Taylorsville Lake, Kentucky, USA

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 and wildlife management, and outdoor recreation. The Salt River got its name from the many salt-making operations that once lined the river. The Corps of Engineers reduces lake levels in – READ THE FULL ARTICLE

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Looking for Taylorsville Lake cabins or other accommodations? Save time and use this interactive map to find, compare and book at the best rates. Or explore more of our favorite travel partners.

All About Taylorsville Lake

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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 and wildlife management, and outdoor recreation. The Salt River got its name from the many salt-making operations that once lined the river.

The Corps of Engineers reduces lake levels in winter to prevent flooding in the spring. The Taylorsville Lake drawdown is just two feet, from 547 feet above sea level in summer to 545 feet in winter. This deep water lake is 18.5 miles long with 75 miles of shoreline.

Taylorsville Lake State Park is a 1,200-acre woodland area designed with your desires in mind. Adventure seekers love to camp here, taking advantage of the 40+ full-service RV campsites. The park’s horse-friendly policy provides 10 sites set aside for horse camping. The park is open year round.

Anglers can’t seem to wait to get out on the lake, drop in their line, and catch their first fish, as Taylorsville Lake is the proud home to a generous population of bass, bluegill, and crappie. Taylorsville is the most heavily stocked lake in Kentucky. Also available for public use is an Army Corps of Engineers pier, which provides excellent fishing opportunities as well as disabled access.

Taylorsville Lake offers several ramps and a full-service marina from which to launch your boat. The marina offers both open and covered boat slips. Emerald green trees hug the shoreline, providing quiet boaters with glimpses of the lake’s diverse animal and bird life. The blue sky stretches out above your head, inviting you to whip across the surface, wind in your hair and golden sun warming your skin.

If you get a little too warm, the lake waters are cool, clean, and inviting. Swimming is permitted except in designated areas, such as the public docks. Water-skiing, snorkeling, and scuba diving are also permitted at Taylorsville Lake, giving you almost unlimited opportunities to test your water prowess.

Taylorsville Lake offers activities for every agenda, whether you seek relaxation or adventure. Try something new, such as a horseback ride along the lakeside or a picnic dinner while watching the orange sunset reflect off the water.

Things to Do at Taylorsville Lake

  • Vacation Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba Diving
  • Camping
  • Picnicking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • State Park

Fish Species Found at Taylorsville Lake

  • Bass
  • Bluegill
  • Crappie
  • Sunfish

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Best hotels and vacation rentals at Taylorsville Lake

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Recommended Sites to Book a Taylorsville Lake Vacation

If you want to take a deeper dive to find waterfront lake cabins, cottages, condos, hotels or resorts, check out our favorite Taylorsville Lake lodging partners.

  • VRBO – Use VRBO to find the perfect lake rental home, condo, cabin, cottage or other vacation property.
  • Booking.com – One of the world’s leading digital travel companies, Booking.com connects travelers to everything from cozy B&Bs to luxury resorts.
  • Expedia – Expedia is a popular online travel agency with more than 140,000 lodging properties worldwide.
  • Hotels.com – With more than 325,000 hotels in 19,000-plus locations, Hotels.com is an industry leader in online accommodations.
  • TripAdvisor – Read traveler reviews and compare prices on hotels, vacation rentals and more at TripAdvisor.
  • Trivago – Trivago helps travelers compare deals for hotels and other accommodations from a variety of booking sites.
  • KAYAK – KAYAK scours hundreds of other travel websites at once to find the best deals on hotels and other travel-related services.
  • RVshare –RVshare connects travelers interested in renting a motorhome with owners who have RVs to rent.
  • CampSpot – Campspot offers premier RV resorts, family campgrounds, cabins and glamping options across North America.
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Lake Type: Artificial Reservoir, Dammed

Water Level Control: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Surface Area: 3,050 acres

Shoreline Length: 75 miles

Normal Elevation (Full Pond): 547 feet

Minimum Elevation (Min Pond): 545 feet

Maximum Elevation (Max Pond): 592 feet

Maximum Depth: 150 feet

Water Volume: 86,440 acre-feet

Completion Year: 1983

Drainage Area: 352 sq. miles

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  • hot tub
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