COVID-19/Coronavirus Impact

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Coronavirus Impact

Despite rumors and misinformation, Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley are OPEN for fishing, boating and water recreation! It's a great place to come and relax with your family while social distancing. Our vast waters and shorelines have plenty of room for everyone to take some time and reconnect with nature.

There are some impacts and closures of attractions and activities in our area, mostly within Land Between The Lakes, but there are plenty of things to do and places to go to escape and get away.

Updated June 29

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Is Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley or Land Between The Lakes Closed?

  • Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley are open for fishing, boating and water recreation.
  • All facilities and campgrounds in Land Between The Lakes are now open. Details...
  • Virutally all resorts, marinas, rentals, and commercial campgrounds are open. Details...

Impact on Kentucky Lake

  • There are no COVID-related public lake access closures at Kentucky Lake.
  • Kentucky Dam's restrooms and the Visitor's Center are closed.

Impact on Lake Barkley

There are no significant closures at Lake Barkley.

Impact on Land Between The Lakes

All facilities in Land Between The Lakes are open.

For more information about LBL, call 1-800-LBL-7077.

Lodging, Marina & Business Impacts

  • Virtually all resorts, lodges, rentals, marinas and private campgrounds are now open.
  • Venture River Waterpark in Eddyville, Ky. is now open.

Restaurant Impacts

Restaurants are open in the Kentucky Lakes Area but have mandated reduced capacity.

Other Impacts

  • Fort Donelson National Battlefield's lands, trails, restrooms and roads are open. However, the Visitor Center is closed.
  • Kentucky State Parks are mostly open; however, public pools are closed. The beach at Kentucky Dam is now open.Other services are limited.
  • Tennessee State Parks are mostly open; however, public pools will remain closed in 2020.

Kentucky Lakes Area COVID-19 Cases

There are relatively few active COVID-19 cases in the 10-county region of the Kentucky Lakes Area. Our counties include Livingston, Calloway, Marshall, Trigg and Lyon in Kentucky, as well as Henry, Stewart, Humphreys, Benton and Houston counties in Tennessee. If cases climb significantly in our region, we will bring back the county-by-county reports.

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