Laurel Hill Lake in Tennessee

General Description

Laurel Hill Lake is in Lawrence County Tennessee, approximately 15 miles west of Lawrenceburg.  The lake is 325 acres and has a picnic area,  restrooms,  grills, vending machines, a primitive camping area. 

The fishing facilities include a "youth-only" fishing area located near the office/concession building. (Youths 16 and under may fish in this area)  Other fishing facilities include boat launching ramps, a fishing pier, boat rentals,  and fish attractors.

One embayment is for juvenile fishing, only youths 16 and under may fish. Nursery ponds may be closed as posted.

Largemouth Bass: 5 per day, 13–18 inch PLR. Only one (1) fish longer than 18 inches may be harvested.
Bluegill/Redear: 20 per day in combination, no length limit.
Crappie (all species): 15 per day, 10 inch minimum length limit.
Blue/Channel Catfish: 5 per day in combination, 14 inch minimum length limit.

 

TWRA Family Fishing Lakes

Hours

The lakes are open to fishing all week. Lakes will open one-half hour before official sunrise and close one-half hour after official sunset, except Garrett Lake which is open 24 hours a day. Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day the following lakes are closed: Gibson Co., Glenn Springs, Herb Parsons, and Lake Graham.

Permits

A daily lake permit of $6.00 (available at most lakes), in addition to the regular fishing license, is required to use these lakes. A lake permit is not required at Garrett and Whiteville lakes. All residents 16 through 64 years of age, and nonresidents 16 years of age or older must have this permit. Sportsman license and lifetime license holders do not need a lake permit. Resident anglers 65 years of age and older do not need a lake permit, but do need a fishing license. A $48.00 Annual Lake Permit may also be purchased at many of the lakes with concessionaires, and is good at all TWRA fishing lakes. For Coy GaitherBedford Lake, a daily lake permit should be purchased from a license agent in the surrounding area before going to the lake. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited at all agency lakes. Boats used for any activity other than fishing are prohibited, except for hunting on specific lakes during the regular hunting season as listed in the Tennessee Hunting Guide. Speed boating, personal water craft, water skiing, and swimming are prohibited. Houseboats, sailboats and inboard cruisers are prohibited. On Coy GaitherBedford, Marrowbone, VFW and Williamsport lakes, only trolling motors can be used. Boats may be rented for $10.00 per day at some lakes on a seasonal basis. There is no charge for paddles.

Tackle

Only rods and reels, poles, hand-held lines, and jugs may be used. Snagging is prohibited. Trotlines and limblines are prohibited.

From April 1 through Sept. 30, jug fishing is prohibited on Saturdays, Sundays, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. On days open to jug fishing, each boat is limited to 10 jugs or blocks per day.

Fish Species

Largemouth bass - crappie - bluegill - redear sunfish - blue & channel catfish

Fishing Tips:

  • Bluegill fishing with worms, crickets, and mealworms is most productive in the spring in shallow spawning areas. 
  • Look for bluegill on or near the bottom in deeper water in the hot temperatures of mid-summer.

Contact Information

Region 2 Office: 615-781-6622
Toll-Free:  1-800-624-7406
E-mail the office

Interactive Map of Laurel Hill Lake
Fishing Regulations
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