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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

NR 21-26: Laurel River Lake reopens Spillway Beach for swimming

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 11, 2021) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces that Spillway Beach at Laurel River Lake, Kentucky, is reopening today for swimming. Read More

 

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

Sahl becomes 67th commander of Nashville District
7/1/2021
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 1, 2021) – Lt. Col. Joe M. Sahl took command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District today during a change of command ceremony at the Tennessee National Guard...
Nashville District dams saved $1.8 billion in March flooding
6/15/2021
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 15, 2021) – The 10 dams operated by the Corps of Engineers in the Cumberland River Basin prevented an estimated $1.8 billion of flood damages during the late March flood event...
Water Management assesses water quality in Cumberland River Basin
5/5/2021
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 5, 2021) – The Water Quality Team, a component of the Water Management Section within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, routinely collects water quality...
Video highlights water management in Cumberland River Basin
12/10/2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 10, 2020) – The public is invited to watch a newly released video that highlights how water is managed in the Cumberland River Basin in support of flood risk management,...
Wigner named Nashville District Employee of the Month for June 2020
7/23/2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 21, 2020) – Ryan Wigner, civil engineer in the Water Resources Section within the Engineering and Construction Division, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District...

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