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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: 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 11:  Axtel, Cave Creek, and Laurel Branch campgrounds open for the season and will remain open until 11/01.

May 14:  North Fork campground opens for the season and will remain open until 9/8. 

June 20:  Eighth 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.

July 4:  Rumble over Rough Fireworks Show and Carnival.  Free fireworks show at Rough River Dam State Resort Park beach area. 

August 8:  Ninth 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 8:  North Fork campground closes for the season

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

October 30-31:  Halloween activities at Axtel, Cave Creek, and Laurel Branch campgrounds.

November 1:  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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