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Port Oliver Recreation Area

The newly-completed Port Oliver Recreation Area includes two picnic areas, a large one that will accomodate 100+ and a smaller one that will seat about 25.The Port Oliver Recreation Area opened to the public on April 1, 2011.The Port Oliver Recreation Area has three bathrooms, located next to the large picnic pavilion, near the boat ramp and at the amphitheatre.The Port Oliver Recreation Area is Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant. This ramp leads to the fishing pier.A large playground is located adjacent to the large picnic shelter and bathroom at the Port Oliver Recreation Area.The Port Oliver Recreation Area has two floating docks next to the area's boat ramp. Unfortunately, portions of the docks are underwater due to high water levels of the Barren River Lake.The Port Oliver Recreation Area includes an amphitheatre that will seat 200+ and allows standing room for more.
Port Oliver Recreation Area- March 12, 2011

The newly-completed Port Oliver Recreation Area includes two picnic areas, a large one that will accomodate 100+ and a smaller one that will seat about 25.

Port Oliver Recreation Area- March 12, 2011

The Port Oliver Recreation Area opened to the public on April 1, 2011.

Port Oliver Recreation Area- March 12, 2011

The Port Oliver Recreation Area has three bathrooms, located next to the large picnic pavilion, near the boat ramp and at the amphitheatre.

Port Oliver Recreation Area- March 12, 2011

The Port Oliver Recreation Area is Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant. This ramp leads to the fishing pier.

Port Oliver Recreation Area- March 12, 2011

A large playground is located adjacent to the large picnic shelter and bathroom at the Port Oliver Recreation Area.

Port Oliver Recreation Area- March 12, 2011

The Port Oliver Recreation Area has two floating docks next to the area's boat ramp. Unfortunately, portions of the docks are underwater due to high water levels of the Barren River Lake.

Port Oliver Recreation Area- March 12, 2011

The Port Oliver Recreation Area includes an amphitheatre that will seat 200+ and allows standing room for more.

Barren River Lake Flooding, Spring 2011

The Port Oliver Recreation Area large picnic shelter and the adjoining playground are under water. Port Oliver opened April 1, 2011, and is now closed as high water covers the majority of the area.The Bailey's Point Campground boat ramp remained open as a back-down only ramp. Boaters are urged to use caution due to submerged items and floating debris.Camp sites on the B-Loop, C-Loop, D-Loop, and portions of E-Loop are closed due to flooding of the Barren River Lake. The lake stood at 577.82 ft., as of 10:45 a.m., May 5, 2011, when this photo was taken.The boat ramp at the Barren River Lake State Park is closed as the lake stood at 577.82 ft., when this photo was taken at 10:45 a.m., May 5, 2011. However, the state park marina is open.The Barren River Lake State Park golf course has also been affected by the high water, as holes #4 and #5 have been closed due to high water.Despite being under water, the Walnut Creek boat ramp is open to back-down only. The Walnut Creek Marina and campground are also open.The Peninsula boat ramp and parking lot are flooded; however, the Peninsula Marina remained open with ferry service from a temporary dock to the marina, across the flooded parking lot.Water is almost to the Quarry Road Recreation Area picnic shelter as the Barren River Lake continues to rise. The Quarry Road Recreation Area was closed at the gate. Visitors must park at the overlook and walk to the area.Water continues to rise on the Barren River Lake dam as the water level stood at 577.82 ft., when this photo was taken May 5, 2011, at 11 a.m.The Barren River Dam holds the water in Barren River Lake to reduce flooding downstream, that includes Bowling Green.IMG_5151The Quarry Road Recreation Area exit road's "Do Not Enter" sign takes on a more significant meaning now that flood waters from the Barren River Lake have covered it.The Quarry Road Recreation Area is under water as the Barren River Lake stands at 572.05 ft. The summer pool is 552 ft.The C-Loop Road at Bailey's Point Campground was flooded as the Barren River Lake reached 572.05 ft., at 10 a.m. on April 30.Donnie and Chris Piper of Scottsville fished along the flooded Bailey's Point Campground B-Loop during the April 30 Jacksonian Day Bass Tournament.The ramp and steps that lead to the water are covered by the high level of the Barren River Lake.The Quarry Road Recreation Area is struggling to stay above the high water level of the Barren River Lake. The lake stood at 560 ft. when this photograph was taken.Walnut Creek Recreation Area- March 12, 2011The new docks at the new Port Oliver Recreation Area are submerged in the high waters of the Barren River Lake. The lake measured 560 ft. when this photograph was taken.The newly-completed Port Oliver Recreation Area was not spared from the minor flooding of the Barren River Lake, as it reached 555.84 ft.The Quarry Road Recreation Area suffered minor flooding as the Barren River Lake water level reached 555.84 ft., almost 4 ft. above its Summer Pool.Barren River Dam- March 8, 2011The No Swimming sign at the Quarry Road Recreation Area is literally swimming in the high waters of the Barren River Lake.Portions of the Quarry Road Recreation Area were underwater as the Barren River Lake reached 555.84 ft., almost 4 ft. above Summer Pool, but well below the Flood Stage of 590 ft.
Port Oliver Picnic Shelter, Playground- May 5, 2011

The Port Oliver Recreation Area large picnic shelter and the adjoining playground are under water. Port Oliver opened April 1, 2011, and is now closed as high water covers the majority of the area.

