Rollins LakeUS Rte. 33 / 5 Miles, Ripley
Rollins Lake is a 41-acre impoundment located 2 miles west of Ripley in Jackson County. It is accessible from I-77 by taking State Route 62 west 1.5 miles and then turning south on Route 87. Constructed during 1956, this lake was in private ownership until 1987, when the Wildlife Resources Section of the DNR purchased the area. It has a maximum depth of 11 feet and an average depth of 6 feet. A paved road provides access to approximately half of the lake. A boat ramp is available and electric motors only are allowed. Live minnows cannot be used as bait and camping are prohibited.
Rollins Lake provides warmwater fishery for bluegill, largemouth bass, and channel catfish. The lake is stocked with trout once each month from January through April.
National Forest Stamp is not required; No camping allowed; Stocked once each month January through April; Does not receive Fall trout stocking.
Located off I-77 at the Ripley Exit (138). Take Rt. 33 west 1.5 miles, then take Rt. 87 south for one-half mile.