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Wings of Winter

Wings of Winter Birding Festival Opens Registration

10/15/18

Registration is open for the Wings of Winter Birding Festival (WOW) - for serious birdwatchers, new birders and outdoor enthusiasts.

Steve McCadams' Fishing Report

Howl-O-Ween at the Nature Station this Saturday

10/15/18

Check out this kid-friendly, non-scary special event all about animals at the 24th Annual Howl-O-Ween program this Saturday.

Video Fishing Tip

VFT: Locally Made Accessories for Your Boat

10/15/18

In this week's Video Fishing Tip, Doug Wynn shows us some of the locally produced accessories you can put on your boat.

Fishing Reports

Crappie Bite Improves Some With Cooler Weather

10/13/18

Doug Wynn shares his latest Kentucky Lake crappie fishing update; conditions improving due to cooler weather.

Fishing Report

Stewart: Bass Fishing Picks Up

10/13/18

Dave Stewart reports the bass are now feeding better than he's seen in the last two months.

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Current Weather

Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy

41°


Water Temperature

70°

Kentucky Lake Level

354.9'

Current Discharge

63,864 cfs

Kentucky Lakes Area - Click for Interactive Mapping

Kentucky Lake

The Tennessee River

Kentucky Lake is one of the best lakes for sport fishing in the country, whether it is crappie, bass, bluegill, or catfish you're hunting.  Kentucky Lake is also home to outstanding recreational boating, from jet skis to ski boats to pleasure boatingSail the lakes, or rent a houseboat and have a good time!

Kentucky Lake Towns & Bays


Lake Barkley

The Cumberland River

Lake Barkley is a younger lake and is slightly smaller than Kentucky Lake, but still offers the same great fishing experiences and boating opportunities you'll find on Kentucky Lake.  There are several full-service marinas, resorts, and campgrounds along Lake Barkley to make your visit a pleasurable one. 

Lake Barkley Towns & Bays:


Land Between The Lakes

National Recreation Area

Enjoy a vast uninhabited land full of small lakes, wildlife, historical attractions, and trails. The Land Between The Lakes is perfect for those who love to be outside.  Take a step back in time at The Homeplace 1850s, or see live animal exhibits at the Nature Station, or catch a show at the Planetarium.

Welcome to Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley & Land Between The Lakes

Together, Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley form the largest body of water between the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico.  With over 210,000 acres of water, Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley provide plenty of room for fishing, boating, and outdoor recreationBass fishing is outstanding and the lakes provide some of best crappie fishing waters anywhere.

The area that makes up Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, and Land Between The Lakes is truly an outdoorsman's paradise.  We have world-renowned fresh water fishing with largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish, sauger, and much more.  Our fishing reports offer the very latest in what's hot: species and their fishing patterns, water conditions, and everything else you need to prepare for your next fishing trip.

Land Between The Lakes (LBL) is a unique 170,000-acre National Recreation Area situated between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. Key attractions include The Nature Station, Elk & Bison Prairie, Golden Pond Planetarium, Homeplace 1850s, and Turkey Bay OHV Area.

With so many things to explore around Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, and Land Between The Lakes, you can choose to make a day of it or a week of it.

Start planning your trip to the Kentucky Lakes Area today!

Eggners Ferry Bridge
Photo by Shawn Dunnaway

Taking an evening stroll across the new Eggners Ferry Bridge across Kentucky Lake is a perfect date night activity.