Lake Barkley

KENTUCKY - TENNESSEE


Lake Level
354.90 FEET
12/13/2017
Full Pool: 359.0
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State Parks offering eagle watch tours next year

Kentucky New Era

Date: 12/12/2017 2:30:00 PM

The eagle watching weekends will be offered in January and February at Lake Barkley and Kenlake State Resort parks and Kentucky Dam Village. The tours take place on an excursion yacht and by van. They are led by state park naturalists and staff from the

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Ky. State Parks offering eagle watch tours next year

Herald-Dispatch

Date: 12/11/2017 4:30:00 AM

Kentucky State Parks are offering a chance to view eagles in western Kentucky. The eagle watching weekends will be offered in January and February at Lake Barkley and Kenlake State Resort parks and Kentucky Dam Village. The tours take place on an excursion

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State Parks offering eagle watch tours next year

Beaumont Enterprise

Date: 12/11/2017 1:15:00 AM

The eagle watching weekends will be offered in January and February at Lake Barkley and Kenlake State Resort parks and Kentucky Dam Village. The tours take place on an excursion yacht and by van. They are led by state park naturalists and staff from the

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Kentucky State Parks to offer Eagle Watch Weekends at three locations in January and February

KY Forward

Date: 12/10/2017 9:44:00 PM

The parks, phone numbers and dates for the 2018 Eagle Watch Weekends are: Lake Barkley State Resort Park 270-924-1131: Jan. 19-21. Yacht tours and van tours to the Land Between the Lakes. Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park 270-362-4271: Jan. 26-28

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Recreational Property at Weiss Lake

Roger Griffeth

Date: 12/10/2017

Weiss Lake has a lot of property that touches the shoreline in Cherokee County. Are there restrictions on the use of this property? Who controls the land mass around the lake? When do you need a permit? All these questions are answered in my latest blog: "Weiss Lake Recreational Property"

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• River: Cumberland River
• Surface Area: 57,900 Acres
Lake Barkley, a 58,000-acre (230 km2) reservoir in Livingston, Lyon, and Trigg counties in Kentucky and extending into Stewart and Houston counties in Tennessee, was impounded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1966 upon the completion of Barkley Dam. Both the lake and the dam are named for Vice President Alben Barkley, a Kentucky native. The dam impounds the Cumberland River near Grand Rivers, Kentucky, approximately 38 miles (61 km) upstream from where the Cumberland empties into the Ohio River. One mile (1.6 km) above the dam is a canal connecting Lake Barkley with Kentucky Lake, forming one of the greatest freshwater recreational complexes in the country. The lakes run parallel courses for more than 50 miles (80 km), with the Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area located between them.
Lake Barkley is 134 miles (216 km) long with a shoreline measuring 1,004 miles (1,616 km). The lake's level is maintained at different levels throughout the year for flood control purposes. Summer pool, 359 ft (109 m) above sea level, is normally reached by May 1. The water level begins dropping gradually on July 1, and winter pool (354 ft/107 m) is reached by December 1. The spring rise starts April 1. The lake's water surface area varies accordingly from 57,920 acres (234 km²) at summer pool to 45,210 acres (183 km²) at winter pool.
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