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Camp Lakeside At This Kentucky Resort Park

If you are ever in the Land Between the Lakes area and looking for camping accommodations, Lake Barkley State Resort Park is definitely worth the visit. Situated near Cadiz, Kentucky, this park offers loads of activities that will satisfy everyone in the family.

From hiking trails that are abundant with wildlife to horse stables, a golf course, and a five-star marina, Lake Barkley State Resort Park has it all. And of course, there’s the campground! Here is a guide to some of the amenities that the park has to offer.

Lake Barkley State Resort Park
Which way are you headed? Image Courtesy of Teresa Filgis
Camping by Lake Barkley

This campground, which is nestled deep in the forest of the park, offers both electric and primitive spots. Almost all of the campsites have a paved pad to park your rig.

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Lake Barkley Campground
Lake Barkley Campground. Image Courtesy of Teresa Filgis

Each spot has a picnic table and fire ring, and every single spot is shaded! Of course, being deep in the woods helps. Many of the sites also have these cool little decks that overlook the water. The campground offers bathhouses and a small playground. A short drive or bike ride away is the sandy beach and picnic areas.

Lake Barkley Campground
The decks overlooking the water. Image Courtesy of Teresa Filgis
The marina

The marina offers pontoon boat rentals by the hour or by the day, depending on what you’re looking for. If you are a traveling camper, or hauling a trailer, this is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of some time on the water.

Lake Barkley
The marina. Image Courtesy of Teresa Filgis

Boating, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking are just a few of the ways you can relax and unwind on the waves of Lake Barkley. The marina also has a general store and restaurant, Cap’N Jim’s.

Cap’N Jim’s offers burgers, fries, milkshakes, you name it. If you don’t feel like packing a picnic for the entire family, Cap’N Jim’s is an easy and yummy alternative.

Lake Barkley Marina
Lake Barkley Marina. Image courtesy of Teresa Filgis
Lodging at Lake Barkley Resort State Park

The lodge at Lake Barkley State Resort Park is just beautiful.  Its awe-inspiring design and rustic beauty are a feast for the eyes. Obviously, it offers world-class accommodations, but for me it’s all about the food!

Lake Barkley
Lake Barkley Lodge. Image Courtesy of www.parks.ky.gov

The lodge boasts the Windows On The Water restaurant. This eatery is well-known all over southern Kentucky for their delicious dishes. They are even better known for their all-you-can-eat buffet served daily. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Lake Barkley
Windows on the Water restaurant. Image Courtesy of www.parks.ky.gov

Not only is the food amazing, but the ambiance is just breathtaking. There is an entire wall of windows, hence the name, that lets in natural light at every angle. Not to mention you get gorgeous lake views from practically every table. There is also a large balcony for outdoor dining as well.

For any camper making their way through Tennessee or Kentucky, Lake Barkley State Resort Park has everything you could need or want in the way of a camper’s paradise. This scenic venue offers countless amenities that will help you to enjoy your RV getaway.

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