US Army Corps of Engineers
Louisville District

Events

The staff at Rough River Lake would be happy to work with individual groups to schedule an interpretive program to fit the group’s needs.  If you are planning a trip to Rough River Lake, please contact the Corps office at 270-257-2061 to schedule a program.

March 15 – April 15:  Water is stored in lake to obtain summer pool elevation (495 msl).

April 11:  Axtel and Laurel Branch campgrounds open for the season and will remain open until 10/27.

April 12:  Cave Creek campground opens for the season and will remain open until 10/27.

April 20: Easter Egg Hunt at Rough River Dam State Resort Park. This event, sponsored by the Friends of Rough River Lake Inc, is open to kids 12 and under and prizes will be awarded.

May 16:  North Fork campground opens for the season and will remain open until 9/2. 

June 22:  Seventh Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta.  Boats are made by participants from cardboard and according to rules, then placed on the water.  Open to all ages.  Event is held at North Fork beach area.

June 29:  Rumble over Rough Fireworks Show and Carnival.  Free fireworks show at Rough River Dam State Resort Park beach area. 

August 10:  Eighth annual Dam Triathlon.  Participants register to run a triathlon of paddling, running, and bicycle riding.  Shirts are provided in registration fee.  Open to all.

September 2:  North Fork campground closes for the season

October 15 – December 1:  Drawdown of lake to winter pool elevation (470 msl).

October 25-26:  Halloween activities at Axtel, Cave Creek, and Laurel Branch campgrounds.

October 27:  Axtel, Cave Creek, and Laurel Branch campgrounds close for the season.

 

Lake Elevation Information: 

March 15 – April 15:  Water is stored in lake to obtain summer pool elevation (495 msl).

October 15 – December 1:  Drawdown of lake to winter pool elevation (470 msl).

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