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Welcome to Herrington Lake – Central Kentucky's Hidden Gem! Just shy of a century ago, Herrington Lake achieved its seasonal pool for the first time in the fall of 1925. Nestled in the heart of the three counties, this man-made wonder is the deepest lake in Kentucky, boasting a depth of 239 feet at the dam. Its existence is owed to the strategic damming of the Dix River by Kentucky Utilities.
As the routing tunnel of the Dix River was closed in the spring of 1925 and the new hydroelectric plant came online, a breathtaking, forested limestone valley transformed into the stunning oasis we know today. Since its creation, Herrington Lake has been more than a picturesque playground; it's the beating heart of our communities. Families, businesses, and the surrounding areas have quietly thrived on its shores, with many residents having grown up here.
This lake is more than just water – it's a shared sense of community, a generational link that binds families together in this small Kentucky paradise. Herrington Lake is not just a place; it's our home, and we hold it close to our hearts. We're not just witnessing growth, but passing down a legacy. As stewards of this rural Kentucky haven, we invite you to explore and experience the beauty of Herrington Lake – a truly special area that we proudly 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 — sharing some of the best things that lake life can offer. "Lake Life. Better Life." is our motto!
Hope to see you on here again soon! Follow our socials and subscribe to our content as we continue to build our site.
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 Herrington-themed apparel, gear, home decor, and MORE!
You can check out our bestsellers from last year, as well some all new designs!
Looking for a gift? Maybe something new to dress up the deck of your lakeside retreat? I've gotcha covered!!