A Trigg County Gem
Freshwater Fishing, Kayaking, Golfing, Bird Watching
Or, as a fishing & kayaking lover, do you wish to make the most of the fishing season?
Being one of the biggest man-made lakes in the US spread around 58,000 acres, lake Barkley offers great fishing, boating, and kayaking opportunities. Families and fishermen from the nearby cities like Hopkinsville & Murray to the farthest Knoxville in Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, and Chicago visit the beautiful and surreal lake Barkley to discover Kentucky’s authentic beauty.
Lake Barkley and the Land Between the Lakes are the places that never disappoint anyone looking for a rejuvenating experience.
Making your stay at the Lake Barkley a happy and comfortable one is the Fish Island Resort in Trigg County’s Blue Springs region. Located a few minutes away from Boots Randolph Golf Course, Fish Island Resort offers many recreational activities that rejuvenate you after working long hours or running on the day-to-day hamster wheel.
You can meet the locals and get to experience the place from their perspective.
Two of those locals include the couple who owns and operates Fish Island—who are fishing and kayaking lovers themselves. If you’re there while they are, they’ll walk you around or tell some of the tales behind the vintage lures in the Bait and Tackle shop’s show wall.
Of course, there’s fishing at lake Barkley; what else?
Apart from fishing, you can experience kayaking and canoeing in the lake. The Land Between the Lakes Recreation Area is spread around 170,000 acres where you can go mountain biking, bird watching, hunting, and jeep or desert bike ride in Turkey Bay.
The Boots Randolph Golf Course is also just minutes away, providing another potential activity for your itinerary if you feel like playing 9 or 18 holes.
for catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, white bass, smallmouth bass, bluegill, and striped bass.
Fishermen who are Lake Barkley Regulars, know what they’re doing—but for the first-timers (who aren’t fishing experts), Fish Island Resort can hook you up with one of the best fishing guides in the lakes region.
The Land Between the Lakes is the place to spot around 250 species of birds. Kinglets, thrushes, wrens, warblers, finches, and blackbirds are a few of the species of birds you can spot while bird-watching.
According to the USDA Forest Services, a few great birding spots are Kentucky and Barkley Dam, Hematite Lake and Trail, Elk & Bison Prairie, among others.
The cabins at Fish Island Resort are very clean and offer every basic amenity like comfy twin beds, queen beds, a living room with a super cozy couch, a kitchen with a full-size refrigerator, and a covered front porch. The cabins are 1960s style rustic and have space for the whole family.
Fish Island Resort has ten cabins for very affordable prices, and there’s a bonus for visitors who stay for a minimum 7-days—they get one night free. Being a short term rental, the maximum time you can rent a cabin is two weeks.
If you are a ‘work from anywhere’ kind of person, these cabins are quiet and comfortable to work from. Since the cabins are not too close to each other, you can expect privacy and a lot of ‘me time.’ You can also enjoy a peaceful time outside of your cabin near the firepits at night and allow yourself to stare into that hypnotic fire while immersed in the night sounds of nature.
(Background image) One of the rustic cabins on Fish Island’s property.