Barren River Lake, KY
Lake Size: 10,100 Acres
Shoreline Length (Miles): 141 Miles
Lake Level Above Sea Level: 577 ft (176 m)
Counties: Allen County
Information: Barren River Lake is a 10,100 acres (41 km2), reservoir in Kentucky created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1964 by impounding the Barren River. The lake occupies parts of Allen, Barren, and Monroe counties. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for operation and maintenance of the project and responsible for protection of the resource. A small segment of the propety owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is leased to Barren River Lake State Resort Park and lies along a section of shoreline in Barren County.
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- Miscellaneous Info
|Fishing is a major attraction at this park. The largest hybrid striped bass ever taken in Kentucky (20 lb., 8 oz.) was caught in Barren River Lake. The lake contains several other species of fish, including crappie, smallmouth bass, white bass, and big channel catfish.
The lake also includes a marina to support boating and water skiing. Numerous trails provide hiking and biking opportunities. The most popular hiking trail is the one-mile (1.6 km) Lewis Hill Trail. Guided horseback rides are available seasonally. The park also features an eighteen-hole golf course.|
11088 Finney Rd
Phone: (270) 646-2055
From Louisville, 95 miles south on I-65 to Cave City, 10 miles south on KY 90 to Glasgow, 5 miles south on US 31 to KY 252, 9 miles south to dam.|