Corps of Engineers Welcome Applications to Lease Marina at Fishtrap Lake

Published Sept. 23, 2021

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now welcoming applications to lease the commercial marina site at Fishtrap Lake at Shelbiana, Ky.

The Notice of Availability for Leasing is for the potential marina facility located in the Dam Site Recreation Area on Fishtrap Road at US 460. The site will be leased on a competitive basis to the individual or corporation presenting the best plan for development. The area will be open for inspection on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Representatives will be on site to answer questions.

The site consists of approximately 15 acres. A new buildout is required, and no infrastructure is present. Electric and water are onsite but, a new water meter must be installed by the operator. An above ground convault tank is available and will need to be inspected, pumped, and potentially repaired.

Applications must be submitted in sealed envelopes to be received by Nov. 2, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. Applications will be evaluated by: (1) quality of proposed development; (2) compatibility with overall project/installation mission; (3) expertise of potential Lessee; (4) return to the United States; and (5) return to the potential Lessee. 

Potential Lessees may request Applications for Leasing describing the sites and giving details of the lease requirements through Oct. 14, 2021. To obtain a copy, write to U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CELRH-RE-M, 502 Eighth Street, Huntington, West Virginia 25701 or email 


U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CELRH-RE-M
502 8th Street, Huntington, WV 25701
Public Affairs Office

Release no. 21-027