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OLD KUTTAWA, KY

part ofBarkley Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Closed through Tue Mar 31 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Old Kuttawa Recreation Area is on the northern shores of Lake Barkley, near the narrow canal linking it to Kentucky Lake. Together, these two reservoirs combine to create one of the greatest freshwater recreation areas in the country.

Take pleasure in a day of picnicking or soak up the sun at the swimming beach, either way Old Kuttawa provides an ideal setting to enjoy nature at its best.

Natural Features:

Lake Barkley spans 57,900 acres with 1,004 miles of shoreline and offers warm water temperatures during summer months that make for comfortable recreation.

Running parallel to Barkley Lake is its neighbor, Kentucky Lake, with the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area nestled between.

Recreation:

The half-mile Anderson Woodland Trail is an enjoyable footpath for birding and viewing the great tall trees of the region. Other activities include swimming, fishing and boating.

Facilities:

Two large picnic pavilions, a playground, restrooms and paved parking are available. Plenty of picnic tables and grills are scattered around the recreation area, with ample shade for sunny summer days.

Nearby Attractions:

See the astonishing Floodwall Murals in the town of Paducah. It is a gallery that captures Paduca's rich history.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Basketball Court
  • Boat Ramp
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • General Store
  • Marina
  • Parking
  • Pay Phone
  • Playground
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball Court
Know Before You Go
  • Shallow depths exist throughout the lake; Exercise caution in water activities
  • For more information on Lake Barkley, Please Click Here
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.05718, -88.11244
37°3'26"N, 88°6'45"W

From Nashville, take I-24 West to Exit 40. Turn left on 62 and then right on Highway 295. Follow Highway 295 to recreation area entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

OLD KUTTAWA
BOX 218
GRAND RIVERS  KY  42045-0218

Phone Number:

Information:  (270)362-4236
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