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Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley are consistently ranked as a top bass and crappie fishing lake in the United States. Dig deeper and explore the fishing opportunities that await you.
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This 170,000 National Recreation Area is located between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. Inside this vast wilderness you'll find many attractions and activities that will create memories for you and your family.
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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 boating. Sail the lakes, or rent a houseboat and have a good time!
Kentucky Lake Towns & Bays
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:
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.
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 recreation. Bass 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!
Photo by Shane Dunnaway
In the back of Hematite Lake in LBL are a series of boardwalks and bridges. In autumn, spectacular colors of foliage are scattered throughout, as seen here on this "colorful" bridge.