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part ofBarkley Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Mon Sep 07 2015   Season Dates


Eureka Campground sits on Lake Barkley among wooded rolling hills and abundant wildlife. Fishing is a well-loved sport here; Kentucky's largest yellow bass was caught in these waters, and anglers flock with hopes of breaking the record.

Natural Features:

Lake Barkley, the westernmost lake on the Cumberland River is connected by canal to Kentucky Lake, forming one of the nation's greatest freshwater recreation complexes.

Between the two lakes is Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, featuring miles of hiking trails and opportunities for off-road vehicle riding.


Hikers and bikers are fans of the 2.5-mile Chestnut Oaks Trail that starts here. Other activities include boating, fishing and swimming.


The campground offers 23 sites with water and electric hookups. Additional amenities include hot showers, a pay phone, playground, boat ramp and swimming area.

A picnic shelter is available for groups up to 100 guests. Electric hookups are available.

Nearby Attractions:

Visit Fort Donelson National Battlefield, where the Union Army won their first battle of the Civil War.

Another great destination is the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, with more than 170,000 acres of public land to explore.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
Know Before You Go
  • Attendants are on duty
  • Shelter check in time is 8 a.m. and check out is at 4 p.m.
  • For more information about this area, call (270)388-9459
  • 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):
37.02514, -88.19401
37°1'31"N, 88°11'38"W

From Nashville, Tenn., take I-24 West to Exit 40. Follow Highway 62 West to Highway 810. Turn right at State Route 1271 and follow signs into the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BOX 218
GRAND RIVERS  KY  42045-0218

Phone Number:

Information:  (270)388-9459
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