Martins Fork Lake

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Martins Fork Lake
USACE Martins Fork Dam and Lake.jpg
Dam and Lake. View is to the west-northwest
LocationHarlan County, Kentucky
Coordinates36°44′45″N 83°15′48″W / 36.7459°N 83.263321°W / 36.7459; -83.263321Coordinates: 36°44′45″N 83°15′48″W / 36.7459°N 83.263321°W / 36.7459; -83.263321
Primary inflowsMartins Fork
Primary outflowsMartins Fork
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length[1]
Max. width2,570 ft (780 m)
Surface area340 acres (1.4 km2)
Max. depth45 feet (14 m)[2]
Surface elevation1,296 ft (395 m)[3]
Martins Fork Lake

Martins Fork Lake is a 340-acre (1.4 km2) reservoir in Harlan County, Kentucky. The lake was impounded from the Martins Fork in 1979 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. It is named for James Martin, an early pioneer in the area.[4]


  1. ^ Because of this reservoir's irregular shape, determining a definite length would be an uncertain venture.
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  3. ^ Fishingworks website, at .
  4. ^ 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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