NameWest Fork Drakes Reservoir
LocationApprx.1.5 miles east of Franklin, KY off KY Hwy 73
AddressKY Hwy 73 east at Boat Ramp Road
Mailing
Address
c/o Eric Cummins KDFWR 970 Bennett Lane Bowling Green, KY 42104
Phone270-746-7129
Hours
Useful
Information
The lake is owned by the city of Franklin. There is a concrete boat ramp on the east side of the lake and a gravel ramp on the west side. There is a small pavilion on the west side. Species of fish present in the lake include largemouth bass, white crappie, bluegill,redear sunfish, green sunfish, channel catfish, blue catfish, muskellunge and common carp. The lake offers many other activities including canoeing, kayaking, bird/wildlife watching. There is also good fishing and easy access to the creek in the Franklin-Simpson Co. Park below the dam. Copy link below and Paste it into your web browser to get Lake Fishing forecast: http://fw.ky.gov/app/fisheries/waterbodydetail.aspx?wid=209
Driving
Directions
From the square in Franklin follow East Cedar Street (Hwy 73) to the reservoir.
Emaileric.cummins@ky.gov
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