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Shelby Lake

Ballard County - Kentucky
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Frequently Asked Questions About Shelby Lake, KY

How big is Shelby Lake?
Shelby Lake is approximately 37 sq acres (0.1 sq km) in size.

What kind of fish can you catch in Shelby Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Black Crappie, Bluegill, Bowfin, Carp, Drum (Sheepshead), Largemouth Bass, White Bass and White Crappie in Shelby Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include Longear Sunfish and Warmouth.

What are the closest cities to Shelby Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Olmsted, IL, New Grand Chain, IL and Bandana, KY.

Are there places to stay in the Shelby Lake area?
Are you craving a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of city life? Or maybe you're an avid angler in search of the perfect fishing spot? Look no further! Shelby Lake and its surrounding area offer an abundance of options to suit your needs. If you're in need of accommodation, check out our area map which highlights some of the best places to stay. And if you're looking for even more options, head on over to our Travel section. But why settle for a traditional hotel or resort when you can take your adventure to the next level by renting a RV? The open road awaits you!
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Are there places to eat and drink near Shelby Lake?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

What is the average air temp for Shelby Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Shelby Lake? Don't forget to plan ahead! Weather can be unpredictable, but we've got you covered. On average, air temperatures during this time of year range from a high around 48°F (9°C) to a low around 30°F (-1°C). Of course, these are just historical averages, so be prepared for anything Mother Nature throws your way. For the most up-to-date weather information, be sure to check out our Weather Bar located at the top of this page.

Are there any state parks near Shelby Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 4 state parks in the vacinity of Shelby Lake.

For more Kentucky State Park information see our State Park Guide.

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
There's more lake's to explore around Shelby Lake...
Turner Lake 1.6 mi 60
Little Colvin Lake 1.8 mi 11
Colvin Lake 2.1 mi 28
Little Turner Lake 2.2 mi 16
Burnt Slough Lake 4.1 mi 18
Happy Hollow Lake 4.5 mi 19
Clear Pond 6.6 mi 25
Crawford Lake 7.8 mi 28
Brushy Pond 7.8 mi 1,902
Tupelo Pond 7.8 mi 1,902
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