Kentucky lake is the heart of West Kentucky Tourism. Our site offers all the information you need about the Lakes area. Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley were made by dams on the Cumberland and Tennessee rivers.
The Kentucky Lake area and Western Kentucky has many attractions, events, activities, entertainment and fun for the whole family. You definitely won't want to miss the Kentucky Opry! Kentucky Lake is one of the world's largest man-made lakes. It's a fun place with a slow pace, with 160,000 surface acres and 2,300 miles of shoreline.
Kentucky Lake accommodates many fun water activities including fishing, boating, skiing, and also wildlife viewing. The lakes area has golfing, shopping, dining, antiques, crafts, hiking, biking, hunting, camping, and many area attractions. Our part of Western Kentucky is home to three Kentucky state parks: Kentucky Dam Village, Kenlake State Park and Lake Barkley State park. Kentucky Lake or Lake Barkley are a great choice for your next vacation or fishing trip.
No trip here is complete without visiting Land Between the Lakes (LBL) with its 300 miles of shoreline, 170,000 acres of forest, and 200 miles of trails for biking, hiking, wildlife viewing, camping and OHV. There are water parks, horseback riding, camping and great golf courses!
Paducah, Kentucky is a quaint river town that offers an abundance of events, festivals, museums, antiques, quilt museum, shopping, art galleries, history, entertainment, nightlife and the famous Historic Riverfront and Floodwall Murals.
Take a trip downtown and stroll along tree-lined streets and brick sidewalks past turn-of-the-century buildings filled with antiques, quilt shops, boutiques, coffee and specialty shops, one-of-a-kind restaurants. Paducah is also home to the Museum of the American Quilter's Society.
The Artist Relocation Program: Paducah has created an environment where the arts and artists flourish. Visit the studios and galleries of artists from around the world who have moved to this historic neighborhood to be a part of a cutting edge arts program reminiscent of the European colonies of old. Lowertown features specialty shops, exquisite cuisine and gourmet coffee and teas.
Marshall County has 41 resorts and motels, a lot of great restaurants, plus boasts three state parks. Kentucky Dam Village and Kenlake State Park. and Barkley Lodge. Kentucky lake, Lake Barkley and Marshall County in particular is a great place to take a vacation but an even better place to live.
The people are friendly and the cost of living is below the national average. Western Kentucky has around 3 million visitors a year and tourism is a 100 milion dollar industry here. Murray Kentucky has been voted the #1 retirment spot in the USA because of the laid back lifestyle and low cost of living.