Lake Linville

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Lake Linville
Lake linville.jpg
View of Lake looking west
Location Rockcastle County, Kentucky, United States
Coordinates 37°23′19″N 84°20′44″W / 37.3887°N 84.3455°W / 37.3887; -84.3455Coordinates: 37°23′19″N 84°20′44″W / 37.3887°N 84.3455°W / 37.3887; -84.3455
Basin countries United States
Surface area 356 acres (144 ha)
Average depth 16 ft (4.9 m)
Max. depth 36 ft (11 m)
Shore length1 7.9 mi (12.7 km)
Surface elevation 969 ft (295 m)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Linville is a 356-acre (1.44 km2) reservoir in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. It was created in 1968[1] by the construction of the earthen Renfro Dam, 72 feet high with a length of 1100 feet, owned and operated by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The dam is a highway fill embankment along Interstate 75.


Facilities include a launching ramp, boat dock, and parking area. Boats, live bait, and tackle are available.


Species in the lake include largemouth bass, spotted bass, white crappie, hybrid bass, channel catfish, bluegill, longear sunfish, carp, and yellow bullhead.


  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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