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Public feedback needed on plan for Kentucky campground improvements


Date: 1/17/2019 5:49:00 AM

BARREN COUNTY, Ky. (AP) --A public hearing is planned this month to get feedback on proposed campground improvements at Barren River Lake State Resort Park. Kentucky State Parks said in a statement th

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Barren River Lake hosting annual Nature Watch Weekend for Sandhill Crane migration

The Herald-Dispatch

Date: 1/12/2019 9:19:00 AM

LUCAS, Ky. — Each year, thousands of Sandhill Cranes make Barren River Lake a stop on their journey back home. Join Barren River Lake State Resort Park during its Nature Watch Weekend Jan. 23-27 to ge

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Don’t miss the Sandhill Cranes at Barren River Lake State Resort; join Nature Watch Weekend Jan. 23-27


Date: 1/11/2019 10:50:00 PM

Join Barren River Lake State Resort Park during its Nature Watch Weekend Jan. 23-27 to get up close to these beautiful cranes as they migrate through the area. Participants can register for one of two

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Kentucky park offers tours to view migrating sandhill cranes

Houston Chronicle

Date: 1/10/2019 9:09:00 PM

The Kentucky Tourism Arts and Heritage Cabinet says in a statement that Barren River Lake State Resort Park is offering the tours Jan. 23-27. The statement says participants are allowed to get close t

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Want a boat dock on Lake Lanier? Live at Bay Pointe!

Patsy Mercer

Date: 1/8/2019

Before buying a lot or building a new home on Lake Lanier, first find out if the land comes with a boat dock. Because if it doesn’t, your chances of securing a new dock permit are slim to none. Lake Lanier already is at its maximum number of boat docks at a little over 10,600. Before that limit could be

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• River: East Fork Barren River
• Surface Area: 10,100 Acres
• Drainage Area: 940 Square Miles
In addition to the many recreation areas managed and/or leased out by the Corps of Engineers at Barren River Lake, more than 7,000 acres of land is licensed to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources for the management of public hunting areas. The Corps also offers wildlife viewing opportunities in the Quarry Road Recreation Area with a 14-acre native prairie field and wildlife viewing trail.

Pool Elevation Area Length
(Feet mean sea level) (Acres) (Miles)
Winter 525 4,340 21
Summer 552 10,000 33
Total Storage 590 20,150 46
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