|Location||Dumfries an Gallowa|
|Teep||freshwater loch, reservoir|
|Primary inflows||Watter o Ken, River Dee, Polharrow Burn|
|Max. lenth||9 mile|
|Settlements||Glenlochar, Lauriston, Mossdale, Crossmichel, Parton|
|Offeecial name||Loch Ken & River Dee Marshes|
|Designatit||31 August 1992|
Veilages aroond Loch Ken include Glenlochar at at the sooth, Laurieston an Mossdale oan the wast side o the loch, Crossmichel an Parton oan the east. The toun o New Gallowa lies yin mile tae the north. The parish kirk o Balmaghie is bi the loch oposit Crossmichel.
John Murray wis gamekeeper tae the Gordons at Kenmure Castle an is remembered fur huvin caught in the loch the lairgest ged oan record, the heid o whilk restet oan his shooder, wi the tail trailing oan the grun. It weight seventy-two poonds, an it maisured aboot seven feet in length. The skeleton o the heid wis fur mony years preserved oan display in the billiard room at Kenmure whaur it was studied an maisured by Charles Tate Regan ichthyologist, o the Natural History Museum in Lunnon. Murray died in 1777 and is buryt at Kells Churchyaird ; oan his tombstone ur carved in relief a gun, fishin-rod, dug an a partridge.