Lake Level
545.13 FEET
12/16/2017
Full Pool: 547.0
History, Alerts, More...
click here
Taylorsville Lake News

Recreational Property at Weiss Lake

Roger Griffeth

Date: 12/10/2017

Weiss Lake has a lot of property that touches the shoreline in Cherokee County. Are there restrictions on the use of this property? Who controls the land mass around the lake? When do you need a permit? All these questions are answered in my latest blog: "Weiss Lake Recreational Property"

Read More

Passion for paddling

The News-Enterprise

Date: 12/3/2017 11:02:00 PM

There were 11 racing events in the series, which was from May until November. Paddlers raced on waterways such as the Ohio River, Cumberland River, Taylorsville Lake and more. The series consisted of five classes: kayaks, high-performance kayaks

Read More

Home of the Day: Spacious Cape Cod has it ALL!

The Business Journal

Date: 11/30/2017 9:18:00 PM

this is your opportunity to live just minutes away from Taylorsville Lake State Park, The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, and the Gene Synder Freeway (I-265). Follow Home of the Day on

Read More

Officials say Fort Knox soldier missing in Taylorsville Lake

Wave 3

Date: 11/23/2017 11:22:46 AM

TAYLORSVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Recovery efforts have begun this morning for a Fort Knox soldier reported missing on Taylorsville Lake. Authorities tell WAVE 3 they are searching for 23 year old Anthony Carter from Syracuse, Indiana. Officials say Carter jumped

Read More

Weiss Lake is Getting a Face Lift

Cathy Griffeth

Date: 11/18/2017

Weiss Lake is getting a face lift. Read my blog at LakeWeissAlabama.com Real Estate

Read More

16
2:18:20 PM
UPCOMING EVENTS
12/25/2017 - Christmas
1/1/2018 - New Year's Day
What's New!
 
Favorites
 
Featured Business
Add your business
Taylorsville Lake Businesses
Advertisement
Boating / Waterfront
Shopping
Antiques
Tourism / Recreation
Professional Services

View Sponsor Details | View By Category | Add Your Business Here



• 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.
Taylorsville Lake Restaurants
Nearby Lakes
33 miles
53 miles
60 miles
69 miles
72 miles
78 miles
81 miles
91 miles

Quick Links
Taylorsville Lake News
Taylorsville Lake Photos
Taylorsville Lake Videos

About Us
Contact Us
Site Map
Search Site
Advertise With Us
   
Taylorsville.USLakes.info
THE TAYLORSVILLE LAKE WEBSITE

Copyright 2017, Lakes Online
Privacy    |    Legal