Location: The Knop Lake Access Site
is at the Knop Lake Public Fishing Site located on County
Road 650 South. The sign at the entrance tends to blend
in with the trees, so the entrance is easy to miss. Upon
turning into the Knop Lake area stay left at the first
split in the road, then at the clearing take the second
road to the right (by the Knop Lake Access sign) and go
down the steep hill to the large turnaround at the river.
(Do not take the road that stays straight because
that is private property.)
Knop Lake S.F.A. is comprised of 50 acres north of Co.
Rd. 650 S near Pyrmont. Enjoy fishing, canoeing (creek
and lake), picnicking and restrooms. No motorized boats
allowed. Canoe access is on the left bank.
Parking: There is parking for about
20 vehicles at the turnaround by the river. There is no
parking allowed on the grass.
Path to River: There is a short carry
down medium grade rock/dirt terrain to the creek.
River Access: There is room to load/unload
2-3 boats at a time. There is plenty of room to linger
while dealing with boats or shuttling the vehicles.
There is no camping at the Knop Lake Public Fishing Site,
and off-road vehicles are not allowed. The access site
is operated by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
path to the river