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Things To Do In & Around New Johnsonville

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Things To Do in New Johnsonville

Including Waverly, Richland Harbor, Duck River & Cuba Landing

The New Johnsonville area is  rich in history and family entertainment. "The Land of Three Rivers" offers the natural beauty of the Kentucky Lake and Duck River.  New Johnsonville is known for it's friendly, hometown atmosphere, and it's easy access to boating, fishing, camping and a variety of other recreational activities.

Kentucky Lake

The city of New Johnsonville is situated directly on Kentucky Lake.  Nearby Richland Harbor, Duck River and Cuba Landing have some marinas and accommodations for your vacationing needs.  Enjoy hiking, camping, boating and other lake-related activities. 

Kentucky Lake is known for it's fishing with abundant Crappie, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass.  You'll also find catfish, bluegill, sauger and more.  To find out more about Kentucky Lake fishing, visit our Kentucky Lake fishing reports page.

Johnsonville State Historic Park

Johnsonville State historic Park is the site of a Civil War battle in which the confederate forces led by General Nathan Bedford Forrest defeated Union Forces stationed at Johnsonville.  In the 1940's, the city was relocated and renamed because of the creation of Kentucky Lake. 

Today visitors can also enjoy the 600-acre park with picnic shelters and tables as well as a couple of playgrounds.  The new state of the art visitors center with Civil War exhibits is a must-see when you visit this historic park. 

Loretta Lynn's Ranch

Located in nearby Hurricane Mills, Loretta Lynn's Ranch is an attraction located at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn.  Within the park you can tour Loretta's Plantation Home, The Butcher Holler Home Place, a simulated coal mine and a variety of museums.  For over 30 years the ranch has hosted Lynn's Amateur Motocross National Championship, the world's largest amateur motocross race.  The park offers a full service RV Park, primitive camping, pool, canoeing, paddle boats, wrangler camp, fishing and special events throughout the season.  

Fun For the Whole Family

Besides lake-related entertainment, New Johnsonville also has easy access to a couple of stables which provide horseback riding and related activities.  If you're hoping to catch a movie, you can find both a theater and a drive-in movie theater in nearby Waverly.  The city of McEwen in Humphreys County hosts an annual Irish festival that is attended by more than 20,000 people each year.    

You can see our complete listing of Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley Area Attractions for fun things to around the Kentucky Lake area.


Bluebird
Photo by Libby Mundy

This male eastern bluebird is looking for an insect to munch on. Easily spotted by binoculars, the males are bluer than the females which are mostly grey in color.