Barren River Lake Fishing

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Barren River Lake Fishing Fishing opportunities abound at Barren River Lake. Hybrid bass (stocked regularly by State of Kentucky), striped bass, largemouth bass, all types of catfish, crappie, brim and many others are harvested. Boat ramps are conveniently located at all recreation areas and include Peninsula, Barren River Lake State Resort Park, The Narrows, Beaver Creek, Baileys Point, Walnut Creek, Austin and Browns Ford.

Fishing Piers
Fishing is one of the main attractions at Barren River Lake and for those who don't own a boat, or prefer fishing from the shoreline, there are three fishing piers to choose from. Two of these piers are located at the Quarry Road Recreation Area located at the dam off State Highway 252 in Barren County. Choose the main lake to fish from or a more quiet location in a small pond adjacent to the parking lot. The third location is located below Lucas, Ky., at the end of South Lucas Road on Peter Creek. From U.S. 31 East take State Highway 1318 west and turn left at the stop sign onto South Lucas Road.

River Fishing
River fishing, below the dam, offers the oportunity to catch muskie, catfish and also hybrid and striped bass. A boat ramp is located in the Tailwater Campground.

Fishing maps, bait and gasoline are available at most stores around the lake. Detailed maps of the lake can also be obtained from the Corps of Engineers Office at the dam.

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 Hunting

There are 10,000 acres of federal lands at Barren River Lake and approximately 8,000 acres are available for all types of hunting. The Corps of Engineers has leased this land and the 10,000

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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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