Bailey's Point Campground Boat Ramp- May 5, 2011

The Bailey's Point Campground boat ramp remained open as a back-down only ramp. Boaters are urged to use caution due to submerged items and floating debris.

Bailey's Point Campground Site- May 5, 2011

Camp sites on the B-Loop, C-Loop, D-Loop, and portions of E-Loop are closed due to flooding of the Barren River Lake. The lake stood at 577.82 ft., as of 10:45 a.m., May 5, 2011, when this photo was taken.

Barren River Lake State Park Boat Ramp- May 5, 2011

The boat ramp at the Barren River Lake State Park is closed as the lake stood at 577.82 ft., when this photo was taken at 10:45 a.m., May 5, 2011. However, the state park marina is open.

Barren River Lake State Park Golf Course #4- May 5, 2011

The Barren River Lake State Park golf course has also been affected by the high water, as holes #4 and #5 have been closed due to high water.

Walnut Creek Boat Ramp- May 5, 2011

Despite being under water, the Walnut Creek boat ramp is open to back-down only. The Walnut Creek Marina and campground are also open.

Peninsula Marina and Boat Ramp- May 5, 2011

The Peninsula boat ramp and parking lot are flooded; however, the Peninsula Marina remained open with ferry service from a temporary dock to the marina, across the flooded parking lot.

Quarry Road Recreation Area Picnic Shelter- May 5, 2011

Water is almost to the Quarry Road Recreation Area picnic shelter as the Barren River Lake continues to rise. The Quarry Road Recreation Area was closed at the gate. Visitors must park at the overlook and walk to the area.

Barren River Lake Dam- May 5, 2011

Water continues to rise on the Barren River Lake dam as the water level stood at 577.82 ft., when this photo was taken May 5, 2011, at 11 a.m.

Barren River Dam- April 30, 2011

The Barren River Dam holds the water in Barren River Lake to reduce flooding downstream, that includes Bowling Green.

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Quarry Road Recreation Area- April 30, 2011

The Quarry Road Recreation Area exit road's "Do Not Enter" sign takes on a more significant meaning now that flood waters from the Barren River Lake have covered it.

Quarry Road Recreation Area- April 30, 2011

The Quarry Road Recreation Area is under water as the Barren River Lake stands at 572.05 ft. The summer pool is 552 ft.

Bailey's Point Campground C-Loop- April 30, 2011

The C-Loop Road at Bailey's Point Campground was flooded as the Barren River Lake reached 572.05 ft., at 10 a.m. on April 30.

Bailey's Point Campground B-Loop- April 30, 2011

Donnie and Chris Piper of Scottsville fished along the flooded Bailey's Point Campground B-Loop during the April 30 Jacksonian Day Bass Tournament.

Peninsula Recreation Area- March 12, 2011

The ramp and steps that lead to the water are covered by the high level of the Barren River Lake.

Quarry Road Recreation Area- March 12, 2011

The Quarry Road Recreation Area is struggling to stay above the high water level of the Barren River Lake. The lake stood at 560 ft. when this photograph was taken.

Walnut Creek Recreation Area- March 12, 2011
Port Oliver Recreation Area- March 12, 2011

The new docks at the new Port Oliver Recreation Area are submerged in the high waters of the Barren River Lake. The lake measured 560 ft. when this photograph was taken.

Port Oliver Recreation Area- March 8, 2011

The newly-completed Port Oliver Recreation Area was not spared from the minor flooding of the Barren River Lake, as it reached 555.84 ft.

Quarry Road Recreation Area- March 8, 2011

The Quarry Road Recreation Area suffered minor flooding as the Barren River Lake water level reached 555.84 ft., almost 4 ft. above its Summer Pool.

Barren River Dam- March 8, 2011
Quarry Road Recreation Area- March 8, 2011

The No Swimming sign at the Quarry Road Recreation Area is literally swimming in the high waters of the Barren River Lake.

Quarry Road Recreation Area- March 8, 2011

Portions of the Quarry Road Recreation Area were underwater as the Barren River Lake reached 555.84 ft., almost 4 ft. above Summer Pool, but well below the Flood Stage of 590 ft.

5 comments

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  2. Greg says:

    If you want a roof over your head while you eat out side stay home and eat off the back porch and if you want your kids to have a jungle jim take them to mcdonalds or somewere not to the lake!!!!!

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