|Location||Garrard / Mercer / Boyle counties, Kentucky, USA|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Surface area||2,335 acres (9 km2)|
|Max. depth||249 ft (76 m)|
Herrington Lake is a 2,335-acre (9 km2) artificial lake located in Mercer, Garrard and Boyle counties in Kentucky, USA. The lake was created by Kentucky Utilities' damming of the Dix River, a tributary of the Kentucky River, in 1925 to generate hydroelectric power. With a maximum depth of 249 feet (76 m), Herrington Lake is the deepest lake in Kentucky. A short distance below the dam, the Dix River enters the Kentucky River at High Bridge, Kentucky.
Dix Dam, the dam that made the lake, was the largest earth-filled dam in the world at the time, and considered to be a major engineering feat. Kentucky Utilities' main dispatch and communication center is located on the site.
- 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.
- "Herrington Lake History". Harrington Lake Conservation League. Retrieved 2008-11-16.
- "Visitor Info: Fishing and Boating". Harrodsburg/Mercer County Tourist Commission. Retrieved 2008-11-16.
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