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Only 30 miles from Lexington, Kentucky, picturesque Herrington Lake is the perfect playground for many outdoor and recreational sports. Water skiing, tubing, swimming and even cliff jumping is popular on the lake during the summer months, with many marinas offering boats and cottages for rents. Great fishing is also abundant and the well-stocked lake contains bluegill, catfish, crappie, hybrid striped bass, largemouth bass, spotted bass & white bass. Herrington Lake is known for producing some of the finest reservoir fishing the state has ever known.

Marinas on Herrington Lake

Marina/Milepost Mailing Address Phone

Herrington Lake Marina
Garrard County

Cane Run Marina

136 S. Homestead Ln., Lancaster 40444

Kennedy Bridge Rd., Harrodsburg mney Rock





Chimney Rock Marina
Mile 4.0 Mercer County
250 Chimney Rock Rd., Burgin 40310


Chimney Rock RV Park   859.748.5252
Coffey's Cove
Mile 18.0 Boyle County
1358 Taylor Rd., Danville 40422 859.516.8873
Gwinn Island Marina
and Campground
Mile 16.0 Boyle County
1200 Gwinn Island Rd. Danville 40422 859.236.4286
Kamp Kennedy Marina
Mile 4.0 Garrard County
P.O. Box H, Burgin 40310



King's Mill Marina
Mile 22.5 Garrard County
570 King's Mill Rd., Lancaster 40444 859.548.2091
Nelson's Mid Lake
Mile 13.5 Mercer County
238 Cedar Lane, Harrodsburg 40330 859.748.5520
Pandora Marina
Mile 4.5 Mercer County
Box 642, Burgin 40310 859.748.9121

The Cove Marina
Garrard County

305 Red Gate Road, Lancaster 40444

Royalty's Fishing Camp
Mile 2.5 Mercer County
940 Normans Camp Rd., Harrodsburg 40330   859.748.5459
Sunset Marina
Mile 3.5 Garrard County
318 Sunset Lodge Rd., Lancaster 40444

Golf on Herrington Lake

The Peninsula Golf Resort, a Pete Dye designed facility given a 4 1/2 star rating by Golf Digest for top places to play in the May 2002 issue, is Central Kentucky’s newest "Stay and Play" golf facility.

The uniqueness of "The Peninsula Golf Resort" and the benefit to your group is that they are more than just another place to play golf. They offer twelve newly constructed "Stay and Play Villas" that can be used for an exceptional golf getaway without an extremely long drive from home. Each Villa consists of 1300 square feet fully furnished with a complete set of linens for your comfort, two bedrooms with two double beds in each, two bathrooms, fully furnished kitchen, large den area, and washer/dryers. Perfect for four golfers!


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Herrington Lake Conservation League

P.O. Box 404
Burgin, KY 40310



Did You Know?
The lake was created in the 1920's when a dam was constructed across the Dix River three miles upstream from its confluence with the Kentucky River. At the time of its construction Dix Dam was the largest rock filled dam in the world, and was truly an engineering marvel of its day. The top of the dam is 287 feet above the riverbed (150 feet higher than Niagara Falls) and stretches 1,087 feet across the Dix River Gorge between Mercer and Garrard County. The dam is 24 feet wide on top and 750 feet wide at its base. Herrington Lake is the deepest lake in Kentucky. It is about 35 miles long, up to 1,200 ft. wide, and covers 2335 acres with 325 miles of shoreline. The deepest area is near the Dix Dam where water depth reaches 249 feet. The mean depth in the lake is 78 feet. Because the lake is so deep it has only frozen over twice - in 1936 and 1978. The estimated capacity of the lake is 175,000,000,000 gallons.

Last Updated 5/2/2013
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