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Welcome to beautiful Kentucky Lake, one of the world's largest man-made lakes! With 2,380 miles of shoreline and 160,000 acres of water. Ah-h-h-h....The gentle lap of the waves, the splendor of a virtually untouched eastern shoreline bursting into an array of fall colors, the magnificent sunrises and sunsets, and impressive stringers of slab crappie, catfish, blue gill, white bass, sauger, and of course...bass. Record catches of largemouth and small mouth can be had right here. An outdoor paradise located in the heart of America. For the professional angler to the novice, spring and fall offer the very best in fishing. Locally owned and operated bait and tackle stores can give you the latest information and fishing tips to ensure an enjoyable fishing experience. First time on Kentucky Lake? Professional guides are available to take you out and show you exactly what to do and where to go. With 160,000 acres of water, investing in a guide on your first day here will ensure that your visit to the lake's area is a huge success. Fishing continues throughout the summer with blue gill and stripes being the hottest species. The warmth of summer brings water activities to an all time high. Drag boat races and open regattas are scheduled throughout the year. Boating, skiing, swimming and personal water crafts are a great source of recreation and entertainment in the summer months.

Accommodations are very diversified around the lake. From a waterfront cabin nestled in the woods to motel/hotel rooms within minutes of the lake. Camping can also be done at all of our 14 campgrounds with the same diversification.

Attractions around the lake include water parks, miniature golf, go-carts, museums, shopping, skating, horseback riding and self tours of Kentucky Dam. The Land Between the Lakes also offers the Nature Station, The Homeplace-1850's, planetarium and the latest addition, The Elk and Bison Range. With as many attractions as this area has to offer, you'll be sure to find something for the whole family to enjoy.

For nature lovers, the Land Between the Lakes offers some of the best. Land Between the Lakes, etched along the eastern boundary of beautiful Kentucky Lake offers numerous outdoor activities including camping, fishing, ATV's, horseback riding, hiking, biking, and the viewing of numerous species of wildlife native to this area.

This area boasts several Golf Courses ranging from Par 3 to Championship. Many of the area's resorts and motels offer reasonable golf packages throughout the year to avid golfers.

F.A.Q.s

Where is Kentucky Lake?
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. For directions and maps to help you find us, please CLICK HERE!

How big is Kentucky Lake?
BIG! Kentucky Lake is 184 miles long and 2 miles across at the widest point with 2,380 miles of shoreline and 160,000 acres of water!

Is Kentucky Lake land-locked?
No, there is through traffic on Kentucky Lake. You can actually travel all the way to the Florida coast. If you are traveling by water, be sure to plan a stop on Kentucky Lake!

What are the average temperatures at Kentucky Lake?
Kentucky Lake enjoys all four seasons in full splendor! View the AVERAGE TEMPERATURES and read about THE 4 SEASONS AT KENTUCKY LAKE.

What is LBL?
LBL, short for Land Between the Lakes, is a 170,000-acre national recreation area in Western Kentucky and Tennessee. Land Between The Lakes is a unique inland peninsula bordered by Kentucky Lake on the west shore and Lake Barkley on the east shore. LBL is abundant in outdoor recreation, camping, boating, hiking and biking, history and wildlife viewing.

If you have a question that we have not answered, please email us at info@kentuckylake.org

Information Center

Media

+ 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


Marshall County Tourist Commission

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