What Has Fuzzy Antlers, Sugar Water and Lasers?

If you guessed Hyper-Laser-Elk, you’re wrong (close, but still wrong).

But at Land Between the Lakes, you can see real Elk (and Bison), mesmerizing laser light shows, and hundreds of humming birds at the Nature Center.

Pioneer Cabins straight out of the 1800s, kayaks, canoes, and rare wildlife are all here at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area


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Treehouse Masters builds treehouse in Lake Barkley property

The Friendliest Vacation Spot for Nature-Loving Families

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Remember When Strangers Greeted You…

…with a smile and your parents were fine with you playing outside ’til dark?  Well… That’s this place.

Kentucky Living Magazine voted Best Golf at Lake Barkley State Resort Park
Prizer Point is a Great Family Kid-Friendly Place to Camp
Getting towed with a rope, Tubing on Lake Barkley
Kids swap button-pushing for jumping and swimming. Parents unwind and reconnect.
Knowing the kids are safe and not bored? Now that’s quality family time.

What’s Got 58,000 Acres and Put Us On the Map?

Lake Barkley.  And literally, it put us on the map!

Of the 123,439 lakes in the United States*, Lake Barkley’s size ranks in the top 0.045%.  That’s big enough to host some of the best fishing in the nation, and small enough to still be one of fishing’s best kept secrets (guess the word’s out now).

Bass, Crappie, Catfish – they’re all here.

They’re all hungry.


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*EPA Statistic 2014