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Old 04-27-2007, 06:00 PM
 
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What are the best lakes for boating, fishing, etc. around Lexington?
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Old 05-01-2007, 11:38 AM
 
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One of the best fishing/boating lakes around Lexington is about 1 hour East of Lexington on I-64 called Cave Run Lake

www.caverun.org "Cave Run Lake Tourism and Development welcomes you to Cave Run Lake, Kentucky. A great place for vacationing, family reunions, boating, fishing, hunting, ..." A very nice lake to fish whether by shore or boat in my experience.

To the south of Lex. on I-75 past Berea off the exit to Mount Vernon is a smaller lake called Lake Linville. It has a lot of shore to fish from... boat dock... camping/camper opportunities and some pretty good fishin' too! This is a much smaller scale lake... more of the peaceful, country type excursion. This is about 1 hour South of Lexington.

(The small lake in Richmond called Willowgreen is not worth your time). However I have heard there is good bass fishing in this lake. You however pretty much have to be fishing from a boat. Access from shore is very limited, and with the snakes and ticks, I wouldn't recommend this one unless afloat!

Other than that, not sure of any others near Lexington worth mentioning. Maybe someone else can add some input on this subject?

Many people go to Lake Cumberland, but that is an actual trip from Lexington, not just a short drive. More for a planned weekend or something other than a day trip.
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Old 05-01-2007, 05:36 PM
 
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One of the best fishing/boating lakes around Lexington is about 1 hour East of Lexington on I-64 called Cave Run Lake

www.caverun.org "Cave Run Lake Tourism and Development welcomes you to Cave Run Lake, Kentucky. A great place for vacationing, family reunions, boating, fishing, hunting, ..." A very nice lake to fish whether by shore or boat in my experience.

To the south of Lex. on I-75 past Berea off the exit to Mount Vernon is a smaller lake called Lake Linville. It has a lot of shore to fish from... boat dock... camping/camper opportunities and some pretty good fishin' too! This is a much smaller scale lake... more of the peaceful, country type excursion. This is about 1 hour South of Lexington.

(The small lake in Richmond called Willowgreen is not worth your time). However I have heard there is good bass fishing in this lake. You however pretty much have to be fishing from a boat. Access from shore is very limited, and with the snakes and ticks, I wouldn't recommend this one unless afloat!

Other than that, not sure of any others near Lexington worth mentioning. Maybe someone else can add some input on this subject?

Many people go to Lake Cumberland, but that is an actual trip from Lexington, not just a short drive. More for a planned weekend or something other than a day trip.
Thank you! Good Information.
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:34 AM
 
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Any lakes where you can have a motor boat, i.e....for water skiing, etc, or have a jet ski, that are close to Lexington? Or can you at Cave run Lake? I looked at the website and it didn't look like you can there...
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:45 AM
 
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Huge lakes (for jet skis): Cumberland

Big lakes: Cave Run or Taylorsville

Small lakes: Guist Creek, Beaver, Herrington, Corinth
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Old 07-07-2008, 11:30 AM
 
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Laurel Lake is awfully pretty, but farther away from Lexington.
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Old 07-07-2008, 05:35 PM
 
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Laurel Lake is awfully pretty, but farther away from Lexington.
Little over an hour from Lexington is not too bad.
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Old 10-23-2008, 07:12 AM
 
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Lake Linville is nice because it isn't nearly as crowded as the others. And yes, it does allow boats with motors. It remains somewhat undiscovered but that seems to be changing with all the folks moving into the area. If you enjoy peace and solitude on the lake you'll enjoy Linville.
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Old 10-23-2008, 08:54 AM
 
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Cave Run is the best lake! It is sooo beautiful and if you water ski, it has a lot of wide open spaces.
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:48 AM
 
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My vote goes to either Laurel Lake or Cumberland Lake.
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