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Coming from nearby or far away - choose a city below for directions from those areas.

And here are the GPS coordinates for our centrally located Golden Pond Visitor Center N 36 46' 41.13'' W 88 03' 45.2''

From Chicago, IL
From Cincinnati, OH
From Evansville, IN
From Lexington, KY
From Louisville, KY
From Memphis, TN
From Nashville, TN
From Owensboro, KY
From St. Louis, MO


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From Chicago, IL

We are located approximately 395 miles from Chicago.

Take I-57 South to I-24 East just south of Marion, IL. Travel on I-24 East (around Paducah, KY) until you see Exit 31. Take Exit 31 to Hwy. 453 South towards Grand Rivers. Cross the canal between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley and continue on 4-5 miles into LBL. The road becomes The Trace which is the main road through LBL. You will arrive at the North Welcome Station on the right side of the road.

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From Cincinnati, OH

We are located approximately 300 miles from Cincinnati.

Take I-75 South to Lexington, KY. Then take the Bluegrass Parkway West to Elizabethtown. Merge onto I-65 South and go about 2 miles to the Western Kentucky Parkway West (toward Owensboro and Paducah) to the Pennyrile Parkway. Take the Pennyrile Parkway South toward Hopkinsville. Exit #12 to Hwy 1682 South. This road is approximately 5 miles and intersects with US Hwy 68/80. Turn right (West) onto US Hwy 68/80. Stay on US Hwy 68/80 through Cadiz and across the Lake Barkley bridge. Once you cross Lake Barkley you are in Land Between The Lakes. Approximately 4 miles into LBL there will be several signs, one directing you to the LBL Visitor Center, The Trace, etc. Take the The Trace Exit on the right from US Hwy 68/80. Once you are on The Trace, (LBL's main north-south road) signs will direct you to various LBL facilities or stop at the Golden Pond Visitor Center for maps and information.

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From Evansville, IN

We are located approximately 100 miles from Evansville.

To visit facilities in central and southern LBL: Take the Pennyrile Parkway South toward Hopkinsville. Exit #12 to Hwy 1682 South. This road is approximately 5 miles and intersects with US Hwy 68/80. Turn right (West) onto US Hwy 68/80. Stay on US Hwy 68/80 through Cadiz and across the Lake Barkley bridge. Once you cross Lake Barkley you are in Land Between The Lakes. Approximately 4 miles into LBL there will be several signs, one directing you to the LBL Visitor Center, The Trace, etc. Take the The Trace Exit on the right from US Hwy 68/80. Once you are on The Trace, (LBL's main north-south road) signs will direct you to various LBL facilities or stop at the Golden Pond Visitor Center for maps and information.

To visit facilities in the north end of LBL: Take the Pennyrile Parkway South the Western Kentucky Parkway. Take the Western Kentucky Parkway west to I-24 West. From I-24 take Exit 31 to Hwy. 453 South towards Grand Rivers. Cross the canal between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley and continue on 4-5 miles into LBL. The road becomes The Trace. You will arrive at the North Welcome Station.

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From Lexington, KY

We are located approximately 245 miles from Lexington.

Take the Bluegrass Parkway West to Elizabethtown. Then take the Bluegrass Parkway West to Elizabethtown. Merge onto I-65 South and go about 2 miles to the Western Kentucky Parkway West (toward Owensboro and Paducah) to the Pennyrile Parkway. Take the Pennyrile Parkway South toward Hopkinsville. Exit #12 to Hwy 1682 South. This road is approximately 5 miles and intersects with US Hwy 68/80. Turn right (West) onto US Hwy 68/80. Stay on US Hwy 68/80 through Cadiz and across the Lake Barkley bridge. Once you cross Lake Barkley you are in Land Between The Lakes. Approximately 4 miles into LBL there will be several signs, one directing you to the LBL Visitor Center, The Trace, etc. Take the The Trace Exit on the right from US Hwy 68/80. Once you are on The Trace, (LBL's main north-south road) signs will direct you to various LBL facilities or stop at the Golden Pond Visitor Center for maps and information.

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From Louisville, KY

We are located approximately 200 miles from Louisville.

If you're going to visit facilities in our North end, try this: Take I-65 South to Elizabethtown, take the Western Kentucky Parkway west until it runs into I-24 West. From I-24 take Exit 31 to Hwy. 453 South towards Grand Rivers. Cross the canal between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley and continue on 4-5 miles into LBL. The road becomes The Trace. You will arrive at the North Welcome Station.

