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Kentucky Lake, KY

Lake Size: 160,300 Acres
Shoreline Length (Miles): 2,300 Miles
Latitude: 37.01256
Longitude: -88.27003
Lake Level Above Sea Level: 335 feet
Counties: Marshall, Calloway
Cities: Gilbertsville, Benton, Murray, New Concord
Lake Management: Army Corps of Engineers.

Information: Kentucky Lake is a major navigable reservoir along the Tennessee River with beautiful lake homes and lake lots in Kentucky and Tennessee. Created in 1944 by the Tennessee Valley Authority's impounding of the Tennessee River by Kentucky Dam, the 160,309-acre (649 km2) lake is the largest artificial lake by surface area in the United States east of the Mississippi River (though not the largest by volume; Lake Cumberland holds that distinction). It provides a source for hydro-electric power and, as one of the lakes alluded to by the name of Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, is a recreational magnet in western Kentucky and Tennessee. On November 15, 2005, an F3 tornado hit the area killing 1 person, injuring 10, destroyed 19 buildings and damaged 120 others.
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Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley are well known as a water lover's playgrounds. Boat right from your lake house. The lake is large enough to accommodate all sizes and types of water and pleasure crafts. Common types of watercrafts that frequent the lake are personal watercrafts (PWC), deck boats, pontoons, runabouts, houseboats, speed and powerboats, ski boats, and fishing boats of all sizes and types. The 184 mile Kentucky Lake is bordered on the east by Land Between the Lakes, one of Kentucky’s most visited attractions. Inside this 170,000-acre play land you can live out any type of outdoor recreational activity imaginable. Hike, bike, hunt, fish, camp and relax inside this non-commercialized haven of nature’s preserved beauty. Kentucky Lake is the largest man-made body of water east of the Mississippi River and one of many of a chain of lakes in Kentucky and Tennessee constructed by the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Army Corps of Engineers.
The lake holds records for the largest of three species of fish ever taken in Kentucky: white bass (5 lb.), Buffalo carp (55 lb.), and yellow perch (1 lb., 4 oz). It is also the major attraction for two Kentucky state parks: Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park to the north and Kenlake State Resort Park to the west. Fish right from your lake house dock.
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