Lakes and fishing

Prisoners Lake is a hidden oasis perfect for observing wildlife, relaxing by the water or fishing. Fishing in the lake is open to everyone during regular park hours, from dawn until dusk.

We ask only that you practice safe fishing habits and clean up afterwards. Those 16 years and older need a fishing license.

We also encourage you to join us for our annual Fishing Derby, held every spring at Prisoners Lake. Children between the ages of 5 and 15 are welcome to participate, and prizes are awarded to the participant who catches the biggest fish, the smallest fish and the most fish. Check our events calendar for this year’s date and more details.

To find Prisoners Lake, follow Prisoners Lake Drive from the Wayne Road, Parkway Avenue or Montague Road entrances.
 

Upcoming events

Exhibit Opening: Sports Hall of Fame

Exhibit Opening: Sports Hall of Fame

February 16, 2019 10:00AM-12:30PM
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February Trail Day

February Trail Day

February 17, 2019 09:00AM-01:00PM
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Tot Tuesdays! A Chocolaty Delight

Tot Tuesdays! A Chocolaty Delight

February 19, 2019 10:30AM-11:30AM
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Six@Six Lecture: Celtic Bog Burials with Amanda Andrews

Six@Six Lecture: Celtic Bog Burials with Amanda Andrews

February 21, 2019 06:00PM-07:00PM
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 Secret Cincinnati Show-and-Tell

Secret Cincinnati Show-and-Tell

February 28, 2019 07:00PM-08:30PM
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Chippie's Sensational Science Labs: When the Wind Blows

Chippie's Sensational Science Labs: When the Wind Blows

March 07, 2019 01:00PM-02:00PM
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Homeschool Days @ BCM: A Civil War Soldier’s Life

Homeschool Days @ BCM: A Civil War Soldier’s Life

March 13, 2019 02:00PM-03:00PM
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March Trail Day

March Trail Day

March 17, 2019 09:00AM-01:00PM
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Tot Tuesdays! Chickie Chick Day

Tot Tuesdays! Chickie Chick Day

March 19, 2019 10:30AM-11:30AM
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Brown Bag Luncheon: Tinkerbelle versus the Celts: Fairy Lore as Oral History with Michael J. Simonton

Brown Bag Luncheon: Tinkerbelle versus the Celts: Fairy Lore as Oral History with Michael J. Simonton

March 21, 2019 12:00PM-01:30PM
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9th Annual Two-Headed Calf Awards Dinner and Gala

9th Annual Two-Headed Calf Awards Dinner and Gala

March 21, 2019 06:00PM-09:00PM
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 ArtsWave Day @BCM: Start of Working in Progress No.2 Auction - Free Admisison

ArtsWave Day @BCM: Start of Working in Progress No.2 Auction - Free Admisison

March 30, 2019 10:00AM-05:00PM
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April Trail Day

April Trail Day

April 21, 2019 09:00AM-01:00PM
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May Trail Day

May Trail Day

May 19, 2019 09:00AM-01:00PM
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June Trail Day

June Trail Day

June 16, 2019 09:00AM-01:00PM
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Homeschool Days @ BCM: The Underground Railroad

Homeschool Days @ BCM: The Underground Railroad

February 13, 2019 02:00PM-03:00PM
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Free Admission Behringer-Crawford Museum

Free Admission Behringer-Crawford Museum

February 09, 2019 10:00AM-05:00PM
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Chippie's Sensational Science Labs: Building with Heart

Chippie's Sensational Science Labs: Building with Heart

February 07, 2019 01:00PM-02:00PM
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