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About Golconda Marina

History 
Golconda Marina marks the culmination of a concerted effort by several conservation groups to bring a recreational service facility to Golconda. Originally developed as a project of the Lusk Conservancy District, and completed under a joint venture between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Golconda Marina opened in the spring of 1988 as a multi-million dollar facility. It is one of the more modern marinas on the Ohio River.
 
The Smithland Pool 
Smithland Pool was formed in 1980 upon completion of the Smithland Navigation Project at Hamletsburg. The pool is more than 72 miles long, from north of the Smithland Lock on the Ohio River to the Uniontown Lock.
 
Water surface of the Pool is 23,000 acres. There is easy, deep-water access to Evansville, IN (110 miles), Kentucky Lake (56 miles), Barkley Lake (54 miles) and Mobile, AL (655 miles).