Kentucky Lake


Lake Level
355.44 FEET
Full Pool: 359.0
History, Alerts, More...
click here
Kentucky Lake News

Charleston's Nick Gainey set for 13th season on Fishing League Worldwide Tour

The Post and Courier

Date: 12/8/2018 9:03:00 AM

"My wife gave me a birthday present to fish a BASS Invitational. I bet that was 30 years ago," Gainey said. I drove up to Kentucky Lake and fished it. The only reason I did that was because I didn't k

Read More

Waterfowl hunting takes center stage

Franklin County Times

Date: 12/7/2018 4:14:00 AM

For Tennessee Valley Authority’s Natural Resources team, the cold weather signals a great opportunity for waterfowl sportsmen along the Tennessee River and on the utility’s 293,000 acres of public lan

Read More

Below the Waterline: Plan B: Is moving out of Illinois the best option?

The Pantagraph

Date: 12/5/2018 4:00:00 PM

Narrowing it down is a tough job. Here is our top three: The area around Kentucky Lake is like a second home to me. Years and years we took family vacations to Cedar Knob Resort near Benton, Ky., and

Read More

Russell M. Chittenden

The Paducah Sun

Date: 12/5/2018 2:39:00 AM

A research of old newspaper files found that Russ had been commissioned "Honorary Commodore of Kentucky Lake" by Governor Bert Combs, 1963; appointed a Colonel, Aide de Camp, Commissioners Staff by Gl

Read More

Glade Spring woman authors children's book on recycling

SWVa Today

Date: 12/4/2018 8:58:00 PM

Carol Doss, executive director of Upper Tennessee River Roundtable, a nonprofit organization with an overall interest in improving water quality in Southwest Virginia, said she hopes her new book, “Pr

Read More

9:04:14 PM
12/25/2018 - Christmas
1/1/2019 - New Year's Day
What's New!
Kentucky Lake Businesses
Boating / Waterfront
Tourism / Recreation
Professional Services

View Sponsor Details | View By Category | Add Your Business Here

• River: Tennessee River
• Length: 2,380 Miles
• Surface Area: 160,300 Acres
• Volume: 6,002,600 Acre Feet
• Length: 184 Miles
Kentucky Lake is a major navigable reservoir along the Tennessee River 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.
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.
Kentucky Lake Restaurants
Nearby Lakes
20 miles
22 miles
53 miles
55 miles
60 miles
74 miles
75 miles
77 miles

Quick Links
Kentucky Lake News
Kentucky Lake Photos
Kentucky Lake Videos

About Us
Contact Us
Site Map
Search Site
Advertise With Us

Copyright 2018, Lakes Online
Privacy    |    Legal