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    Camper-submitted photo from Ginger Bay Basic Camping Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Ginger Bay Basic Camping Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Ginger Bay Basic Camping Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Ginger Bay Basic Camping Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Ginger Bay Basic Camping Area
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    1.

    Ginger Bay Basic Camping Area

    6 Reviews
    25 Photos
    98 Saves
    Barkley Lake, Kentucky

    A permit is required to camp here.

    A Basic Camping Area is an open field area without defined campsites. Amenities might include a vault toilet, trash removal, mowed areas, and a boat ramp. However, they may or may not have picnic tables and fire rings and/or grills. You may camp anywhere within the camping area with a Basic Camping Permit. Basic Camping Areas include:

    Demumbers Bay
    Pisgah Point
    Ginger Bay
    Neville Bay

    You may camp almost anywhere in Land Between the Lakes (LBL). A Basic Camping Permit is required for each person 18 and over when camping in Basic Camping Facilities. A Dispersed Camping Permit is required when camping in non-designated areas of the recreation area. Both permits currently cost $50 for annual permit and $10 for a three-day permit and can be purchased https://www.landbetweenthelakes.us/reservations/ or any LBL facility. Please note that these permits do not apply when camping at Self-Service Campgrounds.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Group
    Camper-submitted photo from Gatlin Point Self-Service Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Gatlin Point Self-Service Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Gatlin Point Self-Service Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Gatlin Point Self-Service Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Gatlin Point Self-Service Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Gatlin Point Self-Service Campground

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    Gatlin Point Self-Service Campground

    3 Reviews
    12 Photos
    44 Saves
    Bumpus Mills, Tennessee
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash

    $10 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Service Rd 343
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Service Rd 343
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Service Rd 343
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Service Rd 343
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Service Rd 343
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    Camper-submitted photo from Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area Redd Hollow Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area Redd Hollow Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area Redd Hollow Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area Redd Hollow Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area Redd Hollow Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area Redd Hollow Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Stewart State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Stewart State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Stewart State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Stewart State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Stewart State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Stewart State Forest

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    Stewart State Forest

    2 Reviews
    6 Photos
    10 Saves
    Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee

    STEWART STATE FOREST This Forest is located in northwestern Tenn-essee, in south-central Stewart County. State Highway 49 was an old rail bed that connected iron furnaces, that now bisects the forest. It is south of the western boundary of the Cross Creek National Wildlife Refuge. The Forest was acquired from a larger tract of land that was the Leech Estate, it became State land in 1933 in lieu of taxes. In 1935 governor McAllister declared it a state forest. There also are many sites of historic or cultural interest on the forest, including hundreds of areas where charcoal was produced, an iron ore pit, and several old house sites and stills. There are also several small areas where prairie grasses have been established. The 101st Airborne Division of Fort Campbell Military Reservation utilizes the forest on a renewable permit basis for training purposes on a biannual basis. Hunting has been a traditional use of the forest. Other recreational activities on the forest include hiking and some mountain biking. A large proportion of the forest has received salvage cutting due to blow down of older age class stands in 1983, 1991, and 2000. Approximately 96% is in hardwoods and only about 3% is in pine. The dominant hardwood type is oak/hickory and is generally even aged (70-95 years) containing mostly mature to over-mature hardwood.

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    • Group
    • Firewood Available
    Camper-submitted photo from Taylor Bay Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Taylor Bay Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Taylor Bay Campground

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    Taylor Bay Campground

    8 Reviews
    49 Photos
    60 Saves
    Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, Kentucky

    The campground is located at the edge of the Environment Education Waterfowl Refuge on Taylor Bay of Lake Barkley. Called a "back country" campground, it is primarily used by hunters and anglers and features great waterfowl watching. Boats can be tied up at some of the lakefront sites.

    The campground has two sections. One section is to the right of campground's entrance and features very shady sites tucked into a heavy stand of mixed hardwood trees stretching up the hillside. The second section is to the left and has more open sites scattered around a loop. These sites are along the shore and have a view of Taylor Bay.

    Seasonal camp site leases are available for some sites through an annual, open-to-the-public, lottery. Contact LBL for more information.

    Possible day trips are the North and South Welcome Stations, Golden Pond Visitor Center, the Planetarium, Elk and Bison Prairie, Woodlands Nature Station, and The Homeplace.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Cabins

    $10 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Linton
    Camper-submitted photo from Linton
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    Camper-submitted photo from Linton
    Camper-submitted photo from Linton

    7.

    Linton

    3 Reviews
    26 Photos
    12 Saves
    Bumpus Mills, Tennessee

    Overview

    Linton Recreation area is a day-use haven that sits on Lake Barkley near wooded rolling hills and abundant wildlife. Whether it's a gathering of family or friends, visitors can enjoy the the excellent atmosphere beautiful scenery.

    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.

    Natural Features

    The recreation area 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.

    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.

    • Tents
    • Group

    $35 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Old Boy Scout Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Boy Scout Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Boy Scout Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Boy Scout Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Dyers Creek

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    Dyers Creek

    1 Review
    16 Photos
    10 Saves
    Dover, Tennessee

    Overview

    Dyer's Creek boasts fantastic views of on the sparkling Lake Barkley in the wooded rolling hills of Tennessee. Whether it's a family picnic and a BBQ with friends, the recreation area provides the perfect setting for a relaxing get-together.

    Recreation

    Visitors here enjoy boating, fishing, wildlife watching and swimming. Bring the binoculars and search for wildlife like the white-tailed deer, raccoons and bald eagles. Fishing is popular, and during warm months bass and catfish are abundant.

    Facilities

    The park provides a playground, volleyball court, flush toilets and a boat ramp. The shelter accommodates up to 100 people and 50 vehicles. Ample paved parking is also available.

    Natural Features

    Lake Barkley, the westernmost lake on the Cumberland River is connected by canal to Kentucky Lake, forming one of the greatest freshwater recreation complexes in the country. Between both lakes sits the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, the largest inland peninsula in the United States. Here visitors have access to boat ramps, many miles of hiking trails, wildlife viewing and off highway vehicle riding.

    Nearby Attractions

    Visit the Lake Barkley State Resort Park for miles of hiking trails and horseback riding stables.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Tents
    • Group

    $35 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Jones Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Jones Creek
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    Camper-submitted photo from Jones Creek
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