Greenbo Lake

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Greenbo Lake
Greenbo Lake, KY.JPG
as seen from the dam (June 2003)
Location Greenup County, Kentucky
Coordinates 38°29′27″N 082°51′58″W / 38.49083°N 82.86611°W / 38.49083; -82.86611Coordinates: 38°29′27″N 082°51′58″W / 38.49083°N 82.86611°W / 38.49083; -82.86611
Type reservoir
Basin countries United States
Surface area 181 acres (73 ha)
Surface elevation 607 ft (185 m)

Greenbo Lake is a 181-acre (0.73 km2) reservoir nestled in the Appalachian foothills of Greenup County, Kentucky. The lake was jointly created in 1955 by the Greenbo Lake Association (a group of residents who desired to create a recreation attraction in their area) and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.[1] Its distinctive name derives from the combination of the names of the county it is located in and adjacent Boyd County. The lake was named after Greenup and Boyd Counties because it lies between the both of them. The association held a competition for the naming of this lake and the winner picked the name.

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The lake, known as a wonderful spot for largemouth bass, is located within Greenbo Lake State Resort Park. The park, covering more than 3,000 acres (12 km²), features camping, fishing, boating, dining and golf, as well as scenic trails for biking and hiking.

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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. 

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