Spanning the western portion of Tennessee and southwest Kentucky, it’s the largest artificial lake in the state, at 184 miles long, with 2,064 miles of shoreline, and 160,300 surface acres of water at summer water levels. Because Kentucky 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 makes Kentucky Lake one of the most active lakes in the area. Events such as drag boat races, poker runs and open regattas are held on Kentucky Lake throughout the year. Boating, skiing, swimming and personal water crafts are a great source of family fun and recreation in the summer months. Area lodging includes cabins and resorts perfect for a comfortable weekend stay or campgrounds for those who prefer the outdoor experience.