Category Archives: Off The Beaten Path

Discoveries While Exploring The Shorelines of Lake Barkley

Lake Barkley recently turned 50.  The US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) built Barkley Dam on the Cumberland River near Grand Rivers in the early 1960s.  The dam birthed Lake Barkley – a shallow sister of Kentucky Lake, just a few miles east of its sibling.

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My Favorite Campsite in LBL May Be Haunted

Many years ago my wife and I along with some friends of ours had a favorite spot to camp in Land Between The Lakes (LBL).  It was one of those spots that you didn’t want to tell people about because it was that good.

We had visited this spot a few times for a nice evening by the fire or to spend the night in a tent.   Beautiful scenery, isolation and the gentle lapping of Lake Barkley all provided the ingredients for a perfect outdoor getaway.

However, our secluded spot became a place of uncertainty and fright.

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Ferguson Spring in Land Between The Lakes

Ferguson Spring
The spring, located between the road and the hill.

Land Between The Lakes (LBL) has many well-kept secrets and hidden gems.  We all know about the main attractions at LBL. However, some places aren’t well-known.  One of those is Ferguson Spring, a beautiful and peaceful location that was once the former site of a farming community.

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Patsy Cline Memorial in Camden, Tenn.

Patsy Cline Memorial
The Patsy Cline Memorial near Camden, Tenn.

You’ve probably heard the old 1960’s song “Crazy” sung by a woman whose voice was unmistakably gifted.  Or you may have heard that same voice bellow out the words of “I Fall To Pieces”, or perhaps you might be familiar with the fun and poppy song “Walkin’ After Midnight”.

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