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:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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?