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Laurel River LakeWelcome to Laurel River Lake

The Nashville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to Laurel River Lake.  Laurel River Lake, with its cliff-lined shores and quiet coves, is a favorite destination. The lake provides a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities for thousands of visitors each year.  Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, visitors have numerous activities from which to choose, including: fishing, camping, picnicking, boating, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, diving and to relax at one of the deepest and cleanest lakes in Kentucky. Because of the lake's proximity to I-75 (20 minutes from Exit 25, 29, and 38) lakeside recreation can fit nicely into your other vacation plans.

Laurel River Lake belongs to you, but remember to use it gently so that you and others can enjoy it in the future.  Enjoy your visit by staying safe on the water and in the recreation areas.

For a statistical snapshot, visit our Lake's Value to the Nation website.

Laurel River Lake Announcements

Nashville District announces new firewood policy
Monday, March 06, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 6, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces a new firewood policy is now in effect, and seeks the public’s cooperation to prevent the spread of forest insects and disease at campgrounds in the Cumberland River Basin. 

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Laurel River Lake's Virtual Tour
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Check out Laurel River Lake's Virtual Tour. You can view the picnic area and beach! read more ...

Laurel River Lake News

Nashville District tames Cumberland River with the 'Old Locks'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 14, 2018) – Using wood coffer dams, primitive hand tools, A-frames and even animals to haul in supplies and stone blocks on tracks from nearby rock quarries, Army engineers constructed 15 navigation locks in the late 1800s and early 1900s to tame the Cumberland River for steamboats moving people and commerce throughout the region a century ago.
Published: 2/14/2018
Nashville District celebrating its 130th Anniversary in 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 18, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is celebrating its 130th anniversary in 2018. The Nashville District formed from the Chattanooga District to construct a series of locks and dams on the Cumberland River. Army Special Order 191 created the district Aug. 18, 1888, and Lt. Col. John W. Barlow took command.
Published: 1/18/2018
Marcum named Nashville District Employee of the Month for September 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 21, 2017) – Joshua Marcum, Power Plant Mechanic at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Cheatham Power Plant in Ashland City, Tenn., is the employee of the month for September 2017.
Published: 11/21/2017
Nashville District officials give real estate career advice to college STEM students
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 15, 2017) – Nashville District officials gave real estate career advice today to a class of college STEM students at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Published: 11/16/2017
Nashville District says farewell to newly promoted deputy commander
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 2, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District said farewell to the deputy commander today, but not before the commander promoted Maj. Christopher Burkhart to the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Published: 11/2/2017

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