Lakes in Kentucky

Imagine thoroughbred horses prancing through grass greener than you've ever seen, and... you're in Kentucky, home of the Derby, the Red River Gorge, bluegrass music and some of the prettiest lakes on earth.

Three of Kentucky's lakes extend into the state of Tennessee: Lake Barkley, Dale Hollow Lake and Kentucky Lake. Other notable bodies of water located completely within the state include Cave Run Lake, Rough River Lake and Nolin River Lake. And if you're a lake enthusiast, there are two beauties you won't want to miss. Lake Cumberland, which is situated in Lake Cumberland Resort Park, is a wonderful destination for boating, fishing, camping or simply relaxing lakeside at lovely Lure Lodge. Barren River Lake in Barren River State Resort Park is another must- see Kentucky Lake, a 10,000-acre stunner ringed with rolling forestland.

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Featured lakes in Kentucky

Lake Cumberland

Lake Cumberland is a large lake located in south-central Kentucky. This is a very popular lake amongst tourists, and is home to two state parks, Lake Cumberland State Resort Park and General Burnside State Park. A large number of activities are offered at this lake and the state parks near it.

Greenbo Lake

Greenbo Lake is located within the Greenbo Lake State Resort Park in Greenup county. The state park offers a lot of activities such as camping, fishing, boating, biking, hiking and golf.

Lake Linville

Lake Linville is located in Rockcastle county. This lake is a good destination for fishing. Various species of fish in the lake include largemouth bass, spotted bass, white crappie, carp, and yellow bullhead. Boat docks, and launching ramps are also available at this lake.


Popular Kentucky lakes

Brushy Pond
Buckhorn Lake
Cannon Creek Lake
Cave Run Lake
Dewey Lake
Fishtrap Lake
Green River Lake
Greenbo Lake
Guist Creek Lake
Herrington Lake
Lake Beshear
Lake Blythe
Lake Boxley
Lake Cumberland
Lake Linville
Lake Malone
Lake Peewee
Laurel River Lake
Williamstown Lake
Wood Creek Lake


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