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Kentucky Lakes Area Map

Kentucky Lake, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, runs 184 miles and contains over 160,000 acres of water.  Providing recreational activities for over 70 years, Kentucky Lake is "the nation's best kept secret" and is a perfect vacation destination for the entire family.

Kentucky Lake Waterfront Accommodations

The following are accommodations that have a water-view of Kentucky Lake or are Kentucky Lake waterfront. 

Kentucky Lake Towns & Bays in Kentucky

Kentucky Lake Towns & Bays in Tennessee

Kentucky Lake Quick Facts

  • 184 miles long, 160,300 acres of water, 2,064 miles of shoreline
  • Work started in 1938 building Kentucky Dam on the Tennessee River to create Kentucky Lake
  • Kentucky Dam was completed in 1944 at the cost of $118 million, or $1.6 billion in today's dollars.

Elk
Photo by Melodie Cunningham

When exploring the Elk and Bison Prairie in The Land Between The Lakes, it's always exciting to catch a glimpse of a bull like this one!