SOLAR ECLIPSE Kentucky, August 21, 2017


“See you in the Shadow. . . . . .”

Welcome to the “sweet spot” for the Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 ; The Lake Barkley Area.  This total eclipse will be darkest for the longest amount of time here in Lyon County, Kentucky. There are many things visitors can do while visiting.  Not just on Lake Barkley, but in the surrounding area, too!  Restaurants, Historical places, which both Eddyville and Kuttawa have a fascinating history  involving how Lake Barkley came to be.  You also have Land Between the Lakes with the Old Homestead, Nature Station, fishing, Elk and Bison Prairie and so much more.  Eddyville has the Venture River Water Park, Rose Hill Museum (in old Eddyville), restaurants, small town shopping as well as Kuttawa and the Kuttawa Marina. Be sure to visit the old part of Kuttawa, too!  Please check out our Members Directory by Category Page for additional information.  Below are listed places to stay,  viewing lots, places to visit and events planned, including food events, in the Lake Barkley area during this time:


Days Inn of Kuttawa;;  270-388-4060

Hampton Inn of Kuttawa;, 270-388-5777

Regency Inn, Eddyville;; 270-388-2281

Relax Inn, Kuttawa; 270-388-2285

Super 8 Eddyville;;  270-388-4535



Eddy Creek Marina & Resort, Eddyville; or;  800-626-2300

Green Turtle Bay Resort & Marina, Grand Rivers, KY;;                   800-498-0428

Prizer Point KOA Marina & Resort, Cadiz, KY;;  800-562-3701

Indian Point RV Park, 1136 Indian Hills Trail, Eddyville, KY; Contact: Kathey Murphy-Ovey, phone: 270-388-2730, Email:

Land Between the Lakes:    There is backcountry camping as well as campgrounds set up for camper hookups. Bike Trails,  Woodlands Nature Station, Elk & Bison Prairie, Golden Pond Visitor Center and Planetarium, & The Homeplace . Call 270-924-2000 or 800-455-7077,  or visit or

Additional Camping

1. Lyon County School:  camping in front of Lee S Jones Park, 93 south, Eddyville, KY:             Contact Russ Tilford, 270-388-9715, or e-mail


Camping off Interstate 24 @ Exit 40, Kuttawa, KY

2.  Camping off Interstate 24 @ Exit 40 Kuttawa, KY  will be opening up property August 18-22nd for camping and viewing for guests coming in for this once in a lifetime event.  Exit 40 Eclipse Campground is conveniently located off exit 40 directly off Interstate I24 and I69.  There are three restaurants on the other side of the interstate and just over a mile fro Lake Barkley.  It is also centrally located to all the areas going on in Eddyville and Kuttawa, including fuel.  Please contact Matt Daniel,

Campsite Information:  Campsite spaces are 15’x20′ and are $30.00 per night.  Campsites are limited to one typical size vehicle and additional vehicles are $15/day.

RV and Truck with Trailer Sites are available without power for $60.00 per night.

Eclipse Viewing ONLY:  Viewing prices will be $30.00 per vehicle if spaces are still available on the day of the event, August 21st.


Homes or Rooms for Rent:

Private home on Lake Barkley in Grand Rivers, KY

-3 Bedrooms @ $300 per room per night

-2 night minimum

-Includes Breakfast each day

-Includes sailboat cruise at no additional cost




Fireworks!!! Venture River Water Park, Inc., Eddyville, KY, contact number:  270-601-1028, e-mail:     Monday, August 21, the water park will be closed, but the parking area will be open for viewing only, please email or call to reserve your spot.

Concerts and Eclipse Presentation!!  Lyon County Schools, Lyon County Middle School Gym, 209 Fairview Ave, Eddyville, KY, Phone:  270-388-9715, E-mail:         When:     Friday, August 18, Eclipse Presentation; Saturday, August 19, Bluegrass Concert; Sunday, August 20, Bluegrass Concert


Food Events!!!!

Lyon’s Club will hold their Ham Breakfast, Friday, August 18,  Lee S Jones Building, Rt 93 South, Eddyville, KY Breakfast will consist of Ham, Eggs, Biscuits and Gravy, time:  6am til 9am.  Lee S Jone Park, State Route 93 South, Eddyville, KY Phone:  270-388-7301.  Contact:  Lee Wilson

American Legion Post 68, 373 Lakeshore Dr,  Kuttawa, KY;  Pancake Breakfast Saturday, August 19, 7am til 11am;   Sunday, August 20, BBQ Rib Sale, 11am till all gone; and Monday, August 21, Fish Fry, All You Can Eat, 4pm til 7pm     Contact: Bob Chaplin, Post Commander, 270-969-8358, email:

Food Giant Parking Lot,720 Fairview, Eddyville, KY:  Grill setup for entire weekend! Contact: 270-388-7341, Jacob Guess, Manager

Pancake Breakfast:  Saturday, August 19, 2017, 7:00am – 10:00am, Lee S. Jones Bldg., RT 93 South, Eddyville, KY    Sponsored by EUMM & EUMW, for more information, call Vickie Ramey at (270) 388-4947



Looking to rent your Home or Rooms? Or you have an Event you want listed, please click the link below to open and print the form for either. Fill out and either snail mail to Lake Barkley Chamber, PO Box 453, Eddyville, KY or email to    Thank you!

Eclipse event form




Places in the area to visit:

Rose Hill Museum, Take 93 South at Eddyville, then right at highway 730, Follow Museum Signs. If you like history, this is the place to be!  Also, story of how Lake Barkley Dam came to be.  Call 270-388-5300


Eclipse Order forms for Eclipse glasses (VERY IMPORTANT!!!!!) and Eclipse T-Shirts – Please click the link(s) below for the form(s) you need. Thank you!

Eclipse Glasses order form

Eclipse T-shirt order form