An alternate route to attractions in central and southern LBL: Take I-65 South to Elizabethtown, from Elizabethtown take the Western Kentucky Parkway West to the Pennyrile Parkway. Take the Pennyrile Parkway South toward Hopkinsville. Exit #12 to Hwy 1682 South. This road is approximately 5 miles and intersects with US Hwy 68/80. Turn right (West) onto US Hwy 68/80. Stay on US Hwy 68/80 through Cadiz and across the Lake Barkley bridge. Once you cross Lake Barkley you are in Land Between The Lakes. Approximately 4 miles into LBL there will be several signs, one directing you to the LBL Visitor Center, The Trace, etc. Take the The Trace Exit on the right from US Hwy 68/80. Once you are on The Trace, (LBL's main north-south road) signs will direct you to various LBL facilities or stop at the Golden Pond Visitor Center for maps and information.

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From Memphis, TN

We are located approximately 200 miles from Memphis.

Take I-40 East to Hwy. 641 North. Take 641 North towards Paris. At Paris, take Hwy. 79 North towards Dover. Just before Dover you will see a large, brown sign directing you to turn left for Land Between The Lakes (careful! It's easy to miss!). Turn left on this road, in about 4-5 miles it turns into The Trace. You will arrive at the South Welcome Station.

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From Nashville, TN

We are located approximately 90 miles from Nashville.

If you're visiting attractions at the central and north end of LBL, try this: Take I-24 West into Kentucky to the Cadiz/Hopkinsville exit, Exit 65. Take US Hwy 68/80 West (left) past Cadiz and across the Lake Barkley Bridge. You are now in Land Between The Lakes. Approximately 4 miles into LBL there will be several signs, one directing you to the LBL Visitor Center, The Trace, etc. Take the The Trace Exit on the right from US Hwy 68/80. Once you are on The Trace, (LBL's main north-south road) signs will direct you to various LBL facilities or stop at the Golden Pond Visitor Center for maps and information.

If you're visiting facilities in the south end of LBL, try this: Take I-24 West to US Hwy 79 (Exit 4). Take 79 south go 2 miles to Hwy 374 (to avoid traffic) turn right and travel 10 miles to the end of 374, then turn right back onto Hwy 79. Travel 24 miles on Hwy 79 to Dover. Stay on Hwy 79 for 3 more miles to the LBL Southern Entrance (watch for a large brown sign directing you to turn right for LBL - careful it is easy to miss) Turn right, this road becomes the Trace which is the main road through LBL. Turn right on this road, in about 4-5 miles it turn into The Trace. You will arrive at the South Welcome Station on the right.

If you are going to Piney Campground do not turn at the LBL Southern Entrance. Stay on Hwy 79 for 8 more miles until you see a smaller brown sign on the right direction you to turn at the next right to go Piney Campground. Turn right onto Ft. Henry Road, travel 3 miles and Piney Campground will be on the left.

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From Owensboro, KY

We are located approximately 131 miles from Owensboro.

To visit facilities in central and southern LBL: Take the Audubon Parkway west to the Pennyrile Parkway. Take the Pennyrile Parkway South toward Hopkinsville. Exit #12 to Hwy 1682 South. This road is approximately 5 miles and intersects with US Hwy 68/80. Turn right (West) onto US Hwy 68/80. Stay on US Hwy 68/80 through Cadiz and across the Lake Barkley bridge. Once you cross Lake Barkley you are in Land Between The Lakes. Approximately 4 miles into LBL there will be several signs, one directing you to the LBL Visitor Center, The Trace, etc. Take the The Trace Exit on the right from US Hwy 68/80. Once you are on The Trace, (LBL's main north-south road) signs will direct you to various LBL facilities or stop at the Golden Pond Visitor Center for maps and information.

To visit facilities in the north end of LBL: Take the Audubon Parkway west to the Pennyrile Parkway. Take the Pennyrile Parkway South the Western Kentucky Parkway. Take the Western Kentucky Parkway west to I-24 West. From I-24 take Exit 31 to Hwy. 453 South towards Grand Rivers. Cross the canal between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley and continue on 4-5 miles into LBL. The road becomes The Trace. You will arrive at the North Welcome Station.

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From St. Louis, MO

We are located approximately 190 miles from St. Louis.

Take Interstate 64 East to Mt. Vernon, Illinois. At Mt. Vernon, take Highway 57 South to Interstate 24 East. Take I-24 East into Kentucky, past Paducah, to Exit 31. Take Exit 31 , Hwy 453 , south towards Grand Rivers.

Cross the canal between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley and continue 4-5 miles into LBL. The road becomes The Trace which is the main road through LBL. You will arrive at the North Welcome Station on the right side of the road.

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