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Barkley Lake



Linton Recreation Area is a day-use haven located near Lake Barkley in southwestern Kentucky. Visitors can enjoy activities like boating, fishing, swimming, playing sports, and using the picnic shelter and playground. The lake offers warm water temperatures and nearby attractions include the Fort Donelson National Battlefield and the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.


Linton Recreation area is a day-use haven that sits on Lake Barkley near wooded rolling hills and abundant wildlife. Whether it's a gathering of family or friends, visitors can enjoy the the excellent atmosphere beautiful scenery.


Boating and fishing are a big hit, as is swimming in the designated sandy swimming area and playing sports like soccer or Frisbee in the grassy open fields.


The accessible picnic shelter fits 100 guests and 50 vehicles. Other perks include a flush toilet, playground, grills and swimming beach. No electric hookups are available.

Natural Features

The recreation area is on the shores of Lake Barkley, nestled in the wooded, rolling hills of southwestern Kentucky, very close to the border with Tennessee. Lake Barkley covers 57,900 acres with 1,004 miles of shoreline and offers warm water temperatures for comfortable recreation during summer months.

Nearby Attractions

Visit Fort Donelson National Battlefield, where the Union Army won its first battle in the Civil War.

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is just across the lake and features more than 170,000 acres of public land with numerous historical and outdoor attractions.
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Campground Matrix

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Nearby Campgrounds Distance Notification Rate
Bumpus Mills
Barkley Lake
Site 1-79
Lake Barkley State Resort Park
Barkley Lake
Dyers Creek
Barkley Lake
Sites 1-7, 50-52, 79-90
Kenlake State Resort Park
Sites 9-49
Kenlake State Resort Park
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