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Kentucky Lake

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Address: Gilbertsville, KY 42045
Phone Number:
+1 270-527-4197

The lake has an abundance of 13-14 inch fish and a rising bass population.

The lake has an abundance of 13-14 inch fish and a rising bass population.

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Kentucky Lake is just a relaxing area. Waters clear most of the time. Several places you go to see the lake.

Its been a while since I gone fishing on Kentucky Lake there however I did make it to the Hot August Blues Festival in August 2016. We had a great time. Good food, friendly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its been a while since I gone fishing on Kentucky Lake there however I did make it to the Hot August Blues Festival in August 2016. We had a great time. Good food, friendly peoples, and good music. Went that Friday and Saturday night. There's a drive up in Aurora you definitely want to visit for there burgers and sandwiches.... More 

Thank Ted G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Year round the lake offers the best type of therapy, allowing you to escape all the chaos in the world and simply relaxing to the calm waters of Kentucky Lake. Whether you enjoy being on the lake or simply enjoy the view from the bank, it can definitely be considered a place of tranquility and peaceful environment.

Thank Hillary C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have now been to Kentucky Lake 3 of the 4 last summers, Usually a long weekend trip as we can get there in 3 hours. We took our 2.5 yo granddaughter this trip and we had a blast. There are actually several things to do in the area that entertained her. One day we rented a pontoon boat and... More 

Thank Brenda B
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

My wife and I don't fish and we don't own a boat. But we had to stop and see Kentucky Lake and Kentucky Dam while driving home to Chicago on I-24 following our vacation in Florida. It is a beautiful sight to see. Kentucky Lake, located near Gilbertsville, Kentucky, is a major navigable reservoir along the Tennessee River in Kentucky... More 

Thank Taylor B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I recently visited the Ky Lake area. We stayed near the dam. It is a beautiful area. We loved the scenic drives and views of the lake. We drove to the dam and parked and walked to the water. We also parked near the beach area and walked over some little bridges. We saw some fish and... More 

Thank Jerrodmichelle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I admit that I am a little biased since I grew up near Kentucky Lake. Kentucky lake offers a great deal of outdoor activities and beautiful scenery.

Thank Helms4
North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The lake is big a beautiful. We rented a pontoon boat and wondered around the lake. However, it was hot...not just hot but hard to breathe hot. The water was warm so not much relief.

Thank travel1215
Haysville, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Kentucky Lake is just gorgeous! It is so big, and there are cabins for rent and lots to see and do. Would definitely recommend if you are in the area.

Thank Crista012
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I went to this lake on family vacations growing up and still go back today when I'm in the area. Very beautiful, yet can be busy. Rentals and recreation available. Lots of fun.

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Rented a pontoon from the Kentucky damn village marina. KY lake is big and connects to lake Barkley. Water isn't clear like we are use to. Lake wasn't congested for a Friday .

Thank rollingrockrae

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