Camping & Boating

What sort of camper are you?

There are all kinds of campers, from the RV warriors who like a little satellite TV with their smores to the primitive types who yearn to be as far from modern civilization as possible. Fortunately, LBL offers both options and everything in between, too.

From the developed, fully-equipped campgrounds like Energy Lake and HIllman's Ferry to the basic amenities of Demumber's Point and Pisgah Bay to some unnamed clearing at the end of a forest road, you can be certain to find the spot that appeals to your inner wild (or not-so-wild) nature.

 

Developed Campgrounds
Basic, Dispersed, & Self-Service Campgrounds
Energy Lake | Hillman Ferry | Piney | Wrangler's

Energy Lake Campground
5501 Energy Lake Drive, Golden Pond, KY 42211 | 270-924-2270
Campground Map


Energy Lake Campground sits next to an inland lake separated from Lake Barkley by an earthen dam. It offers 13 cabins and 35 well-defined sites in a wooded area with 33 electrical hookups capable of handling tents to motorhomes.

Campers have access to a swimming beach area, playground, activity field, canoe and kayak rentals, and hiking trails. Energy Lake is a favorite camping spot for scout troops, school groups, reunions, and team building.

Canoe and kayak rentals are available in season, and lake view and wooded campsites are equipped with electrical hookups, meaning they can accommodate RVs and campers. Campers also have the option of making group reservations for such groups as church and scouts. Energy Lake’s beach and activity area provide even more opportunities for campers only to enjoy the area.

Cabins consist of one full size bed and four bunk beds, table, chairs, heating and air conditioning. Bring your own linens, pillows, etc. They are not provided. There is a covered porch with a nearby picnic table and fire ring.

There is not a boat ramp in Energy Lake Campground but there are ramps at nearby Energy Dam Day Use Area (less than ¼ mile by paved road from the campground entrance) that offers access to Energy Lake and Lake Barkley. There is a courtesy dock there as well.

 

Hillman Ferry Campground
820 Hillman Ferry Road, Grand Rivers, KY 42045 | 270-924-2181
Campground Map


Hillman Ferry Campground offers 374 well-defined lakefront and wooded sites capable of handling a variety of camping units from tents to large motor homes. Basic, electric, water, and sewer sites are available, as are 8-person cabin rentals. Campers have access to modern facilities, including a large swimming area, archery range, ball field, bike trails, campfire amphitheater, hiking trails, two boat ramps, fishing dock, picnic tables, disc golf, and fire rings. During the summer season we offer recreation programs for all ages.

 

Piney Campground
621 Fort Henry Road, Dover, TN 37058 | 931-232-5331
Campground Map


Piney Campground is open March – November and offers 384 well-defined lakefront and wooded sites with: 283 electrical hookup sites; 44 sites with electric, water, and sewer; and 57 primitive sites. Most sites are capable of handling large motor homes and campers. Piney also has 19 primitive cabins available for nightly rental.

Campers have access to modern facilities, including a swimming beach area, archery range, ball field, bike trails, a campfire theater, hiking trails, two boat ramps, and a fishing pier.

 

Wrangler's Campground
5100 Laura Furnace Road, Golden Pond, KY 42211 | 270-924-2201
Campground Map
Horse Trails Map


Wranglers Campground specializes in providing year-round opportunities for horseback riding and wagon driving enthusiasts. It offers 220 well-defined sites — some with electrical hookups, sites with electric, water, and sewer, primitive sites, and 12 rustic cabins available for nightly rental. Most sites are capable of handling large motor homes and horse trailers. Campers have access to modern facilities, 100 miles of horse trails, activity court, and stalls, plus farrier and blacksmith services on weekends from April through November. Guided trail rides and riding stables are available from April through October. Horses have the right-of-way at this campground.

All overnight campers with horses must camp at Wranglers Campground.

See the Alerts page for trail updates.

Twin Lakes | Demumbers Bay | Pisgah Point | Ginger Bay | Neville Bay

Basic, Dispersed, & Self-Service Campgrounds

Land Between the Lakes offers Basic, Dispersed, and Self-Service camping options as alternatives to the more developed campgrounds.

We have 11 self-service campgrounds and 5 designated basic camping facilities which offer year-round lakeside camping. Although these areas have fewer amenities than our developed campgrounds, they can offer solitude and a more primitive camping experience.

Basic Campgrounds

Basic Campground amenities include defined campsites, fire rings and/or grills, picnic tables, vault toilet, trash removal, mowed areas, and a boat ramp.

Basic Campgrounds include:

Twin Lakes
See location on Google Map


Basic Camping Areas

A Basic Camping Area is an open field area without defined campsites. Amenities might include a vault toilet, trash removal, mowed areas, and a boat ramp. However, they may or may not have picnic tables and fire rings and/or grills. You may camp anywhere within the camping area with a Basic Camping Permit. Basic Camping Areas include:

Demumbers Bay
See location on Google Map


Pisgah Point
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Ginger Bay
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Neville Bay
See location on Google Map


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