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Barren River Lake Boating Boating opportunities abound at Barren River Lake. Boat ramps are conveniently located in each recreation area and there are also three full service marinas to satisfy needs. There are eight boat ramps on the lake and one located below the dam on Barren River.

There are four full service marinas at Barren River Lake that provide boat rental, slip rental, gasoline and grocery items.

The Corps of Engineers charges a day use fee to launch boats, except for Austin, Browns Ford, Walnut Creek, and the State Park boat ramps. Fees are $3 per day and can be paid at the self-service fee box at the boat ramp or purchase an annual day use pass for $30 per year at any Corps of Engineers Office. Click on the Louisville District Information link below for further information on fees.

Depending upon the discharge rate, below the dam, there are excellent opportunities for canoeing and fishing on Barren River. A boat ramp is located in the campground at Tailwater Recreation Area, just below the dam, off State Highway 252. Call the Barren River Lake Information Line, (270) 646-2122, which is updated daily at 7 a.m. Central, for discharge rates and river levels.


Address: Dam location 1 mi N on KY 252 from KY 1533 W Jct.
Phone: 270-646-2055
Our Website:www.lrl.usace.army.mil/brl/default.asp

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Barren River Lake Birdwatching

Bird watching can be enjoyed any time of the year and is especially good during the winter months when migrating waterfowl and bald eagles make their way to Kentucky.

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Barren River Lake Fishing

Fishing opportunities abound at Barren River Lake. Hybrid bass (stocked regularly by State of Kentucky)

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Barren River Lake Boating

Boating opportunities abound at Barren River Lake. Boat ramps are conveniently located in each recreation area and there are also three full service marinas to satisfy needs. There are eight boat ramps on the lake and one located below the dam on Barren River.

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Barren River Lake Campgrounds

Numerous federal and state operated campgrounds provide a wide range of opportunities at various locations around the lake. Remember that camping is only allowed at designated camping areas, within a recreation area. Corps Campgrounds

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Barren River Lake State Resort Park

Barren River Lake State Resort Park is located near Kentucky's famous cave area, which includes Mammoth Cave National Park, the longest cave system in the world! The Louie B. Nunn Lodge is surrounded by rolling, tree-covered hills, the lodge overlooks the beautiful 10,000

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