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Laurel River Lake

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

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

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

Laurel River Lake News

Nashville District reopening beaches, picnic shelters in Kentucky June 29
6/23/2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 23, 2020) – As part of a phased approach for reopening recreation facilities following COVID-19 closures, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is opening...
Nashville District beaches, picnic shelters in Tennessee reopening June 12
6/10/2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 10, 2020) – As part of a phased approach for reopening recreation facilities following COVID-19 closures, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is opening...
Nashville District opening campgrounds, recreation areas in June
5/14/2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 14, 2020) – As part of a phased approach for reopening facilities as part of its COVID-19 reopening plan, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is opening its...
Nashville District extends campgrounds closure through end of May
5/7/2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 7, 2020) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is extending its closure of 25 Corps-managed campgrounds within the Cumberland River Basin in Kentucky and...
Richardson named Nashville District Employee of the Month for March 2020
4/24/2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 24, 2020) Lockmaster Cory Richardson at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District assigned to the Chickamauga Lock near Chattanooga Tenn., is the employee of the...

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