resources and for public enjoyment. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife is an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. For more information on the department, visit our website at

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