Nestled on the western edge of Kentucky’s Pennyroyal Region, Rough River Lake is home to an abundance of natural beauty and outdoor recreational activities. Located about 95 miles southwest of Louisville, this 5,100 acre lake was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as part of a regional system of water flow regulation. The lake area offers seasonal hunting, camping, and boating against a breathtaking backdrop of tree-covered hills and rocky outcroppings. A variety of bass, catfish, crappie, and other game fish await anglers nearly year-round. Rough River Lake is set apart by the unique and stunning geological formations of the region. Visitors cannot pass up the opportunity to don their headlamps while exploring the vast array of sinkholes and caverns, including majestic Mammoth Cave, the longest known cave system in the world. Whether relaxation may come on tranquil waters or in the cool air of a cavern, you will find it at Rough River Lake!