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Yatesville Lake

This 2,300-acre reservoir and state park is located entirely in Lawrence County, close to Louisa. Although anglers love this lake, the surrounding park offers a variety of activities for the entire family. The park, which opened in 1999, contains an 18-hole golf course, over 20 miles of hiking trails, 47 camp sites, biking, and horseback riding.

Yatesville Lake you get all the room to catch some rays in your favorite boat, houseboats, pontoons, speed boats or jet skis. Yatesville Lake offers everything boaters and fishers need for lake fun.


Yatesville Lake is stocked with a variety of fish, including bass, crappie, bluegill, and catfish. Enjoy the full-service marina, which offers bait, tackle, boat rentals, and snacks. The lake's length is 20 miles upstream from the dam, and 18 miles upstream where it flows into the Big Sandy River. Elevations vary only slightly between winter pool (624) and summer pool (630).


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    Yatesville Lake KY Coordinates:
38.08499N -82.68637W
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Surface Area:
2300 acres
Maximum Depth:
60 ft
624 ft
Normal Water Clarity:
2 ft
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Boaters will enjoy Yatesville Lake State Park Marina at Barker's Launch Ramp area. The Marina provides customers with docking facilities, boat rentals, boating, fishing and picnic supplies.

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Yatesville Lake State Park offers 27 campsites with utilities and 20 primitive sites including restrooms and showers, laundry facilities, and dump station. Visit our Lake Resource Guide for additional lodging in the area.


The closest major city is Lexington. Other nearby Kentucky cities; Evergreen, Five Forks and Yatesville. The lake is located in Lawrence county.

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