Kentucky Lake is located near the cities of Aurora, Benton, Gilbertsville, Grand Rivers, Murray, and New Concord.
Spanning the western portion of Tennessee and southwest Kentucky, the lake is 184 miles long, has 2,380 miles of shoreline, and 160,300 surface acres of water at summer water levels. Because the lake is located along a major waterfowl migration route, it supports a wintering population of more than 450,000 waterfowl.
Record catches of largemouth and small mouth bass can be had right here. For the professional angler to the novice, spring and fall offer the very best in fishing. Fishing continues throughout the summer with blue gill and stripers being the hottest species. The warmth of summer brings water activities to an all-time high. Drag boat races, poker runs and open regattas are scheduled throughout the year. Boating, skiing, swimming and personal water crafts are a great source of recreation and entertainment in the summer months.