Rough River Dam State Resort Park

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Rough River Dam State Resort Park
Kentucky State Park
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Grayson
Location
 - coordinates 37°36′39″N 86°30′17″W / 37.61083°N 86.50472°W / 37.61083; -86.50472Coordinates: 37°36′39″N 86°30′17″W / 37.61083°N 86.50472°W / 37.61083; -86.50472
Area 372 acres (151 ha)
Established 1961 [1]
Managed by Kentucky Department of Parks
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Location in Kentucky
Location in Kentucky
Website : Rough River Dam State Resort Park
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rough River Dam State Resort Park

Rough River Dam State Resort Park is a Kentucky state park encompassing 372 acres (151 ha)[1] on Rough River Lake in Grayson county.

Rough River Dam of 1959, stretching 1,590 feet (480 m) across and 135 feet (41 m) high, creates Rough River Lake, a recreational lake of approximately 5,100 acres (2,100 ha).[2]

The lake is home to a variety of bass including largemouth, smallmouth, Guadalupe, spotted, white, yellow, and striped bass as well as other game fish, making fishing a significant portion of its tourism.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "History". Rough River Dam State Resort Park. Kentucky Department of Parks. Retrieved September 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ Kleber, John E., ed. (1992). "Parks, State". 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. 
  3. ^ "Rough River Lake, Kentucky, US Fish Identification Chart". 
  4. ^ "Things to do". Rough River Dam State Resort Park. Kentucky Department of Parks. Retrieved September 26, 2013. 

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