Two lakes in Harlan County KY
The first and larger of the two, at 340 acres, is Martin’s Fork, near Smith KY. The dam is at 36.752078, -83.257879. It was completed by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1979. There’s a trail along the north side of the lake that gives access to a tunnel I wanted to document. My buddy found a yellow jacket nest. Not recommended. Here’s the dam:
And here’s a view of the lake, including the rather nice beach:
The other lake, near Martin’s Fork, is Cranks Creek lake. It has an earthen dam. In this picture, I’m standing on the dam (36.738065, -83.237717). This dam was put together in 1963 and encloses 219 acres of watery wonderfulness. In this view, it looks somewhat like Steele Creek lake.