Welcome to Lake Barkley

The Lake Barkley region offers a variety of attractions and activities for the whole family. Whether you are seeking to catch a monster bass or crappie, or just wanting to relax and leave the office back at home… this is the spot!

Besides all the water activities, the Lake Barkley area offers biking, hiking, hunting and an abundance of scenic by-ways. There are many interesting attractions for the whole family to enjoy. There are plenty of antique shops, historical attractions, museums and shopping and a fantastic water park.

Fishing on property managed by the Corps of Engineers for the operation of Lake Barkley has become a tradition and is a favorite pastime for many people. With over 57 thousand surface acres of water available for public use, Lake Barkley supports diverse and abundant fish populations.

In addition to fishing on Lake Barkley, there is a Civil War Monument, historic relics, commercial marinas, public parks and wildlife refuges. The many species of wildlife here, including golden and bald eagles, make bird watching and nature photography exciting pastimes.

Lake Barkley belongs to its visitors. Treat the area with respect by keeping it clean and attractive. Enjoy yourself, have a safe visit, and come back again soon!

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Camping Reservations Available for Eclipse 2017

'16 Oct

LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES, KY/TN – October 19, 2016 – Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area has opened the camping reservation system to accept early reservations for August 14-August 23, 2017. A total solar eclipse will occur in the region on Monday, August 21, 2017.

“We want to support our local communities and visitors who want to be here to experience this unusual astronomical event,” says Jeff Laird, Customer Service Manager at Land Between the Lakes. “There are approximately 1,400 campsites across the recreation area and a portion of those are available for reservations. The Homeplace 1850s Farm, Woodlands Nature Station, and Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory have programs planned around the eclipse event, so there will be lots to do here and in our surrounding communities.”

Reservations will be accepted at Energy Lake, Hillman Ferry, Piney, and Wranglers campgrounds. The public can make reservations online 24 hours a day, seven days a week at https://www.landbetweenthelakes.us/reservations/. Reservations are also available by phone Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm. Call 270-924-2000 or 800-525-7077 and follow the prompts for camping reservations.