It's more than bourbon and bluegrass. In Kentucky, there's lots more to beat the heat during the summer season -- at start parks, lake resorts, and national recreational areas.
At left, the natural beauty of Land Between The Lakes is surrounded by Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, and offers endless opportunities for water sports and activities, or just lazing the summer days away.
Whether you're interested in fishing, pleasure boating, water skiing, wake boarding, or just going for a swim, Kentucky's got it covered ....
More about Kentucky beaches and lakes around the Web:
Kentucky State Parks - The official site searchable by keyword or browseable by area, including the I-65 and I-75 regions, with info on vacation packages, golfing, resorts, a special look at parks rich in Kentucky history and more.
Swimming Beaches in Kentucky - The USA Today guide with a list of top lake beaches including a description of amenities, nearby attractions, and related resources.
Barren River Lake State Resort - Check out the public beach, marina, campgrounds and more with location and contact info, maps, pictures, and links to nearby attractions.
Lake Cumberland Vacation - The online visitors guide with info on recreational activities and current events calendar, lodging and camping facilities, detailed maps, pictures, e-cards and wallpapers.
Cave Run Lake - With emphasis on their reputation as muskie fishing capital of the South, this guide offers information on swimming, hiking and camping, including a photo gallery, video clips, maps, driving directions and related links to Kentucky recreational activities.