Barren River Lake, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Barren River Lake is situated in Allen and Barren counties in South Central Kentucky. Barren River Lake was authorized under the Flood Control Act of 1938. The Louisville District of the U-S Army Corps of Engineers designed, built and operates the project for flood control and recreation. Barren River Lake was impounded in 1964 and the dam is about 10 miles east of Scottsville, Kentucky. On the Barren River, a tributary of the Green River. The drainage area above the dam is 940 square miles.

Barren River Lake covers 20,150 acres at maximum flood control pool. When not needed to store floodwater, the Corps manages more than 17,000 acres for recreation. A full range of development Includes facilities for land and water-based recreation, camping, hiking, fishing, boating, hunting, picnicking & swimming.

Barren River Lake Slate Resort Park." Offers 51-room lodge with full amenities including gift shop, dining room, meeting rooms and an outdoor pool. Located off US 31E, 15 miles southwest of Glasgow, Kentucky, the. Park also offers an I8-hole golf course, cottages, horse: stables, camping, hiking, picnicking, swimming, fishing, boating and a full service marina.


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