Have family staying at a Barren River Lake State Park campground? Would you prefer to stay in a house? Cooper’s Cottage is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath lake house that is close to all campgrounds at Barren River Lake State Park.  Below is a list of your camping options, but we think staying at our lake house with a full kitchen would be a great option too!

Bailey's Point Campground

Bailey’s Point campground is the largest of the Army Corps of Engineers’ campgrounds on Barren River Lake. This campground offers several waterfront campsites with scenic views of the lake. Though the campground is one of the largest, you won’t know it. There is room to roam, five camping loops with diverse scenery, and private coves for swimming or mooring your boat. You are sure to find a site that’s your escape to nature and relaxation. View a virtual tour of Barren River Lake.

Address: Bailey Point Rd, Scottsville, KY 42164

Phone: 270.622.6959


This is the closest campground to our cottage, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Tailwater Campground

The Tailwater Campground offers 48-sites located along the Barren River, just below the dam. This lazy riverside campground is quieter than neighboring campgrounds and seems to have a slower pace since it is set below the lake, yet close enough for easy lake access. Annually, the campground is host to the Barren River Lake Scout Celebration which began in 1995. Scouts from surrounding states converge at the Tailwater Campground to celebrate, compete, and demonstrate their skills over the weekend. This event occurs every August and is something everyone can be a part of as a participant or on looker. View a virtual tour of Barren River Lake.

Address: 11088 Finney Rd, Glasgow, KY 42141

Phone: (270) 622-7732


Barren River Lake State Park Campground

Barren River Lake State Park Campground is home to lush green rolling hills, a boastful 10,000 acre lake and some of the most spectacular wildlife in southern Kentucky. Whether you are out for a short day trip, quick overnight stay, or a week-long family vacation, Barren River Lake State Resort Park has something for everyone. The nostalgic Louie B. Nunn Lodge features many different amenities for our park guests, including five spacious indoor meeting rooms. Visit the Recreation hall to see live reptiles, read storybooks, and discover Kentucky wildlife. Embrace nature with plentiful outdoor activities on-site or take a day trip less than 35 miles to Mammoth Cave National Park or the Corvette Museum. We are located in Lucas, Ky., just off highway 31-E between Nashville and Louisville.

Address: 1149 State Park Rd, Lucas, KY 42156

Phone: (270) 646-2151


Barren River Lake State Park Campground

Beaver Creek Campgrounds

The Beaver Creek Campground is located on the Northeast section of Barren River Lake. Tucked away behind a small island, this primitive style campground offers scenic views of the lake from each campsite. The campground provides a spectacular family friendly experience with water lovers and anglers in mind. This campground is also participating in a new Scan&Pay program, where customers will scan a QR code through the Recreation.gov app, and from there, customers will be able to reserve and pay for their camping site on a first-come, first-served basis. Before arrival, download the Recreation. gov app to use our new Scan&Pay feature for the Beaver Creek Campground.

Address:2346 Beaver Creek Boat Ramp Rd. Glasgow, KY 42141

Phone: 270.622.6959


The Narrows

The Narrows is a family-friendly campground on Barren River Lake, perfect for water lovers and anglers. The Narrows Campground is a 92-site area located near a marina and boat launch ramp. It is a moderately sized campground that has attracted many folks to return year after year. There are two loops open the full camping season.

Address: 1880 Narrows Rd, Lucas, KY 42156
Phone: (270) 646-3094

The Narrows Campground

Walnut Creek Campground

Picnic area, camping, jet ski rentals, boat ramp and dock on Barren River Lake.

Address:2001 Walnut Creek Rd Scottsville, KY 42164

Phone: 270-622-5858