Camping & Fishing

Bays Mountain ParkPrimitive Camping Area

Overnight camping is permitted for scout groups and recognized organizations and only in designated areas. The fee is $30.00 per group per night.

Please contact our Nature Center staff for more information.

Fishing from the Dam

Fishing is allowed from the dam to people 55 years or older (must have proof of age), and for people under 16 years old. Ages 12-15 MUST have a youth licence. All other state regulations apply.
Fish Found in Lake: Bass, Bluegill, and Channel Catfish.

Time and Dates

June through August – Monday through Saturday from 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
September through May – Monday and Saturday only from 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Bait Allowed

Any bait or lures except live minnows.
Bluegill may be caught from Bays Mountain Lake and used as bait for other fish.