13 Things To Do Around Kentucky Lake, The South's Very Own Great Lake
By Sarah McCosham|Published May 08, 2021
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I'm a writer and editor at OnlyInYourState, and a contributing writer at Cincinnati Magazine. I love the Great Outdoors and am endlessly awestruck by this beautiful country of ours. Coffee keeps me going, yoga keeps me sane, my kids keep me grounded, and my writing keeps me inspired.
Here in Kentucky, when we want to relax, we head to the lake. And while there are many, many lakes in The Bluegrass State, the eponymous Kentucky Lake is the ultimate destination. Often referred to as “The South’s Great Lake,” it’s the largest man-made lake in the eastern U.S. It’s two miles wide and backs up the Tennessee River for 184 miles, from western Kentucky down through Tennessee. It’s so massive that there’s no land in sight when you look down the middle of it; it’s as if you’re looking out into the open seas… but you’ve never left Kentucky. With so much to do and see, we’ve compiled a list of 13 things to do around Kentucky Lake, so you can start planning your next lakeside adventure!
So who’s ready for a little vacation at The South’s Great Lake? We sure are! What are your favorite things to do around Kentucky Lake? If you have any other must-visit destinations, be sure to pass those along in the comments below!
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