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Need Assistance on what to and where to go at Kentucky Lake? The following information will give you a quick reference to Kentucky Lake’s major roadways, transportation, medical centers, real estate agents, and emergency numbers.

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Helpful Numbers
Kentucky State Sales Tax             6%
AAA Kentucky Office                    270-443-6478
Fire/Police/Ambulance                   911
Crisis Line                                      800-592-3980
Health Department                          270-527-1496
KY State Police Emergency           800-222-5555
Poison Control Center                    270-753-7588
Marshall County Rescue Squad     270-527-9092

Roads & Highways
Interstate 24
US Highway 62, 68 & 641
Wendell H. Ford Western KY Parkway
Julian M. Carroll Purchase Parkway
KY Highway 80, 402, & 408

Buses & Trains
Greyhound Bus Terminal - Paducah, KY
Amtrak Train Lines - Fulton, KY

Nearest Small Craft Airport - Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park Airport, Gilbertsville, KY
Nearest Scheduled Airline Service - Barkley Regional Airport, Paducah, KY
Nearest International Airport - Nashville International Airport, Nashville, TN
Other - Evansville Regional Airport, Evansville,IN

CFSB (270) 527-8616
Locations in Draffenville, Benton, Calvert City, and Paducah, KY
Full service banking and courteous service since 1890.

KLVLA (Kentucky Lake Vacationland Lodging Association)
(270) 527-3128 , 800-467-7145 ,270-252-6200
Local Lodging Association

Marshall County Public Library (270) 527-9969
1003 Poplar St., Benton, KY 42025
Calvert 23 Park Road Calvert City KY 42029 270-395-5745
Hardin 4640 Murray Highway Hardin KY 42048 270-437-4275

Kentucky Lake begins in Western Kentucky, about 25 miles east of the city of Paducah at Kentucky Dam. From here, Kentucky Lake continues south, into the state of Tennessee. Marshall County borders the northernmost section of Kentucky Lake and is home to the famous Kentucky Dam.

Several major highways and interstates enter our region, including the I-24, Hwy. 68, the Purchase Parkway and the Western Kentucky Parkway. If you have any problems choosing a route to Kentucky Lake, please feel free to e-mail We will be glad to help you find your way!

AREA MAP Use the mileage chart below to find your traveling distance.

Bowling Green 120 Miles
Chicago 400 Miles
Cincinnati 300 Miles
Cleveland 550 Miles
Detroit 600 Miles
Evansville 100 Miles
Indianapolis 325 Miles
Lexington 250 Miles
Louisville 200 Miles
Milwaukee 500 Miles
Murray 20 Miles
Nashville 125 Miles
Paducah 25 Miles
Peoria 340 Miles
St. Louis 225 Miles

Information Center


+ INTERACTIVE 84 Page Kentucky Lake Travel Guide

+ 2011-2012 KDFW Fishing Regulations
+ 2011 Fishing Basics
+ 2011-2012 KDFW Boating Guide

Links of Interest

+ Kentucky Lake - Current Lake Condtions
+ Kentucky State Fishing Size & Creel Limits
+ Boater's Safety & Education
+ Kentucky's Boater Education Law

Upcoming Area Events

Kentucky Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau

93 Carroll Rd., Benton, KY 42025
CALL: (270) 527-3128 or 800-467-7145
FAX: (270) 527-9193 - E-MAIL: