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Barren River Lake Scenic Drive

21.0 miles: 0 hours, 25 minutes

Beginning south of Glasgow and finishing at Scottsville, this portion of US 31E stretches across the forest and rural areas surrounding Barren River Lake in south central Kentucky. Barren River Lake State Park, a 2,187-acre resort and recreation area, is located at the halfway point of this drive.


This section of US 31E meanders nearly 18 miles over rolling, forested hills and fields, occasionally crossing over arms of Barren River Lake. At midpoint is the entrance to Barren River Lake State Park, a 2,187-acre resort area with a restaurant, boating, swimming, nature trails and golf. Two picnic areas offer a quiet place to rest and enjoy the scenery.


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