Additional Fishing Access Opens at Taylorsville Lake WMA

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A portion of River Road paralleling the Salt River in Anderson County is now open to anglers wishing to fish the headwaters of Taylorsville Lake for the spring white bass 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 into summer, except for closures during the youth-only and general spring turkey seasons.

A portion of Old River Road between these two access points remains temporarily closed to vehicles while repairs are underway to the roadbed damaged by recent flooding.

These gated accesses will remain open from now until Friday, April 5. Following a weekend closure April 6-7 for youth-only turkey season, the gates will reopen until April 12. Gates will remain locked during the general spring turkey season, April 13 to May 5, to prevent disturbance to hunters. Gates will reopen May 6 until early August.

Old River Road allows anglers easy bank access along the north side of the Salt River. The area includes gravel parking lots and several small pull-offs spread along the roadway. Parking is permitted only in the graveled parking spots and designated pull-offs. Driving through fields or parking in other areas is subject to citation.

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.