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Kentucky Lake - Lake Barkley - Land Between The Lakes

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Lake Barkley Bridge

Partial Opening of New Barkley Bridge Expected in Spring

11/18/17 - 11:03 a.m.

Officials believe the new Lake Barkley Bridge will have two lanes open to traffic by Spring of 2018.

Fishng Reports

Late Fall Fishing Success Depends on Weather

11/15/17 - 1:09 p.m.

Steve McCadams reports success for late fall fishing on Kentucky Lake depends on weather.

Fishing Reports

Crappie Fishing: Good, Bad & Ugly

11/15/17 - 9:31 a.m.

Crappie fishing has been challenging at times on Kentucky Lake. Doug Wynn shares his latest report.

Fishing Reports

Dave Stewart Announces Retirement at End of 2018 Season

11/15/17 - 9:10 a.m.

22-year professional guide Dave Stewart announced today his intentions to retire at the end of the 2018 season.

Small Game Hunting in LBL

LBL Small Game Hunting Season Begins Dec. 1

11/14/17 - 6:43 p.m.

Small game hunting season opens in Land Between The Lakes beginning December 1.

Current Weather

Mostly Sunny
Mostly Sunny

41°


Water Temperature

56°

Kentucky Lake Level

354.4'

Current Discharge

45,973 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.