Top 10 biggest lakes in Kentucky

Taylorsville Lake: is a 3,050-acre man-made lake in Spencer County, Kentucky. The US Army Corps of Engineers began its construction in 1974.

Nolin River Lake: which covers 5,795 acres and is located in the counties of Edmonson, Grayson, and Hart, was dammed from the Nolin River by the Corps of Engineers in 1963.

Lake Barkley: With 57,920 surface acres and over 1,000 miles of shoreline, Lake Barkley is a massive recreational lake in western Kentucky.

Barren River Lake:is smaller than most Kentucky lakes, yet it still has an outstanding surface area of over 10,000 acres, encompassing sections of Allen, Barren, and Monroe counties.

Green River Lake: it is now a popular tourist destination. Green River Lake is an 8,210-acre (33 km2) reservoir in Kentucky’s Adair, Taylor, and Casey counties.

Lake Cumberland:At the maximum power pool height, the lake comprises 65,530 acres (265 km2) and has a shoreline of 1,255 miles (2,020 km). 

Rough River Lake:The US Army Corps of Engineers oversees Rough River Lake’s land and water for wildlife, fisheries, and leisure in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Laurel River Lake: The lake has 5,600 acres (2,300 ha) and features calm coves and a cliff-lined shoreline that provides leisure and quiet thought opportunities.

Cave Run Lake: nestled in the northernmost area of the Daniel Boone National Forest, is an 8,270-acre lake set in the magnificent highlands of eastern Kentucky.

Kentucky Lake: which straddles Tennessee and Kentucky and covers five counties in each state, is the largest man-made lake in the eastern United States by area encompassing 160,309 acres (648.7 km2). 

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