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Here are the 15 lakes we have listed within USA > South > Kentucky - compared by Highest Altitude/Elevation.

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Lake Name Elevation in feet Lake Description
Laurel River Lake
(Kentucky, USA)
1,012 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 National Forest, the lake straddles Laurel and ...
Herrington Lake
(Kentucky, USA)
740 Herrington Lake Pictures 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 created the reservoir to generate hydroelectric ...
Cave Run Lake
(Kentucky, USA)
730 Cave Run Lake Pictures 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 Run Lake is neighbor to the Daniel Boone National Forest. ...
Lake Cumberland
(Kentucky, USA)
723 Lake Cumberland Pictures 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. Lake Cumberland reservoir was created by the ...
Paintsville Lake
(Kentucky, USA)
709 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 protection. The 26-mile long scenic lake twists ...
Green River Lake
(Kentucky, USA)
675 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 were staying with their family and it was up the ladder to do it again. It is their ...
Dale Hollow Lake
(Kentucky, USA / Tennessee, USA)
651 Dale Hollow Lake Pictures Also known as: Dale Hollow Reservoir
Dale Hollow Lake, straddling the Kentucky-Tennessee border, is an artificial lake that was formed by damming up 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 on the project in order to provide flood control for the ...
Barren River Lake
(Kentucky, USA)
552 Barren River Lake Pictures 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 lakeside land, creating Barren River Lake ...
Taylorsville Lake
(Kentucky, USA)
547 Taylorsville Lake Pictures 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. ...
Nolin River Lake
(Kentucky, USA)
515 Nolin River Lake Pictures Tucked into the hills of south central Kentucky, 5,795 acre Nolin River Lake shares residence among Edmonson, Grayson, and Hart counties. Created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1963 by impoundment of the Nolin River, the reservoir provides flood control and some of the best recreational opportunities ...
Rough River Lake
(Kentucky, USA)
495 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. The recreational opportunities created were a welcome bonus.. The ...
Lake Malone
(Kentucky, USA)
450 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 sandstone cliffs and thick woodlands. Lake Malone ...
Kentucky Lake
(Kentucky, USA / Tennessee, USA)
359 Kentucky Lake Pictures Kentucky Lake is the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi when measured by surface acres at "full pond," the normal water level: 184 miles long, 2 miles wide, 160,309 surface acres, and 2,380 miles of shoreline! The lake stretches south across the western tip of Kentucky into Tennessee. Kentucky ...
Lake Barkley
(Kentucky, USA / Tennessee, USA)
359 Lake Barkley Pictures Lake Barkley is one of the premier recreational destinations in Western Kentucky. The reservoir was created by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1966 for flood control, hydroelectric power, and navigation; the Barkley Dam impounds the Cumberland River near Grand Rivers, Kentucky. Lake Barkley offers visitors ...
Reelfoot Lake
(Kentucky, USA / Tennessee, USA)
282 Reelfoot Lake Pictures 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 we now call Reelfoot Lake. Today, at ...

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