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Barren River Lake, KY

An often used fishery for bass tournaments, Barren River Lake has both largemouth and smallies to attract these events. With 10,000 surface acres and 140 miles of shoreline there is plenty of water to fish.

The lake is located in the south-central part of the state, 4 miles southwest of Glasgow, KY. There are close to a dozen boat launch ramps for launching pleasure, pontoon and fishing boats, plus additional carry-down areas for launch of small craft including canoes and kayaks. Anglers have plenty of fish species to target including bass, crappie, walleye, hybrid stripers, catfish sunfish and white bass. Numerous fish habitat structures have been submerged into the lake to enhance fish and baitfish population development. Whether for a quick fishing trip, or an extended vacation Barren River Lake is an enjoyable destination. Marinas, campgrounds, RV parks, stores, restaurants, lodging and fishing gear are all available at, or nearby, the lake.

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What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, redear sunfish, white bass, yellow bass and hybrid striped bass at Barren River Lake in Kentucky.

Primary fish species residing in Barren River Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Most Popular Bass Lures
Most Popular Bass Lures

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Redear Sunfish White Bass Yellow Bass Hybrid Striped Bass

Barren River Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Austin Public Use Area Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Ramp Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a gravel parking.

Barren River Lake State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off State Park Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with lots of paved parking.

Beaver Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Beaver Creek Boat Ramp Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp paved parking.

Browns Ford Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, at the east end of the Brownsford Road Bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Peninsula Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Peninsula Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

The Narrows Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Narrows Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Marinas

Barren River State Park Marina
1148 State Park Rd
Lucas, KY 42156
270 646-2357

Peninsula Marina
1261 Peninsula Rd
Glasgow, KY 42141
270 646-2223

Click here for a Kentucky Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Bailey's Point Campground - 270 622-6959

Tailwater Campground - 270 622-7732

The Narrows Campground - 270 646-3094

Spring Hill RV Park - 270 646-3373

Barren River Lake KY Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Barren River Lake
Barren River State Park Marina
1148 State Park Rd
Lucas, KY 42156
270 646-2357

 

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