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Indian Springs

Lake Barkley

Location Overview

Indian Springs Location: Land Between the Lakes, Trigg County, Kentucky, Road 159 GPS: N 36 35’ 20.1” W 87 55’ 46.5” Directions to Access Point: From Highway 68/80, turn south on Road 159. Pay attention to all one way signage when turning onto or off of Highway 68/80. Road 159 ends at the water’s edge. Amenities: Dispersed Camping – No facilities. Dispersed Camping Permit required for camping. Parking: 3 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. For more information visit Plan to “Pack it in; pack it out!” South and West from Indian Springs 1.5 miles south and west on the water trail to the Devils Elbow Day Use Area access point. Safety: Be aware of the wind and weather forecast. Time Allotment: 45 minutes Trail Description: The trail south leads around the point, into Elbow Bay and to the Devil’s Elbow access point. Wildlife Viewing: Cultural Features: On the south side of the Devil’s Elbow boat ramp you will see a small water opening which will lead you into a rectangular shaped area, which is an old rock quarry. Natural Features: Fishing Information: North from Indian Springs 5.7 miles north on the water trail to the Cumberland Church Landing access point. Safety: Be aware of the wind and weather forecast. Be aware of bridge construction activities. Time Allotment: 3 hours Trail Description: The trail north takes you under the Highway 68/80 bridge, through several small bays and to the Cumberland Church Landing access point. Wildlife Viewing: Cultural Features: Before Lake Barkley was created, the Cumberland River had a difficult to navigate bend at this location. This is how Devil’s Elbow came to be named. Today, if you look across Lake Barkley, you can see the town of Canton. You will also be able to see the new Lake Barkley Bridge that is being built to replace the original bridge built in 1932. Natural Features: Fishing Information:
  • Launch Point
  • Free Parking

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