Campgrounds Near Barren River Lake State Park in Kentucky

Campgrounds Near Barren River Lake State Park in Kentucky
Situated in south-central Kentucky, fewer than 15 miles from the city of Bowling Green and Mammoth Cave National Park, the Barren River Lake is a popular place for fishing and boating. For campers, the location also offers access to many local hiking trails.

Barren River Lake State Resort Park

Barren River Lake State Resort Park offers 99 tent and RV campsites. Open April through October, the campground has two bathhouses and a coin laundry. All sites come with 30-amp electrical hookups. The park also features a lodge and a restaurant, as well as rental cottages. The state park itself has a boat ramp and marina, rental boats, three hiking trails, a riding stable, an outdoor swimming pool and an 18-hole public golf course.

Barren River Lake State Resort Park
1149 State Park Road
Lucas, KY 42156
(270) 646-2151
parks.ky.gov/findparks/resortparks/br/

The Narrows Campground

The Narrows Campground is the first of three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers camping facilities on Barren River Lake. Situated on a peninsula jutting from the lake's eastern shore, it offers 92 campsites organized into two loops. Each loop has its own central bathhouse. Campsites at The Narrows are designed for both tents and RVs, and all sites have electrical hookups. The campground also has a playground, coin laundry and picnic area, and is located near a marina with a boat ramp. On-site activities include hiking and shore fishing.

The Narrows Campground
1880 Narrows Road
Glasgow, KY 42141
(270) 646-3094
recreation.gov

Bailey's Point Campground

Bailey's Point is the largest of the Corps of Engineers campgrounds on Barren River Lake. It's located in the wooded slopes on the western side of the lake. The campground features 215 campsites serviced by five separate bathhouses. Many campsites are on the water, and all are considered tent-and-RV sites. However, Loop F consists entirely of sites with no hookups, which makes it the most tent-friendly part of the campground. Amenities include a boat ramp, a coin laundry, a playground, a picnic area, a swimming beach and hiking trails.

Bailey's Point Campground
11088 Finney Road
Glasgow, KY 42141
(270) 622-6959
recreation.gov

Tailwater Campground

Tailwater Campground is the smallest of the Corps of Engineers' lake shore campgrounds, but is close to a good area to fish for catfish or striped bass. Campground features include a bathhouse, a playground, a picnic shelter, hiking trails and a boat ramp.

Tailwater Campground
11088 Finney Road
Glasgow, KY 42141
(270) 622-7732
recreation.gov

Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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