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Our Communities

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

Grand Rivers Area

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.

Gilbertsville/Calvert City 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.

Benton Area

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.

Murray Area

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

Paris Landing Area

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.

Big Sandy Area

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.

Camden Area

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.

New Johnsonville

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.

Leatherwood Bay Area

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

Eddyville Area

Including Kuttawa, Eddy Creek

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

Cadiz Area

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.

Dover Area

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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