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Cabins Near Laurel River Lake in Kentucky


Date: 8/19/2016 1:29:11 AM

Laurel River Lake is in the southeastern region of Kentucky, situated less than 30 minutes from the Tennessee state border. The lake is part of Daniel Boone National Forest and is home to the Laurel River Dam. While fishermen enjoy the abundance of catfish

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Cabins Near Laurel River Lake in Kentucky


Date: 8/17/2016 6:17:48 PM

Dense hardwood trees and sandstone cliffs line the 192 miles of shore that wrap around Laurel River Lake. Spend your day swimming at the beach near the reservoir's dam, using one of the eight ramps to launch your boat, or taking advantage of the lake's

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Date: 8/13/2016 8:10:54 PM

5,600 acres of some of the clearest water in Kentucky. Laurel River Lake continues to remain popular among its visitors for both fishing and boating recreation. There are numerous campsites situated around the lake, as well as spaces for primitive lake

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Touch-A-Truck event this Tuesday


Date: 7/17/2016 7:36:00 PM

Laurel River Lake USACE, City of Corbin, State Farm, Valley RV Sales, Touchdown Inflatables, Bam Pow Creations!, Life Vac, Boo Boo’s Concession, Corbin ICE, Big Blue ATV, Forcht Bank, The Scoop, Corbin Recreation Center, Holston Gas, KONA Ice

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Laurel River Lake Weather

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Date: 7/8/2016 6:45:40 AM

Severe Thunderstorm Watch #1 From 6:07pm EDT, Thu Jul 7 until 12:00am EDT, Fri Jul 8 Severe Thunderstorm Watch #2 From 4:33pm EDT, Thu Jul 7 until 12:00am EDT, Fri Jul 8 Flash Flood Watch (N/A) From 4:20pm EDT, Thu Jul 7 until 8:00am EDT, Fri Jul

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• Surface Area: 5,660 Acres
• Average Depth: 65 Feet
• Length: 19 Miles
Laurel River Lake, located west of Corbin, Kentucky, in the USA, is a reservoir built in 1977 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the Laurel River, a tributary of the Cumberland River, in the Daniel Boone National Forest. The lake covers parts of Laurel and Whitley counties.
The 282 foot high dam was built between 1964 and 1974. It is a combination earth and rock-fill dam. Hydropower production began in 1977. As of 2006, it produced an average annual energy of 67 gigawatt hours of hydroelectricity.

The Army Corps of Engineers and the Forest Service cooperate on developing recreational facilities around the reservoir. Today most of the lake is managed by the Forest Service as part of Daniel Boone National Forest. The Army Corps of Engineers manages the operation of the dam itself, and runs recreational facilities at the dam.

Laurel River Lake's drainage area is 282 square miles. The area of the lake changes based on how full it is, but it is about 19 miles long, with 206 miles of shoreline. Its area ranges from about 5,600 to 6,060 acres, with a maximum flood-control size of 6,650 acres. The reservoir's storage capacity (volume) also changes, but is about 435,000 acre feet.
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