US Army Corps of Engineers
Nashville District

Martins Fork Lake

Martins Fork DamWelcome to

Martins Fork Lake

The Nashville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to Martins Fork Lake.  The lake provides a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities for thousands of visitors each year.  Because of the temperate climate and long recreation season, visitors have numerous activities from which to choose, including: fishing, hunting, picnicking, camping, sunbathing, hiking, boating, and others. Martins Fork Lake provides lakeside recreation for Harlan County and the surrounding area.

Martins Fork Lake belongs to you, so keep it clean and attractive.  Enjoy your visit by staying safe on the water and in the recreation areas.

Martins Fork 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. read more ...
Park Rangers promote water safety at Nashville Boat Show
1/16/2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2020) – Avid boaters and outdoors enthusiasts stopped in at the Nashville Boat Show at the Music City Center in hopes of checking off their list of preseason to-dos, and...
Smith named Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2019
1/2/2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 31, 2019) – Matthew (Craig) Smith, a maintenance mechanic at Pickwick Lock, is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2019. ...
Scogin named Nashville District Employee of the Month for October 2019
11/22/2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 22, 2019) – Melissa Scogin, an administrative support assistant in the Contracting Branch, is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for October 2019. ...
Harlan Flood Control Project dedicated 20 years ago
10/25/2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 25, 2019) – Officials dedicated the Harlan Flood Control Project 20 years ago today, culminating over a decade undertaking to provide the maximum level of flood protection to...
Officials cut ribbon on Shepherd Street Bridge
10/21/2019
CUMBERLAND, Ky. (Oct. 21, 2019) – Officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Shepherd Street Bridge over Looney Creek today, a milestone for a broader U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District...

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