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CANAL, KY

part ofBarkley Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Closed through Thu Mar 26 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Situated along a peninsula between the lush shorelines of Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake, Canal Campground offers modern camping and provides the ideal setting to enjoy nature at its best with family and friends.

Visitors can enjoy a stunning view of the Barkley Dam and boats traveling through the canal from the comfort of their campsite. The campground faces Barkley Lake, and the shore of Kentucky Lake is a brisk one-mile walk across the canal.

Natural Features:

Lake Barkley, as part of a dam project at the Cumberland River, spans 134 miles along the Kentucky landscape, offering countless recreational activities to visitors. The canal connects Lake Barley with Kentucky Lake, forming one of the greatest freshwater recreational complexes in the country.

Recreation:

From water sports to wildlife viewing to hiking and biking, Canal Campground is the perfect setting for outdoor activities. Eagle nests can be spotted throughout the grounds, and its not unlikely for visitors to encounter deer and other wildlife. A short hiking trail allows campers to enjoy the outdoor scenery at their leisure.

Fishing is also a popular pastime, and during warm months bass and catfish are plentiful in both lakes.

Facilities:

A designated swimming beach and a boat ramp help campers enjoy the lake. Picnic pavilions and a playground create a perfect setting for a party or family get-together. For group camping, several sites surrounding the pavilion can be reserved, and a fishing float nearby allows groups to go out on the lake together.

Electric hook-ups, showers and flush restrooms create a comfortable camping experience.

Nearby Attractions:

Grand Rivers, a short drive from the campground, has several restaurants and two public marinas.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Amphitheater
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Emergency Phone
  • Fishing
  • Laundry
  • Parking Area
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
Know Before You Go
Visitors are responsible for knowing the park regulations.
  • 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):
36.99556, -88.20972
36°59'44"N, 88°12'35"W

From Interstate 24, take Exit 31 and turn left on Highway 453. Continue approximately two miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

CANAL
Box 218
GRAND RIVERS  KY  42045-0218

Phone Number:

Information:  (270)362-4840
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