Tailwater Campground

Glasgow, Kentucky 42156

Tailwater Campground

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This campground offers a variety of environments near Barren River Lake. It’s a quiet campground, but it has plenty of action. It gets its name from its location along the tailwater of the Barren River Dam, which is in sight of the campground; Barren River Lake is just on the other side of the dam. “Barren” describes the way early settlers perceived the region.

American Indians had kept the area around the river burned off, forming grasslands that attracted game for them to hunt. This lack of trees in the great Kentucky forests of the time made the area seem barren to early settlers, and the name stuck."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Boat Launch/Ramp, Fishing, Hiking
Additional Use
Local Contacts
Fees per Night
Hot showers, flush toilets, water spigots

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