When you think about lakes in Kentucky, some of the large and popular ones probably come to mind. Most know of Lake Cumberland, Kentucky Lake, Dale Hollow, and other fun-filled, beautiful spots, but the Bluegrass State is actually home to 45 major lakes. And while you may already know that Kentucky Lake is the largest in the state, can you name the deepest lake in Kentucky? Herrington Lake is located just west of Harrodsburg and earns the title of the deepest lake in Kentucky. It also comes with a lot of history, a little controversy, and natural beauty that can make this a lesser-known outdoor paradise.

Get an aerial view of the lake with this video from On the Road with Robert Elam:

To learn more about this beautiful scenic spot, go to the Kentucky Department of Tourism website.

Had you heard of Herrington Lake? Did you know it is the deepest lake in Kentucky? If you’ve been there, tell us about it in the comments! And feel free to share any other lesser-known facts or spots around Kentucky that we can look into.

And if you’re going to be near Herrington Lake and Harrodsburg, check out this other historic site that is like walking back in time.

If you’re still in the mood for more Bluegrass State adventures, take a look at this video:


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Where can we find other lakes in Kentucky?

  • Kentucky Lake is the largest artificial lake by surface area in the U.S. east of the Mississippi River.
  • Lake Cumberland is located adjacent to the Daniel Boone National Forest and because of this offers a range of natural beauty and activities.
  • Dale Hollow Lake is regarded as one of the cleanest and most pristine lakes in the state of Kentucky.

Read on to learn more about some of the many other wonderful lakes in Kentucky.

Where can we find historic towns in Kentucky?

  • Washington was founded in the late 1700s, and in a little less than 100 years it became the second-largest community in the state.
  • Frankfort is home to some of the most charming, historically preserved buildings in the US., in addition to being the state capitol.
  • Flemingsburg has managed to maintain many of its historic homes, covered bridges, and churches since its early founding.

Read on to learn more about some of the many fascinating historic towns in Kentucky.

Where can we find scenic overlooks in Kentucky?

  • The Big Four Pedestrian Bridge in Waterfront Park in Louisville is a favorite city spot offering spectacular views of the Ohio River.
  • The Southbank Bridge in Newport provides amazing views of both the city of Newport with downtown Cincinnati, Ohio on the other side.
  • The Bernheim Forest in Clermont features a fire tower and Canopy Walk Lookout from where you can see for miles in all directions.

Read on to learn more about some of the many other amazing scenic overlooks in Kentucky.

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