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Lake Barkley In Kentucky

Lake Barkley, Kentucky

Boating, camping and fishing.

With and 58,000 surface acres, Lake Barkley is considered one of the best boating and fishing lakes in KY. This reservoir is located in the southwest corner of KY. Pontoon boats, houseboats, power boats, family boats, fishing boats, kayaks and canoes can be rented at the lake. Ninety percent of the lake is in the state of Kentucky. There are several marinas within KY and numerous places offering boat rentals on the lake. Angler-friendly lodging, campgrounds and RV parks are located strategically around the lake. Restaurants, bait and tackle, and convenience stores are all available at the lake or nearby. Barkley Lake, with over 1,000 miles of shoreline, has a long-standing reputation as an excellent fishery, especially bass fishing. This is also an excellent crappie lake, maybe even one of the best in the country. Catfish, white bass, stripers, sunfish, paddlefish, walleye and sauger also roam these waters in bragging size schools.

Area Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES


Energy Lake Campground - 270 924-2270

Kamptown RV Resort - 270 522-7976

Kentucky Lakes-Prizer Point KOA Campground - 270 522-3762

Dryden Bay Campground & Cabin - 270 388-0289

Cravens Bay Campground - 270 924-2000

Indian Point RV Park - 270 388-2730

Eureka Recreation Area Campground - 270 388-9459

Murphy's RV Park - 270 388-4752

Barkley Lake Map


Fish species found in Lake Barkley include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, redear sunfish, warmouth, white bass, yellow bass, striped bass, hybrid striped bass, paddlefish and sauger.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Redear Sunfish Warmouth Sunfish White Bass Yellow Bass Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass Paddlefish Sauger

Click here for a KY Fishing License.

Local Contact Information

Lake Barkley Marina
4200 State Park Rd
Cadiz, KY 42211
270 924-6081

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