In the center of Coffey County
, a short distance NW of Burlington
. Federal recreation and The U.S.A.C.E.
area. The dam is 20,740' long; the maximum height above the streambed is 86', drainage area above the dam is 3,015 sq. mi., and the concrete spillway has 14 gates.
Access roads lead into five park areas on the lake and below the dam. The park areas offer picnicking and camping sites, a swimming beach, boat launching ramps, water hydrants, electric hookups, sanitary facilities, group shelters and group camping.
The lake offers all types of water related activities, and consists of 59 shoreline miles and 221 parkland acres. It provides excellent opportunities for fishing and hunting. Sport fish in the lake include white crappie, white bass, wipers, channel catfish and flathead catfish.