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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

Corps employees take the helm to improve motor boating skills
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June, 23, 2018 – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employees attended a four-day Motorboat Operator’s Course and water safety refresher class participants came from Cordell Hull, Center Hill, Old Hickory, Cheatham, Lake Cumberland, Laurel, and J. Percy lakes at the J. Percy Lake shop conference room.
Published: 6/25/2018
Sexton named Nashville District Employee of the Month for April 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 13, 2018) – Dana Sexton, planner and project manager, in the Planning Branch, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee for the month April 2018.
Published: 6/13/2018
Country Music Artist Dixie Jade reminds their fans to wear their life jackets and be safe on the water.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 24, 2018) – NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 24, 2018) – Country Music Artist Dixie Jade reminds their fans to wear their life jackets and be safe on the water.
Published: 5/25/2018
Dave Ramsey wants fans to stay safe Memorial Day weekend
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 24, 2018) – Financial expert Dave Ramsey from the Dave Ramsey show is partnering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this Memorial Day weekend to encourage his fans to be safe on the water and to wear a life jacket.
Published: 5/24/2018
Corps encourages boating safety during Memorial Weekend, National Safe Boating Week
NASHVILLE, Tenn. May 22, 2018 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is proud to promote National Safe Boating Week, May 19-25, the official launch of the 2018 Safe Boating Campaign and encourage boaters to wear their life jackets and practice water safety. This yearlong campaign promotes the value of voluntary, consistent life jacket wear by recreational boaters.
Published: 5/23/2018

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