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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
Class A Corps of Engineers Campgrounds includes Baileys Point, The Narrows and Tailwater. To make reservations for these three campgrounds, call toll free at (877) 444-6777. The Narrows and Tailwater open for the season in Mid-April and close the third Saturday in September. Baileys Point opens at the same time but has an extended season until the third Saturday in October. The Narrows and Baileys Point are located on the main body of the lake, with Tailwater located just below the dam, on Barren River.

All three campgrounds have a wide range of amenities which include on-site park attendants, individual water hook-ups, electrical hookups, shower houses, playgrounds, horseshoe pits, volleyball area, hiking trails and nearby swimming areas. Each campsite has a fire ring/cooking grill, table and lantern holder. The Narrows and Baileys Point have washers and dryers available as well as ice and firewood. The Narrows also has a full-service Marina within walking distance. In addition, Baileys Point has a concession store with a limited supply of groceries and camping supplies available.

For the more primitive camper Beaver Creek campground is available. There are 12 sites with no electric, two water stations, a swimming beach and a vault toilet available.

Barren River State Park Campground
The State of Kentucky operates Barren River Lake State Resort Park and has camping as well as a wide range of resort facilities. Reservations are available for the State Park Campground.

Walnut Creek Campground
The operators of Walnut Creek Marina have campsites available on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Some sites have electric and water hookups and others are primitive. Restroom facilities are portables. Call (270) 622-5858 for more information.


Address: Dam location 1 mi N on KY 252 from KY 1533 W Jct.
Phone: 270-646-2055
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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 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 Trails

Three self-guided trails are located at the Barren River Lake State Resort Park. Connell Nature Trail: one-mile trail begins at the head of the road leading to the beach. Lena Madesin Phillips Trail: one-half mile nature-historical trail located at 31E picnic area. Bike & Hiking Trail:

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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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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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