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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.

Announcements

Nashville District announces new firewood policy - Monday, March 06, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 6, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces a new firewood policy is now in effect, and seeks the public’s cooperation to prevent the spread of forest insects and disease at campgrounds in the Cumberland River Basin. 

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Lake Barkley News

Gore named Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2019) – William Gore, a Natural Resource Specialist (Park Ranger) Trainee, at the Old Hickory Lake Resource Manager's Office is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2018.
Published: 1/11/2019
Park rangers promote water safety at Nashville Boat Show
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2019) – Boaters and their families are invited to navigate to booth 404 at the Nashville Boat Show in Music City Center to meet with park rangers who are familiar with Corps of Engineers lakes, dams, locks, recreation areas and campgrounds in the Cumberland River Basin.
Published: 1/11/2019
Santa joins Bobber the Water Safety Dog for holiday message
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 17, 2018) – Kris Kringle filed a reindeer flight plan and entered American airspace with an early sleigh ride today to record a holiday safety message with Bobber the Water Safety Dog in Middle Tennessee.
Published: 12/17/2018
Anderson named employee of the month for October 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 6, 2018) – Johanna Anderson, assistant district counsel at the district office, is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for October 2018.
Published: 12/6/2018
Division Park Ranger Advisory Board holds regional workshop
WAYNESVILLE, Ohio (Dec. 3, 2018) – The Great Lakes and Ohio Rivers Park Ranger Community of Practice Advisory Board held its second biennial workshop here at Caesar Creek Lake Nov. 6-8, 2018, building on overwhelmingly positive feedback received from a similar meeting held in 2016.
Published: 12/3/2018

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