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About Barren River Tailwater
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Barren River Tailwater is located in Kentucky
36.895 N
-86.132 W
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3 Reviews of Barren River Tailwater

The Barren River Tailwater is a hidden treasure. On the far side of the dam from the main park. Right across the road is Port Oliver and the Twisted Oliver Trail. And fishing ALL around! The campground is partially shaded the sites level and several are right on the water. Several of the sites are close together and would work well for a group. There is a playground and picnic area nearby. In the winter months it is almost empty. In the summer fisher folk and kayakers abound.

Great place. Love this area of ky

Books fast during summer weekend. Close to major cities. Great sites and friendly staff.


Barren River Tailwater is below Barren River Lake and Dam. There are several recreation areas in this vicinity so a lot to choose from.

I have been in this recreation area before and watched the Amish pulling in loads of fish, not sure what their secret is but they were enjoying themselves.

A picnic area, playground, pavilion, boat ramp and fishing right below the "spillway".