Beaver Creek

Barren River Lake

The Beaver Creek Campground is located on the Northeast section of Barren River Lake. Tucked away behind a small island, this primitive style campground offers scenic views of the lake from each campsite. The campground provides a spectacular family friendly experience with water lovers and anglers in mind. This campground is also participating in a new Scan&Pay program, where customers will scan a QR code through the app, and from there, customers will be able to reserve and pay for their camping site on a first-come, first-served basis. Before arrival, download the Recreation. gov app to use our new Scan&Pay feature for the Beaver Creek Campground.

 Scan&Pay directions: 

1. Select an unoccupied campsite and place your tent and equipment down to claim a spot.

2. Visit the kiosk, scan the QR code with the app, and follow the onscreen instructions to reserve your site.

3. Be sure to follow any additional instructions regarding your campsite reservation.

4. If asked for proof of payment, simply show the confirmation number and QR code on your phone.

Got cell connectivity? You’re all set!

No cell connectivity? No problem! Your transaction will be marked as “Pending” until you reach cell connectivity later.

With the campground being primitive style, the sites do not have electric or water. There is a centralized water hydrant for drinking water. There are pit toilets located at the recreation area for use by campers and boat ramp users. The recreation area offers a beach, playground, and boat ramp.

Need to Know

Natural Features

Located in south-central Kentucky, this 10,000-acre lake provides spectacular views from on and off the water, as well as excellent wildlife viewing throughout the year. With several waterfront campsites, you can expect scenic views of the water and shoreline throughout your recreation experience. 

Nearby Attractions

Just down the road in either direction you will be able to find recreation areas on the lake that provide guests with various recreational opportunities. Port Oliver, Quarry Road, and Peninsula are all located towards the Barren River Lake Dam. These recreation sites offer fishing piers, boat ramps, marina, reservable pavilions, swimming areas with beach, nature and hiking trails, and various picnic spots. Also located nearby is Barren River Lake State Park and The Narrows Campground, which also provides marinas for boat rentals, swimming areas with beach, restaurant and snack bars, golf course, horseback riding, nature and hiking trails, and reservable pavilions. Day trips to local area attractions include: The National Corvette Museum, Kentucky Down Under, and Diamond Caverns. Another popular attraction when in the area is the Mammoth Cave National Park, which is located about 40 minutes north of the campground.


Tucked away behind a small island on the lake, Beaver Creek provides a great location for beach use or water sports on the lake. Launch your boat at the Beaver Creek Boat Ramp to enjoy the spectacular fishing or open waters for tubing, skiing, or wakeboarding that Barren River Lake has to offer. You can also visit the other recreation areas nearby for added recreational opportunities such as boat rentals at the marinas or nature and hiking trails. 

Contact Information

Mailing Address

2346 Beaver Creek Boat Ramp Rd. Glasgow KY 42141

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 270-646-2055

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From Glasgow, KY: Take 31-E south for 5 mi to Hwy 252. Turn right, go 2.5 mi to Hwy 1342, turn left and follow signs to entrance. Approximately 10 miles southwest of Glasgow, KY.

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