Welcome to Herrington Lake! Nestled in the beautiful Mercer, Garrard and Boyle counties of Kentucky, United States, this 2,335-acre (9 km2) artificial lake is a true gem. Created by Kentucky Utilities' damming of the Dix River in 1925, Herrington Lake was built to generate hydroelectric power and has been providing energy to the region ever since.
Not only is Herrington Lake an important source of power, it also boasts the title of the deepest lake in Kentucky, with a maximum depth of 249 feet (76 m). It's also home to a variety of fish species including bluegill, catfish, crappie, hybrid striped bass, largemouth bass, spotted bass, and white bass.
The Dix Dam, which created the lake, was the largest earth-filled dam in the world at the time of its construction and is considered to be a major engineering feat. Today, Kentucky Utilities' main dispatch and communication center is located on the site. Come explore the beauty and history of Herrington Lake and discover why it's a must-see destination in Central Kentucky.
What are the exciting things happening around HLK? We will bring together important local news and updates, as well as feature amazing original photography and local history.
Check out the local area weather and lake level, as well as weather alerts, extended forecast & fire risk index.
Nothing says “Living on the Lake” like comfortable and fun clothes and accessories. We will have HLKY-branded apparel all the time, but of special interest is custom in-house artwork! We have a lot planned for this special little store! You will find it only here!!
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!
Check out all the weekend fun happening around the lake. Whether a casual dinner lakeside, or live music - we got you covered.
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!
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