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Things to do in Kentucky Lake

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Travel Agency
“Land Between the Lakes offer countless activities, including a Nature Center, Planetarium, and the 'home place'. There are numerous trails for hiking, biking, and even off-roading. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A fun place to walk around if the weather is nice and even during the holidays for their fun Christmas lights! The food is also amazing, we recommend the pork chop! **If planning a trip to dine in the restaurant we highly recommend reservations.**”
  • 18 locals recommend
Park
“A wonderful area for the outdoors folks … This is a National Park and it has many attractions … ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Campground
“They have a roped area for swimming and a beach right at the state park - you can pull your boat up, anchor and swim there. Fun for the kids!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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  • 4 locals recommend
Lodging
“Enjoy all they have to offer and the lake. water sports equipment and rentals.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“**15 Miles Away - Approximately 25 Minutes** Home to the Tennessee River Folklife Interpretive Center and Museum situated on one of the highest points in West Tennessee, Pilot Knob. The center features the life ways and customs of folks on the Tennessee River including musseling, crafts, commercial fishing and more. Several videos on park history, Civil War history and river life are shown upon request. The park contains more than 20 miles of hiking trails.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Cajun, Steaks, Seafood and more. Also have a full bar and local entertainment.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“New owners have taken pride in this very accessible marina. With the purchase of new boats, friendly & helpful staff this is where we rent our boats!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Campground
“Valentines Day Lunch with the Eagles Kentucky Lake Cruise Kenlake State Resort Park, 542 Kenlake Rd, Hardin, KY 42048, USA Thu, February 14, 11am – 2pm $70 per person. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Reservation & full deposit required. Call two seven zero 9 two 4 twenty twenty to reserve your space. Yacht departs from Kenlake Marina. Step on board the CQ Princess, a 96-foot luxury yacht, for a guided eagle viewing experience, while you relax in the comforts of its indoor heated cabin. Wraparound windows ensure good views from either inside or out on deck. As we cruise down Kentucky Lake and enjoy a hot, freshly prepared lunch, we will scan the shores for bald eagles. Our naturalists will tell the bald eagle’s recovery story, as well as help spot wildlife and answer questions during the trip. Restrooms and hot beverages available. For a view of the yacht, visit q c river side dot com”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Visit the park while driving in the comfort of your own vehicle while watching the Elk and Bison roam free. It does cost for entry and admission can be purchased either at the park station or at the Golden Pond Visitor Center.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“The volunteers in period clothing are well versed in their work. Working with the old tools of the time and repairing just as one would have in the day. Very knowledgeable and able to educate on every aspect of life on a home place in the 1850's. Great place to teach kids how things were back then. Perfect for the whole family. Pets are allowed but must be leashed. $5 for adults. Last ticket sold at 4pm. Right across the highway from the farm is a large herd of bison..”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Windows on the Water: Beautiful view of the lake, friendly atmosphere, good buffets and menu selection, separate (small) bar, nature displays, nice woodsy atmosphere”
  • 3 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Locals favorite. Note open March - October and Thursday thru Sunday. Salad bar, fish & chicken and a daily special. Great family place. Prepare for a wait....”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“A fun place to walk around if the weather is nice and even during the holidays for their fun Christmas lights! The food is also amazing, we recommend the pork chop! **If planning a trip to dine in the restaurant we highly recommend reservations.**”
  • 18 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“Cajun, Steaks, Seafood and more. Also have a full bar and local entertainment.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Campground
“Valentines Day Lunch with the Eagles Kentucky Lake Cruise Kenlake State Resort Park, 542 Kenlake Rd, Hardin, KY 42048, USA Thu, February 14, 11am – 2pm $70 per person. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Reservation & full deposit required. Call two seven zero 9 two 4 twenty twenty to reserve your space. Yacht departs from Kenlake Marina. Step on board the CQ Princess, a 96-foot luxury yacht, for a guided eagle viewing experience, while you relax in the comforts of its indoor heated cabin. Wraparound windows ensure good views from either inside or out on deck. As we cruise down Kentucky Lake and enjoy a hot, freshly prepared lunch, we will scan the shores for bald eagles. Our naturalists will tell the bald eagle’s recovery story, as well as help spot wildlife and answer questions during the trip. Restrooms and hot beverages available. For a view of the yacht, visit q c river side dot com”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Windows on the Water: Beautiful view of the lake, friendly atmosphere, good buffets and menu selection, separate (small) bar, nature displays, nice woodsy atmosphere”
  • 3 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Locals favorite. Note open March - October and Thursday thru Sunday. Salad bar, fish & chicken and a daily special. Great family place. Prepare for a wait....”
  • 3 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“3 minutes down the road. Always good food. Big portions. our local favorite”
  • 4 locals recommend

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