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Highlights Lake Barkley
- Water sports
- Lake fishing
- Horseback riding
- Recreational areas
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Reconnect with nature and spend some quality time with your loved ones at Lake Barkley. The lake is filled with fun outdoor activities, spectacular natural surroundings, and sparkling views of the water.A vacation rental for everyone
Whether you’re traveling with your significant other, or with friends and family, Lake Barkley offers a wide range of vacation rentals to choose from to perfectly suit your needs. Large groups can opt for an oversized vacation rental with several bedrooms. Stay in a forested area by the lake and sip your morning coffee on the front porch of your rental. During the summer months, you can opt for a rental with a private pool to cool off in. The options for embracing your lake stay to the fullest are endless!
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The area and getting around
Tucked away in nature, away from the noisy city and busyness of everyday life, Lake Barkley is perfect for travelers who want to enjoy the peace and quiet of nature. Whether you’ll be arriving by plane, train, bus, or car, the journey is well worth the visit. The lake is served by Barkley Regional Airport in Paducah. The closest major airport is Nashville International Airport. If you’ll be arriving by train, there is an Amtrak train station in nearby Fulton, Kentucky. You can also take the bus to the Greyhound Bus Terminal in Paducah.Getting around the lake
It is necessary to have a car during your visit to the lake. Car rental companies are available at all nearby airports and towns. Since the natural landscape surrounding the lake spans quite a large area, you’ll have to rely on a car to get around while you explore. The town of Cadiz is located just a 5-10 minute drive from the lake and offers an array of restaurants, cafés, shops, and more.
Travelers and activities
Lake Barkley is a wonderful destination for families of all ages. During the warmer months, head to Venture River Water Park for a day of fun water activities including a massive, five-story slide house with a variety of unique slides to try out. The nearby Prizer Point Marina and Resort offers several family-friendly attractions, including a giant chess set, miniature golf, ping pong, basketball, and an outdoor cinema. During the summer months, the outdoor cinema plays family-friendly films each evening.Lake Barkley for water sports lovers
With over 57 thousand surface acres of water available for public use, there is no better way to enjoy your time on the sparkling waters of Lake Barkley than with a variety of water activities. Zip around the lake on jet skis and wave runners, or rent a motorized boat for the day. There are quite a few rental companies around the lake where you can rent various water sport equipment from. For quieter water activity options, you can rent canoes or paddleboards for a peaceful lake outing.
Lake Barkley is named after the 35th vice president of the USA, Alben W. Barkley, who was a Paducah, Kentucky native.
Top 5 travel tips in Lake Barkley
This park is situated in Kentucky and Tennessee between Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake. The Land Between the Lakes has so much to offer. You can explore a variety of walking trails, go fishing, and spot an abundance of wildlife. Browse through the onsite educational facilities including Golden Pond Planetarium, Woodlands Nature Station, Elk and Bison Prairie, and the Homeplace 1850s.2. Walk through the grounds of Fort Donelson National Battlefield
This site houses two Civil War forts and a fascinating history where many battles between Confederate and Union forces took place. If you’re a civil war buff, you won’t want to miss out on this place. You can walk through the stunning well-kept grounds, read the informational historical plaques, see the Civil War era sites, and even spot bald eagles.3. Explore the lake on horseback
Kentucky is a famous destination for horse lovers and a variety of equestrian activities. Spend a morning or an evening enjoying stunning views of the lake and the surrounding forests from atop a horse. There are several nearby campgrounds and stables where you can rent horses and do guided trail rides on a variety of tranquil nature trails around the lake.4. Rent kayaks
There’s not a better feeling than embracing the total silence, fresh air, and natural surroundings of the lake than from inside a kayak. Rent kayaks from a variety of lakeside rental businesses and spend the day paddling around the lake.5. Grab your fishing poles
If you love fishing, then this is the right place for you. The waters of Lake Barkley are teeming with an array of white bass, catfish, bluegill, large mouth bass, crappie, and bluegill. Grab your fishing equipment and enjoy some of the best freshwater fishing in the country.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Lake Barkley
The corona crisis strongly impacted the travel industry in 2020. Last year, rentals in this destination had an annual average cost of around $263.40 per night.
After analyzing our data from last year, the months with the most reduced prices in Lake Barkley are July, August and May, with average prices of $217.64, $228.58, and $251.96, respectively.
When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in Lake Barkley, the months when it is most expensive are, in order of highest to lowest, December, November and April, with average prices per night of $311.67, $310.81, and $285.55, respectively.
If you decide to put Lake Barkley on your bucket list, we recommend planning your visit well in advance because it is usually very high in demand, with an annual average of 69% of rentals booked in the year 2020.
The months when it's the easiest to find free accommodation in Lake Barkley are February (the average amount of properties that are available reached 76.8% of the total in 2020), January (76%), and April (56.5%).
According to data from 2020, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in Lake Barkley are, in order, July (with 2.5% of available rentals), June (3.75%), and August (6%).
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