Fun Things To Do at Barren River Lake while staying at our Barren River Lake Cottage

Our lakehouse is situated a mere 2 miles from Bailey’s Point Recreation area inside beautiful Barren River Lake Resort Park. The park hosts hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing, swimming, water-skiing, knee-boarding, wake-boarding, jet-skiing, tubing and boating in general. Bailey’s Point also hosts camping, has children’s playgrounds, concessions, and sponsors movie nights during the summer season.

Wakeboarding at Barren River Lake
fun things to do at Barren River Lake

In addition, our Barren River Lake cottage is merely 30 minutes from Bowling Green, KY, home of the National Corvette Museum and Plant. We are less than an hour from Kentucky Down Under and Mammoth Cave National Park, which offers horseback riding, spelunking and various other sightseeing activities.

Cooper’s Cottage is also close to Harper’s Restaurant – offering what we think is the BEST fried catfish in the south, a Dollar General mart (5 minutes), convenience store, gas station (2 minutes) and grocery store(15-20 minutes), and we are happy to provide directions to any of these activities.

Barren River Lake State Park campground

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 [...]

Barren River Lake Fishing

Barren River Lake is a great place for fishing!  Located in South-Central Kentucky, Barren River Lake is home to many fishing tournaments each year because of the abundance of largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, redear sunfish, white bass, yellow bass and hybrid striped bass.  According to [...]

Boat Rentals at Barren River Lake

I wish there were more boat rentals at Barren River Lake!  This is probably the most frequent question that we get, and several of the resources we've used over the years have gone out of business. Need a place to put that boat in the water?  Barren has over a dozen boat ramps, so you [...]

Best Places to Eat at Barren River Lake

Great for Breakfast Paradise Point Southern Breakfast, Gourmet Hot Dogs 10300 New Glasgow Road, Scottsville, KY  · (270) 622-7422 Funky and fun this unique boutique and restaurant is a must visit if you are at Barren River Lake for the weekend!  Serving up a fabulous Southern style breakfast or gourmet hot dogs for lunch, this [...]

Cave City Kentucky Attractions

KITSCHY, FUNKY, FUN, FANTASTIC, RETRO, WEIRD and WAAAAYYY COOL! It’s 56 degrees year round (underground).  Dinosaurs Roam. Mike’s House is a Mystery. Concrete Wigwams have no Indians, and everyone can fly on a zip line. Paddle, hike, bike and ride the two-fer-one park with underground discoveries and above ground fun at Mammoth Cave National Park. […]

Fishing Regulations at Barren River Lake

Special Fishing Regulations for Barren River Lake Species Regulation Description WHITE CRAPPIE Must be 10 inches or over, Statewide creel limits apply BLACK CRAPPIE Must be 10 inches or over, Statewide creel limits apply LARGEMOUTH BASS Must be 15 inches or over - 1 largemouth bass or smallmouth bass under 15 inches allowed, Statewide creel [...]

Boat Ramps at Barren River Lake

Boat Ramps at Barren River Lake   Name   Type Ramp Surface Fee Marina County Austin Ramp Get driving directions or find nearby services with Google Maps Directions: US 31E SW of Glasgow; left on KY 87; right on Hwy 1342 (Boat Ramp Road) Parking area is a considerable distance uphill from the ramp.   [...]

About Barren River Lake

The lake is situated in the rural, rolling hills of Allen, Barren and Monroe counties in South Central Kentucky, 95 miles southwest of Louisville and 90 miles northeast of Nashville (directions). The historic, scenic and natural beauty of the rural Kentucky landscape in combination with an intensively managed Corps of Engineers Lake provides for an exciting and safe family recreational experience that will long be remembered.

Barren River Lake was authorized under the Flood Control Act of 1938. The Louisville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers designed, built, and operates the project to reduce flood damages downstream from the dam. The dam is about 10 miles east of Scottsville, Ky., on the Barren River, a tributary of the Green River. The drainage area above the dam is about 940 square miles.

US Army Corp of Engineers – Barren River Lake Facts