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Discover the best lakefront listings in Kentucky, "The Bluegrass State" - houses, properties, land, and acreage. Find real estate agents who specialize in Kentucky lake property to help you buy or sell a lake home. Kentucky is a place for the true American spirit and the real nature lover, with 45 lakes to choose from among rolling hills, mountains, green and fertile plains, including 2 of the largest man-made lakes east of the Mississippi, and 90,000 miles of streams, creeks and rivers that also offer waterfront living.
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About Kentucky

Kentucky Lake Living

In 1792, deep in the heart of the country was born the "Bluegrass State", named such for the abundance of blueish-purple grass that grows in its valleys. During the spring, this grass sprouts from the fertile soil of Kentucky and contributes in large part to its unique beauty. Kentucky is free, natural, and one-of-a-kind, like the Bluegrass music that hails from the state. Kentucky is truly an American treasure, and its lakes and lake property deserve no less praise. The state is nearly surrounded by water, with rivers bounding the state on all sides and giving life to its reservoirs and lakes. In fact, Kentucky has more navigable miles of water than any other state in the U.S., except for Alaska. Kentucky's 45 lakes offer some of the most gorgeous lake property and lake lots in the states. Whether so whether you're looking for a vacation home, a beautiful, quiet place to retire, or just to make a wise investment, you can't beat Kentucky.

Kentucky Clean

With more than 90,000 miles of streams running through the state, the lakes in Kentucky run clean with water from mountain springs. The state has only three natural lakes, whereas the rest were created for economic or recreational reasons. Kentucky's lakes are spread across its diverse geography. In the north, the Bluegrass region is characterized by its rolling green (and occasionally blue) meadows. The Cumberland Plateau runs down the eastern portion of the state and features high valleys, plateaus, and Black Mountain, the highest part of the state. The major lakes in Kentucky are found in the Jackson Purchase Region, which is formed by the flood plains at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Here in the western tip of Kentucky are situated the two largest man-made lakes east of the Mississippi. Fortunately, you can find lake property in Kentucky from the rolling hills, to the mountainous east, to the green and fertile southwestern flood plain. Here you can easily search lake homes in Kentucky by lake, city, or even county, or using the interactive map.

Keep It Real in Kentucky

Kentucky is a place for the true American spirit and the real nature lover. Kentucky was granted statehood in 1792, the first state west of the Appalachians, after trailblazers like Daniel Boone traversed the Cumberland gap and began to push their explorations and settlements west. Enticed and emboldened by the blue hills and rushing streams of the territory, those initial settlers created a state with a population of just over 4.3 million. These residents enjoy some of the most untouched and gorgeous landscapes in the states, as well as parks and golf courses. Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park is considered the best golf course, Green River Lake State Park the best campgrounds, and My Old Kentucky Home State Park the best historical site in the state. The state is also home to Fort Knox, the largest gold reserve in the world and hosts the world-famous Kentucky Derby, as well the the Hillbilly Days Festival, which attracts over 100,000 annually to the small town of Pikeville. Kentucky is also proud of its largest city, Louisville, where Churchill Downs hosts the Kentucky Derby every year and the Louisville Slugger Museum celebrates the history of baseball.

The Best Lakes in Kentucky

Kentucky boasts the two largest man-made lakes east of the Mississippi, Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake, both of which have thriving lake communities. What's more, the two "sister lakes" form a protective barrier around what is known as the "Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area", a 170,000 acre outdoorsman's paradise. This natural playground not only features vast forests, open lands and streams, adventurers will also discover attractions, camping, trails, wildlife and historical exhibits and much more. Kentucky Lake has over 2,380 miles of shoreline, along which state-record Buffalo Carp, White Bass, and Yellow Perch are caught. Lake Martin is another favorite- the 9th largest lake in the U.S. was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1952 and since then has been a boating and fishing hot spot. It has golf courses, marinas, and excellent restaurants about all sides, making it an ideal place to search for your waterfront property in Kentucky.

New Kentucky Lake Real Estate (Latest 10)

 
Home for sale on Lake Cumberland,Jamestown, Kentucky image photo picture

Lake Cumberland Home for sale in Jamestown, Kentucky


This super cute 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is 1.4 miles from town ...
Home 3 2.0  
$199,999   Sq Ft: 1728   Year: 1987    Acres: 1.090   

Home for sale on Green River - Butler County,Rockport, Kentucky image photo picture

Green River - Butler County Home for sale in Rockport, Kentucky


Beautiful home overlooking Green River. This 1,517 +/- square ...
Waterfront Home 1 1.0  
$200,000   Sq Ft: 1517   Year: 2012    Acres: 1.000   

Home for sale on Barren River Lake,Fountain Run, Kentucky image photo picture

Barren River Lake Home for sale in Fountain Run, Kentucky


This is a Large Beautiful Home all on One Level in a Nice Area ...
Home 3 2.0  
$359,000   Sq Ft: 2250   Year: 2008    Acres: 0.810   

Home for sale on Lake Cumberland,Somerset, Kentucky image photo picture

Lake Cumberland Home for sale in Somerset, Kentucky


Motivated Seller!! You aren't going to want to miss this ...
Home 3 3.0  
$295,900   Sq Ft: 1906   Year: 2020    Acres: 1.500   

Home for sale on (private lake, pond, creek),London, Kentucky image photo picture

(private lake, pond, creek) Home for sale in London, Kentucky


NEW PRICE! Rare opportunity to find acreage with privacy, modern ...
Waterfront Home 3 3.0  
$464,000   Sq Ft: 2568   Year: 2005    Acres: 25.050   

Lot for sale on (private lake, pond, creek),Russell Springs, Kentucky image photo picture

(private lake, pond, creek) Lot for sale in Russell Springs, Kentucky


Just outside of the city limits of Russell Springs, and within ...
Lot 3 2.0  
$200,000   Sq Ft: 1530   Year: 2019    Acres: 3.750   

Acreage for sale on (private lake, pond, creek),Symsonia, Kentucky image photo picture

(private lake, pond, creek) Acreage for sale in Symsonia, Kentucky


Are you ready to trade in your camper for a great weekend ...
Waterfront Acreage
$79,900 Acres: 9.570   

Home for sale on (private lake, pond, creek),Lexington, Kentucky image photo picture

(private lake, pond, creek) Home for sale in Lexington, Kentucky


Beautiful 2 bedroom/2 bath ranch house with granite and ...
Waterfront Home 2 2.0  
$389,500   Sq Ft: 1651   Year: 1987    Acres: 0.183   

Home for sale on Dale Hollow Lake,Burkesville, Kentucky image photo picture

Dale Hollow Lake Home for sale in Burkesville, Kentucky


4 Bed,2 bath home, recently renovated in 2022, sits on about a ...
Home 4 2.0  
$174,000   Sq Ft: 1500   Year: 0    Acres: 0.390   

Acreage for sale on (private lake, pond, creek),Horse Cave, Kentucky image photo picture

(private lake, pond, creek) Acreage for sale in Horse Cave, Kentucky


Nice farm tract that can be utilized for either crop, pastor or ...
Acreage
$530,000 Acres: 87.000   

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