Lakes in Kentucky

Kentucky's Bluegrass landscapes are dotted with dozens of lakes that don't just please the eye, but tempt the inner adventurer. Rent a houseboat and spend lazy summer days on the waters of Lake Cumberland, the Houseboat Capital of the World. Learn to sail, or kick up some wake in a powerboat or jet ski on Kentucky Lake or Lake Barkley. Reel in the catch of a lifetime on Cave Run Lake, Dale Hollow Lake or Lake Beshear – three of the best Kentucky lakes for fishing. Or explore some of our smaller, quieter lakes on a serene paddle. No matter how you enjoy the water, our thousands of miles of shoreline are the perfect backdrop for your next lake vacation.