Brown's Creek Lake

General Description

Brown's Creek Lake is located in Henderson Country, Tennessee,  10 miles south of I-40 in Natchez Trace State Park.  You can take I-40 and look for exit 116. Follow State Road 114 south to Brown's Creek Lake Road.

The lake is 167 acres and includes a boat launching ramp, fish attractorss, fishing pier and rental boats.  There are restrooms and pic nic areas as well.  Please call 731-423-5725 for more information.

Largemouth Bass: 5 per day, 18–24 inch PLR. Only one (1) fish longer than 24 inches may be harvested.
Bluegill: no creel or length limit.
Redear: 20 per day, no length limit.
Crappie (all species): 30 per day, no minimum length limit.
Blue/Channel Catfish: 5 per day in combination, no length limit.


TWRA Family Fishing Lakes


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.


A daily lake permit of $6.00 (available at most lakes), in addition to the regular fishing license, is required to use these lakes. At Lake Halford, a daily or annual permit is required for anyone using the lake or facilities for any type of recreation. 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 a 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 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 Gaither-Bedford 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 Gaither-Bedford, Marrowbone, VFW and Williamsport lakes, only trolling motors can be used. At Lake Halford recreational boating, personal watercraft, water-skiiing and swimming are allowed. Boats may be rented for $10.00 per day at some lakes on a seasonal basis. There is no charge for paddles.


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

You can find Largemouth bass,  crappie,  bluegill,  redear sunfish,  blue & channel catfish

Fishing Tips:

  • Spinners baits are excellent for bass fishing.
  • Spinners come in one and two-blade styles.
  • Fish single blades in deeper water and tandem blades in shallow water.
  • In dingy, murky water, use Colorado blades for more vibration in the water.
  • In lightly stained to clear water, use willow leaf blades for more reflection.
  • If the fish are not biting, try slowing your retrieve.


Contact Information

Region 1 Office: 731-423-5725
Toll-Free:  800-372-3928
E-mail the office

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