Kentucky Lake was built during WWII by the Tennessee Valley Authority to generate electricity, to control flooding on the Tennessee River and create a recreational paradise. With 160,000 acres of water and 2,380 miles of shoreline you can fish, ski, tube, kayak, sail, jet ski, drag race, and relax on the lake. Kentucky Lake is the second largest man-made lake in the U.S. and the area offers a variety of restaurants, many antique stores, go-cart riding, championship golf courses, miniature golf courses, biking, hiking, nature viewing, music shows, festivals, and more. Fish for catfish, crappie, bluegill, white bass, sauger, stripers, and large and smallmouth bass, or enjoy hunting throughout the area.
Calvert Drive-In offers an old fashioned movie experience and wonderful cheeseburgers. The largest single antique mall between St. Louis and Nashville, Twin Lakes Antique Mall is located in Gilbertsville. Draffenville is home to Kentucky Opry, a live Country Music Show, and the only combination hardware store and fashion boutique of which we are aware. Shop-O-Rama! Come see why the Kentucky Lake area is called “Heaven on Earth” with lots of good ole’ Southern hospitality, beautiful surroundings, an abundance of recreational water, and a friendly relaxed atmosphere. What more could anyone want?