Kentucky Lake was created in 1945 when the Kentucky Dam was put into service. The dam impounds the Tennessee River to create 250 square miles, or just over 160,000 acres of surface water. Also it is 184 miles in length and features 2,300 miles of shoreline making it the 7th largest man-made reservoir in the United States. An outdoor paradise located in the heart of America. The land and water scenery are absolutely breathtaking.

Kentucky Lake is a world-class fishery that has an excellent reputation for large numbers of large-mouth bass, crappie, bluegill, redear, white & yellow bass and catfish. Whatever type of fish you enjoy catching it has the resources to keep your lines tight.

Boating is one of the most popular activities. There are many boat ramps located close to Early American Motel that makes it easy to launch your boat and have a great day on the water. We also have plenty of boat trailer parking with electric hookups to charge your boat’s batteries. Whether you have a pontoon, speed boat, ski boat, fishing boat, canoe or kayak you will have an enjoyable time on the water creating unforgettable memories.

If you love exploring and viewing nature the wildlife diversity is extensive and Kentucky Lake provides some of the best wildlife viewing in the state. You could see bald eagles, deer, beavers, gray foxes, box turtles, gray squirrels, turkeys, and otters to name a few. Around 260 species of birds and 55 species of mammals.

Kentucky Lake is the ideal destination for a family getaway. The lake’s family-friendly atmosphere ensures that everyone, from the youngest to the oldest, can find something to enjoy. Enjoy a day in the sun, swimming and relaxing at one of the many Kentucky Lake beaches and swimming areas.

Whether you are an outdoorsman , family or pleasure boater Kentucky Lake offers something for everyone! 

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