Swimming lakes around Louisville
Lakes are great and there are lots of them within a two hour drive of Louisville. We have compiled a list of lakes that a fun to visit and cool off in within a two hour drive of Louisville.
Want to take a dip, enjoy a shore line and not go to far from home? We have you covered. Take a look at our list of lakes that are about a two hour drive from the Louisville area and swim friendly.
Lakes in Kentucky (within a two hour drive of Louisville)
For 2020, many swimming lakes will open June 29. Check with each location before heading out!
Confirmed: Lake Beaches will open for swimming at lakes managed by US Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District. This includes Nolin, Barren River, Green River, Rough River.
Barren River Lake – Lucas, KY.
Nolin Lake State Park – Mammoth Cave, KY.
Rough River State Park – Falls Of Rough, KY
Green River Lake – Campbellsville, KY
Herrington Lake – Harrodsburg, KY
Laurel River Lake – London, KY
Taylorsville Lake – Mt. Eden, KY
Cedar Creek Lake – Lincoln County, KY
Lakes in Indiana (within a two hour drive of Louisville)
Lake Monroe – Bloomington, IN
Deam Lake – Borden, IN
Hidden Paradise – St Paul, IN
Morse Park – Hanover, IN
Patoka Lake – Birdseye, IN
Starve-Hollow State Recreation Area – Vallonia, IN
*we recommend you call and/or check online to be sure the swimming area is open. Sometimes specific lakes close the beaches for one reason or another.
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