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Roane County
Silcott Fork Lake

 
  Lake  Silcott Fork Lake 

  Acres  23 

  Directions  Silcott Fork Lake is a 23-acre impoundment located in southern Roane County. This lake is located approximately 2 mile north of Walton, and is accessible from U.S. Route 119 via a short gravel road. 

  Description  This lake was built in 1980 with a maximum depth of 30 feet and an average depth of 14 feet. Walton Public Service District controls the lake, and an annual user fee is required. A trail over the emergency spillway provides access to bank fishing. Boats and the use of live minnows as bait are prohibited. 

  Fishery  Silcott Fork Lake provides warmwater fishing for largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, and tiger musky. Bass fishing reaches its peak during spring and fall and some of the best fishing area is found in the upper portion of the lake. During other periods, most of the larger bass are taken by casting deep-running lures near the dam area. Bluegill fishing with crickets and worms is best during the spawning season, which runs through early summer. 

  National Forest  National Forest Stamp is not required 

  Boating  No boating allowed 

  Camping  No camping allowed 

  Spring Trout  Not stocked with trout 

  Fall Trout  Does not receive Fall trout stocking 

  Live Minnows  Live minnows may not be used as bait 

  Night Fishing  Night fishing is allowed 

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