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About Linton

Linton Recreation area is a day-use haven that sits on Lake Barkley near wooded rolling hills and abundant wildlife. Whether its a gathering of family or friends, visitors can enjoy the the excellent atmosphere beautiful scenery. Natural Features: The campground is on the shores of Lake Barkley, nestled in the wooded, rolling hills of southwestern Kentucky, very close to the border with Tennessee. Lake Barkley covers 57,900 acres with 1,004 miles of shoreline and offers warm water temperatures for comfortable recreation during summer months. Recreation: Boating and fishing are a big hit, as is swimming in the designated sandy swimming area and playing sports like soccer or Frisbee in the grassy open fields. Facilities: The accessible picnic shelter fits 100 guests and 50 vehicles. Other perks include a flush toilet, playground, grills and swimming beach. No electric hookups are available. Nearby Attractions: Visit Fort Donelson National Battlefield, where the Union Army won its first battle in the Civil War. Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is just across the lake and features more than 170,000 acres of public land with numerous historical and outdoor attractions.

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Linton is located in Barkley Lake in Kentucky
36.6876 N
-87.9106 W
Get Directions
From Nashville take I-24 west to Cadiz, exit 65. Make a left ontoHighway 68 for 8 miles to Highway 139. Make a left on Highway 139and go 6 miles to Highway 164. Make a right on Highway 164 and theday use area is 8 miles from there. -------------------------------
3 Reviews of Linton
Liked our stay

One great thing about this place is that there is a river nearby. This river/creek was super busy, probably because it was a hot weekend. The campground was definitely full, and was "closed" because all campsites were taken. Thankfully we reserved our spot ahead of time. This place was full of activities- everyone doing something! The one downside I would say about this campground was how close each spot was to each other. Kind of felt like we were sharing a spot with our neighbors. The people next to us were super friendly, and quite which was nice. It was definitely loud most of the early evening with people by their camp fires. The rangers/people working here are super nice and friendly. They gave us great recommendations on where to hike. The hiking was great, and we saw some amazing views. Bathrooms were a little dirty- not sure when the last time they were cleaned, but definitely wasn't when we were there. There was also people that you could tell have been staying there for quite some time, not just a weekend trip. They were super friendly, and helpful. Overall, loved our stay here and would probably come back again. If their campsites were bigger we would definitely be back! Its like a small community here!

Gorgeous place, great hikes

My family and I came here in the summer and enjoyed the warm weather, great hikes and family time. This campground was really nice, clean, and loved that it was easy to find and in a great location. The campsites had a table and a small fire ring that we used for making delicious s’mores. We spent hours in the evening around the campfire enjoying each other and making lots of s’mores. During the morning and day we ventured outside of the campground and did some hiking. There are some awesome hikes that have the best views! The only downside I would say about the campground was that we were only able to find 1 bathroom and it was a little walk away from our campsite. My mom hated this because she has to get up in the middle of the night and use the restroom, and didn’t want to walk alone at night. Also there was no water available in the campground so definitely bring your own! Overall, we enjoyed our time here and would definitely come back. There is also a lake about 30mins away that we went to one of the mornings. It was beautiful and a great little getaway.

First to Review
Underused area

Linton Recreation Area and Boat Ramp was somewhat maintained and not busy at all.

A beach, a boat ramp, a playground and pavilion. The restroom was a little scary, there were wasps all over the front wall.

There is shoreline to walk and the beach is sanded. A nice area to have a get together.