Its closing time: Not Reopening in 2019

Closing announcement. What started with my grandparents Everett Lee and Mary Carol’s dream of a fishing lake and bar, became Crouch’s treasure lake. They have been gone for quite some years and while we tried to keep their dream alive, it was indeed their dream. With this we announce our official closing. The lake will not be reopening this year nor the campground. The bar will be closing slowly with regular service only tuesday and friday nights only. Thank you for your support over the years and the place will continue to evolve into something. What that is, well we must wait and see. Its not over, its just changing.

Bar, farm, event area well shown by this drone image from Lucas Thompson



Hidden in the hills of Northern Kentucky, Treasure Lake is Kentucky’s largest pay fishing lake and gives a serene natural setting for fishing and recreation. It is a family owned business operating for 34 years now in Petersburg, KY in Boone County, a short drive away from most in the Cincinnati Tri-state region off of I-275, exit 11 Petersburg.

mike catfish treasure lake

Mike Lobb, May 2018, 20 lb Blue Catfish

On site we have many natural and man-made features for recreation:

Contact: Everett at 5136596390

or email Doug at

Address: 2590 Lawrenceburg Ferry Road, Petersburg, KY exit 11 I-275 in between Lawrenceburg, IN and Hebron, KY

Drone image of the bar, valley stage, house, and the front part of the lake, and Dark Wood Farm

The property is 60 acres of land that holds a 12 acre lake with an irregular shaped coastline and varying depths. If there was a ranking category for fishing lakes it would be measured as difficult as the shape of the lake requires you to move around the lake to find the right spot depending on the fishing conditions of the day. Furthermore, forested hillsides surround the lake and create the ambiance of being immersed in an area that is remote and secluded. However, Hebron, Kentucky, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and Cincinnati, Ohio are all very accessible with the later being only 22 miles away. On

Rainy Day Catch of a beauty Largemouth Bass

site we manage our natural resources organically to enhance the natural capitol that is abundant here as we steward the water body, the forest, and the flat fields that form Dark Wood Farm.

We focus on stocking the following fish at Treasure Lake:

  • Largemouth Bass
  • Black Crappie
  • Bluegill
  • Catfish, mainly Channel

We are not a large catfish pay lake, rather a blend to accommodate for all.

Please click on the tabs at the top of the page for more information about various aspects of the Treasure Lake as the place has a diversity of recreation options to keep the family entertained for a long time.