Lawrence County is a fisherman’s paradise. There are two lakes to choose from with a variety of freshwater species such as bass, catfish, bream, and etc. If lakes are not your choice, the beautiful Shoal Creek flows throughout the county. So what more can a fisherman ask for? If you’re not a fisherman, the beautiful scenery that surrounds the lake with various species of wildlife is enough to satisfy all.
Laurel Hill Lake
Laurel Hill Lake, located just 15 miles west of Lawrenceburg,was created in 1958 by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The 325 acre lake is home to at least 10 species of freshwater fish such as: Largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish, blue & channel catfish. There are fishing facilities located on the premises that offer a variety of services from fishing licenses, tackle, boat accessories, and etc. Picnic areas, restrooms, grills, vending machines, and primitive camping areas are located on the grounds. A handicapped accessible fishing pier along with a boat ramp is available. The lake is open to the public year around.
VFW (Veteran of Foreign Wars) Lake
VFW Lake is located 12 miles west of Lawrenceburg off Highway 64 and may also be reached from the Natchez Trace. Although smaller in size at 22 acres it offers the same fish species as that of Laurel Hill Lake. Restrooms, picnic tables, and vending machines are located on premises. Boat ramps are available for the avid boater. For those without boats don’t worry there are rental boats along with a fishing pier available.
Shoal Creek runs through Lawrence County and has a variety of fish species such as small and large mouth bass, catfish, black perch and etc. Shoal Creek offers not only the fishing experience but beautiful scenery to go along with the experience.
Laurel Hill Wildlife Management Area is 14,000 acres located west of Lawrenceburg off Highway 64. Most of the acreage is forest cover although there are some game openings on the area and a large area in the northeast portion of the WMA. Laurel Hill WMA is owned and managed by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. It is managed primarily for small game, especially quail, but also offers great deer and turkey hunting. Laurel Hill WMA offers primitive camping near the hunter check station located off Napier Road (Hwy 241). Horseback riding is restricted to roads open to motorized vehicles and designated trails but open to ride else where.
An abundance of game can be found in Lawrence County, including:
- Wild Turkey
- Whitetail Deer
For detailed information on hunting and fishing regulations in Lawrence county, visit the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.