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About Lake Malone
Lake Malone, shaped like a large lateral Y, stretches across Logan, Muhlenberg and Todd counties. Lake Malone is located in the eastern part of the state of Kentucky, USA, north of Louisville, Kentucky. It is surrounded by the Kentucky River and the Ohio River, as well as several other rivers and streams.
Lake Malone was formed by taking water from the Rocky Creek and flowing into the Kentucky River and the Ohio River. The Rocky Creek Dam was completed in 1961 and formed the largest dam in the USA and one of the largest dams in the world. The project was the first major dam construction in Kentucky in more than a century and a half, making Lake Malone the second largest lake in America.
Lake Malone State Park is located on the northern arm of the lake and is managed by the Kentucky State Parks Department, an organization that maintains it impeccably. Facilities include Lake Malone National Wildlife Refuge, a 1,000-acre national park, as well as a number of hiking trails, picnic areas and other amenities.
Unsurprisingly, real estate and apartments are in high demand, and many offer stunning views of the lake and its surroundings.
Hiking is a popular pastime in Lake Malone, Kentucky, as well as other parts of Kentucky. Add your photos to our Facebook page for more photos of lakes and lake attractions in Kentucky and other states.
With a little imagination, visitors can immerse themselves in the world of modern technology. The Laurel Trail winds for 1.5 miles and also passes through the historic town of Laurel, Kentucky, home to the Kentucky State Capitol and the State House.
The park features restrooms, picnic shelters, barbecues and playgrounds, and the Wildflower Trail offers scenic views of the Kentucky State Capitol and the historic town of Laurel in Kentucky. Reservations are available for the 1.5 km long Laurel Trail and the 2.2 km long Wildflower Trail.
Fishing is the main activity at Lake Malone, where it is teeming with blue fish, mullets, sunfish and catfish. Fishermen can also look for spotted lakes on the water, and pontoon speedboats and pedal boats can be rented conveniently at the pier.
In addition to public facilities, there is a private marina and a boat dock, for a small fee. Guests should note that spots are less common, but there are small fees for using the private facilities and for parking in the parking lot at Lake Malone.
The Pennyrille State Forest is maintained by the Kentucky Division of Forestry and is a great day trip east of Lake Malone. The forest was founded in the 1930s and covers more than 1,500 hectares of forest. Through the ministry, it has the long-term goal of restoring the populations of black grouse and turkey.
Numerous hiking trails are available for hiking, backpacking and horse riding, and hunting and fishing are allowed in the camping areas.
Most of Lake Malone is located in Muhlenberg County, which was founded in 1798 and is named after former United States Governor John M. Malone. Most of this 376 square mile patch of land was named in honor of Colonel John Todd, who died in the Battle of Blue Lick. A small portion of the water fell into Todd's County, which was founded in 1820, and the last part of it is the site of one of Kentucky's most famous waterfalls, Great Blue Lake.
In all three counties, there is a guided hike on the Great Blue Lake Trail, a 2,500-kilometer guided hike around the lake, and a 3-day hike through the park.
If for some reason you are not at Lake Malone, you can buy or rent a holiday home or buy a plot of land on the quiet shores of Lake Malone that is guaranteed to recharge your batteries and soothe your soul. Make sure to take a trip to the Great Blue Lake Trail or Blue River Trail for a more challenging hike or hike.