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Great for Hiking/Kayaking

Doe Run Lake is one of our go to spots for hiking and kayaking locally. It does have some issues... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2017
kentuckylongrifle
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Independence, Kentucky
Great for Kayaking

This little lake is perfect for a kayaking. No motorized boats are allowed, so there is no wake... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2017
wckdtrix
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Taylor Mill, Kentucky
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Reviewed June 27, 2019

I recently visited this place and the lake is very pretty. I don't know the total size as I couldn't see it all and didn't have a boat with me. I have heard that the fishing is good and I believe boats with motors are...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019

Love coming to Doe Run and bringing my dog for a hike. The trail is great and my dog loves coming too... he can go off trail and do a little swimming!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Be forewarned. It is not easy to hike here away from the lake. It is suprisingly beautiful, but be aware if you hike here that the trails are in terrible shape, at times dangerous. Take extra caution. Guard rails have been destroyed, bridges have collapsed,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

My bf and I are taking up getting back in shape, therefore we googled local places to hike. I have been to Doe Run since I was 8, but I never knew that over by the boat loading area that there are actually areas to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank ilovemyboys3
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

Took the day off to celebrate my birthday and hiking here with our two very hyper pups. We hiked completely around the lake. It's shaded and cool with clearly marked trails for both humans and dogs to enjoy!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank BrooksVaca
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

It was very pretty but pretty small for kayaking. I don’t know why I was expecting bigger but I was. It was also a little dirty among the edges-lots of trash. BUT it was free and easy to get my kayak in and out so...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Laneytalks
Reviewed November 15, 2017

Doe Run Lake is one of our go to spots for hiking and kayaking locally. It does have some issues, but we still enjoy our hiking/kayaking trips there. The lake covers about 30 acres and the park itself is approximately 180 acres. While my family’s...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank kentuckylongrifle
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Nice little place to fish, hike or take out a canoe/kayak. Trails are not in the best shape but they are okay. I think most people just come for the fishing.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 6, 2017

This little lake is perfect for a kayaking. No motorized boats are allowed, so there is no wake from other boats which makes for a nice calm lake to paddle around. There is a boat ramp which makes it easy to launch a kayak. There...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank wckdtrix
Reviewed February 8, 2017

Doe Run Lake is a tranquil outdoor escape in the heart of Erlanger, Independence, and Covington. Not only does it offer boating and outdoor activities but it also has a 3-mile hiking trail which circles the lake. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: August 2016
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