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Address: Murray, KY
Activities: Fishing
Description: The lake has an abundance of 13-14 inch fish and a rising bass population.

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There's so much to do at the lake and LBL- swimming, fishing, boating, camping, bicycling...plus there's the Home Place, Elk & Bison Prairie, Nature Center...very pretty place. If... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

There's so much to do at the lake and LBL- swimming, fishing, boating, camping, bicycling...plus there's the Home Place, Elk & Bison Prairie, Nature Center...very pretty place. If you're in the area you should check it out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Kentucky Lake is the best place to kick back and relax with friends after finals. Beautiful waters, whether the sun is shining or it's raining cats and dogs. Jet skis, pontoons, speed boats; you'll see them all. Thankfully, most of the drivers are respectful and obey safety rules.

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Murray, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic place for a work retreat. Accommodations were spacious with porch for each of the condo style rooms. Food was good in restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This beautiful lake is fantasic for fishing, boating, skiing, or pleasure boating. The lake is easy to navigate and is a lot of fun. We visit often and enjoy fishing, just boating, swimming and skiing and tubing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Kentucky Lake is huge. It also connects to Lake Barkley via a canal, if you go by water, or a bridge, if you travel by land. Most of the area is dry (no alcohol sold), so buy yours before you get there, if you are so inclined. Ky Dam Village is a nice state park. It has a lodge full... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Lake is clean and well kept. Due to all the heavy rain their is currently some areas that have lots of drift wood and various other items that have washed ashore but I'm sure it will be cleaned up soon. I was just their yesterday. Great marine and you can even rent boats if you want in addition to camping... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

I grew up on this lake and there is great crappie, bass, and cat fishing all over the lake no matter where you put in at. Also there are great sand bars to swim at or any number of beaches up and down the lake.

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Hardinsburg, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Didn't know this existed, but a very informative guy gave us a short tour loaded with info. Worth a half hour of your time.

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Tipp City, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I have been coming here since I was a kid, so the lake holds a special place in my heart. The area & lake is absolutely beautiful. Only thing bad I would say is other than the lake, there is little to nothing else to do in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

There's so many great things to at Kentucky Lake and the Land Between the Lakes Recreation Area (NFS). Boating, skiing, fishing, hunting (in season) hiking, camping, off-roading, nature-watching, horseback riding. A wonderful place for a family vacation or a weekend getaway for two.

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Address: Murray, KY
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Murray

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