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Fall and Winter Campgrounds Open at Kentucky State Parks

Date: 11/9/2016 7:46:00 AM

They include: Blue Licks Battlefield, Carr Creek, Grayson Lake, Green River, Greenbo Lake, Kenlake, My Old Kentucky Home, Taylorsville Lake and Yatesville Lake. These parks accept walk-in customers in the winter. Guests should call the park directly to

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1 injured in Taylorsville Lake boating accident

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Date: 11/3/2016 8:52:00 AM

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A boating accident on Taylorsville Lake in Spencer County has sent one person to a Louisville hospital. The accident happened around 4:10 p.m. near the Possum Ridge State Park ramp. According to Mark Marraccini, a spokesperson for

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Date: 11/3/2016 8:03:52 AM

2 & 3 Bedroom Fully equipped and furnished cottages overlooking beautiful 3,050 acre Taylorsville Lake, just 30 minutes from Louisville. Most of the cottages have a hot tub on the rear deck . Guest can make use of our full service Spa, outdoor swimming

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Date: 10/24/2016 4:57:16 PM

Taylorsville Lake Marina has been meeting all the needs of boaters and anglers for many years now. A full service marina, Taylorsville Lake Marina is a place to find a safe, relaxing community that enjoys spending time on the water. Known for its good

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Taylorsville Lake Kentucky US GPS Fishing Spots (190+)

Date: 10/18/2016 6:14:59 PM

Download over 190 fishing spots in Taylorsville Lake, Kentucky, US. Tired of fishing the same spots? We have the best fishing spots for Taylorsville Lake. Our files contain artificial and natural reefs, buoys, ledges, rocks, shipwrecks, and many other

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• Length: 75 Miles
• Surface Area: 3,050 Acres
• Volume: 86,440 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 352 Square Miles
Taylorsville Lake is a 3,050-acre (1,230 ha) artificial lake or reservoir located mainly in Spencer County, Kentucky. Construction by the United States Army Corps of Engineers started in 1974, and flooding began in 1983. The total cost of the lake was $103 million. It is about 18.5 miles (29.8 km) long. Backwater areas of the lake are also located in Nelson County and Anderson County.
The dam is located on Salt River, and it is estimated that it has prevented more than $30.5 million in flood damages since it became operational. The lake is named for Taylorsville, the county seat of Spencer County, and today serves as a major economic source for Spencer County, as well as a popular fishing area. Taylorsville Lake State Park occupies a portion of the lake's northern shore.

The lake's water is murky year round and contains a large amount of silt washed down from agricultural runoff up river. During the lake's creation there was a large amount of standing timber in the lake that still remains today. This timber provides cover for much of the lake's wildlife.
On weekends with good weather the lake is usually fairly crowded, especially around holidays. Boaters new to the lake should use caution when leaving the river channel that runs through the lake due to standing timber that can sometimes be just under the water surface. The 2 most popular boat ramps found in the northwestern part of the lake are Settlers Trace and Possum Ridge also known as the State Park Ramp. There are two smaller boat ramps upstream, Chowning Lane and Van Buren. There is a small waterskiing course on the lake. Waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, jet skiing, and fishing are popular on the lake. Due to the lake's popularity and proximity to a major city (the closest large lake to Louisville) fishing pressure on the lake is high which can make fishing difficult. Fishing with jugs for catfish is a common sight.
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