Lake Linville facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLake Linville
View of Lake looking west
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|Location||Rockcastle County, Kentucky, United States|
|Coordinates||37°23′19″N 84°20′44″W / 37.3887°N 84.3455°W|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Surface area||356 acres (144 ha)|
|Average depth||16 ft (4.9 m)|
|Max. depth||36 ft (11 m)|
|Shore length1||7.9 mi (12.7 km)|
|Surface elevation||969 ft (295 m)|
|1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.|
Lake Linville is a 356-acre (1.44 km2) reservoir in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. It was created in 1968 by the construction of the earthen Renfro Dam, 72 feet high with a length of 1100 feet, owned and operated by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The dam is a highway fill embankment along Interstate 75.
Facilities include a launching ramp, boat dock, campground, splash pad and parking area. Boats, live bait, and tackle are available.
Species in the lake include largemouth bass, spotted bass, white crappie, hybrid bass, channel catfish, bluegill, longear sunfish, carp, and yellow bullhead.
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