Conservation partners (l-r) are pictured at Rocky Fork Lake’s new fishing pier: Dave Williamson, River Valley Longbeards Clermont County Chapter of NWTF; Brian Miller, Southwest Ohio Regional Manager, Division of Parks & Watercraft; Rick Rogers, Wildlife District Five Manager; and Matthew Bourne, Manager, Rocky Fork Lake State Park. (Photos courtesy of the Ohio Division of Wildlife)
Conservation partners (l-r) are pictured at Rocky Fork Lake’s new fishing pier: Dave Williamson, River Valley Longbeards Clermont County Chapter of NWTF; Brian Miller, Southwest Ohio Regional Manager, Division of Parks & Watercraft; Rick Rogers, Wildlife District Five Manager; and Matthew Bourne, Manager, Rocky Fork Lake State Park. (Photos courtesy of the Ohio Division of Wildlife)
A new fishing pier is now open at Rocky Fork Lake according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The project was made possible by the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), Whitetails Unlimited South Central Ohio Chapter (WTU), Ohio State Parks and Watercraft and the Division of Wildlife. The pier is located off Lucas Lane on the lake's east side.
 
This project was a conservation partnership with generous funding from the NWTF and WTU. Ohio State Parks and Watercraft purchased, installed and will maintain the pier and the Division of Wildlife contributed technical assistance as well as underwater lighting and structure to attract fish. Division of Wildlife funding was made possible through USFWS Sport Fish Restoration program. This program generates funds from an excise tax on fishing equipment. 

 

 
The pier is ADA-accessible and features an underwater light. The light attracts small baitfish. The baitfish in turn attract larger fish. Spider block style fish attractors and Christmas trees were also placed in the water near the pier to enhance angler success.

The mission of the Division of Wildlife is to conserve and improve fish and wildlife resources and their habitats for sustainable use and appreciation by all. Visit wildohio.gov to find out more.