Camping Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley

Land Between the Lakes, Kentucky Lake, and Lake Barkley have plenty of great camping spots and campgrounds. Whether you are looking to pitch a tent, park your RV or camper, you're sure to find the perfect camping spot around the lake.

Camping at Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley - Land Between the Lakes

Land Between the Lakes is one of the best areas for camping in Western Kentucky. Here you'll find not only primitive campsites for laid back camping, but also campsites with full amenities - including electric and water hook ups.

The most popular campgrounds offer campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, swimming areas, bike trails, and much more. Check out our campgrounds page to learn more about camping in the area, including: Hillman Ferry, Wranglers, and Piney Campgrounds.

Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley Campgrounds

The LBL area has plenty of great campgrounds offering campsites for you and the family. These campgrounds typically offer campsites supporting RV camping, pop-up camping, and tent camping.

Many of the campgrounds are family-friendly, offering: swimming areas, bike trails, picnic tables, showers and restrooms, and more.

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Backcountry Camping Around Kentucky Lake

Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, and Land Between the Lakes has the greatest Backcountry Camping in the area. Camping is allowed throughout most of the LBL area, however, if you're not camping in a campground a camping permit is required for each person.

LBL provides many self backcountry campsites throughout the area which include picnic table, trash facilities, fire rings, and camping pad.


Looking for Kentucky Lake accommodations other than camping? View LBL hotels, resorts, and cabins near Kentucky Lake.