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Birmingham Ferry Campground

Kentucky Lake

Location Overview

Location: Land Between the Lakes, Lyon County, Kentucky, Road 115 GPS: N 36 55’ 40.85” W 88 09’ 35.33” Directions to Access Point: From I-24, travel south on Kentucky Highway 453, which becomes the Woodlands Trace National Scenic Byway, turn west onto Road 115. Amenities: Basic Campground – Defined campsites, fire rings and/or grills, picnic tables, vault toilets, trash removal, mowed areas and a boat ramp. Basic Camping Permit required. Parking: 10 gravel spaces Restrictions: None Safety: Wear your life jacket. Know your skills and limits. Wind and weather can create dangerous conditions. Let someone know where you are going and when you plan to return. Plan to “Pack it in; pack it out!” South from Birmingham Ferry Campground 5.1 miles south by the water trail to Smith Bay Campground access point. Safety: Be aware of the wind and weather forecast. Time Allotment: 2 hours, 30 minutes Trail Description: The trail leads you out of Pisgah Bay, through a mid-sized bay, along the shoreline of Kentucky Lake, and into Smith Bay to the Smith Bay access point. Wildlife Viewing: Great for open water birding during the spring, fall, and winter. Nesting eagles, osprey, large flocks of waterfowl, and loons can be seen during these months. Healthy populations of beavers and otters can be seen active during dawn and dusk. Please pay attention to buoy markers and signage for bay closures due to wildlife refuge closure in the winter. Cultural Features: Natural Features: Fishing Information: North from Birmingham Ferry Campground 1.7 miles north by the water trail to Pisgah Point Camping Area access point. Safety: Be aware of the wind and weather forecast. Time allotment: 1 hour Trail Description: The trail leads you to the head of the bay and then along the opposite shoreline to the Pisgah Bay access point. Wildlife Viewing: Great for open water birding during the spring, fall, and winter. Nesting eagles, osprey, large flocks of waterfowl, and loons can be seen during these months. Healthy populations of beavers and otters can be seen active during dawn and dusk. Cultural Features: Natural Features: Fishing Information:
  • Launch Point
  • Year-Round Bathrooms
  • Permit Required
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campsites
  • Picnic Tables

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