Points of Interest

Points of Interest Near Lake Barkley 

Lake Barkley State Resort Park

Within the state park’s 3,600 acres, there are miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, riding stables and much more.  For more information, call 1-800-325-1708 or visit their website.


Land Between The Lakes

Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, managed by the USDA Forest Service, is more than your ordinary forest.   With more than 170,000 acres and 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline, it offers all the opportunities for environmental education, camping, and historic interpretation.

Visit https://www.landbetweenthelakes.us/ for more information about Land Between the Lakes.

Venture River Water Park

The park includes a wave pool, adventurous slides and a variety of water activities that will entertain most any age group.  Located in Eddyville,KY. 

For more information visit https://ventureriver.com/.

Floodwall Murals

A stroll near the riverfront takes visitors back in time as the vibrantly painted characters visually tell stories of Paducah’s history.  To see some photographs, visit the Floodwall Murals page on the About Paducah web site https://www.paducah.travel/things-to-do/history/wall-to-wall-murals/

Patti’s 1880’s Settlement

Patti’s 1880’s Settlement in Grand Rivers is practically a town in itself.   Patti’s features home style cooking and sweet rich desserts.


Fort Donelson

Site where Southern gunners and Union tars exchanged “Iron Valentines” during their duel on February 14, 1862.  Fort Donelson is one mile west of Dover, Tennessee and three miles east of Land Between The Lakes on U.S.79.  The visitor center, which provides an audio-visual program, is open year round.

Learn more about Fort Donelson at the web sites listed below.

National Fort Donaldson Battlefield

National Park Service: American Battlefield Protection Program

Shotgun's Home of the American Civil War: The Battle of Fort Donelson

History Museum & Iron Furnace

The Cobb House, located on KY 730 in what is known as Old Eddyville, is home to the Rose Hill Lyon County Museum.  More information about the Rose Hill Lyon County Museum is available at the Kentucky Travel Guide web site.  

For this information and much more, contact:  Kentucky’s Western Waterland at 1-800-448-1069 or https://www.kentuckytourism.com/explore-kentucky/western-waterlands.