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part ofBarren River Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: TAILWATER Site 43
Status: Open through Sat Sep 19 2015   Season Dates
Site, Loop:GP1, TAIL
Electric Hookup Pets Allowed Accessible
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Reservation Window: Mon May 25 2015 – Wed May 25 2016

Check-in: 8:00 am

Departure date:
Check-out: 10:00 pm
ADA Accessibility Alert
You are about to make a reservation for an ACCESSIBLE SITE.
This site is accessible for persons with a disability or otherwise limited physical mobility. If no one in your party has needs for an accessible site, you should not reserve this site unless this is the only site available at the time of your request.This accessibility alert does not apply to group campgrounds, group day-use shelters, cabin and lookout facilities.

Site Details:

  • Site Reserve Type: Site-Specific
  • Accessible: Y
  • Checkin Time: 8:00 am
  • Checkout Time: 10:00 pm
  • Type of Use: Day
  • Electricity Hookup: 15
  • Water Hookup: Y
  • Min Num of People: 1
  • Max Num of People: 100
  • Pets Allowed: Domestic
  • Max Num of Vehicles: 25
  • Driveway Surface: Paved
  • Capacity/Size Rating: Single
  • BBQ: Y
  • Picnic Table: Y

Know Before You Go


This picnic shelter is for day-use only. Pets must be on a leash and alcohol is prohibited.



Group Shelter reservations are NOT available on-line and can only be reserved through the Barren River Lake Office. Please Call the Barren River Lake office at 270-646-2055 to reserve your shelter today!

Covered Table: Y Shoreline Site: Y Distance to Shoreline: 150 feet This picnic shelter is located next to Barren River in the Tailwater area, below the dam. The shelter has two large charcoal grills, water, five 12 feet long tables and an electrical outlet. Nearby are vault toilets, large parking lot, fishing platform, a nature trail, playground and about 2 miles away is a swimming beach located on the lake. This picnic shelter is for day-use only. Pets must be on a leash and alcohol is prohibited.

** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the facility.
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