There’s Something Magical About These 12 Kentucky Lakes In The Summer

Late spring and during the summer we are often looking for ways to cool down in the heat. The best way to do that is to be near water. Fortunately for residents and visitors, our state has more miles of navigable water than anywhere in the U.S., excluding Alaska and Hawaii. You can go boating, swimming, hiking, wading, fishing and any other water activity you desire. The hardest part is choosing the best lakes in Kentucky to visit, so we tried to narrow it down.

Here are 12 of the best lakes in Kentucky to beat summer heat:

When it comes to beating the heat, the best lakes in Kentucky make for a perfect adventure. You can take a hike, come back and cool off in the water. In some spots you can camp out near the lake and let the soothing water ease you off to sleep. What is your favorite lake to visit in the summertime?