Rough River Lake

Rough River Lake

Rough River Lake near Leitchfield
Location Breckinridge / Grayson / Hardin counties, Kentucky, US
Coordinates 37°36′42″N 86°29′02″W / 37.6116°N 86.4840°W / 37.6116; -86.4840Coordinates: 37°36′42″N 86°29′02″W / 37.6116°N 86.4840°W / 37.6116; -86.4840
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Rough River
Primary outflows Rough River
Basin countries United States
Surface area 5,100 acres (21 km2)

Rough River Lake is a 5,100-acre (21 km2) reservoir in Breckinridge, Grayson, and Hardin counties in Kentucky.

It was impounded from the Rough River in 1959 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Rough River Lake Dam is a 132-foot-high earthen dam impounding a maximum capacity of 334,400 acre-feet. It is the primary attraction of Rough River Dam State Resort Park.[1]

See also


  1. Kleber, John E., ed. (1992). "Lakes". The Kentucky Encyclopedia. Associate editors: Thomas D. Clark, Lowell H. Harrison, and James C. Klotter. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-1772-0.
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