Laurel River Lake

London, Kentucky 40742

Laurel River Lake

Laurel River Lake Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Quiet tree-lined inlets along the peaceful Laurel River Lake are the setting for much of this stroll in the Daniel Boone National Forest. The Laurel River was dammed in the early 1970s by the US Army Corps of Engineers to create a 5,600-acre lake for hydroelectric power and other purposes.

Thanks at least in part to a prohibition on private homes and businesses within 300 feet of the waterline, the resulting Laurel River Lake is tree-lined and free of visible commercialization. It is also relatively deep for a man-made lake—about 260 feet."

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8/19/2007
On the first half the hike, near the boat ramp, our party broke into two parties, one stuck to the trail, and the other two hikers hiked along on the rocky beach--as the lake was down about ten feet. All had a great time, hiking and watching sailboats and water ski boats. We got back together at mid-point as the trail went back inland,and all finished our hike together.
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3/28/2006
2 Stars = Nice trail along the river and a easy hike on the legs. I saw two box turtles. I wished I had brought a fishing pole - nice stick-ups
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Trail Information

London
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
3.4
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
London Ranger District, Daniel Boone National Forest, (606) 864-4163
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