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The Kentucky Lakes Area is featured on this site with 13 geographical areas surrounding Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, and Land Between The Lakes.  You can click on the links below to access pages and content on that particular area.

Kentucky Lake - KY

Including Lake City

Located on Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley, this small town is bustling with some of the best lodging and dining in the Kentucky Lakes Area.

Including Calvert City, Kentucky Dam, Sledd Creek, Bear Creek

Located around the northwestern portion of Kentucky Lake, the Gilbertsville Area has a large concentration of accommodations and recreational activities.

Including Jonathan Creek, Aurora, King Creek, Malcolm Creek

Location just south of the Gilbertsville Area, numerous resorts and campgrounds are available as well as excellent fishing opportunities.

Including Hazel, New Concord, Blood River, Cypress Creek KY

Home of the largest community in the Kentucky Lakes Area, with many dining and shopping options as well as full-service hotels and a few waterfront resorts.

Kentucky Lake - TN

Including Paris, Buchanan, Cypress Creek TN

Paris is home to the area's most beautiful downtown. Just 15 minutes up the road is Paris Landing where there are several places to stay and marinas.

Including Springville, Big Sandy River, Lick Creek & Bass Bay

The town of Big Sandy and the river it's named after offers some of the best fishing in Tennessee in a small-town environment.

Including Eva, Birdsong Bay

Camden is easily accessible from Memphis or Nashville via Interstate 40 and is home to a state park, accommodations and a couple of unique attractions.

Including Waverly, Richland Harbor, Duck River, Cuba Landing

A duck hunter's paradise with the nearby Duck River, this part of Kentucky Lake also offers great fishing and historical attractions.

Including Erin, Tennessee Ridge, Danville, Hurricane Creek

These communities make up Houston County, Tennessee, a small, isolated area on the eastern shores of Kentucky Lake.

Including Standing Rock Creek, western Stewart County

Just a handful of lake-related businesses dot this area of western Stewart County, Tennessee, located on the eastern banks of Kentucky Lake, but don't overlook it!

Lake Barkley

Including Kuttawa, Eddy Creek

Home of a large water park, an outlet mall, beautiful views of Lake Barkley and many resorts and marinas.

Including Canton, Little River

In the Cadiz Area you'll find the largest arm of Barkley Lake with Little River. Many resorts and other accommodations can be found in and around Cadiz.

Including Fort Donelson, Bumpus Mills, Cumberland City

A place for history lovers, Dover offers the Fort Donelson National Battlefield and is the southern entrance for Land Between The Lakes.

Photo by Jill Asher

The Elk and Bison Prairie in Land Between The Lakes is one of the most popular attractions for visitors year-round.