Yatesville Lake

Lake View From Dam

The newest star in the Kentucky Appalachians region is Yatesville Lake. Very young as lakes go, Yatesville Lake was created in 1991 when the US Army Corps of Engineers dammed Blaine Creek, a tributary of Big Sandy River for flood…

Lake Malone

Lake Malone is situated in the heart of the Kentucky wilderness, part of the “Bluegrass, Blues and Barbecue” tourism region. Shaped like a large sideways “Y,” Lake Malone spans Logan, Muhlenberg and Todd counties. It is surrounded by dramatic 50-foot…

Green River Lake

The children scrambled after each other, racing up the steps to the slide. Then they were off – sliding and squealing landing with a splash in the waters of Green River Lake. A quick swim to the houseboat where they…

Grayson Lake

He tees up, shoulders square to the ball and swings. The ball sails down the fairway, past the clean, clear water and weathered sandstone cliffs. Any day spent playing golf is a good day, and adding a day on the…

Herrington Lake

Good Fishin'

Meandering 32 miles across the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky is Herrington Lake. The first large impoundment in Kentucky, Herrington Lake was created in 1925 by damming the Dix River three miles above its joining with the Kentucky River. Kentucky Utilities…

Paintsville Lake

Sharing acreage of both Johnson and Morgan counties in eastern Kentucky, Paintsville Lake has been a recreational staple since its creation in 1983. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers impounded Paint Creek for flood control, recreation, and fish and wildlife…

Laurel River Lake

Laurel River Lake was created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1974 to provide flood control and hydroelectric power to its neighboring areas, but has also become a sought-after vacation destination. Sharing shoreline with the state’s Daniel Boone…

Taylorsville Lake

Taylorsville Lake

Located in central Kentucky just 25 miles southeast of Louisville is 3,050 acre Taylorsville Lake. Created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1983 by impoundment of the Salt River, the reservoir provides flood control, quality water storage, fish…

Rough River Lake

Straddling the Grayson, Breckinridge, and Hardin County lines in south central Kentucky, Rough River Lake is a 5,100 acre reservoir completed in 1951 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a flood control mechanism for the Ohio River Basin.…

Reelfoot Lake

Sunset at Reelfoot Lake

Reelfoot Lake makes its home in northwestern Tennessee and extends into southern Kentucky. The lake is young: popular history says that after the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, water from the Mississippi River flowed into the newly-formed land, creating what…

Lake Cumberland

Sunset at Lake Cumberland

Lake Cumberland boasts an impressive 50,250 acres and 1,255 miles of winding shoreline at its normal full pool level of 723 feet above sea level. The lake covers parts of Clinton, Laurel, Pulaski, Russell, and Wayne counties in southeastern Kentucky.…

Dale Hollow Lake

Fishing Hole on Dale Hollow Reservoir

Dale Hollow Lake, straddling the Kentucky-Tennessee border, is an artificial lake that was formed by damming the Obey and Cumberland Rivers. As with many other lakes in this region of the United States, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers took…

Barren River Lake

Barren River Lake Sunset

Barren River Lake, located in south-central Kentucky, is one of the state’s hidden jewels, covering over 10,100 acres. The lake was created by the Louisville Army Corps of Engineers; construction was completed in 1964. In 1965, Barren County began purchasing…

Cave Run Lake

Wildlife at Cave Run Lake

Cave Run Lake, located in the Eastern Highlands Region of Kentucky, is an 8,270-acre manmade reservoir. Originally built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for flood control in 1973, the lake now serves as a prime vacation destination. Cave…