Fishtrap Lake

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Fishtrap Lake
Fishtrap Lake snow.jpg
Fishtrap Lake and dam during a winter storm
Location Pike County, Kentucky
Coordinates 37°25′55″N 82°24′55″W / 37.43194°N 82.41528°W / 37.43194; -82.41528Coordinates: 37°25′55″N 82°24′55″W / 37.43194°N 82.41528°W / 37.43194; -82.41528
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River
Primary outflows Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River
Basin countries United States
Surface area 1,130-acre (5 km2)
Surface elevation 757 feet (231 m)

Fishtrap Lake is a 1,130-acre (5 km2) reservoir in Pike County, Kentucky. Dedicated by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968, The lake was formed by the impounding of the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River at the 195-foot-high Fishtrap Dam (37°25′55″N 82°24′55″W / 37.43194°N 82.41528°W / 37.43194; -82.41528 (Fishtrap Dam)) by the United States Army Corps of Engineers.[1]

The lake is the primary attraction of Fishtrap Lake State Park.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kleber, John E., ed. (1992). "Lakes". The Kentucky Encyclopedia. Associate editors: Thomas D. Clark, Lowell H. Harrison, and James C. Klotter. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-1772-0. 
  2. ^ "Fishtrap Lake State Park". Kentucky Department of Parks. 2005-10-10. Retrieved 2007-02-17. 

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