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Come see why the Kentucky Lakes Area is called "Heaven on Earth". Our local communities flow with good ol' southern hospitality.

The people in western Kentucky and northwest Tennessee enjoy a life of beautiful surroundings, an abundance of recreational water, some of the best educational systems, and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

We are blessed to be home to the largest bodies of water between the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico. And to top that off, we're proud of our 170,000-acre outdoor playground - Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.

Fishing, boating, wildlife viewing, taking in the attractions and sampling the dozens of great restaurants in our area. It's a great place to call home.

What more could anyone want? Families, friends and good times... that's what we enjoy.

Benton/Marshall Co.

Principle City: Benton (15 miles from Kentucky Lake)
Other Communities: Calvert City, Aurora, Gilbertsville, Draffenville, Hardin
Lake Locations: Kentucky Dam, Sledd Creek, Bear Creek, Malcolm Creek, Jonathan Creek, Shawnee Bay

Murray/Calloway Co.

Principle City: Murray (15 miles from Kentucky Lake)
Other Communities: Hazel, New Concord
Lake Locations: Blood River, Cypress Bay, Anderson Creek, Snipe Creek, Wildcat Creek, Ledbetter Bay

Grand Rivers/Livingston Co.

Principle City: Grand Rivers (On Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley)
Other Communities: Lake City, Smithland
Lake Locations: Kentucky Dam, Barkley Dam

Eddyville/Lyon Co.

Principle City: Eddyville (2 miles from Lake Barkley)
Other Communities: Kuttawa, Suwanee
Lake Locations: Barkley Dam, Eddy Creek, Poplar Creek
See also: Lake Barkley Tourism

Cadiz/Trigg Co.

Principle City: Cadiz (8 miles from Lake Barkley)
Other Communities: Canton, Linton
Lake Locations: Little River, Dry Creek
See Also: Cadiz Tourist Commission

Paris/Henry Co. Tenn.

Principle City: Paris (17 miles from Kentucky Lake)
Other Communities: Paris Landing, Buchanan, Springville, Puryear
Lake Locations: Big Sandy River, Cypress Bay, Eagle Creek

Dover/Stewart Co. Tenn.

Principle City: Dover (on Lake Barkley; 15 miles from Kentucky Lake)
Other Communities: Bumpus Mills, Big Rock, Cumberland City, Indian Mound, Ft. Donelson (historic)
Lake Locations: Ledbetter Bay, Hurricane Creek, Bass Bay

Camden/Benton Co. Tenn.

Principle City: Camden (10 miles from Kentucky Lake)
Other Communities: Big Sandy, Eva
Lake Locations: Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley

Waverly/Humphreys Co. Tenn.

Principle City: Waverly (12 miles from Kentucky Lake)
Other Communities: McEwen, New Johnsonville
Lake Locations: Pebble Isle Marina, Cuba Landing Marina, Mason's Boat Dock, Duck River

McKinnon/Houston Co. Tenn.

Principle City: Erin (12 miles from Kentucky Lake)
Other Communities: McKinnon, Tennessee Ridge, Danville
Lake Locations: Cumberland River, Lake Barkley, Kentucky Lake