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This "hidden gem" created nearly a century ago, Herrington Lake reached a seasonal pool for the first time in the spring of 1925. Herrington Lake is the deepest lake in Kentucky, at 239 feet. It was created by the Kentucky Utilities damming of the Dix River, a tributary of the Kentucky River. Very little timber was cut from the lake bed and when the gates of Dix Dam were closed, an immense, forested valley was flooded creating this beautiful spot in central Kentucky.
Since then families, businesses and the surrounding communities have quietly flourished on this lake. Most of the residents of the area grew up here! The lake provided not only a fun playground, but a shared sense of community for the families of this small paradise in Central Kentucky.
Herrington Lake is our home and we love her. We want to see our communities and families not only continue this generational growth - but share it with others visiting this very special area of rural Kentucky that we call "home".
As we begin this new year we want to continue to work with our local communities and bring both our visitors AND residents more information that they will enjoy and find valuable, such as community information, local history and partnerships with local businesses to help increase the visibility of our local offerings. We want to bring you the best digital resources for this area - as well as some beautiful local photography, fun custom lake-vibe clothes, and general info about our home here in Kentucky — and quite frankly, sharing some of my mom's recipes (and soliciting some of my own!)
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We will be bringing you information about local businesses that may be of interest while enjoying HLKY!
Marinas, Boat Rental, Restaurants, Accommodations, we are a full “one-stop” resource center for visitors and local residents alike.
What are the exciting things happening around HLKY? We will bring together important local news and updates, as well as feature local original photography and history. Nested in three counties in Central Kentucky - we have a lot to talk about!
Explore our online gallery of photography taken by local residents. Amazing wildlife, spectacular sunsets and fun on the boat. It all makes great images and #lakelife vibes!
Herrington Lake is man-made, and there is rich history in this area as people and businesses came to begin new lives on this limestone wilderness.
Check out all the weekend fun happening around the lake. Whether a casual dinner lakeside, or live music - we got you covered.
Nothing says “Living on the Lake” like comfortable and fun clothes & accessories. We will have shirts and hoodies, blankets and phone cases — pillows? Sure! You will find it only here!!
The 2023 season will be here before you know it! Check out the schedule!
Head on over to the Herrington Lake Trading Post to grab some great savings on all of our lake-themed apparel, gear, home decor, and MORE! Fall specials are happening right now!