The Kentucky Lakes Area consists of 10 counties in western Kentucky and northwest Tennessee. Our communities surrounding Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley and Land Between The Lakes are rural in nature with a laid-back feel and a touch of modern, bigger-city conveniences.
You'll find charming small towns and villages like Grand Rivers, Kentucky up to larger towns such as Murray, Kentucky, which is home to nearly 20,000 residents.
Within our ten counties we've created 13 community profiles for you to peruse in your quest to learn more about the Kentucky Lakes Area.
Kentucky Lake - Kentucky
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 Kentucky Dam, Sledd Creek, Bear Creek
Located around the northwestern portion of Kentucky Lake, the Gilbertsville/Calvert City 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 Rivers, 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 - Tennessee
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!
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.
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