(Grand Rivers KY to Dover TN)
Between Kentucky Lake and Barkley Lake lies Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Before the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers were dammed to form these lakes, it was known as the land between the rivers by those living there.
I stayed at four campgrounds while there exploring between the lakes in late September. Each was by the water, and in the woods; in two I chose electric, and two were drycamping.
My favorite site was on Cravens Bay off of Barkley Lake, because it was away from the regular campsites by myself. Plus, the weather had turned cooler making it more pleasant.
This area had regular campgrounds and back country camping, hiking and horse riding trails, OHV riding area, swimming, and of course boating and fishing. There were also historical stops, a nature center, planetarium, bison and elk range, and a re-created 1850s farm.
There was a lot to do; but, I only did a few things. One would need to stay longer, or return to experience all of it.
Camps: Fenton Lake, Hillman Ferry, Cravens Bay, Piney
Scene: Lakes, forest, camps
Note: This visit occurred in September.