Land Between the Lakes

This 170,000 acre playground is ready for outdoor fun!

Grand Rivers is West Kentucky’s premier waterfront resort community and the heart of the lakes area. With two of Kentucky Lake region’s finest resort marinas – Grand Rivers resorts offer waterfront cottages and condos and unlimited access to water recreation. Visit our lodging page to discover a collection of Kentucky Lakes lodging from waterfront resorts to quaint lodging in the heart of town.

Have you ever stood before a Bald Eagle? Have you danced a reel at an 1850’s wedding celebration or seen the great American bison rolling in a buffalo wallow? The family attractions at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation area (LBL), bring the region’s history, science and environment to life. Attractions include Woodlands Nature Station, The Homeplace working farm, the Elk and Bison Prairie and the Golden Pond Planetarium. Land Between the Lakes national recreation area is located between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, and features 170,000 acres of wildlife, history and outdoor recreational opportunities including 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline and 200 miles of hiking and biking trails.

Patti’s 1880’s Restaurant , started as “Hamburger Patti’s Ice Cream Parlor”, opened in 1977 with a seating capacity of 20 people. Today it has grown into Patti’s 1880’s Restaurant with seating for over 400. Having become famous for their 2″ thick pork chops, mile-high meringue pie, and flowerpot bread, schedule enough time to explore the beautiful gardens, unique gift shops and play a game of miniature golf or mine for gold. To top off your adventures, take in a show at the Badgett Playhouse, located across from Patti’s Settlement. Need Lodging? Within minutes of Patti’s a room awaits you at Patti’s Inns and Suites or Rose of the Lake B&B.

The newly constructed Badgett Playhouse will be the host location for many new events coming to Grand Rivers. These include theatrical endeavors such as children’s theatre, movies, educational plays for local schools and special one night engagements by performers and groups from the local and national stage. In May, Road shows are featured every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. On May 12, take part in a murder mystery one of their famous Dinner Theatres. See their online schedule for details >Click Here

Grand Rivers resorts offer waterfront cottages and condos and unlimited access to water recreation. Located on Lake Barkley in Grand Rivers, Green Turtle Bay Resort offers fully appointed 1 – 4 bedroom waterfront and water view vacation rental condominiums. Green Turtle Bay Resort is listed as the number one Family Resort in Kentucky by The Marina was voted a Best Stop by the Great Loopers Association and holds a 5 Anchor designation from Quimby’s Cruising Guide.

For campers, Corp of Engineers Managed Campground on Barkley Lake. Visitors can enjoy boating, fishing, and swimming as well as many other outdoor activities. Canal Campground has 110 campsites available along Lake Barkley’s shoreline.  Canal Campground offers 50-amp electricity, water, sewer sites, playground, accessible restrooms/shower house, telephone, swim beach and a launching ramp.  An abundance of wildlife can be seen here including deer and geese. Project Office (270) 362-4840  Advanced campsite reservations are recommended and can be made by calling toll free 877-444-6777.