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Lake Barkley

Barkley Lock and Dam Project, Grand Rivers, Ky,Welcome to

Lake Barkley

The Nashville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to Lake Barkley, the westernmost project in a series of dams along the Cumberland River and its tributaries.

The lake provides a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities for millions of visitors each year.  The lake covers 57,900 acres at summer pool, elevation 359 mean sea level, and is surrounded by 1,004 miles of shoreline.  Natural conditions at Lake Barkley make it possible for the public to participate in activities such as hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, picnicking, and boating.  In addition, there is a Civil War Monument, historic relics, commercial marinas, public parks and wildlife refuges.  The many species of wildlife here, including golden and bald eagles, make bird watching and nature photography exciting pastimes.

Lake Barkley belongs to its visitors.  Treat the area with respect by keeping it clean and attractive.  Enjoy yourself, have a safe visit, and come again.

Lake Barkley Announcements

Lake Barkley Shoreline Management Plan available to public
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 14, 2015) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announced today that the 2015 Lake Barkley Shoreline Management Plan is finalized and available to the public online at http://www.lrn.usace.army.mil/Locations/Lakes/LakeBarkley/ShorelineManagement.

To see the news release about the availability of this plan, click here.

 

Lake Barkley News

Hancock named Nashville District’s March employee of the month
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 17, 2016) – Jeff Hancock, park ranger and natural resource protection specialist with the Operations Division at Lake Barkley, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employee of the month for March 2016.
Published: 5/23/2016
Corps of Engineers launches new water safety campaign ‘Life Jackets Worn - Nobody Mourns’
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March, 3, 2016) — Every year thousands of people in the United States mourn the loss of loved ones who could have survived if they had been wearing a life jacket while spending time on or near our nation’s waters. To heighten awareness, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently launched a national water safety campaign titled “Life Jackets Worn - Nobody Mourns.”
Published: 3/3/2016
Customer service at lakes improving with ‘Shoreline SharePoint’
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 29, 2016) – Customer service for landowners at Corps of Engineers lakes is being improved thanks to the ingenuity of several employees who recently developed an online program called Shoreline SharePoint, an online resource to electronically file permit applications.
Published: 2/29/2016
Country Music duo LoCash promotes water safety with ‘I Love This Life Jacket’
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 26, 2016) – Country Music Recording Group “LoCash” participated in a water safety public service announcement urging fans to be safe when recreating on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers waterways with the “I Love This Life Jacket” message, a spinoff from the title of their smash hit “I Love This Life.”
Published: 2/26/2016
Come see what a Nashville District lake has to offer this summer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 1, 2016) – In just a few months it will be time to get wet, sunbathe, fish, hike, camp and go boating at a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District lake. Vacationers and locals alike are encouraged to come see what the 10 lakes in the Cumberland River Basin have to offer this summer.
Published: 2/1/2016

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